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Saugerties New York 12477 United States of America

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Last Updated: Thursday, December 10, 2020

Charming 19th-Century Cottage on Stream

This small, charming cottage was built in the 1850's as part of a large farm. It sits on a half acre of land with several outbuildings and abuts a cool, rushing stream that come down from the Platt Clove in the mountain behind the property.

It is about 8 miles from the center of Woodstock in one direction and 8 miles to the town of Saugerties in the other. The area is teeming with cultural activities of all sorts from dance to opera to film, scenic drives, hiking, swimming, horseback riding. The campus of Bard College is a 30-minute drive, and downtown Kingston--a mecca for Brooklyn escapees--is 20 minutes.

The house itself has a kitchen/dining area and living room on the first floor and two bedrooms on the second floor. There are 1.5 baths. The basement has a washer and dryer. There's a 19th-Century stone smokehouse on the property, a patio and fire pit near the stream, and a small cabin with a cold-water sink (also right on the stream) that's ideal as a writing studio or guest room. There is also a completely private studio (with bath and kitchen) at garden level below garage. This is perfect for a writing retreat or guest quarters.

The house is located on a dead-end street. There is a spectacular swimming hole a one-minute walk down the road with waterfall and crystal-clear water. The location is uniquely appealing and inspiring, offering country charm and quiet and quick access to an astonishing array of restaurants, cafes, music venues, yoga studios, and shops.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1200 Sq. Feet
Suited for
3 people
Property Type


Available from Thursday, July 1, 2021 until Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Saugerties
Postal Code - State or Province 12477 NY
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords West Saugerties in the Platt Clove
Closest University Bard College
University nearby Bard College, SUNY New Paltz--also, SUNY Albany and RPI are under an hour away

Rental Price:

USD 3500 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
negotiable for stays of more than one month
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Mountains

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • ArtStudio
  • Other: A highly flexible property with outbuildings


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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I am a Professor of the Practice at Brandeis University and co-director of the undergraduate creative writing program. I am the author of seven novels, and can be found at www.stephenmccauley.com.

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