About the property
- Cottage1700 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Stylish 3br, Post & Beam Country Cottage
Three Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms; Open-plan Living Area; In-ground Pool; Barn; Walking Trails; Trout Stream; 32 Acres; Privacy. the House Sleeps Eight. the Master Bedroom Has a California King Bed; the Guest Bedroom Has Two Double Beads (perfect for Two Singles, Or a Couple With Two Children); and the Kid's Room Has a Queen Size Bed and a Single Size Bunkbed. the Terrace Has a Gas Grill and a Large Teak Dining Table, With a Market Umbrella, That Seats Six. in Addition to the In-ground Pool, There is Also a Swing Set, a Tether Ball and Both Junior and Adult Size Basketball Nets.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 12, 2018
About David Lawrence
I've lived all over the US, but for me, nothing quite beats this area's combination of natural beauty, and historical setting, all within a two hour drive of Manhattan! As a former Boy Scout and sometime farm boy, this area reminds me of my youth and I love the proximity of nature - there are loads of opportunities for hiking and fishing- but it's also great just to be a part of it. This area casts a spell over me that gets stronger every year.
David Lawrence purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why David Lawrence chose Ulster County
This house charmed me from the first time I saw it. It's very private - tucked away in the woods - and many locals don't even know it's there. It looks like something Teddy Roosevelt might have lived in, but it has all the modern amenities. It's also built properly, with a copper roof, wide-board pine floors and a terrace made of local bluestone. As a fisherman, I was immediately smitten by the 1,500' of private access to a NYS, DEC certified trout stream.
What makes this Cottage unique
One of my favorite features is the screened porch that runs the length of the house and faces the yard. In the morning I like to walk through the French doors out to the porch and settle Into a comfortable chair to drink my coffee and watch the robins hunting for worms. Mostly, the only sound is the flow of the river. Sometimes a turkey or a deer will wander by. However, if you know what to listen for, the woods are filled with turkeys who chatter all day long. During the warm months, we also have loads of amphibians - orange salamanders, and green and brown frogs and toads. Summertime is also an excellent time to observe the beautiful dragonflies and hummingbirds darting around the house in search of a meal. And when the sun goes down, or it's raining, it’s great to eat out there - surrounded by nature, but protected too.
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Nice home, secluded, in the woods, private. All the towns in that area great, much to do and beautiful. Check in and out was easy, owner helpful. But wifi doesn't work, no views (just woods) and the trout stream and swimming hole not on property, on neighbor's property. Throwing garbage out is a bit of a hassle.
My family, close friends and I stayed at this lovely home over Memorial Day weekend this year and it was just as we had hoped. David is a kind, communicative host who was always responsive when we had questions. The house is very inviting and I think the beds were the most comfortable I have ever slept in. Five stars for sure and will definitely rebook again!
Hit all our expectations plus more... Highly recommend this property
David & Caroline have a beautifully maintained home which we were very happy to rent! Our stay was even better than we had hoped. David provided loads of very helpful information on the house and on the area. They are very thoughtful on providing renters with everything they need, plus more. When we arrived we were thrilled to see that the property was NOT just a rental property with a thrown together, cheap interior but IT IS a home that the owners love, maintain and use themselves - We felt like friends let us stay in their home. The interior is cozy and they have high quality items – like the pots, bed, etc. We had excellent weather so we spent the majority of our time in the pool, the patio or on the porch. The local farmers markets made it easy to want to BBQ and make the most out of the outside space. The property is private and just what you want to get away from it all. David was very responsive leading up to the rental and also very helpful. Couldn’t ask for more and would highly recommend this rental! Also - our dog had a blast with all the land, on our hikes in Minnewaska state park and at the local swimming hole. Thank you David & Caroline!
Thank you for such a lovely review. It affirms my perception of your thoughtful nature. We are always so happy when our guests appreciate the vibe we've tried to create - total privacy and spare, simple comfort in a relaxed country setting that's warm and inviting.
In addition to your appreciation for our home, we're also grateful for your thoughtful consideration while you were there. At check-out, you left the house so neat and tidy - as you found it. We hope you'll consider coming back again!
A wonderful weekend in lovely environment!
Everything was and went as hoped. The host was more than pleasant and helpful, and the property was just wonderful. Beautiful decor, great kitchen space, and a lot of interesting books and pieces of furniture. Private, secluded, just what we wished for. Independent of weather, this is a place to enjoy an memorable weekend!
Nearby Activities Include Hiking at the Mohonk Preserve and Lake Minnewaska State Park, As Well As Climbing in the World Famous Shawangunk Mountains. Fishing Opportunities Abound in Numerous Catskill Trout Streams As Well As the Equally Renowned Nyc Reservoirs - the House is Midway Between the Ashokan and Rondout Reservoirs. There's Also Horseback Riding, Bicycling, Golf, Tennis, Downhill and Cross Country Skiing, Ice Skating, Antiques, Farm Stands, Tractor Pulls, Stock Car Racing, Food and Music Festivals and a Seemingly Endless Supply of Charming Local Country Activities.
some of America's Oldest Vineyards Are Nearby, and Eleven of Them Can Be Accessed Via the Shawangunk Wine Trail.
there's Also a Lively Selection of Excellent Dining Options at All Price Points; As Well As Charming Shopping Experiences in Nearby High Falls and Historic New Paltz. Further Afield, Woodstock, Rheinbeck and Hyde Park Offer a Heady Mix of Shopping, Dining and Cultural Experiences As Well.
Additional pricing information
Weekend check-in is on Friday night. Maximum 8 guests. The fee for any additional guests is $50 per night, per additional guest.