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Private Getaway with Amazing Mountain Views! Great for couples, writers, friends

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday studio in New Paltz - Gunksview Home and Garden

Nestled in the foothills of the Shawangunk Mountains is this private studio

New studio with queen size bed, beautiful bathroom, open concept kitchen, and 24' deck with grill, Adirondack chairs, and a table with umbrella overlooking the majestic Shawangunk Mountains. Whether you are active and are looking for a place to hike or want to take a lover's tour through the hudson valley wineries, our studio awaits you in lovely New Paltz. Only 90 miles from New York City and in the most beautiful area our state has to offer. Come and see for yourself! We are five minutes to town, great trails, wineries, restaurants, and pubs.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Franky and Jenny Pérez
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2016
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About Franky and Jenny Pérez

The New Paltz area is filled with all the beauty we were looking for. We are originally from NYC and love the proximity our town is to the city. We enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle. We love to hike, mountain bike, kayak, snow shoe, and cross country ski. In every season of the year we find activities to enjoy the outdoors. We also love to eat organically from our land, enjoy the beauty that surrounds us, and living a peaceful and serene life. Jen may be spotted knitting on our front porch while the sun sets.

Franky and Jenny Pérez purchased this studio in 1997

Why Franky and Jenny Pérez chose Hudson Valley

Our property sits facing west at the majestic Shawangunk Ridge. The sunrises and the sunsets are breathtaking. In the morning, you will see a red hue shimmering on the rocks as the sun rises from the east. In the evening, an amazing bright orange glow as the set falls behind the ridge in the west.

What makes this studio unique

Falling in love with this property was easy once we saw the huge rock pile we had for a view. Sitting on the foothills of these mountains, only four miles from the town of New Paltz, we new we had the best location for our home. We are minutes away from everything exciting this town has to offer. The New Paltz area has the finest restaurants, wineries, outdoor festivals and events the Hudson valley has to offer. Don't miss the Taste of New Paltz, Crafts Fairs, or Rib festival our town hosts every year. There are also many smaller events hosted at wineries throughout the year. The outdoor activities that are possible in over 24,000 acres of trails, ponds, rock cliffs for climbing, ice climbing, and swimming holes are endless. After you return from your activities, lounge on the 24' deck or in our hammock area in the shade as you enjoy the beautiful gardens. We have carefully selected and planted all the perennials, shrubs, grasses, and trees to reflect a gorgeous landscape in color and form. The Chamber of Commerce selected our property to be on the annual garden tour. Over 200 guests visited our gardens and were inspired by this experience. Our property has a natural creek running though it which allows for wildlife such as heron, frogs, toads, deer, and fox to visit us for a drink. Our pool is private and will cool you off after a day of hiking in the woods. Our bon fire area is perfect for star gazing on brisk evenings while sip on hot chocolate. You are welcome to stroll the gardens, pick flowers, or collect eggs from our chicken coop. The ladies would be happy to share their delicious eggs with you. We want our guests to feel at home when they stay with us. Come visit and see for yourself!


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Private Getaway with Amazing Mountain Views! Great for couples, writers, friends
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Perfect place to recharge & recover

  • 5 of 5

So very glad I found Gunksview while looking for a place to prepare for and recover from the SOS Triathlon. Its perfect location is only a short drive away from Main Street in New Paltz, SUNY New Paltz, the Ulster County Fair Grounds, Minnewaska State Park, and Mohonk Mountain House. Both Franky and Jenny were friendly and generous hosts. Jenny (and Guapo, her friendly, rescued yellow lab) greeted us upon arrival and she gave us a thorough introduction to the studio and all of its amenities. It was very cozy and clean and had everything we needed during our stay. We especially appreciated the fresh fruit, eggs, and apple cider as well as her suggestions for places to eat (The Brauhaus!) and to trail run (Undercliff & Overcliff at Mohonk Preserve, including passes!). The biggest surprise was returning from the SOS Tri, depleted and sore, to discover a gift of wind chimes with flowers and a thoughtful note of congratulations! While the awesome rainhead shower and comfy robe were wonderful luxuries after almost 7 hours of cycling, running, and swimming, I do regret not having had enough time to enjoy the saltwater pool. Should we ever find ourselves traveling to The Gunks in the future, we would love to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfully relaxing vacation! Cottage is adorable and very well equipped, Frank and Jenny are so nice, and helpful in every way! They even continuously supplied us with fresh tomatoes from their garden, eggs from their chickens, as well as fresh picked fruit! Pool is delightful and private. Would recommend to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The loft was so cute , clean and had everything we needed for our stay while we explored the nearby mountains. Jenny and Franky were very sweet and even left fresh local eggs, milk, apples, apple cider, and a bottle of wine for us. Jenny also offered us muffins in the morning. She gave us some good suggestions, as well. The property was in a convenient location to all of the sights and I loved sitting out on the deck in the morning and after our hikes. I would definitely recommend a stay here!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed two nights and it wasn't enough! Our hosts provided all the comforts of home, including fresh eggs from their chickens (which we don't get at home)! Clean , comfy and close to the cliffs and the Brauhaus! What more could we want? Will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot near hiking and quaint little town.

  • 5 of 5

Spent a few days here to unwind and it was perfect. Franky and Jennifer were very friendly and helpful and the place was great. It had all the essentials plus a TV with a nice selection of movies via netflix which we didn't use too much because the weather was perfect. We hung out in the nearby parks and town during the day and grilled food out on the deck in the evenings. Would definitely consider going back when we have the chance.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and cozy. Jenny and Franky are wonderful hosts and greeted us with fresh vegetables from the garden and local cider and wine. We will definitely book our next visit with them!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Stewart International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Mountain Brauhause
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
New Paltz Golf course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
New York StateThruway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mountain Brauhause
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Car: necessary

The New Paltz area has amazing mountains that are famous for Climbing, Mountain Biking, Cross country Skiing, Snow Shoeing, Running, Hiking, etc... We are minutes away from Minnewaska State Park, Mohonk Preserve, and Mohonk Mountain House. We are four miles from the village of New Paltz where you can dine at some of the best restaurants in the area. We are under 15 miles from the Culinary Institute of America, a world renowned culinary school with several restaurants open to the public. We are also close the Storm King outdoor Art center. The Walkway over the Hudson, and Woodstock, NY.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in New Paltz, Hudson Valley

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £41
Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Tax Rate 5.0%

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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in New Paltz in New York

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Oversized shower with beautiful subway tile, Rainhead shower, and sprayer. Bathroom has a separate heater for those who wish to make the bathroom warmer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Open Concept design allows Queen side bed to serve as a comfortable lounge area to watch tv, read or look out towards the mountains.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
Organic smoothies available at your request for $10 a pitcher

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