Esopus Studio, where serenity reigns


Entire guest suite hosted by Alma & James

  1. 2 guests
  2. Studio
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bathroom
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This lovely 360 sf studio is a cozy space for working remotely and experiencing the beauty of the Catskill Preserve. Hike, eat, chill ... and leave completely restored! Our guests love the 150 sf glassed in porch. 3-Day minimum. We offer a 5% discount for a 7 day stay. We have 3 rentals and the main house on the quarter acre property.

The space
Welcome to Catskill Getaways in Phoenicia!

Your fabulous getaway starts with a scenic drive to the Catskills and a stop at one of the farm stands for provisions. Once you breathe in this glorious mountain air and see the Esopus Creek (really a river) you'll agree -- the living is easy!

Catskill Getaways is a former half acre bungalow property at the base of Woodland Valley. We're located in a safe, historic and quaint neighborhood almost a mile from Phoenicia.

The Esopus Studio was thoughtfully renovated and features a modern kitchen, a crisp clean bathroom with floor radiant heat, an open front porch and glassed-in back porch for your exclusive use. If you've never experienced a propane cast iron heating fireplace with a viewing window, it heats and looks like a wood stove without having to feed the fire. There is also a seasonal flower / organic herb garden. The Studio shares a wall with the main house kitchen.

We use high quality, non-toxic cleaning products to ease our footprint on the environment and to help guests with chemical sensitivities.

No need to compromise. You have the best of all worlds. It’s all good … nice, fresh, clean lodgings, impeccable attention to your needs, perfect location and competitively priced.

There are amenities galore. Have breakfast in the glassed-in porch or the backyard . Make 'smores in the fire pit. Visit at the Pony Bar(n). Skip rocks along the Esopus Creek. Meander along peaceful country roads. Ride a bike. Walk down the street and take a dip in the Esopus. Take advantage of the multitude of activities like hiking, swimming, fishing, skiing and much more. Strong internet signal. Watch a movie on the TV (no cable TV access); select from a small library of DVD movies or stream from your computer or smart phone.

Take a break from the city without having to travel far. It’s just 1 hour and 50 minutes from the George Washington Bridge to our quaint and cool hamlet of Phoenicia.

If you want to stay local, Phoenicia is self-contained with a variety of restaurants, all sorts of shops, some quirky and a community theater. We're known for our friendly, artsy and unpretentious small town charm combined with great restaurant and pub choices.

If you want to venture out, the Hudson Valley has a treasure chest of cultural offerings. This is a perfect time for all sorts of summer activities. Relax by the water hole down the block, take a scenic drive, check out one of the farm-to-table restaurants, get cozy in front of the gas fireplace in the cooler evenings and take in the night sky by the Pony Bar(n) at night ... restorative and magical. AC available for warm and humid days.

Booking info:

Our rates are based on a 2 person occupancy, and we have weekday/ weekend/seasonal rates. Please let us know if you are bringing children and their ages to make sure we can accommodate everyone comfortably.

If the dates don't work with the Esopus Studio, go to our profile page on Airbnb and check out our other listings.

One dog (crated if left alone) is okay with prior approval; we charge a $35 pet fee.

Please note that while we accept bookings from first-time Airbnb users with no reviews, we ask that you complete the Airbnb verification requirements and profile info as well as provide a note about yourself and others traveling with you.


Here are some of the things that make Phoenicia special:

In 2017 we were rated as the No. 1 destination outside of NYC by Curbed New York, a real-estate and travel blog.

We were also rated one of "Ten Coolest Small Towns in America" by Budget Traveler.

Our guests hail from all parts of the world to this very small hamlet.

Phoenicia was recently featured in Travel and Leisure's 25 Easy Weekend Getaways.

We are part of the watershed that supplies water to 9 million customers including all of NYC.

Our hamlet of Phoenicia has a population of around 300 yet hosts monumental events like the International Festival of the Voice with panache.

We are near four ski resorts: Belleayre, Hunter, Windham and Plattekill

The Phoenicia Library lends out fishing poles and ukuleles.

You are always, always near a world-class hiking trail.

Our beloved local poet is a candidate at every presidential election.

Most of our friends think Phoenicia has a vibe that’s cooler than Woodstock.

We keep the location of swimming holes secret until we’re sure you will respect our pristine waters.

Farm-to-table foodies will be in good company.

The first ski area in the state of NY was located just down the street from us.

Birding is exceptional. Hummingbirds visit us in the summer. You can spot magnificent American Bald Eagle. They nest near the Esopus Creek (really a river) where they catch fish.

We get excited about the annual garden tour and the yearly artists tour. Visit with local peeps at the Arts Upstairs openings and community gatherings every month.

For culinary treats buy local: Migliorelli's Farm Stand or Mt. Tremper Farms on Rt. 28

Most of the area is a protected forest preserve with wildlife galore.

There is a plethora of sports and cultural activities, a world-class spa, fabulous restaurants at all price ranges, fun shops, awesome bakeries, to meet the needs of the most discerning travelers.

For these reasons and many more, we think we have an awesome place to live. Our goal is to share it with you and make sure you have an enjoyable and restorative stay and return rejuvenated.

Where you'll sleep

Living area
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace

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4.95 out of 5 stars from 516 reviews


Where you’ll be

Phoenicia, New York, United States

The property is located on quiet and safe historic neighborhood. It is comprised of two square blocks made up of full-time residents, weekend residents, second homeowners, seasonal guests and short-term vacation rental guests. We are located less than a mile from Main Street Phoenicia.

Hosted by Alma & James

  1. Joined in March 2013
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My wife, Alma, and I focus on healthy living, the environment and sustainability. We enjoy the simple pleasures of this culturally-rich community surrounded by the majestic Catskill Forest Preserve.

Every day something in nature delights me: a flock of turkeys, an autumn landscape, the sunset on the Esopus Creek, cukes with sparkling morning dew, the grand constellations. I stop, take in the beauty, and focus on gratitude.

We enjoy helping guests take a break from the hubbub of city life to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with each other. We worked as professionals in advertising, publishing, environmental organizations, and as consultants for non-profits. We understand the importance of that spur-of-the-moment getaway as a way to find balance between work and play.

We give our guests total privacy. But we help our guests explore our cool and quaint hamlet of Phoenicia and its environs with its many of its hidden treasures through our house guides and "Best Picks." We love sharing this magical place with you and have you fall in love with it as well.
My wife, Alma, and I focus on healthy living, the environment and sustainability. We enjoy the simple pleasures of this culturally-rich community surrounded by the majestic Catski…

During your stay

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy