Ellie Robyns
From Stepping Out to Step Mom
I was a single woman for a long time, enjoying a great lifestyle with dual careers as a recruiter AND travel
writer. Free time and evenings were often spent with my small and  offbeat family or good friends and good
drinks. Ok, maybe I didn’t have that many drinks and I did spend many nights at home alone, but I promise I
was happy doing nothing ALONE.
I rarely subscribed to the modern day single woman’s ideology and statements. Statements such as : “I don’t
need a man to complete me, and I can take care of myself.” It was a given to me that I was self-sufficient
and probably have been since a very young age, enhanced by the fact that my parents
divorced when I was 8.

Alhough I considered myself a happy and independent woman, I still wanted a husband and family. When I finally met the man
I'd fall in love with and marry, I didn't anticipate he would come as a package deal which meant instant stepmom status for me,
And I had no idea what I was doing. Or did I? Did I learn from my mother who raised us in large part on her own? Did my
training as a clinical social worker help me understand the needs of both children from
divorced families as well as the needs of
woman who gets married later in life and seeks balance as not to lose sight of her past completely?
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Do you wish on stars and birthday candles?  Do you make wishes on wishing flowers and blow them out to the universe?  Do
you take a moment each day to give thanks for what you have and what you want to have?  As Thanksgiving approaches we are
reminded to be thankful for all we have; our homes, families, pets, friends, health, clothes, food, a job and the ability to endure
tough times in life and know we will successfully come through the other side better than we were before.

Life is sometimes so busy, stressful and overwhelming that we run through each day without enjoying any part of it or feeling
love for a precious person in your day.  It is so important to be conscious and present in each moment as we go through our day
and know that each experience good or bad is part of who we are, what we are feeling and calling into our lives.  If you notice
more unhappy moments than happy, loving moments, maybe you need to pay attention to how you feel and what you are giving
out.  Happiness brings happiness and negativity draws negativity; it is actually physics.
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By Jani Anandh

The recent years have seen a number of films that feature a certain type of female that falls
under the category known as “kick-ass”: physically strong, foul-mouthed, leather-clad, high
heeled footwear, and not to mention, sexy. Take for instance Scarlett Johansson’s Black
Widow from The Avengers, Angelina Jolie’s character in Salt,
Angelina Jolie’s character in
Wanted, or any female character from Sin City (graphic novel as well as film).......
Nina Mistier Get Grounded
Get Grounded
By Nina Mistier

There are so many things in life which we have no control over and that can sometimes get to
the core of who we are and rattle us. A diagnosis of a medical condition given to you or
someone you love, a partner in a relationship who is irrational and out of control, a move, a
divorce, losing a job, a home or loss of a loved one.
These are some of the things that happen in life. The question is “how do we deal with them if
they come our way?”
The options are to become filled with anxiety and feel yourself spiraling
out of control which only makes things worst or to maintain control of the only thing you
always have control over........
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Westwood Guest Cottage is beautifully situated amidst surrounding
woods on a quiet country road on the hill above the historic village of Unadilla.
Unadilla was settled around 1770 by Europeans and far earlier by Native American peoples at
the confluence of the Susquehanna and Unadilla rivers
where the village of Sidney is now located
Discover the magic of the Western Catskills in historic central NY known as the Central
Leatherstocking District
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Bristol Views B & B Naples NY
Nestled in the Bristol Hills, overlooking the southern end of Canandaigua Lake, Bristol Views Bed and
Breakfast offers a relaxing get-away. Located on scenic County Road 12 in Naples, NY you will enjoy
the beautiful vistas of the lake, vineyards, and Naples Valley. Guests will experience one of New York’s
finest areas, the New York Finger Lakes Region, and all it has to offer. Bristol Views is an excellent place
to start and end the Finger Lakes experience
The New York House Sharon Springs NY
The New York House
Kelly and Bruce Button have entered the hospitality arena full-time, but each has had
previous experience in the industry.
Kelly has managed a Holiday Inn Express and Bruce’s
parents bought a motel when he was a teenager.
Bruce is still working in the publishing and trade show field and Kelly’s first career was in adult care
. They now enjoy the wide variety of diversity found in their new careers as innkeepers. Bruce
grew up in the town of Sharon in Schoharie County .
Kelly spent her childhood in southern New Jersey on the shore . Her family lived in Navisink and
spent summers showing horses .
Kelly was the New Jersey State Equestrian in 1984.
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A Comfort Woods Vacation Rental Ithaca NY
A Comfort Woods
Our Cooperstown guesthouse, with its large sheltered
patio is a relaxing place on the side of Panther Mt. with
great views to the west. Sunsets are fantastic!
Cooperstown Contact: Email:

Our Ithaca guesthouse is a lovely quaint home nestled in
the woods with the sounds of wood thrush songs and
cool breezes and whispering pines. Ithaca Contact: Email:
The Gateways Inn Lenox Massachusetts Berkshire Travel
The Gateways Inn
Let the Gateways Inn take you to another time and
place. The incomparable elegance of the Procter
mansion, infused with the charm and hospitality of
Innkeepers Michele & Eiran Gazit will surely enchant
you.  Located in the heart of
Lenox, Massachusetts,
in the Berkshire Hills,
the Gateways Inn offers a
perfect getaway for any occasion.
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OPossum Hollow Bed and Breakfast  Adirondacks Tug Hill NY Travel
All Things Beautiful Bed and Breakfast Adirondacks Travel
All Things Beautiful B & B Chrogan NY
Located in the charming village of Croghan, All Things Beautiful Bed & Breakfast brings
you to the foothills of the Adirondacks. After enjoying a hearty breakfast and a sound
sleep in this comfortable Victorian home you may take a short stroll to any of the nearby
attractions. The American Maple Museum and the Historical Railroad Museum offer a rich
history of the area. To choose from are many eateries and specialty stores ranging from
an old fashioned ice cream parlor
, a local chocolate shop, a meat market famous
for its Croghan Bologna to diners offering home style meals and an Italian
restaurant with pizza and wings.
Opossum Hollow Bed and Breakfast Adironadacks
Welcome to Opossum Hollow B & B
"Quiet, Relaxing on the Banks of the Black River."
We are located in the Adirondacks Tughill region of New York State, near the
forever wild area of upper NY state. With a water falls within view and
hearing distance,
the Opossum Hollow Bed & Breakfast offers a unique
get-a-way lodging experience. Our area offers many out door
recreational activities from summer canoeing, hiking to snowmobiling
in the winter months.
The Curtis House Travel Woodbury CT
The Curtis House Inn
Located in picturesque Woodbury, Connecticut (CT’s antique capital), in the
foothills of Western Connecticut’s beautiful Berkshires, The Curtis House Inn is
Connecticut’s oldest inn and an exceptional venue for relaxing, lodging, dining,
and/or celebrating those special events.  We offer a variety of quaint guest rooms,
spacious dining/banquet rooms, a warm and inviting pub and a rich history.

Over the years, The Curtis House Inn has brought comforts to many weary
travelers and vacationers alike.  From the warm bed stones hanging on the lobby
fireplace to today’s wireless internet service, The Curtis House tries to offer
visitors “Every
Modern Comfort, Every Ancient Charm.”  With canopied beds....
Descente Lodge Travel Lake Placid Vacation Rental
Descente Lodge
DeScente Lodge is located on Riverside Drive, just 4 miles outside of the village of Lake Placid, and 5 miles
from Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort. The property includes the Lodge, which is set back from the road 300
yards, a large front yard, and access to the Ausable River just across the road.   The Lodge has a large modern
kitchen, large dining room, and living room, with a fireplace that opens to both living and dining areas. Its six
bedrooms and three bathrooms offer a perfect spot for a group to get away for a ski, golf, hiking, or fishing
trip. Ideal for a large extended family group as well. It's not a hotel; it's a home. Have fun during the day,
gather back at the house for social time; then cook dinner as a group or go out to one of the many excellent
restaurants in nearby Lake Placid, Saranac Lake or Wilmington.
PH: 315.573.3687
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Bed and Breakfasts, Mansions, Manors
The Stone Quarry House Ithaca NY Travel
The Stone Quarry House
Welcome to the Stone Quarry House, a collection of rooms and bungalows nestled
in the hills just two miles east of Ithaca
Located just minutes from Cornell University and Ithaca College, Stone Quarry
house is also convenient to downtown Ithaca and many beautiful walking trails
through Ithaca's gorges.
Whether you are here for a day or a month, Stone Quarry House is the place to
Take a look at our new weekly special and plan your summer getaway. Jump on
this reduced rate to enjoy Ithaca's gorges, state parks, and countless hiking trails.
Sapsucker Woods Bird Sanctuary and the Cornell Plantations, some of the most
beautifully walks in
Ithaca, are just minutes from Stone Quarry House.
Fine Artist Carlos Madrid
Somewhere In Time Vacation Rental New York
Diamond Point Lodge Vacation Rental New York
Diamond Point Lodge Vacation Rental New York
Diamond Point Lodge Vacation Rental New York
Somewhere In Time  / Diamond Point Lodge
Somewhere in Time pays tribute to the elegance and grace of an earlier era. This grand home bids guests to
come in, relax and enjoy the comfort of this Victorian beauty. Located 4 miles north of Lake George, this
lovely B&B is nestled on four acres of lush, manicured grounds with formal garden and Fountain.You'll find
yourself able to relax with a good book, cozy up by a crackling fire, or play a game of billiards. Spending the
day antiquing, shopping, or exploring everything the beautiful Adirondack and Lake George region has to
offer. Night life in the village is awesome and the dining is wonderful!!! Six elegant and spacious bedrooms
are decorated in period furnishings, and encourage you to leave the world behind.
PH: 860 604-6996
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The Deer Ridge Lodge Lake Otsego  Coopperstown NY
The Deer Ridge Lodge
The Deer Ridge Lodge On Lake Otsego is located in the lovely community of
Cooperstown, New York. Your stay in Cooperstown will be on 2.6 acres of land,
218 feet of waterfront property, and a magnificent "turn-of-the-century" home that
was completely renovated in 2003. Exclusively for your rental is this eleven room
house featuring three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, laundry facilities, living room
and dining area with lake views, family room, tea room and a “great” room with
cathedral ceiling.  Spacious rooms impeccably decorated await your arrival.
will share your stay with several deer that often bed beneath the trees just
feet from the house. ......
Chal Chilli Asian Fusion Cuisine124 Lexington Avenue NYC
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Chal Chilli
Entrepreneurial Spirit, Passion, theres no substitute or greater feeling
than bringing an idea or a dream to life.
Working hard and watching your project flourish and grow right in front of your eyes.

Being a great lover of all things delicious and delectable, and taking pride in finding the
that serve this fine and fabulous fare, I am happy to report that our newest find
"Chal Chilli" located at 124 Lexington Avenue between 28th and 29th street
NYC, is just this kind of place.
Sutra NYC
Rastafari!! security stepped to up and whispered  
to me this word as if it was the password and my
response would determine how the rest of of my
evening would turn out, I could feel what he was
saying deep in my soul as the heavy beat
hypnotized me. This past Sunday night I was
feeling adventurous after spending some time with
some beautiful artists on the lower East Side Of

We had just left a series of art openings ....
The Victorian Charm Inn B & B Towanda PA Travel
The Victorian Charm Inn 118 York Ave. Towanda, PA 18848
Come and enjoy a stay at our Queen Ann Victorian style home, built in 1897 by J. A. Decker.
He was a wealthy lumber baron and banker, who built this impressive 30 room home for his family. As
you arrive, you will be welcomed by the front wrap around porch with pedestal columns and a double
entry with cut glass. As you enter, you will be embraced with unique cherry and oak woodwork, stained
glass windows, and beautiful antiques throughout. The large stained glass window that beautifies the grand
cherry staircase, welcomes you to the second and third floors. This is where the main guest rooms are
located. The third floor was originally a ballroom, which was later modified into guest rooms. These
modifications were made by the Mandeville family who bought the home in the early 1900s. As a result
of the stock market crash,the home was then converted into a bed and breakfast.
The Victorian Charm Inn:  118 York Ave. Towanda, PA 18848 PH: 570.265.4452

Cleverdale House Vacation Home Rental Cleverdale NY
Cleverdale House
Located near the tip of Cleverdale, this waterfront vacation home features four spacious bedrooms, a fully
equipped kitchen, premium cable and central air. The screen porch, which faces east, includes a second dining
area with a spectacular view of Katskill Bay and Buck Mountain. The U shaped dock with over six feet of water
at the end can accommodate your boat and still have plenty of room for swimming and fishing. Its second story
deck is ideal for morning coffee, afternoon socializing or watching the tour boats pass in the evening. It has a
magnificent view of the Sagamore and Dome Island. The equipped shuffle board court offers hours of
PH: (201) 788-1740
An Ever Evolving Dance Experience  
By Vanessa Walters
Have you ever seen an angel?
Have you ever seen an angel dance?
They are all around us you know.
Making their presence known in one way or another.

For some its a divine intervention, an epiphany, a message
sign or signal that in many cases make it impossible to
deny the presence of something thats beyond us but very
close to us at the same time.
Its overwhelming and probably why so many discard the
experience and rationalize it immediately.
I know that without a shadow of a doubt that these
creatures exist, in fact this past Saturday night the first of
I was witness to what I will call a happening
Charming Cottage ,artist owned, Walk to Beach, close to town fireplace, mooring. sleep 6
Absolutely loved this house and will definitely plan on staying here again! My husband is originally from
Connecticut and his entire family still lives there. Traditionally we stay with family when we visit but I
decided to rent a house this trip so we could entertain and have everyone over. This house was charming and
very comfortable. It was my mother in laws 80th birthday and I had about 25 family members over for a
dinner party. Every person who entered the house commented on what a terrific cottage it was. Having the
upstairs loft was a perfect space for my son to have his privacy and a place to relax. He (and I) loved having
the wireless internet connection that worked great! The outdoor area was very private and the deck was a
wonderful space to hang out and kick back. Everyone really enjoyed the art work throughout the house and
commented that it provided warmth and character to the cottage.
Email: yvettemaui@aol.com
PH: 203-444-4477            http://www.flipkey.com/old-saybrook-vacation-rentals/p679039/
The Inn On Maple Street Port Allegany PA 16743
The Inn on Maple Street Bed & Breakfast
offers warm, relaxed and hospitable BnB surroundings to our guests in an original, spacious,
Victorian home. Our full, three course, home baked breakfast in the morning is included with your
stay. Take a look at some of the mouth watering items on our breakfast page. Depending upon your
choice we offer both pet-friendly and pet-free guest rooms and suites. The daily rates are $89 to
$169 per night.
If you are searching for an extended visit please call us for our long term rates. For our business
travelers who need long term stays we've got options for you! Please call.
Is it reunion time? Are you traveling with your family? Come stay with us and be comfortable at
our Bed & Breakfast! Room to stretch out in our Suites for families. The kids will have a good time
and it's great for the parents too! We are family friendly!
The Inn on Maple Street Bed &
Breakfast 115 E. Maple Street - One block off historic Route 6  1-814-642-5171
Northern Lake George Custom Home 75 Feet from the Lake Putnam Station House: '
That Red House' is a newly constructed lakeside home. The house design is eclectic and unique with
both modern and Adirondack decor. The Great room is open and airy with cathedral ceilings and is
surrounded by numerous windows and an unobstructed view of Black Mountain to the south. Teak
wood and tile floors run throughout the house. The gourmet kitchen, fully stocked with all cooking
implements, dishes, etc, is adjacent to the Great Room. Nearby is a wet bar, dining area and powder
room.  The Master bedroom/bath is on the main floor with a large tile shower, washer/dryer and an
over sized sliding glass door to the deck.  A sliding glass door provides access to the lower sitting area
complete with Adirondack chairs, a fire pit and a view of the lake.
12 Person Reunions Large and Charming Property Coconut Grove
This charming Coconut Grove property, built in 1926, used to be a farm of The Grove back then.
The property, with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a large living room with a pull-out sofa and a single
bed and a salon with a pull out sofa is perfect for a large family or group of friends, up 12+ persons,
The property reunites a Cottage, a House and a Studio including a private bathroom, with private
access from the garden and a patio. The 3rd bathroom's pictures are not available
yet, it's under construction. The picture shown here is a similar project. Have your BBQ dinners on
the terrace, lit by the torches  and surrounded with lush tropical greenery and secular trees.
http://www.flipkey.com/miami-vacation-rentals/p659091/        Email: yvettemaui@aol.com
PH: 203-444-4477
Twin Spruce Tourist Home Dushore PA
The Twin Spruce Tourist Home is a bed and breakfast located in a Victorian home on German
Street in the heart of Dushore, PA.  My name is Jacqueline Diltz Battin, and as the proprietor I
welcome you to learn more about the tourist home. Explore the pages within to see photos and
a list of guest amenities.
You will also find information about local restaurants, activities and events, and learn more
about the history of my home.
I look forward to making your visit enjoyable as you visit scenic Sullivan County, the "Gem of
the Endless Mountains"! If you have any questions about your visit to the Twin Spruce Tourist
Home please do not hesitate to call me between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm EST at (570) 928-8307 or
(570) 419-8456
Twin Spruce Tourist Home  281 South German Street, Dushore, PA 18614
Adirondack Log Cabin with 80 Acres to Play & Hike
Massive hand-peeled beams shipped from British Columbia create the framework for this beautiful
Adirondack Great Camp. Wake up to the peace and quiet of the woods that surround and the sunrises
that stream in thru the large expanse of glass. A front deck off the great room and the attached covered
porch make for wonderful gathering areas for cookouts, or to sit and watch the beautiful sunsets drop
behind the Adirondack Mountains. The main floor is comprised of a custom kitchen with beautiful
spruce cabinets and an 18' stone island which makes for an enjoyable meal preparation and gathering
area, a dining room and great room with a large wood-burning fireplace under a massive cathedral
ceiling and loft area.
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PH: 518-696 2099
Button Factory....Sleeps 8 four bedrooms 2 bath, 5 min to Beach.
Description from the owner
We had a wonderful time at this lovely home in Guilford. We found the home to be cozy, comfortable
and beautifully decorated. We will definitely stay here again in the future. We loved being able to walk to
town to the Green, shoppes, restaurants, etc. I would definitely recommend this home to my friends and
family. And the woman we worked with was also so sweet and helpful.'
Artist's own beautiful ....    Email: yvettemaui@aol.com  PH: 203-444-4477  
The Severance House is approximately two miles from the entrance to Gore Mountain Ski Area and less than 30 minutes from many of
the resorts, beaches and town of Lake George. This historic Adirondack home sits on 95 acres of woodlands and open fields. The
Severance House offers easy access to hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing by simply stepping out the back door.
Additionally, the location of the Severance House provides convenient access to endless recreational opportunities (hiking, skiing, biking,
swimming, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, motor boating, etc) within the Southern Adirondacks.
There are four bedrooms in the Severance House, all of which are located on the second floor. Each bedroom has been carefully
arranged to provide the comforts of home with plenty of drawer and closet space. Bedroom one has an antique iron bed that will
accommodate one person. Bedroom two has a king size bed, bedroom three has a queen size bed, and bedroom four has a trundle bed
that will sleep two. The queen sofa sleeper in the living room and full sized sofa sleeper in the family room will provide additional sleeping
accommodations. Bedrooms two and three
have window air conditioners for those unusual warm summer nights....     Email:    
Vacation Rentals
The Angels Nest
A home cooked breakfast is served each morning from 7:30am to 9:30am.
Each bedroom contains wash-up facilities (wash bowl - hot and cold water.)
There are two large shared bathrooms that contain a large basket with an
assortment of necessities that you may have forgotten to pack.
Guests are welcome to enjoy the Recreation/Leisure center that includes a small
conference work area,
television, reading material, music center, and assorted games.
WiFi is available throughout the Bed & Breakfast.
There is a well-equipped exercise room and sauna for the dedicated fitness guests.
The Angels Nest: 404 South George Street, Rome, New York 13440
PH: 315.334.4618 Email:
Hazen Manor
The story of how Hazen Manor came to be.  It all started in 2005, when Jennifer TeWinkle, who
was at the time still JenFerrante, sat at her computer searching the internet for interesting properties.  
Right away 9582 Hazen Road caught her attention and so she watched.  As the price of the property
on Hazen Road dropped, her interest grew and finally one sunny July afternoon she drove though the
scenic countryside and fell in love.  To say the house needed a little work is an understatement but the
views were breathtaking so Jen called a friend of hers who is a real estate agent and set an
appointment for the following afternoon.  Accompanied by her boyfriend, Roger, Mary, her agent and
Paul, Mary’s fiancé, Jen toured the expansive old home in dire need of repair.  The men thought she
was crazy but Jen could already picture a charming country inn.
Hazen Manor:  reservations@hazenmanor.com   9582 Hazen Road, Sherman NY, 14781
PH: 716-761-6814
Santiago Chile Apartment Rental
2 Bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 4.
More than just a place to stay!! This extra-ordinary three bedroom apartment has been completely
renovated and redecorated with LOCAL ARTWORK & MAPUCHE Artifacts to create a luxurious yet
thoroughly comfortable haven in the heart of Providencia, one of Santiago's most charming, trendy, tree
lined, quiet neighborhoods.  All amenities of a luxury hotel, including 24 hour lobby concierge, wireless
Internet, 42' flat-screen television with cable, jacuzzi, Bose I-Pod Deck, a new fully-equipped chefs
kitchen, with DW, W/D, Microwave and Convection Ovens, a beautiful terrace, a king bedroom suite,
queen and twin bedrooms with three full bathrooms. Attention and care paid to every detail. English
speaking CONCIERGE SERVICES for airport pickup, tours, etc..
Bed and Breakfast At Taylors Corner
Enjoy traditional New England lodging in Northeast Connecticut's Quiet Corner. Three guest bedrooms
have queen beds, private baths, A/C, working fireplaces and high quality linens. Relax in any of the three
common rooms, each with a real wood-burning fireplaces and old beehive ovens. Incredible breakfasts with
high quality and locally grown ingredients, fresh baked goods and refreshments. For those interested we
have WIFI, satellite TV, DVDs and games are all included. Antique furniture and wide board floors decorate
this 18th Century house listed on the National Register of Historic Homes.
Bed and Breakfast at Taylors Corner: 880 Route 171, Woodstock CT, 06281
PH: 888-974-0490
Beautiful Hudson, NY Home -- in Downtown Hudson, New York
Four story brick townhouse one block from Warren Street. The house is amazing. The entire house has
been renovated with 6 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, two living rooms with working fireplace on second floor, on
the top floor there is a huge TV room with a 55' TV and surround sound.

The dinning room beside the kitchen seats 8 very comfortably and can accommodate 10.
Half bathroom, Second floor - Two comfortable living rooms with working fireplace, persian rugs, and
plenty of books on the wall. Third Floor - three bedrooms, sleeps six and a full bath, Fourth Floor - large
queen sleigh bedroom, second master suite with 55' tv, and two twin beds in the third bedroom. Bathroom
has a glass stand up shower.
Email: Hudson Columbia hudsoncolumbia@gmail.com
Woodstock Cottage, Vacation Rental
Check out 'The Gift in Town' with Fireplace, hot tub, steam shower and lots more in the best location. You can
walk everywhere!
Don't forget to bring your hiking boots and hike one of the numerous trails around the area or hike up Overlook
Mountain, Wittenberg Mountain and Slide Mountain. Lots to see and do in Woodstock and its surrounding areas.
Tibetan Monastery, Winemaking vineyard tours, Hudson Valley Cruises, Zagat rated restaurants. Visit the
world-renowned largest traditional Tibetan Monastery in the US built into the mountainside - Not be missed the
Kaaterskill & Bastion Waterfalls. Woodstock Film Festival http://www.woodstockfilmfestival.com/ - Woodstock
Center for Photography -
Judy S. PH: 917 596 8533    http://escape2woodstock.com/      villasinwoodstock@yahoo.com
Woodstock Playhouse Woodstock NY
The Woodstock Playhouse, as it was
established on its present site in 1938 as one of the
first rural extensions of Broadway, was the project of
Robert Elwyn, a fifth generation member of the 'First
Family' of Woodstock History.  The rich textual and
visual history of the Woodstock Playhouse is on
display to the public thanks to the Historical Society
of Woodstock, Richard Heppner Town Historian and
the support of key members of the Board of
Directors, Rondout Savings Bank, Ametek Rotron,
Jack Creviston, Chester Perchick of Upstate Signs,
and family members of key personalities in its history.
Beautiful Hudson, NY Home -- in Downtown Hudson, New York
Four story brick townhouse one block from Warren Street. The house is amazing. The entire house has been
renovated with 6 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, two living rooms with working fireplace on second floor, on the top
floor there is a huge TV room with a 55' TV and surround sound.
First Floor- Kitchen: If you like to cook the kitchen is the best. All clad, espresso machine, two dish washers,
butcher block center island, and small marble table for two.
The dinning room beside the kitchen seats 8 very comfortably and can accommodate 10.
Half bathroom, Second floor -  shower.
Email: Hudson Columbia hudsoncolumbia@gmail.com
The Chesapeake Inn, Lenox MA
We pride ourselves on the personal services provided to our guests.  For example, your full "Whatever You Want and
Whenever You Want" breakfast will include your personal selections.  Snacks are provided throughout the day and
evening.  During the summer season, fresh cut flowers are in each room, and every room has 2 windows with flowered
window boxes.  You are encouraged to use the grounds and barbecue.  On Saturday evenings, we offer a complimentary
BBQ during the summer season.  
The Chesapeake Inn 210 West Street, P.O. Box 1920, Lenox, MA  01240-4920
(800) 966-3429 / (413) 637-3429
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The 1850 House Inn & Tavern Rosendale NY
The Comfort of an Inn ~ The Hospitality of a Pub
The 1850 House Inn & Tavern would be
recognizable to visitors of times past, not only by its
brick exterior but also due to the loving preservation
of the Inn's original old wood and brick in the
nook-and-cranny filled floor plan. Inside the ten
guest rooms- which includes a two bedroom suite-
await fine custom linens, large flat screens, WiFi
and beverage coolers. Views of the Rondout River
and of Main Street are accented by the carefully
selected photographic enlargements that function as
gigantic windows into the Rosendale.
Igor Voloshin Photographer
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The Deer Watch Inn East Durham NY
We extend a cordial invitation to come and relax in our centuries old Eco-Friendly farmhouse nestled in the Northern
Catskill Mountains in Greene County, NY. Come Enjoy our warm family atmosphere that has been receiving guests
since the 1880's.
Looking for a romantic getaway or just a weekend of relaxation in an Upstate New York Bed And Breakfast? Then the
accommodations at this Hudson Valley getaway is just the place for you.

Come relax with a book, take a soak in the hot tub, paddle the pond, unwind on the deck or play old fashioned board
games. There's as much or as little as you'd like to do.
The Deer Watch Inn: 76 Route 27, East Durham, NY 12423 | PH:  518-239-4332 | 866-239-4332  
Thimble Islands Bed and Breakfast Branford CT, Ideally
located in the quaint village of Stony Creek, this secluded luxury B&B features
magnificent views of the Thimble Islands and Long Island Sound right at your
doorstep. It’s a perfect location for romanticliving room couples, families and
business travelers to relax and enjoy the beautiful Connecticut shoreline, 12 miles
from New Haven and 75 miles from New York. Town beaches, scenic village greens,
quaint shops, nature walks, boat tours, hiking trails, fine restaurants and the vibrant
cultural life of New Haven and Yale University are just minutes away.
Thimble Islands Bed and Breakfast: 28 West Point Road Stony Creek,  
Branford, CT 06405 (203) 488-3693 or (203) 927-5167
The Brigantine House
7 Huge Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, Elevator, Roof Deck, Sleeps 22
Location, location, location!! This 6500 SF luxury Mediterranean-style beach mansion is located in the heart of the
prestigious 'A-zone' of Brigantine and is literally a few steps from the pristine brigantine beach. Located on a double
lot just 3 homes from the ocean, this huge mansion boasts direct, unobstructed ocean views.
The mansion sleeps up to 22 people comfortably with it's 7 over-sized bedrooms and 5.5 luxury baths. It's the
perfect home for larger family gatherings, special celebrations or corporate retreats.
Country Comforts B & B
Country Comforts Bed and Breakfast is located in Branchport, New York, two miles north of Keuka Lake in the Finger
Lakes area.  We have four bedrooms available with private baths, all have air conditioning.  Your stay at Country
Comforts will be relaxing and peaceful.  While on your get-away or vacation, you may want to visit the New York
wineries that the Finger Lakes are famous for, boat and swim on Keuka Lake, ski at Bristol Mountain, explore
Sonnenberg Gardens, or relax around the gardens at our B&B.
Country Comforts Bed and Breakfast : 2915 East Valley Road Branchport, NY 14418 PH: 315-595-2532
Albergo Allegria Windham NY
Italian for the ‘Inn of Happiness’ Albergo Allegria offers the warm hospitaity of a bed and breakfast with the modern
amenities of a World Class Hotel.

Whether you’re a veteran inn-goer or new to the bed and breakfast experience, Albergo Allegria offers classic hospitality and
modern amenities in a setting filled with character and history.

Enjoy a restful night’s sleep in one of the Inn’s 21 well appointed, comfortable guestrooms – complete with private baths,
dream worthy beds, flat screen TV’s, HDTV/DVD, and modern amenities. For seekers of romantic indulgence, Albergo
Allegria features luxury suites with a whirlpool and gas-log fireplace. Wake to the delicious aromas of a hearty gourmet
breakfast made from fresh, local ingredients. Step outside the inn’s front door and enjoy a wide variety of all-season activities.
Albergo Allegria 43 State Route 296 Windham, NY 12496 PH:  518-734-5560   Email:  mail@albergousa.com
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Albergo Allegria
Whether you’re a veteran inn-goer or new to the bed and breakfast experience, Albergo Allegria
offers classic hospitality and modern amenities in a setting filled with character and history.

Enjoy a restful night’s sleep in one of the Inn’s 21 well appointed, comfortable guestrooms –
complete with private baths, dream worthy beds, flat screen TV’s, HDTV/DVD, and modern
amenities. For seekers of romantic indulgence, Albergo Allegria features luxury suites with a
whirlpool and gas-log fireplace. Wake to the delicious aromas of a hearty gourmet breakfast made
from fresh, local ingredients. Step outside the inn’s front door and enjoy a wide variety of all-season
ALBERGO ALLEGRIA 43 State Route 296 Windham, NY 12496, PH: 518-734-5560
Bishopsgate Inn
Bishopsgate Inn has been in operation at this location since the
late 1960s. The Kagels bought the Inn in 1995 updated its
décor and amenities and have operated what Tourisim
Magazines and Guides have called "…
one of the finest Inns
in New England".
 Known for their exceptional hospitality and
four star Kitchen, customer service and amenities are always
first class. " "
Bishops Gate Inn: 7 Norwich Road East
Haddam, CT 06423
Phone: 860.873.1677 | Fax: 860.873.3898
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Meadowlark Inn
The Meadowlark Inn — a warm and inviting 12-room Inn right outside Cooperstown, NY. Located
on US Highway 20, in East Springfield, it's just 5 miles from the Glimmerglass Opera house. This
lovely country inn is centrally located to all the wonders of the area. We are only 11 miles to the
Baseball Hall of Fame. Take the family swimming at Lake Otsego's beautiful beach at Glimmerglass
State Park just 3 miles away.
We are surrounded by rolling hillside meadows, beautiful farms and open quiet, park-like grounds.
Our backyard baseball field is always a hit with our
guests. We are the only inn in the area with a little
league baseball field right on our own property!
The Meadowlark Inn 5759 US Highway 20 East Springfield, New York 13333
Reservations: (607) 264-3308 Innkeepers: George, Tina & Aidan Macaluso
Shelter Island House
This eclectic 'Round' house is a one of a kind on Shelter Island. Sited on 1.5 acres in Hay Beach with
slices of bay views, this upside down house offers 4 Bedrooms and 2 Baths on the ground floor with an
open layout upstairs which includes the living and dining room, kitchen, ½ bath, and covered in porch.
The entire house has gone through a high end renovation with new Floors, Windows, Kitchen &
Appliances including a 36' Bertazzoni chef range, 2 & 1/2 Bath, Lighting, Paint, 46” Flat Screen TV with
XBOX 360\Kinnect. The downstairs bedrooms have been gut renovated and redecorated from floor to
ceiling including new floors, walls, furniture, and bedding.
http://www.vrbo.com/390379  Ian Toth   ian.toth@gmail.com
The Philadelphia House
Beautiful turn of the century brownstone in South Philly. Furnished. Two stories, plus a finished basement or in-law
apartment. Four bedrooms, three baths. Spacious living room, dining room, kitchen, and bedrooms. Skylight. Wood
floors. High ceilings. Dishwasher, disposal, gas range, washer and dryer. Central AC. Lots of closet space. Small
enclosed back patio with barbecue. Three blocks to the Broad Street subway and four stops to Center City. Stadium
Complex for all Philly sports teams only two subway stops away. Nice neighborhood, great restaurants and takeout
nearby. Street parking. Sleeps ten. Two king beds. Two single beds. Bunk beds.
This is a great place to vacation for the week. Cheaper than center city hotels, but with all the access and better food
nearby. Have all the comforts of home.  
Ellen Engel  elevate4success@gmail.com
Luxury Woodstock Log House Rental
Our very upscale, newly-built, cedar log home is located in the Bearsville area (home of the
renowned Bearsville Theater and The Bear Cafe Restaurant), along one of Woodstock's most
coveted picturesque roads (Coldbrook Road). Set on 19 private acres, the home offers a true
respite from the hustle and bustle...amidst serene, unspoiled nature, yet is only minutes to the
center of the town of Woodstock! The two-story home features soaring vaulted ceilings, heavy
exposed log beams throughout, custom-milled wide-plank heart pine and natural slate tile floors.
The home is comfortably furnished in the rustic, lodge-style of the Adirondack Great Camps.  
Interview With Neal Shulman Guitarist of The Legendary  "Aztec Two-Step"
TNYO: When great music is actually great, people remember it. But what makes great music? Is it the
melody, the lyrics, or the entire composition as a whole?  If you think about the role of music and how it has
defined our culture especially Classic Folk, Country and  Rock and Roll music,
bands that were formed in the
seventies are still the most prominent and influential forms of music and will continue to be probably till the
end of time...
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Island Beach Realty Associates Inc.  
Modernist Fire Island Beach Home For Sale (Recent Price Reduction).

Immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bath modern home just steps from the Atlantic Ocean. Elevated and
unaffected by Hurricane Sandy. Multiple outdoor deck areas with clear cedar siding and mahogany
decking. Roof deck provides panoramic views of the island, including the Atlantic Ocean, Fire Island
National Seashore, Fire Island Lighthouse and Great South Bay. Fireplace, central heat and air
conditioning. Master bathroom with attached outdoor shower. E-mail for more information:
woodjr@islandbeachrealty.com) Summer 2014 rentals still available. Islandbeachrealty.com
EAST MORICHES -- Waterfront studio cottage located on beautiful Moriches Bay. 12x24. Full
kitchen, living room/sleeping area, bathroom/shower, and small private deck w/ charcoal grill. Perfect
for a romantic getaway for 2. New large flatscreen TV with WiFi and cable. Newly furnished with
trundle bed (sleeps 2). All new kitchen appliances including microwave, coffeemaker and toaster.
Access to 2 bicycles, a rowboat, kayak & sunfish. Can fish & swim off dock. Short 2/10 mile walk to
sandy bayfront public beach. 1.3 miles to country town & Asian restaurant. Half mile to nearby
seafood restaurant. Parking for 1 car. Boat slip for up to 26' boat available. 5 minute boat ride to
Moriches Inlet. No smoking, no pets.
PH:  631-742-4330  Email: TRACYSCAST@aol.com
The Tidewater Inn
Explore coastal Connecticut while relaxing at the Tidewater Inn, a comfortable, elegant bed and
breakfast on the Connecticut shoreline. The eight beautiful guestrooms and one hideaway cottage
are individually decorated with antiques and estate furniture and appointed with your comfort and
convenience in mind. Most have a canopy or four poster bed, including two with a wood burning
fireplace, and one Jacuzzi nestled in the cottage.
All guestrooms have a private en-suite bathroom with a shower, air conditioning, cable television,
and wireless internet access for your personal computer.
Relax by the fireside in the sitting room or in the English Garden. Enjoy a full breakfast and
complimentary evening pre-dinner refreshments.
The Tidewater Inn: 949 Boston Post Rd PH: 203.245.8457 Email: escape@thetidewater.com
Our immaculate waterview beach house is located in a beach and boating community in Southold,
New York, only a mile from the historic village of Greenport. The East End boasts some 30 wineries
that sponsor events throughout the year.  It's the perfect place to relax and take in the North Fork's pristine
beaches, award-winning wineries, antique shops, art galleries, and many other attractions including the U.
S.'s 6th largest water park. Just minutes to Greenport’s fine dining, night life, entertqainment and the
Gruman Carousel in Mitchell Park. Wineries, wine tasting and farm fresh produce stands line Main Street
and are just minutes away.   Completely renovated. Central A/C, hardwood and tile floors, deep soaking tub,
duel fireplace and upgraded kitchen. Beautifully furnished. Superior beds, luxury linens. down pillows and
cable TV's in all bedrooms. Master with private bath. Living room and family room both have a fireplace.
Large eat in kitchen with all appliances  The family room has 42' Flat sccreen LCD HDTV, DVD,VCR,
Pam Smith Email:  pambsmith@aol.com
New Suffolk Beach Bungalow  Bedroom Plus Sleeping Loft
Paradise is at your door when you step into this former Scallop House converted into a fabulous beach bungalow.
Surrounded by Peconic Bay, the enormous stone deck out back offers a panoramic view of tranquil waters. Watch
the sailboat races, lounge, bar-b-q, entertain, read,  snooze the hours away. Go clamming, crabbing or swimming
off the beach that borders the north side of the house.
Enjoy water views from the kitchen, designed by a former chef/restauranteur and relax in the living/dining room
with fireplace that opens up onto the deck.
4 sleep comfortably in the master bedroom with queen sized bed, loft with full sized bed and second bedroom with
twin bed. A view of the beach and bay floods the full bathroom with light. Or refresh and have your guests enjoy a
shower en plein air on deck.
Pam Smith Email:  pambsmith@aol.com
Tastefully Decorated Village Home for Less Than the Price of a Hotel Suite
Greenport chateau / country house
Immaculate country house duplex offering one bedroom, one bath, living room, open kitchen with sitting/sleeping area,
porch and laundry area on the ground floor. Please contact us for more information.
This charming and tastefully decorated 2-floor Victorian home is located in the historic Greenport “West Dublin”
neighborhood and is perfect for single/double (max 4) occupancy.
A short walk from the Hampton Jitney stop, the train station and the village shops and restaurants, this property is also
perfect for non-drivers. No smokers permitted. Please, no animals allowed.
Take time to visit the vineyards, fresh produce farms and flower fields on the North Fork.
Pam Smith
7 bedrooms with 3 full baths and 2 ktichens, Sleeps 18-20.  The perfect spot for your family
gathering or getaway with friends with all of the luxuries of home. Enjoy and relax in this country  estate
with 2 huge front and rear porches while soaking in breathtaking views of the surrounding hillsides.
Across the street there  are over 1,500 acres of state preservation land used for seasonal hunting. This
property has over 4 springs that provide fresh,  clean and oderless water to the house and ponds. Winter
activities include cross-country skiing, sledding and snowmobiling with plenty of fresh snow  that makes
these hills filled with fun, adventure and relaxation.
essene55@verizon.net         716-310-6120
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3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6
This home is fully equipped for your stay, including dishes, glassware, silverware, cookware, toaster, coffee
maker, and microwave. Pillows, blankets and linens are provided and beds are freshly made prior to your
arrival. Guests need only to bring personal hygiene items. The cottage overlooks the Thousand Islands
Winery's picturesque Heather's Vineyard, so you may enjoy the unobstructed views of the St. Lawrence
River and Thousand Islands Bridge during your stay. Sliding glass doors from both  Enjoy all of the
amenities of the
Alexandria Bay and Clayton area,..
PH: (315) 482-9306 : Email: info@thousandislandswinery.com
Home On Harvey's Lake
Three level home with lake view from large deck on top floor off the master suite. The main floor has a front
covered porch with a partial view. The back of the property has a lawn off the covered furnished patio. There are
three sleeping areas, two bathrooms and the lower level has washer dryer bathroom two entry's, wet bar and
fireplace. Ample parking, private Sandy beach with large dock, lifeguard, sliding board into lake, Adirondack chairs
and flotation devices are provided with out cost. The aesthetics of the home are a mix of cottage and modern
furnishings with clean lines...very nice open floor concept.
Lambertville Chateau Country House
Corporate off-site, family getaway, or Small Wedding - Brookmill Farm is a captivating 14 acre country retreat
situated an hour from Manhattan and minutes from the famous artistic communities of Lambertville, NJ and New
Hope, PA. The property’s main house is a four bedroom, colonial Bank style home dating to 1807, that boasts a
wrap around, columned porch with comfortable seating for 14. Recently exposed exterior original stonework
anchors an alfresco dining area for six under a charming pergola.There is a large, two bedroom guest cottage
with two full baths, a family room, a full kitchen and laundry room. The downstairs section of the pool house
has been restored to its original “speakeasy” format complete with custom bar, kitchenette, half bath and is filled
with arcade games.  
http://www.vrbo.com/319924  PH: 847-544-6988 Email:  jim@brookmillfarm.com
The Philadelphia House
Beautiful turn of the century brownstone in South Philly. Furnished. Two stories, plus a finished basement or in-law
apartment. Four bedrooms, three baths. Spacious living room, dining room, kitchen, and bedrooms. Skylight. Wood
floors. High ceilings. Dishwasher, disposal, gas range, washer and dryer. Central AC. Lots of closet space. Small
enclosed back patio with barbecue. Three blocks to the Broad Street subway and four stops to Center City. Stadium
Complex for all Philly sports teams only two subway stops away. Nice neighborhood, great restaurants and takeout
nearby. Street parking. Sleeps ten. Two king beds. Two single beds. Bunk beds.
This is a great place to vacation for the week. Cheaper than center city hotels, but with all the access and better food
nearby. Have all the comforts of home.  
Ellen Engel  elevate4success@gmail.com
This Light on the Lake Beachcomber:
Apartment opens directly to some of the deepest beach, approximately 50 yards, in the entire Erie area.
The apartment offers a spacious living room and a kitchen with plenty of dining area. The apartment is
in the lower level of our home. On the upper level we operate a separate, small bed and breakfast.  The
deck overlooking the beach features its own dining table with deck chairs. The property includes a
30-foot high lighthouse. It is a modern construction but not functional.  Several charter fishing boat
concessions are next door, at the North East Marina. The Caribbean-theme Crazy Parrot Restaurant is
also next door, if no one wants to cook. One winery is less than a mile away and others are an easy
drive. Very flat roads allow for easy bicycling.
PH: 814-725-9115    http://www.lightonthelake.net/
Rustic Getaway in the Heart of the Pennsylvania
Nestled in the heart of the Pennsylvania Elk Range, Camp Can’t Keep Up offers a scenic retreat for families,
couples, hunters, anglers, and nature enthusiasts.   With one private bedroom as well as an enclosed loft, Camp
Can’t Keep Up is the perfect cabin for a romantic retreat, family vacation, or sportsman’s outing. Whether you
are sitting one of the back porch swings listening to the water of Hicks Run, enjoying a dinner cooked over the
fire, or warming yourself by the wood burning stove, Camp Can’t Keep Up offers a beautiful, rustic escape.  
Enjoy amenities that include a full kitchen complete with a full-sized refrigerator and freezer, dishwasher,
electric range and oven; one and a half baths, a washer and dryer, central  heat, as well as satellite TV and
unlimited local and long distance callin
g. Email: Bryan Lukehart campcantkeepup@gmail.com
Dingmans Ferry house
This charming, cozy, clean Post & Beam Chalet located in a gated community is just ten minutes from
Dingmans Ferry Bridge, two hours from NYC and Philadelphia PA.  This home has 3 bedrooms on the
upper level. On the ground floor step into an airy cozy living room with a wood burning fireplace and
relax with a book or listen to some music.   From the dining room step into a large screen in porch thru
sliding glass doors and enjoy the view of the 100 acre lake and mother nature while relaxing on a wicker
couch.  Just 10 min. away are the beautiful Dingmans Falls at George Childs Park (pack a picnic)or
drive to Milford for some shopping at their quaint stores or have some fine food at their country Inns.   
Going south on Rt. 209 for 30 min. go to the large outdoor/indoor flea market, the Pocono Candle Shop
or the Casino at Mount Airy Lodge.    
Jim Thorpe House - Jim Thorpe PA
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)  Fine restaurants, outdoor activities like swimming,
biking, rafting, small unique shops, art galleries- Jim Thorpe has it all. This is a family friendly town with lots to do in
the area. Only hours from Philadelphia and New York it is not difficult to get to.  Close to lots of fun things to do in
town.  This house is located right in Jim Thorpe on the main street, but with off-street parking so you don't have to
worry about finding a spot for your car. Minutes from the varied restaurants of Jim Thorpe, you have a choice to
cook your self in our full equipped kitchen or go out for a delicious dinner cooked by someone else. It is a 15 minute
walk to the downtown shops and museums of Jim Thorpe.  Or get into the great outdoors.
Jennifer Dages    PH: 570-325-8946  Email: jdages@poboxcom
4 Season Get-Away in Lake Harmony--- Pool Table, Internet, Hot Tub, 60" HDTV-- Fall Folliage Time!
This house has everything-- 60" HDTV, hot tub, pool table, internet access, A/C, deck, 2 full size refrigerators, and
a circular drive with plenty of parking!
Last year we put in a new kitchen with flat top stove and all new cabinets, countertops and backsplash,and also
completely renovated the upstairs bathroom! This spring we redid the second bathroom and installed all new
windows and doors. And now we just hung a wall mounted 60" HDTV in the living room. You will be very
pleasantly surprised by all the improvements and little extras in this property!
Email: agmar133@aol.com     PH: 215-300-5003 Michael
Lakefront w Hot Tub, Pool Table, Internet, Dock, Boats---We Charge by Group Size--Great for Couples!
You will love this house! Completely renovated kitchen with all new appliances, modern bathrooms, and Trex deck
(front and back) with clear view panels facing the lake. We are always renovating! The three bedrooms each have a
queen bed, and one has a sliding glass door to the deck (overlooks the lake, too). The downstairs bedroom is so large
it also has a full futon (great if you want your younger children to sleep in your bedroom). Relax either on the full
deck or the in the hot tub (on the downstairs patio) - -both overlook the lake. There is a ceramic tiled pool table
room, a dock, bass and paddle boat just for your use, and a large cleared yard for lawn games. There is even a fire
pit by the dock, so bring your marshmallows!
Email: agmar133@aol.com     PH: 215-300-5003 Michael
Lakefront with Hot Tub, Pool Table, Internet, Dock, Boats--Fall Folliage Time!
You will love this lakefront house--we completely renovated the kitchen and living room! The kitchen has all new
cabinets, appliances, flooring, lights--we even put in a new window! The living room now has a wall mounted flat
screen HDTV and all new furniture, including 2 loungers! Everything looks great--your party will be very happy with
this home! There is also another TV area in the downstairs family room next to the pool table room! This is a truly
lakefront home with two large master bedrooms, both on the ,main floor, one with its own 27" TV. We have a pool
table, covered six- person outdoor hot tub, two boats (rowboat for six and a pedal boat), horseshoes, a full-size bocce
ball court, broadband internet access
Email: agmar133@aol.com     PH: 215-300-5003 Michael
Large Lakefront w Hot Tub, Pool Table, Internet, HDTV, Dock and 2 Boats--Everything You Need!
This comfy home has a brand new dual reclining Lazy-Boy sofa and loveseat in the living room, giving your group
4 reclining loungers in addition to other seating for TV watching or just general lounging on your vacation! There is
also a hot tub, pool table room, fire pit with surrounding chairs and your own dock with 2 boats just for your use.
Conveniently located off Route 80 and the PA Turnpike, this house has plenty of amenities and is well maintained.
You won't have to spend extra money to entertain everyone---there's plenty to do at the house! We even have a full
size G rated video game (Klax). For summer vacationers, there is a large in wall A/C unit that cools the living room,
dining room and kitchen area. For cooler times, we have several gas fireplaces for cozy romantic ambiance (in
addition to a full electric heating system
Email: agmar133@aol.com     PH: 215-300-5003 Michael
Lakefront with Pool, 2 HDTVs, Internet, Dock and Boats--October Weekend Open!
This is the only lakefront Pocono rental we know that also has a full size inground pool! Pool is open until the end of
September (at least). And with the passive solar heater, the temperature is always 76 or higher! It gets into the mid
80s during hot spells! Great house, with a 16' x 12' master bedroom with a large (60" x 78") window overlooking the
pool and lake. That bedroom has a roomy 11' x 12' bathroom--and there are 2 other bedrooms and another full bath!
The house will sleep up to 6 adults and 2 children (or other combinations that total 8 EXCEPT not 8 adults---it really
isn't large enough for that many adults, The house has a great view overlooking the lake with a mountain backdrop, so
this is a perfect spot for relaxing on the deck or by the pool. And even though it is located in a lovely residential
Email: agmar133@aol.com     PH: 215-300-5003 Michael
Lake Ontario Lg Waterfront Home Near Salmon River, & Elms Golf Course
Vacation in comfort with all the amenities of home & privacy at this house set on 6 acres of
waterfront. This property has 6 bedrooms plus an open living / dining room, a secluded den, small
office, 3 full bathrooms, and a massive fully equipped kitchen: 2 sink prep/cleaning areas, a dish
washer, large central counter, and 2 fridges. Both the living room and den have flat screen TV’s with
satellite connection. Make use of the large deck out front, outdoor hot shower, interior fireplace, boat
dock and launch, private beach area, fire pit for camp fires at night, and a screened in beach house
near the water with (2) kayaks available for use. Breathtaking panoramic views located on privately
owned road for residents and golf carts only.
PH: 413-519-5358  Email: Lynn Baker baker.lynn@comcast.net
New York
Mountain Top Lodge
Situated under the shade of the large century old pines, The Mountaintop Lodge is a mountain style Bed and
Breakfast with the quality standards and exceptional service of a Platinum Club.  Located in the Pocono
Mountains of Pennsylvania, guests enjoy luxury bed linens and well apointed suites, some with fireplaces
and jaccuzzi tubs. Guests of the Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi also enjoy the Amenities of the nearby
community of Lake Naomi Club...
Mountain Top Lodge 2137 Route 940 Pocono Pines, PA 18350
PH: : 570-646-6636 Email:
The Barn at Copake Lake, NY
Completely refurbished 1827 post and beam Barn renovated July 2012 featuring an Adirondack 'chic' style.
Appointed with Mitchell Gold furniture, a custom built 6' round dining room table, indoor fireplace (Dec
2013), double insulated windows, concrete counter-tops and island/bar,  surrounded by the original wood
floors and walls this 3000 sq ft 3 bedroom/3bath space feels spacious yet cozy. Fabulous views of Zeky's
Pond across the street, and a stones' throw from Copake Lake and the Copake Country Club you will never
run out of things to do. A perfect family vacation spot, golf trip for 4 or 8, or simply a couples get-away
PH: 845-454-1490 x114   Email: info@thebarnatcopakelake.com   
Hampton Bays House
7 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Sep Kitchens, Dining rooms & Living rooms. Salt water Pool, Sparkling Hot Tub, Exercise Room Central Air,
Poconos 5-Star! Califoria Contemporary - Waterfall View! - New Kitchen!
5 BR - 3 FB, Sleeps 10 - 2 Fire Places - Loft - 3 levels - Pool Table - PacMan  *NEW KITCHEN!
A Timeless New England Shoreline Beach Charmer!
Premier location, featuring stunning and panoramic sunset water views of
Long Island Sound, shoreline frontage, and just steps away from the
beach!Step inside and feel like you've stepped onto a boat! Many
charming architectural details throughout, cypress wood walls, beach
stone fireplace, Douglas fir floors and an abundance of light filled rooms
with an open floor plan that allows for water views from every room.
Enjoy the best beach community in New England
with access to excellent amenities and activities that
will make many of your best and enjoyable memories to come.
Katy Fetherston :  Christie's International Affiliate
PH: 860-319-7231
Scranton Seahorse Inn
The Scranton Seahorse Inn is located in the heart of the village of Madison on the Connecticut
shoreline. This wonderful inn, opened January 2006, is close to spectacular beaches, charming
boutiques, elegant restaurants and outlet shopping. Housed in the 1833 Greek revival home of
Sereno Scranton, the Scranton Seahorse Inn offers its guests the convenience of luxurious
newly appointed accommodations along with the charm and ambiance of a historic New
England homestead.
Scranton Seahorse Inn: Michael Hafford, Innkeeper Phone: (203) 245 0550
205 South Shore Ave, Groton Long Point, CT 06340-8937
3 Bedroom 2 1/2  Bath 3,913 Square Feet' Perfect for Entertaining
Fantastic waterfront summer rental with spectacular water views, indoor pool, and just steps from
GLP's South beach! Fully furnished with everything you will need. Enjoy the best beach community
in New England with access to excellent amenities and activities that will make this your best summer
vacation ever! Available for Academic winter rental 2015-2016 year from November 1st to April 1st,
and available for summer rental July and August months 2016
Katy Fetherston:  Christie's International Affiliate
PH: 860-319-7231
24 Godfrey St, Mystic, CT 06355
INCOME PRODUCING PROPERTY! This beautiful 1907 Dutch Colonial filled with
Character offers 3 dwellings all on a 0.345 acre lot and within a 5 minute walk to Historic
Downtown Mystic! The main house consist of 1,800 sq. ft. of living space with 9 foot
ceilings, 3 - 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Kitchen with soapstone countertops, farm sink and
stainless steel appliances, baths with marble floors and countertops, and 6' Jacuzzi tub. Many
major updates throughout include newer roof, windows, furnace, insulation and more! The
carriage house built in 2001 offers a two car garage, and a 600 square foot 1 bedroom 1 bath
apartment with vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, custom maple kitchen cabinets, lgenerating
$1,100 a month in income to put towards your mortgage! The 3rd dwelling is a ......
Katy Fetherston :  Christie's International Affiliate
PH: 860-319-7231
Welcome to Groton Long Point, the best beach community in New England! Ideally located steps
from the beach, this beautifully appointed 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home offers water views , fantastic
outdoor space, and access to excellent amenities that will make this your best summer vacation ever.

For guests who like to keep busy, adults will be entertained by an array of activities offered through the
Groton Long Point Yacht Club including wine tastings, cocktail parties, tennis tournaments, fireworks
and beach concerts. Children can bike to swimming lessons, sailing lessons, or tennis lessons and/or
spend their days crabbing off one of the many Groton Long Point docks. At night, they are sure to keep
occupied with “kiddy dances”, movie nights, game nights, and many other activities.
Katy Fetherston :  Christie's International Affiliate
PH: 860-319-7231
Book Feature: Based On a True StoryThe Bravest Little Rescue Puppy
ids Lyme Disease Research And K9 Training  For Dogs In Service
Dr. Gregory Bach and his wife, Debra Bach reside in Hamburg, PA. and have written
a family-oriented book entitled “The Bravest Rescue Puppy” which is dedicated to “all of whom live
with Lyme Disease”. Each book sold helps support Lyme Disease Research and K9 Training for
dogs in service. Co-author, Debra Bach also suffered from Lyme Disease. Dr. Bach chairs the
Governor’s sub-committee on Education for Lyme Disease. Reviver Records Productions is
coordinating the book project  on behalf of Debra and Gregory Bach. Published by the Virginia-based
Mascot Books, “The Bravest Rescue Puppy” was purposefully written to help teach people about
how to handle what life throws at them.
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