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Stunning Lake Views in Water's Edge Saratoga Townhouse

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type townhome


About the property

3 bedrooms and one lower level suite, three full baths, 1 half bath sleeps 8

This Saratoga Springs townhouse in the popular Water's Edge development faces Saratoga lake and has fabulous views from all three floors with large windows to take advantage of the stunning lake views. Just six years old, this townhouse features a well designed kitchen enabling the chef to converse with guests, watch the sunset over the lake while creating a gourmet meal. The dining/living area has a contemporary Italian-designed dining table with room for 10, floor to ceiling windows and a sliding glass door leading to a spacious deck. The third floor has two guest bedrooms both with full beds, TVs and shared full bath as well as a master suite with brand new King-sized bed, full bath with large tub and separate shower, flat screen TV and DVD player and it's own private deck and spectacular views. The lower floor is furnished as its own separate suite with a Queen bed, leather couch, second couch with pull out sofa bed and full bath. The townhouse is an entirely wireless environment

Lisa and Jonathan Thomson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About Lisa and Jonathan Thomson

We are married with one daughter and keep the townhouse to use for family to stay and to enjoy in the off-season. We live full-time in the City of Albany in a historic home and enjoy periodic weekends in the modern, open layout of the townhouse waking up to see the lake and a relaxing swim in the indoor pool. When we decided to rent the townhouse, it was with the philosophy that each guest will be treated like family and our hope is that our guests treat our home like they would their own. Most of our guests come back year after year to enjoy the lake, Saratoga and each other's company.

Lisa and Jonathan Thomson purchased this townhome in 2002

Why Lisa and Jonathan Thomson chose Saratoga Springs

The most dramatic and unique feature of this townhouse is the floor to ceiling view of the lake from all three floors. There is nothing like waking up to dawn as the sun rises over the lake in the large spacious master bedroom or being able to watch the sailing regatta as you cook dinner. The open layout of the main floor and deck enables everyone to be with each other whether they are watching TV, surfing the web or cooking dinner. The use of the facilities from the private beach to the indoor pool makes staying at our townhouse more like staying at resort. The townhouse also combines the best of both worlds of a lakefront property while being less than 10 minutes from downtown Saratoga and less than 8 minutes the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

What makes this townhome unique

The unique benefits include use of the Water's Edge facilities including private beach, indoor pool and large outdoor pool in the summer, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, basketball court and raquet ball court. The Water's Edge development is also made for walking, biking or running with sidewalks throughout.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a magnificent spot! The view is spectacular. The townhouse is beautiful. We have had a wonderful reunion here and hope to visit again.
May 2007
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Saratoga Springs Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower level bath - toilet , shower
    Powder Room - toilet
  • With three and half baths, this townhouse provides nearly a bathroom for every bedroom, an important element when entertaining multiple house guests. Each bathroom has an ample supply of towels, a hair dryer and is meticulously cleaned between rentals. With a window overlooking the lake, the master suite bath has plenty of natural light and is decorated in blue decorative tiles. Guests have a choice for bathing between a contemporary glass door enclosed shower and a large over sized tub perfect for a relaxing bubble bath. The guest bath is decorated in earth tones with maple cabinets, two cream colored sinks, and copper colored tiles and counter top. This bath also has its own closet for plenty of guest towels and other supplies. The lower suite bath is decorated in green decorative tiles and has an enclosed modern shower. This bath also has its own closet for plenty of guest towels and other supplies.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest 1 - 1 double
    Guest 2 - 1 double
    Master Suite - 1 king
    Lower Level Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This can be used as a bedroom or family room
  • With its three bedrooms upstairs, and the lower level suite/family room, our townhouse is perfect for family reunions, weddings or families joining together for a vacation. The layout allows all of our guests from families to couples to teens to have privacy and their own space. All of the bedrooms have cable TV, spacious closets and two sets of cotton and flannel sheets depending on the season. The entire townhouse including the upstairs bedrooms have access to the internet via the wireless cable modem. The washer and dryer are also located on the upper floor close to the bedrooms for ease of laundering clothes, towels and sheets. A full size Ironing board and Iron are also located on this floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
This townhouse is a private family town home in the Water's Edge Development. Only a five minute walk down the hill, you will have full access to the recreation facilities which are comparable to what you find at a fine resort. These include: a heated indoor pool and spa hot tub that overlooks the beach and the lake (as pretty and relaxing in the winter when the lake is crystal white with snow as in the summer); a large outdoor pool which is a gathering spot for families during the summer; a private sandy beach with beach lounge chairs;both indoor and outdoor tennis courts; an outdoor basketball court, an indoor racquetball court and fitness center. The facility also has a community area with a gas fireplace, flat screen TV, full kitchen and tables available for parties as well as a large outdoor community area with picnic tables and grills to accommodate group picnics. You must notify us in advance if you have a pet. Pets are only considered, not automatically accepted.


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Stunning Lake Views in Water's Edge Saratoga Townhouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great house, GREAT view, Great People!

  • 5 of 5

The townhouse is absolutely perfect in every regard. The view is absolutely amazing, there is TONS of space, the complex is great (indoor and outdoor pool, private beach, and jacuzzi) and the house is just in great shape. Went there for memorial day weekend with a group of friends and I can assure you the pictures don't do this place justice at all. It really is the perfect place to stay, no way in heck could you find a better house, location and overall deal. I will definitely be renting frm them again next year. Most importantly LISA is absolutely great. She was friendly, beyond helpful, and just such a great person she felt like a friend the moment we met. She really loves the property and her passion got me excited to stay there before I even stepped foot inside. Cliffside drive is the best place to stay n Saratoga, it's close to everything and really just a 10 across the board. I cannot wait to go back, it's a great place to relax and get some great sun and tons of fun.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great rental on Saratoga Lake

  • 5 of 5

We loved our recent stay at this townhome. Water's Edge is a wonderful community and the townhouse was beyond our expectations. It is very spacious with outstanding views. Great neighborhood for walking our dog and is maintained beautifully. Reasonable rental rates especially with everything that is included at Water's Edge. Very convenient location for access to everything in Saratoga. We will definitely be looking to rent this townhome again on our next visit to Saratoga. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Spacious Home and Great Owners

  • 5 of 5

We called the owner with very short notice due to a sudden death in the family and found out we would have to bring our dogs on the trip as well. Lisa could not have been nicer or more helpful, and the kindness she showed to us in accommodating our last-minute need with several dogs was truly above and beyond.

The beauty of the home and the peaceful setting of the lake was far beyond what was expected. In short, the photos don’t do the home or the view justice and the home is much bigger than it looks in the pictures. The extra-high ceilings and the huge windows on every level with sliding doors overlooking the lake makes it feel much larger than a typical townhouse. The open kitchen/dining/living area on the main floor has plenty of room for extended family to gather, and the warm gas fireplace was great to take advantage of in late January.

An extra family room with additional sleeping area and full bathroom in the lower level was a welcome bonus. There is also ample storage throughout the house and especially the lower level (helpful for heavy winter coats and boots and dog supplies, in our case). The neighborhood has sidewalks and is great for walking around; very dog-friendly.

If you’re seeking a home-away-from home with stunning lake views and plenty of room to spread out, you’ve found the right place.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a lovely review and comments. We were glad to be able to accommodate you and your family at a difficult time. We became text friends over a short period of time seeming to share an understanding of the importance of family (including our dog family members) and providing with a space and setting to be with each other.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
National Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Saratoga Springs
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-87 (Northway)
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
West Mountain
Car: necessary

The City of Saratoga is renowned for having maintained the 'main street' character of its downtown, its historic race track, (the oldest in the country) and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center known as SPAC. This townhouse is located in the popular Water's Edge development only 2 miles from downtown Saratoga, the track and Saratoga National Golf Club, a very popular sport for weddings. The development features its own private sandy lake beach, outdoor and indoor pools, with jacuzzi hot tub, outdoor and indoor tennis courts, a racquet ball court and fitness center. With the lake views, the exceptional facilities, many have compared staying at this townhouse to staying at a resort except that you can be in town in minutes and experience everything from chic wine bars, to Irish pubs, to the longest running folk music club, to fine four-star restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Refundable damage deposit $250

Notes: 1. damage deposit required 2. week=6 nights 3. weekend=arival on Friday, departure on Sunday 4. Minimum stay 2 nights. 5. . 6. Cleaning fee of $50 applies to all rentals. 7. Departure time is noon, arrival at 3:00 pm, but flexible. If you wish to bring your dog, please talk to us in advance and we reserve the right to make the final decision. Dogs may not be left in the townhouse alone for extended periods.

Payment of deposit and rental fee is required to confirm rental reservation. Payment of rental fee and deposit is done with two separate checks mailed to the owners with the signed lease. Deposit check is kept on file and returned when the townhouse is inspected and found to be in good condition after rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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