About Us

Ray and Vanessa
Ray and Vanessa

Our goal is to partner with homeowners to generate passive income.

We are also passionate about creating local jobs and driving visitors to small businesses, makers and farms.

Three years ago, we took a leap. Going from a cramped apartment on Smith Street in Brooklyn to a 2,400 square foot home in the Hudson Valley was exciting! Finally having the rooms we dreamed to decorate, countertops to cook on and living space to host our friends and family was fantastic. But, it was also overwhelming. All of that space was WAY more than we needed.

For years we travelled using Airbnb’s for work and pleasure. And then we thought… could we do that? Short-term renting–whether on Airbnb, VRBO or a slew of other sites–made perfect sense for us.

We took a small apartment connected to our home and renovated it. We invested in high-end finishes that made the small space still feel luxurious. Yes, we were nervous at first. Would anyone book? Would guests like the space? And more importantly, do people really want to stay in our one stop light, hippy town of Rosendale?

We quickly learned the answers to these questions. Yes, they would. Yes, they did. And, YES, they love Rosendale!

We received our first booking within 45 minutes and lots of bookings soon after. Then, we had some more questions. Who was going to clean the space between reservations while we were busy traveling for our real jobs? Were we pricing it correctly? And, is there an app we can just download to answer guest messages about how to start a fire at 1am while we’re traveling around Italian wine country?!

Fast forward to 2018 and we took another leap. We founded Home Sweet Hudson with the goal of helping other homeowners to manage their homes as short term rental properties. We strive to generate income for folks just like us–freeing them of the time and energy it takes to make it all happen. From housekeeping to pricing strategies and 24/7 guest support–we’re your on-the-ground, local team of hospitality experts and we look forward to hearing from you.

Since then, we’ve curated a portfolio of luxury properties that meet the wants and needs of a very specific target consumer. We specialize in homes with a story and properties that offer unique ways for guests to experience the best of the Hudson Valley.


Who Are We?

Ray is a New Paltz native with a background in new business development and digital advertising. He has worked with various media companies in Miami and NYC for more than ten years. In his free time, Ray trains Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and teaches beginner classes at Fighting Spirit Karate in Gardiner, NY.

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Vanessa is a Brooklyn-born, Hudson Valley transplant. She spent ten years working in communications and marketing for international wine importers and wine and spirit brands. Vanessa spends her free time in the kitchen trying new recipes and exploring new restaurants across the Hudson Valley.

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See What Our Guests Are Saying!

Parking was not the best but the Host recommended the…

Micharn (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
May 8, 2022
Parking was not the best but the Host recommended the garage and it was the best option.

Love this condo it had perfect touched to make it…

Briana (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
March 6, 2021
Love this condo it had perfect touched to make it feel homie i highly recommend

David (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
August 11, 2020
Great location and decorated very well.

Tyler (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
August 27, 2020
It was a nice place, had everything I needed

Loved it!

Reese (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
December 16, 2022
Loved it!

Mavin (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
June 29, 2020
This is a great stay. On top of the place being very clean and having tasteful decor, it is in close proximity to many good spots in ATL.

I'Munique (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
February 1, 2021
Ryan’s place was really nice! It was in a great location close to a lot of things. The check in information provided was very detailed which made it a very convenient. The only warning I would give with the location is the foot traffic outside due...

Nina was a great host. Very responsive and helpful. The…

Catalina (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
January 25, 2020
Nina was a great host. Very responsive and helpful. The place was very nice. Location was very convenient. I would recommend this place.

Midtown

Joseph W. (review from Vrbo)
5star rating
September 28, 2021
Great Location and features for an ATL weekend. Go to 10th Piedmont and ask for Monte'

Stefanie (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
January 1, 2022
Beautiful place to stay! Hosts are very responsive and helpful. Space was clean and updated, comes with what you will need for your stay. Close to coffee shops, dining and so much more!

Stayed for 2 days to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday before…

Akeyla (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
December 24, 2022
Stayed for 2 days to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday before driving back to Nashville for family time. Needless to say we loved it and it was a great experience with everything we hoped for! We will definitely be back.

Had an amazing trip to Atlanta. The airbnb was exactly…

Suzanne (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
March 8, 2023
Had an amazing trip to Atlanta. The airbnb was exactly as advertised and pictured. Everything was very clean and the building is secure. We specifically enjoyed interacting with the staff during check in and in passing. Thelma and Anthony were ver...

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Letonio (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
November 8, 2020
My stay was Awesome and Amazing......Thanks Ryan.

Jermel (review from Airbnb)
3star rating
February 29, 2020
The layout of Ryan's place was definitely better than I expected. It was very clean and I felt very comfortable when inside my unit. Ryan also provided a little snuggle blanket on the bed which I loved. The unit is dang near the center of midtown ...

The place was great walking distance to local aquarium and…

Kathryn (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
January 19, 2021
The place was great walking distance to local aquarium and museum's. The place was a great home away from home for a weekend get away. Access was fast and easy.

Great location and clean. An older building but units were…

Brad (review from Airbnb)
4star rating
March 5, 2022
Great location and clean. An older building but units were modernized nicely and property was safe. We were able to get anywhere quickly, whether walking, MARTA or Lyft. Lots of restaurants within walking distance. Great bar options from brew pubs...

Great location

Beth (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
June 8, 2023
Great location

Kevin (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
November 30, 2019
Location location location! This place was perfect. Very modern and clean. Fast internet and near everything.

Ryan is an excellent host! I have stayed at two…

Anna (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
November 4, 2018
Ryan is an excellent host! I have stayed at two of his properties in Peachtree Towers in Atlanta and both were very clean and decorated very stylishly. He is very quick to respond to any messages/questions. He has made both of my experiences with...

Daniel (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
March 14, 2021
Ryan provides an excellent space for all. Quaint, but efficient. The bed is super comfy and the location is in the heart of Midtown. Plenty of things to do!

Sherilyn (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
October 26, 2022
Great location and communication!

Alexandra (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
March 19, 2021
This place was conveniently located with street parking. It’s right in the middle of midtown so there are plenty of food and entertainment options around. Clean, stylish space and good communication.

Cassidy (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
June 11, 2022
Amazing place too stay would definitely recommend booking this place if you visiting Atlanta…

Ryan is a spectacular host!! He was very responsive, flexible,…

Haley (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
June 20, 2019
Ryan is a spectacular host!! He was very responsive, flexible, and accommodating. The was comfortable, clean, and the view from the balcony is one of the best in the city. Thank you for a great experience and stay!

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