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Secluded Cottage With Amazing Views of Whiteface Mountain and High Peaks!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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.


$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

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.


'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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More Details

Property Manager
Karen & David
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

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


Not another house in site.

18 acres with walking trails.


Car: necessary

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.


Jay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No shoes on in the house. Bring slippers if your feet get cold. Thanks!
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Master Bedroom with new plush queen mattress. Two end tables and lamps. Dressers in all bedrooms. Desk in Bedroom 2. Fans for all bedrooms. Graco baby crib.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming


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Secluded Cottage With Amazing Views of Whiteface Mountain and High Peaks!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews

Beautiful and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Clean & comfortable house in stunning surroundings

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Livermore, Ca

Beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed here for a long weekend. Booking was easy and I received print responses from the owner. I also received all the info I needed for checking in and my stay. Toward the end of our stay the house was beginning to smell like gasoline. Although the problem was not resolved by the time we left, we did receive a bit of a refund which I believed to be fair. The pictures and information were very accurate to this property. We only wish we could've stayed longer in the Adirondacks!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cranford, NJ

Beautiful very cozy and inviting

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room, beautiful scenery. Really enjoyed our stay and would love to stay again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An wonderful parents + kids honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

this was our one-week honeymoon, and included my new wife's two kids, a boy (13) and a girl (10). The experience couldn't have been better. it was our first time in the Adirondacks, and we fell in love with the area.

the owners (Karen and David) are extremely professional. They got back to us quickly with answers to all of our questions. The instructions within the house on what to do -- for example, trash disposal: it has to be taken to a transfer station, you have to first buy tickets -- were extremely clear and organized into a single binder.

The house is very comfortable and has three bedrooms, it slept 4 very easily. the living room is large with comfy sitting furniture and it has an excellent large kitchen and washer-dryer. It is a beautiful house. there was plenty of hot water and a nice shower.

The grounds are great. The back yard has a circular grass "running track" which we used every morning. There are also trails through the woods which the kids loved.

There is no internet nor cable. and limited radio reception. We used the video player, with a large screen, quite a bit. They had DVD movies and we also brought some of our own. I had no problem getting reception on my iPad -- but i have verizon. other services had no reception.

It was centrally located for things we did. Ausable Chasm is a great family trip and is within half an hour, as are Whiteface Mountain hiking trails. We took a trip to Vermont (Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream factory tour -- a disappointment) and loved the two LAke Champlain ferries we went on, two different routes. Very inexpensive. Old Forge, about two hours away, had a great water park for the kids. Billy's in Old Forge is a wonderful inexpensive family restaurant.

I urge a "drop in" on the Green Street Family Farm, 295 Green Street. we got a tour of all the animals. what a creative family operation!!

Our daughter loved Stewart's ice cream. There are many Stewart's shops in the area. Lots of flavors.

if you go places in the area, you will be doing a lot of driving. Also be prepared to drive at night on very dark and winding (but smooth and well-marked) roads.

thank you Karen and David!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Trash Fee REFUNDABLE $50
Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 3.0%

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, we will add the $59 dollars to the rental for lots of 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!

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.