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High End, Green Construction, Smashing Views, Rural, Farmhouse

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

30 mins to Ski Windham, Other Amazing Seasonal Activities All Year 'Round

Please do not write to us with 'offers' or requests for discounts. The rate is the rate. Peak rates apply at some times of the year.

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, if you cannot afford it, you cannot rent it.

Special rates apply for location shoots and weddings.

Our home only 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. It has been tested repeatedly 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:
5 March, 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.

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, views, views. Sometimes, we just pinch ourselves because it is so beautiful here. There are heaps of amazing seasonal activities for everyone all year 'round.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Medusa in Rensselaerville

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 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
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 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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High End, Green Construction, Smashing Views, Rural, Farmhouse
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 54 reviews

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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Home in the woods

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming farm house with an impressive kitchen fully stocked with Le Cruesets and other necessities for making dinners and entertaining friends. It's miles away from a proper town with light pollution so the stars are breath taking. The wood stove is effectively warm and the radiating heat on the second and third floors is brilliant. Lucky for us and other guests isa access to a wonderful record player and some classic vinyls such as the Smithsonian Jazz collection. The sound system took a minute to figure out (mostly we had to, at random, try each button until we could hear the record play) but once we got it going, it was a delight to wakeup to and cook with.

Half of my company wanted the house because of its unique cedar hot tub. I was relieved to find we didn't actually have to feed it logs of wood to get it warm, rather just turn the switch and jump in. It is a small tub and cannot hold more than 2 adults (3 if you're very slight : ). regardless, my friends loved it!

We had a lovely stay (8 of us) - all coupled and all with more then enough room to sleep with fresh linens and comfy supply of pillows. Couldn't have asked for a better place to lodge and use as basecamp to see the catskills in peak fall!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a great group of renters. Michael, the primary renter, was always prompt and courteous in all communication, communicating all his concerns prior to booking. Once we discussed said issues, he then went ahead and confirmed without a problem, knowing all of our policies from the get go. He sent his contract and ID correctly on the first try (a surprisingly infrequent occurrence) and when they checked out, all the sideowork our renters do for the cleaning team was done to a tee. We would be SO HAPPY to host this guest and his squad again. Truly, they are excellent guests.
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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
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £361.05
Cleaning Fee £126.37

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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