Waterfront pet friendly cottage getaway#chezrivegauche

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2 bedrooms, WiFi, bed sheets
Smart TV, books

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Entire home

Waterfront pet friendly cottage getaway#chezrivegauche

9.6/10 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Outdoor Space
  • Lake view
  • Barbecue grill
Saugerties, NY

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHudson Valley Mall7 min drive
  • Popular LocationUlster Landing Beach12 min drive
  • Popular LocationOpus 4013 min drive
  • AirportPoughkeepsie, NY (POU-Dutchess County)55 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
1041 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Waterfront pet friendly cottage getaway#chezrivegauche

Lakefront cottage with kitchen and patio



a vacation.”a perfect family getaway”

We found our calling for a getaway purely by accident wanting to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city with our dogs. A few clicks on the website that Craig Newmark founded, we found us a nice cottage on the Esopus creek where we spent the day catching up on conversations and swimming with the dogs in between our wine therapy. At one point, we looked at each other and our happy pooches and said to each other “We should do this every weekend".
And so we did….and found “Chez Rive Gauche" a simple, warm and very inviting waterfront getaway a short 90 minute drive from NYC.
So if you dream about escaping from a busy work week to relax by the water; canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, watching breathtaking sunsets and beautiful starry nights, Chez Rive Gauche is the perfect getaway for you.
“Chez", as we lovingly call it, sits on the beautiful Esopus creek and is fully furnished with global and vintage finds. This charming cottage has two bedrooms, a spacious living room and a well equipped kitchen combined with a dining room. Each of the bedrooms are outfitted with queen beds complete with organic sheets and down comforters. The mudroom leads you to the spacious outdoor deck with a dining area to enjoy views of the creek and the farm across while the sounds of the occasional train reminds you of the french countryside . Its complete with another welcoming deck right on the water plus a private dock( seasonal) and canoe for your exclusive enjoyment. The property is fenced in so your four legged companion will be safe but getting them away from the fun in the water is a totally different matter.
While you may not want to leave the cottage and the never ending fun “creek" side, there are a number of historic towns like Woodstock, Kingston, Saugerties and Rhinebeck within 10 miles to enjoy festivals, flea markets, restaurants, farmers markets, shopping and antiquing.
If winter sports are your thrill of choice, Hunter Mountain and Wyndham are a short drive away. Depending on the season, this 5 miles stretch of the creek freezes solid, providing an excellent opportunity to ice fish and skate if you are up for an adventure.
All of these aspects are what makes Chez Rive Gauche so unique so what are you waiting for.

Important considerations before making a reservation:
Our goal is to give you an unforgettable experience, we really want you to enjoy your stay as much as we have had living here.
The cottage faces the creek. The creek is deep and its something to keep in mind, when you venture into the water.
We live in the country and you might encounter an occasional spider, files, and other creatures to varying degrees. We do not use poison on the main level as we have pets
We are dog owners and the cottage is pet friendly. If you are allergic to pets, please take this into consideration. As much as we try to get every bit of fur out, there might be some fur that skipped our broom.
The cottage is fenced on three sides (fourth being the water) there might be a gap where the fence and water meet, so if you have very curious pets, its something to consider especially if the pet is left unattended.
The cottage has a septic, so please do not flush anything other than body waste and minimal tissue. I also provide organic/biodegradable shampoo, conditioner and body wash
Our cottage has town water which is safe to drink
Noises - Living on the water brings about its own set of noises. Besides the ducks quacking, the fish jumping, you will also hear the train. Towards the front of the cottage runs a goods train track. The goods train passes by and there is no fixed schedule. Kids love the train and some adults say it reminds them of their childhood or a french countryside. Whatever the case maybe, goods traveling by train is good for the economy and the environment. If you think the train will disturb you during your stay, our cottage might not be the right fit for you.
We also do not have a dishwasher or laundry facilities. ( a Laundromat is a five min drive away) If you are staying for more than a week, fresh linens and towels will be provided.
TV has only Netflix ( no cable tv )

Once you book you will receive a simple contract/ agreement. The booking will be considered complete once I receive the signed agreement back with the names of all guests.
The cottage is within a 20 min drive to downtown Saugerties, Kingston, Rhinebeck, Red Hook and Woodstock.
Guest have free range to every aspect of the house on the first level. (no access to the basement which houses the heating units etc)
Any and all goodies stocked in the cottage are there for your enjoyment.
Here is a more comprehensive list of amenities and features that will be available to you:
Indoor Tub with shower
Indoor Toilet
Organic Shampoo/Conditioner
2 queen beds (one in each bedroom)
Sofa bed (in living room)
Television with Netflix
2 rocking chairs
dining table with 6 chairs
outdoor table with 6 chairs (top deck)
2 deck chairs (lower deck)
Linen/room spray made with essential oils.
Coffee maker
Pet bed, sheet and towels
Clean organic linens
fire pit
2 person kayak
Life vest
fishing poles
Board games and playing cards.

Guest interaction can be tailored to your needs. Our goal is to make your stay memorable so you can always contact us via phone or email.Because we do not live in Saugerties full time, a local neighbor can help you if you have any problems that need tending to. Prior to your arrival i will email you to inform you how you can gain access to the cottage. Even though we are not always in the neighborhood, we can always be reached. Feel free to text/call/email me at any time during your stay should the unlikely event that a problem arises. We will immediately contact the proper authority to have the problem remedied.

The Neighborhood
The cottage is located on a dead end street but we do have neighbours. We love being on the water. When we are not on the water we explore all the antique shops, farmers markets, flea markets, hiking and sometimes boating in the Hudson River. The cottage is close (20-30 min drive) to downtown Saugerties, Rhinebeck, Red Hook, Woodstock and Kingston which are filled with activities and restaurants. The cottage is a 5 min drive to the grocery store, beer and wine stores.

Getting Around
We have a train that goes by, but it's a goods train.
However one can take a bus from nyc, or the train/Amtrak from Grand Central/ NY Penn. The train stop will be Rhinecliff or Poughkeepsie. But you will need a taxi or car to get to the cottage from the train station.

Once you book you will receive a simple contract/ agreement. The booking will be considered complete once I receive the signed agreement back with the names of all guests.
Dates are not held until reservation is confirmed along with a signed and initialed Rental Agreement and Pet Addendum (if applicable) is received.

Mailing address is Saugerties and we are a 10 min drive to the downtown area also called the village of Saugerties. 15 mins drive to Woodstock, Kingston , Rhinebeck.
I chose our home because of the location, but I know we cannot chose our neighbors and what they do to, with, and in their homes. We have a diverse neighborhood of people of different colors and socio economic backgrounds. We also have lots of trees which have leaves and twigs that fall and i cannot keep the outdoors as clean as the indoors because of the trees, leaves, twigs dust and especially pollen in the spring which are the joys of outdoor living. The dock is seasonal only during summer.
The train passes by anytime day and night. Now that goods are being transported you are sure to hear the train. Some days they seldom pass by, there is no schedule. The creek is long and deep. There is a waterfall on both ends.
While we love our home I am well aware that our home does not work for everyone which is why I highlight these negatives. Please make your decision to book our home with all this in consideration.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Letitia fernandes

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car required
  • Parking on site


  • Blender
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Spices
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bedsheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Dining table
  • Living room


  • Books
  • Games
  • Smart TV

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Patio


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly
  • 3 pets per room


  • Smoke-free property
  • Note from host: No smoking

Services and conveniences

  • Phone

Location highlights

  • On a lake
  • On the waterfront

Things to do

  • Kayak on site
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Motor boating nearby
  • Swimming nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • 1 room
  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 1,041 square feet (97 square meters)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age: 22


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
3 per room
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation
Note from host: No fee- Pets allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Note from host: house is not child proofed

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Note from host: No Parties
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Waterfront pet Friendly Cottage Getaway#chezrivegauche Cottage

About this area


Located in Saugerties, this cottage is on the waterfront. Ulster Performing Arts Center and Opus 40 are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Hudson Valley Mall and Vinnie's Farm Market. Trolley Museum of New York and Kiwanis Ice Arena are also worth visiting. Kayaking and motor boating offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with cycling and hiking nearby.

What's nearby

  • Hudson Valley Mall - 7 min drive
  • Poet's Walk Park - 12 min drive
  • Ulster Landing Beach - 12 min drive
  • Opus 40 - 13 min drive
  • Montgomery Place - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Rhinecliff Station - 18 min drive
  • Hudson, NY (HCC-Columbia County) - 46 min drive


  • Starbucks - 7 min drive
  • Panera Bread - 7 min drive
  • Taco Bell - 6 min drive
  • Wendy's - 6 min drive
  • McDonald's - 6 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Waterfront pet friendly cottage getaway#chezrivegauche pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows pets (limit 3 per room).

What time is check-in at Waterfront pet friendly cottage getaway#chezrivegauche ?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Waterfront pet friendly cottage getaway#chezrivegauche ?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Waterfront pet friendly cottage getaway#chezrivegauche located?

Situated on the waterfront, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Esopus Creek and within 6 mi (10 km) of Hudson Valley Mall and Ulster Landing Beach. Hudson River and Falling Waters Preserve are also within 6 mi (10 km).




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10/10 Excellent

Amy S.

Wonderful place!
Loved the home and the property. House was clean and had everything we needed to be super comfortable. I think my dog Hudson had the best time of all!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Shouvik P.

Relaxing stay over NYEs at this serene house
We rented this beautiful house for our getaway from the city for New Year’s Eve. The house itself is cozy and the decorations etc made it feel very welcoming and warm. The host was wonderful! Very easy to communicate with and extremely responsive. She even left us a welcome gift which was so thoughtful. The only thing that stood out was some of the neighboring houses that you see while driving in look a bit unkept. To be clear, this property itself is beautifully maintained. We spent the evening by the fire pit, having drinks, overlooking the stream. It was exactly the kind of setting we were looking to get away from the madness of Manhattan and being in the new year!
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent

George B.

We really enjoyed our stay. Everything was equal to or better than expected.
All good
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Kimberly O.

Cute cottage with a beautiful view
We had an amazing time at Chez Rive Gauche! This cute little cottage was so clean and had everything we needed for a long weekend get away. Letitia goes above and beyond to make her guests (including the pups) to feel comfortable from cold beers in the frig to gift cards to a local restaurant and creamery. She was also super responsive - thankfully - given that we locked ourselves out of the house (so embarrassing). But she responded in minutes and helped us out of our predicament! We enjoyed coffee every morning on the back deck overlooking the water, which was beautiful! We would highly recommend this cottage. Thank you Letitia!
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Amanda S.

Lovely long weekend getaway
We appreciated the special detailed extra touches and could tell that the hosts really care about their two-legged and four-legged guests. We also appreciated the inclusive environment of the whole experience.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022