3 BR Cottage on Historic Hudson Valley Estate, Pet Friendly

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Last updated: 10/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Renovated wood-paneled cottage is nestled in the woods on a private 86-acre Historic Hudson Valley estate. Beautifully furnished, the one-story cottage with sleeping loft has views of the woods, Hudson River and Catskills. Expansive deck has outdoor furniture and a charcoal grill.

There are three bedrooms, 2 with double beds, one single plus sleeping loft with full mattress and 1.5 baths. Well behaved pets considered and have their own little door. Cottage has essential mud room, cozy wood-burning stove, skylights, marble counters, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Pet fee is an additional $50 for up to three days, $100 for more than 4 days. You can opt to purchase Property Damage Protection from VRBO or leave a refundable damage deposit of $400.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    extra fees apply...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master bedroom with 4 poster queen, connected to full bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single


  • Sleeping loft: 1 double

    Sleeping loft with double mattress on floor...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • There is a live-in caretaker on the property. 87 acres of woods and meadows are yours to explore. Farm animals include two horses, several sheep and a herd of goats. ...moreless


  • Books
  • Games


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View:

    View of Hudson River and Catskills...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window units in main room and 2 bedrooms...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Propane/Electric baseboard...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    adjacent to cottage...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    You may want to bring extra pool towels. While several are provided in pool house, no house towels are permitted at pool....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Cozy cast iron wood-burning stove Firewood provided ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Marble counters Major appliances ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven


  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio with view of river, mountains and mansion. Has furniture and grill....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Recently restored historic gazebo sits on highest point on property overlooking Hudson River and Catskills....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Fenced garden is a source of herbs and vegetables for guests....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Private pool is a five-minute walk from cottage, shared occasionally with guests of other rental. Ask owners about access hours if other house is occupied. Pool is not visible from either house...moreless



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from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2016
Oct 8 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$365 $385
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2016
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Winter Holidays
Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

High Season 2017
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$375 $395
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$225 $250
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Cleaning - 2 guests min. $100
  • Pet Fee $50


Guests have a choice between purchasing VRBO Property Protection or leaving a refundable deposit of $400. Cleaning fees depend on number of guests and days. Nightly rate is for 5 people, fees for additional guests vary between $25/person/night and $35/person/night by season.

Deposit payment is only refundable if cancellation occurs more than 30 days before check-in, less 10% admin fee. Cancellation within 30 days of check-in requires payment in full of total rent unless property can be rebooked.

Holiday weekends such as President's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day require a three-night minimum stay

Seasonal: Pool use may be subject to specific hours if other tenants are in residence on the property. Ask owners. Heated pool is open late May to mid - September.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/22/2016
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Red Hook
15 Miles
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Necessary

Bard College, Olana, Omega Institute, Hudson, Rhinebeck, Tivoli, Red Hook, Woodstock, Otto's Market/Germantown, Clermont State Park, skiing, hiking, horseback riding, leaf-peeping etc.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1969

About the owner: We are the second generation to inhabit this magical 86-acre historic riverfront property, purchased in 1969 from descendants of the Livingston family of Clermont. Original Livingston Estate is now Clermont State Park, just 1/2 mile away. We maintain several long and short-term rental houses and host events in the mansion area in addition to farming and operating a wood mill.

Why the Owner Chose Germantown, NY, USA:
Southwood is a convenient two-hour drive from New York City. The surrounding area, which includes, Tivoli, Germantown, Rhinebeck, Hudson, Red Hook, Clermont State Park, Bard College & Omega Institute, provides varied activities that appeal to a wide range of interests for travelers. A sublime relationship to nature, in addition to the historic elements of the estate, is the main attraction. Deer, turkeys, eagles, hawks, foxes, a wide variety of songbirds and assorted critters share the wooded grounds.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Southwood Cottage is tucked in the woods and has spectacular views of the Hudson River and Catskills in addition to the historic 1849 main house. Adjacent to the mansion, the cottage is newly renovated. Cozy wood-burning stove provides additional heat in the living area in colder months. Skylights provide natural light.

Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • Southwood Cottage

    Southwood Cottage

  • porch


  • Main room
South loft

    Main room South loft

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Kitchen w/ skylights

    Kitchen w/ skylights

  • Master Bedroom
connected to private bath

    Master Bedroom connected to private bath

  • Full bath

    Full bath

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2 Full

  • Skylight


  • Sculpture in the woods

    Sculpture in the woods

  • Eagle


  • Original kennel house

    Original kennel house 1920's

  • Cottage


  • Main Room
wood-burning stove

    Main Room wood-burning stove

  • Living area
North loft

    Living area North loft

  • Dining Area and woodstove from above

    Dining Area and woodstove from above

  • Kitchen


  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Half bath with w/d

    Half bath with w/d

  • Bedroom 3 - twin

    Bedroom 3 - twin

  • View from cottage  

    View from cottage Summer

  • pool


  • Sunset from property

    Sunset from property

  • Southwood Sky

    Southwood Sky

VRBO #585320

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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