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Modern 'Dwell' Home - Private Haven-H.I.T.S & HUNTER mountain

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bdr, 2 bath, sleeps 6 adults/3 kids, openliving dinning area, TV/den area

Modern 'Dwell' home, built in 2008, designed by Resolution 4 architecture. Located on 2 private acres with 200 acres of private woodland adjacent, beautiful views of the mountains. 2000 sq. ft. living space, Downstairs; combined kitchen/living/dining area, Blue Star Chef's Stove, Stainless steel appliances, wrap around windows and sliding doors, fire place, 1000 sq. ft. wrap around deck, Weber gas grill, dining table/chairs, lounge chairs. Guest bedroom with queen size bed connected to screened in porch, bathroom with walk in rain shower. Upstairs; master bedroom with king size bed + full size crib, 2nd bedroom (children's room) full size bed, master bath with deep soaking tub, Den/ 'go away room' doors opening to upstairs 450 sq.ft deck with fire place, lounge furniture & hammock.

H.I.T.S. horse shows 10 min away. Perfect for a group of people.

Skiing at Hunter Mountain 10 min away, Thanksgiving through Easter.

Private home, fully furnished and equipped with anything you would ever need. Sleeps 6 adults, 1 baby/toddler and 1 child comfortable. All the beds have new mattresses and down free bedding, 100% cotton sheets. All towels and linen provided. Powered by solar panels and geothermal central heating and cooling system. Full basement with Bosch W/D.

Outside; hammocks, sand box, 8000 sq ft lawn. 5 minute walk to local water holes.

TWC with free WiFi, and phone. Down stairs; high res flat screen high TV with Apple TV/Netflix connection, guest bedroom; HD TV with basic cable, upstairs 42' flat screen TV with DVR, X-Box with DVD player and Netflix connection. DVD's available.

Full chefs kitchen with a Blue Star 4 burner, grill in the middle, confection oven, Wusthof cutlery. Wood burning fireplace in the living room, and on the upstairs deck. Enjoy the upstairs deck viewing the beautiful starry skies, and blaring full moon while enjoying an open fire. Ceiling fans in every room.

Perfect for families with children, big lawn for outdoor play and games, croquet, badminton in the summer; toboggan, snowshoeing, skiing and play in snow in the winter. Sandbox for small children. Water hose in front and back. Trail directly from the property leading to a beautiful walk in the woods to natural water falls. Local water holes 5 minute walk from the house, hiking trails, lakes, tubing, local zoo, all within a 15 min drive.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Swedish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 July, 2017

About Anna

My husband and I are first generation American's, both designer, Fashion and Graphic design who love architecture and design. Although from opposite continentes we share the same taste level and passion for creating a beautiful yet comfortable living space.

Anna purchased this house in 2008

Why Anna chose Catskills

We fell in love with the property because of it's amazing location away from the road, private in this nook with this beautiful stone wall towards the mountain.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had 3 families with very small children and it was the perfect vacation home. Anna was a great host and even set up changing stations and diapers and wipes for out little ones! The house was the perfect balance of modern but homey and had more toys than the kids knew what to do with! Which was great for the parents to keep them occupied! Anna also made some suggestions of going to the light house which was so lovely and the watering hole nearby. We had a wonderful time and look forward to returning again! Thank you Anna for having us in your beautiful home!
Aug 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Palenville in Greene County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Printer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Down Stairs Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk-in Rain Shower
  • Zuma soaking tub in upstairs bathroom, walk in rain shower in down stairs bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Children's room - 1 Double Bed , Full Size Bed
    Guest room - 1 Large Double Bed , Aero Mattress also available
  • Comfortable accommodations 6 adults 2 in each bedroom. 1 Crib in the master bedroom.
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Pit
  • Conservatory
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Pets allowed on a case by case basis; house broken only, $150 extra cleaning fee required.


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Modern 'Dwell' Home - Private Haven-H.I.T.S & HUNTER mountain
average rating of 4.857143 based on 29 reviews
Newton Highlands, MA

Beautiful home, wonderful hosts & gtreat nature

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was during spring school vacation week with family. The home is so beautiful, and surrounded by wonderful nature. We took advantage of its centralized location to really explore the Catskills & Hudson Valley regions. Our hosts were so incredibly kind before, during and after our stay. They provided great information about the area, made checkin & checkout a breeze and helped us keep our trip memories. I left our small travel camera behind and had no idea until I heard from the owner. She immediately returned it and this morning was reviewing our pictures. Thank you for being a part of our family travel memories. We look forward to coming back again. It's such a great vacation home and the area has so much nature, culture, history--and just the nicest folks. Awesome trip!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Toinette for sharing your experience and letting other potential guests know about the central location. It really was a coincidence as we fell in love with the property on a very cold winter day with five feet of snow a magical spot we thought, not realizing what great location it is until we moved in. Like I said before, please come back anytime. We would love to have you again! Best, Anna
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Quiet, clean, comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy to be able to come back to this house for a second visit. We were there with a toddler and a baby, along with another family and their baby. Our toddler loved the sandbox and all the toys and puzzles throughout the house and we appreciated all of the baby supplies (crib, changing pad, etc...). The house is a great home base for excursions. Also, Anna was incredibly helpful in trying to accommodate us and our various sleeping arrangements. We hope to be back soon!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Modern, clean, and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Light and air filled modern house to stay in while in the Catskills. Owner gives a very nice list of things to do in the area which are spot on. Very nice kitchen. Perfect for quiet retreat.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice house for families with kids

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in this house. We have two girls, 5 and 2, who were so excited to find the child bedroom and all the toys all over the place. We loved the privacy, the rest of the town has the houses close to each other but here you feel like you are in the middle of the woods, and most of the living room are windows!

And with that many windows I was worried about drafts (we stayed in December and it was cold) but the house is so well made, cozy and comfortable. I'm a big fan of prefab houses now!

In December there isn't much to do around the area unless you ski/snowboard. But was enough for our short stay, we went to the Kaaterskill falls, visited Firedighting museum and Forsyth center with a small cute zoo, and just spent time running around the house with a sled and exploring the forest paths.

It must amazing to rent it in the summer. May be one day we'all be back! Thank you, Anna!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elena! I'm glad you enjoyed the stay. We love the house all year around, however there is more to do in the summer of course. Each season has its own beauty and because of the open living area you feel like you are outside all the time. I hope you can come back again soon another time of the year! Best, Anna
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Beautiful, peaceful property on spectacular property in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well planned house, right out of Dwell magazine. Comfortable and warm, with views of a spectacular landscape out every window. Unique property, feels like you are in the middle of nowhere, but you are not. Very nice escape from the city!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stephanie! That how we feel when we are there. We got very lucky with property and the architects did a fantastic job of how to do the layout and placement on the property making the most of it. We hope to see you again during another season.
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Great stay in early October

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay in this house for 4 nights in early October. The house has unique design, with high quality furnishings and kitchen appliances. It was very clean and had all the amenities for comfortable stay. Special thanks for all the toys around the house and outside that our 2-year old was absolutely delighted to find there.

The house feels very private, there is a path through the woods that starts in the back yard and connects with many miles of trails in the area.

It's probably a good idea to have a car or be ready to prepare your own meals as restaurants within walking distance are not open every day or have very limited hours.

The host provided detailed information about the house and surrounding area and was very responsive with answering all our questions. The security deposit was returned within days following our departure.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sergie! I'm happy it worked out so well and that were pleased with your stay. You should for sure have a car not just for convenience, but also for being able to move around and enjoy the area. We hope to see you soon again! Anna
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Albany International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Catskill Mountain Lodge/Ryan Nelly
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Rip Van Winkle
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Trailways Bus: 1/2 mile 2/day, Kingston every hr
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
New York State Thruway, exit 20
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Hunter Mountain
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
North - South Lake Campgrounds
Car: necessary

Located 10 minutes the town of Saugerties, Catskill, and Hunter Mountain in the hamlet 'Palenville' meaning 'Village of Falling Waters' known for its many water holes on Kaaterskill Creek, only 5 minutes walk from the house. Also known as the first artist community in the Catskill, and the fictional home of Rip Van Winkle.

HITS-on-the-Hudson, 8 miles away towards Saugerties. which also hosts many festivals and events such as the Garlic Festival each September) and the 'Jazz Festival' featuring 'Levon Helms', 4th of July Parade.

Saugerties and Catskill both offer, large grocery stores/pharmacy, restaurants/bars/cafe's, wine store, bookstore, Movie Theater, and antique shops. 25 minutes to Kingston with Adams Fair Care Market for excellent food, and any other amenities you may need. 30 minutes to Hudson, cross the Rip Van Winkle Bridge for superior antique shopping. 20 minutes to famed Woodstock. Hunter Mountain all year around fun, Ski Season Thanksgiving to Easter.

Nature lovers will appreciate the access to hiking and fishing. Access to “The Long Path” trail directly from our property. Our property adjacent to 200 acres of forrest. Kaaterskill Fall, highest waterfall in NY State with beautiful hiking trails minutes away.

Enjoy a concert at the historic Maverick or live theater at the Woodstock Playhouse, and Bearsville Theater, The 'Woodstock Film Festival', held each autumn, is a movie lover's delight. Dates this year are Oct. 1 - 5. Drive in Movie Theater and many other quant local attractions.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Palenville, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £153
Pet Fee £114.75
Damage Insurance £75.73
Damage Deposit £765

Exact Pricing: Email Owner for price quote/holiday pricing/special packages. Always open to discuss rates if there is availability.
Avg Nightly Rate: $400-$650 (depends on time of yr,weekend/weekday, and # of nights).
Holidays: Avg Nightly Rate : $500-$750
Payment Options: Credit Card, E-Check
Deposit: 50% Required to hold dates
Contract: Signed Rental Agreement Required
Check In: 4pm Check Out: 11am, early check in and late check out honored if available.
Security Deposit: $1000
Cleaning Fee: $200
Dog Fee: $150/dog

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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