Rosendale Bali House, $6000/month

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We’ve been looking for an excuse to post about this house in Rosendale for months now. It’s cropped up in our searches because it was on the market until the beginning of this year, when some very smart people with good taste scooped it up and made the fabulous rental property you see before you. This slice of Zen is situate on its own stream-fed pond (perfect for swimming. Who needs a pool?), and the interior is resplendent with detailed Balinese carvings throughout. Also included: High bamboo ceilings, an outdoor shower, wrap-around patio, and a meditation sanctuary with a nearly 360 degree view of the pond outside. Yes, $6000/month is a lot, but it accommodates 8, and it’s close to Rosendale, Kingston, High Falls, Stone Ridge, and New Paltz. Or, if you’d rather keep it shorter and cheaper, you could pay $300-$350/night, two night minimum stay.

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Category: Rentals, Rosendale, Ulster County, Waterfront

By: kandyharris | 14 April 2014 01:00 PM | 2 Comments

It’s Rentals Week!

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Inquiries about summer rentals around the HV/Catskills have been hitting our inboxes for a couple of months already, which means it’s time to make a week of it. There really are just an overwhelming amount of options available, particularly if you’re willing to look outside of the usual hot spots (Saugerties, Woodstock, Rhinebeck, etc. are booking quickly), so we’ll be all around the Upstater area, spanning the gamut from luxurious and expensive to slightly less expensive (kidding; we’ll be on the look out for bargains, naturally). Do you rent upstate during the summer? Tell us your favorite spots, if you’re willing to divulge such privileged information, in the comments below.

Category: Rentals, upstate new york

By: kandyharris | 14 April 2014 10:00 AM | 2 Comments

Here Come the Flea Markets

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High Falls Flea Market

Like so many spring buds, the outdoor flea markets are opening once again. Quick! Run to the ATM and put on your haggling hat! Here are the fleas opening this month (that we know of. If we missed one, by all means, tell us in the comments) in no particular order:

Beacon Flea Market, Beacon (GMAP, between Henry and S. Chestnut):

It’s already open, and it will continue to operate every Sunday, if the weather is good, until November. Parking is free in the city lots, and it’s a cash-only situation. Check out the Beacon Flea Market blog for photos and more information.

Rinaldi Flea Market, Poughkeepsie (GMAP):

This one has also been open since April 6 and runs, weather permitting, every Sunday until November, 8am-4pm. Rinaldi Flea is a big deal around these parts, and Bill Rinaldi, who started the market, has been in the antiques biz for 40 years. There’s ample parking, but leave the pets at home for this one. More info here on their website.

High Falls Flea Market, High Falls (GMAP at Grady Park, Route 213):

The High Falls flea is one of the best in Ulster County, and it’s located right in the heart of picturesque High Falls. The market’s opening day is this Sunday, April 13th, as long as the weather is nice. And the forecast calls for sun and 70 degree temps, which sounds like perfect flea marketing weather to us. The market runs from 9am-4pm every Sunday through October. Here’s their website.

Stormville Aiport Antique Show and Flea Market, East Fishkill (GMAP):

The Stormville flea is the grandaddy of big markets in the Upstater area, with over 600 vendors, concessions, and kids’ activities (for an extra fee, of course). The next shopping date is Sunday, April 27, 8am-4pm. Parking is free. More information here.

Mower’s Flea Market, Woodstock (GMAP):

Mower’s is an institution in Woodstock, located in a shady field behind Bread Alone. Parking is tricky unless you get there really early, but that’s okay. Park down a side street and take a stroll. Mower’s is great because you’ll find more than just flea market items. You can find plants, fruits, and veggies, too. Opening day is Saturday, May 17, and they’re open every Saturday and Sunday through November, with Wednesday markets in July and August. Here’s this year’s brochure.


Those should keep you busy for a few weekends, but we need more! Help us round out our round up by offering your suggestions for good outdoor flea markets in the area.


Category: upstate new york

By: kandyharris | 11 April 2014 03:30 PM | No Comments

Five-Figure Friday: Andes Schoolhouse, $99,900

6275 fall clove road andes ny

The Delaware County town of Andes doesn’t skimp on the charm. We’re not just referring to the hamlet of Andes but the whole town, which has a multitude of attractive properties on the market. Included among them is this converted c.1925 schoolhouse located about 10 minutes of Andes hamlet, out on a rural stretch called Fall Clove Road. Although the lot size is small, it’s adjacent to lots of farm land, so no crowding here. The interior is neat as a pin, although it’s small, there’s still room for nice details like the pressed tin backsplash in the kitchen. No pictures of the upstairs, though. Includes two storage sheds.

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Category: Andes, Delaware County, Five Figure Fridays, Less than $100000, Rural

By: kandyharris | 11 April 2014 12:00 PM | 1 Comment