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SOLD / Please see new owner's listing at LAKEFRONT!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Credit cards and PayPal accepted! Please see "Frequently Asked Questions" below this introduction.

This lakeside Adirondack house is 10 minutes from the southern portion of beautiful Lake Champlain, 35 miles from the summertime hot spot of Lake George Village (Six Flags!), and 30 miles from the town of Ticonderoga and their famous fort, Fort Ticonderoa. The Saratoga track and casino is 45 minutes from the house, and an hour's drive gets you to Manchester, Vermont, which offers high-end outlet shopping (think Coach), as well as Mount Equinox, and the Lincoln summer mansion, "Hildene." Ninety minutes north takes you to caving and rafting sites, and the annual Adirondack Hot Air Balloon Festival is in nearby Queensbury. There are numerous farm stands and apple orchards for family outings in the fall. Located on the border of New York and Vermont, it is perfect for families, a romantic getaway, a girls' week away, and fishermen (bring your own equipment).

TWENTY-NINE STEPS bring you down to the private, cozy lakefront home with three sizable yards (!), a nice-sized deck facing the water, three bedrooms (one queen, one full, three twins) and two baths. It is situated on a quiet, well-maintained road. Fish from the rowboat, canoe, pedal boat, kayak, or from the dock. The lake has a picturesque mountain as a backdrop. (Sorry, no motorized boats are allowed on this lake...).

Nearby towns play host to many events, such as Americade, the Adirondack (hot air) Balloon Festival, weekly fireworks and boat cruises on Lake George, hiking, waterfalls, and much more!

This warm and inviting getaway, complete with linens, household supplies, and washer and dryer, is ready to go… (See the online video tab on home page.)



June 27, 2015 through September 4, 2015: $1650 week, six-night minimum in July and August, from Saturday noon check-in to Friday noon check-out.

September 5, 2015 through June 25, 2016: $1350 week, or $225 per night with a three-night minimum

Three-night minimum in off-season, no exceptions

Payment via credit cards and PayPal

$300 damage deposit to reserve.

*ALL MONIES ARE 100% REFUNDABLE if cancellation occurs at least two months before check-in date.


A $300 deposit is made, a lease agreement is signed, then the balance is due two months before your arrival date. If your arrival date is within the two-month mark then payment is due in full at the time of booking. All monies are 100% refundable, no questions asked, if cancelling at least two months before your arrival date!


During the high season (Memorial Day through Labor Day), we rent a six-night minimum; check-in is on Saturday at noon and check-out is Friday at noon. There is a three-night minimum in the spring and fall. (We do not rent during the winter months.) Check-out times are strictly enforced ($50 per HALF HOUR late check-out fee) to allow time for housekeeping, mowing, and any repairs.

All reservations are first-come, first-served. Photo ID and signed lease agreement required. Final payments must be made two months before arrival date (or in full if closer than two months).

IS SMOKING ALLOWED? Due to asthma and allergies, smoking is only allowed outside. No smoking inside.

ARE PETS ALLOWED? I am sorry but we DO NOT allow pets because of asthma and allergies. Please be considerate and don't ask us to make exceptions because we will not. Emails asking about bringing pets will not be answered.


The stay is six nights and check-in is Saturday at noon and check-out is the following Friday at noon.


No, there are no hidden charges. All taxes and housekeeping fees are included. A tip for the housekeeper is standard. The only fee that might be incurred is if renters check out late or if items are damaged outside of normal wear and tear, but as long as everyone is considerate and check-out time is adhered to then everything will be fine.


Yes, the house is very private. The lake only has 8 houses on it, and we are the very last house at the end with a row of large trees between us and the house next door. Click on the Video tab on the home page to see how quiet and private this property is. (Warning: You'll fall in love with it!...)


This house has a capacity for up to a maximum of seven people, although we do have two cots if you have little ones...


If you cancel up to two months before your arrival date, you will receive a 100% refund. If you cancel two months or less before your arrival date, the deposit will be returned and the rental fee will be forfeited.


Yes! It's very clean. Bring your snorkel equipment! We have a dock, a canoe, a 'pedal' boat, a row boat, kayak, and life jackets for adults and children (50-90 lbs.) and one life jacket for an infant. HOWEVER, please note that if the weather is extremely hot, algae will grow near our dock! We have a rake that can be used if this happens. It has only happened once, in the summer of 2013, and our caretaker took care of it as soon as we were made aware of the situation!


It is down the hill, which is good if you have small children because they can't wander right out the door and into the water. (Please note: the deck at the house has locking gates to help keep smaller children safe. For example, a child in a walker.)


The water is 95' deep at its deepest. The water drops off at our property line but there is a small spot (about 10' x 10' only) at the other end of the lake for wading if you have small children.


You may bring your own equipment and fish in the lake, or feel free to use any poles, etc., that have been left at the house!


Yes, there are five telephones in the house (one in each bedroom, one in the living room, and one in the kitchen) with UNLIMITED FREE CALLING WITHIN THE DOMESTIC U.S.


While there is a 26' flat screen TV for DVD viewing ONLY, there is NO cable or TV service per se. Get back to the basics and unwind . . . throw darts, play poker and board games, have drinks with friends, listen to music, canoe, fish, lay out under the sun, or roast marshmallows around a crackling fire underneath a starry sky.


There is a washer and a dryer on the main floor. There is no dishwasher.


The closest town is about five miles away; there are several little towns in both New York and in around-the-corner Vermont. The house is in-between Granville, NY and Whitehall, NY.


It is a little over four hours by car, depending on the traffic, of course.


You can take the train from Whitehall (seven miles from the house) directly to Penn (Pennsylvania) Station in Manhattan. Because of the train schedule, AN OVERNIGHT STAY IN MANHATTAN WOULD BE REQUIRED. Please check the Amtrak train schedule for times.

Usually the train leaves Whitehall once a day around 3PM and returns from Manhattan the next morning. The train leaves Manhattan around 8AM.


There is no Internet at the house. We are in the mountains and Internet is unavailable.


Email Diane, the property manager, at AdirondackRental at yahoo or call 631.728.3463. Messages will be answered as quickly as possible.

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON! Customer service is our motto! We truly want you and yours to have the best possible vacation.

Keywords: Affordable, lakefront, house, Lake George, relaxing, boats, dock, deck, swing set, air conditioner, fishing, swimming, waterfront, mountain, deck, campfire, lake, view, kayak, canoe, rowboat, pedal boat, fall foliage

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2015

About Diane

It is located on the border of Vermont and New York, is the last house on the lake with a large row of trees between us and the next neighbor, and is very private! Beautiful! Peaceful! Perfect!

Why Diane chose New York

It is turn-key, peaceful, and beautiful, with private location on the lake, and the closeness to Lake George is appealing with the tourist attractions and Six Flags, and is only 35 miles from Okemo and Killington for wintertime skiing.

What makes this house unique

Peace and quiet, plus a beautiful view. We are the last house on the lake so it is very private.

To see a panoramic view, copy and paste the links below into your browser. Hold your mouse down and move to see the beautiful view of the lake!


Whitehall House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • One queen-sized bed on first floor, one full-sized bed upstairs, and two twin-sized beds, plus a twin-sized trundle (pop-up) bed in other upstairs bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Pedal Boat
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Dock, canoe, rowboat, kayak, pedal boat, fishing on property, large yard areas, 29 steps down to house, nice-sized lakefront deck, life jackets for adults and children, large fire pit, darts, large custom-made swingset made to hold adults (lake view), plus a new 'swing bed.' LOTS OF FUN!! RELAXATION AND PEACEFULNESS! Three bedrooms, two baths. No smoking. No pets.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

SOLD / Please see new owner's listing at LAKEFRONT!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews

Christine NJ

  • 5 of 5

We just got back today from our wonderful vacation at this quaint, charming, rustic, beautiful house on the pond. We have 3 kids ages 14-7. They all said this was the best vacation we ever took. They fished everyday and swam in the pond. The pond is very clean and private. The owners have a canoe, row boat, kayak and pedal boat which we all used and loved. It was nice for all of us to disconnect and be together as a family. The house is immaculate! Diane is wonderful! She made me feel like family and wanted us to have a wonderful time. We really had some nice family time. We watch DVDs and played board games. She has a nice selection of movies, CDs and games. The house is about 40 minutes from Lake George, which is nice, but we really spent our time at the house. The kids didn't want to leave. We were all content just to hang out on the pond. We had a fire almost every night. We use VRBO frequently, because it is nice to be in a house instead of a hotel. By far, this was one of the best, cleanest, friendliest, rentals we have stayed at. We got home today and my security deposit is already refunded! I would recommend doing your food shopping before you get to the house so you don't have to leave. If you fish, stock up on bait! The kids caught a ton of bass and sunnies. You also should bring water shoes and bug spray. There is not too much around that is close by, so if you are looking to get away from it all, this is it! However, if you do want to do something, all the main attractions are 30-45 minutes away. This also would be a very romantic get away too. We only went to Lake George once and also did white water rafting, which was fun. We highly recommend The Barn Restaurant, which is about 20 minutes away in Vermont. This is a fantastic place!! The photos and description are exactly what you get and more! Everything in the home is meant to be used. It was nice not to have to bring linens or towels. She also had laundry detergent and paper towels, trash bags, etc. I would highly recommend this rental! Thank you Diane for a wonderful family vacation that we will remember forever!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thanks for this great review!! I try really hard to make it as user-friendly as possible. (Now I know we're out of bug spray ha ha!) Please come again and thank you for much for this wonderful review. We love the house, too. It is just magical.
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We all had a very good time.

  • 5 of 5

Just got back with my brother. We had a great week despite a disabled car for 3 days, thanks to the help of Diane and crew with logistics.

It was quickly obvious once inside that the owners care about guests being comfortable and having a great time. Many little things that altogether make a difference. The view is great.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Between a wicked storm the day before and then your car breaking down on your way to start your vacation, I am surprised that you were able to even salvage your week, but you did! We have a great team, as you can see, with Carl, his wife, and with Cara-Lee, our housekeeper. Everyone pitches in to make sure we make the rental the best experience it can be. Thank you and come time get something called Triple A! ha ; )
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West Babylon, NY

Charming waterfront fall getaway with spectualer foliage

  • 5 of 5

We love this quiet relaxing and charming little stay on Melvin Pond. It was actually our second time visiting the pond and our first stay at Diane's lovely abode. This house is wonderful for a detach yourself from it all and just enjoy the simplicity of upstate life for a week or weekend. The house was immaculate and everything is exactly as the owners promises it to be. Well cared for, loved and updated to accommodate almost every need. Renting here is a breeze and the owners make you feel truly welcome. I would highly recommend this rental for any couple, or small family, or small gathering. We love both its location and its proximity to major towns like Poultney and Lake George and the fact that it truly gets you away from it all in a most private retreat.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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relaxing and timeless

  • 4 of 5

Lovely time on this quaint pond. The view is terrific, swing is great fun and early evening cocktails on the paddle boat will be remembered with a big smile! We all took advantage of the boats to explore the pond and do some fishing. I started a watercolor from the shore, but will have to finish it here-from photos I took. We hiked to the summit of Black Mountain to view Lake George. I recommend returning the same path unless you want to walk a 4 hour trek back--the long way. It is a beautiful walk and remember to bring water, energy bars and bug spray. There is a wonderful Japanese Garden north in Vermont. Thanks for the wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, you have given me two new things to explore for myself! The hike and the Japanese Gardens! Thank you for your review and please come again. So glad you had a good time!
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Forest Hills, NY

Adirondack charm

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this place for a week, 3 families.

The house is perfectly located with its own dock and 3 private boats to choose from. There was a fishing equipment and everything you could imagine you will need to have fun with family and friends:

Campfire spot, swings, areas around the house to rest and relax.

The pond the definitely the highlight ! We spent most of the day on that pond. The view is amazing - you are surrounded by nature.

The owner of the house is such a great person - she is very helpful and does everything she can to make sure we will have a great time. Will definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Haim, Thank you so much for this thoughtful review. I do hope that you and your family will come back again! Diane
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West Springfield, MA

Second stay in this wonderful peaceful, serene quiet little "paradise"

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay here and we enjoyed it and was even more appreciative the second time around.

We celebrated my sister's birthday at Lake George. Went back a couple of times to visit Carole at Carole Antiques, Lunch at the tea house. We took advantage of the wonderful fishing every day and the beautiful sunsets. We visited the Fort and went to an original 50's restaurant there downtown enjoying the nostolgic display 1950 items and root beer float. We had breakfast at the sugar house. I can't say enough wonderful things about the owners who are generous and kind and truly vested in making sure that our stay was memorable and that we had what we needed. Everything was still impeccable and spotless. My boyfriend came from Canada and drove over 6 hours and said it would be worth driving 12 hours. My son loves this place as I do! Thank you Diane and Dominic for everything. It is refreshing to know that there still wonderful and honest trustworthy people! I would highly recommend staying here and looking forward to coming back

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice surprise, to open up my account and see this beautiful review! It's like getting an unexpected Christmas gift! : ) Thank you for all the wonderful things you said in the review. It is much appreciated. As always, if there is anything I can do to make a stay more comfortable for a renter, please let me know. Customer service is my #1 priority! Please come again! Diane
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Granville, NY
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Lake Champlain ferry (Essex, NY and Charlotte, VT)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Near the house
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Whitehall, NY
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 4
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Granville, NY
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Killington and Okemo, VT
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Car: necessary

Centrally located, the house is only 30 miles away from Lake George village and Six Flags, as well as Fort Ticonderoga (seasonal). The hot air balloon festival is 20 minutes away in Queensbury, NY in September; outlet shopping in Manchester, VT, and skiing in Killington and Okemo (skiing) just 35 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Whitehall House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

In addition to house being left in tidy condition, dishes need to be washed, food removed from refrigerator (you may leave unopened food for the next guest if you like), and garbage placed in outdoor container for pick-up. Weeks during high season run from Saturday noon check-in to Friday noon check-out.

You do NOT need to wash any linens or towels, or sweep or mop, etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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