Rosalie’This picture of my wife Wendy and I was taken over 20 years ago … but who’s counting? It’s a picture taken at the time that we first knew we wanted to retire to the New Paltz/Gardiner area. I had climbed the Gunks in High School and College … and spent the summers in the Catskills when I was growing up. Wendy fell in love with the area the first time we vacationed there during our medical training in NYC.

In 2000, as we were preparing to have twins, we moved to Texas to be nearer to Wendy’s family. In Texas, the dream persisted for over 20 years to first raise our twins, and then find a place in the Mid-Hudson Valley. In September of 2019, we found the house of our dreams … and although we weren’t ready to retire, we knew it was THE house we had been searching for all these years. It has the most pristine, unobstructed views of the entire Shawangunk Ridge you could ever hope for.

But … we are in Texas till our twins finish college … and retirement is a ways off. So, we decided to share our home with others. It started as an Airbnb several months before we bought the house, and we have continued that … now with myself hosting, and a lovely new co-host in New Paltz … Rosalie Geminiano … and a 24/7 caretaker of all things physical plant … Rosalie’s husband Horacio. We four are committed to making your experience special.

Avrim Fishkind / Wendy Hawkins    Houston, Texas 8/2022