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.
Important considerations before making a reservation:
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) If you are staying for more than a week, fresh linens and towels will be provided.
For more pics checkout #chezrivegauche on IG
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.
Here is a more comprehensive list of amenities and features that will be available to you:
Indoor Tub with shower
Sofa bed (in living room)
Television with Netflix
2 rocking chairs
dining table with 6 chairs
outdoor table with 6 chairs (top deck)
2 deck chairs (lower deck)
Linen/room spray made with essential oils.
Pet bed, sheet and towels
Clean organic linens
2 person kayak
Board games and playing cards.