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Magical Chalet with spectacular views

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Swiss-style chalet set on 9 acres providing serene tranquility and total privacy

Includes all comforts of modern living, this is the place to either get away from it all, or to celebrate an unforgettable get-together with friends and family.

Le Colibri offers arguably the most spectacular views in the Catskills. The photos give you a sense, but to really appreciate their splendor you have to come and see for yourself - you are sitting on the top of the world.

The only other sign of civilization are some sparkling lights at night, on Overlook Mountain, across the valley. Nobody can see you, and you are surrounded by nature's splendor. Le Colibri is what you hope to find after a long hike - except here you arrive via a private, majestic drive-way.

We cherish Le Colibri paradox: Even though you are fully immersed in nature, you are only a three minute drive away from enchanting Woodstock. The village is welcoming and fun in its decidedly alternative spirit. Good restaurants, cafes and boutiques abound, the pace is leisurely and the people of Woodstock are chatty. Enjoy a stroll down Tinker Street while listening to live music and relishing the town's 'Sixties' spirit, all the while spotting the occasional celebrity - back in the day Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston would summer down the road from Le Colibri. Woodstock is the home of many artists and musicians and increasingly being discovered by the hip and trendy. So whether you just want to buy the paper in the morning, dip down to town for a lunch or dinner, or knock on Valerie's door to pick-up a home-baked strawberry-rhubarb pie, the village is right there for you, and who knows who you might bump into?

Le Colibri consists of a three-story Main House and a separate two story Spa House. The two are connected by a large deck featuring a generous pool (open from mid-May through Nov. 1st). The pool is heated, but the seasons dictate the pool temperature, so before July 1st and after September 15th only the hearty souls swim. The deck is made of high-end composite - so no splinters! - and features a large grill station. The grill is connected to the house gas, so no fiddling with gas bottles or worrying about running out of gas. The deck furniture includes two mahogany pool lounges, a dining table with a large umbrella, an Adirondack seating group for four and a hammock.

The entrance to the Main House welcomes you with its cathedral ceiling. There is a comfortable bench where you can take off your boots in the winter, and store your ski equipment in the adjacent, generously proportioned closet.

Off the entrance is the entertainment room, with a working fireplace, a brand new 60' Samsung HD TV, couches, an alcoved home office (with our powerful wireless router), a wide-plank wooden floor, and a terrace to sit and enjoy the view.

Behind the entertainment room is the ground floor bedroom featuring French doors and a hand-made, solid cherry Le Grange bed with an adjunct Porcelanosa bathroom, turning this into a lovely mini-suite.

A grand staircase leads up to the second floor, opening onto the living room which has a another working fireplace, an ample leather couch and chairs, a music and library alcove and magnificent views.

The living room opens onto the generous kitchen with its modern appliances, including an induction stove-top, an oven and two refrigerators (main and beverages). The kitchen is fully equipped, and has ample cabinet space. It is framed by a counter island with high-chair seating for four, and a dining alcove with a beautiful dining table and spectacular mountain views.

Also off the living room is a wooden terrace, the perfect place to sit in the morning with a cup of coffee and watch the sun rise over the Hudson Valley. On clear days you can see as far as the Berkshires - we are in the Catskills!

Behind the living room are two lovely bedrooms. One features a charming four-post Queen-size bed (shown in the photos) and looks out over the pool area. The bedroom next to it is the same size (also with a Queen size bed) and looks onto the garden and Bocci court. The second bathroom (shown), with its modern design, is right across from the bedrooms.

A spiral staircase brings you up to the generously proportioned Master Bedroom under the roof. The MB features a new, natural-fiber King size mattress (all mattresses in the house are new and natural fiber), ample closet and storage space and a TV. En suite is the beautiful and bright Master Bathroom with a bubble-stream tub and a natural-light flooded shower.

Making your way back down and across the pool deck will take you to the Spa-House - and here you are in for a treat, the piece-de-resistance! The grand room is dominated by luxurious leather couches and walls of windows granting 180 degree views. Sink into these chairs with a good glass of wine and you know that this world is not such a bad place after all. In the summer you can open four large French doors and enjoy the breeze and the sound of silence - or listen to your favorite music on the ample stereo system. The grand room of the Spa House has its own terrace with a full range of magnificent Catskill mountains views.

Downstairs from the grand room is the large, fully tiled garage. The original owner of the property, a modern gentleman, kept his 1976 Rolls Royce convertible here. You can still use it as a garage, especially in the winter. But chances are, you will have too much fun playing pool on the perfectly kept pool table or exercising on the gym equipment to even notice that it is meant as a garage.

Outside you'll find a vast, open lawn with two beautiful birch trees, tremendous oak trees standing sentinel, and of course the stroll down to our private pond.

The pond is situated in the lower part of the property, almost tucked away, and very much in its own, unperturbed world. This is the magic garden where you expect a fairy to whisper sweet secrets into your ear at any moment. Take the kids for a row boat ride on the pond. Watch the leisurely gold fish. Have a picnic at the shaded table with your bare feet caressed by the deep, lush moss. Feel eternity and timelessness.

Back at the house, the Bocci court beckons, and the beautiful garden. But maybe your favorite thing to do will be to sit on the cushions by the outdoor fire pit, see the sparks fly into night and take in the glow of the mountains.

Winter:

Skiing: Hunter and Belleayre 30-40 minutes drive.

Magnificent cross-country trails nearby.

Please note that the drive-way is sloped. While we will have it plowed and sanded for you, please be prepared and bring snow chains for your tires.

More Details

Owner
Goetz
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2017

About Goetz

I'm originally from Germany, but I live in New York City since more than 20 years. I work in media finance, am happily married and have two wonderful children. This is our second home, which we have recently bought and are very excited about.

Goetz purchased this chalet in 2013

Why Goetz chose Catskills

It's simply spectacular. You'll have to go and see for yourself.

What makes this chalet unique

Total privacy, fantastic views, fully embedded in gorgeous nature while close to charming Woodstock.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Second Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Third Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Study / Den - work in progress
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Magical Chalet with spectacular views
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews
5

Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of eight had an amazing time at Le Colibri in late June. We found the kitchen totally complete with everything we needed, including a separate beverage refrigerator. The view was amazing, we even woke up early to catch the amazing sunrises. The pool, outside grill and spa house were wonderful. We even used the fire pit one night. Wonderful beds! We had no issues with anything and would stay at the property again in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

amazing house, pool. great piece of property and an amazing host!

we had 8 adults with plenty of space and LOTS of fun!!

amazing, highly recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The most amazing place

  • 5 of 5

Best experience ever, great house, cozy and relaxing place in earth. It was one of our best getaways. Looking forward to visit Again. :))

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Nice home

  • 4 of 5

Great location for a trip to Woodstock, Hunter and surrounding area. Private, inviting home.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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5

Great hang with beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

This home has so much character. We went with another family and there was endless activities to do. Super close to the town Woodstock yet you feel like you are super isolated in the country.

And the view!! We look forward to coming back in the summer.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing property and home! A place where you can truly unwind and spend quality time with family.

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended if you would like to relax and enjoy the good life! The views of the mountains, the sunsets and the crickets at night will put you in a trance! So relaxing! Will definitely book again! I took a morning walk everyday day plus a swim! Love love!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Location

Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Woodstock Gold Club - our guests have access
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Rhinecliff
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
I87 - Exit 19, Kingston
Nearest Ski
21 Miles
Hunter and Belleayre Mountains
Car: necessary

Enjoy a round of Bocci on our sand court, or take your sweet-heart for a spin in a row boat on our private pond.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet 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
 
Rosh Hashanah
20 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,510
for 2 nights
From
£663
 
 
Yom Kipur
24 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,621
for 3 nights
From
£479
From
£700
Fri,Sat
 
 
Early Oct
1 Oct 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,142
for 2 nights
From
£479
From
£663
Fri,Sat
 
 
Woodstock Film Fest, Sheep&Woo
13 Oct 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,731
for 2 nights
From
£774
 
 
Late October
15 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,142
for 2 nights
From
£479
From
£737
Fri,Sat
 
 
THX G
22 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£3,389
for 3 nights
From
£1,068
 
 
Xmas
21 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£2,836
for 4 nights
From
£663
 
 
New Years
29 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£3,499
for 3 nights
From
£1,105
 
 
Pres. Day - Valentine's Day
15 Feb 2018 - 19 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,842
for 3 nights
From
£553
 
 
Easter
30 Mar 2018 - 1 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,842
for 3 nights
From
£553
 
 
April
2 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£921
for 2 nights
From
£368
From
£553
Fri,Sat
 
 
May
1 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,142
for 2 nights
From
£479
From
£774
Fri,Sat
 
 
Memorial Day
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£3,499
for 3 nights
From
£1,105
 
 
June
29 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,142
for 2 nights
From
£479
From
£847
Fri,Sat
 
 
4th of July
29 Jun 2018 - 4 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£4,604
for 4 nights
From
£1,105
 
 
July
5 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,304
for 7 nights
£5,304
£17,865
 
 
August
1 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,709
for 7 nights
£5,709
£19,338
 
 
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£3,278
for 3 nights
From
£1,031
 
 
Sept
5 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,142
for 2 nights
From
£479
From
£884
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£921
for 2 nights
From
£368
From
£479
Fri,Sat
£2,026
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £184.17

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