We spent three nights at the Villa at Saugerties. The property is impeccably designed and the owners, Amanda and Joe, are warm and make you feel at home. The room we stayed in had a beautiful patio where we sat with our morning coffee or relaxed after a day of hiking and town hoping in the area. They have a delicious brunch prepared for you each morning and a dinner on Saturday night. This gave us ample opportunity to explore food in the area, but made the trip so much more relaxing to know we could sleep in and have yummy meal each morning. We can't wait to return!
Our stay could not have gone any better. 10 out of 10 for this BEAUTIFUL spot. The villa itself and room we stayed in was incredible. The outdoor areas are also fantastic. Can’t wait to stay there again!
Triple 5 stars!
Like virtually everyone, we were hesitant to leave the safety of our home in the midst of Covid, but also desperate for a change of scenery. I actually stumbled on The Villa at Saugerties through random searching online, and was immediately intrigued. My husband and I spent 5 days there in August, and booked a return trip in October before we even departed!
The Villa is beautiful — exquisitely landscaped and clearly nurtured with a lot of love from the owners, Joe and Amanda (who could not be more lovely and welcoming). The rooms are beautifully furnished, w comfortable bedding, large bathrooms, extra amenities — what you would expect in a luxury setting. But importantly for these times, we felt incredibly safe and comfortable throughout our visit. With just 4 guest rooms, there is more than enough room to socially distance, while also enjoying the company of other guests each morning for a 5 star breakfast prepared by Joe, as well as dinner with the other guests on Saturday night, an extra treat also prepared by Joe. The Villa also has a beautifully landscaped pool area (we spent lots of time getting gardening tips from Amanda!) where social distancing was also not a problem. We loved the area, and traveled to different towns each day we were there and tried different restaurants each night. Even outdoor dining in the area — which we are hesitant to do at home — felt safe and secure, with more than 6 ft between tables everywhere we went, and all servers in masks.
We can’t wait for our return visit, and while I am so grateful for the gracious, friendly and warm hospitality Amanda and Joe offered in the midst of a pandemic, I look forward to visiting mask-free one day!
We had an AMAZING 2 days at the Villa. The architecture, interior design, and attention to detail of the villa speak for itself and are all absolutely beautiful. What makes this place so special are the personal touches from Amanda and Joe that render such a unique and personal experience. We really enjoyed hearing their inspiration for the villa and they truly achieved their vision. We LOVED Joe's breakfasts so much, it was one of our favorite parts of the weekend. Amanda had wonderful recommendations after getting to know us over a glass of wine when we first got there. We came away with great memories over sharing coffee, drinks, and breakfasts. We only wish that next time we can join for a dinner at the Barn on Saturday night. We had a lovely fall weekend including touring historical sites, an awesome hike at Huckleberry Point, and taking in all the villa has to offer including the outdoor patio, nonpareil chocolates in the room, and playing scrabble while enjoying wine in the living room! Our room was cozy, clean, and we loved hanging by the fireplace at night. Amanda and Joe are such welcoming, sincere, and gracious hosts that made our stay so special. We have already recommended the Villa to many people and plan to return in the near future :)
Thank you Joe and Amanda for all your hard work creating a truly beautiful villa. Our room had a king bead with exquisite bedding, a gorgeous deluxe bathroom and private walk out patio. The minute you walk in, you start to see all the artesian crafted fine details, too many to list but, the Venetian walls are stunning. The outdoor grounds are just as amazing and lush. Joe prepares a delicious breakfast fresh from local suppliers and shared by all the guests. We had a great time. I never wanted to leave.