Historic Estate on 22 Acres next to Bethel Woods

The Villa Foresta Catskill Estate on 22 Acres
The Villa Foresta Catskill Estate on 22 AcresThe lawn and barn in SpringLiving room with fireplaceSpread out in the living roomLooking into the living room from foyerDining room looking back to living roomDining room in early morning SpringView of barn and woodshed from dining roomHuge chefs kitchen with modern amenitiesEnjoy gathering at the farmhouse tableWolf range and wine fridgeOriginal English farmhouse apron sinkKitchen on other sideHalf bathroom on first floorView from Master bedroom window of barnLooking into Master bedroomSitting porch off of Master bedroomSecond bedroom with Queen  size bedSecond bedroom morning lightSecond bedroom at nightLooking into third bedroom with Queen size bedThird bedroom is quiet and sereneBuilt in desk and drawers in third bedroomFourth bedroom with twin bed and deskTwin bed in fourth bedroomDesk and decorative glass windowDecorative window in fourth bedroomFull bathroom upstairsFull bathroom upstairsHouse, barn and woodshed surround the lawnBarn and lawn with stone wall along propertyWoodshed in early morning lightSide of housePath to garden area and stone ice house remainLong private driveway looking down to Plank RoadBottom of drivewayDriveway entrance from Plank Road

From $183 / night

78 Plank Rd, Bethel, NY 12762
Historic Estate on 22 Acres next to Bethel Woods
4 bedrooms
9 guests
2 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Sleeps: 9
Type: Home
Per night: $200 - $500
Per week: $1,600
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Bethel vacation home rental
Relax and entertain in style at our turn of the century farmhouse, sitting on 22 unspoiled wooded acres, just 88 miles from New York City. The Villa Foresta, built in 1894, was lovingly renovated in 2009 by its Brooklyn based architect and owner, preserving all of its period charm and adding high end modern convenience.
This 2500 square foot home sits atop a hill, surrounded by large old growth maples. The barn and woodshed next to the house serve as a stunning backdrop to your time in the country. There are 4 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, a formal dining room, living room, and chef's kitchen. The king sized bed, two queen sized beds, and twin bed accommodate 7 people easily, and overflow can stay on the pull out couch or air mattresses. The house has beautifully appointed common areas perfect for hosting larger groups. Privacy is also easy to find for anyone wanting to get away from it all.
The new chef's kitchen makes entertaining guests for dinner a pleasure. You will find a professional Wolf range, wine fridge, Bosch dishwasher, vast bluestone countertops, solid mahogany custom cabinets, and a farmhouse apron sink.
Charming original details are abundant. Original Douglas Fir flooring has been refinished, original light fixtures and hardware are found throughout the house, and the monumental floor to ceiling fieldstone fireplace is totally unique.

Rebecca Phillips

Area Information
The Mongaup River runs along Plank Road and into Swinging Bridge Reservoir. The neighborhood boat launch gives access to the 100 ft deep reservoir, where you will find some of the best fishing and boating in the area. Keep your eyes peeled for the bald eagles who have made this lake filled area home.
The Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center summer concert series lets you catch your favorite artists right on the original grounds of the 1969 Woodstock Festival.
The Monticello Gaming Casino and Raceway harness racing and gambling is about 10 miles away. The Monticello Motor Club is a country club for car lovers can experience the thrill of professional racing tracks.
The Delaware River is a popular white water rafting and tubing destination, and many companies offer excursions for groups. The area offers fantastic hiking, boating, swimming, world-class fly fishing, hunting, wildlife watching, horseback riding, golf, antiquing, farmers markets, lakeside restaurants, and more within a 30 minute drive.
Get away from New York City and come up to the Catskills and enjoy your time at the Villa Foresta. It is an easy drive any time of year; other transportation options include Metro North to Port Jervis, and Coach USA bus line to Monticello. The Sullivan County Airport is a few miles away for private pilots.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Rebecca Phillips

Rebecca Phillips

Rebecca Phillips

  • School:

    Tufts University, Pratt Institute
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  • About:

    I am a married 36 year old woman, and I work in New York in Architecture and Interior Design. I have been working on this house for about 4 years, and renovated or restored the majority of the interior.

    I have a passion for old homes and antiques, which is why restoring this house was such a thrill....
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