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Modern 'Dwell' Home - Private Haven-H.I.T.S & HUNTER mountain

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

3 bdr, 2 bath, sleeps 6 adults/3 kids, openliving dinning area, TV/den area

Modern 'Dwell' home, built in 2008, designed by Resolution 4 architecture. Located on 2 private acres with 200 acres of private woodland adjacent, beautiful views of the mountains. 2000 sq. ft. living space, Downstairs; combined kitchen/living/dining area, Blue Star Chef's Stove, Stainless steel appliances, wrap around windows and sliding doors, fire place, 1000 sq. ft. wrap around deck, Weber gas grill, dining table/chairs, lounge chairs. Guest bedroom with queen size bed connected to screened in porch, bathroom with walk in rain shower. Upstairs; master bedroom with king size bed + full size crib, 2nd bedroom (children's room) full size bed, master bath with deep soaking tub, Den/ 'go away room' doors opening to upstairs 450 sq.ft deck with fire place, lounge furniture & hammock.

H.I.T.S. horse shows 10 min away. Perfect for a group of people.

Skiing at Hunter Mountain 10 min away, Thanksgiving through Easter.

Private home, fully furnished and equipped with anything you would ever need. Sleeps 6 adults, 1 baby/toddler and 1 child comfortable. All the beds have new mattresses and down free bedding, 100% cotton sheets. All towels and linen provided. Powered by solar panels and geothermal central heating and cooling system. Full basement with Bosch W/D.

Outside; hammocks, sand box, 8000 sq ft lawn. 5 minute walk to local water holes.

TWC with free WiFi, and phone. Down stairs; high res flat screen high TV with Apple TV/Netflix connection, guest bedroom; HD TV with basic cable, upstairs 42' flat screen TV with DVR, X-Box with DVD player and Netflix connection. DVD's available.

Full chefs kitchen with a Blue Star 4 burner, grill in the middle, confection oven, Wusthof cutlery. Wood burning fireplace in the living room, and on the upstairs deck. Enjoy the upstairs deck viewing the beautiful starry skies, and blaring full moon while enjoying an open fire. Ceiling fans in every room.

Perfect for families with children, big lawn for outdoor play and games, croquet, badminton in the summer; toboggan, snowshoeing, skiing and play in snow in the winter. Sandbox for small children. Water hose in front and back. Trail directly from the property leading to a beautiful walk in the woods to natural water falls. Local water holes 5 minute walk from the house, hiking trails, lakes, tubing, local zoo, all within a 15 min drive.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, swedish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017

About Anna

My husband and I are first generation American's, both designer, Fashion and Graphic design who love architecture and design. Although from opposite continentes we share the same taste level and passion for creating a beautiful yet comfortable living space.

Anna purchased this house in 2008

Why Anna chose Catskills

We fell in love with the property because of it's amazing location away from the road, private in this nook with this beautiful stone wall towards the mountain.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had 3 families with very small children and it was the perfect vacation home. Anna was a great host and even set up changing stations and diapers and wipes for out little ones! The house was the perfect balance of modern but homey and had more toys than the kids knew what to do with! Which was great for the parents to keep them occupied! Anna also made some suggestions of going to the light house which was so lovely and the watering hole nearby. We had a wonderful time and look forward to returning again! Thank you Anna for having us in your beautiful home!
Aug 2012
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Palenville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Printer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Down Stairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Walk-in Rain Shower
  • Zuma soaking tub in upstairs bathroom, walk in rain shower in down stairs bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Children's room - 1 double , Full Size Bed
    Guest room - 1 queen , Aero Mattress also available
  • Comfortable accommodations 6 adults 2 in each bedroom. 1 Crib in the master bedroom.
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Pets allowed on a case by case basis; house broken only, $150 extra cleaning fee required.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Modern 'Dwell' Home - Private Haven-H.I.T.S & HUNTER mountain
average rating of 4.84 based on 26 reviews

Wonderful stay at Catskill Modern

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (2 adults, a toddler and a baby) stayed at this property for a week at the beginning of October. We had a wonderful time! The house is exactly as depicted - very clean, attractive and well stocked with everything you need! Anna was very helpful and got back to me quickly with any questions. She was so sweet to leave toys out for our little one to play with. She had a ball in the little sand box and with the train set. We didn't get to use the outside amenities too much since it rained three days, but they are very attractive and we would love to return when the kids are a bit older to make smores and have a BBQ. We loved that the bathroom supplies were natural/organic and that there is no microwave - right up our alley! The kitchen is well stocked with anything you need for cooking and it was nice to have the w/d so that we could cut down on packing. The location is perfect for exploring the area. If you don't have a lot of time, I would skip the town of Catskill altogether - not much at all to do/see there. But, Saugerties is very cute and we ate at Lucy's twice (lunch and dinner) - it was FANTASTIC!! The little market right in Palenville was awesome and had wonderful sandwiches and pastries. We also visited Red Hook, Rhinebeck, and a bit of Woodstock - all worth a trip. We drove to the top of the mountain and took a walk/hike around North Lake - definitely a beautiful view! I highly recommend this house for anyone visiting the area - especially if you have little ones!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Angie! I'm glad we were able to accommodate you and your family. I will add Lucy's to my "local info" and make sure to go there ourselves. We end up staying at the house 95% of the time when here. Hope to see you soon again!
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Very nice house for families with kids

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in this house. We have two girls, 5 and 2, who were so excited to find the child bedroom and all the toys all over the place. We loved the privacy, the rest of the town has the houses close to each other but here you feel like you are in the middle of the woods, and most of the living room are windows!

And with that many windows I was worried about drafts (we stayed in December and it was cold) but the house is so well made, cozy and comfortable. I'm a big fan of prefab houses now!

In December there isn't much to do around the area unless you ski/snowboard. But was enough for our short stay, we went to the Kaaterskill falls, visited Firedighting museum and Forsyth center with a small cute zoo, and just spent time running around the house with a sled and exploring the forest paths.

It must amazing to rent it in the summer. May be one day we'all be back! Thank you, Anna!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elena! I'm glad you enjoyed the stay. We love the house all year around, however there is more to do in the summer of course. Each season has its own beauty and because of the open living area you feel like you are outside all the time. I hope you can come back again soon another time of the year! Best, Anna
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Beautiful, peaceful property on spectacular property in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well planned house, right out of Dwell magazine. Comfortable and warm, with views of a spectacular landscape out every window. Unique property, feels like you are in the middle of nowhere, but you are not. Very nice escape from the city!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stephanie! That how we feel when we are there. We got very lucky with property and the architects did a fantastic job of how to do the layout and placement on the property making the most of it. We hope to see you again during another season.
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Great stay in early October

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay in this house for 4 nights in early October. The house has unique design, with high quality furnishings and kitchen appliances. It was very clean and had all the amenities for comfortable stay. Special thanks for all the toys around the house and outside that our 2-year old was absolutely delighted to find there.

The house feels very private, there is a path through the woods that starts in the back yard and connects with many miles of trails in the area.

It's probably a good idea to have a car or be ready to prepare your own meals as restaurants within walking distance are not open every day or have very limited hours.

The host provided detailed information about the house and surrounding area and was very responsive with answering all our questions. The security deposit was returned within days following our departure.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sergie! I'm happy it worked out so well and that were pleased with your stay. You should for sure have a car not just for convenience, but also for being able to move around and enjoy the area. We hope to see you soon again! Anna
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful home with all the right amenities. The owner was very accommodating and responsive making the experience even better. We are already making plans to return as soon as we can!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Minah! We hope to have you come bace back soon again. I love hosting families with small children, it keeps the karma of the house very young and vital.
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Dreamy getaway and great host

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this beautiful home. My son had the greatest time ever playing in the sandbox, exploring the woods behind the house and Anna and her boys were so generous leaving toys and a train table out for him to use. It was a two year old fantasy. The adults loved the fully stocked kitchen, grill and outdoor dining as well as the great info on local attractions that Anna provided. We hope to come back again soon, what a haven. Thanks Anna!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Palenville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $200

Exact Pricing: Email Owner for price quote/holiday pricing/special packages. Always open to discuss rates if there is availability.
Avg Nightly Rate: $400-$650 (depends on time of yr,weekend/weekday, and # of nights).
Holidays: Avg Nightly Rate : $500-$750
Payment Options: Credit Card, E-Check
Deposit: 50% Required to hold dates
Contract: Signed Rental Agreement Required
Check In: 4pm Check Out: 11am, early check in and late check out honored if available.
Security Deposit: $1000
Cleaning Fee: $200
Dog Fee: $150/dog

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Albany International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Catskill Mountain Lodge/Ryan Nelly
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Rip Van Winkle
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Trailways Bus: 1/2 mile 2/day, Kingston every hr
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
New York State Thruway, exit 20
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Hunter Mountain
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
North - South Lake Campgrounds
Car: necessary

Located 10 minutes the town of Saugerties, Catskill, and Hunter Mountain in the hamlet 'Palenville' meaning 'Village of Falling Waters' known for its many water holes on Kaaterskill Creek, only 5 minutes walk from the house. Also known as the first artist community in the Catskill, and the fictional home of Rip Van Winkle.

HITS-on-the-Hudson, 8 miles away towards Saugerties. which also hosts many festivals and events such as the Garlic Festival each September) and the 'Jazz Festival' featuring 'Levon Helms', 4th of July Parade.

Saugerties and Catskill both offer, large grocery stores/pharmacy, restaurants/bars/cafe's, wine store, bookstore, Movie Theater, and antique shops. 25 minutes to Kingston with Adams Fair Care Market for excellent food, and any other amenities you may need. 30 minutes to Hudson, cross the Rip Van Winkle Bridge for superior antique shopping. 20 minutes to famed Woodstock. Hunter Mountain all year around fun, Ski Season Thanksgiving to Easter.

Nature lovers will appreciate the access to hiking and fishing. Access to “The Long Path” trail directly from our property. Our property adjacent to 200 acres of forrest. Kaaterskill Fall, highest waterfall in NY State with beautiful hiking trails minutes away.

Enjoy a concert at the historic Maverick or live theater at the Woodstock Playhouse, and Bearsville Theater, The 'Woodstock Film Festival', held each autumn, is a movie lover's delight. Dates this year are Oct. 1 - 5. Drive in Movie Theater and many other quant local attractions.


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