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Four Bedroom Quiet Gettaway On Browns Pond

Bedrooms 4
Property type house


About the property

Sleeps 8. 4 Bedrooms. 3 Baths.

Furnished Sweet 4 bedroom house is located on Browns Pond in Staatsburg NY ten minutes from Rhinebeck. This house is about 1 hour 45 minutes from city. Dead End Street. Very quiet with access to 5 miles of trails on the 240 acres the property sits on. Rowboat available. Screened in porch. Fifteen Minutes from Rhine Cliff Amtrak Train Station. Also ten minutes from Upstate Films (Independent Film Theater) and about 10 great restaurants in Rhinebeck. 7 minutes by car to Omega Institute. Small dock. Summer month rate $5,000. Week rate $1500; weekend rate $600.Weekdays $250 each night. Rate is for 4 people each extra person is $50 ($25 for children under 9 years old) per night.

Julia Shanbrom
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2017

About Julia Shanbrom

Dal is best known as the founder of Tweezerman a company that makes the world’s best eyebrow tweezers. He sold the company in 2005 and is currently CEO and CFO of IceStone a company that makes countertops out of recycled glass and cement in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. He served as a Advisory Board of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI) and Bard College’s MBA program schools which are 'Changing Business For Good' He has written, 'Raising Eyebrows, A Failed Entrepreneur Finally Gets It Right', to inspire people to start and run businesses while doing it responsibly. In1980 when he founded Tweezerman Corporation Dal practiced responsible capitalism by striving to benefit all stakeholders: including shareholders, employees, customers, vendors, and the community. Dal served on the Social Venture Network (SVN) Advisory Board of Directors and co-chaired the Best Tools & Practices Committee for Corporate Socially Responsible Businesses. He is Board Emeritus of Yes Magazine, a partner in Domini Social Equity Fund, Margaret O’Leary Stores, E.O. Naturals, Ubiquity School and IceStone. Dal is the Executive Producer of seven films, four or them about the Iraq War: 'The War Tapes', 'The Ground Truth', 'Iraq for Sale' and 'Meeting Resistance' one about Sudan 'War Child, Emmanuel Jal', The Last Dalai Lama? and Dying To Know the lifelong friendship of Timothy Leary and Ram Das. During the Bush Administration Dal work as a citizen diplomat. NPR’s This American Life produced a show about Dal’s efforts to negotiate a cease-fire between Iraqi insurgents and the coalition forces: Man vs. History' Dal LaMagna ran for U.S. Congress twice on Long Island, New York. He ran for President of the United States in 2008 as a Democrat.

Dal received his MBA in 1971 and MPA in 2001 both from Harvard. His B.A. was earned at Providence College. He spent his Junior Year at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He is currently living in Rhinebeck and Manhattan NY.

Julia Shanbrom purchased this house in 2014

Why Julia Shanbrom chose New York

I bought property to connect with my 240 farm.

What makes this house unique

Access to lots of private hiking trails.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Staatsburg in Dutchess County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Second Master - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master - 1 Large Double Bed , has private bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • Boat ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming


Good! 3.8/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Four Bedroom Quiet Gettaway On Browns Pond
average rating of 3.75 based on 8 reviews

Very Nice Lake, good house

  • 4 of 5

Stayed with my family. The house is simple, but clean. Nearest neighbor is about 75 yards away. About 150 paces from the front door through the woods to the lake. Water was very clean. Very nice for swimming. Lake is pretty large. Would take 45 minutes or so to row across. About 15 minutes drive to Rhinebeck, which is a pleasant town to stroll for an afternoon, or go to a restaurant.

One critique, the kitchen is quite basic. Not great for cooking more elaborate meals.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very good

  • 5 of 5

House very nice . Lake clean and nice . Very good time recommend

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, clean house with beautiful grounds and great trails

  • 4 of 5

4 girlfriends and I stayed at this house for a weekend. It was clean, with an enclosed porch, nice dining room. All of us were very comfortable and enjoyed our stay. The best part was the trails on the property, one leading to a large pond/lake, and another trail led us to a small pond with wildflowers growing all around it. One friend walked far enough and found the farm, but did not go in. About 10 minutes from Rhinebeck. An overall nice stay, worth the money and great for large family or groups.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly nice but nothing special

  • 3 of 5

This property was in a nice quiet location and very convenient to Rhinebeck. The house was very clean and spacious for our large group of 6.

The house was pretty unexceptional - old furniture and really very little sense of design. It felt like a house that wasn't used much at all. We though we were going to be right on the lake judging by the picture but instead the lake was a 5 minute walk down the hill. I'm not complaining about the walk; it's just we though we would wake up and be right on the lake.

Lynette, the caretaker was great - very strong on the communication.

I guess I would just urge the owner to put a little more love into his rental - stock some basics like coffee and butter, leave some pamphlets about the local area, put a little art up on the walls. Show you care.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Secluded Family Retreat

  • 4 of 5

at the end of a very long narrow road, this cute house was suitable for my family weekend. There are two bathrooms upstairs and one downstairs. The bedrooms were comfortable. There were nice hiking trails, including one to the lake. The house is located nicely in the Rhinebeck/Red Hook area. Great for Fall activities. Internet and TV worked well as did the heat. It is quite remote which is important to know in advance. There are houses nearby but its a good 10-15 minutes from a 'real' road. PS we had a TON of toilet paper, but on the critical side: more family room furniture (we brought in some screen room chairs for the weekend and returned them) ; would have liked some comfort staples like salt/pepper and more trash bags. Also the dishwasher was funky. The owner and manager were great and helpful. We really had no problems and were even able to bake an apple pie.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Typical rental with older furniture!

  • 2 of 5

we were in Rhinebeck for a family wedding and we needed a place for 7 people. The house was clean, but furniture old, one old television and the most annoying thing - no toilet paper, no garbage bags and no place flagged for recycling. I spoke to the house manager two days before we left and she said "everything" we would need would be there! Not quite! We could have certainly brought the above items if we knew! It served our purposes for what we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. We recently hired a new cleaning service that apparently forgot to put out enough supplies for our guest. We strive to make sure folks have what they need during their stay and live on the adjoining property so can bring something to you that should be provided. Again, we want to thank you for helping us be aware of where we can improve we sincerely appreciate your comments.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak in RhineCliff
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Taconic Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
On property
Car: necessary

There is a bowling alley nearby

Dutchess County Fairgrounds are about 15 minutes away

Omega is about 10 minutes by car.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Staatsburg, USA

Rental Basis:
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Changeover Day: Monday
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £96.63
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
Pet Fee £19.33

The basic cleaning fee is $125

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.
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