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Secluded Getaway by the River

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Grahamsville - Secluded Getaway by the River

A private country house tucked away in the forest next to a river

A charming home nestled at the bottom of a valley between two mountains next to a river. It's truly a slice of heaven. Awaken to the sight of mountains and trees outside. Enjoy breakfast while gazing at the river from the sunroom. Then go play in the water with the kids and your dog.

It’s summertime in the Catskills. It's the time for summer barbecues and secret swimming holes. Go for a hike in the forest and be surrounded by a lush green forest. Ponds and rivers and reservoirs all around. Fly-fishing and country fairs and antique sales. Pick your own fruits and milk cows.

At night come home to a clean, comfortable house and cook up a big family dinner and for dessert roast marshmallows on the fire pit. You can see all the stars on a clear night. Or hang out in the living room and play a board game or watch a movie with the projector. There are tons of books and movies and games and puzzles in the house.

The Area

Sundown village is in a remote, undiscovered part of the Catskills. This is the place to go if you want to get away from it all. You can walk a few minutes from the house to the center of the village which has a one room church and a bait shop. From there you can walk in various directions on some quiet roads with amazing views.

There are pristine forests all around with hiking trails that lead you up the mountain to breathtaking vistas and vintage fire towers. There are wild animals like rabbits and foxes. The bald eagles have a nest nearby and they often fly close to the house to catch fish.

With a little bit of driving, you can find great restaurants, farms, yoga ashrams, galleries, etc. Mongaup pond and Minewaska park are within reach and so is Frost Valley YMCA which has activities for kids and adults.

Other Things

My house has been a wonderful environment for many families with toddlers and babies (high chair available) however there are no special safety mechanisms.

The AC is in one of the bedrooms upstairs. It can cool the second room also if you leave the doors open. The downstairs room is naturally cool.

3% discount for payments not with a credit card

House Rules

6 guests maximum

No smoking in the house

No dogs on the furniture

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Allen Nehorayoff
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016
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About Allen Nehorayoff

I live in the city and my weekends are usually spent at the house in the Catskills. I enjoy taking care of my house and traveling and playing sports.

Allen Nehorayoff purchased this house in 2012

Why Allen Nehorayoff chose New York

When I met this house, it was love at first sight.

What makes this house unique

your own river!


based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Secluded Getaway by the River
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Very Comfortable Stream-Side 3 Bedroom House

  • 5 of 5

The house worked really well for our family because of the cozy living room with the fireplace, and the big dining room. We really enjoyed making fires in both the living room fireplace and the outdoor fire ring. The house was clean and well maintained. The kitchen had everything needed, and the owner kept the kitchen stocked with staples. The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed and also a child-size bed. The owner went above and beyond by driving 3 hours up to the house to replace the DVS/VHS movie projector. We had trouble getting the previous one working, but the owner did get it working. Nevertheless, he replaced it. We watched movies he kept at the house at night after a long day hiking. There were plenty of towels, blankets, and books in the house. The stream was very close to the house, and the area is really beautiful. We played the bocci and bad mitten provided. We all had a relaxing time and slept well because of the quiet location at the end of the small street.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was amazing.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation at Allen"s Catskill house. The house was exactly as described and was clean and well equipped. Allen provided clear instructions for using the house and was easy to communicate with. The setting was lovely and we were just happy to be there, enjoying the scenery and going to local hiking areas. this was exactly the rural retreat I was looking for.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fantastic country getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a whole month at Allen's house last summer and it was a fantastic experience. My two little ones(3&5) loved being in the country and the property was amazing for them to run around, dip their toes in the water, just be outdoors! The house itself was sooo good. I slept better there than I do at my own house. It's not what you think of when you think country cottage...it's a real house, clean, big and extremely comfy. My husband and I loved watching movies on the big screen at night. The kitchen had everything I needed to cook but mostly we used the grill! The area is great for hiking swimming kayaking everything! Though the main stores are about 20 minutes the drive there is so pretty! 

Allen was a great host. He checked in to see if we needed anything but was never intrusive and always got back to me right away if any questions. 

I really can't say anything negative about this rental and I never write reviews but this one deserves it!

We can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's so wonderful to hear such positive comments. I look forward to hosting your family again this summer. This house is truly a gem and I'm glad to share it with others to enjoy.
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Very nice & quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

The title doesn't lie: a secluded getaway by the river. It's peaceful, beautiful and calming. I stayed there together with my family, who were visiting from abroad and we couldn't have wished for a better place to stay. The house is well-maintained and the neighbors are very helpful and friendly. Allen is an engaged host and went out of his way to make sure that we were well taken care of. I'd recommend this particularly for the peace-and-quiet-seekers, but there's also tons of great nature trails right around the corner in the Catskills. Would definitely like to stay here again sometime!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Secluded Getaway by the River with my family. Having grown up in the area, it was joy to stay at this house, near the very beautiful Peekamoose area. The house was very clean, beds were comfortable, all amenities were at our disposal. Allen, the owner, checked in with us prior to the trip to ensure we had all the information we needed. I also appreciated him checking in with us after our stay to obtain feedback on our level of satisfaction. We look forward to another stay in the future!

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kim! It's nice to hear praise from a local. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you over again.
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awesome property with homely feeling

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience staying at this place in mid march. we came for skiing trip but ended up in playing in snow in the vicinity and enjoyed relaxing in the house...watched few movies on the projector...did some cooking....owner very nice to work with and pretty friendly...great collection of books as well...good nice and quiet location for weekend getaway...

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Grahamsville, Catskills

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
New Year's
30 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning £41

Weekly rentals can begin on any day except on a Saturday.

3% discount for payments made not using a credit card

500 minimum

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Grahamsville, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , ground floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , upstairs
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking

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