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About Gaby Darbyshire
I'm a Brit who moved to the States in 1999 and never left, although I spend a fair amount of time in Europe still. I work in the media industry.
Gaby Darbyshire purchased this House in 2015
Why Gaby Darbyshire chose Putnam Valley
I've been coming to Lake Oscawana with friends for years, and was looking for a house up here for at least 5 years. They don't come up too often, so when I heard that Cayuga Road was for sale, I dropped everything and ran up to see it before it went on the market. I fell in love with it, and put in an offer immediately after seeing it. The house has an incredibly good vibe, so says everyone who comes to stay. It is just a lovely, happy house. Apparently Babe Ruth used to get his hair cut in the front bedroom of the house, which in the 1920s was the barber's place.
What makes this House unique
The views are stunning: it looks across the water to a nature reserve. It's a lovely community, and Cold Spring, which is charming, is a mere 16 minutes away. Amazing hiking, access to the Hudson River, and fun on the lake: what's not to love? Oh, and the claw foot tub in the stone bathroom? That's my favourite room in the house! ;-)
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Additional cleaning fee $250
Minimum age of primary renter:35
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Putnam Valley Sanctuary
Our hostess Gabrielle was gracious & tentive to Our needs The entire property is amazing...acres & acres of lush green marshland & forest.The lake was so much fun to swim in.The house has kayaks & paddle board for our use.The entire house was spacious with bathrms for each bedrm.The property was sunny & bright each day.The well designed kitchen is a chef's paradise !!.All in all we were quite satisfied with the layout.If we needed assistance Gaby was a phone call away.We extended our stay it was so lovely.....I highly recommend this location for peace...solitude and just to gather with loved ones.A place one will never forget !!....Kudo's to Gaby....We thank you & shall return one day ... Best
Quiet lake-front retreat
Everyone enjoyed their stay. The property has lovely views of the lake and is a well-maintained and comfortable retreat. The interiors are warm and welcoming and Gaby is a lovely host.
Lovely spot to gather with friends
We all really enjoyed our stay. What a wonderful view of such a serene spot.
Thanks. Nancy! Glad you enjoyed your trip. Best wishes for the holidays. Gaby
We had a wonderful stay at this lake front property.
This property is a perfect place to stay to enjoy the lake, West Point and a visiting New York City. We used the north Hudson train to visit the city which the terminal at Garrison is a short drive. Our primary purpose for the visit was to visit our Cadet at West Point for BEAST march back and A day. The location is less than a forty minute drive to West Point Gate and it provided a great place for our Cadet to rest, paddle board on the lake and enjoy some home cooked meals. The kitchen was fully stocked and the view from the deck and living room is beautiful.
Thanks, Robert - I am so glad you had a good trip.
Magical spot in a beautiful area.
We had a wonderful time at this lovely and stylish home on Lake Oscawana. We were here for a wedding at the Garrison but especially loved the proximity to places like Manitoga and Constitution Island and Marsh , which was a fun and beautiful hike for us and the kids.
Sincerely hope to make it back to this area some day and would definitely stay here, given the chance.
Thanks, Rob. So glad you had a good time. Happy summer to you all! Gaby
Great house, unbeatable location. Living area had panoramic views of the lake which was beautiful throughout the day. Plenty of sleeping options and well equipped kitchen. Paddleboards and kayak were a great add -on. Will definately be back!
Thanks, Tony! So glad you had a good trip. Thanks for all the tips and feedback. Best for the rest of the summer. Gaby