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Lake George Cottage on the Water, Dock, Views Lake & Mountains

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Last updated: 04/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Silver Bay cottage description

Charming cottage, named 'Sparrow's Nest' located on Lake George, New York in the Adirondack Mountains. In walking distance of the Silver Bay Association: YMCA of the Adirondacks which features activities for young and old alike. Cottage has 4 bedrooms, sleeps 8 people. All towels and linens are provided. Private dock with boatslip and views north, south and west. Shallow swimming area and swimming raft in deeper water. On the property is a unique 'grotto' for cocktails or a place to nap or get away.
Gazebo platform/deck over water with Adirondack chairs.

Keywords: House, Rental, Charming, Authentic, Private,
Dock included, Directly on Lake George with Views of the Lake and Adirondack Mountains

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                This is workable through master bedroom....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Can discuss if pet is very small....moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Recently remodeled. Very airy kitchen. All appliances including dishwasher and coffee maker. Narrow counter against wall with stools..children can eat lunch in bathing suits....moreless

              • Dining:

                Both the round table on screen porch and the dropleaf table indoors can seat 8...a little tight at round one....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                All cooking utensils, cooking/baking dishes, serving ware included along with pots and pans....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Cottage provides all dishes, glassware and utensils ...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Toaster
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Linens Provided:

                All sheets, towels, blankets, comforters and beach towels. Also table linens....moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Authentic Adirondack Fireplace in wood-paneled, high ceiling living room...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                All towels, including beach towels....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Infrequent use, please....moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Iron & Board
              • Clothes Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • Water on 3 sides; shallow swimming area; swimming raft in deeper water; unique grotto with stone steps to the Lake--allows cocktails in setting sun or a quiet place to read; Authentic Adirondack fireplace; gazebo platform/deck with Adirondack chairs; life jackets; tennis court available. Half-mile walk to historic Silver Bay Association-YMCA of the Adirondacks (see for details). General store in walking distance; 10 miles to Fort Ticonderoga; 20 miles to Fort William Henry. Hiking trails; Place to dock your boat; Located on point of land with water on 3 sides. Inseason rates July & August + Labor Day; Low offseason rates in June and after Labor Day. Lounge/Deck chairs; Some water toys available such as kids' water skis and 'swim noodles.'...moreless


                  • Toys:

                    Swimming toys such as tubes and noodles, as well as some fairly old equipment like skis, sailfish & wakeboard...moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    Cassette tapes and large portable cassette tape player. Mostly classical music....moreless

                  • Books:

                    Lots of reading material--subjects vary....moreless

                  • Television:

                    Old fashioned, but it works....moreless


                  • Telephone:

                    Local calls free of charge, calling card needed for other. 911 free...moreless

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    Currently, only for ATT. Coverage spotty....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Golf:

                    About 8 miles away at Ticonderoga Country Club; also 17 miles south at Sagamore Hotel course...moreless

                  • Gazebo:

                    Gazebo platform with Adirondack chairs & table...moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Small balcony in 'grotto' on the Lake....moreless


                      • Family

                      Location & View

                      • Lake View:

                        Because cottage is on a point of land, there are 3 different views View of protected 'forever wild' land (undeveloped State Land) on opposite shore....moreless

                      • Mountain View:

                        Lake George is 1 to 3 miles wide, and 32 miles long, surrounded by mountains. Views of Black Mountain, Sugar Loaf, Spruce and Elephant Mountains....moreless

                      • Lakefront:

                        Cottage is situated on a point of land with views to the north, east and south. Dock with boat slip on north side in bay....moreless

                      • Water View:

                        Looks east across water to other side of Lake George; also a view north, and a view south into Van Buren Bay...moreless


                      • Cinemas
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Skiing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Sailing
                      • Golf
                      • Kayaking
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Hiking
                      • Parasailing
                      • Rafting
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Tennis
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Laundromat
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Restaurants
                      • Museums
                      • Zoo
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Ruins
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Antiquing
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Boating
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Shopping
                      • Shuffleboard
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Medical Services
                      • Basketball Court


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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Jun 28 - Sep 1, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $3,500 $12,800
                      Sep 2 - Oct 25, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $2,000 $8,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                      • Taxes Not included

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                      Last updated: 04/29/2014
                      Check availability
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                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
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                      14 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Ticonderoga, NY (private plane) or Albany, NY
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Fort Ticonderoga Ferry
                      100 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Albany-100 mi/Ticonderoga-15 mi drop off
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Interstate 87 (the Northway)
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Hague Beach - public beach
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Firehouse Restaurant in Hague
                      35 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Gore Mountain, also Whiteface
                      11 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Ticonderoga Country Club

                      Car: Necessary

                      Activities such as waterskiing, boating, kayaking, swimming are all available at the property on the Lake, but renter supplies own boats and gear (rental boats nearby); Activities like horseshoes, sailing, windsurfing, rock climbing wall, tennis, basketball, fitness center are available at Silver Bay Association nearby; Also lectures, small library, vespers, music programs, painting, crafts, etc. at Silver Bay Assn. (See Amusement Parks, Museums, Cinema, Antiquing, Parasailing, Rock Climbing, Rafting,Wildlife Park are nearby...within 1 to 2 hour driving distance; Outlet shopping 35 minutes away in Lake George Village; Shopping for gifts available locally. Shopping for clothing and Mall shopping in Glens Falls, NY 45 minutes away; Other shopping in Burlington, VT (90 minutes away); Commercial airports in Burlington, VT and Albany, NY (90 minutes). Lake water is drinking's that clean. Chapel at Silver Bay; several churches in Hague, 4 miles north.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2002

                      About the owner: We are 4th generation family members who have been coming to Silver Bay every summer over the course of our lives.

                      Why the Owner Chose Silver Bay:
                      Lake George is a special place. Our family has a family summer home nearby where the family has been vacationing for 5 generations. The cottage itself has been a summer home for several families over the years. It is charming with a lot of historic character--very private and sheltered with views on all 3 sides.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Silver Bay is located within the northern third of the Lake, uniquely situated in this beautiful vacation land of the Adirondacks. It is part of the Adirondack Park, a national recreation area, with much of its land protected and zoned 'forever wild.'The water is so clean that it is our drinking water. Every water sport is practiced on the Lake with swimming, sailing, boating, waterskiing the favorites. Most of the nearby mountains have hiking trails, and running and bicycling are prevalent. Silver Bay Association, in walking distance, offers a multitude of activities for young and old alike. The little hamlet of Hague nearby has a restaurant, an art gallery, a general store and several gift and collectibles shops, as well as a community center that sports lectures, yoga, town meetings and a local museum.

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                      Speaks: english

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                      • View looking north

                        View looking north

                      • View of "grotto" from the Lake

                        View of "grotto" from the Lake

                      • "Sparrow's Nest" Adirondack log-style cottage - sideview, towards the Lake

                        "Sparrow's Nest" Adirondack log-style cottage - sideview, towards the Lake

                      • Barbecue and garden area

                        Barbecue and garden area

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, March 26, 2014

                      $375 - $600 per night (USD)

                      4 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 04/29/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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