POND-SIDE BLISS IN DUTCHESS COUNTY

Esther Allen

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay nights

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Esther Allen

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POND-SIDE BLISS IN DUTCHESS COUNTY

Red Hook Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Wonderful restored 1848 farmhouse with swimming, canoeing, fishing & ice-skating pond in an idyllic, 11-acre setting. Four bedrooms, four baths, huge chef's kitchen with Vulcan restaurant stove, organic vegetable garden from which you are welcome to harvest during the summer bounty, screen porch, wood-burning fireplace, swing set, sports field, climbing wall, diving dock on the pond. Located in Dutchess County, an hour and a half's drive from the George Washington Bridge. A great getaway for families with kids, groups of friends, writing groups or reading groups –– anyone in retreat from the city at any season of the year –– the 3,000+ square foot house very easily sleeps 10, and can accommodate up to 14 on comfortable fold-out sofas. It is particularly perfect for groups who like to cook and eat large meals together.

The house is on a back road used by only a few cars each day. It has four bedrooms, two with queen-sized beds and two with up to three twin beds each, four bathrooms with showers, one large soaking tub, two queen sleeper sofas. There is wi-fi throughout, and a television set for watching DVDs in the downstairs bedroom. The kitchen includes a restaurant-quality Vulcan stove, Subzero refrigerator, dishwasher, two sinks, and all standard cooking implements including Cuisinart and ice cream maker. In addition to the large table in the dining room which seats up to 12 people when the wings are added, there are dining tables on the screen porch, the upstairs deck, and the pond's diving dock, and a picnic table outside the kitchen. There is a large=capacity washer and dryer in the basement.

Larger gatherings or family reunions who need more than a single house might consider renting in combination with VRBO 238884, only a 5-minute drive or a great overland hike away.

Within easy walking distance of one of the best diners in the Hudson River Valley, the house is convenient by car to the villages of Rhinebeck and Red Hook, the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, the Rhinebeck County Fairgrounds, Montgomery Place, Poet's Walk, Clermont, the Bard College campus with its summer arts festival at the Fisher Center and its world class Hessel Art Museum, Innisfree Gardens, blueberry picking at Greig Farm, cherry and pumpkin-picking at Rose Hill Farm, the antique stores of Hudson, the Millbrook wineries, the Stanfordville Haunted House, and much, much more. Private cooking lessons with a former editor at Gourmet can be arranged.

For hiking and mountain biking, try nearby Ferncliff Forest, where there's a superb view of the entire Hudson River Valley from the lookout tower. Or, for a more rigorous climb which also ends with a lookout tower, there is Stissing Mountain. For easier cycling, great for beginning bikers, there's the idyllic Harlem Valley Rail Trail in nearby Millerton.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Esther Allen

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We live and work in New York City where our children go to school; we purchased the house in the country when they were very young as a place for them to run and play. It has been a cherished refuge for the last decade. We love to read, play games, and cook and the house furnishes lots of opportunity for all three activities. We've had many large family reunions there and it is an ideal spot for a family gathering or for a large group of friends to get together.

Esther Allen purchased this farmhouse in 1999

The Hudson River Valley is one of the most beautiful spots on earth -- it rivals such famed locales as Tuscany and California's Napa Valley in the beauty of its landscapes and the superb local food. I have lived in France, and the grand estates along the Hudson River remind me of the châteaux of the Loire Valley. There is a sense of history and rootedness there that we cherish. Milan, where our house is, retains an unspoiled agricultural beauty that makes it one of the most idyllic locations in the Valley.

Our favorite summer activity is diving off the diving board into the pond on a hot day and having a long swim in the pond. Canoeing and fishing are a close second, and younger visitors always love catching salamanders along the stream. We go on long bike rides, make bouquets out of the many flowers growing in the flowerbeds, and harvest vegetables from the vegetable garden for completely local home-cooked meals. We really enjoy the local farm stands and farmers markets, and wine tasting at the many vineyards in the area, as well as concerts at the nearby Fisher Center and the Rhinebeck Performing Arts Center. In summer, we love going to the drive-in movie theatres in Hyde Park and Poughkeepsie; in winter we go skiing at one of the local ski areas or ice skating on the pond then come in to a roaring fire in the fireplace.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Pond-Side Bliss in Dutchess County
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Pond-Side Bliss in Dutchess County
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Red Hook Hudson Valley
New York, NY
5

BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY IN REDHOOK

  • 5 of 5
We highly recommend this rental. Stayed here in November to celebrate a birthday with a group of friends. We all enjoyed cooking in the spacious kitchen, hanging out in the yard and garden, and the views of the pond. The owner was a pleasure to work with and provided many great recommendations. The restaurant down the street, Another Fork in the Road, was delicious and an easy walk.
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Pond-Side Bliss in Dutchess County
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p301466vb
(646) 416-3971 (New York, USA)
Red Hook Hudson Valley
New York
5

ABSOLUTELY BLISSFUL HOME

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful weekend, the pond is phenomenal, it's a beautiful property with a firepit, lots of grass, a swing, a little raft for the pond (perfect for bringing out a bucket of beers to sunbathe on), and a great big fish who we nicknamed Herbert. I'd recommend this property to anyone- it's wonderful and the owner is a pleasure to work with.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Pond-Side Bliss in Dutchess County
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p301466vb
(646) 416-3971 (New York, USA)
Red Hook Hudson Valley
5

FANTASTIC PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
We (6 adults and 2 kids) have now spent 2 great weekends at this place. It's a terrific place, big lawn with shady trees, a great pond for swimming and a great outdoor eating area with a grill. Very well equipped, from the kitchen to the outdoor games. We booked the second weekend as soon as we came back from the first as we liked it so much.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
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Pond-Side Bliss in Dutchess County
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Red Hook Hudson Valley
Greenlawn, NY
5

POND BLISS - THE PERFECT RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
This is a wonderful home on a beautiful piece of land, complete with a deep pond fit for swimming. Highlights of the house are its large, fully equipped kitchen and a comfortable screened-in porch. It's only about 10 minutes from Red Hook, which has excellent restaurants and shopping. The owner is very nice and very accommodating.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Pond-Side Bliss in Dutchess County
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(646) 416-3971 (New York, USA)
Red Hook Hudson Valley
LA
5

FANTASTIC PLACE FOR A FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Highly recommend. The pond, the porch, the grounds, plus plenty of room in the house for a comfortable family vacation.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Yours is not the first family with a senior who is graduating from Bard College to spend graduation week in our house. It always seems to work out very well! We have friends and kids affiliated with Bard ourselves, and really enjoy welcoming any sort of Bard-oriented folks to the house. Thanks so much for the lovely review.
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Red Hook Hudson Valley
Milan, NY, USA
5

EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS (AND THEY WERE HIGH!)

  • 5 of 5
"Extremely comfortable, spacious, and well furnished house. It was sort of what you imagine a country house should be. Fabulous country kitchen with all the cooking appliances and utensils you could ever want or need. Also, a real treat is that even though the house is in a purely rural setting, there is a phenomenally creative chef who owns the restaurant “Another Fork in the Road” less than a five minute WALK from the house. We stayed in March, and the heat was very responsive – even though it’s a mid nineteenth century house and retains the charm of the period, the mechanicals have all been nicely updated. Our only regret about being here in March was that we could not take advantage of the huge swimming pond – looked like it would be extremely inviting during the summer months. An extra treat was that our bathroom had a steam shower. The eclectic book collection could put most libraries to shame. And it was all only a ninety minute drive from the Triborough Bridge."
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Red Hook Farmhouse Rental Rates

Notes

  • $1000-$2000/wknd - $2000-$4000/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Nov-March .. $1000/2-3 day weekend .. $2000/week (except Thanksgiving and holiday)
  • April-May . . $1500/2-3 day weekend . . $3000/week
  • Jun-Oct .. $2000/ 2-3 day weekend .. $4000/week
  • Rates do not include $150 housecleaning fee.
  • Rates may be negotiable depending on seasonal demand.

Amenities

Red Hook Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (6), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Boat
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • snowboarding
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • rafting
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • rock climbing
  • hot air ballooning
  • hiking
  • cross country skiing
  • hunting
Notes:
Private swim pond with diving dock (good for ice skating under the right winter conditions}, stocked with bass and sunnies for fishing, canoe, floating dock private playground with swings, slides and football lawn, extensive flower beds, badminton set and lawn, and, in summer/fall, a bountiful organic garden.