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Waterfront Petfriendly cottage on the Esopus Creek

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Entire cottage
hosted by Letitia
  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
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A cozy pet friendly cottage set on on a very private portion in a neighborhood on the Esopus creek. If a weekend or a week or even a month of uncluttered life beckons to focus on the simpler, more important things in life, this is the space for you.
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The space
We found our calling for a getaway purely by accident wanting to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city with our dogs. A few clicks on the website that Craig Newmark founded, we found us a nice cottage on the Esopus creek where we spent the day catching up on conversations and swimming with the dogs in between our wine therapy. At one point, we looked at each other and our happy pooches and said to each other “We should do this every weekend”.

And so we did….and found “Chez Rive Gauche” a simple, warm and very inviting waterfront getaway a short 90 minute drive from NYC.

So if you dream about escaping from a busy work week to relax by the water; canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, watching breathtaking sunsets and beautiful starry nights, Chez Rive Gauche is the perfect getaway and a great spot to reconnect with friends and loved ones and make new memories

“Chez”, as we lovingly call it, sits on the beautiful Esopus creek and is fully furnished with global and vintage finds. This charming cottage has two bedrooms, a spacious living room and a well equipped kitchen combined with a dining room. Each of the bedrooms are outfitted with queen beds complete with organic sheets and down alternative comforters. The mudroom leads you to the spacious outdoor deck with a dining area to enjoy views of the creek and the farm across while the sounds of the occasional train reminds you of the french countryside . Its complete with another welcoming deck right on the water plus a private dock and canoe for your exclusive enjoyment. The property is fenced in so your four legged companion will be safe but getting them away from the fun in the water is a totally different matter.

While you may not want to leave the cottage and the never ending fun “creek” side, there are a number of historic towns like Woodstock, Kingston, Saugerties and Rhinebeck within 10 miles to enjoy festivals, flea markets, restaurants, farmers markets, shopping and antiquing.

If winter sports are your thrill of choice, Hunter Mountain and Wyndham are a short drive away. Depending on the season, this 5 miles stretch of the creek freezes solid, providing an excellent opportunity to ice fish and skate if you are up for an adventure.

All of these aspects are what makes Chez Rive Gauche so unique so what are you waiting for, please contact us for information, availability or simply to say hi.

Important considerations before making a reservation:
Our goal is to give you an unforgettable experience, we really want you to enjoy your stay as much as we have had living here.
The cottage faces the creek. The creek is deep and its something to keep in mind, when you venture into the water.
The cottage is fenced on three sides (fourth being the water) there might be a gap where the fence and water meet, so if you have very curious pets, its something to consider especially if the pet is left unattended.
The cottage has a septic, so please do not flush anything other than body waste and minimal tissue. I also provide organic/biodegradable shampoo, conditioner and body wash
Noises - Living on the water brings about its own set of noises. Besides the ducks quacking, the fish jumping, you will also hear the train. Towards the front of the cottage runs a goods train track. The freight train passes by on occasion and there is no fixed schedule. Kids love the train and some adults say it reminds them of their childhood or a french countryside. Whatever the case maybe, goods traveling by train is good for the economy and the environment. If you think the train will disturb you during your stay, our cottage might not be the right fit for you.

We live in the country and you might encounter an occasional spider, files, mice and other creatures to varying degrees. We do not use poison on the main level as we have pets
We are dog owners and the cottage is pet friendly. If you are allergic to pets, please take this into consideration. As much as we try to get every bit of fur out, there might be some fur that skipped our broom.
We also do not have a dishwasher or laundry facilities. ( a Laundromat is a five min drive away) If you are staying for more than a week, we will provide plenty of fresh linens and towels.

The cottage is located on a dead end street but we do have neighbours. Please also familiarize yourself with the location. I make every effort to inform you of the location and it’s quirks, I encourage questions. Please know that not every house on this street is beautiful, some are a work in progress while some are just the way they are. If other homes in the neighborhood will bother you, please consider alternative accommodations.

Please know as much as we attempt to clean the outdoor furniture/decks etc there will be leaves, pollen, dust and twigs which is all a part of country outdoor living. I cannot guarantee pristine outdoor conditions.

Dock is seasonal and is in the water as of 6/1/2021 and will be pulled out in October 2021

The cottage is within a 20 min drive to downtown Saugerties, Kingston, Rhinebeck, Red Hook and Woodstock. The mailing address of the house is Saugerties.

Furnishings, light fixtures etc might be different than those in the photographs.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Lake view
Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with Netflix
Central air conditioning
Bathtub

Where you’ll be

Saugerties, New York, United States

We love being on the water. When we are not on the water we explore all the antique shops, farmers markets, flea markets, hiking and sometimes boating in the Hudson River. The cottage is close (20-30 min drive) to Rhinebeck, Woodstock and Kingston which is filled with activities and restaurants. The cottage is a 5 min drive to the grocery store, beer and wine stores.

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4.98 out of 5 stars from 129 reviews

Hosted by Letitia

Joined in November 2014
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Letitia is a nurse and Sanjay an engineer and we love animals, traveling, vintage items, local arts and crafts and food. We both love dogs and have fostered many pups before they found their forever homes. We have been a three dog household and sometimes four to five when we have our friends dog over. We love traveling and have done the four day Inca trail to Machu Picchu in Peru, climbed to the Cotopaxi volcano and travelled in the Amazon in Ecuador, participated in the carnival in Brazil, seen the Mona Lisa at the the Louvre , experienced the London eye, visited the wet markets in Hong Kong lived in the Thar desert and houseboats in Kerala, swam in the Indian Ocean off the beaches in Goa and was struck with amazement on seeing the magnificence of the Taj Mahal in India. We most recently have stayed and eaten tons of local food in Puebla and Mexico City. No fancy hotels for us as we prefer hostels and yes airbnb.

After a busy work week in the city, we always want to get a way for the weekend, so we bought a home in Upstate New York. The cottage is located 1 hr 45 mins from NYC in quaint Saugerties. The cottage is simple, warm and welcoming, sits on a dead end road, where the sound of the wind, occasional fish jumping or the chugging train just as easily transports you to a french countryside.

Our evenings are spent boating into the sunset, which we call our “sunset cruise” And at some point we decided we need to have others experience what we do. So, if a weekend or a week or even a month of uncluttered life beacons to focus on the simpler, more important things in life, this is the space for you. It’s a great spot to reconnect with friends and loved ones and make new memories.
Letitia is a nurse and Sanjay an engineer and we love animals, traveling, vintage items, local arts and crafts and food. We both love dogs and have fostered many pups before they…

During your stay

Guest interaction can be tailored to your needs. Our goal is to make your stay memorable so you can always contact us via phone or email.
Because we do not live in Saugerties full time, a local neighbor can help you if you have any problems that need tending to. Prior to your arrival i will email you to inform you how you can gain access to the cottage. Even though we are not always in the neighborhood, we can always be reached. Feel free to text/call/email me at any time during your stay should the unlikely event that a problem arises. We will immediately contact the proper authority to have the problem remedied.
Guest interaction can be tailored to your needs. Our goal is to make your stay memorable so you can always contact us via phone or email.
Because we do not live in Saugerties…

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