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3 Br Cottage on Historic Hudson Valley Estate w/ sleeping loft, Pet Friendly.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 BR, 1.5 bath cottage with sleeping loft. Sleeps 5-7.

This beautiful wood-paneled cottage is nestled in the woods on a private 87-acre former Livingston Hudson Valley estate. Beautifully furnished and designed for comfort, the one-story cottage with sleeping loft has views of the woods, Hudson River, Catskills and historic mansion. Expansive deck has outdoor furniture and a charcoal grill.

There are three bedrooms on the first floor; 2 with double beds and one single along with full and half bath.The sleeping loft has a double mattress and and can accommodate two extra guests. Well-behaved pets considered and have their own little door. Cottage has essential mud room, cozy wood-burning stove, skylights, marble counters, dishwasher, washer/dryer, and AC.

Guests are free to wander the estate - they can visit expansive organic gardens, baby goats and their mamas, 2 horses, swimming pool, tree swing and beautifully the estate's recently restored original Gazebo. A lush fenced herb, vegetable and flower garden is available to cottage guests and is a short walk from the house. There is adjacent parking and a full-time caretaker on site.

Pet fee is an additional $50/pet for up to three days, $100 for more than 4 days.

You can opt to purchase Property Damage Protection from VRBO or leave a refundable damage deposit of $400.

More Details

Dana Perry
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Dana Perry

We are the second generation to inhabit this magical 86-acre historic riverfront property, purchased in 1969 from descendants of the Livingston family of Clermont. Original Livingston Estate is now Clermont State Park, just 1/2 mile away. We maintain several long and short-term rental houses and host events in the mansion area in addition to organic farming, livestock and operating a wood mill.

Dana Perry purchased this cottage in 1969

Why Dana Perry chose Germantown

Southwood is a convenient two-hour drive from New York City. The surrounding area, which includes, Tivoli, Germantown, Rhinebeck, Hudson, Red Hook, Clermont State Park, Bard College & Omega Institute, provides varied activities that appeal to a wide range of interests for travelers. A sublime relationship to nature, in addition to the historic elements of the estate, is the main attraction. Deer, turkeys, eagles, hawks, foxes, a wide variety of songbirds and assorted critters share the wooded grounds.

What makes this cottage unique

Southwood Cottage is tucked in the woods and has spectacular views of the Hudson River and Catskills and the historic 1847 main house. The cottage is newly renovated. Cozy wood-burning stove provides additional heat in the living area in colder months. Skylights provide natural light.


Germantown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with 4 poster queen, connected to full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Sleeping loft - 1 double , Sleeping loft with double mattress on floor
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
There is a live-in caretaker on the property. 87 acres of woods and meadows are yours to explore. Farm animals include two horses, chickens and a herd of goats.


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3 Br Cottage on Historic Hudson Valley Estate w/ sleeping loft, Pet Friendly.
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

amazing getaway with unparalleled views of the Hudson

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house two years in a row when visiting family in the area. The house is great for both adults (absolutely amazing views, great porch for barbecues and drinking wine, full kitchen, two bathrooms) and kids (animals on property, swing by the river, mowed lawn to play on outside of the house). The property is very close to Clermont State Park, which is beautiful, and Tivoli, which is great for restaurants. It is also just a short drive to Rhinebeck and Hudson so it is very easy to take advantage of everything that the Hudson Valley has to offer. But really it is the views of the Hudson that will stay with you long after your trip is over. We will stay here again for many years to come.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a such a pleasure having you back and seeing little Eliza turn the big 4. We hope to see you next spring!
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We had a great stay and loved the property!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay at Southwood and wished it had been warmer so we could have used the beautiful pool! Spectacular views and lovely grounds.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed a great get-a-way! The views were amazing -we loved the sunsets :D the pool was an oasis with supreme views. We would certainly go back for another stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning estate, excellent accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Three adults and two children had a wonderful stay at the 3 bedroom cottage. Hosts were kind, accommodating and responsive. The cottage is cozy, fun and comfortable. The estate is marvelous: Hudson and Catskill vistas, thick woods, marshes, trails, friendly farm animals, heated pool. An easy 15 minutes to Bard College or 5 minutes to Germantown or Tivoli. Definitely recommend

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is magnificient. Everything was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

I don't remember ever being somewhere that was so beautiful and peaceful. Southwood is the true meaning of serenity. From the grounds to the inside of the mansion, just breathtaking. My son's wedding was there and everything was perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed on the property for a wedding that was 1 mile down the road and also very beautiful, with great views of the Hudson River and the Catskills. There were at least 20 of us between the three houses, ages 2 weeks to 87 and it worked for everyone. We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner and shopped at the supermarket the next town over. Just the views were enough of a special aspect, and the houses have wonderful features inside. We played yard games, watched the goats in the pens, ate from the garden, swam in the pool, and strolled around. The staff was very helpful. They are great caretakers and sharers of this historic site. It's a wonderful place for a destination wedding, close and yet in the country. It made the weekend relaxing, special, beautiful with lots of time for family.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Red Hook
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Car: necessary

Bard College, Olana, Omega Institute, Hudson, Rhinebeck, Tivoli, Red Hook, Woodstock, Otto's Market/Germantown, Clermont State Park, skiing, hiking, horseback riding, leaf-peeping etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100

Guests have a choice between purchasing VRBO Property Protection or leaving a refundable deposit of $400. Cleaning fees depend on number of guests and days. Nightly rate is for 5 people, additional fees apply to extra guests.
Deposit payment is only refundable if cancellation occurs more than 30 days before check-in, less 10% admin fee.
Holiday weekends such as President's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day require a three-night minimum stay

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.