|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Hand Crafted Elegance
This custom designed home is nestled among beautifully landscaped gardens in a very private setting, and often on the local garden tour. It was designed and built by the owners with comfort and quality at every turn. Reclaimed wood was used to add a personal touch. The house features a unique altar railing from a 19th century local stone church. Much of the reclaimed wood, from vintage buildings, adds to the charming ambiance of this romantic home.
Located 2 1/2 hours from N.Y.C. and 7 minutes from Phoenicia with it's lovely Main Street, restaurants and shops. It is no surprise that the Phoenicia area has become the fastest growing hot spot for weekend and vacation getaways from N.Y.C.
Numerous magazines have written articles and the phrase "The New Hamptons"
has become common.
Enjoy outdoor dining on a tropical deck overlooking the koi pond and Japanese rock garden. Relax or do yoga with the peaceful, tranquil sound of the waterfall, or visit the stream at the bottom of the driveway. Sit back on the deck in the warm sun on Adirondack chairs or under the roof at the mosaic table made from a wine barrel with it's lazy susan center. A beautiful spot for morning coffee. Or just relax and swing in the hammock.
The living room (20x30) has a large, soft, comfy sofa. Reclaimed diamond paned windows frame a gorgeous window seat with pillows. Hardwood maple flooring is throughout the home.
The spacious bright kitchen is fully equipped with dual fuel 1500 btu gas burners and an electric convection oven. Full size refrigerator, dish washer, toaster oven, microwave, Kitchen Aid mixer, coffee pot, veggie juicer, blender, food processor,
etc. Two skylights brighten the work area.
Dishes, cookware, utensils, baking supplies all intended for serious cooks. It has a marble work counter and includes a large butcher block centrally located for convenience, there is plenty of counter space. Our dream kitchen!
A true pleasure to create wonderful meals while enjoying the view over the gardens and the new, spectacular stone pizza oven.
Hummingbirds feed at the window 3 feet from the dining area table. Colorful birds feast at other windows.
Bedrooms. (Linens included)
There are 3 newly renovated bedrooms upstairs with views overlooking the gardens and mountains. Two master bedrooms, one with a pillow-top king mattress, the second has a new pillow-top queen mattress. The latter has a very large picture window. When the leaves fall you can see water glistening in the stream with the mountain tops above. The third bedroom has a twin.
There is one bathroom with plenty of hot water and great pressure!
Soap and towels included!
Fast Wi fi and a land line phone are available, as well as cable TV.
The playhouse is adorable, it has a play stove, loft and 2 flip chairs.
Feel free to gently harvest the organic veggie and herb garden.
Sit around the campfire on those cool mountain evenings.
Our well water is fabulous and without sulfur. Family and friends from the city always take some home!
Golf driving net
2 bicycles (1 men's and 1 women's)
Tranquil waterfall at koi pond (view from deck)
This is my first time writing a review like this and I normally don't review, well, anything. But this place is a true gem. We have stayed in many houses in the Catskills over the years and this was by far our favorite. The house has plenty of privacy but is in close proximity to Phoenicia and other great spots. The owners have clearly put their heart and soul into the house, and it shows. From its lush herb and vegetable garden to the unique hand-built interior, this house is special and makes a nice getaway for a family or couple. My daughter absolutely adored the playhouse and we spent many memorable hours on the basketball court and outdoor patio. And the outdoor pizza oven! I could go on. But what makes the place truly unique is the owners. They are not simply giving you a place to stay for the night but allowing you into their home with open arms (and in our case, some delicious brownie pie and homemade granola!). Thank you guys for a wonderful stay.
Laura was very professional, helpful and generous from our first contact to the end.
There are interesting objects, nice art and a terrific kitchen inside while the outside was filled with plants, flowers, gardens, special sitting areas, nature, bird feeders and even a basketball area!!
We can only imagine how beautiful this home and area will be in the fall foliage season.
We spent ten wonderful days this summer at this house and enjoyed every moment. The house is very well equipped, and particularly the kitchen, which was a real pleasure to cook in. The gardens and woods around the house are just lovely. Best of all were Laura and Vinny, who welcomed us warmly and responded rapidly to our questions before and during our stay. We will most certainly return.
This is a special home that the owners have built over many decades. The house is beautiful and very comfortable. The property is magical and perfect for a peaceful retreat to the forest. The landscaping is very beautiful.
The owners go out of their way to make you feel welcome with special touches like brownie pies and homemade granola.
We loved our weekend here and would definitely come back.
We were very happy with our stay at Laura and Vinny's house for Memorial Day weekend. It was everything we expected and more. Charming, cozy with all the necessary amenities.
The kitchen had absolutely everything we needed. We all loved exploring the surrounding greenery, flowers, playhouse and basketball court and got to know a lot of birds and frogs. Laura was very responsive and made sure we were comfortable and aware of all the nearby attractions.
We look forward to returning soon!
Magda K. and family
Our family decided to leave town for thanksgiving this year. We choose "handcrafted elegance"' on it uniqueness and location. The house was 1000 times more beautiful in person than in the photos. The grounds were gorgeous. It was private and lush. Thrre was an amazing playhouse that my 5 year old couldn't get enough of. My older boys loved the b-ball court. We made homemade pizza in the outdoor pizza oven. The house was filled with amazing detail. It was warm and cozy. The kitchen was well equipped. The beds were cozy. There was something for everyone. Laura and Vinny were wonderful- accommodating and helpful. It couldn't have been any better. We will go back!!!
Scenic train rides
Tubing the Esopus
Secret swimming holes (inquire)
Many hiking trails
Zen Mountain Monastery
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£358|
|Property Damage Protection||£47|
Please contact owner for stays over 7 days and rates. Thank you.