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Kinderhook Lake Cottage - Kayak and Canoe Kinderhook Lake

Bedrooms 1
Space 572 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage on Kinderhook Lake sleeps 2-4

We invite you to spend a relaxing weekend or week at our cottage on Kinderhook Lake. Our dock provides access for kayaking and canoeing. You can relax on the deck and watch the sun set over the lake. This lake was once the home of "Electric Park", one of the first public amusement parks in the US having electric rides in the early 20th century. You'll be close to many theater and music venues in Albany (30 min.), Chatham (10 min.), and up and coming Hudson (20 min.). Hudson is a lively scene for music, (Club Helsinki), antiquing, restaurants, and a wide variety of shopping. The summer season at Tanglewood is a short scenic drive to the Berkshires, and Saratoga is about an hour north. The Hudson River Art Trail is nearby: Olana, the home Frederick Church built above the Hudson River, (www.olana.org) and Cedar Grove, at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. (Thomascole.org and hudsonriverschool.org) The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is a short drive away.(oldrhinebeck.org) Check out the Hudson RIver Ramble: hiking, biking, ride or paddle - hudsonrivervalleyramble.org. The classic Crandall Theater and PS 21 (outdoor theater) are in Chatham. There is strawberry picking in June, and several apple orchards offer pick your own and award-winning cider doughnuts. The Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, located in the lovely horse country of Old Chatham, sells world-renowned sheep cheese and yogurt. The Columbia Land Conservancy offers hikes around the county. Come relax and enjoy fishing, hiking, golf, Hudson river ferry tours (Hudson Cruises) , and more. Enjoy Columbia County.

Gail Babirad
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

About Gail Babirad

We've lived in Valatie for 24 years, and enjoy all Columbia County has to offer. Gail and Jurgen have their own company and work in rehabilitation. Gail is an equestrian and has information on local hiking trails.

Gail Babirad purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Gail Babirad chose Hudson Valley

We bought this home for its location on Kinderhook Lake and the lake views. We've always enjoyed living in Columbia county, and its access to the Hudson River Valley.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Valatie in Kinderhook

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 572 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom has new fittings, and shower stall
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Loft sleeps 2
  • Bedroom has a full bed, with lake views Couch is a pull out sleeper Sleeping Loft has library ladder for access and 2 futons, with floor chairs and table
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Kinderhook Lake Cottage - Kayak and Canoe Kinderhook Lake
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

WOW--What a perfect intro to "Home Away"

  • 5 of 5

Attention to minor details made for major satisfaction in our stay. We could not think of anything that was missing in this comfortable and cozy cottage. While it rained most of our stay the peaceful surroundings in this renovated dwelling allowed for mega R&R. This was our first experience with "Home Away".. We doubt that anything could top this adventure but will definitely be giving it many tries in the future. Thanks Gail for your superior hospitality.!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, and it was a pleasure being your host! I hope you have fun and relaxation with other HomeAway sites, and possibly come back to visit us. Gail
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Perfect lake house vacation

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the cottage was perfect. Extremely well-maintained and clean. A great location on the lake and a large deck where you could spend your whole vacation! A beautiful corner of New York State. Gail was a pleasure to work with in every way and every detail was as advertised. Plus strong WiFi. I highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Lloyd. It was a pleasure to have you as a guest at my cottage. I hope to see you in the future! Gail
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Very cozy and quiet. The view of the lake is so serene.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a place to get away from the city for a few days and this was the perfect choice. The cottage was very quiet, and the scenery around it was great!

Gail (cottage owner) was very attentive and extremely accommodating. She responded pretty quickly to all my questions and made sure to let us know that if we had any questions about anything that we could contact her.

If you are traveling there in the winter and have to rent a car, I strongly suggest getting a car with all wheel drive. The weather can be a little unpredictable and the cottage is located off a very windy (and hilly) road.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY


  • 5 of 5

The cottage is perfect for relaxing and has everything you need. The cottage is well appointed, clean and very cosy. Views of the lake are amazing from the living room and bedroom. The weather meant we never got to sit outside or use the kayaks, but just relaxing indoors looking at the lake was a great way to unwind.

Gail is great to work with, so accommodating and helpful. We were delayed arriving due to issue in our apartment and she was very understanding. Would love to come back again. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you both. Communication was great and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I would love to have you come and stay again! Gail
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I live on Long Island

So Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Another lovely stay at Gail's cozy cottage on the lake! Everything you could need in an idyllic setting, with Gail's hospitality to make it perfect. We hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi -It was a pleasure! Thanks so much for your care of the cottage, and we look forward to seeing you and your family again!
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Lovely, well cared for property with a beautiful, serene view of the lake.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our two days in Valatie(Val-lay-sha, pronunciation, thanks local friends!) and left so refreshed and relaxed. The house is well appointed, lacking nothing. Since it was only the two of us, we never accessed the loft. We were grateful for the AC in the bedroom but I suspect we wouldn't need it that much as there was NO HUMIDITY! Coming from Long Island, this was a wonderful change to enjoy. We will come back to this lovely place and for longer next time. Thank you Gail, for your responsiveness. Barbara and Ken.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, you're very welcome,. It was a pleasure to be your host. Please consider us when you book your vacation!
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Valatie Bar & Grill
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Hudson, NY
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-90 to Albany and Boston
Car: necessary

Located in Columbia County, close to attractions in lively Hudson, NY - with many new restaurants and music venues (Club Helsinki). Local summer theater close by in Chatham, the Berkshires (Tanglewood) a short drive, Jacob's Pillow, Albany is also close. Many hiking parks, and the scenic Hudson River a short drive away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Valatie, 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
15 Oct 2017 - 15 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £77.3
Cleaning fee £38.65

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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