- english, spanish
About Gaby Darbyshire
I'm a Brit who moved to the States in 1999 and never left, although I spend a fair amount of time in Europe still. I work in the media industry.
Gaby Darbyshire purchased this House in 2015
Why Gaby Darbyshire chose Putnam Valley
I've been coming to Lake Oscawana with friends for years, and was looking for a house up here for at least 5 years. They don't come up too often, so when I heard that Cayuga Road was for sale, I dropped everything and ran up to see it before it went on the market. I fell in love with it, and put in an offer immediately after seeing it. The house has an incredibly good vibe, so says everyone who comes to stay. It is just a lovely, happy house. Apparently Babe Ruth used to get his hair cut in the front bedroom of the house, which in the 1920s was the barber's place.
What makes this House unique
The views are stunning: it looks across the water to a nature reserve. It's a lovely community, and Cold Spring, which is charming, is a mere 16 minutes away. Amazing hiking, access to the Hudson River, and fun on the lake: what's not to love? Oh, and the claw foot tub in the stone bathroom? That's my favourite room in the house! ;-)
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - Additional cleaning fee $250Additional cleaning fee $250
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 35
Spacious house on a lovely property
Beautiful retreat for a perfect fall weekend. Kids, grandparents and everyone in between had a wonderful time! The house is clean and functional with very comfortable beds, would definitely return.
Thanks, Elizabeth - so glad you loved it! Best, Gaby
Putnam Valley Sanctuary
Our hostess Gabrielle was gracious & tentive to Our needs The entire property is amazing...acres & acres of lush green marshland & forest.The lake was so much fun to swim in.The house has kayaks & paddle board for our use.The entire house was spacious with bathrms for each bedrm.The property was sunny & bright each day.The well designed kitchen is a chef's paradise !!.All in all we were quite satisfied with the layout.If we needed assistance Gaby was a phone call away.We extended our stay it was so lovely.....I highly recommend this location for peace...solitude and just to gather with loved ones.A place one will never forget !!....Kudo's to Gaby....We thank you & shall return one day ... Best
Eric, thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you stay there and love it so much. Best, Gaby
Quiet lake-front retreat
Everyone enjoyed their stay. The property has lovely views of the lake and is a well-maintained and comfortable retreat. The interiors are warm and welcoming and Gaby is a lovely host.
Lovely spot to gather with friends
We all really enjoyed our stay. What a wonderful view of such a serene spot.
Thanks. Nancy! Glad you enjoyed your trip. Best wishes for the holidays. Gaby
We had a wonderful stay at this lake front property.
This property is a perfect place to stay to enjoy the lake, West Point and a visiting New York City. We used the north Hudson train to visit the city which the terminal at Garrison is a short drive. Our primary purpose for the visit was to visit our Cadet at West Point for BEAST march back and A day. The location is less than a forty minute drive to West Point Gate and it provided a great place for our Cadet to rest, paddle board on the lake and enjoy some home cooked meals. The kitchen was fully stocked and the view from the deck and living room is beautiful.
Thanks, Robert - I am so glad you had a good trip.