Kitchen with complimentary coffee, tea and comestibles.Wood burning fireplace!
Pool House on School House
5 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
5 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
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Children
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Two bedroom house in rural Columbia County. Wood burning fireplace. Full kitchen. Complimentary coffee, tea, breakfast and snacks. Large patio with charcoal grill. Bucolic surroundings: woods and spring-fed ponds. Striking autumn foliage. Diverse wildlife and dark skies for stargazing. Private and quiet. Thirty minutes from Hudson. Five minutes from Kinderhook and Valatie. No pets. No smoking. Not appropriate for infants or toddlers. Pool is closed for the season.

The space

The Pool House on School House is nestled amidst woods and fields on a dead-end road in rural Columbia County. We are a short drive from historic Hudson and a mere five minutes from Kinderhook and Valatie. Decor is spare and rustic. Kitchen and bathrooms are modern and well appointed. Spacious rain shower and separate soaking tub. Large in-ground swimming pool (in season) and patio for dining and lounging. Charcoal grill. Complimentary beverages and comestibles. Our quiet, isolated setting is also perfect for leaf-peeping, stargazing and viewing wildlife.

Guest access

The full two stories of the house, the patio, and the pool are exclusively available to guests. Guests are also welcome to enjoy a stroll around our "Frogwater" pond and relax in the gazebo. The grounds are perfect for birdwatching and stargazing. Though we are surrounded by beautiful woods, they are private and not accessible to guests. Small daytime or evening events are sometimes accommodated, please inquire with details before booking.

The basement of the pool house is unfinished and private, though it is generally unoccupied unless there is laundry to be done or the pool is being serviced.

Interaction with guests

Check in after 3pm. Late arrivals can usually be accommodated with advance notice. Please notify of any delays or special requests. You'll be met at the door, given a key and a brief tour. Additionally, I will be available by phone during waking hours to assist with whatever I can. Check out is at 12pm.

Other things to note

The pool is open May through September, but the house is available all year! Please advise of any dietary preferences if you plan to partake of the breakfast items in the kitchen. There is no television or air-conditioning. There are no curtains on the second floor. Wireless internet is available throughout the house.


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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch

Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
Essentials
Shampoo

Prices
Extra people $70 NZD / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit $282 NZD
Weekend Price $352 NZD / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

No hunting, fishing or foraging on the property. No smoking. No pets. Not suitable or safe for young children. Not wheelchair accessible. Small, quiet events may be possible (under 20 people, daytime events only), please inquire with details before booking.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

53 Reviews

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Kelvin User Profile
September 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at Marianne's pool house, as well as our interactions with her. She was exceptionally responsive to all of our inquiries about the home and the area. And the house was as lovely as it was comfortable. In addition, we found it to be extremely neat and tidy. Conveniently, everything had its proper place, and everything we needed was at hand. We very much look forward to coming back.

Zach User Profile
September 2017
Great place for a relaxing couples weekend. Beautiful and private setting - the pool house is perfect for a quiet and relaxing weekend soaking up the sun and reading pages. Lots of activities nearby and Hudson is a super small town.

Frederik User Profile
August 2017
Came here for the second time with friends and it definitely won't be our last. We absolutely love Marianne's place. The pool is great, the house itself is very clean and has a fantastic stocked kitchen and the host is very responsive and friendly. Highly recommend!

Kim User Profile
August 2017
Spacious house in the Hudson Valley. I stayed with my friend, but it would also be great for a family or two couples. Well stocked with kitchen!

Ana User Profile
August 2017
The pictures do no justice; The house absolutely beautiful. The house was clean; scene was beautiful, host was very accommodating and responsive. Highly, highly recommend this place. The place was well stocked with practical items and the snacks/breakfast choices were excellent. I plan on returning soon!

Judith User Profile
August 2017
Marianne is an incredibly responsive and kind host. She gives the guests all the privacy they could ask for and is also available to answer questions quickly. Staying at Marianne’s poolhouse was just the kind of vacation I needed. It is calm and scenic. The kitchen has everything you need to make delicious meals plus Marianne stocks it will both essentials and goodies so you don’t have to go shopping the day you arrive. The poolhouse has beautiful vistas over farmland and her pond. In addition to swimming in the pool, I was able to ride my bike for miles amidst rolling hills, cornfields, and small towns. I will definitely come back to Poolhouse on Schoolhouse, even when it’s too cold to swim.

Gigi User Profile
August 2017
The trip got off to a rocky start when Marianne came over and was pretty combative about my husband smoking a cigar outside by the grill while cooking. It was a bit hard to feel relaxed in the home after this. That being said, it was a very scenic view and nice pool area.
Marianne User ProfileMarianne is a superhost.
Response from Marianne:
The listing clearly states "no smoking". I arrived at the house to deliver insect repellant, per Gigi's request, and found the front door wide open and cigar smoke pouring out. This after she arrived with more guests than she'd booked. It may be fair to describe my reaction as "combative", but Gigi was incredibly indignant about her husband's right to smoke in my home. When I relayed my experience to Airbnb, they suggested that my only recourse was to film the guests smoking, which I declined to do. It was an awful experience.
August 2017

Stuyvesant, New York, United StatesJoined in February 2015
Marianne User ProfileMarianne is a superhost.

I'm a mom, originally from Iowa, trying to make a home in the Hudson Valley. I run a fledgling farm and farmers' market, am a certified massage therapist and health educator, and parent a gregarious ten-year-old when he lets me. I have traveled throughout the States, Australia, and Europe and dream of future adventures in Peru and Bolivia. Our little Pool House affords us a life in this burgeoning upstate community, and for that I am grateful. I hope that our guests enjoy a glimpse into our quiet, pastoral existence (but with a fabulous pool!).

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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