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Harley's Hideaway - A Bed & Breakfast Alternative

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

Furnished One bedroom Apartment with panoramic views from private deck

Updated furnished apartment with one bedroom with single queen bed, full bathroom, equipped kitchen, dining area, living room area, and a private deck boasting panoramic views of the neighboring Sanctuary. Nestled in Northern Dutchess County, our location is convenient and within a short drive to towns such as Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Hyde Park, Poughkeepsie, Millbrook, Pleasant Valley, and Pine Plains. Guests will pull up our private driveway and walk up to a private deck boasting the beauty of the countryside. The apartment is separate from our main house. Walk inside to see a charming living room and kitchen area complete with appliances and furnishings (some new, some refurbished from our local antique stores) to make you feel comfortable and welcomed.

There is a full bath with towels provided, just bring your own toiletries.

The bedroom has a queen-sized bed, dresser, mirror and two nightstands. Linens and extra pillows are also provided.

Enjoy your morning coffee on the deck with a peaceful view of Buttercup Wildlife Sanctuary, which is right next to our property. Hiking trails are within a short walk from Harley's Hideaway. Take a short drive to one of the nearby towns to enjoy biking, local wineries, attend a course at the Omega Institute, great restaurants and attractions held at the Dutchess County Fair. Our central location offers convenience in this area for those who may need overnight accommodations - for any reason.

Unfortunately, more than two guests cannot be accommodated at this time.

Surveillance cameras are installed outside on the property.

More Details

Stephanie Thatcher
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017

About Stephanie Thatcher

With my husband and two children, we moved up to Stanfordville 31 years ago. We fell in love with this area and knew it was where we wanted to raise our family. We've enjoyed many years of hosting large annual parties at our home with our relatives looking forward to travelling north for a getaway to the country. With the lack of hotels in this area of Northern Dutchess, our apartment served as a welcome retreat for many of our out-of-town family members. In 2016, I retired after 39+ years with IBM and now enjoy the time to focus on other interests, impromptu getaways, and managing Harley's Hideaway.

Stephanie Thatcher purchased this apartment in 1987

Why Stephanie Thatcher chose Hudson Valley

This part of the Hudson Valley is beautiful and it's a hidden gem. Large hotels are not nearby so staying in a private, updated apartment that is close to equestrian events, antiques, bike trails, events in Rhinebeck or other nearby towns are all appealing reasons for guests travelling in this area. Our guests have said we are a good "base" location. Many guests like to have the option to prepare their own foods instead of eating out for all meals.

What makes this apartment unique

The views from the deck are panoramic. Guests can enjoy morning tranquility sipping coffee on the private deck that overlooks the Buttercup Audubon Sanctuary. Relax with no set time for meals (you prepare all meals at your convenience). We renovated the apartment in 2015 and have refurbished furniture purchased from our local stores. The apartment is clean and updated. Our accommodations will make our guests feel welcome. Great restaurants are nearby.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Stanfordville in Stanford

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Newly renovated. Owner provides towels, hand soap and toilet paper. Please bring your own toiletries.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen-sized bed with dresser, nightstands, extra pillows and linens provided. Wall-to-wall carpeting.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing


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Harley's Hideaway - A Bed & Breakfast Alternative
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Perfect Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

Harley's Hideaway is a superbly comfortable accommodation. Stephanie and Art are gracious and knowledgeable hosts. The apartment was clean and well equipped, and the bird feeders outside offered colorful entertainment all day long. This property far exceeded our expectations, and we would stay here again when visiting the area. As owners of a HomeAway vacation rental property we were extremely impressed. Thank you, Stephanie and Art!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure to have met you and we are very happy to know that we exceeded your expectations. We hope you will be back if your travels bring you to this area.
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I fell immediately in love with this little cottage; it's a perfect place for 2. I am very picky about linens and cleanliness and Harley's Hideaway scored 5 stars on both! The cottage is beautifully furnished! It is also located within an easy driving distance of FDR's home and library and many other wonderful attractions. The Hudson River Valley is absolutely beautiful! Our only regret is that we could not stay longer. Thank you Stephanie and Art for sharing this beautiful place with us!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. We truly appreciate it and hope you visit us again in the future.
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Comfortable, cozy and quiet. Suited my needs perfectly for two weeks.

  • 5 of 5

Great place for 1 or 2 guests who are looking for a quiet haven. Having a deck with a view of an expansive nature preserve is a nice plus and a spot to enjoy your morning coffee or a glass of wine.The kitchen is fully equipped for those who want to cook or there are restaurant options nearby. Stephanie and Art were terrific hosts, very responsive and keep the place sparkling and in tip top shape.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting you, Nancy, and thank you for your thoughtful reviews (both online and in our guest book). We hope to see you again if your travels bring you back to Stanfordville.
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Wonderful Time

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time. The apartment had excellent amenities. Furnishings were first class. Beautiful surroundings. We highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again if your travels bring you back to Dutchess County.
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Amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Very clean apartment owner is very nice suggested a restaurant that was really good overall was great will be going back soon

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have met Andy & Tiffany. They left our apartment spotless, and were exceptionally quiet guests. We hope they will return to explore many of the interesting towns and annual events this area offers from May to October.
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Exceptionally nice apartment with all the conveniences of home. Great patio overlooking countryside

  • 5 of 5

Stephanie and Art are excellent hosts and Harley's Hideaway apartment is exceptionally comfortable and well-appointed with all the essentials necessary for a quiet, relaxing get-away vacation or end-of-the-day retreat. The location is outstanding for watching birds or deer from the patio overlooking the adjacent Buttercup Sanctuary. With excellent WiFi access you can easily stay connected and cable TV ensures you won't miss favorite TV programs.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Stewart Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Uncle Sonny's Cafe
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Red Hook or Silo Ridge
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Wassaic Train Station
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Taconic State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Lia's Mountainview Restaurant
Nearest Ski
28 Miles
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Lake Taghkanic
Car: necessary

Dutchess County Fairgrounds is a wonderful venue for seasonal events from May through October and is within a 25-minute scenic drive. Innisfree Gardens , voted one of the worlds 10 best gardens in Millbrook, NY is a must-see for those new to this area. Buttercup Farm Audubon Sanctuary borders our property and hiking trails are within a two minute drive. "Walk over the Hudson", as well as bike trails are within a 30 minute drive. Horseback riding nearby. This area also attracts many weekend motorcyclists who enjoy touring the countryside.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Stanfordville, 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
Nightly Rate
13 May 2017 - 15 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £74.05

Parking available for one car, and guests will have access to the apartment facilities. Apartment is at the top of a full flight of outdoor stairsEffective June 28, 2017, the 4% Dutchess County Hospitality tax will be included in quoted rates when your booking is confirmed. Note: Any reservations confirmed prior to 6-28-2017 did not include tax so guests will pay the taxes upon check-in. Guests may walk around the property in the front and back yards (5 acres total). No access to deck on main house.

Apartment newly renovated and equipped with central heating and cooling. Guests provide their own food and beverages. Local grocery stores are nearby and are typically open until 7PM. Coffee-maker is on premises with kitchen amenities. There are very good restaurants within a short driving distance. Larger grocery markets are available within a 25 minute drive.

No more than the two registered guests allowed on premises. No parties. No smoking anywhere on property. No children. No pets. Apartment is not handicapped-accessible.

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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