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The Fox Den, Private Lakefront Studio on Spring Fed Lake

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Large New Studio, Sleeps 2, French Doors to Private Patio, On 275' Lake Frontage

Come spend the summer in the Hudson Valley. Enjoy the sights & sounds of the country... all, from inside your cozy (totally private) Fox Den studio apartment. We provide all the comforts of home. Home baked cookies await your arrival. The Fox Den was designed with couples or a single in mind. Sorry, we cannot accommodate children or pets.

How about spending a romantic and cozy weekend in front of a warm fireplace, or perhaps to get lost in a good book on your private patio, overlooking the lake. You have found your perfect, private retreat, a place to relax and enjoy the quiet. We are on 20 acres of unspoiled woodlands, walking trails, pretty cottage gardens, as well as 275' of lake frontage.

We are on a private lake, motor boats are not permitted, allowing you to enjoy kayaking, paddle boating, fishing, or just floating around to your hearts content. (Boating season is May 1st - September 30th.) We have lounges by the lake, and a roomy hammock for two for swaying in the country air.

We have a pair of swans that visit every summer. Mallards, beavers, painted turtles, trout & small mouth bass, call this lake home. There are red fox, & deer (twin fawns are not that unusual). There are red tailed hawks & owls, beautiful north eastern birds and if you're lucky, you'll see an American bald eagle.

The Fox Den is decorated with our guests in mind, comfortable, with plenty of natural sunlight. A fully equipped kitchen with a full size oven & refrigerator. We also provide coffee & tea. A luxurious queen size bed with a lake view, and a private bath (towels are provided for both bath and lake). A stone patio, all to yourselves, with a gas grill, overlooking your private path to the lake. Your privacy is paramount to us (we respect that you are here for some peace & quiet).

If you want to drive about and see the countryside, there are many interesting destinations to discover, and most are close by. Antiquing, wineries, glorious estates, beautiful gardens, horseback riding, & delicious restaurants of all kinds. (The Culinary Institute is located in the heart of the Hudson Valley.) Bard college, the Richard B. Fisher Performing Arts Ctr., The Omega Institute, Opus 40, charming towns (such as Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Hudson, Tivoli, & Woodstock), farmers markets, seasonal orchards for picking your own fruit, & much more await your arrival.

We love it here, and know you will too.

Boating season is May 1st - September 30th.

More Details

Owner
Jeanne & Jim Halpin
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

About Jeanne & Jim Halpin

Jim & Jeanne

Jim and I both, are from Long Island, NY. Jim worked as an Operations Manager for an engineering firm, and I was a Computer Operator for a local township, and I also worked as an Administrative Assistant for many years. Jim did a lot of traveling for his job, and it took us to North Carolina. We really enjoyed living there; however, our families & friends were back on LI, so after a few years, we returned home. We always loved the north east's countryside and farmland. We would vacation in Vermont, but weren't ready to commit to their winters. We were really hoping to find a place that wasn't too far from LI.

When we were ready to make the move, we looked all over the tri-state area. When we arrived in Red Hook, we knew it was where we wanted to settle. We love the community, the people, and the most of all, the countryside.

We have 2 furry 'kids', Heidi - our dog, and Sam - our cat; and all the creatures on our property are an added bonus!

Jeanne & Jim Halpin purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Jeanne & Jim Halpin chose Hudson Valley

Upon seeing this property for the first time, we weren't sure we were ready for a such a huge undertaking. The property was quite neglected, and overgrown. The 1950's summer bungalow was tiny and housing a few critters. However, The mature trees were beautiful, and the lake, quiet & pristine. Hearing the wind rustling in the trees was hypnotizing. The task seemed daunting and overwhelming to me, but to Jim, he had found Nirvana! This property held such promise. It was a huge undertaking, and lots of work, but, all in all - we are so glad we stayed and pursued our country dream.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Red Hook in Dutchess County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Private Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 2 closets
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Reviews

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The Fox Den, Private Lakefront Studio on Spring Fed Lake
average rating of 4.984375 based on 64 reviews
5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

So much more than just a rental house. All of the details put into this home make it so extra special. Thank you for sharing this beautiful space with us.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, perfect lakefront retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Our weekend at the Fox Den was even better than we imagined! We felt completely relaxed from the moment we arrived. The space was so cozy and well equipped. The patio and steps leading down to the private lakefront were idyllic and beautiful! The hospitality was above and beyond. The only negative was having to leave and go back to reality! This is a gem in the Hudson Valley and we can't wait to come back. I'd give it 6 stars if possible! Thank you!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect getaway spot, perfect hosts!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we got out of our car we knew this was a perfect choice! It is a beautiful, peaceful spot yet it had all the conveniences of home and still had the feeling of a getaway escape. We have stayed at other rentals and bed and breakfast places, but this is by far one of the absolute bests. Every bit of space was made use of so you never felt cramped. Every detail provided by the hosts was incredible, from pancake mix, bottle of wine, toiletries, home baked cookies to water craft, hammock, even a fly swatter and bug spray by the lounges at the waters edge. We could have never imagined such a perfect place and can't wait to return sooner than later. Jim and Jeanne were perfect hosts and very cordial- felt like old friends and yet our space was quite private.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very clean, cozy and exactly as advertised.

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing place to get away from it all. Every detail has been thought through for a delightful stay - the place is nicely decorated, too.

We enjoyed breakfast on the water each morning and listening to the birds in the evening. We were amazed by the number of deer we saw - great place to enjoy nature!

It was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, serene, our new home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you thank you! From start to finish our trip was perfect

Beautifully decorated, gorgeous lakefront,

Homemade baked cookies and wine upon arrival.... the list goes on and on.

It was perfect! Just what we needed! We found a new home away from home! The owners are super sweet! Thank you again! We can't Wait to come back soon

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful secluded getaway

  • 5 of 5

The fox den was the perfect place to celebrate my anniversary. It's secluded but not so much so that getting to town would be any problem. The owners are so welcoming and sweet they helped us with everything and anything we needed. Not to mention the fresh baked cookies and wine they left for our arrival were a really sweet touch. The place isn't the biggest but it's just enough for a romantic getaway. There is satellite tv, board games, kayaks, a paddle boat, a canoe and a sense of complete tranquility. The bed was very comfy and the kitchen was stocked with all the utensils we could have needed. Overall I would definitely stay here again with no hesitation. The pictures do not do t justice. It was worth every penny and then some.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: necessary

The Fox Den is in the perfect location. We are 10 minutes (or less), to our town of Red Hook, which is a wonderful small town with some great restaurants and shops. Our favorite place to hunt for old, country antiques and treasures is Hoffman's Barn. It's in Red Hook, behind the movie theatre. Another is Living Eden, one of my favorites.

Only 20 minutes from us is Rhinebeck, which is an artsy, interesting town. Everyone flocks to Rhinebeck! It's a wonderful town, with it's history, restaurants and shops. Home to the Beekman Arms Inn, the oldest continuous running inn in America. The food is excellent. The pub (located in the back) is a step back in time, warm and cozy. The greenhouse is located in the front of the restaurant, where you can view the lovely town. Also, Terrapin restaurant and Gigi's Trattoria are delicious places to dine and have seating both inside and out.

The Hudson Valley is home to the CIA (Culinary Institute of America), which is why our chefs are outstanding!

The Dutchess County Fairgrounds are also in Rhinebeck. Please check out their website. They host plenty of fairs throughout the summer into the fall.

We have lots to do in the Hudson Valley and plenty of towns to visit, Hudson, Tivoli, Hyde Park, Red Hook and Rhinebeck; and across the river are Woodstock, New Paltz, & Saugherties, just to name a few

Come and visit us!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Red Hook, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
SUMMER
28 Jul 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£504
for 3 nights
From
£155
£1,047
£4,071
 
 
FALL
8 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£349
for 2 nights
From
£155
£1,047
£4,071
 
 
DECEMBER
1 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£326
for 2 nights
From
£143
£965
£3,746
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£163
for 1 night
From
£124
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38.77

Check In: anytime after 3pm
Check Out: 11am

Cancellation Policy:
All 2 night rentals have a 14 day cancellation policy, with a 100% refund if cancelled prior 14 days. If cancelled within 14 days of reservation, the deposit will not be refunded.
All weekly rentals have a 30 day cancellation policy, for a full refund. Cancellations of less than 30 days, will result in the loss of deposit. If owner is able to re-book the week, a full refund will be issued.

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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