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Catskill Getaway: Sunny, Open Layout. Esopus Creek Access. 5 Min To 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 relaxing outdoor areas. Best tasting mountain fresh tapwater 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. Full house back up generator for peace of mind.

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, range hood, and full size refrigerator. The dining room has storage seats, small flat screen TV, new ductless A/C, 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, 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 and hallway landing have skylight views of the surrounding mountains. Towels, extra paper goods, and cleaning supplies are stored in the upstairs bathroom closet.

The hallway is equipped with a writing desk, skylight and laundry rack for placing damp towels, and clothes. The basement has a foos ball table by the rear French doors and a large capacity washer with dryer for the guests.

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 Herdman Rd. 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 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
  • Children welcome
  • 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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Catskill Getaway: Sunny, Open Layout. Esopus Creek Access. 5 Min To Phoenicia
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Incredible scenic and secluded in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with full amenities. Plenty of room for lounging and very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Robert, Thank you for writing about our home. We appreciate your observations and hope you return for another stay. Best regards, Frank and Nina
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Comfort and convenience

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here! It was clean and comfortable, with a lot of attention paid to details; making it really feel like home away from home. Our 3yo loved the frog pond and beautiful property. We didn’t have a chance to utilize the fire pit but it was large with great log seats, I could see it being just lovely to snuggle up on a cool night.

The owners were very accommodating and nice to work with! We highly recommend a stay here!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

Every thing you need for a good time

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owner was very professional in having the property prepared for our visit. Appliances were excellent, cookware, utensils all in great shape.

Design of the house leaves nice private space but room for family grouping. Everything was very clean and house was very warm when needed, we were there in 0 to 5 degree temperatures.

Owner is extremely organized and keeps and informative handbook. We would stay again

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Don, We are pleased that your stay was comfortable even in frigid weather. Pleased you found your needs met with the space and organization of the house! Thanks again for coming and writing this review. Best regards, Frank and Nina Marra
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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
Owner's Response: Hi Julie, We are delighted you were right at home in our home. This is our number one goal to provide a clean and comfortable home for rest and enjoyment during your Catskill getaway! We hope you return for another stay. Thanks for your kind review. Best wishes, Frank and Nina
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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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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 £74.45
Damage Deposit £372.25

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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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