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Romantic, Private Waterfront Cabin with Kayaks, Canoe, Spectacular VIEW

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Uniquely Private, Very Comfortalbe with Exceptional Views, Boathouse, BBQ,

We call her Camp Starlite, a very romantic cabin in the woods, on the water, with ultimate privacy. There are no neighbors, you are sharing this slice of heaven with the wildlife and an occasional canoe gliding by. Beautiful views any time of the year.

Cabin Life Magazine did a 6 page feature about this cabin!

The house sits right over the lake with 500 feet of private waterfront, a dock and boathouse. The oversized windows capture the beauty of the natural surroundings, the views are stunning, even at night. We turn on the fire, turn off the lights, and enjoy the reflection of the moon off the lake...just beautiful. The sight of the fog lifting in the early AM is worth the early rise.

Sleeps up to 4, but this is the perfect romantic spot for two. Great year round destination for couch potatoes and adventurers alike. No need to leave the comfort of the sofa to experience the beauty of the local wilderness, and those who do venture out have plenty of hiking, kayaking, swimming, exploring, skiing, snowshoe and snowmobile opportunities. We supply local guide books and restaurant recommendations.

Inside cathedral ceilings create an open, airy main room with kitchen, dining and living area with easy to turn on gas fireplace. There are 2 bedrooms, one with queen bed, one with a double. A separate TV room for watching movies, reading or enjoying that mid afternoon nap. Great lake views from this sweet little room as well.

We have one bath (shower only), sweet outdoor shower in warmer months, indoor propane fireplace, outdoor firepit, full kitchen, weber grill, wifi, 40' flat screen for DVD movies and Netflix (but no cable), land line phone (no cell service here!), fabulous Sonos Stereo system with indoor and outdoor speakers to enjoy music while grilling or chilling.

Need to work while here? We have a desk right up against the window so you can write that novel or email your client while observing the wildlife on the lake.


This cabin is like living inside a snow globe in the winter...there are so many windows you are simply surrounded by the snowfall, it's a beautiful sight! A unique feature is that the slightly moving water out front does not freeze, so there are water views and wildlife sightings year round. Very special spot.

Many hiking, snowshoeing and x-country ski adventures to be found locally. Great fishing. There is a small downhill ski mountain, Oak Mt., next town over. Gore ski mountain is a 50 minute drive. Cross country trails nearby. We supply 2 sets of adult snowshoes and one child pair.

This is snowmobile country - hundreds of miles of groomed trails through the woods and across the many lakes. Stop in to a local pub for lunch and a beer, and head out to the next lake. Local rentals, lessons and guides available.

But our favorite activity in winter is sitting by the fire with a hot cocoa and observing the wilderness and the ever changing weather from the comfort of the sofa :)

An all wheel drive vehicle is necessary to navigate our snowy dirt driveway in winter. It is plowed regularly but can be tricky in icy weather. The other option is to leave your car at the end of the driveway and walk in (rarely necessary).

We are surrounded by woods, lake and rivers - so a snowshoe hike right from the front door will take you through very pretty snow covered forest and striking river front spots.


Comes with 4 kayaks, one 2 person canoe, and adult life preservers. Our Lakefront Boathouse provides very easy access to the lake, no need to carry them anywhere. Watercraft available May 10-Nov 1.

This is a kayak haven for both beginners and the more experienced. Kayak 10 minutes to the right, you are on stunningly beautiful Piseco Lake. Kayak 30 minutes to the left (for the experienced kayaker only) to the more remote wilderness of Big Bay Lake. Lots of natural wild shoreline and wildlife to explore right out the front door. Most of our waterfront is too shallow to swim, except for one deep swimming hole. We kayak to the lake and enjoy the clear water and sandy bottom of Piseco Lake for a swim.


Need we say how stunningly beautiful it is here during foliage? It's magical.


This is a no parties, no smoking, NO PETS (sorry!), allergy sensitive household. Due to our close proximity to the water, we have limited well and septic capacity. As a result, we can have no more than 4 persons here at any time, so this is not the place for family reunions or for entertaining.

We do our best to keep a pristine home, we are sure even the most discerning guests will be very happy here.

This is a very private, secluded property, however it is not remote. It is easy to get to, we are down a private 200ft dirt driveway directly off Rt 8.

What's to LOVE? Just about everything listed above.

What might you NOT love? There is a small bridge nearby that separates the outlet from Piseco Lake, and you can hear the cars going over the bridge when outside on the property (but not while inside), which is the only thing we wish was different.

Also, RECYCLES are a real hassle here. Guests who choose to stay here must agree to take theirs home if they bring a lot in. Leaving a few is fine, but must agree to follow the towns strict recycle rules - they must be kept clean and separate from garbage. We (i.e. the housekeeper) then have to take them to the dump and separate them into bins by hand. She simply cannot handle this task if large amounts are left. So - our general rule here is like camping - if you bring it in, you must agree to take it out.

This is a great home for self reliant, independent travelers looking for very comfortable, private and pristine accommodations in a unique and special spot to get away from it all. Piseco and the surrounding area are beautiful, but have limited entertainment venues other than nature hikes, mountains, wildlife, lakes and rivers.

We have recently added a (very expensive!) generator to the property. So, in the event of (infrequent but they do happen!) a power outage, guests should not lose any amenities (lights, heat, phone, internet).

PLEASE NOTE: spring through fall our housekeeper is very busy, she has set aside Monday and Friday for us, so you must arrive and depart on one of those days (so M-F, M-M, F-M or F-F rentals only). Winter she has more flexibility.

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
June 10, 2017

About Maura

David and Maura spend lots of time in the Adirondacks year round. We swim, flat water and white water kayak, paddle board, hike, downhill ski, cross country, snowmobile and simply chill up here.

Maura has a family camp nearby, has been coming to this area forever. We live and work in NYC, it's a 4 hour drive, just put in a book on tape, and in no time we are in paradise. Dave and Maura both work for themselves, and are working hard towards an early retirement to the Adirondacks.

Maura purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Maura chose New York

Why this property? It is so very rare to find this kind of privacy on the water, and with such a stunning view! We fell in love the second we saw this location.

We are the third owners. It was a seasonal summer camp since the 40's, using lake water as the water source. The second owners (contractors) started the renovation by securing the foundation, renovating the shell and putting in all those fabulous windows. By keeping the same footprint as the original cabin they were able to keep this amazing waterfront location - it is no longer possible to build this close to the water.

We worked with the previous owners to finish the home - there is a great 6 page article about this cabin and that unusual arrangement in Cabin Life Feb 2015 magazine. We had it winterized, put in a well for water, knotty pine ceilings and walls, wood floors, decorated and opened her doors to our first guests in August 2012.

As far as we are concerned, this is the perfect retirement spot. Until that time, however, we are sharing the house with guests, so far everyone has been just as thrilled as we are!

What makes this cabin unique

Privacy! Views! Open floor plan, immaculately clean and very easy house. It is in a very naturally beautiful and rustic setting, with lots of wildlife. We (or our guests) have seen loons, mergansers, ducks, herons, fox, coyotes, skunk, tons of fish, otter, owl, bald eagles, tons of birds, deer, fawn, a buck, a mama and baby bear!

First person to see and photograph a Moose (note: not a mouse!) from our property gets a free night stay!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Beautiful Place that we Enjoyed Fully. Did lots of kayaking, hiking & fishing. Gorgeous views from inside (and outside) the house, very fun to watch the weather roll in over the water.

Saw evidence of bears, out front there were blue heron, loons, mergansers and deer. In the water we spotted pike, small & large mouth & rock bass, fall fish, yellow perch and sunny. Beautiful drives & exploration off Rt 10.

Thank You!
Sep 2012
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Piseco Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Garbage is picked up by town, Recyles are NOT. Guests must agree to take recycles to dump or home with you if a lot brought in.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower (no tub). There is an outdoor hot shower as well in warmer weather.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One queen bed in one bedroom, one double bed in second bedroom. Nice linens supplied.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Cabin is in pristine condition. We take our shoes off inside and prefer that guests do as well to maintain wood floors. This is the perfect place for the discerning is very clean with nicer than average furnishings. We are looking for guests who will appreciate this attention to detail, and treat the house and contents accordingly. Children are welcome, but this may not be an ideal place for toddlers. We have a wild and woolly 500' of natural shoreline outside, and white furnishings inside, you would have to keep a very close eye on them in both places. The best features of the property are the Privacy and the View (stunning year round!). There is a lot of shoreline, but unfortunately most of it is too shallow to swim. There is one deep swimming hole we can direct you to, or kayak 10 minutes to Piseco Lake and enjoy the clear sandy bottom there. Cabin is private but not remote, Rt 8 is near, can't see it but can hear cars from it.


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Romantic, Private Waterfront Cabin with Kayaks, Canoe, Spectacular VIEW
average rating of 4.935484 based on 36 reviews

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful, relaxing time at this gorgeous, well-appointed cabin in an absolutely idyllic location! I was recovering from surgery, so we weren't able to take advantage of the kayaks and all the wonderful hiking opportunities, but it didn't matter in the least. The views from the house are amazing. We saw a bald eagle soar overhead, an otter float by, and an osprey dive for his dinner, all without stepping outside. Maura, the owner, was thoughtful and efficient without ever being obtrusive. The cabin was tastefully decorated, clean, comfortable, and included many thoughtful touches that enhanced our stay. The indoor/outdoor Sonos system was amazing! My husband and I hated to leave and can't wait for a return visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Cosy, comfortable and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

The first thing to strike you is the view over the water as you walk into the cabin. This is a perfect private getaway in a beautiful setting. The weather changed daily during our stay with snow, mists, sunshine and rain, all of which we enjoyed from the comfort of the cabin which caters for every need. Having a separate TV den is a big plus. This place is definitely a cut above the rest, a real home from home.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Immaculate private hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This met every expectation I possibly could have had for it. The home is as remote as you could possibly ask for - no neighbors, no developments. Just you and the forest and what feels like your own private lake. It had a quaint "cabiny" feel, but with clean and modern fixtures and a wide-open living area that felt downright luxurious. The bathroom facilities were also top-notch. The whole place was tastefully decorated and all in all felt like a warm and welcoming home each time we came through the door.

The only caveat is that the area is remote. Adequate groceries are available a 20 minute drive away, but for anything more substantial you most likely want to stock up before you arrive.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best VRBO experience to date

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this cabin for a long, kid-free weekend. It couldn't have been better. First, the cabin is clean, cozy, and everything you'd want in a wilderness retreat. Though there is wi-fi and a television, the cabin keeps your focus where it should be - the outdoors. Second, the views are stunning. You're the only one on this end of the lake, and it feels (and is) very private. Finally, the owners are responsive and hospitable. They tell you everything you need to know well before you arrive, and make sure they're available during your stay. We couldn't have been happier with our decision to stay at this cabin. It was our best VRBO experience to date.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful winter retreat with stunning lake views

  • 5 of 5

What a stunningly beautiful lakeside cabin! We stayed with four people in the winter. It was snowing the whole time that we were there and we could not have wished for a more cozy winter retreat. Great cross country trails about 45 minutes away (just follow the very detailed instructions/notes that the owners provide). The owners were also super friendly and responsive to our requests.

By far the best property we've ever stayed in on HomeAway. Five star rating!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with the pictures and must say that the cabin did not disappoint! We escaped for a 4 day weekend for a mini babymoon and our only regret was that we did not stay longer. The cabin was relaxing and cozy and comes with everything you would need for the perfect getaway. The view of the lake was just breathtaking and so private. We stayed late fall and the first few days were in the 50s and sunny and the last few were a winter wonderland! It was amazing to see the cabin/property in 2 different seasons. I loved that we received detailed instructions from the owners before we arrived. The information was helpful and took any guesswork out of planning for our trip. We cannot really provide any advice as to what is around the cabin because we packed all of our groceries so that we did not have to leave the property but the information packet had a lot of local suggestions.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Speculator Golf
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Rt 30
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Oxbow Inn
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Oak Mountain
Car: necessary

For hundreds of years the Adirondacks has been a destination location. Set in the Southern portion of the 6 million acre Adirondack Park, located in Hamilton County, Piseco is surrounded by beautiful mountains and pristine lakes.

Some of the most picturesque flat water and white water kayaking and canoeing can be found in this region. Waterfalls, stunning hikes with views, white water rafting, fishing and hunting are popular activities. The lakes are not crowded in the least, bring your boat and enjoy water sports.

This area is infamous for it's well maintained snowmobiling trails that go for hundreds of miles, all the way to Canada. Local rentals available.


Rates & Availability

Piseco Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Early September
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Fall Foliage
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Oct 9 2017 - Oct 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Late Fall
Oct 27 2017 - Nov 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Late Fall
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $85

Holiday rates are higher, may have a longer minimum stay, please inquire
Watercraft is available for use May 15-Nov 1 only.
No entertaining at this more than 4 people on property at any time.
Gorgeous in Winter! Need an all wheel vehicle to navigate woodsy driveway in snow however.
RECYCLES - are a real hassle here. Guests must agree to follow the towns strict recycle rules - they must be kept clean and separate from garbage. We (i.e. the housekeeper) then have to take them to the dump and separate them into bins by hand. We simply cannot handle this task if large amounts are left. So - our general rule here is, if you bring a lot in, you must agree to take them out! Leaving small amounts (less than one bag full) are fine, and will be hauled to dump by our fabulous housekeeper.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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