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Luxurious townhouse, Ideal mix of comfort, tranquility and location, 100% 5-star

Lake Placid, NY, USA
  • Townhome2564 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 10 nights

4-Bedroom, 4-Bathroom Luxurious Setting, Sleeps 8

The Balsams are located in Lake Placid, NY, in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks region. For a complete description of our home and additional pictures, go to http://lakeplacid-vacationrental.com/

Our Lazy Bear is not just a vacation rental, this is first and foremost our HOME. We live there year-round, so expect to find everything you need.

Spices for your meals? Check. Comics for the kids? Check. Board games for the family? Check. Ziplocs for your hikes? Check... and more.

Absolutely one of the finest townhouse units in Lake Placid, our home is the ideal getaway for family groups. It features a 4-bedroom 4-full bathrooms 2500+sqf Adirondack style floor plan in a private setting (end unit, very quiet). You'll be greeted by Teddy, our gentle bear enjoying the afternoon sun.

Our home also features three floors of living space, comfortably accommodating 8 people. It includes hardwood floors, beautiful cathedral ceiling with floor to ceiling stone fireplace, granite counter-tops, highest end appliances, central air conditioning and radiant heated tiled bathroom floors.

After a day of enjoying the many activities available in the heart of the Adirondacks, relax next to the gas stone fireplace in the Great Room, enjoy the tranquility of the 10x12 screened porch, just off the dining area, or let go in one of the two Jacuzzis.

High Speed Wireless Internet is available throughout the townhouse and you'll be able to entertain the family using the home theater system complete with a 52 inch HD TV.

A decorative Adirondack style staircase with twig work rails leads to two bedroom-bath suites, one with a king-size bed and the second with a double-size bed.

A third bedroom with a king-size bed and bathroom in the hallway is located on the main floor.

The lower level has a fourth bedroom with a queen size bed, full bathroom, laundry room, and sofa in the den with a second stone fireplace.

Linens and towels included. No pets allowed, Smoke-free house.

Distances to nearby attractions:

Main Street & Shopping: 2 Minute Drive

Olympic Arena & Speed Skating Oval: 2 Minute Drive

Mirror Lake Beach: 2 Minute Drive

Ski Jumping Facility: 5 Minute Walk

Lake Placid Horse Shows: 5 Minute Walk

Ausable River Fishing: 8 Minute Drive

Bobsled, Luge, Skelton: 5 Minute Drive

Whiteface Mountain Ski Area: 15 Minute Drive

ADK Loj & High Peaks Access: 5 Minute Drive


Lucie & Sylvain

Member Since 2013
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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within a few hours
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Lucie & Sylvain

Hi, you are inquiring about the Lake Placid townhouse of Lucie & Sylvain. We are a couple of outdoors enthusiasts who are environmentally conscious. We enjoy nature, whether it is hiking, biking, skiing, canoeing or kayaking. We love the Adirondacks. We also love Lake Placid because it is a wonderful family vacation destination. Fitness enthusiasts will appreciate the challenging bike terrain, miles of hiking/running/skiing trails and crisp mountain lakes. You can also relive Olympic history on Main Street, home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games. We purchased this unit after 6 months of research and simply love its beautiful location. We are very happy that you are considering staying in our home.

Lucie & Sylvain purchased this Townhome in 2013

Why Lucie & Sylvain chose Lake Placid

Our Lazy Bear Townhouse combines an Adirondack-style decor with all the amenities expected in the 21st century. This is not just a house for rent, this is our HOME, where we live. You'll get everything you need, and more... Accessible yet remarkably quiet, it is nestled in wooded seclusion against the backdrop of the High Peaks. In 2014 alone, we have remodeled the kitchen and also added an outside staircase to connect the screened porch to our outdoor patio. We also love adding new accessories and ornaments on our walls, all the time.

What makes this Townhome unique

The tranquility: close to the woods, with the High Peaks in the back. The breeze: On all days, a delicious breeze blows through our windows. Wildlife: The other night, a couple of deers stood barely 20 feet away from us. Hares routinely visit our lawn, and we have pheasants in the back. Our Great Room: spacious and sun-drenched. Light: with large windows all around, this is never an issue. Adirondack decor: with many photos or artifacts from the Olympic Games or from the Adirondacks, we immediately feel at 'HOME'.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Lower Floor Bedroom
        1 double
      • Main Floor Bedroom
        1 king
      • Upper Floor Master Bedroom
        1 king, With its own Master Bathroom
      • Upper Floor Bedroom
        1 double
      • 4 bedrooms, each having access to a full bathroom. Only the master bedroom has an in-suite private bathroom.


      • 4 Bathrooms
      • Lower Floor Bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • Upper Floor Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub
      • Main Floor Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Upper Floor Master Bathroom
        toilet, shower, bidet, 2-sink marble countertop, jetted shower
      • 4 full bathrooms, at least one on each floor.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          Secluded in the woods, with beautiful mountain views from the Balsams common yard


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central air conditioning, a rarity in Lake Placid, very useful during the hot days of summer!
                    • Fireplace
                      2 gas fireplaces with remotes
                    • Garage
                      One-car garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Electric baseboard
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      Ability to park two cars outside of the house
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                          Three-rack dishwasher, with the top rack reserved for cutlery and other utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          Includes top-of-the-line appliances
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Spices for your meals, Ziplocks and Plastic wraps for your sandwiches
                        • Refrigerator
                          With freezer, ice and cold water dispenser
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Two extensions available to the dining table, to seat up to 12 people
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Playing cards, Crib and more
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Time Warner
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  52" HD TV in the entertainment room a TV-DVD combo in the upper bedroom
                                • Video Library
                                  Some DVDs Chromecast to get access to your favorite streaming sites


                                    • Balcony
                                      Screened patio
                                    • Bicycles
                                      2 bicycles available
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Outdoor patio large enough for 8 people. Round table with 4 chairs, and a sun lounger
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      On three sides of the house. More private facing North and East.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Full size BBQ


                                        • museums
                                        • autumn foliage
                                        • cinemas
                                        • festivals
                                        • forests
                                        • library
                                        • marina
                                        • churches
                                        • playground
                                        • pond
                                        • recreation center
                                        • restaurants
                                        • synagogues
                                        • waterfalls

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • paddle boating
                                            • antiquing
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • horseshoes
                                            • outlet shopping
                                            • bird watching
                                            • photography
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • sledding
                                            • walking

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • Babysitter
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • massage therapist
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • mountaineering
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • golf privileges optional
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • hunting
                                                    • ice skating
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • mountain climbing
                                                    • equestrian events
                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • rafting
                                                    • roller blading
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • ski lift privileges
                                                    • ski privileges optional
                                                    • skiing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • water skiing
                                                    • water tubing
                                                    • whitewater rafting


                                                        • Everything is provided; just bring your toiletries... and that's it. Enjoy!

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          39 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Very clean, very up to date. Gives you a modern cabin feel.

                                                          Timothy C.

                                                          Very happy with this property. Family friendly and very scenic

                                                          Condo was very large and modern. Well equipped and worked beautifully for 5 adults. Great location.

                                                          Nancy F.

                                                          We were there for a wedding and the four bathrooms made getting ready at the same time very easy. Would go back in a flash.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you for taking the time. It was a pleasure having you for this special moment.

                                                          Super accomodatioons in a convenient location and at a reasonable price.

                                                          rose s.

                                                          Very clean, very well furnished and accommodated 4 couples in style.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you for taking the time, we're glad you enjoyed your stay.

                                                          This property has it all!

                                                          DAVID P.STEVENSVILLE

                                                          Good location, very clean, well supplied. We've stayed in dozens of VRBO homes and this was one of the best. We have already made a longer reservation for next year.

                                                          Clean, spacious, great location, comfortable!

                                                          Eric T.

                                                          Two families staying with teenagers and this was perfect! We loved the location (close to the lacrosse fields) and the large amount of living space. Kids loved the room in the basement, and the screened in porch was a lovely surprise. Great place to read while it rained! The kitchen had everything and it was very good quality. The washer and dryer were awesome for our lacrosse players. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. We made lots of great memories.

                                                          Everything from the organization to the property was excellent.

                                                          Steve M.Boston, MA

                                                          The property is immaculate and just as described. It is a short drive/uber into downtown Lake Placid but is quiet enough to feel secluded. The process leading up to arriving was given with excellent detail and made the visit go smoothly. I would absolutely recommend renting this property.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you for the kind words, Steve. It was a pleasure having you in our Lazy Bear!


                                                          Lake Placid, NY, USA

                                                          Within the Adirondack Region is the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States. It is also home to 105 towns and villages. The Adirondack Park is a mix of public and private land allowing for conservation and civilization to thrive. The Park and the town of Lake Placid offer amazing opportunity for all sorts of outstanding outdoor activities for all seasons - golfing, skiing, hiking, cycling, fishing; the list is nearly endless. Lake Placid is set right in the middle of this outdoor paradise, and combines a storied Olympic past, wonderful shopping, museums, history, dining and the arts with sports activities galore.


                                                          39 Reviews
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