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Heaven in Lake Placid, Walk Everywhere! Great Weeks Available!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

The Homestead is a gorgeous Dutch colonial home situated on a private village street, tucked away in the theatre district of the village. It is just one block to Main Street and Mirror Lake, very private but still right in the middle of town!

The home features a newly remodeled master suite with its own bath, private deck with mountain views, cathedral ceilings, and flat screen TV. The five bedrooms:

Master Bedroom: Queen Bed (sleeps 2) 2ND FLOOR

Bedroom #1: Queen Bed (sleeps 2) 2ND FLOOR

Bedroom #2: Two Twin Beds (sleeps 2) 2ND FLOOR

Bedroom #3: Queen Bed (sleeps 2) 2ND FLOOR

Bedroom #4: Bunk Bed (sleeps 2) 2ND FLOOR

Bedroom #5: Bunk Bed (sleeps 2) 1ST FLOOR

Year-Round Sleeping Porch: Double Bed & Futon (sleeps 4) 1ST FLOOR

You're going to love what we did with the kitchen and breakfast nook! We just finished remodeling (Spring 2014) and it turned out great. New mud room, new flooring throughout, stainless steel appliances in kitchen, etc...

The home also features a living room with flat screen TV, formal dining room, breakfast nook and a side room.

There is an outdoor 8-person hot tub on the deck and access to the two-stall garage. There are games, Cable TV, wireless internet (WiFi), and stereo with iPOD jack. Fenced in yard is perfect for your dog, pets are more than welcome! This is the perfect property for one, two or three families!!

Some feedback from our guests:

'We had a great week and loved the big deck!'

- Cathy & Michael

'The house was amazing, and the beds were extremely comfortable. The water pressure in the showers & the hot tub were very nice. Our stay was very enjoyable, can't wait until next year!'

- The Griffins

We had a wonderful time, the house is in the perfect location! Our dogs loved the fenced in yard.

- The Daniels

We loved the house, everything was beautiful, the hot tub was a blessing! We can't wait to come back...

- Rochester Nordic Racing

The location couldn't be better! We all felt so comfortable here, kids and dog included. We look forward to returning!

- The Foggs

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More Details

Tom Rath
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

About Tom Rath

We are the Rath family, we LOVE Lake Placid and know you will too! The Adirondacks are an endless outdoor playground, if you get bored up here you're doing something wrong. The Homestead is an amazing property, just a few steps from Main Street, perfect for large groups of family and/or friends...

Tom Rath purchased this house in 2007

Why Tom Rath chose Lake Placid

Lake Placid has it all. Four seasons of the year there is ALWAYS something to do outdoors. We spend much of our winters downhill skiing at Whiteface mountain, cross country skiing just about ANYWHERE, and snowmobiling the hundreds of miles of trails the Adirondacks has to offer. The rest of the year we enjoy boating or paddling the lakes, golfing or hiking the many high peaks in the area.

What makes this house unique

The Homestead is PERFECT for larger groups, big families or families vacationing together. TONS of room to spread out. Without question, the 'fan favorites' are the huge decks, and oh yes, the 8 person hot tub! The newly remodeled kitchen is a great place to hang, if you love board games like we do, you'll be spending plenty of time in the 'game nook'...


Lake Placid House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Sleeping Porch - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 4, year round
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Sleeps 2. Vaulted ceilings, private deck w/lake view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Sleeps 2.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed , Sleep 2.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 2, available starting 8/22/15
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon, Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
TWO Decks,Parking for FOUR vehicles,StairMaster,Fenced in Yard (Bring your dog!)


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Great house, greater location! Perfect house for any kind of gathering I can think of!

  • 5 of 5

Tom and Emily are on top of things! Thr house is in the perfect location to enjoy the town!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Huge house that sleeps 12+ adults comfortably. The big hot tub was great. 30 second walk to town is great.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice week.

  • 5 of 5

Easily accommodated 7 adults and 4 teenagers. Perfect location for all the different activities we had planned; hiking, swimming, running, kayaking, and golfing. The accessibility to town was great for strolling, shopping, recreating, and dining. We were even able to hike from the house to climb Cobble Hill and back. A great week in a great house. The owner was very responsive to any and all of our inquiries, thanks Tom.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Spot.

  • 5 of 5

You can't get closer to all Lake Placid has to offer. Our group hiked, swam, biked, and enjoyed coming back to a beautiful house. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have been a more perfect location for our family. We have an infant so it was convenient to run back to the house quickly from town at nap time. Our dog loved laying in the fenced yard. Everything was great!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house! We had a great time with our family. Walking to town was very easy and close. The owner Tom was so accommodating. If you have a big group, you will love this house!! Perfect Lake Placid house!!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Saranac Lake
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Many to choose from on Main St, just steps away!
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Essex, NY Charlotte, VT
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lake Placid Club (2 18-hole + 1 9-hole)
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Wesport, NY (Amtrak)
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
NY Interstate 87 (The Northway)
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Many to choose from on Main St, just steps away!
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Whiteface Mountain (highest elevation east coat)
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Mirror Lake

Free shuttle to whiteface 100 yards down the road, Mirror Lake Beach, Ride the Bobsled,Gondola Ride Up Whiteface,Elevator to Top of Ski Jumps


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

*$150 cleaning fee for rentals on 4 days or less. FREE for 5 days or more :-)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.