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Escape to Avalon Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + sleeper sofa, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)




Ask about our discounts for multi-week and monthly stays!

Business ready: self check-in, wireless internet, wireless printing

An Idyllic Country Escape 2 Hours from NYC and minutes from shopping, antiquing, restaurants and outdoor activities. 15 minutes to Catamount Ski Resort.

Beautifully renovated and furnished 3br/2bth 1860s farmhouse on 10 acres in the Hudson Valley. Tucked away on a quiet country lane, yet close to great shops, restaurants and cultural attractions.

More than a rental property, Avalon Cottage is truly a home (just read our great reviews). Original details, wood beams, hardwood floors and French doors throughout. Large outdoor deck with gas grill. Beautiful in-ground pool set in 3 acres of rolling lawn. Fireplace in living room and master bedroom. 42' HDTV Entertainment system with Surround Sound. Beautiful dining area/great room. Professional cook's kitchen with Garland range and top-notch cook/bakeware. Central A/C. House-wide, UV Air Filtration System. Whole-house, auto-switching backup generator allows you to enjoy the biggest of winter snowstorms from the cozy comfort of your living room.

3 bedrooms to accommodate friends and family (max of 5 people total). Romantic master suite with king bed, fireplace and jacuzzi.

Rental includes WiFi, Premium Cable (HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, etc.; PPV movies available at your cost), 42' flat screen HDTV with surround sound; high quality linens/towels, kitchen fully stocked with cookware/glassware/flatware, etc.

Weekly rentals include all utilities. Rentals longer than 2 weeks include $200/month cap on utilities.

Minimum 7-day rental. Discount offered for multiple week and monthly rentals. $200 final cleaning fee on monthly rentals (all cleaning, utility and damage fees will be deducted from security deposit). Children welcome, however home not suited to children under the age of 5 (no railing on stairs to master suite).

No pets - no smoking.

More Details

Jane Schwartz
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Jane Schwartz

We love this area and bought our house 17 years ago to enjoy all the beauty and activities the Hudson Valley has to offer.

Jane Schwartz purchased this house in 2001

Why Jane Schwartz chose Craryville

This part of the Hudson Valley offers a unique balance of natural beauty plus cultural attractions, making it the perfect place to relax and recharge.

What makes this house unique

This is not your average rental property - Avalon Cottage is our home, and outfitted as such. We live in the Cottage when we're not traveling. The location of our house combines privacy in a beautiful, natural setting with proximity to great restaurants, shopping, cultural attractions and outdoor activities.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Craryville in Columbia County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guest must either be previous VRBO/HomeAway renter and/or have confirmed identity through VRBO/HomeAway in order to rent property.
  • Guests understand this is our home when we're not traveling, and agree to respect the premises and its contents. No shoes in house (slippers provided)
  • High-end cookware/bakeware is provided. If damaged (e.g. by burnt-on food), you will be charged to replace it.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Marble and teak master bath with Jacuzzi tub upstairs Newly renovated bathroom with glass shower downstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 1 King size bed: Very comfy, Swedish, pillow-top mattress; 1 Double Bed: Feather bed-topped double bed makes for very sweet dreams; 1 Twin Bed: with down duvet; 1 Queen-sized Sleep Sofa in living room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Very private 10 acre property, very secluded yet close to all conveniences (great restaurants, antiques, swimming, shopping, etc.)


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(3 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Port Saint Lucie fl.

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised by Avalon Cottage. It is a beautifully maintained old home with so much character. Very comfortable and cozy with high end furnishings and appliances. It's not a cheaply done rental home, it has everything you could need and then some. It is much bigger and prettier than the pictures show. The host and co-host made themselves very available if anything would have come up although it didn't. If you need a place to stay in this area I highly recommend Avalon Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your time at Avalon Cottage, Alicia. You and your family were lovely guests. All the best, Jane
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Austin, TX

A delightful experience

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Avalon Cottage was truly delightful. It is a charming home and so comfortable. The Cottage is ideally located for day trips to explore areas of the Hudson River Valley and Western Massachusetts and so welcoming to us on our return "home". We enjoyed the quiet and relaxed atmosphere, especially time on the back deck relaxing, reading and watching the wildlife. Our vacation was truly wonderful thanks in large part to feeling so at home in Avalon Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your time at Avalon Cottage. We pride ourselves in providing a true "home away from home" experience for our guests. It was a pleasure to host you.
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Truly wonderful place to escape!

  • 5 of 5

Avalon Cottage was everything we had hoped for and more. It is a beautiful and comfortable home with amenities abounding. We particularly enjoyed the fantastic kitchen (Garland stove, top-notch cookware, Breville oven), and the luxurious Jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom. We also enjoyed the warm and welcoming living room with its beautiful fireplace. The location is perfect, too, as Avalon Cottage straddles the Hudson Valley and the Berkshires. We had a wonderful, relaxing vacation and can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, Louise and Michael, and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Copake Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak Station, Hudson, NY
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Taconic Parkway
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Catamount Adventure Park & Skiing
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £99.42
Additional Guest Fee £22.94 per person per night
Property Damage Insurance £60.42

All guests must have confirmed identity through VRBO or HomeAway. Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Full refund of deposit if canceled within 30 days of beginning of rental period. 50% refund of deposit if canceled within 15 days of beginning of rental period. No refund offered if canceled 14 days or fewer from beginning of rental period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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