Breathtaking views await you at this charming grand waterfront property. Private 100ft. of waterfront on beautiful CRYSTAL LAKE is yours to enjoy for fishing,swimming,boating,kayaking,,or simply relaxing,and enjoying the good life,A wall of windows is yours to enjoy gazing at the lake as you vacation in this elegant ,warm home.The great room is spacious and cozy with ample seating for family. This open room has a beautiful fireplace and kitchen with a choice of three granite counters to dine and relax! The kitchen is fully equipped and ready to go for the cook who enjoys the tuscan world touch.The open floor plan and beautiful lawns looking at the lake give this inviting home plenty of room for relaxation , fun, and peace.Two full bathrooms are brand new,one downstairs and one upstairs. One bedroom on the first floor and two with cathedral ceilings and six foot windows viewing the lake on the second floor!Lush gardens,a wrap around stone front porch,and a beautiful back deck await you to unwind ,lounge,barbeque,and relax on this beautiful sprawling property...so unique and beautiful offering the WOW factor to all who stay.Enjoy this very special mountain top home on a private road with private lakefront!Fenced in yard and deck for your special family pet to enjoy!!
- House2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
Hilltop home w/wrap around stone porch,private lakefront,lush lawns.sleeps4-6
Mary and Bob
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 9, 2018
About Mary and Bob
Really enjoy this unique getaway with our family! Pet and nature lovers 100%
Why Mary and Bob chose Middleburgh
A rare Gem!!!Cozy,comfortable,peaceful,and fun.
What makes this House unique
Stone covered wrap around porch,fenced private yard and back deck for the family pet,hilltop home with gorgeous views,private lakefront,sprawling lawns and lush greens,located on a scenic private road!! Outside fire pit and inside fireplace..your choice...all amenities offered with and Old World Charm included with this very unique setting on the pristine lake.Star Gazers Dream!!
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Large kitchen for cooking and large porch to enjoy all the time but helped us with the rainy weekend
We booked the property last min after another property fell though, and I'm soooo glad we did! House was roomy enough to not only sleep six but have a few family members stop for dinner one night. Kitchen was great for preparing food. If you have a lot of prep work to do bring a sharp knife. Knifes were ok but it was rough cutting lots of veggies. Only think kitchen was missing was measuring cups. We couldnt figure out how to get hot water, the switch is in a closet next to the boiler. Quick drive from the albany area, and very peaceful. 20 minutes to a Stewart's, so pack carefully lol. Moysotis lake trail is a must and only 10 minutes away!
BOB AND MARY WERE EASY TO WORK WITH AND VERY HELPFUL.
THE GENEROUS KITCHEN WAS A PLEASURE TO WORK IN.
THE LIVING AREA WAS LARGE YET REAL COZY.
LAKE FRONT, RELAXING AND FUN. OUR FAMILY REALLY ENJOYED THE ROWBOAT.
THE SUNSETS WERE GORGEOUS FROM THE COMFY FRONT PORCH.
AFTER THE SUNSET GO UP STAIRS TO THE COMFORTABLE BEDS
AND HAVE A QUIET NIGHTS SLEEP.
RELAX, ENJOY !
p.s. DON'T FORGET TO CHECK THE WHITE ALBUM BY FIREPLACE,
VERY INTERESTING HISTORY OF HOUSE.
Kathy so glad you enjoyed your stay 😊
We had a wonderful experience at Crystal lake. The house was very clean and had everything! We all had to bring was food to cook! Bob and Christen were very helpful! Bob was just wonderful from directions to what to do around the area. Also when we needed his help! Our dogs loved the place even more! We kayak with our dogs and even swam in the lake! We will definitely will be back next year! Thank you Bob and family for allowing us to stay at your beautiful house!
Very nice vacation spot, but a few glitches
There are lots of great things about this vacation rental. The house is roomy and comfortable and well-maintained. The lake is fantastic for swimming and boating. Beautiful clear, clear water with a nice little dock and great patio area. We set up our badminton net down there and played frisbee on the lawn. The fenced-in side yard was perfect for the dog to play in. There's a big grill in back and a table for everyone to sit together. The front porch is very roomy with lots of comfy furniture. The lake neighborhood is quiet, peaceful, and dark at night. However, there were a few disappointments. Three days before our vacation the owner, Bob, called to say that all the plumbing in the house uses water that is pumped directly from the lake, so it cannot be considered potable. Therefore, we had to bring drinking water and either use bottled water for cooking or boil water to use. The owners did not provide potable water. We had to bring it or buy it. (It's fine for showers and the bathrooms are indeed very nice.) He also said that we were not to use the swimming platform that is pictured since it belongs to the neighbor. Also, Bob had told me originally that the house had internet and phone. (They were listed in the amenities until about a week after our vacation ended, so we were fully expecting them.) But there was no internet service and the phone was not connected. Cell phone coverage is very sketchy at the house. We were also told that there was a ping pong table, but it isn't there. We drove to town and sent emails and left phone messages for the owners twice a day to inquire about these things, but they never responded to any of our calls or emails. The caretaker knew nothing about these things. In fact, they still haven't replied, although we did receive our $1000 deposit back in a timely manner. Additionally, although I had two cordial phone conversations with the owner, Bob, before our vacation, all the emails were unsigned, very curt, and even contradicted what Bob had told me by phone regarding price. Also, listed in the amenities are toilet paper, soap, and paper towels, but we were told to provide our own. Not a big deal, but maybe they shouldn't be listed as amenities included in the price. We had a good time and dealt with all the problems. It's a very lovely location. The other houses are close, but the neighbors are very quiet. It was very tidy when arrived and we left it just as tidy and even cleaner.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review.Happy that you enjoyed the beauty of our home and the private lakefront. Initial supplies were offered ...rates were extremely reasonable considering the amount of people that you requested to stay in our home.What a bargain for ten people for a week...
A splendid place for a family vacation!
This is a well- loved and well taken care of home. We had lots of room (11 family members) because of a first floor open floor plan; we also had great kitchen space, comfortable beds, 2 cozy cabins, cool mountain breezes, a spectacular lake view from front porch with plenty of seating, and a magnificent lakefront patio/dock for sunbathing while others were fishing, swimming, or kayaking within view in the beautiful lake. There is plenty of grass for kids to run and play and the back deck, equipped with a large gas grill, is great for outside dining. While the peaceful mountain top environment is conducive to serenity and relaxing, rides to Cooperstown, Howe Caverns, the Saratoga Casino, and local fossil hunting made this a place with something for everyone in our family. Friendly neighbor Roger shared the “fishing hotspots” and the caretaker, Rob, was readily available when called to fill up the gas for the grill and take away trash. The owners love their home and were a delight to work with. A great place to make family memories; nobody wanted to leave. We will definitely return!
Yes, the Crystal Lake house vacation is a very peaceful and special place! All of the comforts of home at a very unique spot 2300 ft. above sea level. The beauty of nature surrounds you during any season. The colors of the leaves and the clean crispness of the Fall air is beyond refreshing and thrilling at the same time. It is my all time favorite place in the Summer and Fall. The reflection of the colored leaves from the lake are breathtaking as well as the festivals and farmstands down the road. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay in our home. We enjoyed sharing with you and would love to have you back. Please let us know if we can make your stay even more pleasureable next time. It is our pleasure to see our guests happy and enjoying themselves. La Dolce Vita!!!
Pristine fresh water lake, just north of Hunter Mountain Festivals and west of Albany. Beautiful PRIVATE LAKEFRONT awaits you to enjoy boating, swimming,kayaking,boating,and fishing! Great hiking, strawberry picking,museums,restaurants,shopping,and festivals nearby. Private, lush lawns and garden offer serenity and good times!Take a walk through the beautiful mountains or just relax on the front porch !Perhaps a good book sounds inviting while laying in the hammock.Great restaurants and theatres are in close proximity!Howe Caverns,Secret Caverns, and Cooperstown Baseball Hall Of Fame are awaiting your visit...these are some of our favorite places to visit and enjoy! Vromans Nose is a must see visit for the nature beauty seekers with views of the mountains and valleys like no other...enjoy the beauty and nature the beautful earth has to offer. Crystal Waterfalls are just 4 miles down the road with sparking water rushing down into the pool with the Old Grist Mill at the bottom in the hamlet of Rennsearlerville(great outdoor walk with nature's beauty surroundiing you).
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2 night minimum see rates additional 150.cleaning fees. 1000.security