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Sanctuary by the Stream

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Brand New 2 Bedroom House One Mile From The Hamlet Of Phoenicia

Leave your cares behind and enjoy the beautiful Catskill mountains as you relax in your “Stream side Sanctuary,” a newly renovated 2 bedroom house just outside of Phoenicia, located on the lovely Stony Clove Stream.

Enjoy your privacy as you sit on the front porch; use the gas grill and ample picnic table for a cook-out in the back yard; relax and read in your zero gravity chair in a sunny or shady spot; or sit by the stream and watch the water peacefully flowing and perhaps see the bald eagle, heron, or ducks that regularly pay a visit. Come back after dark and enjoy the large seasonal propane fire pit and comfortable Adirondack chairs.The view is wonderful year round, with the autumn colors being especially spectacular.

The newly renovated house has a beautiful, fully equipped kitchen, spacious dining room that looks out at trees and flowers from a bow window, living room with gas fireplace and large screen TV, modern bathroom, two bedrooms, each with a queen size bed, one with a TV, air conditioning and heat throughout making it a cozy, comfortable retreat year round! The house has cable TV and wifi. A car is not necessary as the house is located just short of a mile form the bus station in Phoenicia. You can walk to town, eat in one of several restaurants, visit the quaint shops, go fly fishing, or tube the Esopus. If you’re feeling energetic, a walk of a little over a mile will bring you to the Tanbark Trail and/or the trail up Tremper Mountain, both very popular spots, or walk about 2 miles to the Phoenicia Diner for a hearty breakfast or lunch. If you do come by car, there are many sites and activities just a short drive away: Lakes, hiking trails, ski centers (Hunter is 12 miles away, Belleayre-15 & Windham-22.6) concerts, even the world’s largest kaleidoscope! Come and enjoy “your vacation home” without any of the work or responsibility!

My husband and I have a home on the property. If we are not traveling, we like to greet our guests, give a quick tour of the house, and answer any questions. Whether we are home or away we can always be reached but, we give our guests as much privacy as possible so that they can comfortably enjoy all of the property.

More Details

Veronica Rowe
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 December, 2017

About Veronica Rowe

I grew up in New York City but was always drawn to nature. After college I moved to Ulster County and have lived in Phoenicia for thirty years. I never tire of of the beauty of this area that I am blessed to live in.

What makes this house unique

This property is unique because of the beautiful setting. There is a large open yard with about 150' of stream frontage. The setting is peaceful and lovely but within one mile of town. It is conveniently located to restaurants, shops, theaters, tubing, fly fishing, kayaking, swimming & skiing. There is a lovely stream side stone patio with a large propane fire pit that is beautiful!


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , television
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • two bedrooms each with brand new queen size beds, large windows with view of back yard
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

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Sanctuary by the Stream
average rating of 4.827586 based on 29 reviews

lovely cabin for a quick trip

  • 5 of 5

We visited the Catskills for a family wedding and had to cut our trip short because our son was injured while at the neighborhood playground (great playground by the way!). Veronica was kind and helpful while we scrambled to located emergency care and she even refunded the remainder of our trip. We hope to visit again soon!

The backyard area is the perfect place to entertain guests or relax with wine or coffee by the stream. Don't miss it. We appreciated that she had kids' toys stocked in the basement and laundry supplies ready for us to use. The small details matter!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Upstate Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely incredible! There is so much attention put towards detail of the house and landscaping. The beds are incredibly comfy and windows that look out into nature make everything feel so serene. There is a firepit next to the river to enjoy the evenings. This place was everything we asked for and more for our out of city get away. The hosts are wonderful and we will definitely be coming back!!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cortlandt Manor

Great Getaway, Amazing Back Yard

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Sanctuary by the stream. Veronica had the place stocked with linens, tons of extra towels and a full kitchen that met all our needs. Great for kids, our 3 and 1 year old loved running around the yard and enjoying the scenery.

The location is also really good - 15 - 20 min from Woodstock where we went a few times, and down the street from Main Street Phoenicia, which has great restaurants and some good shopping. Overall a great trip and a great property!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jesse & Caitie, for choosing our property to celebrate your special occasions! It was very nice meeting you & your adorable children. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay-complete with "wildlife viewing" & I hope that you'll be back before too long. Best Regards, Veronica
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Frederick, Md

Herons glide and the brook babbles ...

  • 5 of 5

A sweet little cottage right next to the river. We spent every moment we were there in the Adirondack Chairs by the river and the fire pit. Herons, kingfishers and hummingbirds. Great little cottage for our family of 3. Super clean! Turned on the fire a couple of times. Lots of Trail guides provided, right next to Phonecia town center, 15 minutes to Woodstock. Maybe 5 minutes to the Phonecian Diner. The view is not to be beat and we took lots of photos.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Rebecca, we're glad that you and your family were so happy with your stay. We love to see people enjoying our special "sanctuary" and hope that you will come back again. Sincerely, Veronica & Jon
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, wonderful hosts ... Truly a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. We have rented many homes in the area and this one is exactly as described and so much more. Owners take pride in providing a clean, well- decorated and comfortable home. The grounds are meticulously kept, stream is so peaceful and the view of the mountain is absolutely beautiful. We hope to have the opportunity to return in the future.

Thank you Jon and Veronica ... we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and getting to know you both :) Take care.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Dina, Tom, & Connor, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We were happy to have a chance to spend time with you & chat. We hope to see you again soon! (maybe some motorcycle riding) Thanks again, Connor, for the great photos! Sincerely, Veronica & Jon
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Tranquility at its finest

  • 5 of 5

I really can't say enough good things about our stay at this beautiful home by the river. The views were stunning, the kitchen well appointed, the bedrooms comfortable, the living room cozy, and the location convenient to both Phoenecia and Woodstock. Our days and nights were were surrounded by the soothing sounds of the river, the beauty of the landscape, and the warmth of the fire. Like I said, I really can't say enough good things. Veronica was extremely accommodating and made us feel right at home, she also was kind enough to make some great recommendations for local spots to try (do yourself a favor and check out bread alone in woodstock, then stop by the tea shop next door).

Bottom line: If you are looking for a comfortable and extremely relaxing place to call home while you explore the catskills, you really can't get much better than this!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kyle & Jenna! I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay and so honored that you chose our property as the first stop on your honeymoon! It was a pleasure meeting you both and I hope you will be back again. Sincerely, Veronica
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Phoenicia, New York

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £224.16

Cancellation policy --- For bookings cancelled up to 30 days before the start of the stay, traveler receives a 100% refund.
For bookings cancelled up to 14 days before the start of the stay, traveler receives a 50% refund. For bookings cancelled less than 14 days before the start of the stay, no refund is given. check in is 3:00 check out is 11:00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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