Charming Gate House on Historic Hudson River Estate

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Last updated: 10/12/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This adorable 1300 sf historic gatehouse on 86-acre Hudson River Estate was recently renovated and includes open kitchen/dining room, den with cozy propane stove, w/d, dishwasher, powder room, bathtub/shower and three bedrooms upstairs. White oak kitchen counters were milled on the property from downed trees in our forest.

The former Livingston family estate boasts abundant wildlife, breathtaking Hudson River views, a swimming pool and proximity to local points of interest such as Bard College, Olana, Woodstock, Montgomery Place, Poet's Walk, Rhinebeck, Tivoli, Hudson, Otto's Market, antiquing, skiing, hiking, biking and boating.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

    Renters must be at least 25 years old...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved pets are considered! $50 pet fee applies....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • Games


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    2 larger bedrooms are air-conditioned. Fans provided....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Cozy glass sided propane stove with remote control...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking is adjacent to house...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Open kitchen/dining area...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Staples and spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden:

    Partially fenced backyard, lawn furniture...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Private pool is a five- minute walk from Gate House, shared with owner's family...moreless



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  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Cleaning fee $100
  • Taxes Not included


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Last updated: 10/12/2015
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak - Rhinecliff Station
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Taconic, NYS Thruway
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Windham, Catamount, Bellayre, Hunter Mountain

Car: Necessary

Bard College, Upstate Films, Duchess County Fair, Otto's Market in Germantown, Hudson, Tivoli, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Hudson, Omega Institute, Clermont State Park, Olana, Woodstock


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1969

About the owner: Our family acquired this 86-acre estate directly from descendants of the Livingston family in 1969. Situated on the the bluffs directly above the Hudson river, the property has unparalleled views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. The newly renovated Gate House, originally built around 1860, offers a comfortable place for family and friends to enjoy the peace and quiet of their own private retreat in the woods.

Why the Owner Chose Germantown:
The Hudson River Valley remains an undiscovered gem, especially for New York City residents looking for the joys of country living just 2 hours away. There are endless delights to be explored in the area - local farms and pick-your-own orchards, eclectic music, theater and dance available at Bard College, delightful towns such as Tivoli, Rhinebeck and Hudson in addition to terrific hiking, kayaking and biking.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Walk the property and take in breathtaking panoramic views of the Hudson River and Catskill mountains, especially vibrant at sunset. Visit the horses, sheep and goats. There are abundant deer, wild turkeys, hawks, heron and a variety of other birds, as well as the occasional fox and eagle sighting. Bose radio has a sound dock for playing your iPod.

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  • Gate House

    Gate House

  • View from Front Door - Fall

    View from Front Door - Fall

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen/Dining Room

    Kitchen/Dining Room

  • Kitchen/dining


  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Bedroom 3 - Single

    Bedroom 3 - Single

  • Backyard


  • Road towards Hudson River

    Road towards Hudson River

  • Eagle


  • Sunset from Property

    Sunset from Property

  • Front Door

    Front Door

  • Living Room with Propane Stove

    Living Room with Propane Stove

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • dining area

    dining area

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • guest room with two twin beds

    guest room with two twin beds

  • Back yard

    Back yard

  • Southwood Gates

    Southwood Gates

  • Deer


  • Hudson River - Winter

    Hudson River - Winter

  • Pool


VRBO #439638

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 19, 2015

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Charming Gate House on Historic Hudson River Estate

Germantown #439638

3 BR  1.5 BA  Sleeps 5

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