About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. Sleeps 6. Baby And Kid Friendly! Four Season Rental.
Affordable Relaxing Getaway!
Whiteface Mountain and Santa's workshop are just 10 miles from house.
Jay covered bridge and swim hole are within walking distance.
PRICE DETAILS (see more descriptions of costs/fees below):
$150 per night. Two night minimum*.
Only $980 for a week. That is $140/night.
$300 for a two night weekend.
$450 for a three night weekend.
*Holiday weekends have three night minimum.
OUR HOME: This newly renovated home is located on 18 acres on a peaceful back road in Jay, NY. You won't see another house around. Relax on the deck overlooking the 180 degree views of the Adirondack High Peaks. Walk our trails in the woods behind our house or play in the yard (i.e., baseball and frisbee or sledding down the hill in the winter). Roast marshmallows over the fire in our fire pit in the woods (strict fire safety rules apply & no fires in drought seasons).
Front porch and back deck with plenty of outdoor furniture, small & large charcoal grills, lounge chairs.
Master bedroom with plush queen mattress, two twins in 2nd bedroom, double bed in 3rd bedroom.
Comforts include new log porch facing morning sun, with a rain chain that will soothe even if it is a rainy day. Full kitchen with all the amenities, new sofa, new carpets, realistic electric fireplace, powerful Monitor heater, DVD player, lots of movies and games, CD/radio/iPod doc, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Open floor plan between kitchen, dining room, and living room. Dining room table fits at least 6 people.
BABY-PROOFED house with supplies: plug covers, cabinet locks, Graco travel crib (with bassinet attachment for babies and fits toddlers up to 35 inches tall), high chair, baby swing, and toddler life-jacket. Kid-friendly house with kids movies, games, toys, sled, beach toys, baseball bats, balls, frisbees and more.
Jay Mountain wilderness trails are close-by. Easy trails out the door for hiking, snow shoeing, and cross-country skiing.
Walking distance to: world-renowned Ausable River for fly-fishing, historic Jay covered bridge, park/playground, swim hole by waterfalls, Jay gazebo where they hold concerts in the park in the summer, and JEMS Theater.
Only 10 minutes to Wilmington for more swimming at the public beach, Whiteface Memorial Highway, Santa's Workshop, and world-class skiing at Whiteface - featuring the largest vertical drop in the Northeast.
Cross-country ski centers (Cascade and Verizon Complex) are a 20 minute drive away.
Lake Placid (home of the 1932 and 1980 Olympics) is less than 30 minutes away.
Drive in the other direction to see the Ausable Chasm (10 minutes) or take a ferry ride across Lake Champlain to Burlington, VT. The Port Kent ferry is only 45 minutes away. Check out Ferries.com.
Foodies will be satisfied: there are lots of new family-run farms in area with cheese, milk, eggs, chicken, beef, sausage, bacon, etc. Keene farmer's market is on Sundays, starting mid-June. I will send you a list of farms and farmer's markets.
WHAT OUR PREVIOUS VACATIONERS HAVE SAID:
'This place is so easy to live in.'
'Splendid home! Wonderful views and tranquility. House is well- equipped and we appreciate all your efforts in providing useful information.'
'Thank you for the wonderful secluded cottage!!!'
'It is so good to be back at your home in the ADKs, and to find so many new amenities, especially the couch.'
'We were in such desperate need of R&R and this house gave us so much peace.'
'The breeze on the porch and lawn is absolutely pacifying and replenishing.'
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FINALLY, I want to be transparent with costs/fees:
-$150 per night.
-$50 refundable trash fee, which will be returned to you when we see that you have removed all trash and recycling at the end of your stay. Sorry for no curbside pickup in the wilderness!
-$50 cleaning fee: for use of our linens and for the extra time the cleaning lady needs to do your laundry. I can wave that fee if you are bringing all your own linens, or if you promise to do all your laundry and generally clean up after yourself.
-Sorry for the Homeaway service fee, as I cannot remove that.
-If you are thinking about bringing a pet, then talk with me first. There is a $100 pet fee if your pet is allowed to come.
Homeaway offers a great low cost property damage protection. You pay only $59 dollars for $1500 worth of protection.
I used to do a refundable $300 security deposit, but we lose some money that way, as Homeaway takes transaction fees off the total $300.
If you really still want to do the refundable $300 security deposit, we can easily arrange that.
Otherwise, you will see a $59 dollar charge that purchases $1500 worth of insurance coverage.
If you are staying 7 nights/week, it is a discounted rate of 140/night. Total of $980 for the week. I also like to give discounts on additional nights added to a rental per last minute availability.
Discounts for repeat renters too!
Karen & David
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Karen & David
This house was built by my grandparents in the 60's to retire in the peace and serenity of the Adirondacks. My grandfather loved to fish and hunt. My grandmother loved how the mountains looked different every time she looked out the window. The house was passed down to my parents and now to me. I named the 2 maple trees out front Grandma and Grandpa! We are dedicated to making this house a comfortable and affordable gettaway.
Karen & David purchased this Cottage in 1969
Why Karen & David chose Jay
We have lots of windows to enjoy the 180 degree views of the mountains, including Jay Mountain wilderness and Whiteface Mountain. There are no visible neighbors. Quiet gettaway. Enjoy the 4 large Maple trees in the fall. Enjoy the trails all year around. Clean and well-maintained home. Rustic decor.
What makes this Cottage unique
Seclusion! Not another house in site. 18 acres with walking trails.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very clean and cozy cottage
The cottage is very well located, clean and cosy. Ideal to enjoy Whiteface Mountain in winter. We dream to come back in summer !
For repeat guests, I like to give discounts. We would love to have you back.
Great Winter Getaway!
We had a great time at the Maples this year! Even though it got down to -20 F outside, inside it was toasty warm and comfortable. The kids had a great time sleighing, skiing, and just hiking around. The house was clean and had all the extras for our toddler. Had a great time and are looking to come back again later this year. Thanks Karen & David!
Clean, comfortable, well stocked,beautiful views from the house and beautiful grounds to walk around
It was so nice to have a break from tv and phone and just enjoy each other's company with movies, games, and walks in the woods. A very charming and homey setting which was great for our family.
Beautiful and Relaxing!
My husband and I rented the property for an anniversary get away, so happy we found this place! Absoutley beautiful views especially in the fall time! The house was very clean and welcoming. It was nice to be secluded and not much traffic on the road. Lake Placid was only about a 20 min drive and was easy to get to. There was a grocery store only a few miles from the house which made it easy to stock ourselves with what we needed for our time there. I highly recommend staying here and we can not wait to come up and stay again!
Great home in an excellent location
Stayed here for a long weekend with several of my friends. The home was comfortable, set-up nicely for us to use as a home base, and was in an ideal location. There was lots of information on the area, and many ideas for things to do. We had a great time. I would recommend this cottage to my friends.
Clean & comfortable house in stunning surroundings
This was a great rental. The owners communicated well, and clearly make an effort to be hospitable. Beds were comfortable. We loved the location, with views of the Jay & Wilmington ranges out of every window. Although the house is right on the road, it feels very remote because the road is so little traveled and there are no other houses in sight. Kitchen is well-equipped, and being able to do laundry at the house was great. Everything was clean and well-maintained. We hope to return.
Great all year round. Amazing skiing for downhill and cross-country lovers. Winter wonderland. Mountain biking and snowmobile on Lincoln Hill Road across from property. Covered bridge and waterfall in Jay with a natural rock slide to plunge into the pool below. Summer concerts on the green in Jay village. Farmer's markets, especially in Keene Valley at Marcy Field. Local farms for fresh meats, cheeses, beers, vegetables. Another great swim hole along 9N on way to Upper Jay. Ausable Chasm. High Falls Gorge. Rock climbing and ice climbing close by. Visit the shaggy longhorned Highland cattle and Elk and reindeer farms nearby. Drive up Whiteface Mountain and take elevator to summit. Santa's Workshop - North Pole. Stroll through Lake Placid for shopping, restaurants, and more. Kayak Mirror Lake in the summer and sled across it by dog-sled or toboggan in the winter. Many more tourist ideas at the house.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
I want to be transparent with costs/fees: -$150 per night. -$50 refundable trash fee, which will be returned to you when we see that you have removed all trash and recycling at the end of your stay. Sorry for no curbside pickup in the wilderness! -$50 cleaning fee: for use of our linens and for the extra time the cleaning lady needs to do your laundry. I can wave that fee if you are bringing all your own linens, or if you promise to do all your laundry and generally clean up after yourself. -Sorry for the Homeaway service fee, as I cannot remove that. -If you are thinking about bringing a pet, then talk with me first. There is a $100 pet fee if your pet is allowed to come. -Damage Protection: Homeaway offers a great low cost property damage protection. You pay only $59 dollars for $1500 worth of protection. I used to do a refundable $300 security deposit, but we lose some money that way, as Homeaway takes transaction fees off the total $300. If you really still want to do the refundable $300 security deposit, we can easily arrange that. Otherwise, you will see a $59 dollar charge that purchases $1500 worth of insurance coverage. If you are staying 7 nights/week, it is a discounted rate of 140/night. Total of $980 for the week. I also like to give discounts on additional nights added to a weekly rental. Discounts for repeat renters too! Thank you!