front and side of house at dusksunset, secluded, yet just minutes to townview from across lakedetail of screen porchthree season cedar hot tubside bluestone patio with rockers and carpet rosesrais woodstove on turntable with log storagekitchen with luxury applianceswindowed dining room with 1940's chandelierclaw tubmaster -open plan to bathsecond bedroomthird bedroomthird floor loft/4th bedroomslate & rainfall shower head in guest bathguest bath with heated floorlibrary/integrated stereo, just plug in your i podview of librarylooking into downstairs main areaupstairs 1850 wood stove/radiant floorview!view from living roomlocal swimming holefront stone porch with rose bedsview from back porch to mountainssitting room with 27" LCD tv with integrated DVDcomfortable living room/MGBW piecesliving room with 27" tv/integrated DVD playermortise and tenon staircase on landing/woodstovedetail of front viewscreen porch detail viewscreen porch with sunset viewscreen porch interioroutdoor fireplaceback patio with Weber kettle grill and chimineasummer roses front of house, view in backgroundthe original 200 yr old barn and viewview of barn from screen porchour village signour historic plaqueSalem, MA house after which this house is inspired
“ Excellent ”
19 Reviews


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps: 8
Type: Home
Per night: $435
Per week: $2,250
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Medusa vacation home rental
Three Season Hot Tub!

Perfect for 2, plenty for 8.

This private, über-fab, architect designed, fully wireless farmhouse is for rent by the night, week or month. We are located in the Hamlet of Medusa in the town of Rensselaerville, situated on a beautiful 17 acre setting facing a valley, a lake and a mountain range.

The sunsets are postcard perfect, and the peacefulness is not to be believed. We are located about 135 miles from the GWB so with the right travel timing, you can be here in about 2 hours. The farm is about a 3 minute drive to the general store, a 10 minute drive to town, a short walk to a creek, and a stroll to a meadow. There are freshwater swimming holes in the summer and skiing in the winter.

Come enjoy the Catskills. There's something for everyone all year round!

Area Information
The farm is located near Greenville, Windham and the "Irish Alps" of Durham. The property is also not far from the cultural hubs of Cooperstown, Saratoga Springs, Great Barrington, Woodstock and Hudson. This is a very special house. It has been featured on both Apartment Therapy, and ReNest, sites dedicated to the exceptional home design.

Availability Calendar


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Dec 31 2013 Jan 31 2015 $435 $435 $2,250 $6,850 -
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Deposits: This is a CASH ONLY or PAYPAL RENTAL. All Paypal rentals must cover their own Paypal use fees. No exceptions. Sec deposit is $500 via Paypal. Manager will inspect the home upon check out and approve refund of deposit minus any breakages. $150 Cleaning fee applied to all rentals. $175 cleaning fee for guests with dogs or children.
Payment Options: PayPal
Other Fees: We love dogs and are good dog friendly; in lieu of additional dog deposits, doggie rentals simply pay the cleaning lady a little more. Sorry, no cats. We love them but we're allergic. To motivate us to give up our home for the big holidays, and because it is so highly requested, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holidays carry a premium rate of $500 per night plus cleaning.


  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 3 Double Beds
  • Features

  • Beach Towels
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • Screened Porch
  • Cook
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (Lake)
  • Daily Maid Service
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • View (Mountains)
  • Deck
  • Hot Tub
  • Pet Friendly
  • View (Water)
  • Fireplace
  • Housekeeper
  • Porch
  • Wood Stove
  • Full Kitchen
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Fax Machine
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
  • Boating
    (5 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (10 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (10 miles)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Canoeing
    (5 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (10 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (10 miles)
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
    (5 miles)
  • Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Water Park
    (10 miles)
  • Lake
  • Hunting
    (5 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (10 miles)
  • Winery
    (10 miles)
  • Park
  • Miniature Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (10 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (20 miles)
  • Fishing
    (1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (5 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
On site lake is for viewing only as it lies beside working farmland. However, there is a public boat launch on the opposite side of the lake for fishing, canoeing or kayaking. Local nearby creeks provide fabulous swimming holes. There are drive-in theaters on Rt 9W showing popular flicks in the summer. We also have a three season hot tub.

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Medusa, New York

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Marissa Rann

New York, NY

Full Moon Farm? Full Moon Fun!

My friends and I had been discussing a ski weekend for some time; however, as it goes, no one wanted to organize the trip. Consequently, I raised my hand to plan our weekend getaway. I researched places near and far, emailing whichever places sounded ideal for my group of seven. Immediately after reaching out to Full Moon Farm, I received a response offering not solely a price and date, but complete transparency into the planning and staying process. It was wonderful! My friends and I quickly decided on FMF as it seemed to offer a beautiful and large home with tons of land in the country and only 30 minutes away from Windham Mountain. Furthermore, the owner was helpful, patient, and a complete delight! After arriving at the house, we knew that we had made the best decision possible - while the pictures depict the home accurately, they surely do not do it the true justice it deserves. It is gorgeous! In the words of House Hunters "Open Floor Plan!" And the view! Everything that we could have possibly needed and far more were in the house. Bright? YES! Awesome and inspiring artwork adorning the home? YES! Mason Jars? YES! Funny room with a bathtub and toilet? YES! Bread maker, Kitchen Aide, big fancy fridge? YES! Super amazing bathroom with heated floor and rain-falling shower head? DUH! Plus! PLUS! The owner made efforts beyond efforts to make sure that my friends and I were comfortable and had everything we needed. While the skiing and snowboarding were awesome that Saturday, it was truly a pleasure knowing that where we were coming from was where we were going. I would most certainly visit this home again and again - summer, winter - whatever! Love!

Full Moon Farm

Owner's reply:

Hi Marissa! We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you and yours. Thank you for such a thoughtful and heartfelt review. It's very touching, and we love that you had such a wonderful time at our farm. Come back soon!

Evelin Urcuyo

New Jersey

Best birthday / valentines weekend ever!

For my 25th birthday, I wanted to spend a weekend away from the city, from the overcrowded streets and be close to nature. Once I saw this beautiful cabin, I knew I needed to be there. My friends were more than willing to make the drive up there and WOW it was absolutely worth it. Angela was so helpful, giving us lists of places to go (unfortunately with all the snow storms the previous week, not many were open) but we made the best of it in that cabin and there was plenty of space for fun. We can't wait to go back and enjoy the cabin in it's full potential this summer

David Shuff

New York, NY

Couldn't be better!

My girlfriend and I rented this lovely farmhouse for the weekend with another couple. It was a fantastic time; there was plenty of space for all of us, the hot tub was delightful, and the house was clean and well cared for. The owner left detailed instructions for everything, and there was great hiking nearby. And dog friendly too? What more could you ask for!

Full Moon Farm

Owner's reply:

Thanks guys! Come back anytime. Bring Katie!

Carrie Maylor DiCanio

Maplewood, NJ USA

Great weekend upstate

We have rented from Angela twice. Once for a weekend with family and another with friends and their kids. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves both times. The scenery is beautiful. It's the perfect place to enjoy fall in New York. And our dog loved it too.

Full Moon Farm

Owner's reply:

Thanks lady!

Jeanette Koskinas

Queensbury, NY

Full Moon Farm Fabulous

Our stay at Full Moon Farm was wonderful from start to finish. Correspondence early on with the owner was fast and friendly--leading me to believe our stay would be great! And I wasn't the least bit disappointed. From our cow neighbors to the rooster wake-up calls everything was serene and peaceful. Anything we might have forgotten was easy to acquire at the Medusa General Store. We have already booked our return trip for next year!

Kristin Davis

New York

Good weekend getaway.

We stayed at Full Moon farm and had a great time! It was quiet and relaxing and very beautiful. The shower in the upstairs bathroom is AMAZING! After a long day of skiing-it was perfect! The kitchen was great if you like to cook-which our group loves to do. Everything is labeled and so it is all very organized and easy to find. The only thing that would have made it better was if the hot tub worked in the winter but other than that-we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back!

Monica Robbins

New York, NY

Cozy house in the Snow

The owners house in Medusa proved to be the perfect escape from our hectic lives in the city! Just a few hours outside of Manhattan, the location was extremely convenient and even allowed us to spend some time on the slopes with Windham Mountain just 20 minutes down the road. Having gone there with a few friends and the intention of exploring what was around, I must admit that we were hard pressed to leave the house as it was incredibly cozy with a perfect kitchen to cook in, a rain shower, and a fire we couldn’t help but gather around. Thank you to the owner for opening up your beautiful home to us and making our weekend simply perfect :)

Natalie Wetzel


Bliss and My Dog's Bliss

My g-shepherd, Paws, and I escaped the city last weekend. We decided to stay in Medusa at Full Moon Farm because I heard through the G-Village g-vine how wonderful it was... Holy wow. We had so much fun roaming the land, and the house was so contemporary country cool. I want to escape again!

Lexie Corriveau

New York, NY

A Perfect Escape

This house is stunning; every detail is to the tee. The owner obviously has a very artistic eye and impeccable taste. From the gorgeous woodfloors to the vintage chandeliers, it is all GOOD. Lounge in one of the comfy beds; have your coffee on the porch, a little bbq and beer and then take a dip in the hottub. Now that's a perfect day!

Robert Schwartz


Gorgeous House!

What a house! The place was obviously built and designed with loving hands. When I got there it looked as if no one before us had ever stayed there. It was immaculate! Beautifully designed! And a real treasure located all the way upstate. Angela was a wonderful person to deal with. She answered all our questions, offered up some little hints about enjoying our stay better, and generally made the experience memorable. Use that hottub at night kids! Fireflies!

Ashleigh (Mad Hatter Entertainment)

New York, NY

Wonderful home with a wonderful hostess!

We certainly made the right choice when choosing this property. Angela and Lucinda (the property manager) were wonderful, the house was wonderful, and the area was wonderful. When traveling to pick-up more sandwiches and groceries, the locals were so kind! (The wraps from Oak Hill kitchen are delicious. I miss them already.) We actually recorded music (Sami Akbari) while we were in the house with Angela's permission. I can't help but think that the beautiful surroundings influenced the amazing music that we made. Thanks Angela!

Christine Campbell


The Most Beautiful House!

I had the MOST relaxing stay...the whole house is artfully designed and decorated--from the expansive chefs kitchen and dining room to the amazingly warm, inviting bedrooms, comfy living space with chic wood stove--the whole experience was just heavenly! We bbq'd outside and relaxed by the beautifully planted garden...everything about the place is sheer beauty!


New York, NY USA

Perfect Retreat from the City

We live in New York City and our stay at Full Moon Farm was the perfect getaway. The house is lovely - just the right size with well chosen amenities and a comfortable atmosphere. It's the ideal farmhouse - new and modern, but with a homey feel, and situated on a beautiful property with a gorgeous view. Go to Full Moon Farm for a quiet stay in a house that you will wish was your own.

Margaret Miller

,New York, NY


My 7 girlfriends and I went up recently for a girls weekend and were 100% pleased in every way. The house was lit up and warm when we arrived (which was well after midnight). The hot tub was bubbling and hot. The rooms were beautiful and the view was postcard pretty. We BBQ'd and went to a local apple farm. The kitchen is fully functional. We were very glad we bought groceries before we got up there. It is very isolated easy to get lost and turned around if you've never been there, especially if you are used to subways over back roads. This house was a great find and we all hope to get back up there soon.

Ariane Dutzi

New York

Love it!

What an amazing house. What a great taste. The kitchen is truly amazing. It invites you to do your own home-cooking. I slept like a baby. The views were indescribable. Not to talk about the hot tab... Loved everything. Thank you!!! Can't wait to go back there....



farm fabulousness

we loved the decor and felt like the super chic city girls we are, staying there!

Jenna Persson


Still trying to figure out how to move in for good

I would not hchange a thing about this awesome house! It provided us with one of the best vacations we could have asked for and even offered us things we never knew we wanted! Highlights are the view, cedar hot tub, awesome kitchen and serenity of eating on the screened in porch and hearing nothing but birds and the breeze. The owner was very thoughtful when designing her home that she shares with us lucky folks and it made our stay very special - so thank you!


New York, NY

Best weekend ever!

A group of friends and I stayed in this wonderful farmhouse to celebrate my 40th birthday. We had planned to explore some of the small towns and take a natrue walk, but we loved the house so much that we never left. The pictures dont lie, this is a uber cool place. We are already talking about when to go back!


Brooklyn, NY


I had a wonderful time at this gorgeous farmhouse. The house alone is beautiful, minimalist and somehow charming at the same time. It's just the right mix of clean and cozy and well equipped. I loved being in the country without feeling like I was camping. It was a long overdue escape from city living...did I mention QUIET? Even as I write this, I hesitate to disclose what an incredibly comfortable place this - just out of fear that it will be rented indefinitely. The nearby towns are quirky and sweet too, but you really won't want to leave the house. I don't know when I'll get back, but it won't be soon enough.

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