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FLATROCK HOUSE a modern escape in the Catskills

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Flatrock House is located in the Catskill Mountains. It is 2.5 hours from New York City. Spend your time relaxing in our creative home on 8 acres of forever green forest. Our property runs along the Esopus Creek in the hamlet of Shandaken, NY. We are 7 minutes aways from the now famous hamlet of Phoenicia. Originally built in 1951, the 3200 square ft house was once a local bar, disco and casino during the 60s and 70s. In 2015, three friends from Brooklyn purchased the property and turned it into a retro modern rustic paradise.

QUICK DESCRIPTION

The house includes access to a large creek with its own private pebble beach, suitable for swimming, kayaking, tubing and fishing. The home is surrounded by a large yard and woods, easily accessible from a local country road. Inside you will find a wood burning stove, 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, Jacuzzi tub, Wi-Fi, & a game room with a ping pong table, TV, DVD player and Apple TV (Netflix and HBOGO). Outdoors areas include a large dining space, gas grill, basketball hoop and much more.

BEDROOMS & GROUPS

On the first floor you will find two large bedrooms with queen size beds. On the 2nd floor there is a master bedroom with a queen size bed and one smaller bedroom with a full size bed. All these will fit a total of 8 people.

In certain circumstances, each couch in the game room could potentially fit a single person, for a total of 10 guests in the house, but please discuss it with us before you book.

BATHROOMS

2 full bathrooms on each floor, one with a Jacuzzi tub, the other has a spa shower.

LIVING AREA/KITCHEN

Downstairs is a great room, perfect for entertaining. There is a Chef kitchen with all the tools you will need for cooking. This adjoins the large dining room. The table seats 8 with room for overflow at the kitchen bar. Downstairs has a large living room area with a woodstove that is perfect for entertaining. Another great hangout spot is the upstairs game room that has a dart board, ping pong table & TV with on demand. There is also a second floor balcony with a lovely view. Gas BBQ Grill as well as a Fire Pit with benches for good times!

The house is located:

- 10 minute (walk) to the Flatrock Swimming Hole

- 8 minutes (drive) from Phoenicia (restaurants, bars, shops, kayaking, tubing)

- 8 minutes (drive) from Pine Hill (restaurants, bars, shops, local history museum)

- 10 minutes (drive) from Belleayre Mountain, Open 4 seasons (Ski, snowboard, zipline, hiking)

- 10 minutes (drive) from Belleayre Beach, state beach built on the edge of a local lake.

- 25 from Hunter, Open 4 seasons (Ski, snowboard, zipline, hiking)

- 35 from Windham and Platekill, Open 4 seasons (Ski, snowboard, zipline, hiking)

- More restaurant and bar options in other small towns in the area. Dozens of antique shops, hikes, trails, fishing and swimming.

- Of Note to visit: Woodstock, Woodland Valley, Margaretville, Roxbury, Andes, Kaaterskill, Ashokan Reservoir, & Tremper Kill Reservoir, Rhinebeck, West Kill.

We can provide you with a full range of recommendations about the area whether you want to explore or just hang out nearby.

Guest Access

Entire house with lockbox key access

Free Parking for multiple cars

Large television with DVD/Blue Ray and Apple TV (Netflix/HBOGO/More, you can use your own subscription for various other TV streaming services as well.)

DVDs

Board Games

Private Creek Access

2 acre yard and 6 more acres of forest across from the house

Wood Burning Stove

Outdoor Gas Grill

Outdoor Fire Pit

Ping Pong Table

Large Deck and Terrace

Basketball Hoop

Swimming Hole (7 minute walk from the house)

Laundry

Jacuzzi bathtub

Interaction with Guests

Happy to give recommendations and tips. Please ask any questions. Contact us by cellphone or email. A caretaker is nearby, but off the property, for emergency only needs.

Getting Around

Shandaken is just outside of Phoenicia, in the central Catskills, two hours from the George Washington Bridge, with a scenic drive out Route 28 off of the Kingston exit on the NYS Thruway. Our home is off a small country road and is not in walking distance of groceries or restaurants. We highly recommend traveling by car. It is the best way to explore the surrounding area. There is ample parking on the gravel driveway in front of the house if your group is arriving in a few cars.

The Trailways bus leaves several times a day from NYC and will drop you off about half a mile walking distance from the house in Shandaken. More busses are available to Phoenicia, and then you could take a taxi. We can provide a list of local taxis if needed. There's also a local public bus that goes from town to town if you choose to go carless. Route 28 is busy but has a wide shoulder and cyclists often ride it.

Other Things to Note

Please carefully read our rules listed on the PDF guide, which we email you after a booking. There is a ton of useful information in it. Please remember that since the house is surrounded by trees and other vegetation, in rare instances you might encounter wildlife or mice. This is something you will find in any property in the region. Also if you are allergic to poison ivy be mindful when you explore as some might grow in random areas (which is completely in Mother Nature's control and not ours.)

More Details

Owner
Ben, Jennie and Nikolay
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish, Bulgarian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
2 November, 2017

About Ben, Jennie and Nikolay

We are Nikolay (Motion Design Director), Jennie (Fashion Designer) and Ben (Agency Managing Director). A trio of friends from Brooklyn (with origins from Bulgaria, England and the US). We love the Catskills, outdoor activities and nature and are passionate about design and local history. We are happy to share our carefully curated house with you and answer any questions about the area and your visit!

Ben, Jennie and Nikolay purchased this house in 2015

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Shandaken in Greene County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 full bathrooms on each floor, one with a Jacuzzi tub, the other has a spa shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • On the first floor you will find two large bedrooms with queen size beds. On the 2nd floor there is a master bedroom with a queen size bed and one smaller bedroom with a full size bed. 2 couches in the game room would fit 2 more people, however please ask before booking for groups over 8.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Happy to give recommendations and tips. Please ask any questions. Contact us by cellphone or email. A caretaker is nearby, but off the property, for immediate needs or concerns.

Reviews

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A Great Weekend Away With Friends

  • 5 of 5

We (a group of 9) thoroughly enjoyed our short time at Flatrock House. The property is well kept and the house itself has everything needed for a great weekend. Ben, Jennie, and Nikolay were super helpful in providing a guide to the house and the surrounding area, and were available for any questions throughout our stay. We will be coming back!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy, cute house

  • 5 of 5

Our family was very comfortable in the Flatrock house. The house is nicely decorated and well maintained. Plenty of room for our large family. Conviently located close to hiking trails and restaurants. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to booking again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The Perfect Bohemian Luxury Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had an AWESOME weekend at Flatrock House!

There were 10 of us, and the house still seemed luxuriously big!

Incredibly decorated, this house will get you plenty of likes on your insta account - such is the gorgeous attention to detail & finishings. Play some Bowie on the record player, or enjoy a glass (or five) of red wine around the fire pit. One of my favorite things about this property is that it doesn't have a television.

With most rentals, you find corners cut... Not with Flatrock House. beautiful linens & towels provided, luxe amenities in the bathrooms, Bose sound system - all set in the picturesque heart of nature & seclusion. We will definitely book Flatrock many times again, the perfect getaway, where Bohemian meets Luxury.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome house for a vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house is just so good: super spacious, nicely decorated and clean. The place is half an hour drive from Hunter Mountain, a good distance for a skiing vacation.

The only thing I foind a little inconvenient is that TV and fireplace are not on the same floor. It's not a huge thing since nobody will stick around a TV too much during vacations, but it may be a nice thing to have.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Flatrock house and are looking forward to future opportunities to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very cool house with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

4 friends and myself recently stayed here and loved it. the house has a lot of charm and personality - evident from owners with good taste. the location is great too because you can travel to surrounding towns all within a 15 minute drive - the owners have a local "guide" they made with was super helpful. oh, and they have GREAT movies to watch too!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Catskills Escape

  • 5 of 5

Flatrock House is amazing! I recently stayed here with a group 6 adults and the space was perfect. I was immediately impressed when we walked in through the front door. The main floor is open concept, you can see the entire floor all at once and yet, the living room, kitchen and dining room were well designated and designed with an expert eye. The furniture is a mix of modern and vintage, with antique pieces lovingly restored. My friends and I definitely appreciated all the details- sheepskin rugs, comfy throws, a cushy corner to play the guitar, a woodburning stove and beautiful memorabilia from the past. The pictures online don't do this flawless space justice! We definitely would come back here again.

The bedrooms are very spacious and comfortable. The great room upstairs has huge couches you could just melt into- my friends ended up falling asleep there both nights instead of in their bedrooms! It's a great common space, and we spent the majority of our time in the house up there playing ping pong, dancing around to music and cozying up to a scary movie.

Outside is equally spectacular. The path to the creek is well-marked and the creek itself is just a minute's walk from the house. Standing by the creek and listening to water flow by is priceless. Once we got on the road and drove back home to the city, I was instantly homesick for the peacefulness and comfort of the house and it's surrounding woods.

You can tell the owners really put a lot of thought into the renters' experience- there are labels next to all the light switches, cabinets and closets. They made sure to have printed versions of their house guide with specific instructions. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking supplies, the bedrooms had plenty of towels, the mudroom had laundry and all the cleaning apparatus you could want and outside, they even had tons of wood pre-chopped for the stove. They went way beyond other houses I've rented. Not to mention Nik, one of the owners, was very accessible via e-mail and responded within minutes to all my questions before and throughout our weekend stay.

We all wished we could've stayed longer. There's lots of activities nearby- tubing, hiking, antiquing, even a "beach" where you can rent paddle boats, kayaks and stand up paddle boards. We ate at Phoenicia Diner three days in a row and our dinner at Peekamoose was superb. Flatrock House is perfect, we didn't have one complaint and everyone loved their stay.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jenny! You and your friends are always welcome back to Flatrock!
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Location

Car: recommended

Please don't leave any food out and always close the outside trash can securely when disposing of garbage. The Catskills have a lot of wildlife and we don't want to encourage them to go through it. Please remember that since the house is surrounded by trees and other vegetation, in rare instances you might encounter wildlife or mice. This is something you will find in any property in the region. Also if you are allergic to poison ivy be mindful when you explore as some might grow in random areas (which is completely in Mother Nature's control and not ours.)

Shandaken is just outside of Phoenicia, in the central Catskills, two hours from the George Washington Bridge, with a scenic drive out Route 28 off of the Kingston exit on the NYS Thruway. Our home is off a small country road and is not in walking distance of groceries or restaurants. We highly recommend traveling by car. It is the best way to explore the surrounding area. There is ample parking on the gravel driveway in front of the house if your group is arriving in a few cars.

The Trailways bus leaves several times a day from NYC and will drop you off about half a mile walking distance from the house in Shandaken. More busses are available to Phoenicia, and then you could take a taxi. We can provide a list of local taxis if needed. There’s also a local public bus that goes from town to town if you choose to go carless. Route 28 is busy but has a wide shoulder and cyclists often ride it.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Shandaken, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
XMAS
22 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£2,311
for 4 nights
From
£525
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
NYE 2016
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,785
for 3 nights
From
£525
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£885
for 2 nights
From
£338
From
£413
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,311
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £37.53
Property Damage Protection £44.28
Refundable Damage Deposit £750.5
Cleaning Fee £165.11

Rules are what help us keep the place nice for guests like you. Due to the large size of the house and the care it needs, our deposit policy is strict. Please take a minute to read through our house rules. Most guests never have any issues if they simply follow what we ask. Thank you

1. CHECK IN /CHECK OUT
Unless both sides agree on different terms, check in is at 3pm and check out by 11am.

2. OCCUPANCY
The base price per night is calculated for 6 people. This is to keep the price low enough for smaller groups. Each additional guest after 6 people is charged $40 per night. If you have more then 8 people, please discuss this with us before booking, as special accommodations will be needed.

3. PETS
We love dogs! We have 2 ourselves! But dogs must be pre-approved before they are allowed in the house. $50 dollar pet fee per dog is applied to the final booking. Bringing a dog without prior approval results in the loss of your Security Deposit. Pets are not allowed on our furniture and please keep them off the carpet on the second floor. Please pick up after your pet. Charge for not picking up pet refuse is $50.

4. PARKING
Multiple spots are available on the gravel in front of the house. Please avoid stopping over the grass.

5. TRASH
This is an important rule. Don’t leave trash or any kind or food unattended outside. When you need to dispose of trash bags, there is a big shipping metal container behind the house. Inside you will see a bear proof trash can on wheels. Place bags inside. Lock the metal container back with the padlock (combination will be in the welcome PDF we will email you). If you check out on SATURDAY or SUNDAY, please roll out the garbage can from the metal container, go through the yard and place it across the street from our white mailbox. Pick up is on Monday and we can’t miss it. $100 will be deducted from your deposit if you forget to do that.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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