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Apartment In Historic 1785 Thomas Jenkins House

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, sleep 4

Although this is a new listing on VRBO ,we are not strangers to renting and managing apartments. We have rented this and two other apartments in the building on long term leases since 2007. This apartment is very bright thanks to 3 large windows facing the street and 4 windows on the side facing the garden which is a rarity on Warren Street.

The apartment offers a complete kitchen including a large oven, dishwasher, microwave and all the necessary utensils to prepare breakfast,lunch and diner should you decide to eat in. The kitchen island offers seating for two and the dining table seats 6 adult comfortably.

The large bedroom offers a king size bed, flat screen tv and plenty of storage .

This apartment is perfectly suited for the business traveler or a vacation stay in Hudson .

My family and I live in the ground floor apartment and assure you that we will answer and address any questions or issues promptly.

A bit of history:

This grand Federal style house at 216-220 Warren Street was originally built, probably in the last decade of the 18th century, for Thomas Jenkins, who is believed to have been the richest of the original Proprietors. It was Thomas who, with his brother Seth, set out from Nantucket in 1783 to find a safe harbor for their vessels and those of other seafaring men from New England and found and purchased Claverack Landing. Tradition has it that, in the good Quaker community that was early Hudson, Thomas Jenkins was considered to be 'somewhat aristocratic' and was roundly criticized for the ostentation of his palatial home.

In her Colonial Restoration and Old Upper Hudson Walking Tours, first published in 1984, Mrs. Granvil Hills tells us that 'the house was later divided into 2 dwellings.' It is definitely two dwellings today, but it is not entirely clear when the division happened. In 1848, more than half a century after it was built, the house became a school for young ladies. What Anna Bradbury has to say about the school in her History of the City of Hudson suggests that it had already been divided at that point.

In 1848 the Misses Peake established a 'Young Ladies Seminary,' that for more than thirty years attracted the patronage of the best people of the city and vicinity. It was located at Number 216 Warren street with a fine schoolroom in the adjoining dwelling. Miss Elizabeth Peake, the head of the institution, was a person of superior mind and culture, and was the author of two very excellent books, one 'Pen Pictures of Europe,' and the other a 'History of the German Emperors,' which necessitated research in the great libraries of Germany, and exhibited great ability.

In 1881, George Power, who owned the New York and Hudson Steamboat Company, the Hudson and Athens Ferry, and the Hudson and Catskill Ferry,This grand Federal style house at 216-220 Warren Street was originally built, probably in the last decade of the 18th century, for Thomas Jenkins, who is believed to have been the richest of the original Proprietors. It was Thomas who, with his brother Seth, set out from Nantucket in 1783 to find a safe harbor for their vessels and those of other seafaring men from New England and found and purchased Claverack Landing. Tradition has it that, in the good Quaker community that was early Hudson, Thomas Jenkins was considered to be 'somewhat aristocratic' and was roundly criticized for the ostentation of his palatial home.

In her Colonial Restoration and Old Upper Hudson Walking Tours, first published in 1984, Mrs. Granvil Hills tells us that 'the house was later divided into 2 dwellings.' It is definitely two dwellings today, but it is not entirely clear when the division happened. In 1848, more than half a century after it was built, the house became a school for young ladies. What Anna Bradbury has to say about the school in her History of the City of Hudson suggests that it had already been divided at that point.

In 1848 the Misses Peake established a 'Young Ladies Seminary,' that for more than thirty years attracted the patronage of the best people of the city and vicinity. It was located at Number 216 Warren street with a fine schoolroom in the adjoining dwelling. Miss Elizabeth Peake, the head of the institution, was a person of superior mind and culture, and was the author of two very excellent books, one 'Pen Pictures of Europe,' and the other a 'History of the German Emperors,' which necessitated research in the great libraries of Germany, and exhibited great ability.

In 1881, George Power, who owned the New York and Hudson Steamboat Company, the Hudson and Athens Ferry, and the Hudson and Catskill Ferry, moved from 400 State Street, where he had lived since 1865, to this house. Power was probably, in his time, one of the richest men in Hudson, and, according to the 1880 census, his household consisted of six adults besides himself--his wife, Adeline; four grown children, Emily (40), Ada (24), Kate (22), and Frank (18); and his widowed sister Mary Gaul--so it's hard to imagine that he would move from a building of such considerable size to half a house on Warren Street.

Power seemed to have had a curious penchant--perhaps because there were so many women in his household--for living in buildings that had been occupied by schools for young women. Before he bought 400 State Street and made it his home, the building had been the Reverend J. B. Hague's Hudson Female Academy, and he moved to this house on Warren Street soon after it ceased being the Misses Peake's Young Ladies Seminary.

In 1894, all or part of 216-220 Warren Street became the Howard Hotel, and so it remained until 1944.

Some time after the Howard Hotel closed in 1944, the building where Savoia is now located was added, and a bar opened there named for Hudson's most notorious home-based industry.

The building that started out as the grandest house in Hudson went through hard times in the 1980s and 1990s, but today, at more than two hundred years of age, it survives and thrives, although clearly as two separate and distinct parts.

More Details

Owner
Fabrice gallean
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

About Fabrice gallean

Since moving to Hudson I have been involved in the restoration of historical buildings and churches in the area.

I personally restored this building in 1997, which included a

new roof, windows, plumbing, bathrooms, kitchens, heating and air conditioning.

Fabrice gallean purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Fabrice gallean chose Hudson

The main reason we purchased this property was the location on Warren Street. The 200 block is a mix of residential and commercial properties making for a comfortable neighborhood feel. The building is also set back from the street and possesses a lovely side garden for added privacy and sense of space in the city.

What makes this apartment unique

Large windows and side garden as well as being set back from the street make the apartment very airy and bright . The building is within walking distance of the train station and the main business area of shops and restaurants.

Amenities

Hudson Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom is accessible either from the bedroom or the living room
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King sized sleigh bed And a full sized Murphy bed in living room
Entertainment:
  • Television
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

So great...I almost don't want to share!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this apartment multiple times, as well as other rooms and vrbo's in Hudson, and this is by far our favorite! Lots of room, sunny and stocked! The kitchen always has some good choices of water, juice and soda + milk and coffee and the bathroom has shampoo, conditioner, body wash and toothpaste, in case you forgot to bring your own. Plenty of large soft towels and a super-comfy bed. There's even a second bed that pulls away from the wall, which we've never used before....but due to some allergies my husbands breathing was so loud this trip that I was happy to have another bed option so I could get a good nights sleep. The apartment is also a few short steps to our favorite restaurants, shops and gourmet food shops!

The apartment was very quiet and the owner Fabrice is super accommodating and helpful!

As mentioned in my title...the apartment is so good I almost don't want to share the news as it's definitely getting booked more often and we can't always get a reservation. However the owners always go out of their way to make our stay perfect that I felt I had to share how much we love it!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceptional Place and Location -- Worth a Return Visit!

  • 5 of 5

I am not one to write reviews unless I find something exceptional. I've been coming to Hudson since 2004, and have stayed in many places found online. So, I am not a newbie as to what to expect. Hudson is a lovely town with a mix of old-world charm with a sophistication that attracts city dwellers while preserving its appeal. I come here to write, and to enjoy what the town has to offer. Past experiences have shaped my expectations about cab service, WiFi, and Cable. In sum, with each trip, I stay at a new place hoping for the best.

My weeklong stay at the Historic 1785 Thomas Jenkins House certainly defied my expectations. First, the location in the center of town offers much for anyone who wants to experience Hudson. During my daily walks, I came upon a nice mix of used and new bookstores, retail outlets, restaurants, coffee and antique shops. I enjoyed reliving that experience as I peered through the many large windows in my unit right onto Warren Street. This is enhanced by the design of this unit: a spacious sun-drenched living space matched by an open and large kitchen. The unit’s open design affords entry into the bedroom by way of the living space on two sides, with a bathroom at one end. The bedroom offers plenty of storage space in both dressers and a large king sleigh bed.

Clean, fully-furnished, and well-equipped, the place also includes a lot of lateral flat space to pile books and notes, write, set up a laptop for work, and host a dinner for six. Many lounge seats also offered places to read, relax, and entertain. What I didn’t expect were all the extras: I found plenty of cooking utensils and cookware to prepare meals every night; cable service functioned well; Wifi worked for video conferencing; and, a full set of amenities in the bathroom included personal bottles of soap and shampoo and very thick towels. These details speak to owner’s desire for repeat customers, and it worked. When I return to Hudson (probably later this year) I will, for the first time, return to the same place. Special thanks to Fabrice, who was both responsive in setting up the reservation and for making the unit so comfortable.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a lovely, bright and airy apartment in the heart of Hudson!

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have enjoyed my stay here more.

The apartment is so comfortable and filled with thoughtful amenities. The king size sleigh bed was lovely, and the bedroom is away from the street and perfectly quiet. The living room had a terrific couch, a cozy chair, a dining table with seating for 6. And the windows facing Warren Street let in a ton of light. I stayed for two weeks, so I cooked quite a bit, and the kitchen had everything I needed. Though the restaurants in the area are super tempting as well. Even in two weeks I didn't manage to eat everywhere I wanted to!

I loved the location of the apartment -- right on Warren Street, so I could walk to all the shops and restaurants. And the town made a great home base for exploring the historic mansions up and down the river. I especially loved Olana (5 minutes away).

Highly recommended! I hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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5

Beautiful restoration, comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed by the beautifully detailed restoration of the Thomas Jenkins apartment on Warren Street. It was both comfortable and historical, a tricky thing to pull off. It was a delight to stay in; I wish we could have stayed longer than two nights because the kitchen is fully equipped too. Our only problem was determining which side of the street to park on: the side of the street is determined by the odd-even date after midnight (not the daytime date you arrive).

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Annapolis, MD
5

Lovely apartment in a fabulous location!

  • 5 of 5

Fabrice was a delight to work with. He responded quickly to our requests and questions and made our arrival and departure effortless. The apartment was comfortable and stylish with free parking and numerous restaurants and bakeries nearby. The owner, Fabrice, thought of everything: water and juices in the fridge, not to mention chocolates and a much appreciated bottle of wine!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, sunny apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Great, large and sunny 1-bedroom apartment, with everything you could possibly need for a great stay in Hudson!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $100

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.

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