Situated on the legendary Niobe Falls, The Waterfall House is a charming Victorian house at the end of a quiet country lane. Private steps down to these “pride of the Catskills” natural waterfalls make this home unique. Unspoiled Palenville, home of Washington Irving's 'Rip Van Winkle,' is ideally located between Woodstock, Saugerties, Catskill and Hunter. Furnished with country antiques and original art, this vacation rental home has two bedrooms, each with its own full bath plus a den with twin bed convertible chairs. The queen size sofa bed in the living room affords a glorious waterfall view framed by spectacular spring, summer and autumn foliage. The separate dining room seats six. French doors open to a romantic wraparound porch with majestic mountain, river and waterfall views! Enjoy breakfast on our romantic, wraparound porch, or lunch at the Circle W General Store. Stroll over to The Fernwood Restaurant for dinner or drinks.
Especially for Nature Enthusiasts: Discover nearby hiking trails. We provide trail maps and hiking guides. Wildlife is abundant, so bring your camera.
We'll help you plan just the right outdoor adventure hike. In season, tour the neighborhood with bicycles we provide.
Convenient to H.I.T.S.: Our proximity to this major equestrian center makes this home ideal for those participating in, or simply attending the wealth of seasonal events.
Skiers, Take Note!: We are located a mere ten miles from Hunter Mountain!
'ThinkBig!' creator Bob Malkin and former Emmy award winning film editor, author and former professor Barbara Pokras met and married in 1992. After relocating to New York City in 1997, we discovered the Catskills and in a single weekend, bought our first house. We love the proximity to Manhattan, the beauty of the area and the access to nature. Bob loves to hike the mountain with our dog Lucy, and Barbara
spends time gardening, writing for the Woodstock Film Festival, and finding little 'treasures' for The Waterfall House.
Bob Malkin and Barbara Pokras purchased this house in 2006
We never dreamed we'd be in the Vacation Rental business, but when we first saw The Waterfall House with its magnificent setting and old perennial gardens, we simply couldn't resist.
Fantastic waterfall and mountain views. Sleep to the sounds of falling water. Most guests tell us our photographs don't do justice to the spectacular setting.
Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your lovely home.
The house is clean and comfortable and decorated so beautifully. There are so many great books to read and movies to watch. And then, of course, there is the main attraction, which is the falls. We had so much fun hopping from rock to rock, or just sitting and meditating. Our dog Conrad is a little timid around water, so we didn't know what kind of reaction he would have. But he loved it! By the last day, he was hopping on the rocks too. (Maybe next time, he'll dare to go into the river!)
We are already talking about renting again in May!
Thank you again and again!
The Waterfall House is perfect - the waterfall is great, changes daily, and so relaxing to watch. All your needs are anticipated and addressed, the accomodations are top notch. Very comfortable. We had a great girls' getaway, enjoying good food, wine and conversation.Took a trip to Woodstock and enjoyed the shops and local flavor. Just a great house, great time.
We had a wonderful autumn stay at the Waterfall House. Margie helped us find it in the dark and was attentive to our every need. The sound of the waterfall cascading can be heard from every room and is so calming. Loved sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and reading or just watching the falls. Our dogs were so happy running free in the fenced in yard! The beds were very comfortable and the décor charming. We enjoyed the Woodstock-New Paltz Arts and Crafts Fair and also Hooley on the Hudson in Kingston. We made several trips to charming Tannersville and especially enjoyed the wonderful donuts at Twin Peaks (try the salted caramel). We had planned to do a lot more exploring, but it was just too hard to leave the Waterfall House!
We first stayed at the Waterfall House two years ago. We returned this fall 2016 and was not disappointed.. It was as wonderful as we remembered. The warm welcome (beautiful fall day, windows open, breeze blowing through the house and friendly greeting from Margie), the beautiful grounds and falls, the lovely fun house, the quiet, semi-private space all made the second visit to this charming place perfect.
My wife and I stayed here in July 2016 and never saw fit to leave the premises. The house and porch are beautifully built and decorated, extremely comfortable and have spectacular views. The sound of the waterfalls below is a soothing constant in the background. The bedrooms are warm., the bathrooms clean, and the country kitchen large and homey. The cable TV and internet worked very well. Hanging out in the rocks below and swimming in the water hole was wonderful. We will be back.
What a great getaway from NYC...only a few hours drive. Palenville is centrally located, and within 30 minutes of so many places to explore...Hunter Mountain, Saugerties, Woodstock, Hudson, Rhinebeck...we loved Fernwood, the family-run restaurant, just steps from our front door. The owners were very attentive hosts and made our stay most comfortable. Kept our dogs on-leash, most of the time, and walked each individually after dark, given how dark it was and knowing that animals were lurking...didn't see them, but did smell skunk. If you do go, you'll probably say that the pictures don't do it justice...
My wife recently completed a four week stay at this property and we genuinely enjoyed ourselves. The house is as described in the ad but the sound of the water cascading down the falls and adjacent to the porch are even better than advertised! Bob and Barbara are gracious hosts. They managed to make themselves available as we needed without hovering. We benefited from their suggestions about how to spend our time, answwering questions we had not thought about before arriving. We had a few suggestions such as sharpening the knives and they took care of them within a few hours. Remarkably helpful.
Ideally located in unspoiled Palenville, close to Woodstock (12 miles), Saugerties
(8 miles), Hunter (10 miles) and Catskill (10 miles). Our area hosts many music venues, live theatres and festivals such as the Jazz Festival, Garlic Festival, and the Woodstock Film Festival each autumn. Antique and art lovers will find treasures galore. A variety of restaurants, farm stands and farmers' markets will satisfy any appetite. Horse lovers note - we are close to H.I.T.S. Fleas markets and tag sales are weekend treats. Ski Hunter Mountain for winter sports.
Other Activities: Spectacular hiking, trout fishing and swimming make The Waterfall House the perfect vacation rental choice.
Golf: We are barely five minutes away from the Rip Van Winkle Golf Club, Palenville's lovely 9 hole course. Travel just a bit further to the Catskill Golf Course (10 miles) for an 18 hole course, or Woodstock (12 miles) for its 9 hole course.
Ski: Hunter Mountain (10 miles) is a popular ski resort, or go to nearby Belleayre or Windham.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
OFF PEAK SEASON
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||A$78|
JULY-AUGUST ONE WEEK MIN, HOLIDAYS AT PEAK RATES
Cleaning Fee $150/ Pet Fee $50/ Refundable Damage Deposit $1500
Holidays at peak rate, four night minimum. Preference given to longer rentals.
50% Deposit Required at Time of Booking; Balance Due 30 days or more before arrival
Holidays at Peak Rates, 3-night minimum. Off peak, balance due 14 days before arrival.
Well-mannered dogs considered.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.