Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Pool and Stream. Boutique Woodstock Eclectic - 5min drive to Woodstock

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 278 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


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.

More Details

Grey Zisser
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 7, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Shady, New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 278 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , This is shared between 2 bedrooms with sliding doors.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , This is downstairs.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/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.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , Very small bedroom with little more room than for 2 bunkbeds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This is the master bedroom with adjoining bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Nice pool view with adjoining shared bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback 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
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Noise: Because we are in a valley and the noise reverberates across to the other side, we ask that you turn off any music playing outside after 9:30 in the evening and just to be considerate of our neighbors. There have been complaints in the past and the police have had to come and investigate the issue. Should you not adhere to this request and I receive a complaint from the police or neighbors after you have been asked to quieten down, I reserve the right to ask you to leave the property in default of this contract, or withhold money from your deposit up to the full amount to compensate my neighbors.


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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Shady, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$68 per night, per additional guest
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$68 per night, per additional guest
Oct 31 2017 - Nov 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$68 per night, per additional guest
after thanksgiving
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$68 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,366.49
Pet Fee C$102.49 + Tax
Cleaner fee per week C$273.3 + Tax
Property Damage Protection C$107.95
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 6 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.
Contact Owner

Other Vacation Properties