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Charming Gate House on Historic Hudson River Estate

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage in the Woods! 3BR/1.5 bath on 86 acres

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 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.


Owner
Dana Perry
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 28, 2017

About Dana Perry

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.

Dana Perry purchased this cottage in 1969

Why Dana Perry 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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albany
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Tivoli
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak - Rhinecliff Station
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Taconic, NYS Thruway
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
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

Amenities

Germantown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Powder room
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , double bed master bedroom with day bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Our son had his wedding on this property and the immediate family of both bride and groom stayed directly on the property in what we called the big house - the mansion and we shared the gate house with our married son and Daughter-in-law and grandchildren. We were provided a golf cart to get back-and-forth to the mansion from the gate house that we stayed in. My granddaughters loved driving around the property in the golf cart. Gatehouse was charming and brought you back in time. We had an awesome weekend!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Accomodations were ok but beds not very comfortable.

  • 3 of 5

Accomodations were ok but beds not very comfortable. There was no coffee which would have been a nice touch. We engaged a babysitter and she was useless and expensive. I would suggest never using her again.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place - clean, quiet, peaceful, a lovely place to relax.

  • 5 of 5

The guard house has everything you need. The grounds of the estate are beautiful and the owners are very nice and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint and quiet and beautiful surroundings!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed with extended family who rented the big house for wedding weekend. We all loved the gorgeous setting, the pool and the hosts!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming house / amazing property

  • 5 of 5

The gate house is very charming and cool in the heat of summer. The Southwood estate that it's part of is beautiful and has spectacular river views.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

We had the most lovely stay at the Gatehouse at Southwood. The house was the perfect size for us ( a couple and a college-aged son and our dog) with room to spare. Everything was clean and the beds were comfortable. We barbequed each night and found everything we needed in the well-stocked kitchen. When we ran out of coffee filters the Perrys brought new ones right away. The grounds around the Gatehouse are amazing. We loved the meadows and visited the horses, goats and even the bees. The mansion at the other end of the property is often used for weddings, which must be spectacular because the grounds are immaculate. We often travel to the Hudson Valley and this particular spot is now among our favorites. It's an easy drive from NYC and the views of the Catskills are amazing. We enjoyed visiting Clermont State Park with it's lovely trails and some of the quaint local towns. The big bonus for us was the Perrys. Not only are they wonderful hosts, we thoroughly enjoyed speaking to them about the property an their respective film careers. We're hoping to return in the fall.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning fee $135

Ask owner about weekly and monthly rates.
Winter holiday rates apply to Thanksgiving as well.
Gate House does not have access to swimming pool unless no other houses are booked. Pool use may incur a modest surcharge if available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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