2 Weeks in July and 1 in Aug Available! Peace on Private Lake House W/ Gardens

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Looking out into the large part of the lake


Last updated: 10/05/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Imagine sitting on the long lakeside deck of this home at twilight, watching the sun set over the gardens as the peeper frogs begin to chirp. The sounds of nature, the ripple of the lake, the scent of honeysuckle on a summer breeze…and when night falls, take the row boat out on the lake by moonshine and the light of a sky full of stars.

There are no motor boats to disturb Silver Lake, one of the largest private lakes in Dutchess County. There is a rowboat, perfect for trips to the middle of the lake for swimming and fishing, tethered to a private dock. For a speedier trip around the lake, try the canoe and two kayaks parked on a private gravel beach.

A screened-in porch, which has a translucent roof to let in sun but keep out rain, is a great spot for breakfast or a BBQ cooked on the charcoal grill or in the large, full-service kitchen adjacent to the porch.

There are three bedrooms, a study and kitchen with cable television, and a living room and sitting room with lake views. Each room is filled with windows—blurring the lines between indoors and out—home, lake and woodland. Two upstairs balconies also overlook the lake, as does the shower in the upstairs bath.

This property has been landscaped by the owner, a professional garden designer, to combine the best of the natural world and modern home living. The cottage-style, cedar-sided house is surrounded by ornamental gardens, including a full sun garden, shade and woodland garden areas, and a bountiful perennial garden adjacent to the deck. The organic vegetable garden, full of fresh tomatoes, broccoli, garlic, beans and other goodies, is also accessible to vacationers.

There is a new washer and dryer in the basement, as well as a bicycle, ping pong table, and a box of lawn games. There is Wi-Fi throughout the house, plenty of closet space, and a collection of board games. Cats are welcome, as are non-barking well-behaved dogs.

The towns of Rhinebeck and Red Hook are 12 minutes away, while Tivoli (20 minutes), the small city of Kingston (25) which has the Ulster County Performing Arts Center, the larger city of Poughkeepsie (35) for the Bardavon Theatre, and the upscale towns of Millbrook (25), Hudson (40) and Woodstock (40) are all within easy driving distance.

There are hiking trails in every direction, including along the Hudson River and in the Catskill Mountains to the west and Bash Bish waterfall to the northeast. For safe cycling go to the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. Bard and Vassar Colleges feature art galleries, performances, entertainment and dancing at the Spiegeltent, and the Frank Gehry-designed Fischer Center for Theater. The closest towns of Rhinebeck and Red Hook have an independent movie theater and a multiplex, and the Dutchess County Fairgrounds hosts the weeklong fair and other events. The FDR Museum and home is just south in Hyde Park. There are several golf courses nearby and dozens of excellent restaurants, including those of the Culinary Institute of America. The Omega Institute is 10 minutes away and there are several yoga studios right in the village of Rhinebeck.

This is a charming and well situated home. If you have any questions during your stay, the owner lives 15 minutes away and is extremely conscientious about helping whenever it is needed.


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Chateau / Country House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Every bedroom is filled with windows. Two bedrooms have lake and woodland view. Downstairs bedroom is window filled with woodland and garden views....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Both showers are tiled and wainscoted. Showers have windows. Upstairs shower has lake view and is a large walk in shower with glass doors. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This location and home is all about peace and easy comfort. It is a place to get away... but not too far away. There are many fantastic restaurants nearby, public gardens to visit, golf, tennis, swimming pools, children's activities, farm markets, movies, hiking, cycling, theater, concerts, galleries, antiquing, and many other activities all within easy reach. But most folks just want to stay home to lounge and play at the lake...and at night, star gaze and listen to the wild turkeys, frogs, geese, and even the occasion call of far away coyotes. ...moreless


  • Books:

    A great deal of fiction/literature. Gardening and nature books....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games for all ages...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Two cable boxes and three TVs can be moved to five different rooms that have cable hookups. More cable boxes upon request for additional fee....moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD player, turntable, tape player in living room. Radios in most every room....moreless

  • Television


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    The house is towards the private end of the lake with just one house beyond....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The house is directly on the lake with a private dock....moreless

  • Rural:

    1/2 mile down private road with only one house beyond. ...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    7 foot wooden farm table with two extensions available. Eat in kitchen, however, adjacent sitting area can be easily converted into dining area....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Kitchen:

    Large full kitchen with dishwasher, gas stove, and 7 foot farm table. Sink and adjacent counters are brushed stainless and additional countertops are hardwood. The kitchen is the center of the home....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    All spices, oils, and other cooking supplies available for use....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side stainless with ice-maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small lawn large enough to play croquet, wiffleball, and badminton....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill...moreless



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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning fee $125
  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 10/05/2015
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53 Miles
Nearest Airport
Stewart Airport in Newburgh
9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Terrapin in Rhinebeck
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Red Hook Golf Club in Red Hook
11 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Taconic State Parkway
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many in Rhinebeck and Red Hook
39 Miles
Nearest Ski
Thunder Ridge in Patterson
18 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kingston Point Park in Kingston

Car: Necessary

Hikes abound...and for a real treat, take the 30-minute hike to the fire tower on top of Stissing Mountain. The views from the tower, including dozens of miles in every direction and hawks soaring at eye level close to the tower, are unbelievable. And only a short drive in the opposite direction brings you to the Catskills for spectacular hikes and drives. Walking the trails along the Hudson River also makes for a beautiful stroll.

The towns of Rhinbeck, Hudson, and Millbrook make for great shopping and antiquing, and have many fine dining restaurants.

There are several spectacular public gardens in the area such as Innisfree in Millbrook and Stonecrop Gardens in Cold Spring.

The nearby rail trails are perfect for safe family cycling.

There is a farmer's market every Sunday in Rhinebeck as well as others in nearby towns.

Several local farms sell fresh meats and produce on site all week long.

The area has many 'pick your own' farms from strawberries in June, peaches and blueberries in July and August, and apples and pears in late summer. And, of course, there is fresh corn available for most of the summer.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: The owner is a professional garden designer and gardener who spends her days making properties welcoming and beautiful. She loves nature, knitting, and lots and lots of sunlight. She lives only 15 minutes away and is available to help whenever needed.

Why the Owner Chose Rhinebeck:
This house was built from scratch in 2003 to have all the amenities for any season while still being beautiful and connected with the gardens and lake. The owner has a long history with the Rhinebeck area, having raised her son there many years ago.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Private lake, boating, beautiful gardens, organic vegetable garden. What most everyone feels when here is peace. It is the loveliest of spots with its broad expanse of calm lake, serene woodlands and a charming and very livable home.

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  • Looking out into the large part of the lake

    Looking out into the large part of the lake

  • Flowers in bloom

    Flowers in bloom

  • Vegetable garden

    Vegetable garden

  • Front gardens

    Front gardens

  • Kitchen


  • Sitting room with lake view

    Sitting room with lake view

  • Living room

    Living room

  • King size bed

    King size bed

  • Canoe and kayaks ready for use

    Canoe and kayaks ready for use

  • Deck table and chairs

    Deck table and chairs

  • Blooming in spring

    Blooming in spring

  • Screened-in porch with translucent roof

    Screened-in porch with translucent roof

  • Front door

    Front door

  • Sunny sitting area

    Sunny sitting area

  • Sun-filled bedroom/study

    Sun-filled bedroom/study

  • Full bed with private bath

    Full bed with private bath

  • Second floor shower overlooking lake

    Second floor shower overlooking lake

  • Private dock in late winter

    Private dock in late winter

  • Sunset on the deck

    Sunset on the deck

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, November 30, 2015

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