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Mediterranean Style in Quiet Neighborhood

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom Home • 3.5 Bath • Sleeps 8

This is a beautiful, fully furnished house with large rooms. The neighborhood is on a quiet, low traffic street in Ludlow Park. It is near the Riverdale border, a short walk to the Metro N. train, 5 min. drive to BxM1 and 2 bus. 10 min. drive to Broadway IRT and Van Cortlandt Park. 30-45 min drive to all airports. If you are looking for a place where parking is not an issue and you would like room to roam, this may be the place for you. Kids can play in the back yard away from traffic, and a nice side patio is very pleasant most months of the year. The kitchen is large and a perfect gathering place, situated next to a TV room and dining room if going a little more formal is your speed. Built in the 1920's (no ghosts, promise!) the construction is so solid that the whole family or friends can co-habitate with serious privacy. The living room also offers a welcoming gathering space to have morning coffee or just chill out. It is a little imposing from the outside, but from our family to you we can say that it is a warm and comfortable atmosphere here, and such a nice retreat after a day in the city or travelling elsewhere.

Excellent restaurants, horseback riding, Neighborhood House Pool and children's programs, all NYC attractions.

Because we do not live close by, we have a nice fellow who looks after the place. He resides on the property but there is a separate entrance, assuring privacy.

More Details

Owner
Judith Rudiakov
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Judith Rudiakov

We are a family of musicians who now live in Vermont much of the time. Our family lived here full time together during kids' high school and college years in the 80's and 90's. Construction such as this house has really can't be replaced, which is why we have elected to keep it and rent periodically. Every year, the house is available for most of the summer, and people take advantage of its hospitable atmosphere during Holidays and other times.

Judith Rudiakov purchased this house in 1980

Why Judith Rudiakov chose Yonkers

The owners, my parents, always wanted a private home after years of apartment living. The proximity to good neighbors we knew and the closeness to NYC made it a great choice.

What makes this house unique

Not far from the Hudson River, this house was appealing for many reasons, but mainly because of the separation available in the interior. Someone can be watching TV in one room and not disturb someone in the next. We have spent so many happy and relaxed times here it is hard to count.

Amenities

Ludlow House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
  • swimming
Notes:
Fenced backyard; large covered veranda; grand piano; Bed Set-up: 2 queens, 1 full, 2 twins Swimming available at the neighborhood pool.

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Excellent! 4.3/5 -
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Mediterranean Style in Quiet Neighborhood
average rating of 4.266667 based on 15 reviews
miami, florida, usa
5

Great

  • 5 of 5

Very big and comfortable house. It was a great stay. Near to all. Recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2008
  • Stayed: Nov 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful old house

  • 3 of 5

The house is beautiful but not well cared for. Neighborhood is lovely and close to Metro North train. House has air conditioning but only in 3 bedrooms, so if you book in July or August, bring a fan. I was there in August. Wall paper is old and curling up at the seams. Venetian blinds are discolored, broken and bent on most of the windows. Kitchen is functional. Cabinetry is old. Front door screen does not close properly. Furniture is very old.

One curtain rod in the master bedroom was bent and falling down. It was just sad to see it is not being well cared for.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have to say that what this guest has said is true. The house is in need of the items mentioned and we will attend to those items shortly. The candor of this guest is appreciated.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
5

Gracious and comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

This home was the perfect choice for our family headquarters for our son's wedding weekend. Every room is spacious and comfortably furnished, so we were able to relax and entertain our out of town guests. The beds and baths were well-stocked with everything you need to enjoy a vacation and the owners were so easy to work with. The caretaker is a delightful and charming host, quick to respond to our inquiries and requests. This is an ideal home for a New York vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Flagstaff
5

Splendid!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this roomy, light, airy, elegant, and accommodating home in a quiet pocket of Yonkers. Will return whenever we can; it left a lasting impression of graciousness, and beauty. We ate once at the Dolphin, a high-end but cosy & family-friendly waterfront eatery only seven minutes away by car but generally wanted to stay as much as possible at the house to savor its timeless elegance. Caretaker Billy P. was lovely, too--helpful & unobtrusive. A thoroughly enjoyable & memorable graduation trip all the way around, so thank you to our hosts for making this Gatsby-esque gem available to us!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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VRBO124005 Great House

  • 5 of 5

The house was charming. It was in a quiet residential neighborhood with plenty of parking.

It is very close to many restaurants and shops.

The home was nicer than the description. It was equipped with a huge amount of dishes glasses, cups, pans pots, etc.etc.

There were lots of extra blankets, towels,etc.

The furniture was beautiful, functional, and comfortable.The house had early 20th century charm and was very comfortable.

Steve, Oregon

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House is acceptable, communication is quite bad

  • 2 of 5

The house is very old, the hot water heater is marginal at best (2-3 showers' worth of hot water per day), and the WiFi didn't work. Also, the "caretaker" of the house lives in the basement! That wasn't something we knew in advance, and was rather annoying that we paid nearly $1,500 only to not have the privacy we wanted. The owner talked very little with me, and soon directed me to the "caretaker" to handle any questions I had. The caretaker never once replied to any of my texts, but would occasionally call back and we'd have a "conversation" that I could barely understand. To top it off, the caretaker got mad and threatened to call the cops because we were being too loud and he was trying to sleep. I get it, you want to sleep, but I didn't pay 1.5 grand to take orders from a stranger while on vacation. I've rented several vacation houses before, and I've never faced any of the problems I faced here. If you're going exploring every day, and only use the house to sleep in each night, then this house may be a good option for you.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always most grateful for guests who choose to stay in our home. With our living out of state, it is generally very helpful to have someone on site in case of emergency and the separate entrance is a full floor down. The house is old, to be sure, but its solidity assures privacy for most. The same solidity of construction also can have the effect of slowing down a wi fi signal, which we are in the process of correcting with signal-boosting technology. Located in a deeply residential area, we do ask that parties conclude by around 10pm out of respect for the neighbors. We are certainly distressed to learn that communication was poor or that our on-site person was not as helpful as needed. We will work to insure consistent communication in the future. Again, we are most grateful for your stay.
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Damage Deposit $300

Fees are included in the rental amount.

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