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4.7/5 Exceptional
6 reviews
Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Outdoor Space


Explore the area

Popular LocationBerean Park Beach6 min drive
Popular LocationWalkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park6 min drive
Popular LocationMid-Hudson Bridge9 min drive
AirportNewburgh, NY (SWF-Stewart Intl.)33 min drive

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    About this property

    Entire place

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

    Secluded Country Getaway

    Adults-only cottage with free breakfast and outdoor pool
    Our listing is on private property, the nearest house is down the driveway. It's a quiet, tranquil area, secluded with tall trees and a pond in the middle of nature. Guests can tour the quaint towns nearby & enjoy the busier towns for a night out. Quiet, secluded, and cozy property in Highland short driving distance from the Hudson River and close to New Paltz, Gardiner, Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park and Wappingers Falls . Located in Ulster county, also close to Dutchess and upper Orange County. The space has a queen sized bed in 1 room and a 1 full sized bed with twin bed trundle underneath in the other room. Couch and love seat in the living room. There are beds enough for 5 people, but we can accommodate up to 6 with a queen-sized blow up aero-bed mattress or cot for additional person charge. Please be advised, the air mattress is not located in the apartment, so in order to sleep 6 people, guests would have to let us know so we can bring it there, otherwise there are no accommodations for 6 people. See under rates and availability for pricing. **Please be aware of your guest selection. Only guests that are added and paid for on the reservation can stay. As shown in availability & pricing our listing states: Guests are charged more for additional people added to a reservation. Each guest, as stated, after 2 guests are charged per person, per night. Please read the listing thoroughly, as inquiries have come in about the price for 2 people for one night is quite different than the price for 6. The entire apartment upstairs consisting of 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, dining room, bathroom. Downstairs is only a garage. If driving, you can park on the property. Around Town: Stewart airport is nearby. Minnewaska State Park (35 mins). Vanderbilt Mansion National Historical site, Home of Franklin Roosevelt National Historical site, and Eleanor Roosevelt National Historical site all under 30 mins. Franny Reese State Park (6 mins) Walkway Over the Hudson (8 mins). New Paltz Golf Course (25 mins) and Apple Greens Golf Course (15 mins). Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall (15 mins). Mohonk Preserve Inc. Hike the Labyrinth. Hudson Valley Sports Dome off Chapel Hill Road. Hike the Giant Stairs at Palisades Interstate Park. Splash Down Beach in Fishkill, NY. Ulster County Pool complex and Moriello Pool. Kingston Point Beach on Hudson River. Guests can use the whole house upstairs which includes the 2 bedrooms as listed, the living room, kitchen, dining room, bathroom, porch and stone patio. We usually respond to requests within a few hours or a day by text, email or app message. Email, text or call if any immediate questions or problems don't hesitate, please. **We will send you a confirmation email when the date you arrive is close, giving you a few details about things in the area and some side notes about the property. Please check your inbox and junk mail, and make sure your email address is correct on the website because we send it to that email. We like to welcome guests with a few things about our listing before they arrive and would appreciate it if they read the few things we have to explain. **Pets do not live on our property but when we do stay there, our dog comes with us. For those that have allergies it is a short haired dog (Italian greyhound), that has hardly any hair left because he is older. We always vacuum after every stay, so you should not see a lot of signs that our dog stays here when we are here. **Please note: in winter weather (snow or ice) it may be difficult to get up our driveway, so please keep that in mind in the event that you book when it snows. The driveway will be plowed, but cars without 4 wheel drive or a lower gear may have trouble. Please try to get to the property earlier if snow is on its way. **Watch out for poison ivy or all, it is the woods. **We have filtered well water which comes from the Hudson River, it is perfectly fine to drink and the best tasting water compared to most states. Better than bottled! **There are usually some continental breakfast items on a shelf labeled for guests, as well as some items in the refrigerator. Coffee is on the left side of the refrigerator and sometimes eggs, tater tots (potato puffs) in the freezer, English muffins, bread, bagels, butter, cream cheese, OJ and coffee creamer. **Developed 3 acre lot (with road, buried electric and phone wire) for sale on the other side of the pond. Ask for details. **There's new things happening on our property all the time. I'm sorry for not always updating pictures of the grounds, but that is because the property is being changed every week. We can't post pictures of the grounds week by week as they change from the new construction being built. There are always improvements and changes, but the inside is the same as the pictures. We appreciate your understanding of our need to work with our contractors in between your stays. Close to Rocking Horse Ranch and New Paltz town, as well as many stores on 9W and near to Poughkeepsie over the bridge. Many things to do along Hudson River area as well as the Walkway Over Hudson, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, horse back riding, boating, fishing, golfing, apple and pumpkin picking, farmers markets, wineries, breweries, cideries, antique stores, consignment shops, historical sites, and much more. A Hudson Valley Countryside Escape. Tons of things to do within 10 mins from our property. Quaint towns, shopping centers, sightseeing, history. The surrounding areas of Highland are perfect for travelers looking to enjoy the country and all the things it has to offer. Year round entertainment for travelers and people who live in the area. Tons of tourist activities and sightseeing to do. We are located in an area with a ton of adventurous things to do and plenty of sites to see from historical to modern. Look on Meetup or Ulster county attraction sites to find events in the area that you can attend while staying here. We have several brochures of things to do and maps of the area also. There is a train (the Hudson Line) that runs from Manhattan to Poughkeepsie (10 mins away). You can see the schedule in our pictures or online.
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer private pools and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

    Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Televisions come with video-game consoles. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

    Recreational amenities at the cottage include an outdoor pool.

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

    Property manager

    Lisa, Nancy & John
    Speaks English, Italian

    Property amenities


    • Private pool
    • Outdoor pool


    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking
    • Car recommended


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Toaster
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils


    • Free breakfast available


    • 2 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 1 bathroom
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Hair dryer
    • Towels provided

    Living spaces

    • Living room


    • TV with cable/satellite service
    • Video game console
    • DVD player
    • Stereo

    Outdoor areas

    • Balcony
    • Garden


    • Near laundromat


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    • In the mountains
    • Near a health or beauty spa
    • Near a hospital

    Things to do

    • Fitness facilities nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Mountain climbing nearby
    • Cycling nearby
    • Rock climbing nearby
    • Ice skating nearby
    • Winery tours nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Swimming nearby
    • Marina nearby


    • Sleeps 6
    • Unit size: 1000 sq ft (93 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
    Minimum check-in age - 25


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

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


    Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    This property welcomes adults only

    Property payment types

    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

    We should mention

    A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

    Property is also known as

    Secluded Getaway Highland
    Secluded Country Getaway Cottage
    Secluded Country Getaway Highland
    Secluded Country Getaway Cottage Highland

    About this area


    This cottage is located in Highland. Berean Park Beach and Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include McCann Ice Arena and Fun Central. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Richard L. Skimin Memorial Baseball Field or Loren Campbell Memorial Field. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Berean Park Beach - 6 min drive
    • Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park - 6 min drive
    • Mid-Hudson Bridge - 9 min drive
    • Mid-Hudson Children's Museum - 10 min drive
    • Vassar Brothers Medical Center - 10 min drive

    Getting around

    • Poughkeepsie Station - 10 min drive
    • Westchester County Airport (HPN) - 76 min drive


    • Coppala's La Fantasia - 5 min drive
    • Hudson Ale Works - 5 min drive
    • Asian Garden - 6 min drive
    • Amici's - 9 min drive
    • River Station Restaurant & Catering - 9 min drive

    Frequently asked questions

    Does this property have a pool?
    Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
    Is this property pet-friendly?
    No, pets are not allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at this property?
    Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at this property?
    Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
    Where is this property located?
    Situated in the mountains, this cottage is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Berean Park Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Marist College and Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. Mid-Hudson Bridge and Apple Greens Golf Course are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Guest reviews

    Overall score and ratings for Secluded Country Getaway

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

      Good location

      I stayed at this property for a few days it was as described but difficult to find. It’s up a hidden road once found it is in a location in town-private but close to lots of things to do in Poughkeepsie and New Paltz. Lots of rules for this property though!

      5/5 Excellent

        Great stay

        My kids really enjoyed getting away from it all in this remote apartment.

        5/5 Excellent

          Peaceful Seclusion

          Overall the property was very nice and gave us exactly what we were looking for. We did not utilize the pool but it looked like it would be enjoyable. Sitting out on the deck have a morning coffee or just eating a meal is really and enjoying the view overlooking the pond is the piece de resistance of the property

          5/5 Excellent

            Great little vacation home in a woodland getaway

            Lisa and family have a wonder, if not eclectic, vacation home nestled in some lovely woods. There is a great patio and balcony that overlook the forest and a pond on the property. Lots of great hiking and a few cute little towns nearby. Fantastic stay, would definitely return.

            5/5 Excellent

            • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

            This place was just perfect for a long weekend stay. The apartment was clean and comfortable. There is a flight of stairs to enter the apartment and a long unpaved road to reach the property. The road was a little difficult to maneuver with a low car but we did it. The property is secluded, quiet and cozy. We enjoyed out stay!

            Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019