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Pond-Side Bliss in Dutchess County

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House reflected in private swim pond with canoe.

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Last updated: 05/07/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Wonderful restored 1848 farmhouse with swimming, canoeing, fishing & ice-skating pond in an idyllic, 11-acre setting. Four bedrooms, four baths, huge chef's kitchen with Vulcan restaurant stove, organic vegetable garden from which you are welcome to harvest during the summer bounty, screen porch, wood-burning fireplace, swing set, sports field, climbing wall, diving dock on the pond. Located in Dutchess County, an hour and a half's drive from the George Washington Bridge. A great getaway for families with kids, groups of friends, writing groups or reading groups –– anyone in retreat from the city at any season of the year –– the 3,000+ square foot house very easily sleeps 10, and can accommodate up to 14 on comfortable fold-out sofas. It is particularly perfect for groups who like to cook and eat large meals together.

The house is on a back road used by only a few cars each day. It has four bedrooms, two with queen-sized beds and two with up to three twin beds each, four bathrooms with showers, one large soaking tub, two queen sleeper sofas. There is wi-fi throughout, and a television set for watching DVDs in the downstairs bedroom. The kitchen includes a restaurant-quality Vulcan stove, Subzero refrigerator, dishwasher, two sinks, and all standard cooking implements including Cuisinart and ice cream maker. In addition to the large table in the dining room which seats up to 12 people when the wings are added, there are dining tables on the screen porch, the upstairs deck, and the pond's diving dock, and a picnic table outside the kitchen. There is a large=capacity washer and dryer in the basement.

Larger gatherings or family reunions who need more than a single house might consider renting in combination with VRBO 238884, only a 5-minute drive or a great overland hike away.

Within easy walking distance of one of the best diners in the Hudson River Valley, the house is convenient by car to the villages of Rhinebeck and Red Hook, the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, the Rhinebeck County Fairgrounds, Montgomery Place, Poet's Walk, Clermont, the Bard College campus with its summer arts festival at the Fisher Center and its world class Hessel Art Museum, Innisfree Gardens, blueberry picking at Greig Farm, cherry and pumpkin-picking at Rose Hill Farm, the antique stores of Hudson, the Millbrook wineries, the Stanfordville Haunted House, and much, much more. Private cooking lessons with a former editor at Gourmet can be arranged.

For hiking and mountain biking, try nearby Ferncliff Forest, where there's a superb view of the entire Hudson River Valley from the lookout tower. Or, for a more rigorous climb which also ends with a lookout tower, there is Stissing Mountain. For easier cycling, great for beginning bikers, there's the idyllic Harlem Valley Rail Trail in nearby Millerton.




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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Private swim pond with diving dock (good for ice skating under the right winter conditions}, stocked with bass and sunnies for fishing, canoe, floating dock private playground with swings, slides and football lawn, extensive flower beds, badminton set and lawn, and, in summer/fall, a bountiful organic garden. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna
  • Jetted Tub
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$450 $750
Fri, Sat
$3,000
Summer/Fall
Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$575 $1,000
Fri, Sat
$4,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 05/07/2015
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Location

58 Miles
Nearest Airport
Stewart International Airport, New Windsor, NY
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Red Hook Golf Club
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak, Rhinecliff, NY
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Taconic State Parkway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Another Fork in the Road
32 Miles
Nearest Ski
Catamount Ski Area, Hillsdale, NY

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: We live and work in New York City where our children go to school; we purchased the house in the country when they were very young as a place for them to run and play. It has been a cherished refuge for the last decade. We love to read, play games, and cook and the house furnishes lots of opportunity for all three activities. We've had many large family reunions there and it is an ideal spot for a family gathering or for a large group of friends to get together.

Why the Owner Chose Red Hook:
The Hudson River Valley is one of the most beautiful spots on earth -- it rivals such famed locales as Tuscany and California's Napa Valley in the beauty of its landscapes and the superb local food. I have lived in France, and the grand estates along the Hudson River remind me of the châteaux of the Loire Valley. There is a sense of history and rootedness there that we cherish. Milan, where our house is, retains an unspoiled agricultural beauty that makes it one of the most idyllic locations in the Valley.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Our favorite summer activity is diving off the diving board into the pond on a hot day and having a long swim in the pond. Canoeing and fishing are a close second, and younger visitors always love catching salamanders along the stream. We go on long bike rides, make bouquets out of the many flowers growing in the flowerbeds, and harvest vegetables from the vegetable garden for completely local home-cooked meals. We really enjoy the local farm stands and farmers markets, and wine tasting at the many vineyards in the area, as well as concerts at the nearby Fisher Center and the Rhinebeck Performing Arts Center. In summer, we love going to the drive-in movie theatres in Hyde Park and Poughkeepsie; in winter we go skiing at one of the local ski areas or ice skating on the pond then come in to a roaring fire in the fireplace.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish

 

Photos

  • House reflected in private swim pond with canoe.

    House reflected in private swim pond with canoe.

  • Screen porch overlooking pond.

    Screen porch overlooking pond.

  • Chef's kitchen with Vulcan gas stove including double-oven and grill.

    Chef's kitchen with Vulcan gas stove including double-oven and grill.

  • Dining room overlooking pond.

    Dining room overlooking pond.

  • Upstairs bedroom with en suite bath.

    Upstairs bedroom with en suite bath.

  • Sun deck overlooking property off master bedroom.

    Sun deck overlooking property off master bedroom.

  • Swing outside the kitchen window.

    Swing outside the kitchen window.

  • View of screen porch and master bedroom deck in summer.

    View of screen porch and master bedroom deck in summer.

  • Enjoying the pond.

    Enjoying the pond.

  • Croquet on sports lawn below vegetable garden.

    Croquet on sports lawn below vegetable garden.

  • Springtime on east slope overlooking vegetable garden, with treehouse.

    Springtime on east slope overlooking vegetable garden, with treehouse.

  • Ice skating on the pond! We've got lots of skates in different sizes.

    Ice skating on the pond! We've got lots of skates in different sizes.

  • The front of the house in summer.

    The front of the house in summer.

  • Front entryway looking through to kitchen.

    Front entryway looking through to kitchen.

  • Living room with wood-burning fireplace.

    Living room with wood-burning fireplace.

  • Master bedroom with teak hot tub, en suite bath, sun-drenched deck with hammock.

    Master bedroom with teak hot tub, en suite bath, sun-drenched deck with hammock.

  • Spacious ground floor bedroom with two twin beds and daybed, en suite bath.

    Spacious ground floor bedroom with two twin beds and daybed, en suite bath.

  • Picnic table and gas grill.

    Picnic table and gas grill.

  • Vegetable garden in summer.

    Vegetable garden in summer.

  • Diving dock. Heaven on a hot summer day.

    Diving dock. Heaven on a hot summer day.

  • Canoe vs. kayak sea battle on the pond.

    Canoe vs. kayak sea battle on the pond.

  • Several bikes in different sizes are there to be ridden.

    Several bikes in different sizes are there to be ridden.

  • Fall panorama from the far side of the pond.

    Fall panorama from the far side of the pond.

  • Winter. Lots of sleds in the garage.

    Winter. Lots of sleds in the garage.

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    10
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Property type
    Farmhouse
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/07/2015
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