Excellent

12 reviews

1 / 19 Sorry, our classic '66 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III does not come with the cottage!

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Overview

Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
1
Sleeps:
6
Type:
Cottage
Pets allowed:
Yes
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4828934

About the area

Stamford Township in Delaware County is the location of the headwaters of the Delaware River. "Endless" scenic routes through bucolic and sylvan lands, punctuated by working farms with opportunities to stop and visit the farmers and pet the animals.

Owner profile

George R.
Years listed:
3

Languages spoken: English

Amenities

Bedrooms

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Bedroom 2: Sofa beds
    Beds in other rooms: 2 Twin beds

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Towels provided
  • Wheelchair users
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • Ceiling Fans
  • DVD player
  • High chair
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (12)

Excellent – based on 12 reviews Excellent
12 reviews

“Peaceful”

Reviewed 27 Jul 2016

This Catskill Cottage was wonderful. I stayed here with my fiance and another couple for 3 nights. The host has a VERY thorough walkthrough. After you finish with your walkthrough, you're free to enjoy the space. The cottage is small, but offers everything you need (bathroom/shower, mini-kitchen, living room, loft). So long as you're willing to accept that the area is small, you'll be fine. We had 1 couple in the loft, and 1 couple in the living room on a queen sized air mattress. This is a peaceful place away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It has a gorgeous view of the night sky, and there is an area for a small bonfire, though you have to provide the wood yourself. It was a wonderful stay while we were in NY for the baseball HOF induction.

“Peaceful”

Reviewed 14 Sep 2015

Lovely small cottage surrounded by nature and the beauty of the Catskills. Our host was informative and helpful offering even to check the fluids in our vehicle before departure. There was nothing not thought of or offered. Just loved it!

“Winter paradise”

Reviewed 2 Feb 2015

Don't think twice! Get to Sunnyhill now! It's a gorgeous place, and the surrounding vistas are so beautiful and peaceful you won't believe your luck! Me and my girlfriend went there with our dog just as Juno snowstorm was starting to approach NYC, and had a wonderful time hiding from the blizzard in our cozy retreat. Great attention and all the commodities in a secluded, perfect piece of paradise. Can't wait to go back!!

Owner's reply: Wow! Mary and I are very impressed by Simon's enthusiastic review! (It almost reads like Madison Avenue ad agency copy, but we assure you that it is unsolicited and authentically the passionate feelings of a first-time guest.) We're pleased that this couple found our cottage to be the cozy sanctuary they sought from the anticipated discomfort associated with the forecast blizzard, Juno, and we're heartened by Simon's intention to return. Perhaps in future they'll choose a warmer season.

“The Best Vacation!”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2013

Had the greatest time here on Sunny Hill, lots to do within a 30-40 mile radius, just outside of the Catskills National Park! Beautiful scenery all around the home and neighborhood. It was a nice, peaceful, relaxing spot to vacation.

Owner's reply: Mary & I were very pleased to host this vigorous young couple who drove such a distance to stay at SunnyHill & make the most of the area's innumerable opportunities for mountain cllimbing & hiking along little used, unulating, scenic roads through bucolic dairy country here at the headwaters of the Delawre R. That they said their time at SunnyHill was their "...best vacation ever!" is most gratifying & encourages us to continue to give our guests the five star experience they desire & expect.

“Serene Retreat”

Reviewed 14 May 2013

SunnyHill provides a delightful getaway. George, our host, was most attentive and obviously really cares that his guests have an excellent experience. We enjoyed the bucolic setting, the stillness, the panoramic views, the stars, the S'mores, and the nearby hikes. SunnyHill creatively provides a maximum amount of livability in a minimum of square-footage. The loft with its skylight is cozy, and the foldout bed on the main level is very comfortable. We cooked all of our meals at SunnyHill, and found the kitchenette to be efficient and well-equipped. The light-filled living & dining area is comfortable and provides a panoramic view of meadows, mountains, and a nearby pond. George provides a wealth of literature on the region and on local activities. In addition, he makes himself available for any questions or suggestions regarding SunnyHill, places to eat, or things to do. A bookcase of children's books and games makes SunnyHill's younger guests feel welcome. I'd recommend this cottage for a couple, a small family, or four really good friends. Although it's a long way from home, we'd love to return for another stay at SunnyHill.

Owner's reply: We're so pleased to host guests from North Carolina (our second couple this yr.), because they've shown us that Southerners' reputation for "charm" is well-founded. Rosalyn and her West Point Cadet son, Daniel - the principal attraction of her long drive from NC - were such a pleasure to host that Mary and I do hope Rosalyn, and, next time, her husband, will return to SunnyHill for Daniel's graduation and promotion to First Lieutenant. We appreciate their enumeration of SH's many assets.

“Great place for a getaway”

Reviewed 25 Mar 2013

Even though we booked at last minute (1 day before our arrival), everything was ready by the time we got to the cabin. The place is wonderful - relaxing scenery, wonderful surroundings and so quiet, just perfect if you want to recharge your batteries. It snowed almost all the time we've been there, which made everything look like a wonderland. The cabin is small, but spacious, the fireplace is very romantic and the neighbor's dogs are so cute. We had a blast those 5 days, having enough time to relax, spend quality time together and gather our thoughts. George, the owner is a wonderful man, warm and happy. We can't wait to go back!!

Owner's reply: For our family, Mary, my wife and co-owner-host, and our son, Evan (soon a teenager!), SunnyHill is not principally a business, it is an integral and important part of our social lives; it is via SunnyHill that we have an opportunity to meet so many wonderful people, many of them young professionals, and increasingly we host guests from abroad, or, as in the case of Vio (Schuster), her husband, Eduard, and their friends, Cosmin (MD) and Dana (also Mr. & Mrs.)*, people who have not long ago immigrated from far and wide, in Vio's groups' case, from Romania. Not only do our guests support the business end, but they enrich our lives through our conversations, which range across many interesting subjects, e.g., when we learn what a guest's profession is and what it is like to do that type of work. Since I had been to Romania,and given their keen interest in their host's experiences, we had much to talk about. Their staying with us served an educational purpose as well: e.g., I learned how to correctly say the name of their country: [pron.] "Roman-ee-ya." We are proud to have earned this five-star review** from such discriminating (also friendly, responsible, mature, considerate) guests, and grateful for their patronage. Best of all testimonials is their expressed intention to return- "We can't wait to go back!" - !thereby joining the growing SunnyHill "Family," i.e., the number of returning, guests. When they do return, these two young married couples are assured of a warm, "family" reception and the attention to their needs and desires that they deserve. *We will soon be posting a photo of the couples on this and the other sites on which SunnyHill is included. ** To date, Mary and I are proud to state that we have earned a total of 24 reviews, all five-star (i.e., maximum) since SunnyHill opened on November 7, 2010.

“A wonderful experience!”

Reviewed 3 Aug 2012

My recent 2-week stay at the SunnyHill Sumer Retreat was an absolute delight. Hosts Mary and George (and son, Evan) were warm, gracious and highly accommodating. In reading through the entries in the visitor log, one can see that SunnyHill has become personally meaningful to a variety of guests in different ways. The house was charming and comfortable. For me, in addition to some much needed R&R, I especially savored the view from the front deck, the sweet country air, and the way the skies moved toward the house from the distant mountains. Although I enjoyed feeling so comfortably tucked away atop the country road, there were also many sites to see and places to visit. Toward that end, there is a sizeable library of books, maps and brochures to peruse right in the house - and George and Mary were always available for suggestions and assistance. Heartfelt thanks to the Robinsons. I am already beginning to look forward to next summer.

“Great getaway!”

Reviewed 15 Aug 2011

This was our first annual women's weekend for four friends and me, and it was WONDERFUL!!! We brought all of our own food, so the kitchen was a must, and it had everything we needed! The house is adorable, and all of us were perfectly comfortable. We all enjoyed ourselves tremendously, and can't wait to come back next year!

“This is a wonderful place....”

Reviewed 4 Jun 2011

This is a wonderful place. It is so peaceful, surrounded by beautiful, rural, views. The house is cosy with everything you need for a very comfortable stay, including a verandah and barbecue. There are quiet country lanes and abundant wild life all around. If, like us, you enjoy hiking there are great walks from Stamford, in the nearby State Parks and, of course you can just stroll along deserted roads right outside your door. Shops, restaurants and supermarkets are in the friendly little town of Stamford- a ten minute drive away. The booking and payment arrangements were entirely trouble free, which is always a bit of a bonus when booking from overseas. George, the owner, is the perfect host. He is friendly, helpful and full of useful suggestions to increase the enjoyment of your stay. Nothing is too much trouble for him. All this advice was most welcome given that this was our first stay in this area. We unreservedly recommend this excellent holiday home in an area that, from a UK perspective at least, is a real hidden gem. Thanks George for your hospitality and for a great holiday.

“MINI VACATION”

Reviewed 2 Jun 2011

Recommend highly. Hosts George and Mary are wonderful. They try to think of everything you might need and are also very helpful in giving you information about the surrounding area. The cottage is more than ample for a stay and the surroundng area is very peaceful and serene. Looking forward to returning.

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