We are a semi-retired couple who live in Berkeley California. I teach at a community college and Steve is a resource ecologist. Our daughter lives in Berkeley near us with her husband and two daughters. Our son is a filmmaker who lives in "downtown" Cold Spring with his wife who is working on her Ph.d. They have a son who just turned five. We would like to spend an extended time with them. We love the area (I spent much of my childhood in nearby Columbia County) and look forward to hiking, trips to N.Y., Storm King and other attractions. We have never used Airbnb. We love our home in Berkeley with its wonderful view of the Golden Gate Bridge, but time with our son and family is equally attractive. We are meticulous guests and Steve as a former landscape architect and industrial electrician is great with plants and repairs. Main priorities: cleanliness and a comfortable bed with cotton sheets. Architecture, sunny location, water (pool, pond, lake). Our dates are flexible. We would consider breaking up the stay into one week or several day time slots since we plan to spend time with my brother who has a house in Columbia County.
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