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Charming Swedish Cottage in the Woods (1 bedroom + loft) and large deck

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

ENJOY a beautiful NEWLY RENOVATED, HISTORIC COTTAGE on Schunemunk Mountain on a wooded road, 57 miles outside of NYC (one hour fifteen minutes drive).

Local area highlights

ART: Storm King Art Center, Dia:Beacon; area art galleries, Museum Village, Blooming Grove Organic Farm, HIKING!!

HIKING/PARKS: Bear Mountain State Park, Harriman State Park, Schunemunk Mountain State Park, Appalachian trail.Harvard's Black Rock Forest Moodna Viaduct

WINERIES & BREWERY: Brotherhood Winery is minutes away, Warwick Winery is also nearby. You can also visit Rushing Duck Micro Brewery.

OTHER LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: Woodbury Commons Premium Outlet Mall (15 minutes away), Monroe Summer Concerts, Blooming Grove organic farmers market, Museum Village, West Point Military, Above the Clouds Balloon Rides, and Rock Ridge Alpaca Farm. Blooming Hill Organic Farm

There is basic Wireless Internet but NO TV at this time.

I’m sorry, but pets are not allowed nor are children under 5 years of age.

The Fireplace DOES NOT WORK - it is decorative

NO SMOKING in or around the property.

Also No dishwasher.

Terms of rental: short term only. No long term renting at this time.

More Details

Sue Nilsson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Limited French and Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2017

About Sue Nilsson

I live in the NYC area, and am a short drive away.

I am an avid traveler, enjoy photography, and like to capture the emotions and play of light in the moment a picture is taken.

I also write and for my day job I work as an Executive Assistant.

Sue Nilsson purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Sue Nilsson chose Hudson Valley

This 1938 cottage captured my heart the moment I saw it.

The deck and quiet setting are inspiring.

It is comfortable, and welcoming.

We spent three years updating the electricity, plumbing, and even added a carbon water filter to make sure water is pure.

Stone and wood created a cozy rustic charm, with ample natural light

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage provides easy access to anything any traveler might wish to do. And when all you want is a retreat from the hectic city life, it offers the serenity only a forest can provide.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Monroe in Orange County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Rain shower with river rock, slate, and reclaimed wood make up this newly renovated bathroom, Vessel Sink, Exhaust fan Plus Electric heat
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • One Queen bed in bedroom & one full size bed in loft. Bedroom has ceiling fan. Bedroom has closet
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


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Charming Swedish Cottage in the Woods (1 bedroom + loft) and large deck
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Swedish Cottage is excellently located to tour the Hudson River Valley and visit West Point. Sue has the cottage completely stocked and provides coffee and tea options too. We didn't run across anything we needed that wasn't provided for. In addition, she provides information about area sites, dining, and shopping, which was very helpful. The cottage is decorated and furnished with such charm and comfort, it was the perfect stay for our family of three.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I appreciate the detail. Thank you for taking the time!
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beautiful cozy cabin!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed in the cabin for the weekend of our wedding. What a lovely retreat for us during the hectic few days! We loved the cabin—it is cozy, light-filled, and beautifully decorated. The kitchen is a charming space to hang out in and drink coffee. We very much enjoyed our stay and would encourage anyone who would like a restful and relaxing trip to stay here as well!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad the cottage worked out for you, and that it provided the peace you needed away from what I know is an exciting, joyful and also stressful, extra special event. :)
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Mt. Auburn, Illinois

charming Lil Red Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay at the Lil Red Cottage. It had everything needed for our family with a stove, refrigerator, large shower and comfortable beds for sleeping. The cottage is small but very nicely decorated with a large deck for cooking out. It is also a short distance to Travel to West Point which is helpful. The host is very nice and accommodated our needs. I wouldn't hesitate to rent it again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the awesome, thorough review. I hope I can host you again in the future.
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Nice spot for a weekend visit

  • 4 of 5

Was in town for Army/Air Force weekend and the property was very will suited for the three of us.


There is a European feel to the place. A fair alternative to a hotel price for the 2 nights. The owner was

very good with communication and has spent significant resources in updating the place.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very glad the place met your expectations and worked well for you. Considering your review matches many others, the fact that you took a star away is baffling. I take great pride in providing high quality so if there was a problem, I wish you had contacted me during your stay so I could remedy the problem.
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Vero Beach, FL

This home was a wonderful place to explore what I love in New York!

  • 5 of 5

This cozy cottage had everything I needed to feel at home. The owner was accommodating and easy to reach. You can tell by the extra special touches that she loves her home. I hope I can revisit this place and the magic I felt there.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great and charming cottage in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the cottage over a fall weekend with my boyfriend and sister. It was a great place for 3 adults - the loft was very spacious! We loved the entire cottage, but especially the back porch and kitchen! The cottage was stocked with all the things we needed to cook great meals and the games provided were great for our rainy Sunday morning.

I would highly recommend staying at the cottage! It was a great way to spend a weekend or long week away. We are from NYC and the drive to the cottage was very convenient. There is plenty to do nearby - we went to an Octoberfest at Bear Mountain on Saturday. It's also nice just to spend time at the cottage and enjoying the nature!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Stuart (Newburgh)
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Salsbury Mills
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 17
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Sugar Loaf
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Harriman State Park
Car: necessary

The cottage is less than 20 minutes from shopping, wineries, hiking, biking and lakes where you can take your canoe or kayak or go swimming. It is located half way between Monroe, NY and Washingtonville, NY. It is also a 25 minute drive (about 16 miles) to West Point Military Academy.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Monroe, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Standard Rate 2017
6 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Standard Rate 2017
5 Sep 2017 - 4 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Fall 2017
5 Oct 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Standard Rate
27 Nov 2017 - 10 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £231.39

There is NO exception to more than 4 guests. Four is the MAX.
This property is available for short term rentals only. No long term guests, thus the lack of a monthly rate.

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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