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Craftsman In The Village With Massage Studio

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathrooms Sleeps 6

Cute, intimate, artsy, two bedroom, one bath Craftsman-style house, with a great front porch and peaceful backyard, in the Village of Rhinebeck.

The rental is the east half of a duplex. My family of four lives on the other side. We are respectful and quiet, but keep in mind, this is a living household, and we have a cat and a dog.

The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, silk curtains, hand-woven rugs. The other bedroom is decorated with hand embroidered japanese silk panels, and has memory foam double bed. The comfortable, cool, living room has a double sofa bed with memory foam topper, flat screen TV, wireless internet, Netflix, DVD player and movies and board games, but no cable TV.

The kitchen is stocked with pots, pans, utensils, etc, all you'd need to cook meals. Gas grill on the back patio for BBQing and entertaining outdoors. Hammock and lounge chairs in the yard for reading, napping and listening to the birdsong.

On premises is a beautiful spa-like retreat for Massage therapy. A holistic health practitioner and massage therapist for over 16 years, Sequoia Massage offers: deep therapeutic massage, Cranio-sacral therapy, prenatal massage, Shiatsu, TMJ therapy, Stretching and fascial therapy.

Walking distance to restaurants, bars, indie movie theater (Upstate Films), playground, stocked fishing stream, farmer's market, the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, the Sinterklaas Parade (in early December).

Easy driving distance to Omega Institute, Bard College, The Culinary Institute, Walkway Over the Hudson, UPAC and Bardavon performing arts centers, the Fischer Center (a Frank Geary designed performing arts center at Bard), the Speigeltent at Bard, wineries and Children's museum (Poughkeepsie).

Great area for visiting historic mansions, hiking, biking, leaf peeping, Hudson River exploring, antiquing, and enjoying the beauty of New York State.

More Details

Monica Sequoia Neiro
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About Monica Sequoia Neiro

I'm a single mom, I've been a massage therapist since 1998 and I still love it. Fixing, refinishing, reimagining and rearranging things are my hobbies.

Monica Sequoia Neiro purchased this house in 2007

Why Monica Sequoia Neiro chose New York

I fell in love with this house, despite it's quirks. It was originally built in the late 18oos and added onto over time. I keep on renovating, and I love my massage studio in the backyard, the big secluded village backyard surrounded by mature trees, ample parking, and wild garden.

The location is fabulous. Rhinebeck is a wonderful place to raise children, and to work and live.

What makes this house unique

Front porch and backyard to hang out including:

rocking chairs


charcoal grill


tetherball (it's really fun!)

2 adult and one kid bike in the shed

table for outdoor dining

Walking distance to everything Rhinebeck Village has to offer. Delicious restaurants:Le Petit Bistro, The Local, Market Street, Gigi's, Terrapin, Posto Brick Oven pizza, Tavola Rustica, Momiji or Osaka Sushi, Sunflower Natural Foods

Upstate Films independent theater

Playground one block away

Fish in the stream one block away,

or in Crystal lake less than a mile away.

Deli around the corner

Bagel shop 5 blocks down

Great cocktail bar, Shelter, with excellent music on weekends


Rhinebeck Village Business District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Default check-in 4:00 Check-out 11:00 can be flexible depending on the day


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.1 based on 10 reviews

clean but tired

  • 1 of 5

The apartment was clean however it was very tired in terms of furniture and state of the paint, interior trim and general appearance. The exterior paint was peeled and woodwork was raw and cracked. The grounds were quiet messy with broken lawn and porch furniture strewn about. The pictures of the apartment are very misleading and given the price this is not acceptable. I would not stay here again nor would I rely on VRBO to secure other rentals.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Good the Bad and the Ugly

  • 2 of 5

In planning our trip to Rhinebeck, we wanted to be in the village, and to bring our small dog. This property allowed both. There was enough room for the two of us and our dog; in fact we didn’t use one of the bedrooms, except as a storage area for our luggage. The owner was kind enough to allow us to entertain friends at a small dinner party. We were delighted the table had leaves, expanding to seating for seven.

As retirees, we’ve come to expect a certain level of comfort in our travels. One of our dinner guests commented on the Bohemian nature of the rental. We agreed it was similar to apartment rentals we had as college students in the 1970s. It did not have some of the amenities we expect in our travels now, like a dishwasher and washer/dryer, but we knew that when we rented the place. For four nights we were able to function. I was happy I brought our own bath towels, however, because the four bath towels provided for two people for four days was not enough, especially when they had a musty odor coming out of the linen closet. The rooms were “clean enough,” though the spider webs in most corners were a giveaway that the property is not thoroughly cleaned. I am still wearing spider bites, likely from the dead spider I found in our bed the first morning.

The overriding feature preventing our return to this rental is the owner’s unpredictable dog running loose. Until visiting this rental, our dog was never attacked by another dog, and this incident scared our loving, friendly dog. Fortunately the owner was there to call off her vicious animal, as our little dog was in an open jaw headlock. We were very lucky there was no physical injury to our pet, as it could have ended badly. It is the owner’s responsibility to leash and control her dog. We did not see her taking responsibility.

The Hudson Valley energy I remembered as a former resident of Rhinebeck was evident and welcoming. We will be back to Rhinebeck, but this rental is not suitable for us.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this property. The owner was gracious, helpful and easy to get in touch with / The property was clean, efficient, cozy - and had way more than we had time to take advantage of (tv, dvds, games, beautiful screened in porch, dining area, kitchen with pots/pans etc etc). Everything worked well (WIFI, air cond, etc) and our stay was most comfortable. The house was an easy walk to downtown area and all the shops. I highly recommend this rental in Rhinebeck - if we come back, we will book it again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, convenient, walk to Rhinebeck restaurants

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed at this adorable house in Rhinebeck while attending a program at the Omega Institute. It is nicely decorated, clean and a short walk to downtown Rhinebeck. The front porch is a relaxing place for morning coffee and the bedrooms are air conditioned. The pull out sofa in the living room is surprisingly comfortable. Omega is about a 15 minute drive away. Our only disappointment was not being able to take advantage of the owner's massage service while we were there, we were just too busy. Highly recommended property.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet & Convenient

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed being just a short walk from downtown Rhinebeck, yet in a quiet neighborhood. The master bedroom was nice, with a high ceiling and comfortable bed. The downstairs is a bit dark, and the furniture could use freshening up, but we were in town for some arts events, sightseeing, antiquing, and dining out, so we were out & about anyway. The kitchen was stocked with coffee, which was convenient to start the day. Our host was easy to communicate with, but not intrusive. Oh, and there's a black cat who likes to sleep on the porch, he snuck his way in and played with us. We have a black cat at home so it was cute, but someone who's allergic might have a problem.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came to Rhinebeck to do some house hunting, spend some time with our son and new grand baby. Craftsman In the Village was a great location, we explored all over upstate up the Hudson and loved it. Our duplex was perfect in every way.....clean and cozy. Kitchen provided all amenities for cooking several of our meals. We did discover the pizza place right beside the laundry mat on Springbrook Ave and loved going there a coupe of times. The Stop and Shop is right around the corner for anything you could want or need. Monica was a great hostess providing information about the area. I would definitely recommend staying at Craftsman in the village!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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The beautiful Hudson Valley is chock full of lovely ways to spend time. Window shop in town, eat at yummy local restaurants, sip a creative cocktail and hear talented musicians at Shelter, take the family for a meal at Terrapin. Fresh, inventive gelato flavors at Artigiani Gelateria. Fabulous prix fixe lunch for $12 at Arielle. Divine Sarah Bernhardts and confections at Calico Bakery. Le Petit Bistro, for a special night.

Shopping highlights in town include 'Dwell'-style, mod furnishings at Hundred Mile, an antique barn behind the post office, GORGEOUS jewels at Hummingbird, funky clothes and accessories at Winter Sun/ Summer Moon.

Nearby hiking: Ferncliff Forest (great view from the water tower of the Hudson Valley), Mills Mansion - hike south from the mansion along the shore of the river, Tivoli Bays estuary, across the river are the magnificent Shawangunks, with trails, waterfalls and vistas.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $60

Default Check-in 4:00
Check-out 4:00
Can be flexible according to the day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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