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Private, Quiet, Clean and Cute! Studio Guest Cottage

Bedrooms Studio
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 9 nights


About the property

Come for a tranquil visit to the Hudson Valley!

Situated well off the road in a country setting on a corner wooded and park-like setting of 5 acres, my guest cottage is spacious, (the main room is 18' x 18') fully furnished with a queen size bed, and has a fully equipped separate galley kitchen and bath. The cottage has slate counters and floors in the kitchen and bath, and a working corner wood stove. Located about 7 miles from the center of Rhinebeck or Red Hook, 4 miles from Omega Institute, about 10 - 15 minutes to Bard College, 6 miles to the Taconic Parkway. As a studio, it is really suitable for 1 or 2 guests only. Off street parking, handicap accessible, best bang for your buck in Rhinebeck. My house is also on the property but the angle between the main house and the guest house still allows for very good privacy. Please note that there is a large stand-in slate shower with great water pressure, but there is no tub. There is a beautiful pond on the property as well partially visible from the cottage. This is a great area for walking, hiking, biking and driving around visiting the numerous historic sites in the area.

More Details

merri cook
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About merri cook

We live on the property so are here to assist you with anything you need during your stay. Our house is situated about 75 feet from the guest cottage but because of the angle of the two building's location, there is still privacy between the house and guest house. With Homeaway since March 2015, everyone who has ever stayed in the cottage has loved it.

merri cook purchased this cottage in 1999

Why merri cook chose New York

privacy, serenity, quiet country park-like setting, yet close to the many historic sites in the Hudson Valley

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy the country quiet while still being close to all of the sights and attractions of Rhinebeck and the Hudson Valley. My property is very pretty and neighboring homes are only remotely visible only in the winter. When the trees fill in, privacy is excellent as I am on a corner wooded lot. There is a nice 5 mile loop on a side road that even has sections where the road is still dirt, not paved! That's the country for you! There are friendly neighbor dogs and cats who we do not allow in the guest house, but who are pleasant visitors.


Rhinebeck Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • slate counters and floor
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Studio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Perfect location to visit numerous attractions in the area: Rhinebeck Aerodome, Omega Institute, Culinary Institute, numerous historic mansions: FDR, Mills Mansion, Vanderbilt, Montgomery Place, all between 5 and 20 minutes aways


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Private, Quiet, Clean and Cute! Studio Guest Cottage
average rating of 4.409091 based on 22 reviews
Raleigh, NC

Serene; clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful stay. The accommodations were very clean and comfortable. Would definitely stay here again or highly recommend it to anyone wantin to visit the area. Within15-30 minutes of great meals in Rhinebeck, Red Hook, and tevoli. Also close to many historic and scenic sites.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! Enjoyed having you at the guest cottage!
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Good location

  • 2 of 5

The cottage is in an ideal location for visiting the area.

We did not find the cottage appealing. It felt like it was leftover furniture and decorations that did not go together.

We also had a hard time with the smell of the well water. I know it can be strong, but you can not leave the bathroom door open due to the smell. We had locked up the place and left the bathroom open for the day while we were sight seeing and we came back to an unbearable smell of sulfur and iron. I wish I had been warned to leave windows open or close the bathroom door. I read note discussing the well water, but that does not describe it.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Regarding the sulphur smell, I brought in a consultant after your review and decided to install a tankless water system which, combined with the existing water treatment system should solve this issue in August 2017. As to your other complaints, no one else has ever said anything other than that the cottage is just as stated: quaint, clean, quiet, and cute. If you read other reviews, I have many 4 and 5 stars, so I am not going to address the fact that the cottage did not charm you. Thank you for pointing out the sulphur issue and it will be addressed right away for future guests.
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Beautiful, Quaint and Secluded Cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was beautiful, comfortable and quaint. It was decorated lovely and I felt at home as soon as I walked through the door. We enjoyed are stay in Rhinebeck enormously. I would say that the only negative thing was the sulfur water that serviced the cottage. For someone who is not used to the smell of sulfur water, it can be quite overpowering. The owner provided drinking water, but the odor of the sulfur water when you were bathing or washing your hands was a little unpleasant. If you can overlook that, the cottage is a very lovely place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super cute little cottage

  • 4 of 5

Owner friendly and accommodating, cute little place. Bring bottled water. Water very sulfury. Otherwise cute and close to everything in town! We plan on coming back. Way better then staying in an overpriced hotel or having to stay in Kingston. Enjoyed immensely!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you! Glad you enjoyed the "catch and release" on the pond and that the bass were so accommodating. There is a water treatment system, maybe it didn't auto-run while you were here...
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Cute and cozy, but the water had a sulfur smell.

  • 3 of 5

The cottage was clean and had many nice amenities. It had nice functioning kitchen, slate tiled bathroom, and a sitting area with a wood stove. Many historical sites with hiking near by. Unfortunately the water has a strong sulfur smell. It is safe to drink although she provides spring water.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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NYC got you down?

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazingly rejuvenative. I visited solo, over a long weekend, and enjoyed every moment in the cottage and in nearby downtown Rhinebeck. The quiet is a perfect foil to Manhattan's din, and it's exactly what I needed. I recommend this place to any solo vacationer or couple.

Merri was incredibly accommodating and, although I didn't meet her in person, she was available via email and phone, and she provided me with great recommendations (e.g. hiking trails, restaurants).

The cottage itself is awesome. There's a nice backyard area, and the wood-burning stove made for a truly cozy environment. The place has everything a person could need for a relaxing weekend stay.

Thanks so much, Merri!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Albany, Newburgh, Westchester, NYC
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Dinsmore Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak Rhinecliff Station
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Taconic State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Lots of them!
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40

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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