Woodsy Ballston Spa Home: 4 Mi to State Park!

Property ID: 498225Ballston SpaNYUS
Sleeps 64 BR2.5 BA


Imagine yourself at this spacious pet-friendly home with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and the illusion of seclusion, perfect for exploring the best of New York's great outdoors. Close to Saratoga Springs, this escape helps your family enjoy shopping, dining, and horse racing events. Relax and unwind on the back patio or stream your favorite show on the Smart TVs. With all the amenities you need, this vacation rental is the perfect home away from home.


  • Laptop Friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Pets Allowed
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Central Air Conditioning


Location Details

FIND THE WATER: Waterfront Park (Saratoga Lake, 9 miles), Great Sacandaga Lake (21 miles)

PARKS: Saratoga Spa State Park (Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Children’s Museum at Saratoga, 4 miles), Congress Park (6 miles)

FUN EXCURSIONS: Saratoga Automobile Museum (4 miles), Saratoga Racetrack (6 miles)

AIRPORT: Albany International Airport (24 miles)


5 reviews
  • Not rental status


    Not clean to expected standard, owner met us there and showed us around which was strange. Dishwasher was full, stuff packed away everywhere, overrun with primary owners things. Not nice smell on first floor. Front door doesnt lock. King bed is a waterbed which was not advertised. Not rental property worthy. Filth all over computer desk. Bottom drawer of oven and pans filthy. Dishes didnt seem clean overall. Seemed like owner lives there in between rentals.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published July 7, 2024
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Stephanie, we take it seriously when guests let us know that we missed the mark, and after sending your feedback to the homeowner, they’d like to share the following:

    The homeowner personally cleaned the property along with a professional cleaner, and they apologize for any oversight with the dishwasher. The dishes were clean but left in the dishwasher unintentionally.
    To address any unpleasant smell, the homeowner plans to open windows more frequently to improve air circulation.
    The front door does lock securely, and the area is very safe with no history of crime since the home was built in 2007.
    We acknowledge that the king bed in the master suite is a waterbed and will update the listing to reflect this amenity.
    The property is located close to downtown Saratoga, offering access to the state park, major concerts, and a renowned horse racing track.
    We truly go above and beyond for our guests and are confident that future guests will have excellent stays!

  • Disappointed


    Sadly I cannot give this residence a positive review. We found the place to be cluttered and less than clean. We were not informed that the king bed was a waterbed or that this was the hosts private residence. Many of the kitchen utensils and dishes were dirty and we found bugs in the bowls in one cabinet. Cobwebs and pet smell throughout. We understood the house was pet friendly but didn’t expect the odor. The location was convenient and the host provided info on entertainment and where to shop. Check-in instructions indicated that the house would be open at 3 pm and we were not sure of our arrival time, which caused some concern. The host did meet us upon arrival, but I would recommend that the instructions be changed to calling the host upon arrival rather than leaving the residence open.

    Published June 24, 2024
  • Strong Pet Odor


    Though the location was great and in a very nice neighborhood, we were not comfortable staying in and would not recommend the Woodsy Ballston Spa Home. The listing did not mention that the Host lives there on a permanent basis nor that he would be leaving 3 of his 4 dogs in the outside pen when he left about an hour after check-in time / our arrival. That said, the Host was pleasant and did remove the dogs upon our request following a night with hours-long periods of continuous barking. The listing did not indicate that the King bed in the master suite was a water bed - which did not meet our needs and was left unused. The fireplace described as wood burning in the listing was gas, and we unknowingly flipped its unmarked switch resulting in a dangerous situation with a covered dog crate up against it that could have been a lot worse. The level of cleanliness was questionable - while some spaces seemed fine, there was a black ring at the water level in the toilet of the master bathroom, a few items worn or in disrepair, and cans of air fresheners and odor eliminators throughout. There was a great deal of clutter on the kitchen countertops and cabinets were full. The check out instructions from Evolve to lock all doors with keys inside did not agree with the Host’s text (received after our departure) to leave the doors unlocked. We were fortunate that the weather was good and we were able to spend a number of hours outside, on the nice patio, or walking the cul de sac.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published June 10, 2024
  • Centrally located


    The location was central for our plans. Although Saratoga Springs is beautiful, our plans were to venture out to Woodstock and Lake Placid. This location allowed us to save on cost versus the VRBO prices in the more touristy areas.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published October 31, 2023
  • Relaxing Spot


    Comfortable, cheery house in fabulous location for exploring the area. The owner was super helpful. Great yard, for relaxing and playing w our dog.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    John M.
    Published August 29, 2023
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