Entire home hosted by Nick

  1. 16 guests
  2. 5 bedrooms
  3. 12 beds
  4. 2 bathrooms
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This three-storey former schoolhouse has been converted into a rustic, country vacation home. The rental also includes access to a music rehearsal/recording room.
Located in one of the most beautiful areas of Upstate New York

The space
***Due to the current policy changes regarding Covid 19 transmission and the we have revised the listing to comply with all airbnb regulations***
ALL booking is done on the Air BnB site

Set in the upper Delaware Region of the Catskills, this historic, eclectic and, rustic Schoolhouse is the perfect place for a magical weekend. The property is located in a picturesque hamlet and is set on one acre of land. There are fences on all three sides of the property and it is secluded from the village by a border of trees on all sides. There is a large lawn area and two freshwater rushing streams bordering the property. We are only half a mile from the two branches of the Upper Delaware river where swimming, boating, rafting and fly fishing access is available. The property is also just one mile from Hancock where all grocery stores, shops, and services are available. The area is also home to many weekly farmers market where fresh local produce and homemade crafts are sold.

The Schoolhouse can host relaxing getaways or activity driven vacations with family and friends of up to 16 people (maximum occupancy). Furnished in an upcycled, shabby chic style, the house is reminiscent of a decadent artist's loft in downtown Manhattan in the 1980's. Downtown artist vibes in the interior, yet we are surrounded by the splendid flora and fauna of the Upper Delaware Region on the exterior. We have a fire pit and gas or charcoal barbecue on the patio which is set up to accommodate al fresco summer dinners. And two small ponds where frogs and tadpoles reside. There is also a trampoline and a grassy lawn for badminton games for the physically inclined guests. In the summer we keep a garden and on occasion offer some organic produce.

The rental consists of two floors with two suite like rooms on each floor, totaling 4 large lofty rooms. There is a bathroom on each floor and foyers/lobbies totaling about 5000 sq ft. Each loft is about 800 sq ft with 12 foot ceilings and has a unique style and function. All rooms have double function and can be made private for separate activities by closing the door. On the top floor, the northern room (Red room), encompasses a fully equipped kitchen, dining table, gathering area, suspended loft bed, and pull out sofa bed. The kitchen has been updated with stainless steel surfaces and a new gas cook stove. You will find all basic cooking necessities (oils, condiments, spices, and appliances) as well as cleaning supplies. The south top room (Blue room) is furnished with vintage sofas and doubles as a media room with a record collection and flat screen tv (with dvd and vhs plus HDMI inputs). This room has two single beds, one queen sized bed, and two sofas. Also, on the top floor is the "kids" room with 2 singles. In the top floor lobby we have a rich library with books on a wide range of topics of general and special interest including cooking, crafts, country living, music, dance, and art. (We also have a collection of games like Scrabble, chess, and backgammon)

Downstairs, on the lower floor we have the “pool room”, which has a pool table and two full beds and the music room which has another full bed.
The south lower room {music studio} is available for band rehearsal and jamming with a full drum kit and guitar amps, keyboards and PA. **** For serious music and recording booking, I provide full backline and set up of up to 16 channels through the vintage MCI console*** (Bands and artists bring their own DAW interface and computer. More info on the studio is available at cadosiaschoolrecording {dot net}).

We heat sustainably almost exclusively with WOOD and all rooms have stoves and heat exchangers, (instruction and assistance is available for those not familiar with wood stoves) All firewood is provided and staged close to the stoves.

SURROUNDING AREA/ACTIVITIES: The area offers a bunch of fun activities for all types. For those seeking outdoor adventure, there are many local hiking trails with waterfalls and kayaking/rafting services on the Delaware river. Cat hollow state forest is just 20 minutes away and the area is also known for its great fly-fishing. There are 2 golf courses within 5 miles and skiing (Elk Resort) is just a 40 minutes drive from us. Recreational boating is also now allowed on the pristine Cannonsville reservoir just 6 miles away.
For those looking for music and gastronomy there are many options. The town of Callicoon is about 20 miles away where you can find Rafters Tavern, The Great Western Hotel, and Seminary Hill Restaurant. Also, in Parksville a most unique bar/restaurant called Cabernet Frank’s. All of which feature live music by local artists including myself. Bethel Woods Performing Arts center is also about 30 miles south if you want to see a show! There are also many distilleries and breweries where you can tour and taste all of the delicious beers and spirits made right here in the Catskills. (Rock Valley Spirits, Do Good Spirits, Catskill Brewery, Forthright Cyder and Mead +many more!). There are also many local farms that offer tours and sell fresh produce (Mountain dell farms, Catskill Cattle company, Bialecki Farms). For the shoppers, there are many antique and craft stores in Walton (22 miles away).

The schoolhouse is a great location for any photography shoot, music video, yoga group or retreat. We have good cell reception for all major providers and WiFi in all rooms. All linen and towels are included as well as basic kitchen and bathroom supplies.The basic nightly rate is for a group of TEN people for anything above that, there is a nightly surcharge of $30 for extra guests up to a MAXIMUM OF 16 PEOPLE. Thanks for Looking (Booking) and if you are still not ready to commit please add us to your wish list as it helps to give us a boost in the search engine.

PLEASE NOTE Check out time has been revised to 11 am . It may be possible to arrange a later check out , please contact me to verify the check out time.

We have always made every effort to keep up with fresh linens /towels and general cleanliness and sterilization of kitchen and bathroom areas especially during the pandemic. That being said, the property is a rambling 5000 sq ft that we heat with wood which also generates some dust and it is not practical to mop under every sofa and polish every knife and fork for every change over. Please bear this in mind if you write a review when it comes to the cleanliness assessment. It is NOT A HOTEL and some people may expect an unrealistic level of perfection. It is a large rustic, antique, museum-like, artistic and special place. Please help us by not giving a bad cleanliness assessment because you found a dust bunny when you were plugging in your phone charger .

SPECIAL THANKS To all the wonderful people , young ,old ,friends and family first time and returning guests who have had many memorable times at the Schoolhouse and made my Air Bnb the successful destination experience that it has become Best NickH

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed, 1 sofa
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 2 single beds, 1 sofa bed, 1 sofa
Bedroom 3
2 queen beds, 1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony

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4.89 out of 5 stars from 186 reviews


Where you’ll be

Hancock, New York, United States

Close to Delaware river for swimming and fishing .also nearby golf and hiking and all country activities We also have a 12 acre wood lot within walking distance which is available to guests at no extra charge

Hosted by Nick

  1. Joined in April 2010
  • 186 Reviews
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During your stay

Only sufficient to provide a wonderful and memorable vacation
We are a legal short term rental and sometimes may be around the property during guest turnover . This also allows us to provide immediate attention to guest questions and provide assistance if needed
When not rented do we occupy the upper areas of the house.
Only sufficient to provide a wonderful and memorable vacation
We are a legal short term rental and sometimes may be around the property during guest turnover . This also all…

Nick is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 15:00 - 00:00
Check out: 11:00
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £1630

Cancellation policy