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Manor House on Working Farm - Great Family Reunion Venue

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Last updated: 07/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Rhinebeck house description

Escape to genuine country by vacationing at the elegant, restored main farmhouse on our 268-acre real working farm.

The 6,300 square foot house has four spacious bedrooms, two living rooms, a media room, a game room, and a state of the art kitchen with double Viking stoves, two dishwashers, and a large Sub-Zero refrigerator. There are exposed hand hewn wooden beams as well as wide board floors throughout. The state of the art entertainment system lets you play music from either Sirius, your iPod, or CDs throughout the house.

The original part of the house dates from 1800, but all systems in the house have been upgraded to 2009, so there is the best of the modern and the antique combined. The house is zero net energy, as the electricity is provided by a 15 kw solar photovoltaic system, and the central climate control system of the fully air conditioned house is powered by a geothermal system.

There are two fireplaces, one in the dining room and one in one of the two living rooms, and plenty of firewood for your use. In the warmer months you will probably have your meals on the screened-in porch next to the kitchen, overlooking the large stocked pond and waterfall. You may also choose to have an evening fire in the stone fire pit that is only steps from the back doors.

Every room in the house has a fabulous view of nature.

Spacious bedrooms on the second floor open onto a common sitting area and all have fabulous views.

Watch TV on the flat screen TV in the media room, or on the other large flat screen TV while exercising in the gym room or while playing ping pong.

Our farm has sheep and their lambs, goats and their kids, cows and their calves. You can feed the goats their favorite treat – peanuts in the shell; let the sheep eat their feed out of your hands. But have no concern about farm noise or odors - the animals are off in the distance in the fields and pastures.

You also may see some of the wildlife on the property during your stay – foxes, coyotes, wild turkeys (there’s usually a flock of about fifty or more), white tail deer, and red tail hawks. Don’t worry, as none of these really present any danger to humans.

There are five ponds on the property for either swimming or fishing – fish for bass or catfish, or just enjoy feeding the goldfish and koi in the two ponds that have been stocked with these ornamental fish. Below the house on the property is a trout stream. Relax in the hammock by the waterfall that flows from the largest pond on the property. There are endless opportunities to hike and picnic on the property, either through the 100 plus acres of woods or alternately in the fields where you can take in the spectacular views of the Catskills in the distance to the west, Stissing Mountain to the east, or the Shawangunk Mountains to the southwest. Barbecue right out back or down by the stream or waterfall.

The towns of Rhinebeck, Red Hook, and Pine Plains are each only about ten minutes away; Bard College, the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, and the Village of Tivoli are about fifteen minutes away, and the Village of Millbrook is only about a twenty minute drive. And we’re only about 90 minutes from the RFK (formerly Triborough) Bridge.

Larger gatherings or family reunions who need more than a single house might consider renting in combination with our friends who own VRBO 301466, only a 5-minute drive or a great overland hike away.

Our farm could also be a fabulous location to have a family reunion or other festive gathering. Use one of our barns for a party.

Keywords: House, Farm, Ponds, Stream, Fishing, Elegant, Hiking, Forest, Pastures, Views, Antique Barns, Swimming

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                Plenty of space outdoors for your dogs and cats...moreless

              • Nude Beach
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                State of the art gourmet kitchen with double over, large Sub Zero refrigerator, 2 dishwashers, 2 sinks...moreless

              • Catering Available:

                Gourmet restaurant (Another Fork in the Road), only 2 miles away, can cater your private party...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Sub Zero...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Microwave

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central A/C provided by environmental friendly geothermal systems...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                2 - one in dining room, and one in living room...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking Off Street

              Other Amenities

                  • Sheep, goats, and cows to entertain the most jaded urban dwellers. Enjoy them with no hassle....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Music Library
                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • VCR
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Broadband Access

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Screened in back porch with great views for dining...moreless

                  • Balcony
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                  • Lakefront:

                    House overlooks severali acre pond filled with bass and other fish...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Great distant Catskill views from various hills on the property...moreless

                  • Lake View

                  Activities

                  • Theme Parks
                  • Swimming
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Golf
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Hunting
                  • Skiing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Tennis
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Fishing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Zoo
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cycling
                  • Rafting
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  May 22 - Sep 1, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $595 $1,400
                  Fri, Sat
                  $5,250 $20,000
                  Fall
                  Sep 2 - Nov 3, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $445 $1,200
                  Fri, Sat
                  $4,150 $15,000
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $425 $950
                  Fri, Sat
                  $3,575 $12,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Holiday weekend $500
                  • Cleaning fee $195
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Minimum stay is a two night weekend.

                  Also available is the manager's cottage located 100 yards from the house. Sleeps 10. $800 for two nights $1,000 for three nights.

                  Full payment is expected with execution of lease


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 07/25/2014
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                  Location

                  Close to Fisher Center for Performing Arts at Bard College

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  Why the Owner Chose Rhinebeck:
                  We are so close to New York City, yet so far. It's an easy 90 minute drive up the Taconic Parkway from the RFK Bridge, and there seems to never be any congestion on the Taconic - if it's not 90 minutes, it's 95 minutes, but never 100 minutes!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  When we are on the property we feel as if we are a million miles from civilization, but we are only a short 10 minute drive to either Rhinebeck or Red Hook, each with a fantastic selection of sophisticated restaurants and shopping. There are so many different spots to picnic on the property - by the side of the stream or one of the five ponds, or on a hilltop with fabulous distant Catskill views. And in Spring, Summer, and Fall, we love the local farmers' markets on the weekends, and all the pick your own farms in the area for, depending on the time of year, asparagus, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and apples, among other fresh off the farm treats, like just layed eggs.


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                  Photos

                  • Approaching the Manor House

                    Approaching the Manor House

                  • One of the two living rooms

                    One of the two living rooms

                  • Gourmet eat-in kitchen

                    Gourmet eat-in kitchen

                  • Catskill views from one of the hilltops

                    Catskill views from one of the hilltops

                  • Side View of Manor House

                    Side View of Manor House

                  • One of the Multiple 19th Century Outbuildings

                    One of the Multiple 19th Century Outbuildings

                  • Waterfall below the Manor House

                    Waterfall below the Manor House

                  • One of the 5 ponds with goat pasture in background

                    One of the 5 ponds with goat pasture in background

                  • View from the Back - Overlooking Stone Terraces

                    View from the Back - Overlooking Stone Terraces

                  • Dining room with fireplace

                    Dining room with fireplace

                  • Screened in back porch

                    Screened in back porch

                  • Nature

                    Nature

                  • Complex of Antique Barns

                    Complex of Antique Barns

                  • Large Open Barn - Great for Large Parties

                    Large Open Barn - Great for Large Parties

                  • Master Bed Room with King Size Tempur-Pedic bed

                    Master Bed Room with King Size Tempur-Pedic bed

                  • Master Bath - 2 Sinks, Tub, Large Double Shower

                    Master Bath - 2 Sinks, Tub, Large Double Shower

                  VRBO #238884

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, May 18, 2014

                  $425 - $1,400 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

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                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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