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Cozy Campfires Under Starlit Skies

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet

Overview


Details
Property
chalet
People
10
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday chalet in South Kortright - Kiirma Cottage

Lake Front Retreat

Snuggle up by a warm fire. Canoe or swim in our 25 acre non-motor boat pristine lake! Listen to bull frogs under a night sky. Watch and listen to the geese fly overhead. Go for a hike. Watch the garden grow, the fruit trees and berry bushes blossom. There are plenty of things to do nearby: antiquing, book shops, art galleries, bowling & billiards, golf courses, horse back riding, local restaurants and cafes. The house comes fully equipped with all your basic necessities plus high speed internet, televisions with vhs and dvd players and a diverse movie & book collection. Fresh towels and linens provided. Kitchen has electric stove, refrigerator, juicer, food processor, coffee maker, pots and pans. Outside seating with barbecue, fire pit by the lake, use of canoe and paddle boat, fishing, swimming, 15 ft trampoline, hammocks, wavy slide, sandbox, swings in the trees and a newly built tree house for the kids! The cottage is located 3 hours from NYC in the northern Catskill region. About 2 miles down the road is the the Delaware River, perfect for kayaking and trout fishing! Also, be sure to bike, hike or take a country stroll down the Catskill Scenic Rail Trail and visit the nearby village of Hobart, a.k.a, 'the book village of the Catskills'. For more information or to make a reservation please contact Kirsten.

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

Owner
Kirsten Malloy
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German, Russian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2016
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About Kirsten Malloy

We moved here from New York City after having our first child. We wanted a place in the country that would be nurturing and healing for our growing family. It's definitely done that for us and we are delighted to share our home with others while we seek new adventures!

Kirsten Malloy purchased this chalet in 2005

Why Kirsten Malloy chose Kortright

The knotty pine cathedral ceilings make this home feel so spacious and roomy. The energy here feels inviting, warm, friendly so peaceful! After experiencing the inside of the house we ventured outside to the lake and could hardly believe we could actually own a little piece of heaven like this. Swimming in the lake each morning invigorates and refreshes each and every one of our spirits daily!

What makes this chalet unique

Having a lake in the back yard is such a blessing. The added amenities like the 15ft trampoline, tree house, swing set, sand boxes, slides and swings and boats truly make this property a children's paradise! Also the endless trails through the woods and the road that encircles the lake is so ideal for taking a leisurely stroll or bike ride.

Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Cozy Campfires Under Starlit Skies
average rating of 4.0666666 based on 15 reviews
5

Winter Wonderland in the most authentic Cabin in the woods in front of lake.

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I spent one night at Kirsten Cabin´s in the Catskills and if I had to use 2 words to describe our experience, I would most definitely choose "Perfect" and "Magical". Every single detail about the cabin, its location and the spirit of the place is absolutely breathtaking.

I was very surprised that some bad reviews had almost prevented me from renting this incredible place from such a wonderful person. So in order to do justice to Kirsten and to her beautiful cabin I will try to cover all the important topics in order to hopefully aid other travelers to jump in and take the decision to have the beautiful experience we all had.

Host: Kirsten was absolutely nice, helpful and flexible. She replied to my messages very promptly, was always very eager to help and extremely friendly and reliable. I booked the cabin one day before and I was very surprised and thankful for the kind service she provided.

Cleanliness: The cabin was perfectly organized and clean when we got there. There were towels and even soap in the bathroom. The sheets were also fresh. Disclaimer: This is not a 5 star hotel and me and my friends were glad it wasnt. This is an actual home and that is what makes the experience all the better.

Decor and Atmosphere: This part is essential. The pictures posted, as beautiful as they are, come short to the grace and soul of this wonderful wooden house which is filled with all kinds of lighting, LP´s, Old style lamps and vintage items like the beautiful organ in the living room. The house is also equipped with games, various musical instruments, movies and entertainment.

Location and surroundings: With a mesmerizing lake right in front of the cabin and a majestic landscape of small houses around it, the location of this property does not get better. And as if all of that wasn´t enough, there is a trampoline, beautiful warm string lights hanging from a tree, a swing and the two most poetic benches I have seen.

Other: The cabin is equipped with plenty kitchen supplies and utensils that make it very easy to prepare a home-made meal. There was also warm water in the shower which worked just fine and the temperature in the cabin was always cozy. (you can turn on the chimney if you wish) Wifi as well.

Overall I´d recommend Kirsten´s cabin 100%. If you are looking for a magical place to rest, to breathe in some nature and to feel absolutely cozy and inspired, there is no need to look further. PS: Martin, my dog loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn
5

Whimsical and Rustic

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this cabin! I read some of the revues regarding the condition and such but I've learned that you just have to see things for yourself before you make a determination. This cabin is rustic for sure and filled with items from the owners life and work. It does seem like a lot of things here and there but it gives you something to do when you walk around at night listening to the silence. There are really no issues with the property though it is older and definitely well lived in. There are many sleeping rooms to choose from if you are a small group or couple and plenty of room if you're a large family or group. The address shows the property as being across the road from the lake but it is actually right next to the lake. Here are some things we LOVED: 1- There is a record player and a huge collection of records to play from all over the world in many styles, Disco to Swedish dance music and everything in between. So fun to make a fire in the pot belly stove while listening to records. No kidding! 2- Fire pit next to the lake!! Kicking up a bonfire next to a foggy lake on a snowy night is a priceless thing! 3- Privacy! The cabin is located in a private lake community of about six or seven houses spread far apart surrounding the small mountain lake about the size of a high school football field. 3- Peace and quiet! We live in Brooklyn. It's really noisy in Brooklyn but It is seeeeeriously quiet at this cabin. 4- Nearby quaint towns. We bought some excellent rare books in Hobart, we ate a fabulous lunch in Delhi and we roamed the trails all over the mountain nearby and near the river. Beautiful. If you want skiing and snowmobiling there are tons of that stuff nearby as well. We went there in the dead of winter so we couldn't go swimming but we are going to book a return trip for the summer. There was really nothing to hate or dislike about this cabin. The only thing I will say is that it is rustic and whimsical, like the title of my review says. If you are looking for a 5 star resort this is not it. If you are looking for a real and true well lived in Catskills Mountain Cabin THIS IS IT! A word about me: I'm a set designer and prop designer from NYC. I've built Broadway sets for award winning shows that look just like this place! It reminds me of Mousetrap, Something Rotten, Fiddler on the Roof and a little bit of Lord of the Rings all rolled into one. That's all I can say. We had a blast and we are going back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durham, North Carolina
2

Charming but needs attention

  • 2 of 5

We stayed at this charming cottage in a lovely setting for a brief weekend.

The photos misrepresent the current state of the place, which is cluttered with owners possessions. Comments in earlier 2016 reviews are accurate, remain problematic. While clean, house is musty, needs floor fans & screens. Owner is attentive/ responsive via email but needs to attend to property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a bit late of a response, but I felt the need to explain something of this past summer's reviews. Prior to this summer (2016) we had a five star rating for our precious little home upon the lake. Unfortunately, we left the property in Jan. 2016 in order for me to complete my Waldorf teaching internship out west (in Sedona, AZ to be precise). We did not return to the property until mid June 2016. We only stayed for a few weeks to host our annual summer camp and then it was back to school and work, which was once again, out of the area. It was an oddly difficult summer for us in terms of our property because we could not find the right cleaning people and we had to switch cleaners three times over the summer until we finally found our current cleaners, who we very much love! We've always done our very best to ensure that our guests are well taken care of, responded to promptly, and we truly enjoy meeting them and offering any tips or ideas for various outings and adventures! This past summer, I must admit, we had a broken ceiling fan in one of the rooms (which got replaced soon after the guest left), and a screen had gotten broken while we were away and it took a few weeks before we were able to replace it - also because we were out of state at the time. My sincerest apologies go out to the past guests who had a less than perfect time at our lovely cabin - because normally that isn't the case. The norm is for our guests to leave rejuvenated, relaxed and refreshed by the beauty of the natural surroundings, fruit and berry bushes, fresh water lake, green grass, trees and rolling hills. Our most recent reviews hopefully have shed some light in this regard. We have done what we could from afar to remedy the problems some of our guests mentioned here and earlier in the summer of 2016. I think it is important for you and others to know this! :)
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5

Great quiet getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed spending time at this cozy cabin. The owner was easy to work with and answered, same day, any questions. The drive to this cabin was filled with beautiful scenic mountains. Even with our first few days rained in, there were plenty of books, board games, toys, movies and music to entertain. On the sunny days, most mornings were spent kayaking, canoeing and fishing on the water. In the afternoons time was set aside for reading in the hammock or playing in the treehouse. The solar lights illuminating the path to the water at night were beautiful. They enabled us to carry our s'more stuff to the fire pit without worrying about a flashlight. The kitchen was full of beautiful pottery and glassware that made setting the family-style table for mealtime easy. There was plenty of seating in the living area and privacy with three bedrooms. The owner provided bedding & linen so packing for this trip was easy, all we needed to bring was clothing, toiletries and food! When we did venture out, the tiny town of Hobart surprised! There were several book stores, a cafe and restaurant. Overall, our trip was everything we wanted, relaxing, restful and remote.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scranton, PA area
3

Beautiful House. But, was a little in disrepair and didn't have all the amenities that were listed.

  • 3 of 5

We just got back from a 5 day stay at this pretty cabin. The house was very roomy and had lots to offer as far as family entertainment is concerned with puzzles and games and toys and dolls for my 5-year-old. However, it was raining on our first day there and we tried to use the DirectTV that was listed in the amenities section and only 10-15 channels were available to us. None of them being kids channels. We looked up the error code that was listed on the TV and it stated that the bill was overdue. We didn't think too much of it though, since there were lots of DVDs to pick from. However, most of them were empty cases and we had to run out and pick up a few movies to watch since we didn't bring any with us since they were one of the things mentioned that came with the house. Then the first morning we woke up we absolutely could not locate a toaster which also was listed in the amenities. We were happy with a lot of the things to do outside. There was a comfortable swing for the 4 of us to sit on, a fun swingset for my little daughter, a cool treehouse for my older daughter, and 2 little sandboxes full of toys to play with. That was all great. However, there were no bunnies in the fenced area where they should've been and the trampoline had a huge hole on the one side that was just covered by big tires that would bounce around as my daughter jumped which would uncover the hole. Very unsafe. We loved lounging by the lake area and it was very private and had lots of comfortable seating. We loved going out on the kayaks and the canoe, as well. Unfortunately, there was only one life jacket available to use so it wasn't safe for us all to go out as a family and we didn't bring any because they were supposed to come with the house. I messaged the owners of the house about the DirectTV, the toaster, and the bunnies on the first day that we were there and never heard back from them until the last day that we were there when the owner called me and left a message asking if I would take the garbage out to the curb if they could arrange for a garbage pick up. She never mentioned my concerns that I brought up in the message and never did call back to tell me to take the garbage out or not. Overall, we did love the layout of the house and how beautiful it was outside, but because of the lack of communication about the issues we were having and the fact that there were some safety problems (life jackets and trampoline) we won't be back again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is true that the toaster broke while we were away this summer and we were unaware of it until this guest mentioned it. Once we heard of it, we immediately got it replaced! The lack of communication that was reported had to do with the fact that our family was staying at a campground deep in the woods of New Hampshire where cell reception and wifi were sporadic and/or not able to receive signal. I think we missed each other several times and a message I left appears not to have ever been received, because in my message I addressed the Direct TV issue, the toaster, and expressed concern about the "empty" dvd cases, as well as the scarcity of life jackets because that was alarming to hear, considering when we'd left the house for the summer there had been 8-10 life jackets for all sizes and ages as well as over a 100 dvds to choose from in our movie collection! I asked my cleaner to check the dvd cases and to count the lifejackets, and according to her there were more than enough! So, I'm not quite sure what happened here unless they were unable to locate them for some reason! Life jackets are stored in the brown chest by the lake, along with rafts, and other water and yard toys! I'm sorry for poor cell reception and communication troubles that we faced as a result of us being in a remote campground! I can sympathize with the guest's frustrations....though I did the best I could within the situation we were in I think. Note: trampoline did take some wear and tear over the course of the 6 months that we were out of the area and a tear did appear in one area of the trampoline where some springs fell off. Tires on the trampoline was strange to hear about, but I discovered the previous guests had placed the tires over the hole in order to cover it up, but it sounds like it only made it more dangerous to jump on. I have to say, that we have not been able to repair the trampoline, but have plans to replace it when we return again in late May/early June 2017. For now, it is being used "at your own risk" and there is a liability form I am having guests sign in the event they want to use it despite the tear. When we left it was not so large, but I am uncertain of its present condition, though I've been told it is still very much usable and simply has to be used with some caution and mindfulness (perhaps it should be avoided for very small children, unless a parent is guarding the area by the tear!
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Buffalo, NY
2

Dissapointed

  • 2 of 5

My family and I just returned from a weekend at this cottage. I had great expectations for this cottage based on the previous renters’ reviews; I was very disappointed. While the cottage is on a beautiful lake with amazing views, I felt like the cottage (inside and out) are in need of a deep-clean and de-clutter. The window screens on the inside were full of cobwebs and old bugs. There were also cobwebs and filth behind and under the furniture. Both the inside and outside had piles of stuff that were covered with blankets and tarps (outside). Parts of the sides of the outside deck are in disrepair and covered with tarps. I think this cottage would be much more attractive and comfortable for guests if there were not so many items around and if there was more overall organization and care. The pictures in the listing do not show the many items around the house (both on walls and shelves). The area with the kid activities (swing set, trampoline, sand box) were in an overgrown area next to the house. Again, I feel like if it was better cared for it would be a better space. Also, a screen for the sliding glass door would be nice. The lake views were incredible and the fire pit was nice to have.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
73.94 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Stamford Golf Course
Nearest Train
62 Miles
Hudson Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Hwy 23
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Table on Ten
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Plattekill Mountain
Car: necessary

Cross-country ski, ice skate, snow shoe, bike, hike, walk, swim, fish, canoe on your own private 25 acre lake - all in your back yard!

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in South Kortright, Catskills

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay
£281
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£1,056
£2,668
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £24 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £79
Property Damage Protection £47
Pet Fee £20

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.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in South Kortright in Delaware River Valley

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 7 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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