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Spacious Bucolic Retreat with Pool in Hills of Columbia Co. 15min from Hudson

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Classic Cape Home With 4 Bedrooms On 6 Wooded Acres For Perfect Getaway

Airy 4 Bedrooms, 2 hours from the GW Bridge, in lovely setting with 1.5 bath, sleeps up to 7 people (plus a loft bed comfortable enough for small adult (5'4)), with fireplace, Italian pellet stove, 20'x40' solar-heated swimming pool with large deck (May-September), BBQ, screened porch, full dining room, family room, living room, well-equipped kitchen with island and dishwasher, free WiFi, washer-dryer, TV, cable, Netflix. Residence ideal for families or romantic retreat.Must love the countryside. Quaint towns, vineyards and Berkshire mountains nearby. Fifteen minutes away from chain-stores mall.

Carmel Filippi
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 July, 2017


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Albany International Airport & Columbia Cty (8min)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Meadowgreens Golf Course
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Hudson, NY
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Taconic Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Plenty of great restaurants in Hudson & Chatham
Nearest Ski
24 Miles
Catamount & Jiminy Peak. X-Country at OMI (3min)
Car: necessary

Nestled on 6 acres, partly wooded, and set among the rolling hills in bucolic Columbia County east of the Hudson River, the "Blue Jay" is only 2 hours from the George Washington Bridge. Only three minutes away from the world-renowned OMI International Arts Center sculpture fields, the "Blue Jay" offers a relaxing retreat in a rural setting but only a 10-mile drive to artsy Hudson (AMTRAK stop), with fine dining, antique shops and premiere art galleries.

Guests have plenty to do throughout the four seasons, from swimming, hiking and boating in the summer to skiing at nearby Catamount (25 miles), Jiminy Peak (30 miles) and Ski Butternut (30 miles). OMI also offers free cross-country skiing during the snowy months on their 300 acres of rolling farmland and inspiring art.

Great touring of wineries and distilleries in Hudson, Ghent and surrounding hamlets. The quaint town of Chatham, a few miles away, offers charming storefronts and family restaurants. A short 7-mile drive will bring you to Valatie, with its two waterfalls and family-owned antique shops framing the former Dutch village.

We usually cook meals at home where the dining room table seats 12 comfortably or barbecue in the summer by the pool. For meals outside of home, Hudson and Philmont are renowned for their gourmet restaurants and celebrated chefs, so the selection is high if you enjoy fine dining. There is a plethora of meal choices, for everyone from the consummate foodie to the lover of organic burgers and everything in between.

ACTIVITIES: Families can enjoy the children's arts programs at OMI, swimming, boating & hiking at Lake Taghkanic State Park (20 miles) and numerous other local hikes maintained by the Columbia Land Conservancy offering trails for all levels. Or just play in our large yard for hours of fun!

MEDITATION: For guests who enjoy meditation and yoga, the Won Dharma Meditation Center (11 miles) and Kripalu Center for Yoga and Meditation (35 miles) are perfect spots for zen relaxation and yoga practice.

PERFECT FOR COLLEGE VISITS: Do you have a college-bound high schooler? The "Blue Jay" is a convenient base for visits to top colleges of the Northeast. In 40, 60, 90, 120 minutes, respectively, you can visit Amherst, Bard, Hampshire, Marist, Mount Holyoke, Skidmore, Siena, Smith, Union, Vassar, Williams, in addition to SUNY Albany, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and University of Massachusetts/Amherst, and be back in time for a nice evening in a spacious home.

We have a number of lawn games (in the summer) and board games for a great time together at "The Blue Jay."


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ghent in Columbia County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Sink
  • Bathtub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , A loft bed in bedroom can accommodate a small adult (~5'4)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Twin sofa/chair in office
  • There are 2 rooms with each a queen-sized bed and one room with a twin and a trundle. One of the queen-sized bed rooms has a loft that can accommodate a small adult (~5'4) and perfect for child/teen (8-12 years old). The office (Bedroom 4) also has a single chair-bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • swimming


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Spacious Bucolic Retreat with Pool in Hills of Columbia Co. 15min from Hudson
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Wyndmoor, PA


  • 5 of 5

We have rented vacation houses over the years and this is by far the most beautiful. The furniture, the bedding, the grounds. The pool! Everything was lovely. Beds were comfy and the kitchen was well stocked. The house was spotless when we arrived.

We also appreciated the large folder of info about Columbua County. We have visited the Hudson Valled/Catskills area for years but this part was new to us so it was great to have this info.

Communication with the host was prompt and very friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home- peaceful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 3 nights at this property. Taina was a pleasure to work with and really cares about your comfort during your stay. The house is prettier and much larger than expected. Very well equipped kitchen and home with everything you could possibly need. Sometimes its just having the firewood, plenty of pool towels, or extra clean linens that make a difference. This home had it all. The property and entire area is beautiful. The local farms (within minutes) are a great stop on your way to pick up bread, meat, veges, jams, etc. The BBQ was fantastic as was the whole pool area-everything was in top shape! Overall it was a very relaxing stay. We absolutely hope to be back sooner than later.....

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic House & great owners!

  • 5 of 5

This house is fantastic! Even more beautiful than the pictures. We loved our stay here and we will definetely come back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of six spent a long Labor Day weekend at the house, enjoying the pool and the peace and quiet and exploring the surrounding area. The house was spacious, clean and comfortable and had everything we needed for hassle-free relaxation. We highly recommend and look forward to going back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home in tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully maintained home, spotlessly clean and immaculately stocked. The attention to detail is really amazing. The owner is a real pleasure to deal with, always accommodating and helpful. We had a great few days lounging round the well kept pool and patio. We hope to return to the Blue Jay sometime!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Charming and peaceful!

  • 4 of 5

This was a beautiful house for us to do a quick weekend away from NYC. The pool and BBQ were great features that let us relax and enjoy ourselves.

Taina was extremely helpful throughout the whole process as this was the first time I rented a house. They had a cute little binder which helped provide clear directions for how to get around the house and also included some fun trips and recommendations for what to do nearby.

Overall the property was very clean and well-maintained and I would definitely recommend this house for someone who is looking to get away.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ghent, New York

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £151.62
Refundable Damage Deposit £151.62
Property Damage Protection £75.05

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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