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Floating Farmhouse: Stunning renovation in storybook setting, 2 hours NYC

People13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
farmhouse
People
13
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Eldred - Floating Farmhouse

5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 9

As featured in Dwell Magazine: a mix of modern architecture and old-world charm makes this 1820 manor home an inspired destination. Sited at the edge of a pristine Catskills creek, which laps against the farmhouse like an ancient moat, the home’s grand spaces, dramatic details, and expansive aura are as enchanting as the landscape surrounding it. An enormous kitchen features polished concrete floors, a wood-fired pizza oven, and a two-story wall of glass framing views of the brook, gazebo, apple trees, and barn. French doors lead to an expansive covered porch, suspended over the water’s edge, and the waterfall’s cascading rhythms fill the great room and master suite. Original cast-iron beds and wavy glass windows adorn all sleeping quarters, and vintage farmhouse furnishings abound throughout. Restaurants, farmers markets, river rafting, and concerts are all a country mile away. But the Floating Farmhouse is likely where you'll want to be. To learn more about our 5-star Catskills vacation rental, as well as hosting weddings, special events, and film/photo location shoots at the Floating Farmhouse, please visit floatingfarmhouse.com.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome

Owner
Tom Givone
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2016

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(45 traveller reviews)

Floating Farmhouse: Stunning renovation in storybook setting, 2 hours NYC
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 45 reviews
5

Picture perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was my group's second time visiting the floating farmhouse, and it was every bit as wonderful as I remembered. No, scratch that, it was even better. Every room is impeccably decorated, and oozes with the perfect balance of style and charm. I could go on and on about the aesthetics, but I'll just say this: the house is unbelievably beautiful. It's as simple as that.

Both times we've visited have had things in common: cozy afternoons and evenings playing games and hanging out by a roaring fireplace in the living room; amazing home cooked pizzas from the wood-burning pizza oven; mornings spent in the outdoor gazebo marveling at the pink/purple/orange clouds on fire above the farmhouse (waking up for sunrise is worth it in a setting like this). But each time has also held a very unique and wonderful experience that has locked in the floating farmhouse as an annual tradition we hope to continue for years to come. Last year we spent the weekend after Halloween at the farmhouse. Save the first morning to get groceries, we never left the house because it was too hard to pry ourselves from the beautiful, comfortable space. We wandered in the woods behind the house, enjoyed the reflection of the house in the water at dusk, sang songs along with our surround sound music system in the kitchen while cooking dinner, and stayed up as late as our sleepy eyes would allow in order to soak in every single drop of magic (yes, magic).

This time around, we forced ourselves out of the house for an afternoon to explore Narrowsburg--an adorable town 20 minutes away perched atop the picturesque Delaware River. We explored the cute little shops, sipped hot cocoa with the locals, and enjoyed the fall foliage with the fishermen down by the river bed. It was perfect.

Our last day it was raining pretty hard and we felt uncomfortable heading home by check-out. Tom could not have been more accommodating--allowing us to stay several hours after check-out, and even letting us stay an extra night if we wished. Though the rain passed rather quickly, I'm so glad we got that extra time at the house. During that time, we saw wild turkeys crossing the waterway right in the backyard, and a family of dear frolicking about outside. To say it was charming is an understatement.

To sum it up: this house is an oasis of relaxation, indulgence, comfort, and beauty. My only word of advice is this: book early. The house will do the rest for you.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The house is incredibly beautiful and well restored. We loved that it has a relaxed feel. There was multiple sightings of wildlife in the garden area including deer which was beautiful to see.

By Day 2 we had decompressed from New York City living, and could feel the stress leaving our bodies. We even got a bit of snow on the second night. We used the recommendations from the owner and had a dinner in Narrowsburg at the Heron (well recommended!) and also visited The Nest an gorgeous little boutique that has accessories and clothing (I have been an avid following of theirs on instagram for a long time, so was super happy to get to go in the store finally)

We will be saving up to return as soon as possible.

The owner Tom was incredibly accommodating in our booking, and even helpful when we needed a vet close by after an incidence with our dog eating a mushroom finding us a place to go and giving us information.

Can't recommend enough, we hope to return during the next snow fall.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This trip to the Floating Farmhouse was a homecoming to a very special piece of paradise for our family. You see, we were once the proud owners of this home. While my parents lovingly cared for the home and the property, we did not have the resources to breathe life into this aging beauty. Unfortunately, it did not pass directly into Tom Givone’s hands from ours so it was years before the home received the attention it deserved. The week was everything we could have hoped for. We were in awe of how Tom has mixed old and new to modernize and provide all the comforts you could wish for while keeping the soul of the home, and the surrounding property, intact. We spent five glorious nights enjoying the floating deck over the pond, having cocktails in the gazebo, playing croquette, BBQing, creating pizzas in the amazing kitchen, playing board games and listening to some great vinyl records! We reminisced about the wonderful times we had in this house in the past and are so grateful that we had the opportunity to make new memories. It was a homecoming we will treasure.

On the business end of things, our booking process with Betsy at Home Away was seamless. She was simply a delight to work with, was quick to provide availability and answer any questions we had right up until it was time for us to arrive. She even emailed us while we were there to check-in.

If you are reading this review and are undecided, look no further. This is a special place and it is heartwarming for us to know that others will also have the opportunity to make memories here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We hosted our wedding here and it was magical!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the Floating Farmhouse is just special. From the moment you walk in, you know you'll enjoy your visit and build memories there that will stay with you forever. We were fortunate enough to host our wedding here and let's just say, we couldn't have picked a better location. The house is special of course, but the property itself is so freeing and joyous. Our guests were beyond impressed, as were we. Tom & Betsy (the owner and the property manager) were very helpful and attentive to our needs. We can't come back for our anniversary! Huge fan!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We can't wait to have you back for your anniversary as well. Thank you again.
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5

Magical weekend at a dream location

  • 5 of 5

The farmhouse exceeded absolutely all of our expectations - it is even more beautiful and impeccably designed than any of the photos you may have seen. We had eight girls stay up for a birthday reunion weekend and it was the most magical weekend! . There was more than enough space for eight to stay and relax - games are provided in the living room and the grassy backyard is the perfect place for a picnic. We went for runs, did yoga in the backyard, played cards and enjoyed the beautiful weather. The supermarket five minutes away in town had everything we needed for brunch and dinner feasts. The kitchen is as beautiful and functional as it looks - it is the perfect place to spend time cooking and catching up with friends or family. The whitewashed bedrooms are beautiful and the master bedroom is quite simply a dream room to wake up in.

Betsy was also the kindest and easiest host to work with. We are already hoping to plan our next weekend to the Farmhouse and take advantage of the nearby lake and activities in the summer months. That said, I don't know if it could be any more perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

KITCHEN KITCHEN KITCHEN

  • 5 of 5

It is our 2nd stay to the home.

The kitchen is definitely the place where we spent most of our time and had a great time. And we all agreed that it is the most beautiful kitchen any of us has ever seen.

The weather as bright and cold.

The only downside: there is not so much to do in the area in winter.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Skiing at Black Bear mountain is about 20 minutes away, as well as hiking trails, and a couple of local towns offer great restaurants, galleries, and shops. But most guests spend winter weekends making pizzas in the wood-fired oven, listening to records, cozying up to the roaring fireplaces, and staring out the great walls of glass as wild turkeys, deer, and the occasional bear meander across the creek and through the meadow. Snow angels have also been spotted from time to time as well. Thank you again for the lovely review!
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Location

Nearest Airport
12.5 Miles
Sullivan County International Airport
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Port Jervis
Car: necessary

The Floating Farmhouse, located in the heart of the Catskills, is just outside the historic hamlet of Narrowsburg, NY. This postcard-perfect little town, perched high on the cliffs overlooking the Delaware River, offers antique shops, art galleries, SOHO-style stores, a coffee house, and elegant Al fresco dining along the banks of the river. Also nearby is Skinner’s Falls, where you can swim, canoe, go inner tubing, or just sun on the rocks and read the Sunday Times as the pristine waters gurgle all around you. Closer to home is Lake Superior State Park, which features a swimming area, sand beach, picnic areas with grills, and rowboat and paddle boat rentals. Henning's Local, a group-friendly restaurant close to home as well, emphasizes locally grown ingredients and bold flavors, served in a grand, rustic space overlooking a small lake. The Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts, a 15-minute drive, features artists like Dave Matthews and The Moody Blues. Golf and horseback riding are both within 20 minutes.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Eldred, Catskills

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
 
Christmas to New Year's
24 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,527
for 3 nights
From
£765
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £127 per night, per additional guest
 
President's Day
17 Feb 2017 - 20 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,144
for 3 nights
From
£637
 
 
Easter Holiday
13 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,762
for 2 nights
From
£765
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
26 May 2017 - 30 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,527
for 3 nights
From
£765
 
 
July 4th Weekend
30 Jun 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,527
for 3 nights
From
£765
 
 
Veteran's Day Weekend
9 Nov 2017 - 13 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,144
for 3 nights
From
£637
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£1,507
for 2 nights
From
£637
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £106 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £59 + Tax
Cleaning £157 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £62
Tax Rate 8.0%

$750 per night for up to six guests, and an additional $125 per night for each guest thereafter.

$900 per night for up to six guests holidays, and an additional $150 per night for each guest thereafter.

Security deposit amount based on size of party/duration of stay.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Eldred in New York

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • master bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , includes en suite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
  • The master suite is very large, encompassing 500 square feet, and includes an en suite bathroom. The other four bedrooms, identical in size, are 12 ft. by 12 ft. A pull-out couch is offered in the great room, and a queen-sized inflatable bed is available as well.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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