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Secluded Catskill Mountains Getaway Peaceful Nature Near Woodstook

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Secluded 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom w/ Mountain Views and 300 arches of State Forest

Situated at the end of a private road this beautiful property is like heaven with beautiful streams running around the house. If you feel the need to get away from it all, this place is for you. Located on the top of a hill, this rental is tucked privately away with surrounding forest preserve. You feel as though you are standing right at the top of a mountain, but in reality you are at the foot of South Mountain. Facing the front you have a beautiful view of Hanover mountain, and at the back there is 300 acres of forest preserved by "Catskill State Forest Preserve" in the NYC Ashokan Reservoir area.

There is an attached log cabin built in the early 1900's that is not part of the rental as of now as we are fixing it up. Nobody will be staying in this log cabin during your stay or anywhere on the property near you. All the pictures are of the new addition that contain 1 bedroom with king size bed and two bathrooms (one off master bedroom). The master bedroom is located upstairs. We have a crib and changing area if you have a baby. The rental is designed for two people's romantic weekend, but if you have one child they can sleep on the couch though it does not open up. There is a wood stove to cozy up to in the winter, but there is also central heating throughout the house.

The beautiful Bushkill creek surrounds the area, and the stunning Peekamoose Mountain Blue Hole is a 15 minute gorgeous scenic drive where you can swim and cool off. There is also a pool in the town of Olive's Lester S. Davis Park which is 5 minutes drive, and also includes a basketball court, pavilion, Baseball Field, children’s playground and horseshoe pits. There is world class fly-fishing at Esopus Creek, and so many beautiful hiking trails nearby. The quaint town of Woodstock is a 25 minute away, Phoenicia is 15 minutes away, and High Falls and Stone Ridge is 25 minutes away. Bellayre and Hunter are two ski areas just 30 minutes up Route 28 through some of the most stunning landscapes and mountains. You are 10 minutes to groceries, a farm stand, bakery, liquor store and cafes serving breakfast & lunch. Great restaurants are just 5-20 minutes away! Emerson Spa is 15 minutes away where you can lounge in their outdoor hot tub or get some relaxing treatments! We give you the contact to a Masseuse that can come right to the house!

Only 2 hours drive to New York City!!!

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in West Shokan in Town of Olive

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Ski-In ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1- Downstairs - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Beautiful Rain Shower & Double Sinks
    Bathroom 2- Ensuite off Master Bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 bathroom, 1 is an ensuite off the master
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • 1 Master Bedroom with king size bed, 1 couch that does NOT pull out that can sleep 1-2 children
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful spot for a weekend get-away. Beautiful home with lots of indoor and outdoor space, grill, well-stocked kitchen with lots of cooking utensils/pots/pans in a great location near lots of hiking and other activities.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

Great house in a beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Sylvia's house with our 2 month old and loved our trip! As the other reviews mentioned, the house is awesome. The inside has been nicely redone, the furniture is very comfortable and the house is well stocked to make your trip that much more pleasant. We loved the outdoor spaces here, especially the fire pit! The area is gorgeous and close to both Woodstock and Phoenicia. The house is also a short drive to lots of hiking and outdoor activities. We would recommend this rental to anyone and hope to stay here again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Lovely comfortable home on a beautiful property, miles from main road , but close to main attractions. Perfect for small family or a couple on a romantic get away. Lots of room, fully stocked with everything we needed, rustic feeling and cozy , but modernized. The furniture was comfortable, modern bathrooms, the air conditioners kept the home at perfect temp. Bonus for us was all the baby stuff we could use and not bring from home.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting, cozy and welcoming accommodations, such a pleasure to stay here!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for three nights, I did not want to leave. The stars were out at night, the fire pit kept me warm on chilly nights, the bed was comfy, the couch cozy, beautiful accommodations inside and out. Close to excellent hiking and the Peekamoose blue hole. Could not have enjoyed my stay more. Would love to visit again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super artists' retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were so sad to leave Sylvia's beautiful mountain getaway after a blissful week. We wanted total seclusion, and that's what we got. We spent our week drawing and painting and writing, surrounded by woods, a babbling brook and tons of wildlife. There are many delightful spots to sit and soak in the quiet and peace, and there are a lot of fun and odd little finds scattered across the property. We found that if we sank into the quiet of our surroundings, we were rewarded. I was drawing near the deck one morning and looked up into the gaze of a black bear! I shrieked, and he scampered off but paid another visit the morning we departed, almost as if he'd come to say goodbye. We also had regular visits from a doe and her adorable fawn and saw a flock of turkey one morning. We love to cook and reaped a glorious bounty at the farmer's market in Woodstock. Sylvia's kitchen is outfitted with anything you could possibly need to make the most gourmet of meals, and there's a grocery store about a 10-minute drive from the house. The king bed is divine, and most mornings, we woke to the sound of the brook. The new rain shower in the downstairs bath is heaven on earth. There's wifi and Roku, though after the first night, we didn't even want to turn on the TV. If you want more civilization, you can get to Woodstock in about 20 or 30 minutes. We went to Stockbridge, Mass., one afternoon to visit the Norman Rockwell Museum. That was about a 90-minute drive. Sylvia was super helpful and easy to communicate with, as well. All around, a great experience.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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west new york new jersey


  • 5 of 5

well... I don't know where to begin on describing Sylvia's wonderful peaceful "beloved" country home..We were 2 city girls who sooooo needed a country getaway and we couldn't have choosen a better place.... from the lighting bug and star show under a clear night sky... to feeling like you were on the top of a mountain... to the outside firepit listening to nature while looking at a deer nearby... to the comfy bed.... well stocked kitchen....great water pressure...nice towels.....great tv options........all things you don't always find when you are renting out....being able to read and eat outside in a few different places that all had a different feel to them.....the ride to town is beautiful.....loved the phonicia dinner.... fresh bread at the store bread alone...... close by to everything you need.... but couldn't wait until I turned back up the hill to our little getaway.... we love the whole area and have used homeaway to rent a few times in the past but have NEVER enjoyed a rental like this...we can only imagine how peaceful and awesome it is during the fall season and hope to be back up soon.... Sylvia the owner is great to work with... so if you are looking for an unbelievable country getaway THIS is the place to book.....thank you Sylvia for sharing your "beloved" home with these two city gals.....

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Route 28
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Belleayre and Hunter
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in West Shokan, New York

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Columbus Day
5 Oct 2018 - 8 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year's
21 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Martin Luther King Jr's Bday
18 Jan 2019 - 21 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Valentine's/Presidents' Day
13 Feb 2019 - 18 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £305.08
Cleaning Fee £76.27
Pet Fee £57.2

If you book through this website then there will be a website fee because they offer guest 24/hr help. However, if you book using a CHECK or PAYPAL you will NOT have to pay this fee. This fee is added in your automatic quote under details.

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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