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The Enchanted Cottage: A Charming Artists Retreat, Walk To Rhinebeck Village!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A 1938 Gabled Cottage In The Village Of Rhinebeck And A Local Artists Home!

Come stay with us in this fairy tale cottage in the beautiful, quaint village of Rhinebeck, NY and walk to everything! This eclectic 1938 cottage is truly one of kind and the home of a local artist who lovingly restored every aspect of this beautiful home. From the charming front porch to the back patio and fenced in yard this house is truly unique. Everyone who walks by this enchanted home stops to compliment it's appealing and endearing allure. This is the home of a local artist so their are special details throughout!

We have 3 charming bedrooms including an upstairs master with a queen bed and lots of interesting architectural details. Two comfortable size bedrooms on the lower level have twin beds and plenty of natural light. The living room is opened to the modern kitchen and has a Mitchell Gold queen sleeper sofa from the famous Rhinebeck shop, Hammertown Barn and is very comfortable. The open and cottage style kitchen has all of the amenities plus a great breakfast nook. The rocking chair front porch makes you feel like you've gone back in time. You'll feel like you've been transported to the French countryside without having to step on a plane! Special touches are everywhere with special attention given to every inch of this truly enchanted cottage! In addition this pristine home offers every amenity you could need to make your stay as comfortable as possible including wireless internet, cable, air conditioning, fans in every room, washer and dryer and lots of toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates, pantry items, etc, etc. etc. We have quilts and blankets available to cuddle up in on a chilly evening. We have a backyard patio with comfortable chairs and a gas grill. The fenced in back yard has a natural cedar lattice fence so children and dogs can play safely while you are relaxing on the patio.

It will be hard to leave yet there is so much to see and do in Rhinebeck.

You'll be happy to return after an eventful day in and around Rhinebeck, including a fantastic dinner at one of Rhinebeck's famous restaurants and a great independent film at "Upstate Films". A day spent in historic Rhinebeck will be complete when you can walk "home" to the cottage and kick back on the rocking chair porch with a cold drink whipped up in the high powered blender. This house is truly "special" and we hope you will enjoy it as much as the owner does.

Additionally, Rhinebeck boasts the Old Rhinebeck Aerodome, know worldwide for it's daredevil antique air shows and accompanying museums. Another well known attraction, the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, features many exciting events, one of the largest county fairs in the east, craft shows, the Hudson Valley Wine and Food festival, antique shows, the famous Sheep and Wool Festival, car shows and the list goes on. The Country Living Fair is in June also where vendors come from all over the world to show their wares and crafts.

Several colleges are nearby including Bard College ( only 15 minutes away) with Vassar, Marist and the Culinary Institute of America not far at all. Rhinebeck is the perfect center for history jaunts to Olana, Montgomery Place, Clermont, Mills Mansion, Vanderbilt's Home and –- of course—FDR's home and library and Eleanor Roosevelt's home, Valkill in nearby Hyde Park.

Omega Institute is only a 15 minute drive so convenient for commuting there daily for a class or workshop. You can even go there for a day visit and eat in the Omega cafe and explore it's beautiful grounds.

There is a minipark steps away from the cottage with a gazebo, swings and playground for children to play. There is even an old fashioned liquor store four houses away!

Nature enthusiasts can climb Burger Hill and follow the path at “Poet's Walk. Ferncliff Forest has a huge Fire Tower where you can view the Hudson River, Catskill mountains and much of the Hudson Valley! Gold, horseback riding and skiing are all close by.

For a quaint and charming village like Rhinebeck there is so much to offer but we know you'll feel so relaxed and comfortable in our cottage that you won't be driven to leave. Of course when you do coming “home” will be a pleasure. You will truly enjoy your stay at “The Enchanted Cottage” in Rhinebeck.

More Details

Gwen Bardon
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2018

About Gwen Bardon

Hi, my name is Gwen and I'm a local artist who loves the village of Rhinebeck. I have always wanted to live here and finally fulfilled my dream. I stumbled upon this 1938 classic cottage and totally restored it to my eclectic tastes. I hope that you love my "Enchanted Cottage" as much as I do!

Gwen Bardon purchased this cottage in 2004


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Rhinebeck Village Business District, New York

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • I have one full retro style bathroom with all of the towels needed. The shower has a tub for bathing as well.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom is extremely unique in that it has great architectural details such as special gables and a castle like door. I have lots of fluffy bedding and quilts and AC too. The two downstairs bedrooms have twin beds with a touch of Paris!
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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The Enchanted Cottage: A Charming Artists Retreat, Walk To Rhinebeck Village!
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

this was a great location

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was exactly as advertised. super clean and a 5 minute walk to downtown

  • Submitted: 9-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really cute and welcoming cottage!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four plus middle sized dog were very comfortable in this home with lovely front porch and private back yard. We could walk to the center of Rhinebeck with lots of shops & restaurants. Kitchen well appointed and beds very comfortable. Gwen has worked hard to make the gardens beautiful. We had a great several days here!

  • Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Such a magical weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Rhinebeck for the NY sheep and wool festival and it was so much more than we had expected. Gwen was so inviting, like we had just showed up to a friend's home to stay. The cottage was magical! There was plenty of space for us to sit and knit, we cooked every night and loved sitting out back in the garden at the big glass table. The fairgounds were a 15 minute walk and we were so glad we went a couple days before the festival so we could walk around and enjoy the town of Rhinebeck. We have decided to come to Rhinebeck yearly for the festival and have already recommended the Enchanted Cottage to others who want to visit the area. Thank you Gwen for your hospitality, for providing all we needed in your home to make our stay so enjoyable.

  • Submitted: 20-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Amy, Thank-you so much for your lovely review. I am very happy you and your friends enjoyed your stay at "The Enchanted Cottage" in Rhinebeck for the Sheep and Wool Festival! I appreciate you recommending my home to others. You were great guests and you are welcome back anytime! Warmly, Gwen
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Lovely cottage, close to town

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at this cottage. The owner is very friendly and easy to work with. She met us upon our arrival to make sure we had everything we needed. The house is very clean and comfortable. We were here with two small children, and there is a nice playground right up the street which was perfect for them. The town of Rhinebeck is walking distance and there are so many cute shops and restaurants. We couldn't explore the area quite as much as we would have liked because it was extremely hot, but if we return to the area we would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: 8-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you Amanda for your kind review. You have a lovely family and were great guests! It would be wonderful to have you and you family stay here again if you happen to be in the area.. Enjoy the rest of your summer! Kindly, Gwen
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Red Hook
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Taconic State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Belleayre Mountain
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lake Taconic
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Rhinebeck Village Business District, New York

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$129.73
Damage Deposit C$518.92

A cleaning fee of about $100 will be deducted from your security deposit and dependent on the condition that the home is left in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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