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On the River, Sunlit Filled Country Home, With Open Space And Magical Views.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms . sleeps 6-9

Escape from your daily routine to enjoy this beautiful farmland property on the Wallkill River. The spacious, cathedral ceilinged living room will make you feel right at home to curl up with a book or enjoy a movie on the 50” TV. In addition to the lovely 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths, this house has a large 18x30 deck with a grill, ideal for entertaining groups or simply enjoying your morning coffee. The river is a short walk away where you will find another deck and chairs perfect for enjoying an evening sunset. When the temperature drops, the stone fireplace makes for a cozy night with a glass of wine or a fun game night with the numerous board games available! Remodeled in the spring of 2012, this house includes a brand new, up to date kitchen with a dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, icemaker, and almost any kitchen appliances you may need. This place is certainly your perfect “home away from home!”

Should you be traveling with your horses this property has a 2 stall barn with electric, running water, and 2 acres of fenced in land a short drive from 25,000 acres of trail riding at the Mohonk Preseve or Minnewaska State Park.

The Master bedroom is a loft above the common area, with a king size bed and private doorway to the bathroom. Two additional bedrooms have king beds. The “kids” room has a full/twin bunk-bed and a bucket of toys available for use. The luxurious upstairs bathroom enjoys heated floors, a claw foot bathtub and a 12 inch rain shower head. Second downstairs bathroom has additional shower.

Kitchen has a propane gas range, single oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator with icemaker/water dispenser. Fully stocked with dishes, glasses, silverware, pots and pans! Almost any kitchen necessities are here! Feel free to ask if you have specific questions.

The house has a washer/dryer if needed.

Back deck has a propane grill with plenty of seating.

There is an abundance of wood stocked in the basement for the fireplace. There is also a kayak, bikes, golf clubs and fishing rods available for you use. Should you decide to venture off the property, you will find the area has much to offer.

Published in National Geographic as one of their top 50 adventure towns to visit, New Paltz is a great place for exploring. Mohonk preserve and Minnewaska State part offer 25,000 acres of hiking, biking, horsebackriding, and of course world-renowned rock climbing “the Gunks.” There are numerous farm stands and apple orchards to visit where they frequently have ‘pick your own’ options for a playful afternoon. The Hudson Valley wine trail also includes Robibero (1/2 mile away), Whitecliff, and Adair wineries all in close proximity. There are spa’s to visit, numerous shops and art stores, and wonderful restaurants. Please take some time to read the book in the house that I have put together on the areas activities.

****Please do not smoke inside the property, and inquire about additional cleaning fee if you come with your animals!

Things to do around New Paltz :Mohonk Preserve ,DM Weil Gallery ,,Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Historic Huguenot Street ,Robibero Family Vineyards, Dressel Farms ,Jenkinstown Day Spa, Mohonk Golf Course ,Wallkill Valley Rail Trail ,Hiking around Lake Minnewaska State Park ,Banitou Crag-Hiking and Rock Scrambles, Apple greens golf course, Lucky C riding stables ( 1/2 a mile up the street from the house) Mohonk Mountain House Spa

*** The Ranch ( Amazing Sky diving ) Kayaking and fishing on the Wallkill River ( that is at the base of my property) Tuthilltown Spirits ***

RESTAURANTS: Rock and Rye Tavern ,Hokkaido Japanese Restaurant( amazing sushi, don't forget to say hello to Jerry the owner) A Tavola ,Mohonk Mountain House, Main Course Catering & Restaurant ,36 Main Restaurant & Wine Bar, Village TeaRoom ,Gilded Otter Brewing Company ( local brewing company) Harvest Cafe ,P & G's Bacchus Restaurant, Lemongrass, Gadaleto's Seafood Restaurant ,Barnaby's Restaurant ,New Paltz Indian Restaurant ,La Stazione ,Mountain Brauhaus Restaurant, Lombardi's Italian Restaurant ,TuthillHouse at the Mill Village Market & Bakery .*** In good Taste ( wine store, talk to Ben)

More Details

Shawn Pressley
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Shawn Pressley

I am originally from Toronto Canada , but have lived in the States since '99.

My job had me living out of a suitcase for many years before I could finally call Manhattan my home, where after many years of living in the crazy city, I found myself some green space!

Shawn Pressley purchased this house in 2000

Why Shawn Pressley chose Hudson Valley

I happened to have been invited up to New Paltz for the weekend and it became love at first sight. The area has so much to offer, from hiking , to kayaking, horse back riding , sky diving , culinary delights with many quality restaurants opening up around town, Mohonk Mountain House & Spa, or simply, the easy drive out of the city for some peace, fresh air and tranquility.

The area itself captured my heart with the Catskill mountains as a backdrop, and the every changing Wallkill river at it's base.

I loved living here, I loved having my horses in the back yard and the dogs running around the property.

Guestbook comments from the owner

thanks. things have been just perfect. we took some walks and did some other things. It was a good chance for my wife to be with her two boys and their families. the house was perfect and everything was first class. we used a lot of firewood and enjoyed it. I was up here a lot many years ago but only on day trips to hike or x-country ski, never just to relax. thanks again for everything and happy new year to you.
Dec 2014
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New Paltz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The main Bathroom upstairs, has radiant heated floors, a claw foot tub , a walk in rain shower and his & her vanities.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunk bed
  • Every room with a king bed in it has a T.V
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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On the River, Sunlit Filled Country Home, With Open Space And Magical Views.
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 96 reviews

Couldn't reccomend the house more!

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible time renting this house for the 4th of July weekend! The house itself is absolutely beautiful - gorgeous bedrooms, fully-stocked kitchen, clean towels, large grill, and amazing backyard.

The area itself is also a delight. Shawn left us some great recommendations for places to eat, hikes to take, and other things to do - as well as a chilled bottle of wine :)

Couldn't recommend this house more - we would 100% book again!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy, well-appointed home

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in a lot of home rentals over the years and this is one of the best ones we've had.  The house was very welcoming from the start -- the complimentary bottle of wine was a nice touch. The amenities were great: updated kitchen with all the necessary cookware, dishes, and small appliances; hotel-quality towels and linens; comfy  beds; great AC.  It was clean and well-maintained. The owner Shawn was very responsive to all our questions. When there was something she couldn't handle by phone or email, she had the housekeeper drop by and take care of it.

The river was a longer walk from the house than we expected.  We might have made use of the kayaks if we had more time and they were right outside, but it was nice they were available.  Our party of six had a lot of room to spread out. The loft setup of the master bedroom is something you do have to negotiate. It's right on top of the kitchen overlooking the living room, so it's not for anyone needing privacy or wanting to sleep in while others are preparing breakfast.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, beautiful views! Everything we needed to cook our meals the kitchen had. Perfect place to relax, drink some delicious local wine and enjoy beautiful New Paltz. The house was spotless and had everything to make our stay like a home away from home. Thank you Shawn for sharing your gem. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house, property and area... and comfy beds!

  • 5 of 5

Would absolutely stay here again. Came for my dad's 60th birthday and it was great. We hiked, checked out a local distillery and a brewpub (each 5 mins down the road), and at night built a cozy fire! Also just down the road from the bike trail/bike rentals. Great weekend stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious sunny comfortable home on beautiful property!

  • 4 of 5

I rented this home for 2 nights with my married children and 3 grandkids. We loved the place for its large fully equipped kitchen, the lay out of the bedrooms and living room/ dining room. The property was beautiful as well. The only drawback was the dog hairs and my allergic grandson and son. I did not realize that "pet friendly " means dogs and/or cats have lived on the premises. After some Benedryl and cleaning, we settled in and had a wonderful time. I do caution, however, renting if you know the guests have pet allergies. Shawn was very thoughtful in her email responses and a delicious bottle of wine she had waiting for us!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, beautiful property and lovely home for a relaxing get away!

  • 5 of 5

I rented the house for a week to host Christmas for my family. The house is well maintained and felt very cozy and comfortable. We had a great time just cooking with the family and playing with the kids around the fire. Shawn is very accommodating, she even had a tree stand set up and left us a bottle of wine and a bottle of sparkling non alcoholic wine for my pregnant wife! We were 6 adults and 2 small children for 3 of the days and were all very comfortable. The property is also beautiful and peaceful, every day I would walk to the river with my coffee and just watch the hawks and other birds. As well as frequent visits of groups Deer who graze the area.

We also got to visit the Mountain House nearby which is Beautiful at Christmas.

If your looking for a place to stretch your legs, shutdown for a few days and don't want to travel more than and hour and a half from NYC this is it! Would love to come back in the summer or fall to experience a different season.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Robibero Family Vineyards
Mountain Brauhaus Restaurant
Culinary Institute of America -- CLOSED
Mohonk Mountain House
Hokkaido Japanese Restaurant
Gilded Otter Brewing Company
The Bakery
New Paltz Indian Restaurant
In Good Taste Spirit Shop
Minnewaska State Park
Gadaleto's Seafood Market & Restaurant
P & G's
Wallkill View Farm Greenhouse
Jacks Meats & Deli
New Paltz Animal Hospital
Dr. David Ness
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Rivendell Winery
Bistro Mountain
Car: necessary

World class Gunks, climbing, Sky Diving, Local Organic Farm Stands, Winery Tours, Riding stable within walking distance of property.Monhonk Preserve which includes 2500 wilderness acres, hiking trails and the Mohonk Mountain House and its many recreational facilities. Immediately contiguous is the Minnewaska Preserve: 'Minnewaska is situated on the dramatic Shawangunk Mountain ridge, which rises more than 2,000 feet above sea level and is surrounded by rugged, rocky terrain. The park features numerous waterfalls, three crystalline sky lakes, dense hardwood forests, incising sheer cliffs and ledges opening to beautiful views, clear streams cut into valleys, world-class rock climbing and 35 miles of carriageways and 25 miles of footpaths on which to bike, walk, hike and simply enjoy. And, all this within an hour and a half drive from New York City.'


Rates & Availability

New Paltz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $125

High season. May-Dec
Week day rates $375.
Weekend $475 and Holidays
3 night minimum for holiday weekends
weekly rates are $2400
monthly rates are $8000

Winter season.
week day rates$300. Weekend $425
weekly rates. $1900.00.
monthly rates. $4500.00
NOTE **there is a $40 charge per person per night after 6 adults. ( not including small children) ***

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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