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Superb Lake House for Your Family Vacation - Trout Lake Waterfront

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Last updated: 04/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 BR in Main House (sleeps 6-8) Bunkhouse (sleeps 5-6 WARM WEATHER ONLY) 2 Bath

If you're looking for an outstanding family vacation spot, this is it! Facing south on a gently rising peninsula, the 'North Shore' sits on a 1/2 acre w/121 ft. of waterfront. You can see the lake from 13 of the 14 windows. Large screened porch overlooking the lake (& kids swimming) in which to eat, relax and nap. Clear, clean water, full sun all day, protected swim area for the kids, hard-packed sand bottom (no muck, rocks, weeds or drop off), swim raft, great fishing (we'll show you the spots!), 2 kayaks, canoe, paddle boat, windsurfer, Sunfish sailboat, 10 ft. row boat with trolling motor (for 'tweeners' and teens) & 14 ft. fishing boat w/outboard, trolling motor & fish finder, guest fishing gear, swim & play toys, huge sand play area, hammock & fire ring. Fully equipped kitchen, drilled well, fireplace & sauna. 1/2 mile off main road, no noise, traffic or distractions. Bunkhouse gives kids or 2nd family their own space. Firewood provided. You won't find a more kid/family friendly place any where! (Additional photos emailed upon request.)

A Year Round Get Away: Although primarily a summer rental, 'The North Shore' is fully insulated and is available throughout the year. The bass fishing on Trout Lake is excellent. We swim early June to mid-September. Being a short drive to the high peaks of the Adirondacks we afford a wonderful, laid back and relaxed alternative for leaf peepers to get away in the evenings from the hustle and bustle of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. 'The North Shore' is available for St. Lawrence University commencement (3 night rental), Family & Reunion Weekends (2 or 3 night rental) or anytime you come to visit your son or daughter at any of the area's colleges. Winter is perhaps our best kept secret: snow shoe, back-country XC ski or fish the lake and come on in for a sauna and an evening around the fire. Snowmobile trails are located nearby. In the winter bed space is limited to 6 (or 7). Long term rentals and romantic weekends are also possible, and we'll try to work with anyone's schedule or needs.

Fishing: Owner is a NYS licensed fishing guide and will show you the hot spots and the most effective lures and rigging; and take you out fishing if desired/possible. Trout Lake is stocked with Rainbow Trout & Lake Trout each year and has an abundance of native Smallmouth Bass (owner caught and released 21.5 inch 4.85 lb. SM October 2009). Other species include: Largemouth Bass (22 inch caught off dock summer 2010), Perch, Bullhead, tons of Rock Bass and Sun Fish for the kids to catch. Rainbow Trout are plentiful and fairly easily caught from mid to late spring. As for Lake Trout, there are some real monsters if they are your thing & have the patience (owner caught 39 inch 17lb. Laker April 2010). NYS regulations allow fishing for Rainbows & Lakers on Trout Lake beyond the usual October 15 cut-off. Bass season: catch and release/artificial lures only December 1 until 3rd Saturday in June; catch and keep opens the 3rd Saturday in June and goes to November 30th. Fishing boat included with rental is fully equipped (fish finder, down rigger, etc.). An additional 10 ft. boat with electric trolling motor (no Boater Safety Course needed to operate) is perfect for 'T'weeners' and young Teens. For NYS Fishing License information go to

Sailing/Boating: Sunfish sailboat included with rental (new sail and rigging). Learn to sail, GREAT fun. For those with experience, a 15 ft. O'Day can be made available by arrangement. Rental also includes a Windsurfer for the adventurous. Trout Lake, particularly at our end, is excellent for sailing.

All forms of boating and jet skis are allowed on Trout Lake. The numerous Island provide quieter waters away from the main body of the lake making it excellent for canoes and kayaks.

Day trips options include: The Wild Center in Tupper Lake (1 hr.), Lake Placid and the High Peaks region of the Adirondack Mountains for shopping, dining and hiking (90 mins.), the 1000 Island Region of the St. Lawrence River (1 hr.), the Canadian national capitol Ottawa (1 hr. 45 min.) 4 golf courses within a 30 min. drive, and the Mohawk Casino & Resort (1 hr. 15 min.).
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 11
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    VCR/DVD & TV...moreless

  • Bunk House: 1 queen, 1 double, 2 twin/ single

    VCR/DVD & TV...moreless

  • Screened Porch: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    For Those Hot Sticky Nights...moreless

  • First Floor Bedroom: 1 queen

    VCR/DVD & TV...moreless

  • The master bedroom is located on the 2nd floor with a wonderful king sized bed at one end and a sleeping nook with two twin beds at the other (there is also a twin couch/futon); and has two ceiling fans and two stand-up fans. The downstairs bedroom is off the kitchen and also has its own outside entrance; and has a ceiling fan. There is a queen sized futon on the screened porch for those hot sticky nights when you want to fall asleep to a gentle breeze and the sound of water lapping the shore. All sheets are 100% cotton, and there plenty of pillows and blankets. There is a stereo and VCR/DVD player and TV in the master bedroom for a late night movie or music. The bunk house is a world unto itself, with a new queen bed, full bed, and a bunk bed suitable for kids (the bunk house also has fans, a VCR/DVD player & TV). A great place for kids, a couple or 2nd family. Plenty of dresser space in each sleeping area. A portable playpen/sleep bed suitable for a toddler is also available....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Our kitchen is fully equipped with just about everything you would want: 2 coffee makers (one for decaf and one for regular!), waffle maker, food processor, pizza stones, commercial grade blender (for the daiquiris, of course), new microwave oven, new gas stove, dishwasher, top mount fridge, 2 toasters, Fiesta ware dishes, power juicer, ice cream making ball (bring your own rock salt!), all kinds of spices, panini maker, corkscrew (in case you forget), electric frying pan, ice bucket, additional apartment sized fridge in the pantry and an additional dorm sized fridge on the porch. Herb garden out back. All water is from a drilled well and is excellent. Washer and dryer. Plenty of line space to dry wet suits and towels. Sauna. 200+ videos and DVDs (both for adults and kids). Board games, cards, toys. Fireplace for a cozy evening, monitor heater for a cool morning. Pub style dining room table (set higher up to see lake) seats 10. Ceiling fans in kitchen, dining room & porch....moreless


  • Books:

    A great many books on hand ranging from classics, to mystery and adventure, to children's literature....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Bluray Player....moreless

  • Games:

    Numerous board games, card games and puzzles....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo:

    Speakers indoor, and second set of speakers on the porch. Connectable to iPods and other mp3 players....moreless

  • Television:

    47 inch flat screen TV in living room....moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Extensive collection of movies for all ages....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Paddle Boating
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lakefront:

    A gentle slope down to the lake....moreless

  • Rural
  • Water View:

    Spectacular length-of-length view from waterfront and front porch. See lake from 11 of 13 windows....moreless

  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront:

    Sandy bottom with a gentle walk out; no drop-off, rocks, muck or weeds. Easy access into the lake, protected and delineated swim area for kids....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating:

    New propane furnace....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens 100% cotton....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking:

    Ample parking....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Unlimited local and long-distance....moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    We provide bath towels, please bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is fully stocked and equipped....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Top mount (freezer on the bottom)...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    14 ft fishing boat with 8hp outboard, trolling motor and fish finder; 1 adult kayak, 1 kid kayak, 1 adult paddle boat, 1 kid paddle boat, 17 for aluminum canoe, sunfish sail boat, windsurfer....moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna


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from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016/2017
Oct 29 - May 11, 2017
2 night min stay
$300 $400
Fri, Sat
Clarkson Graduation
May 12 - May 14, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
St. Lawrence Graduation
May 19 - May 25, 2017
7 night min stay

flat fee
Spring 2017
May 27 - Jun 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$350 $500
Fri, Sat
Peak Summer 2017
Jun 17 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

After Peak 2017
Sep 5 - Oct 5, 2017
2 night min stay
$400 $500
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Fall 2017
Oct 6 - Oct 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$350 $500
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


• Peak Rates are for groups up to 8 people, each person beyond 8 is an additional $350 up to a maximum of 11 people in the party.

• SLU Family Weekend 9/26-9/28/14 $1,000 (3 nights)

• SLU Commencement 2016 $2,000 (up to 6 nights)

• President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day & Columbus Day Weekends, if available, are $1,500 (3 nights)

• Sorry, but we do not rent over Thanksgiving, Xmas or New Years

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/17/2017
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Nearest Airport

Located just outside the Adirondack Park, the North Shore is a two hour drive from both the Canadian national capital of Ottawa and the ski jumps and shopping of Lake Placid and the High Peaks area (with its spectacular fall foliage). The 1000 Island region of the St. Lawrence River and the newly opened Wild Museum in Tupper Lake are just 1 hour away. Restaurants and grocery stores in Canton and Gouverneur are 30 minutes away. Short of the rare rainy day though, we find most folks who come as guests quickly experience a 'pace adjustment' and find it difficult to leave the water's edge. If you're truly seeking a break from it all, and some genuine peace and quiet this is the place for you!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Our family (Mike Catanzaro and Linda Potter; kids Nicole, Tucker and Arlo) moved to nearby Canton, NY in 2008 when Mike became the pastor of the Canton First Presbyterian Church ( Our house in town is the church owned manse, and our purchase of the North Shore was to provide equity for our family, a place to enjoy as our kids grew up and, hopefully, a home to which Linda and Mike will move to full time when they retire. When not being 'Rev. Mike,' Mike plays guitar and sings in the Hazel Pearl Band, does projects in the shop, is learning Tai Chi and is an avid fisherperson running a modest charter business on the lake ('Fishing For Kids'). Linda has worn many hats in her life (running non-profits, working in development, managing the local Farmers Market, artisan baking) but really found her 'thing' while in Canton becoming a retreat coach for women and following a trip to Malawi (East Africa), and together the five other woman on the trip, went on to establish the 'Widows of Grace Widow's Fund' which endeavors to assist women and orphans living in extreme poverty in that country ( Daughter Nicole is currently in graduate school at Syracuse University studying Library and Archival Science and water skis every chance she gets; son Tucker is 17 and a senior applying to colleges and is mad about fishing and knee-boarding; and, last but not least, Arlo is 15 and in the 10th grade and loves playing Gin Rummy, watching MASH, and exploring the stunning world of his imagination.

Why the Owner Chose Hermon, NY, USA (Town):
Built in 1947, the North Shore was the first camp erected at the North End of the lake. All materials were moved over the ice to the site (called 'Picnic Point' by the old timers, and favored as prime swimming spot due to the natural soft, sandy lake bottom) as there were no roads in until many years later. In 1939 the concrete docks were formed (all mixed by hand!). In 2012 we celebrated our 75th year. During that span, many additions and improvements have been made to the house and site: bunk house (originally known as 'the little camp' which once boasted a galley kitchen, shower and toilet), double-slip boat house (renovated in 2004), shop/garage, second bathroom, kitchen addition, woodshed (built 2013) and expansive screened in porch (tongue and groove ceiling & walls installed in 2012). The North Shore is rented only a few weeks out of the year (we're living there full time during the summer otherwise; and are out there most weekends throughout the year). As such, the cottage is fully stocked and equipped with just about everything one can imagine. One could literally bring clothes, toiletries and food; wanting for nothing else.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Though there are many lovely homes on this tremendously beautiful lake, our location really makes this a unique vacation spot. Located at the North end of the lake, we enjoy sunshine from sunrise to sunset, a wonderful waterfront which is great for young children and older folks due to the ease of accessibility and gentle sloping sandy bottom. And, as we sit out on the point, we always enjoy a lovely breeze, with no bugs and just about as few skeeters and blackflies as you can imagine while still being located in a lovely wooded spot in the 'North Country.' (In 10 years we can count on one hand the number of times we've needed bug repellent, all in the spring during black fly season; even then, more of a convenience than a requirement.) We also have the benefit of well water for drinking (delicious) and non-potable uses.

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

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  • Rest, Renew, Relax

    Rest, Renew, Relax

  • Gently Sloping Sandy Bottom Great For Kids

    Gently Sloping Sandy Bottom Great For Kids

  • Protected Swim Area, Shaded Sand Box & Swim Raft

    Protected Swim Area, Shaded Sand Box & Swim Raft

  • Morning Sun In The Dining Room

    Morning Sun In The Dining Room

  • Living Room With Fireplace

    Living Room With Fireplace

  • REALLY Big Fish (17lb 39 inch Lake Trout caught in spring in front of house)

    REALLY Big Fish (17lb 39 inch Lake Trout caught in spring in front of house)

  • Windsurfer


  • Campfire, Lighted Porch & Moon Rise

    Campfire, Lighted Porch & Moon Rise

  • Lovely Screened In Porch

    Lovely Screened In Porch

  • Oh So Calm

    Oh So Calm

  • Grab Some Coffee, We'll Save The Seats

    Grab Some Coffee, We'll Save The Seats

  • Spectacular Length Of Lake View

    Spectacular Length Of Lake View

  • Spectacular Sunsets (from the dock)

    Spectacular Sunsets (from the dock)

  • Summer Water Temperature 80 Degrees

    Summer Water Temperature 80 Degrees

  • Cozy Bunkhouse

    Cozy Bunkhouse

  • Big Fish & Happy Kids
(17 1/2 & 18 inch Smallmouths, caught and released)

    Big Fish & Happy Kids (17 1/2 & 18 inch Smallmouths, caught and released)

  • Sunfish Sailboat (You'll Never Have More Fun!)

    Sunfish Sailboat (You'll Never Have More Fun!)

  • View From Above

    View From Above

  • Gentle Morning

    Gentle Morning

  • Cedar Sauna

    Cedar Sauna

  • Sunrise View From Dock

    Sunrise View From Dock

  • Fall Morning

    Fall Morning

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