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About this listing

Secluded house on four acres of wilderness with all the modern amenities. Two bedrooms with an expansive deck, hot tub, fireplace and enclosed porch. Bordering on 30,000 acres of the Catskill Preserve, close to Vernooy Kill Falls and Lake Minnewaska

The space

Ours is a secluded house on four acres of wooded land, off a private road about two hours from the George Washington Bridge. There are two neighbors, also weekenders, but otherwise it is you and the 30,000 acres of bordering National Park. We are also close to both Mohonk and Minnewaska, perfect for hiking, swimming and rock-climbing.

Guest access

The house is eclectically furnished, we collect oddities, bizarre art, books, records, DVDs and taxidermy. We are both in creative industries and our tastes reflect as much. You won’t be bored.

The master bedroom downstairs is equipped with a queen bed and the upstairs loft holds a full-sized futon. Note that the upstairs loft is open to the main space, so only semi-private. Ample towels and bedding are provided.

Additionally, the house amenities include central heat, an outdoor grill, a stereo (with turntable, CD, mini-jack, USB), flat-screen television (with DVD player), a modern kitchen with dishwasher, coffee maker, blender, food processor, toaster, Soda Stream, utensils, spices, etc. And there is a washer and dryer in the basement.

WE DO NOT HAVE INTERNET OR A LANDLINE. This is a getaway and we prefer to keep it off the grid, so to speak. But our cell phone reception through AT&T works great.

WE DO NOT HAVE CURTAINS. As we are surrounded by woods, they are unnecessary.

Interaction with guests

We live in Manhattan, so we will not be on the premises when a guest books. We will provide full info sheet about the house and area.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Cleaning Fee: 80
Security Deposit: 240
Weekly Discount: 30%
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House Rules
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No bonfires are allowed on the property. A maximum of 2 pets are allowed and we request they are not on the furniture. We ask that you are respectful of our home and enjoy it as much as we do. Please do not leave dirty dishes and do not smoke in the house. We will email you a detailed info sheet about the house and area once you confirm.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

69 Reviews

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Christopher User Profile
August 2017
Ben and Gala's place was just the relaxing weekend away my wife and I were looking for. The large deck with hot tub were perfect. They are only a 20 to 30 minute ride to some great local restaurants. Everything was clean and tidy when we arrived. Great hosts with a beautiful house.

Claire User Profile
July 2017
This place is amazing! If you're looking for a quiet getaway, this is the spot! We loved it.

Emily User Profile
July 2017
Ben and Gala's home is a special place for those who are open to new discoveries, deep relaxation and an abundance of perfect oddities. Really, this is someplace you don't find every day. Kudos to Ben and Gala for creating a unique experience and for sharing their personal retreat.

Rachel User Profile
June 2017
The perfect getaway with the perfect record collection!

Matt User Profile
May 2017
Ben and Gala's place was great! Gala was super responsive and provided recommendations for a great hiking spot and some breweries nearby. The house itself was clean, and filled with lots of eclectic art. The hot tub and record player were awesome too. Would love to come back again!

Moritz User Profile
April 2017
Gala & Ben's house in the woods is an amazing retreat to get away from the city and to recharge. I can totally recommend everyone to get there and enjoy the silence and nature that surrounds it. I will definitely come again.

Marco User Profile
April 2017
Wonderful stay, again, at Ben and Gala's cabin. Fantastic spot for relaxing, listening to their great record collection, and doing some cooking over charcoal. The place has personality and makes you immediately comfortable.

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in March 2015
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