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August Sale at Nature Lover's Vacation House

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Three weeks in August open. Take advantage of last minute get away and receive discounted price from $150/ night to $125. Save $175/week. Lovely A-frame house nestled in a quiet wooded lot on a culdesac. Just minutes from local attractions including historic sites, outdoor activities and easy access to NYC.

House is completely furnished with new furniture and appliances. Lovely outdoor eating area overlooks woods and small, quiet stream. You can barbecue on the gas grill and the large deck is perfect for relaxing, reading and conversation.

The 3 Bedrooms include 3 queen sized beds which will accommodate 6 people. All linens are provided. there is one full bath with shower and tub on the second floor and a half bath on the first floor. One bedroom is a loft with a balcony overlooking the living room.

Cable, internet connections are included. Brand new washer, dryer. Filtered water as well. Please note that although there is a large open fireplace in the living room my guests will not be able to use it. My insurance company has deemed it to hazardous. Please honor this and be safe.

The lovely old trees provide plenty of shade and natural cooling. This is a perfect place to vacation whether you would like to stay at home and lounge in the yard or on the patio or take in the many sites and sounds of the gorgeous Hudson Valley. Winter is also a good time to visit this area, ski areas are in close proximity and rail trails are available for free cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

There is rock climbing and hiking in the beautiful Shawangunks or visiting local art galleries and historic places like FDR estate in Hyde Park. Several colleges in the area have music and theater. Woodstock is 20miles away. Plenty for children to do with public swimming and children's activities close by.

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Highland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom has a queen sized bed, a comfortable chair and furniture. There is plenty of light and air from the 2 nice sized windows in each room. Plenty of storage for clothes.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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August Sale at Nature Lover's Vacation House
average rating of 4.756757 based on 39 reviews
Brooklyn, New York

Friends' Winter Escape

  • 5 of 5

Myself and six of our dearest friends spent a relaxing and restorative weekend in this lovely A frame home with windows throughout the house overlooking the trees and mountains. With its brightly colored walls and spacious living room and kitchen and dining areas, we were able to dine with ease and prepare

all of our meals in this well equipped kitchen which provided everything we needed with the beauty of the

surrounding scenery to provide the ambience. All of the furniture in the living room was very comfortable and we were able to enjoy all of our catch-up DVD movies and it was conducive also for resting and reading.

The beds provided a restful night's sleep and the moon shining in with its warm glow was an unexpected delight. Being able to watch the sunset with its layers of colors from the kitchen while we were preparing our meals added to our pleasure. The art work throughout the house reflected the owner's love of children and appreciation of nature's bounties. We hope to return to this lovely home in the Spring or Fall and the Walkway over the Hudson which was very close by.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review. It is very nice to know that my guests appreciate the beauty of this area and were comfortable in the house. I hope you do come again. I know you would enjoy the splendor of the Hudson Valley during the other seasons as well. They all have their specialness.
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Lovely house near hiking spots

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed here over Thanksgiving weekend. We were one couple and two single people, which was fine for the three bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths. The kitchen is big and well-equipped, so we were able to cook our turkey, bake our pies (just beware, the oven is very fast) and have a great dinner together in the dining room. We enjoyed the living room even though the fireplace can't be used (we lit a couple of candles and placed them around the edge, which gave it a cozy feeling). When we weren't at the house, we were out hiking in the many nearby parks and preserves. The walkway over the Hudson is very nearby, and we also went to Minnewaska State Park, Mohonk Preserve, and hiked up Bull Hill. We dined out a couple of meals in New Paltz and Poughkeepsie, both of which had great restaurant options. Would definitely stay here again for a weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The location was perfect for our tours to Warwick, Patterson and walkill.

  • 4 of 5

The house is close to new paltz and close to the pedestrian walk over the Hudson river.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great and cheap!!!

  • 5 of 5

House was very cozy and over all beautiful!

It has everything what you need! No problems with owners. I will def use it again! ❤️👍🏼

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A getaway in the woods

  • 5 of 5

House was comfortable, clean. Very relaxing on the deck. Had all the amenities. Would book again. Close to everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We couldn't have been happier with our stay In Mandeline's beautiful ad unique home.

  • 5 of 5

The house is convenient to so many things we wanted to do. Coming back to such pleasant surroudings was s treat. Enjoyed having open windows and refreshing breezes.Beds were comfortable and the whole place was tastefully decorated. We would certainly stay here again and will recommend it to anyone Coming this way. You can't go wrong staying here. It's a jewel

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madeline Labriola
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Madeline Labriola

I am a retired school administrator who has lived in the Hudson Valley my entire life. I like to spend the summer in RI with my children and grandchildren. This year I will also spend most of the winter there. My house is so lovely that I want to share it with others. I have been renting for 5 summers while I go to RI and everyone who stays here enjoys themselves. I love to cook so the kitchen is very well equipped with nice appliances and cooking utensils. I am an avid outdoor enthusiast so the large outdoor area is great for eating or birdwatching.

Madeline Labriola purchased this house in 1967

Why Madeline Labriola chose Highland

This property is close to many major points of interest but private. Access to so many places is very easy. There are buses going into Poughkeepsie and New Paltz if you prefer not to drive. The rail trail system is a short distance away and there is easy access to the Walkway Over the Hudson.

There is always something to do for adults and children. Check the local paper for activities and restaurant guide.

What makes this house unique

This house has a lovely 'feel' to it and you will immediately feel at home. The rooms are large and gently decorated with hardwood floors throughout. It is easy to care for and lovely to look at. I especially like the outdoor space where it is fun to read and relax.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I had the pleasure of staying at this house for a week. On the day of my arrival ,the owner arranged for me to be greeted by a friend who very kindly had prepared a list of restaurants and must sees in the area. I was able to stock the refrigerator at the local supermarket. Shop-rite, Stop&Shop, health food markets are just 5 minutes away. My son drove in with my grandson. That evening, we picked up my daughter-in-law from the Poughkeepsie train station (10 minutes away). I found a walk-in yoga class nearby. We spent the 4th at Mohonk Mountain House. On Friday, my daughter-in-law and I returned to the Mohonk House for wonderful spa treatments. All in all, we had a great time. We are thinking of returning next year and making this our yearly summer family vacation spot.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Jun 2013
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Stewart International Airport, Newburgh, NY
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
downtown Highland
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Apple Greens Golf Course, Highland, NY
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Metro North RR and Am Trak in Poughkeepsie, NY
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
NYS Thruway in New paltz, NY
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Highland Village
Nearest Ski
52 Miles
Hunter Mt., Hunter, NY
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Berean Park lake with picnic area and sand.
Car: recommended

This area is rich in history and culture so there is a great deal to do. My favorite areas are Minnewaska State Park and the Mohonk Preserve where you can hike, bike, bird watch and swim. The now famous Walkway OVer the Hudson is one of the newest attractions. If you like rock climbing there is the world famous Shawangunk Ridge a few miles away.

FDR library, Vanderbilt Mansion are beautiful historic sites that are close by. Vassar, Bard, Marist and New Paltz College close by for art exhibits, theater, music. Many free outdoor concerts in town and nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.