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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 - 3 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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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 8
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Spacious Bucolic Retreat with Pool in Hills of Columbia Co. 15min from Hudson
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

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
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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
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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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A gorgeous, relaxing place

  • 5 of 5

BlueJay was the perfect summer vacation spot. The property feels completely secluded, yet is close enough to Ghent to pop into town for groceries and supplies. The house and grounds are immaculately maintained and the owners have stocked everything you might need—from a fully equipped kitchen to yard and pool games. The photos don't do the property justice! The house is large, with plenty of room to spread out if you want some space to read or watch TV. We practically lived on the back patio, where there is an amazing grill (both propane and charcoal), plenty of excellent furniture and umbrellas to keep out of the hot sun. The pool is wonderful. Great wildlife, too, as we saw deer, wild turkeys, a guinea hen and plenty of rabbits. We enjoyed the nightly light show, when the trees are lit up with fireflies. The bikes, like everything else, are in terrific shape for a ride. Wireless was never spotty, for the occasions we did have to work, and the owners texted a couple of times to make sure all was well. Great house. Great owners. Great Vacation. Thanks, Taina!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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We all had a very nice time.

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Jay provided an ideal place for my children and thier cousins to swim, play board games and watch a few movies together while the adults relaxed. It was roomy, clean and comfortable, as well as close to all shopping in Chatham, Ghent, Greenport and Hudson. We all had a very nice time, and the owner was very helpful throughout our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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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."


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ghent, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Feb 2017 - 24 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
25 May 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £154.61
Refundable Damage Deposit £154.61
Property Damage Protection £76.53

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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