Pretty, 3 bedroom raised ranch on one tree-filled acre at the northern foot of the Catskills. Koi pond. Modern kitchen. Fireplace. Wide oak floors. Loft-like main area. 13 miles to Hudson, 15 to Windham ski area. Country setting, near shopping.
This sunny home is an updated mid-century modern raised ranch, with a large porch off the main living area. It has lovely touches like barn-side panelling on the upper and lower level, brick fire-place and a loft-like open floor plan, renovated baths, one with jacuzzi tub, and it has a fully equipped kitchen. During heating season, there is baseboard heating with 3 zoned thermostats. There are plenty of books and games. Downstairs there's a piano. In the yard, small b-ball court and a bubbling koi pond to delight you. There are security cameras at the front door and focused on porch, pond and driveway, for your safety.
You'll have access to the entire house, except for the owner's office.
The house is used by the owner year round, but when you are our guests you will have the house to yourself.
We're at the northern foot of the Catskill mountains just 2 hours from New York City and just 10 minutes from the I87 Thruway. 14 miles to Hudson for great antiquing and 20 miles to Windham for skiing and family fun. There are neighbors on our road, but it is rural nonetheless.
You'll need a car to get around and enjoy the many activities in the Hudson Valley/Catskill region. The Amtrak train goes to Hudson and there is a bus in nearby Cairo to and from NYC twice a day. Kingston is only 25 miles south as is Woodstock.
We prefer children to be over 6. If you do have kids or dogs, please contact me so that I can get a better understanding of your situation and needs.
Guests have access to the entire house, except the owner's office & garage. Only enter if you need to reset the wi-fi, or in summer to circulate the cool air when AC is in windows. There is a tree-filled one acre yard to play in. Checkin-in is 4pm, and we appreciate you arriving before 10pm as it is a quiet neighborhood.
Interaction with guests
The owner or owner's representative will be there if possible to greet the guests but not stay in the house during the guests' stay.
Other things to note
We prefer adults and children over 6. No parties. If you have kids or dogs, please contact me so that I can get a better understanding of your situation and needs.
No smoking inside the house, please. The fireplace works and we provide one composite log which you can buy more of at any nearby store. (they burn cleaner than regular wood) No hard partying or drug use. This is a quiet area. There will not be any pets in the house for your stay, but if you have allergies, please note that a dog does normally live with us.
A New Yorker through and through. Graduated from NYU, I work in TV and theatre as a writer and teaching artist. This is my "Asylum", my upstate studio retreat, where I write, pow-wow and plant seeds. I like sharing this special location, nestled on one acre at the northern foot of the Catskill Mountains, with quiet, respectful people from all walks of life and from all over the world. I am a fairly flexible host, but I do like people to regard my Airbnb as the private home/retreat that it is. I love nature, exercise, good food, plays, literature and jazz.