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Fab Farmhouse for Fun + Frolic on 17 Private Acres w/View

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

25 mins Ski Windham, Always Great Seasonal Activities All Year

Please do not write to us with 'offers' or requests for discounts.

Dog friendly!

Hot tub is 3 season. It is turned off for the season at first hard frost and reopens when the weather breaks.



* Queen in master/full in guest bedrooms, loft has double bed plus an aero bed

• 2 and 1/2 walnut & stone baths

• reclaimed wood throughout

• outdoor cedar soaking tub (3 season, closed in winter)

• screen porch

• cows!

Perfect for two, fabulous for six, enormous enough for eight.

Architect-designed to be a striking addition to the Catskills landscape by NYC firm Contegiacomo and Associates. Stunning, high-quality building has created the ultimate retreat set on 17 acres w/ meadow, water and mountain sunset views. Exquisitely detailed throughout; marble sinks, mahogany doors, custom stairs, finely polished hickory floors, 4 BRs, 2.5 luxury baths with an eye on the past, open plan main floor (includes library nook), 2 wood stoves, custom Shaker kitchen, DR, double height areas and radiant heat floors. Screened, wrap porch leads to an impressive three season cedar spa tub. A lot of house for the money.

Museums like Bronk, Olana, towns like Coxsackie, Westerlo, Athens, New Baltimore and Tannersville, produce stands, nifty old cemeteries, falling down centuries-old barns and swimming holes abound. There's nothing like the Catskills any time of the year.

2 night min/3 on holidays. Approx 115 miles from GWB. Come see us soon, we'd love to host you in Medusa.


Kindly do not write us with a low ball offer; these will be ignored.

This is one of the best rental houses in the Catskills, all prices firm.

Special rates apply for location shoots and weddings.

Sleeps 8 adults max.

We are on well water. It is not civic water. Although a state of the art filtration system is in place in our home, it may not be what you are used to using. Tested and is safe for drinking/cleaning/washing. You can decide for yourself if you want to buy water at the store.

Keywords: Farmhouse

More Details

Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2018

About The Owner

This farm is a successful sojourn in green living, sustainable architecture and harmony with the surroundings. An artist-owned home, we have an eye on the the area with an ear to the heartbeat of the land. The photo shown is of us in our driveway. The view we love so much is in the background. Next farm project: SOLAR POWER!

The Owner purchased this farmhouse in 2001

Why The Owner chose Medusa

Long summers and happy childhood memories of the area inspired the purchase of the farm.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Views on 17 private acres. Sometimes, we just pinch ourselves because it is so beautiful. There are heaps of amazing seasonal activities for everyone all year 'round.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Medusa in Town of Rensselaerville

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed , 2nd bed is a high quality full size aerobed.
  • Master: 1 queen size bed. Guest rooms: 3 full size beds. One extra aerobed in loft.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Fab Farmhouse for Fun + Frolic on 17 Private Acres w/View
average rating of 4.927273 based on 55 reviews

Authentic upstate farmhouse getaway

  • 5 of 5

We live in Florida and our once a year ski trip with my 5 children is a very big deal. We plan for weeks and make sure Every detail will be memorable. We found this house to be the perfect spot after a long and tiring day. There was plenty of room and we felt at home right away. The decor was cozy and made us feel like it was our little farmhouse. We cooked in the kitchen, and hung out in the living room. Waking up was the highlight of the house, the grounds are so beautiful, and worth it to see it in the snow! The owner was extremely helpful, answered all questions we had, and really made sure we were cared for an happy!

Excellent stay and perfect memory.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house. Very spacious and clean

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here during the president’s day weekend. The rooms are spacious and clean. Neighborhood is peaceful and quiet. We enjoyed everything, especially the fireplace :). Would love to come back in summer time.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were an excellent guest, wonderful to deal with, and we would highly recommend you to any owner on Home Away. Come back anytime.
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Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • 4 of 5

Full Moon Farm was a lovely house with lots of great amenities. The wood stove kept us very warm in sub-zero temperatures, the bedrooms were spacious and cozy, and the record collection and board games kept us entertained for hours. Angelina was responsive and helpful before and during our stay. It really felt like we were staying in someone's home, which was welcoming. The house was a perfect size for our group of 8 adults and one dog.

I would say, before booking your stay, make sure to ask to see all the house rules and learn all you can about what the house will be like during your stay. We were expecting to use the hot tub, and we didn't learn until after we booked that the hot tub is seasonal and it wasn't until days before that we learned it would not be available to us during our stay. The description promises early check-in and late check-out if possible, but we weren't told whether this was possible until a day or two before, which made planning ahead tough. And the check-in time of 5pm and check-out time of 10am felt a bit restrictive. Also, once we finally were given the house rules, we read that there was a slight chance that the water from the tap would have a sulfur smell due to the well water. The water actually reeked and was not drinkable at all, and hard to shower in or clean with. We had to make multiple runs to the store for drinking water, which we were not prepared for and which would have been much harder had it been snowing any more than it was. Lastly, for how strict the owners are about cleaning, we found the house in a bit of disarray, with a previous renter's dirty socks under multiple beds, and the dog picked up a previous renter's trash from under a table. While we enjoyed our stay and were very comfortable, I would just say go in with your eyes open and ask lots of questions before booking!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! We had a great time hosting you and yours, especially the doggo! With every confirmation in the VRBO platform, house rules and policies are reviewed in the second step. The check in/check out times are the first things listed, followed by house rules and seasonal notes. This is every guests’ opportunity to review well in advance all said policies and terms prior to paying. Regretfully, you must have not read these as all concerns in your review would have been addressed in advance of your stay. Just to reiterate, we are 100% transparent about arrival/departures, hot tub and well water in the on boarding p/w we send to each and every guest. All of this is disclosed not only in our ad, which is public, but also in your arrival package. Check in and check out is hard to extend during peak season. However, we hope you enjoyed the late complimentary check out we gave you. Thank you for making us aware that you were unhappy with the well water. We would have been pleased to send someone over to look at the newly changed filter had you made us aware there was a problem. During our daily courtesy check with you, you made no mention, so we had no idea you were unhappy. Simply making us aware during your stay is all we need to know to deal with any problems that may arise. Its that easy. As for the socks/trash complaint, sending us a photo to verify any inconsistencies with what is promised to you would have been a good move. Those concerns have been duly addressed with our long-standing cleaning vendor who has confirmed verbally and in writing that this is inaccurate. She takes great pride in her work and has a keen attention for detail. Thank you again for choosing Full Moon Farm. We hope you had a relaxing stay away from city life.
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A fun weekend getaway with the family

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend in this charming rustic farm house. It is quiet and tucked away in a private road. The kids had a great time running around the grounds. The Phantom of the Opera vinyl was a big hit!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful peaceful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Great time. 4 adults, 4 kids and dogs.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nils was a clear communicator with a genuine love of the mountains - the perfect blend of rough and tumble and savvy. He always wrote back right away and got his paperwork to us correctly not he first try, no drama. A great renter who left the house in great shape. Five stars! We hope they come back again soon. It was a pleasure to host them.
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Cozy, beautiful house:)

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing time, It was such a beautiful cozy house, we treated as it's our house:) Very comfortable beds also the warm fireplaces, neat house with a great kitchen that has all the tools in needs.

Looking outside nature through the windows made me feel so nice.

Thank you so much again for letting us stay at Full moon house.

Just a 30-minute drive from Windham resort.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Rainbow Golf Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Hudson, NY
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
NY State Truway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Palmer House
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Ski Windham
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lake Myosotis
Car: necessary

Summer drive ins!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Medusa, Capital Saratoga

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £371.3
Cleaning Fee £129.96

Availability not confirmed without deposit. Check in at 5. Check out at 10. No exceptions. We are happy to explain why:
It takes one full day to ready the property for the next guests. We can't clean the home unless it is empty. Someone else is having a vacation, too, so please remember that. We are committed to putting 110% into everyone's stay and thank you in advance you for your compliance! *Minimum stay for all Holiday weekends is three nights*

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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