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Our family of five was looking for a quick ski getaway, and Maria's place was perfect for us. We've stayed in dozens of vacation rentals, and this was by far one of the best. We were so impressed with the level of care we received and Maria's overall attention to detail. She made us feel like we were friends, not renters. We booked our visit for the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, and the weather forecast warned that Winter Storm Harper was heading our way. So instead of driving from New York, we took Metro North to Croton Harmon and then rented a car at the nearby Enterprise. The train ride from Manhattan was only 50 minutes, and it was incredibly scenic and stress-free. Maria was so easy to deal with and quick to respond from beginning to end. She gave me information about Thunder Ridge (about 45 minutes away), Mount Peter (about an hour away), and the Victor Constant Ski Area (about 35 minutes away), as well as a list of local must-sees (the New Croton Dam, Tea Town, Croton Landing Park, for example). Her immaculate two-bedroom apartment had all the comforts of our own home: high speed wifi, an enormous flat screen TV that's equipped with Netflix and video games. She even had a printer! Maria gave us a raised air mattress with a memory foam top that was so comfy that my kids didn't realize it was a blow up bed. The two other queen sized beds were incredibly comfy and the pillows were just right. The apartment had an eat-in kitchen that was fully equipped with a stove, oven, pot/pans, utensils, microwave, blender, and coffee maker. Maria made sure to leave fresh milk and OJ in the fridge upon arrival, and the cabinets were stocked with cereal, coffee, tea, spices, popcorn, and everything you'd need to whip up an incredible meal. If you happen to forget something, the bathroom has makeup and nail polish remover, toothpaste, tooth brushes, shaving cream, razors, ear plugs, loofahs, a hair dryer, and a high end Sedu hair straightener! Maria doesn't skimp on anything. We also managed to do two loads of laundry in her basement. Yes, of course, she had detergent, dyer sheets, and even wool dryer balls. The neighborhood was quiet and safe, and just three minutes from town. There were two free parking spots, and the local Safeway supermarket was five minutes away. We had the perfect weekend at Maria's wonderful home. She didn't mind one bit that I had three (loud) kids. Can't wait to go back! Thanks so much Maria for making us feel so welcome!
We had a very pleasant stay at this house. It is just lovely and the owner’s attention to detail and comfort were so appreciated! They thought of everything. The beds were very comfortable and enjoyed watching the big TV from the comfy couch and Ottoman. I will be back to visit my recently relocated family here and will always check on this house for availability first. Iryna is a very gracious and helpful owner.