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Perfect Year-Round Enjoyment for families and friends

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12

Private home on 4 acres, with gated entry to 160 acres of the Hudson Highlands woodlands and pond. Designed for large group living, our country home is ideal for families and friends to enjoy. The home, comfortable and clean, includes 2 fireplaces, games room (ping-pong, foosball, air hockey, large screen movies), music room (baby grand piano, drums, guitars), fully equipped kitchen, entertainment room (large screen tv, Bose sound system, wet bar), and restful bedding. Outdoors, the pool and cabana (open seasonally), the hot-tub, and the Sport Court (tennis, basketball, volleyball, and shuffleboard), include pool towels, floats, and game equipment. Sleds are available for use on property in season. The Koi pond and waterfall operate year round, with seating to enjoy the natural serenity.

With easy access to Route 9, Main Street Cold Spring. and the train, our home well situated for convenience. Located near Breakneck Ridge, one of the best hikes in our country, Magazzino, the new acclaimed free Italian art museum, Stonecrop Gardens, kayaking on the Hudson, and historic Main Street, our home is also .5 miles from Vera’s Marketplace, Cold Spring Coffee and Beer Pantry, and Marbled Meats, with Grano Focacciaria and B&L Deli .3 miles farther. Our local Foodtown and Yannatelli Wine are fabulous, as are the many restaurants and shops around town. We can help with any other recommendations for restaurants, things to do, places to visit and services available, including housekeeping for longer stays and babysitters. Must be over 25 to inquire.

More Details

Debbi Milner
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2018

About Debbi Milner

Having brought up our two daughters in this wonderful community, we now find ourselves able to share this beautiful home and setting with you. We also share our home in Florida (vrbo#436627).

Debbi Milner purchased this house in 1988

Why Debbi Milner chose Philipstown

This home has been an epicenter for indoor and outdoor enjoyment for families and friends. The property is unusually level for the Hudson Valley and incorporates a large 'L' shape pool, hot tub, 25,000 gallon Koi pond and 120' by 60' Sport-court marked for basketball, tennis, shuffleboard and volleyball. The location of the house makes it ideal for privacy and access to amenities. The property has mature landscaping and long trails for hiking adjacent. The community is beautiful, historic and full of culture and adventure.

What makes this house unique

The customer service we provide to make your stay the best it can be.


Philipstown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Bedroom Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Main Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Main Bedroom Bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Pool Cabana Bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 murphy bed , Queen Size Murphy Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen , Finished basement with windows, full bathroom and kitchen
  • Master Bedroom (Upstairs) King Bed Three Bedrooms on main level with Queen beds Two Queen beds in downstairs apartment
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Perfect Year-Round Enjoyment for families and friends
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
New York, NY

Lovely Country Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Debbi and John have a lovely home just a few minutes drive away from the Village of Cold Spring. Setting up our stay was easy - John and Debbi are very knowledgeable, responsive and accommodating and a pleasure to deal with.

The home is spacious and well maintained and equipped (comfy beds, large living room with comfortable seating and large screen TV, games room in the basement, pool, cabana, hot tub, sports court, fully stocked kitchen, etc). There was more than enough space for our family's needs. The pool, outdoor areas and kitchen were the center of activity. We all enjoyed the sports (basketball/tennis/volleyball) court tremendously. It was great to have two grills close to the pool and to have so many umbrellas to provide shade in the seating areas by the pool and sports court. The Cabana - with its seating area, bathroom, changing room, fridge and outdoor shower - was a great bonus. Our 9 year old son had a great time running around the outdoor area, cannon-balling off the diving board into the pool, feeding the fish in the Koi pond and listening to the frogs in the pond. It was kind of John to let our son use the music room so he could practice piano. The comfy living room area with its large TV and speaker system was just the spot to catch up on the World Cup Soccer games.

The home is well situated. There is a nearby quality butcher that provided great items for the grill. There are good dining and shopping options in Cold Spring and Beacon and it was a short drive to Fishkill for a large supermarket. We used stables that were less than 5 minutes away and it was a short 15 minute drive to Dutchess Stadium, where our son got to watch some great Minor League Baseball games and fireworks shows.

We had a great stay and highly recommend Debbi and John's lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such wonderful guests! We are glad you and your family enjoyed our home and community and hope you return again!
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Simply perfect

  • 5 of 5

This home was beyond expectations. The beds were comfortable, the bathrooms were spotless, the pool was perfect, and best of all, there was so much room for everyone.

The location was great as well. Secluded, yet only 5 minutes away from Cold Spring and all of it's little shops, eateries, a supermarket, and a drug store.

Overall, I cannot think of a single bad thing to mention about our stay. Debbi and John were a joy to deal with. Very responsive and accommodating. The home was ready when we arrived and John was available to explain some of the home and pool features to make it more enjoyable.

Thank you for letting us rent your home. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely come back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

Debbi and John's house was the perfect summer getaway from the city for our family of six. We were just there for the month of August and we are missing it already. The house is very comfortable and homey - with a fully-stocked kitchen (all the pots and pans and even smores skewers you'd ever want) and enough beds to fit our extended family of 12. There's also a beautiful grand piano and some instruments that John was kind enough to let even our kids play with. The basement is the perfect spot for the kids - foosball table, air hockey, games - and even a kitchen.

But really, the highlight of the property is its gorgeous outdoor area. The pool is spacious and shallow enough on one end for my 5 year-old to easily stand by herself and deep enough on the other side for my 11 year-old to jump off the diving board into. There is a cabana with a bathroom and a changing room right by the pool and an outdoor shower that was many of our guests favorite feature of the house.

The koi pond delighted everyone - both young and the old - and of course, the fire pit was a special treat for the kids. John and Debbi had more than enough logs piled up for us to use and they were enough thoughtful enough to stock us with enough propane tanks for the grills, which we used A LOT.

The tennis court is amazing, with a surface that dries out quickly from the rain and lots of balls and some racquets for you to use. It also has two basketball hoops and the net can be raised and the court can be turned into a volleyball court.

John and Debbi were the perfect hosts - super responsive to all of our questions and very knowledgeable about the area around Cold Spring.

We can't say enough wonderful things about the house and our time there. Thank you so much to the Milners for everything!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful weekend. House fully accommodated everyone in the group. No major issues with rental experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay, but our home is in Cold Spring, not Beacon.
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Awesome weekend

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I just spent an amazing weekend at Debbi's house. The house itself was great -- tennis/basketball court, foosball, ping pong, big TV, music in every room, great kitchen -- and on top of all that, Debbi gave great local color. The Coffee Pantry and Vera's Market were both highlights. Thanks again, Debbi. I would strongly recommend this property. It is extremely well priced for everything it and the surrounding area has to offer.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb Family Home!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at Debbi and John's home! Our family was visiting from California for our daughter's wedding in Beacon. Everything in the home was clean, comfortable and Debbi and John were so welcoming.

We had nice fires, walks in the woods and could even get in a little tennis on the beautiful sport court. The downstairs apartment was perfect for our son's young family.

Thank you for making our 'wedding week' so relaxing. We will always remember this special time!

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Stewart Newburgh
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Craft Beer and Wine Pantry
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Garrison Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Cold Spring
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Route 9
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Grano Focaccaria
Nearest Ski
34 Miles
Thunder Ridge
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Sandy Beach (Hudson River)
Car: recommended

Hudson Valley Art Trail

DIA: Beacon



West Point Foundry Preserve

Fahnestock Park

Stonecrop Gardens


Historic Main St. Cold Spring

Garrison Landing

West Point


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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