|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The best feature of the house is the view from the open living room, dining room kitchen. We removed the ceiling to gain height and added skylights for light. Its a great room for families, entertaining or just relaxi.ng and enjoying the view. The dining area has a rough hewn wood table seating 8 comfortably, 10-12 friendly.
There are two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with a double bed. There is a study with a high end pull out sofa for two. The sofa in the living room is large enough for an extra guest.
One full bath with tub/shower and one half bath, both with heated floors.
There is a full cooks kitchen, stocked with pans and staples for real cooking. Induction stove, oven, microwave, DW and 10 ft island. We have rented many homes and the ones we loved the most were well equipped for real cooking. You will need to purchase you own food at the local shops and markets but you will not need to purchase basic staples such as salt, sugar, oil, vinegar, spices. There are dishes for 10-12 so you can invite guests.
The house sits on 8.5 acres of a former dairy farm. It is largely wooded after 50 years of growth. The farm pond is being restored and trees have been cleared to open up the house and create selective views. Lawns are slowly being replaced with meadow and a light birch grove and under story is planned to surround the house.
There are horses across the street and neighboring to the north of the house. Apple orchards to the west, and to the south a home that was once a one room school house.
An architect and a chemist from Boston. We love design, food, cooking, gardening. He wanted a quiet place to get away, play the guitar, cook, work the land. She wanted a place to relax, make art and have lots of friends and parties. It truly works for both.
We thought we were renovating a 50's ranch house that was perfectly sited on an overgrown dairy farm. We were, but we were also restoring the land that had been overgrown with 50 years of invasives. We've learned a lot about the land and continue to learn and love this property.
Katy purchased this house in 2013
We wanted to be in the Hudson area because of the natural beauty, the farms, orchards, mountains and food. The fact that you get this 2hrs from NYC and 2.5 from Boston is the reason we love it. Its rural, its beautiful and there is culture, art and music, not to mention that the area is full of amazing interesting people. We absolutely love it here, from all the city weekenders to our warm wonderful neighbors who have lived here all their lives.
The views from the living room and terrace are mesmerizing especially in winter. Its possible to just sit and watch the clouds and weather change over the Catskills. There are deer in winter. There are foxes, rabbits, turtles on the pond, and many species of birds. The area is dark at night so the starry sky is spectacular if you are a city dweller.
Short walk down Schoolhouse Road will lead you to a farm stand run by our neighbor Floyd who sells apples and pies, preserves and pies his wife makes. There are farm stands and eateries serving local produce and sustainable produced meats and cheeses.
The house was designed to be extremely energy efficient. It is super insulated and Energy Star Certified. All electric, (someday we hope to generate the power on site) high efficiency heat pump water heater, super efficient mini split systems for heat and ac, all new triple pane windows (no drafts ) LED lights.
Renters should know it takes a bit of different care to operate the systems, but easy to follow instructions are in the rental handbook in the house.
Our house though the interior is completely finished, will continue to be in renovation mode. At this point only the side porch and terrace is left to do on the house. (no work will occur while the property is rented) As the property improves will will raise the rental prices, but for now we will keep the prices lower as we have landscaping projects and outdoor amenities that to fill in.
Stay tuned to the progress on the house!
We had a relaxing and fun weekend staying here. We took advantage of the proximity to hiking trails, restaurants, and nearby Hudson main street. We could have easily spent the whole weekend lounging in the living room and on the porch enjoying the home's exceptional view. The house is very comfortable and thoughtfully decorated. The homeowner was easy to coordinate with and put together a helpful guide to the surrounding area. You won't be disappointed!
The home served as an excellent base for exploring Hudson and nearby cherry and rasberry farms. We appreciated the well equiped kitchen and comfortable family room while our city kids enjoyed rambling through the backyard and spotting frogs around the lake. Extremely thoughtful and extremely clean.
We had a great weekend at this house - 2 couples with our kids, meeting in between Boston and Philadelphia. We always try to meet up in the Hudson Valley, near Hudson, and this is the best house we have ever rented. It was newly renovated, very modern and clean and the photos were very accurate. Beds were comfortable, kitchen was stocked, great magazines and artwork - all around everything you would want in your own second home. The house is so close to Hudson, to Art OMI, to farm stands, the State beaches, everything to enjoy on a weekend away. We had a great time and can't wait to go back. It is clear that the owners love this property and their home and are making it a really special place.
We were so pleased with this beautiful home. All modern furnishings, awesome kitchen with everything you would need for cooking and entertaining. The pictures are very accurate. We spent 4 very relaxing days there. Nice yard to hang out on the deck and we watched two deer almost every night and some mornings come to drink from the pond.
Hudson was a great place for lunch and just walking around, very short drive. We drove into the mountains and ended up in Woodstock. We stopped at several farm stands and got some great produce.
If you are coming to this area this is the house you want to rent.
Even aside from the stunning property, we could not stop marveling at the care and attention Katy paid to this house's design. Everything was so well thought out and created an open, relaxing, peaceful space from morning to night. Katy was an absolute joy to deal with and we will most definitely be visiting this house again!
First time exploring this great area. Hudson is terrific – great famer’s market with good cheeses – and though we didn’t catch a concert Club Helsinki definitely looks worth checking out. They had Richard Thompson there a few months back. We took this place for a long weekend and it worked out really well. The house interior is brilliant – so if like me you’re fed up of rentals that seem like a huge compromise on what you’d consider comfortable, elegant living, then this is aplace for you. Beautiful design carried out with high quality materials – loved the kitchen, ditto for the bathroom (really big, bold fixtures). Big shout-out for the kitchen, which has more than you need to cook just about anything. Peaceful, extensive grounds – no way you’re going to hear or see your neighbors – bit of wildlife – a red fox trotted across the far side of the pond one evening as we having a pre-dinner cocktail. Definitely recommend this place. High quality at very reasonable cost.
Oleana-Hudson River School Painter's home. Claremont Historic Home, Austerlitz Home of Edna St Vincent Millay, Taghanic StatePark. OMI, Omega Institute
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£406|
Security deposit returned within two weeks after stay
Check in 4pm. Check out 12noon. Inquire about late check out or early check in.
Cancellation more than 60days in advance of arrival are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellation or abbreviation of stay within 60 days of arrival forfeit the full advance payment. Early departure does not warrant any refund of rent. Cancellation within 30 days of arrival will have only the cleaning fee refunded. If there has been no occupancy security deposit will always be returned.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.