House from across public lake
House from across public lakeCreek in summerView with snowStone wall behind houseBack chicken housesStair overviewFront of houseStair detailStairMaster bathDouble height, slate showerMaster bedroomBedroom #2Bedroom #3Bedroom #4 (loft attic)RAIS wood stove in living roomUpstairs 1800's wood stoveKitchen w/luxury appliancesKitchen sinkScreen porchMountain view out front door with stone stoopcedar spa tubMaster bathBathroom sink detailLibraryHouse at sunsetBack view with porchTable set for dinnerWood stove view into bedroomThird floor loft attic/4th bedroomLibrary set for Scrabble gameView down stairs from loft/atticView of downstairs looking out from libraryLiving room
“ Poor ”
1 Review
Durham, NY 12120



Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps 8
Per night $500
Per week $2,000 - $3,000
Type: Home
Description of the Durham vacation home rental
VIEWS AND HARMONY. Gambrel farmhouse on 17 acres with mountain and lake views for rent by the evening available for your weekend getaway or vacation rental on a freshwater creek and lake (non swimmable), 130 hours from Manhattan on peaceful no outlet street. House is professionally decorated with a combination of American primitive and European modern. Pans and linens are included. Original barn adds to land's charm. This is the country, not a hotel. Be prepared to cook, make beds and stoke the fire.

Optional maid service available for $150 per visit. Required on parties of 4 or more.

Nearby Mountains: Hunter, Windham (often misspelled as Wyndham), Belleayre

Please email us at acappetta at earthlink n-t and we will get our inquiry faster!

A Cappetta

Area Information
Close to slopes, antiquing, apple picking, historical towns and great hiking trails. There's nothing like the Catskills all year round!


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
May 26 2016 Sep 03 2016 $500 $500 $3,000 $8,000 -
Jul 26 2016 Dec 31 2016 $500 $500 $2,000 $6,000 -
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Deposits: $500 security deposit in form of money order or cash only on check in day to be handed to the property manager. Deposit is refunded at check out.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal


Reviews for this vacation home rental in Durham, New York

A renter

A renter

New York, NY

Horrible Experience: False Information and Deplorable Service

March 17, 2007

As if a "farmhouse" still under construction in the middle of no where was not bad enough, we were treated so incredibly poorly by the owner, we actually had to demand some of our money back. A truly horrible experience. Our arrival to the property (still under construction, which we were not told) started off with us having to tromp through two feet of snow with suitcases to the doorway because no one had bothered to shovel the walk. When inside, we had to clean the rotting food out of the fridge and hunt down the local caretaker because the extra bedding we had requested THREE times was not there. We were told the internet connection was being set up - big surprise, it was not. We were told there was a hot tub, and after shoveling the snow off around it, we discovered smelly, dark brown goo. The house had not been cleaned and one of the beds didn't even have sheets on it. When we called the owner to report our dissatisfaction, she first tried to tell us it was our fault, then the local caretakers, and then she finally apologized. She only offered a partial refund when we demanded it. On top of all of this, our $750 deposit (a required money order) was never returned to us, even though we left the place in much better shape than we had found it, and so we had to put a stop order on it at the bank. We half thought that the whole entire experience was a scam to rip us off. Not to mention that the place is at least 45 minutes away from any ski slopes. My advice: Don't even think about this rental if you want to be treated like a respected, paying customer. The owner offered us a free night's stay on a weekend rental in the future. Ha! She could offer me a free year and I wouldn't return.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

"We had a fantastic time. All of your touches, and the view, and such close proximity to Manhattan, was exactly what we wanted." Plato Rosinke, NYC

"We loved cooking alrge, elaborate meals in your fantastic kitchen, then having our port in front of the fire, then walking around the lake after dinner." Lisa Solgit, NYC

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