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Affordable Rates - Close to Lake Placid & Whiteface - Great Yard & Fire Pit

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Exterior view in the spring and summer. Nice place for nights out by the fire.


Last updated: 04/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8 and more, single story

This vacation rental house belonged to my grandmother & has all the charm of a 50s & 60s summer house with the upgrades of the 80s & 90s.
The house has beds to sleep 8 with room for 2 more all on one floor. The master bedroom has a king & a twin bed along with a private bath. The other 3 bedrooms are located at the other end of the house along with another full bath.
The house has TV, cable, wifi & a dishwasher in a very roomy, 1400 sf, single-story house. The house is fully furnished with all the plates, utensils, pots and pans in a full kitchen. We also supply bedding & towels.
Grandma’s Getaway is a great location to access Whiteface, the Olympic Mountain. The house can also be a great hiking or biking base & offers easy access to the High Peaks for all the outdoor activities the Adirondacks offers. It is close to the quaint shops and activities that Lake Placid has to offer without having to pay the higher rental rates.
Grandma's Getaway is located at the end of a dead end road overlooking an old horse pasture.
Please Note! Our calendar is ALWAYS up to date. We are very active in renting our properties and keep our calendars current at all times.
There are lots of activities throughout the year. Please contact us if you have specific interests or questions about the area.
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Key Words: Skiing, Whiteface, Lake Placid, Fishing, Olympic Skating, Affordable, High Peaks, Hiking, Boating, Views, Spacious
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/29/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    At least 2 guests must be at least 21 years old and will agree to be responsible for those that are under 21....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking only allowed outside....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Separate Pet Agreement needs to be signed prior to arrival. Pet rate is $25/pet per night....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The house can be made accessible with minimal amount of furinture being moved....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Our outdoor fire pit is great for camp fires, really great for s'mores. We supply the firewood upon request. We have a library of books DVD & VCR movies available for use by guests. Or bring your own and use our VCR or DVD player....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable only...moreless

  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    VHS and DVD movies available...moreless


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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    The scenery is awesome!...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    This area is beautifully landscaped with many mountain views....moreless

  • River:

    Within walking distance of the Jay covered bridge and the Au Sable River 'rapids'...moreless

  • Rural:

    Far enough to enjoy the scenery but close enough to access what you need...moreless

  • Village:

    The Village Green is less than a mile away and hosts outdoor summer concerts of many local artists....moreless

  • Water View:

    Jay Covered Bridge & swimming area/rapids in the Au Sable River are just up the street...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    The dining table is very spacious and there is also 2 smaller 4-seat tables in the screened porch....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Window air conditioners in the family room, dining room, and all bedrooms. Fans are also available....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Lving Room has 2 sofas an 2 arm chairs...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    There is enough room for several cars, a trailer, a boat....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    No land line available. Verizon works the best. Other providers work in Lake Placid....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    You must provide your own beach towels. Bath towels provided must not be removed from the house....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Most everything is available. Feel free to ask if you think you might need something specific...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Just like living at home...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Stocked with most things you might need to dine "at home". If you need something specific, please feel free to check in advance....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Paper towels, dish liquid, dishwasher soap, salt, pepper, sugar....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerator with top freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Four-burner electric stove available...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles:

    No bikes provided, but many places to ride and enjoy the scenery....moreless

  • Boat:

    No boat provided, but there are many options for renting or to use your own boat....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered carport for enjoying the northern beauty!...moreless

  • Golf:

    Many golf options available in Lake Placid (17 miles away) or a small course in Au Sable Forks (just 8 minutes away)...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    This can be done with your boat on the exciting Au Sable River if the water level is hight enough. The lake in Lake Placid is both beautiful and relaxing and has boat rentals available....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Very spacious lawn fun for the kids or the young at heart. Bring your own outdoor games, volleyball or badminton net. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a gas grill available for your use....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    There is an screened porch that opens onto the car port. ...moreless

  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:

    Tennis court available 1/2 mile away near the Jay Covered Bridge....moreless

  • Yard

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.6
from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Ironman 2017
Jul 19 - Jul 26, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$800 $2,100
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Pet Fee $0
  • Tax Rate 3%


Two night minimum override may be considered with $100 cleaning fee. Contact us for a lower week night special rate. $25 per night per pet fee. Any more than 8 guests will incur an extra guest fee of $20 per night per guest.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/29/2017
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Plattsburgh International Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lake Placid has many nice ones
34 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Essex NY/Charlotte VT & Plattburgh/Burlington
17 Miles
Nearest Golf
many in Lake Placid
31 Miles
Nearest Train
Westport, NY Amtrak
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Adirondack Northway, Interstate 87, Exit 30
17 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
many in Wilmington (deli 1 mile away)
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Whiteface Mountain, the Olympic Mountain
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Jay Rapids

Car: Necessary

Grandma's Getaway is conveniently located for easy access to the best the Adirondacks has to offer!

Grandma's Getaway is located 17 miles from Lake Placid and just 7 miles from Whiteface. The Ironman bike loop goes right through Jay only a mile from the house. And the house's strategic location makes it ideal for accessing the race bike course. You can even cheer on your favorite races twice in each loop using the back road that the house is along. Grandma' Getaway offers easy access to the High Peaks for hiking and all outdoor activities the Adirondacks offers.


Owner info

About the owner: I grew up in Albany and moved to the Adirondacks in 2005. I absolutely love this area. The scenery is spectacular and the people are friendly. I started my vacation rental in 2010 and have enjoyed meeting my guests or letting them have their privacy. I am available to guide you to an enjoyable stay. I provide links for things to do and places to eat. If you chat with me, you will find that I thrive on helping people get the most out of their visit. It makes me happiest to know that I have been a part of your time in the Adirondacks and will welcome you back.

Why the Owner Chose Jay, NY, USA:
This house has been in the family for years. If only the walls could talk!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This house is spacious and is made for fun both indoors and out. The yard is large enough for you to bring a volleyball net. The fire pit is great for cool evenings to enjoy the fresh air and the stars on clear nights. The carport is awesome for those raining days that you want to be out and stay dry.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/29/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Exterior view in the spring and summer. Nice place for nights out by the fire.

    Exterior view in the spring and summer. Nice place for nights out by the fire.

  • view from the picture window in the dining room

    view from the picture window in the dining room

  • fire place for cool nights & a book

    fire place for cool nights & a book

  • kitchen is fully stocked with basics & includes toaster, dishwasher & microwave

    kitchen is fully stocked with basics & includes toaster, dishwasher & microwave

  • Fall colors starting to emerge!

    Fall colors starting to emerge!

  • 1857 Jay Covered Bridge, 1/2 mile from the house near the swimming hole!

    1857 Jay Covered Bridge, 1/2 mile from the house near the swimming hole!

  • bedroom 3, two twin beds and window a/c unit. Great for kids

    bedroom 3, two twin beds and window a/c unit. Great for kids

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 29, 2017

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