An updated older very charming remodeled home with front and back porches in the heart of a fabulous village, close to Bard and Vassar colleges, Omega, and the C.I.A. culinary center. Walk into town to an independent bookstore, movie theater--$6 plus $1.50 for popcorn, fabulous restaurants owned by some CIA grads, health food store, candy stores, Beekman Arms Hotel, super farmers' market, bike into the country, try Pilates or yoga, head to Bard for the Frank Gehry auditorium, down to the CIA for food and cooking lessons, to Vassar College and its gem of a museum, Franklin Delano Roosevelt's revamped library and home, Vanderbilt and Mills mansions, public tennis, pool, library. Four bedrooms that altogether can sleep six or seven. Rent for a weekend, week, month or more! But know that this house is lived in and not a full-time austere looking business. As the sharing economy has evolved, some prefer a home that's only for renters. That's not the case with mine. I leave out my books and magazines to share including cookbooks. But this also means there are framed photos and a piano that's tuned to play! That also means cabinets are stocked with food I use and SHARE--oatmeal, jams, honey and spices. The refrigerator is always cleaned and there is space on shelves and in the freezer. Beds are always ready with freshly laundered sheets, have of freshly laundered towels available, always offer new shampoos and soaps, and also provide breakfast bagels, new orange juice, milk and Nespresso capsules so you are comfortable when arriving. There is always a gift of a bottle of wine for you! A gas station across the street offers all the news you want to read! Come, relax, enjoy and STAY. I love this village and home and want you to do so, too!
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Remodeled Home In Rhinebeck near Bard, Omega, C.I.A.--hike, bike, eat, play
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- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 24, 2018
About Property Manager/Owner
Love to cook, paint, entertain, and work--still must do it but isn't that great! Love to garden too and have a perennial garden all around and planters that once had vegetables and now mostly perennials and herbs and a few tomatoes since the squirrels are too aggressive and i hate sharing!
Property Manager/Owner purchased this House in 2010
Why Property Manager/Owner chose Rhinebeck Village Business District
Because it's light, bright, roomy, air conditioned, new bathrooms, updated kitchen, right in the heart of the village, steps away to shopping, library, bookstore, Pilates, yoga, art classes and lots of great restaurants! Has four comfortable bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half, great big living room, dining room, family room, and modernized kitchen and outdoor spaces at front and back for sitting, vegetable garden, and close to Bard College, Vassar College, Omega, 1+ hour to the Berkshires and not far from the Catskills and skiing. Use my pots and pans and spices and cook here, watch TV, use my Wi-Fi, and relax. Close to my gym and Pilates classes, too. Have two bicycles to use. Rent for a weekend, week, month or two! But know that this is my house I love and live in and not a spare business; so there is my stuff; neatly organized and you'll feel at home with my cookbooks etc.
What makes this House unique
The village is a gem, maybe the best place I've lived with culture, food, kind people and so much near by, including the Berkshires 1+ hours away. And even in the deadly winter, it's still a joy to put on a coat, hat, gloves and boots and stroll out to see how pretty the town looks.
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
This home was perfect for my annual girls' trip. Barbara and Bruce are great hosts and communication was very good throughout the process. The house is beautiful and clean, exceeding my expectations. It comfortably slept our group of six. There are indoor and outdoor areas to enjoy and the decor enhanced our relaxing experience. Probably the best part was the location - it's just steps to walk to the many excellent restaurants and shops in Rhinebeck. Barbara and Bruce take pride in the experience they provide! I would not hesitate to recommend this home.
Thank you for the absolutely lovely review and for being such great guests; you left the home perfectly, stayed in touch throughout with arrival and departure and were fun to meet. Please come back and recommend it to friends or family.
Beautiful, traditional, and comfortable. Exterior is picture postcard stuff, interior is tasteful.
Barbara and Bruce were considerate, attentive and on hand if required. Everything was made available to us and it all worked. We all agreed we’d recommend and if we can return to this lovely home.
You were the perfect guests to my home, kept in touch, enjoyed it and acted so responsibly. You are welcome back any time, Safe travels home, come back, and cheers!
Perfect location for exploring Rhinebeck’s treasures!
Charming, gracious home in town exceeded expectations and beautifully accommodated our reunion of five friends since elementary school. Highly recommend staying here!
Wonderful guests; we were in touch from the beginning; found mutually agreeable arrival and departure time; I was there to greet them and offer a bottle of wine and cider donuts to welcome them to my casa; explained house rules, provided key, and left instructions to love my town as much as I do. Please come back, you exceeded any expectations, too! Enjoy your summer.
Great classic house in downtown Rhinebeck
We had a wonderful time at Barbara’s vintage home in a Rhinebeck. It has a great front porch and a nice private backyard. Excellent location, we walked everywhere. Great hostess and the house is equipped with everything. The wine and bagels waiting for us was a great touch.
What lovely couples who came to stay. Charming, delightful to host, fun and friendly. Come back any time!
Beautiful well loved house.
The house was perfect. And Barbara was great. We’d definitely come back.
You are welcome any time; you are the type of guests hosts dream about; good communication before, careful use of the home and house rules, and appreciative beyond. Meeting you was a delight, and i welcome helping your daughter when she's in the hood. All the best.
Perfect setting for a memory-making weekend with friends!
Five knitters shared this lovely house for a long October weekend at the New York State Sheep & Wool Festival. We felt right at home, cooking, eating, knitting, and talking. The 2 1/2 baths were much appreciated, as were the 4 separate bedrooms. Barbara is a generous host, leaving us with goodies to eat, basics to assist our meal prep, and a richly-decorated home. The location is perfect, right in town with easy access to restaurants, shops, and the fairgrounds. We enjoyed the outdoor setting one afternoon, as we sat in the sun and knit.
The owners took the time to meet and introduce us to the house when we arrived, making the transition to our temporary home seamless. We had everything we needed in terms of kitchen equipment, towels, bedding, and space for togetherness as well as privacy. We were sorry to leave but carry wonderful memories back to our homes!
Located in the great town of Rhinebeck, near train stations, FDR's home, the CIA, Omega, near Hunter Mountain for skiing, 1+ hour to the Berkshires and its museums and great plays, shops, and more; a great location with great activities in town including an independent bookstore, super movie theater, shops, restaurants, Pilates, yoga, library, outdoor public tennis and swimming pool, good bike riding, golf courses not far, and almost anything you can imagine! I have one good bicycle and helmet you can borrow and a bike shop in town will let you rent.
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $75.00 per night, per additional guest. YOU MUST ENTER THE CORRECT NUMBER OF GUESTS WHEN BOOKING. No pets allowed under any condition; children depend on the ages; usually two nights during spring, season, fall and holidays but I can remain flexible but for only one night there will be a surcharge of between $50 and $100 depending on the weekend and season. I will lower the rate come winter, except for Xmas and New Year's...