|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
Set in the historic hamlet of Barrytown, this originally 1870s former Parish House was recently acquired and tastefully remodeled to the highest standard. The house offers 4-5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. It is located next to a former church that is part of the property but not rented, in 3 acres of park-like gardens that include an elegant large in-ground pool.
The house offers the highest standard in terms of quality, comfort, and taste, and everything is newly remodeled. The dining room/ kitchen is the house's social center, fully equipped for delightful cooking and entertaining to celebrate the amazing local fresh farm food offerings. Adjacent are two comfortable living rooms, equipped with a working fireplace and a modern wood stove. Upstairs is the master bedroom, one large bedroom with two twin beds, a spacious office with two desks and another wood stove, and two beautifully appointed bathrooms. Downstairs and separated by a small hallway is the guest apartment with 2 additional bedrooms, a living room (that can also serve as additional bedroom), bathroom, and its own kitchen, ideal for bringing family guests while keeping some privacy. The large back porch is set up for convivial meals looking out onto the beautiful back lawn. A grass terrace offers two comfortable steamer chairs to recline and enjoy the view.
The large tastefully designed in-ground fenced-in pool lies like a little lake in a wooded area in the back of the property. A refreshing and invigorating swim takes you away from it all (available during summer only).
The location of this property cannot be beaten. Barrytown is nestled between the historic Hudson River estates of Clermont, Montgomery Place, Rokeby and Edgewater, an oasis of serene beauty and quiet. Just down scenic River Road, Rhinebeck offers its shops, renowned restaurants, and abundant Sunday farmers' market. The Old Rhinebeck aerodrome features its amazing nostalgic airshow of WWI planes. Red Hook Village is 5 minutes away, offering more shops and award winning dining. Farmstands are 2 minutes away offering delicious local fruits and vegetables (summer and fall). A 5 minute drive takes you to Bard College and its concert hall designed by Frank Gehry, with the renowned Bard Summerscape Festival. Rhinecliff Amtrak train station is a 12 minute drive, connecting to New York Penn Station in just over one and a half hours. Less than 15 minutes across the river, Kingston offers all conventional shopping amenities whenever needed. The Omega Institute is 20 mins away. The FDR Presidential Library and the American Culinary Institute in Hyde Park are a 25 minutes drive. Hudson's antique shops and restaurants are 25 minutes away. The Catskills offer amazing hiking and New Paltz renowned rock climbing. Woodstock is a 25 minutes drive. A wonderful destination in a magical natural setting for all seasons - summer, fall, winter and spring.
Barrytown was sacred grounds to the native Americans who originally lived here. The house lies in absolute quiet, on a dead end, 300 yards from the Hudson River. Take a hike on the Fathers Trail in the morning and watch the stars at night. A visit of the church can be arranged - Jackie Kennedy worshipped here, and John Cage performed many of his compositions.
- Master bedroom: Queen-sized bed
- Bedroom 2: two Twin-sized beds
- Bedroom 3: Queen-sized bed
- Bedroom 4: Two Twin-sized beds
- Bedroom 5 (also used as living room for guest apartment): one Twin-sized bed
All upscale amenities are offered, including wireless internet access, 2 flat screen TVs and DVD players with cable TV, SONOS music system, air conditioning, Nespresso machine, in-unit laundry/ dryer and ironing board, hair blow-dryers, large trampoline, soccer goals.
- No smoking
- No cats, dogs or other animals allowed
- Must be at least 25 years old to book
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
- Final cleaning $150 to be paid by guests
We are a European family who resettled in New York City. Thomas is a media executive and Gwendolyn a film maker.
Thomas Hesse purchased this house in 2010
The house was clean, well appointed and offered easy access to the surrounding Hudson Valley area. Check in/out was efficient and well coordinated. Overall good service. I would recommend the property to friends and rent it again.
Our family spent a wonderful week at this beautiful house in Barrytown. Tastefully decorated in a relatively minimalist but very comfortable manner - the house had everything we needed to keep folks 5 through 78 years old happy. A big kitchen with a great sound system meant singing and dancing while we all worked on dinner. A lovely pool was set a short distance from the house and morning swims amidst the trees were a meditation. Open spaces for soccer and frisbee golf and quiet evenings of movies punctuated by the distant horn of a passing train. Lots to do close by - great stables for riding (Welwyn is a standout), Rhinebeck and Bard are minutes away with Hudson and Millbrook relatively close as well. It was simply blissful.
We used Thomas's house as overflow housing for participants at a conference at Bard. Everyone loved it. Comfortable beds, lovely setting, quiet, in a sweet little village. We'll definitely use it again!
I stayed in this beautiful house with my family over the summer and it was absolutely perfect. Historic houses can often be quirky, but this stunning property has been lovingly and carefully restored so it provides all the modern conveniences while maintaining the charm of an older home.
The location cannot be beat, it is walking distance to the sparkling Hudson River, with a trail leading to a rare riverside beach. Barrytown is very centrally located, just 10 minutes away from fashionable Rhinebeck and just a few minutes more across the bridge to Kingston for convenient shopping. The best farm stand in the area is at the end of the street, Montgomery Farms, with the most amazing produce.
The house itself has large, airy rooms and fantastic light. The large central kitchen looks out over the back yard and pool area, which made it easy to keep an eye on the kids while they played. The house was very comfortable for our large group, with separate living areas, kitchen and bedroom for our extended family, which allowed the adults to enjoy their coffee in peace! It was an incredibly peaceful and relaxing place.
The pool is fantastic, and it feels like swimming in the forest as the wooded area that surrounds the pool provides dappled shade throughout the day. The grounds and the house provide plenty of nooks and crannies to explore, with a gorgeous back porch for family dinners.
This is the kind of property that fosters family memories, and is everything that a vacation house should be, idyllic and peaceful. I would recommend this house wholeheartedly, my only concern is that it will not be available for my next vacation!
We enjoyed our stay in this house very much! The grounds are beautiful, and the house is in immaculate condition inside and out (thanks to a renovation that preserved much of the character of the house). In the summer the pool is particularly beautiful - set in a grove of trees, it is incredibly private. The house is set on a no-outlet road, which means that there is almost no car traffic. There are lots of activity possibilities very close by, including lots of hiking trails on nearby public land (Poet's Walk, Tivoli Bays, Ferncliff) and the cultural possibilities of the Bard Campus, and nearby Rhinebeck and Red Hook. It is definitely possible to get here without a car (Amtrak to Rhinebeck, then a 10-minute cab from the station) but you will probably want at least one car in your group. This would be an incredible place for a family or group get-away. My kids were in heaven here, swimming and jumping on the trampoline, and I wasn't worried about needing to keep an eye on them every second.
The location of this property cannot be beaten. Barrytown is nestled between the historic Hudson River estates of Clermont, Montgomery Place, Rokeby and Edgewater, an oasis of serene beauty and quiet. A 10 minute drive takes you to Rhinebeck with its shops, excellent restaurants, other amenities, and abundant Sunday greenmarket. The Old Rhinebeck aerodrome offers its nostalgic airshow of WWI planes. Red Hook Village is 5 minutes away, offering more shops and restaurants. Farmstands are 2 minutes away offering delicious local fruits and vegetables. A 5 minute drive takes you to Bard College and its concert hall designed by Frank Gehry, with the renowned Bard Summerscape Festival. Rhinecliff Amtrak train station is a 12 minute drive along scenic River Road, connecting to Penn Station in just over one and a half hours. Less than 15 minutes across the river, NY State's former capital Kingston offers more quaint shops, another greenmarket, and a conventional mall whenever needed. The Omega Institute is 20 mins away. The FDR Presidential Library in Hyde Park and Woodstock are each a 25 minutes drive. 44 minutes to rock climbing in New Paltz, one hour to Hunter Mountain ski resort.
Barrytown was sacred grounds to the native Americans who originally lived here. The house lies in absolute quiet on a dead end, 300 yards from the Hudson River. Take a hike on the Fathers Trail in the morning and watch the stars in the night.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
29 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£639|
|Final Cleaning Charge||£120|
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the rental fee will be refunded as follows:
100% refund if cancelled more than 90 days prior to the Check-in-Date
90% refund if cancelled up to 90 days prior to the Check-in Date
50% refund if cancelled up to 30 days prior to the Check-in Date
20% refund if cancelled up to 15 days prior to the Check-in Date
0% refund thereafter,
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.