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Escape the City – Charming Stone Cottage, 1 hr from NYC!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Quiet and serene, with activities and fun all close by.

Peaceful. Restorative. Healing.

Quiet, comfortable, and full of light and love, our stone cottage is the perfect place to escape NYC and renew your body, mind and soul.

Nestled in the woods just 1 hour from Manhattan in the hidden gem of Kent Lakes, NY, the cottage is the perfect country escape for a single, couple, or small family. The cottage is a great option for people who want a convenient country getaway without the hassle of owning a second home. Easy access to all major highways, parkways, and Metro-North make trips down to NYC a breeze.

Well-behaved pets are welcome, and the shaded, fenced-in run gives you peace of mind that your entire family – including the four-leggers – will be happy.

All around you, the grandeur and charm of the Hudson Valley awaits. Mountains, lakes, rivers…hiking, biking, swimming…antiques, farms, world-class gardens…snowmen, sledding, cross-country skiing – season after season, it’s all just minutes away. Cold Spring, Beacon, Hudson, and a host of other charming Hudson Valley towns are all just a short, scenic drive away. You’re close to everything while still being quiet and secluded.

The house is thoughtfully decorated without ever feeling fussy. It’s all designed to help you relax, let go, and breathe easy…like being in an old friend’s home. All of the amenities are included, there’s an office space where you can get work done, and there are numerous spots to curl up with a good book or just take in the views of the surrounding forest.

Unwind. Let go. Sleep in. Breathe easy. Take in the charm of the area, or enjoy the peace and quiet of doing nothing at all. Either way, you’ll feel relaxed and renewed.


Linens Provided

Clothes Dryer

Washing Machine

Wood Pellet Stove


Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer


1 King Bed, Master Bedroom

1 Queen Bed, Guest Bedroom

1 Twin Bed, Child’s room

Stereo System:

Bose Surround Sound / DVD / CD

Flat Screen TV

Satellite Or Cable

Ipod Stand





Cooking Utensils

Refrigerator / Filtered Water

Gas Stove

Outdoor Features:

Gas/Electric BBQ Grill


Outdoor Couch

Seating for dining




More Details

Liz Carey
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Liz Carey

We run month-long yoga teacher trainings in exotic international locations throughout the year. When we're not traveling, the stone cottage makes a nice home base.

Liz Carey purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Liz Carey chose Carmel

Quiet, serene, while close to activities. Everything you need to relax, dine, swim, hike, and enjoy the outdoors. Rent for several months to get away from NYC all through the year, or come for an extended retreat stay. Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring all have their delights to offer you.

What makes this cottage unique

Unique decor, relaxing energy, quiet for those who want to retreat, and activities for those who want adventure. It's the perfect place for a NYC getaway, extended vacation, or short-term rental. High-end quality decor and details.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Carmel in Kent

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Perfect for children or guests. First floor location.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Cozy bedroom, perfect for guest or children
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Downstairs bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) Upstairs child's room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Charming, relaxing and soothing to anyone who needs to rest and relax. The home is geared more toward reading, writing, reflecting and slowing down, although TV and lots of fun stuff is available. The home is child proofed but there is no crib or high chair.


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Escape the City – Charming Stone Cottage, 1 hr from NYC!
average rating of 4.8125 based on 32 reviews

The house was perfect. Clean, Comfortable, Pet friendly.

  • 5 of 5

Liz and Chris were extremely pleasant. Perfect hosts. The house has a cozy feeling from the minute you walk in the door. The beds are very comfortable. I can't say enough about this home. I would recommend this place to family and friends. And I would definitely go back again. Thank you Liz and Chris for an amazing stay. It is just what my kids, pets and I needed.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your stay was enjoyable, Shelley! Please come back and visit us!
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New York

Very nice, cozy and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

My husband, dog and I enjoyed a long weekend at Liz’s place and very much enjoyed ourselves. The home is as pictured, clean, quiet and cozy. The area is beautiful and near a lot of great hiking spots. Liz was also very responsive.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely country getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated his birthday with a country getaway. The house was quaint and darling, perfect for us to cook, read, and spend the day relaxing. Our dog loved the dog run and wanted to go out there every moment she could. We had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a fairytale home!!

  • 5 of 5

Liz’s home was the perfect place for our little family while we were in town for work. Everything was clean and the home is so cozy and warm. And that bed in the Master; a dream!!! You are so close to the city but feel like you are in the serene countryside...perfect combo. We definitely recommend it!!!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you Kelly! So glad you enjoyed the stay and it was perfect!
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Quaint and Charming little cottage.

  • 4 of 5

The only thing we couldn’t get used to were the critters using the roof of the house as their super Highway at night! Otherwise it was just lovely.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joanie! Glad you enjoyed your stay. I'm surprised it is usually fairly quiet and serene! All the best, Liz Carey
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Sedona, AZ

Cozy Home Base

  • 5 of 5

Such a cozy, relaxing spot to reconnect with our daughter who lives in NYC. The location was perfect for trips to Cold Spring, plays at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (in a tent at the Boscobel estate on the river), hikes in the Hudson Highlands and Fahnestock State Parks, dinner at Purdy's Farmer & the Fish, shopping at the farmer's market in Carmel. All this with down time spent sitting outside at the house enjoying glorious end-of-summer days. All we needed for a comfortable stay was provided. Thank you, Liz!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you both enjoyed the stay! It is a wonderful place to stay! All the best, Liz Carey
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Westchester Airport
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Train to NYC / Southeast / Croton Falls
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Taconic State Parkway

This area of Putnam County is perfect for a quiet Summer /Fall / Winter retreat, walks in nature, and activities such as hiking, swimming, and cross-country skiing in the Fahnestock Area. Also close to the Sedgewood Club where guests can swim, play golf, and tennis for a guest fee.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Carmel, 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
20 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Nightly Rate
15 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £56 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £56 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £111.65
Pet Fee £70.71
Clean Fee £70.71

Open to a 3, 6, 12 for 18 month rental period. Discounts offered for longer term stays.

Holiday weekend stays are a higher rate per night including Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day and other high rental periods.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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