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Adirondacks - Hill Top Bungalow - Keene, NY (Near Lake Placid)

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Front of Hill Top Bungalow-shows screen (sleep) porch, depth & detached garage


Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Bungalow
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House - 1930's Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 4-6)

Cute, two-bedroom, one-bath, two-story bungalow sits on one-half acre, just up from Main Street in Keene. Situated in the heart of the Adirondack Mountain's high peaks, this home offers beautiful views of Cascade Mountain, and easy access to Lake Placid (11 miles), Whiteface Mountain (nine miles), Keene Valley (five miles), and all of the best hiking trails, fishing, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, and skiing (cross country and downhill) that you might be looking for! The house is furnished with all sorts of little 'getaway amenities' - from a queen-size futon on the outdoor screen porch (for an extra non-winter sleeping spot for two), a bonfire pit (for roasting marshmallows), a perennial garden (with fresh herbs for cooking)...the house has a well-stocked kitchen for any kind of cooking you would like to do, a spa-like bathroom for relaxing baths (in a claw-foot tub), a large TV (for movies), and a full-size washer and dryer (to keep you with fresh, dry clothing). [Our TV, ipod docking station, etc., are more old school... please don't hate! They are on the upgrade list for 2017]

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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • Bungalow

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    Children are certainly welcome - please note that the bungalow is NOT childproof, meaning that we do not have soft corners on coffee tables! nor locks on our lower kitchen cabinets. We do provide a baby gate for protecting kids from our stairwell....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    NO SMOKING IN BUNGALOW, nor ON SCREEN PORCH -- must be outside...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We are open to considering a pet during your visit... we know the breed and age of the pet, and we request that unattended animals are quarantined in our mudroom or crated while you are out enjoying your adventures...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Outdoor Screen Porch: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen Size Futon...moreless

  • We provide all linens for the bungalow - there are plenty of pillows, blankets, etc. only bring something if you prefer to have a special item with you....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • We provide natural shampoo, conditioner, soaps, and other little amenities, such as lotion, q-tips, cotton balls, and a hair dryer. We try to keep bath salts on hand as well. We have plenty of towels for your convenience....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Full of charm, this home awaits those who are looking to relax and enjoy a 'home-away-from-home' for any length of time. There is a detached, two-car garage for parking during your stay (nothing better than not having to scrape ice off cars!). COME, ENJOY - we look forward to your visit! No Smoking in Bungalow, nor on Screen Porch -- must be outside. Lake Placid hosted the 1980 and 1932 Winter Olympics - All Venues are still active and offer Bobsled, Luge, Ice Skating, and more!...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    There is an iPod docking station available for your use...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    You will have access to a small library of both DVD's and VHS tapes during your stay...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    Keene is the home of the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Property looks out directly on Cascade Mountain, and the surrounding peaks of Mt. Porter, Blueberry Mtn, and Owl's Head Peak...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    You can certainly seat 6 in the kitchen - just bring in chairs from the porch...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Large 2-car Garage available for use during your stay...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    2 additional grass parking spots to the left side of garage...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    Absolutely! Flat bottom drip filter 10-12 cup coffee maker awaits you. We also have Italian stovetop and pour over coffee makers on hand...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Exceptional amount of cooking utensils and dishes provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full sets of nice dishes for your use...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is fully-stocked -- it has far more than your basic needs... you can come prepared to cook & bake!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We try to keep spices and other items on hand for you when you cook. Many travelers will bring more and leave extra behind....moreless


  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    There is a screened-in sleep porch on the front of the house -- can be used for relaxing during the day/sleeping at night....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large front lawn with fire pit, 2 adirondack chairs, and a flower garden...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have a smaller charcoal grill available for your use...moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda


Write a review 4.8
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 25 - May 30, 2017
3 night min stay
4th of July Holiday
Jun 29 - Jul 5, 2017
3 night min stay
Ironman Lake Placid
Jul 18 - Jul 26, 2017
6 night min stay

Columbus Day Wknd
Oct 6 - Oct 10, 2017
3 night min stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 20 - Dec 27, 2017
4 night min stay
New Year's Holiday
Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$795 $2,295
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cancellation Fee $25
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250


Rates effective July 2016:

$175/night - 2-night minimum; $375/2-night weekend; $485/3-night weekend; $595 four-day wknd; $685 five-day wknd); $775/week; $6730/season (three months); $2295/month (one month)

Rates noted are for 1-4 people. Pets are a minimum of $25 each.

Please Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Credit Cards Accepted: Visa * MasterCard * American Express. Dates available: Year Round

Please feel free to contact us with any special date requests - we try our best to accommodate your vacation vision!

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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Lake Placid, Adirondack Mountains, New York, USA (Keene, NY; 14 miles from Lake Placid, NY; South on Route 73)

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Snowboarding/mobiling, Tubing, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Rock Climbing, Basketball, Mini Golf


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: I first came to the Adirondacks for what was supposed to be a paddling/camping trip on Saranac Lake... it turned into a life-long addiction with Lake Placid and Keene (home of the High Peaks.) I began to live here full time until the middle of 2004, when a career opportunity back on the West Coast led me to turn it into a vacation rental. I run an international travel business these days - Global Soul Adventures ...and try to visit the Adirondacks as I can.

Why the Owner Chose Keene, NY, USA:
The Adirondack Mountains are an especially spectacular place. They offer some of the highest peaks in the Northeastern US, which are home to hundreds of trails, lakes and rivers that offer up all sorts of summer and winter activities. I fell in love with Keene, and its prime location for accessing all outdoor adventures that one seeks. Additionally, the energy that continues to reside in Lake Placid from past Winter Olympics, along with currently training Olympic athletes, will inspire just about anyone to join in on the fun around town. The bungalow itself was built in 1930 and retains so much of its original charm - a clawfoot tub, castiron sink, and original flooring / stairs are some of the most unique amenities. I chose to offer this space as a vacation rental for others who love to travel - I am personally a traveler, and my ultimate wish is that other travelers will have the opportunity to fall in love with this ultra-perfect 'base camp' while enjoying all sorts of activities around the region.

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Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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  • Front of Hill Top Bungalow-shows screen (sleep) porch, depth & detached garage

    Front of Hill Top Bungalow-shows screen (sleep) porch, depth & detached garage

  • View of Cascade Mtn from Hill Top Bungalow

    View of Cascade Mtn from Hill Top Bungalow

  • back of Hill Top Bungalow

    back of Hill Top Bungalow

  • Mud Room Gear Closet b/w Fridge, Micro & Dryer

    Mud Room Gear Closet b/w Fridge, Micro & Dryer

  • Kitchen (in natural daylight)

    Kitchen (in natural daylight)

  • 2nd Bedroom / Office

    2nd Bedroom / Office

  • Front Screen Porch (queen sleeper futon)

    Front Screen Porch (queen sleeper futon)

  • Hill Top Bungalow - Keene, NY

    Hill Top Bungalow - Keene, NY

  • Adirondack Mountains - high peak summit view

    Adirondack Mountains - high peak summit view

  • Family Room (queen sleep sofa)

    Family Room (queen sleep sofa)

  • Mud Room Entry

    Mud Room Entry

  • Bathroom w/Clawfoot shower/tub

    Bathroom w/Clawfoot shower/tub

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Front yard & view

    Front yard & view

VRBO #107501

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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