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Lakefront Family Retreat Off the Beaten Track Near Lake Placid

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Last updated: 05/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property


This private apartment was recently built specifically to accommodate families and it is located on the only private road that provides year round access to Oseetah Lake.
• Ideal as a family retreat (maximum capacity 4 adults and no children OR 2 adults and 3 children)
• The loft is adjacent to the owner's residence. It is private and is the only rental on the entire 1.7 acre property.
• The lakeside deck, floating dock, canoes, kayaks and small sandy beach are shared with the owner's family and grandchildren.
• The loft and property are totally smoke-free environments
• Shallow sandy beach facing south is perfect for small children
• 2 Canoes and 2 solo kayaks are available at no additional cost
• From the dock and lakeside deck, there are expansive panoramic views of the western High Peaks and Ampersand Mountain
• Wildlife such as bald eagles, loons and osprey are often seen at Oseetah Lake
• The lake side fire pit accommodates family campfires
• The Loft's private entrance leads to a large guest vestibule, with storage space for gear and to the stairway up to the main floor (the apartment is not handicapped accessible).
• The loft is nestled among the treetops with abundant natural light and panoramic views of surrounding forest and mountains.
• Living space is designed in a clean, fresh and uncluttered manner with hardwood floors and artisanal wood-work finishes emphasized by high cathedral ceilings and large bay windows.
• Kitchen is thoroughly furnished for cooking and includes designer concrete counters and island as well as All Clad cookware.
• Wood burning stove provides additional warmth for cozy evenings.
• Gas fired Weber grill on the loft deck overlooks the forest and lake.
• Two cozy bedrooms w/one King bed, one Queen bed and a full size futon (in the living room). They enjoy natural lighting.
• Full bathroom includes shower, bath and large mirror.
• Families may view DVD’s on the LCD TV but no network service is available.
• Onkyo iPod docking station and stereo receiver
• A wireless network allows connection to the world at large.
• A land line phone is available for calls in the U.S.

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 850 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Large closet. Large windows provide natural lighting...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Sliding glass door and window provide natural light...moreless

  • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Wood paneling, lots of natural light

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Glass shower enclosure and instant hot water...moreless

  • Wood paneling, concrete counter, glass shower enclosure

Other Amenities

  • Canoes and Kayaks available. Adult size PFD available for adults only. Bring PFD for children....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    For viewing DVD. No network service available...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    South facing waterside deck with warm shallow water and sandy bottom....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    220 feet of lake frontage on Oseetah Lake...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Unimpeded view of Ampersand Mountain and the Western High Peaks...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Hot Air with occupant controlled thermostat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    2 vehicles...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline for domestic calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:


  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee with filters provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    All Clad cookware, fully equipped...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Olive oil, spices, sugar, coffee and tea...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Tree top and private location, off kitchen with views of forest and lake. Bistro table and 4 chairs...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two 16' touring canoes and 2 solo kayaks ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


from 55 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 1 - Jun 23, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 24 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning fee $150
  • Tax Rate 5%


MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: Two adults with three children or four adults

Standard rates listed are for two adults and up to three children. There are no additional charge for up to three children

Additional charges apply for more than three adults as follows: $50 per night for an additional adult.

Check in for Oseetah Lake Loft is anytime after 4:00PM the day of arrival. Check out is before 10:00AM the day of departure.

One time cleaning fee $150 per stay including trash disposal.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/27/2017
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4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Saranac Lake Golf Course
14 Miles
Nearest Ski
Van Hoevenberg Cross Country Ski Center

Car: Necessary

Other Attractions & Activities

•Quiet retreat, with peaceful lake, south facing beach and dock with panoramic views of the Western High Peaks.

•Located at the western edge of the ADK High Peaks and directly connected to some of the best canoeing in the Northeast.

•A short drive to the towns of Saranac Lake and Lake Placid yet off the beaten path and away from noisy crowds.

•Easy drive to major trailheads for great hiking in the High Peaks.

•Canoe directly from our beach to pristine Pine Pond and to 25 miles of rivers and lakes in the Saranac Chain of Lakes.

•Eagles, loons, osprey, great blue heron, fox and deer are commonly seen.

•The 1.1 mile private access is itself an interesting walk; it leads past flowery meadows and wild spruce/tamarack forests, across an open marsh with views of the High Peaks (reminiscent of the Big Sky country of Montana) and finally to the mature forest of 100 year old white pines and mixed deciduous woods where Oseetah Lake Loft is nestled.

•Great bass and pike fishing

•The 1.7 acre property has a south facing sandy beach (ideal for young children) and woodland paths leading to “Sunset Island”, perfect for a deeper swim and/or watching sunsets.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: The resident owners are avid hikers, canoeists, X-country skiers and nature photographers and enthusiasts who love to share their years of knowledge about hiking trails and waterways.

Why the Owner Chose Saranac Lake, NY, USA:
We selected Oseetah Lake because it enjoys easy access to Lake Placid and Saranac Lake as well as providing a quiet retreat with world-class views of the High Peaks across the lake. Our favorite outdoor activities, cross country skiing, hiking and canoeing, are at our door step.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
• Secluded yet minutes away from Lake Placid and Saranac Lake • World-class canoeing and kayaking on the Saranac Chain of Lakes from our dock • Panoramic views of Western High Peaks and Ampersand Mountain from the new lakeside deck • Lake side fire pit for family campfires • Wildlife viewing of bald eagles and loons • View gorgeous sunsets over Ampersand Mtn from 'Sunset' Island

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

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  • Oseetah Lake Loft

    Oseetah Lake Loft

  • Kitchen & Dining Area

    Kitchen & Dining Area

  • Living Room with Futon

    Living Room with Futon

  • Bedroom with Queen Bed

    Bedroom with Queen Bed

  • Bathroom


  • Loft Vestibule

    Loft Vestibule

  • Lakeside Fire Pit for Evening Camp fires

    Lakeside Fire Pit for Evening Camp fires

  • Panoramic View of Western High Peaks from Lakeside Deck

    Panoramic View of Western High Peaks from Lakeside Deck

  • Sandy shallow beach

    Sandy shallow beach

  • Fall Morning at the Lakeside Deck

    Fall Morning at the Lakeside Deck

  • Sunset Island and Ampersand Mountain

    Sunset Island and Ampersand Mountain

  • View of Ampersand Mountain from Sunset Rock

    View of Ampersand Mountain from Sunset Rock

  • Bald Eagle Picture Taken near Dock by Guest in May, 2014

    Bald Eagle Picture Taken near Dock by Guest in May, 2014

  • Kitchen Island

    Kitchen Island

  • Bedroom with King Bed

    Bedroom with King Bed

  • Bathroom


  • Loft Entrance

    Loft Entrance

  • Private Deck and Weber BBQ

    Private Deck and Weber BBQ

  • Lakeside Deck and Sandy Shore

    Lakeside Deck and Sandy Shore

  • Dock and Deck on Oseetah Lake

    Dock and Deck on Oseetah Lake

  • Beach and Seating- great for children watching

    Beach and Seating- great for children watching

  • Early Morning Paddle on Oseetah Lake

    Early Morning Paddle on Oseetah Lake

  • Oseetah Park Road

    Oseetah Park Road

  • Ampersand from Dock

    Ampersand from Dock

VRBO #430684

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, May 29, 2017

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