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On the River, Sunlit Filled Country Home, With Open Space And Magical Views.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms . sleeps 6-9

Escape from your daily routine to enjoy this beautiful farmland property on the Wallkill River. The spacious, cathedral ceilinged living room will make you feel right at home to curl up with a book or enjoy a movie on the 50” TV. In addition to the lovely 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths, this house has a large 18x30 deck with a grill, ideal for entertaining groups or simply enjoying your morning coffee. The river is a short walk away where you will find another deck and chairs perfect for enjoying an evening sunset. When the temperature drops, the stone fireplace makes for a cozy night with a glass of wine or a fun game night with the numerous board games available! Remodeled in the spring of 2012, this house includes a brand new, up to date kitchen with a dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, icemaker, and almost any kitchen appliances you may need. This place is certainly your perfect “home away from home!”

Should you be traveling with your horses this property has a 2 stall barn with electric, running water, and 2 acres of fenced in land a short drive from 25,000 acres of trail riding at the Mohonk Preseve or Minnewaska State Park.

The Master bedroom is a loft above the common area, with a king size bed and private doorway to the bathroom. Two additional bedrooms have king beds. The “kids” room has a full/twin bunk-bed and a bucket of toys available for use. The luxurious upstairs bathroom enjoys heated floors, a claw foot bathtub and a 12 inch rain shower head. Second downstairs bathroom has additional shower.

Kitchen has a propane gas range, single oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator with icemaker/water dispenser. Fully stocked with dishes, glasses, silverware, pots and pans! Almost any kitchen necessities are here! Feel free to ask if you have specific questions.

The house has a washer/dryer if needed.

Back deck has a propane grill with plenty of seating.

There is an abundance of wood stocked in the basement for the fireplace. There is also a kayak, bikes, golf clubs and fishing rods available for you use. Should you decide to venture off the property, you will find the area has much to offer.

Published in National Geographic as one of their top 50 adventure towns to visit, New Paltz is a great place for exploring. Mohonk preserve and Minnewaska State part offer 25,000 acres of hiking, biking, horsebackriding, and of course world-renowned rock climbing “the Gunks.” There are numerous farm stands and apple orchards to visit where they frequently have ‘pick your own’ options for a playful afternoon. The Hudson Valley wine trail also includes Robibero (1/2 mile away), Whitecliff, and Adair wineries all in close proximity. There are spa’s to visit, numerous shops and art stores, and wonderful restaurants. Please take some time to read the book in the house that I have put together on the areas activities.

****Please do not smoke inside the property, and inquire about additional cleaning fee if you come with your animals!

Things to do around New Paltz :Mohonk Preserve ,DM Weil Gallery ,,Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Historic Huguenot Street ,Robibero Family Vineyards, Dressel Farms ,Jenkinstown Day Spa, Mohonk Golf Course ,Wallkill Valley Rail Trail ,Hiking around Lake Minnewaska State Park ,Banitou Crag-Hiking and Rock Scrambles, Apple greens golf course, Lucky C riding stables ( 1/2 a mile up the street from the house) Mohonk Mountain House Spa

*** The Ranch ( Amazing Sky diving ) Kayaking and fishing on the Wallkill River ( that is at the base of my property) Tuthilltown Spirits ***

RESTAURANTS: Rock and Rye Tavern ,Hokkaido Japanese Restaurant( amazing sushi, don't forget to say hello to Jerry the owner) A Tavola ,Mohonk Mountain House, Main Course Catering & Restaurant ,36 Main Restaurant & Wine Bar, Village TeaRoom ,Gilded Otter Brewing Company ( local brewing company) Harvest Cafe ,P & G's Bacchus Restaurant, Lemongrass, Gadaleto's Seafood Restaurant ,Barnaby's Restaurant ,New Paltz Indian Restaurant ,La Stazione ,Mountain Brauhaus Restaurant, Lombardi's Italian Restaurant ,TuthillHouse at the Mill Village Market & Bakery .*** In good Taste ( wine store, talk to Ben)

More Details

Shawn Pressley
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

About Shawn Pressley

I am originally from Toronto Canada , but have lived in the States since '99.

My job had me living out of a suitcase for many years before I could finally call Manhattan my home, where after many years of living in the crazy city, I found myself some green space!

Shawn Pressley purchased this house in 2000

Why Shawn Pressley chose New Paltz

I happened to have been invited up to New Paltz for the weekend and it became love at first sight. The area has so much to offer, from hiking , to kayaking, horse back riding , sky diving , culinary delights with many quality restaurants opening up around town, Mohonk Mountain House & Spa, or simply, the easy drive out of the city for some peace, fresh air and tranquility.

The area itself captured my heart with the Catskill mountains as a backdrop, and the every changing Wallkill river at it's base.

I loved living here, I loved having my horses in the back yard and the dogs running around the property.

Guestbook comments from the owner

thanks. things have been just perfect. we took some walks and did some other things. It was a good chance for my wife to be with her two boys and their families. the house was perfect and everything was first class. we used a lot of firewood and enjoyed it. I was up here a lot many years ago but only on day trips to hike or x-country ski, never just to relax. thanks again for everything and happy new year to you.
Dec 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in New Paltz in Ulster County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Mountain View
  • river
  • Water View ...
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The main Bathroom upstairs, has radiant heated floors, a claw foot tub , a walk in rain shower and his & her vanities.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , bunk bed
  • Every room with a king bed in it has a T.V
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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On the River, Sunlit Filled Country Home, With Open Space And Magical Views.
average rating of 4.755102 based on 104 reviews

A great place to stay in New Paltz, NY

  • 4 of 5

This house was exactly as described and more. Spacious, clean, equipped and picturesque. It is a short drive to the quaint town center and Mohon Mountain House. We will definitely come back and experience it in other seasons.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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Ladies' Weekend

  • 4 of 5

Five women stayed for the weekend. Important to us, the living room/kitchen/dining areas were great for gathering. The house is in a good location and easily accessible. Property manager responded promptly to a small issue with the bathroom door. Has a nice outdoor deck with seating which we enjoyed. The beds were comfortable and the linens (sheets, towels, etc.) were lovely.

On the down side, the bedrooms lacked storage space. Downstairs bedroom had one available drawer and no hanging space. Similar situation in the other bedrooms. Out on the deck was a large dead potted plant; the outside stairs and deck needed some TLC. I assume it’s no fault of the owner, but the water was unpleasantly soft for me.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house and location!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great house for a family get away. Shawn was accommodating and helpful with our personal requests. We would stay again when in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
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Wonderful Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, the path to the river, and the giant mirror in one of the bedrooms!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific find among New Paltz properties

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my short stay at Shawn's home. Everything from the location to the property to the customer service Shawn provided was outstanding. Whenever I look for a home to rent I strive to find a comfortable place. It's hard to know if the home is truly comfortable by the photos, but Shawn's home was. The living area which includes the kitchen and the living room made the experience terrific. I took complete advantage of the deck, having my breakfast there every morning. I would rent the home again especially if I can do so for a longer period of time.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Home

  • 4 of 5

Shawn was responsive and flexible. The home was nice and reflected the description.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Minnewaska State Park
Robibero Family Vineyards
Mountain Brauhaus Restaurant
Culinary Institute of America -- CLOSED
Mohonk Mountain House
Hokkaido Japanese Restaurant
Gilded Otter Brewing Company
The Bakery
New Paltz Indian Restaurant
In Good Taste Spirit Shop
Minnewaska State Park
Gadaleto's Seafood Market & Restaurant
P & G's
Wallkill View Farm Greenhouse
Jacks Meats & Deli
New Paltz Animal Hospital
Dr. David Ness
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Rivendell Winery
Bistro Mountain
Car: necessary

World class Gunks, climbing, Sky Diving, Local Organic Farm Stands, Winery Tours, Riding stable within walking distance of property.Monhonk Preserve which includes 2500 wilderness acres, hiking trails and the Mohonk Mountain House and its many recreational facilities. Immediately contiguous is the Minnewaska Preserve: 'Minnewaska is situated on the dramatic Shawangunk Mountain ridge, which rises more than 2,000 feet above sea level and is surrounded by rugged, rocky terrain. The park features numerous waterfalls, three crystalline sky lakes, dense hardwood forests, incising sheer cliffs and ledges opening to beautiful views, clear streams cut into valleys, world-class rock climbing and 35 miles of carriageways and 25 miles of footpaths on which to bike, walk, hike and simply enjoy. And, all this within an hour and a half drive from New York City.'


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in New Paltz, New York

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £180.52
Cleaning fee £90.26

High season. May-Dec
Week day rates $375.
Weekend $475 and Holidays
3 night minimum for holiday weekends
weekly rates are $2400
monthly rates are $8000

Winter season.
week day rates$300. Weekend $425
weekly rates. $1900.00.
monthly rates. $4500.00
NOTE **there is a $40 charge per person per night after 6 adults. ( not including small children) ***

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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