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Private Getaway with Amazing Mountain Views! Great for couples, writers, friends

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Nestled in the foothills of the Shawangunk Mountains is this private studio

New studio with queen size bed, beautiful bathroom, open concept kitchen, and 24' deck with grill, Adirondack chairs, and a table with umbrella overlooking the majestic Shawangunk Mountains. Whether you are active and are looking for a place to hike or want to take a lover's tour through the hudson valley wineries, our studio awaits you in lovely New Paltz. Only 90 miles from New York City and in the most beautiful area our state has to offer. Come and see for yourself! We are five minutes to town, great trails, wineries, restaurants, and pubs.

Franky and Jenny Pérez
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2018

About Franky and Jenny Pérez

The New Paltz area is filled with all the beauty we were looking for. We are originally from NYC and love the proximity our town is to the city. We enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle. We love to hike, mountain bike, kayak, snow shoe, and cross country ski. In every season of the year we find activities to enjoy the outdoors. We also love to eat organically from our land, enjoy the beauty that surrounds us, and living a peaceful and serene life. Jen may be spotted knitting on our front porch while the sun sets.

Franky and Jenny Pérez purchased this studio in 1997

Why Franky and Jenny Pérez chose New Paltz

Our property sits facing west at the majestic Shawangunk Ridge. The sunrises and the sunsets are breathtaking. In the morning, you will see a red hue shimmering on the rocks as the sun rises from the east. In the evening, an amazing bright orange glow as the set falls behind the ridge in the west.

What makes this studio unique

Falling in love with this property was easy once we saw the huge rock pile we had for a view. Sitting on the foothills of these mountains, only four miles from the town of New Paltz, we new we had the best location for our home. We are minutes away from everything exciting this town has to offer. The New Paltz area has the finest restaurants, wineries, outdoor festivals and events the Hudson valley has to offer. Don't miss the Taste of New Paltz, Crafts Fairs, or Rib festival our town hosts every year. There are also many smaller events hosted at wineries throughout the year. The outdoor activities that are possible in over 24,000 acres of trails, ponds, rock cliffs for climbing, ice climbing, and swimming holes are endless. After you return from your activities, lounge on the 24' deck or in our hammock area in the shade as you enjoy the beautiful gardens. We have carefully selected and planted all the perennials, shrubs, grasses, and trees to reflect a gorgeous landscape in color and form. The Chamber of Commerce selected our property to be on the annual garden tour. Over 200 guests visited our gardens and were inspired by this experience. Our property has a natural creek running though it which allows for wildlife such as heron, frogs, toads, deer, and fox to visit us for a drink. Our pool is private and will cool you off after a day of hiking in the woods. Our bon fire area is perfect for star gazing on brisk evenings while sip on hot chocolate. You are welcome to stroll the gardens, pick flowers, or collect eggs from our chicken coop. The ladies would be happy to share their delicious eggs with you. We want our guests to feel at home when they stay with us. Come visit and see for yourself!


New Paltz Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Oversized shower with beautiful subway tile, Rainhead shower, and sprayer. Bathroom has a separate heater for those who wish to make the bathroom warmer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Open Concept design allows Queen side bed to serve as a comfortable lounge area to watch tv, read or look out towards the mountains.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
Organic smoothies available at your request for $10 a pitcher


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Private Getaway with Amazing Mountain Views! Great for couples, writers, friends
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Great space with welcoming owners.

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I really enjoyed our stay here. Jenny was friendly and welcoming and offered us much needed expertise about hiking in the area. The studio is comfortable and has all of the amenities you need. The availability of fresh eggs and tomatoes is an added bonus! Add in the beautiful scenery and hiking trails, as well as the lovely Robibero Winery and I can’t say enough good things about our experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend stay!!

  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect spot for a weekend getaway. Franky and jenny were beyond hospitable!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic time with friendly owners

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I had an excellent time staying at this cozy suite for a long weekend. Franky and Jenny were great, and the fresh eggs and vegetables they gave us are some of the best I've ever had. They also provided us both with passes to the Mohonk Preserve which we used for hikes along the Gunks. As a property manager that has been running a vacation rental for 3 years, I am truly impressed with the level of hospitality and attention to detail that Franky and Jenny provide their guests. My only regret is I couldnt have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceptional Mountainside Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This lovely studio with an expansive outdoor deck provides a perfect mountainside retreat, whether you are hiker, climber or couch potato. It is located on an idyllic property that sits in the shadow of the cliffs known as the Gunks. The studio is charmingly decorated and includes many lovely touches, as well as offering a supply of personal items, such as toiletries. that you may have neglected to bring with you. The owners, Jenny and Frankie, were extremely warm and inviting and are knowledgeable guides of the surrounding environs. The daily supply of fresh eggs from the free range chickens on the property, as well as Jenny's delicious baked goods, added an additional highlight to a very memorable stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

It is so fun when you experience something where everything about it was so far above and beyond what would be acceptable! This cozy getaway is lovely. Jenny is a born nurturer and many 5 star hotels could take some lessons from her :-). The fresh eggs were beyond anything I've ever experienced in civilized western society - my son who doesn't even eat eggs couldn't get enough of them - she totally took extra care because we were wiped keeping up with my son's intensive swimming workshop. Adjectives that come to mind are cozy, comfortable, natural, organic, beautiful and happy :-)

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to recharge & recover

  • 5 of 5

So very glad I found Gunksview while looking for a place to prepare for and recover from the SOS Triathlon. Its perfect location is only a short drive away from Main Street in New Paltz, SUNY New Paltz, the Ulster County Fair Grounds, Minnewaska State Park, and Mohonk Mountain House. Both Franky and Jenny were friendly and generous hosts. Jenny (and Guapo, her friendly, rescued yellow lab) greeted us upon arrival and she gave us a thorough introduction to the studio and all of its amenities. It was very cozy and clean and had everything we needed during our stay. We especially appreciated the fresh fruit, eggs, and apple cider as well as her suggestions for places to eat (The Brauhaus!) and to trail run (Undercliff & Overcliff at Mohonk Preserve, including passes!). The biggest surprise was returning from the SOS Tri, depleted and sore, to discover a gift of wind chimes with flowers and a thoughtful note of congratulations! While the awesome rainhead shower and comfy robe were wonderful luxuries after almost 7 hours of cycling, running, and swimming, I do regret not having had enough time to enjoy the saltwater pool. Should we ever find ourselves traveling to The Gunks in the future, we would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Stewart International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Mountain Brauhause
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
New Paltz Golf course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
New York StateThruway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mountain Brauhause
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Car: necessary

The New Paltz area has amazing mountains that are famous for Climbing, Mountain Biking, Cross country Skiing, Snow Shoeing, Running, Hiking, etc... We are minutes away from Minnewaska State Park, Mohonk Preserve, and Mohonk Mountain House. We are four miles from the village of New Paltz where you can dine at some of the best restaurants in the area. We are under 15 miles from the Culinary Institute of America, a world renowned culinary school with several restaurants open to the public. We are also close the Storm King outdoor Art center. The Walkway over the Hudson, and Woodstock, NY.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.