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Waterfront Retreat Center for Health & Wellness

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7 bedrooms, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop

Overview of Waterfront Retreat Center for Health & Wellness

Waterfront Retreat Center for Health & Wellness

4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire home

7 bedrooms6 bathroomsSleeps 20

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
NY, New Rochelle

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNew Roc City7 min drive
  • Popular LocationOrchard Beach12 min drive
  • Popular LocationSands Point Preserve38 min drive
  • AirportNew York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.)43 min drive

Space details

7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps 20
465 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
    1 twin/single bed
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bedroom 3
    1 double bed
Bedroom 4
    1 queen bed
    2 twin/single beds
Bedroom 5
    1 twin/single bed
Bedroom 6
    4 twin/single beds
Bedroom 7
    1 queen bed
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
    Bathtub/shower combo

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Waterfront Retreat Center for Health & Wellness

Waterfront vacation home with kitchen and balcony
COVID-19 GUIDELINES: We are following the New York State guidelines for Re-Opening in Westchester County. Whatever phase they are in for gathering size is what we allow. Please do not contact us to host large weddings on-site. Thank you.


The New Dawn Foundation is a not-for-profit holistic health retreat center located in an historic estate house that offers it's facility for all kinds of retreats including family reunions, non-profit and community gatherings for health and wellness. Our peaceful and tranquil setting on Long Island Sound is perfect for people seeking non-commercial restoration and balance. We are 18 miles from NYC. Please note that we are NOT a boutique hotel, nor do we offer the same amenities and services of a 5 star vacation rental property or a hotel. We screen guests and only rent to groups who meet the criteria of our non-profit mission. Please read this description thoroughly to make sure that this is the right property for you.

HISTORY: This old-world house was built in 1900 at a time when wealthy New Yorkers came to Davenport Neck for summer vacations. For many years the property was a girls boarding school before it was acquired by the Klinghart family where it was used as a retreat center. Upon the death of Mrs. Klinghart it was donated to the Mt. Sinai School of Nursing where nurses and their friends and relatives could come for overnight restoration and reprieve. After the School of Nursing closed the property was sold to Dr. Osborn, a medical doctor in the Bronx where it continued to function as a retreat center. In the year 2000 it became a non-profit health and wellness retreat Center known as The New Dawn Foundation.

EVENTS: Many non-profit, religious and good-will organizations use our facility to run weekend workshops and programs. Please submit your request by including the number of attendees, purpose of event and approximate number of guests.

Highlights of the grounds include a stone sea wall, old stone tea house, portico, wrap-around terraces and gardens. Beautiful sunrise and sunset views over the water.

Highlights of the interior include original Tiffany stained glass windows, wooden & leather paneled dining room, ceramic fireplaces and built-in window seats, not to mention stunning views of Long Island Sound from most of the rooms.

The bedrooms can accommodate a total of 20 people for overnight sleeping in 14 beds. Maximum occupancy for daytime events outdoors is 60, indoors standing up downstairs 40.

Pricing depends on number of people and intended usage.

NOTE: WE DO NOT RENT TO ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 25, or for Spring Breakers, after-prom parties, un-chaperoned college graduation parties, or to any group whose purpose or intent goes against our mission of health and wellness.

Your reservation at our property entitles you for membership in our organization.

Room Descriptions:

GROUND FLOOR: sun room, living room, dining room (seats 12), parlor (seats 6 at table) kitchen (2 sinks, 2 refrigerators, stove, microwave, toaster oven, coffee pot, no dishwasher), grand staircase with Tiffany Angel Window, 1 full bath off kitchen, 1/2 bath off living room.

Second Floor Bedrooms:
Sound View Rooms I & II: 1 Queen in main room, 1 DBL in alcove, full private bath with shower. (sleeps 4) Note that the alcove room is not fully insulated and can be drafty in the winter. A space heater and electric blanket are provided.

Acorn Room: 1 bunk bed, 2 twin beds, shared full bath with the Garden View Room. (sleeps 4)

Garden View Room: Queen size sofa bed and shared bath with Acorn room. (sleeps 2)

Oak Tree I & II: King bed in main room, alcove with twin bed. Private Full bath. (sleeps 3). Note that the alcove room is not fully insulated and can be drafty in the winter. A space heater and electric blanket are provided.

THIRD FLOOR: Two rooms share a bathroom in the hall.
Sunrise Room: 1 full, 2 twins. (sleeps 4)
Sunset Room: 1 Full, 1 twin. (sleeps 3)
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations are furnished with dining tables and kitchen islands. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, desk chairs, and phones. Additionally, rooms include safes and coffee/tea makers.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager


Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Beach sun loungers


  • Massages


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Children's dinnerware


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Kitchen island
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Paper towels
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 7 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 6 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soap
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Living room


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Near laundromat

Work spaces

  • Desk
  • Desk chair


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Safe
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • On the waterfront
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • Near a zoo
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Kayak on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 20
  • Unit size: 5000 sq ft (465 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 28


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events are allowed on site
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock

We should mention

A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Waterfront Historic Estate House Retreats Family Gatherings
Waterfront Historic Estate Retreats Family Gatherings
Waterfront Retreat Center for Health & Wellness New Rochelle
Waterfront Historic Estate House Retreats Family Gatherings
Waterfront Historic Estate House Retreats Family Gatherings
Waterfront Historic Estate House For Retreats Family Gatherings
Waterfront Historic Estate Retreats Family Gatherings
Waterfront Historic Estate House For Retreats Family Gatherings
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About this area

New Rochelle

Located in New Rochelle, this vacation home is near theme parks and on the waterfront. Rye Playland is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Van Cortlandt Park and Bronx Park. Consider Westchester County Center for a night out or Bronx Zoo if you're traveling with kids. Kayaking and windsurfing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with horse riding and cycling nearby.

What's nearby

  • New Roc City - 7 min drive
  • Orchard Beach - 12 min drive
  • Bronx Park - 12 min drive
  • U.S. Merchant Marine Academy - 30 min drive
  • Sands Point Preserve - 38 min drive

Getting around

  • New Rochelle Station - 7 min drive
  • Eastchester - Dyre Av. Station - 8 min drive
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) - 43 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 26 out of 28 reviews
5 - Excellent 93%
Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 28 reviews
4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 28 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 28 reviews
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 28 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%

5/5 Excellent

A wonderful old home
We really enjoyed our stay at this wonderful old victorian home that is right on the water. The grounds were beautiful and the house well maintained (for something that was build in the 1880's). The kitchen was well stocked (although small) but the the dining room and living areas were all spacious and there were plenty of outdoor seating.

5/5 Excellent

Husband's 40th birthday
We had a really wonderful weekend celebrating my husband's 40th at the New Dawn Foundation. The property has so much character, and the grounds are lovely. There was plenty of space to accommodate our family. And everyone had the best time at the "hidden gem" of Westchester. Nancy was very responsive throughout the past several months of planning. The weekend was a great success.

5/5 Excellent

Great time although it rained almost the entire time
My family and friends had amazing time at the property. It was our first real staycation with others after vaccines came out. The property had a wonderful charm. We stayed Memorial Day weekend 2021. Even though it rained most of time, We had so much space at the house that we did not feel confined at all. When it didn’t rain and the tide was low, we were able to explore the rocks and the water while carefully supervising our kids. The grocery store was very close and so were restaurant options. We were able to communicate with Nancy the manager, who is very sweet and kind. We would definitely recommend this property to family and friends

5/5 Excellent

Excellent location overlooking water
Secluded area of New Rochelle with a great view of the water. This was a great place for a small wedding. Although the weather must cooperate for this to be a success as there are no tents allowed due to city ordinance, per the property manager. The weather turned out great, the house was spacious with an antique feel. The many bedrooms were just what we needed for us to get ready for our special day. 5 stars!

5/5 Excellent

Incredible house with the most gorgeous water views!
We could not be happier with our decision to book this property for our family retreat. Leading up to our stay, Nancy was so responsive and helpful in answering our questions and provided us all the info we needed about the property to prepare us for our visit. The house itself is incredibly spacious and more than comfortably accommodated the 12 of us. We really loved that fact that there was enough space for all of us to sit and enjoy our meals together in the massive living room. But what we enjoyed most about the property was the outdoor space. Being just a few steps away from breathtaking views of the Long Island Sound was truly special. This was the perfect place for our family retreat and we will definitely be booking again in the future!