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Historic landmark house
Historic wooded 3BD 1 hour from NYC
Historic wooded 3BD 1 hour from NYC
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2.5 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2.5 baths
You won’t be charged yet

Spend the summer in a green, sustainably renovated, historic landmark 3BD house; harvest fresh veggies and flowers from the stone mandala garden; frolic in a 4000-acre backyard reservation and still be only an hour train ride from Grand Central.

The space

A landmark historic home built in 1760 and restored in 2013, the entire house has original wide-plank hardwood floors and exposed beams. The first floor is an open layout with a gourmet kitchen including subzero, miele and viking appliances, a large pantry, and plenty of seating around the dining table and raw wood bar. Sit on the leather loveseats and look out the picture windows, sip wine at the old-growth oak countertop bar, or lounge in the living room, with double sliding glass doors leading out to the wrap-around deck, local stone fireplace, and reclaimed barnwood wall.

Upstairs, the master bedroom looks out on the gardens, old-growth trees, and dappled forest. The master bath has a large slate shower and sink. A second bedroom looks out over a hemlock grove and sleeps two in a cast-iron frame double bed. The third bedroom has a bunk bed and sleeps two. The second full bath has a large clawfoot soaking tub, cypress wood paneling, and antique marble sink. A full size washer and dryer on the second floor make laundry convenient.

The house was recently filmed and featured in the HBO show GIRLS, season six, episode two.

The house was renovated with geo-thermal heating and cooling, powered entirely by wind power. All appliances are energy efficient.

Collect fresh eggs every day from the six chickens in their self-contained coop. Pick your own herbs, salad greens and other organic veggies from the gardens, or enjoy a bottle of wine sitting in one of the garden nooks. Enjoy a soak in the outdoor clawfoot tub, fully functional with hot and cold water, while watching the birds, bees and butterflies flutter in the surrounding trees and flowers.

Soak up the sun in the grassy stone-walled gardens, swing under the grape arbor, picnic at the 100 year old apple tree, roast marshmallows around the cast-iron fire cauldron, or dine at the 9ft long garden table. Enjoy the afternoon shade of the slate patio or the morning sun on the wrap-around deck.

Forty miles of trails await you in Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Westchester's largest tract of preserved land. To access trails, just follow the path along the stone walls at the back of the property. Half a mile walk in the woods leads to the Overlook where you can view clear across the county, over the reservoir, to the mountains on the other side of the Hudson River. Pick wild blueberries, forage for mushrooms, or harvest wild raspberries. A quarter mile down the road is a stream to cool your feet, and a half mile away are trails down to the reservoir waters.

A gorgeous ten-minute drive through the country and along the reservoir leads to the quaint towns of Bedford and Katonah, where Metro-North commuter trains run take you to Grand Central in 60 minutes or less.

Dine at numerous farm-to-table restaurants, including The Inn at Pound Ridge, Bedford Post Inn, and Truck. Locally, visit the Katonah Museum of Art, visit the farmers markets, and stroll the gardens at John Jay Homestead, Hammond Japanese Gardens, and Garden of Ideas in South Salem. Don't miss the stellar summer outdoor concerts and music festivals at Caramoor, just two miles down the road.

Guest access

The guests will have access to the whole house and property. They do not have access to the basement or attic.

Other things to note

We do have fast wifi internet, but THERE IS NO TV.

The house gets limited cell phone reception, depending on your service provider. There is a house land line which is available for guests to use.

There are six chickens in a self-contained coop and run.

Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
Essentials
Shampoo
Prices
Extra people £39 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee £155
Security Deposit £2328
Weekly Discount: 30%
Weekend Price £543 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 bunk bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Self check-in with lockbox

No pets allowed and no smoking in the house at all. The house has numerous farmhouse antiques which are quite sturdy, but please be respectful.

You must also acknowledge
Other pet(s) live in the house
Cancellations
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher
Availability
1 night minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Lot User Profile
August 2017
We stayed in Timon and Keely's house for more than a month when we were moving from the Netherlands to New York and waiting for our own house. It was a fantastic and relaxing stay in a very hectic period of our lives. Also our 4 and 1 year olds loved it very much. We enjoyed the garden a lot, many corners to explore, so many different animals to look out for and taking care of the chickens and looking for the eggs was great fun. The house is also very special, very nice with all the natural wooden furniture. We hiked a lot in the forest, either from the trail from the backyard or when we were going in the park. Keely was always respondig very fast when we were having a question and the neighbors took care of us in a great way.

Jay User Profile
June 2017
We had an amazing time at this gem in the woods. The house was clean and modern and the owners are so easy to work with!

Helene User Profile
May 2017
We loved our stay at Keely and Timon's beautiful home. Our girls loved getting fresh eggs everyday and feeding the chickens with food scraps. I enjoyed cooking asparagus freshly picked from the garden and we all had fun walking the trails that are accessible right from the back of the garden. The house is very comfortable and the hosts were both very friendly and gave us lots of useful information about things to do in the area, local markets, restaurants, etc. All in all, a wonderful stay!

Abram User Profile
June 2016
Keely was an incredible host. Super communicative before our visit and extremely responsive and attentive during our stay (not that we needed any assistance; but it was great to have her check in!). The home was immaculate and inviting; a truly welcome place for a family like ours (with two children under 10) to settle in and explore, play and rest. Keely generously gave us access to her chickens (amazing eggs for breakfast!) and garden (the crispest and freshest radishes...) - what an unexpected and delightful experience. Looking forward to coming again!

Begum User Profile
July 2015
We had a wonderful time with our kids at this beautiful home bordering the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. We enjoyed hiking with our kids, as the trails start right from the garden. We dined al fresco and cooked s'mores on the fire pit in the garden. The kids loved the little bunny and playing on the tire swing and hammock. The house is tastefully renovated and has a lot of charm. It's also an energy efficient house with an edible garden, and gave us a chance to have a wonderful retreat with views into the forest surrounded by old trees. We also explored the area and really loved Pound Ridge. It is a special place in Westchester; a natural environment so close to NYC. The highlights of our trip with the children were: Caramoor Music Festival, visiting Muscoot Farm and seeing a historic farm and all the baby animals ( calves, chick, lambs, kids).. John Jay Homestead Farmer's Market, hikes on Pound Ridge Trails, the village of Katonah, Rockefeller Estate and eating out at small local restaurants. We highly recommend this home and the owners really made it a special place.

Kellie User Profile
June 2015
It is a wonderful environmentally-friendly house, and we had a great stay. Keely was so helpful - even helped us arrange a babysitter. Loved seeing the rabbit and chickens and hiking in Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. Keely had great restaurant and activity suggestions prepared for our arrival.

Amanda User Profile
June 2015
Keely's house is a true upstate gem. The house is extremely welcoming and the layout and attention to detail is obvious throughout the house. You can tell that a lot of love has been put into making the house welcoming and warm. We really enjoyed our time there. Keely was very easy to communicate with and made sure our time at the house was perfect. The yard is expansive and the hiking trail next to house is a huge bonus. And the outdoor seating is magic.

Pound Ridge, New York, United StatesJoined in December 2013
Keely User Profile

Timon is a professor of ecology in New York City. Keely teaches nature-based crafts at a local farm school. Here in Pound Ridge we aspire to live lightly on the land, raise our two young daughters, grow food and flowers, and gather with friends and family. We frequently travel with Timon as he engages in research and collaborations with other scientists around the world, and when that happens, we like to rent out our home to fellow nature-lovers.

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