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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 fall 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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 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 Red Hook

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 4.986111 based on 72 reviews
Brooklyn, New York
5

Wonderful relaxing retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My wife wanted a nice escape from the city...the Fox Den was the perfect choice. Cozy, well thought-out and steps from the lake. Look forward to going back in the spring.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Phenomenal!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything in this rental is well-thought-out, and in pristine condition. It was a romantic getaway weekend for us and was everything we hoped it would be. We've done many many rentals over the years and by far this one was the best and over-the-top in terms of amenities and thoughtfulness including freshly made chocolate chip cookies and a bottle of wine upon our arrival, microwave popcorn, creamer and coffee, shaving cream, Q-Tips, a first aid kit, I could go on!!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dracut, MA
5

Beautiful inside and out!!

  • 5 of 5

We came up to the Fox Den to celebrate our 20th anniversary and could not be more happy that we did!

We met Jeanne as soon as we got there and she was so friendly and offered suggestions for things in the area to do.

The home is so perfect inside and the tranquil surrounding outside just added to the experience. It’s distance from city lights made it a great spot for stargazing.

I can’t say enough good things. I only wish we had more time to spend at the Fox Den. We will definitely be back!!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exactly what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

I didn't think a place this peaceful could be so close to New York City. Once you arrive in the Red Hook area, you already feel so relaxed. But taking the road to the Fox Den you know you're in for an extra special treat. The cabin was flawless; everything you need and an amazing lake view. Jim and Jeanne did an amazing job decorating the cabin, and the welcome cookies were delicious. My girlfriend and I ate them all! You won't regret staying here, and I hope to be back some day.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I could not have been happier. The accommodations were gracious, views beautiful, and Jeanne and Jim were incredibly attentive. We hope to return in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

All that was promised ... and more

  • 5 of 5

Such gracious hosts, and such a gem of a location! We really loved staying at the Fox Den. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 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

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £37.36

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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