|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Hilltop Retreat. Beautifully and comfortably furnished all-year-round home, on wooded hilltop with excellent views and breezes. Convenient commute to New York City by train & car. Clay tennis court. Beautiful quiet lake with sand beach and beach furniture, for swimming,fishing; rowing and canoeing only. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Library, Large living room with views Large screened in porch, two decks. Secluded and private, on 4 acres. Modernized fully equipped kitchen. Washer-Dryer Cable flat screen TV DVD VCR DSL HI FI. 2 air conditioned bedrooms, fans in all rooms. Available year-round. Alert: In case you are allergic, our cat will have been in the house.
We are a psychotherapist in private practice and a professor at NYU. We enjoy tennis and swimming at our house, hiking on the nearby Appalachian Trail, and playing old time music on guitar and fiddle.
Rima Greenberg purchased this house in 1984
Reading or dozing in the hammock on our screened-in porch surrounded by oak, birch, and maple trees. Music of the birds, and absence of city noises. Only an hour from the city, it feels magical.
Lake, with swimming, fishing, canoe, kayak rowboat. Clay tennis court. Nearby antiquing, superb Garrison Golf Course, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Town Crier Cafe, El DIA museum, and more.
Fantastic home in a fantastic location and owned by fantastic people. The home is close to amenities and yet feels remote and private. Very comfortable space for sleeping and living. The lake is a cool reprieve from the occasional hot day.
we loved our stay. The house is aesthetically colorful, restful and beautifully furnished, with unique artistic taste. it is a well equipped house with every convenience to make our stay comfortable. They left us a book containing best trips to take from the house as well as restaurants which proved extremely helpful. They even left us great hiking information and information about the area.
We especially enjoyed our time eating on the screened in porch and relaxing on the hammock and gliders. Nearby was the wonderful lake, conveniently equipped with chairs and boats for our use. We very much enjoyed the people we met who were congenial and welcoming
We give it a five star review and would return any time
I just adored staying in this magical place. Everything is as it is advertised and more. I ate every single meal out on the spacious screened in porch and my cat spent all day and night out there. During the day I was camped out at Lake Celeste bringing my picnic lunch. You can even drive down from the house and park your car there. More lounge chairs provided that you can ever want, never ever crowded, boats or all kinds for use, quiet, nobody bothers you, read or just stare into middle distance. Watch birds and water fowl, swim to your hearts content. The house has every amenity you could want. Great kitchen, dishwasher, bbq, washer/dryer, bird feeders outside the living room windows and my how they like to entertain you. Cable TV, wi fi, fireplace and sofas and club chairs to curl up in with a good book. Even a ceiling fan on the screened in porch. On the few nights we had a one of those classic summer thunderstorms I sat out on the porch and just drank in nature's pyrotechnics. I have rented summer homes in Garrison for years but this was the best place ever. There are many places to visit in the area when you are there but other than going to Cold Spring to stock up on groceries, I just couldn't tear myself away for this ideal location. I was so sad when it was time to leave. All I could think of was how can I stay here year round. House was immaculate when we checked in and there was maid service available at a reasonable price so we could leave it just the way we found it. The owners were a delight and I am still in touch with them. A lovely couple. Definitely a 5 star experience.
We are a family of 5, 2 adults and 3 children, from Brazil, and we spent 2 months in this house. It was a very good time, with snow, but the house was warm all the time. We used to go and return to NYC every day, because we were studying there. The house was the place were we can talk, play on the snow, the children became fascineted with deers, and was good for study; it was our safe place. The library was perfect , with so many books. we enjoy it.
If you want to get out of the" RAT RACE" ....if your body and soul demands a well needed dose of tranquility, delight, wonderment, then this surely must be the place to get it!!
Tucked deep in the woods, with a background of tall green trees, this home sits nestled above a hill with suttle glimpses of a lake below if you try and peek through the trees.
This home is very comfortable and reflects the character and lives of real people. Meaning that you dont walk in and see an empty sterile enviroment. Instead you are greeted delightfully at every turn with cozy furniture, whimsical art and wonderful accessories.
Large picture windows in the living room allow you to enjoy the magical show of nature presented right in front of your eyes.
Birds busily gather at the feeders outside the windows, the squirrels clambering up the trees.
The occasional deer in the evening. All presented for your enjoyment.
A large deck in the back with furniture and a grill further allows you to kick back and enjoy your favorite beverage while drinking in the scenery. If the bugs in the woods get you then get up and move into the screened porch right next to the deck for a continued great view and experience.
Now for some practical matters. Do not let your GPS ruin your experience of getting here. FOLLOW MY LEAD . The GPS ( Garmin) almost drove us crazy! Take Route 9 to Traverse Corners Rd (near Garrison Country Club) follow until you get to Old Albany Post Rd turn right and follow around the lake (you will see Lake on left) keep going and you will turn left on Lake Celeste just follow the house numbers...
The lake is great. It has a dock to fish from as well as canoe and rowboat. No eating fish, but the large mouth bass are plentiful for the sport! My husband loved relaxing there, while I sat back with a glass of wine and watched him
The hike down to the lake was great but coming back up reminded me that I was out of shape! No matter, by the 3rd day I was good to go, but if you don't have the time or inclination just get in the car and drive there!
Don't miss the Garrison Landing where you can see right across the Hudson River to West Point. AWSOME! You are also pretty darn close to Bear Mountain. Not to be missed with a great lake,picnic areas, great easy hiking, and a fun zoo area.
Cold Spring down Rte 311 is filled with charm, antique stores, and great pizza. Follow yelp advise it's pretty accurate.
Swimming, canoeing, tennis, hiking (Appalachian Trail, Fahnestock Park, etc.) Shakespeare and music festivals, theater, foreign films. Hour and half to Tanglewood, Jacobs Pillow.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.