Testimonials (Your Own Estate)
The highest compliment we can receive is your recommendations of our properties to a friend, family member, or co-worker. Please see below for some of our client testimonials.
Perfect Family Getaway
We were looking for a home for a family reunion that would accommodate all 32 of us comfortably, was affordable, and had things for adults and kids to do. This was without a doubt the absolute best choice we made. The house and property are so beautiful and clean, and between all the amenities, there was always something for the adults and kids to do. Hunter Mountain, cute cafes and boutique shops are within a ten minute driving range as well, so it is very conveniently located. You feel like you’re on your own private estate, and the views are truly breathtaking. With three kitchens, twelve bedrooms, and countless bathrooms and living areas, you will not be on top of each other at all, and everyone will have their own privacy. The ages in our group ranged from 4 to 80, and everyone enjoyed themselves the same. We would definitely recommend this house for people looking for a great family getaway.Excellent rental for large groupsJF3 West Point, NYI rented the house in January 2009 for a group of friends (relatively young singles and couples).Having rented several houses in the area, I can say with certainty that Brett runs the finest rental house I’ve seen in New York. The Estate is incredibly well maintained, and my whole group was extremely happy with the property. The jacuzzi and game room are both excellent additions. Brett himself is always helpful and easy to work with. I definitely plan to rent from Brett again very soon!
— Steph T. from Amityville, NY
Unique Property for Reunions/Family Gatherings
Just as it appears in the listing — a great space for groups too big for a regular house. Lots of spots to hang out both inside and out, lots of activities on and near the property. Main kitchen is a bit small to cook for for 30-40, but is serviceable (and there are 2 others!) Lack of broadband can be a plus if you are trying to “get away.” Brett answered all our questions promptly, and we had no problems during our stay.
Everyone had a great time — we’ll probably be back!
— Ron from Falls Church, VA
This one’s not to be missed!
30 of us gathered here for a family reunion. At first I was concerned people may get bored hanging around the house, but by the 4th day, people were really sad to leave. Between the pool, hot tub, lake, boats and game room, there was plenty of fun things to do for everyone. I highly recommend renting this home. You will not be disappointed!
— SKC88 from Silver Spring, MD
500th Night Weekend
The house was exactly what we were looking for. We had no problems in dealing with the owner. It is a great for large numbers of people. I look forward to going there again.
— Nolan Martin from West Point, NY
What a great place!
This was our group’s 4th time renting the estate and we thoroughly enjoyed a long weekend of relaxing by the fireplace and hanging out…The layout and size is perfect for large groups of family or friends! Plenty of room for everyone to sit down and enjoy each others’ company. The kitchen has recently been renovated and is amazing too. A washer/dryer and 2 dishwashers ensures there will be more time for enjoying the surroundings too! Location is perfect–close to Hunter and Windham Mountains for skiing. The Estate is in excellent condition. The owner, Brett, is always a phone call away and easy to work with. The jacuzzi, pool table, and numerous sitting areas are all fabulous too! Can’t wait for next time!
— TeachNY from Yonkers, NY
Excellent Rental for Large Groups
I rented the house in January 2009 for a group of friends (relatively young singles and couples).
Having rented several houses in the area, I can say with certainty that Brett runs the finest rental house I’ve seen in New York. The Estate is incredibly well maintained, and my whole group was extremely happy with the property. The jacuzzi and game room are both excellent additions. Brett himself is always helpful and easy to work with. I definitely plan to rent from Brett again very soon!
— JF3 – West Point, NY
DREAMS 50th — June 2009
Our vacation rating is 13. 3 Cheers for Brett and a perfect 10 for the Estate! Brett is an ideal landlord – approachable and responsive. Every member of our family of 19 (ages 3-72) found things to do, places to explore, games to play, new discoveries to delight in. From pool table to swimming pool; from s’mores at the campfire to burgers on the grill; from boating on the lake to cooking in the beautiful, new, large kitchen….and if tempers got short….there was the wonderful hot tub or the relaxing hammock. The gorgeous, spacious property and comfortable and gracious indoor spaces meant that we never tripped over each other. A good time was had by all – and if you’re smart…a good time can be had by you!
– Dreams50th – Brooklyn, NY
We were a group of 15 (couples and singles) ranging in age from 30 – 40 looking for a clean, updated, convenient rental at an affordable cost and found it with this property! The house is newly updated and located in the middle of both Wyndham and Hunter Mountains (3 miles/10 mins each) which allowed us easily ski both mountains during our stay! Additionally it was an absolute pleasure working with the owner/landlord Brett as he was very accommodating from the booking to the rental and ‘very’ responsive to any questions we had (thanks Brett!). We plan on booking another weekend next season and highly recommend this property to others.
— Renter Mark from NJ
My brothers and sisters and I rented the estate for Thanksgiving 08.We had a wonderful time. The house has everything you need and more. We rented the estate and the guest house. Our family has approx 40 people. We never felt overcrowded! The house really gave us a home away from home feel for the holidays! Skiing was great and close! Hiking was great. The property is beautiful!
— LED from Bellmore, NY
Amazing Weekend at the Estate
Me and a large group of friends were searching for a house located near Hunter Mountain where we could spend New Year’s Eve weekend. But after conducting an initial on-line search we had difficulty finding a place that could accommodate 30+ people and were getting discouraged. Fortunately, just when we were about to give up, we stumbled onto a description of The Estate- we thought the profile and pictures looked amazing.
Upon finding out that it was still available, we knew that we had to reserve it as soon as possible. Although to be honest, at first, several people had expressed concerns about the price and whether or not the pictures were realistic– when we arrived at the house, however, and saw the property in person, all of our initial concerns were alleviated: The house had more than enough room to sleep everyone comfortably, was very clean and well-maintained, and had great amenities. There was also room for everyone in the driveway, which was convenient because we had people coming in from different places and many cars to accommodate. Additionally, the house was located a short drive away from the ski lifts and a short taxi ride from the main bars in town. All-in-all, the weekend was great and The Estate was a major factor.
Also, and perhaps just as important, the owners were very accommodating with payments, were always available to answer on-the-spot questions and were quick to return the security deposit after the weekend was over. This made the process easy from an organizational standpoint- often difficult to do with a large group.
— AvidSnowboarder from NYC
A Hunter Paradise Found!
I researched the web thoroughly and narrowed down a property that was by far the best, out of a pool of 400 homes and estates for rental. It was divine intervention that lead me to the Hunter House owned by Brett. He accommodated our needs throughout our entire stay at his home, and showed a true sense of pride and passion for his new role as landlord. The energy at the house was so special, in fact, we rented another weekend for a woman’s weekend. Now we’re hooked. We have all the amenities, we face a big lake, mountains as a backdrop, wildlife running all over the place……AHHHH, BLISS! Respect his house as much as he respects the guests that stay there. We may be special, but he’s even moreso. You’ll want to cook there, as the kitchen is awesome and packed with all cooking necessities. For our family reunion, we made home made cavatelli! And on the second weekend, we grilled a whole pig on a spigget in the backyard! Lots of great fishing, hiking, lovely shopping nearby. But the best is the beauty of being enveloped in the woods. One with Nature. I feel the stress is gone. I don’t want to go back to civilization! Don’t make me!
— Drai – Long Island, NY
Great Place for Large Groups
This is the second time we’ve rented the house and things have changed – for the better. The house has multiple beds in every room. It is set up to hold as many people as possible, in relative comfort. There is certainly plenty of room for sleeping and socializing. There is no place like it in the area that could hold our 30 person group. There is a new game room above the garage, a pool table in the main house and a hot tub outside. The description is accurate, but the pictures don’t do it justice. The house was clean and well maintained, not the pinnacle of home decorating, but tasteful none the less.
Customer service was exemplary. The owner was always available and quick to return the security deposit and respond to any questions. Unfortunately, there was a heating issue when we arrived and with a quick call to the owner, the oil company arrived in a blizzard to fix the problem. I highly recommend this house for large groups. I can only imagine what it would be like in the summer — beautiful views, pool and 30 acres. We plan on coming again.
— SBSB Windham from North Haven, CT