House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Arrive to bedrooms made up with Egyptian cotton linens from The White Company London, with towels to match (bath, hand and face towels provided for every guest). Enjoy bathrooms with locally-made soaps, shampoos and conditioners which we encourage you to take home at the end of your stay. When you're hungry, hang out and cook in the large, well-equipped kitchen, complete with Dualit toaster and a professional gas stove.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Stewart International Airport 110 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (4), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The New York region

We discovered the Catskills together in 1990 when we escaped New York City for our first weekend away. We immediately fell in love with the vast expanses, dense trees, rolling mountains and covered bridges! The quiet village of Halcottsville, by beautiful Lake Wawaka and the farming history of Bragg Hollow came later. The simple white house, built with local materials and crafted with hand tools with its own stream at the bottom of the garden, has hosted large family dinners, garden parties for friends and neighbors and intimate candlelit suppers for two over the years. Sarah and Sam got engaged here and then got married outside in the expansive gardens of a friend's nearby house.

Rhinebeck

Since we've been coming here, we've found it is the perfect getaway location either for an active break outdoors or for just getting away from it all to de-compress. Usually we do both with friends, family or sometimes just the two of us!

There are so many outdoor activities at all times of year. In the winter, there are two great ski resorts within fifteen minutes drive (Belleayre and Plattekill) plus there's cross country skiing and snow shoeing to be done too. In the summer, there's great hiking, cycling, mountain-biking, kayaking and swimming at the lovely outdoor pool in Andes. Local shops abound for browsing and there are auctions, flea-markets, yard sales and plenty of opportunities for antiquing or finding an unexpected treasure.

The local food scene is very active. There's the local farmers' market at the round barn on Saturdays (2 minutes drive away) in the summer with a copious supply of local organic produce. Peekamoose restaurant never disappoints and we've discovered lots of other great eateries too.

Often, though, we will simply relax and chat or read on the sun-drenched back deck or around the garden table on the stream-side patio.