Our spacious, remodeled Victorian is close to the track and downtown and features a secret garden pool area, wet bar with wine/beer chiller, large lawn for entertaining, steam shower, and soaking tub!
The house is located on a quiet street within a short walk to downtown and is tastefully furnished. Saratoga Springs has many attractions including: fine restaurants, lively bars, diverse shopping, relaxing parks, dancing, museums, or just people watching - all within an 8 to 10 minute walk. So, you won't need to fight for parking. You can walk to anything you'd need: three different grocery stores, banks, restaurants, movie theater, and three coffee shops! The house was built in 1887, but has been renovated and includes modern amenities - but we kept the clawfoot tub!
The kitchen features new stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher, microwave, and coffee maker. The dining room features a wet bar with beer/wine chiller. The house has a great glass porch, perfect for the morning coffee, and a front open porch. The living room has a wifi TV and grand piano.
We have four bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Both full bathrooms have a tub and shower stall. The master bathroom has a steam shower and a deep soaking tub. There is a whole-house Sonos music system for your use.
Master Bedroom: queen bed, flat screen wifi TV, walk-in closet, and full bathroom.
Bedroom 2: Full size bed, walk-in closet
Bedroom 3: Full size bed, walk-in closet
Bedroom 4: Queen size bed
The air-conditioned third floor has a full-size futon bed and large flat-screen wifi TV. If you're traveling with kids, the third floor is a great playroom for little ones with playstands, scarves, toys, and games.
We have air conditioning throughout the house. There is off-street parking for two vehicles. Washer and dryer included.
The pool area:
Ahh the pool area...Tucked away in the back of the property is our private pool area. The pool (with solar heater) has a color changing light which is fun to use at night. The area also features romantic lighting and plenty of comfortable lounge chairs and tables for dining. This is the spot during the you're not at the track or downtown...
Our guests enjoy complete access to the house and exclusive use of the pool area.
We are happy to assist with travel plans and are generally available to meet guests upon arrival. But, we provide the door codes in advance so you can feel free to arrive on your own schedule. Our family travels quite often and we're well aware that upon arrival you just want to get settled in and begin unwinding! Naturally, we are available 24 hours a day to resolve any issues that may come up. We don't anticipate anything requiring attention, but unexpected things do happen and we're happy to be there promptly to resolve anything. We're so pleased that you're considering staying in our home and can guarantee that you'll have a great stay!
The house is located in the historic district of Saratoga Springs. Most of the houses date from 1870 to 1920. There are so many architectural styles in this neighborhood, including many excellent examples of Victorian homes, that you'll want to plan an hour just to wander around. The neighborhood is very quiet and features tree-lined streets with 19th century brick sidewalks. Many homes feature lovely gardens and the residents are friendly and welcoming - so be prepared to be greeted!
The house is a pleasant 8 to 10 minute walk (approx 3/4 mile) to Broadway, which is the main street running through downtown. In addition to the many great restaurants and bars within a short walk, you'll also find three grocery stores (Price Chopper, Fresh Market, and Four Seasons Natural Foods), Bow Tie cinema, historic Congress Park, Ben and Jerry's, many shops, farmer's market (on Wed afternoon 3pm to 6pm and Sat 9am to 1pm during the summer), one of the best liquor stores in the country (Purdy's), and a great beverage store, EBI. There is also a local fish market one block away and the Spring Street Deli, Little India, and the Brook Tavern all within 5 to 6 blocks. With all of this within a short walk, feel free to park in the driveway and forget the car during your stay!
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We're happy that you're considering staying in our house. We're confident that you've made the right choice and that your stay will be fun and relaxing.