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Peaceful rural country home-2 bedroom with pool and fireplace

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,360 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Home set on a dead end road with pool. Near state land for hiking, 30 minutes from Woodstock, 45 from historic Kingston. Skiing is only 40 min. away. Great for quiet and relaxation. Well behaved pets are welcome. Two bedroom home with working fireplace, pet yard and big lawn. The house has two bedrooms and bathroom. Double beds and can accommodate four people. Near Phoenicia and plenty of access to antique shops and centers in the area. Very near the Ashokan Dam with walkways for viewing the area.


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Arthur Haver
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2018

About Arthur Haver

Hi. My name is Art. I'm 67 yrs old. I have owned my own flower shop for the past 33 years and prior to that I was a cook and a bartender. My passion is my dog Sierra-4th in a line of Westies .

I love the area I live in and am constantly amazed at how much there is to see and do. I was born and raised in Olivebridge-in fact the house I have was built by my parents by themselves. My family has owned the same property for over one hundred years.

Work takes quite a bit of my time and I love that too. It is enjoyable to see how much people love flowers and the designs I make.

When I get a chance I go to the theatre. Musicals are what I enjoy most. Favorite show? Well two actually: Wicked and High Spirits.

If you should rent my home please feel free to ask me to do anything that will make your stay more enjoyable. Until then. Art

Arthur Haver purchased this house in 1957

Why Arthur Haver chose Olivebridge

My parents built this house-mostly by themselves but with some help from my uncles. This is interesting because my father was blind and yet he and mom manage to do it.

This has been my home most of my life.

What makes this house unique

Well, Greta Garbo always wanted to be alone. She would of loved it here. It is quiet and relaxing with trails into the mountains for hiking and also a pool for swimming


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Olivebridge in Town of Olive

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1360 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking


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(21 traveller reviews)

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Peaceful rural country home-2 bedroom with pool and fireplace
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews

Cute place in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The fire flies competed with the brilliant stars for our attention at night. The pool was perfect, and the grounds were lovely. The interior was comfy and charming. The kitchen was accommodating for cooking and entertaining. It was so peaceful and quiet. Our dogs loved it, as did our family that came by for a get-together/cookout. Art is a responsive, unobtrusive, kind and thoughtful homeowner. We loved it and hope to return many times.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City

Escape to the Catskills! Pet-friendly.

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as pictured. Beautiful area; quiet and peaceful. Art was a lovely host- his home was comfortable, clean and cool even in June. The kitchen was fully stocked with cooking implements. Highlight was grilling steaks in Art's beautiful yard while the kids played in the pool and the dog was safe and sound in the adjacent dog run. Sight worth seeing: the Ashokan Reservoir, just 15 minutes away. The perfect Catskills getaway, especially if you have Fido in tow! One note: major groceries are 30 minutes away, so best to shop on your way in unless you want to make a trip down the mountain. Star Grocery was just 18 minutes away; it's tiny but has many essentials- even deli sandwiches, hot dogs and slushees!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All Our Needs--And More--Thoughtfully Anticipated and Provided For

  • 5 of 5

This is a modest-sized house furnished like a home. The open living-dining-kitchen area has a great feel; the porch has the fireplace and is a great cozy place for reading. Art made sure he was in touch and that we had everything we needed. It's a lovely part of upstate New York, and the house has plenty of space around it for privacy and dog excursions (we had two dogs, and the house was very dog friendly). We enjoyed our weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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BEST host!!

  • 5 of 5

As nice as the house is (it is nice) the best part about our stay was Art. He is such a responsive and generous host. His warm welcome through his gestures (crackers, etc) and graciousness permeate the experience. The house is set up very nicely so all you need to bring are your clothes. We enjoyed our stay and would return if we are in the area again.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Poughquag NY

Summer trip

  • 5 of 5

This was our second summer vacation at Art's house and it is now becoming somewhat of a tradition for our family (me, my husband and our dog). The house is clean, cozy and secluded. Art allows his guests great privacy, yet help is only a phone call away. The pool is nice and you can grill while enjoying the beautiful property and it has a special fenced in area for the dog to play in safety (which was what drew me to this rental to begin with). I can't say enough good things about both the house and it's owner and Art if you are reading this, all I can say is see you next summer!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Art was wonderful in answering any questions. The house was well stocked! The pool was marvelous! We had a great time! The dog run came in handy. So peaceful and quiet you will enjoy!!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Woodstock Golf Course
Nearest Train
37 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38.63
Property Damage Insurance £45.58

On holiday weekends I require a 3 night minimum
check out is 12 noon.
Check in is after 3 pm

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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