BEAUTIFUL 1810 FEDERAL HOME ON 35 PARK-LIKE ACRES MINUTES FROM HUDSON

Simon Locke

Speaks english, french, Japanese
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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BEAUTIFUL 1810 FEDERAL HOME ON 35 PARK-LIKE ACRES MINUTES FROM HUDSON

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This Elegant Historic Home Is A Peaceful Retreat With A Swimming Pond.

The Hart-MacGiffert House is a three bedroom pristine historic home on 35 open and wooded acres minutes from central Hudson. If was a featured home on a recent historic home tour. http://www.historichudson.org/HHTour2009.pdf.

Furnished with antiques, with working fireplaces, a lovely kitchen, dinning room and living rooms, the house is an elegant relaxing home away from home. In addition to its many historic details, the house offers contemporary living amenities including High Speed Internet (WiFi), HiFi, flat screen TVs in living room and Bedroom one, and a new washer/dryer.

The home, which is accessed by a long private drive, backs on to the 1000+ acre Greenport Conservation areas with trails to the Hudson.

The property offers opportunities for walking, mountain biking and summer swimming and kayaking in the 2/3 of an acre pond. With a neighboring town park, walk to Friday evening summer concerts or visit Hudson or the Catskills.

The marble-tiled bathrooms and bedrooms (two with Queen/Full sized beds and one with two singles) are beautifully decorated.

Enjoy cherry blossoms in the spring, fireflies in June, cool swimming in the summer, the leaves changing in the fall, and cross-country skiing in the winter. With central heating and cooling the house offers all season comfort.

We rent the home for a limited number of weekends and weeks during the year. If you are genuinely interested in the house and have read the description, please reach out to us.

Since I have limited time, please do not include the house as part of multiple location requests. We respond within 24 hours. We require a minimum of two weeks advance notice for bookings. This is a family house, suitable for a family or two couples. It is not for shares.

As a rule we do not accept pets. Ask if you have a house trained small dog or cats. There is a reason - we have polished floors that we have to protect and outside dogs risks bringing in dirt, flees and ticks into the house. We also need to keep our grounds dog doo free.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Simon Locke (Owner)
Advertiser since 2014
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About Simon Locke

My name is Simon and I run my own communications business. I returned to the U.S. in 2006 after 10 years in Asia where I met my wife. As someone who grew up in the U.K., I have always had a deep appreciation for historic homes. Over the last eight years, we have worked to maintain and open up the land around the house. I am a big gardener, so visitors will likely be the beneficiaries of home grown vegetables.

Simon Locke purchased this house in 2005

Why Simon Locke chose Hudson

Twenty-five years ago I rented a home with friends in near by Claverack and fell in love with the area. When I was looking to purchase a home, we found the house and fell in love with it. It's been a labor of love ever since.

There was also a very pragmatic reason for choosing the area - it's very convenient to get to from New York. Door-to-door its a 2 hr drive from the center of Manhattan and most importantly, there is almost never any traffic on the Sawmill and Taconic Parkways.

The train is also very convenient. Hudson's station is about 7 minutes (by car) from the house. If you want, it is possible to take a Taxi from the station to the house and not have a car (if you are willing to walk and bike).

It is also very convenient for food shopping with a supermarket within walking distance.

What makes this house unique

It is rare for a historic home to be set back from roads and to be as original as The Hart-MacGiffert House. Since the house was once a farm house, it is approximately 300 yards from the nearest road ensuring peace and quiet, yet it is also minutes from Hudson. It offers the best of both worlds.

Backing onto 1000+ acres of protected land means that the house is a mecca for wildlife and deer in particular. We can also walk out of the house onto long trails suitable for walking, mountain biking and cross-country skiing.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

Beautiful 1810 Federal Home On 35 Park-Like Acres Minutes From Hudson
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Beautiful 1810 Federal Home On 35 Park-Like Acres Minutes From Hudson
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Can't Rave Enough!

Can't Rave Enough!
  • 5 of 5
My husband and I rented this home for his family that was traveling in from Georgia, Alabama and Arizona. The house is beautiful with a lot of history and the grounds are gorgeous. It is so quiet that you forget you are in Hudson, NY. The owners were super helpful throughout the whole process of booking and touring the property and even went so far as to leave a Welcome/Thank You note for our family upon their very late night arrival. There is even a path that will take you to the banks of the Hudson on the property. If visiting the Hudson, NY area, look to stay here. It was perfect. Thank you again Simon & Rika!

Chris & Toni
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Albany
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Hudson, New York
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Taconic State Parkway, New York Thruway
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Taconic State Park
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Club Helsinki, Hudson
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Ghent, Catskill, Taconic, Rhinebeck
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Baba Louies, Hudson
Car: not necessary

The house is surrounded by 35 acres of park-like land located minutes from Hudson with its restaurants, entertainment, shopping, antique and design shops. It is minutes from the New York Firefighters Museum, the world-renowned home of painter Frederick Church, Olana, and his mentor's home Thomas Cole. A short drive away are the beautiful Hudson River homes: Clermont, Montgomery Place and the Vanderbilt House. Across the Rip Van Winkle Bridge take Route 23B up to Catskill Park to see Kaaterskill Falls, the highest waterfall in New York State, and North South Lake the location of the former Catskill Mountain House, with breathtakingly beautiful lakes and views of the Hudson Valley.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Hudson House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 16 2014 - Dec 11 2014
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,800
 
 
Chistmas
Dec 12 2014 - Jan 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$500
$2,500
 
 
Winter
Jan 6 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,800
 
 
Spring
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $69
Notes Rates are subject to change prior to confirmation of bookings. The house is 200 years old and although beautiful is not perfect. Guests are required to read the house rules and use the property at their own risk. When booking the property, a renter will be considered to have accepted the terms and conditions of the rental on behalf of their guests and anyone they invite onto the property.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Hudson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Recently renovated, marble tiled tub/shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , En-suite with front bedroom. Accessible from 3rd bedroom.
  • The bathrooms were recently renovated. They have high-end fixtures and a marble tiled shower tub. The vanities also have marble tops.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Rear facing, catskill views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Front facing bedroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Rear bedroom.
  • Bedroom 1 offers a four poster queen-sized bed with views of the Catskill mountains and the Hudson river in the winter. Bedroom 2 is front facing with views of fields and swimming pond. Bedroom 3 is offers two single beds above the kitchen with a separate access stairway to the kitchen.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • mountaineering
  • golf
  • tennis
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
  • basketball court
  • hot air ballooning
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