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Fun, Family, Friends at Phoenicia's Village House.Close to hiking,dining, tubing

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 1,999 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Spacious 4BR for 6 to 10 people. Perfect Winter Escape

Our spacious Village House in the heart of the Catskills embodies country living at its best in the peaceful picture perfect hamlet of Phoenicia voted one of the six coolest towns in America by a leading travel magaze and a short drive to Woodstock and Hunter Mountain .

Phoenicia's Village House comfortably accommodates up to ten guests. Our home has a very large sitting room where you can enjoy conversation in cozy comfort in front of a roaring wood stove as well as a wonderful country kitchen with all modern appliances - bring out your inner chef with plenty of room for friends and family to gather round and sample your culinary creations. The kitchen opens to a rustic dining room with seating for eight and an outdoor deck through the french doors . Upstairs there are four good size bedrooms (one bedroom doubles as a laundry room with super efficient large capacity washer and dryer). You will love the large back garden with deck, patio, side porch and English garden with little pond and lawn area. Open the “Mary Gate” at the back and you’ll be in Phoenicia’s Parish Field with trails that lead up the mountain with magical walks and snowshoeing in season through forest glens and miles of trails offering amazing views of mountains and the village far below.

We also have two other wonderful private spaces on the same property - our Village House surprises at every turn! Out the back of the property we have a romantic cottage with hot tub and fire pit which can sleep an extra four people and secondly the Phoenicia Loft which is our luxurious and private thousand square foot loft apartment on the third level - this has a huge spa bathroom with walk in steam shower and two person soaker tub offering lovely mountain views. There is an extra charge for adding the cottage and/or Loft-please ask Kerry for details and availability if you're interested . PLEASE NOTE HOT TUB IS NOT INCLUDED UNLESS COTTAGE IS BOOKED IN ADDITION TO MAIN HOUSE.

We have been offering our Loft and Cottage w/hot tub separately on Homeaway for several years (in fact we were "pioneers" with online rentals in the Phoenicia area). We recommend you see extra details about these unique and beautiful spaces and read other guests' experiences who have stayed in the cottage and loft. Simply search on this site for listing numbers 964991 for the cottage and 266836 for the loft.

Phoenicia has several good restaurants and specialty stores along the single block which makes up the hamlet’s downtown area- walk a couple of minutes for great wood fired pizza and tasty Mexican at Brio’s and the Alamo Mexican Cantina. Sweet Sues is famous throughout the region for possibly the best pancakes this side of the Mississippi. The Catskills are becoming a foodies dream with restaurants using fresh, locally sourced (where possible) ingredients popping up everywhere. The Phoenicia Diner on Route 28 was recently written up in Vogue Magazine for its locally sourced farm to table nouveau diner brunches and Tavern 214 is a new world gastro pub beyond compare. Venture a little further afield to the Peekamoose on Route 28 for excellent food and drinks in a fabulous setting. Zephyr Restaurant in Pine Hill is definitely worth the 15 minute drive. Visit our friend Dave at his fabulous Tenderland Home for unique gift ideas, the Mystery Spot for something utterly surprising and the Nest Egg is always a great spot to find Catskills inspired souvenirs, gifts and lots of fun stuff for the kids.

Unlimited winter sports are available close by at Belleayre Mountain (15 minutes) and Hunter Mountain (20 minutes). Woodstock, the “”most famous small town in the world” with all its amazing stores, bars, restaurants and festivals is just twenty minutes away. The charming towns of Tannersville and Hunter are also close by and accessible by very scenic and uncrowded country roads.

More Details

Kerry Henderson
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Kerry Henderson

I am originally from New Zealand and my wife Rebecca is from Scotland. We have been living in the States for the past 10 years. I'm an opera singer and have sung at opera houses and concert halls around the world. My time at the Sydney Opera House was my favourite! I love music,, nature, being with my family, and writing. I'm co-Founder of The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice and I run the Kingston Festival of the Arts and Opera Theater of Kingston. My wife, Bex is from SW Scotland. We have two young kids- Edrick and Rosa. Edrick is 3 and a wild nature boy perfectly suited to his surroundings. Rosa is 8 and into pop music, art and the world of fashion. This town is going to be too rustic for her before too long and we'll need to get an apartment in Brooklyn or LA! We have lived in many places around the world, but think Phoenicia is one of the most beautiful- the nature here is astounding. Phoenicia is definitely one of the few remaining 'outpost towns'- somehow untouched by the rest of the world. It's sort of fun living over half an hour from the nearest mall, in a sort of semi-wilderness but only a couple of hours from the biggest city on earth! We now live in Kingston- just 30 minutes from the Village House at Phoenicia.

Kerry Henderson purchased this house in 2003

Why Kerry Henderson chose Phoenicia

My wife and I were looking for a weekend escape from New York City. We kept travelling further and further North until we happened upon Woodstock where we purchased our first home in the area. After a few years, and the birth of our daughter Rosa we went in search of a larger house. We were in Phoenicia one auspicious day enjoying some wonderful wood fired pizza at Brios- there was a festival taking place in the Parish Field with an Appalachian band playing, line dancing and bonfire. We felt we had discovered Americana at its finest! There was a lovely old house for sale on the edge of the park and it had a 'For Sale' sign outside. Happily this became our home and the birth place of our second child, Edrick. We love coming to Phoenicia- it really has the feel of an outpost town. The figure of Davy Crockett outside the Sportsman's bar reminds us of that daily. We have all the advantages of being in town with its restaurants, cafes, banks, convenience store etc- but if you walk in any direction for a few minutes you're in the middle of wilderness. We love biking up Woodland Valley- it's just over the road and you can bike for six miles along the creek and rarely even see a car! Or take a hike to the Phoenicia Overlook from the back of the Parish Field. We love to swim at the several nearby 'secret' swimming holes and play in the playground in the park out the back with the kids. And we're only 20 minutes or so from North Lake near Tannersville which is one of our favorite picnic spots with awesome hiking and views of the Hudson Valley. Phoenicia really has something for everyone and is so great to visit any season.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed in this beautiful home over a long Thanksgiving weekend, and Kerry was extremely accommodating for our large group of 12 guests. There was plenty of space for us in the main part of the house as well as the third floor loft. We felt right at home when we arrived: a welcome fire was roaring in the living room wood stove, the large dining table was laid out for Thanksgiving dinner, and the bedrooms were beautifully decorated with plenty of warm blankets and towels. The kitchen was spacious and impressively well equipped, with modern utilities and every sort of baking dish and utensil we needed to cook our Thanksgiving feast! We were thrilled with the many excellent hiking trails, including the Tanbark trail directly behind the house. The house was in the perfect location for us, being so close to all of the shops and restaurants in Phoenicia, but still having a quiet, countryside feel. The third floor loft has a very large, luxurious spa bathroom which was especially welcome after a long hike. We cannot recommend this spot enough!
Nov 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Phoenicia in Ulster County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1999 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • Mountain View
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • All linens, pillows, comforters, duvets etc provided. Comfortable couches available for extra guests in sitting room.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Fun, Family, Friends at Phoenicia's Village House.Close to hiking,dining, tubing
average rating of 4.4 based on 9 reviews

Nicely kept home in the center of town

  • 4 of 5

This home is located just at the tail end of the cluster of restaurants and shops situated on Main Street, Phoenicia, which makes it extremely convenient...just walk out the door and a few moments later you can be eating breakfast, lunch, or dinner at your choice of establishments.

As for the home itself, it is quite roomy and is fairly comfortable. Having said that, the weather during the few days spent in Phoenicia was extremely hot and humid...the room air conditioners equipped in each bedroom struggled to offset the oppressive humidity, but the fans in the downstairs rooms were quite excellent. The house is well stocked with everything, and suited our needs nicely. Everything was clean and orderly.

Kerry is a great host, and communications between us were efficient and prompt. This is a nice home, and I recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient- Comfortable- Great stay

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful and spacious home with great comforts. Convenient to all resturants and skiing. We all had a great time at this home. The owner was very accomadating and paid great attention to detail. We would recommend this getaway to our friends!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice size house right in the center of town

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay. We had 4 young girls who loved playing around in all the different rooms. I think the home felt huge to them and it was great for the adults because nobody was on top of each other. The proximity to town is a huge bonus because everything you need is a 2 min walk away. Plus the food is excellent at Pizzaria/restaurant in town. We would definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you had a wonderful stay with us. Looking forward to hosting your family again in the future!
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Cozy home in a cute town

  • 5 of 5

This house was EVERYTHING we wanted in a vacation home. Firstly, Kerry, the owner was a pleasure to correspond with. He always replied promptly and was incredibly friendly. Secondly, the house is a beautiful mix of modern and vintage decor and great for entertaining. Bonus, the beds are super comfy. We would definitely stay here again. 😀

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments ! It was a pleasure hosting your group . We'd love to welcome you back any time .
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

Great time! Kerry was very helping and answered all of our questions in minutes!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Sportsman's Alamo Cantina
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
NYS Thruway, Route 87
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Belleayre Mountain
Car: not necessary

Phoenicia offers something for everyone- for outdoor enthusiasts it is the ultimate retreat- skiing (alpine and cross country) Belleayre &Hunter Mountains are close by. Ziplining in the summer at Hunter. Fish the mighty Esopus, snow shoe, play golf, go horseback riding, swimming, kayaking, tubing and bird watching. Behind our property, the Parish Field accesses miles of newly upgraded hiking trails and truly pristine nature. Walk 2 minutes to breakfast at 'Sweet Sue's', dinner at 'Ricciardella's'. Pamper yourself or book for a romantic dinner at the world class Emerson Resort and Spa only 3 minutes away or our personal favorite, The Peekamoose, just 10 minutes West on Route 28. Tavern 214 just 5 minutes walk away is certainly making a splash as an upscale eatery and wine bar. Art galleries and specialty stores abound abound, and only 20 minutes from Woodstock. Massage, Reiki, Yoga readily available - just ask and we can arrange in house appointments with expert practitioners. Pamper yourself at the world class Emerson Resort (2 miles away). The Phoenicia Festival of the Voice plays here every August turning Phoenicia into a powerhouse for international vocal arts.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Phoenicia, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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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
Veterans Day
9 Nov 2018 - 12 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
21 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £98.05
Property Damage Protection £46.28
Pet Fee £39.22

The private cottage with hot tub is extra. Please contact owner for a quote! Rates may vary depending upon length of stay and number of guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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