HIGHVIEW VILLA/TRAIN STATION ARTISTICALLY RENOVATED HUDSON VALLEY

Maureen Darmetko

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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HIGHVIEW VILLA/TRAIN STATION ARTISTICALLY RENOVATED HUDSON VALLEY

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Master Bdrm, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bath In The Hudson Valley Mountains

Unique 800 square foot master bedroom is a creative open floor plan. Wake up and look out wall glass sliders onto the side of the mountain with a small creek running down the mountain when it rains. Shower in a free standing shower enclosed by transparent panels of birch twigs. Or bath in a free standing tub as you look out to the wooded area and creek below.

Double sided fireplace as warmth to both the kitchen and the 'ballroom' the main waiting area of the original station. Walk out onto the brick patio and enjoy a meal outside with Tiki torches and barbecue under the starry skies. The upstairs has two areas. On the end of the house is the master bedroom suite and the other end has 3 bedrooms, where the train master originally lived with his family. One bedroom has a secret door entrance, as requested by our children when we renovated the station.

Walk to park with swimming pool, tennis court, playground, basketball court, soccer, baseball field and minature golf.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed

Maureen Darmetko

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My husband and I grew up in the Boston area and moved to the city to attend Cooper Union. I also attended Pratt Institute.

We have had our small interior design contracting company for 30 years and have three adult children two of which are married.

My husband and I had wonderful family holidays here. We are now enjoying a change of season with our children older and looking to spend our vacations in other peoples unique homes.

Maureen Darmetko purchased this villa in 1986

When do you get to live in a creative, professionally designed space let alone a train station? You can stay in the comfort of this home which is entertaining in itself or venture out for a diverse selection of activities for all ages.

This home was an abandon concrete shell of history. It was our vision of it's potential that captivated us. There was the mission style parapet wall front facade, 8' thick concrete walls and the four archways openings to the waiting room that travelers would pass through as they bought their tickets and jumped aboard the next train. The train loaded with NYC passengers looking to relax in the cool upstate mountains in the summer or head to the city for the day.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Highview Villa/Train Station artistically renovated Hudson Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Highview Villa/Train Station artistically renovated Hudson Valley
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Wurtsboro Hudson Valley
5

LOVELY WEEKEND AT THE TRAIN STATION!

  • 5 of 5
We came to the Villa to enjoy a weekend celebration of our friends daughter's wedding. When we walked into the Highview Villa, learned of its history as a train station and saw the detailed restoration and renovation, we were enthralled. Not only is this home fun because of the details in decorating but it is comfortable and a home to remember.

The bride got dressed in the beautiful master bedroom which, as she said, gave her the special beginning to a glorious wedding. Our 10 day old granddaughter enjoy her first outing from Brooklyn.

The interior is wonderful and the grounds and outside patio were delightful on a lovely day. All the amenities one would want are available.

For the 6 of us who stayed for the long weekend and the bride who got ready for her wedding, we couldn't have asked for a finer spot to be!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Highview Villa/Train Station artistically renovated Hudson Valley
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Wurtsboro Hudson Valley
5

WONDERFUL FAMILY HIDEAWAY

  • 5 of 5
My family recently stayed at the Highview Villa/ Train station for 5 days between Christmas and New Year's. We were seeking a peaceful rural setting, and a quality house with lots of space and a great kitchen, to enjoy some time out of NYC with visiting grandparents and two small kids (1.5 and 5). The house was exactly what we had been hoping it would be -- beautiful, unique, and comfortable, and the owners were friendly and helpful. We didn't do much exploring in the area, and owing to some wet weather we were actually indoors most of the time. The house was perfect for that. Exciting details for the kids included the two sided fireplace (we kept a fire going strong every day), the wildlife nearby, the train tunnel (and all aspects of the home's previous life as a train station), the small creek passing through the back yard, and the dining table with banquet style benches that obviated the need for a highchair. We all enjoyed the well appointed kitchen that could hold the whole group. We also used the outdoor grill most nights. As to nearby activities, again we didn't explore much, but it's a very sleepy little old town. Decent groceries are a 20 minute drive away (we came fully stocked), though closer you can find convenience type stores. We didn't explore any restaurants in neighboring towns, as we were happy to cook at the house. We did make a day trip to nearby New Paltz, and on the return drive stopped by the Mohonk Preserve for a 2 mile walk around a lake, which was perfect for all ages even with snow on the group. I would definitely recommend this home to families and groups. There are no amenities for small children (crib or highchair or gates on stairs) but we knew that ahead of time and planned accordingly. Lastly, I'll note that the owners live in the house when it's not rented, and this was actually a great thing -- it has all the comforts of a home, however it's not cluttered with personal effects and you don't feel as if you're intruding on someone's personal space. The owners did the reconstruction and interior design work on the house, which you'll spend a lot of time admiring. We will definitely go back. My only regret is that we didn't have any snow until we were packing to leave.
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Stewart Airport
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Newburgh Beacon Ferry
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Metro North
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 17 Quickway
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Sugarloaf and Mountain Creek Resort
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Wallkill Country Club, Winding Hills Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Danny's

We are nestled in a wooded area on the side of a mountain. First and foremost you are residing in an historical train station professionally design and restored with over the top creativity. Enjoy this HGTV style home first hand, as in the show 'You LIve in a What?'.

There is the 25' high tunnel burrowed into the side of the mountain in front of our station . This, tunnel is about 1 mile long. This where the locomotives chugged through to reach the station. This feat of engineering allowed the first train passage through the steep grade of the mountains to allow passage to between NYC and Canada.

In the autumn you are immersed in color and the beauty of nature. There are local orchards for apple picking and warm cider donuts with apple cider. Stay home and enjoy the original train stations two sided wood fireplace as you relax in the ballroom or enjoy dinner in the kitchen. Walk over the Hudson on the foot bridge, hike the many mountains available or take one of the many rail/bike paths.

When snow blankets the station and 10-20' icicles form at the tunnels entrance you can grab your sled and head over the the park just down the road and sled down the parks hill. If you are a snowboarder or skier there is a variety of skiing resorts all within close proximity.

We are within a mile of the Basher Kill known for the it's thriving population of eagles and other wildlife.

There is hunting in a variety of forms throughout the fall, winter and various forms of fishing within close proximity as well.

The town park within a two minute walking distance has tennis courts, baseball field, pool, mini golf and basketball court. Also there are many planned kayaking courses in the rivers nearby.

Want to hit the New York City for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, a Broadway show, or whatever peeks your interest? The depot is within 10 minutes of the Metro North train that can take you to Grand Central or within walking distance to a bus you could take into Port Authority in NYC.

Within ten minutes is bustling Middletown which has every retail store, variety of restaurants, cinemas and activities that you could want.

Like history? There are many Civil War reenactments at several sites complete with firing artillary throughout the year in local towns. Pack a picnic and watch the battle. West Point Military Academy is within 35 minutes with ongoing public events.

Don't miss the original Woodstock location of the 1969 outdoor concert which is now the Bethel Woods Center. Only 30 minutes away, you could have a tailgate picnic prior to the show. Followed by a tour of the museum that explains the events of the 60's and appeals to all ages. A live concert is heard as you watch the sun set.

The largest outlet center in the world, Woodbury Commons, is a 25 minutes drive.

A small historical airport is within 2 miles where you can take a two seater plan ride or glider up to view the incredible Hudson Valley.

Yes, outdoor drive-in theaters still do exist, complete with greasy popcorn which is only a five minute drive.

Orange County Choppers has there facility 20 minutes away.

The Roosevelt mansions and many other wealthy families have homes along the Hudson you can tour.

These are just a few of the many delights to enjoy while you are here at the O&W train station.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
May 25 2014 - Sep 8 2014
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,100
 
 
Thanksgiving holiday
Nov 22 - Nov 29
4 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 - Jan 2
5 night minimum stay
$550
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$550
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$450
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $175.00 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $69.00
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes When proceeding to pay preferred payment is e-check even though website incorrectly says preferred payment is charge card. Highview Station is also available for your wedding or event. Please let us know the number in your group and what you are hoping for so we may try to accommodate.
Events have a flat fee and are handled differently than the overnight guest criteria. Please inquire,
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Amenities

Wurtsboro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , tub and double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , tub , with water closet toilet, double vanity and shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king
  • One bedroom with single bed, two bedrooms with queen size beds, king size bed in master suite,
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
This villa is a great location for an event such as a wedding or an event. It is a beautiful setting and unique space for pictures and guests. Contact owner for further information. Spa is within 10 minutes. Possible to schedule massage therapist to come to the home.
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