Vail's Gate Ranch
Entire residential home hosted by Barry
4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Where you'll sleep
1 queen bed
1 sofa bed
What this place offers
Free parking on premises
Portable air conditioning
Window AC unit
Patio or balcony
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I'm a theatre artist working in the professional field of Costume Design. I've worked some 20 years on Broadway, and in TV and Film. I am currently a design instructor at the university level, and travel often for freelance design work in Regional Theatre. I'm a native Texan, and I've earned the title of New Yorker. I'm a licensed motorcyclist, I love camping and the outdoors, ice cream, visiting art museums and historic places, ice cream, going to the theatre or ballet, great restaurants and coffee shops (I'm a caffeine and coffee addict), more ice cream (guess I'm addicted to ice cream too), working in my yard, and fantasizing about the incredible garden I will have some day -- I love digging in the dirt and watching things grow. I enjoy a nice glass of wine from time to time, and love grilling on my patio with a friend, especially if that friend is talented on the grill. I'm not a great cook, but I love "playing in my kitchen". I make good soups, really good chili, and a pretty good omelette -- I'm learning to flip an egg with just the skillet and a flick of my wrist. I love most all things vintage, from 19th Century antiques, to Art Deco, to Mid-Century Modern; I have an eclectic style. I can get lost in a Goodwill or antique shop for hours, and love it when I find a really cool treasure for a good price. Hallmarks that say "Made in Japan", "Swiss Made", or "Norwegian Steel" get me pretty excited. Pottery and glazed ceramics are considered fine sculpture in my world, and if there's a vase in my house, it's going to end up with water and fresh cut flowers in it. I enjoy restoring old furniture and antiques, and love to paint almost anything. I'm an artist at heart, and have been since I was a little boy. My easels are set up at my house, so I paint from time to time, but my busy career competes with my brushes and palette. I have an extensive fabric and textile collection, and though passionate about it, it's mostly work-related. My skills are far more advanced on a sewing machine than a computer, but I'm not a complete luddite. Truth be told, I've gotten much further in my life on an old Singer than a Mac. All of my family is in Texas, and most of my friends are in New York or scattered around the country. I am single, and though I have no kids, I enjoy being Uncle Bear to my two nephews and many of my friends' kids who also call me by the same term of endearment. I'm gay, and one of the nicest guys you'll meet. My friends and family are my life-line, and my rescue Staffordshire Terrier, Garbo is my heart. My students and many people say I look a lot younger than I actually am, but being in my late 40s I'm starting to feel a little older and beginning to appreciate the simpler things in life, like my home in New Windsor. It's where I go to "get away from it all", and try to slow things down from time to time in response to my very demanding, fast-paced career in show business. I hope you will enjoy your stay there as much as I enjoy living there. Welcome to my Hudson Valley home, the Vail's Gate Ranch. Mi casa es su casa!
I'm a theatre artist working in the professional field of Costume Design. I've worked some 20 years on Broadway, and in TV and Film. I am currently a design instructor at the unive…
During your stay
Typically, I am not around during reservations, so you will have the place to yourself.
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- Language: English
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