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Winter Specials-Near Omega-Peaceful Country House-Gourmet Kitchen-1 mile Villag

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms + 1 Library room with Convertible bed, 1.5 Bathrooms

Our home is located 1 Mile from the center of Rhinebeck Village.

We offer modern amenities in a Restful, Peaceful & Scenic environment.

Blooming gardens in the spring, a in-ground pool in the summer, beautiful foliage in the Fall and skiing, tubing and inside warmth in the winter.

Walking distance to Northern Dutchess Hospital (1/2 Mile) and to center of town (1 Mile).

Children are welcome and the house offers a variety of features for all ages.

Many groups come to relax and enjoy each other in their 'own' home.

More Details

Hilary Thompson
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
1 January, 2017

About Hilary Thompson

Hi, I'm Hilary Thompson.

Welcome to my home.

Hope you'll enjoy your stay every day

you are here.

Why Hilary Thompson chose New York

Because it's a piece of Heaven

right here in Rhinebeck.

Close enough to New York City

but far enough to be another world!

What makes this house unique

Swimming Pool, Fireplace, Lush Foliage & Wildlife, Quiet. Gourmet Kitchen, Spacious Rooms, Plenty of Natural Light.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Winter Specials-Near Omega-Peaceful Country House-Gourmet Kitchen-1 mile Villag
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

The Happy Home could not be a more appropriate name

  • 5 of 5

A group of us (girlfriends) stayed at The Happy Home for 5 days and wish it could have been longer. The house was amazing. There are several really comfortable large areas (the kitchen, the great room and library) where we comfortably could all spread out and relax. The house is also so large that there's always areas to enjoy some privacy too. The decor is also beautiful - with all sorts of amazing pieces of art - and it makes it feel like a home (not a rental property). The kitchen is a dream with amazing appliances and has a great seating area and it came supplied with all of the plates, pots, pans, utensils and even spices so it was really easy to pick up a few things and be able to cook entire meals. We loved not needing a car and were able to walk to town (great stores and restaurants) and to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. The outside spaces at the house are stunning - we were there in the Fall and the trees were beautiful. The hardest part was deciding where to sit outside - there is a deck off the kitchen, another gazebo-like area off the library, chairs in the yard and a beautiful sitting area off the living room. The beds are comfortable and there were plenty of blankets and linens. There's even a laundry room if you need it. Also the wi-fi worked great as a few of us needed to check in for some work things. We'll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rhinebeck Retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful house! It was so sunshiny and spacious- just what our spirits were craving. Hilary typically meets guests upon arrival, but although she had a scheduling conflict, she made it work by meeting me in NYC ahead of time to go over paperwork and give me the key. She was wonderful enough to keep the pool open an extra week for us, for a small fee. The location was great-- a three minute drive into town or an easy and pretty walk/jog in. The property was lovely, and we enjoyed the side porch, back deck, and pool patio. The kitchen was very user-friendly, and we stayed in one rainy evening to cook and be cozy. What an incredible book collection! Records, tapes, and cd's were fun to look through, too. The kids- ages 5 and 9 - loved exploring, all the room to play, and the whirlpool tub! The only complaint I have is that the house was close to a road that, while not heavily trafficked, did give us some noise.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Review for Mt Runsen House in Rhinebeck

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the "Happy Home" for three weeks and had a wonderful time. We all loved the pool and the kids were happy rescuing pool toys and a few real frogs that accidentally jumped in. My husband and I loved the back deck where we grilled amazing meat and vegetables from farm stands and the Rhinebeck farmers market. The house is so close to town that we often walked in; it is so nice to be able to avoid getting in the car for a few days. This house really has everything: amenities and location. I can't wait to get back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great choice

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this charming house! It's very attractive and comfortable, with a wonderful kitchen, a beautiful deck with grill, and a lovely pool. The location is perfect -- a great base from which to explore the Hudson Valley, and very close to Rhinebeck, which is a delightful little town. The owner was very helpful and made us feel right at home. I'm ready to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Happy House

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful house in the Hudson Valley and is perfectly located a short distance from the town of Rhinebeck. The owner was extremely helpful and truly made us feel welcome. As a family of 5 with 3 young boys, there was plenty of room for everyone. We cannot wait to get back to "The Happy House", our home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice getaway stay

  • 5 of 5

We truly loved our stay at the "Happy House" in Rhinebeck. Very accessible to the village itself,

the house is quite comfortable and accommodating, and the surrounding property itself beautiful.

Definitely a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Zoila, What a wonderful person. I am so glad you loved the house. I hope to have you back soon. Cheers, HilaryThompson
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Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many in Rhinebeck Village
Car: not necessary

Restful, peaceful & scenic. 1 Mile from Rhinebeck Village

proper. Lush and alive in the spring through fall, warm and wonderful in winter!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Rhinebeck, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Upstairs Bathroom for bedrooms
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Downstairs Toilet & Sink, at front entrance.
  • Upstairs bathroom equipped with Double Sinks, Full mirror, Exhaust Air-Vent, jetted tub, Vanity lighting.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Library Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • King size bed in Master Bedroom Sleeps 2, Queen size bed in Guest bedroom Sleeps 2, Twin Beds in Second Guest bedroom Sleeps 1 each, Pull-out full size Sofabed in downstairs Library sleeps 1-2, (1) Portable Baby Crib (available upon prior request).
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
Plenty of natural light all day long. Variety of wildlife.

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