Seven Secluded Acres Bordering A PRIVATE 14 Acre Lake. Setting Is Park Like
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4
- Payment by check should be sent at least two weeks prior to arriving. If paying by check and the check bounces for insufficient funds or there is a stop payment made on it, it will be referred to my attorney for collection.
This was by far the most unpleasant experience I have ever had with a house on VRBO. I would definitely not recommend renting this house.
The add stated, "Seven Secluded Acres Bordering A PRIVATE 14 Acre Lake" so it looked perfect and with phone calls from the owner we were assured we would have privacy in her guest house. The reviews looked decent but on further examination, they were from 2017 and something seems to have dramatically changed since then.
This house is anything but secluded. The owner lives on-site and her behavior was disturbing and aggressive and her property is clearly not suited for travelers. There were 2 doors in the guest house -- 1 in the living room and 1 in the bedroom that lead directly into the owner's house. We were unable to lock on our end so there was no feeling of security. She had several people over during our stay to use the pool and even had a party at the pool. The owner knocked at our door at least 5-7 times per day, often several times more. Every interaction with the owner was problematic. When my wife took to hiding upstairs hoping we could avoid another unpleasant interaction, she paced in front of our door. We eventually enlisted VRBO's help us stop the constant harassment.
The house itself needed some serious upgrades to continue to be rented by families. The house only had a small well onsite that reeked of sulfur. We were told that we needed to limit our water usage to 1 gallon per person, per day -- including flushing the toilet, showers. We left early when the owner suggested that bathing in the pool might be prudent as there was so little water left in the well at which point we left.
There were none of the usual necessities you normally find in a VRBO house. No book of house rules, no batteries in the remotes, no hand soap. The house needed a good cleaning and the linens had cigarette burns and stains the bathtub was stained and grimey. The screened-in areas had been long neglected and were filled with a thick layer of dust and old garbage that my wife spent the first-day cleaning and still was not usable. There were also mice droppings on the counter each morning and the dog was allowed to poop on the stone driveway in front of our door and the feces were never picked up or disposed of so the flies and smells were a daily nuisance.
The wifi was ok and the pool was fine but the dealing with the owner and all of the issues with the house were very upsetting and we left early.
This was the worst experience in my life. First, he would only communicate thru Home Away. He, also, expected no one else would show up on the property, like the the person who cuts the lawns or a friend visiting. My friend and neighbor always comes to swim when she can and only did so when they weren't using it. After he left, I went into the apartment and when I saw the condition it was in, I had an anxiety attack, which affected my ability to breathe. It is still affecting my breathing!!! and am using a Combivent inhaler. It was a pigsty. I just couldn't believe how they left it and lived. I have been doing vacation rental with you for years and never asked anyone to leave a review. I didn't th ink it was important and th ink most people really don't want to be bothered. I didn't look at his review rating. I didn't know until HomeAway informed me and when I checked, he only got 1 star, which apparently is a flag on him. Everything thing that he said in his review is a complete lie and HomeAway should take responsibility about informing home owners of this person.
Had a great stay and Ruth is simply wonderful!
it would be wonderful to always have guests like them!! Simple enjoyment.
very close to both saugerties downtown and woodstock
Ruth the owner is very friendly.
It was lovely having them here with their wonderful dogs too!! Hope to see then again!
Beautiful and peaceful
We had a lovely stay here. It is roomy and quiet and well appointed. Ruth gave us a great bottle of wine and she was a tremendous host. We would definitely stay here again. It is perfectly located between Saugerties village and Woodstock.
Margaret and her daughter were absolutely delightful guests. They are certainly more than welcome again!
Welcome to a beautiful retreat
Ruth made us feel like old friends rather than paying guests, which was lovely. The property is very tasteful, in idyllic setting, clean and comfortable. We loved it!
I loved having Eleanor and her children here. Wish that they could have stayed longer!!! and look forward to their coming again, next year.
Wonderful location for this beautiful home. Tucked way back in the woods with no neighbors to be seen. Fronting on a private 14 acre lake with an available canoe. Minutes to eclectic little towns to shop and great restaurants. The property is to die for with 40 plus years of landscaping and plantings to enjoy. Beyond a gorgeous location.
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About ruth edwy
The artist in residence, Ruth, built this magical place and has improved it yearly for 40 plus years now. Her paintings are hung throughout the home. You won't likely see her while there unless you need something. Wonderful host!
Why ruth edwy chose Saugerties
When you gaze out on the lake and the mountains you will know why she built here and has never left.
What makes this Apartment unique
Secluded, quiet, wooded, lake, pool, minutes to it all.