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Ski 30 - 50 min. Boutique Woodstock Eclectic - 5min to Woodstock

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 278 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Everyone that stays absolutely loves the house. It was built with family love

The setting of this property has been called by guests as “totally idyllic, rustic with a modern eclectic influence”, and most important to us “made for the perfect relaxing weekend”. This house is equally amazing year round and is a great base for any activity you want to do in the area. We are just 4 miles from Woodstock village that has so much to offer from amazing restaurants, great food markets and lots of entertaining old hippies playing guitar or beating their drums. The areas beautiful lakes, mountains, rivers, restaurants, shopping and cultural scenes provide plenty to do whatever time of the year you visit, but you may just want to stay and chill out at the house.

The original house was built in the late1800’s as one of the worker houses for the local Glass factory on the Sawkill Creek. (In 1809, in addition to the sawmills and gristmills already operating along Woodstock’s many streams, the first glass factory was built in the hamlet of Shady.) When we purchased the house we added a whole new modern extension to the back of the house which includes a large vaulted ceiling kitchen/dining/family room with a wood burning stove, a walk-in pantry, 1/2 bathroom, utility room with washer and dryer that also serves as a play area for little kids. Upstairs we added the master bedroom and large en-suite bathroom with vaulted ceilings.

Downstairs in the new cook's kitchen, you will find everything from a food processor, Expresso maker, baking pans, dishwasher and other necessary appliances you will need to cook amazing meals. Under the high vaulted ceilings are 100-year-old Barn siding floors with underfloor heating so dance away, these floors have seen everything. The wood burning stove in the corner heats up quickly to warm the whole room. Sit at the kitchen island, dining table for 10 or chill out in one of the easy chairs and read a book. In summer open the back doors and sit out on the covered patio and watch dinner being grilled on the gas and charcoal bbq. Walk through to the original downstairs of the house which has been opened up to be one big open room with little corners to make your own. Sit by the fire and watch a movie, talk about fun times on the queen pull out sofa beds, or snuggle up next to the modern bookcase full of all sorts of interesting reads. If you really have to do some homework, use the wifi and sit at the Mid-Century desk and try not to be distracted by looking out the window!

In summer we have a/c units in three of the bedrooms and plenty of fans that can be used in other areas of the house. Woodstock in the summer is all about the swimming in the Salt water pool or numerous swimming holes! In winter we have forced air heating along with extra portable heaters were you need them. Light the wood burning stoves first thing in the morning to heat the whole house all day, (We supply the wood) and at night fill the “hot water bottles” (Yes it's the English side of us!) to keep you warm in bed.

Upstairs accessed by the original farmhouse stairs (a little steep, but that's how they made them back then!) are 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms.

The private master queen bedroom is in the new part of the house so has high vaulted ceilings, old barn siding floors and is accessed through a sliding barn door. The roomy en-suite bathroom has a relaxing soaking bath/shower and is shared with the bedroom next to it. The bedroom looks out onto the front lawn which in summer is enveloped by the trees, and in winter looks out onto the beautiful Catskill hills.

The other three bedrooms are in the original part of the house and consist of one with a full-size bed, on-suite bathroom and a view over the back lawn and pool. Then there is the front corner bedroom (a little bit smaller) again with a full-size bed, but it makes up for it with a beautiful view of the stream on one side and the other over the back lawn and pool. This front bedroom shares a bathroom right outside the door and also looks over the stream. The 4th bedroom is the smallest and so is best suited for kids as it has 2 bunk beds and very little room for much else. Sure if you are not a big guy you can sleep comfortably with the memory of summer camp days, however, sleep is about the only thing you will do in this room. This bedroom looks out onto the front lawn which in summer is enveloped by the trees, and in winter looks out onto the beautiful Catskill hills. It shares the bathroom in the hall with the front corner bedroom. All of these bedrooms offer the sound of the stream to fall asleep to if you keep a window open at night.

In the season we have several seating and relaxing areas on the property including hammock, lounge chairs and seating and dining Poolside, plus a fire pit to roast marshmallows.

The house is a result of our love of travel, bringing up kids, and shopping from local yard sales. It is furnished with things from around the world, things donated and collected, from old flags to Mid-century pieces of furniture. It's a house to chill out and enjoy, not to worry about kids playing with things they shouldn't be, and having the dog curl up on the sofa.

In summer enjoy water tubing or fly fishing on the Esopus, canoeing and Kayaking on the Hudson River, horseback riding, rock climbing, tennis, golf, and biking around a beautiful reservoir. Visit the largest traditional Tibetan Monastery in the US, climb the beautiful Overlook Mountain or take a dip in one of the numerous water holes in the area.

The fall is absolutely gorgeous, and the Woodstock Film Festival always attracts a crowd. This is also a great time to enjoy apple picking, pumpkin carving and the wonderful foliage of the Catskills Mountains.

The winter offers plenty...Hunter Mountain is a skiers' paradise. Bellayre, Windham Mountain or Plattekill are also nearby. There's great sledding right in town on the aptly named Sled Hill. The iconic Town of Woodstock comes alive with lights over the holidays and is very picturesque. We have someone who will clear the drive of snow, and snow shovels to clear a walkway.

In Spring everything is waking up. The trees are coming to life and the rivers flowing full from the melting snow. It's a great time for a hike and come home to a hot chocolate, or just hang out at the house in front of the fire or if we are lucky and get an “Indian summer” sit outside in the sun next to the outside fire pit.

There is a caretaker for any emergencies, and a housekeeper for optional weekly/daily cleanup (maid service not included in rent, extra charge of 200, depending on how many days and people). This is a dog-friendly house with a fee of $75 p/dog. Note that the property is not fenced in, but is enclosed by the creek, the hill and the woods and the road is down a hill. Please confirm with me first the breed and how many dogs.

In Woodstock: Woodstock Film Festival; Maverick Chamber Music concerts; Bearsville Theater; Levon Helm’s Midnight Rambles, Farmers Market; The “Big Deep” water hole; Dharma teachings and practice retreats in the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism at the KTD Monastery.

Getting Here: Trailways Buses from Port Authority (dropoff 1 mile from house); Amtrak – NYC Grand Central or Albany to Rhinecliff (20 miles from house); Stewart International Airport-Newburgh (47 miles from house); Albany International Airport (all major airlines, 60 miles from house); Metro-North NYC Grand Central – Poughkeepsie (30 miles from house).

Regional Attractions: Saugerties Horse Shows (10 miles); Kaaterskill Falls (21 miles) Historic Kingston - Hudson River (13 miles); Historic Rhinebeck (20 miles); DIA:Beacon (49 miles); The Shawangunks (43 miles); Zoom Flume NY’s #1 Family Water Park (33 miles); Storm King Art Center (40 miles).

We are 35 min to Belleayre, 38 min to Hunter, 55 min to Windham.

COUNTRY LIFE: Staying at our house in the Catskills means you are in a national park, so therefore there is wildlife beyond our control. This means there are Deer, Porcupines, Skunk, Fox, Bobcats, Black Bear, Bats, Snakes, Ticks, Mice, Spiders, Rabbits, Squirrels, Raccoons, Frogs, Moles, Birds, Muskrats, Turtles, Mosquitoes and other crawly insects that you might see and come across. This means that occasionally you will find a spider, mice, ladybug, flys etc inside the house, none of which we can control or will hurt you. We suggest keeping the kitchen counters cleans and not leave food out for animals either inside or outside.

NOISE: We have had several complaints from Neighbors about noise from guests, and as the town of Woodstock now has put in a short term rental restriction, we do not want to loose the ability to rent the house out. We have a policy that all music outdoors needs to be shut off at 10 pm, and voices be kept at a considerate level in respect of our neighbors. Should the police be called because of a disturbance, you may be asked to leave the property immediately as well as be liable for any Woodstock Township fine, up to $5000.

More Details

Owner
Grey Zisser
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 January, 2018

Why Grey Zisser chose Shady

We bought this property for our family retreat every weekend and every holiday. We took an old 1800's house and added on a modern extension with charm. Everyone who stays absolutely loves this house.

What makes this house unique

Pure relaxation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My friends and I rented the Woodyhouse to celebrate my birthday and it was everything we could have wanted and more. The home has an ideal design and set-up for entertaining with the large, modern kitchen which opens up onto a covered outdoor dining area. Continuing on you will find the large, beautiful pool and sunning deck - perfect for a relaxing afternoon. The rooms were well-situated and the beds very comfortable. You can even hear the rushing water of the stream on the property from some of the bedrooms, which is extremely soothing. We took advantage of all the properties amenities including the great tree swing in the woods behind the house, the trampoline in the yard and the gorgeous stream that is easily accessible from the stone pathway in front of the house. Grey and Julie were extremely kind and have made getting to and enjoying the home a simple and smooth process with their detailed directions and house guide. I would highly recommend this rental and I'm sure we will return again ourselves!



The house is truly wonderful - we all loved the layout, finishings, and design. My boyfriend loves to cook and he was over the moon in the spacious and modern kitchen. The outdoor entertaining areas are a joy and we all felt like kids again on the tree swing and trampoline. I got a better night's sleep than I have for a year in my own bed - I might need a mattress recommendation
Aug 2014
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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 278 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Absolutely NO music outside after 10pm. If the Police are called you will be asked to leave the property immediately and pay any associated fines.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , This is shared between 2 bedrooms with sliding doors.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , This is downstairs.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , In the hall to be shared by 2 bedrooms.
  • I would say really it sleeps 6 adults and 4 children comfortably, but if adults don't mind bunks then up to 10 adults in bedrooms. There are also 2 pull out sofas downstairs that can sleep another 4 people, but there is only a toilet downstairs, the other 2 bathrooms are upstairs and with that meany people there might be a bit of a strain on the system.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , Very small bedroom with little more room than for 2 bunkbeds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , This is the master bedroom with adjoining bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , Nice pool view with adjoining shared bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , Front corner with view of pool and stream. Shares bathroom
  • I would say the house really sleeps 6 adults and 4 children comfortably, but if adults don't mind bunks then up to 10 adults in bedrooms. There are also 2 pull out sofas downstairs that can sleep another 4 people, but there is only a toilet downstairs, the other 2 bathrooms are upstairs and with that meany people there might be a bit of a strain on the system.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
COUNTRY LIFE: Staying at our house in the Catskills means you are in a national park, so therefore there is wildlife beyond our control. This means there are Deer, Porcupines, Skunk, Fox, Bobcats, Black Bear, Bats, Snakes, Ticks, Mice, Spiders, Rabbits, Squirrels, Raccoons, Frogs, Moles, Birds, Muskrats, Turtles, Mosquitoes and other crawly insects that you might see and come across. This means that occasionally you will find a spider, mice, ladybug, flys etc inside the house, none of which we can control or will hurt you. We suggest keeping the kitchen counters cleans and not leave food out for animals either inside or outside. NOISE: We have had several complaints from Neighbors about noise from guests, and as the town of Woodstock now has put in a short term rental restriction, we do not want to loose the ability to rent the house out. We have a policy that all music outdoors needs to be shut off at 10 pm, and voices be kept at a considerate level in respect of our neighbors. Shoul

Reviews

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5

Perfect Woodstock Getaway

  • 5 of 5

House has a great feeling secluded in the woods not far from the town of Woodstock. Comfortable beds a great kitchen. Overall a great getaway with family and friends. The owner is very attentive and eager to please.

  • Review Submitted: 10/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our two families with too many kids loved Grey and Julie's place. Even in winter, without the beautiful-looking pool and deck. The house is charmingly furnished, well stocked for cooking (even for a crowd), clean and very comfortable. We wanted for nothing. The wood stoves and forced air kept the place toasty at night and during a warm day it was open and airy. Very close to Woodstock, trails, a soothing creek. Wondering when we can stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 26/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stylish Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

You don't take 2 steps into this home and you're jaw is on the floor.

It's beautifully appointed with and eye toward style and design, which immediately heightens the experience, like you're inside the pages of a magazine. Each room is wonderful, the grounds are lovely, the kitchen well stocked and homey. Even fickle mountain weather couldn't dampen the mood as we put both the pool and potbelly stoves to good use on different days. The location of the house is perfect, secluded enough to feel like you're away from it all, but close enough to town that you can still get pizza delivered.

Everyone in our large group agreed that we will try to rent this home again every year. I can't recommend this property more highly.

  • Review Submitted: 30/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

GREAT HOUSE AND GREAT OWNER

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this house over the weekend, unfortunately weather was not good enough for pool. This house was clean, well organized one and all the instructions were clear.

Kitchen was fully equipped for the good cooks and fireplaces works pretty well. House is located very close to Woodstock town.

The owner was so helpful and he was answering his emails very quick.

I look forward to rent this house again.

  • Review Submitted: 11/05/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect group getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is gorgeous. The decor is rustic hip Americana with lots of vintage and antique furnishings. It's thrown together in a way that looks great but completely liveable so you aren't worried about breaking things or slouching about. The space is really big with different seating areas, big open kitchen with dinner table which is perfect for group meals by the fire. All the double bedrooms are comfortable - especially the master suite which is far more impressive in real life than pictures. The swing in the woods is lots of fun, as is the trampoline. The cabin doubles nicely as either a big friends weekend of boozy meals and country walks - which is what we did - or I could see kids loving it here. Overall we had a wonderful stay, so thank you Grey and Julie, as well as Lisa who had is looking lovely for when we arrived. My only negative would be the low water pressure means you can't have a bath, as it's tough to fill the tub and keep the water hot, but it's worth it for the lovely old house.

  • Review Submitted: 09/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazon House Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier to stay at this mazing house. The owners were more than gracious. Even lighting a fire for us before arrival. The last review couldn't have been more wrong. The fire places kept us toasty all weekend long and the farmhouse was charming. All I can say is #houseenvy. Would love to come back in the summer to enjoy the pool.

  • Review Submitted: 30/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Jfk is 2 1/2 hrs away, Albany is 1 hr away
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Bear Cafe
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Woodstock Golf Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Bus comes to Woodstock - 5 min or Kingston - 20min
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
the 87, turn off at Kingston, exit 19
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Bear Cafe
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Belleayre - 30 minutes

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Shady, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
New years Ski
5 Jan 2018 - 1 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$375
 
 
Spring
2 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$500
 
 
Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 17 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$876
AU$4,379
AU$15,013
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$500
AU$1,877
AU$4,379
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add AU$63 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaner fee per week AU$250.22 + Tax
Property Damage Protection AU$98.84
Pet Fee AU$62.56 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Check out is at 12pm, and check in is at 4pm unless there are no guests before or after or otherwise arranged. We charge $25 per person per night over 8 people. There is a mandatory cleaning fee of $200 for every week of your stay, which is for cleaning the whole house and doing all house laundry (Not personal). Pool heating costs are between $35 to $100 per day depending on the average temperature at the time of rental and the week before, and I reserve the right to decide how much that will be the week before your arrival. We take a $200 pool heating deposit and return any amount not used. Payable via Paypal before arriving.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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