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Summer Retreat in the Heart of the Catskills!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type farmhouse


About the property

3 bedroom farmhouse with large wrap-around porch on 2 acres in the woods!

Surrounded by 1000s of acres in the Catskill Park, near Belleayre and Plattekill Ski Center, hiking, hunting, fishing, shopping, eating! Belle Ayre House was once the post office, town hall and home to 4 generations of my family. Our home comfortably accommodates families, couples or anyone just looking to get away from it all. We even have a fireplace in dining room to make your stay super cozy!

Our home is an old farmhouse that has been renovated to include new features, such as stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, fireplace, walk-in shower, flat screen tvs, etc. The home still maintains the charm of years past, with antiques and heirlooms throughout the home.

The entire house is accessible to all guests, except for the basement and attic.

The Property Manager is available as needed by phone, email or in person.

Our home is located in a rural setting, surrounded by mountains and streams. It's the perfect place to get away from it all. Many hiking trails can be accessed within a 5 minute drive. Belleayre Ski Center is only 15 minutes away and there are restaurants, antique shops and farmers markets for your dining and shopping pleasure located in the towns of Margaretville, Andes and Pine Hill.

I love the long and winding road through the mountains, along the stream. It's quiet, peaceful, and perfect for relaxing. A hike to the Balsam Lake Fire Tower is a must! It's just right up the road and offers a 360 degree view of the mountains!

Public transit is very limited. NY Trailways bus comes to Margaretville, but you'll need a car to get to the house.

Enjoy your stay!

More Details

Wendy Buerge
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Margaretville in Town of Hardenburgh

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Beautiful walk in shower!
    Downstairs bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Clawfoot tub w/spray attachment. Perfect for bathing kids!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Purple bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Upstairs West Facing Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Upstairs East Facing Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , This bedroom has a high definition tv with dvd player in it.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming


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(19 traveller reviews)

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Summer Retreat in the Heart of the Catskills!
average rating of 4.5789475 based on 19 reviews

Very beautiful and cozy home!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The kids loved hanging out in the cute attic room. Very beautiful and cozy home. Would definitely come back again.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Classic comfort and peace in the Catskills

  • 5 of 5

A very warm, cozy home that is both well furnished and accommodating to all types. We loved the dining room fireplace, the clean and updated kitchen, and the comfy bedrooms during our three night winter stay. Would definitely recommend to anyone wishing to stay somewhere far from the bustle of a main road and traffic noise, but still reasonably close to hiking trails, ski resorts, and key amenities.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us, we're so glad you enjoyed the house and area!
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Nicely Renovated Country Farmhouse.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week in November. Weather was cold and snowy but the house was warm and comfortable. Arrived to find a Strawberry Rhubarb Pie and fresh coffee beans waiting for us on the stone counter top surrounding the new stainless steel gas range. Stainless steel refrigerator was clean and new. The kitchen was well equipped. We cooked a roast beef dinner and had all the utensils required. Washer dryer was great to dry our wet clothes. Beds we very comfortable. Bathrooms were clean with plenty of towels and wash cloths provided. We never ran out of hot water even with 5 people showering. We hiked in the Balsam Mountain Wild Forest on well marked hiking/cross country ski trails right down the road. The gas fireplace provided additional warmth, ambiance and dried our wet boots. This would be a great place for three couples to enjoy biking, hiking or skiing. You can count the number of cars that pass by the house each day on one hand. Saw deer and turkeys out the back windows of the house. Kim Rivera, property manager and Wendy were delightful and attentive. Both were always available by phone or text message to help with any questions. You won't be disappointed in this rental.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a thorough review, I'm sure it will be useful to other potential guests! We're so glad that you and your family enjoyed the house and the area. You'll have to come back in the summer to see the beautiful gardens, sleep with the windows open to the sound of crickets and and see more of the area. Happy Holidays!
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Cozy, Comfortable and Courteous

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean and offered everything one could need for a Catskills getaway. Owner and caretakers were very responsive and helpful. Absolutely no complaints :)

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely ski weekend

  • 4 of 5

Belle Ayre House is lovely. Just the right size for our family of 4, plus a grandmother. Tastefully decorated, and a great balance of farmhouse charm with modern amenities. The weekend was quite cold (-10 F), but the house was well insulated and always warm (we've rented some homes where you cannot escape the antique drafty windows).

Our children were very happy in the room above the garage, enjoying the toys and games. The adults were content sitting by the fire or watching a movie.

Wendy, the owner was responsive during the booking process. Not surprisingly, there was a frozen pipe during our stay, and the property managers addressed the situation the same day.

We would definitely rent again.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We aim to please!
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Cozy Catskills Gem!

  • 5 of 5

If you are craving a relaxing get away from crowds and the big city, this renovated farmhouse is perfect. It is secluded and picturesque and the home is decorated in a perfect balance of rustic with modern touches- great kitchen & the bathrooms are beautiful! There are great little historic touches throughout the house (photos, old books). The upstairs attic was a pleasant surprise- the photos don't capture what a cozy inviting room this is and the kids went crazy over their own "special room" with tons of toys to keep them busy. We came for a long ski weekend and the house is situated close to Belleayre (nearby Peekamoose restaurant is a must). No cell service or cable but wifi keeps you in the loop if you need to be. Wendy and her great property managers are ridiculously accommodating- your comfort during your stay is important to them and it really makes a difference in the overall feeling you get while staying at Belleayre house. I am hoping to visit during the warmer months !

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
94 Miles
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Hannah Country Club
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Route 28
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Belleayre Ski Center
Car: necessary

Pakatakan Farmers' Market May-October, Belleayre Ski Center, Delaware & Ulster Rail Ride, boating, swimming, TONS of hiking trails within just a few miles of the house!!!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Margaretville, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £111.39
Refundable Damage Deposit £371.3

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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