The SpaceThis location is convenient for travelers coming in or out of New York City but prefer a refreshing country stay, near the sea, with private gardens.
We are easily accessible, make a great home base to discover Weschester, experience greater New York and tour many quaint seaside Villages where you can find a great choice of international restaurants. We are close to golfing, beaches, horse riding and sailing activities all within 5-10 mins drive.
We also have a private gym on site for guests with treadmill and weight lifting bench. We also highly recommend morning walks in this area to the local park lakes as an exercise alternative. Guest AccessYou have access to your suite, gym, conservatory and gardens. Interaction with GuestsWe are available to assist you with your travel plans, directions and we can provide guided tours on request. The NeighborhoodNew Rochelle is located in Westchester, New York, on the Long Island sound, close to beaches and quaint upscale villages with an European feel. It is home to a large community of New York City commuters.
Our Cottage is a 5 min drive to the train station and 30 min by train to New York City Grand Central Station. By car we are 17.5 miles from Manhattan or a 15-17 min drive outside rush hours. We are located in a beautiful and safe neighborhood with restaurants and convenience stores at walking distance and a few yards of the Hutchinson River Parkway Exit going North (upstate) or South to New York City. It’s a 3 mins drive to Iona School and Iona College, 2 min to Ursuline girls school, 10 min to Monroe College, 5 minutes to New Rochelle Montessori Hospital, 7-10 min drive to beaches and 10-15 minutes drive to the Bronx Zoo, Botanical Gardens and so much more. Getting AroundDriving: If you are driving, we are 15 minutes from New York City.
Trains: New Rochelle Train Stations is a 5 minutes drive and trains run regularly every 15-20 minutes into Grand Central Station, New York City. It's a 30-35 minutes ride.
There are also trains going north to Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Rye, in NY and Stamford and Greenwich Village in Connecticut.
Buses: available on North Ave, a 3 minute walk from our location to most Westchester towns
Taxis: available from New Rochelle Train Station or by phone. We also recommend the Uber App for your convenience. Other Things to NoteInteresting facts and famous residents of New Rochelle
Norman Rockwell, American Artist
Jay Leno, Producer
Matt Dillon, Actor
Marjorie Maye is a multi-platinum songwriter whose songs have been performed by artists ranging from Celine Dion to Destiny's Child to Ke$ha to name just a few.
The early 1960s TV hit The Dick Van Dyke Show starring Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore as Rob and Laura Petrie. The Petrie family lived at 148 Bonnie Meadow lane in the north end of the city. That is a fictional house number. Carl Reiner had previously lived at 48 Bonnie Meadow.
The capacious 1908 house on Broadview Avenue that inspired E. L. Doctorow's novel ''Ragtime'' and the movie and Broadway musical based on it - a many-faceted tale of the turbulent changes in the nation's composition and outlook before World War I. New Rochelle was founded in the 17th century by French Huguenots. Many of the settlers were artisans and craftsmen from the city of La Rochelle, France, thus influencing the choice of the name of "New Rochelle". They are twin cities.
Poet and resident James J. Montague captured the image of New Rochelle in his 1926 poem "Queen City of the Sound".:
"No stern and rock bound coast is here,
But, peaceful and at ease
The quiet sea lies blue and clear
Beside the spreading trees.
Afar from din of marts and mills
A happy people dwell
Among the placid, green clad hills
Of lovely New Rochelle
(. . . .)
When Nature, seeking upon men
To cast a magic spell,
She looked the world around – and then
She fashioned New Rochelle”
— James J. Montague
In 2014, New Rochelle was voted the 13th best city to live in, out of 550 cities, and was the only city in Westchester County on the list (Wikipedia).
New Rochelle is located at the southeastern point of continental New York State. It lies on the Long Island Sound, bordered on the west by Pelham, Pelham Manor and Eastchester, by Scarsdale to the north and east, and Mamaroneck and Larchmont to the east. The city lies 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the New York City border (Pelham Bay Park in The Bronx).
Some of the country's most expensive real estate can be found in New Rochelle. The north end of the city (10804) is ranked in Forbes magazine's list of the '500 most expensive zip-codes' in the country.
Thomas Paine Historical Site – a historical nexus within the city, the site comprises: the country home of the American pamphleteer and Revolutionary War hero Thomas Paine, his burial site, monument, and a museum. Paine's Cottage was built in 1793 and is a National Historic Landmark. The Thomas Paine Memorial Building, built in 1925, houses the library and museum collection of the Thomas Paine National Historical Association. Also on the site is the Brewster Schoolhouse, one of the oldest structural relics in Westchester County.
New Rochelle resident J. Fred Coots wrote Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, one of the biggest best sellers in American musical history.
The classic 70's song American Pie was written by New Rochelle resident Don McLean
In "search of an upscale, posh community", CBS chose New Rochelle as the setting for its science fiction television series Now and Again
In the 1994 film City Slickers II, the main character Mitch Robbins and his wife Barbara live in New Rochelle, having moved there from Manhattan where they lived in the original film, City Slickers
Scenes of the movie Burn After Reading, starring Brad Pitt and George Clooney, were filmed in Sutton Manor
There's so much more about New Rochelle: landmarks, attractions, waterfront, parks and great schools and colleges. You can find it on Wikipedia and by searching the web for famous residents and facts. We hope you enjoy your stay here!