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Spectacular River Views-Luxury Chalet w/ Indoor Pool & Spa on 23 Acres

Bedrooms 1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

ONE OF A KIND! Gorgeous private retreat in all seasons.

Romantic and rare riverfront property with breathtaking Hudson River/Catskill Mountain views from all angles of this newly built single family chalet and the surrounding 23 private waterfront acres. Beautiful secluded 2000 sqft cottage with indoor/outdoor heated pool and hot tub is meant as a couple's private retreat with all of the benefits of a true country experience while maintaining a spa quality luxury and wireless connections to the world. Gorgeous vacation getaway for all seasons. Situated in the heart of New York's historic Hudson River Valley, it is an artist and photographer's dream. With abundant wildlife, sloped trails toward the river and adjacent creek it is made for the nature lover in us all. Historic mansions dot the river in both directions providing excellent excursions. Inviting local farms abound in surrounding villages with fresh eggs, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, produce and 'U Pick 'em' orchards in season - apples, pears, cherries, peaches, grapes, berries and even pick your own Christmas trees. Two wineries just minutes away, ample shopping and dining, hiking, scenic drives, live's all here.

This elaborate cottage is the ultimate 'do nothing but relax' or 'do everything under the sun' vacation spot. Either way, grab a bottle of wine and enjoy!

More Details

Richard J. Hausner Interests
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

Why Richard J. Hausner Interests chose Hudson Valley

The beauty of the valley speaks for itself. Located 100 miles north of NYC, Columbia County is a slowed pace country wonder with surprising upsides: tremendous historic significance, stimulating cultural events, quality restaurants, quaint shopping, serious antiquing, abundant outdoor activities and sunsets matched by no other.

What makes this chalet unique

It's all about the view! The moment you step onto the ridge you will be taken away by the mountains and the mighty Hudson River. This multi-county area is steeped in historic properties and is the heart and soul of the Hudson River School of Painting. Artists Thomas Cole and Fredric Church built their estates a stone's throw up the river. Roosevelts, Vanderbilts and Astors have long called this valley their home.

Although there are ample gently rolling trails, hiiking around the entire 23 acres can be challenging as the steep slopes of the river and abutting kill jet up to a high ridge. This was once a Native American campground overlooking these bodies of water. Arrowheads and artifacts have been found here for years. The beauty is not lost on the abundant wildlife that feeds here. Wild turkeys, deer, ducks, geese and bald eagles are common visitors. It's a wonderful place to explore.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place is amazing! We spent the morning at the farmers market and then went back to the house and made a big brunch! We hiked around the property and then took a swim... Now we're going to barbeque and eat by the pool. Tomorrow were going apple picking :-) not a bad weekend!
Sep 2012
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Germantown Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , River views
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Allergen free featherbed
  • Queen sofabed in living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Private road entrance, 24 hour monitored security system, dehumidification system, geothermal heat/AC, back up generator, state-of-the-art televisions, pool room securely self-latches/alarms plus mechanical cover in place for safety & humidity control. Enterprise car rental and Riverview Taxi service available in nearby Hudson.


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Spectacular River Views-Luxury Chalet w/ Indoor Pool & Spa on 23 Acres
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 53 reviews

Luxurious country cottage

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the sunset cottage is a wonderful experience. All is done with tremendous eye to detail. You can feel the vibe of people who designed this cottage was for guests really to enjoy.the home and it's geographic setting.

This home is put together with great quality craftsmanship and love and is most unique..

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful anniversary weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely adored our stay at The Cottage. The house and grounds are gorgeous and we had everything we needed for a relaxing weekend. The pool/hot tub and grill are perfect touches and we loved all of the thoughtful details in the house. Thank you for a wonderful visit and we're hoping to return again soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, beautiful view, the Cottage was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage interior, architecture , setting on the hill, with the amazing view of the Hudson is magical.

It was a wonderful 3 days . We used the pool everyday. Enjoyed exploring restaurants and shops in Hudson.

We will come back.... soon.


  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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University Park, MD, USA

Always a great place to be

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to the Cottage, so we are very comfortable with the house and the region. This time it rained for three days straight and it was still wonderful. Even in the rain that view is amazing. And when the sun did come out it was everything you think it will be when you first see the pictures on the web.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Baby's first vacation

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect and magical. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Late Winter Anniversary Getaway March 2017

  • 5 of 5

Glenn and I can't express the disappointment we felt HAVING TO LEAVE this GLORIOUS, BEAUTIFUL, COMFORTABLE, ROMANTIC little house. The Cottage gave us a well deserved break from life while experiencing every luxury we could have asked for in the dead of winter. (Wind chills were minus 5° or so on sunny Saturday afternoon). Due to a work commitment, we didn't get there until midnight on Friday night. But, just as the caretaker Muriel had told us, the key was accessible.  It turned out to be a windy, cold, snowless winter weekend, so we chose to spend almost all our time in the indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi. On our anniversary we cooked together in the perfectly spaced professional kitchen and ate a lovely dinner by the fireplace while watching the shooting stars over the Hudson River. I cannot thank the owners and caretaker enough for answering promptly all the preparation

questions we had (which were all well addressed in the Welcome notebook found right on the kitchen counter next to a Cottage at Sunset basket with personalized bottle of sparkling wine and some treats). This HomeAway property would have gotten a 6 star review had the dumbwaiter been working.  My husband, dog and I would not only recommend this home to friends, but we also will be booking another stay at the Cottage at Sunset. We'll be seeing you next winter and thanks again for the most fantastic HomeAway Getaway.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Tremendous fall color. Hiking and picnicking on site and in nearby parks, river boat cruises (public and private charter), local working farms / fruit stands / orchards nearby. Golf and tennis nearby. Otto's Market/Deli 4 mi, Hudson shop/dine/antique 7 mi, Rhinebeck shop/dine/antique 19 mi, Saugerties 18 mi, Hudson-Chatham Winery 16 miles, Tousey Winery 7.5 miles, Poet's Walk Park 15 mi, Bard College Fisher Center for the Performing Arts 11 mi, Olana State Historic Site and hiking trails 2 mi, Clermont Estate 9 mi, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum 30 mi, numerous historic estates and national parks within 2-30 miles (see map), Woodstock 32 mi, Albany State Capitol 39 mi, 6 major ski areas and numerous wineries in Hudson Valley Wine Trail less than 1 hour trail drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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