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Private, Quiet, Clean and Cute! Studio Guest Cottage

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 9 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 9 nights

About the property

Come for a tranquil visit to the Hudson Valley!

Situated well off the road in a country setting on a corner wooded and park-like setting of 5 acres, my guest cottage is spacious, (the main room is 18' x 18') fully furnished with a queen size bed, and has a fully equipped separate galley kitchen and bath. The cottage has slate counters and floors in the kitchen and bath, and a working corner wood stove. Located about 7 miles from the center of Rhinebeck or Red Hook, 4 miles from Omega Institute, about 10 - 15 minutes to Bard College, 6 miles to the Taconic Parkway. As a studio, it is really suitable for 1 or 2 guests only. Off street parking, handicap accessible, best bang for your buck in Rhinebeck. My house is also on the property but the angle between the main house and the guest house still allows for very good privacy. Please note that there is a large stand-in slate shower with great water pressure, but there is no tub. There is a beautiful pond on the property as well partially visible from the cottage. This is a great area for walking, hiking, biking and driving around visiting the numerous historic sites in the area.

More Details

merri cook
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2017

About merri cook

We live on the property so are here to assist you with anything you need during your stay. Our house is situated about 75 feet from the guest cottage but because of the angle of the two building's location, there is still privacy between the house and guest house. With Homeaway since March 2015, everyone who has ever stayed in the cottage has loved it.

merri cook purchased this cottage in 1999

Why merri cook chose New York

privacy, serenity, quiet country park-like setting, yet close to the many historic sites in the Hudson Valley

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy the country quiet while still being close to all of the sights and attractions of Rhinebeck and the Hudson Valley. My property is very pretty and neighboring homes are only remotely visible only in the winter. When the trees fill in, privacy is excellent as I am on a corner wooded lot. There is a nice 5 mile loop on a side road that even has sections where the road is still dirt, not paved! That's the country for you! There are friendly neighbor dogs and cats who we do not allow in the guest house, but who are pleasant visitors.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Private, Quiet, Clean and Cute! Studio Guest Cottage
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews

Lovely Winter Escape

  • 5 of 5

Merri's guest cottage was the perfect fit for a New Year's Eve getaway from NYC. We loved the simple stone and wood cottage design. The kitchen was a nice size for the two of us to cook a meal. The bed was very comfortable & the stone shower was fantastic too. My boyfriend and I particularly enjoyed the nook by the woodburning stove. There are two arm chairs to cozy up to the fire to stay warm during chilly days and nights. The property was quite and peaceful but also a very convenient distance to many charming towns, in particular, Rhinebeck. We look forward to visiting again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay...come back again for the stunning spring, summer, or fall seasons too!
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Fort Mill, SC

The respit we needed after a busy holiday week with family!

  • 4 of 5

The best part?... The woodstove in the cottage not only gave us heat but ambiance...we are definitely going to return. Very clean and cozy!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very private and quaint!

  • 4 of 5

Just the perfect size for two! Comfortable, and very well equipped for vacationers! Quiet and secluded!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Golden, CO

Cozy, comfy, quiet

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Merri's guest cottage. Merri was out of town during our stay, but we talked by phone before our arrival, and she was also available by phone, text, and email in case we needed anything during our stay (we didn't). The cottage is roomy and the bed is very comfortable. The kitchen is nicely equipped with everything needed for meal preparation, although we ate our meals in Rhinebeck and elsewhere. Being in the country, the nights were quiet. The weather was cool and rainy while we were there; there is a wood stove, but we were comfortable with the space heater that is provided. Rhinebeck is just a short drive away, and we found some good restaurants there. It was also an easy drive to other points of interest in the area: the Vanderbilt Mansion, FDR Home and Library, and others. The mid-Hudson Valley is beautiful, and Merri's cottage was the perfect home base for exploring it.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cabin with lovely surroundings - a must stay for a visit to Omega Institute etc...

  • 5 of 5

This is a well-appointed and well-equipped cabin in a beautiful part of Rhinebeck. It was larger and more beautiful than I was even expecting. It was very convenient to Omega Institute, where I was attending a workshop, and plan to stay there again in the near future. The cabin and the grounds are just lovely and Mary was very helpful in every way - from making sure I could find the cabin late at night to sending me items I accidentally left behind. This is a true GEM!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, private but not too remote.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent value for location. Lives up to its claim of being private, quiet, clean and cute. Less than 10 minutes from the Omega Institute. The owner lives next door and while I didn't get a chance to meet her, was very accommodating in terms of arrival and departure times. The guest cottage has all the amenities required for a short or longer stay. I will return and would recommend to others.

NC, Ottawa, July 2016

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you NC! I appreciate the mention on flexibility on arrival/departure times. If I have no one immediately before a guest or after a guest, I see no reason not to offer early arrival/late departure so that visitors can maximize their time in our area. Hope to see you next year!
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Albany, Newburgh, Westchester, NYC
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Dinsmore Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak Rhinecliff Station
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Taconic State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Lots of them!
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Rhinebeck, Hudson Valley

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 20 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
November 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Thanksgiving week
18 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
9 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
27 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £20

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Rhinebeck, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • slate counters and floor
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Studio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Perfect location to visit numerous attractions in the area: Rhinebeck Aerodome, Omega Institute, Culinary Institute, numerous historic mansions: FDR, Mills Mansion, Vanderbilt, Montgomery Place, all between 5 and 20 minutes aways

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