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Spectacular River Views-Luxury Chalet w/ Indoor Pool & Spa on 23 Acres

Bedrooms 1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

ONE OF A KIND! Gorgeous private retreat in all seasons.

Romantic and rare riverfront property with breathtaking Hudson River/Catskill Mountain views from all angles of this newly built single family chalet and the surrounding 23 private waterfront acres. Beautiful secluded 2000 sqft cottage with indoor/outdoor heated pool and hot tub is meant as a couple's private retreat with all of the benefits of a true country experience while maintaining a spa quality luxury and wireless connections to the world. Gorgeous vacation getaway for all seasons. Situated in the heart of New York's historic Hudson River Valley, it is an artist and photographer's dream. With abundant wildlife, sloped trails toward the river and adjacent creek it is made for the nature lover in us all. Historic mansions dot the river in both directions providing excellent excursions. Inviting local farms abound in surrounding villages with fresh eggs, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, produce and 'U Pick 'em' orchards in season - apples, pears, cherries, peaches, grapes, berries and even pick your own Christmas trees. Two wineries just minutes away, ample shopping and dining, hiking, scenic drives, live performances...it's all here.

This elaborate cottage is the ultimate 'do nothing but relax' or 'do everything under the sun' vacation spot. Either way, grab a bottle of wine and enjoy!

More Details

Richard J. Hausner Interests
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2017

Why Richard J. Hausner Interests chose Hudson Valley

The beauty of the valley speaks for itself. Located 100 miles north of NYC, Columbia County is a slowed pace country wonder with surprising upsides: tremendous historic significance, stimulating cultural events, quality restaurants, quaint shopping, serious antiquing, abundant outdoor activities and sunsets matched by no other.

What makes this chalet unique

It's all about the view! The moment you step onto the ridge you will be taken away by the mountains and the mighty Hudson River. This multi-county area is steeped in historic properties and is the heart and soul of the Hudson River School of Painting. Artists Thomas Cole and Fredric Church built their estates a stone's throw up the river. Roosevelts, Vanderbilts and Astors have long called this valley their home.

Although there are ample gently rolling trails, hiiking around the entire 23 acres can be challenging as the steep slopes of the river and abutting kill jet up to a high ridge. This was once a Native American campground overlooking these bodies of water. Arrowheads and artifacts have been found here for years. The beauty is not lost on the abundant wildlife that feeds here. Wild turkeys, deer, ducks, geese and bald eagles are common visitors. It's a wonderful place to explore.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place is amazing! We spent the morning at the farmers market and then went back to the house and made a big brunch! We hiked around the property and then took a swim... Now we're going to barbeque and eat by the pool. Tomorrow were going apple picking :-) not a bad weekend!
Sep 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Germantown in Clermont

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • river ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , River views
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Allergen free featherbed
  • Queen sofabed in living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Private road entrance, 24 hour monitored security system, dehumidification system, geothermal heat/AC, back up generator, state-of-the-art televisions, pool room securely self-latches/alarms plus mechanical cover in place for safety & humidity control. Enterprise car rental and Riverview Taxi service available in nearby Hudson.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(47 traveller reviews)

Spectacular River Views-Luxury Chalet w/ Indoor Pool & Spa on 23 Acres
average rating of 4.9574466 based on 48 reviews

Late Winter Anniversary Getaway March 2017

  • 5 of 5

Glenn and I can't express the disappointment we felt HAVING TO LEAVE this GLORIOUS, BEAUTIFUL, COMFORTABLE, ROMANTIC little house. The Cottage gave us a well deserved break from life while experiencing every luxury we could have asked for in the dead of winter. (Wind chills were minus 5° or so on sunny Saturday afternoon). Due to a work commitment, we didn't get there until midnight on Friday night. But, just as the caretaker Muriel had told us, the key was accessible.  It turned out to be a windy, cold, snowless winter weekend, so we chose to spend almost all our time in the indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi. On our anniversary we cooked together in the perfectly spaced professional kitchen and ate a lovely dinner by the fireplace while watching the shooting stars over the Hudson River. I cannot thank the owners and caretaker enough for answering promptly all the preparation

questions we had (which were all well addressed in the Welcome notebook found right on the kitchen counter next to a Cottage at Sunset basket with personalized bottle of sparkling wine and some treats). This HomeAway property would have gotten a 6 star review had the dumbwaiter been working.  My husband, dog and I would not only recommend this home to friends, but we also will be booking another stay at the Cottage at Sunset. We'll be seeing you next winter and thanks again for the most fantastic HomeAway Getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

No detail overlooked and the attention to those details superb. From towels waiting for us by the pool to the snacks waiting for us upstairs....Thank you! You want for nothing in this house. So relaxing and you don't get tired of the view. Indulge yourself at the Cottage on Sunset.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place with views and privacy

  • 5 of 5

Great place with good views. Sledding in the back was lot of fun, pool was small but still good, and decent hikes around the area. Cottage is still new and very clean.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Wife, daughter and dog had a great relaxing weekend at this place. Looking to get away from the city for a few days and stayed here, didn't see another person the entire 4 days we were there, just what we were looking for.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a beautiful place to celebrate our 45th Anniversary!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a quiet, romantic place to celebrate our 45th Wedding Anniversary. This is a great place to do that. The home is beautiful, the view is outstanding. We stayed for five nights, from 9/28 to 10/4. Everything was clean and ready for our visit. It is obvious that the staff takes pride in maintaining this one-of-a-kind property. ( Thank you for that. ) We will definitely be back. It is a great place to use as a home base to tour the area during the day and then relax at night.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week's stay at the Cottage on Sunset and already I want to go back. This cottage is clean and lovely with spectacular views of the Hudson River. Secluded, but not isolated, the home is in a great location for exploring the Hudson Valley. Each morning we had wild turkeys, ground hogs, squirrels, and bald eagles visit. While on the property we never saw another person - it was so nice and private - but help was available via email and texting. I had a couple of questions and they were answered within minutes of asking them. The owners left snacks and a bottle of sparkling wine (which was yummy) for us upon arrival. Such a nice welcome.

The bed was very comfortable, the shower huge with plenty of hot water, a marvelous selection of books on the area, walking sticks, and there's even a snow sled which I would have been all over if it had been later in the year - that back lawn is just made for sledding. And did I mention the views? Actually, I can't think of anything wrong with the place! Oh - one teeny tiny thing - would have loved a coffee scoop but maybe we just didn't find it in that exceptionally well furnished kitchen. We chose to eat breakfast at the cottage and dinner out each night (to me it's not vacation if I have to cook), but the kitchen has what you need if you do want to make your own meals and it's all top of the line.

We did use the hot tub a couple times and we loved sitting at the table in the pool room having our coffee each morning. The multiple doors let in so much light and did I mention the views? LOL I never got tired of watching the river traffic (everything from tiny fishing boats to freighters and barges). There is a train track at the foot of the hill, but you can't see it very well and, unless you're outside, you won't hear it.

From the cottage we went to West Point, Hyde Park, Olana, the Catskills, Poughkeepsie (Walkway Over the Hudson), took a river cruise, and hiked in the Mills-Norrie State Park. There was a lot more to do, but we ran out of time. We'll be coming back and dreaming of the day we do.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Tremendous fall color. Hiking and picnicking on site and in nearby parks, river boat cruises (public and private charter), local working farms / fruit stands / orchards nearby. Golf and tennis nearby. Otto's Market/Deli 4 mi, Hudson shop/dine/antique 7 mi, Rhinebeck shop/dine/antique 19 mi, Saugerties 18 mi, Hudson-Chatham Winery 16 miles, Tousey Winery 7.5 miles, Poet's Walk Park 15 mi, Bard College Fisher Center for the Performing Arts 11 mi, Olana State Historic Site and hiking trails 2 mi, Clermont Estate 9 mi, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum 30 mi, numerous historic estates and national parks within 2-30 miles (see map), Woodstock 32 mi, Albany State Capitol 39 mi, 6 major ski areas and numerous wineries in Hudson Valley Wine Trail less than 1 hour trail drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Germantown, New York

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
27 May 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 Sep 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Dec 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.61

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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