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Blissful 1848 Farmhouse, Vegetable Garden, Swim Pond, Screen Porch

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Breakfast on the dock overlooking the pond.

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Last updated: 05/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-13)

Wonderful restored 1848 farmhouse with swimming, canoeing, fishing & ice-skating pond in an idyllic, 11-acre setting. Four bedrooms, four baths, huge chef's kitchen with Vulcan restaurant stove, organic vegetable garden from which you are welcome to harvest during the summer bounty, screen porch, wood-burning fireplace, swing, sports field, tree house,, diving dock on the pond. Located in Dutchess County, an hour and a half's drive from the George Washington Bridge. A great getaway for families with kids, groups of friends, writing groups or reading groups — anyone looking for a quiet retreat at any season of the year — the 3,000+ square foot house easily sleeps 10, and can accommodate up to 13 on daybeds and a comfortable queen sleeper. It is particularly perfect for groups who like to cook and eat large meals together.

The house is on a back road used by only a few cars each day. It has four bedrooms, two with queen-sized beds and two with up to three twin beds each, four bathrooms with showers, one large soaking tub, and a queen sleeper sofa in front of the fireplace. There is wi-fi throughout, and a television set for watching DVDs in the downstairs bedroom. The kitchen includes a restaurant-quality Vulcan stove, Subzero refrigerator, dishwasher, two sinks, and all standard cooking implements including coffee maker, Breville toaster oven, Cuisinart and ice cream maker. In addition to the large table in the dining room which seats up to 12 people, there are dining tables on the screen porch, the upstairs deck, and the pond's diving dock, and a large picnic table outside the kitchen. There is a large-capacity washer and dryer in the basement.

Within easy walking distance of Another Fork in the Road, one of the best diners in the Hudson River Valley, the house is convenient by car to the villages of Rhinebeck and Red Hook, the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, the Rhinebeck County Fairgrounds, Montgomery Place, Poet's Walk, Clermont, the Bard College campus with its summer arts festival at the Fisher Center and its world class Hessel Art Museum, Innisfree Gardens, blueberry picking at Greig Farm, cherry and pumpkin-picking at Rose Hill Farm, the antique stores of Hudson, the Millbrook wineries, and much, much more.

For hiking and mountain biking, try nearby Ferncliff Forest, where there's a superb view of the entire Hudson River Valley from the lookout tower. Or, for a more rigorous climb which also ends with a lookout tower, there is Stissing Mountain. For easier cycling, great for beginning bikers, there's the idyllic Harlem Valley Rail Trail in nearby Millerton.




Keywords: farmhouse, swim pond, vegetable garden
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Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 3500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Private swim pond with diving dock (good for ice skating under the right winter conditions}, stocked with bass and sunnies for fishing, canoe, floating dock private playground with swings, slides and football lawn, extensive flower beds, badminton set and lawn, and, in summer/fall, a bountiful organic garden. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna
  • Jetted Tub
 

Reviews

4.9
from 18 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Apr 1 - Jun 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$750
Fri, Sat
$3,000
Summer
Jun 2 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$500 $1,000
Fri, Sat
$4,000 $10,000
Winter
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2018
2 night min stay
$300 $500
Fri, Sat
$2,000 $5,000
Midseason
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2018
2 night min stay
$400 $750
Fri, Sat
$3,000 $7,000
Spring/Summer
May 1 - Oct 31, 2018
2 night min stay
$500 $1,000
Fri, Sat
$4,000 $10,000
Winter
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2019
2 night min stay
$300 $500
Fri, Sat
$2,000 $5,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$500
$4,000 $10,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $175
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

58 Miles
Nearest Airport
Stewart International Airport, New Windsor, NY
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Red Hook Golf Club
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak, Rhinecliff, NY
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Taconic State Parkway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Another Fork in the Road
32 Miles
Nearest Ski
Catamount Ski Area, Hillsdale, NY

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: We live and work in New York City where our children go to school; we purchased the house in the country when they were very young as a place for them to run and play. It has been a cherished refuge for the last decade. We love to read, play games, and cook and the house furnishes lots of opportunity for all three activities. We've had many large family reunions there and it is an ideal spot for a family gathering or for a large group of friends to get together.

Why the Owner Chose Red Hook, NY, USA:
The Hudson River Valley is one of the most beautiful spots on earth -- it rivals such famed locales as Tuscany and California's Napa Valley in the beauty of its landscapes and the superb local food. I have lived in France, and the grand estates along the Hudson River remind me of the châteaux of the Loire Valley. There is a sense of history and rootedness there that we cherish. Milan, where our house is, retains an unspoiled agricultural beauty that makes it one of the most idyllic locations in the Valley.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Our favorite summer activity is diving off the diving board into the pond on a hot day and having a long swim in the pond. Canoeing and fishing are a close second, and younger visitors always love catching salamanders along the stream. We go on long bike rides, make bouquets out of the many flowers growing in the flowerbeds, and harvest vegetables from the vegetable garden for completely local home-cooked meals. We really enjoy the local farm stands and farmers markets, and wine tasting at the many vineyards in the area, as well as concerts at the nearby Fisher Center and the Rhinebeck Performing Arts Center. In summer, we love going to the drive-in movie theatres in Hyde Park and Poughkeepsie; in winter we go skiing at one of the local ski areas or ice skating on the pond then come in to a roaring fire in the fireplace.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

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Photos

  • Breakfast on the dock overlooking the pond.

    Breakfast on the dock overlooking the pond.

  • Front entryway.

    Front entryway.

  • View through the interior of the ground floor, queen sleeper sofa and daybed

    View through the interior of the ground floor, queen sleeper sofa and daybed

  • Kitchen with Vulcan stove.

    Kitchen with Vulcan stove.

  • Master bedroom upstairs.

    Master bedroom upstairs.

  • Upstairs bedroom with en suite bath.

    Upstairs bedroom with en suite bath.

  • Sun deck overlooking property off master bedroom.

    Sun deck overlooking property off master bedroom.

  • Screen porch overlooking pond.

    Screen porch overlooking pond.

  • View of screen porch from across the pond.

    View of screen porch from across the pond.

  • Canoe vs. kayak sea battle on the pond.

    Canoe vs. kayak sea battle on the pond.

  • Vegetable garden.

    Vegetable garden.

  • Several bikes in different sizes are there to be ridden.

    Several bikes in different sizes are there to be ridden.

  • The front of the house in summer.

    The front of the house in summer.

  • View through center of house with wood-burning fireplace (wood supplied).

    View through center of house with wood-burning fireplace (wood supplied).

  • Ground floor bedroom with en suite bath.

    Ground floor bedroom with en suite bath.

  • Master bath with huge steam shower.

    Master bath with huge steam shower.

  • Upstairs bedroom with two twin beds and trundle.

    Upstairs bedroom with two twin beds and trundle.

  • Picnic table and gas grill.

    Picnic table and gas grill.

  • Swing outside the kitchen window.

    Swing outside the kitchen window.

  • Diving dock. Pond is 16 feet deep.

    Diving dock. Pond is 16 feet deep.

  • Croquet on sports lawn below vegetable garden.

    Croquet on sports lawn below vegetable garden.

  • Winter. Lots of sleds in the garage.

    Winter. Lots of sleds in the garage.

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 21, 2017

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