Joy Cottage is located on a quiet country road between Woodstock and Saugerties. Woodstock, less than 2 miles away, boasts a robust arts community, shopping, restaurants and dining, parks, antiquing, live music and theater, flea markets, and naturalist tours. Set well back from the road, our 9.5 acres boast a lovely private park-like setting, including woods, meadows, a pond and a beautiful swimming pool.
Joy Cottage is the home to two cats and three birds, so sadly, we cannot accommodate pets.
The master suite is located on the main floor. It is bright and cheerful with a bathroom (shared with your hosts when both suites are occupied), sitting room and french doors that open out onto a furnished deck in the summer - a perfect place to read and relax! You'll have a view of the horses on the neighboring horse farm and hear the delightful sound of water from the soothing fountain outside your window (season permitting). There is another suite available for additional guests, as well as a large screened-in porch which has both dining and living space.
The Cottage has extensive mosaic and hand tile work throughout, including a rain-forrest shower with hand-painted tiles in the Master Bath.
You are welcome to use the in-ground pool, extensive decks, patios (all furnished for your comfort) and hot-tub (hot tub in winter, pool in summer) or hike in our 9.5 acres of woods and meadow.
Use of the kitchen should be arranged in advance with your hosts.
Joy Cottage offers you the ultimate in privacy and peace.
Interaction with guests
We will happily provide local directions to ski areas, shopping, restaurants and antiquing. You set the degree of interaction. You're welcome to sit with a glass of wine or tea in the evening by the fire (indoor or outdoor) and chat about your day, or just relax by yourself.
Other things to note
Joy Cottage has an aviary in the front garden so our birds may enjoy the warm weather and sun. Don't worry, we don't leave them out at night.
You are welcome to use the in-ground pool and hot-tub (hot tub in winter, pool in summer) or hike in our 9.5 acres of woods and meadow.
Please let us know if you wish to use the kitchen.
We have wi-fi throughout the house which can reach the pool area and decks.
- Second suite available at separate charge for groups of more than 2 guests
- Guests are kindly asked to leave their shoes just inside the door.
- Please do not play with our companion birds.
- We ask that you keep things quite by 10:00 p.m. unless previously arranged with your hosts.
- Please ask if you wish to cook a meal(s).
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Peter and I fell in love with Joy Cottage and its peaceful, private setting over 20 years ago. We are avid scuba divers and have traveled the world, with a particular fondness for Southeast Asia. We enjoy experiencing different cultures, food often living on small sailing vessels and lodges. Over time, we have filled our home with artifacts from our travels.
I also enjoy music, reading, quiet times with our pets and creating mosaic pieces and have created mosaics throughout the cottage. Peter likes to joke that I would tile the ceilings I could.
Peter manages a scuba shop in New York City, teaches diving, and is an accomplished wood worker when at the Cottage.
We love animals and have several cats and birds in our home. As a result, we must ask that you kindly leave your pets at home. Assuring a peaceful and stress-free experience for all is our goal!