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Comfortable home with secret pool area, porches & short walk to track & downtown

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 3,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Home With Pool Sleeps 10 Short Walk To Track And Town

The house:

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...

Guest access:

Our guests enjoy complete access to the house and exclusive use of the pool area.

Guest interaction:

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!

Neighborhood overview:

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!

Getting around:

The house is a pleasant 8 to 10 minute walk (approx 3/4 mile) to Broadway, which is the main street running through downtown. And, this is an easy, mostly flat walk! 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), a new movie theater, 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 one of the best beverage stores (EBI). There is also a great fish market 1 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!

Other things to note:

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.

More Details

Rob DuBoff and Heather Crocker
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

About Rob DuBoff and Heather Crocker

My wife and I live with our three girls in a house on the same property. I own a music publishing company located in Saratoga Springs. We love ballet, traveling, music, and good food and drink! Our favorite places to visit are: Charleston, S.C., Puerto Rico, Miami, and California - all warm places with palm

Rob DuBoff and Heather Crocker purchased this house in 1996

Why Rob DuBoff and Heather Crocker chose Saratoga Springs

We love Saratoga Springs - especially the historic neighborhoods, the downtown area, and the horse track. This house is a short walk to downtown and the track - and is in the middle of one of the most beautiful historic neighborhoods anywhere. The house is on a quiet street and we've created a secret garden pool area that is so private you'll forget you're in the middle of town!

What makes this house unique

You'll love being able to walk to the track, come home late afternoon for a swim and cocktail, and then get dressed to walk downtown for dinner. Leave the car parked in the driveway the whole time you're here! You can walk to several grocery stores, fish market, movie theater, bank, many great restaurants/bars, great shopping, and awesome liquor and beer stores.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We absolutely loved our week in Rob and Heather's house. It was perfect for us, and we highly recommend it. The house, the grounds, the location, and the hosts were all terrific. Our group of 8 consisted of two couples, three children aged 7, 4, and 1, and one grandmother. This was a very comfortable and safe house for small children. The house: Wonderful. It is a large Victorian which perfectly blends the old and new. We appreciated the antique doorknobs, two screened porches, and back staircase, as well as the fabulous new kitchen, the luxurious master bath, and the three-floors of air conditioning. The kitchen has a large island with four chairs, as well as a love seat and coffee table; when the sun streams in in the morning, it is a wonderful place to gather for coffee and pastries. Other favorite spots included the front parlor with baby grand piano (our family includes several musicians) and the front screened porch/sunroom, which was perfect for reading and drawing. Although we didn't know it when we booked this rental, the layout of the second and third floors couldn't have been more perfect for us. The second floor has four bedrooms and two full bathrooms, essentially split into two "suites." One family (couple and baby) took the back two rooms and bath; the other family (couple and two kids) took the front two rooms and bath; and the grandmother took the attic den (fully finished and modern). The stairs to the attic are rather narrow, so the attic den might not work for all elderly visitors, but our (rather sprite) nana quite enjoyed it. The attic den is also a super-fun playroom full of nooks and great imaginative toys. This was all three children's favorite spot. They went six days with *no* screen time; they were too busy building forts and having tea parties. The grounds: Beautiful. The house has a large side garden (with raspberries), a spacious backyard for running children, and an amazing fenced and landscaped pool area (see below). To enter the house from the driveway, you walk through another garden where you brush by lavender plants. It is all well-kept, lush, and relaxing. The pool: We spent hours upon hours at the pool. There is plentiful, comfortable furniture (lounges, chairs, tables), and great umbrellas offering shade. The pool is heated and (at night) lit. The entire pool enclosure is landscaped beautifully with flowers, shrubs, ferns, and rock gardens. It made hours of watching children swim actually pleasant!
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saratoga Springs in Saratoga County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Steam shower and deep soaking tub
    Second Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Features shower and separate clawfoot tub
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Half bathroom downstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Attic playroom - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , The air conditioned attic has a full size futon bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Features wi-fi TV, walk-in closet, and ensuite bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
This house is perfectly situated in the middle of the historic area. We are a short walk to the track and downtown - but far enough away that it is quiet at night. You'll love spending time out in the very private pool area - day or night! Very few houses in town have a pool area this private - we love it!


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Comfortable home with secret pool area, porches & short walk to track & downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect and the location couldn't be much better. The ability to walk to town and to the racetrack was priceless. The pool was larger than expected and the home is beautiful. We look forward to the 2018 track season and returning.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay! Thanks also for your kind words about our home, we appreciate it. We work hard to provide a great vacation experience for our guests. Please do keep us in mind for your next visit to Saratoga!
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Walpole MA

We had such a wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful ,private,and convenient to all Saratoga has to offer. !! We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you again next summer.
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Saratoga hidden hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect. House had everything we needed and had a lot of room for our group of 8. It was clean and cozy. You really felt at home. Most of all the backyard is a hidden hideaway, enjoyed spending time by the pool Loved the location, easy walk to the track and downtown. Owners were great to deal with, made the process very easy. We will be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes! The pool area is a wonderful secret spot - especially on a summer night. We're so pleased that you found the house and neighborhood to your satisfaction. We hope to see you again next summer!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saratoga Springs, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
2018 Racing Season
15 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest
Track 2019
18 Jul 2019 - 2 Sep 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £57.05
Cleaning fee £180.52
Tax Rate 7.25%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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