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Blissful 1848 Farmhouse, vegetable garden, swim pond, screen porch

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-13)

Wonderful restored 1848 farmhouse with swimming, canoeing, fishing & ice-skating pond in an idyllic, 11-acre setting. Four bedrooms, four baths, huge chef's kitchen with Vulcan restaurant stove, organic vegetable garden from which you are welcome to harvest during the summer bounty, screen porch, wood-burning fireplace, swing, sports field, tree house,, diving dock on the pond. Located in Dutchess County, an hour and a half's drive from the George Washington Bridge. A great getaway for families with kids, groups of friends, writing groups or reading groups — anyone looking for a quiet retreat at any season of the year — the 3,000+ square foot house easily sleeps 10, and can accommodate up to 13 on daybeds and a comfortable queen sleeper. It is particularly perfect for groups who like to cook and eat large meals together.

The house is on a back road used by only a few cars each day. It has four bedrooms, two with queen-sized beds and two with up to three twin beds each, four bathrooms with showers, one large soaking tub, and a queen sleeper sofa in front of the fireplace. There is wi-fi throughout, and a television set for watching DVDs in the downstairs bedroom. The kitchen includes a restaurant-quality Vulcan stove, Subzero refrigerator, dishwasher, two sinks, and all standard cooking implements including coffee maker, Breville toaster oven, Cuisinart and ice cream maker. In addition to the large table in the dining room which seats up to 12 people, there are dining tables on the screen porch, the upstairs deck, and the pond's diving dock, and a large picnic table outside the kitchen. There is a large-capacity washer and dryer in the basement.

Within easy walking distance of Another Fork in the Road, one of the best diners in the Hudson River Valley, the house is convenient by car to the villages of Rhinebeck and Red Hook, the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, the Rhinebeck County Fairgrounds, Montgomery Place, Poet's Walk, Clermont, the Bard College campus with its summer arts festival at the Fisher Center and its world class Hessel Art Museum, Innisfree Gardens, blueberry picking at Greig Farm, cherry and pumpkin-picking at Rose Hill Farm, the antique stores of Hudson, the Millbrook wineries, and much, much more.

For hiking and mountain biking, try nearby Ferncliff Forest, where there's a superb view of the entire Hudson River Valley from the lookout tower. Or, for a more rigorous climb which also ends with a lookout tower, there is Stissing Mountain. For easier cycling, great for beginning bikers, there's the idyllic Harlem Valley Rail Trail in nearby Millerton.

Keywords: farmhouse, swim pond, vegetable garden

More Details

Owner
Esther Allen
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2017

About Esther Allen

We live and work in New York City where our children go to school; we purchased the house in the country when they were very young as a place for them to run and play. It has been a cherished refuge for the last decade. We love to read, play games, and cook and the house furnishes lots of opportunity for all three activities. We've had many large family reunions there and it is an ideal spot for a family gathering or for a large group of friends to get together.

Esther Allen purchased this farmhouse in 1999

Why Esther Allen chose Hudson Valley

The Hudson River Valley is one of the most beautiful spots on earth -- it rivals such famed locales as Tuscany and California's Napa Valley in the beauty of its landscapes and the superb local food. I have lived in France, and the grand estates along the Hudson River remind me of the châteaux of the Loire Valley. There is a sense of history and rootedness there that we cherish. Milan, where our house is, retains an unspoiled agricultural beauty that makes it one of the most idyllic locations in the Valley.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Our favorite summer activity is diving off the diving board into the pond on a hot day and having a long swim in the pond. Canoeing and fishing are a close second, and younger visitors always love catching salamanders along the stream. We go on long bike rides, make bouquets out of the many flowers growing in the flowerbeds, and harvest vegetables from the vegetable garden for completely local home-cooked meals. We really enjoy the local farm stands and farmers markets, and wine tasting at the many vineyards in the area, as well as concerts at the nearby Fisher Center and the Rhinebeck Performing Arts Center. In summer, we love going to the drive-in movie theatres in Hyde Park and Poughkeepsie; in winter we go skiing at one of the local ski areas or ice skating on the pond then come in to a roaring fire in the fireplace.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Red Hook in Dutchess County

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (6), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Private swim pond with diving dock (good for ice skating under the right winter conditions}, stocked with bass and sunnies for fishing, canoe, floating dock private playground with swings, slides and football lawn, extensive flower beds, badminton set and lawn, and, in summer/fall, a bountiful organic garden.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Blissful 1848 Farmhouse, vegetable garden, swim pond, screen porch
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
5

Peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the house. It is very well equipped to enjoy a very peaceful break. The kids loved the yard and the pond was a big hit. Esther was very acomodating and available for question. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you there! Your family is most welcome to come back anytime.
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5

Amazing Group Getaway Property

  • 5 of 5

This house was a perfect location for a weekend getaway for us and our friends up from NYC. It was spacious, but cozy. We had a full house, but never felt on top of each other. We instantly felt right at home. As a chef, having a wonderfully equipped kitchen to prepare meals for a large group was ideal. The dining room easily accommodated seated meals for 8. The property is beautiful even during the winter. We can only imagine what it would be like in the warmer months and look forward to hopefully returning with our friends this summer.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to have your group there! Please do come back in the summer and swim in the pond. And any suggestions on the kitchen from a chef's perspective would be most welcome.
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5

Wonderful and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Clean spacious wonderful. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A pleasure having you there. Your family is welcome back anytime.
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4

Charming, comfortable and perfect for a cozy Fall get together with old friends.

  • 4 of 5

Our experience was great. The property was beautiful and probably even nicer in the summer when you can utilize the great screened porch and pond. Loved cooking on the huge old Vulcan stove and the kitchen was perfect to gather and enjoy country ambiance.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Totally awesome.

  • 5 of 5

We were three families, each with two kids, for a wedding weekend, and the house was just perfect for that. The pond was a wonderful feature and we enjoyed it a lot. Great beach, diving board, raft, etc.

The spaciousness of the layout and the rooms was really good for a number of people, and the kitchen was fantastic. A great place for people to congregate and cook.

The only blemish was that we couldn't get the coffee maker to work. Easily fixable.

It is a wonderful property for a great group experience.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming home, charming owner

  • 5 of 5

The property was just perfect, totally charming and elegant without being at all stuffy, absolutely comfortable, and a great location, just a short drive to either Red Hook or Rhinebeck and a short walk to a great local restaurant. That said we didn't eat out much because the house itself was such a magnificent place to cook (I can't say enough about the fab kitchen-- fully stocked with pots/pans/tools and an awesome commercial stove/oven) and eat (screened porch at night, picnic table off the kitchen for our morning coffee etc,, and full dining area with large table when the weather was less forgiving). Esther was a perfect host, always available, delightful, knowledgeable. The grounds are huge, beautiful and truly private. We hope to be back early and often!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Stewart International Airport, New Windsor, NY
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Red Hook Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak, Rhinecliff, NY
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Taconic State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Another Fork in the Road
Nearest Ski
32 Miles
Catamount Ski Area, Hillsdale, NY
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Red Hook, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£606
for 2 nights
From
£587
Fri,Sat
£2,484
 
 
Summer
2 Jun 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£919
for 2 nights
From
£391
From
£782
Fri,Sat
£3,266
£9,525
 
 
Winter
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£606
for 2 nights
From
£235
From
£391
Fri,Sat
£1,702
£4,831
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£1,031
for 2 nights
£3,266
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £391.17
Cleaning Fee £136.91

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