3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
- English, Spanish
About Michael Adams
My husband Fred and I are both non-profit executives in NYC who are passionate about our work and causes and love escaping to a beautiful and quiet place on the weekend. Over the years, we've had many wonderful times in our upstate home on our own and with friends and family. The Holler is a very special place and we're happy to share it with you.
Michael Adams purchased this House in 2007
Why Michael Adams chose Hannacroix
When we bought the Holler more than a decade ago, it was a wild, beautiful and undeveloped tract of woodland with seasonal streams and an ever-changing beaver pond. We went walking on the land with friends who had bought it a few years before and decided to sell. We weren't in the market to buy a property -- at the time we owned an old farmhouse a few miles away. But as we walked through the woods, we became mesmerized by the place and felt we were meant to be there. So we sold our farmhouse, bought the Holler and began designing our home and grounds, and never looked back. It's been a wonderful first ten years, and we intend to spend special time there for many years to come.
What makes this House unique
The Holler is part of a near-70 acre eco-friendly homeowners association, and ours is the only home there! The center of the property is a 20 acre beaver pond. The land on both sides of the pond is entirely wooded except for the area that we carved out to build our home. We own a 7 acre lot; the pond, the land immediately around it on all sides, and the 15 acres in back of our 7 that is "forever wild" and jointly owned by Fred and I and our neighboring lot owners. But the neighboring lots are undeveloped and unoccupied, which means spending time at the Holler is like being in the midst of your own beautiful, private reserve. The house is built with many windows and oversized glass doors, so you enjoy the beautiful outdoor views from just about any place inside. And we've used a "light touch" on the property -- apart from the house, our yard and lawn, a big screen porch and deck, an outdoor hot tub and shower, a few benches on picturesque spots, and some limited clearing to maximize the view of the pond from our home, we've kept the property in its natural wooded state. We recently added a small "camp" -- canoe put-in, seating area, firepit, and great spot to pitch a tent -- down a woodland trail, next to the pond, not too far from the house. If you like the country, the Holler is pretty hard to beat.
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Do not use lighter fluid or any similar accelerant in the wood stove or outdoor fire pits. Use only paper, kindling and related items.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Great place for a getaway
The location is just as advertised. If you are looking to get away for a few days, this is a great place to just chill out. The kitchen was also greatly outfitted which was a nice surprise.
Really Cozy Get-away
This house is amazing. Michael spent a lot of time, money, and effort to make this house as comfortable as possible. It was well stocked with almost everything someone could need for a vacation in the woods. Minor things - no vacuum, although there were several brooms and mops; and no rolling pin, since we were trying to make a pizza. But found a suitable substitution we did! So no worries. =) I loved the central air conditioning since it was really hot and humid. Also, when it rained, we enjoyed sitting in the porch watching and listening to the soothing sound of rain falling. Glad we brought lots of bug spray since we needed it, but there was some in the house as well. I really am so happy I found this hideaway. Also, I got to see a nearby neighbor and the sheriff introduced himself as well. Fun times were had by all. Thanks for sharing your home with us Michael.
A magical weekend upstate
The house was even better than described. Easy to get to from the highway and all the amenities and creature comforts you'd need. Our host was very helpful and communicative. Everything was clean and tidy, check in/check out was a breeze...I truly can't find anything to complain about, besides wishing I could stay up there for another few days. We'll be back this summer!
We had a great time! We had everything we needed. The house was clean and inviting.
It's away from it all. Just what we were looking for. Clean well taken care of and comfortable
Great House and amazing property
A very nice house, with lots of privacy, perfect setting to relax and enjoy nature.
Amazing weekend at this great house
We really loved Michael's house. Great location, super private. You literally do not need anything except your own food. We didn't do much of outside activities, we just run away from our NYC routine and enjoy the nature, chatting around the firepit, watching some TV. Michael was very helpful providing all information needed and answering to all the question. We will definitely go back to this place again.