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Perfect Year-Round Enjoyment for families and friends

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12

Private home on 4 acres, with gated entry to 160 acres of the Hudson Highlands woodlands and pond. Designed for large group living, our country home is ideal for families and friends to enjoy. The home, comfortable and clean, includes 2 fireplaces, games room (ping-pong, foosball, air hockey, large screen movies), music room (baby grand piano, drums, guitars), fully equipped kitchen, entertainment room (large screen tv, Bose sound system, wet bar), and restful bedding. Outdoors, the pool and cabana (open seasonally), the hot-tub, and the Sport Court (tennis, basketball, volleyball, and shuffleboard), include pool towels, floats, and game equipment. Sleds are available for use on property in season. The Koi pond and waterfall operate year round, with seating to enjoy the natural serenity.

With easy access to Route 9, Main Street Cold Spring. and the train, our home well situated for convenience. Located near Breakneck Ridge, one of the best hikes in our country, Magazzino, the new acclaimed free Italian art museum, Stonecrop Gardens, kayaking on the Hudson, and historic Main Street, our home is also .5 miles from Vera’s Marketplace, Cold Spring Coffee and Beer Pantry, and Marbled Meats, with Grano Focacciaria and B&L Deli .3 miles farther. Our local Foodtown and Yannatelli Wine are fabulous, as are the many restaurants and shops around town. We can help with any other recommendations for restaurants, things to do, places to visit and services available, including housekeeping for longer stays and babysitters. Must be over 25 to inquire.

More Details

Debbi Milner
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2018

About Debbi Milner

Having brought up our two daughters in this wonderful community, we now find ourselves able to share this beautiful home and setting with you. We also share our home in Florida (vrbo#436627).

Debbi Milner purchased this house in 1988

Why Debbi Milner chose Philipstown

This home has been an epicenter for indoor and outdoor enjoyment for families and friends. The property is unusually level for the Hudson Valley and incorporates a large 'L' shape pool, hot tub, 25,000 gallon Koi pond and 120' by 60' Sport-court marked for basketball, tennis, shuffleboard and volleyball. The location of the house makes it ideal for privacy and access to amenities. The property has mature landscaping and long trails for hiking adjacent. The community is beautiful, historic and full of culture and adventure.

What makes this house unique

The customer service we provide to make your stay the best it can be.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Philipstown in Putnam County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Master Bedroom Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Main Floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Main Bedroom Bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Pool Cabana Bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Murphy Bed , Queen Size Murphy Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Large Double Bed , Finished basement with windows, full bathroom and kitchen
  • Master Bedroom (Upstairs) King Bed Three Bedrooms on main level with Queen beds Two Queen beds in downstairs apartment
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(7 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

Debbi and John's house was the perfect summer getaway from the city for our family of six. We were just there for the month of August and we are missing it already. The house is very comfortable and homey - with a fully-stocked kitchen (all the pots and pans and even smores skewers you'd ever want) and enough beds to fit our extended family of 12. There's also a beautiful grand piano and some instruments that John was kind enough to let even our kids play with. The basement is the perfect spot for the kids - foosball table, air hockey, games - and even a kitchen.

But really, the highlight of the property is its gorgeous outdoor area. The pool is spacious and shallow enough on one end for my 5 year-old to easily stand by herself and deep enough on the other side for my 11 year-old to jump off the diving board into. There is a cabana with a bathroom and a changing room right by the pool and an outdoor shower that was many of our guests favorite feature of the house.

The koi pond delighted everyone - both young and the old - and of course, the fire pit was a special treat for the kids. John and Debbi had more than enough logs piled up for us to use and they were enough thoughtful enough to stock us with enough propane tanks for the grills, which we used A LOT.

The tennis court is amazing, with a surface that dries out quickly from the rain and lots of balls and some racquets for you to use. It also has two basketball hoops and the net can be raised and the court can be turned into a volleyball court.

John and Debbi were the perfect hosts - super responsive to all of our questions and very knowledgeable about the area around Cold Spring.

We can't say enough wonderful things about the house and our time there. Thank you so much to the Milners for everything!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beacon Property

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful weekend. House fully accommodated everyone in the group. No major issues with rental experience.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay, but our home is in Cold Spring, not Beacon.
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Awesome weekend

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I just spent an amazing weekend at Debbi's house. The house itself was great -- tennis/basketball court, foosball, ping pong, big TV, music in every room, great kitchen -- and on top of all that, Debbi gave great local color. The Coffee Pantry and Vera's Market were both highlights. Thanks again, Debbi. I would strongly recommend this property. It is extremely well priced for everything it and the surrounding area has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb Family Home!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at Debbi and John's home! Our family was visiting from California for our daughter's wedding in Beacon. Everything in the home was clean, comfortable and Debbi and John were so welcoming.

We had nice fires, walks in the woods and could even get in a little tennis on the beautiful sport court. The downstairs apartment was perfect for our son's young family.

Thank you for making our 'wedding week' so relaxing. We will always remember this special time!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Weekend Stay for Friends and Families

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house for our 10-year reunion and couldn't have been happier. All of the accommodations were great. John and Debbi were very responsive to questions in the lead-up to our stay and a personal tour with the property manager upon our arrival set the entire weekend up for success. The bedrooms were great for what we needed and the downstairs Rec Room was a nice addition. While we weren't able to use the pool given the season, the property is incredible. The tennis/basketball courts, koi pond and jacuzzi were all great amenities. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay on this property! We took advantage of everything on this incredibly equipped property and it was like being at camp for grown-ups. Tennis, cooking, swimming, hot-tubbing, musical instruments and ping pong were part of our daily routine, and that was just while we were at home. The location is ideal to access all the best parts of the Hudson Valley--Boscobel for Shakespeare and the farmer's market, Beacon for galleries and terrific restaurants, hiking, kayaking, biking and canoeing, all within 20 minutes or less. The house is great for hosting guests, where everyone can spread out and have privacy. The owners were a true pleasure to work with, and made our experience very comfortable and relaxing. Can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Stewart Newburgh
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Craft Beer and Wine Pantry
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Garrison Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Cold Spring
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Route 9
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Grano Focaccaria
Nearest Ski
34 Miles
Thunder Ridge
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Sandy Beach (Hudson River)
Car: recommended

Hudson Valley Art Trail

DIA: Beacon



West Point Foundry Preserve

Fahnestock Park

Stonecrop Gardens


Historic Main St. Cold Spring

Garrison Landing

West Point


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £216.63

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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