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Mirror Lake Waterfront Property, Perfect Location, Wonderful, Spacious House

Bedrooms 5
Space 7,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8 ++)

Modern wooden home on Mirror Lake with cathedral ceilings and big picture windows facing Mirror Lake. A large garden with many plants and flowers, boats to use on the lake, as well as an outdoor fire place.

You can hike right from your door up Cobble Hill or the High Peaks, a 10 minutes drive. In the Winter season, X- Country ski from your doorstep on three major golf courses within short distances and much more.

Keywords: Modern Home, on Lake, Secluded But Walking Distance to Village, Summer and Winter Resort

More Details

Wolfgang, Martine Schachenmayr
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2018

About Wolfgang, Martine Schachenmayr

I am a resident of L.P. for over thirty years, former hotel owner, now retired. I live in town and enjoy the outdoors in the Adirondacks very much when I am not traveling. (Please note you always can contact me via email when I am away from home)

Wolfgang, Martine Schachenmayr purchased this house in 1980

Why Wolfgang, Martine Schachenmayr chose Lake Placid

When I purchased this property on Mirror Lake in 1980 it was one of the few remaining properties left on Mirror Lake. I developed the than undeveloped land at that time.


Lake Placid House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Master bath w whirl tub, shower, doubl. vanet., sky-light very large Main level bath marble vanet. top, shower, Lower level bath w tub-shower doubl vanety
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) in Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) in two Bedrooms, Double Beds (1) in two Bedrooms
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Lake Placid is WORLD KNOWN Sports/Vacation Destination. The Lake House is a private home. Since owner & manager have many years of hotel/restaurant experiences locally as well as international we are able to provide or arrange for you if you wish with the best of additional services. We speak several foreign languages like French, German ....


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Mirror Lake Waterfront Property, Perfect Location, Wonderful, Spacious House
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Seattle, WA, United States

Lakeside Joy

  • 5 of 5

This house is a delight! It is in the perfect location, facing west for afternoon sun and just across the lake from the village of Lake Placid. It was lovely to sit on the dock at night, looking across the lake at the lights, mirrored in the lake. There is also a sidewalk that goes around Mirror Lake (3 miles around). We loved walking to lunch in the village - only 20 minutes from house. Be sure to eat at The Cottage, great food on a deck next to lake. The house is lovely with great views across the lake. It is beautifully decorated and has everything you need for a truly wonderful visit. We stayed at the house the middle of September. The days were warm and sunny and the nights were very cool. We hiked everyday on the forest trails in the Adirondacks. Our hikes included The Nubble, Cascade Mountain, Ampersand, Rooster Combe and Avalanche Pass/Lake. We highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. I am glad your enjoyed your stay at the Lake House, appreciated what our little town has to offer, and had the opportunity to hike our beautiful Adirondack mountains. It would be our pleasure to be your hosts again at the Lake House.
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Incredible location and layout

  • 5 of 5

My family and my sister’s family met here for a long weekend. The property is only 10 minutes to Whiteface and we had a great few days skiing. The house was right on Mirror Lake, which was frozen, so we were able to skate and walk across the lake to get coffee from the picturesque Lake Placid Main Street. People dog sledding and playing hockey on the lake added to the charm.

The house is a great size with nicely separated bedroom areas that provided very comfortable sleeping arrangements for us all. The kitchen and dining areas were well-equipped and provided great space for preparing and sharing family meals.

The focal point of the main living area was a large fireplace surrounded by floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lake and not a TV (which we loved) providing an optimal space for cocktails, cards and conversation after a tiring day on the mountain.

A loft area with comfortable couches provided another great space to relax in, and the loft TV allowed us to get our Winter Olympics fix at the end of each evening.

All in all, we now have family memories to cherish because of our unforgettable experience at a fantastic property in an absolutely gorgeous town.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad Kevin and his family enjoyed their stay at the Lake House and took advantage of the many activities offered in Lake Placid. They were very respectful of the house, left it in excellent condition, and also posted a lovely note in our guest book. We would love to host Kevin and his family again. Very kind and considerate people!
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Our home in Lake Placid

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed at this home since 2001, most summers for two weeks. Our boys and their cousins learned to love the Adirondacks and Lake Placid from our many trips. We have rented other homes (since 1987,) but once we found Wolfgang, we came back to this home.

Wolfgang has been extremely welcoming, and is an excellent host. We met Martine this year as well, both work well with renters.

The home is on Mirror Lake, a clean lake with no motors allowed. Swimming off the dock is enjoyable. The town of Lake Placid is an easy walk. Concerts in town can be heard at the house.

The home is well equipped for a family gathering, with a large dining table and great kitchen and gas grill. We enjoyed s'mores at the fire pit, caught fish from the dock, had morning coffee in the Adirondack chairs on the dock, climbed a couple of small mountains, gathered blueberries and watched our son become an Ironman this year. Our crowd was small compared to some years, but since the house is on the Ironman route for bike and run, it was perfect.

The layout for bedrooms work well, with two on the second floor, one on the main level and two on the ground level. We enjoy the deck (with many flower pots) for meals, reading and watching the lake.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We recently had the pleasure of staying at Wolfgang and Martine's Lake House. Everything was exactly as advertised and then some. Pristine condition, modern, spacious, comfortable. The house has plenty of space to gather as family or friends as well as great places to retreat for quiet. We had great weather, but if it had rained, there is enough to do in the house to keep people occupied. We had a dog and a small child and was very comfy and manageable. The location is hard to beat....2 minute drive to town or a nice walk. We enjoyed the kayaks and fire pit as well as just sitting on the dock. Wolfgang and Martine were great to work with and easily accessible for questions while we were there (how to operate TV, heat, etc). We hope to come back many times and would be hard-pressed to look at another place to stay. It felt like home for the week that we were there.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for a family getaway in Lake Placid!

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed at Wolfgang's house several times over the last few years, and there are several reasons why we keep coming back!

-Location, location, location: Right on the shores of Mirror Lake, steps away from swimming and paddling in the summer months and skating or skiing in the winter. In the summertime, take a leisurely paddle across the lake on Tuesday nights to listen to free concerts in Main Street's Bandshell Park! The Mirror Lake Walk is also just up the driveway - an easy 2.6 mile cruise around the lake to stretch your legs. (Sidenote: this is also PERFECT for teenagers/ non-drivers as they can walk in to Main Street solo.) Restaurants and shopping are within walking distance and grocery stores are less than a 5 minute drive. About 15 minutes to Whiteface Mountain.

-Rustic charm, yet spacious: The open floor plan is great for families! Lounge in the upstairs TV nook while still being able to hear conversations from the downstairs living room, kitchen, and dining room. Plenty of space for family gatherings, and the first floor is wheelchair accessible (I forget if we brought a ramp for the slight step up from the front door to the foyer or if one was provided....). While there are cozy nooks stashed all over the first floor, the area still feels spacious thanks to soaring ceilings and a gorgeous spiral staircase leading to the TV nook and upstairs bedrooms. There are three decks, one on each level of the house. From the ground floor living room and bedrooms, you can walk right out the door to the dock!

-Comfort and convenience: As we've stayed here several times, I've slept in all of the beds in the house (and some of the couches....), and can vouch that they are SUPER COMFORTABLE. The 3 bathrooms are large and practical. The kitchen is well-equipped and comfortable; particularly love the table in the middle where you can either prep food or hang out and bother whoever is cooking :)

-Separate living quarters (if wanted): There are two bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a living room on the ground floor of the house, which our family has alternately used as the "teen zone" or for couples wanting a bit of privacy from the rest of the group.

-Easy communication with owner/managers: Wolfgang makes sure that there is always someone available to help out with any questions or concerns that may arise during your stay. If he is abroad, then he leaves contacts for his family members or caretaker, all of whom are also wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much B. for your detailed and lengthly review
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Lake Placid, for private planes and charter
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
numerous close by
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Westport, NY
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
NY I 89
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Mirror Lake

Whiteface Olympic Ski Mountain ten minutes down the road. XC skiing from your front door, many trails like the Olympic Trails or groomed trails on Golf Courses are near by.

Snow shoeing trails readily available.

You can built your own ice ring/snow castle on the lake in front of home and watch the children and the stars from the fire pit


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000
one time cleaning $300
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 3.0%

Rates are subject to change.
Rates change according to season/high,shoulder and off-season
length of stay and amount of people in party
In order to block dates a deposit of $ 1000 is requested, additional deposit of up to 50 % at signing of contract, re-balance is due 60 days prior to arrival unless otherwise agreed on.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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