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Center Of The Hudson Valley - Walk To Food And Nightlife

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Welcome to the Saint James:

The Saint James is a newly renovated, enchanting entire home for rent in Uptown Kingston. If you're looking for a something really special in uptown Kingston or in Ulster County / Hudson Valley-The Saint James is perfect for that romantic weekend getaway or a family trip upstate!


The Saint James is a beautifully restored 3 bedroom 1890’s Victorian home located in the historic Stockade district. The house is furnished with a mix of designer, modern and vintage Victorian and mid-century finds from the Hudson Valley thus creating a warm and elegant atmosphere. The airy 2 stories provides lots of natural sunlight and air.

This cozy and spacious house is vacation ready and boasts 4 airy bedrooms that can sleep 8, large dining room, living room / formal sitting room, entertainment lounge, kitchen, 2 full baths plus gated front and gated backyard.

The Saint James is family friendly and has plenty of room to both relax and entertain in.

We’re conveniently located in uptown Kingston- less than 2 hours from NYC and just a few minutes walking distance from the Kingston Trailways bus station. We’re a short drive off of highway 87 and less than 15 minutes from Rhinebeck and other neighboring towns like Woodstock / New Paltz etc...

First floor features:

*living room lounge: this is our formal sitting room.

*grand dining room that comfortably seats 8+, with real candle lit chandelier, white/red & champagne glasses, plus side buffet

*Entertainment lounge for entertaining: large sectional / TV and media center (DVD player with an array of DVD's / media center: Netflix/Hulu/etc...)

*kitchen: stove / refrigerator with ice maker / microwave / toaster oven

*Full bath

Second floor features: 3 bedrooms / 1 full bath

Bedroom 1: master bedroom with king bed, with AC

Bedroom 2: guest bedroom with king bed, with AC

Bedroom 3: guest bedroom with Queen bed with AC

Bedroom 4: Full bed with AC

The grounds at the Saint James Kingston:

*front yard & porch: Front porch is perfect for sipping your coffee with your morning newspaper or book. Beautiful flower beds and cast iron urns to front yard with outdoor seating.

*backyard: the back yard features a 6 foot stockade fence perfect for private outdoor gatherings. 4 burner propane grill with side burner. Beautiful flower beds, and koi pond. Beautiful blue stone patio & river rock patio with outdoor dining set / wicker lounge set and new BBQ grill.

Additional amenities:

Washer / dryer in basement

Ice maker

Wireless internet

Flat screen TV/DVD player

Private and on street parking (street parking available 24/7 in front of the st. James)

Kitchen appliances (fridge, stove, microwave, toaster oven, juicer, and access to all pots/pans and cook ware)

BBQ grill in backyard

Towels and sheets

Front porch

Private gated front and back yard


The house is located close to the best the area has to offer in upstate Kingston (view our guidebook for a map of great hotspots in uptown Kingston has to offer)

-it’s a 10 min walk to great shopping, restaurants, bars, and a fabulous Saturday morning farmer’s market

-close driving distance great antiquing and flea markets in town of Hudson/Millbrook/Hyde Park/Rhinebeck, shop in Rhinebeck Village, explore mansions on the Hudson including The Mills, Montgomery place and the Vanderbuilt Mansion….

Guest limit(s): No more than 8 people in the home at any given time. No hosting of larger parties, this means NO wedding brunches or extended breakfast/lunch/brunch/bbq/dinner or outdoor parties past the guest limit of the home. If you want to host a party or dinner, you will need prior approval before booking to see if we can accommodate or not.

OTHER PROPERTY: If Kingston isn't for you, please view our other Property, THE HIGH FALLS, located in High Falls NY. This home is 15 minutes south of Kingston and 10 minutes east of New Paltz.

More Details

Julian Lesser
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Julian Lesser

Hi All,

My name is Julian. I'm an artist living in Queens, NY. I love the energy of NYC and enjoy running around the tall building and loud streets.

Sometimes it gets to be a bit much - which is why I purchased my home in Kingston. Kingston, like NYC, is also a center for arts, right in the middle of the Hudson valley. Unlike NYC, it offers laid back living and beautiful country scenery.

Come visit Kingston (when I'm not enjoying it) and see what the Hudson Valley has to offer!

Happy Travels,


Julian Lesser purchased this house in 2012


Kingston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom #1: Royal Hunt Room - 1 king
    Bedroom # 3- Impressionist Room - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom # 2- Queen Ann Room - 1 king
  • #1: The Royal Hunt Room Walk through the enchanting corridor and tucked in the back is the quiet Master Bedroom. Original oil paintings from Phillip Cantrell and other artists adorn the walls. Special feature: Pillow top King bed, closet with wooden hangers, 2 night stands with lights, dresser with mirror, full size mirror, and alarm clock. #2: Queen Ann Room This lovely second bedroom has a King bed with closet, dresser, and lots of drawer space. Special feature: Closet, night stand, reading light, vanity dresser with mirror, 1 full size mirror, TV with DVD player. #3- Impressionist Room Queen bed, closet, dresser. An artist retreat, filled with impressionist art, original paintings, art books and collector books. #4: Cabin retreat. Full bed with closet and dresser.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing home. Julian should be very proud. Beautifully decorated, charming with lots of character and spacious. Home is very clean and very well equipped. My family and I traveled from all over the country to Kingston for our son's wedding. My husband and I rented Saint James for a week and everyone was so pleased with our choice of this home. We loved all the antique pieces of furniture. Some of the wedding guests that came by were also very impressed. We made many beautiful memories here. Our son's wedding theme was Gatsby and the sitting room had the perfect feel for that theme. The photographer loved it too, can't wait to see the pictures. We wished we could have stayed longer, but all good things come to an end.

Julian was a great host, checked to make sure that we were comfortable and if we needed anything.

Thanks for a perfect week (minus the rain ). Congrats!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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A wonderful and magical home with a gracious owner!

  • 5 of 5

The beautiful St. James was the perfect home to rent for the holidays.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kings (really Queens!) of Kingston

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I rented the St. James property for a chill bachelorette weekend. It could not have been more perfect. The house was just as advertised - very clean, well-decorated, and fully equipped. The walking distance to Uptown Kingston was perfect. Julian was a dream to work with and had fantastic recommendations. We went to his dinner, breakfast, and coffee suggestions. We absolutely loved our stay and all plan to return to the area (and hopefully the house!) soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful, relaxing home in a great town!!!

  • 5 of 5

I was born and raised in Kingston, New York and since 1978 have lived in Long Island. The St. James was our choice for a 9 day rental to visit family, friends and old acquaintainces. The property was spotless, neat and impeccably decorated. Even though there were only two of us, we did have several visitors, a girls night to cook together, a family barbecue and each event was better than the next. The amenities are everything you could want and the tv/dining room combo is the perfect spot to relax with friends. Kingston and its surrounding areas have so much to offer and this is a perfect location to see them all. Julian was attentive to any questions and was a pleasure to interact with. HIGHLY recommend this place if you are visiting the area - - you will truly enjoy their home!!! It is the kind of home where you would say - - WOW I wish I had a place like this!!!! Thanks Julian!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful historic home

  • 5 of 5

The house has many beautiful details. The beds are comfortable, each coming with their own air conditioner. There is a clawfoot tub, nice sized rooms, additional sitting/reading spaces and a nice porch and sweet backyard. The decor made me think the owner is an architect/interior designer as everything is designed and cared for with the finest taste.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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A great place to relive history

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this house in Kingston for a week and found it to be as advertised and more. The house was great. I only wish it could talk, it must have had a lot to say. The back yard was great to set out in during the evening and watch the birds and squirrels run about. The pictures of the house cannot do justice to the art on the walls and the unique furniture.

I would recommend this house to anyone who wants to walk through history in a lovely city.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Stewart International Airport, Newburgh, New York
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Stockade Tavern (Uptown bar)
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Rip Van Winkle and Hudson River Cruises
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Green Acres Golf Club
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Rhinecliff - Kingston Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 87
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Boitsons Restaurant
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Hunter Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Kingston Point Park, Kingston, NY
Car: recommended

The saint james is located in the historic stockade district of kingston. The drive from nyc is approximately one and a half hours. Did I mention...Hot Tub!!!!

Driving: take 87n from nyc straight up till you arrive at the kingston exit (right after the new paltz exit).

About kingston: kingston was the first capital of new york. Uptown kingston is home now to the most amazing restaurants galleries, and privately owned shops. Kingston was named one of the top places for artists by business week.


Rates & Availability

Kingston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Columbus Day
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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