The Upstater: Snazzy Columbia County Rentals


    Fridays at 11, the Upstater website brings you a selection of properties within three hours north, and a little bit east or west, of New York City.


    Odd Fellows loft, Germantown, $1,200 per month


    Afraid of commitment? Not sure if you’re ready to ensconce  yourself in the ecstasy/agony of upstate New York home ownership? Never fear: The rentals are here. And aren’t they lovely? You can get a lot for less in Columbia County, so we’re taking a peek this week at some particularly appealing rental properties to whet your whistle. All of them cost less than $2,000 a month. First up is a great loft in Germantown…



    Don’t let the peeling paint and shabby nature of the exterior shot fool you, for the interior is where it’s at. Once upon a time, this loft was an Odd Fellows meeting place, and now it’s been transformed into a three-bedroom apartment of 1,200 square feet located walking distance to Otto’s Market in Germantown. Driving distance from Brooklyn: Two hours, 24 minutes.


    4 Church Avenue, Germantown (Gary DiMauro) GMAP


    29 Broadway, Tivoli, $1,900 per month

    If living without downstairs neighbors to hear your every footstep is more your bag, check out this circa-1822 Colonial in Tivoli. The size is decent (nearly 1,500 square feet), and the brick fireplace in the living room is just lovely. There’s even a second-floor landing that’s large enough to transform into a home office, children’s play room and open study. Driving distance from Brooklyn: two hours, 17 minutes.


    29 Broadway, Tivoli (Gary DiMauro) GMAP


    155 N. Pumpkin Hollow Road, Copake, $1,600 per month

    Need some land to go with your rental property? This midcentury in Copake’s got it — over three acres of it, in fact. It’s a two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,290-square-foot open floor plan that’s close to outdoor recreation (Bish Bash Falls, skiing at Catamount, Copake Lake, etc.), and includes a screened-in porch. Driving distance from Brooklyn: two hours, 35 minutes.


    155 N. Pumpkin Hollow Road, Copake (Gary DiMauro) GMAP

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