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Paradox Contemporary

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Location: Paradox, Paradox Lake, Adirondack Mountains, New York, USA (90 Minutest North of Albany. 1 Hour from Lake Placid.

Accommodations: House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

This rare Gem is a private family retreat located on Paradox Lake in the heart of the Adirondacks.

Built in the tradition of the Adirondack Great Camps, but with a modern interpretation, the house sits at the end of a private road. The Camp offers comfort, natural and architectural beauty, and a wide variety of outdoor activities year-round.

The Home:

Large windows throughout the house make the home bright and allow Spectacular views.

The heart of the home is a large central great room that contains the living, dining and kitchen spaces. It has a stone fire place and exposed trusses that extend beautifully across this area.

The living, dining and kitchen areas feature large picture windows with views of the lake, beach and property.

We can be contacted through our business (Greenthumb Nursery) in Fort Ann Ny, or our cell numbers 518-232-2957

The kitchen is fully outfitted for a chef..

A large screen porch with Mahogany floors allow ample room for breezy indoor-outdoor living and entertaining. The porch also has a dart board, a 9 foot pool table and is the perfect place to spend a lazy summer afternoon. There is an outdoor cement ping pong table and a full sandy volleyball court for the competitive at heart.

The use of natural materials throughout the house, including stone, wood, and glass, combined with modern finishes, high ceilings, and ample spaces gives the house a light and airy feeling.

The home has three bedrooms and a loft, and can comfortably accommodate a 6-8.

The Property:

This home sits just steps from the beach. Relax on the screened-in porch which overlooks Paradox Lake as you listen to the calls of the loon, watch a blue heron take off and an occasional eagle fly over the bay. Swim out to the raft and gaze out onto the lake. Sit on the sandy beach in an Adirondack chair. You will not be disappointed! We can be contacted through our business (Greenthumb Nursery) in Fort Ann Ny, or our cell number 518-232-2957 or 518-683-4059

The house sits at the end of our private dead end road offering quiet privacy. The property boasts a large sandy walk out beach and plenty of safe sheltered room for swimmers.

The property has several miles of State trails within one mile for hiking, cross country skiing and is located right next to the Snowmobile trail system

Paradox Lake:

Paradox Lake is one of the jewels of the Adirondacks, known for its clean water, natural beauty, wildlife and great fishing. The 3.8 mile long lake is large enough to allow for all forms of water activities but also small enough to offer peace and tranquility.

We have a small motorized fishing boat available to rent upon request and ask about one of our classic wooden boats. The Adirondacks:

The Adirondack Park is the largest state park in the country, comprising some 6.1 million acres, including 2.3 million acres of “forever wild” Forest Preserve and wilderness. The majestic Adirondack Mountains are contained within the park, along with thousands of pristine lakes, streams, farms, and towns. Celebrated by mountaineers, skiers, tourists, artists and poets alike, the Adirondacks offers something for everyone throughout the seasons

Just 3 tenths of a mile off the Northway (87) This beautiful Camp is ideally located and easily accessible throughout most of the year and is in close proximity to the high peaks, Lake Placid, Whiteface Mountain, Lake George, Gore Mountain, and Vermont. It sits four hours north of New York City and 90 minutes north of Albany and provides a perfect getaway, refuge and base of operations during all seasons.

Schroon lake just is a ten minutes drive offering:

Golfing: Schroon Lake Municipal Golf Course with a nine-hole course and Ticonderoga Country Club, open to the Public with a 18-hole course.

Boating/Fishing: Bring your own boat for fishing salmon, trout, pike, and bass.

Concerts and Movies: Seagle Music Colony, Strand Theater, and Aviation Mall Theater in Glens Falls and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and of course the Saratoga Race Tracks are all nearby.

Amusement Parks - North Pole, Magic Forest, and Great Escape are minutes away.

Other Activities: Dinner Theater; Horse Racing available at the Saratoga Race Track, which is open late July through Labor Day; Sea Plane rides every Thursday.

Keywords: Adirondacks, Family Camp, Contemporary, Private, Paradox Lake, Paradox

More Details

Robin and Michael
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Robin and Michael

We fell in love with this gem and jumped at the opportunity to purchase it when it became available. We have summered in this area our entire lives and consider it home.

Robin and Michael purchased this house in 2012

Why Robin and Michael chose Severance

It speaks for itself.

What makes this house unique

The lake, views and surroundings only highlight the beauty of this home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a great stay..You were very helpful. The Floating raft and the Kayaks were a blast.
Aug 2012
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Severance House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) 2, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1),
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Our phone numbers are 518 232. 2957. Mike 583. 4059. Robin


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Paradox Contemporary
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five and two additional gusts have nothing but wonderful things to say about this property. By far, the best family vacation we have ever been to. The house was perfect, the land was beautiful and the water was relaxing and safe for the kids. This is a hidden paradise and we recommend it to anyone and everyone. The owners were more than accommodating and made it feel like our home. We will definitely be back!!! Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dayton, Ohio

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time in this fully stocked, fully furnished cottage. Boat availability was especially satisfying. Owner couldn't have been more friendly, easygoing or generous. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit back to a lake where we had been owners for 28 years (at the other end).

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Getzville, NY

The PERFECT vacation!

  • 5 of 5

House was so clean and had all the conveniences of home. There was even a highchair for our 1 yr old granddaughter. If you are looking for a private, quiet, but activity-filled vacation, this is the place!! Canoes and kayaks are provided, which we used daily! Paradox is a beautiful lake - very clean and the water was warm. The sandy beach was great fun for our granddaughter. Overall, we had a wonderful stay at Just a Dream!!! We recommend it HIGHLY.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
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Getzville, NY

Awesome vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was the PERFECT vacation! House is immaculate with all the conveniences of home. Canoes and kayaks were so much fun as was the pool table and outdoor ping pong table. Our 1-yr old granddaughter loved the baby swing!!! If you are looking for rest and relaxation then look no further. Beach is quiet and lake is beautiful - we had so much fun swimming, floating in our tubes, boating and just soaking up the sun.

We did venture out to go white water rafting and visit Ft. Ticonderoga - both enjoyable. Nearby Schroon Village is very quaint.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long island

Everything and more

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time quiet, kids happy all the time, swing and lake all we needed no need to go anywhere else. Great place to just re-group after working so hard.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just a Dream

  • 5 of 5

Awsome, We will be back. We spent so much time on the floaty Dock with the kids, we could not get them away to do other planned activities. I still can not play pool to save my life but kicked butt on the ping pong table.

Thank you for sharing your dream with us, we are truly honered.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I87 Northway
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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