The SpaceWe are two artists (a writer and a performing artist) who recently moved from Brooklyn to the increasingly vibrant city of Newburgh, on the cusp of its renaissance. We often travel for work and are opening our home to guests for short and, at times, longer stays. We love our home and hope you will too!
Our home was built in 1935, and has maintained original details (arched doorways, brick fireplace, glass door handles and beautiful hardwood floors). We recently renovated it with care and furnished it with original contemporary art (many of the artists are friends) and mid-century furniture (some of which are family heirlooms). It's an extremely warm, comfortable, and quiet home with lovely light. It's on a short (one block long), quaint, and family-oriented residential street, whose houses were built at roughly the same time.
+ Stainless steel appliances
+Coffee/tea and other essentials available
Herman Miller table, seating 6
Working fireplace. We use Duraflame logs for a cleaner burn. We will provide you with one.
Library of books!
Long couch for extra bedding for one, if needed.
Large flat screened TV
Extensive library of DVDs (no cable TV, sorry!)
There is a couch that can fold down into a full sized bed for extra guests. Fits one person comfortably, two very intimately.
A calm and comforting oasis
Queen-sized bed, sits low to the floor
As this is our residence, most of the closet and drawer space will be taken but we will provide you with ample room to hang and keep your clothes during your stay.
Shower is nice and strong
Towels and toiletries available
(Due to delicate plumbing, taking baths is not permitted at this time. Our apologies in advance!)
Sizable, with fence
A mudroom in the back of the house and a covered porch in the front.
Please note: Our house most comfortably accommodates two people but we also have a fold out couch in the den that can accommodate one person comfortably, and two people who don't mind being close to each other! There is also a long, somewhat narrow (in depth) couch in the living room that can bed one person, if push comes to shove. Guest AccessYou will have access to the entire house and backyard. Interaction with GuestsWe would love to meet the people staying in our home, but if that is not possible we will be accessible via email and phone and will have a representative available for help if needed. If we are around and staying close by while you are here, we will be available to answer any questions or meet any needs. The NeighborhoodWe are a:
• Few blocks (walking distance) from the gorgeous Olmsted-and-Vaux-designed Downing Park (same architects of NYC's Central Park)
• 3-minute drive to the historic district of Newburgh
• 5-minute drive to Newburgh's vibrant Front Street on the Hudson River
• 7-minute drive to downtown Beacon
There are great local coffee shops and super restaurants near by on, or very near, historic Liberty Street including 2 Alices, Cafe Macchiato, Ms. Fairfax, The Wherehouse, Bliss Kitchen, The Newburgh Brewery, Liberty Bistro, and Seoul Kitchen, or on Front Street including Blu Pointe, Cena, and Billy Joe's Ribworks.
Many more restaurants, cafes, and boutiques are just across the river in Beacon (a seven-minute drive). We recommend HOP!
Other Nearby attractions:
Dia Beacon: 10 minute drive
Beacon Train Station: 10 minute drive
Main Street Beacon: 7 minute drive
Storm King Art Center: 10 minute drive
Outlet Shopping/Woodbury Commons: 20 minute drive
Ananda Ashram: 35 minute drive
Hiking (and Kayaking in season): all around!
Farm stands: many nearby—the closest is a 10 minute drive
Wineries: many nearby—the closest is a 15 minute drive
West Point: 15 minute drive Getting AroundNewburgh is just 70 minutes from NYC by car, or 90 minutes by train from Grand Central to Beacon Station (Metro North - Hudson Line).
We are a 10-minute drive from the Beacon train station. Other Things to NoteWe have a driveway for parking. On street parking requires a permit during the weekdays. Driveway is on the left hand side, when facing the house.
While we are very accessible to and from NYC, it's always best to have access to a car here to make your stay much more convenient. Otherwise, local taxis are an option. From Beacon Station to our home, the fare will be about $15. Liberty Street, where many restaurants and cafes are, will be about 30 minute walk from our house.