The front door opens into the kitchen, everyone's favorite room to gather in. The kitchen is fully equipped and well-stocked with copper pots, small appliances and handy gadgets. The refrigerator has a  filtered ice maker.
Charming, comfortable 1830's house
Hosted by Dale
Dale is the host.
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths
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Located on a leafy residential street in the historic Kingsborough district of Gloversville, NY, my 1830's house is minutes away from several lakes with year-round activities, including the Great Sacadanga, and Caroga Lake, and less than an hour to Saratoga and Albany - a great place to stay during the Saratoga Racing season - save your money for the track!

The space

Furnished with cottage antiques, original art, and an extensive library (I'm a poet and book artist), this cozy house is bright and airy. The first floor layout has a circular flow pattern with an eat-in kitchen, dining room, living room and powder room. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms with queen beds - and a full bath.

The kitchen has a sitting area and a breakfast counter with three Thonet bentwood barstools. There's a stainless side by side refrigerator with filtered ice, reverse-osmosis filtered water at the sink, a stainless dishwasher and a gas stove. Small appliances included a microwave, coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, and hand mixer.

The spacious dining room, decorated with a collection of floral paintings and two large gilded mirrors, seats 4 at a round antique mahogany table.

The living room has a gas fireplace, a down-filled sofa and chair and other comfortable seating. There's a glass-front bookcase with books and CD's. There is wifi, a portable CD player, but no TV - I've been watching entertainment on my laptop.

Upstairs, one bedroom has a queen bed with a white antique iron bed, a reading nook with pillows and a reading light, 2 dressers and shelves of poetry books. The other bedroom has a queen bed, a vintage library table desk with a printer, and an antique glass front bookcase with more poetry. Two curtained doorways and an interior window open on to a carpeted exercise alcove with yoga mats and dumb bells. There's room here for a twin air mattress if there are 5 in your group.

Mature plantings and magnificent maples enhance the experience of outdoor living on the large furnished porch and wrap-around deck with gas grill.

There's a driveway for parking one car; parking on the street is easy. The house is a few minutes walk to a 9 hole-golf course with a bar & restaurant, and a supermarket. Downtown Gloversville is a 5 minute drive or 20 minute walk. It's a 3-5 minute drive to shopping, hospital (just down the street), restaurants, antiquing.

Please note that there's no t.v. The house is heated with forced air heat and a gas fireplace. There are air conditioners in the bedrooms, a ceiling fan in the kitchen and portable fans.

Children are welcome although please note that there are glass-fronted bookcases and low windows in the bedrooms that could be a hazard for toddlers.

I've rented my other homes, in Caroga Lake and the San Francisco Bay area, for a dozen years as vacation rentals to guests who've been consistently delighted with their unique charms and thoughtful touches. My California home has been featured in several interior design publications.

Guest access

Guests have access to the entire house with the exception of a locked bedroom closet, a dining room cabinet of heirloom china, and my basement letterpress printing equipment, although they are welcome to use the washer/dryer in the basement.

Interaction with guests

I won't be present during your stay; you'll have the house to yourselves. If you need anything, I can always be contacted on my cell, and I have a local caretaker available.

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Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $111 NZD
Security Deposit $738 NZD
Weekly Discount: 25%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 air mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

This is a no shoes/no smoking house. Please leave it as nice as you found it.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Pam User ProfilePam is a superhost.
October 2017
We had a wonderful long weekend in Dale's home. It is as described - a unique, personal space. It was very comfortable and homey. Great linens!

Christel User Profile
August 2017
Our stay at Dale's charming house was great. The house was clean and full of beautiful artworks and wonderful books. Dale gave us some great advice about things to do in the neighbourhood. We really enjoued our time there and I would certainly recommend it.

Jacob User Profile
August 2017
Dale was very accommodating and helpful. Her house is quirky. Everything is a little crooked, but it's otherwise full of charming details. Gloversville wasn't what we expected (the downtown is as lively as we'd hoped), but the people in the neighborhood were extraordinarily kind and friendly. Despite a few issues, we very much enjoyed the stay.

Denine User Profile
July 2017
The house was thoughtfully stocked with towels, fans, etc. The host was easy to communicate with. We enjoyed the deck and porch for sitting and catching up with friends/family we had not seen in a while.

Shawn User Profile
July 2017
I had a wonderful stay at Dale's place. The place was clean, fully stocked with everything you need to feel right at home and decorated with some beautiful artwork. As for Dale... what an amazing host!! Never had any problems communicating.

Maëva User Profile
February 2014
We had a wonderful time at Dale's house! The house was clean, well-equiped and cosy. The location is also very nice: closed to Sacandaga lake and lapland lake ski center ( great for cross country skiing and snowshoes). Dale was very helpful with all the communication before we arrived. We definitely reccommend this place! Thank you Dale !

Matthew User Profile
August 2013
We had a great experience staying at Dale’s place. Not only was her description of her rental very accurate (and exactly what we were hoping for), Dale was great to work with in organizing the logistics and answering any questions we had. I would definitely rent from Dale again.

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Gloversville, New York, United StatesJoined in May 2013
Dale User Profile

I'm a poet and letterpress printer as well as a house person: I'm a principal in a design/build firm and specialize in remodeling and decorating vintage homes.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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