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Apartment In Historic 1785 Thomas Jenkins House

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
People
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Hudson - Thomas Jenkins Guesthouse

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, sleep 4

Although this is a new listing on VRBO ,we are not strangers to renting and managing apartments. We have rented this and two other apartments in the building on long term leases since 2007. This apartment is very bright thanks to 3 large windows facing the street and 4 windows on the side facing the garden which is a rarity on Warren Street.

The apartment offers a complete kitchen including a large oven, dishwasher, microwave and all the necessary utensils to prepare breakfast,lunch and diner should you decide to eat in. The kitchen island offers seating for two and the dining table seats 6 adult comfortably.

The large bedroom offers a king size bed, flat screen tv and plenty of storage .

This apartment is perfectly suited for the business traveler or a vacation stay in Hudson .

My family and I live in the ground floor apartment and assure you that we will answer and address any questions or issues promptly.

A bit of history:

This grand Federal style house at 216-220 Warren Street was originally built, probably in the last decade of the 18th century, for Thomas Jenkins, who is believed to have been the richest of the original Proprietors. It was Thomas who, with his brother Seth, set out from Nantucket in 1783 to find a safe harbor for their vessels and those of other seafaring men from New England and found and purchased Claverack Landing. Tradition has it that, in the good Quaker community that was early Hudson, Thomas Jenkins was considered to be 'somewhat aristocratic' and was roundly criticized for the ostentation of his palatial home.

In her Colonial Restoration and Old Upper Hudson Walking Tours, first published in 1984, Mrs. Granvil Hills tells us that 'the house was later divided into 2 dwellings.' It is definitely two dwellings today, but it is not entirely clear when the division happened. In 1848, more than half a century after it was built, the house became a school for young ladies. What Anna Bradbury has to say about the school in her History of the City of Hudson suggests that it had already been divided at that point.

In 1848 the Misses Peake established a 'Young Ladies Seminary,' that for more than thirty years attracted the patronage of the best people of the city and vicinity. It was located at Number 216 Warren street with a fine schoolroom in the adjoining dwelling. Miss Elizabeth Peake, the head of the institution, was a person of superior mind and culture, and was the author of two very excellent books, one 'Pen Pictures of Europe,' and the other a 'History of the German Emperors,' which necessitated research in the great libraries of Germany, and exhibited great ability.

In 1881, George Power, who owned the New York and Hudson Steamboat Company, the Hudson and Athens Ferry, and the Hudson and Catskill Ferry,This grand Federal style house at 216-220 Warren Street was originally built, probably in the last decade of the 18th century, for Thomas Jenkins, who is believed to have been the richest of the original Proprietors. It was Thomas who, with his brother Seth, set out from Nantucket in 1783 to find a safe harbor for their vessels and those of other seafaring men from New England and found and purchased Claverack Landing. Tradition has it that, in the good Quaker community that was early Hudson, Thomas Jenkins was considered to be 'somewhat aristocratic' and was roundly criticized for the ostentation of his palatial home.

In her Colonial Restoration and Old Upper Hudson Walking Tours, first published in 1984, Mrs. Granvil Hills tells us that 'the house was later divided into 2 dwellings.' It is definitely two dwellings today, but it is not entirely clear when the division happened. In 1848, more than half a century after it was built, the house became a school for young ladies. What Anna Bradbury has to say about the school in her History of the City of Hudson suggests that it had already been divided at that point.

In 1848 the Misses Peake established a 'Young Ladies Seminary,' that for more than thirty years attracted the patronage of the best people of the city and vicinity. It was located at Number 216 Warren street with a fine schoolroom in the adjoining dwelling. Miss Elizabeth Peake, the head of the institution, was a person of superior mind and culture, and was the author of two very excellent books, one 'Pen Pictures of Europe,' and the other a 'History of the German Emperors,' which necessitated research in the great libraries of Germany, and exhibited great ability.

In 1881, George Power, who owned the New York and Hudson Steamboat Company, the Hudson and Athens Ferry, and the Hudson and Catskill Ferry, moved from 400 State Street, where he had lived since 1865, to this house. Power was probably, in his time, one of the richest men in Hudson, and, according to the 1880 census, his household consisted of six adults besides himself--his wife, Adeline; four grown children, Emily (40), Ada (24), Kate (22), and Frank (18); and his widowed sister Mary Gaul--so it's hard to imagine that he would move from a building of such considerable size to half a house on Warren Street.

Power seemed to have had a curious penchant--perhaps because there were so many women in his household--for living in buildings that had been occupied by schools for young women. Before he bought 400 State Street and made it his home, the building had been the Reverend J. B. Hague's Hudson Female Academy, and he moved to this house on Warren Street soon after it ceased being the Misses Peake's Young Ladies Seminary.

In 1894, all or part of 216-220 Warren Street became the Howard Hotel, and so it remained until 1944.

Some time after the Howard Hotel closed in 1944, the building where Savoia is now located was added, and a bar opened there named for Hudson's most notorious home-based industry.

The building that started out as the grandest house in Hudson went through hard times in the 1980s and 1990s, but today, at more than two hundred years of age, it survives and thrives, although clearly as two separate and distinct parts.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Fabrice gallean
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
1 December, 2016
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About Fabrice gallean

Since moving to Hudson I have been involved in the restoration of historical buildings and churches in the area.

I personally restored this building in 1997, which included a

new roof, windows, plumbing, bathrooms, kitchens, heating and air conditioning.

Fabrice gallean purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Fabrice gallean chose Hudson Valley

The main reason we purchased this property was the location on Warren Street. The 200 block is a mix of residential and commercial properties making for a comfortable neighborhood feel. The building is also set back from the street and possesses a lovely side garden for added privacy and sense of space in the city.

What makes this apartment unique

Large windows and side garden as well as being set back from the street make the apartment very airy and bright . The building is within walking distance of the train station and the main business area of shops and restaurants.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Apartment In Historic 1785 Thomas Jenkins House
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

What a lovely, bright and airy apartment in the heart of Hudson!

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have enjoyed my stay here more.

The apartment is so comfortable and filled with thoughtful amenities. The king size sleigh bed was lovely, and the bedroom is away from the street and perfectly quiet. The living room had a terrific couch, a cozy chair, a dining table with seating for 6. And the windows facing Warren Street let in a ton of light. I stayed for two weeks, so I cooked quite a bit, and the kitchen had everything I needed. Though the restaurants in the area are super tempting as well. Even in two weeks I didn't manage to eat everywhere I wanted to!

I loved the location of the apartment -- right on Warren Street, so I could walk to all the shops and restaurants. And the town made a great home base for exploring the historic mansions up and down the river. I especially loved Olana (5 minutes away).

Highly recommended! I hope to be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful restoration, comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed by the beautifully detailed restoration of the Thomas Jenkins apartment on Warren Street. It was both comfortable and historical, a tricky thing to pull off. It was a delight to stay in; I wish we could have stayed longer than two nights because the kitchen is fully equipped too. Our only problem was determining which side of the street to park on: the side of the street is determined by the odd-even date after midnight (not the daytime date you arrive).

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely apartment in a fabulous location!

  • 5 of 5

Fabrice was a delight to work with. He responded quickly to our requests and questions and made our arrival and departure effortless. The apartment was comfortable and stylish with free parking and numerous restaurants and bakeries nearby. The owner, Fabrice, thought of everything: water and juices in the fridge, not to mention chocolates and a much appreciated bottle of wine!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, sunny apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Great, large and sunny 1-bedroom apartment, with everything you could possibly need for a great stay in Hudson!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment on Main Street in Hudson

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at this apartment in Hudson. It's within walking distance of the train station and all of the restaurants, shops, etc. in town. You couldn't possibly be more centrally located. The apartment itself is well taken care of and stocked, and the house is beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved loved loved our stay in the Thomas Jenkins House. Arrangements to come in were simple, inviting and straightforward. The apartment has more than the perfect size for a couple, and is light-drenched all day. The location is perfect - within walking distance to all the hot spots in town, but in a quiet block. We had no need to cook since there were so many nice restaurants in town, but the kitchen was fully equiped. The host really puts attention to detail and I cannot recommend this apartment enough! Really perfect R&R spot.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Location

Car: not necessary

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Hudson, Hudson Valley

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2 night minimum stay
£429
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£236
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£1,115
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £79
Tax Rate 8.0%

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Hudson in New York

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom is accessible either from the bedroom or the living room
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King sized sleigh bed And a full sized Murphy bed in living room
Entertainment:
  • Television
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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