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Lakeside 1800's Farmhouse - Beautiful Lake and Mountain Views

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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

1800's renovated Farmhouse with Stunning Views overlooking Lake Algonquin and Adirondack Mountains. Kept in immaculate condition. Sleeps up to 6.

This is a great area to find some peace and quiet, and the perfect home for those who are particular. Great for adventurers and couch potatoes alike! Year round rugged Adirondack enjoyment can be found outside, while luxury, beautiful lake and mountain views with modern comforts can be found inside.

This is one of the oldest homes in Wells. Enjoy a mix of modern amenities, antique furnishings, 100 year old wood floors and stunning views. We supply 3 kayaks and one stand up paddle board, 2 nice bikes and lake floats.

Master bedroom has cathedral ceilings, queen bed with private bath and great lake views. Two guest bedrooms have one double bed each and use of 1/2 bath upstairs, another full bath downstairs.

Downstairs is open floor plan with gorgeous views, fireplace, 2 sitting rooms, dining area, chefs kitchen with double farmhouse sink and a porch. Dishwasher, micro, washer/dryer, Internet, phone, Weber grill, 40' flatscreen with Netflix (no cable though - we come here to get away from the news!) outdoor table and fire pit.

We are across the street from beautiful Lake Algonquin. Our views alone are worth the visit!

SPRING and SUMMER
Our favorite activities include the 3 mile walks around the lake, hikes to many nearby waterfalls, swimming and kayaking out front on the lake. The large front lawn is a great spot to relax and enjoy the lake view while barbequing, and evenings can be spent out by the bonfire. Public fishing dock out front. Swimming is easy access, but It is a bit rocky, bring water shoes, or public sand beach is one mile away. Can launch kayaks and paddle board out front.

The house is kept in as close to perfect condition as we can manage. We remove shoes prior to going inside - and prefer our guests do as well. However, we know this is asking a lot, so please be mindful of bringing dirt, snow and mud onto our antique wood floors...

Kitchen - our favorite room! Beautiful lake views, room for multiple cooks, open to the sitting area, fireplace and dining table, so the cook can converse with everyone else. Double farmhouse sink, 5 burner gas stove, expansive wood counter space. Very nice pots, pans, dishes, glassware.

We do go out of our way to supply amenities that we feel will make our guests stay a little easier and nicer, things that are not normally found in a rental - binoculars, table cloths, iron and board, boats, bikes, paper towels, tin foil, plastic wrap, napkins, sugar, spices, condiments - lots of little things you would find at home but may not think of bringing while traveling on vacation. We also share detailed directions on how to get to some amazing local spots, waterfalls and such that you would never find otherwise - some took us years to find!

In order to keep this 200 year old Farmhouse in it's current immaculate condition, and it's plumbing in working condition, we cannot have more than 4 persons here in summer, 6 persons all other times of year. We do not rent for parties or family reunions, sorry! This is a great house for couples or small family getaways, but not appropriate if you are planning to entertain.

The yard out front is where we spend our time, relaxing on the large elevated grass lawn, overlooking the lake and mountains beyond. There is a local road between us and the lake, but we are above it and it is somewhat obscured. We have four Adirondack chairs for lounging and enjoying the view. Large picnic table, fire pit and large Weber grill.

This is lake country so drives to the different lakes can be fun. Great antiquing and white water rafting up this way.

FALL FOLIAGE is AMAZING here! This house has unobstructed views of color filled mountains, doubled by the reflection of these mountains on the lake, really is a sight to see!

WINTER: Hike, snowshoe, snowmobile, x country or downhill ski, antique, read, write, paint or just sit and enjoy the views across the lake in a small town setting. Winter can be magical up here after a fresh snowfall. We snowshoe (2 sets provided), snowmobile, ski Gore or Oak Mountain, cross country ski out front across the lake or at famous Lapland Lake resort. Garnet Hill near Gore also popular for x country. Some Sundays there are very exciting car races on the lake, great fun to watch from the comfort of the sofa!

Speculator (next town over) rents snowmobiles, you can sled from here to Canada on wide expanse of groomed trails - this is amazing snowmobile country. Guided tours available for those trying it for the first time. Give it a shot - experiencing the Adirondack woods in winter, gliding over lakes, stopping in at different Pubs for a pint and a stew can be great fun. Highly recommended.

We love to slap on snowshoes and explore the woods nearby. Lots of deer, turkey in winter. Simply sitting inside and watching the snowfall surround us is another favorite activity....

More About the Farmhouse: This is one of the oldest homes in town - was a working farm for 100+ years. Fully renovated 2010. Sits on elevated 3/4 acre overlooking Lake Algonquin. Truly gorgeous view.

Porch - there is a large porch on the backside of house. Can read out there or store your skiis and toys. There is a sitting area to remove and store shoes so if you would like to be shoe free in house, as we are, it is convenient.

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.

No smoking, no pets (no exceptions, sorry!) and no candles please, this is an allergy sensitive home.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 year minimum unless with parent...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Private bath, cathedral ceilings, oak floors, great views...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Handmade Pine Bed ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • All bedrooms are upstairs, Master has cathedral ceilings, 4 poster queen bed. Really beautiful views from picture windows overlooking the lake. 100 yr old refurbished oak floors in master bedroom and bathroom. Nice soaking tub with shower, great views from the bathroom too! Bedroom #2 and #3 have one double bed each. Yes we have 3 bedrooms, but in summer our maximum is only 4 persons here to keep the wear and tear down and the plumbing in working condition. Spring, Winter and Fall we can sleep up to 6 persons. We work VERY hard to keep this house in the pristine condition that you should find it in when you arrive! There is a nice 1/2 bath in upstairs hallway for the Guest Bedrooms use. They also have use of a full bath and shower downstairs. Very nice linens and towels supplied to all guests....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Downstairs Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Guest 1/2 Bath: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Half Bathroom

    ...moreless

  • Guest Bedrooms upstairs have use of 1/2 bath upstairs and full bath downstairs. Master Bedroom has private bath....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We have a 40' flat screen for DVD's and Netflix (supplied). We DO NOT have cable TV. Lots of books in the house. Comprehensive list of places to go and things to do provided....moreless

Entertainment

  • Stereo:

    Bring your iPod ...moreless

  • Television:

    40' flat screen for Netflix movies and some DVD's supplied. No Cable here. ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Stunning views of lake and mountains on other side...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Across a small street from the lake. Unobstructed and gorgeous views! ...moreless

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    Lake and mountains right out front...moreless

  • Village:

    Walk to village of Wells, ice cream shop, town beach, local restaurant (closed winter), convenience store. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Stunning views of lake and mountains on other side...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Across a small street from lake...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Across a small street from the lake. Unobstructed and gorgeous views! ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Indoor dining table seats 4. Kitchen counter seating seats 4. Large outdoor picnic table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

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

    Propane fireplace in kitchen/sitting area...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    No international calls please...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Has sectional sofa and 40' flatscreen TV for netflix movies or DVD's. NO CABLE here, we come here to get away from the news and commercials! ...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Free local and long distance calls. Use calling card for international calls. ...moreless

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

    Free wireless internet...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    filters supplied ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Very nice dishes, pots, pans, glassware...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    ice maker in freezer...moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full Farmhouse Kitchen with Farmhouse Double Sink, antique Pine Floors. Lots of kitchen amenities...very good pots and pans, micro, toaster, coffee maker, crock pot, blender, mixer, bowls, tupperware...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Many amenities provided! salt, pepper, spices tea, honey, sugar, flour dish, dishwasher and laundry soap coffee filters, tin foil, plastic wrap, paper ketchup, mustard, paper towels, napkins...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    5 burner stove and oven...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice toaster ...moreless

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles:

    2 supplied...moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    We supply 3 kayaks, one stand up paddle board and 2 bikes...moreless

  • Boat With Paddles
  • Golf:

    Golf in surrounding towns ...moreless

  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    3 kayaks and one stand up paddle board supplied with life preservers ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large green lawn with picnic table and grill overlooks the lake...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large Weber Grill ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Back porch for sitting, reading, storing coats or toys...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Free tennis courts in town ...moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle Board and Inflatable tube supplied for floating in the lake...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July and August
Jul 1 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$200 $300
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,450

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $207 Nightly


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

Early Fall
Sep 8 - Sep 24, 2015
3 night min stay
$150 $200
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,100

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $157 Nightly


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

Fall Foliage
Sep 25 - Oct 11, 2015
3 night min stay
$175 $250
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $171 Nightly


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

Late Fall
Oct 12 - Nov 19, 2015
3 night min stay
$140 $175
Fri, Sat, Sun
$950

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $136 Nightly


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

Thanksgiving
Nov 20 - Nov 29, 2015
5 night min stay
$150 $275
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,250

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $179 Nightly


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
$950

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $136 Nightly


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

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$200 $300
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,450

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $207 Nightly


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


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning $90
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Holiday rates may be higher, minimum stay may be longer

Watercraft is available for use May 15-Oct 15 only


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Location

Car: Necessary

Wells is a sleepy, scenic town in the southern Adirondacks. Very quiet here - there are days you might be the only one on the lake, even mid summer. No tourists, just summer camps and one motel in town.

Spring through fall there are free tennis and basketball courts, a children's park, local beach and an ice cream shop.

LOTS of healthy outdoor year round activities here!

Spring and Summer for swimming, kayaking, hiking, lots of remote waterfalls to explore and lakes to visit.

Fall is stunningly beautiful foliage, especially from this house! Unobstructed views of the lake and mountains beyond.

Winter activities:

Downhill ski Gore - 35 minutes

Downhill ski Oak - 15 minutes

X country Lapland Lake - 25 minutes - dining, skating, tubing, reindeer!

X country Garnett Hill - 35 minutes

X country out front on our lake!

Snowshoe everywhere!

Snowmobile - rent in next town

Just watch the snow fall

Other Activities: Other things to find in surrounding area:

Many lakes and rivers to explore

Antiquing

Saratoga Race Track (1 hour)

Zoo and Safari Rid

Hiking

Caves

Horseback riding

Boating

Visit Lake George (1 hour)

Golf: Local golf courses are around....Speculator has a course 15 minutes away

Ski: Downhill skiing at Gore, 35 minutes

Oak Mountain 15 minutes away

Cross country skiing out front across lake or through woods

Lapland Lake (highly recommended!) 25 minutes

Garnett Hill (also great) 40 minute drive

Snowmobile rentals in next town

Snowshoes (2 sets) provided by us

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2009

About: Maura is a lifelong Adirondacker, her family has been vacationing in Wells for 4 generations. David and Maura spend lots of time here in all seasons, and have fallen in love with renovating houses here. We now have 4 lakeside renovated homes, all available for weekly rental.

Why Wells:
Stunning Views, Luxury Inside, Rugged Adirondacks Outside

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
We love the fact that this house used to look like the scariest one in town....but we always thought it must have one of the best views...and we were right! Since we gut renovated in 2010, it now has all the comforts of a modern luxury year round home combined with 100 yr old reclaimed floors with antique furnishings and features...and was redesigned to best capture those views! Amenities include kayaks, canoe, bikes, large Weber Grill, Firepit, large picnic table. Fishing pier across the street. Wireless Internet, 40' flat screen, iPod Player, Chefs Kitchen with killer views while cooking! Great master queen bedroom with views as well.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Front of Farmhouse

    Front of Farmhouse

  • Gorgeous views from front yard - there is a small road between us and the lake

    Gorgeous views from front yard - there is a small road between us and the lake

  • Farmhouse Kitchen with 5 burner gas stove, dishwasher, double sink and views!

    Farmhouse Kitchen with 5 burner gas stove, dishwasher, double sink and views!

  • Kitchen, dining, fireplace and sitting area are in one large open floor plan

    Kitchen, dining, fireplace and sitting area are in one large open floor plan

  • Lake and Mountain View from Kitchen and Sitting Area

    Lake and Mountain View from Kitchen and Sitting Area

  • living room view (flat screen in armoire)

    living room view (flat screen in armoire)

  • Master Bedroom Lake and Mountain View

    Master Bedroom Lake and Mountain View

  • Bedroom #3 with Double Bed and great views of lake and mountains

    Bedroom #3 with Double Bed and great views of lake and mountains

  • Upstairs Hall with Lake View

    Upstairs Hall with Lake View

  • Our View - Amazing Fall Foliage Here!

    Our View - Amazing Fall Foliage Here!

  • Our Winter View

    Our Winter View

  • local waterfall and swimming hole

    local waterfall and swimming hole

  • Our View of Lake Algonquin and Dunham Mountain.

    Our View of Lake Algonquin and Dunham Mountain.

  • Open Floor Plan with Kitchen, Dining Area, Sitting Area, Fireplace and Views

    Open Floor Plan with Kitchen, Dining Area, Sitting Area, Fireplace and Views

  • Gorgeous Lake and Mountain Views while you cook!

    Gorgeous Lake and Mountain Views while you cook!

  • Sitting Area with GREAT Lake and Mountain Views - 5 windows to right

    Sitting Area with GREAT Lake and Mountain Views - 5 windows to right

  • living room (40' flat screen not shown)

    living room (40' flat screen not shown)

  • Master with Queen Bed, Private Bath, Gorgeous Lake Views and Cathedral Ceilings

    Master with Queen Bed, Private Bath, Gorgeous Lake Views and Cathedral Ceilings

  • Guest Bedroom #2 with Double Bed

    Guest Bedroom #2 with Double Bed

  • Top of Stairs, hallway

    Top of Stairs, hallway

  • Porch on Back Side of House

    Porch on Back Side of House

  • Gore Ski Mountain is 35 minute drive

    Gore Ski Mountain is 35 minute drive

  • Winter Wonderland - lake is to the right

    Winter Wonderland - lake is to the right

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  • Bathrooms
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