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Waterfront Retreat On Mini 'On Golden Pond' 10 Miles From Lake George

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bdrm/1ba

TRANQUIL RETREAT -Three bedroom home situated on a mini 'On Golden Pond'. Only three other homes on the privately owned 10 acre pond. Canoe, paddleboat, rowboat or kayaks- all available onsite to navigate the crystal clear water. Located on the dammed end of the pond, you'll be serenaded by the sound of water running over the dam into the creek below. Also, only a 1/4 mile to Lake Luzerne public beach. The Gazebo, gas grill, patio, dock, picnic table, hammock, outdoor fire pit and Adirondack chairs make it the perfect setting to kick back or to entertain.

And inside, (if you ever go in): The house is fully furnished, with a living room, bedroom, large full bathroom with washer and dryer, kitchen and dining room on the first floor. The kitchen has a full sized refrigerator, electric stove/oven, coffee maker, microwave and toaster. There is a large window in the kitchen with a beautiful view of the pond to inspire you while you cook. The large dining room table can seat up to 8 people. The other two bedrooms are on the second floor; both have windows overlooking the water. All bedrooms accommodate up to two people. Linens and garbage service are provided. Internet access included.


SARATOGA SPRINGS: About 20 minutes into the quaint town of Saratoga Springs, for shopping, Saratoga Performing Arts Center (many summertime concerts, orchestra, and ballet), Saratoga flat track, Saratoga Polo Club, Saratoga Harness Track, and the new Saratoga Gaming Casino. Close enough, yet far away from New Year's Eve celebrations.

LAKE LUZERNE: About 1/4 mile walk to Lake Luzerne and public beach. Free summer outdoor concerts in the pavilion overlooking Lake Luzerne. Up over the hill to Hadley/Luzerne public school with access to playground. Short walk to town of Lake Luzerne with public library, market, town basketball and tennis courts, UpRiver restaurant, and white water rafting excursion trips. 9 hole golf course - Bend of the River in Hadley (less than five miles away). Approximately three miles from Warren County snowmobile trails; less than 30 minutes from West mountain for skiing. Ice Skate right outside our door (when the pond ice allows), or on nearby Lake Luzerne.

LAKE GEORGE: Approximately 10 miles from our vacation rental! Lake George activities include Six Flags Great Escape Theme Park and Splash Water Kingdom, and indoor water park. Historic Fort William Henry and Lake George Battlefield Park, Prospect Mountain with the 100 mile view that overlooks Lake George. Lake George village boasts outlet shopping, Lake George Steamboat Cruises, nightclubs, arcades, restaurants, horseback riding, mini golf, and fireworks every Thursday night over the lake. Great place to stay for Lake George Winter Carnival and Lake George Forum events.

More Details

Diane Powers
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Diane Powers

Eric and I grew up in Lake Luzerne, NY...and even though we've since moved away, still consider it Home. More than ever, we appreciate the beauty and tranquility of the Adirondacks...and the incredible gift of having grown up there. We've enjoyed renting our pondhouse since 2006...and have many guests returning year after year!

Diane Powers purchased this house in 2006

Why Diane Powers chose Lake Luzerne

Our 'pondhouse' was built by Eric's grandfather. It is a magical place, full of fond memories of family gatherings centered around the peaceful natural surroundings.

What makes this house unique

The house is not a camp or cabin; it is a year round home, heated, and available for rent year-round. It is not 'closed up for the winter'...and therefore does not smell like a camp or cabin!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The property had everything we needed and more. It was great! The property had a private pond where we enjoyed using the paddleboat and the outdoor deck to bbq. The house had everything we needed and it was very clean. The owner was great and it was even better to have a relative live near the property if we needed something or had any questions about the property. The location of the property was close to lake george and other attractions. They had great restaurants nearby and had many activities and attractions that we could enjoy. it was a great and relaxing memorial day weekend.
May 2014
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Lake Luzerne House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cancellation: If able to re-rent the dates, I will refund payments made. In the case of change of dates, I will apply rental payments to new dates
  • Guests must enter and exit the pond from our docks and property only and respect the natural setting and wildlife.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1st Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , newly renovated, with washer & dryer
  • Large bathroom on first floor, contains washer & dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Upstairs Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , waterview, next to master bedroom
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , second floor, waterview, view of backyard
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1st flr, next to bath, soothing sounds of water over the dam
  • 3 Bedrooms: First floor: Queen bed, twin bed,next to bathroom, waterview Second Floor: Queen bed, water view Second floor: 2 twin beds, waterview, next to master bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Waterfront Retreat On Mini 'On Golden Pond' 10 Miles From Lake George
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 28 reviews

Great outdoor space

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at the house. We traveled with our two small children and it was a great getaway.

The pictures in the website accurately represent the house. The inside is quaint and functional.

The kitchen was better stocked than other vrbos we've done. They had even had tongs and other stuff for the grill. They had a pack and play and a booster seat (we didn't realize and brought our own). They had 2 kayaks, a rowboat, and a paddleboat. They had life vests including one for a child as small as 30 lbs. The outdoor space was beautiful. We didn't see or hear the other ppl on the was like we had it to ourselves. Unfortunately, you can't really hike around the pond. But, there were great short walks to take around town and a few small nature trails. Lake Luzerne and the Hudson river are five minute walks away. There is a small grocery store and pharmacy within walking. We loved our trip sitting in their back deck, boating in the pond, and enjoying the scenery.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your family enjoyed a relaxing stay at the Pondhouse! Our family has enjoyed the serene setting for generations, and take great pride in the peaceful, natural environment. True, You can't hike around the outside of the pond, because it is privately owned. You can however, paddle around in the nearly 10 acre pond, and we provide kayaks, a rowboat and paddle boat for use. The house is within a quarter mile walk of Lake Luzerne public beach, town basketball and tennis courts, the library, post office, bank, grocery store, pharmacy and UpRiver restaurant, which boasts lunch and dinner dining on a covered porch overlooking Rockwell Falls. We highly recommend...
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Great Winter Stay

  • 5 of 5

In order to spend time near enough to our daughter and grand kids to participate in their lives for a while, we rented the "Pond House" for three winter months. Although it's an older house, it was more than adequate for our purpose. It's location offered privacy and a great quiet atmosphere although only a few hundred yards from the Hadley-Luzerne High School doors. And the local grocery store and other local amenities are within easy walking distance. Owner Diane is wonderfully cooperative and accommodating. She makes the rental process easy and convenient. The "Pond House" was a great place for us to spend our winter months. And the time we were able to spend with our daughter and grand kids is priceless. Thank you Diane!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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great, relaxing experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at the Mini Pond house! The house was in great shape and very clean when we arrived! The owner met us at the location to welcome us. All amenities worked great! it was a very comfortable stay and I would definitely recommend this property for anyone for a nice and quiet vacation! It is located close to skiing resorts witch is good for someone who wants to stay during winter time and love to ski.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fishing joy

  • 5 of 5

My husband caught 34 large mouth bass in the pond here right off the dock, (catch and release) , very serene. It was immaculate inside, everything necessary for an extended stay. The nights were very cool after a crazy heatwave so sleeping was so nice, great cross breezes from the large kitchen windows through the back porch door. Cable and internet worked fine. Very enjoyable time.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved the outdoor space. So tranquil. Owner was very nice and responsive. We had a lovely time. Thanks

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property and we especially liked the pond. Diane is also very responsive and the house is well kept. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $24
Damage Insurance $59

Inquiries/Requests for Bookings are not reservations until payment is made by renter and confirmed by bank. After bank confirms payment, reservation occurs and dates are removed from availability calendar. CANCELLATIONS: In case of cancellations, no refund of rents or securities paid will be made until the cancelled period is re-rented and confirmed. If the home is not re-rented, no refunds made. Check in after 4PM, unless previously arranged; check out by 11AM. Maximum Occupancy is 7 people; 1 pet FIRM. No extra guest//pet fees accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund