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3BR home on Mill Pond. Easy walk to Town

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

3BR 2BA Waterfront home on Mill Pond, Walk to Lake Placid Center

Cozy 3BR house with beautiful wood interior. 100 year old house completely renovated inside & out, has comfortable adirondack decor and lots of windows. 3BR sleeps 6 adults + futon sofa sleeps 2 more. Full kitchen (all new appliances) opens onto dining room and huge living room. Fantastic views of the pond from your sofa or the backyard. Two sets of sofas so the kids can watch TV while the adults relax. Bathroom downstairs has a large gorgeous shower with a glass block wall.

NOTE: IRONMAN 2018 - Flat fee for up to 6 night stay. Included in fee is complimentary weekend stay for training during April 1- Jun 15.

Pond (shallow entry on our side) is perfect for kayaks, canoe or stand up paddle boards (provided).

Three bedrooms upstairs means everyone has privacy: one queen bed, one double bed, one bedroom with two twin beds. Washer / dryer in upstairs bathroom.

Very large mudroom for storing life jackets, snow shoes, skis etc. Plenty of parking off the street.

Enjoy a cup of coffee on the dock or take the kayaks or the canoe out for a ride in the summer.

Easy walk to downtown Lake Placid to enjoy shopping or nightlife. Easy 10-15 minute walk, up hill on the way into town and down hill on the way home!

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About The Owner

We have kids and love outdoor activities! Placid is the perfect place for us. We started running a few years ago and ran our first half marathon in Lake Placid last year. It was incredible!! The views were beautiful and the climb up the last hill to the Olympic oval for the final lap was well worth it.

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

Why The Owner chose Adirondack Mountains

Lake Placid is a great place to vacation any time of year. Excellent winter sports and a great Olympic spirit, fun summer activities and great hiking all year round. Downtown Lake Placid has great shops, good restaurants, a movie theatre, night time ice skating, or a beach on Mirror Lake for swimming in the summer,fun bars and dancing. There are plenty of activities for kids and adults, you never run out of things to do!

What makes this house unique

Our house is on Mill Pond. You can walk into town or you can canoe or kayak to several nearby restaurant / bars. The kids can walk to the movie theatre in town, or a bowling alley close to the house. The pond is beautiful and peaceful. Lots of waterfowl, feed the ducks from the dock, do a little fishing with the kids or go out on the canoe or kayaks. The town has a beach on Mirror Lake and this is walking distance as well. In the winter go snowshoeing, skiing, sledding all nearby.


Lake Placid House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Full bath downstairs with beautiful glass block shower. Sauna is off this bathroom. Full bath upstairs. Stacking washer / dryer are in this bathroom. Hair dryer under the sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Sleeps 2
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon sofa in living room sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (sleeps 2) in bedroom #1, Double Bed (sleeps 2) in bedroom #2, 2 Twin Beds (sleeps 2) in bedroom #3, Futon sofa in living room (sleeps 2).
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beautiful views of the pond from the living room, small dock on the water - great for a cup of coffee watching the ducks, pond is for kayaks and canoes (we have both), large mudroom to store skis, the house is a10 minute walk to town, or a 15 minute drive to Whiteface


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3BR home on Mill Pond. Easy walk to Town
average rating of 4.65625 based on 32 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for a week in late June/early July and really enjoyed our stay. It was our first time in Lake Placid and the Adirondacks in general and the house proved to be a great base for exploring both the town and the area. Our three boys made frequent use of the provided kayaks and canoe out back and caught several fish within a couple of hundred feet of the dock. The house would comfortably fit a family of up to six people. Everything in the house was as described and in good, working order. We would rent here again. The only thing that would have been better is if we could have brought our dog (no pets allowed).

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time in Placid - sorry about the pup!
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Valley Cottage

LAke Placid and the Empire State Winter Games.

  • 5 of 5

The home we rented was perfect. We brought our entire family up and the place was great. Very near everything we love to do in the area. The home was clean, warm, in a good area with nothing to worry about. We will look at this property over the summer also!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot

  • 4 of 5

I loved the location and feel of this house. It was everything we wanted and more. Having the pond right there was a delight. Main St. was a short walk. I would have given 5 stars but for few reasons. The fridge was way too small, this should be replaced with a regular sized fridge. We brought food with us and did not have enough room to store everything. We did have to go get a couple coolers with ice. We stayed during a very humid hot spell and while most times in LP you don't need air, we needed something extra. The ceiling fans were not enough. There was one extra box fan but that was broken. We went and bought 4 box fans and that seemed to do the trick on the intolerable days. The purple bedroom has no bed frame and no where to really put clothes. The cabinet that's in that room is more of a towel closet. I think one 4 drawer dresser and metal bed frame would be perfect. The Internet was really only good if you are in the living room or kitchen. We think the metal roof blocks the signal in the bedroom area. Even with these minor issues, we loved staying here and will try to come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! The rooms are furnished as pictured and we recommend an ice chest for extra drinks in the summer because the fridge is indeed a bit small. We added more box fans for the rare hot week in August, though the best way to cool off is to go for a kayak on the pond!
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Ottawa, ON Canada

Good location and comfortable accommodation

  • 4 of 5

This property is located just minutes from main street in Lake Placid. It was a comfortable, quiet spot, overlooking Mill Pond, very picturesque. Very clean, which was a real positive, we have rented on occasion where that was not the case. Kitchen was well equipped. Nice open area, kitchen and living room. Owner very prompt in responding to emails. Would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

The house on the pond is near all Olympic sites, centrally located for all ADK excursions. The house itself is completely refurbished, very nicely done. The kayaks, sups and canoe were great for a daily paddle. The fire pit wasn't there, our only disappointment.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, and Quite place

  • 4 of 5

I rented this house for Ironman Lake Placid weekend. First thing I look for is Location for T1, Comfort to rest and recover for race. This place is really impressed me, very very comfortable place, Since it is behind the main road, less noisy and quite place. House had all the facilities as described. Some of my friends were having fun with Kayak and SUP.

Reasonable price and I don't mind renting the same place if I am going again.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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15 minute drive to Whiteface, 10 minute walk to Olympic center in town, outdoor iceskating in Olympic oval, kids can walk to the bowling alley or the movie theatre in town, there's also a great tobaggan shoot onto Mirror Lake, or you can bobsled at Olympic training center, walk to the beach on Mirror Lake in the summer or enjoy hiking, rock or ice climbing. Lake Placid is a great area for outdoor sports and nature lovers!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Use of dock, canoe, kayaks, stand up paddle boards or any other activity in pond is solely at renters own risk.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.