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Eames-Style Country Lake House on 30 Private Acres

Owner

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015
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Eames-Style Country Lake House on 30 Private Acres

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Ghent House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

This is an 13 year old house built by the owners sited on 30 acres near an old stone sheep herding wall. It's very cozy but open, with radiant heat and one wall of windows (inspired by the Charles and Ray Eames House) looking out towards the lake and hills. The land is beautiful in all seasons. Our 30 acres of woods is on a private road with 3 other properties, one of which is a horse farm.

Downstairs is an open plan with several living areas and a separate 600 square foot gourmet kitchen with a Viking range, dining area and bathroom. Two bedrooms and a bathroom are upstairs. Both bedrooms have panoramic views of the lake and land. There are two bunk beds in one bedroom and a queen bed in the other.

Our 30 acres are private but we share our 20 acre lake with 3 other properties and local fauna, which is abundant and includes deer, turkeys, chipmunks, beaver, turtles, lizards and a variety of birds.

Bike the 1.5 miles into town and have lunch, play tennis, buy antiques or check out what's happening at the Spencertown Academy. Five miles will get you to Chatham for restaurants, movies and shopping.

Columbia County has become a mecca for the local and organic food movement. Food shopping is unrivaled with the Chatham Food Coop 5 miles down the road, nearby is Hawthorne Valley Farm where we get our raw milk, the Berry Farm where we pick our own berries, we visit the lambs when we pick up our yoghurt at the Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, and Grazin' Acres where we meet our beef and chicken. The city of Hudson, 15 miles away & next door to Olana, boasts some of the best restaurants in the Hudson Valley, if not the state. We are regulars at Chatham's Blue Plate, if for no other reason than the bread and tapenade.

More detailed, Hudson-focused information is available at this blog: hungryinhudsonny.

15 minutes to Catamount, 25 to Butternut. Swimming at Copake, Kinderhook, etc., visit the lambs at Chatham Sheep Herding Company, pick berries, apples, etc., or shop in Hudson and Great Barrington. Visit the Shaker Museum, Olana, Tanglewood or Berkshires. Two hours from NYC.

For more info about hiking trails and outdoor sites, visit the Columbia County Conservatory's website and look at the 'public conservation areas'.

Lastly, I just got a Roku Streaming Player for watching Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, or anything on your laptop, on the large flatscreen TV.

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Keywords: Lake House

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015

About The Owner

I live in NYC and have four children. We built the house before we had the first one so we had no idea what our needs would be. The kids love the country, but between weekend soccer and endless birthday parties, it's getting hard to get up there very often. We miss it, but appreciate the income.

The Owner purchased this house in 1999

Why The Owner chose Ghent

We looked at the Hamptons, but didn't want a suburban experience and could not afford to be right on the ocean. Coincidentally, I grew up in NYC with a country house in Hillsdale but my husband just happened to pick Columbia Couty because of the beautiful and reasonable (2 hours) drive up.

What makes this house unique

We needed property on the water, so we love having the lake. We also wanted land that was far enough away from a road so that our dog could run around without worrying us. We didn't want to hear the sound of cars wooshing by. And I have to say, every time I get out of the car, I take a deep breath because it smells so very, very good up there. The air feels softer. It's heavenly with a breeze.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Eames-Style Country Lake House on 30 Private Acres
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
Houston, PA
4

Summer Week in Spencertown

  • 4 of 5

We spent a great week here at the end of July. Beautiful property with lots of privacy and room for the dogs to enjoy. Great open floor plan with fantastic views of woods and lake. Great private lake with access to canoe... some of the best large mouth bass fishing I have ever experienced in Columbia county. We will certainly stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michael! Pleasure having you all!
Brooklyn, NY
5

winter get-away

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely winter weekend here - views and walks on the property are wonderful! The house is beautifully designed, clean, comfortable (love those radiant heat floors), and well equipped for children. It's an easy trip to Catamount for skiing, and a cozy place to return to after a day in the snow. We even did a little ice skating on the lake just down the hill from the house. Owners were responsive and very pleasant to work with. A great get-away!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from spending a snowy and gorgeous New Year's in Spencertown and can't say enough about this beautiful home. The house manages to be both spacious and cozy (oh, how I've fallen in love with those radiant heat floors) and couldn't be more child and dog friendly.

We loved sledding just behind the house, had long hikes through the woods, enjoyed trips to Chatham and Hudson, and were also so happy to be indoors and look out at the snow. The kitchen was a dream and I loved cooking there.

Many thanks to the kind owners who were so easy to work with and did everything they could to make us feel at home.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

  • 5 of 5

Our family (& our dog) met at this beautiful property during the last weekend of October 2009. It was exactly what we were looking for in terms of a peaceful, restful location with all the amenities. The house is perfect for a famliy. The kitchen is gorgeous and the views from all the expansive windows are just beautiful, We walked the peaceful property and enjoyed visiting the nearby towns for the farmer's markets and nice restaurants. We plan to enjoy this location again.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

  • 5 of 5

This house is great! Perfect location, great amenities, and easy access to the outdoors and all of the beautiful towns of the Berkshires. We spent a fantastic summer month here that we will never forget.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property with a very special house full

of character. Very spacious and well suited for

children. Extremely quiet and right in the nature with

free roaming wildlife to watch from the windows.

Adding one of the best counties in the state makes

this the ideal family retreat.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Car: necessary

Columbia County is a mecca for the local and organic food movement. Food shopping is unrivaled with the Chatham Food Coop 5 miles down the road, get your raw milk at Hawthorne Valley Farm, the Berry Farm, and Grazin' Acres where you can meet your beef and chicken. The city of Hudson, 15 miles away & next door to Olana, boasts some of the best restaurants in the Hudson Valley, if not the state. We are regulars at Chatham's Blue Plate, if for nothing reason than the bread and tapenade.

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Rates & Availability

From $400 Per night

Ghent House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Changeover Day: Sunday
2 night minimum stay
$400
$1,200
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Trash Collection (if nee $35
Cleaning $165
Property Damage Protection $59
Notes Standard Weekend - $800

Cancellation Policy

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

Ghent House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2750 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Clawfoot bathtubs with handheld & regular showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Canoe & excellent fishing in the lake.

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