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Hidden Jewel in the NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS, FRANKLIN COUNTRY (15 miles from Malone

Owls Head, NY, USA
  • Farmhouse1625 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

SUMMER RENTAL ONLY!!!! / 28 Leaning Pines Road, Mountain View, N.Y. Sun. to Sun.

2 story Adirondack lake house with panoramic views of lake and mountains. 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, central heat, two wood burning fireplaces, fully equipped kitchen, including gas oven and dishwasher and washer and dryer. There is also a stainless steel gas grill and backup generator system. Amenities include, satellite tv and internet wi-fi, There is a two slip boathouse on the water with a large upper deck. Kyacks, aluminum rowboat and equipment all there for your use. Side dock access to graduated sand bottom swimming in the clear lake water. Floating rafts are available. All linens and towels are included, just pack your suitcases and head for the mountains. There is also a separate rustic cabin "The Luv Shak" which sleeps two.


Steven Sheft

Member Since 2013
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within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 09, 2018
About Steven Sheft

My wife and I have owned the property for about 25 years. Our family has certainly enjoyed our summers of boating, swimming and hiking and entertaining. Come make your own memories.

Steven Sheft purchased this Farmhouse in 1988

Why Steven Sheft chose Owls Head

Indian Lake, Mountain View (Franklin County, near Malone) is a hidden jewel in the Northern Adirondacks. This lake is a quiet sanctuary with many camps scattered around the perimeter of the lake but not a lot of outside boat traffic. You are 1 hour from Lake Placid, 2 hours from Burlington VT and Montreal , If you are a golf enthusiast the famed 36 hole Malone Golf Club is just 15 minutes away. In additional there are many hiking trails, including hiking up Owls Head Mountain or into High Fall, which is a 3/4 mile hike on a marked trail that leads to a number of waterfalls as the Salmon River cascades it's way through the mountains. You can be as active as you want or just chill on the deck located directly on the water above the boat house or the all seasons porch. Either way you will find relaxation and enjoyment with your family. Come and make your own memories.

What makes this Farmhouse unique

This camp is located on a private access road with only two other properties. You are located 50 feet from the water and have a 75' lake front. At night there is a fire pit for making smores. If you enjoy fishing, a metal row boat and fishing equipment is all here. If you own your own motor boat bring it and dock it right next to the boathouse. Enjoy, hiking, boating, biking and relaxing. You will find the camp to be tastefully decorated in an Adirondack decor and all the comforts of home.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, 1 child bed
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 5
        1 double, "Luv Shak" sleeping cabin
      • 4 bedrooms, one with king, one with queen, one with double and one with 2 singles and pull out . Sleeping cabin has a double bed. There are also a couch in the upstairs den , living room and front porch.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Walk in shower, sorry no bath tub. Also additional toilet downstairs.

      Location Type

        • Beachfront
        • Lake View
        • Lakefront
        • Rural
        • Village
          Mountain View
        • Water View
        • Waterfront


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Fireplace
                      2 wood burning, wood in basement
                    • Heating
                      Central, forced hot air. Also, gas heater on 3 season front porch.
                    • Internet
                      wi-fi satellite Hughes Net
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      with fireplace and 42' flat screen, Directv.
                    • Parking
                    • Telephone
                      Hard wired land line.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Please bring beach towels.
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Everything is available
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Country, solid oak cabinets
                        • Microwave
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Table with additional leaf in dining room. Table with umbrella on deck over boathouse.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Books
                                  small bookcase with about 50 books upstairs in den.
                                • Music Library
                                  Satellite TV music selection
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Directv Sat TV and Hughes net wi-fi high speed sat internet.
                                • Television
                                  42' flat screen in living room and 22' on porch.
                                • Toys


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      You are sitting on top of the boathouse directly on the water with specactular mountain views.
                                    • Golf
                                      15 minutes Malone Golf Club 36 holes, highly rated in the Northeast. Easy to get tee times. 2- 18 hole courses East or West. 518-483-2926 to reserve tee time.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      2 Kayaks and 1 aluminum fishing boats with oars life jackets and fishing equipment
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      large front lawn with lake and mountain views.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      gas, 3 burner, stainless steel on back porch.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      2 Kayaks, Aluminum row boat.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • smoking allowed
                                          PLEASE, outside, ONLY!
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          Wheelchair ramp at back entrance


                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • caves
                                            • churches
                                            • festivals
                                            • forests
                                            • live theater
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • theme parks
                                            • waterfalls

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • horseback riding
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • whitewater rafting
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Relax, swim, fish, kayak, hike or just relax on the deck with a glass of wine. Day trips abound, Montreal, Lake Champlain, Lake Placid. This property rents from SATURDAY to SATURDAY only. These are weekly rentals. NO partial weeks available from July 1 through September 1.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 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.

                                                              7 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Charming and peaceful setting.

                                                              Angela E.

                                                              The property was very clean and suited our family needs perfectly.

                                                              camp was great, the views and peaceful lake and the loons!

                                                              Laura K.

                                                              We had a great time. Our family came with the grandkids and they just loved it too. The only thing I would recommend to other renters is bring firewood. We live only 90 minutes away, so our kids brought enough for the week. The house is well equipped with everything. We highly recommend this place.

                                                              Owner's Response:


                                                              Glad you had a great time. As stated in the "Camp Mountain Shadows Info" booklet there is firewood stored in the basement. I'm sorry that you didn't call me to clarify that. Thanks for the review.

                                                              Steven Sheft, owner

                                                              Pleasant Adirondack lakeside experience. Comforts of home but still a camp getaway.

                                                              James P.

                                                              We enjoyed our stay during the July 4th holiday. Great location on the lake for relaxing and watching the sunrise or sunset. We were able to bring our boat and use the boathouse. A perfect spot for kayaking. Also for watching the annual fireworks display. Accommodations were clean, comfortable and welcoming. All correspondence with the owner was timely and helpful. Will definitely consider renting again.

                                                              Center for Relaxation

                                                              Levon C.

                                                              By day 2, we were forced into the wonderful world of relaxation! The deck over the lake was awesome and the beauty was unending, even had a seaplane come in next to us! Eagles, hummingbirds, blue jays, loons galore. House well appointed and stocked, cozy sitting rooms and built awesome fires in the fireplace, s'mores! We enjoyed kayaking and have friends there with a pontoon boat so really able to enjoy and explore the lake. A tip for dinner, check out sugar loaf cottages around other side of lake for their homemade artisan pizzas, just call and see if they're making them that night, neat place and great food, place is a gem. A few small glitches, since Windows need to be opened, esp warm days, cobwebs and bug debris (a lot old) was creepy, house is very clean so surprised this was overlooked. Overall though, great house to rent, esp with just 3 of us, definitely room for lots more!

                                                              Wonderful stay at this charming lake house!

                                                              Monique B.Perkasie

                                                              We had a wonderful week staying at this 'hidden gem' in the Adirondaks! We escaped the Phila mid-Summer Heat, temps at the lake barely hit 80! But it was sunny and perfect every day. The house has a lot of old Adirondak character and came complete with everything we needed. We spent most of our time on the deck above the boathouse, you just can't beat the view! We had 5 additional family members with us for 4 days and there was plenty of room. We all took turns using the kayaks and floats and my nephew spent a lot of time fishing from the row boat, although he did not catch anything. We LOVED seeing the loon family every day, and we also saw a Bald Eagle and many ducklings. We ended up not needing to use the Luv Shak, but I have to mention that it is adorable! Nice touch for a family or group of friends that needs a 5th bedroom! Thanks for a great week!

                                                              Owner's Response:


                                                              I am so glad you enjoyed your week at the lake. It certainly is a magical place. Thanks for the great review and thanks for choosing my rental property.

                                                              Steve Sheft

                                                              Excellent family vacation

                                                              SharonCharlotte, NC

                                                              The owners were great to work with. The house is amazing, spacious, and very homey. The house was the most well stocked house I have ever rented. It has everything you need! Seriously! The yard is fairly private seeing that there are houses on both sides. The deck on the lake is by far the best feature. Great views of the lake and mountains. Owners even allowed my two small dogs to come along and they loved it. Kids loved it! My parents loved it! Dad spent lots of time exploring ATV trails in the area and checking out the wildlife. The kids fished and took kayak rides everyday....although we caught nothing. Would definitely recommend!!!

                                                              Owner's Response:


                                                              Thanks for the great review. The property speaks for itself. It is certainly a "hidden jewel in the Adirondacks."


                                                              Owls Head, NY, USA

                                                              In the Malone area visit the Almonzo Wilder Homestead. The husband of Laura Engels Wilder (Little House on the Prairie Series) lived here as a child. Tours are available. In the Lake Placid area tour the 1980 Olympic Venues or Drive up the Whiteface Mountain Memorial Highway in Wilmington NY. Take the Lake Champlain Ferry to Burlington or visit Stowe or Sturbridge Village in Shelburne VT. If you love golf the Malone Golf Club (East & West Courses, 36 holes) is just15 minutes away.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Pet Fee
                                                              Damage Deposit

                                                              All payments must be received IN FULL 45 days prior to your check in dates. Payment will NOT BE RETURNED if cancelled within 30 days of your reservation dates. If you can not arrive for your reserved week you will need to notify the owner 48 hours prior to your arrival date. You may roll your week over to another available date however you may not roll it into the next year. No monetary refund is available. The property must be left in the same condition as when you arrived or an ADDITIONAL CLEAN UP CHARGE will be deducted from your damage & security deposit.

                                                              7 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.7/5
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