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The Cottage by the Lake: Hudson Valley Indulgence

SuperhostBrewster, New York, United States
Entire guesthouse hosted by John
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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We welcome guests seeking to get away and be with nature during the current pandemic. We observe all CDC guidelines for infection control. It’s the ideal place for those seeking to work from home.

The Cottage by the Lake is a cozy, secret get-away on the scenic banks of the Croton Watershed. About an hour from NYC, it’s on the property of an 1850 farmhouse & has a fully equipped kitchen & bath, cathedral ceiling, working fireplace & cozy sleeping loft. The patio has a fire pit and gas bbq.

The space
The Cottage is situated on 9 ½ acres of wooded property for those adventurous enough to hike off-trail and chance to see the local fauna, including deer, wild turkeys and a variety of wild animals.

The sofa opens into a full-size bed for a 3rd /4th guest. The private patio offers tranquil views of the lake, fire pit and gas bbq grill, the perfect place to unwind with your favorite beverage. Starting September 7th, 2020, the house-made specialty breakfast is included in the price of each Friday & Saturday night's stay and available for an additional cost Sunday thru Thursday -- $16 per day for each adult, $10/day for each child.

The scenic beauty of the lakeside views are breathtaking in every season. Enjoy a relaxing stroll through our vegetable garden and in season, pick the makings of your own salad. Amble or jog along Maple Road, which hugs the lake for over 2 miles. On chilly days, warm yourself by the functioning wood-burning stove. There is plenty of firewood available. Skewers and the makings of S’mores are provided. The patio offers comfortable Adirondack chairs and a gas fueled bbq grill.

The Cottage by the Lake welcomes dogs. There is a fenced-in area around the vegetable garden for your friendly canine to run. Scenic Maple Road on which the Cottage is situated is a favorite of dog walkers, joggers and bicycle enthusiasts. Please advise us in advance if you plan to bring your canine.

Original watercolor artwork by the owner is on display throughout the Cottage and available for purchase as well as high quality framed reproductions.

Bicycles and helmets are available to rent. The Cottage is just a short distance from the entrance to Putnam County’s extensive bike trails. The mineral springs swimming pool is available dependent on season, weather and house rules, which allow guest usage of the pool from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM daily. For safety, sanitary reasons and integrity of the vinyl liner, pets are not allowed in the pool or pool area.

Other things to note
Washer and dryer facilities are available for a fee for stays of three days or more or on an emergency basis.
We welcome guests seeking to get away and be with nature during the current pandemic. We observe all CDC guidelines for infection control. It’s the ideal place for those seeking to work from home.

The Cottage by the Lake is a cozy, secret get-away on the scenic banks of the Croton Watershed. About an hour from NYC, it’s on the property of an 1850 farmhouse & has a fully equipped kitchen & bath, cathedral ceiling, working fireplace & cozy sleeping loft. The patio has a fire pit and gas bbq.

The space
The Cottage is situated on 9 ½ acres of wooded property for those adventurous enough to hike off-trail and chance to see the local fauna, including deer, wild turkeys and a variety of wild animals.

The sofa opens into a full-size bed for a 3rd /4th guest. The private patio offers tranquil views of the lake, fire pit and gas bbq grill, the perfect place to unwind with your favorite beverage. Starting September 7th, 2020, the house-made specialty breakfast is included in the price of each Friday & Saturday night's stay and available for an additional cost Sunday thru Thursday -- $16 per day for each adult, $10/day for each child.

The scenic beauty of the lakeside views are breathtaking in…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Wifi
Pool
Kitchen
Breakfast
Indoor fireplace
Free parking on premises
Cable TV
Iron
Hangers
TV

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Brewster, New York, United States

The Cottage by the Lake is minutes away from the quaint shops and restaurants of the Towns of Southeast, Brewster, Carmel, Croton Falls, Somers and Purdy's. It gives you access to enjoy the entire low to mid Hudson Valley, including the antique shops and galleries of Cold Springs and Beacon, or the Flea Markets at Stormville and New Milford. Country stores and apple orchards abound.
The Cottage by the Lake is minutes away from the quaint shops and restaurants of the Towns of Southeast, Brewster, Carmel, Croton Falls, Somers and Purdy's. It gives you access to enjoy the entire low to mid H…

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Boscobel House and Gardens
24.3 km
United States Military Academy
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Dia:Beacon
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Stamford Museum & Nature Center
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Hosted by John

Joined in June 2019
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Orestes and I have been enjoying life on the the lake at our Brewster home for just over three years. Prior to the big move to the country, we lived in NYC. We are both healthcare professionals and in our spare time enjoy gardening, and cooking or baking with our home grown produce with our grandchildren. Orestes takes pride in his watercolor paintings while John feels more at home with photography.
Orestes and I have been enjoying life on the the lake at our Brewster home for just over three years. Prior to the big move to the country, we lived in NYC. We are both healthcare…
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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