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Pond-Side Bliss in Dutchess County

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Last updated: 07/07/2014
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Red Hook farmhouse 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.




Keywords: farmhouse

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Farmhouse
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Ice Maker
          • Kitchen

          Amenities

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Garage
          • Washing Machine

          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

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

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet
              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

              • Jetted Tub
              • Sauna

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Balcony
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Boat
              • Water Sports Gear

              Theme

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

              Location & View

                  • Waterfront

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Tennis
                  • Rafting
                  • Skiing
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sledding
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Swimming
                  • Hunting
                   

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                  Nov-March .. $1000/2-3 day weekend .. $2000/week (except Thanksgiving and holiday)
                  April-May . . $1500/2-3 day weekend . . $3000/week
                  Jun-Oct .. $2000/ 2-3 day weekend .. $4000/week
                  Rates do not include $150 housecleaning fee.
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                  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.


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                  Speaks: french, spanish, english

                   

                  Photos

                  • View of house from across the pond

                    View of house from across the pond

                  • 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.

                  • Living room with wood-burning fireplace.

                    Living room with wood-burning fireplace.

                  • Bedroom.

                    Bedroom.

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

                    Springtime on east slope overlooking vegetable garden, with treehouse.

                  • Vegetables and flowers from the garden.

                    Vegetables and flowers from the garden.

                  • Tree house and climbing wall, with gas grill and picnic table behind.

                    Tree house and climbing wall, with gas grill and picnic table behind.

                  • Swimming in the pond.

                    Swimming in the pond.

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

                    Several bikes in different sizes are there to be ridden.

                  • Fall landscape with swing, floating and diving docks in background.

                    Fall landscape with swing, floating and diving docks in background.

                  • The pond in winter. Ice skating becomes possible nearly every year.

                    The pond in winter. Ice skating becomes possible nearly every year.

                  • 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.

                  • Dining room, looking west over lawn and pond.

                    Dining room, looking west over lawn and pond.

                  • Master bedroom with teak hot tub, looking out to sun-drenched deck with hammock.

                    Master bedroom with teak hot tub, looking out to sun-drenched deck with hammock.

                  • Vegetable garden in summer.

                    Vegetable garden in summer.

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

                    View of screen porch and master bedroom deck in summer.

                  • Picnic table overlooking back lawn, bird feeder, and pond.

                    Picnic table overlooking back lawn, bird feeder, and pond.

                  • Fishing from the floating dock in the pond.

                    Fishing from the floating dock in the pond.

                  • Fall colors.

                    Fall colors.

                  • The pond in late autumn.

                    The pond in late autumn.

                  • Skating!

                    Skating!

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                  4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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                  Speaks: french, spanish, english
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