View out window of cliff in backyard. Owner's custom-designed, handmade dining table and chairs.

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

"This is the quintessential airbnb experience: great living space, nature, and art."
(excerpt from guest's review)

The space

Escape from New York to this modern, one-bedroom flat within a hand-built eco home in the Village of Rosendale, NY. A car isn't even necessary. From NYC the express bus is 2 stops--1hr. 45 min. from Port Authority. The bus stop is a short walk or arrange a pick-up in advance.

I'm a green builder and furniture designer so the flat is outfitted with unique materials and custom-designed furniture. This amazing location is an outdoor-lovers dream with all the indoor comforts--coupled with a short walk to civilization. On the property are rock cliffs and beautiful nature to admire. It's a 5-minute walk to the Mohonk Preserve--a place The Nature Conservancy calls "one of the last great places on earth." Included in your stay is a free day pass to the Mohonk Preserve.

This completely separate flat has one bedroom with a queen-sized bed. The living room has a wonderfully comfy fold-out couch for up to two additional guests. You have a private entrance with a key-code lock.

Outside your door it's 100-yard walk to the newly-renovated, 1000' long, 150' high "Walkway over the Rondout." This historic former train trestle is part of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail (WVRT) which accesses over 85 continuous miles of hiking, trail running, cycling, and cross-country skiing. Below this trestle is the nearest swimming hole. Enjoy a lovely and scenic riverside stroll to bars, restaurants, and historic movie theater on Main Street--a 5-minute walk from your door.

Come experience what it's like to have no indoor air pollution. The house was built and finished with virtually zero VOC's (volatile organic compounds). An allergy sufferer's dream: there's no smoke, down feathers, or pet dander of any kind. Fresh, filtered air is exchanged constantly via a whole-house energy recovery ventilator (ERV).

Rosendale is in the heart of the Hudson Valley and centrally located to visit international art venues in Storm King and Beacon, The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and other farm-to-table meccas, and we're sandwiched between historic Kingston and New Paltz.

Rock climbing, ice climbing, and bicycle guiding services are available. Massage can be scheduled in-house--or arrange a super-special day-spa visit at the Mohonk Mountain House.

The flat has fast wireless internet and good cell service.

Local occupancy tax is included.

Other things to note

Checking in:
Lets coordinate arrival times at least 24 hrs in advance. Check-in is typically after 3pm. I appreciate a one-hour window of arrival. Please keep in touch with changes to your ETA. I also ask guests to please call or text when about an hour away. I meet all guests and provide the key-code upon arrival.

Check-out time is noon.

Business travel
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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $45 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $35
Security Deposit: $500
Weekend Price: $150 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Sorry, absolutely no pets and no smoking of any kind--including e-cigarettes. And please, no outdoor shoes in the house. Since the floors are made of oak and cherry, it's nice to have them free of dirt and grit for all of the guests! Indoor shoes or socks are recommended.

IMPORTANT: The house has a septic system, therefore only human waste and toilet paper can be flushed. Baby wipes, tampons, dental floss, q-tips, etc. are to be put in trash bin.

Enjoy this high-end flat, but please take care not to damage walls, floors, or furniture. Hard suitcases can be particularly damaging to the walls--and please don't put them on the one-of-a-kind, handmade, dining table.

No additional overnight guests. Only the number of guests listed on the itinerary are permitted to stay. There is limited parking so if you plan to have daytime visitors, please let me know in advance of booking to make arrangements.

All children count as “additional guests." The interior and exterior were not designed with kids in-mind, so we'll need to have a conversation about them before booking. The modern interior has white walls, lots of hard edges, and very delicate finishes.

Please no eating on the sofa. Dry-cleaning charges may apply for stains.
Please do not rearrange or move furniture--as you are likely to break or scratch something.
Kindly refrain from frying bacon (as delicious as it is). Not only is the grease a problem, but the odor can linger long after you depart.

NOTE: Because of the rugged nature of the property, all children will need to be monitored outdoors. There are numerous areas around the property where anyone, if they are not careful, could be seriously injured or killed.

And finally: Upon booking, Airbnb will email you a "Customer Receipt." On the top of the receipt will be a button to View and Print your Itinerary. This Itinerary is also available on our Airbnb website message thread. Contained in the Itinerary under "House Manual" will be a Short Term Rental Agreement that I will ask you to sign at check-in.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
First aid kit
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

278 Reviews

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James User Profile
May 2017
A very spacious apartment that is well located. We liked how we felt surrounded by nature, while being a short walk from main street and from walking trails. David was a great host!

Matthew User Profile
May 2017
David's property and apartment were just perfect. Easy to get to from the city and very close to amazing hikes. Rosendale town amenities including great restaurants within walking distance. David was an excellent host and very communicative. Recommended!

Mashonda User Profile
April 2017
David's home was exactly what we dreamed when planning a weekend retreat for writing. The property is beautiful, David is extremely helpful and personable and the town has some great hiking trails and a tranquil charm.

Dan User Profile
April 2017
David's place is even better than the pictures show. The home is well designed, furnished, and very comfortable, and the views and setting are a rare find in the Hudson Valley. I stayed on a business trip in the area, and it was very convenient - David was helpful in getting into town, checking in and made the stay very comfortable.

David User Profile
April 2017
Great apartment and David is an accommodating and gracious host

Patty User Profile
April 2017
This was our 1st stay at David's flat. We have stayed at his eco cottage before and we love both! It's walkable to town where you can shop and grab dinner. It's on a nice bit of property with scenic views. The apartment itself is very stylish and comfortable. We enjoyed relaxing here and listening to some records. It's also very close to the rail trail and Monhonk Preserve (the apt comes w two day passes). We will be back, again!!

Claire User Profile
April 2017
Davids place was clean, colorful, and in a beautiful location. I am looking forward to our next stay!

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Rosendale, New York, United States · Joined in February 2011
David User ProfileDavid is a superhost.

I'm a designer/builder NYC native and upstate transplant. I'm an avid outdoors person passionate about climbing and cycling. After 15 years of commuting on weekends to "the Gunks" to climb, I've finally fulfilled a dream and built a home in a rugged spot overlooking the funky and historic Village of Rosendale, NY. I designed and built a one bedroom flat and a fabulous 2 bedroom "eco" cottage so you too can enjoy this amazing place. If you come stay I'll be sure to tell you all the activities you must do while here. Bring energy!

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