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Architect's home with huge bi-level pool, waterfalls, and spa

Bedrooms 6
Space 557 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Modern, 6 Bedroom, 4 bathroom resort with pool/spa in secluded woods

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Just 90 miles north of New York City, the Shaker House was hand-built over 20 years by architect Fritz Sulzer from IM Pei's Manhattan offices as his personal retirement home, and has a massive two-story pool and a large modern spa.

Blasted from the granite clefts overlooking the main house, the pool area consists of two heated pools, two waterfalls, multiple patios (including one in the water), custom lighting, and a thunderous sound-system that can stream music from any Apple device. It's like a private, 5-star resort was airlifted into the middle of a forest. As one guest commented, 'This isn't a house with a pool. It's a pool with a house!'.

There are 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in the main house and 1 bed and bathroom in a separate guest house, called the Smoke Shack. Each bedroom is entirely unique:

The Quarry Suite is built into the exposed rock and has a massive attached bathroom, which with an open shower, hand-laid emerald mirrored tile, and waterfall flowing from the exposed rocks is like a mini-spa in and of itself.

The Aviary is a window-lined bedroom on the top floor with a bed that sits on a lofted floor under a skylight and a sleeper sofa and large walk-in closet.

The Nursery is a large, light-filled bedroom with an attached, fully equiped crib room, so new parents can be close to their baby without having to fear going into their bedroom.

The Master Suite has modern, clean lines and a king-size thermarest bed. It's attached to a private, slate bathroom with a large rock-lined shower and brushed nickle fixtures throughout.

Le Petit Boudoir has two custom-built adult-length twin XL beds and a large cedar-lined closet. It's right next to a beautiful french-country bathroom with a large claw-foot tub to relax in.

The Smoke Shack was the original cabin built on the property by Fritz in the 1970s. With its all birch interior, rustic furnishings, loft sleeping area, full bathroom, kitchenette, and a 56' flat screen TV with cable and Apple TV, it is a fully self-sufficent home in and of itself.

There are also multiple common spaces for people to get away:

The Great Room serves and the focal point of the Shaker House and contains four distinct social settings. The TV area has a 60' flatscreen TV with surround sound and a large sectional for seating. The fireside has a large central hearth, a bar, and seating for six. The dining area has a massive custom built cherry table that seats up to 16 people and opens into the kitchen, which is fully stocked with all the appliances, cookware, dishes, and cutlery to prepare a feast for the entire house.

Kids Only is a long playroom on the top floor with a 56' flat-screen TV, cable, Apple TV, Xbox, craft table, tumbling mats, toy-filled shelves and enough pillows and beanbags for up to 12 kids to have a sleep-over they will not soon forget.

The Sun Room, with a wet bar, beverage refrigerator, ice maker, beach towels, and pool-side dishware, serves as the perfect staging area between the house and the pool.

The Library is crafted entirely from cherry, gently lit by the large bay window, and fully wired for internet access.

Whether you're hosting a large family gathering, wedding, or corporate outing, your guests will be delighted by the light-filled modern spaces set against the rustic charm of 25 acres of secluded forest filled with family friendly amenities.

More Details

Jessica and Ryan
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Red Hook, New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 557 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite Bath - toilet , shower , Bathroom accesible from master bedroom.
    Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor bathroom with claw-foot tub.
    Upper Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bathroom on top floor.
    Quarry Bathroom - toilet , shower , Accessible from Quarry bedroom and ground floor entry way.
    Smoke Shack Bathroom - toilet , shower , Detached guest house comes with a full bath, of course.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Suite - 1 king , Thermarest bed. Attached to a private bathroom.
    Le Petit Boudoir - 2 twin/ single , Extra long twins, suitable for adults.
    Aviary - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Skylight, sleeper sofa, large walk-in closet.
    Nursery - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Large bedroom with adjacent fully-equiped crib room.
    Quarry Suite - 1 queen , Large ground floor, secluded bedroom with private bath.
    Smoke Shack - 1 queen , Detached guest house located 150 yards from main house.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming


Nearest Airport
102 Miles
LaGuardia, NYC (LGA)
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Red Hook Country Club
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Rhinecliff, NY (RHI) Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Taconic Parkway
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Car: necessary

The Shaker House is located between three of the Hudson Valley's most beautiful and charming villages, Rhinebeck, Red Hook, and Hudson. Each of them has wonderful restaurants, antiquing, and charming walkable town centers with events throughout the spring, summer and fall. Among other recreational pursuits, there is skiing and golf available as well as winery tours and culinary finds. The property sits right between the Catskills and the Berkshires and within driving distance of 8 ski resorts. Windham, Hunter, Plattekill, Belleayre, and Sawkill are to the west and Bousquet, Jiminy, and Catamount are to the east. There are two great golf courses near the house. Red Hook Country club is just 10 miles from the house and has 18 beautifully manacured acres. Copake Country Club, with 18 holes set in the Berkshire foothills and overlooking Copake Lake is just 30 miles to the north. The Shaker House sits right on the Dutchess Wine Trail, south of the Hudson-Berkshire Trail, and North of the Shawangunk Wine Trail for all your tippling needs. If you prefer to enjoy nature, the Shaker House is set on 25 acres of pristine oak and pine forest. Located in the foot-hills of the Taconic Mountains, the property consists of countless granite cliffs that rise to over 800 ft above sea- level at their highest point. Whether exploring the multiple springs and streams in the spring, the dense folliage of the summer, the colors of the fall, or donning snow-shoes or cross-country skis in the winter, hiking is the perfect way to connect with the surrounding natural wonder.

The house is under 2 hours from NYC, and is within 3 miles of the Taconic Parkway.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Red Hook, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Winter 2017 (pool closed
Oct 2 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017 (pool closed
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Winter Holidays 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest
Ski Season 2018 (Pool Closed)
Jan 3 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer 2018
May 25 2018 - Jun 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest
High Summer 2018 (Pool Open)
Jun 22 2018 - Sep 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$383.22
Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,277.4

Checkin time is 3pm and checkout time is 12pm. All rates are subject to change until confirmation of your reservation. Please don't include children under 10 as additional guests to get an accurate quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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