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Woodstock Dog-friendly Artist's Home on Quiet Lane
Woodstock Dog-friendly Artist's Home on Quiet Lane
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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Charming 1930s artist's home on 3 acres on quiet lane 5 mins to the center of Woodstock. Gorgeous living room has vaulted ceiling; a wood-stove in a stone hearth; original artwork. Comfy beds with anti-allergy pillow covers & linens washed in fragrance-free detergents. Close to great places to eat, excellent music, antiquing, hiking, biking, horse-riding, skiing, and kids' activities. Come visit, relax in the screened-porch and watch the fire-flies.

Good dogs welcome. Good cats not: allergies!

The space

This Woodstock home in the foothills of the Catskill mountains is close to Kingston, Saugerties and the Ashokan reservoir. It is an old Woodstock artists' house and still has that old world feel but it also has up-to-the-minute features such as a "Mini Split" heating/cooling system in each room and a brand new front loading HE washer & dryer. The kitchen is stocked with the basics: light olive oil for cooking and extra virgin for salads, balsamic and cider vinegar, sauces, mustard, herbs and seasonings to make wonderful meals, and there is a microwave for when you just want to do something simple. Also good locally prepared coffee, a variety of teas, sugar and enough cream to get you started. We use high-end fragrance-free washing detergent for our linens and have anti-allergy covers on most pillows.

The house can work for any number of guest configurations – great for a single family with or without kids, two couples (master bedroom and its bathroom are at the opposite end of the living room from the other large bedroom and its bathroom), or a group of friends. The house has three bed-rooms, one Queen-size bed, two full-size beds, and a twin trundle bed in the third bedroom. One of the full-size beds is an antique double so a few inches smaller than a modern full-size. There is a screened porch that looks out on the back garden and wild area that is the best place to have dinner and hang out – don a warm sweater to extend it's season in spring and fall – and we also provide fleece throws to add to your comfort there. And there is a cosy-making wood stove in the living room for colder times; we will provide you with enough wood for your visit.

We can cater to people with infants and small children – in addition to what is listed in the "Amenities" section, we also have a comfy changing pad, a padded toddler toilet seat (no potty), and a good collection of toys for every gender. (FYI, the “high chair” mentioned is actually a booster chair that straps onto a regular chair.) Let us know in advance what you need.

We also have a few amenities to make your pooch feel welcome.

As the owners are a family of artists, there is original artwork throughout the house. Also there is WIFI, a CD stereo system, a large flat screen TV (basic cable), and a library nook full of great books and board games.

In summer, the inground swimming pool is very close to the house so no problem to bring lunch or snacks to it from the kitchen. The pool is an old dear and missing some tiles, but fully functioning and a delight to hang out by and swim in, and long enough for swimming lengths. The pool is heated by a solar collecting system and is usually good for swimming right through mid-September and, weather permitting, beyond. It’s open from mid-May through September.

The house is on a quiet and pretty dead-end lane and backs up to the historic Woodstock School of Art (so perfectly located for people taking workshops there).

Now that we are moving into the cooler months we ask Guests to bring some indoor shoes (our wood floors are older and not so smooth for stocking feet). Lastly, a reminder to guests that this house is our home and so we beg you to bear that in mind and treat it gently and with respect.

Guest access

Guests are welcome to enjoy all of the property with the exception of the owner's small private garden behind the owner's cottage. The wild area beyond the lawn is a bit swampy in places so more fun to look at than to walk in.

Interaction with guests

We live in another house on the property so will be nearby if you need advice or help. But keeping a low profile minding our own business, of which we have plenty, when you don't need us.

Other things to note

1. If you hope to stay for as much as 21 days, or up to the maximum period of 28 days, in addition to being verified by Airbnb, we would also want to see other host reviews and recommendations. There will be absolutely no hold-overs after the 28th day unless by prior agreement with the host.


2. In the cool weather seasons, we prefer to leave outdoor shoes by the door. So please bring some indoor shoes or slippers - our wood floors are older and not so smooth for stocking feet.

3. Strictly no smoking in the house. But people may smoke in the screened porch/patio and outside. There are ashtrays available on a shelf in the porch. If you smoke, please don't leave cigarette butts on the ground in the yard or pool area.

4. The water comes from a drilled well on the property and is treated to ensure its cleanliness and safety, and is fine to drink. However, if guests are not comfortable with the idea of drinking well-water, you should purchase bottled water to drink.

5. As this is a rural area, we have a lot of wild life which is lovely, but we prefer the wildlife to be away from the house. Therefore guests should be careful not to leave trash containing attractive (to critters) food smells outside, or left-over food out by the pool area or in the screened porch.


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Amenities
Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Kitchen

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM
Security deposit is $1257

- Pool rules will apply including supervision rules for children. We will ask you to sign a waiver when you arrive stating that you enter the pool enclosure and use the pool voluntarily and at your own risk. Please note, if you bring playmates for your children, you cannot sign on behalf of their parents so please contact us about having a PDF of the document sent to you for the playmates parents to sign.

- Please bring indoor shoes or slippers to wear in the house.

- We have a strict no-smoking policy in the house, however you may smoke outside including in the screened-in porch - we leave ashtrays in the porch on a shelf. Please be considerate and use an ash tray. Do not toss or put out cigarettes on the ground or the grass.

- Bed wetting: if you have a child who is not yet reliably trained, please bring the necessary items for that with you: a rubber under-sheet to protect the mattress and mattress pad, and your own bed sheets. If an accident occurs on our sheets, it must be dealt with immediately - instructions for this possibility are in the house info book available to you when you are here.

- Dogs: we welcome well behaved dogs for an additional $25 fee per animal per the first two nights that can be paid upon your arrival.
Please note: dogs are to be discouraged from being on the furniture without a protective cover (we don't have one so you will need to bring your own) and are not to be allowed on the beds at all. If your dog has behavior issues and/or can't be trusted, or if your dog is not fully house-trained (or elderly and likely to be incontinent), please leave them at home.
Dog owners should bring poop baggies as we prefer if dogs are walked on the lane to do "their business" If a dog poops on the grass, owners must clean it up ASAP as it happens (we have a long handled poop scoop you can use). No dogs can be in the pool and when in the pool area, must be leashed - we grow eatable plants there so don't want them peed on. Also, please, no house or pool towels to be used for the dog, but we do leave an old but clean towel on a shelf in the screened porch to use in case you need it.

You must also acknowledge
Some spaces are shared - Drive-way is shared with owners and, in summer, the Pool is time-shared with owners but exclusively the guests from noon onwards.

Cancellations

11 Reviews

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Mallory User Profile
November 2017
What a perfect place to get away for the weekend. My friends and I loved the fireplace, decor and atmosphere that Claire provided. She was not only detailed in giving us a run down of the entire place, but also incredibly kind and welcoming. We will definitely be back!

Kerri User Profile
November 2017
Claire was an exceptional host! Her house is full of eclectic books and her own beautiful artwork! It's secluded, yet a 5 min drive to town. The master bedroom was very comfortable and cozy. The fireplace added the perfect finishing touch that we needed! I would definitely recommend Claire's house to a friend. Thank you for having us!
Claire User Profile
Response from Claire:
Dear Kerri, it was a pleasure. Come back soon - Claire
November 2017

Jason User Profile
October 2017
One of the best Airbnb’s I’ve stayed at and definitely the best I’ve stayed at in Woodstock! Close to everything (especially Cucina and the Ramble) but tucked away on a silent, private road. The space looks nice in photos and even better in person! The fire stove worked perfectly and was lit upon our arrival. Claire left lots of thoughtful, subtle touches like blankets on the patio and fresh citrus in the kitchen. Absolutely zero complaints and nothing but a great time was had by our group of four. We hope to stay again soon!
Claire User Profile
Response from Claire:
Jason, it was a real pleasure to host you guys - you will be more than welcome back any time.
October 2017

Young User Profile
October 2017
Claire is a very thoughtful and detail-oriented host. Communication was excellent and always prompt. She and her husband are literally steps away on the same property so there was comfort in knowing they were right there in case of an emergency. The house is really comfortable and warm. We took advantage of the fireplace even though the weather wasn't super cold yet as it added to the cozy feel. The kitchen has all the basic essentials which we took advantage of. The screened porch area was really nice for afternoon cheese and wine. The Woodstock commerical strip is very close by. I took a morning run 2 miles there and back. Super close. Highly recommend!
Claire User Profile
Response from Claire:
Thank you, Young. You and your friends were lovely guests to host.
October 2017

Ursula User Profile
October 2017
Our time at Claire and Carey's home was phenomenal -- we couldn't have imagined a better place for our cast and crew to stay during our time at the Woodstock Film Festival! Their home is beautifully decorated with artwork by Claire and furniture from their world travels, and the back porch and yard are breathtaking! It's the perfect Catskills getaway, and I can't recommend it enough -- Claire was also sure to explain the ins and outs of the property at check in and was available throughout our stay to answer questions and advise about the area -- she even attended our screening! Make sure to make this property a part of your stay in Woodstock. :)
Claire User Profile
Response from Claire:
Thank you, Ursula. You and your friends were super guests and, a bonus, was viewing your terrific short film. You will be more than welcome back any time.
October 2017

Marilin User Profile
October 2017
Claire is a thoughtful and gracious host. The house is lovely and comfortable, and Claire has clearly made an effort to anticipate anything you might need. She provides a thorough ‘orientation’ to the house, and should you have subsequent questions, a detailed manual. Being elsewhere on site, she is available should you need anything, yet respectful of your privacy. The house is well-situated in a quiet area, yet very close to town. The screened porch and wood burning stove provide extra ‘country comforts’. The three bedroom each have queen beds, as opposed to the bunk beds you often find in other house rentals. Although it was a bit cold for using the outdoor pool, that would also be a plus in the warmer weather. My friends and I had a great and relaxing weekend, and would recommend the house to anyone hoping for the same!
Claire User Profile
Response from Claire:
Thank you, Marilin, for your generous words. You were most welcome in our home. So glad you had a nice time and as you had hoped it would be. Until next time. Claire
October 2017

Josey User Profile
October 2017
Claire's house was great! She was super friendly and easy to ineract with. The house itself is soooo cute. All the beds are comfy and kitchen is perfect for making meals in. We would definitely stay here again.
Claire User Profile
Response from Claire:
Dear Josey, Thank you and your friends for being such nice and considerate guests. After you left, I discovered the stereo CD player wasn't plugged in (aaaarrg!). Best wishes to you all until we meet again. Claire
October 2017

Woodstock, New York, United StatesJoined in July 2016
Claire User Profile

Hello, I'm Claire - I am from Ireland and my partner, Carey, is from the UK - a Londoner. We've been in the US for 21 years - 15 of those years in Woodstock. I am an artist, a professional portrait painter, I teach workshops at the Woodstock School of Art, and I write art commentary for Roll Magazine. Carey is a novelist and college professor. We like to travel and have been Airbnb guests ourselves - we split the bookings between us so that we each have some kudos. In addition to our teaching and creative work, we are both readers and enjoy the cinema; we also enjoy eating out and going to galleries and museums.


As guests, we usually have our own agenda so are happy to be independent but appreciate when the host is accessible, even if only by phone.

As hosts, our aim is, of course, for guests to have a lovely relaxed time. We are new to hosting on Airbnb having started in August 2017, but we are not new to renting our homes to vacationers either under our steam or with the help of a Realtor. We are big supporters of the idea of a sharing economy - Claire is a member of the local branch of the Freecycle Network and for two years, after our youngest daughter went to college, we were members of Couchsurfing and hosted travelers on a regular basis.

We live in another cottage on the property so are usually nearby and available to help if needed. But we also understand that you have your own agenda for your trip and so, as neighbors, we aim to be as discreet as possible. Also we are usually very busy with our own lives and projects.


We have listed a lot of languages - Claire has a rudimentary knowledge of these languages, less so Italiano, with the exception of English which she speaks very well! Carey speaks all fluently, including English... If he isn't home when guests need more French, German, or Italian (or Russian), than Claire can cope with, he is usually available by phone to help.

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