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Idyllic Retreat - Dutchess County. Available August

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Last updated: 02/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-102 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Complete Peace & Privacy On 35 Acres Of Beautiful Nature only 90 mins from NYC

A ¼ mile drive leads to a newly renovated mid century modern house nestling in a pretty hollow with a large pond and a stream, surrounded by beautiful woodland and marsh lands. A bird lover's paradise, this is a wonderful hideaway, with direct access from our land to the Appalachian Trail and the Pawling Nature reserve. The only sounds you will hear are the birds and the cicadas, and an occasional distant train. This is a new renovation of a light-filled 1900 sq ft mid-century modern home, with decking surrounding the house and huge floor to ceiling windows/doors, overlooking the pool, garden, pretty trees, stream and pond. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, separate office, which could be used as an additional bedroom. Kitchen/dining room. Separate loo downstairs. Living room with huge log fire. Outdoor swimming pool. Awning the length of the front of the house with a large outdoor table to seat 12 on one deck and another table to seat 8 on the other side. Wonderful for kids to be able to run free in the garden and the woodlands.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/21/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    Perfect for children as there are no roads and they can run free in the garden and the woods. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

  • Master bedroom: 1 king

    Dressing room (could be used for baby) and ensuite bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single

    Downstairs office could be used as bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Small double bed; Shared bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Shared bathroom...moreless

  • Three good-sized bedrooms upstairs; the master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and dressing room, the other bathroom is shared by the other two rooms. The bed in bedroom 2 is a small antique double - i.e. smaller than a regular double. Two bedrooms have balconies. The office downstairs can convert to a bedroom if needed (fold out twin bed). There are some additional floor cushions and sofa cushions if needed to make up an extra bed for a child....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master ensuite bathroom: toilet, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Downstairs WC...moreless

  • Two full bathrooms upstairs (one ensuite, one shared), plus a WC downstairs....moreless


  • Books
  • Toys:

    A few and a few craft items for children...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    House sits on 35+ acres of garden and woodland....moreless

  • Water View:

    Stream runs through the property, and a large spring-fed pond...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wifi is pretty good. No cell recep....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:


  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Can use landline....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Two bedrooms have a shared balcony - large enough for chairs etc....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Spirit grill...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 26 - Sep 4, 2017
102 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$2,000 $6,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $150
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/21/2017
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Car: Necessary

Access to Appalachian Trail and the Pawling Nature Reserve from the property.

Quaker Lake nearby.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We're a British family who've been living in Manhattan for the past nearly seven years. Graeme is a photographer with a passion for doing up houses. Jennie looks after everything else. Our two children are Victory (age 5) and Grace (16 months).

Why the Owner Chose Wingdale, NY, USA:
We scoured everywhere within a 2ish hour drive of our home in Manhattan, looking for a special weekend place where we could really get away from the noise & bustle of the city and enjoy being in nature. We were also looking for something that needed some TLC, which we could enjoy restoring and transforming into something special. We stumbled across this hidden corner of Dutchess county almost by accident, and fell in love with this sweet spot. A true hideaway and utterly peaceful, amidst so much beautiful nature and all the flora and fauna of the nearby nature reserve. We loved the way the house is nestled in a hollow with open space around it, and the decking surrounding the house. The house had good bones but needed a complete restoration to bring it back to life. The garden and land have been left to run wild for a long time, but we are uncovering many beautiful trees, a gorgeous stream that runs through the garden and a huge pond.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Total peace - absolutely no road noise; total privacy - hidden away on 35 acres; beautiful nature; the feeling of just being able to relax and do nothing there; the inside/outside feeling of the light-filled house - so you feel amongst nature even when inside; gorgeous views; the pretty stream and the beautiful spring-fed pond; being able to walk directly from the house through the woods, and direct access to the Appalachian Trail and the Pawling Nature Reserve trails; amazing birds and wildlife; that the children can run free in the garden and in the woods; the light and spacious feel to the mid-century modern house, which we've renovated to stay true to it's original style whilst being completely comfortable; the surround deck and the swimming pool; the huge log fire and feeling cosy in the winter; the feeling of being 'away from it all' whilst only a 90 minute drive to NYC.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/21/2017

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  • Wood House Spring 2015

    Wood House Spring 2015

  • Living room. (Can see the pool deck through the glass doors).

    Living room. (Can see the pool deck through the glass doors).

  • Kitchen & Dining room

    Kitchen & Dining room

  • Master bedroom ensuite bathroom

    Master bedroom ensuite bathroom

  • Bathroom (for 2nd and 3rd bedrooms)

    Bathroom (for 2nd and 3rd bedrooms)

  • Pool Deck

    Pool Deck

  • South facing deck; awning the length of the house, a table that seats 12

    South facing deck; awning the length of the house, a table that seats 12

  • Stream - springtime

    Stream - springtime

  • Weeping Beech - Spring

    Weeping Beech - Spring

  • Waterfall - Spring

    Waterfall - Spring

  • Living Room Corner

    Living Room Corner

  • Log Fireplace

    Log Fireplace

  • Pool


  • Living room with huge log fire.

    Living room with huge log fire.

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Second bedroom - small full bed.  Twin futon can pull out from under bed.

    Second bedroom - small full bed. Twin futon can pull out from under bed.

  • Third Bedroom - Full Bed (trundle no longer there)

    Third Bedroom - Full Bed (trundle no longer there)

  • West Facing Deck

    West Facing Deck

  • The garden in summer

    The garden in summer

  • Spring fed pond - Fall

    Spring fed pond - Fall

  • Lilly of the Valley - Early Summer

    Lilly of the Valley - Early Summer

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Living Room (detail)

    Living Room (detail)

  • House and Fire Circle

    House and Fire Circle

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 21, 2017

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