We'd like everyone to enjoy this cool property so we are offering a special mid-week rate for this lovely studio of your dreams. It's perfect for experiencing the beauty of the Catskill Preserve. Hike, eat, chill ... and leave completely restored!
Welcome to Catskill Getaways in Phoenicia!
Your fabulous getaway starts with a scenic drive to the Catskills and a stop at one of the farm stands for provisions. Once you breathe in this glorious mountain air and see the Esopus Creek (really a river) you'll agree -- the living is easy!
Catskill Getaways is a former half acre bungalow property at the base of Woodland Valley. We're located in a safe, historic and quaint neighborhood almost a mile from Phoenicia.
The Esopus Studio was thoughtfully renovated and features a modern kitchen, a crisp clean bathroom with a heat lamp, a front open porch and back screened-in porch for your exclusive use, and a queen size bed with quality linens. There's an ottoman that converts to a small twin bed. If you've never experienced a gas cast iron heat stove, it heats and looks like a wood stove, but you don't have to feed the fire. There is also a seasonal flower / organic veggie-herb garden.
We use high quality, non-toxic cleaning products to ease our footprint on the environment and to help guests with chemical sensitivities.
No need to compromise. You have the best of all worlds. It’s all good … nice, fresh, clean lodgings, impeccable attention to your needs, perfect location and competitively priced.
There are amenities galore. Have breakfast on your porch or backyard. Make 'smores in the fire pit. Pick salad from the vegetable garden. Visit at the Pony Bar(n). Skip rocks along the Esopus Creek. Meander along peaceful country roads. Ride a bike. Walk down the street and take a dip in the Esopus. Take advantage of the multitude of activities like tubing, skiing, swimming, fishing, hiking and much more. Watch a movie on the TV (no cable TV access); select from a small library of DVD movies or stream from your computer or smart phone.
Take a break from the city without having to travel far. It’s just 1 hour and 50 minutes from the George Washington Bridge to our quaint and cool hamlet of Phoenicia.
While booking please remember that we have a 3-day minimum for holidays. Our rates are based on a 2 person occupancy, and we have weekday/ weekend/seasonal rates. Please let us know if you are bringing children and their ages to make sure we can accommodate everyone comfortably.
If the dates don't work with the Esopus Studio, go to our profile page on Airbnb and check out: Esopus Cottage: perfect for a last minute getaway and the Zen Cottage ... a retreat to nature.
We'd be happy to accept one night stays if it's sandwiched between two longer says. Just send us a note and we will do our best to accommodate you. The Esopus Studio shares one wall with the main house.
Please note that while we accept bookings from first-time Airbnb users with no reviews, we do expect you to have fulfilled the basic verification requirements and profile info as well as provide a note about yourself and others traveling with you.
If you want to stay local, Phoenicia is self-contained with a variety of restaurants, all sorts of shops, some quirky, a cooperative gallery and a community theater. We're known for our friendly, artsy and unpretentious small town charm combined with great restaurant and pub choices.
If you want to venture out, the Hudson Valley has a treasure chest of cultural offerings. This is a perfect time for all sorts of summer activities. Go tubing on the Esopus Creek. Relax by the water hole down the block, take a scenic drive, check out one of the farm-to-table restaurants, get cozy in front of the gas fireplace in the cooler evenings and take in the night sky by the Pony Bar(n) at night ... restorative and magical.
One dog (crated if left alone) is okay with prior approval; we charge a $40 pet fee. There is $25 charge to replace lost keys.
Here are some of the things that make Phoenicia special:
In 2017 we were rated as the No. 1 destination outside of NYC by Curbed New York, a real-estate and travel blog.
Phoenicia was voted one of Ten Coolest Small Towns in America by Budget Traveler.
Phoenicia was featured in Travel and Leisure's 25 Easy Weekend Getaways.
We are part of the watershed that supplies water to 9 million customers including all of NYC--the Ashokan reservoir.
Our hamlet of Phoenicia has a population of around 300 yet hosts monumental events like the International Festival of the Voice with panache.
We are near four ski resorts: Belleayre, Hunter, Windham and Plattekill.
The Phoenicia Library lends out fishing poles and ukuleles.
You are always near a world-class hiking trail.
Our beloved local poet is a candidate at every presidential election.
Most of our friends think Phoenicia has a vibe that’s cooler than Woodstock.
We keep the location of swimming holes secret until we’re sure you will respect our pristine waters...really.
Farm-to-Table foodies will be in good company.
The first ski area in the state of NY was located just down the street.
Birding is great. Hummingbirds visit us in the summer.
We get excited about the annual garden tour and the the yearly artists tour.
Visit with the local peeps at the Arts Upstairs openings and community gatherings every month.
For culinary treats buy local: Migliorelli's Farm Stand on Route 28 is now open.
Most of the area is a protected forest preserve.
There is a plethora of sports and cultural activities, a world-class spa, fabulous restaurants at all price ranges, fun shops, awesome bakeries, and to meet the needs of the most discerning travelers.
Our guests hail from all parts of the world to this very small hamlet.
For these reasons and many more, we think we have an awesome place to live. Our goal is to share it with you and make sure you have an enjoyable and restorative stay.
Guests have private parking and access to the shared back yard that has an organic garden, fire pit, grill, picnic tables, the Pony Bar(n) and mountain views. It's a 2 minute stroll to the river.
Interaction with guests
We give our guests total privacy. We welcome guests to interact with us if they want additional information or just to visit.
Other things to note
We provide a house guide which lists our "Best Picks" for a variety of restaurants and activities. We revise it constantly to provide up-to-date information for our guests.
Simple: No shoe policy. Leave shoes at the door. No smoking anywhere except at the fire ring or Pony Bar(n). Dispose of butts in garbage. When in nature walks: garbage in, garbage out. In general, treat this vacation rental and our nature preserve with respect. Enjoy, chill, have a great time.