This 5 bedroom two-level home has a huge heated in-ground swimming pool, (excellent for laps and including pool vollyball and a slide into the deep end that kids love) air-conditioning, ceiling fans, full size pool table, ping pong table, treadmill and exercise bicycle, Foosball, croquet, boulle and badminton court. It has floor to ceiling glass doors on three sides and an open-plan modern kitchen-dining and living room. Step out onto the raised back porch and feel like you're in a treehouse, surrounded by the peace and beauty of the Mohonk preserve with the Schwanagunk mountains in the distance and the woods in-between. It is fully equipped with wifi, two flat screen tvs, cable, netflix, etc. pets considered.
5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 9
- english, french, spanish
About Nina Darnton
We are writers and journalists who divide our lives between New York Cty and New Paltz. John worked for the New York Times as a reporter, foreign correspondent and senior editor for 40 years and still works as a consultant there. Nina wrote as a freelancer for many magazines and papers, including the Times and as a staff member for Newsweek. John has published 6 books, Nina has published 3. We have lived in Africa, Eastern Europe and Western Europe and the house reflects our travels with sculptures, hangings and artifacts from all over the world.
Nina Darnton purchased this House in 1998
Why Nina Darnton chose New Paltz
The beautfy of the Hudson Valley has always attracted us and when we knew we wanted a house for weekends and vacations, a refuge from our weekly life in New York City, we knew it had to be here. We also love this area because of the community-- the shared interest in ecology, health, nature and maintaining our planet, enjoying it without disrupting it which most people in this area seem to share. There is also an active artistic community here, a local theater group made up of professionals, and the university community which always adds to the interest of any area.
What makes this House unique
When we first looked at this house we walked straight through it and out the back door onto the porch. The view is spectacular and you see it from the kitchen, the dining area, the living room and on the porch. The house is lovely, convenient, easy to care for, easy to live in. But the view is everywhere-- wake in the morning, open your eyes, look out the bedroom picture window and marvel at the beauty of nature.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
well equipped home in a nice wooded setting
Well maintained home, grounds and swimming pool
We are glad you enjoyed the hone, pool and setting. This family were excellent guests. They left the house clean and well cared for. We would definitely rent to them again.
Lovely Home with a Great Location and HUGE pool!
Our family (2 adults, 3 young children) stayed here for a month over the summer and had an amazing family vacation. The house is very convenient to New Paltz and all it has to offer, as well as the Mohonk preserve and Minnewaska State Park. Yet, it is on a quiet cul-de-sac, surrounded by trees with deers and other small animals as regular visitors.
The house itself is very large and comfortable. The open layout of the upstairs living areas is great for family meals, games, or entertaining. There is a nice separation between the upstairs and downstairs bedrooms that also allows for extra guests.
Perhaps our favorite feature of the property is the HUGE pool. It is even larger than it appears in the photos, great for laps, for play and for lounging. The rest of the property is also very kid friendly with a swingset, sand box, tire swing and field for playing.
We look forward to staying again in the future!
WE were very pleased to see the lovely review the Dorrington's gave our home. We were particularly glad to know they had such a good experience because they were such excellent guests . They were a large party with young children, a dog and grandparents in the mix, yet the house was returned to us spotless. We would be happy to rent to them again.