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3 Br Cottage on Historic Hudson Valley Estate w/ sleeping loft, Pet Friendly.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 BR, 1.5 bath cottage with sleeping loft. Sleeps 5-7.

This beautiful wood-paneled cottage is nestled in the woods on a private 87-acre former Livingston Hudson Valley estate. Beautifully furnished and designed for comfort, the one-story cottage with sleeping loft has views of the woods, Hudson River, Catskills and historic mansion. Expansive deck has outdoor furniture and a charcoal grill.

There are three bedrooms on the first floor; 2 with double beds and one single along with full and half bath.The sleeping loft has a double mattress and and can accommodate two extra guests. Well-behaved pets considered and have their own little door. Cottage has essential mud room, cozy wood-burning stove, skylights, marble counters, dishwasher, washer/dryer, and AC.

Guests are free to wander the estate - they can visit expansive organic gardens, baby goats and their mamas, 2 horses, swimming pool, tree swing and beautifully the estate's recently restored original Gazebo. A lush fenced herb, vegetable and flower garden is available to cottage guests and is a short walk from the house. There is adjacent parking and a full-time caretaker on site.

Pet fee is an additional $50/pet for up to three days, $100 for more than 4 days.

You can opt to purchase Property Damage Protection from VRBO or leave a refundable damage deposit of $400.

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Dana Perry
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

About Dana Perry

We are the second generation to inhabit this magical 86-acre historic riverfront property, purchased in 1969 from descendants of the Livingston family of Clermont. Original Livingston Estate is now Clermont State Park, just 1/2 mile away. We maintain several long and short-term rental houses and host events in the mansion area in addition to organic farming, livestock and operating a wood mill.

Dana Perry purchased this cottage in 1969

Why Dana Perry chose Germantown

Southwood is a convenient two-hour drive from New York City. The surrounding area, which includes, Tivoli, Germantown, Rhinebeck, Hudson, Red Hook, Clermont State Park, Bard College & Omega Institute, provides varied activities that appeal to a wide range of interests for travelers. A sublime relationship to nature, in addition to the historic elements of the estate, is the main attraction. Deer, turkeys, eagles, hawks, foxes, a wide variety of songbirds and assorted critters share the wooded grounds.

What makes this cottage unique

Southwood Cottage is tucked in the woods and has spectacular views of the Hudson River and Catskills and the historic 1847 main house. The cottage is newly renovated. Cozy wood-burning stove provides additional heat in the living area in colder months. Skylights provide natural light.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Germantown, New York

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with 4 poster queen, connected to full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Sleeping loft - 1 double , Sleeping loft with double mattress on floor
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
There is a live-in caretaker on the property. 87 acres of woods and meadows are yours to explore. Farm animals include two horses, several sheep and a herd of goats.


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3 Br Cottage on Historic Hudson Valley Estate w/ sleeping loft, Pet Friendly.
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

amazing getaway with unparalleled views of the Hudson

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house two years in a row when visiting family in the area. The house is great for both adults (absolutely amazing views, great porch for barbecues and drinking wine, full kitchen, two bathrooms) and kids (animals on property, swing by the river, mowed lawn to play on outside of the house). The property is very close to Clermont State Park, which is beautiful, and Tivoli, which is great for restaurants. It is also just a short drive to Rhinebeck and Hudson so it is very easy to take advantage of everything that the Hudson Valley has to offer. But really it is the views of the Hudson that will stay with you long after your trip is over. We will stay here again for many years to come.

  • Submitted: 1-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a such a pleasure having you back and seeing little Eliza turn the big 4. We hope to see you next spring!
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The property is magnificient. Everything was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

I don't remember ever being somewhere that was so beautiful and peaceful. Southwood is the true meaning of serenity. From the grounds to the inside of the mansion, just breathtaking. My son's wedding was there and everything was perfect.

  • Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed on the property for a wedding that was 1 mile down the road and also very beautiful, with great views of the Hudson River and the Catskills. There were at least 20 of us between the three houses, ages 2 weeks to 87 and it worked for everyone. We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner and shopped at the supermarket the next town over. Just the views were enough of a special aspect, and the houses have wonderful features inside. We played yard games, watched the goats in the pens, ate from the garden, swam in the pool, and strolled around. The staff was very helpful. They are great caretakers and sharers of this historic site. It's a wonderful place for a destination wedding, close and yet in the country. It made the weekend relaxing, special, beautiful with lots of time for family.

  • Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

Just what we needed. And beautiful.

  • Submitted: 2-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to relax and play

  • 5 of 5

We had two couples and our dog for most of the week and one more couple joined us for the last weekend of our stay. Southwood is a beautiful and beautifully-located property with comfortable accommodations and a stunning view of the Hudson and the Shawangunk/Catskill Mountains on the west shore. Our family had discussed several times vacationing in the Hudson Valley but this is the first time we had done so and Southwood was the perfect spot.

Dana and Hart are terrific hosts and since we were the only guests we had a chance to get to know them and received helpful guidance on local sites and attractions.

We especially enjoyed, particularly considering the near-100 degree temperatures many days, the large pool and pool house and we spent much time there staying cool. Our one-year-old dog even learned to swim! We grilled out most nights using the charcoal-burning Weber on the patio. Any especially nice touch was access to the extensive herb and vegetable garden to supplement the farmer's market meats and produce we had bought in Rhinebeck and Clermont.

The cottage was very charming and well-equipped though not large, ably accommodated the six of us and the dog.

We highly recommend a stay and look forward to our next visit since there is so much to see and do nearby and we barely scratched the surface.

  • Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful estate, great view, pastoral atmosphere, well equipped accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Have enjoyed a memorable family gathering, sight seeing the pictorial townships around, spending hours in the well maintained pool, perfect for small children as well as seniors. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Red Hook
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Car: necessary

Bard College, Olana, Omega Institute, Hudson, Rhinebeck, Tivoli, Red Hook, Woodstock, Otto's Market/Germantown, Clermont State Park, skiing, hiking, horseback riding, leaf-peeping etc.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Germantown, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2018
May 18 2018 - Oct 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning C$189.41
Refundable Damage Deposit C$441.95
Pet Fee C$63.14

Guests have a choice between purchasing VRBO Property Protection or leaving a refundable deposit of $400. Cleaning fees depend on number of guests and days. Nightly rate is for 5 people, additional fees apply to extra guests.
Deposit payment is only refundable if cancellation occurs more than 30 days before check-in, less 10% admin fee.
Holiday weekends such as President's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day require a three-night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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