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for the ceative spirit

Bedrooms Studio
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

amazingly beautiful loft space with deck overlooking a large pond with 30 acres

For the creative spirit or one that appreciates artistic expression.

A healing space.

An artist dream loft is filled with light and shapes, color and patterns, -overlooking a beautiful pond with a waterfall.

The loft is a large open space with high ceilings, wood floors. A perfect space to explore, dance, yoga or just enjoy the open flow of light reflected from the pond below on my fabric sculptures. It is a very uplifting space and filled with good energy.

Facing east there is a large window wall for the morning sunrise and in the west, for the sunset, 3 sets of French doors and 2 windows. The 3 French doors open to a wraparound deck with lounge chair and teak dinning table, chairs and gas grill, overlooking a beautiful pond with a waterfall. There are benches and swings on the land to sit, close to the pond and a bridge over s small stream. We only use solar energy.

There are 2 tables to create, draw, sculpt or write. The house has Wi-Fi, air conditioning and heating.

You will find yoga mats and pillows for meditation and many blankets in one of the closets.

There is no TV, only nature channel.

There are 2 queen size beds, one directly in the open space and one accessible with a ladder as a loft bed above the bathroom. You have to be skilled on ladders to feel comfortable. The bathroom has a large shower.

Most of the cleaning supplies are environmentally friendly, the soaps organic and I left you some treats here and there.

There is coffee maker, toaster, espresso maker, mixer, all you could need for dishes or cookware, the cookware is stainless steel, I tried to think of everything to make your stay

meaningful and comfortable and if I forgot something please let me know!

The mattresses and linens are super comfortable.

The electricity is all solar.

The artist dream loft is part of 3 buildings on 30 acres of land with 2 ponds, you can hike through the forest to a totally secluded second pond with a dock for swimming access. This pond has an island. The land is beautiful. I am a beekeeper so there will be honeybees.

There is a small orchard in front of the studio with fruit trees.

You can park in front of the house. You are just between New Paltz and Kingston, a very central location not far from Woodstock or Rhinebeck.

Hiking, swimming, playing and resting, or just being,

creating a new project, or healing from a crazy life, it's a good space for all of it.

I make my own remedies from plants in my garden, I have put some of them in the loft for you, my hope is that you take advantage of the healing potential that the space has to offer.

I live in one of the 3 buildings the first one, painted orange, the second building is a green barn that I store my art work in and then last, is the dream loft. The loft is about 1300 square feet in size.

More Details

gisela stromeyer
Member since: 2016
Speaks english, french, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

About gisela stromeyer

i am an artist and healer, you can see my art on the photos sculptures out of fabric and clay, painting and anything else.

i have been studying and teaching many healing modalities.

gisela stromeyer purchased this house in 2001

Why gisela stromeyer chose Rifton

This property is very unique, i put my heart into it, it is my kind of a world. The space is very creative and healing, the land around the house is beautiful and i have worked a lot with sacred geometry and crystals to restore balance and natural beauty, you will feel it.

the animals are very kind and come up to the house, there is an atmosphere of love and care.

What makes this house unique

i love that the light from the pond reflects on the ceiling of the space, the sun setting sitting outside on the deck drinking tea, dancing on the large wood floor and feeling i am here.

it is special for me to share this place with you. there is a secret passage through the forest

and if you go the right way you end up at another pond with an island totally somewhere else, still and quiet you can walk onto a deck and jump in.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , it is a loft bed accessible with a ladder
  • there is a queen size bed in the living room and a loft bed up a ladder also queen size, you need to feel safe on ladders to use it !
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing


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average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Great owner and beautiful quiet property

  • 5 of 5

Great sanctuary for nature filled r&r

  • Submitted: 22-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much it was a beautiful to meet you
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Beautiful land & space

  • 5 of 5

This is a gem. We felt like we were let into a sanctuary.

  • Submitted: 18-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, relaxing stay at the studio with our 4yr old daughter. The property is so amazing and worth exploring. Gisela was very helpful and made us feel very welcome. We will be back and would definitely recommend visiting.

  • Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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quiet reflective paradise

  • 5 of 5

We spent a meditative weekend at the loft and left restored. The space lends itself to quiet reflection which is exactly what we were looking for.

  • Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot

  • 5 of 5

Loved the vibe. The out door space was amazing. A great spot to explore the area from. Very tranquil.

  • Submitted: 6-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This property exceeded our expectations...

It is way more than is described! The energy of this beautiful loft and property is amazing. We didn't want to leave!!!

It is wonderfully well thought-out. The kitchen, bathroom and overall space lacked nothing! The best part was meeting Gisela before going back home to NYC... the beauty and tranquility of the loft all made perfect sense after our encounter with her.

What a wonderful weekend filled with love and creativity! Thank you! We looking forward to returning soon!

  • Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much i feel also equally happy that we have met and look forward having you anytime you choose to come again! gisela
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Rifton, New York

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning C$121.96
Property Damage Protection C$75.74
Pet Fee C$32.1

rates are subject to change unless booked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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