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Escape the City – Charming Stone Cottage, 1 hr from NYC!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Quiet and serene, with activities and fun all close by.

Peaceful. Restorative. Healing.

Quiet, comfortable, and full of light and love, our stone cottage is the perfect place to escape NYC and renew your body, mind and soul.

Nestled in the woods just 1 hour from Manhattan in the hidden gem of Kent Lakes, NY, the cottage is the perfect country escape for a single, couple, or small family. The cottage is a great option for people who want a convenient country getaway without the hassle of owning a second home. Easy access to all major highways, parkways, and Metro-North make trips down to NYC a breeze.

Well-behaved pets are welcome, and the shaded, fenced-in run gives you peace of mind that your entire family – including the four-leggers – will be happy.

All around you, the grandeur and charm of the Hudson Valley awaits. Mountains, lakes, rivers…hiking, biking, swimming…antiques, farms, world-class gardens…snowmen, sledding, cross-country skiing – season after season, it’s all just minutes away. Cold Spring, Beacon, Hudson, and a host of other charming Hudson Valley towns are all just a short, scenic drive away. You’re close to everything while still being quiet and secluded.

The house is thoughtfully decorated without ever feeling fussy. It’s all designed to help you relax, let go, and breathe easy…like being in an old friend’s home. All of the amenities are included, there’s an office space where you can get work done, and there are numerous spots to curl up with a good book or just take in the views of the surrounding forest.

Unwind. Let go. Sleep in. Breathe easy. Take in the charm of the area, or enjoy the peace and quiet of doing nothing at all. Either way, you’ll feel relaxed and renewed.


Linens Provided

Clothes Dryer

Washing Machine

Wood Pellet Stove


Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer


1 King Bed, Master Bedroom

1 Queen Bed, Guest Bedroom

1 Twin Bed, Child’s room

Stereo System:

Bose Surround Sound / DVD / CD

Flat Screen TV

Satellite Or Cable

Ipod Stand





Cooking Utensils

Refrigerator / Filtered Water

Gas Stove

Outdoor Features:

Gas/Electric BBQ Grill


Outdoor Couch

Seating for dining




More Details

Liz Carey
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Liz Carey

We run month-long yoga teacher trainings in exotic international locations throughout the year. When we're not traveling, the stone cottage makes a nice home base.

Liz Carey purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Liz Carey chose New York

Quiet, serene, while close to activities. Everything you need to relax, dine, swim, hike, and enjoy the outdoors. Rent for several months to get away from NYC all through the year, or come for an extended retreat stay. Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring all have their delights to offer you.

What makes this cottage unique

Unique decor, relaxing energy, quiet for those who want to retreat, and activities for those who want adventure. It's the perfect place for a NYC getaway, extended vacation, or short-term rental. High-end quality decor and details.


Carmel Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 king , Large Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Perfect for children or guests. First floor location.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Cozy bedroom, perfect for guest or children
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Downstairs bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) Upstairs child's room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Charming, relaxing and soothing to anyone who needs to rest and relax. The home is geared more toward reading, writing, reflecting and slowing down, although TV and lots of fun stuff is available. The home is child proofed but there is no crib or high chair.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Escape the City – Charming Stone Cottage, 1 hr from NYC!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews

Great, relaxing stay in Carmel, NY

  • 5 of 5

A group of six stayed in the house and were very comfortable. The house was clean, well stocked, and gave the full experience of the Hudson Valley. We found everything from groceries to a movie theater in the surrounding area, and of course the views were outstanding. Liz was very accommodating and easy to work with. Definitely will be staying there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the stay. Come back soon!
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San José, Costa Rica

Excelente decisión!

  • 4 of 5

Pasamos toda mi familia un muy buen inicio de año en esta súper equipada casa. Los dueños siempre atentos a nuestras necesidades y con una muy buena limpieza. Aunque extrañamos la chimenea, todo lo demás fue lo prometido! Totalmente recomendada para sus vacaciones!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchos Gracias, Jorge!
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Little Slice of Heaven in the Hudson Valley

  • 5 of 5

My wife and two of our kids gathered here for a Thanksgiving weekend. The house was so cozy and functional. The area is beautiful, and there are many hiking, running and biking options. The house is far enough from Carmel center to let you feel secluded yet close enough so grocery runs are easy. We will definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you were happy. That makes us happy! Come back soon. Liz C.
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Hudson Valley Cottage with Great Access to Area Attractions

  • 5 of 5

My wife, mother, and our two Chihuahuas enjoyed a great three night stay and four day visit to the Hudson Valley area. The stone cottage is located in a great area. We spent our first day visiting Peekskill. On day two we went to West Point. Our third day was spent antiquing in Rhinesbeck and we finished our trip by going to Hyde Park to visit FDR's residence, presidential library and museum. All of these attractions were within 45 minutes of the stone cottage. The home was very comfortable, clean, well appointed, and simply charming. We had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was paradise to spend a week in Carmel, NY at foliage time. So beautiful.

This home was very comfortable, clean, well equipped, and lovely furniture to fit the style of the house (so charming). The owner is wonderful and everything went smoothly: She even had a dog bed ready and toys for my pooches. We had a great stay. The outdoor area is great with a trail in woods behind house. There is a relaxing outdoor area with table, chairs and another area with tree stump furniture near the outdoor grill. Couldn't be better. We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, Dahlia! We hope you and your pups will come again soon! Liz C.
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Washington, D.C.

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have picked a better location. The cottage was just a few miles from my relatives' house, and close to town. The home was bright, cozy, tidy, beautifully furnished, and so welcoming to pets. There were food/water bowls in the kitchen and a dog bed in the living room. The kitchen was very well equipped with modern appliances and plenty of cooking utensils. We had such a lovely stay and we look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maria! So glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to have you back soon.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Westchester Airport
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Train to NYC / Southeast / Croton Falls
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Taconic State Parkway

This area of Putnam County is perfect for a quiet Summer /Fall / Winter retreat, walks in nature, and activities such as hiking, swimming, and cross-country skiing in the Fahnestock Area. Also close to the Sedgewood Club where guests can swim, play golf, and tennis for a guest fee.


Rates & Availability

Carmel Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 21 2017 - Oct 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Clean Fee $95
Pet Fee $95
Refundable damage deposit $150

Open to a 3, 6, 12 for 18 month rental period. Discounts offered for longer term stays.

Holiday weekend stays are a higher rate per night including Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day and other high rental periods.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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