check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Escape to Avalon Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the VRBO checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more


Minimum Stay
7 - 30 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + sleeper sofa, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)




An Idyllic Country Escape 2 Hours from NYC and minutes from shopping, antiquing, restaurants and outdoor activities. 15 minutes to Catamount Ski Resort.

Beautifully renovated and furnished 3br/2bth 1860s farmhouse on 10 acres in the Hudson Valley. Tucked away on a quiet country lane, yet close to great shops, restaurants and cultural attractions.

More than a rental property, Avalon Cottage is truly a home (just read our great reviews). Original details, wood beams, hardwood floors and french doors throughout. Large outdoor deck with gas grill. Beautiful in-ground pool set in 3 acres of rolling lawn. Fireplace in living room and master bedroom. 42' HDTV Entertainment system with Surround Sound. Beautiful dining area/great room. Professional cook's kitchen with Garland range and top-notch cook/bakeware. Central A/C. House-wide, UV Air Filtration System. Whole-house, auto-switching backup generator allows you to enjoy the biggest of winter snowstorms from the cozy comfort of your living room.

3 bedrooms to accommodate friends and family (max of 5 people total). Romantic master suite with king bed, fireplace and jacuzzi.

Rental includes Premium Cable (HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, etc.; PPV movies available at your cost), 42' flat screen HDTV with surround sound; high quality linens/towels, kitchen fully stocked with cookware/glassware/flatware, etc.

Minimum 30 day rental period during the winter season; discount offered for multiple months. $200 final cleaning fee (all cleaning and damage fees will be deducted from security deposit). Children welcome, however home not suited to children under the age of 5.

No pets - no smoking.

More Details

Jane Schwartz
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 29, 2016

About Jane Schwartz

We love this area and bought our house 15 years ago to enjoy all the beauty and activities the Hudson Valley has to offer.

Jane Schwartz purchased this house in 2001

Why Jane Schwartz chose New York

This part of the Hudson Valley offers a unique balance of natural beauty plus cultural attractions, making it the perfect place to relax and recharge.

What makes this house unique

This is not your average rental property - Avalon Cottage is our home, and outfitted as such. We live in the Cottage when we're not traveling. The location of our house combines privacy in a beautiful, natural setting with proximity to great restaurants, shopping, cultural attractions and outdoor activities.


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Escape to Avalon Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Austin, TX

A delightful experience

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Avalon Cottage was truly delightful. It is a charming home and so comfortable. The Cottage is ideally located for day trips to explore areas of the Hudson River Valley and Western Massachusetts and so welcoming to us on our return "home". We enjoyed the quiet and relaxed atmosphere, especially time on the back deck relaxing, reading and watching the wildlife. Our vacation was truly wonderful thanks in large part to feeling so at home in Avalon Cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your time at Avalon Cottage. We pride ourselves in providing a true "home away from home" experience for our guests. It was a pleasure to host you.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Truly wonderful place to escape!

  • 5 of 5

Avalon Cottage was everything we had hoped for and more. It is a beautiful and comfortable home with amenities abounding. We particularly enjoyed the fantastic kitchen (Garland stove, top-notch cookware, Breville oven), and the luxurious Jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom. We also enjoyed the warm and welcoming living room with its beautiful fireplace. The location is perfect, too, as Avalon Cottage straddles the Hudson Valley and the Berkshires. We had a wonderful, relaxing vacation and can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, Louise and Michael, and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Copake Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak Station, Hudson, NY
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Taconic Parkway
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Catamount Adventure Park & Skiing
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taghkanic House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Full refund of deposit if canceled within 30 days of beginning of rental period. 50% refund of deposit if canceled within 15 days of beginning of rental period. No refund offered if canceled 14 days or fewer from beginning of rental period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Contact Me Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Taghkanic House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newly renovated, lovely bathroom with glass enclosed shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub , Large jacuzzi tub in master bath fits 2 comfortably
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Twin-bedded room with down comforter
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Feather-bed topped, comfy double bed with down comforter
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Swedish therapeutic, pillow-top bed with down duvet
  • 1 King size bed: Very comfy, Swedish, pillow-top mattress; 1 Double Beds: Feather bed-topped double bed makes for very sweet dreams; 1 Twin Beds: with down duvet; 1 Queen-sized Sleep Sofa in living room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Very private 10 acre property, very secluded yet close to all conveniences (great restaurants, antiques, swimming, shopping, etc.)

Partner Offers