Haus, 2 Schlafzimmer + Bunk, 2 Bäder, (Schlafmöglichkeiten für 5)
- Englisch, Spanisch
100% erstattung für stornierungen bis zu 60 tage vor anreise. 50% erstattung für stornierungen bis zu 30 tage vor anreise.
Do not recommend.
Unfortunately, I would not recommend this lodging choice for families with kids. It also might be a challenge for anyone who prefers a hands-off, sit-back-and-relax approach to vacation. The house is loved dearly by its owners, and sometimes I believe such houses should probably just not be rented out in the first place. Inside the house are dozens and dozens of notes documenting "careless renters" of rentals past - in the linen closet, on the cupboards, on the windows, on the mirrors. My husband and I are both physicians and we have three young kids. We were hoping for a relaxing weekend getaway, much needed given our crazy schedules. Little did we know that renting this property for a weekend would turn out to be the biggest headache I've had in awhile. Specifically, we weren't prepared for the wrath we would experience for not having every sheet and towel in the house washed and folded by the time we left, every pillow in place, every toy on the shelf, every shower glass squeegied. Given we got there at 11pm on Friday and left 11am on Sunday, this was a difficult challenge to meet in the first place. I'm pretty sure I couldn't accomplish these tasks in my own home, let alone a vacation home (that, as a reminder, we paid hundreds and hundreds of dollars to rent). Regarding the shower.. we received numerous requests to clean the shower after each and every use, and although we tried to find time to do this, we paid the price for our lack of squeegying skills. Not only did the cleaning lady email the owner that our baby's diaper "stunk up the house" she also commented that we "most definitely did not use the shower squeegee". As a mother, I was embarrassed by the fact I left behind a diaper and I apologized. Instead of giving me the benefit of the doubt that this was accidental and we were rushing to make our exit deadline, the owner didn't hesitate to write to me personally: "I fear my notes did little to encourage you to keep the home as you would your own. I have 4 children, 8 grandchildren and never has any of my daughters or daughters-in-law ever left a dirty diaper in a kitchen garbage pail." She threatened to take part of our deposit for all of the above. In summary, we will not be going back to this rental ever again. After dozens of VRBO experiences, this was by far the most painful of them all.
Here is my cleaning girl’s message to me the day Brittany checked out:
Hi Mary, I just want to let you know the house is not in a flipping state. Sheets were not washed towels unwashed. (bunk beds and master bed) painted pumpkins left, one of the shower curtain rings snapped into pieces.... couched were taken apart. A baby diaper left in the kitchen garbage that has so stunk up the house (I will air it out) Kid toys left.... just really messy and definitely more than the normal 3 hour flip. Most definitely never used the shower squeegee the water spots are back... I'll try to get them off.
Your thoughts please? I will contact you Brittany after hearing back from you and as soon as I figure out the damage deposit refund.
Very Sincerely and Cordially,
After this email I received an indignant reply stating that she would write a very bad review of my home. I took the time to phone her so that we could work out our differences. She became very nice after I apologized for all the “helpful” notes that others have thanked me for. She apologized for having left the home in an unacceptable condition and asked if she could receive her full deposit back. I assured her she would. I subsequently rated her as a 4 star out of 5 as a renter, checking that her “cleanliness” was less than a 5. She thanked me for returning her entire deposit by writing this, the only negative review I have ever received. And this after I had to pay my cleaning staff extra money for having to do up 4 beds, all towels, clean the frameless shower of all acid water stains with a Brillow pad, and removing a filthy diaper from the kitchen garbage pail! My wonderful cleaning lady said the home was left in a “disgusting” manner and it was the “worst” of all the cleanings she had done at my home. No one lives in this home so the renter’s comment about people like me should not rent a home they really love, is a moot comment. Of course I care for the home and I desire to keep it looking as good as it does now for many years and many more renters to come. I do not ask anything of renters that I would not ask of myself. I do ask that the home be perfect for their arrival and hope that they see how much trouble and expense I go to, to achieve that for them, and treat the home with respect. This renter sadly did not do that. I caution any Landlord if you see her name come across your desk make sure you save yourself grief and extra charges from your cleaning staff and take a pass!
Beautiful updated home on the lake...peace and comfort combined
This property is exactly as pictured and does not disappoint. Beautiful modern features and open floor plan that lead out to a spacious patio and is right on the water. This is a 4 season home and can be enjoyed all year round. Only 4-5 homes on the road and very private.
It has all the comforts of home-great bedrooms, baths, a fantastic kitchen, big garage, washer, dryer, dishwasher, multi zone AC, wireless internet, many TV's but it's the views that take your breath away. There is a private dock that is great for fishing, kayaking, lounging and swimming. The lake is big enough to enjoy various water sports but small enough to enjoy the quiet and beauty of the lake (sunsets are beyond words).
The location is fantastic being so close to the Capital District (Albany/Schenectady/Troy). For the foodies- La Bella in Valatie has the most amazing pizza and Italian fare only a few miles away on Route 9 and next to a Hannaford supermarket.
Mary (The host) is great and very attentive. This was our 2nd year visiting and would recommend her and this home over and over.
You have captured my feelings exactly about this home, the area, the lake, restaurants and yes the beautiful sunsets. When a small boy my youngest child would look at the opposite side of the lake as sunset was beginning to grab a hold and say: " Mommy our miracle lake is creating another miracle sunset for us". It can be a horrid, rainy and miserable day however the sun almost always peeks through shinning onto Kinderhook Lake every single nightfall! I really hope that you return for a third stay M------ I will look forward to that. Kindest Regards, Mary
Quiet, relaxing getaway
We had a lovely stay at this home. The home was beautiful and clean.
The area and home was quiet and just perfect for us to relax when we weren't out and about. Only a 30 minute (or less) drive to the train station and the FASNY museum.
Owner was very attentive to anything we may have needed.
Recommend the little restaurant (I think it was Main Street!?) for breakfast!
Would recommend! We hope to be back some day!
I too hope you return! I am happy that you enjoyed this little piece of heaven as I like to call it. Always relaxing, always restful and made even nicer by renters such as you! Thank you once again Alesha and please do return. Thank you again for your husband's expertise and generosity in fixing that small water leak! Discount in the works for that!
We enjoyed our stay here while in town for a wedding. It was such a nice quiet oasis from all the chaos and the sunsets were beautiful!
Thank you Ruth, it was a pleasure to have you at Hamilton Point on Kinderhook Lake, but can you share with me why we did not rate a 5 star rating from you? It is our goal to always strive for the highest rating. Your input would be greatly appreciated.
All the Very Best,
Refreshing Vacation With Beautiful Setting
If you are looking for a vacation where you will return home rested and refreshed, then you have come to the right place. You won't be dissapointed by choosing this beautiful setting in one of New York state's prettiest areas. An attractive, spotless home, right on the lake's waterfront. We visted from 2500 miles away in Vancouver, BC, and would defintely come again. The photos and description of the home and surroundings are accurate. The owner is as pleasant and helpful as you will find anywhere. Some of the things we enjoyed: Morning coffee outside on lake's edge; kayaking; walking; visitng by the fireplace; sightseeing and shopping in Albany; touring quaint villages in rural settings; local markets and stores; eating out in Hudson.
I am so fortunate to count my renters as friends, and this couple is no exception! I am pleased they enjoyed their stay so much and I look forward with anticipation to their return in the future. Thank you for your kind thoughts!
Perfect vacation spot
Just returned from two weeks at this glorious home. Quiet, quiet secluded lake but within driving distance of many, many tourist attractions, great super market and restaurants.
The house had everything; our hostess was caring but not hovering.
We'll be back!!
You say caring hostess and I say GREAT clients. I look forward to your return Dorothy!
Country Club Privilegien (Pool und / oder Golf) sind gegen eine zusätzliche Gebühr zur Verfügung, Go-Kart, Minigolf, Skating, Entspannen.