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Just Renovated, Sunny, Open Layout. Esopus Creek Access. 5 Min To Cool Phoenicia

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrms, 2 Baths, 3 Decks, Mountain Views, Fire pit, Esopus Creek on property

Listen to the Esopus Creek rushing below. Enjoy the privacy of outdoor dining on the rear deck, or by the lounge chairs and fire pit on the large patio. Easy walk to fishing, swimming, tubing, kayaking in the cool Catskills rivers. Explore nearby hiking trails (including newly opened Romer Mountain Trailhead down the road). Explore dining and shopping in the charming town of Phoenicia (5 min. drive), Woodstock, Margaretville, and Hunter not far.

Our recently renovated 3 bedroom home features a new open layout kitchen, dining room, and sitting room that accesses a large back deck for outdoor areas to relax. Best tasting mountain fresh water from our own well.

The 1600 sq.ft home is equipped with WIFI, and free local/national calls on land line phone. Each room has its own thermostat control for comfortable electric heat. The house faucet water is sourced from our well, always mountain fresh and delicious. Water tested pure! The new 50 gallon hot water heater provides plenty for showering. New septic system was just installed.

The kitchen has a full supply of cookware, dishes, and utensils. The kitchen appliances include new dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, coffeemaker, coffee bean grinder, espresso maker, blender, juicer, electric stove/ oven, new range hood, and full size refrigerator. The dining room has storage seats, small flat screen TV and dining table for 6-10 people. (Extra table leaves are stored in 1st floor bedroom closet). The coat closet by the kitchen entrance door is for renters' use. The sitting area by the kitchen features a comfy couch, rocking chair, coffee table and sliding glass doors to a large deck.

There is a first floor bedroom with 2 twin beds and double closet with extra linens, blankets and pillows. The adjacent full bathroom has a large closet stocked with extra paper goods, towels and cleaning supplies.

The separate living room, equipped with French doors, features a large flat screen TV, DVD/ Blu-ray player, long wraparound couch, and chair for lounging with a book or just watching the changing light on the mountains.

The 2nd floor has 2 master bedrooms, each with queen size beds. An extra full size futon bed is in 1 of the master bedrooms. Extra blankets and linens are stored in each bedroom. Each bedroom is flooded with window light and views from 3 sides.

The 2nd floor full bathroom has a large skylight offering a mountain view. Towels, extra paper goods, and cleaning supplies are stored in the bathroom closet.

The hallway is equipped with a writing desk, skylight and laundry rack for placing damp towels, etc. The basement has a fooz ball table, large capacity washer and dryer.

The property has two driveways with enough room to park 6 cars. Use the driveway off Garfield Rd to pull in close to the house side entrance by the garage.

Enjoy the property's large front lawn for playing outdoor games. Visit the little frog pond by the Herdman Rd driveway. Cross the street by the 2 white painted poles or walk right a little way down Herdman Rd. to access a more gentle slope down to the Esopus Creek. The property continues across abandoned railroad tracks to the river's edge. Great location for your own private Catskills fishing, or just exploring the river.

More Details

Frank and Nina Marra
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 January, 2018

About Frank and Nina Marra

We enjoy hiking in the Catskills natural beauty with a camera and a hiking stick. The recently opened Romer Mountain Trail was part of the volunteer efforts contributed through this home which housed weekly teams of volunteer trail builders over the past 2 years as part of our contribution to preserving access to these beautiful mountains. Frank, who helped on the trail building crew, still serves as the Romer Mountin Trail Maintainer.

Frank and Nina Marra purchased this house in 2012

Why Frank and Nina Marra chose Phoenicia

Property extends to the Esopus Creek. Mountain views and dead-end country roads.The home is warm and comfortable, clean and light-filled.

What makes this house unique

Easy access to NY city (Approx. 2 hours) Close to the cool town of Phoenicia. From the house, a 2.5 mile 40 minute walk to town on country roads, or a 5 min. drive. House is situated on a quiet deadend country lane with mountain views and nearby Esopus Creek.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Phoenicia in Ulster County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please note snow removal service is for 3 + inches snow. Renters are to shovel any snowfall under 3 inches and salt the pathway to entry door.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1st floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , bath closet stocked with extra paper goods, towels, iron.
    Bathroom 2nd floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Skylight views of mountain. Towels, paper goods in closet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1st floor - 2 Single Bed , double closets
    Bedroom 2nd floor Master - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , roomy with 2 beds, Great for small child sleep in bedroom.
    Bedroom 2nd floor Master - 1 Large Double Bed , roomy and sunny with 2 eaves closets.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Large FIREPIT in backyard with seating and plenty of firewood for your enjoyment. Grate for cooking directly over woodfire with large cast iron frying pan. Enjoy roasting marshmallows over the fire.


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Just Renovated, Sunny, Open Layout. Esopus Creek Access. 5 Min To Cool Phoenicia
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews
Brooklyn, New York

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a great time at your house.

First, I gotta say you have a nice, clean, cozy and well equipped house. We loved it. Good views, very peaceful, close to town, local stores and food places and very relaxing atmosphere. We watched some TV, played board games, cooked a lot of food, went for a walk and visited town. Also, it was our second time visiting Phoenicia. First time we visited it during summer and now in winter. Definitely recommend to visit Phoenicia and this house as well!

Thank you guys for all the comfort and I'm glad we picked your property!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you chose to stay at our home and enjoyed your time here. We always look to help our guests have a great experience. We hope you and your family will return for another Catskill Getaway here. Thanks for your thoughtful words. Best regards, Frank and Nina Marra
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Just like home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for this beautiful, comfortable, clean and warm house. Everything was prepared. We felt like at home. We really enjoyed. Thanks!!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Catskills Getaway Property

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this house! Great clean home with more than enough space (we were 4 adults and 1 child) and the perfect location for Phoenicia lovers! Even on the hottest days, we were able to mix open window breezes with air conditioning units. Backyard space is ideal for BBQ and campfire s'mores! Kitchen is fully stocked and the dining room + outside patio set offer plenty of seating. Great family room to wind down at night. No need for TV in the mountains - always something new to see/hear/experience. Make sure to go down to the Esopus creek for swimming and fishing. Can't wait to come back and stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice, quiet house

  • 5 of 5

We used the house as a base for nearby hiking. The house is large, clean, and has comfortable furniture. My only suggestion for the house is better pillows, but we are very particular about pillows. Nina was very responsive to questions and returned the deposit promptly. We enjoyed our stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carol, I value your feedback very much about the house including your preference for better pillows. I have been planning to replace several pillows and will take care of it right away. Can you recommend a pillow you prefer? Again, we appreciate your input to making our home's amenities more comfortable. Best wishes and thanks again, Nina Marra
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Wonderful property.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The property is taken care of lovingly by the owners, and its situation is superb. I fly fish, so proximity to Esopus Creek is big plus. The house is close to Phoenicia and lots of trails.

The owners clearly are committed to offering a great experience for their guests. They maintain the property very well, answer questions promptly, and provide a lot of literature about the Catskills in general and the Phoenicia area in particular.

All in all, we had a great time. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your charming house.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alex, We are so pleased to know that you and your family had a great stay here. It is a pleasure to have our guests feel comfortable here for a relaxing Catskill experience. Thanks again and we hope you will come back soon! Frank and Nina
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Great Weekend Away

  • 5 of 5

I spent Memorial Day Weekend with some family and friends at this home and we had an incredible time. It was not quite warm enough to use the lake, but we made great use of the fire pit--it was our favorite part of the house! Every day we around midday we would light the fire, make some food on the bbq, and just enjoy each other's company. When it would get too dark we enjoyed sitting in the living room to watch movies and play games. Overall a great experience. The neighbors were extremely friendly and Nina was awesome to work with. Would definitely recommend if you enjoy an outdoors experience.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Brio's, Tavern 214
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Colonial Country Club, Tannersville; many more
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
NY Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Brios, Catskill Rose, Tavern 214, Phoenicia Diner
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Belleayre Mountain, Hunter Mountain, Windham Mount
Car: recommended

Right in the center of Catskill Park. Easy 20 minutes to locations of interest in the Catskill region. Convenient walk to Esopus Creek, Woodland Valley Creek for wonderful fishing spots.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £72.5
Damage Deposit £362.5

Rental plus cleaning fee ($75.00) for each rental time. Renters must have owner's permission to bring any electrical appliance to use at property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.