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

People18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms; bedrooms sleep 9 guests

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.

Personal chef services and yoga class instruction can also be arranged at the Floating Farmhouse. For more on this and other local attractions, please inquire and we will be happy to send detailed info. And to learn more about our 5-star Catskills vacation rental, including hosting weddings, special events, and film/photo location shoots at the Floating Farmhouse, please visit floatingfarmhouse.com.

More Details

Owner
Tom Givone
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2017

About Tom Givone

The homeowner, Tom, is also the designer of the Floating Farmhouse, one of several 19th century structures that he has renovated in a similarly historic/modern fashion. His projects have been featured by Dwell magazine, Architectural Digest, and other international design forums and publications. Tom lives full-time in NYC but sneaks away to the country as often as he can.

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. The Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts, a 15-minute drive, features artists from Dave Matthews to The Moody Blues. Hiking, golf, horseback riding, and skiing are all within 30 minutes.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Eldred in Highland

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 16:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Smoking allowed ...
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
  • Living Room ...
  • 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 18
  • 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 ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
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
Notes:
Personal chef services and yoga class instruction can be arranged at the Floating Farmhouse for guests as well. Please inquire and we will be happy to provide more details on this and other exceptional local attractions as well.

Reviews

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Floating Farmhouse: Stunning renovation in storybook setting, 2 hours NYC
average rating of 4.962264 based on 53 reviews
5

Perfect and stunning location for a wedding!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I got married at the Floating Farmhouse last weekend and the venue was pure magic. Tom was great to work with and very thorough and available to answer any questions. He clearly has put a lot of hard work and love into the property and every detail shines through. We had our ceremony in the newly renovated barn which was intimate and looked out onto the property. Even though we were going through a cold snap that weekend, the weather didn't dampen how gorgeous the grounds are. Our guests were stunned by the house and also picturesque setting. We both can't wait to come back and celebrate a future anniversary here!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

An-out-of-this world experience!

  • 5 of 5

I have rented houses through home away for over seven years and this is the very first time I give a five star review. The floating Farmhouse is absolutely stunning and the first property I've visited that actually looks better in person than in pictures. Being present in this space connects you to all of your senses. It is a true feat that radiates peace, beauty, joy and good taste all around. Not only is the house equip with all you need to want to stay inside forever, but the outdoors is replete with nature, the pond, different stations: hammock, picnic table, gazebo, you name it. Lastly, Tom, the owner, is the most responsive and and caring person one may hope for in a property owner. Simply put, this house is heaven on earth.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exceptionally appointed home with beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

Tom's house is a gem. The home is extremely comfortable and well designed, in a gorgeous setting of green meadows and tall pines, with a perfect little pond stocked with catfish.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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5

Beautiful home for a weekend retreat!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for a weekend to celebrate a bachelor party weekend with some close friends and family members. This house is stunning - it's located on a beautiful property with a pond and a small waterfall. The kitchen is the centerpiece of this home - it looks out onto the beautiful property (visible through a glass wall), and is complete with all of the cooking essentials, as well as a pizza oven. We ended up cooking pizzas one night (luckily a friend knew how to toss the pizza dough!).

I couldn't have asked for a better weekend with my friends/family, and it was due to the phenomenal hospitality of the owners and their lovely home. They were readily available throughout the weekend in the event that I had any questions/concerns about the house. It truly was a home away from home.

Definitely plan on coming back, hopefully sooner rather than later!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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5

Magical & Epic

  • 5 of 5

The Floating Farmhouse is everything you see pictured and more. There are so many elements of the house that bring a memorable experience from relaxing patio moments with the sound of the creek to the swaying pine trees, the view from the hammock, the conversations and dance parties in the kitchen and the delicious wood oven pizza maker. It's a special place for groups, occasions, family trips and more. It's also home that makes you want to come back and enjoy other aspects of the town. This was my first trip and I didn't leave the house all weekend. We hired a chef one night to cater dinner. It's was perfect. I will certainly be back and look forward to it. Lastly, Tom is great in communication, support and details. My friends and I are already planning our next trip back to the house.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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5

LOVED Floating Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our stay at the Floating Farmhouse. The home was beautiful - even better than the pictures. The local area was great to explore and we had delicious meals at Laundrette and Henning's Local. We recommend this to anyone looking for a convenient weekend getaway from NYC - groups large or small. We hope to be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Eldred, 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
 
Veteran's Day Weekend
9 Nov 2017 - 13 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,373
for 3 nights
From
£716
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £102 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,803
for 3 nights
From
£860
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £123 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas to New Year's
24 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,803
for 3 nights
From
£860
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £123 per night, per additional guest
 
MLK holiday
12 Jan 2018 - 15 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,373
for 3 nights
From
£716
 
 
President's Day
16 Feb 2018 - 19 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,373
for 3 nights
From
£716
 
 
Memorial Day
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,803
for 3 nights
From
£860
 
 
July 4th holiday
4 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,803
for 3 nights
From
£860
 
 
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,803
for 3 nights
From
£860
 
 
Columbus Day
5 Oct 2018 - 8 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,373
for 3 nights
From
£716
 
 
Veteran's Day
9 Nov 2018 - 12 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,373
for 3 nights
From
£716
 
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,803
for 3 nights
From
£860
 
 
Christmas to New Year's
24 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£2,803
for 3 nights
From
£860
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£1,657
for 2 nights
From
£716
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £102 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £56.87 + Tax
Cleaning £151.64 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £59.9
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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