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Stunning Country Estate: near Rhinebeck, Omega, Millbrook, wineries, colleges!

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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Red Hook - 1756 Country Estate

6300 sq ft private home on 3 private acres, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms & sleeps 10

This historic five bedroom house is set on 3 private acres surrounded by woods on two sides and pine trees on one side secluding it from other properties. The house has been carefully renovated throughout the years with much attention to detail. The vintage feel has been preserved and modern amenities were added throughout. The two newly built wings within the last ten years provide a private courtyard surrounding the main house and boasts a beautiful horseshoe perennial garden in the spring, summer and fall. There are plenty of rooms to congregate with friends or family as well as cozy nooks and crannies to explore with friends or to be alone. There is a large deck on the property connected to the master bedroom by a staircase on the first floor. All antique floors in the house are either original or purchased during construction of the added wings. There are comforts of a modern heating and cooling systems.

The house has 5 bedrooms in total: one queen size bed in the master bedroom with French doors overlooking the gardens. There is a staircase going out to the deck in the warmer weather. The second bedroom on this floor has a twin bed with access to a full bath off the kitchen. Upstairs there are three bedrooms: Two bedrooms have a full bed; and le petite boudoir has 2 twin beds. I call this my grandchild room. These bedrooms will sleep (9) people. Additionally there is a cot which can accommodate 10 in total. The master bedroom has its own bathroom including a shower. Each bedroom upstairs is adjacent to two (2) full bathrooms. In total there are four complete bathrooms. There is also a fully equipped laundry room in the hallway of the master wing.

The chef / gourmet kitchen has high end appliances including a Viking range, a Miele oven and Miele microwave/oven. It is fully equipped for cooking and perfect for those guests who love to cook and enjoy great food. The eat in kitchen adjoins a sitting room which has a large stone fireplace and French doors which overlook the horseshoe garden.

The sun room also has two sets of French doors that have sun streaming in the windows in the winter as well as heat and a gas stove. Outside the sun room is a retractable awning overlooking the brick patio and gardens should the sun be too strong in the warm weather while sitting inside or outside. Above the two car garage is a large game room with a ping pong table and ping pong accessories.There is also a 55 inch TV in the game room. The dining room table seats 8 people. Both leaves have been added. The living room is spacious and also has a small fireplace. We have Wifi, cable TV, some board games and books are everywhere on the numerous book shelves in the various rooms. Outside of the kitchen entry is a small round table with two chairs to enjoy the garden in the summer.

A tower for cell service has been erected in a adjacent area. But at this point only At&T phones will work in our area plus some others. Our telephone will be available for both local and long distance calls. Only calls outside the US will be charged and subtracted from the security deposit which will be returned within seven (7) days if no damage has been incurred. Our upstairs over the garage is a gorgeous game room which has a ping pong table and large TV.

Check in: normally at your request so let us know what works best for you.

Departure: normally at your request, unless other vacationers are arriving the next day. Then we would need time to clean the house before the next guests arrive. There is a minimum stay of 3 nights but we will consider 2 nights, just ask.

We chose to locate in the Red Hook / Rhinebeck area, both are about 20 minutes away, because of the proximity to so many interesting small towns with great restaurants conveniently located in any direction that one wishes to go. The Taconic Parkway entrance which could take you to NYC is only 3/4 a mile from the house. Should you need a meal close by, The Stissing House in Pine Plains, built in the late 1800's, is perhaps the best restaurant in the area serving both lunch and dinner on weekends. It is only 10 minutes away. And one should not miss dining at The Culinary Institute in Hyde Park that is approximately a 30 minute drive. You must make reservations before coming to the area in order to get a table. While in Hyde Park you might like to see some historical sights. Both the Roosevelt and Vanderbilt mansions are in Hyde Park. Other mansions to see, if starting from the Red Hook area, are Mills Mansion in Staatsburg; Wildenstein in Rhinebeck; Samuel Morse, who invented the Morse code in Poughkeepsie; and the Fisher Performing Arts Center at Bard College. Both children and adults will enjoy the Rhinebeck Aerodrome featuring old airplanes that actually still fly. If you like hiking, Poet's Walk is only 15 minutes away. At the end of your walk you will be at the Hudson River. Or you can climb Stissing Mountain in Pine Plains or walk around Thompson Pond instead of climbing the mountain.

If you love searching for the perfect antique, Hudson is the town to explore, about 20 minutes away. In the summer, Grieg farm has picking times to enjoy strawberries and other fruits. The Millbrook Winery has a tasting room which offers lunch and dinner and can certainly delight your palette. And across the street from the house is the Roejan Creek. If you brought a fishing pole, you can spend many hours fishing along the edge of the water across our street. In the summer Wilcox Park on 199 has a pool with a sandy beach and the Taghkanic State Park off the Taconic Parkway has a beautiful lake to swim in with a picnic area. In the winter skiing is available at Catamount Mountain which is about 30 minutes away. Further north are other ski resorts.

Maps will be available for you to locate all these sights.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Mara Marrero telephone number 845-797-5070
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
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Calendar last updated:
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About Mara Marrero telephone number 845-797-5070

I have a university degree in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Marketing. My interests are reading, decorating my house with antiques and putting my personality into it. I lived in France for three years and took many lessons in French cooking. I used to love to cook and entertain when I was younger, but less so now. While in France we traveled to Russia, Austria and Germany as well as England and Italy. I loved the European way of life. I love animals and we have rescued a Bichon Frisee from a shelter in Philadelphia. She is the love of my life. I have also done some charitable work in Rhinebeck in a Food Bank while living in Red Hook before we moved to Poughkeepsie, New York where we live now since May of 2013. I love classical music and opera. But since leasing our new car and listening to Elvis on Sirius radio, I have become fixated on that channel. I do believe that no matter what one's age, there is always a place in your heart for Elvis. My partner Dale Mitchell has a graduate degree in math from the University of Arizona and was a math teacher in a private school in Kent, Connecticut. After leaving Kent School, he built high end solar homes in Kent, Connecticut. After that project he built another business called New England Wholesale Hardwoods, which he sold to his son. His interests include design and construction and planting and caring for our perennial garden. Before we retired in 2010, we were partners in another business that he created called Antique & Vintage Woods of America. We used our house as a showroom for architects and designers to see the different species of flooring both used in various rooms as well as hand hewn beams installed throughout our house. The massive beams in the master bedroom were pilings submerged in the Baltimore Harbor. Our house exemplifies the contemporary design concepts of Recycle, Re-Use and Re-Purpose. Embrace the past to enrich the future.

Mara Marrero telephone number 845-797-5070 purchased this house in 1995

Why Mara Marrero telephone number 845-797-5070 chose Hudson Valley

We bought this property because of the history of the house which when purchased was only 1500 SF. In the 1700's, Jackson Corners road was the dirt road leading to Albany, the state capital. The stage coach used to drop off or pick up people going to different areas. It is that history which captured our imagination. We kept the original house as is with updated amenities and added three wings which gave us a large master bedroom wing, a sun room, a new kitchen, beautiful gardens and a two car garage with a large game room above the garage. We enjoy the total privacy of our three acre plus land knowing that our house still retains some of the historical aspects of the late 1700's.

What makes this house unique

The unique benefits that are important to us is having retained some of the history of the house yet having built wings that allow people to gather together or find private areas to be alone in the house or on the outside patios or deck or screened porch. Big pine trees block the only house on the driveway side. So there is so much privacy on our three acre property including the beautiful horseshoe garden surrounding both wings that were constructed. And with these benefits, are new heating and cooling systems for comfort in all seasons.


based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

Stunning Country Estate: near Rhinebeck, Omega, Millbrook, wineries, colleges!
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Three families

  • 5 of 5

We met our daughters, their spouses and young children at this beautiful country estate for a long weekend celebration. I would like to say we took advantage of the area and with sightseeing and and exploring the multitude of dining experiences. We didn't. We did not want to leave the house and grounds. From breakfast cooked on the outside griddle, eaten at the large patio table to dinners in the room, to ping pong tournament to races on the lawn. Why go elsewhere? Each family had a private bath and room, and there are many many rooms. Wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable home and beautiful gardens for extended family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the combination of modern comfort and historical detail in this country home. It was perfect for our family gathering to celebrate Bard's graduation. The hosts were attentive and thought of everything, even leaving us two bottles of wine.

There is so much to see and do in the area and this home is perfectly situated.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Farmhouse. It is beautifully decorated and absolutely massive! It's the perfect spot for a family or friend getaway for maximum relaxation.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wildomar, CA

An Amazing Experience in a Historic Home

  • 5 of 5

For someone that frequently rents from VRBO and HomeAway, I don’t tend to write many reviews. I have to make an exception with our latest “girls weekend” rental in Red Hook. This place is beyond amazing. Marilyn and Dale were so kind to meet us on our arrival with their precious Bichon Frise Coco. They gave us a tour through the massive house and instructed us on how all the heating and gas worked. The house was spotless and so inviting. There were 8 of us gals and we had plenty of fresh towels and hot water. The beds were cozy and comfortable. We felt at home right away. There was so much space, a few of us got lost from time to time. You would think that a house that large would be cold but we were toasty warm. We enjoyed the game room where I played my first game of ping pong and crept up on my friends watching “The Walking Dead” and scared them to death! I was lucky enough to have the master bedroom with a beautiful gas fireplace and some of us spent lots of time knitting in front of the fire munching on popcorn and sipping hot chocolate. We came to NY to attend New York Sheep and Wool and the location of the house was perfect. Just out of the way enough to escape the crowd but close to shopping and restaurants. It was a great quiet spot. We were there at the peak of fall so the colors were amazing and I loved walking around the grounds and shuffling my feet through the beautiful leaves. The grounds were well kept and we saw 4 or 5 deer each day enjoying the grass in the backyard. It is truly an amazing place. As a history buff, I loved staying in a historic home. I would love to go back again with my husband, daughter and son-in-law and although it is a lot of house for 4 people, the atmosphere of warmth is unbeatable. I will certainly be recommending this house to any of my friends who are looking for a place to vacation as well as my husband's business associates who might consider this location for a team building or meeting weekend. Thanks so much Marilyn and Dale for a wonderful visit ~ and I have to tell you a secret (I’m looking for another Bichon Frise! Holding Coco gave me the bug again and I think I’m ready)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming historic farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home was the setting for a reunion of 5 college friends. The Miklau's were welcoming, informative and responsive to all our questions and concerns. The house has a number of unique features, many areas in which the group could gather and very comfortable beds. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our one disappointment was that due to the time of year the garden were not in full bloom-still it was a lovely sight thru the sun room windows.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our base to attend our sons acceptance into West Point

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed into this beautiful property by the owners who were very gracious and welcoming to their lovely home. We had a wonderful stay in the Hudson Valley and it was a quiet getaway for our son who had just finished Cadet Basic Training at the United States Military Academy. The gardens were lovely and backyard ample for frisbee football! We would highly recommend this property and will likely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Albany Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Stissing House Bar
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Copake Country Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Poughkeepsie, NY
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Taconic Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Stissing House Pine Plains, NY
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Catamount Ski area
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Taconic State Park
Car: necessary

We are in a rural location and just off the Taconic State Parkway and about 2 hours north of Manhattan. The quaint villages of Millbrook, Rhinebeck, Chatham, Hudson and Red Hook are close too. Plus the Millbrook Winery, Bard / Marist / Vassar / Dutchess colleges, the Cary Arboreutum, Innis Free Gardens, the Rhinebeck Fairgrounds, the Rhinebeck Aerodrome, the Hudson River, the Millbrook School, the Culinary Institute and much more!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Red Hook, Hudson Valley

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
6 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
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1 Dec 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
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1 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
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17 Jun 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £163
Property Damage Protection £48
Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £408

Rates are subject to change until reservation is made. Note that a legal lease will be put in place and signed by both parties!

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Red Hook in New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 6300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Two sinks in this bathroom.
    Bathroom 2 Master bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , two sinks
    Bathroom 2 Master Wing 1st floor - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Shower is separated from the tub. Two sinks in master bath
  • We have four complete bathrooms. One full bath with shower is off the kitchen. The master bedroom has a shower and two sinks. Upstairs on the second floor, each bedroom is adjacent to a full bath. There are two full baths upstairs as stated above.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , On the main floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , On second floor
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , On second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Main floor overlooking gardens, mobile cot
  • On the first floor we have a small room with (1) twin bed. We also have a queen size bed in the master wing on the first floor. There is a cot in a separate room in the master wing which can be moved anywhere. On the second floor we have 2 rooms each with a double bed and one room with two twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
It is a wonderful house and an area close to Rhinebeck, Poughkeepsie , Hudson, Millbrook or short trips to NYC on the Taconic Parkway. Enjoy the beautiful Hudson Valley and all it has to offer. It can accommodate every season with very interesting events for everyone. .

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