Charming home on a babbling brook which will soothe you to sleep, with a large yard in the cutest village in the Catskills. A lovely lake is a 3-minute walk where you can rent bikes, kayaks, or canoes. In summer, there are mountain biking, swimming, and a gym; a field at the top of the mountain with a 25-mile view where you can picnic, or get married. In winter, cross country skiing in town along the railroad tracks or on my field; skiing within 15 minutes at Belleayre or Ski Plattekil. Pets OK.
The house is a 19th century rustic vernacular clapboard house with a charming brookstone foundation in the front and stone planting beds. Tall plantings separate you from the driveway and the street. The house is two-story and the master bedroom looks out on the stream - best to sleep with the windows open to get the full effect of the babbling brook! The stream runs all along the property just 15 feet behind the house; you can see it from many rooms and hear it from most as well.
See moving pictures of brook from Master Bedroom window, you can hear the brook even with the windows and storms closed: search for "The Otter House brook" on the moving pictures site that starts with V.
Note that we host dogs and cats as well, and although the place is thoroughly cleaned between rentals, some allergenic residues may remain.
The house is designed for four people max. The house was designed and built in a different era, when small rooms were the norm, with the exception of the master bedroom, which has a cathedral ceiling and is the width of the house. If you like a cozy, comforting feel, then this house is for you. The yard is huge and affords plenty of room to run around, or just hang out in the hammock.
Note there is peeling non-lead paint in the staircase -- it is a complicated and costly reno job so has not been addressed yet. The Living Room, Dining Nook, and Blue Room have been freshly painted and the kitchen paint refreshed. A gorgeous mahogany colored bamboo floor and a slate hearth were just laid in the Living Room this year. Note that the 100-year-old claw-foot bathtub is worn but is scrubbed clean for each guest. Note bathroom is on first floor and bedrooms are on second floor.
We provide the basic 20 channels for broadcast TV: 2-20 and 22. We also provide a Roku if you want to access your favorite streaming video accounts.
Original custom framed artwork hangs on the walls.
Zugang für Gäste
You'll have access to all living areas of the space. Avoid basement and shed for safety reasons.
Interaktion mit Gästen
You can call or email me anytime with questions or for information to make your stay more enjoyable. For an immediate response, please call.
Weitere wichtige Infos
Check in: 3:00 PM
Check out: 11:00 AM
These times are flexible if I don't have another rental immediately before/after your rental. Please ask early on if interested.
No smoking, no parties without prior approval, for use of your family and friends only (no commercial usage), respect it like your own home.
Renters will use only those areas of the house and land that are authorized for their use. Renters agree that Owner will not be held liable if Renters should harm themselves. Renters also indemnify Owner from any and all accidents that occur on the Owner's Properties and understand there is an accessible stream on the Properties. Owner is not liable for any damage to property or person of the Renters due to any cause whatsoever. The home is not child proofed in any manner.
Renters are to use the premises for vacation purposes only. Any event or work related uses must be clarified in an Amendment to this agreement and are subject to additional fees.
Should the Renters cause, knowingly or unknowingly, any property damage or theft to occur on or to the Property, Renters will report such incident to the Owner immediately.
Upon departure, the thermostats upstairs should be turned all the way down; the one downstairs set to 45 degrees. The hot and cold water to the washing machine should be turned off and both the washer and dryer unplugged. The small appliances in the kitchen should be unplugged as well (coffee makers, toaster oven, microwave). The front and back doors should be closed securely and locked and all windows should be closed and locked. The upstairs bedroom doors should be left closed and the downstairs bathroom door should be left open. The Renters will also follow the closing instructions posted on the refrigerator (except for the part about leaving a cleaning fee).