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Beautiful Wooded Property with Pond and Catskill Views- 15mins to Hudson NY

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Last updated: 02/06/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, on 8 acres, architect designed with Scandinavia influence

The best feature of the house is the view from the open living room, dining room kitchen. We removed the ceiling to gain height and added skylights for light. Its a great room for families, entertaining or just and enjoying the view. The dining area has a rough hewn wood table seating 8 comfortably, 10-12 friendly.

There are two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with a double bed. There is a study with a high end pull out sofa for two. The sofa in the living room is large enough for an extra guest.
One full bath with tub/shower and one half bath, both with heated floors.

There is a full cooks kitchen, stocked with pans and staples for real cooking. Induction stove, oven, microwave, DW and 10 ft island. We have rented many homes and the ones we loved the most were well equipped for real cooking. You will need to purchase you own food at the local shops and markets but you will not need to purchase basic staples such as salt, sugar, oil, vinegar, spices. There are dishes for 10-12 so you can invite guests.

The house sits on 8.5 acres of a former dairy farm. It is largely wooded after 50 years of growth. The farm pond is being restored and trees have been cleared to open up the house and create selective views. Lawns are slowly being replaced with meadow and a light birch grove and under story is planned to surround the house.

There are horses across the street and neighboring to the north of the house. Apple orchards to the west, and to the south a home that was once a one room school house.


Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/06/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Technically inaccessible due to turning radius' and the two entry steps up. But it is all on one level once you are in....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 1 has a new queen bed, closet, dresser, reading lights and is the largest of bedrooms. It has views to the pond and mountains and a tall narrow window to the meadow. Bedroom 2 has a new double bed, closet dresser, reading lights and a view to the front yard and a tall narrow window to the meadow. Bedroom 3 is a study/art studio with a new high end sofa bed. It can be used both ways or left open...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet


  • Both have all new fixtures, plenty of light, dual flush toilets.

Other Amenities

  • Hudson is known for its restaurants, art galleries, antique shops and music. ...moreless


  • Books
  • Games:

    board games, puzzles, saucer sleds, lawn games...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Sonos system. Connects to your iphone and playlists. ...moreless

  • Television:

    There is NO television or cable in this house. This is our chance to get away from that. (There is Internet though if you want to watch movies on a laptop or iPad)...moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Seasonal Catskill Mountain views. Summer - beyond the pond though breaks in the trees. Winter- over the pond, spectacular morning light to evening sunsets. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Beautiful rolling hills, mountain views, orchards, creeks, horse farms, forests and ponds. ...moreless

  • Village:

    Hudson, Catskill, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Chatham, Hillsdale, Great Barrington, Stockbridge...moreless

  • Water View:

    Pond view...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Large raw wood dining table. Great for large family dinners or dinner parties....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    There are high efficiency split system units located in the main living space and Bedroom 1. To circulate cool air to the other rooms there are thru wall ventilators in the other two bedroom. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Brand new LG...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    The fireplace is NON functioning due to the energy efficiency requirements of the house. One can cautiously burn candles....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The same heat pump high efficiency units heat the main living space and Bedroom 1. Ceiling fans, thru wall ventilators circulated the warm air. Bedroom 2 - 3 have supplemental electric heat. ...moreless

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

    Sectional sofa. Open to kitchen and living room. Open beamed ceiling. Skylights and ceiling fans. ...moreless

  • Parking:


  • Telephone:

    There is a house landline. Cell phones work depending on your carrier. Verizon works, TMobile seems not to work that well....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new LG...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip with #4 filters and french press. Coffee grinder. Electric kettle for hot water. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 10-12. Wine glasses. Drinking glasses. Pots and pans. Serving dishes. Cookie sheets, muffin tins...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Well equipped with staples. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    French door. Plenty of space for family and guests. Ice maker and freezer drawer below. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    High efficiency Induction cooktop. Easy to clean. Very safe. Needs ferrous based cookware to function, which is provided. ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Lawn chairs. Outdoor table for 6. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    8.5 acres of meadow, lawn and woods....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 15 - Oct 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$300 $350
Fri, Sat
$2,000 $6,500

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250 $300
Fri, Sat
$1,500 $5,000

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500


Security deposit returned within two weeks after stay

Check in 4pm. Check out 12noon. Inquire about late check out or early check in.

Refund Policy:

Cancellation more than 60days in advance of arrival are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellation or abbreviation of stay within 60 days of arrival forfeit the full advance payment. Early departure does not warrant any refund of rent. Cancellation within 30 days of arrival will have only the cleaning fee refunded. If there has been no occupancy security deposit will always be returned.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 02/06/2017
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47 Miles
Nearest Airport
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1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
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4.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Columbia Golf and Country Club
6.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Hudson Amtrack Station
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Coyote Flaco Mexican Restaurant
16 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Necessary

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: An architect and a chemist from Boston. We love design, food, cooking, gardening. He wanted a quiet place to get away, play the guitar, cook, work the land. She wanted a place to relax, make art and have lots of friends and parties. It truly works for both. We thought we were renovating a 50's ranch house that was perfectly sited on an overgrown dairy farm. We were, but we were also restoring the land that had been overgrown with 50 years of invasives. We've learned a lot about the land and continue to learn and love this property.

Why the Owner Chose Hudson, NY, USA:
We wanted to be in the Hudson area because of the natural beauty, the farms, orchards, mountains and food. The fact that you get this 2hrs from NYC and 2.5 from Boston is the reason we love it. Its rural, its beautiful and there is culture, art and music, not to mention that the area is full of amazing interesting people. We absolutely love it here, from all the city weekenders to our warm wonderful neighbors who have lived here all their lives. The views from the living room and terrace are mesmerizing especially in winter. Its possible to just sit and watch the clouds and weather change over the Catskills. There are deer in winter. There are foxes, rabbits, turtles on the pond, and many species of birds. The area is dark at night so the starry sky is spectacular if you are a city dweller. Short walk down Schoolhouse Road will lead you to a farm stand run by our neighbor Floyd who sells apples and pies, preserves and pies his wife makes. There are farm stands and eateries serving local produce and sustainable produced meats and cheeses.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house was designed to be extremely energy efficient. It is super insulated and Energy Star Certified. All electric, (someday we hope to generate the power on site) high efficiency heat pump water heater, super efficient mini split systems for heat and ac, all new triple pane windows (no drafts ) LED lights. Renters should know it takes a bit of different care to operate the systems, but easy to follow instructions are in the rental handbook in the house. Our house though the interior is completely finished, will continue to be in renovation mode. At this point only the side porch and terrace is left to do on the house. (no work will occur while the property is rented) As the property improves will will raise the rental prices, but for now we will keep the prices lower as we have landscaping projects and outdoor amenities that to fill in. Stay tuned to the progress on the house!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/06/2017

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  • Dining room from the kitchen

    Dining room from the kitchen

  • Kitchen sink and oven and microwave

    Kitchen sink and oven and microwave

  • Fireplace
(candles only)

    Fireplace (candles only)

  • Double bedroom

    Double bedroom

  • Full bath with tub

    Full bath with tub

  • Back terrace to pond

    Back terrace to pond

  • Pond Catskills beyond

    Pond Catskills beyond

  • Sugar Maple lane

    Sugar Maple lane

  • Ice on the pond Catskills beyond

    Ice on the pond Catskills beyond

  • Hudson farmer's market

    Hudson farmer's market

  • Kitchen Island

    Kitchen Island

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Queen bedroom

    Queen bedroom

  • Studio/Sofabed bedroom

    Studio/Sofabed bedroom

  • Half bath

    Half bath

  • Entry driveway

    Entry driveway

  • Dogwood hill in front of the house

    Dogwood hill in front of the house

  • Deer on the pond

    Deer on the pond

  • Floyd's farm stand 10min walk from the house

    Floyd's farm stand 10min walk from the house

VRBO #691200

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017

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