Enjoy a lazy summer vacation at the Hillside House. Wrap-around balconies put you in the trees! Cozy yet spacious, private, convenient, rustic yet modern. 2 Bdr, 1 Ba w. Jacuzzi tub, Fireplace, Views, Deck, Fire pit, Grill, WiFi, Piano! Perfect getaway 8 min. from town. Outdoor deck provides lots of outdoor enjoyment. Musicians take note: House acoustics are terrific! In cooler months, you're near skiing. Or just be cozy in the easy chair by the round stone fireplace. 5th guest $25/day extra.
Imagine watching a lazy summer happen on the mountains at The Bearsville Hillside House. Set on a mountain side, with wrap-around balconies on both floors that afford forest and mountain views. A large deck off the side provides for total enjoyment of the outdoors all day and evening. You can really enjoy grilling out here. A firepit on the stone paitio at night as you smell the leaves and listen to the fire crackle.
Very private yet convenient—less than 10 minutes away from the center of Woodstock. Warm and welcoming but with a “cool” modern rustic décor.
We say, “Musicians welcome”! The house is owned by a New Orleans musician, and the acoustics here are really good. There is even a piano for your use. (We ask only that you don’t blast the neighbors because they are there, even if you can’t see them—in other words, keep the doors and windows closed if you’re going to be loud!)
There are two bedrooms with queen-size beds, one on the first floor and one on the second, both with direct access to the balconies outside. There is also a loft-like room on the second floor that can be used as a bedroom for an extra child (there is a twin bed), or used as an office-like space. The bathroom is modern and is outfitted with a Jacuzzi tub.
The downstairs is open concept, so you can see everyone from everywhere, whether you’re cooking in the well-stocked kitchen, enjoying watching cable TV in the sitting space, or tucked into the fireplace nook, relaxing in front of the round stone fireplace. Yet each space is so well defined that you feel like you’re off on your own. It’s really the best of all worlds.
We supply a lot of amenities for you so that all you have to do is arrive and enjoy:
New dishwashing sponge
Salt & pepper
Some basic spices and herbs
All bed linens
Cell phone service
Central air conditioning downstairs, fans upstairs
Wood for the wood-burning fireplace
Charcoal & matches
Property manager available to answer any questions or solve any problems
Guests have access to the entire house and grounds.
None, unless guests have questions or problems. Then there is a property manager ready to help at any time.
Short-Term Rental Agreement for the Hillside House
IN CONSIDERATION of the rent received and the mutual promises herein, the owner of the subject property, located in the Town of Bearsville, NY (“Owner”), through Robyn Pollins of Peace of Mind Woodstock, LLC., rents to this interested party that certain property described below and under the following terms and conditions (“Agreement”).
1.PROPERTY: The term “Property” will refer to the one-family dwelling, other structures, grounds, land, pool, all interior and exterior furnishing, appliances, equipment, materials and supplies at the premises.
2.TERM OF RENTAL: This short-term rental begins at 4:00 pm on the date of arrival and ends at 11:00 am on the date of departure, as expressed by the rental site through which you are booking. It may be possible for us to arrange for and early check-in or late check-out. Please discuss this with the Property Manager and she will confirm any such changes via email.
3.PAYMENT: The total cost of your visit includes a cleaning fee and a security deposit. The Property Manager will check the premises within 48 hours of your departure and will return your security deposit in full or in part according to Property Manager’s determination of whether the condition of the Property is the same as prior to your stay.
4.CANCELLATION POLICY: Should Tenant cancel the booking within 30 days or more of the check-in date, all funds paid plus full security deposit will be refunded, less a $100 booking fee. For cancellations less than 30 days in advance, cleaning fee and security deposit will be refunded. If you believe cancellation may be a possibility for you, please purchase trip insurance.
5.MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: The maximum number of overnight guests for this property is limited to four adult persons unless arrangements are made and agreed to by Property Manager in writing prior to check-in date.
6.GUEST(S): Guests are defined as those overnight occupants listed on Exhibit A herein, or a visitor of the Tenant, or any other invitee. A visitor is an occupant in or on the Property that is not staying overnight.
7.TENANT RESPONSIBILITIES: It is fully understood that the Property should be left in reasonably clean, sanitary, condition; Tenant agrees to be responsible for any repairs necessary due to their negligence (or their Guest’s).
8.RENTAL RULES: Tenant agrees to abide by the Rental Rules attached as Exhibit B at all times while at the Property and shall cause all Guests on the Property to abide by such rules at all times while at the Property.
9.ACCESS: Owner and Property Manager reserve the right to enter and inspect premises with a reasonable notice to Tenant.
10.OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTIES: It is understood that Tenant is responsible for all damages. The Owner and Property Manager are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Nor are the Owner and Property Manager responsible for any loss or damage to Guest's property. Any damage incurred to the Property or house furnishings will be the responsibility of the Tenant. Also, let it be understood that Tenant on this Agreement is representing Tenant will be at least 28 years of age. Tenant acknowledges that at commencement of the rental, the Property is in good and substantial repair (unless otherwise indicated by Owner or Property Manager) except for any defect Tenant may report to Property Manager during the first day of the rental. Any damage or breakage must be reported to Property Manager on or before the day of departure. The Owner and Property Manager are not responsible for any inconveniences that may occur for which they have no control. This includes, but is not limited to: power outages, adverse weather conditions, mandatory evacuation, construction, mechanical failure such as pool, television, etc. No refunds will be given for occurrences beyond the owner’s control.
11. SPECIAL EVENTS: Tenant may not throw a party or large gathering at the premises without express written permission of the Property Manager.
12. INDEMNITIES: Any unsafe or dangerous condition must be reported to the Property Manager immediately. Tenant acknowledges that the use of the Property is entirely at the Tenant’s and Guest’s risk. Tenant shall indemnify and hold harmless Owner and Property Manager against and from any and all expenses, costs, damages, suits, actions or liabilities arising from or in connection with any and all loss of or damage to personal property, injury or death resulting from the Tenant and/or Guest’s use of the Property. Tenant also agrees to defend owner and his agents from any lawsuit alleging damages and/or personal injury that occurred during the Tenant’s rental of the Property. Tenant assumes any and all liability associated with their Guests, and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Owner and Property Manager for any damages or other liabilities caused by such Guests.
13. ENTIRE AGREEMENT: This Agreement and attached waivers, disclaimers and rules, constitutes the entire agreement of the parties and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous oral or written agreements concerning this subject matter and should be governed by the laws of New York State.
UPON PAYMENT, YOU AGREE YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS AGREEMENT AND ACCEPT ALL TERMS, CONDITIONS, AND RESTRICTIONS WITHOUT EXCEPTION:
EXHIBIT A: RENTAL RULES
1.OCCUPANCY: Persons other than the Tenant and those Guests in Exhibit A may not stay overnight in the property. Any and all persons in or on the Property are the sole responsibility of Tenant. Guests are not allowed to exceed the occupancy limit agreed to above.
2.Pets: Pets are allowed with the permission of the Property Manager. There will be a one-time $35 pet fee included in the total cost.
3.NOISE: Tenant and their Guests shall respect the neighbors’ wish for peace and quiet, and not make excessive noise; otherwise, the neighbors are within their rights to call police. If noise created by Tenant or their Guests is such that police are called to the premises, Tenant will forfeit their security deposit in full.
4.FIREARMS: Firearms or weapons of any kind including paint ball guns, pellet guns, BB guns, pistols or rifles are strictly prohibited.
5.HUNTING: Hunting is not allowed on the Property.
6.GRILLING: Grill must be used in area provided and cleaned after each use. This is mainly to prevent attracting bears.
7.NO SMOKING: Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the house and that evidence of smoking inside the house will result in the forfeiture of the full security deposit. It is further understood that all evidence of smoking outside the house (including cigarette butts, ash, etc.), will be thoroughly removed and cleaned; any remaining evidence of smoking may result in additional cleaning costs that may be deducted from the security deposit.
8.LOCKED AREAS: Tenant may not be provided a key or access to Owner’s personal storage, outdoor shed, or any other locked areas. Any attempt to enter these areas is cause for immediate termination of this Agreement, forfeiture of all monies paid, and Tenant will be liable for any damage and/or missing items.
9.WATER AND SEPTIC: The Property is on well and septic systems. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime. If it is found that feminine products have been flushed and clog the septic system, you could be charged damages.
An additional Welcome Book is provided on the Property, please read and understand the content therein and adhere to any additional rules or guidelines provided.
FOR THE MONTHS OF DECEMBER - FEBRUARY, WE REQUIRE A MINIMUM 30 NIGHT RENTAL. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE A RESERVATION AND SHUT THE HOUSE DOWN FOR THE REST OF THE WINTER SEASON RATHER THAN ACCEPTING A RENTAL FOR A PERIOD THAT WOULD LEAVE THE HOUSE EMPTY FOR MORE THAN TWO WEEKS DURING THIS WINTER SEASON.
Peace of Mind Woodstock is based in Woodstock, NY, and serves Woodstock and vicinity. It was founded in 2004 to manage private homes as well as rental properties. Robyn Pollins and Toby Heilbrunn, proprietors.
Robyn Pollins holds an MBA in Finance. After working as a financial analyst in New York City for several years, she moved to Woodstock full-time in 1990. Robyn has also been a freelance copyeditor for over 25 years, and she owns Specialized Copyediting, LLC.
Toby Heilbrun is a real estate agent with Win Morrison Realty in Woodstock. She has been helping buyers and sellers find each other for over 30 years.