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Charming Swedish Cottage in the Woods - Washingtonville & West Point

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1Bdrom, 1loft, eat in kitchen, large deck, 550sq ft, in wooded cottage community

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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2018

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 Monroe

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 Town of Blooming Grove

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • 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 ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

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Charming Swedish Cottage in the Woods - Washingtonville & West Point
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews

Comfortable, quaint cottage with many stylish features

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a stay at Sue's cottage while visiting our West Point cadet for a football weekend. Sue is very responsive and provides lots of information about the surrounding area. The cottage is stylishly decorated with many modern as well as traditional Scandinavian touches. The Dala horses and tomtens reminded me of my grandparents who were from Sweden. The kitchen is streamlined and very clean. We did not cook any meals while we were here, but the kitchen was well stocked with anything you would need. The shower is wonderful, and the sink/bathroom counter are just beautiful. The furniture was comfortable as well, and set up nicely for hanging out in the evenings. We hope to have the opportunity to stay here again and explore more of the hiking and wineries in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very quite and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Very quite and relaxing....loved the updates.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Great little cottage

  • 5 of 5

A group of four of us stayed here for the weekend and loved it! Very well decorated and it had everything we needed and more. Just a heads up- the well water in this county has some issues with a sulfuric smell that sometimes comes out when the hot water is running. Don't worry! It's safe :)

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cottage was quaint clean and decorated beautifully. Great patio for meals or just relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were working very hard and really needed a stress free vacation. We were so pleased that we picked this warm wonderful cottage for three nights. The beds we're comfortable, the kitchen was very clean and well equipped, the bathroom was beautifully designed and the patio surrounded by trees was a restful place to do morning yoga, have a cup of coffee, enjoy meals and the cool mountain air. Sue left us brochures for nearby hikes, and activities which were abundant to do in the area. She was always available by phone email or text.

One of our best vacations. Can't wait to go back and stay again next year!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

This house had everything we were looking for on our weekend trip from NYC. The beds were very comfortable (we loved the lofted one especially) and the kitchen and bathroom were fantastic with all the latest features. Our favorite part was the back porch, which is large and situated under lots of trees - we ate all of our meals out there. The whole experience was very relaxing and comfortable.

We would definitely rent this house again for a quick weekend trip from the city!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 08-Jun-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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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Stuart (Newburgh)
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Salsbury Mills
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 17
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
2018 Season
24 May 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £28.7
Refundable Damage Deposit £143.48

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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