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Sanctuary by the Stream

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Brand New 2 Bedroom House One Mile From The Hamlet Of Phoenicia

Leave your cares behind and enjoy the beautiful Catskill mountains as you relax in your “Stream side Sanctuary,” a newly renovated 2 bedroom house just outside of Phoenicia, located on the lovely Stony Clove Stream.

Enjoy your privacy as you sit on the front porch; use the gas grill and ample picnic table for a cook-out in the back yard; relax and read in your zero gravity chair in a sunny or shady spot; or sit by the stream and watch the water peacefully flowing and perhaps see the bald eagle, heron, or ducks that regularly pay a visit. Come back after dark and enjoy the large seasonal propane fire pit and comfortable Adirondack chairs.The view is wonderful year round, with the autumn colors being especially spectacular.

The newly renovated house has a beautiful, fully equipped kitchen, spacious dining room that looks out at trees and flowers from a bow window, living room with gas fireplace and large screen TV, modern bathroom, two bedrooms, each with a queen size bed, one with a TV, air conditioning and heat throughout making it a cozy, comfortable retreat year round! The house has cable TV and wifi. A car is not necessary as the house is located just short of a mile form the bus station in Phoenicia. You can walk to town, eat in one of several restaurants, visit the quaint shops, go fly fishing, or tube the Esopus. If you’re feeling energetic, a walk of a little over a mile will bring you to the Tanbark Trail and/or the trail up Tremper Mountain, both very popular spots, or walk about 2 miles to the Phoenicia Diner for a hearty breakfast or lunch. If you do come by car, there are many sites and activities just a short drive away: Lakes, hiking trails, ski centers (Hunter is 12 miles away, Belleayre-15 & Windham-22.6) concerts, even the world’s largest kaleidoscope! Come and enjoy “your vacation home” without any of the work or responsibility!

My husband and I have a home on the property. If we are not traveling, we like to greet our guests, give a quick tour of the house, and answer any questions. Whether we are home or away we can always be reached but, we give our guests as much privacy as possible so that they can comfortably enjoy all of the property.

More Details

Veronica Rowe
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Veronica Rowe

I grew up in New York City but was always drawn to nature. After college I moved to Ulster County and have lived in Phoenicia for thirty years. I never tire of of the beauty of this area that I am blessed to live in.

What makes this house unique

This property is unique because of the beautiful setting. There is a large open yard with about 150' of stream frontage. The setting is peaceful and lovely but within one mile of town. It is conveniently located to restaurants, shops, theaters, tubing, fly fishing, kayaking, swimming & skiing. There is a lovely stream side stone patio with a large propane fire pit that is beautiful!


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , television
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • two bedrooms each with brand new queen size beds, large windows with view of back yard
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Sanctuary by the Stream
average rating of 4.84375 based on 32 reviews
Jackson Heights, NY

Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice stay for a quick getaway in the catskills. The house was updated, clean, and the common areas were very roomy considering the overall size of the home. We planned our trip very last minute and the owners were very accommodating. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 19/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Can’t wait to head back there this summer!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and immaculate. No details spared. Everything was spotless and we had everything we could need right in the house. The grounds are breathtaking, beautiful access to the creek and the best fire pit in Phonecia! Veronica and John were so accommodating.we are already plNning to be back in August!

  • Review Submitted: 29/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you were so happy with your stay, Cara and John! It was great meeting you and we're looking forward to your next visit in August. The property is beautiful in the summer and we know that you'll enjoy it at least as much as you did on your first visit! Sincerely, Veronica & Jon
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Wonderful cozy cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Veronica's cottage between Christmas and New Year in one of the coldest NY winters in years. There's a wonderful gas fireplace in the the house which kept us warm for the few days. The kitchen is brand new and has most of what you need. There's also a grill in the backyard which has a great view of the river. In warmer weather you could fish right from the backyard and enjoy the river and fireplace on the the cold the outdoor activities were limited to trying to break the ice on the frozen river and snowshoeing around the riverbank. The house is a short drive from ski resorts like Hunter and Belleayre and many great restaurants, bars and galleries. We definitely recommend Veronica's clean and well kept cottage and will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 09/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Lanie for the great and detailed review! I am so happy that you, your wife and your friends enjoyed your stay! I look forward to meeting you on your next visit. Best of luck to you and your wife with the new baby - we have a nice portable crib all ready for your next visit! Sincerely Veronica
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lovely cabin for a quick trip

  • 5 of 5

We visited the Catskills for a family wedding and had to cut our trip short because our son was injured while at the neighborhood playground (great playground by the way!). Veronica was kind and helpful while we scrambled to located emergency care and she even refunded the remainder of our trip. We hope to visit again soon!

The backyard area is the perfect place to entertain guests or relax with wine or coffee by the stream. Don't miss it. We appreciated that she had kids' toys stocked in the basement and laundry supplies ready for us to use. The small details matter!

  • Review Submitted: 07/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Upstate Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely incredible! There is so much attention put towards detail of the house and landscaping. The beds are incredibly comfy and windows that look out into nature make everything feel so serene. There is a firepit next to the river to enjoy the evenings. This place was everything we asked for and more for our out of city get away. The hosts are wonderful and we will definitely be coming back!!

  • Review Submitted: 20/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cortlandt Manor

Great Getaway, Amazing Back Yard

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Sanctuary by the stream. Veronica had the place stocked with linens, tons of extra towels and a full kitchen that met all our needs. Great for kids, our 3 and 1 year old loved running around the yard and enjoying the scenery.

The location is also really good - 15 - 20 min from Woodstock where we went a few times, and down the street from Main Street Phoenicia, which has great restaurants and some good shopping. Overall a great trip and a great property!

  • Review Submitted: 06/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jesse & Caitie, for choosing our property to celebrate your special occasions! It was very nice meeting you & your adorable children. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay-complete with "wildlife viewing" & I hope that you'll be back before too long. Best Regards, Veronica
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Phoenicia, New York

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$39 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$394.62

Cancellation policy --- For bookings cancelled up to 30 days before the start of the stay, traveler receives a 100% refund.
For bookings cancelled up to 14 days before the start of the stay, traveler receives a 50% refund. For bookings cancelled less than 14 days before the start of the stay, no refund is given. check in is 3:00 check out is 11:00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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