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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.75
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

1800's renovated Farmhouse with Stunning Views overlooking Lake Algonquin and Adirondack Mountains.

This is a great area to find some peace and quiet, and the perfect home for those who are particular. Great for adventurers and couch potatoes alike! Year round rugged Adirondack enjoyment can be found outside, while luxury, beautiful lake and mountain views with modern comforts can be found inside.

SPRING, SUMMER and FALL
During the warmer seasons our favorite activities include the 3 mile walk around the lake, hikes to nearby waterfalls, swimming, paddle boarding and kayaking out front. The large front lawn is a great spot to relax in the adirondack chairs while drinking in the view, barbecuing up dinner or lounging around the campfire. Public fishing dock out front. Swimming is easy access, but It is a bit rocky, bring water shoes, or public sand beach is one mile away. 2 kayaks, one stand up paddle board and lake floats provided.

Open floor plan has an amazing "chefs" kitchen, sitting area with fireplace, dining and a second living area with 40" flat screen for watching Netflix movies. We have no cable here, we come here to get away from the news.

Upstairs has a Master bedroom with cathedral ceilings, queen bed, private bath and great lake views. Two guest bedrooms have one double bed each and use of 1/2 bath upstairs, another full bath downstairs.

The house is kept in as close to perfect condition as we can manage. We remove shoes prior to going inside - and prefer our guests do as well. However, we know this is asking a lot, so please be mindful of bringing dirt, snow and mud onto our antique wood floors.

Kitchen - our favorite room! Beautiful lake views, fireplace and dining table, so the cook can converse with everyone. Double farmhouse sink, 5 burner gas stove, dishwasher, expansive wood counter space. Very nice pots, pans, dishes, glassware, spices and other amenities provided.

We do go out of our way to supply amenities that will make our guests stay a little easier and nicer, such as binoculars, table cloths, iron and board, kayaks, paddle board, snowshoes, bikes, paper towels, tin foil, plastic wrap, napkins, sugar, spices, condiments - lots of little things you would find at home but may not think of bringing while traveling. We also share detailed directions on how to get to some amazing local spots, waterfalls and places that you might not find otherwise - some took us years to find!

Linens supplied, but we do ask you to bring your own bath and beach towels. If travelling by plane, let us know and we can get you some towels.

In order to keep this 200 year old Farmhouse in it's current immaculate condition, and it's plumbing in working condition, we cannot have more than 4 persons here in summer, 6 persons other times of year. We do not rent for parties or family reunions, sorry! This is a great house for couples or small family getaways, but not appropriate if you are planning to entertain.

The yard out front is where we spend our time, overlooking the lake and mountains beyond. There is a local road between us and the lake, but we are above it and it is somewhat obscured. We have four Adirondack chairs for lounging and enjoying the view. Large picnic table, fire pit and large Weber grill.

This is lake country so drives to the different lakes can be fun. Great antiquing and white water rafting up this way.

FALL FOLIAGE is AMAZING from the farmhouse! We have unobstructed views of color filled mountains, doubled by the reflection of these mountains on the lake, really is a sight to see!

WINTER
Winter is magical here! Cozy and warm inside, great sporting opportunities right out your front door. Snowshoe or cross country ski across the lake or on one of the many trails through the snow covered woods. Lapland Lake is a world class cross country resort with reindeer and authentic Finnish food. Downhill ski at family friendly Oak Mt. just a 15 minute drive, or much larger Gore which is 35 minutes away. Ice fishing, snowmobiling, and of course winter hiking to our local waterfalls are other favorite activities.

Speculator (next town over) rents snowmobiles, you can sled from here to Canada on wide expanse of groomed trails - this is amazing snowmobile country. Guided tours available for those trying it for the first time. Give it a shot - experiencing the Adirondack woods in winter, gliding over lakes, stopping in at different Pubs for a pint and a stew can be great fun. Highly recommended.

MORE ABOUT THE FARMHOUSE
This is one of the oldest homes in town - was a working farm for 100+ years. Fully renovated 2010. Sits on elevated 3/4 acre overlooking Lake Algonquin. Truly gorgeous view.

Porch - there is a large porch on the backside of house. Can read out there or store your skiis and toys. There is a sitting area to remove and store shoes so if you would like to be shoe free in house, as we are, it is convenient.

What might you NOT love? RECYCLES - are a real hassle here. Guests must agree to take them home if you brought a lot. Leaving a few is fine, but you must agree to follow the towns strict recycle rules - they must be kept clean and separate from garbage. We (i.e. the housekeeper) then have to take them to the dump and separate them into bins by hand. We simply cannot handle this task if large amounts are left. So - our general rule here is, if you bring a lot in, you must agree to take them out! Leaving small amounts (less than one bag full) are fine, and will be hauled to dump by our fabulous housekeeper.

No smoking, no pets (no exceptions, sorry!) and no candles please, this is an allergy sensitive home.

Watercraft is available for use May-Oct. Holidays rates may be higher with longer minimum stays, please inquire.

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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 year minimum unless with parent...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Private bath, cathedral ceilings, oak floors, great views...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Handmade Pine Bed ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • All bedrooms are upstairs, Master has cathedral ceilings, 4 poster queen bed. Really beautiful views from picture windows overlooking the lake. 100 yr old refurbished oak floors in master bedroom and bathroom. Nice soaking tub with shower, great views from the bathroom too! Bedroom #2 and #3 have one double bed each. Yes we have 3 bedrooms, but in summer our maximum is only 4 persons here to keep the wear and tear down and the plumbing in working condition. Spring, Winter and Fall we can sleep up to 6 persons. We work VERY hard to keep this house in the pristine condition that you should find it in when you arrive! There is a nice 1/2 bath in upstairs hallway for the Guest Bedrooms use. They also have use of a full bath and shower downstairs. All bed linens, hand and kitchen towels are supplied, but we ask guests to bring own bath and beach towels (it simply takes too long to clean them all inbetween guests!) ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Downstairs Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Guest 1/2 Bath: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Half Bathroom

    ...moreless

  • Guest Bedrooms upstairs have use of 1/2 bath upstairs and full bath downstairs. Master Bedroom has private bath. Bring your own bath and beach towels and shampoo. Soaps are supplied. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We have a 40' flat screen for DVD's and Netflix (supplied). We DO NOT have cable TV. Lots of books in the house. Comprehensive list of places to go and things to do provided. Bring own Bath and Beach Towels. If you are travelling internationally, let us know and we can get you some towels. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Stereo:

    Bring your iPod ...moreless

  • Television:

    40' flat screen for Netflix movies and some DVD's supplied. No Cable here. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Stunning views of lake and mountains on other side...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Across a small street from the lake. Unobstructed and gorgeous views! ...moreless

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    Lake and mountains right out front...moreless

  • Village:

    Walk to village of Wells, ice cream shop, town beach, local restaurant (closed winter), convenience store. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Stunning views of lake and mountains on other side...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Across a small street from lake...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Across a small street from the lake. Unobstructed and gorgeous views! ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Indoor dining table seats 4. Kitchen counter seating seats 4. Large outdoor picnic table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Propane fireplace in kitchen/sitting area...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    No international calls please...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Has sectional sofa and 40' flatscreen TV for netflix movies or DVD's. NO CABLE here, we come here to get away from the news and commercials! ...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Free local and long distance calls. Use calling card for international calls. ...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and BeachTowels are NOT supplied unless you are travelling here by plane (please let us know!). We DO supply hand, face, kitchen towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free wireless internet...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    filters supplied ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Very nice dishes, pots, pans, glassware...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    ice maker in freezer...moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full Farmhouse Kitchen with Farmhouse Double Sink, antique Pine Floors. Lots of kitchen amenities...very good pots and pans, micro, toaster, coffee maker, crock pot, blender, mixer, bowls, tupperware...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Many amenities provided! salt, pepper, spices tea, honey, sugar, flour dish, dishwasher and laundry soap coffee filters, tin foil, plastic wrap, paper ketchup, mustard, paper towels, napkins...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    5 burner stove and oven...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice toaster ...moreless

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles:

    2 supplied...moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    We supply 2 kayaks, one stand up paddle board ...moreless

  • Boat With Paddles
  • Golf:

    Golf in surrounding towns ...moreless

  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks and one stand up paddle board supplied with life preservers ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large green lawn with picnic table and grill overlooks the lake...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large Weber Grill ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Back porch for sitting, reading, storing coats or toys...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Free tennis courts in town ...moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle Board and Inflatable tube supplied for floating in the lake...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Winter
Nov 27 - Dec 21, 2016
2 night min stay
$130 $165
Fri, Sat
$900

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2016
3 night min stay
$190 $250
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

New Year
Dec 30 - Jan 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$175 $275
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,400

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Jan 6 - Jan 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$150 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

MLK Weekend
Jan 20 - Jan 22, 2017
3 night min stay
$240 $240
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,100

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Jan 23 - Feb 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$150 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Presidents Week
Feb 17 - Feb 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$225 $275
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,350

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Feb 26 - Mar 18, 2017
3 night min stay
$150 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Late Winter
Mar 19 - Apr 13, 2017
3 night min stay
$140 $185
Fri, Sat
$950

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Early Spring
Apr 14 - May 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$140 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Spring
May 5 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$150 $225
Fri, Sat
$1,100

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Early Summer
May 26 - Jun 22, 2017
3 night min stay
$175 $275
Fri, Sat
$1,250

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jun 23 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$225 $300
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $90
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Holiday rates may be higher, minimum stay may be longer

Bring own Bath and Beach Towels.

Sheets, blankets, pillows, hand, wash and kitchen towels are supplied

Watercraft is available for use May 1-Oct 30 only


Manager's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

Car: Necessary

Wells is a sleepy, scenic town in the southern Adirondacks. Very quiet here - there are days you might be the only one on the lake, even mid summer. No tourists, just summer camps and one motel in town.

Spring through fall there are free tennis and basketball courts, a children's park, local beach and an ice cream shop.

LOTS of healthy outdoor year round activities here!

Spring and Summer for swimming, kayaking, hiking, lots of remote waterfalls to explore and lakes to visit.

Fall is stunningly beautiful foliage, especially from this house! Unobstructed views of the lake and mountains beyond.

Winter activities:

Downhill ski Gore - 35 minutes

Downhill ski Oak - 15 minutes

X country Lapland Lake - 25 minutes - dining, skating, tubing, reindeer!

X country Garnett Hill - 35 minutes

X country out front on our lake!

Snowshoe everywhere!

Snowmobile - rent in next town

Just watch the snow fall

Other Activities: Other things to find in surrounding area:

Many lakes and rivers to explore

Antiquing

Saratoga Race Track (1 hour)

Zoo and Safari Rid

Hiking

Caves

Horseback riding

Boating

Visit Lake George (1 hour)

Golf: Local golf courses are around....Speculator has a course 15 minutes away

Ski: Downhill skiing at Gore, 35 minutes

Oak Mountain 15 minutes away

Cross country skiing out front across lake or through woods

Lapland Lake (highly recommended!) 25 minutes

Garnett Hill (also great) 40 minute drive

Snowmobile rentals in next town

Snowshoes (2 sets) provided by us

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2009

About: Maura is a lifelong Adirondacker, her family has been vacationing in Wells for 4 generations. David and Maura spend lots of time here in all seasons, and have fallen in love with renovating houses here. We now have 4 lakeside renovated homes, plus the original family camp, all available for weekly rental.

Why Wells, NY, USA:
Stunning Views, Luxury Inside, Rugged Adirondacks Outside

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
We love the fact that this house used to be the scariest one in town....but we always thought it must have the best view...and we were right! Since we gut renovated in 2010, it now has all the comforts of a modern luxury year round home combined with reclaimed wood floors with antique furnishings and features...and was redesigned to best capture those views! Amenities include kayaks, bikes, stand up paddle board, snowshoes, Weber Grill, Firepit, picnic table. Fishing pier across the street. Wireless Internet, 40' flat screen, iPod Player, Chefs Kitchen with killer views while cooking! Great master queen bedroom with views as well.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

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Photos

  • Front of Farmhouse

    Front of Farmhouse

  • Stone wall and steps to lake

    Stone wall and steps to lake

  • View from Front Lawn

    View from Front Lawn

  • Farmhouse Kitchen with 5 burner gas stove, dishwasher, double sink and views!

    Farmhouse Kitchen with 5 burner gas stove, dishwasher, double sink and views!

  • Sitting Area with GREAT Lake and Mountain Views - 5 windows to right

    Sitting Area with GREAT Lake and Mountain Views - 5 windows to right

  • Dining table expands to seat 6

    Dining table expands to seat 6

  • Living Room (40" flat screen not seen but it's there!)

    Living Room (40" flat screen not seen but it's there!)

  • Lake and Mountain View from Master Bedroom

    Lake and Mountain View from Master Bedroom

  • Guest Bedroom with Double Bed

    Guest Bedroom with Double Bed

  • Downstairs full bath, there is an upstairs 1/2 bath and a full master bath also

    Downstairs full bath, there is an upstairs 1/2 bath and a full master bath also

  • porch

    porch

  • Winter Wonderland - lake is to the right

    Winter Wonderland - lake is to the right

  • Gorgeous views from front yard - there is a small road between us and the lake

    Gorgeous views from front yard - there is a small road between us and the lake

  • Our View of Lake Algonquin and Dunham Mountain.

    Our View of Lake Algonquin and Dunham Mountain.

  • Open floor plan

    Open floor plan

  • View of Lake from Kitchen

    View of Lake from Kitchen

  • Open kitchen, dining and sitting room with lake views (to the right)

    Open kitchen, dining and sitting room with lake views (to the right)

  • window seat off dining area

    window seat off dining area

  • Master Queen Bedroom with Private Bath, Cathedral Ceilings, Lake Views

    Master Queen Bedroom with Private Bath, Cathedral Ceilings, Lake Views

  • Guest Bedroom with Double Bed

    Guest Bedroom with Double Bed

  • Upstairs Hallway, 1/2 bath to the left, large book selection to the right

    Upstairs Hallway, 1/2 bath to the left, large book selection to the right

  • porch

    porch

  • Our View - Amazing Fall Foliage Here!

    Our View - Amazing Fall Foliage Here!

  • Our Winter View

    Our Winter View

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Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016

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