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Dana Perry

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Charming Gate House on Historic Hudson River Estate

4 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Germantown Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage in the Woods! 3BR/1.5 bath on 86 acres

This adorable 1300 sf historic gatehouse on 86-acre Hudson River Estate was recently renovated and includes open kitchen/dining room, den with cozy propane stove, w/d, dishwasher, powder room, bathtub/shower and three bedrooms upstairs. White oak kitchen counters were milled on the property from downed trees in our forest.

The former Livingston family estate boasts abundant wildlife, breathtaking Hudson River views and proximity to local points of interest such as Bard College, Olana, Woodstock, Montgomery Place, Poet's Walk, Rhinebeck, Tivoli, Hudson, Otto's Market, antiquing, skiing, hiking, biking and boating.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dana Perry (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Dana Perry

Our family acquired this 86-acre estate directly from descendants of the Livingston family in 1969. Situated on the the bluffs directly above the Hudson river, the property has unparalleled views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. The newly renovated Gate House, originally built around 1860, offers a comfortable place for family and friends to enjoy the peace and quiet of their own private retreat in the woods.

Dana Perry purchased this cottage in 1969

Why Dana Perry chose Hudson Valley

The Hudson River Valley remains an undiscovered gem, especially for New York City residents looking for the joys of country living just 2 hours away. There are endless delights to be explored in the area - local farms and pick-your-own orchards, eclectic music, theater and dance available at Bard College, delightful towns such as Tivoli, Rhinebeck and Hudson in addition to terrific hiking, kayaking and biking.

What makes this cottage unique

Walk the property and take in breathtaking panoramic views of the Hudson River and Catskill mountains, especially vibrant at sunset. Visit the horses, sheep and goats.

There are abundant deer, wild turkeys, hawks, heron and a variety of other birds, as well as the occasional fox and eagle sighting. Bose radio has a sound dock for playing your iPod.

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

Charming Gate House on Historic Hudson River Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Total tranquility, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with two friends for a 4 day visit of the Hudson Valley. The house was absolutely perfect for us: peaceful and lovely surroundings, clean and up to date rooms and kitchen and a location near many of the interesting sights of the Hudson Valley. We also spent many happy hours, sitting around the kitchen table talking and catching up. If you want to spend a few days with friends or family, staying here is much nicer than getting several rooms in a hotel.

Dana, the owner, was really helpful and gave quick replies to all our questions. Although we had no problems during our stay, we had a contact for an estate manager who could take care of any problems that might occur.

I would definitely recommend the Gate House to friends and family who might travel to this region.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Comfortable and cozy home on stunning property

  • 5 of 5

A few friends and I stayed in the gate house over Labor Day weekend. It was charming, comfortable and private. The property was gorgeous: the views of the river were absolutely spectacular. If you visit in warm weather, the pool is incredible. I would definitely return to this magical place.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this lovely gatehouse was heaven on earth. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful as well as the river's edge view of the Hudson and Catskill mountains which are breathtaking. To wake up to the birdsong and goats and sheep talking to each other was truly a highlight of our morning walks. The owners were welcoming and kind and it was a pleasure to see them from time to time throughout our stay. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful cottage! My twins and I loved the experience. It's a gorgeous property in a bucolic setting. The pool (which was the big hit with the kids) was fantastic, as well as nearby hikes and farmer's markets. We are eager to return in the fall. I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albany
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Tivoli
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak - Rhinecliff Station
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Taconic, NYS Thruway
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Windham, Catamount, Bellayre, Hunter Mountain
Car: necessary

Bard College, Upstate Films, Duchess County Fair, Otto's Market in Germantown, Hudson, Tivoli, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Hudson, Omega Institute, Clermont State Park, Olana, Woodstock

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Rates & Availability

Germantown Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$350
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Winter Holidays/Thanksgiving
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$325
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $350
Pet Fee $50

Ask owner about weekly and monthly rates.
Winter holiday rates apply to Thanksgiving as well.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Germantown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Powder room
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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