Spectacular Hudson Riverfront House, Pool, Views

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“ Excellent ”
8 Reviews
7 Great View Ln, Highland, NY 12528


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps: 10
Type: Home
Per month: $4,500 - $8,500
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Highland vacation home rental
Clean and lovely house right on the Hudson River with spectacular view in unique private setting only 90 minutes by car or train from NYC, available for single family rental. Enjoy mountain biking, rock climbing, summer and winter hiking, boating, the world-famous Culinary and Institute, Hyde Park, the Roosevelt and Vanderbilt Homes, the village of New Paltz, all less than 20 minutes away. Or just nap by the fireplace or go for a swim.

Three formal bedrooms, an additional office/bedroom with a kid's sleeping loft and a cozy walk-out basement game room with the same beautiful river view as the rest of the house. Formal dining room with seating and service for 10, relaxing living room with a giant fireplace and piano, large kitchen/family-room adjacent to the pool, and everything connected by two 50-ft decks overlooking the Hudson River. Play ping pong, sing along at the piano, shoot pool on an antique Brunswick table, watch DVD's, play Wii, and sing Karaoke from the big-screen HDTV. Or have a party. Room to roam.

Master suite has its own balcony overlooking the pool and river, king-size 4-poster bed, huge walk-in closet, sitting area, private bath and dressing counter. Bedrooms #2 and #3 have queen beds, river views, and shared bath. Game room with queen bed and seating, plus a nice room with queen bed off the master suite offer extra space for guests and family. High-quality linens, down pillows, and down comforters throughout.

Free wireless internet, high-quality firewood, strong cell signal, high quality kitchen appliances, large charcoal and gas grills with utensils. Garage, W/D, central air/heat, and smoke-free.
Area Information
The house is situated off Bellevue Avenue which, like its name suggests, affords spectacular views of Dutchess County across the Hudson River. The village of Highland, a classic small New England hamlet with no Starbucks or Home Depot but its own charming, family-owned businesses, is a 5 minute drive. The Shawangunk Mountains are 20 minutes away.

You'll be 10 minutes from the Mid-Hudson Bridge and wildly popular Walkway Over the Hudson, the world's longest pedestrian bridge spanning the Hudson with panoramic views, as well as 20 minutes from the Culinary Institute of America, FDR Mansion, Vanderbilt Mansion, Mohonk Mountain House, rock climbing and mountain biking in the famous "Gunks", wine trails, apple picking, horseback riding, and colleges including New Paltz, Vassar, Marist, and Bard. Music, art and cultural events, antiquing, hiking. The property extends to the Hudson river, accessible through the woods in early spring and late fall.

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Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Nov 01 2014 May 04 2015 - - - $4,500 1 Month
May 05 2015 Aug 31 2015 - - - $8,500 1 Month
Sep 01 2015 Oct 31 2015 - - - $6,500 1 Month
Nov 01 2015 Apr 30 2016 - - - $4,500 1 Month
May 01 2016 Aug 31 2016 - - - $8,500 1 Month
Lodging tax: NA
Deposits: 30% of total rental fee, non-refundable, due at lease signing to secure your rental. The balance plus $500 damage deposit due a few days before move-in.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Optional: Pool service $45 per cleaning. Housekeeping $80 per cleaning without personal laundry. All other expenses (electricity, HVAC, wireless internet, trash collection, lawn service, firewood, Wii, Netflix, Hulu, Cable TV) are included.


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 4 Queen Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Housekeeper
  • Pool Table
  • Balcony
  • Game Room
  • Linens Provided
  • Private Pool
  • Beach Chairs
  • Garage
  • Parking Included
  • View (Mountains)
  • Beach Towels
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Patio
  • View (Water)
  • Deck
  • Heating
  • Pet Friendly
  • Waterfront
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Gas Grill
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Activities

  • Pool
  • Grocery Store
    (1 mile)
  • Golf
    (4 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (5 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (4 miles)
  • Lake
    (8 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (<1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (2 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (4 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (8 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (2 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (5 miles)
  • Hiking
    (10 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (2 miles)
  • Fishing
    (5 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (10 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (3 miles)
  • Hunting
    (5 miles)
  • Parasailing
    (15 miles)
  • Bowling
    (1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Culinary Institute of America school and restaurants, Hyde Park, Franklin Roosevelt House, New Paltz rock climbing, Mohonk Mountain House, Hang gliding, antiquing, mountain biking, massage, new age spas and treatments, yoga, gym.

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Highland, New York

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Melanie Burton

Melanie Burton

East Hampton, CT

Wonderful experience, Everything you need & more

July 10, 2012

I've stayed at Dan's house long-term for business reasons for a few months. Dan's house is definately my "home away from home!". It is a very comfortable house with everything you need. Dan keeps the house fully stocked. The view is amazing, the property is very private and hidden, you can't even see the house from the road which is also on a dead-in road so there are no cars driving by. House is pet friendly and a paradise for your dog! Can't beat the pool and the view from of the River. I must also state that Dan is an excellent host, always available and just plain awesome!! Thanks for everything Dan!! We'll definately stay again whenever in the area.

jennifer stoltz

jennifer stoltz

new york, ny

perfect holiday weekend getaway

July 8, 2011

A large group stayed at this wonderful home for a long holiday weekend. The house comfortably fit our large group of adults and children. The pool area, outside sitting area with great grill along with a stellar view were absolutely perfect. Best of all, the owner was accessible and helpful prior to and during our stay. This is a place you wish you could come to at any time when you want to get away and relax.




MOM loved it!!!!

November 14, 2010

OMG! this is an amazing place!!!! I stayed here with my mom and my best friend, her son, and my son. Our boys are 12 and 13 years old. We had such an amazingly relaxing time. The boys totally enjoyed the karaoke and my mom enjoyed listening to us. My son played the piano and boy was that a treat!!!! Those lessons are really paying off! The view is the most best view ever. The house overlooks the Hudson River and it's soooo relaxing. During the mornings we watched the birds at the bird feeder. We saw a red headed woodpecker and blue jays. At night we gazed at the wonderful stars above and started a beautiful fire in the fireplace. This by far was my mom's best weekend ever. It was a great pleasure giving my mom the opportunity to experience something so beautiful. One more thing.... I took the boys horseback riding about 30 mins away from the house at a place called Juckas Stables. That was a highlight for them. This place is amazing and HIGHLY recommended. Well worth it!



Poughkeepsie, NY

Best vacation week!

July 4, 2010

We had an amazing family and friends vacation/mini reunion at Dan's home. The house is gorgeous, the view unbelievable. Every room is a room with a view! There are two full length decks, including a fabulous hammock for reading or an afternoon nap. Every detail is welcoming to guests. It is close to a large grocery story (about 5 minutes), bagel shop, movie theater (10 min). Great location for tourists on a longer visit to the Hudson Valley. We live only 15 minutes away but it was truly like being in another world. We called it our mini vacation paradise. The in-ground pool and surrounding deck were perfect for all of our family members, ranging from 12 to 79 in age! Dan is also a fabulous landlord. He is attentive to every request and quick to respond and accommodate. We'll definitely be back!



New York, New York

best birthday ever

May 22, 2010

I've been meaning to write a review ever since I stayed here -- a bunch of my friends from NYC came up to celebrate my 30th birthday and had a fantastic time! The house and setting was beautiful. Everything was well-stocked and labeled...not to mention all the fun activities (ping pong, pool table, karaoke) that we took full advantage of. My friends and I still talk about the place a year later and all of us want to go back or buy the place!




West Point Graduation stay

May 27, 2009

Awesome house,great view and an easy drive to the WP. Npt to mention the landlord was very great to work with

Kyle Cobb

Kyle Cobb

West Point, NY USA

Beautiful Riverfront House

February 3, 2009

I recently stayed at Dan Critchett's Hudson Riverfront House in Highland NY. When my fellow guests and I arrived, we were amazed at the sheer beauty of the house and the incredible view of the river from the deck. The amazement did not end there. Every room was spacious and neatly presented, and the beds were so comfortable we had a tough time leaving the house. We never found ourselves with nothing to do, thanks to the variety of games around the house, from ping pong to pool table to singing with the karaoke machine. We had an incredible stay and will without a doubt be making another visit in the future.

Bonnie & Shahin

Bonnie & Shahin

Atlanta, Ga


September 25, 2008

We rented this lovely locale for my 60th birthday gathering..... the kids [30 somethings] were able to get here so easily from NYC via train.... The cooling weather added so much to our experience....the view was spectacular and the pool was delightful.... This is the best stocked place [supplies & amenities]we've ever stayed.... Although it seemed to be in the midst of minor renovations, it was beautifully appointed.... we will be renting here again!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Dear Dan. Oh my, we have never experienced anything like this house. The view, the setting, the nature all around us. And the way it's laid out with so much room and privacy, it felt like a luxury hotel. This was a family reunion we will remember forever thanks to the relaxed, bucolic atmosphere you have created in this house. We'll be back. Your friends, Herbie and Kim

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How far is this from West Point?
A: Easy 30 minute drive
Q: What's the closest train station from New York City?
A: Poughkeepsie is the last stop on Metro North from Grand Central, twenty 100-minute trains a day. Or two stops on Amtrak from Penn Station, 10 80-minute trains a day. Car rental through Enterprise, pick-up and drop-off at the train station.
Q: Can you rent for the weekend or week?
A: No. Not permitted by zoning. But we can swap houses or vacation homes.

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Dan Critchett

Dan Critchett

917 855 8421

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    Columbia Business Schoool
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