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Available for Ironman 2017 - Close to Lake Placid & Whiteface - Great Yard

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights


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.

Hope we can add your reservation to our calendar soon!

Key Words: Skiing, Whiteface, Lake Placid, Fishing, Olympic Skating, Affordable, High Peaks, Hiking, Boating, Views, Spacious

More Details

Kim Coolidge, Admin. Assistant
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Kim Coolidge, Admin. Assistant

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 Kim Coolidge, Admin. Assistant chose Whiteface Mountain

This house has been in the family for years. If only the walls could talk!

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was very comfortable and cozy. We loved the yard. Watching fireworks from the yard with a fire in the pit made it special!

Satyajit, Neha, Sonal, Prasad :)
Jul 2014
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Jay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Small bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom with laundry closet - 1 double
    Front bedroom - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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.


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Available for Ironman 2017 - Close to Lake Placid & Whiteface - Great Yard
average rating of 4.64 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Large house with lots of room to spread out in and outside. Kim is great and willing to respond to any issues you may have, all you have to do is let her know! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, Thank you for taking the time to let future renters know what they can expect when they choose my house. It IS a great house for small groups to invite guests on and off throughout the week. It was a pleasure hosting your group. I was glad that you were able to get to go fishing and hiking. There are so many things to do and see, that you can't get to everything in one trip. I am looking forward to seeing you again soon. Always check out my calendar. I keep it up to date. Kim
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Decent house

  • 4 of 5

Pretty decent house. Nice layout. The sitting area, game area, dining area are great. The bedrooms are very comfortable as well. The bathrooms are extremely small - the one attached to the master bed is 27 sq ft (7'x4') and the second one is barely bigger. The kitchen is barely sufficient. Kim is fantastic - very responsive and would take care of any problem right away. We had a good stay. Would not mind coming back. Would have rated 5/5 but for the bathroom size.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stay at Grandma's cottage

  • 4 of 5

Grandma's cottage reminded us of times spent with our own Grandmas, we had everything we needed to make yummy home cooked meals using the appliances and dishes that were at the cottage. There were grocery stores, gas stations, little shops within a few miles. There is a beautiful covered bridge just down the road with a nice little park. The property surrounding the cottage was very quiet and peaceful, we even saw some turkeys and deer munching in the field next to the house. We really enjoyed the peace and quiet that the off the beaten path provided, even thought there is a lumber company close by we did not find it at all disturbing.We enjoyed the foosball table and the great collection of movies.It was great sitting outside listening to the bugs and star gazing at night, there is plenty of room to eat out on the patio or in the enclosed porch.We would like to visit Grandma's cottage again in the future and would recommended it to others as a great place to stay.

The Clarks

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to let me know about your stay here in the north country. It's helpful to know what you did and what you liked. I provided a list of things to do and see. Also on the list were my favorite restaurants in the area. I hope the list of basics: ATM locations, grocery stores, banks, etc. was also helpful. I know you had a happy anniversary, and I look forward to seeing you again soon! Kim
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A Pleasant Surprise

  • 5 of 5

Pictures do not do justice to how amazing this cottage style home is.Roomy and cozy all in one.Like opening the door to memories of my past.Very comfortable,relaxing and clean home.

I recommend this home to anyone.Try it and you will know what I mean.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to let others know that this is a wonderful place to choose. I know you were out from dawn to dusk, and thoroughly enjoyed the many things there are to do. After chatting with you, I am so happy I could answer all your questions in a positive way and that I had everything you requested. I am looking forward to your return! Kim
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Rekindled great memories of my first trip to the Adirondacks 25 years ago

  • 4 of 5

The location is perfect as a "home-base" for travelling around this beautiful area. Only 10-20 minutes to Lake Placid and Whiteface, less than 2 hours to Montreal, nestled in the picturesque Adirondacks. The house is older, but in great shape. Plenty of room to spread out, huge dining room table, nice-sized and well-stocked kitchen (they even have a crock pot!). The enclosed porch was our favorite part of the house, we ate every meal there (when we weren't outside). Washer/dryer in one of the rooms was very handy to have. You can hear a babbling creek down the hill behind the house, and there's a short walkable path just off the property to get to it. Lots of granite and quartz down there in the gentle, crystal clear water. The property has a small grove of tall pine trees that is perfect for taking some chairs out and just relaxing in the shade. Very large front yard, lots of firewood and kindling for the rock fire-ring. Comfortable beds. Our young kids loved the small collection of games and toys, and especially the foosball table. Clean, well-kept house. Kim was wonderful, met our needs and answered our questions without delay, and was a wonderful and accommodating host. She has a binder of local attractions, shops, restaurants, and such for folks to look for (one recommendation would be to have those web-page links available in an email or webpage, or other "clickable" form). Make sure to bring a great camera!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear J & Family, Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review. I appreciate your comments about the links. I normally send a pdf copy of local links. Since you arrived so close to your reservation request, I was unable to get that to you list before you arrived. Thank you for choosing my home. Kim
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Grandma's Getaway, a Placid Stay Indeed!

  • 5 of 5

Grandma's Getaway is a clean, spacious, charming home right in the heart of the Adirondacks. There was enough space for my four children to actually get along for the week. The well equipped kitchen facilitated home cooked meals which we ate at the wonderfully ample dining table. The local farmer's markets and organic food stores yielded amazing culinary choices. The front yard is large and well trimmed, while the back of the house is nestled into the woods. There is a lumber and building supply company bordering the far edge of the property, but it is only active during normal business hours, and closed by late afternoon. There is an endless supply of firewood stacked on the porch. We set up a spotting scope in the car port and could see the castle on top of White Face Mountain and the gondolas moving on Little White Face. It is 15 minutes to White Face, 25 minutes to Lake Placid. The scenery on the drive is fantastic. We spent a day in Vermont, taking the ferry over Lake Champlain (look for "Champ" the lake monster!), visiting the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, and Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream. We spent another day at the W!ld Center in Tupper Lake. It's like a zoo/museum/fun park. We learned a lot there without even realizing it. Did you know that Adirondack State Park is over 6 million acres? To see the Olympic sites, get the Olympic Passport, it may seem pricey until you realize it will keep you busy for 2 or three days without spending another penny. The best part of our daily sojourns was returning back to Grandma's Getaway, where we would cook or grill the day's dinner discoveries, build a campfire, watch the stars, then pat across the comfy carpet to the hardwood floor bedrooms and snuggle under as many blankets with as many pillows as a person could possibly need. The king bed in the master bedroom was firm and comfortable. My kids all reported sleeping well in their beds. The showers are clean and there was plenty of hot water. Did I mention there is a dishwasher? And a washer and dryer. All fairly new and in good working condition. Don't bring bottled water. The tap water is absolutely mineral free and delicious, with no water softener needed. Kim Coolidge provided all the information necessary to find and enjoy Grandma's Getaway and the surrounding area. She provided informative and sometimes humorous emails at every step of the rental process. If you have a larger family or group, you can't go wrong with Grandma's Getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your spectacular review! You have pointed out so many of the features that I can't think of anything to add! There is so much to do in the Adirondacks. People come back year after year and don't run out of things to do. I am glad your entire family had fun! I also appreciate the fact that you treated the home just like it was yours. I am looking forward to your return! Thank you, again! Kim
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Plattsburgh International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Lake Placid has many nice ones
Nearest Ferry
34 Miles
Essex NY/Charlotte VT & Plattburgh/Burlington
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
many in Lake Placid
Nearest Train
31 Miles
Westport, NY Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Adirondack Northway, Interstate 87, Exit 30
Nearest Restaurant
17 Miles
many in Wilmington (deli 1 mile away)
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Whiteface Mountain, the Olympic Mountain
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Jay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Half Ironman Fall
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 13 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Ironman 2018 Summer
Jul 25 2018 - Aug 1 2018
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

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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