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Pet Friendly Family Get-Away

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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!

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 takes typically two days to clear many guest have left in that time. I am sorry for the inconvenience.

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.

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Monica Ricen
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 January, 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Pet Friendly Family Get-Away
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

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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An exceptional stay

  • 5 of 5


It's the first time that I used VRBO to rent a vacation house. The site is easy to maneuver and after applying certain search criteria for the house (i.e. wireless Internet access for 3 children is considered one of key requirements for both millennial and post-millennial generations :)) few rental properties showed up on the screen. We liked this particular house because 1) the location is within 30 mins of driving distance to either Windham Mountain or Hunter Mountain ski areas, and 2) it has six bedrooms which is a great feature for two families travel with children and young adults. The house also requires $500 refundable security deposit which is the lowest compared to other properties listed. On that note, I don't quite understand why other properties ask for as much as $2,500 security deposit nonetheless it is refundable.

The owner of the property Monica is super responsive with any questions one might have regarding the property or the stay. Within minutes from the booking I received emails from Monica welcoming us. She made us feel very comfortable from the get-go. On the day of checking-in, we phoned the property manager John per instructed by Monica. John was kind enough to arrive the house in advance of our arrival and explained to us in person on everything we need to know about the property.

The house is huge, we very much liked the open kitchen layout as friends and families can enjoy the conversations while preparing the food. The big dinning table sits our entire group without being felt cramped. Two of bedrooms suites also have in-suite bathrooms, another major benefit by providing each family with some privacy. We had total of 7 people in the group, the place is so big that we end up only using 4 of 6 bedrooms. The 2nd day during our stay, there was a big snow storm passing the area. The side street was not plowed in the morning by the local township, it was good thing that both of families have SUVs so getting out of snow was not a major problem. At night, after dinner, we would hook up iPad to the large TV in the living room to watch movies together (remember to bring your own HDMI cable and display adapter for this). All in all, it was a great place to call it home away from home. We certainly enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Henry, 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. I have been so Blessed I get to see so many wonderful guests. You were most gracious in your care of my dwelling. Thank you for your suggestion of an HDMI CABLE. I take one in my computer bag being I ran into the same situation previously not been able to view my movies on TV. I look frontward to seeing you back again some day. Sincerely, Monica
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We love it

  • 5 of 5

The house was fantastic, super clean everything was nice and super spacious rooms, we went a group of friends to spend Christmas and we were all very happy and the owner was very kind and answered all our questions would definitely go back to this place and recommended

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Juliana, thank you for renting our vacation home. I am always so grateful to have guest who take care of my home. Almost always everyone of our guest are a pleasure To help as everyone of you were. I am the happiest when our guest enjoy their stay. Please come back again! Have A Happy New Year!! Regards, Monica
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New York

amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time during Thanksgiving in this house. The house is more beautiful than what it looks in the pictures, the bedrooms are super nicely decorated and for big groups the kitchen is amazing! so much space to cook and then a big dining table (they even have two ovens!). The house has everything you need. The owner is also super nice, they left three bottles of wine for us, and in each room we had a basket with towels, some shampoos..it was almost as if you were in a hotel. I have a 3 year old kid and they also had many kid games and story books, and in the garden you have a little playground. For the warmer months it must be great to spend some time there cooking in the bbq grill. Great experience!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Morning, I am very grateful for great guest as yourself . Thank you for taking such care with my home. You definitely left this home the way you found it. All of you were a pleasure. I am the happiest when our guest enjoy their stay. Please come back and visit us again! Have A Happy, Merry and Blessed Christmas!! Regards, Monica
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Awesome House! Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for 12 people to celebrate a birthday and I must say that the house is Beautiful and very spacious, the pictures definitely do not do this house justice, from the kitchen, to the bathroom, rooms, living room every room is thoughtfully panned out and very comfy, and clean! Monica is a doll, you can text or call her at any time and she is responds almost instantly! Although we brought our own pots to cook on, plastic plates, utensils, and cups, the house literally was equipped with all you need and more. She has games, extra blankets, pillows, towels, I mean everything!! You can truly tell Monica really wants her guests to have a wonderful time all-while feeling at home, she had the cutest welcome basket for us, filled with hygienics, coffee, cookies, and more thoughtful small gifts! <3 Definitely a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Valeska , I am very grateful for guest like you. Thank you for your cooperation and willingness to work with us. Most of all thank you for your kindness. All of you were a pleasure. I am the happiest when our guest enjoy their stay. Please come back again! Have A Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!! Regards, Monica
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Parsippany, NJ

It is Awesome place to stay and we had great Time... Highly recommended and a must to stay place

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best HomeAway house i have stayed and we really had great time. We are group of 19 adults and 2 kids. and this house accommodate all of us. the 6 Bedroom and extra mattress along with blankets and extra pillow done the magic. Kitchen and dinning is so huge to absorb all of us and we didn't had any issue in either cooking or eating any of our meal. Even if you have 4-5 person in kitchen, still it accommodates every one and feels great when you cooking in group. Outside patio and grill was at awesome location. We did barbecue and camp fire. Every thing is perfect and at there specific place. We had around 6 cars and there are lot of parking place. Overall we all had great experience and this house give us lot of great memory.Especially the piano in hall, games for kids, Chess, long sofa seat, chairs, every single thing was appropriate for big group, placed at right location and work great for such a big group.

Special thanks to owners, Monika & James. They are simply awesome. They are very quick in there response, resolve all your queries, provide guidance for sight seeing and where to spent time and all. They were very friendly, helpful and cooperative to us. Lovely couple...god bless them. The only advice i look to give is lighting in Grill area. We did grill with Phone flashlight. But that's just normal considering the beauty of this house.

I will highly recommend this house. If you are visiting Hunter or Wyndham mountains, this is one of the best place to stay.


  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kamalesh, Thank you for your great review. You were easy guest to please. Come back again and visit again... Regards.Monica
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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

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £183
Pet Fee £41
Refundable Damage Deposit £406

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.
Available arrival


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Purling in New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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

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