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Tranquil Retreat Stunning Water Views + Hot-Tub

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,820 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Just 2 hours North of NYC & 10 min. to Woodstock NY

The Glenford House offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 6-8. Private Hot Tub, outdoor fire pit, ping-pong table, fireplace, gas grill, deck with amazing views. Good cell phone reception and fast wifi. Sorry, no pets.

Experience the serenity and beauty of the Catskills from our newly renovated home with views of the Ashokan Reservoir and Shawangunk Mountains. We designed The Glenford House to be a peaceful retreat with the rustic charm of a country cottage and modern amenities of city living. A place to enjoy slow and simple pleasures like cooking for loved ones in a light-drenched kitchen or reading books you've been meaning to for much too long.

Enjoy the quiet and privacy of the country, complete with swimming holes and hikes near by, while also having easy access to great restaurants, shops, bars and cafes, arts and music, and movies just ten minutes away in great towns like Woodstock, Phoenicia, Saugerties, and Kingston.

You’ll have an eat-in cook’s kitchen with five burner range, an airy living room with cathedral ceilings and a huge farm table, second floor master bedroom with adjacent room that doubles as a writing or yoga studio- with water views, two other lovely bedrooms- one first floor queen, and a second floor full sized bed with water views, two full bathrooms, one on each floor, a bright sun room with four walls of windows, TV room with basic cable (24 channels) plus Roku with Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, and Wii, and a two level deck/porch with a Weber Genesis grill and ping-pong table. Plus, ample windows and water and mountain views from almost every room imbue the house with a light and airy feeling. Also, relax and enjoy a newly installed private hot tub on the lower patio.

Kitchen: Our eat-in cook's kitchen comes complete with a comfy breakfast nook looking out over the Ashokan, a five-burner gas stove with a double oven, dishwasher, a deep farm sink, and ample supplies. We love to cook, and we've filled the kitchen to the brim with everything from stainless steel and non-stick frying pans in a range of sizes, to specialty items like Le Crueset lasagna pans, a double boiler, pancake griddle, and a Keurig coffee maker (stocked with K-cups) alongside a french press and standard coffee maker, and a well-stocked pantry. And just outside the door is a Weber Genesis gas grill on the deck. We also supply you with a full kitchen inventory before you arrive for planning purposes.

Entertainment: Our TV room comes with a flat-screen television with cable; Roku with access to Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Prime; and Wii. We also have games, many books, and a ping-pong table.

Outdoor Activities: If you like to get outside, it’s hard to imagine a better place to do it. In the winter, enjoy great skiing and snowboarding with Hunter, Belleayre, and Windham just 25 to 45 minutes away. For cross-country skiers, the Mountain Trails cross country ski center, with a network of maintained trails, is also easily accessible. Go swimming in the many local swimming holes, tubing down the Esopus, hiking in the Catskills state parks, climbing in the Gunks, fishing in the reservoir, zip-lining at Hunter Mountain—the list goes on and it’s all close. And if you’re a cyclist, we’re happy to provide challenging routes full of rollers and hills or easy tours showcasing the extraordinary beauty of the region—you name it.

Discovering the Catskills: To help you get the most out of your stay, we've put together a guide to the region with favorite restaurants and things to do, maps to activities, places to get supplies, and suggested highlights of the area.

While we love dogs, we maintain a low allergen environment, and do not allow pets in our vacation rental.

Payment Terms: We offer our guests the option to split the rental amount into 2 payments. The first one (50% of the rental amount) reserves the property. The second payment (50% + the security deposit) is due 21 days before check-in date. We also offer 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before the check-in date. 10% discount on stays of 7 nights or more!

More Details

Deborah Osherow
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

About Deborah Osherow

I'm happily married to David and between us, we play Celtic music, practice yoga, and qi-gong, teach fencing, enjoy chess, ceramics, sculpture, cooking and spontaneous pot luck dinner parties. We've lived in the Catskills since 1987 and we love this area because there's such a strong sense of community and the beauty of the Catskills feeds our spirits! We love to outdo our guests expectations and provide an easy, relaxing get-away.

Deborah Osherow purchased this house in 2014

Why Deborah Osherow chose Woodstock

We have always admired the mesmerizing view of this property. It's on our route if we take the backroads into Woodstock. When it came up for sale, Deborah awoke one morning and 'knew' we had to buy it!

What makes this house unique

We were lucky enough to be able to purchase the property from Peter and Lisa fully furnished and with all the amenities. We love the modern/rustic style, its great location, and of course the awesome view of the Ashokan Reservoir and the mountains beyond.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Woodstock, New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1820 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • By Booking with us guests agree to abide by our rental rules stated in our Rental Agreement. Please READ our Rental Agreement! Thank you.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Newly renovated, located on the 1st floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Newly renovated located on the 2nd floor
  • Hair dryer, organic bath and facial soap, liquid hand soap, organic shampoo, conditioner and lotion provided, first aid kit, and basic over the counter medicines,
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , w/woods views, 1st floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , water views, 2nd floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , plus yoga/writing studio, water views, 2nd floor
  • Sleeps 6-8. Master bedroom on second floor with Queen bed and yoga studio with water views. Another bedroom is located on the second floor with a full sized bed w/water views. The third bedroom with a queen bed is on the first floor. w/woods views. Queen and full sized luxury Areo-Beds available, plus 2 daybeds in sunroom. Maximum occupancy 8.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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(91 traveller reviews)

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Tranquil Retreat Stunning Water Views + Hot-Tub
average rating of 4.934066 based on 91 reviews

Incredible home with incredible views!!

  • 5 of 5

We found the perfect home for a perfect family getaway. The home was just right for a break from the city. The vista is stunning and the home's peaceful setting gave complete respite. We loved the spacious, light-filled kitchen complete with all of the amenities of home and enjoyed dinners on the grill each night. Woodstock is very close with access to great restaurants, but we preferred to cook at home! Everything about this home was just right. The home met our expectations and more and the owners couldn't have been more accommodating. I would definitely recommend this home to a friend. We Loved our stay!!

  • Review Submitted: 21/07/2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Beth for your lovely review...we are so happy you enjoyed your stay and that our home could help facilitate your family's celebration. We were so lucky to have you as our very first guests and we're looking forward to your next stay.
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Philadelphia, PA

Can’t wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from a blissful weekend reunion with my four childhood best friends. This was our second time at the house and we loved it again! The view of the Ashokan Reservoir, the hot tub, the little kindnesses and attentiveness of Deborah, the fire place, the soothing decor.... and we left with the feeling that we didn’t even scratch the surface of the natural and cultural offerings of the area. Don’t hesitate! This Home and hosts are gems!

  • Review Submitted: 19/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to your next stay, Amanda! Many thanks for your lovely review!
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We love the house and the view!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had our two daughters and their friends with us (15 and 12 year olds) and the house still felt very spacious! The views from the dining area, living room and deck were fantastic. Deborah was super helpful with the arrangements and she thought of all the things that can make life easier for the person packing—no need to pack linens, soap, shampoo, coffee/tea, and other items we seem to forget when we rent houses. We enjoyed a day of hiking in the mountains and walking around Woodstock and the hot tub when it snowed our final day there. We will definitely reserve this lovely house again. Thank you to our hosts!

  • Review Submitted: 25/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Rose, for your lovely review! We're glad the house worked out so well for your group!
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West Hartford, Connecticut

Lovely and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend at this peaceful retreat. Sun filled and a gorgeous view. It’s also incredibly child friendly with gates and high chairs. For us for a January weekend we also so appreciated the fireplace and hot tub. We got lucky with the weather and during the sunny afternoons were able to spend some time on the very sunny deck.

The area around the house and down by the lake was great for running as well though very hilly. The yoga studio off the main bedroom did double duty both for yoga practice each morning and the perfect sleeping place for our 20 month old.

Kitchen is well equipped with everything you need but not so much that it feels too full - for some reason that balance is very elusive in rental houses that either have nothing or too much - This was perfect. The kitchen items also are higher quality than many rental houses. We like to cook and eat in and appreciated that. Organic toiletries and cleaning supplies also very appreciated. Plenty of towels, great water pressure. Lots of sun and lots of little places for people to camp out and socialize or have privacy. This would work well for families but also groups of fiends.

In summary, it was clean, peaceful and even better than the photos. Owners incredibly thoughtful with area guides, helpful items for our toddler, excellent communication and even a tasty bottle of French red wine. We definitely plan to return and would recommend it without hesitation!

  • Review Submitted: 29/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many Thanks, Elizabeth and Gregg, for your wonderful review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your weekend getaway and appreciated our efforts at hospitality. We look forward to your family's next stay!
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A fabulous time in winter. Bet even better in warmer weather because of local villages

  • 5 of 5

A cozy setup with lots of items to help your experience from the hot tub to the fireplace to the kitchen and accessories to the spectacular views. The owners are super attentive and accommodating. A great property and indoor distractions for kids.

  • Review Submitted: 04/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Victor for your review! Yes, guests have told us that the detailed info we provide about the house and local area really helps make their vacations stress-free and our well-stocked kitchen makes it easy to prepare meals!
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New York, NY

Amazing winter vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most fantastic snowy week at the Glenford House. As a party of six heading to the Catskills for the Christmas break we had a lot of people and logistics to take care of, but Deborah and David could not have been more kind and helpful to us before, during and after our stay. Including coming out in sub-zero temperatures to shovel snow from around the house and driveway!

The house itself is very warm and comfortable, a great spot to stay in and cook dinner - the kitchen has everything you could need and more - or to sit around the fire and relax. And the hot tub downstairs is a major bonus!

Even though everything was under deep snow during our stay, there is a lot of space out back of the house to explore and it's easy to walk right out of the front door down to Kenozia Lake or to the Ashokan Reservoir. Would love to come back during the summer months as I'm sure it is beautiful out there!

  • Review Submitted: 04/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many Thanks for your beautiful review! We're so happy you enjoyed your Winter getaway and found the house comfortable for your family. We aim to provide the best guest experience, possible.
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Stewart International Newburgh, NY
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Santa Fe of Woodstock
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Belleayre & Hunter
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Swimming Holes Woodstock
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$192.59
Damage Deposit AU$320.98

We offer our guests the option to split the rental amount into 2 payments. The first one (50% of the rental amount) reserves the property, the second payment (50% + the security deposit) is due 21 days before check-in date.
We also offer 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before the check-in date.

Rates subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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