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Victorian charm and comfort only 2 Blocks from the Track & Downtown

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths

VICTORIAN BEAUTY & COMFORT ONLY 2 BLOCKS FROM THE TRACK & DOWNTOWN

Central air conditioning! Our home rents for $4,500 weekly during the track season.

We are open to rental periods less than a week in length though we have a minimum rental fee of $2,500 year round for any period that includes all or part of a weekend.

Our 125 year old home is located in a quiet, desirable, historic neighborhood just a 2 block stroll to the Saratoga Racecourse or the city's lively downtown full of unique shops, a wide variety of restaurants, live music, art and history.

Located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, Saratoga Springs is a year round destination. In addition to the 6 week Racecourse season where some of the finest thoroughbred racing has been taking place for 150 years. we also enjoy many museums, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Skidmore College, wonderful theater & music and an abundance of outdoor activities.

We have been renting and exchanging our home for over 25 years. Since we are vacation renters ourselves we know what makes vacationers happy. Our kitchen is well appointed, the beds are comfortable,the linens ample,nice furniture and attention to detail throughout our home. You'll enjoy our classic Saratoga porch for cocktails and the screened in porch for summer dining.

A short drive will have you in 'the Queen of Lakes', Lake George, or stay in town and make an evening of it by attending the Jazz Fest, NYC Ballet, Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra a rock concert or an evening at the oldest coffeehouse in the U.S., Caffe Lena.The community supports many artists who love to share their work with visitors in a wonderful variety of venues.

The drive from the south to Saratoga Springs through the historic Hudson River Valley is a treat not to be missed. A designated National Heritage area, the Hudson is one of America's 14 great rivers. The area enjoys world class arts and cultural attractions including lighthouses, mansions, museums, performing arts centers, waterfalls, president's and artists homes and numerous historic houses.

Hiking & watersports are within easy reach of our home as are day trips to Lake Placid or other Adirondack attractions though we think you won't want to leave. Should you wish to stay here as 'home base' we are only 3 hrs. from Montreal, New York City & Boston.

Upcoming Events/dates to remember:

Thoroughbred Racing at Saratoga Racecourse: Opening day July 18, 2014

Last day of the meet: September 1, 2014

Traver's Festival Week August 17-24, 2014

Traver's Day: August 23 ,2014

Saratoga Performing Arts Center:

New York City Ballet season runs July 9 through 13, 2014

Other ballet Co.'s July 14-25, 2014

53rd Annual Summer Opera Festival runs June 13 -June 29, 2014

Philadelphia Orchestra season runs Aug.6-23-, 2014

Bolshoi Ballet Aug.29-31

There are many Live Nation concerts also!

55nd Annual Capital Fund/St. Clements Horse Show: April 30- May 4 and May 7-11, 2014

New York State Championship Regatta May 10 & 11, 2014

Skidmore College Commencement May 17, 2014

Dressage: May 23-25, 2014

Saratoga Arts Fest:June 11-15 ,2014

Jazz Fest: June 28-29 , 2014

Skidmore Classic Horse Shows June 10-15 and June 18-22,2014

Saratoga Polo: July 11-Aug. 31 , 2014

Saratoga Shakespeare Co.: July 15-27, 2014

Chamber Music Festival: Aug. 11-26, 2014

Fasig-Tipton Yearling Sales: Aug. 4-5 and Aug. 9-10, 2014

Saratoga Wine & Food & Ferrari Festival:Sept.5-7,2014

38th Annual Adirondack Balloon Festival Sept. 18-21, 2014

Head of the Fish Regatta: October 25&26, 2014

Too many events to list them all!!

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More Details

Owner
Linda
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Linda

Linda and Russ have had a variety of careers and are currently focusing on some different projects. Russ has shelved his Landscape Architectural practice to pursue music and his unusual style of sculpture while gnawing his way through our local library. Lin is engaged in fundraising,slow food, local theater and politics and an eclectic mix of activity including finding new ways to meet interesting people like renting via vrbo!

Linda purchased this house in 1985

Why Linda chose Capital, Saratoga

We have lived in our year round home in Saratoga Springs for 29

years. We were immediately attracted to the location and style of this house and it has served us well. We are fortunate to live in such a fun and desirable destination and continue to enjoy all Saratoga has to offer both residents and visitors alike.

What makes this house unique

Aside from the spacious and comfortable space our home has to offer the number one feature is probably its location. One can walk and ride bikes everywhere. We are literally a 5 minute walk to the most popular sites in town yet still enjoy a quiet friendly neighborhood with wonderful restaurants, shopping, cultural venues, Skidmore College and of course the tracks and horse show arenas. Walk down the street in the morning with your cup of coffee to watch the horses train, play all day and go see a concert or Ballet at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center at night. You won't be able to see and do it all which is one of the reasons visitors tend to return to Saratoga again and again. We're happy to point you in the right direction as there are activities to suit all tastes and we know where to find them. We are also experienced home exchangers should you wish to explore that avenue with us, it's a wonderful way to travel.

Amenities

Saratoga Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , original claw foot tub and shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , First floor half bath and laundry
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , New walk-in Carrera marble shower, granite topped vanity
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Large Master suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • NEW!! top of the line Sealy pillowtop King size bed in master suite, Good quality queen beds in every other bedroom, Pack & play available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
In home massage and personal chef upon request

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Victorian charm and comfort only 2 Blocks from the Track & Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Tampa, FL USA
5

Location, Charm & Spotless

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying here – we hope to come back for a 3rd visit. Could have stayed for a month!! It was 2 couples and 2 single folks, up for a college reunion – having the 4 bedrooms was great. The house was spotless upon our arrival. The location is superb with many great shops, markets and restaurants in close walking distance – if you like Indian food, there is a great place right around the corner. There is easy on-street parking – it was never an issue for us. There is a strong Wi-Fi which worked great, and a wonderful porch. The kitchen is the ‘hub’ of the house and if you like to cook, there are all the pots, pans and spices you could need. Linda has a wonderful “use and replace” policy with the kitchen supplies. In general, it is a great place in a great location. We will indeed come back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Jersey
5

Location and comfort

  • 5 of 5

The home is amazing, the kitchen is part botanical garden with hanging plants and a soaring ceiling. Walkable to downtown and so close to the track, you can hear the bugle blow before the race. The architecture in this Eastside neighborhood makes even a short walk fascinating. The street is quiet, but close to the action. As a cyclist, the area topography is well suited for a 3-25 mile ride, and lots of parks and open space. The Saratoga porch is a special spot to people watch while dining. The home is inviting and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Saratoga Racing

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this home for the last two years for a week during racing season. It suits up to 4 couples and it roomy enough for socializing while having private corners at the same time. The location is perfect for walking and biking to downtown, the races, and sales pavilion. Very comfortable home and lovely owners.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Jersey
5

Location and comfort

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience. The off season city vibe is so mellow as compared to the racing season hustle and bustle. The location of the house is perfect...just off the beaten path but so close to downtown. The city is charming and walkable, a good jumping off point for day trips to Lake Placid, Lake George or south to the Hudson Valley.

The home is comfy with a fabulous Saratoga porch. We will definitely be back. Thanks, Linda

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale, AZ
5

Wedding date

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 couples and we stayed in the house because our buddy was getting Married in the park. Yes he was getting married over 4th of July weekend. The house was very clean and perfect in size. could have added another couple no problem. The porch and the kitchen were constant hangout locations for all our friends. Place just has a great charm and people loved to come over to visit (from the wedding party). This house is a very convent walk downtown and to the park which are also great places to run or swim. You can see the fireworks from the house porch if you are going the 4th of July. We all had a wonderful time in this house. I heard only one complaint the whole time.....I can't reach the Vodka I put in the back of the freezer....The owners of the house, who are terrific, are very tall....my friend is......well short :)

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa, FL USA
5

Fabulous house in surburb location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights at this place and had a wonderful time – could have stayed 2 weeks more!! It was 3 couples and we were up for a college reunion. The location is superb with many great shops, markets and restaurants in close walking distance. There is easy on-street parking – it was never an issue for us. There is a strong Wi-Fi which worked great, and a wonderful porch. We will indeed come back – the owners were great, she met us right on time but she did not “hover” around like we have had occur at some of our other VRBO rentals. In general, it is a great place in a great location.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Albany
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Saratoga Springs
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Saratoga Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Track Season
Jul 21 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Traver's Week
Aug 21 2017 - Aug 28 2017
8 night minimum stay
$5,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Rental rates for the remainder of the year begin at $2,400 weekly. Security deposit $1,000. Please contact us for specific information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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