Rent Before You Buy

Rent and Explore the Catskills Before You Buy

Have you ever dreamt of relocating or living in the Catskills? The New York Catskills are some of the most affordable, family-friendly, and beautiful places to live in the entire state and many folks are relocating to the Catskills either for a second home, a vacation property, or even their full-time residency. But if you've never lived here, maybe have never even visited, it can be difficult to know where to live. There are so many smaller towns, cute little villages, and neighboring hamlets that it can be difficult to decide where to live.Rent and Explore the Catskills Before You Buy

This is where I come in.

As someone that has lived in the Catskills for decades, I not only love it here, but I work here, play here, and have many rental properties and even RVs dedicated to those that love the Catskills. So what does this mean for you? Not only can you vacation in the Catskills through my business, but you can also buy a house.

For instance; Let's say you like to move to the Catskills but have no idea where to go. You can rent one of my vacation rental properties either through AirBnB or VRBO in Jefferson New York. This is a great location that allows you to travel all over the Catskills each day checking out all of the nuances, cute little towns, and darling hamlets that we have around here. Start by grabbing a coffee or latte at the Log Cabin Café and general store in Purling or at the Higher Ground Coffee Company in Windham. For lunch, grab a burger at Mama's Boy Burgers in Tannersville or a slice of pizza at the unique Woodstock Pizza Theater in Woodstock.

For dinner, you have to try one of the many restaurants right in Catskill such as the New York Restaurant, Barnwood Restaurant, La Conca D'oro or Piccolo Dal Torrente. Each of these has unique dishes, all price ranges, and fabulous food right in the heart of the Catskills.

Rent Before You Buy

This unique setup gives all new residents the opportunity to tour and explore the Catskills, enjoy everything that we have to offer, browse around the different cities and towns, and really find out where you belong. Whether it's exploring the history of our villages, going bowling at Hoebowl or hiking over 300 miles of trails throughout the Catskill Mountains, you can explore without risking buying where you don't actually want to live just yet.

If renting a central location seems to tied it down for you, perhaps renting a motorhome or RV is the best option. We have several RVs to choose from as long as they are rented and taken out of town. They cannot stay in the town in which you rent. But heck, that's exactly why you're renting an RV; travel the Catskills. Browse all of the amazing towns, cities, and villages throughout the Catskills sampling some of the best of each one before you really determine the best city and neighborhood for you.

I'd love to help you rent before you buy in the Catskills and the best way to do that is to not only offer you a vacation rent or RV, but also show you homes while you are here. Perhaps in your travels you run across an open house, find a home for sale that may not be listed in the MLS, or even want to set up a more relaxing time of touring houses. Give me a call at any time and I will meet you at the property.


When you're ready to settle down and buy a home in the Catskills, start by exploring the Catskills first with a rental property or an RV. Contact me today to learn more about what's currently available and your timeframe.

Search the Latest Listings in the Catskills Below


Latest Listings in the Catskills

3 Beds 2 Baths 152305 MLS
A Luxurious Modern Home with Efficiency and Comfort! Immerse yourself in contemporary elegance in this stunning 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with 3 bonus rooms on the second floor that are perfect for a home office, gym, or additional bedrooms. The exterior boasts a sophisticated blend of stucco & stone siding, while triple-pane Pella windows provide energy efficiency and an abundance of natural light. Step inside to a haven of warmth and comfort featuring radiant heat flooring throughout the home that extends into the spacious 3-car garage. The gourmet kitchen features stunning quartz countertops and cherry cabinetry complete with a built-in microwave/convection oven, induction stovetop with a dedicated faucet, and appliances from Jenn-Air and Samsung. Unwind in the sunroom bathed in natural light and enjoy seamless access to the expansive 20 x 25 timber tech deck perfect for entertaining. Surround yourself with music with strategically placed speakers throughout the home, extending to the outdoor deck and the 2 car garage. Peace of mind comes with a security system and a computer system that allows you to remotely manage your entire house from your phone. Embrace energy independence with 52 fully-owned solar panels and a 22kW standby generator with a 500-gallon underground tank. The radiant heated sidewalks are a warm welcome year-round. Additional highlights include: hardwood and tile flooring, an oil tank with casing, a chiller heating system utilizing solar/electric with an oil boiler backup, a 2-car garage with a loft for extra storage, and a 12 x 20 shed. This exceptional property offers the perfect blend of modern luxury, energy efficiency, and ultimate comfort. It's a fantasting home in a beautfiul setting! View our 3D virtual tours of the home and property.

52 Hadley Drive, New Baltimore

3 Beds 2 Baths 152317 MLS
On a road with breathtaking mountain views around every bend sits a sunlit custom contemporary ready to create wonderful memories with you! This impressive 3,100 sq foot home is built for you to stretch your wings and fly. Upon entering you are in the grandiose dining room with vaulted ceiling fit for large gatherings and celebrations. Off that is a generous sized first floor bedroom that can also be transformed into a den or workout room. The open concept allows you to glide on over to the Chefs kitchen where you'll find granite counters, custom cabinets, and pot filling faucet at the stove top. The floor to ceiling brick pizza oven brings an earthy vibe to the space. Side to that is a cozy breakfast nook by the bay window and a bar that looks out onto the 24' x 19' sunken living room. As you land in the living room you quickly see that the floor to ceiling stone fireplace with mood lighting is the focal point. The cathedral ceiling, recess lighting, and being surrounded by windows that keeps you connect with nature adds to the beauty and warmth of this home. Plus, to further improve upon the value of space from 2 separate French style doors the living room spills out onto the wrap around deck that has tilted railings for maximum elbow room. A full roomy bathroom and laundry/mud area complete the picture on the main level. Up the open staircase offers another generous bedroom and a 25' x 14' primary bedroom with walk in closet, spacious full bath with double shower, and French doors with cut glass that opens onto the fabulous 49-foot balcony overlooking onto the expansive dining room. The open space concept throughout invites a wonderful connection with everyone within the home. Ceiling fans, modern recess lighting plus lots of windows bring nature and light inside in every room. Need more space? Finish the 2100sqft basement for the best family room ever! Perfectly located minutes to the lovely town of Windham considered the 'Gem of the Catskills' with it's historic district lined with locally owned specialty shops and exceptional restaurants PLUS Windham Mt is a 'Top Pick' for mountain bikers and skiers. Minutes to Hunter Mountain for spring/summer music festivals, skiing, and access to thousands of acres of State Forest Preserve for the best hiking. Just 2 hrs from the GW Bridge.

1020 Goshen Street, Jewett

4 Beds 4 Baths 152303 MLS
Discover the timeless allure of a modern-meets-historic Catskills retreat! Blending 1900s character with contemporary sophistication, this farmhouse is a sanctuary designed for the present-day lifestyle. Welcome home to a vibrant tiled entry leading to an open-plan living space, where heritage meets innovation. Indulge in culinary delights with a custom kitchen equipped with a Wolfe range, stainless steel appliances, and a Sub-zero wine cooler, all complementing the granite-topped island and convenient window pass-through. The adjacent dining area, warmed by a cozy pellet stove, sets the scene for intimate dinners and cherished gatherings. Experience architectural wonder in the octagonal great room, boasting a central fireplace, built-in storage benches, walls of windows to flood the space with natural light, and vaulted ceilings, determining the heart of this enchanting home. Seamless indoor-outdoor living is yours with direct access to an inviting deck and pergola.Spanning 3,170 square feet across two floors, this extraordinary dwelling feature four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and a dedicated office with sleek granite desks and finished cabinetry. While the capacious atticunheatedproffers added scope for recreation or storage, the dual garage hosts a sizable, heated studio complete with a full bathroom, perfect for telecommuting or as an artist's haven.Beneath you, the luster of polished wood floors; above, wood-clad vaulted ceilingseach detail revering the home's storied past. Modern comforts like split units for climate control accentuate each room.Sited at 54 Osborne Road, adventures await just outside your door with nearby trail and hiking paths leading to the majestic Kaaterskill Falls. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of upstate New York life, just a stone's throw from the North-South Lake's expansive preserves, vibrant festivals and skiing at Hunter Mountain, with the convenience of NYC just 2.5 hours away.Seize this opportunity to make your upstate dream a reality. Book your viewing today and explore every inch through the 3D virtual tour - Explore Now

54 Osborne Road, Haines Falls

3 Beds 5 Baths 152122 MLS
Welcome to 45 Prospect Avenue, one of the Village of Catskill's premier residences. The transformation of the home into a luxurious residence is truly remarkable. The attention to detail in the renovation is evident in every aspect of the property. From the original woodwork to the elegant staircase, each feature adds to the character and charm of the home. The spacious rooms, tall windows, and abundance of natural light create an inviting atmosphere throughout. The living room fireplace adds warmth and coziness, perfect for chilly evenings.The layout of the first floor, with its large foyer, expansive living room, dining room, and spacious eat-in kitchen, provides ample space for both entertaining and everyday living. The connection to the rear open deck and patio garden further enhances the indoor-outdoor flow, perfect for enjoying the beautiful surroundings.Upstairs, the three bedrooms (primary ensuite) and three baths offer comfortable accommodations for family and guests alike. The inclusion of a loft space with bath, adds versatility to the home, providing additional living or workspace options.With its one-bay garage and shared driveway, parking is convenient for residents and guests alike. And the prime location in Catskill's East Side Historic District ensures easy access to all the amenities the area has to offer, including the nearby Beattie-Powers Place with its stunning views of Olana and the Hudson River. Overall, 45 Prospect Avenue is a truly exceptional residence that offers both luxury and convenience in a beautiful setting.

45 Prospect Avenue, Catskill

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