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Stunning, Secluded Log Home Surrounded by Woods and Water

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6 adults))

Escape to Bryant's Brook, a beautiful, unique cabin that's surrounded by woods and completely secluded from all neighbors but easy to access all year round.

Lovingly built with pegged, hand-hewn barn beams, rough-cut logs and wide-plank floors cut from the surrounding pine-covered mountains, this unique home is both rustic and utterly comfortable. Fully furnished with beautiful local antiques, two woodstoves, and an artesian well, but with a modern kitchen, and digitally monitored central heat, it's the perfect place for a romantic ski trip or escape from the city for a couple, a big family or a group of friends.

The three main bedrooms are up a spiral staircase, but if someone has trouble with stairs there is a sunroom with its own woodstove off the kitchen that can be used as a bedroom. Two bedrooms upstairs have double beds, and the third has two single beds and child's bed. The spacious living room has a woodstove that opens to function as a fireplace, a fieldstone hearth, and a picture window looking onto the pond. The french doors open onto one of the two back sun decks.

Off the kitchen is a spacious covered front porch with a gas grill. There are also two campfires. One is on the bank of Bryant's Brook, which has a great swimming hole for summer. The other is up in the woods, by the stone fence. Both have comfortable seating and a giant boulder to arrange food on if you're cooking over the fire.

Surrounded by protected woods on all sides, the property includes an apple orchard for you to pick apples, an organic garden with vegetables, berries and herbs. There are two ponds connected by a spring that winds between them, and 2.5 acres of landscaped lawn and gardens.

This is kid paradise! There is a toddler bed, pack and play, potty, safety gate, high chair, a sandbox and a tree house... Well-behaved dogs are welcome, there is a dog bed, and dogs can run off leash, we're surrounded by a beautiful old stone wall, woods and a stream.

Please don't smoke inside.

Our home is on its own, we have one neighbor up the hill through the trees. We are about three miles from the picturesque village of Andes, which offers terrific antique shops and boutiques, its own museum, several galleries, outstanding restaurants, and live music.

In the winter, if you want to ski, it's only 20 minutes from Belleayre ski area, 30 from Plattekill, and 1 hour from Hunter. Also, it's one hour and fifteen minutes from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, 40 minutes from Woodstock and New York City is a 2.5 hour drive.

In June, July and August, we give preference to weeklong rentals, from Friday to Friday, and we only take shorter bookings two weeks in advance.

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Tim Gilman-Sevcik
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Czech
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 February, 2018

About Tim Gilman-Sevcik

I'm from Colorado, so I didn't think I'd ever fall in love with the mountains on the East Coast, until we discovered Andes. The area is just beautiful, with steep mountain hiking trails, great fishing and water sports, picturesque towns and irresistible antique shops everywhere. My family loves coming up here all year round, for summer hikes, winter skiing and skating, and just relaxing in the house and the gardens.

Tim Gilman-Sevcik purchased this house in 2007

Why Tim Gilman-Sevcik chose Andes

The house is a dream come true - every time we arrive from the city we're amazed at the beauty of the materials and the craftsmanship that went into creating the house and the gardens. The kids and the dogs love being outside all day, swimming, eating apples, playing in the tree house. It's so close to the city and a world away.

What makes this house unique

Because we're surrounded by protected forests the house feels very secluded, without being difficult to reach, we have just one neighbor, but you can't even see his house, so it's very private. The gardens are always producing apples, raspberries, tomatoes and pumpkins that practically grow by themselves - there's so much water because of the spring-fed ponds and the brook by the house. It's an entirely unique property, unlike any other you're likely to find, built out of reclaimed barn materials and cleverly reused artifacts, including an old gravestone as a step.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great place to spend quite time. The outside property is phenomenal! Garden, lots of flowers! Ponds with some small fish, perfect for children!!! Stream behind a fire place. Recommended.

-Mariya, Brooklyn
Aug 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Andes in Delaware County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Downstairs bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , A spacious bathroom with steps down to the tub
    Upstairs half bath - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Back bedroom - 1 Double Bed , The quietest room, it also has an ensuite half bath
    The kids' room - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , Lots of space to sleep, play, and read bedtime stories
    Loft bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Located above the living room, toasty from the wood stove.
    Sunroom - Off the kitchen, it has a wood stove and fits our aero bed
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Aero bed or mattress available for the sunroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
There are two spring-fed ponds and a stream with a swimming hole


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Stunning, Secluded Log Home Surrounded by Woods and Water
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Far Rockaway, New York

Beautiful, secluded, peaceful

  • 4 of 5

My family has the fondest memories of our vacation here. The setting was perfect. The surroundings magnificent. The house is spacious and very well stocked. We did swim in the pond but late June it was still a bit too cold. My daughter spent a quiet afternoon reading in the tree house. The owner was very accommodating. There was a mixup with the cleaning help before we arrived and they offered us a free night to make up for it plus no cleaning fee, which I thought was very considerate. We found horseback riding not too far away as well as lots of bookshops. All in all we absolutely loved it here.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic property for a family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Tim's house for a family get together with our kids. The cabinet and the grounds are utterly charming, green and kid friendly. The space was very comfortable for us to cook, grill outside and enjoy the outdoors, spread out in play indoors, and even play the piano.

The home was well located near groceries, cute towns, nature walks and even close enough to visit Woodstock.

We will most certainly keep this property in mind for future visits to the area. Thanks Tim for helping us have a wonderful weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glorious Fall Foliage weekend

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I drove up for a weekend of rest and relaxation and this place was exactly what we needed- a comfortable and peaceful home that inspired us to cook and read and write all the while seeing stunning fall foliage all around. We were just in time for picking the last apples before the frost got to them, went on a hike and had a great time checking out some shops in the hamlet of Andes. We immensely enjoyed our stay and will most certainly be back! Thank you so much!!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Fall weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so very much for a wonderful weekend stay in your beautiful home. My husband and I had a magical and unforgettable stay this past weekend. We escaped the hustle and bustle of Brooklyn (and our 3 kids) to enjoy a romantic getaway and get some much needed down time - what a perfect place to unwind, listen to the stream, pick apples and stare at the beautiful colors of nature. The weather was absolutely perfect and WOW - what a gorgeous spot! We loved the house, especially the real fire and the rocking chair!

We enjoyed breakfast out at Two Old Tarts in Andes - absolutely brilliant! We also enjoyed a meal at Peekamoose on the way up. We also thoroughly enjoyed hiking the new Palmer Trail, close to the house. The colors were truly magnificent - really enjoyed it!

Thanks so much - Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Western MA

Great place to relax, regroup, reconnect

  • 5 of 5

Warm and wonderful house, great grounds. Came here in summer with our early twenties kids before they each set out on new adventures. Hiking, cycling, swimming, exploring small towns by day (Andes Trail, Table on Ten, Bibliobarn); long dinners & fire pit, game-playing by night. Front of property can hear road sounds but back is rolling with ponds & streams (best after rain) and abuts forest. Our golden retriever loved it too (except for spiral staircase). Do need car or bicycle to get around area. Great for school-age kids - tree house, frog pond. Lovely time; would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun summer getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here. The house and the property are beautiful and we felt right at home. It is closer to the road than we had realized, so we were a little nervous about letting our young dog off leash; that being said, we would definitely come back in a heartbeat for a cozy fall or winter weekend. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

We are very close to several great ski areas. Plattekill, where kids ski free, Belleayre, the big mountain, as well as Hunter and Wyndham. There's also cross country skiing. In summer, we're right on the edge of Catskills Park, so there are almost unlimited options for hiking, as well as boating and fishing.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £214.83

PLEASE NOTE: On holidays and long weekends we prefer if you stay at least three nights.

There's a cleaning fee of $100 you leave in cash on the table.

In the summer, rentals are usually for the whole week, starting on Friday.

We don't rent for the month.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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