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Newly Renovated, Chic, Light-Filled Nature Retreat

Entire house hosted by Melinda & Matilda
5 guests2 bedrooms3 beds2 bathrooms
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Enjoy a break close to nature—or work from home—at @aplaceinthecatskills, a newly renovated Catskills country home with easy access to great hiking, sightseeing, swimming, tubing & cute Delaware River towns.

Flooded in natural light & featuring 13-foot cathedral ceilings, the great room opens up to a sunny deck with comfy seating & a firepit keeping you warm even on colder days. There's another firepit in the backyard & basement fitness area. The cottage has fast WiFi, workspaces & printer.

The space
KITCHEN
The newly remodeled kitchen features an induction range with Air Fry (offering the best of both worlds electric/gas), dishwasher, and microwave. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need to make a meal including a French press, coffee maker, toaster, waffle maker, and Vitamix blender. We offer our guests coffee, tea, and basic spices. The dining table comfortably seats 6 people.

LIVING ROOM
Our sofa is big and super comfy - perfect for cozy movie nights. The smart TV is logged in to Netflix but you can of course log in to your own streaming service as well. If you want to play content from another device we have HDMI cables. The great room also features Bluetooth Crosley speakers. The sofa can be used as an additional bed, but we also have a twin folding bed (steel frame with metal slats to support the mattress) that can be set up in the living room.

BEDROOMS
The bedrooms feature a king (primary) and queen bed respectively, both with Allswell 's highly rated hybrid mattress (memory foam and innerspring coils), roomy closets, as well as laptop-friendly workspaces. The windows face the wooded backyard. The primary bedroom also has an en-suite full bathroom. We have a twin folding bed (steel frame with metal slats to support the mattress) that can be set up in the great room.

BATHROOMS
Both bathrooms have been completely remodeled with natural colored Italian tiles, light wood and greenery for a thoroughly modern aesthetic. They feature floating vanities and wide rainfall shower heads, as well as hand-held showers. Our bathrooms are stocked with award-winning organic Puracy shampoo, conditioner and body wash.

DECK
The large, sunny 300+ square foot deck features a Solo Stove Bonfire, gas BBQ, sofa, two loungers, and a dining table. This is the perfect spot to enjoy your meals, sip your coffee or cocktail, read a book, relax, sun bathe or watch the many birds and deer that frequent the area. The Solo Stove will keep you warm and toasty even on colder days.

BACKYARD
The private backyard faces a nice wooded area. Bring out the loungers and get your tan on, or gather around the fire pit for a fire-side meal, drink or s'mores.

WASHER/DRYER & SMALL GYM
There is a washer/dryer and work-out area in the basement (only accessible from the outside of the house). The gym features a sandbag kit, pull-up bar, resistance bands, skip rope, foam rollers and speakers.

WORKSPACES
The cottage is work-from-home/remote-learning friendly with fast Wi-Fi, desks in both bedrooms and a wireless printer. The bar counter in the great room is the perfect height if you prefer a standing desk.

WI-FI AND CELL SERVICE
Wi-Fi is fast and reliable. Cell phones work great with wi-fi assisted calling but cell service in this area is generally poor. At the house, Verizon is the only service (that we know of) that works okay. Other networks may or may not work at all. We suggest activating Wi-Fi calling on your phone.

WATER
We have a private well and the water is safe to drink and tastes great. We also provide our guests with a water filter pitcher. Please note that the water sometimes smells of sulfur, which is naturally occurring and perfectly safe to drink.

PRIVACY
Please note that the house is situated in the back of a half-acre lot and we have neighbors on both sides of the house. The right side neighbors' house is completely hidden behind trees, but the left side neighbors' house is partly visible from the cottage and deck. The backyard is private.

Guest access
You can check in and out by yourself with our keyless entry. You will be issued an access code for the duration of your stay - no keys to lose or return!
Enjoy a break close to nature—or work from home—at @aplaceinthecatskills, a newly renovated Catskills country home with easy access to great hiking, sightseeing, swimming, tubing & cute Delaware River towns.

Flooded in natural light & featuring 13-foot cathedral ceilings, the great room opens up to a sunny deck with comfy seating & a firepit keeping you warm even on colder days. There's another firepit in…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 single bed, 1 sofa

Amenities

Gym
Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Iron
Hangers
TV
Hair dryer
Dedicated workspace
Dryer

Accessibility

Wide entrance for guests

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Barryville, New York, United States

This area of the Catskills offers a wide range of activities including hiking, apple picking, tubing, rafting, canoeing, boating, fishing, cycling, ziplining, swimming, horseback riding, bird watching, snowtubing and skiing/snowboarding.

The cottage is only a short drive from Lake Superior State Park, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the Museum at Bethel Woods/the original Woodstock site, great restaurants, cute shops and antique stores, harvest festivals, holiday markets and activities, farms (kids usually love the alpacas) and farmers markets, Forestburgh Playhouse, Kadampa Meditation Center New York, Catskill Distilling Company, Monticello Casino and Raceway, Monticello Motor Club Off-Road Adventure, as well as picturesque river towns Narrowsburg and Callicoon.

Even though the postal address of the cottage is Barryville, NY, the house is located closer to the small hamlet of Yulan. There are three lakes and one pond within walking distance from the house. The Yulan Country Store, which serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner (currently from a pick-up window only) is just a few minutes' walk down the road. A five-minute drive in the other direction, and you will be in Barryville, NY, right on the Delaware River. Here you will find several restaurants, a boutique hotel and the Bang Bang Bar (NY State tasting room), ice cream shop, gourmet grocery store, farmers market, antique shops, and pottery studio. A quick walk across the bridge to Shohola, PA, you can visit a dive bar and historic bowling alley.
This area of the Catskills offers a wide range of activities including hiking, apple picking, tubing, rafting, canoeing, boating, fishing, cycling, ziplining, swimming, horseback riding, bird watching, snowtub…

Hosted by Melinda & Matilda

Joined in May 2011
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Hi! We’re Melinda and Matilda, your Airbnb hosts and owners of @aplaceinthecatskills. We fell in love with the Upper Delaware region after spending time there this spring because of the pandemic. In June, we closed on this cottage and then spent all summer renovating and decorating. We’re so excited to now share our country home with the Airbnb community and we hope you will enjoy it and the beautiful Western Catskills area as much as we do. A little about us: we have a six-year-old, we're both Swedes, one of us is a former professional athlete and Olympian, the other does PR for Sweden in the U.S., we live in Brooklyn, NY, and we treasure cozy days at home as much as spending time in nature. We’re interested in interior design and always try to find time to go antiquing. We love to explore the Catskills and are excited to share our tips with you. Welcome to our place in the country!
Hi! We’re Melinda and Matilda, your Airbnb hosts and owners of @aplaceinthecatskills. We fell in love with the Upper Delaware region after spending time there this spring because o…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Long-term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £215
Cancellation policy