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Eames-Style Country Lake House on 30 Private Acres

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Looking back at the house on the way to the lake in June.

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Last updated: 07/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This is an 13 year old house built by the owners sited on 30 acres near an old stone sheep herding wall. It's very cozy but open, with radiant heat and one wall of windows (inspired by the Charles and Ray Eames House) looking out towards the lake and hills. The land is beautiful in all seasons. Our 30 acres of woods is on a private road with 3 other properties, one of which is a horse farm.

Downstairs is an open plan with several living areas and a separate 600 square foot gourmet kitchen with a Viking range, dining area and bathroom. Two bedrooms and a bathroom are upstairs. Both bedrooms have panoramic views of the lake and land. There are two bunk beds in one bedroom and a queen bed in the other.

Our 30 acres are private but we share our 20 acre lake with 3 other properties and local fauna, which is abundant and includes deer, turkeys, chipmunks, beaver, turtles, lizards and a variety of birds.

Bike the 1.5 miles into town and have lunch, play tennis, buy antiques or check out what's happening at the Spencertown Academy. Five miles will get you to Chatham for restaurants, movies and shopping.

Columbia County has become a mecca for the local and organic food movement. Food shopping is unrivaled with the Chatham Food Coop 5 miles down the road, nearby is Hawthorne Valley Farm where we get our raw milk, the Berry Farm where we pick our own berries, we visit the lambs when we pick up our yoghurt at the Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, and Grazin' Acres where we meet our beef and chicken. The city of Hudson, 15 miles away & next door to Olana, boasts some of the best restaurants in the Hudson Valley, if not the state. We are regulars at Chatham's Blue Plate, if for no other reason than the bread and tapenade.

More detailed, Hudson-focused information is available at this blog: hungryinhudsonny.

15 minutes to Catamount, 25 to Butternut. Swimming at Copake, Kinderhook, etc., visit the lambs at Chatham Sheep Herding Company, pick berries, apples, etc., or shop in Hudson and Great Barrington. Visit the Shaker Museum, Olana, Tanglewood or Berkshires. Two hours from NYC.

For more info about hiking trails and outdoor sites, visit the Columbia County Conservatory's website and look at the 'public conservation areas'.

Lastly, I just got a Roku Streaming Player for watching Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, or anything on your laptop, on the large flatscreen TV.

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Keywords: Lake House

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    No cats, sorry, allergies....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Canoe & excellent fishing in the lake.

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Roku Streaming player for Netflix or Amazon Instant Video or anything on a laptop movie library....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Viking...moreless

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Kids' stuff....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Kids' life jackets for the canoe....moreless

 

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$400
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Changeover Day: Sunday


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $171 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $100 Nightly

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

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Trash Collection (if nee $35
  • Cleaning $165
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Standard Weekend - $800


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 07/29/2015
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Location

Car: Necessary

Columbia County is a mecca for the local and organic food movement. Food shopping is unrivaled with the Chatham Food Coop 5 miles down the road, get your raw milk at Hawthorne Valley Farm, the Berry Farm, and Grazin' Acres where you can meet your beef and chicken. The city of Hudson, 15 miles away & next door to Olana, boasts some of the best restaurants in the Hudson Valley, if not the state. We are regulars at Chatham's Blue Plate, if for nothing reason than the bread and tapenade.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: I live in NYC and have four children. We built the house before we had the first one so we had no idea what our needs would be. The kids love the country, but between weekend soccer and endless birthday parties, it's getting hard to get up there very often. We miss it, but appreciate the income.

Why the Owner Chose Spencertown:
We looked at the Hamptons, but didn't want a suburban experience and could not afford to be right on the ocean. Coincidentally, I grew up in NYC with a country house in Hillsdale but my husband just happened to pick Columbia Couty because of the beautiful and reasonable (2 hours) drive up.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We needed property on the water, so we love having the lake. We also wanted land that was far enough away from a road so that our dog could run around without worrying us. We didn't want to hear the sound of cars wooshing by. And I have to say, every time I get out of the car, I take a deep breath because it smells so very, very good up there. The air feels softer. It's heavenly with a breeze.


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Photos

  • Looking back at the house on the way to the lake in June.

    Looking back at the house on the way to the lake in June.

  • The house during a little sun flurry.

    The house during a little sun flurry.

  • Our driveway as one approaches the house.

    Our driveway as one approaches the house.

  • Kitchen.

    Kitchen.

  • Downstairs hang out area near the kitchen.

    Downstairs hang out area near the kitchen.

  • Living area.

    Living area.

  • One of the bunk beds (unmade!)  in the 2nd bedroom.

    One of the bunk beds (unmade!) in the 2nd bedroom.

  • A huge snapping turtle laying her eggs right next to the house.

    A huge snapping turtle laying her eggs right next to the house.

  • A stone fence runs along a crest past the house, down to the lake.

    A stone fence runs along a crest past the house, down to the lake.

  • The house one foggy morning.

    The house one foggy morning.

  • The kids using their bodies as zambonies on the lake.

    The kids using their bodies as zambonies on the lake.

  • Dining area.

    Dining area.

  • Rope swing, tree swing and playset. We often set up badminton or volleyball too.

    Rope swing, tree swing and playset. We often set up badminton or volleyball too.

  • View from the master bedroom in Winter.

    View from the master bedroom in Winter.

  • The 2nd bedroom has two sets of twin size bunk beds. Tord Boontje light fixture.

    The 2nd bedroom has two sets of twin size bunk beds. Tord Boontje light fixture.

  • View of the living, kitchen, dining, etc.

    View of the living, kitchen, dining, etc.

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