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Highview Villa/Train Station Artistically Renovated Hudson Valley

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Last updated: 09/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Wurtsboro villa 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.

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 1: 1 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Master Bedroom Suite: 1 king

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          • One bedroom with single bed, two bedrooms with queen size beds, king size bed in master suite, Additional accommodations for two more guests on request for an additional $50 per night....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            tub and double vanity...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, tub

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

          • Bathroom 3: toilet

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          Other Amenities

              • This villa is a great location for an event such as a wedding or an event. It is a beautiful setting and unique space for pictures and guests. Contact owner for further information. Spa is within 10 minutes. Possible to schedule massage therapist to come to the home. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • Books

              Theme

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

              Attractions

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Village
              • Mountain View

              sports and adventure activities

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

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      General

                      • Internet
                      • Fireplace
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Parking
                      • Living Room:

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

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Iron & Board

                      Kitchen

                      • Oven:

                        Wolff gourmet with convection...moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        all necessary items...moreless

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Ski & Snowboard:

                        within 35 minutes...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • 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

                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.8
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Columbus Day Weekend
                      Oct 10 - Oct 13, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $650
                      Thanksgiving
                      Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $650
                      Thanksgiving Holiday
                      Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
                      5 night min stay

                      $2,600
                      flat fee
                      Christmas/New Years
                      Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $650
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $500 $650
                      Fri, Sat
                      $3,100

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • cleaning $150
                      • Property Damage Protection $69
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      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.

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                      Last updated: 09/03/2014
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                      Location

                      30 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Stewart Airport
                      35 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Newburgh Beacon Ferry
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Metro North
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Route 17 Quickway
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Sugarloaf and Mountain Creek Resort
                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Wallkill Country Club, Winding Hills Country Club
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Danny's

                      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.

                      Yes, outdoor drive-in theaters still do exist, complete with greasy popcorn which is only a five minute drive.

                      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.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Highview Villa Depot Mission Style

                        Highview Villa Depot Mission Style

                      • Kitchen with eat in counter

                        Kitchen with eat in counter

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Upstairs Hall

                        Upstairs Hall

                      • Master Suite shower enclosure with birch twig panels

                        Master Suite shower enclosure with birch twig panels

                      • Master Bedroom freestanding tub

                        Master Bedroom freestanding tub

                      • Front entrance

                        Front entrance

                      • Train Tunnel

                        Train Tunnel

                      • Winter at Highview

                        Winter at Highview

                      • Ballroom (O&W train Waiting Room )

                        Ballroom (O&W train Waiting Room )

                      • Kitchen spice jars above stove

                        Kitchen spice jars above stove

                      • Master Suite

                        Master Suite

                      • Master bath vanity

                        Master bath vanity

                      • Entry Hall

                        Entry Hall

                      • View from Master Bedroom balcony

                        View from Master Bedroom balcony

                      • Archways to Ballroom

                        Archways to Ballroom

                      • Highview Tunnel that allowed passage of trains through the steep mountains

                        Highview Tunnel that allowed passage of trains through the steep mountains

                      $500 - $650 per night (USD)
                      4

                      4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 9

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                      Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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                      Highview Villa/Train Station artistically renovated Hudson Valley

                      Wurtsboro #3617713ha

                      4 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 9

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