It's an open-feeling home with real old-world charm (the house was built in 1916). The property of 1.5 acres is border by Mount Eve Road (some car traffic) at the foot of Mount Eve on one side, Large Pine trees and the Black Dirt make up two sides and the last is our friendly neighbor family. It is a very private property, but we do live in a community with neighbors both human and animal.
There is real nature to be seen- Hawks and eagles, wild turkeys, vultures, opossum, raccoons, lots of deer, ground hogs, field mice, even the occasional bear.
There are hammocks, a fire pit, a grill, and a vegetable garden.
Downstairs you will find a mudroom/ entrance, half bathroom with supplies, open kitchen and dining room, wood-burning cast-iron stove and love seat. The room to the right of the entrance we have closed for our personal storage.
Upstairs, is the spacious great room with two couches, a mixing table with music, lots of books in English and Spanish, the single sleeping loft for the adventurous, a desk for laptop or letter-writing use. The bedrooms with Queen beds and the full bath are also upstairs. There are remote- controlled rotating fans in each bedroom, but please be aware- there is no air conditioner.
If you have children, they can play with any toys they find around the place, provided they have parental supervision. There are also drawing supplies in the desk upstairs. The house is baby-safe with gates at each end of the stairs, stove knob covers, and electrical plug protectors
The house has modern amenities like a microwave, flat screen TV with a Roku streaming device for Netflix, DVDs, wifi, a mixing table and music. We love to cook, so you will find lots of cooking utensils and spices. Feel free to enjoy them- you have access to the pantry! The dishwasher is quirky and the shower-head in the bathroom is a bit low. You might see an occasional spider or stink bug, but they don't bite. Generally, we find the place to be warm and cozy in the winter, cool in the summer (there is a ceiling fan upstairs in the great room and remote controlled oscillating tower fans provided in the bedrooms). Guest AccessOutdoor seating, bicycles, toys, hammocks, the vegetable garden, a grill, a fire pit, washer/ dryer, basketball court, walking path (few cars and safe for kids or dogs) behind the house along the Black Dirt.
Kids stuff: toys, play yard/ crib, safety gate.
One room of the house is locked with our personal items. Interaction with GuestsWe will be available if you have any questions via text, phone, or email. Our neighbors are happy to help in the case of an emergency. The NeighborhoodWe are located between the village of Florida and the hamlet of Pine Island. Five minutes from the Quaker Creek County Store, the Warwick Valley Winery, and the Black Dirt Distillery. The bustling village of Warwick is a 15 minute drive away. You can swim at nearby Lake Wawayanda or Greenwood Lake. Farmer's markets, concerts, Glenmere Lake for hiking or fishing, skiing at Mt. Peter, art at Sugar Loaf, and Storm King Sculpture park are all a short drive away too! Getting AroundWe are just 1 hour and 10 minutes from Midtown Manhattan by car. Once you get here, there is the Warwick Town shuttle, NJ transit, buses to Chester and Goshen, and taxi service. However, we recommend driving as it is much easier to take advantage of all the sights of the area. Other Things to NoteWe are so close to NYC (about 60-75 minutes), yet a world away. The house is 5 minutes from the Warwick Valley Winery (home of the famous Doc's Apple Cider and part of the Shawangunk wine trail) with wine tastings, a cafe, live music and apple picking. We love the weekend farmer's markets, Penning's Farm (a laid-back version of the Winery), the Artist's community and Hamlet of Sugar Loaf, one of the last remaining drive-in cinema's in the country, Bellvale Creamery for ice cream, Mount Peter for skiing, horse-back riding at Crystal Water Farm, hiking around Glenmere lake and swimming at Greenwood Lake, Lake Wawayanda, or in holes along the Appalachian Trail.
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