Highview Villa/Train Station Artistically Renovated Hudson Valley

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Last updated: 11/05/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Unique 800 square foot master bedroom is a creative open floor plan. Wake up and look out wall glass sliders onto the side of the mountain with a small creek running down the mountain when it rains. Shower in a free standing shower enclosed by transparent panels of birch twigs. Or bath in a free standing tub as you look out to the wooded area and creek below.
Double sided fireplace as warmth to both the kitchen and the 'ballroom' the main waiting area of the original station. Walk out onto the brick patio and enjoy a meal outside with Tiki torches and barbecue under the starry skies. The upstairs has two areas. On the end of the house is the master bedroom suite and the other end has 3 bedrooms, where the train master originally lived with his family. One bedroom has a secret door entrance, as requested by our children when we renovated the station.
Walk to park with swimming pool, tennis court, playground, basketball court, soccer, baseball field and minature golf.


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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    28 years of age...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 1: 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Master Bedroom Suite: 1 king


  • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single


  • Eight is the maximum amount of people that can be accommodated in the bedrooms with two in the king size bed, two in each of the queen size beds and one in each of the two twin bedrooms. We encourage families and do not want groups that are looking to party. No air mattresses or sleeping on the sofa....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    tub and double vanity...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

    with water closet toilet, double vanity and shower ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet



  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Was the waiting room for passengers Flat screen DVD cable and DVD...moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    all necessary items...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    custom built table seating for 7 and bar seating for 3...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Wolff gourmet with convection...moreless


  • Balcony:

    off master bedroom...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    mini golf at park 500 yards away tow golf courses one within 10 to 20 minutes...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$675 $745
Fri, Sat
$4,200 $12,500

Changeover Day: Friday

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 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 $150
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Taxes Not included


When proceeding to pay preferred payment is e-check even though website incorrectly says preferred payment is charge card. If you are booking within 21 days of your stay full payment is required to hold the reservation.

Note all holiday weekends require a minimum of three nights to be booked. Holidays such as New Years, Christmas and Thanksgiving require a 4 night minimum reservation

The owner of the home cannot be held liable for any direct or indirect damages that may occur during your stay at the accommodation, including (but not limited to) injury to person or possessions, and loss due to fire, theft or criminal behaviour. Likewise, the owner is not responsible for potential delays, accidents, loss, and change of schedule. Renter may be held liable for damages that exceed the dollar amount of the insurance purchased. Renter is to provide names and ages of all guests on the property during the rental. The rental of the property is strictly limited to the use of these guests during the stay. No additional parties, individuals or groups allowed.

The base rental price is for six guest and the additional charge is for two more guest which will have access to the two bedrooms each with one twin bed. Total guests not to exceed eight during the course of the stay.

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Last updated: 11/05/2015
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Stewart Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Newburgh Beacon Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Wallkill Country Club, Winding Hills Country Club
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Metro North
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 17 Quickway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sugarloaf and Mountain Creek Resort

We are nestled in a wooded area on the side of a mountain. First and foremost you are residing in an historical train station professionally design and restored with over the top creativity. Enjoy this HGTV style home first hand, as in the show 'You LIve in a What?'.

There is the 25' high tunnel burrowed into the side of the mountain in front of our station . This, tunnel is about 1 mile long. This where the locomotives chugged through to reach the station. This feat of engineering allowed the first train passage through the steep grade of the mountains to allow passage to between NYC and Canada.

In the autumn you are immersed in color and the beauty of nature. There are local orchards for apple picking and warm cider donuts with apple cider. Stay home and enjoy the original train stations two sided wood fireplace as you relax in the ballroom or enjoy dinner in the kitchen. Walk over the Hudson on the foot bridge, hike the many mountains available or take one of the many rail/bike paths.

When snow blankets the station and 10-20' icicles form at the tunnels entrance you can grab your sled and head over the the park just down the road and sled down the parks hill. If you are a snowboarder or skier there is a variety of skiing resorts all within close proximity.

We are within a mile of the Basher Kill known for the it's thriving population of eagles and other wildlife.

There is hunting in a variety of forms throughout the fall, winter and various forms of fishing within close proximity as well.

The town park within a two minute walking distance has tennis courts, baseball field, pool, mini golf and basketball court. Also there are many planned kayaking courses in the rivers nearby.

Want to hit the New York City for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, a Broadway show, or whatever peeks your interest? The depot is within 10 minutes of the Metro North train that can take you to Grand Central or within walking distance to a bus you could take into Port Authority in NYC.

Within ten minutes is bustling Middletown which has every retail store, variety of restaurants, cinemas and activities that you could want.

Like history? There are many Civil War reenactments at several sites complete with firing artillary throughout the year in local towns. Pack a picnic and watch the battle. West Point Military Academy is within 35 minutes with ongoing public events.

Don't miss the original Woodstock location of the 1969 outdoor concert which is now the Bethel Woods Center. Only 30 minutes away, you could have a tailgate picnic prior to the show. Followed by a tour of the museum that explains the events of the 60's and appeals to all ages. A live concert is heard as you watch the sun set.

The largest outlet center in the world, Woodbury Commons, is a 25 minutes drive.

A small historical airport is within 2 miles where you can take a two seater plan ride or glider up to view the incredible Hudson Valley.

Orange County Choppers has there facility 20 minutes away.

The Roosevelt mansions and many other wealthy families have homes along the Hudson you can tour.

These are just a few of the many delights to enjoy while you are here at the O&W train station.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1986

About the owner: My husband and I grew up in the Boston area and moved to the city to attend Cooper Union. I also attended Pratt Institute. We have had our small interior design contracting company for 30 years and have three adult children two of which are married. My husband and I had wonderful family holidays here. We are now enjoying a change of season with our children older and looking to spend our vacations in other peoples unique homes.

Why the Owner Chose Wurtsboro:
When do you get to live in a creative, professionally designed space let alone a train station? You can stay in the comfort of this home which is entertaining in itself or venture out for a diverse selection of activities for all ages.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
This home was an abandon concrete shell of history. It was our vision of it's potential that captivated us. There was the mission style parapet wall front facade, 8' thick concrete walls and the four archways openings to the waiting room that travelers would pass through as they bought their tickets and jumped aboard the next train. The train loaded with NYC passengers looking to relax in the cool upstate mountains in the summer or head to the city for the day.

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  • Highview Villa Depot Mission Style

    Highview Villa Depot Mission Style

  • Kitchen with eat in counter

    Kitchen with eat in counter

  • Master bath vanity

    Master bath vanity

  • Entry Hall

    Entry Hall

  • Archways to Ballroom

    Archways to Ballroom

  • Winter at Highview

    Winter at Highview

  • Front entrance

    Front entrance

  • park pool

    park pool

  • The Blue Room

    The Blue Room

  • The Secret Door Bedroom

    The Secret Door Bedroom

  • Ballroom (O&W train Waiting Room )

    Ballroom (O&W train Waiting Room )

  • Kitchen


  • Master Suite shower enclosure with birch twig panels

    Master Suite shower enclosure with birch twig panels

  • Master Bedroom freestanding tub

    Master Bedroom freestanding tub

  • Train Tunnel

    Train Tunnel

  • Master Suite

    Master Suite

  • The villa in the Autumn

    The villa in the Autumn

  • The Red Ceiling Room

    The Red Ceiling Room

  • Highview Villa Train Station

    Highview Villa Train Station

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Highview Villa/Train Station artistically renovated Hudson Valley

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