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8 Bd Mountain Retreat On 7 Acres

Bedrooms 8
Space 4,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

8 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 16

Modernized farmhouse from 1890. This house is great for large groups of friends. Close to skiing for the winter travelers and hiking trails/swimming holes for summer travelers.

The house features:

-8 Bedrooms (5 with Queen beds, 2 with double beds, and one room with 2 twin beds)

-3 Bathrooms

-Great room with a bar and fireplace

-Living room with flat screenTV

-wifi (but its satellite so it's not very fast)

-dining room with seating for 14+

-outdoor charcoal bbq

-fire pit


+a gorgeous mountain view

More Details

Alex Shulhafer (Owner)
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 March, 2017

About Alex Shulhafer (Owner)

In May 2014, we purchased an abandoned farm house in the Catskills over the next year and a half we renovated it into our dream house.

Alex Shulhafer (Owner) purchased this house in 2014


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in East Windham in Durham

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 16
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

8 Bd Mountain Retreat On 7 Acres
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

We had a wonderful family ski trip.....great room rocks!

  • 5 of 5

My entire family had a great visit. The long dining table fit our group perfectly.

The cozy couches in the great room by the cool fireplace were enjoyed by all.

Alex was very helpfull and made whole experience seamless......would definitely stay again!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice view strange house

  • 2 of 5

Some of the rooms that were renovated were very nice but the other rooms were dark and strange. I was there for a family vacation with my 85 year old mother. I asked them ahead of time if the house was okay for older person they said it was, it was not. There were no screen on some of the upstairs bedroom, the kitchen screen door did not shut all the way so mice, chipmunks and other small rodents got into the house. There were tons of flies too. There was no pond due to drought, but I feel the owners should have told us that before we got there. I also contacted the owners before I sent in this review so they could address my concerns but they did not get back to me. I would not stay at this house again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A weekend I will never forget

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had our wedding ceremony here over a perfect fall weekend. The property is truly exquisite with breathtaking views. The house is so full of character and charm. All of the guests were raving about how comfortable the beds were! The great room was perfect for dancing and playing games. I contacted Alex a few times with questions during our stay and she immediately responded and was extremely helpful and gracious. It is clear that a lot of love was put into making this house what it is and it is so apparent. We plan on visiting this house many many times in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The BEST House and Birthday Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Wow. I rented this house for my birthday weekend a week ago for a big group of friends and it was amazing. First of all, the location is stunning. Up in the mountains, amazing views. The property is beautiful, we had some sun and enjoyed sipping drinks on the deck, playing croquet and whiffle ball, throwing the ball around for my dog. The road that the house is on is very quiet, we hardly ever saw a car go by or another person. There are two grills outside which was great for keeping one for the vegetarians and one for the meat lovers. At night we had some epic bonfires in the fire pit too.

Inside the house was awesome. You can tell that Alex put a lot of heart and soul into the place. The great room is so cool, and super spacious for a large group. One of our days was pretty cold and drizzly outside so we mostly stayed in that day, kept the fire going, snacked, hung out at the very cool bar. Also Alex did a great job keeping the house well stocked. There's all the basic spices you could want and more. The bedrooms are all so cool too. This was great to have with a big group of people. My group has done a lot of house rentals, and something that stood out here was that there was no "bad rooms." Each room was super unique, the beds are so comfortable and cozy. We thought that we would go explore some swimming holes, but the house was so great that we didn't want to leave besides going to the store to pick up more food and drinks to continue the hang at the house. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Wonderful home for large groups

  • 5 of 5

This house is fabulous for large group gatherings. We had several families with teenagers, and the house was perfect because of the great room in the back -- wonderful teen hang-out (and some of the adults enjoyed hanging out in the bar area), and the nice living room with TV in front. We could all converge for meals in the spacious dining room/kitchen area, with enough seating space for all. The renovation of most of the house was really nice (not all was renovated equally, with most of the front rooms really beautiful, and the back portion not quite as renovated, but fine) , and the setting was beautiful. Very quiet road with views of mountains (at least in winter, when trees are bare). The house was clean and functional as well. The only challenge was overheating in the 2nd floor rear bedrooms. Maybe there was a better way to regulate that, but we couldn't figure it out. Worth asking if you're renting in the cold season. Alex, the owner, was also a pleasure to deal with. Our group has rented several houses over the years, and this was the best. We hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Franklin Square, NY

Christmas Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time at this Mountain house for our Christmas celebration. My family, my sister's family, and my brother-in-law's family all met up in Hensonville with our kids and dogs and had the best time. Instead of sledding or playing in the snow, we grilled steaks outdoors and explored the property, and despite the unseasonably warm weather, we still used the GORGEOUS fireplace in the cozy Great Room. There was more than enough room for everyone and the beds were really comfortable. I can imagine this place being so ideal to come back to from a day of snow play. It's secluded, but not too far so that you can't get to a supermarket or restaurants if you want. Beautiful house, really cool decor, and a great location. Thank you, Alex!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in East Windham, Catskills

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,209
Property Damage Protection £80
Cleaning Fee £161

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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