Guest House Dutchess County, United States

11 reviews11

Housekeeping at a Five Star AirBnB Retreat Center

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Connect with nature
8 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
6 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Night Shift
Help with night shift tasks and create a relaxing environment for guests.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Fast Internet Access
High-speed internet for you to work remotely
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
8 weeks

The Experience

We need someone who is fastidious, paying close attention to detail, and loves to keep a place sparkling for all our guests! We believe in making the spaces better than you found them - in all cases and all ways! This is a very important position, and you won't be alone. A sense of urgency, efficiency, and purpose are important. You will be working in primarily housekeeping position, but there are additional opportunities here too.

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  • Intermediate English or Beginner Spanish
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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11 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks


Guest House


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 8 Get in touch with nature
  • 6 Meeting international travelers
  • 5 Developing social awareness
  • 5 Meeting locals
  • 5 Practicing English
  • 4 Immersing in the local culture

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 2 2. Zero hunger
  • 2 10. Reduced inequalities
  • 2 12. Responsible consumption and production

United States


My time at the guest house was fulfilling! I was opened up to new foods and great conversations with people whom I share interests with. During my down time I read or explored various local spots. Working hours are flexible and most of the work consists of keeping the house clean and managed. Susan has a wealth of knowledge about sustainability, psychology, and cooking. The household has different characters who equally bring personality. I hope to come back in the future for more :D

18 days ago



Recommended experience, excellent host.

about 2 months ago



Nestled amidst the serene landscapes of Poughkeepsie, the guest house stands as a tranquil haven for the self-driven souls seeking a unique retreat. However, before embarking on your journey to this picturesque sanctuary, be prepared to embrace solitude and self-reliance, for this oasis caters to those who are willing to chart their own course. Transportation to the guest house proves to be a tale of independence from the very start. With no public transit in sight, the only companions on your journey will be UBER or Lyft.

18 days ago



It was an amazing experience. I found a safe place where people are good, willing to learn and improve the quality of life in the community. I liked the neighborhood and I enjoyed exploring the nature of the surrounding area. This trip has changed my life in a positive way and I wish the best to the people who will help grow this place in the future.

2 months ago



The house is an airBnB op a small road in a foresty area of poughkeepsie. Its very pretty but not greatly lit. Susan gives you the change to develop or do something with your own skills. Theres usually food in the house and you share a space for sleeping but have things between for privacy. Since this is an airBnB there are some housekeeping tasks to do which i probably read over so it took me by surprise the first day. But the people are really kind and interesting and its a nice location to get peace of mind. So it was a good time

5 months ago

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