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This lakeside Adirondack house is ten minutes from the southern portion of beautiful Lake Champlain, 35 miles from the summertime hot spot of Lake George Village, New York (Six Flags!), 30 miles from Ticonderoga and the Fort, 45 minutes from the Saratoga racetrack and casino, and an hour away from high-end outlet shopping in Manchester, Vermont. Ninety minutes north takes you to caving and rafting sites. There are nearby farm stands and apple orchards (for the fall). Located on the border of New York and Vermont, it is perfect for families, a romantic getaway, a girls' week away, ski bums, and fishermen (bring your own equipment). Wi-Fi and Internet, and unlimited calling to the U.S. (all 50 states), Canada, and Puerto Rico!
TWENTY-NINE STEPS bring you down to the quiet, cozy lakefront home with a sizable yard, nice-sized deck, three bedrooms (one queen, one full, three twins) and two baths. It is situated on a quiet, well-maintained road. Fish from the rowboat, canoe, pedal boat, kayak, or from the dock. The private lake has a picturesque mountain as a backdrop. (Sorry, no motorized boats are allowed on this lake...).
Nearby towns play host to many events, such as Americade, the Adirondack (hot air) Balloon Festival, weekly fireworks and boat cruises on Lake George, hiking, waterfalls, and much more!
This warm and inviting getaway, complete with linens, household supplies, and washer and dryer, is ready to go… (See the online video tab on home page.)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
WHAT ARE YOUR RATES? June 27, 2015 through September 4, 2015: $1650 week, six-night minimum in July and August, from Saturday noon check-in to Friday noon check-out.
September 5, 2015 through June 25, 2016: $1000 week, or $165 per night with a three-night minimum Three-night minimum in off-season, no exceptions Payment via credit cards and PayPal
$300 damage deposit to reserve. *ALL MONIES ARE 100% REFUNDABLE if cancellation occurs at least two months before check-in date.
HOW DO WE GO ABOUT RENTING? A $300 deposit is made, a lease agreement is signed, then the balance is due two months before your arrival date. If your arrival date is within the two-month mark then payment is due in full at the time of renting. All monies are 100% refundable, no questions asked, if cancelling at least two months before your arrival date!
HOW DO YOUR WEEKS RUN? During the high season (Memorial Day through Labor Day), we rent a six-night minimum; check-in is on Saturday at noon and check-out is Friday at noon. There is a three-night minimum in the spring and fall. (We do not rent during the winter months.) Check-out times are strictly enforced ($50 per HALF HOUR late check-out fee) to allow time for housekeeping, mowing, and any repairs.
All reservations are first-come, first-served. Photo ID and signed lease agreement required. Final payments must be made two months before arrival date (or in full if closer than two months).
IS SMOKING ALLOWED? Smoking is only allowed outside. No smoking inside.
ARE PETS ALLOWED? NO pets are allowed. Please do not ask. Emails asking about bringing pets will not be answered.
WHAT ARE THE CHECK-IN DAYS AND TIMES? The stay is six nights and check-in is Saturday at noon and check-out is the following Friday at noon.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER COSTS BESIDES THE RENTAL FEE AND DEPOSIT? No, there are no hidden charges. All taxes and housekeeping fees are included. A tip for the housekeeper is standard. The only fee that might be incurred is if renters check out late or if items are damaged outside of normal wear and tear, but as long as everyone is considerate and check-out time is adhered to then everything will be fine.
IS THE HOUSE PRIVATE? Yes, the house is very private. The lake only has 8 houses on it, and we are the very last house at the end with a row of large trees between us and the house next door. Click on the Video tab on the home page to see how quiet and private this property is. (Warning: You'll fall in love with it!...)
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN STAY AT THE HOUSE? This house has a capacity for up to a maximum of seven people, although we do have two cots if you have little ones...
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY? If you cancel up to two months before your arrival date, you will receive a 100% refund. If you cancel two months or less before your arrival date, the deposit will be returned and the rental fee will be forfeited.
CAN WE SWIM IN THE LAKE? Yes! It's very clean. Bring your snorkel equipment! We have a dock, a canoe, a 'pedal' boat, a row boat, kayak, and life jackets for adults and children (50-90 lbs.) and one life jacket for an infant. HOWEVER, please note that if the weather is extremely hot, algae will grow near our dock! We have a rake that can be used if this happens. It has only happened once, in the summer of 2013, and our caretaker took care of it as soon as we were made aware of the situation!
HOW CLOSE IS THE WATER? It is down the hill, which is good if you have small children because they can't wander right out the door and into the water. (Please note: the deck at the house has locking gates to help keep smaller children safe. For example, a child in a walker.)
HOW DEEP IS THE WATER? The water is 95' deep at its deepest. The water drops off at our property line but there is a small spot (about 10' x 10' only) at the other end of the lake for wading if you have small children.
CAN WE FISH IN THE LAKE? You may bring your own equipment and fish in the lake, or feel free to use any poles, etc., that have been left at the house!
IS THERE A TELEPHONE? Yes, there are five telephones in the house (one in each bedroom, one in the living room, and one in the kitchen) with UNLIMITED FREE CALLING WITHIN THE DOMESTIC U.S.
IS THERE INTERNET AT THE HOUSE? There is Internet for laptops to hook up to as well as Wi-Fi but the service is slow.
IS THERE A TV? While there is a 26' flat screen TV for DVD viewing ONLY, there is NO cable or TV service per se. Get back to the basics and unwind . . . throw darts, play poker and board games, have drinks with friends, listen to music, canoe, fish, lay out under the sun, or roast marshmallows around a crackling fire underneath a starry sky.
IS THERE A DISHWASHER, WASHER, DRYER? There is a washer and a dryer on the main floor. There is no dishwasher.
HOW CLOSE ARE GROCERY STORES AND RESTAURANTS? The closest town is about five miles away; there are several little towns in both New York and in around-the-corner Vermont. The house is in-between Granville, NY and Whitehall, NY.
HOW FAR IS IT FROM NEW YORK CITY? It is a little over four hours by car, depending on the traffic, of course.
CAN WE VISIT MANHATTAN FROM HERE? You can take the train from Whitehall (seven miles from the house) directly to Penn (Pennsylvania) Station in Manhattan. Because of the train schedule, AN OVERNIGHT STAY IN MANHATTAN WOULD BE REQUIRED. Please check the Amtrak train schedule for times. Usually the train leaves Whitehall once a day around 3PM and returns from Manhattan the next morning. The train leaves Manhattan around 8AM.
CAN WE BRING OUR PET? I am sorry but we DO NOT allow pets because of asthma and allergies. Please be considerate and don't ask us to make exceptions because we will not.
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS? Email or call Diane at AdirondackRental at yahoo or 631.728.3463. Messages will be answered as quickly as possible.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON! Customer service is our motto! We truly want you and yours to have the best possible vacation.
Keywords: Affordable, lakefront, house, Lake George, relaxing, boats, dock, deck, swing set, air conditioner, fishing, swimming, waterfront, mountain, deck, campfire
Age 25 and younger MUST be accompanied by a parent. Parents must sign lease and provide photo ID to protect our home from being rented out to partying teens and young adults....moreless
Swingset, canoe, swimming in the lake, board games, multiple large yard areas, canoe, kayak, rowboat, 'pedal' boat that kids love, lots of space to run and get energy out! Great kids' room...see video tab on home page....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
Smoking fine outside. (None inside due to children with allergies - thank you for being considerate)...moreless
Pets Not Allowed:
Because of allergies WE DO NOT ALLOW PETS. Please do not make us feel uncomfortable by asking us to make an exception because we will NOT. Thank you for your consideration!
(For those who ask anyway: NO PETS!)...moreless
There are 29 steps from the driveway down to the house... ...moreless
Dock, canoe, rowboat, kayak, pedal boat, fishing on property, large yard areas, 29 steps down to house, nice-sized lakefront deck, life jackets for adults and children, large fire pit, darts, large custom-made swingset made to hold adults (lake view), plus a new 'swing bed.' LOTS OF FUN!! RELAXATION AND PEACEFULNESS! Three bedrooms, two baths. No smoking. No pets....moreless
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About 20 CDs for your pleasure. Nice variety. Mostly modern....moreless
In addition to house being left in tidy condition, dishes need to be washed, food removed from refrigerator (you may leave unopened food for the next guest if you like), and garbage placed in outdoor container for pick-up. Weeks during high season run from Saturday noon check-in to Friday noon check-out.
You do NOT need to wash any linens or towels, or sweep or mop, etc.
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Lake Champlain ferry (Essex, NY and Charlotte, VT)
Near the house
Killington and Okemo, VT
Centrally located, the house is only 30 miles away from Lake George village and Six Flags, as well as Fort Ticonderoga (seasonal). The hot air balloon festival is 20 minutes away in Queensbury, NY in September; outlet shopping in Manchester, VT, and skiing in Killington and Okemo (skiing) just 35 miles away.
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: I was a magazine editor in NYC...which led to buying this house. I had to cover two stories: one was the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT. Then I got a story covering the Six Flags Great Adventure and Indoor Water Park in Lake George, NY. I fell in love with the entire Vermont/New York Adirondack area and started looking for a small vacation house. We found this place, which, at the time, was very run-down (no pipes, broken windows, etc.), but we saw the potential, bought it, and remodeled it inside and out. We love it here. It is located on the border of Vermont and New York, is the last house on the lake with a large row of trees between us and the next neighbor, and is very private! Beautiful! Peaceful! Perfect!
Why the Owner Chose Other Lake George Properties: It is turn-key, peaceful, and beautiful, with private location on the lake, and the closeness to Lake George is appealing with the tourist attractions and Six Flags, and is only 35 miles from Okemo and Killington for wintertime skiing.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Peace and quiet, plus a beautiful view. We are the last house on the lake so it is very private.
To see a panoramic view, copy and paste the links below into your browser. Hold your mouse down and move to see the beautiful view of the lake!