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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

2 Beds 2 Baths 153693 MLS
Discover the epitome of rustic elegance in this custom-built Timber Frame home, crafted with meticulous attention to detail by the Vermont Frame Company. This residence showcases the timeless beauty and durability of exposed post and beam construction, featuring mortise and tenon joints. Spanning 1450 square feet with an additional 1350 square feet on the lower level that could easily double the living space, this home boasts 2 luxurious en-suite bedrooms with tiled baths. The open concept layout, highlighted by vaulted timber ceilings, creates an inviting atmosphere that blends the living, dining, and kitchen areas seamlessly. The chef's kitchen, equipped with a large farm sink, custom cabinets, and two granite islands, is perfect for both meal prep and hosting. Enjoy cozy evenings by the woodstove, with mini splits for efficient heating and cooling ensuring comfort year-round.A laundry room with ample storage and a utility sink adds to the practical amenities. The fenced backyard provides a secure space for pets, while the full basement offers workshop space, room for car, toys and tools or potential for additional living area. Enjoy far reaching mountain views from the front covered porch and the convenience of being near Windham Mt Club and Main Street's shops, restaurants, and outdoor activities.Built in 2020 and maintained with care, this home promises modern comfort and lasting value. Experience the perfect blend of timber frame charm and contemporary living in this quintessential country home.

996 Route 10, Windham

3 Beds 3 Baths 153658 MLS
Making your way through the woods and up the tree lined driveway you'll just sense that something spectacular awaits you. Panoramic views and understated grandeur surround this home welcoming you to one of the loveliest properties on the market.With nearly 20 acres, this is the perfect country setting: Mountain views, cool and shaded woods with walking trails, footbridge over a babbling brook, lush greenery & landscaping including a custom fire pit, and last but not least, is considerable frontage on the Schoharie Creek. You'll be captivated by the property before ever stepping foot inside the house.Once inside, you'll agree that it is rare to find a home in such pristine condition. Meticulous care and pride of ownership is evident in every nook and cranny of this beautiful home. Quality craftmanship and materials combined with thoughtful layout & design, create a home that checks all the boxes. Spacious kitchen and dining area open to a living room with stone fireplace. Primary bedroom with walk-in closet and ensuite bath is located on the main floor, as is the laundry and powder room. A practical mudroom entry has plenty of closet space, built in bench and easy access to the home office. Sliding doors off the dining room lead to a covered deck - great for entertaining or simply enjoying your morning coffee. The covered porch in the front of the house is another inviting spot to sit and watch the sun rise and set. The second floor has two large bedrooms, a full bath and a bonus room that could be used as a guest room or for storage. Central Air and multiple heat sources keep you comfortable year-round.The full walkout basement with pellet stove is ready to be finished to your liking.This part of the Catskill Mountains is thriving and this home is located in just the right spot to take advantage of all the area offers. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate close proximity to Windham, Hunter, Bellayre, Platekill and Bearpen Mountain - not only for skiing, but also, hiking, golfing, fishing and biking. Breweries. cideries, vineyards, farmer's markets and farm to table restaurants showcase local produce, meats, and the craft and cottage enterprise that is abundant in this area. Just a short trip takes you to Phoenica, Woodstock, Roxbury, Margaretville, Andes and beyond! You will never run out of things to do.A beautiful property with spectacular views and a lovely home that can fulfill all of your dreams of Catskill Mountain living! Come take a look!

1536 N N Beech Ridge Road, Prattsville

4 Beds 3 Baths 153548 MLS
Located just up the road from Hunter Mountain and Vail Resorts in a vibrant four-season community, this stunning new construction offers a modern, country-contemporary design that is Spacious and inviting, perfect for families or guests.4 spacious and inviting bedrooms along with 3 Baths: Stylishly designed with high-quality finishes. There is a loft area providing additional versatile space for family activities or a cozy retreat.The open floor plan seamlessly connects the kitchen, living, and dining areas andenhanced by the vaulted ceilings creating an open and airy ambiance.Enjoy breathtaking scenery while sitting in the living room by the fireplace or entertaining on the large deck overlooking sweeping mountain views.This gem was thoughtfully designed with everything you need for comfort and style.There is a large outdoor stone fireplace that has remained and repurposed from and hold popular hotel from the 80's. Perfect for gatherings and enjoying the outdoors and star gazing.A large unfinished walkout basement offers potential for customization and additional living space.along with an oversized 2 car garage.: A short distance to North and South Lakes, Kaaterskill Falls, and numerous local attractions.This property combines modern comforts with country charm, making it an ideal home or investment opportunity. This property is across and neighboring by Properties owned by the NYC Watershed.Buyer to confirm taxes

171 Ski Bowl Road, Hunter

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