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Five-star fabulous remodeled village house with porches, garden, croquet, bikes

Bedrooms 4
Property type house


About the property

Country House In Sophisticated Village near Bard, Omega, C.I.A., hike, bike

An updated older very charming remodeled home with front and back porches in the heart of a fabulous village, close to Bard and Vassar colleges, Omega, and the C.I.A. culinary center. Walk into town to an independent bookstore, great little movie theater--$6 plus $1.50 for popcorn, fabulous restaurants owned by some CIA grads, health food store, candy store, Beekman Arms Hotel, super farmers' market, bike into the country, try Pilates or yoga, head to Bard for the Frank Gehry auditorium, down to the CIA for food and cooking lessons, to Vassar College and its gem of a museum, Franklin Delano Roosevelt's revamped library and home, Vanderbilt and Mills mansion, public tennis, pool, library. Four bedrooms that altogether can sleep six or seven. Rent for a weekend, week, month or more! But know that this house is lived in and not a full-time business. As the sharing economy has evolved, some prefer a home that's only for renters. That's not the case with mine. I leave out my books and magazines to share including cookbooks. But this also means there are framed photos and a piano that's tuned to play! That also means cabinets are stocked with food I use and SHARE--oatmeal, jams, honey and spices. The refrigerator is always cleaned and there is space on shelves and in the freezer. Beds are always ready with freshly laundered sheets, have of freshly laundered towels available, always offer new shampoos and soaps, and also provide breakfast bagels, new orange juice, milk and Nespresso capsules so you are comfortable when arriving. A gas station across the street offers all the news you want to read! Come, relax, enjoy and STAY.

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Property Manager/Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Property Manager/Owner

Love to cook, paint, entertain, and work--still must do it but isn't that great!

Love to garden too and have a perennial garden all around and planters that once had vegetables and now mostly perennials and herbs and a few tomatoes since the squirrels are too aggressive and i hate sharing!

Property Manager/Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why Property Manager/Owner chose Rhinebeck Village Business District

Because it's light, bright, roomy, air conditioned, new bathrooms, updated kitchen, right in the heart of the village, steps away to shopping, library, bookstore, Pilates, yoga, art classes and lots of great restaurants! Has four comfortable bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half, great big living room, dining room, family room, and modernized kitchen and outdoor spaces at front and back for sitting, vegetable garden, and close to Bard College, Vassar College, Omega, 1+ hour to the Berkshires and not far from the Catskills and skiing. Use my pots and pans and spices and cook here, watch TV, use my Wi-Fi, and relax. Close to my gym and Pilates classes, too. Have two bicycles to use. Rent for a weekend, week, month or two! But know that this is my house I love and live in and not a spare business; so there is my stuff; neatly organized and you'll feel at home with my cookbooks etc.

What makes this house unique

The village is a gem, maybe the best place I've lived with culture, food, kind people and so much near by, including the Berkshires 1+ hours away. And even in the deadly winter, it's still a joy to put on a coat, hat, gloves and boots and stroll out to see how pretty the town looks.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Rhinebeck Village Business District, Rhinebeck

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Two full bathrooms and one half bath downstairs, all three bathrooms have been updated and are lovely
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The four bedrooms can sleep a total of 7, with two in each room except for one that is only for 1. 2 1/2 bathrooms
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
There are great services in town--Haven Spa, bookstore that's fabulous, kitchen store, elegant stores for gifts, outdoor clothing, tons of restaurants and coffee places, farmers' market, wonderful movie theater, culture in town and out of town, tennis club for outdoors or indoor play, inexpensive decent gym, Omega Institute near by, FDR's home and library, Vanderbilt and Mills mansions to tour, Kingston across the river, my restaurant recs; Rhinebeck Christmas lights festival, skiing nearby, not far from the Berkshires, Wool and Sheep festival each fall, along with other events at the Dutchess Fairgrounds.


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Five-star fabulous remodeled village house with porches, garden, croquet, bikes
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful well loved house.

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect. And Barbara was great. We’d definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, traditional, and comfortable. Exterior is picture postcard stuff, interior is tasteful.

  • 5 of 5

Barbara and Bruce were considerate, attentive and on hand if required. Everything was made available to us and it all worked. We all agreed we’d recommend and if we can return to this lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were the perfect guests to my home, kept in touch, enjoyed it and acted so responsibly. You are welcome back any time, Safe travels home, come back, and cheers!
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Perfect location for exploring Rhinebeck’s treasures!

  • 5 of 5

Charming, gracious home in town exceeded expectations and beautifully accommodated our reunion of five friends since elementary school. Highly recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great classic house in downtown Rhinebeck

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Barbara’s vintage home in a Rhinebeck. It has a great front porch and a nice private backyard. Excellent location, we walked everywhere. Great hostess and the house is equipped with everything. The wine and bagels waiting for us was a great touch.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect setting for a memory-making weekend with friends!

  • 5 of 5

Five knitters shared this lovely house for a long October weekend at the New York State Sheep & Wool Festival. We felt right at home, cooking, eating, knitting, and talking. The 2 1/2 baths were much appreciated, as were the 4 separate bedrooms. Barbara is a generous host, leaving us with goodies to eat, basics to assist our meal prep, and a richly-decorated home. The location is perfect, right in town with easy access to restaurants, shops, and the fairgrounds. We enjoyed the outdoor setting one afternoon, as we sat in the sun and knit.

The owners took the time to meet and introduce us to the house when we arrived, making the transition to our temporary home seamless. We had everything we needed in terms of kitchen equipment, towels, bedding, and space for togetherness as well as privacy. We were sorry to leave but carry wonderful memories back to our homes!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house has a very warm and folky aesthetic! Very charming!

  • 5 of 5

Had a fabulous time in Rhinebeck (what a great little town!) with my family. The house suited all of our needs and the location could not have been better, it is literally right in town. We walked to breakfast, lunch and dinner. Barbara is the most gracious host and incredibly communicative! Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and you were perfect guests! I never even knew you stayed.Come back any time!
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Bread Alone
Oliver Kita Chocolates
Car: recommended

Located in the great town of Rhinebeck, near train stations, FDR's home, the CIA, Omega, near Hunter Mountain for skiing, 1+ hour to the Berkshires and its museums and great plays, shops, and more; a great location with great activities in town including an independent bookstore, super movie theater, shops, restaurants, Pilates, yoga, library, outdoor public tennis and swimming pool, good bike riding, golf courses not far, and almost anything you can imagine! I have one good bicycle and helmet you can borrow and a bike shop in town will let you rent.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Rhinebeck Village Business District, Hudson Valley

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £61 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £754.9
Cleaning Fee £75.49

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $75.00 per night, per additional guest.
No pets allowed under any condition; children depend on the ages; usually two nights during spring, season, fall and holidays but I can remain flexible but for only one night there will be a surcharge of between $50 and $100 depending on the weekend and season. I will lower the rate come winter, except for Xmas and New Year's...

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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