JASON & PHYLLIS
We got tired of staying in our friend’s guest bedrooms and, after searching long and hard for our own weekend house in New York’s Catskill Mounains we finally settled in the Margaretville area in 2001. We immediately loved the area for its clean air, stunning mountains, and that wonderful smell of pine needles and damp earth that comes after a summer rain. We started making friends and putting down some roots and now it seems like we’ve always been here.
In 2003 we bought an old country house in Pine Hill (near Belleayre Mountain) that had been converted to three apartments. It was an investment property and we put a lot of our own sweat and time into turning ordinary apartments into classy vacation rental suites with wide plank wood floors, new bathrooms and kitchens, and as much country charm as we could muster. We cut out teeth on that property and had some wonderful renters join us those first years.
Soon we were being asked by friends to help them with renting their homes and before we knew it we had revamped our website and had a handful of brand new owners. That website went live in the spring of 2008 and we now represent fourteen properties. Among them you’ll find cabins, log homes, farm houses, and town-homes; each a wonderful country retreat in its own right offering mountain views, ponds, streams; and all are near town for groceries, antiques, art galleries, and restaurants.
We are frequently asked how it is to work in the country. Well, work is work no matter where it is. But here in the Catskill Mountains the commute is beautiful and frequently it is breathtaking. Where else can you drive to town and be escorted by a bald eagle soaring overhead or greeted by deer along the road? It is an unsurpassed work environment. everyone will be happy.