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Brookside Cottage/Sprawling Wooded Retreat Within Town. Sleeps 8-10

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10) Pet Friendly

Not your cookie cutter mountain rental - Well furnished sprawling 4 br, 3 1/2 Bath retreat nestled in a private wooded river valley, 1/4 mile off the main road, yet close to shops and dining. Winter views of brook.

* Upscale Adirondack Lodge decor with front and back covered porches anchoring one floor living with huge 2nd floor suite.

* All bedrooms are concentrated off a main living area in front with kitchen, dining room combo with vaulted ceiling and second living room is in rear.

* 2 stone wood burning fireplaces. Well supplied chef's kitchen.

SLEEPING: MBR: Queen en suite;

BR #2 Queen

BR#3 Full Size (shares bath with #2)

BR #4 Upstairs has 1 Full and 2 twins plus Queen sofa sleeper and en suite bath

** Families with children/teens can have separate living areas when desired as there are lots of different areas to hang out. Additionally, there is a large game room and screened porch over the detached garage offering a daybed (summer only) ½ bath, HDTV/dvd, full size pool table, darts, poker, juke box and numerous board games and books. Outside there is an inset campfire patio, tether ball, bocce ball court, and Par 2 golf hole. Very close to the Jackrabbit and Penninsula Nature Trail and golf at Whiteface Club.

Amenities also include – WiFi, Viking range, granite counters and island Wet bar with wine cooler and beverage fridge. 2 remodeled bathrooms with travertine tile showers, plenty of parking. HD flat screen TVs with Direct TV in Master Bedroom, 2nd Queen BR living room (+DVD) and game room(+DVD). 2 wood- burning stone fireplaces (dining room and living room). Gas grill. 3 covered porches.

Home is a 1 mile walk to downtown where a 2.8 mile hike/walk route around Mirror Lake offers an exhilarating 5 mile walk from the house. All Olympic venues and great restaurants are within a few minutes by car.

This home is perfect for group of golfers, bikers, hikers, skiiers or other outdoor enthusiasts, 2 small families or one large family. PLEASE DO NOT INQUIRE IF YOU ARE A GROUP OF YOUNG ADULTS UNDER 30 OR YOUR PARTY CONTAINS MORE THAN 7 ADULTS.

***** Note on Reviews: We are very particular and only rent this house a few weeks a year often by word of mouth or friends/family or we are here ourselves. Only those renting through VRBO may post review here. More reviews will be forthcoming.

Keywords: Literally - 'over the river and thru the woods'

Close to groceries, dining, town, Penninsula and Jackrabbit trails for xcountry skiing, hiking and golf - Near Whiteface Club, 15 mins to Whiteface Ski Area

More Details

Julia DeSantis
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Julia DeSantis

Recently relocated from NJ to FL we are now empty nesters that cannot use this exquisite property as much as we used to when we were in driving distance. My family has been living and vacationing in LP on this property for over 70 years. We have strong ties to the community and my husband and I and 4 grown children still vacation here year-round particularly in summer weeks to escape the FL heat.

Julia DeSantis purchased this house in 1999

Why Julia DeSantis chose Adirondack Mountains

Part of a homestead property held by my family for close to 70 years. The other homes on the compound belong to siblings.

What makes this house unique

The house was lovingly expanded and furnished over the years and is not your average bland tired rental but a well appointed family home. Surrounded by dense forest and no other homes in sight yet close proximity to town. Lots of areas in the house to escape and chill even in a full house. Love to entertain adults in the expansive kitchen/dining area and back porch while kids can be occupied or sound asleep on other side of house. Love to choose one of the three furnished covered porches on a rainy day with a book or laptop.


Lake Placid House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • half bath is in garage to serve game room and porch with daybed.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There is a daybed on a screened porch for summer use only. Bedroom #3 suitable for one guest only. 2 Couples plus singles or kids best fit
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
2 wood burning fireplaces, well equipped chef's kitchen with Viking stove and granite, bocce court, Par 2 golf hole and outdoor fire pit/patio, 2 covered decks and one screened in porch for 3 season game room with pool table, darts, juke box, HDTV/DVD, walk to Jack Rabbit and Penninsula Nature Trails, only 2 steps into house and most bedrooms on 1st floor


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Brookside Cottage/Sprawling Wooded Retreat Within Town. Sleeps 8-10
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East Hartland, CT

Great house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home, a few minutes drive from the town center, and grocery store yet secluded in the woods. Great outdoor areas to relax on the 2 covered porches. Great yard for our two pups we had as well. Clean and had all the cookware we could ask for. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you enjoyed Brookside Cottage. Come again!
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Great Location, Privacy & Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Brookside Cottage is a wonderful property, both centrally located, and with plenty of privacy. The main room and kitchen together form a great gathering spot-very good for families and/or groups of friends. House is clean with (in winter at least) a very ski lodge quintessential feel. The game room was a big bonus.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brookside Cottage Lake Placid

  • 4 of 5

Stayed at Brookside with my family of 5, sister and nephew, mom and dad and dog. Total of 9. I have 3 kids ages 6,6,9. All of us had a great time, went on a number of hikes, ventured into town and had a great stay at Brookside. The property was well cared for. Lots of new renovations. Had all of the amenities one could need plus a great game room over the garage with jukebox, poker table, tv, darts and pool. My 20 year old nephew loved it over there but it got too cold to stay up there the last night.

The fire pit worked out well for roasting marshmellows.

Only goofy part was the big step down from the rooms and in the middle of the night, it can be tough if you don't remember.

The new tree house looks like a neat addition but the workers were there early Saturday morning working on it despite renters in the house. So we left and went for a hike.

All in all, a great time with no major issues at all with the property. Time well spent.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dan and family: So happy you all had a good time at the Cottage. I apologize for the work going on next door. We as a rule do not allow the work to go on during a stay and if you had called us we would have happily called them off. In the chaos of having to evacuate our home in FL for Hurricane Matthew my husband forgot to notify the contractor. You need only to turn the baseboard heaters on in the garage for plenty of heat. We use that game room throughout the year. In the fall they are often off as it is not needed 24 hours. If your nephew was trying to sleep on the porch, yes I imagine it was cold! Again, we are always available 24/7 by phone or email to respond to and rectify any guest concern. Thank you for taking the time to leave this review!
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  • 5 of 5

Charming cottage in a great location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Shrews bury, NJ

Brookside cottage

  • 5 of 5

We love Lake Placid and enjoy family vacations there. Normally, we stay at the Whiteface Lodge. We booked Brookside Cottage for Christmas vacation. It was so comfortable and easily accommodated our grown family of five. The location is so pretty, nestled in the woods. Loved the kitchen/dining area with fireplace. Had a relaxing week and look forward to returning. Owners are nice to deal with and very helpful, which is a bonus.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newbury, VT USA

Great Winter Get-Away!

  • 5 of 5

Brookside Cottage is an ideal place to get away, either to read a good book by the fire or enjoy all the activities that Lake Placid has to offer. The location is private, yet close to town for easy access to groceries or other shopping fun. The cottage’s floor plan is wonderful – bedrooms are separate from the living/hanging out space and the kitchen/dining room is well set up and a great place for lingering over dinner in front of the fire. Access to the Jack Rabbit trail is right down the road and we enjoyed fabulous cross-country skiing on Lake Placid. Brookside is a delight, and I hope we’ll return again.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1 mile to the downtown shops and restaurants and even closer to groceries, gas, banks, pharmacy, restaurants. All Olympic venues, hiking trails and public access to Lake Placid lake close by. Within 1 mile of Whiteface Club and 1/4 mile from Whiteface Lodge.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $500

Base Rates apply only to non holiday, non ski season periods and non July/August periods.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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