Cottage in winter.East bedroom, 2 full size beds, 4 twin beds.
Cozy CountryCottage w/Mountain View

Entire home/flat

8 guests

2 bedrooms

7 Beds

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About this listing

The space

This cozy country cottage in Shady NY has 2 bedrooms, complete kitchen, one bathroom, living room and dining area. In one bedroom (east side) are 2 full size beds and 3 twin size beds and a large picture window that looks out at the mountain. The other bedroom (west) has a queen size bed. It is possible to move a twin bed out of the east room and put it into the west room or otherwise re-arrange the bed(s). Airconditioned in summer and electric heat (you set the thermostats!) in the winter makes this cottage comfortable any time of the year. Wireless internet is available, but there is no TV or cable which will enhance your country experience! There is no cell phone service in the immediate area, but is available a short drive away from Shady. Seasonal amenities include access to a hot tub and swimming pool, gardens, and artist's sculptures on the property. The south east side of the property is bordered by a stream and woods. We are close to winter recreation destinations including Hunter Mountain (29 mi.) and Windham (38 mi.). The town of Woodstock is 7 mi. away where there are many fine restaurants, yoga, shopping, and the yearly Woodstock Film Festival. The Berkshires are a short drive away (Great Berrington, MA is 60 mi. away) and other upstate NY destinations including: Bearsville Theatre, Bard College, great hiking trails, State Parks and Forests, streams, swimming holes and water falls. Privacy is yours, but if you need anything from us, your hosts, we are at your service, and the main house is yours to come and go if there is anything you require. Weekly and monthly rate is available, and adjustable.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 7
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £40
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House Rules

1. We ask that you recycle as much as possible, including composting, plastic and glass. There are receptacles available in the cottage. Also, as part of this, we ask that you minimize your production of refuse that is non-recyclable, i.e. re-usable cloth shopping bags are provided for your use. We appreciate your conservation efforts by not leaving lights on or electric heat turned up when you are not in the cottage and by conserving water. Environmentally friendly cleaning products are available should you need them.
2. No smoking.
3. No pets.
4. We have a cat in the main house not in the cottage.



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2 nights minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Ojoo User Profile
May 2015
The house is nice and clean and the garden is fantastic to hang out in. Additionally, James is a great person. He is very easy to get along with. A truly exceptional host that went out of his way to help us on multiple occasions.

Martina User Profile
July 2014
For the second time my friends and I stayed at the Cottage, this year we spent the 4th of July and found it to be wonderful as usual. Every year is better than expected. James is the best host you could ever have, he's very warm and inviting. From the minute I booked the cottage to after we left, he made sure we were well taken care of. He's one of the most generous and nice human beings you'll ever meet. His property is incredibly beautiful and he's always happy to share it with us. We came and went as we wished, enjoying the World Cup games in the town, the local shopping, the woods and trails. We had dinners in front of the fireplace, we had a barbecue every night and we enjoyed the hot tub and swimming pool as much as we could. The cottage has everything you need for a very pleasant stay. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything we could possibly need. The cottage is very clean and the rooms are very sunny with amazing views, it's so beautiful. This is definitely a real find. We always have such a great time that we don't want to leave. We can't wait to go back! Thank you very much James!

Scott User Profile
November 2012
James Manuel's cottage proved to be a great choice for my family's stay while they were in town for the holiday. He was very responsive to all of my communication and was very flexible with check in/check out times which helped me greatly. We met before my family arrived so that I could check out the space and make sure everything was ok. He was very keen on ensuring that they had everything they needed to be comfortable during their stay. He offered the use of additional restrooms inside another house on the property in case there was overcrowding in the cottage and even called to let me know someone forgot a pillow after everyone had departed. The space itself is airy, clean, simple, and has really good energy. It is located in a beautiful setting with mountain views and a wonderful garden. My family had a great experience there and I would definitely consider having them stay there again.

Christine User Profile
July 2012
What a wonderful place! The landscape was a dream and our accommodations could not have been more comfortable. Our hosts were so nice and friendly too. We hope to come back one day soon to once again enjoy the fabulous pool and hot tub!

Claire User Profile
May 2012
We had such a great weekend at the cottage. Julie was really helpful in setting up the reservation- on short notice. And James was a fantastic host- he told us all about the history of the house, and even brought us a vase of beautiful flowers to brighten up the cottage. We had a great stay and will definitely be back!

Kirsten User Profile
August 2013
James is a perfect host! He is super prompt with his replies and upon arrival very patiently showed us the cottage and answered all our questions about the area. After that, he pretty much left us to our own and trusted that we would take care of the place. Throughout, he was kind and unobtrusive. The best thing about the cottage is the pool and the hot tub! Imagine being in a hot tub surrounded by mountains - that was our experience! Everything worked perfectly in the cottage, the water was hot and the bed was comfy. We even got to use the electric BBQ grill that he had - twice. :) Definitely an awesome summer experience for all of us. Thanks again James!

Rani User Profile
August 2013
This was my frst Airbnb experience and it was wonderful. You couldn't ask for a more beautiful property and James was such a warm welcoming host. I would highly recommend the cabin. My only regret is that I did not have more time to spend at the pool!

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James User Profile

I am happy to share this beautiful magical property with those seeking a country get away!

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