"We rented this home for a week, including Labor Day weekend. We had six of us staying in this home most of the week, and eight one night. While this is an older home which is dependent upon the old AC window units, it is well maintained. It has a very well stocked kitchen which has all the pots, pans, utensils, and accessories anyone could ask for. The big screen TV with cable in the living room and smaller TVs in each bedroom was very nice. Both bedrooms have king beds. The bathrooms are small, but that is to be expected in an older home. The dock is very nice and we spent a bit of time there, fishing and swimming. We are not boaters, but for those who are, the dock area would provide a very nice area to do such. My wife has moderate to severe arthritis and really enjoyed the hot tub to soothe her aching joints.
Perhaps the best feature of this whole house is dealing with the owner! He was fantastic! He provides a very detailed and informative guidebook to the property and the surrounding area, explaining how to use the various appliances (AC units, washer/dryer, stove and hood, televisions, etc.) as well as the dock area. All of our interactions with him were pleasant and helpful. He was available at all times via text or phone call to ask questions about various issues. I can't imagine a better owner to deal with.
Our only disappointing event was an invasion of "blind mosquitoes" or "lake bugs." When we arrived, the entire front and back sides of the house were covered with them and when we walked through the grass, they swarmed around us. They don't bite, but they are a major nuisance. Several got into the house, but by following the owner's instructions to use the vacuum cleaner to remove them from the walls and ceiling, we got rid of them quickly. They disappeared completely after a day and didn't come back until a week later on our last morning there when we were leaving. The owner explained to us that this is the pattern; they come and go every few days during the hot summer months. But other than being a bothersome nuisance, they don't present a danger or hazard.
So, as long as you are not bothered by the bugs that occasionally appear, I would highly recommend this home for your stay in Lake Placid. It is a well-stocked and supplied home and the owner is a pleasure to deal with. It's older and it isn't the largest home on the lake, but if you have 4-7 people in your group, it is quite sufficient for your needs."
Guest: Bruce M.
Date of Stay: September 2015
Review Submitted: September 8, 2015