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Stunning 3 Yr.New Lakefront Home Near Berkshires Wgourmet Kitchen

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Last updated: 01/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Upscale centrally air-conditioned lakefront cottage with 75 feet of lakefront property and a Landlord who lives to make you as comfortable as possible. Lovely Kinderhook Lake, a wonderful 375 acre lake, is as good for swimming as it is for fishing. The Native Americans called this lake 'Great Fish Lake' and today it still yields, among others, Walleye, Northern Pike, Perch, and Bass. A private road leads onto our well maintained property which has been family owned for three generations.Ideally located in the best of all possible worlds! The Upper Hudson River Valley is outside your door while the best of the Berkshires is a stone's throw away and all the while your own 'private' lake is reflected into your living room through house-wide glass doors and windows!

The original cottage named 'The Doll House' was razed in 2007 and a new Craftsman type Bungalow was constructed in 2009. The new home consists of 2200 square feet containing a gourmet kitchen, and ample closet space on all floors.The views from almost everywhere in this home, designed by a popular local architect, are spectacular and the room planning was well conceived...there is even a nice, bright laundry room in the basement with stereo speakers . .... And a spot to place the ironing board upright and leave it that way if you care to! There is an extra 'bonus' area in the basement available for an additional rental charge. Sofa bed, loveseat, plus a lovely 3/4 bathroom, 4 large windows and separate entrance define this lower level.

The kitchen with great views of the lake, features the most up to date conveniences and generously sized peninsula with 2 stools for watching sailboats glide by during your lunch.
ATTENTION:SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT: ARE YOU TOO TIRED TO COOK AFTER HOURS OF SWIMMING AND/OR ANTIQUING? CHEF JERRY MOHR A DEGREED FRENCH CHEF CAN COME TO THE DOLL HOUSE AND PREPARE ANY (OR ALL!) MEALS FOR YOU! or WE CAN MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR YOU TO ATTTEND HIS MANY AND VARIED SCHEDULED, PUBLIC COURSES. THESE CLASSES ARE ENJOYED IN HIS HISTORIC REVOLUTIONARY HOME IN MALDEN BRIDGE.
There is a large desk area in the kitchen to work on your computer away from the activity of the rest of the house, but within view of a small TV and that lovely North end lake view again. The Guest Bedroom on this floor, with Queen bed and on-wall flat panel TV is 12+ by 12 feet with an ample closet and views of the back field and birch tree behind the house. The full bathroom across the hall features a window, pedestal sink, and full sized bathtub/shower combination. These 2 rooms are located off the entrance hallway and with the glass pocket door at the end of this hallway closed, it will afford complete privacy for the sleepyheads on this main floor. The living room commands panoramic views of the North to South orientation of the lake which my returning clients have come to know and love. Now that view however, has been enlarged and improved with an Andersen Frenchwood Glider extending 12 feet across the West elevation with help from additional fixed doors. Turning the corner towards the North elevation are 3 very large windows. At the opposite end there is a wall of stone punctuated by a propane fueled fireplace and 2 small windows. All windows in the house are able to be covered using fashionable Bali top down/bottom up cellular shades and in the Living Room the expansive 'wall of glass' can become a warm, cozy place by closing the floor to ceiling Bali 'Vertiglides' provided.Most windows are also covered by a second window treatment to add to the warmth and character of the home.

Upstairs you will find a comfortable Library with built-in bookshelves and a private entrance into the shared Master Bath. The Master Bath has a separate frameless stall shower and views of the lake that will encourage you to linger, along with a large soaking tub. The adjoining Master Bedroom contains his and hers 6 foot closets with an electric fireplace in between! The Master, measuring 15'5' by almost 14 overlooks the entire lake with 3 large windows including a Palladian in the center. One more small room upstairs is a sitting room facing south which could serve as a third bedroom when/if necessary. Otherwise it will make for a quiet retreat to read or take a much needed nap in the ample leather recliner.

There is a gorgeous stone patio with dining table and chairs directly off the Living Room that overlooks the lake. Stairs that lead down to the water's edge take you to a deck where there is additional furniture for swimming,relaxation and lake enjoyment.

Close proximity to Tanglewood; Saratoga; SPAC; Hunter Mountain, Brody, Jimmney Peak; Lenox and Lee, Mass clothing outlets; Catskill Mountains attractions, many summer stock theaters and Lake George. You can visit President Martin Van Buren's house and Norman Rockwell's Museum in the same day, return to the lake, enjoy a cookout and one of the most beautiful sunsets ever! Only 2 hours 20 minutes north of New York City.

Keywords: Cottage,Bungalow,Country,Craftsman,Cozy
Gourmet, Hudson Valley,Romantic, getaway, weekend, retreat, small conference,leadership, autumn, leaf peeping, Tangelwood, Berkshires,Jiminy Peak,skiing, crafts,antiquing, swimming,Chatham, Hudson,Catskills, Olana,horsebackriding.
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Owner

Member since: 1997

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/22/2017

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 21 yrs old to sign the contract....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The house is kid-friendly in so far as there is suitable parental supervision!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We are sorry, but due to health considerations, pets can not be accommodated. We can refer you to several local pet sitters and vets where your pet can spend the night and we are happy to refer you to nearby lodging establishments that regularly permit animals. State and Federal laws do not permit us to refuse accommodations to persons with service animals, however, the same $250 per weekend or per weekly stay damage deposit will be applied as a special cleaning fee under these circumstances....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bunk Area: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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  • Recreation Bonus Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Queen size Beds (2) 2 Queen bedded rooms, Bunk Beds (1) Top bunk is Twin sized, bottom is a Full sized mattress....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main Floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Recreation Bonus Room...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

    Mstr has both huge soaking tub and large framless shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Central Air-conditioning, Lovely linens and sheets. Row Boat. 6 TV's, one with DVD and 1 with VCR. Well equiped Kitchen, Charcoal BBQ, Stereo w/ CD player, I-pod docking station. Cable TV, No Pets & No Smoking, please...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    What wonderful, restful views from the lakefront outside this home. Sun all afternoon but also the welcomed shade of a sprawling Willow Tree if needed....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Quiet Trane Central A/C system....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Propane...moreless

  • Garage:

    Beautifully stained solid wood Clopay Door...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Flip a switch on the side of the large stone- faced F/P and voila instant ambiance (and heat too)...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    Up graded high thread count linens with pinecone embroidery to match the 'theme' of the home....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Small circular drive that provides parking for 2 cars, or one car inside garage and one outside....moreless

  • Telephone:

    (5) All local calls free. A reasonable amount of long distance for free as well but we respectfully suggest the use of your cell phone for many calls at a distance....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and Dryer contained in a bright, attractive laundry room, complete with cable TV and the Nutone speaker/music system....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    We have access to a wonderful degreed French Cooking and Pastry Chef,who could prepare any and all meals for you or a special dinner on the patio for your friends....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Beautiful kitchen with Silestone Microban counter tops, plenty of bright recessed lighting and a lovely lighted glass cabinet facing the dining area. Views of the lake from the kitchen windows above the sink and out the enormous Living Room doors....moreless

  • Microwave:

    This is not just any microwave. It is a GE Advantium which can function as a microwave or an oven ...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Bottom loading freezer! Ice maker....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Lovely stone firepit also provided for a 'campfire' feel on a balmy summer night or chilly Fall one. Who is preparing the Hot Chocolate and marshmallows?...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 Kayaks can be made available...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer rate
May 26 - Sep 5, 2017
2 night min stay
$243
$1,700 $6,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$243 $250
Fri, Sat
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 01/22/2017
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Location

4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
30 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Recommended

Country Club Privileges (pool and/or golf) are available for an additional fee, Go-Karting, Miniature Golfing, Skating, Relaxing.

 

Owner info

About the owner: I am a Type 'A' Culinary Arts student and your comfort is my first desire. Everything has to be the way I would want for myself were I renting from myself! Enjoy!

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Long-term leases available at discounted rates! Please email for details.


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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/22/2017

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Photos

  • Photograph of the new home from the lake

    Photograph of the new home from the lake

  • Opposite Side of Home and remote controlled Garage

    Opposite Side of Home and remote controlled Garage

  • Northwest corner of home in Spring with profusion of Lilacs.

    Northwest corner of home in Spring with profusion of Lilacs.

  • Entrance Hallway

    Entrance Hallway

  • The Gourmet Kitchen of new home complete with cookbook authored by the owner.

    The Gourmet Kitchen of new home complete with cookbook authored by the owner.

  • Main Floor Full Bath

    Main Floor Full Bath

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Master Bath showing glass shower and soaking tub with views of the lake

    Master Bath showing glass shower and soaking tub with views of the lake

  • Mstr Bdrm showing  custom bedding in black colorway w/ Irish Farmhouse furniture

    Mstr Bdrm showing custom bedding in black colorway w/ Irish Farmhouse furniture

  • Children's Fishing themed Bedroom (no closet but plenty of storage area)

    Children's Fishing themed Bedroom (no closet but plenty of storage area)

  • Basement Bonus Room

    Basement Bonus Room

  • Laundry Room with whole house stereo system.

    Laundry Room with whole house stereo system.

  • Side Covered Entrance

    Side Covered Entrance

  • A lovely view of Kinderhook Lake taken from the Stone Patio of the Doll House

    A lovely view of Kinderhook Lake taken from the Stone Patio of the Doll House

  • Entrance to our Private Point of property in Fall.

    Entrance to our Private Point of property in Fall.

  • 1st FloorGuest B/R w/ embroidered pinecone sheets & custom made pinecone bedding

    1st FloorGuest B/R w/ embroidered pinecone sheets & custom made pinecone bedding

  • Kitchen Desk

    Kitchen Desk

  • From Kitchen looking towards Dining Area and Living Room beyond.

    From Kitchen looking towards Dining Area and Living Room beyond.

  • Living Room of Doll House showing propane F/P

    Living Room of Doll House showing propane F/P

  • Mstr Bath w/ views of lake and TV mounted on opposite wall.

    Mstr Bath w/ views of lake and TV mounted on opposite wall.

  • Palladian window in Mstr displaying the lake from North to South.

    Palladian window in Mstr displaying the lake from North to South.

  • Adirondack (TV) Room w skylight and add. club chair, plus 50 inch TV.

    Adirondack (TV) Room w skylight and add. club chair, plus 50 inch TV.

  • Basement Bonus Room Full Bath

    Basement Bonus Room Full Bath

VRBO #832

This listing was first published here in 1997.

Date last modified - Sunday, January 22, 2017

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