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Chez Rive Gauche - A Waterfront Pet-Friendly Cottage

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
get·a·way ˈɡedəˌwā/ noun informal a vacation.”a perfect family getaway” We found our calling for a getaway purely by accident wanting to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city with our dogs. A few clicks on the website that Craig Newmark founded, we found us a nice cottage on the Esopus creek where we spent the day catching up on conversations and swimming with the dogs in between our wine therapy. At one point, we looked at each other and our happy pooches and said to each other “We should do this every weekend'. And so we did….and found “Chez Rive Gauche' a simple, warm and very inviting waterfront getaway a short 90 minute drive from NYC. So if you dream about escaping from a busy work week to relax by the water; canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, watching breathtaking sunset...get·a·way ˈɡedəˌwā/ noun informal a vacation.”a perfect family getaway” We found our calling for a getaway purely by accident wanting to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city with our dogs. A few clicks on the website that Craig Newmark founded, we found us a nice cottage on the Esopus creek where we spent the day catching up on conversations and swimming with the dogs in between our wine therapy. At one point, we looked at each other and our happy pooches and said to each other “We should do this every weekend'. And so we did….and found “Chez Rive Gauche' a simple, warm and very inviting waterfront getaway a short 90 minute drive from NYC. So if you dream about escaping from a busy work week to relax by the water; canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, watching breathtaking sunsets and beautiful starry nights, Chez Rive Gauche is the perfect getaway for you. “Chez', as we lovingly call it, sits on the beautiful Esopus creek and is fully furnished with global and vintage finds. This charming cottage has two bedrooms, a spacious living room and a well equipped kitchen combined with a dining room. Each of the bedrooms are outfitted with queen beds complete with organic sheets and down comforters. The mudroom leads you to the spacious outdoor deck with a dining area to enjoy views of the creek and the farm across while the sounds of the occasional train reminds you of the french countryside . Its complete with another welcoming deck right on the water plus a private dock and canoe for your exclusive enjoyment. The property is fenced in so your four legged companion will be safe but getting them away from the fun in the water is a totally different matter. While you may not want to leave the cottage and the never ending fun “creek' side, there are a number of historic towns like Woodstock, Kingston, Saugerties and Rhinebeck within 10 miles to enjoy festivals, flea markets, restaurants, farmers markets, shopping and antiquing. If winter sports are your thrill of choice, Hunter Mountain and Wyndham are a short drive away. Depending on the season, this 5 miles stretch of the creek freezes solid, providing an excellent opportunity to ice fish and skate if you are up for an adventure. All of these aspects are what makes Chez Rive Gauche so unique so what are you waiting for. ….please check our website and email us for information, availability or simply to say hi. We are committed to an inclusive and diverse environment. So please know you will be welcome at our home no matter your breed, religion, race, color, weight, sexual identity or orientation.  Our goal is to give you an unforgettable experience, we really want you to enjoy your stay as much as we have had living here. The cottage faces the creek. The creek is deep and its something to keep in mind, when you venture into the water. The cottage is fenced on three sides (fourth being the water) there might be a gap where the fence and water meet, so if you have very curious pets, its something to consider especially if the pet is left unattended. The cottage has a septic, so please do not flush anything other than body waste and minimal tissue. I also provide organic/biodegradable shampoo, conditioner and body wash Noises - Living on the water brings about its own set of noises. Besides the ducks quacking, the fish jumping, you will also hear the train. Towards the front of the cottage runs a goods train track. The train passes by on occasion and there is no fixed schedule. Kids love the train and some adults say it reminds them of their childhood or a french countryside. Whatever the case maybe, goods traveling by train is good for the economy and the environment. If you think the train will disturb you during your stay, our cottage might not be the right fit for you. We also do not have a dishwasher or laundry facilities. ( a Laundromat is a five min drive away) we have sheets and towels for you however I f you are staying for more than a week, fresh linens and towels will be provided as we do not have in-house laundry facilities. The cottage is located on a dead end street but we do have neighbours. The cottage is within a 20 min drive to downtown Saugerties, Kingston, Rhinebeck, Red Hook and Woodstock. Guest have free range to every aspect of the house on the first level. (no access to the basement which houses the heating units etc) Any and all goodies stocked in the cottage are there for your enjoyment. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Once you book you will receive a simple contract/ agreement. The booking will be considered complete once I receive the signed agreement back with the names of all guests.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
letitia and Sanjay F
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2014
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Reviewed 26 July 2020

The house is very beautifully appointed and the yard and creek are lovely, It felt like a calm, safe oasis and the host was very responsive and helpful. Would love to stay here again!

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank Pioneer05949334290
Reviewed 17 June 2020

The location is idyllic. Everything was handy for us, from towels to beer in the fridge to kayaks to the tv remote. We had a great time.

Date of stay: June 2020
1  Thank Inspire41872695063
Reviewed 30 September 2019

This is an amazing family-friendly cottage with a perfect view of the Esopus Creek. We stepped outside to fish and canoe/kayak with our boys each morning. We roasted marshmallows in the evening. The owners take great care of this home, and everything you could need...More

Date of stay: September 2019
1  Thank HikingGirl82
Reviewed 22 January 2019

A very spontaneous weekend stay at Chezriveguache in December (lucky that it wasnt booked out the same time), tucked in the Catskill mountains on the Easopus creek. The hosts have made sure thier guests have everything they might require while away from their homes. From...More

Date of stay: December 2018
1  Thank Swati R
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Great cozy cottage on the Esopus Creek. Warm and inviting house and very clean and stocked with linens, kitchen supplies, etc. Letitia is a great host and answered any questions we had immediately. Canoe and kayak provided. Plenty of stores nearby. Close to restaurants in...More

Date of stay: August 2018
2  Thank ksardo
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at this adorable cottage. It was fully equipped and very comfortable. We all had a great time at the lake. Caught a lot of fish!! And the dogs were in the water everyday! Nice neighbors. And Letitia was great!!! Already...More

Date of stay: June 2018
3  Thank skustner
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful cabin on a creek, ideal for dog lovers like us! Exceptionally clean, private and very comfortable! We loved our time fishing, kayaking and playing with our dogs in the fenced in yard! We will definitely be back!

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank Kimberly S M
Reviewed 27 April 2018

My husband and I had a nice relaxing week here with our dog and 2 cats. The pup enjoyed the private fenced in yard with direct access to the water and never wanted to leave it. We enjoyed sitting out on the deck with a...More

Date of stay: April 2018
1  Thank LoriR1789
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Location was beautiful. Close to everything you need without necessarily being in the middle of town. The house was beautifully decorated with a well equipped kitchen and comes with the use of kayak and canoe! There's hardly a need to leave the house when you're...More

Date of stay: September 2017
2  Thank KariAndVien
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had the pleasure of visiting this cottage over the weekend. The house was so inviting and beautifully decorated. We spent the days on the water kayaking and fishing. If we were not in the water, we were enjoying the gorgeous views...More

Date of stay: September 2017
2  Thank Pamela S
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Grill
Boat Available
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Patio
Private Fishing Lake/River
Private Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
The location of the cottage is on the creek. This part of the creek is accessible only to the homes on the creek, which means there is no public access, but that also means we have neighbors. People on the creek refer themselves to 'cricksters' . The cricketers, some of whom have grown up on this part of the creek welcome newcomers and their guests. We love to swim, boat, kayak, and wave out to everyone. At the front of the house, across the street is a train track. A goods train passes by on occasion, sometimes once a day, some times once every hour. The train so far has not been a disturbance to either us or our guests. Moving freight by rail is a carbon saver and reduces highway congestion. Some say the sound of the train is calming, some say it reminds them of their childhood, but if you are a light sleeper
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