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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Tranquil New Paltz Country House

16 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Hudson Valley House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Come escape the city and stay in our gorgeous, newly renovated, three-bedroom country house, just three miles from historic New Paltz.

Situated on 4 acres, our two-level house boasts sweeping views of the Shawangunk mountains from both the living room and the master bedroom, a professional open kitchen complete with Viking range and microwave, a large, communal dining table, lovely wide oak plank flooring, and comfortable sleeping arrangements for six. Outside, there’s an open patio/deck, charcoal grill, table for eight, and a hammock.

Perfect for both active and relaxing lifestyles, our house is located down the street from a twelve mile long “rail trail”, good for jogging, hiking, bicycling, or horseback riding, and minutes from the Mohonk Preserve (“Gunks”), and some of the world’s best rock climbing, hiking and mountain biking. There is a nearby skydiving center, and, for swimming enthusiasts, the clear lakes of Lake Minnewaska and Lake Awosting await. Apple picking in one of the region’s many apple orchards is available just down the street, and the local harvest may be sampled straight from the farmers in the several nearby farmers’ markets.

In New Paltz proper, you will find the National Landmark District of historic Huguenot Street from the early 1700s that mark the founding of this town, as well as the more modern amenities of grocery stores, restaurants, bars, wineries, antique shops, movie theater, yoga centers, and climbing gym.

Whether you’re on a family vacation or a romantic weekend getaway, we’re sure you’ll feel happy and comfortable in our house and we invite you to come, relax, and explore the area.

Keywords: country house, sunny, wooded

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About The Owner

I am a photographer in New York City for 32 years. First came to the area in 1982 and competed on a skydiving team at the Ranch in Gardiner. Hundreds of skydives later, I discovered rock climbing on the pristine cliffs of the Mohonk Preserve.

After years of camping and sharing apartments, I decided to buy a house because I would never tire of the area and all that it has to offer.

26 years later, I still am rock climbing among many other activities. But every year, I find a new trail, a new place to swim, or a new country inn with amazing food!

The Owner purchased this house in 1988

Reviews

4.6
based on 16 traveler reviews

Tranquil New Paltz Country House
average rating of 4.625 based on 16 reviews
5

ALMOST THE BEST

  • 5 of 5

THOUGH I DIDN'T GET MY CHANCE TO STAY AT THIS INVITING AND COMFORTABLE LOOKING HOME. I AM GIVING IT A FIVE STAR. THE FIRST BECAUSE CHRISTOPHER WAS THE ONLY ONE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ME WITH SUCH SHORT NOTICE. SECONDLY, HE DETOUR TO HIS OFFICE TO CHECK IF HE HAD AN OPENING. THIRDLY, HE KEPT CALLING ME UNTIL I WAS ABLE TO ANSWER THE PHONE (MY GRANDSON KEEPS ME BUSY).

FOURTHLY, HE APOLOGIZED BECAUSE HE DIDN'T HAVE THE DATES I NEEDED. FIFTH AND LASTLY, HE WAS A TOTAL GENTLEMAN AND I APPRECIATE THIS VERY MUCH.

I CAN SEE HE DOES CARE ABOUT HIS CLIENTS . ONE DAY I'LL TRY AGAIN. ADA

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A lovely New Paltz NYE

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I came to this house for NYE - it was great, clean and cozy and everything we hoped it would be. We loved having fires in the woodstove and cooking in the kitchen. The large windows made the space feel very light and open. It was quiet enough to feel a bit out of the way, but close enough to town and trails for outside entertainment. I would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City
5

Wonderful weekend stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful, very clean and had everything we needed for the weekend. We had two young children and it was perfect. Very close to town center of New Paltz and 87 so made it great and very accessible for lots of sightseeing and adventures in the beautiful surroundings. Christopher was great to deal with and whole process very easy. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palos Heights, Illinois
5

A wonderful vacation with family.

  • 5 of 5

This was an ideal place to spend time with our family. The place is well cared for and exceptionally clean and comfortable. The TV was in a bedroom and never used. We were unable to see some of the places we planned on visiting because it snowed however everyone seemed very happy spending the time together in this beautiful surroundings watching it snow, playing games and just enjoying each others company. Wonderful cooking area, large table.....everything you would want away from home to enjoy your family.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston, SC
5

Quaint Comfy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I, along with another couple, spent four days climbing at the Gunks. This house was perfect for us! The living area is very comfortable with big couches, lots of windows and nice views. There's a nice big table for meals and a spacious kitchen. The house was very clean and well kept. The bedrooms are spaced nicely so that you aren't right on top of each other. If you are looking for plush and luxury, this isn't the place for you. But, if you are looking for a cozy and comfortable place to sit with friends at the end of the day, this house is ideal. Plan to stay here again when we come back to the Gunks!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is an unfinished house and it is unsafe for kids

  • 1 of 5

We have two little kids, and felt that we had to leave without staying. Although the house and the setting were nice, the unfinished state of the house was unacceptable. To begin with no housing inspector would allow occupancy when a door leads out to a second story that is not there! The owner has leaned a railing against this that is not secured, and is too short to be any kind of barrier. There are also exposed wires, unfinished taped over light switches, stairs without a railing.

I was most uneasy about the electrical work, which was unfinished. When we arrived many of the lights would not turn on. Perhaps it was a fuse issue, but I had no confidence that the electrical work was done by a competent person. Especially since an inspector could not have signed off on what I saw. Adding to our unease, we couldn't find a single smoke detector in the house-just jacks where they are supposed to be mounted. Thats illegal.

In addition to the building code violations, the house is just not child proof. The hallway to the master bedroom is filled with tools and paints or cleaners- all within reach of kids. I had specifically asked the owner if the cracked paint on the furniture was old, possibly lead paint. He told me that the pieces were faux painted to look old. After we arrived I bought a lead test from the hardware store and checked the paint on two pieces of furniture-both had blazing high levels of lead. Kids put their mouths and hands on furniture- hands go into mouths- and very low levels of lead can cause developmental problems that are irreversible.

There was no way I would be able to relax with my kids there. The owner said they could fix everything the next morning, but I couldn't see how that could happen over a 4 day weekend. We asked for our money back and have not received a reply. We purchased three smoke detectors and left them in the house. I really hope that the home owner puts them up for future renters.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The guests checked in at 4:30 p.m. on a Friday and texted me at 10:22 p.m. to say that they were leaving. I tried to call them and there was no answer, and then returned their text by saying that I would be there first thing in the morning to address any issues. We had just had some electrical work done installing a new breaker box by a licensed electrician and everything was done to code and inspected. I explained that there were a few old wires visible that are not connected to anything and are perfectly safe. We have an open European staircase which I told her about before they booked the house. When I arrived in the morning, the guests were gone. I replaced the smoke detectors, put the 2 switch plates back over the light switches, and replaced the one burnt out bulb in the hallway. It took 35 minutes. If there was a piece of furniture in question, it would have taken another 5 minutes to put it in the barn. One does have pass through the laundry & utility area to get to the back bedroom, but the whole area can be closed off and locked while children are in the house, if that's a parent's desire. The sliding glass door in the upstairs bedroom, which acts as a large window, has fencing that is is secured to the doorjamb and overlaps on both sides. In addition, there is a lock on the door and yet another lock on the screen. Perhaps the original owners were planning on adding a balcony at some point. As far as the furniture pieces are concerned, those pieces were purchased from a prop company that rents and sells to photographers for props and room sets. They indeed add paint to the pieces to make them look older and more attractive. The piece in question has been removed. The guests didn't answer my email or return my call until two days later when they published their review. It's unfortunate we couldn't work things out; we have always had positive reviews.
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New Paltz House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Amenities

Hudson Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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