|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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The Byrdcliffe House sits on the mountain side above Woodstock’s town square less than 1 mile away. The house is approached by a half circle driveway where you can park off the road. There are a few steps from the driveway and a walk to the house.
You will be surprised at the spacious view when entering the bright house.
From the tiled entrance area which has a bank of windows, you enter the living room with cathedral ceilings, skylights and a large mullion window. The furnishings are colorful, modern and comfortable. Among the many amenities there is a land phone, a flat screen TV’s, Bluetooth for your tunes and Wi-Fi for the house. The Wood burning stove and large stone fireplace is where the painter George Alt had a bright red stove, he once lived in the house and you can see his painting of it in our photographs. The floors are pine throughout the house. The living room and the kitchen-dining area are open separated only by two wide pine steps. From the kitchen and it’s floor to ceiling windows you can see the surrounding deck, pool, spa and outdoors.
The Kitchen is painted in light yellow equipped with cooking stove, toaster oven, microwave, Bella coffee maker, French press, blender, pots and pans, knives, cutlery and all the things you need to cook, eat, drink and be merry. If you want to hang out while someone is cooking you can sit at the bar surrounding the kitchen. The large country antique tavern table in the center of the room was retrieved from a Soho restaurant. The kitchen’s sliding glass doors provide easy access to the two tier wrap around deck where it’s super easy to barbeque or eat outside.
The welcoming large cheerful master bedroom has a king bed. There is a small couch to get warm on next to the fireplace, a flat screen TV, air conditioning, comfortable wingback chair for reading or relaxing and in the summer the French doors open to the outside pool.
The second bedroom is entered from the tiled entrance. Away from the rest of the house, this room is cozy with a queen bed, flat screened TV, windows, large closet, air conditioning and interesting art work.
Off the living room to the right is a small sitting room with a writing table and a slay bed couch that can double as a single bed if there is an extra guest.
The bathroom has a really large claw foot tub, a separate shower with all the extras, towels, and hairdryer. If you need, there’s a washer and dryer in the heating room.
Outside from the sunny cedar deck you can see the scope of the completely fenced in private one acre. The top deck has lots of chairs, small side tables and is where the spa is located. The Jacuzzi is open from April until December. Using the spa is great at any time, but especially wonderful in the evening with a bottle of wine looking up at the night sky. The lower tier deck has a large patio table with an umbrella, chairs and lights for night use.
From the deck you look down on the pool, and with only a few steps you are there. The pools cedar decking is surrounded by forsythia and lilacs bushes which provides privacy. There, you can barbeque, snack, or sunbath on lounge chairs. The pool size is 40 x 20 feet, 4 to 9 feet deep and is heated to a comfortable 70 degrees. The pool light welcomes night swimming and is beautiful to just look at from the deck or inside the Byrdcliffe House. It’s open May 15th until Oct.1st...
If you have questions please call me at 845-417-528.
Before continuing, we wish to make clear that the owner both insinuated that the return of our security deposit was dependent on not saying anything negative & he bullied us not to write a review, stating that (and this is a quote from an email he sent) “I am assuming you will leave a nasty review of the Byrdcliffe house and me, I will look for it. I am able to leave a review about you and your husband that people will read.” We chose Byrdcliffe because the reviews were mostly glowing and it fit our criteria. We assumed the 2012 negative review was an aberration. Our experience was that this review was spot-on, and while some of the specifics had changed, it very accurately reflected our stay. The deck and steps are in such disrepair, they are dangerous. For the two of us, it was usable for our stay; were we a group where weight bearing would have been an issue or were we traveling with children, we wouldn’t have stayed. The smoke alarms were covered with trash bags & a working one was only provided after we had called for it. It sat on the counter during our stay - who knows where it went after we left. The laundry is in a crawl space under the house & was filthy, dark & creepy. Mouse nests & traps were in evidence. We lost cable due to a storm & the owner refused to call for repair the morning after, telling us the cable company was closed on Sunday. Needing the internet for work, we called, set up a repair & got a $39 credit to the owner’s account, none of which was rebated to us as a “thanks.” It was not until we complained to Home Away that he got involved with follow-up. Regarding the pool, we believed we worked out an agreement in advance that we would pay our share of propane used for the pool heater above what he normally used, at an agreed upon price per gallon. We were to get propane tank readings at arrival & check-out. Despite our requests, that never occurred & we were given a bill we believed to be unreasonable. As pool owners for 20 years, we had a good idea of our usage & easily found out local propane pricing. Our settlement offer was rejected & the owner refused to provide “comp” bills from last summer to substantiate his fee request. As in the 2012 review, the owner frequently showed up unannounced. It is unfortunate that we are unable to post the photos we forwarded to Home Away’s management regarding the house conditions and it is our belief that this property should be closely monitored for its’ suitability.
We LOVED our stay at the Byrdcliffe House! It's absolutely gorgeous, comfortable, well-appointed, and luxurious. The beds are divine, and the kitchen is well-stocked with every appliance and dish one needs to have a lovely dinner in. The hot tub spa was wonderful, and I can't wait to go back in the summer when the pool is open!
My girlfriend and I needed a weekend away to relax and we couldn't have found a better place to do so!! Mike Young, the broker/owner was very responsive and accommodating making himself available if we needed him. The house was exactly how it was pictured!!! Very clean, nice, country feel to it with all of the amenities you could ask for. We had an amazing weekend and I highly recommend the house and working with Mike!!!
The house was great. It was welcoming and perfect, especially with your own pool, jacuzzi, and fireplaces to stay warm and cuddled up with. The town was awesome, friendly people with lots to do. We will definetly go back to celebrate another special day.
We had a really beautiful relaxing time in Woodstock. The cottage was cozy and comfortable. Michael was very accommodating and helpful.
My husband and I badly needed an escape from NYC, and this house fit the bill. A huge added plus is that the house is dog friendly, including an enormous yard that is completely fenced in - our NYC dog was ecstatic to run free, and we enjoyed extra sleep in the morning since "walking the dog" only involved opening the screen door. The pool was lovely, perfect temperature and very clean. The house overall was clean, well maintained and comfortable - the ceiling fan in the living room kept the house cooler in a heat wave. The master bedroom was huge and the bed was comfy. Note that this is an older house with a lot of character. Michael was friendly and helpful, and left snacks, coffee, orange juice and bagels for us. We had no problems with anything and appreciated the quiet, the green beauty, and peacefulness of the place. I would recommend this home.
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2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$350|
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