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Creekside Log Cottage in the beautiful Catskills

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Gorgeous Creekside View!

Enjoy our cozy cottage right next to “forever wild” land in the unblemished Catskill Forest Preserve.

Just 2 1/2 hours from NYC in the heart of the Catskills, our recently renovated, log-sided cottage is the perfect getaway.

In warm weather... Our house is a quick walk (or a minute by car) to the Belleayre Beach at Pine Hill Lake, which has it all: kayaks, pedal boats, barbecue grills, volleyball, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, swimming lessons, and a white sand beach. The sand isn't local, but the vibe definitely is.

In autumn, come for the leaf peeping... and if you love apple picking, no need to go to an orchard, you can do it right in our front yard! We have five apple trees (different varieties: red, yellow and green) and we have more fruit than we know what to do with... You'll be doing us a favor by picking and enjoying these tasty organic treats!

In cold weather... We're less than 10 minutes from the Belleayre Ski Mountain, where you can ski and snowboard trails through silent, pristine woodlands.

Our heated, glass-enclosed dining room overlooks the bucolic Birch Creek. For the adventurous, cross the creek and our property includes seven undeveloped acres adjoining New York State parkland.

When you are done exploring the great outdoors.... Enjoy our beautiful natural stone fireplace, our outdoor fire pit, or our Blu-ray DVD player and HDTV. And we've installed Cable TV and High Speed WiFi, so you can get online and check your email, etc.

Our kitchen has a professional Garland oven/stove. An open floor plan keeps the chef involved in the conversation. Plus, there’s a BBQ grill outside.

In addition to skiing and swimming, the area features other year-round fun and activities: hiking, biking, tubing, waterfalls, fishing, golf, tennis, soccer, baseball, horseback riding, concerts, antiquing, and more.

• Ten minutes to Phoenicia (voted one of the "Coolest Small Towns in America")

• Only thirty minutes to Woodstock

• The famous, fabulous Peekamoose Restaurant is only a mile away

• In the summer, attend outdoor concerts at the Belleayre Music Festival, or the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice.

• Ten minutes to the Delaware & Ulster Railroad, a leisurely train ride, offering magnificent scenery

• Fifteen minutes to the world’s largest kaleidoscope, The KaleidOscraper, a 65-foot grain silo refashioned into a gigantic toy and light show

Come enjoy the Catskills!

The Space

• 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. Sleeps 4 comfortably. Plus we have an Aerobed mattress or pull-out couch if you want to squeeze in one more. (We ask that the maximum is 5)

• The bedrooms have extra comfy "memory foam" mattresses and pillows.

• HDTV with Cable TV and a Blu-ray DVD player

• Bring your own DVDs, or feel free to browse our collection of DVDs and video tapes.

• High Speed WiFi

• A second TV has a DVD player and VHS video cassette player.

• Shelves full of books to read

• The kitchen is equipped with a professional stove, oven, microwave, toaster, fridge, coffee maker, dishwasher, and more

• The bathroom is newly renovated

• The house has been very well maintained with new windows and new carpeting.

• Our home was featured in the New York Times article "Buying a Second Home First." Look it up online, I'm not allowed to print the website here...

In addition, our housekeeper, Carrie, offers the option of a food and supply service. If you're interested, she can deliver prepared food or groceries, and any other items that you'd like to have in the house for your visit. She also bakes beautiful cakes if you are having a special occasion.

More Details

Stefan Weisman
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Pine Hill in Ulster County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Ski-Out
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • limited accessibility
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Creekside Log Cottage in the beautiful Catskills
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Lovely cottage with incredible sunroom overlooking bubbling stream

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I joined son and fiancee for a Thanksgiving holiday and were thrilled with this property. Owner Stefan provides an extremely clean, well appointed charming cottage. Despite being situated on a main road, it is far enough back that traffic sounds are not a problem. The cottage sits just above a lovely bubbling stream. There is an outside fire pit with plenty of firewood for use there or the incredible fireplace in the main living room. The sunlit sun room offers a wonderful exposure to the stream and provides a great place to relax. The kitchen, fully equipped, has everything that you would need including a professional chef's stove and oven. The largest bedroom has one of the most comfortable queen size beds I have ever slept in. Just the bed is worth staying in this cottage. Great shower in the modern bathroom. Prior to arriving we received a operations manual which contained all of the information we would need for the cottage. Incredibly cooperative owner who goes out of his way to assure that your stay is well worth it. Did not disappoint. We will return.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Looking forward to your next visit.
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Glad we chose this property!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this cottage for a few days in October. It is secluded but not far from local restaurants and grocery stores. It is the perfect cottage sitting on the perfect piece of property. The pictures say it all, the cottage is exactly as advertised, no disappointments here. We loved the sun room with it's view of the creek and sitting by the fireplace each evening. We had a lot of places we wanted to visit while in the Catskills but we found the cottage so comfy, it was hard to leave each day. We browsed dozens of properties on VRBO and in the end, we chose the right one. We can't wait to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ian! Hope you can come visit again!
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Hawthorne, New York

Cute, cozy and great location to Belleayre!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four had a great stay in the house. 30 mins to hunter/windham where we snowmobiled and snow tubes. Less than 10 mins to belleayre where kids took ski lessons. Creek and sunroom are adorable. Fireplace was lovely. Beds/pillows were comfy and Stefan explains things easily and is very flexible/accommodating. House is very clean and well-cared for. We recommend bringing up food/drinks because we were surprised by limited shopping. Great long weekend getaway!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, and glad you had a good time! For those looking to rent... The closest food shopping is Belleayre Plaza which is a one minute drive and has groceries, prepared food, etc. The Freshtown Supermarket is even larger, and it's less than a 15 minute drive. Even more options are listed in our house manual.
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Great location, very clean

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as described. Owner communication was great and very helpful. Great location on the creek and set back off the main road.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, Quaint, and Coveniently Located

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect! We skied at Bellarye Mountain so it was so nice to be so close at the end of the day to come back to a warm fireplace after a cold day on the slopes. The kitchen had chef quality cooking instruments, big butcher block cutting board, and commercial gas stove, which is really nice if you like to cook. They also had organic earth friendly soaps and cleaners☺ It had a beautiful sun room for creek-side dining, with good views for bird-watching! Loved the patio out back with creek, so peaceful. It was a little too cold to enjoy it fully so we may have to venture back again in the summer. Overall this was a great find! Cleanliness, quality, and reasonably priced.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was great to have you as our guests. Please come again any time!
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Peekamoose Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
The Meadows Golf Center
Nearest Motorway
Route 28
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Peekamoose Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Belleayre Ski Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Belleayre Beach at Pine Hill Lake
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Pine Hill, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
22 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £59.9
Refundable Damage Deposit £149.74

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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