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.

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!

Great host, nice view and beautiful place.

Tenesha (review from Airbnb)
4star rating
April 10, 2020
Great host, nice view and beautiful place.

April (review from Airbnb)
3star rating
December 20, 2020
The check-in experience was very easy, but the AirBnB was not what i expected. The pictures showed a washer and there wasn’t one. It also made it seem as if there were more towels and other amenities, but there was not. Overall, the AirBnB was nic...

Very good

John (review from Booking)
4star rating
October 11, 2021
The loud guy upstairs at all hours of the day.

Emory (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
May 20, 2021
Perfect location, great host!!! Not one single problem I’ll definitely be booking with these guys again.

Saintclair (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
September 5, 2022
This was a great place very centrally located to the downtown area. I was here for a conference at the Marriott and it didn’t take to long to get to by Uber. Though Uber can be expensive. There were many restaurants and good stores right down the ...

We had a fantastic stay at Ryan’s place. The location…

Nahid (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
October 20, 2019
We had a fantastic stay at Ryan's place. The location was very convenient. Close to downtown and tourist spots like Georgia Aquarium and CocaCola museum. The whole experience, including communication, check-in, and check-out was very smooth. The a...

Great host great locatio

Antonio (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
May 22, 2021
Great host great locatio

Apartment just as pictured. Very clean and easy check in….

Mariamma (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
September 11, 2022
Apartment just as pictured. Very clean and easy check in. Great host

Adrian (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
November 17, 2021

Jawhara (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
July 5, 2021
If you’re reading this review I absolutely recommend u to go ahead and book.We had a great stay at this property. Ryan provided all the information that we need as soon as we made our booking, this is by far the easiest most convenient Airbnb che...

Literally a great place to stay perfect location and they…

Asia (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
December 9, 2022
Literally a great place to stay perfect location and they were great with communication and checking in. I will give this place a 10 out of 10.

Great location, and Ryan is super responsive. Love the patio!

Chris (review from Airbnb)
4star rating
February 4, 2019
Great location, and Ryan is super responsive. Love the patio!

See What Our Guests Are Saying!
Gary (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
August 25, 2020
Thanks Ryan, the place was great! I highly recommend ☺️

Un apartamento muy lindo, bien ubicado y muy confortable. EXCELENTE!!!!

Juan José (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
February 14, 2019
Un apartamento muy lindo, bien ubicado y muy confortable. EXCELENTE!!!!

Katelyn (review from Airbnb)
3star rating
February 21, 2021
Location was perfect and the place was very visually appealing. The bed/pillows were very hard and we had to go buy pillows to sleep on so our necks wouldn’t be wrecked. The other issue we had was with the heating unit. It’s very loud to the point...

Bri (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
April 10, 2021
Ryan’s place is beautiful! The location is close to everything within walking distance. The air bnb itself is very clean with all the amenities you need. Ryan responded quick within minutes when I had questions! On the other hand the parking is a ...

Kirstan (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
March 7, 2021
This is a great place to stay, I’ll be staying every time I visit.

The room was just as described. It was very comfortable…

James (review from Airbnb)
4star rating
March 10, 2022
The room was just as described. It was very comfortable and just spacious enough for me and my friend.The view from the windows was equally pleasing. Location-wise it was great for downtown activities and is very close to train station if you want...

This is a really cool space. It is in the…

Joshua (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
July 6, 2021
This is a really cool space. It is in the heart of downtown so there is a lot going but it is very convenient to restaurants and highways. Awesome view from the screened in balcony which is pretty unique. Hosts were very responsive for any questio...

Daniel (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
April 24, 2022
Great spot for night life and food. Clean simplistic apartment great for a couple or single stay.

Daniela (review from Airbnb)
4star rating
December 17, 2020
Great place to stay to just get away.

Ricardo (review from Airbnb)
4star rating
January 17, 2022
Great central place in Midtown. This is an apartment with standard finishings. As this is on the second floor above a bar/lounge, it is pretty loud and the apartment floors shake a little bit. If noise/loudness is a big deal for you, I would recom...

Michael (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
January 8, 2021
Fantastic place!!!! Creatives should stay here when wanting to focus and work!

Gibran (review from Airbnb)
3star rating
December 14, 2020
Perfect place for anyone who likes to walk to the park and go out to bars.


StayATL is a full service property management and vacation rental management company with a focus on flexible living. Our seasoned property management team handles all aspects of the business including, but not limited to, bookkeeping, design, preventative and emergency maintenance, light renovations and guest communication. Our property management service fees start as low as 10%.

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