Kent House Rental Photos and Description
House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
Private and serene, this fully furnished and equipped mid-century ranch is built into the mountain, and faces due west, across the street from a private lake covered with lily pads, and a mountain beyond that. Recently renovated, this incredibly bright and sun-filled 2-bedroom, 2-bath, with additional den/children's room, is a great four-season getaway, with colors and views that change with each season.
In the great room, relax on comfortable couches from which to enjoy the brick fireplace, the sky from the 2 skylights, and the view of trees and green outside the wall of windows (in the summer, you can just see the water shimmering through the dense foliage!). Dining area seats 6. Master bedroom has private bath with whirlpool jets and 2nd bathroom has 'surround-slate' shower. Open kitchen with skylight, breakfast bar, and morning room picture window, and rocking chairs. Windows and hardwood floors throughout, including bathrooms; kitchen and foyer is tiled. The house is equipped with modern appliances, and there is free WIFI.
And a fantastic recent feature: the front foyer has been turned into a music room with the addition of an antique baby grand piano, in superb condition. Enjoy playing for yourself while looking out the picture window to the woods; or entertain your friends in the great room or with a sing-along.
Wrap-around deck with new gas-grill, picnic table, and comfortable chairs with cushions, chaises longues, and a hammock from which to read, nap, or just relax. The stone patio was installed by the owner herself.
Listen to the daytime songs of birds and let the nighttime symphony of frogs, cicadas, and crickets lull you to sleep. Other than a passing car or motorcycle, it's very quiet - sometimes all you hear is the wind in the trees.
Situated in NE Dutchess County, this vacation home is close to a myriad of activities: great shopping and dining in Kent, CT, and Millbrook, NY; nurseries in Sharon, Ct; antiquing throughout Dutchess and Litchfield Counties; outdoor activities at Kent Falls; Macedonia and Housatonic State Parks; Mohawk Mountain Ski Area; Thunder Ridge Skiing; Limerock NASCAR Speedway; Rail trail for biking; Appalachian Trail. Great country roads for motorcycling and driving; day camps; and swimming at Dover Plains and Millerton pools. Plan now for fall foliage season - dates available - as well as for skiing, snowboarding, and winter activities in the area.
Or...just stay home and enjoy a sense of peace and calm.
Keywords: Ranch, country home, wraparound, deck, patio, fireplace, woods, private, peaceful, quiet, fall, foliage, fall foliage, autumn, colors, bbq, gas grill, wifi, flatscreen, TV, picnic, hammock
- alternative lifestyle
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair accessible
About Squad - English, Francais, Italiano, and Espanol
A residential real estate broker in New York City, I enjoy all the amenities the City offers - theater, restaurants, shopping. I usually take my 1971 vintage FIAT 500L to appointments, and spend a lot of time with my Australian Cattle Dogs. I'm very involved in dog rescue, especially Australian Cattle Dogs (AKA Blue and Red Heelers) - helping where I can to foster, transport, and fund saving dogs especially from kill shelters and abusive situations, and to find them safe havens, and hopefully 'forever' homes. My three dogs, Argos (red), just turned 15, Friday (blue), 5, and Astro (blue), 5, were from shelters. All purebred, they came to me as fosters and decided to stay. Friday has 3 legs and was found on a dark country road in Georgia. Astro was 1 hour from being put to sleep, but amazing efforts from many people saved his life. And Argos is a wonderful boy, and now a senior citizen.
Squad - English, Francais, Italiano, and Espanol purchased this house in 2004
Why Squad - English, Francais, Italiano, and Espanol chose Kent
In my business, I'm always in the hustle and bustle of the City and the excitement of real estate. A few years ago, I decided I wanted a place where I could decompress and recharge my batteries, and where my dogs could have some room to play. I searched for a property within 2 hours of downtown Manhattan that had a fireplace. That was my minimum requirement! Instead, I found a phenomenal location, a short way up a mountain, overlooking Bog Hollow covered with lily pads and with a little island in the middle. One of the first times I was there, I saw a deer on the island; and another time, I heard the cry of geese and looked up to see them flying in their perfect 'V' formation. As a city girl, this exposure to wildlife was a literally and figuratively a breath of fresh air.
What makes this house unique
What I love most on those rare occasions I'm there is to sit on the deck, especially in late afternoon and evening - although any time of day is wonderful - watching the light shimmer over the water, listening to the sounds of nature and slowing my mind down. On very cold winter nights, after a snow, the stars and moon are so incredibly bright that they light up the snow-covered yard. We have been doing some planting in front of the house, and it's exciting to see them grow. My friends and family love going to Kent, a very sweet New England town with charming shops and places to eat. Driving or motorcycling in the area, we find gorgeous roads and panoramas; sometimes we have to stop at the dairy farm as the cows cross the road. Roadside stands of fresh vegetables and August corn are on the honor system with a little cash box to put your payment or make change. And a little further afield are the wonderful offerings of Dutchess County and the Berkshires, with Tanglewood less than 1 1/2 hours away; skiing within 20 minutes; and all sorts of outdoor and cultural activies. But best of all, I like staying at the house, throwing a ball for the dogs, and then all of us just relaxing on the deck and taking in the view. And with the recent addition of an antique baby grand, I can now also enjoying playing the piano with the woods right outside the large picture window in the music room.