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My place is close to restaurants and dining and family-friendly activities. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, families (with kids), and furry friends (pets).
Tucked in the heart of a 14 acre parcel, graced with mature conifers, away from any road, this historic stone pump house was once part of the majestic Huntington Estate. This was the source of the drinking water for the Locusts Estate where Helen Huntington lived with Vincent Astor and the pump house where later Rudolf Firkušný composed and played many of the classic piano concertos.
This unique abode comfortably sleeps 4 with a private bedroom (w/queen sized bed) and a loft with two twin beds. The front blue stone patio overlooks picturesque landscape reflected off the water of a still pond stocked with enough fish for catch & release to make any child or adult a happy fisherman.
It is conveniently located just 18 minutes north of the Poughkeepsie’s Metro North and 10 minutes south from the Rhinecliff Amtrak Stations. A five minute drive gets you to the center of Rhinebeck and a short stroll to Mills Norrie State Park where boating and hiking can provide the quintessential escape from a busy life.
Neighbors include: The Culinary Institute of America, the Mills Mansion, the Vanderbilt Mansion, Wilderstein Mansion, the Omega Institute, Hudson Valley wineries, horses, deer, rabbits, turkey, hawks, herons, mallards & dozens of other bird species.
Minimum stay is 3 days. Available for long term bookings.
Smoking permitted outdoors ONLY
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I have a degree in Environmental Science and a passion for sustainable global development in urban settings. I'm a true Brooklyn native who grew up in the Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens neighborhoods of Brooklyn, was schooled in the highly acclaimed local public schools and have benefited from the small town feel of the "city with a city" that this neighborhood continues to be.
This part of Brooklyn is a lot like the small town in Southern Italy my father is from, near Salerno in the Campania region, where we spend most summers, a lot of our holidays and go back and forth to for family celebrations. I speak some Italian (improving my skills everyday), as well as some Spanish and love to travel. My Italian family and the Southern Italian culture have helped me appreciate good food, especially hand-crafted food made with locally sourced ingredients. Just think of my 85 year old grandmother, she still keeps chickens, for fresh eggs and meat in her Orto (rear garden) and harvests olives to make Extra Virgin Organic olive oil for our family. I'm currently developing a Permaculture garden in our other home in the Hudson Valley to put into practice the same passions she has kept alive and handed down.
I've learned that there is always room at our table for guests and that every new guest brings a wealth of knowledge that can be shared while breaking bread together.
With Southern Italian hospitality in mind, I look forward to making your stay here enjoyable.