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Joan Harmon

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Riverhouse- 1 Hr From Nyc- 2br /deck/ Hike/bike Trail/canoe/kyack

18 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

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2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms with Hudson River views

A unique opportunity to sleep and relax on the majestic Hudson River only one hour from the great cultural center of New York City. Located on a quiet street that ends at an entrance to the Palisades State Park with a 5 mile bike/hiking trail along the Hudson. Five minutes away you can take a small ferry across the river to the Hudson River train line to Grand Central Station. Very unique location with spectacular river views. You can visit the museums and theater of NYC and come home to hike and relax and listen to the sound of the river. We have a stairway down to the Hudson and provide the use of a canoe & kayak and a fire pit on the shores of the Hudson. The house is a 5 minute drive from the Village of Haverstraw with an array of Latino food and small bodegas and 15 minutes from Nyack, with its charming shops and restaurants. Bear Mountain & Harriman State Park are within a half hour drive with a myriad of amazing hiking trails.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joan Harmon (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Joan Harmon

My husband, Jim & I both grew up in the midwest- he by a lake & me on a farm but we are both artists and professors and work in Manhattan- this property made it possible for us to have it all.

Joan Harmon purchased this house in 2000

Why Joan Harmon chose Rockland

The proximity to the cultural center of NYC with a State Park trail along the Hudson and beachfront where we can swim and canoe & kayak- this is unique and very special. The addition of a ferry service to the Metro North makes country/city living a dream.

What makes this house unique

The majestic views of the Hudson and the sound of the water as you sleep at night and the chance to sit and walk by the river made me fall in love- its all about the magic of the riverand having a State Park trail along the river at the end of our block.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Joan,

Thanks you for making your home our home for an extended weekend. You have no idea what an escape to a small river town means to four exhausted city girls. Being able to boat, hike, swim and cook is exactly what we'd dreamed of doing this Labor Day weekend. This is the type of artistic retreat we one day dream of owning. Thanks for your hospitality.
Sep 2012
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Reviews

4.5
based on 18 traveler reviews

Riverhouse- 1 Hr From Nyc- 2br /deck/ Hike/bike Trail/canoe/kyack
average rating of 4.5 based on 20 reviews
5

Sunrise over the river

  • 5 of 5

This cozy home away from home sits high above the Hudson river with stunning views of sailboats and the sounds of waves lapping at the shore. Both ample bedrooms have views. There are two sitting areas. One upstairs is a tv room and the other is living, dining kitchen with more spectacular views and a veranda for eating outside. There are lots of steps on this property so if you have trouble with steep steps it might not be for you. We loved going all the way down to the river with my 7 year old granddaughter where she played happily skipping rocks into the water and gathering shells. We also enjoyed the hot tub which is about half way down.

The house is furnished in a relaxed comfortable style and the kitchen had everything we needed to make family meals. Unlike impersonal hotels, this home felt like we were visiting a relative with a great book collection and personal art work. We also enjoyed the ferry to Ossining and train to NYC. If we return to this area for a future family event, we would love to stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Gorgeous Property on the Hudson

  • 5 of 5

This property is a real gem. It's very clean, cozy and has everything you need in the kitchen. The owner met me at the house and showed me around, he was so kind and welcoming and told us about the local restaurants. The beds are comfortable and the living room upstairs is perfect to watch TV and relax. The hot tub was awesome and a real treat. I was a little disappointed the fireplaces were not functional and are only "decorative", but oh well. The cabana by the water is small but a fun place to watch people fish and drink wine. I really loved this property and want to come back soon!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

I love this house! This was my first VRBO experience and it will be hard for any future places to top it. I stayed for a week and it was amazing. I am a hiker and there are numerous excellent hikes in the area-- a great (round trip) 10 mile one begins just at the end of the road. Plus, easy access to Bear Mountain and Rockland Lake Parks. I do not believe I have seen more beautiful sunrises. The house is a unique place and very, very cozy. I recommend this home, and the very pleasant and respectful owners, without hesitation.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy with a great view!

  • 4 of 5

My husband works a lot and I'm home with a toddler so we were looking for a low key, relaxing long weekend away and certainly found it in this quaint little home. Our visit was during some very cold weather so there wasn't much outdoor exploring but the views can't be beat from the downstairs semmingly wall of windows overlooking The Hudson. Not to mention, it doesn't get much better if you happen to roll over (in the extremely comfortable bed) during sunrise and peak open your eyes. A surprise for us was the food offerings in near by Haverstraw. It turned into quite the foodie experience! It's hard to find any let alone authentic ethnic food where we live so we found ourselves indulging in Mexican, Equadorian, Peruvian and Caribbean options, none of which disappointed. I can only imagine how beautiful this home would be in the summer with a huge new deck to enjoy off the back, hot tub and Hudson fun! We hope to make it back to find out!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Birthday Retreat w/ Friends

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful place. Joan was soo nice and welcoming. She has a lovely clean home with a marvelous view. My room was the master it was cozy, warm and the view has no words you must see it for yourself. The small accents of the house are spectacular! Especially the by the boat house. But I must say be perpared to walk up some stairs.... But the greatest thing is the art all around!

I grilled and used the kitchen it has everything you need Including a gas grill on the deck.The Hot tub was nice in the morning with the sun coming up. I brought my own bike but actually hiked the bike trail and found waterfalls, beaches and all kind of lovely treasures. We would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

The house was a great place to stay for our family! Plenty of space to sleep 5-6 people, and the hot tub was fantastic! It was very clean, and we loved the smaller riverfront house by the water with the fire pit. Would definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Newark, New Jersey
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Haverstraw
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Ossining
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Haverstraw
Car: recommended

A unique opportunity to sleep and relax on the majestic Hudson River only one hour from the great cultural center of New York City. Located on a quiet bohemian street on the edge of the Palisades State Park with a 5 mile bike/hiking trail along the Hudson. Five minutes away you can take a small ferry across the river to the Hudson River train line to Grand Central Station. River access with use of Canoe & kyack. The Village of Haverstraw is 5 minutes away and has many interesting Latin Restaurants and small bodegas. The Village of Nyack is 15 minutes away and is a charming, more artsy river town with many lovely shops and restaurants. Bear Mountain & Harriman State Park are within a half hour drive and offer magnificent hikes.

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Rates & Availability

Rockland House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$200
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$1,190
$4,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed

A deposit of half of the rental fee is required to reserve the property. The remainder of the rental fee is due 2 weeks prior to the rental date. Half of rental fee is subject to forfeiture if reservations are canceled with less than 14 days prior written notice, unless replacement renters can be found.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Rockland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • River
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Both bedrooms look out on river with morning light
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

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