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Stylish, quiet, secluded. Great romantic getaway or writer's retreat.

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2

Sweet, secluded one-room schoolhouse in the hills outside Andes, NY. Cozy house, trickling stream, sparkling pond. Relax on the deck near the old apple tree. Hike in the gloriously green woods, swim in one of the nearby recreational pools or ponds, relax, stargaze, dream, smile! Grill steaks or veggies on the big Weber and eat on the deck under blue sky or big, shady umbrella. There's also a chef-equipped kitchen and a fire pit on the property for weenie and marshmallow roasts. A queen bed sleeps two in a bright lofted bedroom, filled with art. Start your novel at the writer's desk, curl up on the comfy sofa or the outside chaise and read a book. The home is equipped with wireless internet and has local phone service but no cable TV or cell service - a perfect excuse to play hooky from the world! The town of Andes, 2.5 hours from the George Washington Bridge, and neighboring hamlets, offer farmers' markets, shops, restaurants, yoga classes and lots of charm. This schoolhouse rocks!

The area:: You'll be just minutes outside of Andes - a wonderfully gentrified village with unique shopping and dining, a summer farmers' market, sparkling town pool and newly surfaced tennis courts. The house is a short drive from Margaretville, Delhi or Hamden, offering easy access to local farmers' meats and vegetables, a whole foods market, and lots more shopping and recreation, including a golf course and Catskill Park hiking trails. Just down the hill, the East Branch of the Delaware River boasts great fishing and kayaking.

Visit us!: Apple A Day is available for a minimum of a two night stay. Included are fresh linens, high-speed wireless internet access, local phone, hot and cold water, lighting, electric heat and firewood. Pets are welcome. Pricing is effective for rentals booked after March 1, 2016. This is a perfect spot for a romantic getaway or a creative solo retreat - carefree, private and well groomed, yet out in nature. It's your forget-it-all fieldtrip waiting to happen.

Arrival, departure and payment:: Check in/out times for a typical weekend is Friday after 5pm arrival, to a Sunday noon departure. We try to be flexible with your arrival/departure if you can be flexible with our cleaning schedule.

The security deposit is 30% of the total rental amount and is required to reserve the rental. The full amount of the rental is required 10 days prior to the start of the rental period. Cancellations will have a full refund, less a $50 administrative fee, if they are received at least 30 days prior to the start of the rental. Cancellations received within 30 days of the rental start will have half the deposit refunded.

Rentals under a week will have Delaware County sales tax of 8 percent added.

A $65 cash cleaning fee must be left at the house at the end of the rental.

Holiday rates cover Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's weekends.

Apple A Day may be closed from mid-January through March, depending on temperatures and snowfall. From November through March, we recommend a 4WD vehicle to reach the property.

More Details

Owner
Carole Braden
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed every minute! We found the driving directions exacting and everything in the house fit our needs wonderfully. The house was lovely and lovingly equipped with all of the supplies that we could have needed, and the directions and phone numbers were reassuring since, in our case, a snowstorm was predicted.



The directions for the wood burning stove were wonderful and I lit my first fire in a wood burning stove without hesitation and proudly enjoyed it!



The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed for a cozy weekend. We brought all of our food up from the city and didn't need to shop, although we went into Margaretville on Saturday afternoon and enjoyed the extensive beer selection at the Supermarket!



The loft bedroom was charming and very comfortable. The bathroom was also fun. Because we own a 110 year old house we appreciated and enjoyed every nuance that we found at the schoolhouse and because we are both teachers, the ambience had even more charm for us.



The little Christmas tree delighted us especially because we knew we wouldn't be together for the holidays. Thank you for all of the time and care you put into restoring the schoolhouse and for making it into a lovely retreat that you are willing to share.



We look forward to another stay sometime down the road.
Dec 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Andes in Delaware County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain ...
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a stall shower, a personal heater and is decorated with happy vintage wallpaper.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The master bedroom is lofted, reached by an easily navigable staircase, and high-ceilinged enough for a 6 foot plus person to stand in. The bedroom has a a queen-sized bed. The fan circulates air in and out of the many windows, making it cool and comfortable for sleeping, even when it's warm. This light and art-filled, airy space includes a desk for your netbook session or journal-writing jag.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
*Please note that the house's kitchen does not have an oven. Cooking appliances are limited to a four-burner cooktop, a toaster oven and a two-burner gas barbecue grill.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Stylish, quiet, secluded. Great romantic getaway or writer's retreat.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 25 reviews
5

Relaxing quiet comfortable getaway

  • 5 of 5

The schoolhouse was adorable! I stayed for a weekend. The space is very well laid out, it does not feel small. The loft bedroom is lovely with windows on both sides and an easy staircase. Kitchen had everything I needed, and there was a comfortable deck with BBQ. The only sounds are from the stream running around the house and the birds. Easy drive to charming towns (Andes, Bovina, Delhi). I would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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5

Quiet, cozy and comfortable escape

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I with our dog stayed 4 nights in the week between Christmas and NYE. Excellent location to just get away from NYC, wake up to a fresh blanket of snow and explore the surrounding areas. Make sure to have an AWD vehicle since the road getting to the cabin can be somewhat challenging with a layer of fresh snow and ice underneath.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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4

Great weekend escape!

  • 4 of 5

We couldn't have had a more enjoyable time at Apple A Day! The house was very cozy and had everything we needed to cook and feel comfortable. The trees were in peak, and we took advantage of the weather by going on some great hikes to Balsam Lake Mountain and Adler Lake. Carole gave us some great recommendations for the the area and places to eat. We'd love to come back at some point!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, New York
4

A Lovely Break From It All

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I just spent five nights in the school house and loved it. The house is rustic and comfortable. Even without a stove, the foodie in me was very satisfied with grilling some of the nice food find from local stores and farm stands. We explored some of the little towns in the area and went on a hike around Little Pond. The area is stunning with all it's natural beauty. I highly recommend this very secluded house for anybody looking to get away from it all for a few days.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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5

A great getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Red Schoolhouse was perfect. My wife and I had a blast on our 1st anniversary weekend. The school house was super cozy and we enjoyed exploring all of the nearby towns.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Super Cute - Secluded, But Also Close to Town

  • 5 of 5

The old schoolhouse is a perfect getaway for two people. The house has everything that you need for a relaxing time away. It's super clean and decorated out of a magazine. It's secluded enough so you don't see your neighbors, but it's less than 10 minutes to Andes, where you can grab a meal, or even a drink and play a game of pool at the hotel bar. We loved that there was firewood provided as there were no places in Andes to purchase it, so that was very helpful. It's so perfect, it made us want to own a place of our own just like it. I look forward to coming back in the winter months to enjoy the wood burning fire. We saw so many stars!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
155 Miles
JFK International / La Guardia / Newark
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Andes Hotel
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
HANAH Mountain Resort & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Rte. 28 & Rte. 30
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Andes Hotel
Nearest Ski
24 Miles
Belleayre Mountain Ski Center
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Little Pond / Big Pond
Car: necessary

Renters receive a list of local restaurants and attraction, as well as shopping suggestions for obtaining the wonderful local produce and meats that area farmers offer. The best reason to visit Andes and the schoolhouse for its quiet seclusion and off-the-grid feeling. A perfect spot to decompress!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Andes, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Nightly Rate
3 Jul 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£359
for 2 nights
From
£154
From
£154
Fri,Sat,Sun
£479
£262
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£311
for 2 nights
From
£130
From
£154
Fri,Sat,Sun
£757
£2,022
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £50.25 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £154.61
Tax Rate 2.0%

8 percent NYS sales tax required on rentals of 7 nights or less.
• $165.00 weekend nights (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) or first two nights of weekend stay
• $125.00 midweek nights or first two nights of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday stay
• $95.00 per additional night
• $795.00 weekly rate (7 nights)

• $65.00 cash cleaning fee
Sales tax will be applied to stays under seven days.
We request a refundable security deposit in the amount of 30 percent the rental fee. Additional pet security deposit of $50 per animal.

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.
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