About This Listing
Private separate-entrance 1BDRM apt. on 3 idyllic wooded acres (see photos) 50 minute train ride from NYC. Perfect weekend getaway. Cold outside = hot inside. Living room, kitchen, full bath. Join us 4 wine happy hour. Hike, bike & dine. Peaceful.
the apartment is surrounded with trees and flowers. You step out onto a stone faced patio and look over the trees into the croton reservoir. The land is pristine. the air is always fresh. coffee on the patio, suntan next to the pool. Swim in the daylight or moonlight,
The apartment is a follows;The bathroom is modern. The bedroom has a rustic character to it with a queen size bed,two night tables and a full closet.. A spacious living room. a leather couch and two reading chairs make the living room exactly that;living room.the kitchen is compact with all the amenities in appliances. You can cook in the kitchen or you can use the barbeque and grill to your hearts content You will only hear the birds, mostly woodpeckers and geese.your nights sleep will be deep and restful. You do not have to go outdoors, you are in the country. It is a 48minute train ride to mid Manhattan.
A stocked fridge with all the basics, to get you off to a strong start in the morning.You will have access to TV, Wi-Fi, internet access, washer dryer ,bicycles, swimming pool in the summer, and a firepit in the winter. the NY times every morning.(shared)Your own private entrance and parking space. You have a fire pit with a stack of firewood for a majestic night around the fire pit.
Interaction with Guests
we will be present in the house,as we live here as well.We invite you to join us ,if you are comfortable with that. Happy hour is on Saturday and Sunday
We are in the country.along pastoral road with local traffic (website hidden) occasional; horseman.you are 48min.out of grand central station by metro. 25 (website hidden) bear mountain and (website hidden) West point. After a day of touring,or work this is the best place to relax and catch your breath. The Town of Croton has restaurants for all palates. With the best coffee shop in the county. You are near the Rockefeller Estates(finest all natural restaurant) Sleepy hollow, Cortland manor and many other historical sights to visit of our colonial heritage.
The train in Croton is the premier station along the Hudson river.Bus connections to other parts of the county are available at the train station. White plains is 20mns You can walk to town,to teatown or use our bikes to pedal around the beautiful reservoir.
Other Things to Note
we will pick you up at the train station and drop you off.Please let us know in advance. .
they ,hopefully,will treat the apartment as their own mindful of how long you run the water,it is a water well.keep the kitchen clean no smoking in the house.pets are welcome on a discussion basis.
Harvey and Arda were perfect hosts! They picked us up at the train station, offered to give us a ride into town, and gave us some great biking and local sight recommendations. We had a weekend with the perfect mix of relaxation (lounging by the pool) and activity -- biking along the reservoir, walking into town, etc. Plus, the stocked fridge made us feel super spoiled (but right at home). We'd love to come back again!
Harvey is very communicative with texts and his apartment below the main house is cozy and cute! The pictures are accurate. The pool and his grounds are beautiful. Go visit the Blue pig (for ice cream), the Black cow (for coffee) in Croton on the Hudson. Also walk to the Dam down the street. We will be back!
This was our second time at Cozy Country and we continue to love it.
1. It's only an hour out from the city.
2. There is a lovely shaded seating area and a grill for outside dining, reading and relaxing.
3. The pool!
4. There are mountain bikes for riding in the beautiful country, and into the nice town.
5. A comfortable and well-stocked house. There is enough in the pantry and fridge to eat a kingly breakfast, plus have snacks during day.
Harvey and Arda are exceptionally kind, generous, and flexible hosts. We really enjoy seeing them and hope to return soon.
Harvey and Arda's place is the perfect weekend getaway from New York City. The apartment itself has everything you'd need for your stay, it was stocked fresh towels, and was filled with groceries for breakfast and snacks.
The bedroom was very well kept, and got super dark at night, allowing for an excellent night's sleep.
We weren't there for pool weather, but the outdoor space is great, and has a lovely view out on to the reservoir.
Make sure to spend some time chatting with Harvey as he's got a million great stories.
Harvey and Arta were truly great hosts. My girlfriend and I wanted to avoid renting a car so Arta offered to pick us up from the train station (and even gave us a little tour of the town!). When we arrived at the house we were given a full tour of downstairs, stocked with all the amenities you could need, along with a fridge filled with food for breakfast! The yard and surrounding area are absolutely gorgeous with trails galore.
During our weekend stay, Harvey and Arta let us use their mountain bikes and ride all over the place, which included a nice ride over the dam and into town. We even joined them for a glass of wine on the second night and got to hear some of Harvey's short stories he wrote (definitely recommend asking him :).
All and all our stay was perfect. Very cozy, easy access to everything in the area via bike, and if we were too tired to bike, Arta offered to drive. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a relaxing weekend and some outdoor fun.
Harvey and Arta were wonderful hosts. I stayed at their place for 9 weeks and it was great. They invited me up for wine and occasional dinners. The food and conversation were both enjoyable. Harvey is a great story teller. They made my dog and I feel welcome. They gave me many tips on places to visit and walk/run with my dog. The area has lots of hiking trails which, unfortunately, were snow covered for most of my visit. The center of Croton is quaint and has a homey feel. The Black Cow coffee shop is a must on the list to experience. My husband drove up from Philly several times and the closeness to the train station made trips into NYC easy. I hope to visit and stay with them the next time I come down. I will definitely keep in contact with these two wonderful people!
About the Host, Harvey
I am a new Yorker,that moved to the country to cut and split his own wood so that he can enjoy the warmth of a woodburning fire in his living room.I raised chicked an turkeys ,grew my own tomatoes and bicycled every day on the backroads of Croton