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Cottage Heaven with Hot Tub & Fire pit. Hiking/swimming on your doorstep.

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio Cottage, 1bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4

Your perfect romantic summer hideaway!

Luxurious cottage with private entrance and 6 person hot tub in its own courtyard. Feels secluded, but only 2 minutes stroll to little town of Phoenicia- recently voted one of the six coolest small towns in the US by Budget Travel Magazine!

2 minutes walk from restaurants, cafes and stores in Phoenicia. Our cottage is architect designed with attention to detail- beautiful cedar lofted ceiling with skylights, bamboo floors and glass doors overlooking a lovely secluded bluestone courtyard . Super comfortable memory foam Queen bed and fold out futon. Wi fi and free Netflix movies via Roku add to the allure. You'll love your own private hot tub in the cottage courtyard offering uninterrupted views of the stars and roasting smores in the firepit . Beautiful light filled bathroom with river stone shower and Italian tiles and skylights. Cute kitchenette with everything you need to prepare breakfast or light meals. Perfect for couples seeking a romantic getaway or small family. Well behaved pets welcome.

No car needed- Trailways bus direct from the Port Authority in NYC will land you within a couple of minutes walk from our property.

NEW! Our cottage has a little kitchenette with sink, hotplates, toaster oven, microwave, fridge, coffee maker and basic utensils- great for preparing breakfast and small meals . There is a charcoal grill in the courtyard for summer barbecue and s'more making possibilities in the firepit! (Pictures coming soon).

Venture out of town a few minutes to have breakfast at the fabulous new Phoenicia Diner on Route 28 or dinner at the Peekamoose in Big Indian. Brios has great wood fired pizzas, and Tavern 214 and The Phoenician have the classier cuisine. Sweet Sues has reopened offering the best pancakes this side of the Mississippi. The Peekamoose for locally sourced produce cooked with love and flair in a beautiful setting. The world class Emerson resort and Spa is three minutes away and boasts the wonderful Phoenix restaurant as well as offering an array of spa treatments. Ask about more dining options- we're happy to make recommendations. Basic self catering items can be purchased on the corner in the Phoenicia Supermarket.

Miles of pristine hiking trails await. The wonderful Tannbark Trail easily accessible from behind the studio from the back of the Parish Field. Hike 20 minutes to the top of the Mountain for great views of Phoenicia and surrounding mountains- if you're feeling fit, continue on the loop for another hour or so to experience woods, cliffs, little waterfalls and pure streams.

Phoenicia is Old World Americana- a hidden gem of a town on the verge of rediscovery.

Find something surprising at The Mystery Spot or The Home Store. Monthly art openings at the Arts Upstairs are a blast and classic movies and home grown theater take center stage at the Shandaken Theatrical Society Theater.Take a train ride along the Esopus Creek from the Railway Museum just around the corner. The annual Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, founded by the owner , opera singer Kerry Henderson, transforms our little town into a hub for the vocal arts in early August.

Walk five minutes in any direction, and you are in the middle of unbridled wilderness. Wonderful hiking accessible from behind our property, swimming across the street in the Esopus Creek, cross country skiing, snow tubing trout fishing, seasonal festivals, you name it!.

A haven for lovers, writers, artists, musicians, and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

More Details

Kerry Henderson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Kerry Henderson

I'm an opera singer, gallery owner and arts festival organizer. I'm originally from New Zealand. I started the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice in the field behind our home four years ago and this has grown to become one of the most successful arts events in the region each summer. My wife, Bex is from Scotland and is a storyteller and actress and we have two young children, Rosa and Edrick. We've lived in many places throughout the world and consider the Catskills to be one of the most beautiful areas we have ever had the pleasure to spend time.

Kerry Henderson purchased this cottage in 2006

Guestbook comments from the owner

Such a peaceful getaway. Thanks for everything.
Mar 2012
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Phoenicia Diner
"This is an authentic old time diner reimagined in a striking new way. Awesome menu- using lo..."
Sweet Sue's Restaurant -- CLOSED
"Probably the best pancakes this side of the Mississippi! Famous pancake house where folks tr..."
Town Tinker Tube Rental
"Tube the mighty Esopus Creek! Ride the rapids on a rubber tube- tube taxi takes you up riv..."
Sportsman's Alamo Cantina
"Brio's and Sportsman's Alamo Cantina share the same kitchen. This is a Catskills classic re..."
Mama's Boy -- CLOSED
"Great laid back cafe in the heart of downtown Phoenicia. Great lattes, cake, pulled pork san..."
Peekamoose Restaurant
"Fabulous restaurant and bar just ten minutes drive West on Route 28 from the Village House a..."
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Sportsman's Bar
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Route 28
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Belleayre Mountain
Car: not necessary

Phoenicia was recently voted one the Ten Coolest Small Towns in America in a competition hosted by Budget travel Magazine with mentions in Vogue Magazine and New York Times.

Phoenicia offers something for everyone- for outdoor enthusiasts it is the ultimate retreat- skiing (alpine and cross country) Belleayre &Hunter Mountains are close by. Fish the mighty Esopus, snow shoe, play golf, go horseback riding, swimming, kayaking, tubing and bird watching. Behind our property, the Parish Field accesses miles of newly upgraded hiking trails and truly pristine nature. Walk 2 minutes to breakfast at 'Sweet Sue's', dinner at 'Ricciardella's' Art galleries abound, and only 20 minutes from Woodstock. Massage, Reiki, Yoga readily available at the loft or in town- pamper yourself at the world class Emerson Resort (2 miles away).


Phoenicia Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Riverstone shower, Italian tile, skylights and radiant heat
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Cottage Heaven with Hot Tub & Fire pit. Hiking/swimming on your doorstep.
average rating of 4.714286 based on 19 reviews

Cute & Cozy Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We felt right at home in Kerry's adorable and eclectic cottage in the charming town of Phoenicia. We arrived right at the back end of "Stella" (the blizzard of 2017) and Kerry worked quickly to get the cottage shoveled/plowed so that our arrival wouldn't be delayed. We had everything we'd need for the few days we stayed and were appreciative of Kerry's hospitality. We had never been to Phoenicia before, but thought the town was a hidden gem. We especially enjoyed dining at Brio's for dinner the one evening. We ski & snowboard, so we also loved the fact that we were just a quick 20 minute drive from two terrific mountains, Belleayre (our favorite in NY) & Hunter. The hot tub was a fantastic treat to come home to after a day of skiing. Definitely recommend this cottage for other couples looking to get away for a few days!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a little R&R

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully cozy cottage. Perfect for our needs. We will def be returning.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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An all around adorable stay

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent a long weekend here recently, and had a wonderful time! We were totally disappointed that the hot tub was out of commission, but Kerry was kind enough to reimburse part of our stay. The space is secluded and quiet, with quick walking access to a few shops and restaurants, and about a 20-25 minute drive to Woodstock. Out back there is also access to a nice (fairly easy) hike, which was a great way to spend a couple hours.

The fire pit was perfect and there was a grill, but no charcoal. We also couldn't get the wifi working and we had very limited cell service, but that didn't bother us except for when we wanted to search for other hikes and directions.

The cabin is beautiful and just as pictured. The bathroom was especially gorgeous! I'd definitely recommend Kerry's place to others. He was quick to respond to all of our questions, and incredibly welcoming. Thanks so much for having us!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed hosting you, Amber and thrilled you had a wonderful stay with us. I am sorry the hot tub broke down on the day you checked in- things do malfunction occasionally and i understand how disappointing that can be. We were able to get the hot tub up and running within a few days, and I hope you can return at some point to enjoy it.
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Wonderful time relaxing!

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was beautiful! We went to the local bar and restaurant, where we ate their $5 specials almost every night. The hot tub wasn't working, but Kerry really tried to get it to work by getting his maintenance man on it asap. Everything else was great!! We came all the way from Michigan and enjoyed the scenery, mountains, and the fire with our little dogs. They also enjoyed having a yard to run in and walking the trails that were pet friendly. If we come back to the Catskills, we would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

the pictures don't do the cottage justice (guess it's hard to fit it all in to one shot). The backyard is spacious and securely fenced - this was a deal maker for us as we were traveling with our dog. Wish we could've stayed a few more nights...

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Wonderful place to getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Cottage as described on the website. Cozy, comfortable, warm accommodations located in a perfect spot - hiking trail right our back, and coffee shop/pizza a short walk away. Not a place to cook - as mentioned on the site. Hot tub was heavenly. Owners very responsive - never waiting long to hear back with questions prior to the visit, or during our stay. They even made a trip to the cottage with light bulbs when we informed them the ones there were burnt out. Already recommended place to two friends (dog friendly!) and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $30

Rates are subject to change until payment is received.

Nightly rates could be higher over holiday periods- please ask

Pets are welcome at the discretion of the property owner at a rate of $30 per night per pet. Extra charges will be accessed if additional cleaning is required.

$30 processing charge on all cancellations

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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