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Near Woodstock & H.I.T.S! Waterfall & Catskill Mountain Views!

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Situated on the legendary Niobe Falls, The Waterfall House is a sunny and bright, charming Victorian house at the end of a quiet country road. Hiking is literally "out the door." Located in the tiny hamlet of Palenville, The Waterfall House was home to Washington Irving's "Rip Van Winkle," and s centrally located between Woodstock, Saugerties, Catskill and Hunter.

Furnished with country antiques and original art, the Waterfall House has two bedrooms, two full spacious baths plus a den with twin bed "sleeper chairs." The full size sofa bed in the living room affords a glorious waterfall view. A separate dining room comfortably seats six.

The fully equipped cook’s kitchen features granite counters and coffee nook with delightful river views. French doors in the living room and den open to a romantic wrap-around porch right over the river with majestic mountain and waterfall views, the inspiration for the famed Hudson River School of Painters.

Iconic Woodstock, a 10 mile drive, is a haven for shops, galleries and restaurants. Nearby Hunter Mountain (10 miles) provides a wide range of winter and summer sports. Hunter is the first of the three major ski resorts, which also include Windham and Belleayre. The 'Catskill Mountain Foundation' offers classes in the arts and many craft and culinary events. Nature lovers will appreciate the access to hiking and fishing.

In summer and fall, browse the outdoor flea market. A wide variety of shops, galleries and first-rate restaurants are all within strolling distance. Enjoy a concert at the historic Maverick or live theater at the Woodstock Playhouse. The 'Woodstock Film Festival, held each autumn, is a movie lover's delight.

The charming Village of Saugerties, (“....one of the ten coolest small towns in America...” Budget Traveler Magazine), an easy 8 mile drive, provides easy access to the Hudson River for boating and sailing and is home to H.I.T.S., a major equestrian center. Exciting new shops and restaurants and many festivals and events such as the Garlic Festival each September and the 'Jazz Festival' make Saugerties a destination in its own right. A colorful Farmer’s Market is open in season.

Evenings are perfect for strolling to the 'Fernwood Restaurant' for cocktails and dinner.

Keywords: Perennial gardens and swimming holes surround this charming Victorian house set on a quiet country lane.

More Details

Owner
Barbara Pokras and Robert Malkin
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
55%
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

About Barbara Pokras and Robert Malkin

When "ThingBig!" creator Bob Malkin met Emmy-award winning film editor and novelist Barbara Pokras, neither dreamed they'd be the owners of The Waterfall House! Bob is a "Brooklyn boy," and Babs grew up in Connecticut but spent most of her life in Los Angeles.

Barbara Pokras and Robert Malkin purchased this house in 2006

Why Barbara Pokras and Robert Malkin chose Catskills

We simply couldn't say, "no," when we found the Waterfall House. The next question, what to do with it? We already had a house nearby with its own, smaller waterfall. Our solution? To create an extraordinary vacation rental home to share with the world. Our guests come from far and wide, and the response has been beyond our wildest dreams!

What makes this house unique

The Waterfall House is the perfect retreat from the hectic pace of life. Relaxation is a given, as are hiking, swimming, skiing, fishing, shopping, gallery hopping and fine dining.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your lovely home.

The house is clean and comfortable and decorated so beautifully. There are so many great books to read and movies to watch. And then, of course, there is the main attraction, which is the falls. We had so much fun hopping from rock to rock, or just sitting and meditating. Our dog Conrad is a little timid around water, so we didn't know what kind of reaction he would have. But he loved it! By the last day, he was hopping on the rocks too. (Maybe next time, he'll dare to go into the river!)

We are already talking about renting again in May!

Thank you again and again!
Aug 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Palenville in Greene County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Child Bed
  • Queen size Beds (1) Loft area with sitting area and full, private bath., Double Beds (1) Downstairs bedroom, waterfall views, full bath., Twin or Single Beds (1) Our den has two 'sleeper chairs' that convert to twin beds. Ideal for children., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full waterfall views from the queen-size sofa bed. A special mattress pad makes this as comfortable as a conventional mattress.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Original art and 'giant objects' from 'ThinkBig!' creator Bob Malkin.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(39 traveller reviews)

Near Woodstock & H.I.T.S! Waterfall & Catskill Mountain Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews
Dix Hills, New York
5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Waterfall House is perfect - the waterfall is great, changes daily, and so relaxing to watch. All your needs are anticipated and addressed, the accomodations are top notch. Very comfortable. We had a great girls' getaway, enjoying good food, wine and conversation.Took a trip to Woodstock and enjoyed the shops and local flavor. Just a great house, great time.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Winter time is perfect to rent the Waterfall House. The fireplace and the waterfall views and sounds make it perfect to warm the body and souls. Bob
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5

We had a wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Waterfall House. It's was lovely to sit and enjoy the view of the waterfall and the snow. The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The owners provided a wealth of information on things to do and see in the surrounding area and we enjoyed working our way through the list. There was a snow storm while we were there and the property manager checked in with us to make sure we were okay. We would love to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Frankfort, Michigan
5

Birthday Splurge!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful autumn stay at the Waterfall House. Margie helped us find it in the dark and was attentive to our every need. The sound of the waterfall cascading can be heard from every room and is so calming. Loved sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and reading or just watching the falls. Our dogs were so happy running free in the fenced in yard! The beds were very comfortable and the décor charming. We enjoyed the Woodstock-New Paltz Arts and Crafts Fair and also Hooley on the Hudson in Kingston. We made several trips to charming Tannersville and especially enjoyed the wonderful donuts at Twin Peaks (try the salted caramel). We had planned to do a lot more exploring, but it was just too hard to leave the Waterfall House!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our second stay at the magical Waterfall House

  • 5 of 5

We first stayed at the Waterfall House two years ago. We returned this fall 2016 and was not disappointed.. It was as wonderful as we remembered. The warm welcome (beautiful fall day, windows open, breeze blowing through the house and friendly greeting from Margie), the beautiful grounds and falls, the lovely fun house, the quiet, semi-private space all made the second visit to this charming place perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY
5

Wonderful house, grounds and water

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here in July 2016 and never saw fit to leave the premises. The house and porch are beautifully built and decorated, extremely comfortable and have spectacular views. The sound of the waterfalls below is a soothing constant in the background. The bedrooms are warm., the bathrooms clean, and the country kitchen large and homey. The cable TV and internet worked very well. Hanging out in the rocks below and swimming in the water hole was wonderful. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular

  • 5 of 5

What a great getaway from NYC...only a few hours drive. Palenville is centrally located, and within 30 minutes of so many places to explore...Hunter Mountain, Saugerties, Woodstock, Hudson, Rhinebeck...we loved Fernwood, the family-run restaurant, just steps from our front door. The owners were very attentive hosts and made our stay most comfortable. Kept our dogs on-leash, most of the time, and walked each individually after dark, given how dark it was and knowing that animals were lurking...didn't see them, but did smell skunk. If you do go, you'll probably say that the pictures don't do it justice...

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Car: recommended

Nature is abundant, so bring your camera. Loads of nearby hiking trails. We provide maps. Our bikes are yours to use.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Palenville, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
OFF PEAK SEASON
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£783
for 2 nights
From
£310
£2,257
 
 
PEAK SEASON
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£822
for 2 nights
From
£330
£2,373
 
 
PEAK SEASON
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£899
for 2 nights
From
£369
£2,645
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£523
for 1 night
From
£361
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £116.38
Property Damage Protection £45.78
Pet Fee £38.79

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