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The Fox Den, Private Lakefront Studio on Spring Fed Lake

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview


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Property
apartment
People
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
1 - 3 nights

About the property

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

Come spend the winter in the Hudson Valley. Enjoy the sights & sounds of the country, the crisp, clean air... 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.

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Owner
Jeanne & Jim Halpin
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(51 traveller reviews)

The Fox Den, Private Lakefront Studio on Spring Fed Lake
average rating of 4.980392 based on 51 reviews
5

Romantic Little Retreat in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

The Fox Den was the perfect little place for a quick mid-winter getaway. Jeanne and Jim are wonderful hosts who clearly put a lot of love and attention into this rental. The studio is exactly as it appears in the photos. It is immaculately clean and stocked with everything you need for a weekend stay. Thoughtful touches like being greeted with a plate of homemade cookies on arrival to finding pancake mix in the cupboard and syrup and hazelnut creamer in the fridge the next morning made it feel as though we were visiting friends although we never saw or heard them the entire time we were there. The property was beautiful in the winter and probable even more gorgeous in the summer. Would enthusiastically recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The coziest place I have ever stayed

  • 5 of 5

The Fox Den is a perfect getaway for couples. The studio is clean, tastefully decorated, and the ideal size for two people. The hosts were quick and helpful when responding to my questions. It was absolutely beautiful in the winter, I can only imagine how much fun it would be to come in the summer and swim in the lake! Maybe I'll just have to come back and find out ;) Would absolutely recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful and Jim and Jeanne were very helpful. We really enjoyed our stay and would most definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The PERFECT getaway

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about our stay at the Fox Den. First of all Jeanne and Jim were in touch with us from the very beginning and communicated so well. We were only staying one night and they allowed us to check in early and check out late. We really appreciated that. The Fox Den is just lovely. Everything about it is so cozy and comforting. The studio also has everything you need. I can't wait to come back in the Summer and Fall. It's right on a lake and just so picturesque. The decor was my absolute favorite. I left inspired to add some of it's country charm to my own home. We had the best stay and can't thank Jeanne and Jim enough for such a lovely escape.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A New Years Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Fox Den is a little paradise--quiet, private, and absolutely beautiful. I came here with a friend to spend a quiet New Years in nature. The property was lovely; since it was winter the ground was covered in snow and the lake was frozen over. The Fox Den is super cozy, perfect for one person or a couple. I could definitely see a single person renting for longer term. We just came up for the weekend. Jeanne and Jim were super nice and helpful both ahead of time and while we were there. The studio is attached to the main house (with a separate entrance) but we had full privacy and actually did not see Jeanne or Jim when we were there. So if youre concerned about privacy, you really are in your own little secluded nature world. Gorgeous wind chimes and when I went for a walk I got to see animal prints in the snow. Red Hook and Rhinebeck are super! I would definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and serene lakefront setting.

  • 5 of 5

The Fox Den has it all. Although the den is part of the main house, it is very private. Two sets of french doors lead out to your patio and provide gorgeous views of the lake and property. Jeanne & Jim thought of everything when decorating this place as well as stocking it with essential needs for your stay. There isn't one thing we needed during our visit. There were fresh baked cookies waiting on the counter when we arrived. The bed was super comfortable! We went out in the rowboat to enjoy the lake. I can't say enough great things about this place. I already can't wait to come back in the warmer months. We met Jeanne outside after we walked around the property and she was such a sweetheart. I definitely recommend this place to any couples looking for a nice retreat to relax and unwind in nature. One of the best weekend getaways I've had :)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, 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, Hudson Valley

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
WINTER
16 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
£161
for 1 night
From
£128
£851
£3,308
 
 
SPRING
31 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£329
for 2 nights
From
£149
£992
£3,870
 
 
SUMMER
1 Jun 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£514
for 3 nights
From
£161
£1,076
£4,207
 
 
FALL
8 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£353
for 2 nights
From
£161
 
 
DECEMBER
1 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£329
for 2 nights
From
£149
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£161
for 1 night
From
£128
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £32

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.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Red Hook in New York

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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

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