About JoAnne Broadbent
My husband and I live in Illinois and have traveled to the Adirondacks to spend a week with extended family for 36 years. Our children and their cousins have memories of canoe trips, High Peaks hikes, picking raspberries, and songs and skits around the campfire. They continue to come to gather from Texas, Utah, California, and Dubai. They now have their own families and want to continue making memories and strengthening relationships.
JoAnne Broadbent purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why JoAnne Broadbent chose Lake Clear
This property gives us waterfront to send off canoes and to play. It is on 9 acres, so we can sing and play without disturbing others. It has a comfortable place to sleep and a wonderful huge screened in porch for gathering.
What makes this Cottage unique
This property is close to canoe routes and High Peaks hiking trails, near cultural activities and attractions, and a short drive from Saranac Lake and Lake Placid for shopping and restaurants. At the same time you are surrounded by forests and across the water from quiet state land.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Good place for privacy and outdoors.
A good place for quiet mornings and evenings. Access to Lake Clear. Kayaks and canoes.
Clean and well stocked
We stayed 8 days at Joal. JoAnne is wonderful and was very helpful throughout the process. The house is very clean and the pics are exactly the way it looks. Everything was perfect with the house and location. The only complaint that we had was there neighbors the Norton’s. They were a little to intrusive. Upon arrival I took my ATV off my trailer and rode it down the dirt road and came back to the house. I was on it for all of 3 mins. I went back inside to help my wife unpack and 30 seconds after I came in a strange man walked right into the house yelling hello. Totally Unacceptable! He scared my wife and made us both a little uneasy. He very aggressively told me not to ride on his property and not to mess up his road which is the road that leads to the house. I turned around in an open field where the power lines ran. I am still not positive if he owns that land where the power lines are but he might. I let it go because I could of been wrong about the property lines. We requested extreme privacy and were told we wouldn’t be bothered unless we engaged with the neighbors first. After that confrontation my wife was nervous to be alone in the house without me. I sometimes go out on our boat fishing alone and she stays back. He kind of ruined the whole mood that we wanted there. So we tried to move forward and forget about it but that couldn't happen! We were on our way back from breakfast one morning. We got out of the car and were shocked to hear very loud rap music. We had no idea where it was coming from so I walked to the dock to find it coming from the neighbors house the Norton’s. The same man who walked into our kitchen. The music went on for a long time. We decided we couldn’t take it anymore so we got ready to leave the house for the day. My wife just got out of the showers and was ironing her clothes in a shirt and her underwear next thing we know the back door opens and another strange man walks into the house. My wife got very scared and ran into the bedroom. This man had a beer in his hand tattoos all over and stunk of alcohol. It was the Norton’s son Jason. The son of the first man. After several mins of me being cold to him he left. He came to introduce himself. I did not like this at all. What if my wife was alone in the house. He also woke us up at 950am one morning to collect our garbage. We love the house but not the neighbors. We recommend this house if you don’t mind nosy neighbors. The house has everything u need!
Utterly beautiful ,surrounded by woods and the water access was brillant.
My family and I were up for a week, we were so happy with the privacy, the house was so comfortable it felt like we were home. The canoes and kayaks were great and tons of life jackets in all sizes were available. We had wonderful fires every night and the wood supply was plentiful. Beautiful screened porch as well, we sat there every day.We had such a relaxing week , we would love to return.
Wonderful home in a wooded beautiful location.
Our family of five found Camp JOAL To be a perfect getaway. The house is set in the woods, very private, yet a close drive to Saranac Lake and other Adirondack towns. The home was very clean and well equipped with everything a family should need. The large screened in porch was amazing for family time. We enjoyed sitting in the Adirondack chairs by the large fire pit as well. All fire wood provided!! Our favorite memories were listening to the Loons by the water on the private dock and kayaking into Lake Clear. Thank you for sharing your home JoAnne and Alan. Anyone who stays on your lovely property will have found a new home away from home!!!
A high quality rental property. Owner was extremely helpful. Cleanliness of cabin was excellent.
Cabin accommodated family of 7 easily. Outdoor recreational facilities were excellent. Prime location for canoeing and kayaking.
Thank you for the good review. We're glad you enjoyed our place and hope to see you back next year.
This is simply a wonderful place if you are looking to experience the Adirondacks. The house was wonderful for me, my wife and 2 young boys. The place is all updated and very clean. The porch is amazing and ideal for family meals and game nights. We fished everyday and caught something every time we went out (be ready for pike if fishing lures). The location is great for visits to Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and Tupper Lake. Lake Clear had a nice public beach that we canoed to one day (takes about an hour). Overall, I can’t say enough good things. Clearly, the cottage is designed for family fun and it did not disappoint. Thanks!
Thank you for your positive review. We are happy that your family had positive experiences in the Adirondacks as we have had. You are alway welcome back.