About this listing
This second story apartment feels deep in the trees yet it's in downtown Rosendale. Relax on the large, covered deck and soak in the beauty of the creek from almost every window. Light filled and comfortable. Come put your feet up.
This spacious yet cozy Rosendale retreat is an ideal location to relax and be inspired. Located at the end of a side street off Main Street, where the road T’s into a magnificent creek, this place has the feel of being tucked deep in the country, and also the convenience of being only a few minutes walk from downtown.
The two-bedroom apartment is the whole upper half of an old, remodeled Victorian, with two large bay windows, abundant light, a large, covered, creek-side deck, a slate-tiled, fully equipped kitchen with gas stove, extensive cookware, and large picture window over-looking the adjacent Rondout Creek. One bathroom with tub. There is one queen-sized bed, and a very comfortable (real mattress) full-sized futon in the second bedroom/ office.
Less than two hours north of New York City, Rosendale is a happening and progressive town. The bus stop to/from the city is a ten-minute walk from the house, so no car needed.
All within short walking distance: The Rosendale Cafe, The Big Cheese, 1850's House, Red Brick Tavern, Market Market, The Rosendale Theatre, (great, independent films for $6), community acupuncture, massage, pilates, yoga, library, post office, laundromat, liquor store, pizza, small grocery store, the historic Rail Trail (hiking, and biking), a gorgeous creek, walking trails...
Transportation: While having a car will make it easier to see more of the Hudson Valley, it is not necessary to enjoy your stay here. There is a bus that travels regularly to some of the neighboring towns like Kingston and New Paltz.
You will have the whole apartment and upper deck to yourself.
The back yard belongs to the downstairs tenants (no access to their grill or fire pit). Please enjoy the spacious deck, berm (the large grassy hill) beside the house, and the creek.
Interaction with guests
I will check you in and be on my way. I'm available by phone if you need anything.
This is a small block with a great community of folks who live on it. In general, we are respectful of each other, getting quiet outside after 10, driving slow on our little road, being mindful of picking up trash, and ask you do the same. If you bring a dog, please scoop poop. There are extra plastic bags in the bottom white bin in the mudroom nook.
Trailways bus up from NYC is a short 10 minute walk away. Same location has local buses to Kingston and New Paltz several times a day. While you can get by without a car (several restaurants, grocery store, movie theatre, wine/ liquor store within walking distance, but if you're curious about exploring the Hudson River valley, you will be able to see a lot more if you have a car.
I generally keep my kitchen stocked with spices, oils, vinegars, sugar, flour, and other basics; you are welcome to use these items.
Your parking spot is on the creek-side of the apartment. Please park on a diagonal with nose pointing toward creek, aligned with neighbor's car(s).
Winter Note: On snowy days, street front parking is not permitted, nor is parking at the end of the dead-end. (Plow runs straight back to the creek.) Cars parked there during inclement weather may get towed. There is municipal parking behind The Big Cheese just up the street if your party has more than one car during inclement winter weather.
I am a writer, writing mentor, and yoga teacher. I love to hike and be outdoors, spend time with good friends, cook and eat delicious food.
I spent many years traveling and living in Latin America, have lived out west, and surprised myself when I returned home to the Hudson Valley and now can't imagine leaving. I'm smitten, here; fell in love with the seasons, the landscape, the art and creativity, the great people.