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Lazy Summer Tranquility, Garden and Heated Pool, 1 Hr from Nyc

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Putnam Valley chateau / country house description

Less than an hour from the Upper West Side, minutes off the Taconic.

* SWIM, BOAT, FISH: An in-ground swimming pool and a private pond with a boat and fishing, and four acres of landscaped privacy, and you will never want to leave.

* ACTIVITIES: Fahnestock State Park (hiking, camping, X-country skiing, boating) is 10 minutes away. Cold Spring, a historic town with restaurants, antique shops, and old world charm is 20 minutes away. Dia Beacon and Storm King Art Center about 40 minutes away.

* WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER, OR FALL: Enjoy the bright colors of Fall, build snowmen or drag the sled out in winter, or just relax by the (warm!) pool in summer. The two wood burning fireplaces will keep you warm year round (or roast marshmallows in the outside firepit while you stay warm on a cool evening).

* WORK: A high speed cable Internet connection with an Airport Express Wireless Router. Cable TV. Music streamed through AirPlay from your iPod/iPhone/iPad/iTunes. Watch movies and TV shows on Netflx (included).

* PERIOD FURNITURE: The house is comfortably furnished with antique furniture and period pieces.


Keywords: Country House, Hudson Valley home, Heated swimming pool, Private grounds, landscaped gardens

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Plenty of toys and books for children. Soccer balls and (small!) goals, a badminton set, a full train set, and assorted indoor games and toys. Also 50+ books for kids of all ages....moreless

              • Limited Accessibility:

                The entire house is on one floor (short step up) and the two front gardens are at the same level as the house. However the pool, pond, lower lawn and field are down a steep slope....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Please ask us about your pet. The property is open with a state forest adjoining it on one side so a lot depends on the nature of your pet. ...moreless

              • Smoking Allowed:

                Smoking is not permitted inside the house but is permitted outdoors....moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                A twin bed with a trundle. ...moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                ...moreless

              • Office: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                ...moreless

              • King size beds (1) Large King Bed in the Master Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds in the guest room., Baby Cribs (1) A portable crib (GRACO) is available on request., Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) A sofa bed in the office and two full aero-beds which you can use anywhere., Bunk Beds (1) Bunk beds sleep two kids in the children's room....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • A beautiful professionally maintained terraced garden with plenty of teak hardwood lawn furniture provides many places for outdoor dining and a small boatable pond with a seasonal stream....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Many books for adults and for kids of all ages...moreless

                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games:

                    Various board games Badminton Soccer Croquet...moreless

                  • Games For Kids
                  • Music Library:

                    Play your own music on our stereo system through AirPlay from your own iTunes/iPad/iPhone/iPod. A portable iPad/iPhone/iPod docking station lets you carry your music anywhere. We also have a record player with old jazz records and a CD collection....moreless

                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Cable (Comcast)...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television:

                    Cable Netflix (complimentary) Apple TV for movies and TV episodes (iTunes account necessary)...moreless

                  • Toys:

                    Various toys for kids of all ages...moreless

                  • VCR
                  • Video Game Console:

                    A Wii with a set of games is included (along with the use of a Netflix account)....moreless

                  • Video Games:

                    (10)...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Access to movies and tv shows through Netflix....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Forests
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Pond
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding

                  Location Type

                  • Rural
                  • Village
                  • Waterfront:

                    We have a pond on the property and a row boat for guest use....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Broadband Access:

                    High speed broadband internet through Comcast cable....moreless

                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Computer Available
                  • Fireplace
                  • Gas Fireplace:

                    In the patio....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • PC
                  • Parking
                  • Telephone:

                    Local calls only (though, of course, it can receive calls from anywhere)....moreless

                  • Telescope
                  • Thermos Bottle
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Water Cooler
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    In-house secure wireless network with Airport extreme (and an airport express) connected to the Internet through a Cable Modem....moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    (2) A large wood fireplace in the living room and a smaller one in the kitchen....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    We have almost everything a kitchen can use and in ample quantities. ...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Plenty of china and silver....moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Kitchen:

                    Full cook's kitchen with all (coffee maker, mixers, microwave, waffle maker, etc. etc.) appliances and a fireplace for cool cozy evenings!...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Binoculars
                  • Boat
                  • Boat With Paddles
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Covered enclosed and screened patio with a gas heater....moreless

                  • Large Cooler
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    3 charcoal grills of various sizes 1 firepit for charcoal grilling...moreless

                  • Patio
                  • Screen Porch / Veranda
                  • Small Cooler

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Heated Pool
                  • Outdoor Pool
                  • Private Pool:

                    Heated 18' swimming pool (15 May-15 Oct only) with ample seating space. The attached cabana has a full bathroom, a mini-refrigerator (great for keeping those drinks cool!) and many swim toys for the kids....moreless

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Summer 2015
                          May 15 - Oct 1, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $1,050
                          $3,900 $13,000
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $600
                          $1,950 $12,000

                          Rates are based on 7 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest

                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Cleaning $250
                          • Property Damage Protection $89
                          • Tax Rate 8.375%

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                          Location

                          55 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          15 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          13 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          1.5 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Ski

                          Car: Necessary

                          Off the Taconic, Less Than an Hour from UWS, NYC. State parks, museums, summer arts and theater, lakes, hiking, boating, fishing, camping, cross-country skiing and winter sports all a short drive away. Or just stay in and swim, read, write, play, sled, boat!

                          Other Activities: Shopping, boating, snowboarding.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2007

                          About the owner: We are university professors who love to travel (and often end up staying in houses that we find on VRBO owners!).

                          Why the Owner Chose Putnam Valley:
                          Hudson Valley, with its many lakes and points of access to the Hudson River, is an amazingly beautiful region. A place of our own in this area, with its summer arts and away from the city quiet, but just an hour away from our apartment - who could resist!

                          The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                          Shakespeare at Boscobel, dining at Cold Spring or at Blue Hill, lazing at the pool, playing ball with the kids, pulling the boat out to the center of the pond with a book, hiking at Fahnestock, so much to do!


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                          Speaks: english

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                          Photos

                          • View of the house from the swimming pool

                            View of the house from the swimming pool

                          • The pond and the house in early Spring

                            The pond and the house in early Spring

                          • Flowers abound in summer, proudly tended by our gardener

                            Flowers abound in summer, proudly tended by our gardener

                          • Festive dining!

                            Festive dining!

                          • The master bedroom sleeps two on a king bed

                            The master bedroom sleeps two on a king bed

                          • Twin beds in the guest room for additional adults or an overnight guest

                            Twin beds in the guest room for additional adults or an overnight guest

                          • Detached office/playroom/guest room

                            Detached office/playroom/guest room

                          • The office is semidetached - for privacy - with books, croquet, train sets, etc.

                            The office is semidetached - for privacy - with books, croquet, train sets, etc.

                          • Fall colors from one end of the property

                            Fall colors from one end of the property

                          • ... and so are the dragonflies.

                            ... and so are the dragonflies.

                          • Summer with the pond and house!

                            Summer with the pond and house!

                          • sno much snow :)

                            sno much snow :)

                          • The top garden with a fire pit for charcoal grilling and warmth on a cool night

                            The top garden with a fire pit for charcoal grilling and warmth on a cool night

                          • Our wooded property around the main house and gardens

                            Our wooded property around the main house and gardens

                          • Sunbaked pool! But no worries, it is heated for cool or warm days!

                            Sunbaked pool! But no worries, it is heated for cool or warm days!

                          • A full 'cooks' kitchen with a fireplace

                            A full 'cooks' kitchen with a fireplace

                          • A studio sized master bath!

                            A studio sized master bath!

                          • A room for kids, with a twin bed, a trundle and room for air mattresses

                            A room for kids, with a twin bed, a trundle and room for air mattresses

                          • The large living room with a fireplace

                            The large living room with a fireplace

                          • The pool hides amongst the trees!

                            The pool hides amongst the trees!

                          • Butterflies are free...

                            Butterflies are free...

                          • Foggy fall morning

                            Foggy fall morning

                          • A relaxing boat ride in the pond

                            A relaxing boat ride in the pond

                          • A snowy winter morning

                            A snowy winter morning

                          VRBO #205534

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                          Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                          $600 - $1,050 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

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                          Speaks: english
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                          • Calendar last updated: 08/22/2014
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