My wife and I were travelling to Saratoga Springs for the baptism of our son. Considering the time of year it was in Saratoga (horse racing season), we were not comfortable with the hotel rates being offered. And since we were also travelling with my parents and grandmother, we wanted an experience that we could all share.
This brought us to the HomeAway website, and fortunately for us, we came upon Bob and Diane's lakefront cottage. It truly was serenity on the lake. The cottage, which is fully furnished and very well appointed, provided us with resting place that was near enough to town to enjoy all that Saratoga Springs has to offer, but also far enough away to not feel crowded in.
We spent many mornings, afternoons, and evenings enjoying coffee on the screened in porch or down by the dock. Napping in the hammock. And just enjoying the overall peace and quiet you feel when you are by the water.
A very heartfelt thanks to Bob and Diane for allowing us to experience a very wonderful treasure. They were a pleasure to deal with during the entire rental process, and everything they said that the cottage offered was spot on. Unfortunately, this experience was so wonderful that they may have sworn us off of hotels all together.