Mid-Century motif blends with incredible views, country quiet and relaxed luxury. Breathtaking fall colors arriving in just a couple of months!
I was told that this place has the most amazing view in the Capitol Region with gigantic deck, pool, two person jacuzzi tub. Minutes from Albany.
Huge kitchen, living room, family room with 55" TV, heated swimming pool, jacuzzi tub, shower, half acre grassy meadow. Multiple parking spaces.
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As often or as little as you like. I live in the attached "in-law" residence. Although I am almost always around when guests arrive, I may be out of town for the start or end of your visit. I am always available by phone, text or email.
The house is powered by a brand new 12 kilowatt solar array, out of sight in the lower meadow where you are welcome to take a look.
1. Keep it Quiet - The main attraction of Westview is the quiet seclusion and opportunity to relax away from the hustle and bustle. My neighbors moved here for exactly that reason, and are frankly not happy about my renting it out to strangers. Help me show them guests are respectful of the neighborhood's character. Small and low-key gatherings are fine. Parties are not. Police WILL be called if it gets loud or disruptive. So, please keep it quiet.
2. Keep it Clean - Please keep in mind that this is my home and there is no cleaning service. After you leave, and in some cases within hours of when you leave, I have to have it clean and ready for new guests. So, please keep it clean.
Please place all garbage in bags, or better yet, in the cans out front. We do have separate recycling bins.
3. Keep it Safe - Westview was built in the 1970’s, before the advent of the nanny state we currently live in. It has stairs that can be fallen down. It has paving stones that can be tripped over. It has railings that can be crawled under. Most importantly, it has a pool that can be fallen into. So, be careful, and keep it safe.
There is absolutely no glass allowed in the pool area for reasons that are hopefully obvious.
Other Rules and Information
1. Food and Drink. Everything in the kitchen is yours to use. It is all still new enough to be fresh. Be sure to firmly shut the fridge door, it is old and the seals need help.
2. Consumables. Extra paper towels, toilet paper, garbage bags are located in the pantry next to the kitchen. Paper plates, cups and plastic ware are located in the cupboard. Please use these outdoors.
3. Trash/Recycle Bins. There are big bins out on the porch, and smaller ones in the kitchen, the recycle bin in the kitchen is under the sink.
4. Toilets. The septic system is old and easily clogged. DO NOT FLUSH ANYTHING EXCEPT TOILET PAPER. There is a special waste bin in the main bathroom for female necessities. If a plumber must be called because this rule has been violated, you will be charged.
5. Internet. WiFi networks for you to use are the ones that start with “aaron.”
a. “aaron” is located near the grill in my office
b. “aaron_ext” is located in the kitchen/living room “pod”
c. “aaron_ext_ext” is located in the bedroom/family room “pod”.
d. Password for each is the same “bigbear02125.
6. Pool. The pool is all set and requires no action on your part. I will take care of everything, except the occasional skimming of leaves during the day. Even if I am gone for a few days, chlorine levels will be fine. Please don’t touch the pool cleaning robot thing. It is expensive and only needs to be used every few days. Do not attempt to adjust the temperature. The heater is cranky (and expensive.) Do not shut off the pool pump, it will not restart without major effort.
7. Fire Table. It works just like a gas grill, except you need to use the lighter stored underneath to light it and the valve needs to be held in with the bungee cord for the gas to stay on. I know it is tempting, but NO COOKING ON THE FIRE TABLE! THIS INCLUDES ROASTING MARSHMALLOWS! Glass chips covered with burnt food don’t sparkle.
8. Outdoor Lights. The switches are on the outside walls, next to the sliding glass doors, usually behind curtains. I usually don’t use them, as they draw too many bugs. If you do use them, please turn them off when done.
9. Air Conditioning. The A/C only affects the bathroom and bedroom “pods.” If you elect to use it (most people prefer to leave the doors and windows open to get fresh air when it is not sweltering) please remember to close the door between the bedroom and living room/kitchen “pods,” otherwise it will never get cool.
10. Jacuzzi Tub. The knob closest to the sink is hot water. It may take a minute to get to that end of the house. The switches for the jets/lights are built into the stairs near the tub and move left/right. The lights are controlled by a touch sensor on the edge of the tub. To empty the tub, there is another switch that goes up and down. It turns on a pump.
11. Projection TV. Is complicated. If you want to set it up to replace the flat screen, ask me to help out and show you how the remotes work. Unless you like solving puzzles. In no case should you do anything with the wiring.
12. Music. There are two stereos. The one in the bedroom closet plays in the living room. The one next to the TV plays in that room and out on the pool deck. Whatever plays inside, plays outside. Both stereos have a standard headphone jack to plug into your phone or other music device. In both cases, to use the external jack, set the input to “CD.”
13. Anything Else. Just ask me.