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Cottage by the Lake. HOT TUB, private dock, kayaks.

Bedrooms 1
Space 475 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Relaxing and wonderful getaway for 1- 2 Guests max.

Perfect getaway for 1-2ppl.

The cottage is cozy and has everything you would need.

Only a 2 minute walk to your own private lake front.

The cottage has a spacious bathroom with a washer and dryer, a wonderful tiled, walk in shower. A door from the bathroom leads to your private hot tub for 2ppl. open all year, facing the woods.

The kitchen is rustic and modern with everything you need to prepare a wonderful meal. Radiant heated floors for the colder months, a commercial gas stove, granite counter top and a built in banquette with a french door leading out to the patio and BBQ area. The chicken coop can be seen from the kitchen and you can watch our wonderful chickens as they emerge when the automatic door opens from the coop to their enclosed area.

The living room has plank wood floors and a wonderful cozy, twin sized window seat with a reading light and a view of the woods. This can also be used as a twin size bed. There is a desk, and plenty of seating options .

There is a ladder up to a cozy loft with a queen size bed, reading lights and a window on each end for a nice breeze and a view of the trees. For those of you who would prefer not to climb a ladder , there is a sofa that pulls out to a queen size bed, new and very comfortable. The loft does not enable you to stand up.

For those staying at the cottage in the spring, summer or fall, there is a delightful screened in porch to relax and read a good book.

Your own private lake front awaits after you take a quick stroll down a path through the woods and walk down a staircase to the dock and pergola area. 2 kayaks are attached to the dock for your use. There are life jackets and a couple of floats. A perfect place to spend an afternoon swimming or kayaking or an evening with a glass of wine, watching the sunset on the lounge chairs.

If you'd like to venture out, the small villages of Tivoli, Red Hook , Rhinebeck and Hudson are all 10 - 25 minutes away. They all have great choices for restaurants, shops, antique stores and more. The historical mansions along the Hudson River - Clermont, Montgomery Place, Olana, Mills Mansion ,Wilderstein all offer wonderful walking paths , gardens and views of the Hudson River. Most offer tours of the mansions.

A little further away in Millbrook is Deanna's personal favorite, along with Olana, has really wonderful gardens at Innisfree. The spring and summer are perfect for viewing the gardens.

Poets Walk and Ferncliff Fire Tower are great walks nearby.

More Details

Bruce or Deanna Gardom
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

About Bruce or Deanna Gardom

Deanna and I came from the West Coast in 1999 and thought we would be here in the Hudson Valley a year or 2 and go back. It didn't happen. We fell in love with the area and all it has to offer. The lake is a special place. Bruce came from a background of Hotel Management and Deanna's family had a Bed and Breakfast in Napa Valley. She has been a flight attendant for many years and with both of our backgrounds, having vacation rentals is a good fit for us, enabling us to share our love of the Hudson Valley. We travel quite a bit and try to offer all of the amenities in our vacation rental that we enjoy having when we travel. We started the Painted Turtle Cottage in 2002 and just recently started our second vacation rental, Goose Landing Lake Cottage. Hope you enjoy it, as it is a magical place.

Bruce or Deanna Gardom purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Bruce or Deanna Gardom chose Red Hook

The cottage is down a private road on the back side of a spring fed lake, filled with trout, turtles and Canadian geese flying over it. Swim or kayak in the lake from your own private dock. The cottage is nestled back in the woods with your own private hot tub. A great place to get away, see wildlife such as deer, turkey, Canadian geese, an occasional fox. Best for a couple or a single person.Our property is in a wonderful location in the Hudson Valley, situated on a beautiful spring fed lake with 160 ft of private lake front.

Valley and enables you to experience so many different things. Restaurants, Historic Mansions, charming villages, antiquing, gardens, and more. It is only 2 hours from New York City and an hour flight from Albany Airport if you are coming from out of state.

What makes this cottage unique

The lake is small and inviting. Floating on the lake, kayaking in the spring and seeing baby turtles swim by is magical. There are no motor boats allowed, so you can enjoy nature at its finest. You will see a large variety of birds as we provide bird feeders. The lake area is a quiet, peaceful environment. The cottage is on the back side of the lake, down a private road with a few small cottages. Most times, our guests will be the only ones enjoying the lake.

Red Hook is a wonderful area to explore and has great restaurants in Red Hook and surrounding villages along with historical mansions to explore along the Hudson River. We do provide a list of things to do and see around the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My friends and I just experienced the most delightful and relaxing weekend getaway! The house is immaculately clean with a kitchen that is fully equipped for delicious meal-making. The living room and kitchen area are perfect gathering places for social time together and the bedrooms screened in porch and beautiful sitting areas in the gardens are perfect for quiet time. Relaxing in the Hot Tub after a refreshing swim in the lake was my favorite. We loved every minute and are already trying to plan our return visit!

Bruce and Deanna are wonderful hosts and extremely accommodating. I recommend this to anyone looking for a quiet retreat and time with your favorite people.
Aug 2014
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Red Hook Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bathroom has a large walk in shower and a 2person hot tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Loft - 1 queen
  • Sofa also pulls out to a queen bed. If you would rather not sleep in loft.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.928571 based on 21 reviews

Fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been more thrilled with our stay at The Cottage By The Lake! It is on gorgeous property with a lake and lots of privacy. The cottage is meticulously and beautifully designed for comfort and for beauty with every convenience you could wish for including a hot tub and bbq. Paradise!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved this cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is a great place to get away from it all and enjoy some R&R. Although it was small, it was cozy, warm, and inviting. The attention to detail, the extra touches (flowers on the tables, robes for the hot tub, & breakfast) were much appreciated. It's perfect for a couple and child but wouldn't suggest 3 adults. Thank you Bruce and Deanna for your hospitality and thinking of "all the little things" in your home to accommodate your guests. Judy & Kevin

PS. The chickens were a fun addition, never could figure out how one escaped the coop each day. :)

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful Yes

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing cottage

  • 5 of 5

I would start by saying the pictures of the inside of the cottage don't do it justice. It is so updated and beautiful inside. My husband and I came for a weekend getaway and spent most of our time in the window nook just watching movies. My husband also said he thinks the shower changed his life, lol!! Everything was great..fresh flowers, complimentary wine, cute little chickens. The only con was the two feet of snow that came shortly before our arrival. The path to the lake was covered in snow but Bruce was kind enough to direct us to the cottage across the way to take a peak at the frozen lake. The pictures of the cottage in the summer look stunning and we hope to take a trip back to see it in a different light but getting to be here with all the snow and even some flakes falling down was picturesque. I really loved this little cottage and made some great memories. Don't hesitate to book it. I hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little place & Well Pepared

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is great. Cozy yet plenty of space to move about. The kitchen is quite well appointed. Hot tub a great touch. Exotic chickens fascinating. Further, the fact that the owners provide fresh fruit, pancake mix, maple syrup, and coffee beans is a really nice and unexpected touch.

I had not noted that the main bed is up in a loft over the living room. It is a cool detail of the place. If you have kids, though, they are going to want to play on the ladder up to the loft and will require particular supervision (Or means of preventing this. My solution was jackets stacked on the ladder rungs)

I have nothing but good things to stay about the place and my stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect, beautiful quiet location, very luxurious accommodations in the cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great place to get away, beautiful quiet location in the woods and on the lake. The cottage has a top notch kitchen for cooking great meals, chef quality stove and oven, and all the chef quality utensils you need. The bathroom is also very luxurious. A perfect place for a quiet get away, about 10 min drive to town for bars restaurants and shopping. Also the chicken coop across the yard immaculately maintained and it is very relaxing watching all the fancy breeds of chicken scratching around.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.0%

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40.00 per night, per additional guest.
Pets are not permitted.
2 night minimum on weekends.

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.