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LAKEFRONT FAMILY RETREAT off the beaten track near LAKE PLACID

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

LAKEFRONT HIDEAWAY with VIEWS of WESTERN HIGH PEAKS

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.

More Details

Owner
Lem and Anita Hegwood
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Lem and Anita Hegwood

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.

Lem and Anita Hegwood purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Lem and Anita Hegwood chose Adirondack Mountains

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.

What makes this cottage unique

• 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

Amenities

Saranac Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Glass shower enclosure and instant hot water
  • Wood paneling, concrete counter, glass shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large closet. Large windows provide natural lighting
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sliding glass door and window provide natural light
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Wood paneling, lots of natural light
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
Canoes and Kayaks available. Adult size PFD available for adults only. Bring PFD for children.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

LAKEFRONT FAMILY RETREAT off the beaten track near LAKE PLACID
average rating of 5.0 based on 57 reviews
5

Tremendous Adirondack Experience!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and two kids spent a July week at Anita and Lem's beautiful and meticulously appointed loft on Lake Ossetah. It was everything we had hoped for and much more. The loft is attached to their house but constructed in such a way that you have as much privacy as you desire. The interior is gorgeous, spacious and very well designed. The kitchen is perfect for preparing meals and has many spices and utensils on hand. We used their propane grill on the back deck for most meals which turned out great. The house is situated in a wooded area overlooking the lake so you really are immersed in the natural Adirondack setting for your entire stay. It is as secluded as anyone could want but a mere 10 or 15 minutes away are Lake Placid and historic Saranac Lake with lots to do, see and experience. Lem and Anita couldn't be nicer or more accommodating. Lem even gave us a personal nature tour of the area which was both fun and informative. We would highly recommend the loft to anyone looking for a place in the Adirondacks. When we go back to the Adirondacks this will be our spot.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

AMAZING stay!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay on this gorgeous lakefront property. Our hosts were spectacular, and the privacy, comfort, and beauty of the home was wonderful. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Accommodation and Location for Family Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (2 adults, children 19, 16, 11) stayed in the Oseetah Lake loft for a week over the Labor Day weekend and would highly recommend the property. Lem and Anita are very friendly but unobtrusive hosts. The loft has been beautifully renovated and outfitted. We prepared at least half of our meals at the loft and it is well equipped for that. The grounds are attractively landscaped and blended with the wooded environment. The waterfront has lovely views and was very relaxing, but there were also many other activities that one or more of us engaged in over the week. These included fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking and trail running. Lem and Anita are able to make recommendations for destinations, canoe routes, etc. Most of these activities can be had directly from the property or from a locations a short drive away. An outing the the Wild Center in Tupper Lake is must. We would highly recommend this property to friends and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed at the Oseetah Lake loft and had a wonderful weekend! The views from the dock are amazing, the loft itself was fantastic (clean and well maintained), and it was a great proximity to the ADK High Peaks and Lake Placid. Thank you Lem and Anita for the opportunity to stay on your beautiful property!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for paddlers

  • 5 of 5

This property sits on a beautiful lake with opportunities to paddle and to connect with the network of waterways nearby. The location is quiet but convenient - an easy drive to Saranac or Lake Placid for day or evening activities. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely property!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (2 adults and 2 children under 10) had an excellent time at the property. Very peaceful setting that provides superior access to the area. Whether you are looking to bike, hike, paddle, swim, fish or just sit in the sun and read a good book all is available. The location is also excellent in that it is both away from everything but still just a few minutes from Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. I would recommend this to any small families, small group of adult friends or couples looking for a quiet getaway. Schedules permitting we will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Map

Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Saranac Lake Golf Course
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
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.

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Rates & Availability

Saranac Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 5.0%

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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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