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Charming lakefront cottage. Spectacular sunsets. Near Saratoga Racetrack

People4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
4
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Saratoga Springs - Romantic Lakeside Cottage

3 bedrooms, sleeps 4 comfortably, 1 full bathroom .

Charming cottage nestled on beautiful Saratoga Lake. This unique lakefront cottage is part of the historic Saratoga camp experience. Everything in this quaint cottage brings one back to the days of old when the simple pleasures in life were most enjoyed. The surrounding area boasts many activities. Swim and fish in the lake. Try you luck with the horses at Saratoga Race Track. Enjoy a show at SPAC or take in the Ballet. Yaddo Botanical Gardens for the nature lover. The Malta Drive-in Theatre, Golf, Saratoga Speedway, Lincoln Bath, Museums, Saratoga Spa State Park and Skidmore College are some of the many attractions. And just a short ride to Lake George. Sip a glass of wine, read a book on the dock or just watch a beautiful sunset. It's all here.

No Smoking Please : This Cottage is a smoke free enivironment!

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Bob Gismervik
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2016

About Bob Gismervik

Diane and I live and work on Long Island, New York and are avid sailors, spending most of our summers sailing the Great South Bay. We enjoy swimming, surfing and just about anything to do with the water!

Bob Gismervik purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Bob Gismervik chose Capital Saratoga

While visiting family, we decided to take a ride to Saratoga Springs to get a feel for the area and take a look at a property listed for sale. Intrigued by the old camp stories and the amazing view, we took a leap of faith and bought the property that afternoon! We never looked back.

What makes this cottage unique

Our little cottage is a taste of life as it use to be. If you're coming to Saratoga Springs and want to enjoy being in the great outdoors with a glass of wine in your hand, green grass under your feet and a magnificent sunset, this is a sure thing!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Charming lakefront cottage. Spectacular sunsets. Near Saratoga Racetrack
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
5

UH-MAZZZZZING!!!! LOVED IT!!!

  • 5 of 5

Went with my husband and had a great time. We learned how to fish and I caught my first bass it was amazing!! We went to the town of Saratoga and experienced all of the beautiful little shops and scenery. The horse track was a blast we had so much fun. There is so much to do at the track with live music food stands the atmosphere was the best. I bet on my first horse and won it was so exciting. Did so many water activities from canoeing to kayaking, fishing, went on a pontoon boat, and sail boat, learned how to drive the run about boat, their are bike trails and a drive-in movie theater and on a rainy day the outlets in lake George are only a 20 minute ride away. The town of Balston Spa was gorgeous with tons of little shops and food places and antique shops. Balston spa was modern with a twist of old which made it so lovely. You have to get fresh fruit and pies from the farm stands in town. Their are tons or restaurants or you can bring your own stuff and cook right in the cottage it came fully equip wit ha BBQ and all. The lake house is so very quaint had so much room it was clean quiet and comfortable. The owners are extremely hospitable and take very great care of the place. Their was a beautiful dock to watch the most amazing sunsets from and a fire pit to sit out relax and toast marshmallows. The neighbors are all so friendly and make you feel a part of the small fathom drive community. Cant wait to go back booking my trip right away would love to go during the prime time horse race season and experience that too. BEST VACATION EVER!! and it hardly cost a thing to enjoy so much!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Oceanside
5

Great get away and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

I must say that I was blown away by the scenery ! We came here with two other couples and had such an amazing time. Everything was so clean and kept in order. Tons of activities to do. We brought our fishing pools to go Fishing, rented a boat, brought our canoe to go canoeing. There is even a drive inn movie theatre 15 minutes away. Saratoga Springs is also 15 minutes away. You can check out the races and go shopping. The location of this place is very convenient. You better believe I will be back here next summer. I would recommend this for anyone to go to and do or try.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oceanside
5

AMAZING

  • 5 of 5

I must say that I was blown away by the scenery ! We came here with two other couples and had such an amazing time. Everything was so clean and kept in order. Tons of activities to do. We brought our fishing pools to go Fishing, rented a boat, brought our canoe to go canoeing. There is even a drive inn movie theatre 15 minutes away. Saratoga Springs is also 15 minutes away. You can check out the races and go shopping. The location of this place is very convenient. You better believe I will be back here next summer. I would recommend this for anyone to go to and do or try.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Serenity on the lake...

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were travelling to Saratoga Springs for the baptism of our son. Considering the time of year it was in Saratoga (horse racing season), we were not comfortable with the hotel rates being offered. And since we were also travelling with my parents and grandmother, we wanted an experience that we could all share.

This brought us to the HomeAway website, and fortunately for us, we came upon Bob and Diane's lakefront cottage. It truly was serenity on the lake. The cottage, which is fully furnished and very well appointed, provided us with resting place that was near enough to town to enjoy all that Saratoga Springs has to offer, but also far enough away to not feel crowded in.

We spent many mornings, afternoons, and evenings enjoying coffee on the screened in porch or down by the dock. Napping in the hammock. And just enjoying the overall peace and quiet you feel when you are by the water.

A very heartfelt thanks to Bob and Diane for allowing us to experience a very wonderful treasure. They were a pleasure to deal with during the entire rental process, and everything they said that the cottage offered was spot on. Unfortunately, this experience was so wonderful that they may have sworn us off of hotels all together.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: In these days of hi-tech entertainment, it's good to know that there are other people out there who still enjoy a cup of coffee, on the porch, overlooking a pretty lake, with their family. There is something to be said for life's simple pleasures. We thank you for all your kind words, and so happy we could share our little cottage with you, on such a special occasion! Bob & Diane
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Mount Pleasant
4

Totally Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

The setting for this quaint cottage is perfect. The lake, the views and the sunsets were wonderful. The cottage is very clean and comfortable but would recommend the installation of a small laundry area for weekly guests and perhaps additional ac units in the bedrooms. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and look forward to returning next season. If you go, be sure to spend time in downtown Saratoga...it has real old world charm and great shopping.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Such an amazing weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I went up to this house for a weekend away...wanted to relax, fish, and lounge in the sun! We went from a thursday to a sunday night and it was truly wonderful. We were so sad when we had to leave...the pictures do it justice, but it is so much more beautiful and relaxing to actually be there, enjoying the weather and being outdoors enjoying the lake. Another couple joined us and we cooked all weekend, and all of the necessary appliances were provided. Bob and Diane really have a gorgous piece of property here in Saratoga...and the house is very well kept! There are 3 bedrooms, and each one is definitely big enough for two people to sleep...the location is great. The town was about 8 miles away, as well as SPAC which was only a 10 minute drive at most...it is situated DIRECTLY on the lake and the screened in porch area was magnificent for morning breakfast and relaxing during the sunset...I can't rave enough about it! How can you really go wrong with a small, quaint house on a beautiful lake in a great town? The neighbors were friendly too! I'm really just sad that we had to leave...will definitely return when we can! Felt like we were at home all weekend...what a lovely place!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob and I are so excited! This kind of response is exactly what we were hoping for. The cottage is over 100 years old, very quaint and romantic. We're so lucky to have found the camp and love sharing the experience with others. We would love to have you back!
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Albany
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Doc Brown's Lakeside Tavern
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Saratoga Lake Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Rt87 thruway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Panza Italian restaurant
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saratoga Springs, Capital Saratoga

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£1,111
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saratoga Springs in New York

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • lake
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • These are small rooms with dresser, end table and double beds.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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