Light, airy 3-bedroom apartment in an 1870s home in the middle of town. From this peaceful ground-floor oasis you can walk to it all: restaurants, wine bars, art, music, antiques, the train, and the banks of the Hudson. Wi-fi, basic cable, full kitchen.
Named for its Union Street location and domestic tranquility, A More Perfect Union is located exactly mid-town and provides a comfortable home base for jaunts around Hudson or farther afield. With all the necessities and niceties of home provided, including a fully equipped kitchen, you can make meals or espresso on your own schedule, or host an intimate gathering complete with table linens and candelabra. There's also a barbecue on the patio and enough seating for a small party.
This House was built shortly after the Civil War, and the public spaces — living room, dining room and kitchen — are spacious with high ceilings. The cozy bedrooms (one with a queen-size bed, two with doubles) are generously appointed with pillows, soft linens, blankets and cozy rugs, and all the beds are super comfortable.
The kitchen is fully equipped, including a pantry with essentials like olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and the bathroom is stocked with toiletries including toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, band-aids, body lotion, rubber duckies, emery boards, an iron and blow dryer... plus a clawfoot tub and enough white towels to make Leona Helmsley weep.
The entire apartment is cozy, clean and restful. You might want to pick up some wine, order a couple of pizzas, throw a movie into the DVD player, and just relax... The whole experience is like borrowing a friend's home.
The first floor is a private, 1,250 square-foot apartment unto itself entered from gracious Union Street, with a back door into an enclosed buddha garden with patio. The apartment, whose ideal location — smack-dab in the middle of Hudson — cannot be beat, shares only its entry and rear hallways with the upper stories of the house, and has its own thermostat and air conditioning.
*** PLEASE ALSO SEE MY SECOND-FLOOR APARTMENT, BLUE SKIES, WHICH CAN COMFORTABLY ACCOMMODATE SEVEN PEOPLE AND IS LISTED ON VRBO.
The neighborhood: Just around the corner from the tranquility of Union Street, the bustle of Hudson's main drag beckons. Warren Street is a burgeoning thoroughfare stretching from the rippling Hudson River to a fountain in the town square. In between you'll find an intriguing range of restaurants, cafes and hole-in-the-wall guerrilla eateries reminiscent of the West Village, art galleries, boulangeries, boutiques, antiques, and all things fashionable for home and humans. In 10 minutes, you can also lose yourself in rolling countryside framed by the Catskills.
I am reachable by e-mail or phone from booking through your stay — and usually available in person while you're here. I do my best before you arrive to fulfill any specific requests, then respect the privacy of your apartment (unless called upon) after greeting you with the key when you get here.
A More Perfect Union is smoke-free, and I'm sorry to say I cannot accept pets. For reservations of two weeks or longer, unless otherwise arranged, linens will be changed and the apartment cleaned every week (for which the standard cleaning fee is added on a weekly basis).