Your country escape near Handsome Hollow, French Woods Performing Arts Camp, Bethel Woods Arts Center, Callicoon-on-the-Delaware, the spectacular Delaware River and nature's beauty! In-ground heated pool in summer. Bring your college friends and create your own Big Chill. Bring the family and have a special weekend or a whole week. Or a beautiful spot of your own to write the great American novel. Our 4 BR 100-year-old farmhouse is immaculate, classic and elegant, and yet comfortably worn enough for a family or families, with or without kids. Two-night minimum. Now with satellite wifi, Hulu, Netflix and cell reception through the wifi. Note: we do NOT have A/C. It is rarely needed in the country, but past guests during a 90-degree heatwave did complain, so we're letting you know in our description. (We always had it listed in the details where these things are listed.)
- House2000 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay1 - 2 nights
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- 21 Oct 2018
Pool / Spa
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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Perfect slice of Paradise
The owner was so easy to work with and the house was so cute! It had everything we needed and wanted! Highly recommend!
Thanks Kristy! We'd love to have you back!
Great place in the country!
Really great place. Loved it
Well, first and foremost the house was charming! It was such a wonderful experience and Marcus was beyond accommodating. The entire outdoor space was great, that’s where my family and I spent most of our time. The house was fully equipped, all we really needed to bring was food and drinks because aside from that everything was provided. Definitely will be back again!
We can't wait to see you!
Marcus was so accommodating to us!
Off the beaten path...
We chose to stay here because I wanted someplace quiet to write that also offered fun things for the kids.
The house has a lot of character and the scenery is beautiful. My family was very comfortable in the home. I saw someone complained about counter space but I guess we are used to that since we have an old home too! That wasn’t an issue. We ate some meals in and traveled to Callicoon to eat a few times. We really liked the town of Callicoon.
The pool was fantastic. Our older kids were in and out all day. There was a pool guy who came out and cleaned it while we were there.
It’s mentioned that the home doesn’t have AC. We were there at the end of July/early August and this was not an issue. I’m picky and always have my AC on at home but it’s much cooler here. It was nice to have the windows open and enjoy those cool evenings.
While I worked, my husband took the kids to Bethel Woods and said that was wonderful. There is a museum there that they recommend. If you are staying over the summer, there is a farm stand a couple miles up the road with great fresh veggies.
I was able to get some Verizon service while at the home. I just had to be in certain spots.
We had the electricity go out while we were there and it required an elelectrician. The owner quickly responded and had someone out to fix it immediately.
My kids were sad when it came time to head home. We hope to return next summer and maybe stay a little longer. This is where you want to go to get away from it all.
This review made me so happy, Kelly. This is exactly how we use the house -- down to the writing! Come back and enjoy whenever you and the family want.
Not set up for vacation renters.
I pride myself on being a patient and tolerant person and hate to leave negative reviews, but feel this rental deserves an honest one. Before getting into the reasons behind the 2/5 stars, I would like to state that communicating with Marcus was 100% positive - Marcus was responsive and pleasant.
This house is, however, just not set up comfortably for vacation renters. At the time of booking, the post wasn't explicit that there was no air conditioning. While I'm guessing it isn't needed 90% of the time and reasonable that a 100 year old farmhouse is without AC, we arrived during a heat wave to a closed up house, we were surprised and frustrated. There were plenty of fans in the house, so we got past it.
The rest of our 4 night stay was spent repairing and doing maintenance work on the house and pool. The pool was murky and full of bark and leaves (the pool cleaner simply not adequate), so we spent the entire extended weekend vacation cleaning the gunk out by hand. The garbage disposal wasn't working and clogged, so we unclogged the disposal (not something we wanted to do on holiday). The toilets were finicky and we were constantly repairing them.
The furnishings were modest, particularly in the living room (there wasn't really a good room for hanging out, although we spent most of our time outdoors). The kitchen was however fully stocked with pots, pans and utensils.
This home needs some TLC.
Our ad always said there was no A/C in the place that A/C is specified. This is our first full season renting, so we certainly have had things to learn. After Jaclyn complained to me, I wrote it explicitly in the ad. We can’t help heat waves, of course, or know if the garbage disposal is stuck unless a renter tells us.
Jaclyn’s complaints have helped us improve our rental. She also complained to me about a lack of kitchen counters: I’ve ordered a rolling one) and pool chairs (also added). Most importantly, we have weekly pool servicing now. And the pool is crystal clear and bathtub warm. It was hard to get it there at the beginning of this season. That is for sure.
Our extensive photos show all the furniture we have in the rooms. We hope you’ll give us a try. And, Jaclyn, we hope you’ll try us again. We aim to always improve and to give our guests a beautiful retreat.
Callicoon (http://visitcallicoon.com/), voted the Best Small Town in America and featured in The New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/30/t-magazine/travel/sullivan-county-narrowsburg-livingston-manor-callicoon-guide.html) is a 15 to 20 minute drive away. The Times also recently profiled Hancock, the town 15 minutes the other way from our house. (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/30/fashion/uncle-brother-catskills-gavin-brown.html) And the Woodstock experience comes to life at the Museum at Bethel Woods, on the site of Yasgur's Farm. It is amazing and moving. (http://www.bethelwoodscenter.org/the-museum/engage-with-history) (http://www.bethelwoodscenter.org/the-museum/preservingwoodstock). If coming from New York City, you should check it out on the way out of Monticello and toward our slice of heaven seven minutes from the Delaware River.