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Pet Friendly Family Get-Away

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A 6 bedroom, 4 BATH/two bath attached to master bedrooms. With a washer/dryer

NO RENTAL AGREEMENT! So close to skiing slopes covered in snow!

We check frequently to see if you need anything!

I am listed on FaceBook as Monica Ricen... Guest must be over 25 years of age...I do not accept checks at the door you must pay cash please. Checks typically take two days to clear many guest have left in that time. I am sorry if this is inconvenient.

I also have my house listed on FaceBook as the Woodland House Rental 518.821..3820

We allow you for last minute add on's you must tell us.

If you would like to increase the occupancy before or during your stay, please inform the owner by calling and we will arrange for payment of the additional occupancy through airbnb. Please understand that our pricing structure is formulated to be fair and equitable and is based on our guests honesty and trust. Therefore, should the occupancy be increased without our prior consent and it is subsequently discovered that you have increased the number of people staying in the property during your stay, it will result in loss of your deposit. In addition, VIOLATION OF THIS POLICY MAY RESULT IN IMMEDIATE EVICTION FROM THE PROPERTY WITH NO REFUND OF ANY RENTAL CHARGES.

We do not have a pool. We have nature's swimming hole. Our photos do not capture the natural wonder of the walking distance swimming hole + three falls.

My guest tell me my vacation site photo's don't do my home justice. Our photographer did an amazing just can't capture the beauty of this home and the property that surrounds it.

Welcome to the Woodland House located in picturesque Purling, NY. Nestled in the Catskill Range of the Northern Appalachian Mountain Range, the Woodland House is as unique and peaceful as the land on which she rests. Situated on 5 sprawling acres, adjacent to Forever Wild Forest, this pristine and well manicured destination offers you a welcoming opportunity to rest, play or engage in adventurous recreation. A spacious interior allows for both quiet moments of reflection and for group activity within it's unique floor plan. It offers 6 beautifully decorated bedrooms with 2 beautiful in suite full bathrooms, 4 full bathrooms in house, completely equipped and expansive kitchen with new appliances, large dining room, and an airy family room with a wood stove. There are decks on the entire length of the home overlooking the backyard, a cozy outdoor fire pit, children's recreation area, gardens to enjoy and access to tranquil streams, waterfalls and swimming pools. Intending to accommodate 18 + guest, the Woodland House is pet friendly as well. The Woodland House will delight you and ensure that your getaway will be quite memorable.

Amenities on premises include quiet dead end road, cable, Wi-Fi, Wii, washer/dryer, access to nearby trails and NYS Forests, radiant heat in winter and air conditioning in the summer, seasonal flower and vegetable gardens.

More Details

Monica Ricen
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Monica Ricen

Monica is a retired RN and Carl is retired from the U.S. Marine Corps. Both currently spend their days surrounded by their children and enjoy enriching the experiences of their grandsons through travel and educational experiences. Their dedication and love of their immediate and extended family is their most important priority at this juncture in their lives. So many fond memories have been created within the Woodland House over the course of 4 generations and this has led Monica and Carl to open their home to share this experience with others.

Monica Ricen purchased this house in 1958

Why Monica Ricen chose Catskills

This home belong to my parents. We traveled here every weekend and summer. This was passed down to me. I always loved coming to the Catskills as a child when my husband retired form the Marine Corp we decided this was an ideal place to relocate.It began as a 2 bedroom summer cottage in 1958 and progressed and grown over the years with the needs of the family. It has been a continued work-in-progress as the family changed and grew. Now it is a sprawling 4 season home with 6 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms on 5 beautiful and peaceful acres.

What makes this house unique

The surrounding area consists of a rural and quiet community with with vast acreage, country roads and a breathtaking mountain view. Nearby attractions include Hunter Mountain and Windham Mountain Ski Resorts, vintage family roller rink, petting zoo, movie theaters, drive-in movie theaters, Hudson River boat cruises, free Hudson River boat launches, numerous golf courses, pristine town park, fireworks displays 3 nights every week, NYS Historic Parks and Museums, Federal Parks and Museums, ice skating, sleigh riding, snow tubing, ATV trails, cross country skiing, fishing, hunting, local indoor pools, biking trails, wineries, breweries, horseback riding, bowling, local bakery, organic practice farms and restaurants that will delight every palate.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • In addition to the 2 full private bathrooms, there are 2 additional full bathrooms in the home.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleeps one
    floor mattress - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot
  • There are 6 private bedrooms plus 1 daybed available to our guests. They offer new mattresses, sanitized linens and peaceful atmospheres. Two of the bedroom have private bathrooms and deck entrances.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Pet Friendly Family Get-Away
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

The house was gorgeous and totally up to date!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the property. It was perfect for our group and he experience we were looking for.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having you as guest was awesome! Thank you! Hope to see you again!! Regards, Monica
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Milford, NH

Our FAVORITE home to rent!!

  • 5 of 5

I travel with a group of colleagues around 39 weeks/year so we rent a LOT of homes, for a week to 12 days at a time. Not only is this property sprawling, immaculate, comfortable, and perfectly maintained - the owners are incredibly accommodating, flexible, and so KIND! And my two small Boston Terriers have an enormous yard to run around (I think it's their favorite home to rent as well). Every bed in the home (and there are EIGHT!) is extremely comfortable, as are the couches in the living room. I also love the beautiful antique pieces here and there throughout the house that accent all of the modern furniture and bedding to give the whole home an incredibly cozy feel. The dining room table is fantastic. It's perfect for our group, who use it mostly for work at night, as we can have 5 or 6 of us each with computers and laptops open, paperwork spread out, the odd printer or scanner.....it's ideal. The kitchen is my favorite room in the home though. TWO large convection ovens, gas range, commercial sized refrigerator, plenty of dishware, utensils, pots, pans.....this home is truly equipped to effortlessly accommodate large groups. The built-in gas grill on the back patio (that runs the length of the property, with sliding door access from two of the larger bedrooms) works perfectly regardless of the season. I can't say enough about this property. Plenty of parking, space, privacy, it's truly a special home that you won't want to leave at the end of your stay!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huge Comfortable Cozy House!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house from Friday to Monday for a Ski weekend. We had 12 people and everyone had a bed. Beds are very comfortable and 4 full bathrooms made showering easy. Sheets and towels were included so no need to pack. Kitchen was well stocked which made it easy for preparing dinners. Loved the HUGE dinning room table. We were all able to sit and enjoy meals together. Home was neat and clean. Monica was kind enough to allow our friends to bring their well behaved dogs. The property was great. We enjoyed walking the trails through the woods and found the waterfalls. Monica was very sweet. We had many conversations through text. She was quick to respond to any questions. John & Jeff met up with us the day we arrived, answered questions and offered information on the town, also very friendly. All enjoyed the skiing at Hunter, 30 minute drive. Will definitely contact Monica to book this for future trips.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend!

  • 5 of 5

The house is great: very spacious, clean and cozy. Homeowner prepared for guests everything they could think of. They even left 2 bottles of wine for us. One of the best houses we have ever been for so many years of travelling around. It's 30 minutes from mountain Hunter. We are very thankful to our homeowner Monica for having such a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love hearing our guest and their families enjoyed their stay at our rental. We hope to see you again in the future! Thank you, Monica
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Pictures don't do it justice

  • 5 of 5

Great house and really spacious and clean; great amenities and everything in working order. We didn't need a thing. Will definitely consider staying here again! Monica is also a super considerate owner.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Daniel, thank you for your very generous follow up critique! Working with you and your group was a joy. I actually enjoy having a vacation rental because this house brings joy to so many. I have been so Blessed I get to work with so many wonderful guests. You were most gracious in your care of my dwelling. Every conversation I had with you Daniel was a joy. I look forward to seeing you back again some day. Sincerely, Monica
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Better than the pictures

  • 5 of 5

So a bunch of us rented out this house for a ski trip. I've been to a lot of houses for ski trips, and this one was probably the best. Huge opEn concept in kitchen/dining room/living room. 4 full bathrooms which is very useful for large groups. It fit 22 of us very comfortably with some of us sleeping on the couch and blow up mattresses. My friends said the mattresses on the beds were really comfortable unlike many other homes. ( I slept on the couch which I found super comfy). It was MLK weekend and it was still so affordable. This place was just a steal and all of us had nothing but good things to say about it. Usually places are a lot smaller than the pictures, this house actually looked larger than the pictures shown. Just a great house

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Calvin for your amazing review! Unfortunately, I didn't get to meet you however the guest that accompanied you were dynamic to meet and speak with. The energy they displayed was great! One of my greatest pleasures is our guest enjoying their stay! Thank you for taking care of my vacation rental. Hope to see you again!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Albany International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Several Local Bars serving Food
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Blackhead Mtn. Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Hudson AmTrak
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Several Fabulous Restaurants
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Hunter Mtn. & Windham Mtn.
Car: necessary

Our area is fortunate to have the ability to host many activities year round and in all seasons and weather. There is never a shortage of things to do. A welcome kit will be provided to you with brochures so you will have first hand information as to how and where to access our local events.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Purling, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £389.52
Cleaning Fee £175.28
Pet Fee £38.95

Room for discussion with extra fee for guest over 10

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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