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Adventure, Hiking, Baseball, ATVs, Family, Golf, Pets, Relaxation, Nature, Fun!

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Franklin - Discovery Vacations

Log Sided Home Nestled Quaintly On The Mountain Top Surrounded By 67 Acres

Escape to a natural oasis for family filled fun, guys trips, girls weekend, or a romantic getaway. This perfect vacation location is a 4 bedroom 2 bath partial log home that easily sleeps 13 in beds but also includes 2 recliners, a sectional, and plenty of floor space for blow up mattresses or sleeping bags giving the sleeping capacity up to 20 people. Staying in? Start your day right with Foldgers in your cup, home comes equipped with a coffee maker. The basement is a game room. 72' plasma tv with direct tv service, pool table, shuffleboard, a bar for byob entertaining, the kids can easily hook up any gaming system too. Treadmill included for your own personal workout needs. Wood burning stove for the cozy mountain feel. Outside...67 acres of trails for hiking, sledding, skiing, snowmobiling, or ATVs. 5 acres of open field for your group to play any sports game. BBQ or picnic? The wrap around deck has chaise lounges, and outdoor table for eating, a man's dream grill, and plenty of seating. Relax in the comfy hammock located under the apple tree, during the right season they can be picked right on the spot. Plenty of logs for sitting around the backyard fire pit enjoying freshly roasted s'mores while breathing in the pure crisp country air. Endless space to play fetch with your four legged friends. Entertaining the kids? Board games and toys available, or many kid-friendly tv channels for a movie to watch in either the basement game room or in the first floor living room. Cooking? Plenty of utensils and dinnerware, large fridge to stock up when you arrive, lots of cabinet space, pots and pans, microwave, wonderful Amana oven/stove, and a dishwasher to make cleanup easy. Got a little dirty? Full laundry room with folding counter and washer and dryer. Headed out for the day? So many options... Like to antique? Historic downtown Franklin has lots of great finds in their antique stores. Golfer? There are so many 18 hole courses in this area you could play a different one each day of your stay, also in nearby Oneonta there is a unique disc golf course too. Theater lover? Downtown Franklin has a playhouse just minutes from the house, also nearby Oneonta is home to 3 universities that host plays on a regular basis. Baseball fan? Nearby Cooperstown is the home of The Baseball Hall of Fame, they have so many activities for the children including day training and multi-day camps. The family can take in an AA minor league game at the Oneonta Outlaw's field. Sportsman? Clay shoot at the nearby Oneonta Sportsman Gun Club, fish at the East Sidney Lake Dam right down the road or take a drive to Whitney Point lake. Bring your kayaks and canoes, the Susquehanna River runs right through the area. Beach day? Take the family to the East Sidney Lake for the day, lifeguard on duty for swimming and sand beach for tanning. Swimmer? Downtown Franklin has a free entry community pool, the KOA has a community pool for a very small fee just down the road, or nearby Sidney has a free community indoor pool. Skier? The Catskills mountain range offers many ski resorts within an hour to two hour car trip. Day trip for the kids? Take a 40 minute scenic ride to Howe Caverns where the family can travel 32 floors underground to take a boat ride around an original cave of the Catskills while looking for gemstones. In the spring the family can visit the Delaware County Fair in Walton, about a 20 minute drive from the house. The fair has games, rides, and vendors making for a great day at any age. Mini golf, roller skating, movie theater, and bowling all located in nearby Oneonta. Once a week in the fair weather months the family can visit a drive-in movie theater. Within an hour drive the family can visit historic Roscoe to tour old fashioned railroad cars. Adults enjoy a good brew? Not only are there many pubs and bars within a short drive but also this region is known for local beers, you can go to multiple breweries in the area. Women like wine? In the next region over in the fingerlakes there are many vineyards to visit. Adults... Each Saturday night there are bands for dancing and country line dancing just a quick drive down the hill at Babcock's night club. Foodie? This area has so many eateries that range from the simple burger and wings to a five star sit down dining experience. Looking for history? Delhi, the Delaware County seat, is just a 20 minute drive and Albany, the state capital can be reached in about 80 minutes. Needless to say, there are activities for any visitor at any time of the year. Whether you are scheduling day trips or off the mountain activities or staying at the house for peace, relaxation, or adventure you will be sure to have a pleasant and fun filled stay with Discovery Vacations.

Inside the house...

Laundry room - washer and dryer, iron, softener and detergent.

Living Room - television with direct tv, 2 recliners, 3 seater sofa that is a convertible futon to sleep 2 at night, windows that offer scenic views of the mountain range, pillows and blankets for comfort, wood burning fireplace, subtle lighting.

Kitchen - oven/stove, microwave, all dinnerware, utensils, and cooking supplies included, counter space, bright lighting, refrigerator/freezer, grill and grilling instruments... Just bring food and you are ready to go!

Dining Room- large table that sits 6, open layout to living room for spill-over as well as outdoor patio table.

Coat closet for storage.

All linens, pillows, blankets, and towels included.

Downstairs bathroom, full with tub.

Bedroom with twin bed, sitting area, and dresser. Sleeps 1

Bedroom with twin bunks and full sized futon for daytime sitting and nighttime sleeping, dresser and closet. Sleeps 4.

Master bedroom with queen bed, 2 closets, dresser, double windows for scenic view, multi-tone lighting, and tv with direct tv satellite. Sleeps 2.

Upstairs bedroom- 2 twin beds, 2 dressers, closet, and full sized futon my daytime sitting and nighttime sleeping. Sleeps 4.

Upstairs Bathroom- full, stand up shower.

Basement- game room. Pool, shuffleboard, 72' tv with direct tv satellite connection, wood burning stove, outside sliding door entrance to fire pit, service bar for byob, sectional sofa.

Games and toys for the kids. No A/C but it is not necessary with the constant cool breeze from the valley. Gas heat. Propane included for the grill. Bug spray, sunscreen, and medical supplies available. Logs for all fireplaces and fire pit.

Numerous churches nearby, hospital located within 20 minutes.

Customized push button z-wave door lock. Guests will be given a combo to use for the length of their stay, no need to worry about carrying or losing a key!

House is fully equipped with an ADT Security system so guests can be at ease.

Large driveway to accommodate many vehicles, tow up those ATVs and ride for acres.

Forgot milk or eggs? Quickway, the local convenience store is just a quick ride down the mountain. Don't want to make breakfast or lunch? Dawn's Deli is just downtown as well.

Looking for something specific or have questions about the area? Just contact Discovery Vacations and we will be happy to point out all of the activities this area offers as well as to help you plan your perfect getaway!

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2016
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About Patrick

Discovery Vacations is a company that prides themselves on the guest experience. Our home is there to become your home for the length of your stay. The home is cleaned before and after each guest. A member of our staff is available for any difficulties you may incur during your stay. We are available on call to answer any questions our guest may have about the home or area during their stay.

Patrick purchased this house in 2007

Why Patrick chose Catskills

Location, location, location!

What makes this house unique

Something for everyone! Regardless of age, gender, or mindset there is always something to do here. The property is far enough off the beaten path to enjoy the quiet serenity of mountain life but not too far from nearby cities and local activities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I had an excellent time. There were a lot of us yet the space was big enough where we all had something to keep ourselves occupied whether it was watching movies on the big screen, or playing pool. There were lots of beautiful places to visit in the area and we all had an amazing time. April and Patrick were always available and answered all of our questions. I highly recommend this location for anyone looking for a worry free stay, that's close to the outdoors.
Jul 2014
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based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

Adventure, Hiking, Baseball, ATVs, Family, Golf, Pets, Relaxation, Nature, Fun!
average rating of 3.857143 based on 11 reviews

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  • 1 of 5

Owner and agency has been non-responsive after emailing and calling several times regarding the below complaints. I'd avoid this home and look for other locations.

1. Air conditioning does not work. The home lists "Air Conditioning" on the list of amenities, though when you hover your mouse over the ellipses next to the words "Air conditioning" the alt-text reads "Air Conditioning not available, but not necessary." This is misleading, as the initial listing of "Air Conditioning" under the amenities section would indicate that air conditioning was in fact available (or else it wouldn't be listed as an amenity). We would not have rented a home in mid-August for 12 adults without air conditioning.

2. Severe black fly problem. Without AC, we were told to open the windows to let in a breeze. However, most screens have large tears in them, allowing many flies to enter the house. The solution to open the windows made the fly situation in the home worse.

The flies, as well as the very warm house, made the stay quite uncomfortable. We made the decision to leave the house until sundown on Saturday because the heat and house was too unbearable.

3. Of the 2 outdoor grills, only one grill had propane. On Saturday, the remaining propane in the tank ran out, and we had to replace the tank at our own expense. When I contacted the owner for reimbursement on the propane, they have not yet responded as post (2 weeks after contact).

4. The refrigerator did not keep items cold. Water, milk, beer, and food were slightly above room temperature at best. We kept most refrigerated items in coolers filled with ice, at our expense.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Must do major fixing throught the house wasn't worth what I paid

  • 1 of 5

For staters air conditioning wasn't working properly there was a broken bed, ect.....

Pictures on the web site paint a different story

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Jackson Heights, NY

Awesome getaway from the city.

  • 5 of 5

The house is as described and the location is a great getaway from the city. It has all amenities needed and lots of space to play outdoor sports.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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long island

Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home surrounded by a picturesque landscape. The home is clean and beautiful with plenty of rooms. AC and heat work well, a pool and shuffleboard table are downstairs. Plenty to do here and lovely scenery. 5/5

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Strong island


  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect about this house and location

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York


  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect. Comfy beds and a lot of them. Great amenities and fire pit! Could spend a week here easy without leaving and finding new things to do every day. 10/10 would rent again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Greater Binghamton Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Greens Long River Inn
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Sidney Country Club, Oneonta Golf clubs
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Delaware & Hudson Railway Co.
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
NY State Route 88
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Angus and Ale Steakhouse
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Belleayre, Windham, Hunter, GreekPeak
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
East Sidney Lake Dam
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Franklin, Catskills

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £65
Cleaning fee £103
Pet Fee £21

Cancellations must be made 30 days before check-in day for a 50% refund unless the property is able to be rented during guests cancelled time frame, if the property is re-rented a 100% refund will be returned. Discovery Vacations is a guest friendly entity looking to provide our visitors with the best getaway experience. Please bring any & all booking questions to our attention as we are flexible

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Franklin in New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Upstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed , Egyptian sheets, plush comforter, view, TV, closet & dresser
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Single Bed , Single room with sitting space and dresser
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Living room futon turns into full sized bed, sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Bunk Bed , Sleeps 3, 2 twins bunked and full sized futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 twins, 1 full futon, closet & 2 dressers, sleeps 4
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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