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Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type studio


About the property

Spacious, huge bathroom, heated Jacuzzi tub, separate seated shower, balcony.

The Loft at 12 Clara is your perfect destination while visiting West Point, Beacon, Storm King Art Center and other Hudson Valley Tourism attractions. We offer hotel quality amenities and down home comfort with private entrance and parking at your door, luxury, comfort, privacy and most important of all while traveling, security, in a quiet neighborhood setting.

Enjoy a daily breakfast of Julia's mouth-watering jumbo muffins baked fresh each morning and delivered to your door.

Perfect for couples who want to escape the city, parents heading to West Point or executives looking to break away from the hum-drum hotel scene.

The spacious bathroom offers a large heated jetted bathtub and a separate roomy seated shower. Plenty of thick towels and an array of toiletries are on hand plus a hair dryer, iron and ironing board and a clothes steamer.

The hidden kitchenette hosts a Keurig coffee maker with condiments, electric tea kettle with assorted teas, a microwave and a large fridge with plenty of extra ice. Insurance forbids cooking in room but our location is near a wide selection of restaurants and home food delivery businesses.

Julia quietly delivers a freshly prepared basket with fresh jumbo muffins at your door. Once you leave for the day your room is freshened, used towels removed and beds turned down for your return.

Please inquire about additional guests. Fees apply.

Weather permitting, enjoy your morning coffee on the east facing balcony or cook s'mores in your outdoor firepit.

We adhere to a standard of cleanliness and safety you won't find in most home vacation rentals like full house fire alarms with an exit strategy, fire extinguisher, disinfecting standards, protective bedding and pillow coverings and more.

West Point parents love the The Loft's convenient location with easy highway access to and from the campus - only a 14 minute drive on the scenic Storm King Mtn. highway.

Experience an artist's retreat beginning you day at Storm King Art Center, overnight at The Loft, breakfast and then head back to Beacon for the train home, but not before visiting the DIA center or the many shop and bistros on Beacon's Main Street.

We have Uber locally. Use app for more information.

Price is for double occupancy. (2 guests)

No matter what your plans are-

- The Loft offers a perfect romantic getaway only 90 minutes from Manhattan

- Make it an adventure and hike Storm King Mountain's many trails or kayak the Hudson.

- West Point ceremonies, football games.

- An artist weekend at DIA Beacon and Storm King Arts Center

Due to the seasonal nature of our business, refunds will be considered on a case to case basis.

More Details


New Windsor Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Luxurious oversized heated Jacuzzi tub, sit in shower
  • The Loft bathroom is huge and luxurious. It has an eleven foot ceiling, a pedestal sink, oversized heated Jacuzzi tub and a large sit-in shower. Our direct hot water system assures you plenty of hot water. The fully stocked linen closet is located in the bathroom, along with another large closet for toiletries and exposed shelves for personal items and jewelry. Lavender infused bath salts included.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The Loft is a studio.. The queen bed is in the far corner with a full-size sofa bed and extra cot for extra guests. Eleven foot ceiling with air conditioning and heat control. Double glass doors lead to cozy balcony. Large walk in closet with hanging rod and shelves. Fireproof safe located in closet. Facing east for morning sun exposure.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
The Loft is a studio apartment with the amenities of a Bed & Breakfast which includes a delicious basket of home baked breakfast muffins, daily room cleaning.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Quiet refuge

  • 5 of 5

We used the loft apartment as a retreat after venturing out for day-long exploring trips of the Hudson River Valley. The apartment is very comfortable, cozy and private. We highly recommend Storm King, only a five minute drive from the apartment. We also enjoyed excellent Indian/Thai cuisine at Citrus, also nearby.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Wonderful stay at a charming loft

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this loft. The owners went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and pleasant. If we are ever in the area again, we would not hesitate to stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Tucson, Arizona

Clean and comfortable. . . very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend the loft. Nice people, nice neighborhood, great home-made muffins.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Incredibly clean and well run BnB!

  • 5 of 5

Everything exceeded our expectations. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Another awesome stay at the loft. Thank you Julia.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Like home

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I felt like family while staying at the loft. Julia was a gracious hostess and served a delicious hot breakfast every morning. The place is spacious and comfortable. Super comfortable bed too!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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Julia McGuire
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Julia McGuire

I am a writer at heart and mostly work from home, so having my own hospitality business is right up my alley. I greet you at the door and I'm at your disposal throughout your stay.

Julia McGuire purchased this studio in 1977

Why Julia McGuire chose New Windsor

The Hudson Valley is one of the most beautiful settings in our country. All seasons are equally amazing and never cease to surprise us even after 40+ years. Our house lends itself beautifully to the Hudson Valley traveler and small family. As secluded as we are, we are less than half a mile from the main road, and from there, a mile from a busy intersection with everything you need for your stay here from restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, liquor stores, take out restaurants that deliver, post office and banks and our West Point guests love that we are just 15 minutes from the main gate.

When we first started looking for a home we wanted the kind of small neighborhood like the town I grew up in. All these years later and we still love it here.

We are ten minutes from Stewart International Airport and five minutes from The Storm King Art Center which features artists and sculptors from around the world. We also have some of the most awesome hiking trails on Storm King Mountain, about a five minute drive from us.

Nighttime is pretty quiet here. Actually, that's one of the features that works out best for our guests. Guests love the privacy. I'm just a phone call away for anything you need.

What makes this studio unique

We have distant mountain views that are best seen from The Loft through the east facing glass doors - a great thing to wake up to each morning. Our home has evolved from a tiny bungalow to a unique arrangement of rooms as our family grew. We designed The Loft for privacy and it has well served us. The comment all our guests make when they leave is, 'feels like home.' It doesn't get better than that. Don't wait another weekend before deciding that you need a break now and enjoy the privacy, seclusion and relaxation you deserve.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Marie, you were the perfect guest. Right after we said hello you told me that your oil light came on in the car a few miles back. We solved that problem and then the time just flew. I remember the knot I got in my stomach when you said that your family owned a restaurant. Yikes!!! But I made my house specialties for breakfast and you gave the Marie seal of approval. Marie, you are always welcome back to The Loft!
Mar 2013
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Stewart International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Palaia Winery
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Newburgh Ferry
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
West Point Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Metro-North and Jersey LIne
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
NYS Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Schlesingers Steakhouse
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
West Point Ski Slope
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Harriman State Park Beaches
Car: necessary

The Loft is just 5 minutes from Storm King Arts Center, 15 from West Point. There is no time like Autumn in the Hudson Valley. We are minutes away from some of the Mid-Hudson's most popular hiking trails like Storm King Mountain and access to the Adirondack Trail. There is so much to do here in the Hudson Valley, or take some time to chill out in the beautiful Loft, enjoy a glass of wine while you soak in your oversized heated Jacuzzi, relax by your own fire-pit with smores, order take-out and do nothing at all.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Prices subject to change at any time. Due to the seasonal nature of our business, there is a 50% refund if reservation is cancelled. No entertaining. Please respect our space.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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