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Private and Pristine Waterfront Cabin with Stunning Views

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Last updated: 07/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Romantic Cabin in the Woods, on the Water, with Ultimate Privacy. There are no next door neighbors, you are sharing this amazing location with the wildlife and an occasional canoe gliding by. Beautiful views any time of the year!

There is a 6 page article about this house in Cabin Life Magazine Feb 2015 issue. Was also in Destination Fabulous TV Show to represent the Adirondacks.

We are fully booked this summer and fall except for Sep 28-Oct 2, sorry! We do have another cabin that is quite similar, and is new, so we have some availability, it's on Charlie Lake, please see that listing here:
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3946888

This cabin sits right on top of the lake with 500 feet of private waterfront, dock and boathouse. The oversized windows capture the beauty of the natural surroundings, the views are stunning, even at night! We turn on the fire, turn off the lights, and enjoy the reflection of the moon off the lake...just beautiful. The sight of the fog lifting in the early AM is worth the early rise.

Sleeps up to 4, but this is the perfect romantic spot for two! Great year round destination for couch potatoes and adventurers alike. No need to leave the comfort of the sofa to experience the beauty of the local wilderness, and those who do care to venture out have plenty of hiking opportunities to lakes, rivers and mountain tops, we supply local books for exploration opportunities.

Cathedral ceilings create an open, airy main room with kitchen, dining and living area with gas fireplace. There are 2 bedrooms, one with queen bed, one with a double bed. A separate TV room is great for watching movies, reading or enjoying that mid afternoon nap. Great lake views from this sweet little room as well.

We have one bath (shower only), an outdoor hot shower in the warmer seasons (sweet!), an indoor fireplace, outdoor firepit, full kitchen with lots of amenities, weber grill, wifi, 40' flat screen for DVD movies (but no cable), land line phone (no cell service here!) and outdoor speakers to enjoy your iPod while grilling or chilling.

Need to work while here? We have a desk right up against the window so you can write that novel or email your client while observing the wildlife on the lake.

SPRING, SUMMER and FALL
Comes with 4 very nice kayaks and one canoe, lake floats and adult life preservers. Our Lakefront Boathouse provides very easy access to the lake, no need to carry them anywhere. Watercraft available May 15-Oct 15 only.

This is a kayak haven for both beginners and the more experienced. Kayak 10 minutes to the right, you are on stunningly beautiful Piseco Lake. Kayak 30 minutes to the left (for the experienced kayaker only) to the more remote wilderness of Big Bay Lake. Lots of natural wild shoreline and wildlife to explore right out your front door! Most of our waterfront is too shallow to swim, except for one deep swimming hole. We kayak to the lake and enjoy the clear water and sandy bottom of Piseco Lake.

WINTER
This cabin is like living inside a snow globe in the winter...there are so many windows you are simply surrounded by the snowfall, it's a beautiful sight! A unique feature here is that the slightly moving water out front does not freeze, so there are water views and wildlife sightings year round. Very special spot.

Many winter hiking, snowshoeing and x-country skiing adventures to be found locally. Great winter fishing right out front. There is a small downhill ski mountain, Oak Mt in next town over. Gore ski mountain is a 50 minute drive. We supply 2 sets of adult snowshoes and one child pair.

This is snowmobile country - hundreds of miles of groomed trails through the woods and across the many lakes here. Stop in to a local pub for lunch and a beer - and head out to the next lake. Local rentals, lessons and guides available.

But our favorite activity in winter is sitting by the fire with a hot cocoa and observing the wilderness and the weather from the comfort of the sofa :)

An all wheel drive vehicle is necessary to navigate the snowy dirt driveway in winter. It is plowed regularly but can be tricky in icy weather. The other option is to leave your car at the end of the driveway and walk in.

This is a no parties, no smoking, NO PETS (sorry!), allergy sensitive household. Due to our close proximity to the water, we have limited well and septic capacity. As a result, we can have no more than 4 persons here at any time, so this is not the place for family reunions or for entertaining.

We do our best to keep a pristine home, we are sure even the most discerning guests will be very happy here. We love that we can share this very special spot with responsible and considerate guests.

This is a very private, secluded property, however it is not remote. It is easy to get to, we are down a private 200ft dirt driveway directly off Rt 8.

What's to LOVE? Just about everything listed above.

What might you NOT love? There is a small bridge nearby that separates the outlet (where we are) from Piseco Lake, and you can hear the cars going over the bridge from the property, which is the only thing we wish was different.

Also RECYCLES are a real hassle here. Guests who choose to stay here must agree to follow the towns strict recycle rules - they must be kept clean and separate from garbage. We (i.e. the housekeeper) then have to take them to the dump and separate them into bins by hand. She simply cannot handle this task if large amounts are left. So - our general rule here is like camping - if you bring it in, you must be willing to take it out! Leaving small amounts are fine, and will be hauled to dump by our fabulous housekeeper.

This is a great home for self reliant, independent travelers looking for very comfortable, pristine accommodations in a unique and special spot to get away from it all. Piseco and the surrounding area are beautiful, but have limited entertainment venues other than nature hikes, mountain views, wildlife, lakes and rivers. We supply information on local hikes, restaurants, etc.

We are in our third year of renting, and our experience is that we do get fully booked up with guests year round. So, we have added a (very expensive!) generator to the property. In the event of a power outage, guests should not lose any amenities (lights, heat, internet, etc). Falling trees and storms do take the power lines down a few times a year in the mountains, but our guests will not be effected.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

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

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Shower (no tub). There is an outdoor hot shower as well in warmer weather. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Cabin is in pristine condition. We take our shoes off inside and prefer that guests do as well to maintain wood floors. This is the perfect place for the discerning guest...it is very clean with nicer than average furnishings. We are looking for guests who will appreciate this attention to detail, and treat the house and contents accordingly. Children are welcome, but this may not be an ideal place for toddlers. We have a wild and woolly 500' of natural shoreline outside, and white furnishings inside, you would have to keep a very close eye on them in both places. The best features of the property are the Privacy and the View (stunning year round!). There is a lot of shoreline, but unfortunately most of it is too shallow to swim. There is one deep swimming hole we can direct you to, or kayak 10 minutes to Piseco Lake and enjoy the clear sandy bottom there. Cabin is private but not remote, Rt 8 is near, can't see it but can hear cars from it....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Lots of books in house for guest use...moreless

  • Games:

    Cards, Scrabble, color pencils for the artistically inclined...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Indoor and Outdoor Speakers! Bring your iPod! ...moreless

  • Television:

    40' flat screen for Netflix Movies. There is NO cable here (we come here to get away from the news!) ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Use Netflix for Movies (our account is on the TV)...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake:

    We are on the outlet of Beautiful Lake Piseco. Private, no neighbors nearby or in sight. Can kayak to Piseco Lake in 10 minutes. ...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Fabulous Lake Views...great wildlife sightings too...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    500 feet of direct Lake Front on the outlet of Piseco Lake ...moreless

  • Mountain:

    We are in the heart of the Southern Adirondack Mountains...moreless

  • Water View:

    Fabulous Lake Views extend down the outlet and across the way - no neighbors in site...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    We have 500 ft of private waterfront on the outlet of Piseco Lake ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Direct waterfront, cabin sits right on top of the lake...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Indoor dining for four. Also a large picnic table for outdoor dining...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    This is a propane fireplace (real fire) with a remote. No need to get off the couch to turn it on and off! No wood needed, no mess. Not to be on for more than 1 hour at a time however. ...moreless

  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance:

    Please use calling card for international calls ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Room for two cars ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    No cell service here! Can make local and long distance call (no international - need calling card for that)...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    Filters supplied...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Nice oven and stove, full fridge, micro, coffee maker, blender, crock pot, toaster oven. Fully stocked with just about everything you might need! ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full size oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We supply basics to lighten your shopping load. Expect to find tin foil, plastic wrap, spices, salt and pepper, honey, flour, sugar, coffee filters, paper towels, tp, dish soap, washing machine soap...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    electric ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Binoculars
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Golf:

    15 minutes away ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    4 kayaks and one canoe provided via our Private Boathouse. Also rubber floats and life preservers. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large Lawn with Picnic Table, Adirondack Chairs, Firepit ...moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large Weber Grill AND Small Weber Grill complimentary for Guest use - however - Guests MUST clean the one you used before they leave, housekeeping does not take care of this....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Free tennis courts within a 15 minute drive...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer and Fall
Jun 12 - Oct 11, 2015
3 night min stay
$260 $310
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,750

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Late Fall
Oct 12 - Nov 22, 2015
3 night min stay
$175 $225
Fri, Sat
$1,250

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 29, 2015
5 night min stay
$175 $300
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,450

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Early December
Nov 30 - Dec 17, 2015
3 night min stay
$140 $175
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,250

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Christmas and New Year
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,600

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Jan 4 - Mar 24, 2016
3 night min stay
$150 $200
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,350

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Early Spring
Mar 25 - Apr 21, 2016
3 night min stay
$140 $175
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,100

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Spring
Apr 22 - Jun 2, 2016
3 night min stay
$175 $225
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,450

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Summer and Fall
Jun 3 - Oct 16, 2016
3 night min stay
$270 $320
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,800

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$270 $320
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,800 $5,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

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

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $85
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Holiday rates are higher, may have a longer minimum stay, please inquire

Summer Rentals are M-F for short stays, or F-F for weekly. Some weekend availability, but we use it many weekends.

Watercraft is available for use May 15-Oct 15 only.

No entertaining at this cabin...no more than 4 people on property at any time.

Gorgeous in Winter! Need an all wheel vehicle to navigate woodsy driveway in snow however.

RECYCLES - are a real hassle here. Guests must agree to follow the towns strict recycle rules - they must be kept clean and separate from garbage. We (i.e. the housekeeper) then have to take them to the dump and separate them into bins by hand. We simply cannot handle this task if large amounts are left. So - our general rule here is, if you bring a lot in, you must agree to take them out! Leaving small amounts (less than one bag full) are fine, and will be hauled to dump by our fabulous housekeeper.


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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Oxbow
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Speculator Golf
45 Miles
Nearest Train
Amsterdam
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt 30
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Oxbow Inn
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Oak Mountain

Car: Necessary

For hundreds of years the Adirondacks has been a destination location. Set in the Southern portion of the 6 million acre Adirondack Park, located in Hamilton County, Piseco is surrounded by beautiful mountains and pristine lakes.

Some of the most picturesque flat water and white water kayaking and canoeing can be found in this region. Waterfalls, stunning hikes with views, white water rafting, fishing and hunting are popular activities. The lakes are not crowded in the least, bring your boat and enjoy water sports.

This area is infamous for it's well maintained snowmobiling trails that go for hundreds of miles, all the way to Canada. Local rentals available.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

About: David and Maura spend lots of time in the Adirondacks year round. We swim, flat water and white water kayak, paddle board, hike, downhill ski, cross country, snowmobile and simply chill up here. Maura has a family camp nearby, has been coming to this area forever. We live and work in NYC, it's a 4 hour drive, just put in a book on tape, and in no time we are in paradise. Dave and Maura both work for themselves, and are working hard towards an early retirement to the Adirondacks.

Why Speculator:
Why this property? It is so very rare to find this kind of privacy on the water, and with such a stunning view...we fell in love the second we saw this location. We are the third owners. It was a seasonal summer camp since the 40's, using lake water as the water source. The second owners (contractors) started the renovation by securing the foundation, renovating the shell and putting in all those fabulous windows. By keeping the same footprint as the original cabin they were able to keep this amazing waterfront location - you are no longer allowed to build this close to the water. We finished the home by having it winterized it, put in a year round well for water, put in all knotty pine ceilings and walls, wood floors, decorated and opened her doors to our first guests in August 2012. As far as we are concerned, this is the perfect retirement spot. Until that time, however, we are sharing the house with guests, so far everyone has been just as thrilled as we are!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Privacy! Views! Open floor plan, immaculately clean and very easy house. It is in a very naturally beautiful and rustic setting, with lots of wildlife. We (or our guests) have seen loons, mergansers, ducks, herons, fox, coyotes, skunk, tons of fish, otter, owl, bald eagles, tons of birds, deer, fawn, a buck, a mama and baby bear! First person to see and photograph a Moose (note: not a mouse!) from our property gets one free night stay!


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Photos

  • Lakeside of Cabin

    Lakeside of Cabin

  • View from front door in spring

    View from front door in spring

  • Property

    Property

  • Full Kitchen includes micro, toaster oven, coffee maker, blender, crock pot

    Full Kitchen includes micro, toaster oven, coffee maker, blender, crock pot

  • Bedroom #1

    Bedroom #1

  • Fireplace, living and dining area with a view

    Fireplace, living and dining area with a view

  • Private Property surrounded by lake and woods

    Private Property surrounded by lake and woods

  • Great Water Views from Private 2 Acre Property

    Great Water Views from Private 2 Acre Property

  • Boathouse comes with 4 Kayaks and one Canoe, water floats and life preservers

    Boathouse comes with 4 Kayaks and one Canoe, water floats and life preservers

  • This is uninhabited Big Bay Lake, 30 minute kayak from the Cabin

    This is uninhabited Big Bay Lake, 30 minute kayak from the Cabin

  • Local Hike - view of Snowy Mt

    Local Hike - view of Snowy Mt

  • Our view of the Lake (it never freezes) for year round water view and wildlife!

    Our view of the Lake (it never freezes) for year round water view and wildlife!

  • Open Floor Plan with Amazing Lake View

    Open Floor Plan with Amazing Lake View

  • Boathouse (on left) and Cabin (on right) on 500' Lakefront

    Boathouse (on left) and Cabin (on right) on 500' Lakefront

  • Night Sky by Firepit

    Night Sky by Firepit

  • Bedroom #1 with Queen Bed

    Bedroom #1 with Queen Bed

  • Bedroom #2 with Double Bed

    Bedroom #2 with Double Bed

  • TV, Reading or Nap Room - gorgeous views from here! 40' flat screen not shown

    TV, Reading or Nap Room - gorgeous views from here! 40' flat screen not shown

  • Dock next to Boathouse

    Dock next to Boathouse

  • House in Summer

    House in Summer

  • Our watercraft on beautiful Piseco Lake - 10 minute kayak to this gorgeous spot

    Our watercraft on beautiful Piseco Lake - 10 minute kayak to this gorgeous spot

  • Local Hike - view of Lake Piseco

    Local Hike - view of Lake Piseco

  • Winter View from cozy TV room

    Winter View from cozy TV room

  • Lakeside Night Lights...left on at night in winter

    Lakeside Night Lights...left on at night in winter

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Calendar last updated 07/29/2015
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