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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The river view from the house was truly breath taking. There is a large deck on the back of the house and a stairway to the private beach which features a cabana with electricity and stove. You know right away by all the special touches in the house that it is owned by a talented artist. We were very comfortable there and we hope to return in the future.
While the neighborhood seems a bit rundown- the house is a wonderland of views besides a great kitchen and countless amenities. The house is immaculate and well designed for maximum relaxation and enjoyment.
Joan, Staying in your home was a wonderful experience. The view was spectacular and everything about it was splendid. Enjoyed the hot tub and the bicycling trails right down the street. Anyone looking to get away and relax this is the place to go. You and your husband were wonderful hosts and your pick for dinner (Union) was spot on. Can not thank you enough for our stay. Eric and Elenor
This is a complicated house to evaluate. as I will explain.
We had a wonderful time here. The deck is spacious and the view from the deck is breathtaking. We spent many hours on the deck reading. We also loved the proximity to the Hudson River greenway trail, The trail (hiking and biking) begins just about 100 yards from the house, and we went for long, lovely walks every morning. The house itself felt comfortable and spacious for its size. Moreover, the owner was lovely and responsive when we had a small problem with a smoke detector and sent someone over right away to take care of it.
In addition, we enjoyed the restaurants in the area. The more upscale Union restaurant in Haverstraw and 8 North Broadway in nearby Nyack were superb, and a number of less expensive restaurants in both towns were quite adequate. There was one Ecuadorian restaurant in Haverstraw that was very disappointing. But that was definitely the exception, and the rest of our restaurant experiences were good.
We also enjoyed some of the cultural options in the vicinity. The Edward Hopper house and museum is close by, in Nyack. The Dia contemporary art museum in Beacon and the Storm King sculpture park are both really serious and large art venues, each about a drive of about 45 minutes to an hour through very nice landscape.
So why is the review "complicated?" Mainly because of the neighborhood. The immediate blocks contain houses right next to each other, cramped parking of cars, some houses with several cars that seemed to be being continually "worked on," and generally not a feeling of a street it is pleasant to walk on. And if you continue down the street about half a mile, you come to an industrial site along the river characterized by huge piles of dirt, perhaps half a block long and twenty feet high, as well as concrete bunker like structures also part of whatever industrial activity is going on. None of this, of course, is the fault of the owner of the house, but it meant that once we finished our morning walk along the lovely greenway path, we were pretty much "stuck" in the house, in the sense that, when we got restless in the afternoon, we really couldn't go out for a pleasant walk in the neighborhood. We would have to drive to some other site. If this doesn't matter to you, I'd recommend the house highly for what I said in the first half of this review
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay the week of August 1st. The house was clean and comfortable, and the views were fantastic. There was always something to look at on the river: the ferries, the barges, or sailboat races. We used the grill and kitchen to cook each night, eating out on the deck to enjoy the view. The house is not a far drive to Harriman State Park where we did some fishing and hiking, and we used the bikes on the hiking/biking trail at the end of the block. We took the canoe out on the river and searched the beaches for 'sea glass'. For people who enjoy outdoor activities, it is the perfect place. The hot tub was nice to relax the sore muscles after our days of hiking too! The owners are helpful and we would definitely recommend this place to anyone.
Let me begin by saying that my sweetheart and I had an unforgettable stay because he proposed to me right in that cute little boathouse by the water! Of course I said yes!
The location is like a well-kept secret street that you wouldn't even know was there if you didn't have an address to go to. There's almost zero car traffic and the eclectic grouping of river houses is pretty neat. The house itself is charming and comfortable, full of little homey touches that make you feel welcome. There is artwork to enjoy and shelves upon shelves of books to read. Rooms are bathed in beautiful natural light and there is a view of the water from both bedrooms and the downstairs kitchen/living area.
The deck is huge and even though the houses are close together it is very private and you feel like you have your own little piece of paradise. The landscaping is so pretty with flowers blooming everywhere attracting a ton of butterflies, I even had a close encounter with a hummingbird! There are a lot of stairs on the property but that was not a problem for us. In fact, going down to the water is an experience in and of itself as you leave the garden and descend into the trees using the wooden stairs to get down to the Hudson. The stairs are sturdy and have handrails as well as string lights for nighttime ambience. We enjoyed the hot tub, which is huge and could probably fit 6-8 people. It is not on the upper deck, but has its own lower level surrounded by hibiscus and other garden beauties. This, too, has been very well planned out as it is very private even though the houses are close. We will definitely return to this little secret garden gem of a house! Thank you Jim and Joan for a wonderful stay!
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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