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Lake George Estate for 1-35 Guests: Pool, Tennis, Family Reunions, Sunset Views

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Pool, bar & gazebo from porch-the house seen down by lake not included in rental

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Last updated: 08/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Elegant Lake George Home/Estate with room for up to 25 guests in large ranch & up to 10 guests in separate cottage (IF available). There is a required 5 night minimum stay.
Beautiful sunset views of Lake George, private swimming pool, private full-size clay tennis court, and country tranquility close to Lake George Village and public beaches. There is NO LAKEFRONT OR ANY LAKE ACCESS on the property itself (since there is another property in front at lakeside that is not part of this rental). However, there are nearby boat & dock rentals available (3 minute drive from the house). LG Village, Million Dollar Beach, Great Escape, water parks & outlets are only 12-minute drives away. Two 1845 barns on premises,16 x 32 foot pool (no diving board), large deck, two gazebos, pond, outdoor bar/deck area, large yard for games (2.3 acres). Gorgeous lake view (Note again that there is a beautiful view, but no direct access to the lake for swimming, boating, tanning, fishing, etc. from this property). This property can accommodate from 1 to 35 guests (where up to 15 guests can sleep in beds and 20 guests can sleep on futons or cots). A perfect spot for multi-generation family reunions!
Please also note the "restrictions" for this rental that maintain the high quality of our property and its family-oriented focus: ABSOLUTELY NO PROM parties or stag/bachelor/high school/college 'reunions' due to past experience. No pets of any kind are allowed on this property. Also, to protect this historic site, absolutely no smoking is allowed on the property grounds (OK out on the public road away from the barns with all butts/trash removed). This includes cigarettes, cigars, marijuana, etc. Illegal drug use or underage drinking also are not permitted and no candles or open flame 'cookers' can be used (other than our supplied propane grill).
PLEASE NOTE AGAIN: IF it is available for your requested dates, the cottage (sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms -10 max) is required to be rented along with the main ranch house for groups of 25 or more people. Additionally, though more expensive, it will be much more comfortable for families with 15 people or more to rent both homes. Otherwise, it can become crowded inside the ranch house (with only one refrigerator and five closed bedrooms). We want you to return to your homes refreshed and happy after your time at Lake George!

This home also is our family's favorite place for reunions. We have our personal belongings stored in the garage and in some cabinets/closets that are marked off as 'private areas.' There is plenty of closet space provided in the bedrooms and comfortable parking for 5-6 vehicles at both the ranch house and cottage.

Rooms and Beds: Ranch House - Three full baths and one Half bath (in large eat-in kitchen-seats 5-7)
Living Room w windows to lake, Separate Dining Room seats 12, laundry room
Bedroom 1- 1 King with attached bath (2 sinks, 1 tub/shower, 1 stall shower)
Bedroom 2 - 2 Twin beds and 1 Full futon
Bedroom 3 - 1 Queen bed (Bedrooms 2 & 3 share hall bath w 2 sinks, 1 tub/shower)
Bedroom 4 - 1 built-in Queen bed and 1 Queen Futon
Bedroom 5 - 2 Twin beds (one from a pull-out daybed)
Bedroom 6 -Dorm/Rec Area 1 - 2 Queen futons and 1 Full bed
Bedroom 7 - Dorm/Rec Area 2 - 4 cots and 1 sleeper-couch
Optional Cottage - Three bedrooms and one full bath (small kitchen with dining table/chairs)
Bedroom 8 - 1 Queen bed on 1st floor cottage
Bedroom 9 - 2 Twin beds -2nd floor cottage
Bedroom 10 - 2 Twin beds - 2nd floor cottage
Living Room - 1 Queen sofa bed and 1 double/full futon

The ranch and cottage together have 8 closed bedrooms, 2 dorms & 4 1/2 baths. The ranch house alone has 5 closed bedrooms with 2 additional 'dorm' rec rooms +3 1/2 baths - sleeps from 1 to 25 for $1,000 per night. The OPTIONAL cottage has 3 closed bedrooms with 1 full bath. This is a simple cottage/camp with a Queen sleeper couch and double futon in the living room. Rent for the cottage only is $500 per night.
Both ranch and cottage are $1,500 per night.

There is a 5 night minimum on the ranch house ($5,000 rental fee). Security deposits returned 1 week after checkout.

Required use of cleaning service: In order for the premises to be completely ready for the next family reunion, we require your use of a professional cleaning service on your day of departure. We do not receive any fees related to these services (usually $200 to $300 depending upon which building/s you have rented). We will recommend a specific service for your use since this service is familiar with our facilities - you can call the number we will provide in order to make arrangements. You will be responsible for cleaning the grill (if you have used it) and for leaving all furniture/porch chairs, kitchen contents/dishes, bedding & tennis court as you found them when you arrived. All garbage (separated for recycling) will be placed by tenants in the specified pails outside the house upon departure. The cleaning service will be responsible only for standard cleaning inside the house and including the porch/bar areas.

No open flames are allowed from camp fires, candles or cookers (other than the provided propane grill). No smoking is allowed anywhere on the premises. Coolers are required for large groups (one refrigerator, in the house and one smaller bar refrigerator cannot cool all food for large groups).

Sheets, towels, cleaning supplies, paper goods (t.p., paper towels) are not supplied (corner store offers last-minute items)

Cancellation Fees : For a rental cancellation greater than 3 months prior to a planned arrival: Administration fee = $750.00. For a rental cancellation greater than 2 months but less than 3 months prior to arrival: Admin. Fee = $1,000.
For a rental cancellation greater than 1 month but less than 2 months prior to arrival: Admin. Fee = $1,500. For a rental cancellation less than 1 month prior to arrival, we will try to replace your rental. However, you will be responsible for the full rental (100%) if we are unable to rent the premises on those dates.
If you have catastrophic reasons (health crisis of leaseholder or leaseholder's parents or children) for your cancellation less than one month prior to arrival (and provide proof), we will return your deposits/rental fees minus $1,500 even if we cannot re-rent the premises.

What other renters wrote in notes/emails to us (with permission to share):

"You can't ask for a better vacation spot! Not only is the area beautiful, but the house is completely perfect for a fun and relaxing vacation. Waking up in the morning and walking onto the porch to look out onto the lake was wonderful. Between the pool, tennis court, big lawn, big kitchen and large porch, our group hardly even left the house! This was just our second time coming, but I see many more visits in the future! "Thank you again. We so much appreciate you organizing and sharing your beautiful home with us. Hope to see you again soon!" Stacey T., New York, NY (June, 2013)

“This is just a note to tell you how much we enjoyed our vacation.. This was a family vacation with three generations, including grandparents, parents, teenagers and four little boys from 4 to 7 years old. We all had a great time and there were plenty of activities in and around to please every age. The house was spacious and accommodated us all---16. Kitchen, bathrooms and the bedrooms and the amenities and equipment were excellent. The grounds are beautiful. The pool and tennis court were excellent and well used, especially by the boys. We all enjoyed a trip to Saratoga Springs race track for morning workout and breakfast. The boys got a kick out of Fort William Henry, where they heard musket and cannon fire and got dressed and armed as British soldiers of the Colonial Era. Miniature golf was another favorite of the boys. For the adults, reading, walking and eating were the big pleasures. For all of us, the best was being together in a great setting.” M. Daniels, Bethesda, MD (Aug, 2012)

"We are still receiving emails from family on how great a time they all had at your house and cottage. The pool was a super hit and the large open grounds were perfect for the kids. We shared old memories and made new ones. This was our first reunion effort, and we are now sure it won't be the last. Thanks so much!
The P. Family, Oviedo, FL (Aug, 2011)

"We had a wonderful time staying at the ranch house! The house was very spacious and easily accommodated our large group with room to spare (18 adults and 7 children). The owners were very nice and helpful. The pool area is fantastic and between that and the tennis courts, we were entertained for the whole weekend. The location is great, quiet and private but close to town. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking to visit Lake George." Jamie W., New York, NY (July, 2011)

"Our almost entire family (20 of us) spent 4 days on this Lake George property in August, 2010 and had a terrific time. Its location is convenient to everything. The house and beautiful grounds are well maintained and the pool is delicious. Recommend it highly." Jack N., Fairlawn, NJ (Aug 2010)

"Our week in Cleverdale at your estate was wonderful! 23 of us, ages 6 to 74, arrived from all over to celebrate my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. We had so much space between the cottage and main house that we never felt crowded and were able to have time alone if needed. The huge yard was a hit for bocce ball, football and the tennis court was used daily. It was very difficult to leave the beautiful pool area during the week. The kids, big and small, enjoyed that immensely!! The flat grounds were perfect for my mom who has a bit of trouble walking. My parents were so thankful for the memorable week with all of their kids and grandkids. Thank you for helping me make this milestone unforgettable. We appreciate you allowing us the time in your beautiful home." S. Little, Liverpool, NY (Aug, 2008)

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    We welcome families with children, especially for family reunions. Please note that only those individuals contracted to stay at the property are allowed on the premises....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30

  • Main House-Master 'Blue Room' Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Main House-PrivBath w 2 sinks, walk-in shower, tub shower...moreless

  • Main House-'Pink Room' Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Main House- 2 twin beds + 1 Full futon - SharedBath...moreless

  • Main House-'Orange Room' Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Main House-Queen bed with shared bath ...moreless

  • Main House-Downstairs Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Main House-bsmt room w 1 Qn futon + 1 Qn 'built-in' bed...moreless

  • Main House-Downstairs Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    Main House-bsmt - 1 twin bed +1 day-bed-roll-out twin...moreless

  • Main House-Basement 'Dorm' 1 Bedroom 6: 1 double, 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Main House-Bsmt-1 Full bed, 2 Qn futons, books, toys...moreless

  • Main House-Basement 'Dorm' 2 Bedroom 7: 5 sleep sofa /futon

    Main House-Bsmt- 4 cots + 1 twin sleeper-couch-best children...moreless

  • There are two large rec/'dorm' areas in the naturally-cooled finished basement of the ranch house. There are two queen-sized futons and a full-size bed in the family room (along with games and books). The other open room has 4 cots and one twin sleeper-couch. The cots and sleeper-couch are best used by children as they may not be as comfortable as the beds and futons in the other rooms. Pillows, comforters and protective pillow and mattress covers are provided. Please note that sheets and towels are not provided with this rental property. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Main House-Kitchen: toilet

    Main House-Shared...moreless

  • Main House Master: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, bidet

    Private-inside Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Main House-Guest Bathroom-1st floor: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main House-Shared...moreless

  • Main House-basement: toilet, shower

    Main House-Shared...moreless

  • In the basement, the sink and toilet are in one room and a large shower is in a separate area. The entire basement is finished in pine. Some children's games and a large selection of books also are available for use (please monitor your small children if they are allowed to play with the toys). ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Absolutely NO smoking of any kind is allowed on the premises. No candles or other open flames (other than supplied Weber bar-b-que). No outside music or noise after 11PM (this is a residential neighborhood with many young children and older adults). No shoes on living room carpet. This is the perfect place for a lovely family reunion. However, please do not call if you are planning a 'blast out' party as we cannot accomodate you at this property. Only those contracted to stay on the property are allowed on the premises. Thanks for your consideration....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games For Kids
  • Toys
  • VCR

Theme

  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Although this property does not include any lake access, there are public beaches only 10-15 minutes from the house and plenty of nearby opportunities for boating and fishing expeditions....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Beautiful sunset views can be seen from the large deck surrounding the pool. Pull up an Adirondack-style chair and relax. Later, on clear nights, you can see a sky full of stars....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    You can see the Adirondack mountains from the poolside deck. Gorgeous sunsets over the mountains!...moreless

  • Resort:

    With a private tennis court, long covered porch, private pool, deck, and outside bar area, as well as a large lawn for games, your family can enjoy a 'resort-style' atmosphere without other guests!...moreless

  • Rural:

    Come visit the lakes and mountains of the Adirondacks. Plenty of hiking, biking, & boating options make this area one of the most sought-after family-friendly places to vacation in the East!...moreless

  • Village:

    Lake George Village, a 10-15 minute drive, brings you back to the bustling resort atmosphere, with restaurants, icecream shops, t-shirt and souvenir stores, old-time photos, & the Arcade for games....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless Internet at main house only - Since this property is located in a rural area, the Internet is inconsistent at times....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis:

    A full-sized clay court is on site. Proper rubber-soled tennis shoes must be worn by all players & by anyone walking on the court. After each session, the court must be swept and new lines drawn....moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
 

Reviews

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5 night min stay
$1,000
$6,300 $27,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $900 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $900 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Both ranch and cottage are $1,500 per night. Rates are subject to change. Independent professional cleaning service fee required.

There is a 5 night minimum on the ranch house ($5,000 rental fee). Security deposits returned 1 week after checkout.

To make reservation, 50% due of total rent and security deposit, remainder due 30 days before arrival. No credit cards accepted. Checks only.


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Location

70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany, NY
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sans Souci
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Top of the World
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Ft. Edward
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Northway- 87 at Exits 19,20,21
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sans Souci
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
West Mountain
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Million Dollar Beach - Lake George Village

Car: Recommended

This is a beautiful area of the country - Known as the Queen of American Lakes, Lake George offers several unique towns for shopping and dining, such as Lake George Village and Bolton Landing. There are large cruising boats that tour this 32 mile lake and there are large water parks, including Great Escape amusement park less than 20 minutes away. Sailing, boating, fishing, parasailing, canoing, swimming, tennis, shopping outlets all are available, along with the beautiful area of Saratoga (only 40 minute drive) for the August race track, ballet, concerts, art studios and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. We have chosen this area for our year-round home and invite you to enjoy it with us - you will want to return again and again!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

Why the Owner Chose Cleverdale:
Private estate for families who want to enjoy being in one place for reunions (without having to rent separate rooms in a hotel). Having everyone stay in one large home (with a large kitchen and covered porch) makes it easier to enjoy hours of relaxation and meals together. The owners have enjoyed yearly family reunions on this property since 1993.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Perfect location for multi-generational family reunions!


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

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Photos

  • Pool, bar & gazebo from porch-the house seen down by lake not included in rental

    Pool, bar & gazebo from porch-the house seen down by lake not included in rental

  • Bar area, pool, ranch house, & gazebo/lawn area on original 1845 farm property.

    Bar area, pool, ranch house, & gazebo/lawn area on original 1845 farm property.

  • Living Room to hallway -facing both pool and sunset/lake views!

    Living Room to hallway -facing both pool and sunset/lake views!

  • Kitchen with sink facing pool bar area

    Kitchen with sink facing pool bar area

  • Master Bedroom -King bed

    Master Bedroom -King bed

  • Bedroom #3 - Two twin beds and one Queen futon

    Bedroom #3 - Two twin beds and one Queen futon

  • Bedroom #5 with one twin bed and one daybed

    Bedroom #5 with one twin bed and one daybed

  • Bedroom #7 (Open Dorm #2) - Sleeping area behind stairs with 4 cots, 1 couch

    Bedroom #7 (Open Dorm #2) - Sleeping area behind stairs with 4 cots, 1 couch

  • Large white barn (26' x 77') with tile silo (between the ranch house & road)

    Large white barn (26' x 77') with tile silo (between the ranch house & road)

  • Cottage living room with sofa bed & futon; dining area in back-master BR-1st flr

    Cottage living room with sofa bed & futon; dining area in back-master BR-1st flr

  • Upstairs Cottage Bedroom #2 - two twin beds/two windows-1 bathroom is downstairs

    Upstairs Cottage Bedroom #2 - two twin beds/two windows-1 bathroom is downstairs

  • Pool & gazebo-Note: the house behind gazebo is not part of this rental property.

    Pool & gazebo-Note: the house behind gazebo is not part of this rental property.

  • Bluestone porch with tables facing the pool and red barn. Favorite eating spot!

    Bluestone porch with tables facing the pool and red barn. Favorite eating spot!

  • Large ranch kitchen island

    Large ranch kitchen island

  • Indoor dining area seats 12, though most families eat out on the covered porch

    Indoor dining area seats 12, though most families eat out on the covered porch

  • Bedroom #2 -Queen bed with custom Amish furniture and large dresser/closet

    Bedroom #2 -Queen bed with custom Amish furniture and large dresser/closet

  • Bedroom #4 - One Built-in Queen bed and one Full- sized futon with closet

    Bedroom #4 - One Built-in Queen bed and one Full- sized futon with closet

  • Bedroom #6 (Open Dorm 1) One Full bed and two Queen futons

    Bedroom #6 (Open Dorm 1) One Full bed and two Queen futons

  • Gazebo by pond with clay tennis court in background

    Gazebo by pond with clay tennis court in background

  • Yellow Cottage-Required rental along w/ranch for family groups over 20-25 people

    Yellow Cottage-Required rental along w/ranch for family groups over 20-25 people

  • Yellow Cottage's Living Room w Queen sofa bed & full futon. 3 closed bedrooms.

    Yellow Cottage's Living Room w Queen sofa bed & full futon. 3 closed bedrooms.

  • Cottage's Master bedroom on 1st fl with closet and dressers - Queen bed

    Cottage's Master bedroom on 1st fl with closet and dressers - Queen bed

  • Upstairs Cottage Bedroom #3- two twin beds, 1 bathroom downstairs

    Upstairs Cottage Bedroom #3- two twin beds, 1 bathroom downstairs

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  • Bathrooms
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  • Calendar last updated 08/26/2015
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