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Family Fun at This Beautiful Lakefront Adirondack Camp

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Looking back at the camp from the end of the dock.

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Last updated: 06/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Special offer: 25% off! end of summer special Details

Port Douglass house description

Come find out why we love our camp, the lake, and the North Country so much. Whether it's quiet evenings in a rocking chair on the screened in porch watching the moon rise over the lake, or for the fun and adventures the lake and the Adirondack North Country have to offer, this camp has and does it all. The fall colors are spectacular in the North Country and seeing them by boat from the lake is something special.
Built in 1939 by my Grandfather, modernized in the 80's, now it's available for you to enjoy. This is a hosted stay. I have a separate apartment, so you can see as little or as much of me as you like. I'm there to be your tour guide, boat captain, watersport instructor for wakeboarding, waterskiing, stand up paddleboarding, and tubing, leading day hikes and beautiful road bike rides, or just in the background as your invisible caretaker making sure everything goes smoothly. I grew up spending summers at the camp and it's by far one of the most beautiful and fun places in the world.
Wake up in the queen bed to the sound of waves lapping at the shoreline in the master bedroom. Then coffee at the kitchen table overlooking the lake. The second bedroom has twin beds and is private and quiet. The kids room is just that, with bunk beds, 2 single beds and their own tv, board games and fun, but trust me, they won't be doing anything other than sleeping in there after all there is to do during the day at the camp. Rain or shine there is always something to do. Mornings, get up early and cut up the glassy water before anyone else. Then a bike ride over rolling hills along the lake, or a hike up Pocomoonshine, paddle out to Schuyler island for a secluded picnic,swimming and tubing in the afternoon. For the less adventurous, shopping in Lake Placid, take the ferry over to Burlington for the day, or head up to Montreal, Canada's largest city. Don't forget your passport! Rainy days are nice too. Explore Ausable Chasm and raft down the Ausable river, Parc Safari and waterpark is just over the border an hour away. At the end of the day cool down on the screened in porch, or warm up in front of the large fireplace in the living room. Roast marshmellows over a bonfire on the beach, then lay back and count shooting stars. Life at the camp is great. Come and find out for yourself.


Keywords: camp, north country, adirondack cabin, lakefront, cozy, fun, serene, awesome,

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Concierge
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Master: 1 queen

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          • guest room: 2 twin/ single

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          • kids room: 2 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

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          • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Bunk Beds (1)

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine:

            limited use. One small load per day max....moreless

          • Garage
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • screened in porch, best swimming on the lake,

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                46' flat screen, small tv with DVD in kid's room...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                911 use only. Bring your cell phone...moreless

              • Computer Available

              Outdoor Features

              • Boat:

                18' inboard/outboard motorboat with waterskis, wakeboards, and tubes....moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                2 stand up paddleboards wetsuits and life preservers in many sizes...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                17' canoe with electric trolling motor 12' aluminum rowboat...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Location & View

                  • Lakefront

                  Activities

                  • Theme Parks
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Swimming
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Golf
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Boating
                  • Restaurants
                  • Water Parks
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Rafting
                   

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                  Special offer: 25% off! end of summer special

                  Come enjoy the last days of August at my lakefront camp. The lake is warm and you can use all my toys. Stand up paddleboards, canoe, rowboat, tubes and I'll let you use my motorboat for tubing and wakeboarding! Just pay for fuel. I am also available as captain and instructor. End your summer with a great stay at the lake.

                  Offer for: Aug 23, 2014 - Aug 30, 2014 View calendar

                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  summer
                  Jun 28 - Aug 30, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,250
                  fall
                  Aug 31 - Nov 3, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $200
                  $1,200
                  spring
                  May 15 - Jun 27, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $200
                  $1,200

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Pet Fee $100
                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • cleaning $100
                  • Taxes Included

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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 06/26/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Necessary

                  Motorboat available for wakeboarding, waterskiing and tubing. You be the captian or an experienced captain is available for tours and lessons. Bring your road bike for guided rides. Guided day hikes, and boat tours around the lake. See the fall colors by boat. A long list of watertoys with more added every season. 2 stand up paddleboards for you to enjoy. 17' canoe with electric trolling motor. A good old fashioned rowboat, and lots of tubes, rafts and floats. Plenty of wetsuits and life preservers in all sizes for everyone. 60 minutes to Lake Placid, Burlington and Santa's workshop. Parc Safari and waterpark just over the border an hour away. Montreal another half hour north. Remember your passport! Ausable Chasm, antiquing, farmers markets, all close by. Great hiking, out the door, and just down the road. Fishing must be good, because there is a boat trolling by just about every day!

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1939

                  About the owner: I spend my winters in Tahoe teaching skiing at Squaw Valley USA. I spend my summers at the camp teaching wakeboarding, waterskiing, stand up paddleboarding, leading bike rides and day hikes. I also know how to relax and enjoy the scenery and serenity of wherever I'm at.

                  Why the Owner Chose Port Douglass:
                  My family has been on Lake Champlain for over 100 yrs. We've all traveled all over the world, but always end up back at the camp. This is not an overly developed part of the lake. It's still just many of the same families from the 30's.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  This is a hosted stay. Take advantage of me. I know the North Country and all it has to offer and want to share it with you. I have a separate apartment on the property and can also remain invisible. This is your vacation. whatever works best for you.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Looking back at the camp from the end of the dock.

                    Looking back at the camp from the end of the dock.

                  • It doesn't get much better than this!

                    It doesn't get much better than this!

                  • Watch the moon rise over the lake rocking on the screened in porch.

                    Watch the moon rise over the lake rocking on the screened in porch.

                  • Guest room: quiet and private.

                    Guest room: quiet and private.

                  • Morning coffee looking out over the lake.

                    Morning coffee looking out over the lake.

                  • Steps down to the front door from the driveway.

                    Steps down to the front door from the driveway.

                  • Oringinal brick driveway from the 30's. Still works great!

                    Oringinal brick driveway from the 30's. Still works great!

                  • Let's go!

                    Let's go!

                  • From glassy calm to rough.

                    From glassy calm to rough.

                  • fall colors from the boat

                    fall colors from the boat

                  • one of my neighbors just down the beach

                    one of my neighbors just down the beach

                  • Your stand up paddleboards, and lots of other toys, await.

                    Your stand up paddleboards, and lots of other toys, await.

                  • Spacious and comfortable living room.

                    Spacious and comfortable living room.

                  • Wake up to the sunrise over the lake in the master bedroom.

                    Wake up to the sunrise over the lake in the master bedroom.

                  • Plenty of room to cook.

                    Plenty of room to cook.

                  • BBQ and relax on the side yard.

                    BBQ and relax on the side yard.

                  • Lots of toys

                    Lots of toys

                  • Bonfires on the beach.

                    Bonfires on the beach.

                  • the camp in October

                    the camp in October

                  • double rainbow

                    double rainbow

                  • a pretty evening at the camp

                    a pretty evening at the camp

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, July 15, 2014

                  $200 - $321 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 06/26/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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