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2 BR in Main House (sleeps 6-8) Bunkhouse (sleeps 5-6 WARM WEATHER ONLY) 2 Bath
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. 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.
Pool / Spa
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 11
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Cleaned with disinfectant
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
About Rev. Mike Catanzaro
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 (www.ChurchOnThePark.org). 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 (www.womenofgracewidowsfund.org). Linda currently serves on the board of St. Lawrence Valley Hospice and Palliative Care. Daughter Nicole is the Regional History Librarian in Ketchum Idaho, and gets back to the lake to water ski every chance she gets; son Tucker is an excellent fisherman and attends Hampshire College studying Recreational Fishing Management (shocker); and, last but not least, Arlo attends Ithaca College studying History and Anthropology.
Rev. Mike Catanzaro purchased this cabin in 2004
Why Rev. Mike Catanzaro chose Town of Hermon
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 2020 we celebrated our 83rd 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). Current project is the construction of a "She Shack" for Linda. 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.
What makes this cabin unique
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 full 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 (if any) while still being located in a lovely wooded spot in the 'North Country.' (In 15 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.