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"Fantastic Find." Serene Woodstock Oasis, Sauna, Steam, Swim, Cook's Kitchen

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 6-8)

Guest reviews:

"Oozes with natural beauty. Being here has been comforting, fulfilling and cleansing."

"I never felt so instantly at home at a vacation rental. You can tell attention has been paid to all the little things that make it so much more comfortable for guests."

"The house is beautifully designed, maintained and was fully stocked."

"What a fantastic find."

"The house is beautiful with very tasteful furnishings and decor. We loved the sauna."

"Sparkling clean and everything we needed to feel relaxed and comfortable. Throughout the home were large glass window panes and wall-length windows, giving an amazing view of the surrounding mountains and woods."

Restore yourself at this lovely vacation home while you explore Woodstock, Phoenicia, the Hudson Valley and the Catskills. House features sauna (dry or wet), plus steam shower, for spa-like pleasures. Delicious kitchen, comfortable furnishings, Weber BBQ grill. Short walk to swim pond shared with neighbors -- sun, float and picnic.

Secluded and quiet, surrounded by woods, mountains and hundreds of acres of public land, and visited often by deer and turkeys -- yet just 10 minutes from both Woodstock and Phoenicia, lively, artistic, and progressive communities with great restaurants, galleries, shops, music, and street life.

All modern comforts, tons of outdoor decks and a screened-in porch for outdoor dining. Mostly new construction with architectural character. Lots of big windows and skylights. Large modern kitchen/dining area flows into separate, large living room with wood stove. First-floor bedroom carefully designed for privacy with direct access to full bath. Separate small office with window seat. Spiral staircase to airy loft-like bedroom with 1/2 bath and private deck overlooking hillside. Wi-Fi throughout. Cable TV, including Netflix and other Internet-based channels. Refreshing summer breezes, A/C or ceiling fans throughout. Warm and well-insulated in cooler weather. Generator fully powers house in case of outages.

Located on cul-de-sac between Woodstock and Phoenicia. Hiking trails everywhere, world-class fishing in the Esopus. Yoga, Pilates, bike trails, skiing and charming towns nearby.

Keywords: House, cottage, sauna, steam shower, gourmet kitchen, woods, deer, secluded, private, Woodstock, Phoenicia.

More Details

Karyn Feiden
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

About Karyn Feiden

A health writer and a poet, we relish going from city to country and back again, and work hard to make the rental experience a terrific one for our guests.

Karyn Feiden purchased this house in 1999

Why Karyn Feiden chose Woodstock

Everything about the Woodstock location is great. There is a progressive spirit and a rich array of cultural activities -- art galleries and crafts shops, music venues, film and poetry festivals, outdoor concerts and plays, and much, much more. The restaurants are great, as are the farm stands and food shops. The world-class Emerson spa is less than 10 minutes away.

But it's just as easy to skip all that for a nature experience. Hiking trails begin in the back yard, which abuts public lands. The Catskills are rich with hiking, swimming, and biking opportunities. Star-gazing and sunsets can be extraordinary. Set back in the woods, the house is utterly tranquil, yet it is a short drive to civilization at its best

What makes this house unique

A loop walk through the neighborhood, up a mountain road to a great vista... a drive to Woodstock for the film festival or an outdoor summer concert.... Swim in the private, spring-fed pond, armed with cooler chest and towels, emerge refreshed and silken. Return home for a sauna, a campfire, a cocktail... Read a novel, watch a movie in still beauty... Breathe deeply... Feel calm.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Woodstock in Ulster County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guest will be asked to sign a rental agreement and to provide some basic personal information to confirm identity..
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet and sink only.
    Bathroom 1 - Steam shower and sauna included
  • You'll love the steam shower and sauna.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Beds (2) Double bed in each bedroom. Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Very comfortable futon couch opens into a full-size bed in living room. Additional single mattress pulls out from a chair to sleep one person. A blow-up double air mattress is available, and can be used in a tiny separate room for maximum privacy.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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"Fantastic Find." Serene Woodstock Oasis, Sauna, Steam, Swim, Cook's Kitchen
average rating of 5.0 based on 62 reviews
New Jersey

Everything you can imagine - it's there

  • 5 of 5

First of all, it was just a pleasure dealing with Karyn. She prepared very detailed instructions on how to get to the property and what needs to be taken care of on arrival. We had no issues whatsoever.

The house was clean and extremely well prepared. They had everything from spices to shampoos in case you forgot your own. Even small branches of wood were nicely piled next to the wooden stove.

House had many books on food, outdoor activities and entertainment in surrounding towns. Even food menus from local restaurants were collected in the folder.

Not to mention sauna and steam shower - what a perfect way to end the day after a long hike in the mountains.

I rent properties of my own and I have rented many similar houses in different parts of the world, but I have never seen so many small details in one house that made the whole experience unforgettable.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Dmitri, what a wonderful set of comments. We are so pleased to have our guests enjoy this place so much!
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Charming home, terrific location. Great find.

  • 5 of 5

This home was a lovely place for my family of four to stay for the week. Our children (ages 3 and 6) had a ball playing in the yard and swimming in the neighborhood pond, where they looked for tadpoles and salamanders. The house was cozy, comfortable, well-maintained with a well-equipped kitchen. The location is secluded and serene but it is also a quick drive to the towns of Woodstock and Phoenicia. Also a great jumping off point for beautiful hikes and kayaking. Karyn made everything easy for us and was generous in providing information about the area and nearby activities. All we had to do is show up and enjoy. Highly recommended for a family getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic getaway in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this fabulous home for over 10 days. The property was beyond our expectations. It's spacious, earthy, and clean. Through the many large windows on the sides and ceiling of the house, we felt embraced by the surrounding canopy of deep woods populated by deer, wild turkey, chipmunks and colorful birds. The place is very quiet and private. There are four decks to choose from, one of which is on the second floor. The kitchen is very well equipped; and we really enjoyed using the sauna and the steam shower. The location is minutes away from either Phoenicia or Woodstock, and very close to a monastery and wooded trails. The owner, who is not on the premises, was very accessible and provided ample information about the area and the house. We loved it, and highly recommend this residence for a short or long stay.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful forest getaway near Woodstock

  • 5 of 5

This property is located in a perfect spot 15 minutes away from the cute little towns of Woodstock and Phoenicia but in the wilderness so you feel like you're completely secluded. Loved all the windows it felt like we were sleeping in a forest. We had perfect weather and clear skies and enjoyed viewing the stars. We also enjoyed hiking Overlook Mountain and kayaking from Saugerties. Both great suggestions from the owner.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City

Cozy, private getaway with lots of options for good times!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for a week during winter school break and could not wish for a better place to decompress and spend quiet time together as a family away from NYC noise and hustle.

The House.

The owners take great care of their home, it's meticulously maintained, has very well equipped kitchen, both bedrooms and bathrooms have plenty of linens, towels and you don't have to worry about stocking up on self care basics like good quality soap, shampoo, TP etc. We were there right after the "snow storm" and everything you could think of one needs during the cold time of the year was readily available to use and in tip top shape.

The house has a very "home-like" feel and the owner's love for it shows.

We have rented plenty in the Catskills area and this is the 1st home we will consider for our next rental. Hopefully we will have a chance to visit during the summer time.

The Owners:

very friendly, lovely couple, responsive and responsible, had everything ready as discussed and in time for our arrival. Were kind to let us be flexible with our arrival and departure times. just a great overall experience.

The Area:

this is a unique area in a sense that it is very close to several villages, allowing you to shop, eat out and get access to town amenities, while the property itself feels very secluded and serene. We appreciated the ability to get on a good hiking trail as well as just wondering around near the property in the woods with out 5 year old.

I would highly recommend this place for those who are looking for the "best of both worlds" so to speak.

thanks you Karyn for letting us use your home and we hope to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Ideal hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Karyn's house was the perfect setting for five quiet and relaxing days and to ring in the new year. We were lucky to have snow which made the views of the woods even more lovely. We loved the sauna, the wood burning stove, the well-appointed kitchen, and Karyn's varied music collection! The location is great for accessing both Woodstock and Phoenicia. Would highly recommend and hope to return in summer to take advantage of the screened in porch and upstairs deck!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Your home base
Nearest Point of Interest
Community pond and picnics
Nearest Point of Interest
Yoga studio.
Nearest Point of Interest
Supermarket, liquor store, pharmacy
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Reservoir -- Walk and Bike
Nearest Point of Interest
Farm stand
Car: necessary

Hike and snowshoe out the backyard -- thousands of acres of public land. Swim pond with picnic tables and park-like grounds and yoga classes available in neighborhood. Galleries, fine restaurants, entertainment in nearby Woodstock. Hudson River 30 minutes away for kayaking, sailing and other boating. Easy access to all outdoor recreational activities in the Catskills.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Woodstock, 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
Late summer
23 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Holidays 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 9 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £274.54

Holiday rates can be higher. Some pricing flexibility for stays longer than a week. Security deposit may be higher for longer stays and is refunded within 10 days of departure, or sooner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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