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RUSTIC RETREAT -SUMMER FUN!- with WIFI

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

A great place to build memories with family and friends

2 story, 4 bedrooms-{3 queen, 1 full, 1 set of bunkbeds, 2 futons}-sleeps 15, 2 full bath, 2 electrified brick fireplaces tastefully done in Adirondack Rustic Decor on 1 1/3 acres of country setting. . Please visit vrbo # 300732, 59223, 599054, 879106, 875106 and 499745 to read ADDITIONAL REVIEWS of other properties we offer and for additional availability. Please know that we will try as hard for our guests at this home, as well. Thanks so much. Later-Glenda


Owner
Owner/Manager Glenda Duell
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

About Owner/Manager Glenda Duell

My name is Glenda and I grew up in the Town of Thurman where this house is located. I graduated from the local Warrensburg Central School and other than college time, have lived here all my life. Have visited other places, but I love life and the mountains here.

Owner/Manager Glenda Duell purchased this house in 2006

Why Owner/Manager Glenda Duell chose Athol

I live just a few miles from this house and we decided to buy it because we considered it a great investment. The property was close to town and the house needed some TLC. We gave it that and more. We thoroughly enjoyed working and upgrading the house to it's present condition.

What makes this house unique

This property has a quiet brook running through the back of the property. Trout fishing, too! we have just installed a wonderful inground swimming pool. Please consider reading the positive'reviews' at our other vacation rental at vrbo# 300732 and know that we strive for the same great service here.

Amenities

Athol House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full baths with full tub and shower-1 with washer /dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • 3 queen, 1 full, 1 set of bunkbeds, 2 full size futons, 1 cot
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

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RUSTIC RETREAT -SUMMER FUN!- with WIFI
average rating of 4.464286 based on 28 reviews
5

Wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5

Glends, the owner, could not have been more helpful! 2 days before arriving I sent an inquiry as to how many refrigerators she had. I needed one for the wedding cake. Otherwise we would have had all our food in coolers. Glenda had a fridge delivered to the porch for us! I couldn't believe it! I would definitely book with her again. Especially anyone using Burlap and Beams as a venue. The house was definitely perfect for the bridesmaids. We used the downstairs to do all the up dos. Lots of space. Pool table. Just perfect for us!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy things went well and thanks so much for letting us know. It means a lot to our hard working staff. Many happy memories with the wedding! Glenda
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this house needs some love

  • 3 of 5

Pros: Lake George is beautiful, Glenda was nice, kids loved the pool, everyone liked having bonfires together at night, house is within driving distance to lots of attractions, everyone had fun playing pool (pool table could use a few new sticks though)

Cons: house smelled musty and stale, house needs lots of TLC, no keys were left for us upon arrival (which Glenda quickly took care of), refrigerator was not working because freezer needed to be defrosted upon arrival (which we did ourselves), housekeeping (wait what housekeeping, not sure why I was charged for this), there was no hot water....ever (and then we realized that if we turned the dial to cold we got hot water, lol).

Once we cleaned up the house and aired it out it was fine. Our family had a great time in LG. Hope this review helps potential renters.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property needs refurbishing. And actually wasn't big enough for our group with 6 small children

  • 3 of 5

We had a great time, many +s about house - pool, fire pit, parking, garbage & recycle removal was fantastic, hospitality basket was very sweet, house was very clean, Echo Lake was great,

BUT hot water ran out constantly, no plug for tub in lower bath with small children made bath time challenging, kitchen too small to eat together, cooking utensils not really usable - in bad shape, no space to put our food in cabinets, not much room to move around in living room,

Would need large home for future trip which of course is my fault.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have spoken to the maintenance people about the tub plug and one is now there. It was overlooked but had we known we could have had one there for you as well. We'll also take a closer look to see about purchasing more cooking utensils. This is the first complaint about not enough hot water. Many hot water heaters have dual elements and if only 1 is not working it can cause this problem. We will certainly replace it if it's faulty. Glenda
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Dissapointing home stay

  • 1 of 5

On the first day the heating system and microwave didn't work. The pool wasn't also not clean. Though the owner/manager Glenda tried to help us, one of the guy who came to repair was rude/sarcastic to us as if we rented the place for free and this we didn't like at all. We drove a lot and came to enjoy our stay but his behaviour was not good and this spoiled our mood also...We feel that atleast the owner should check basic things before the guest arrived. LG is a beautiful place but there are lot of bugs outside during hot and humid days so watch out especially during hiking...

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: When these guests arrived it was an unusually rainy and chilly day. May usually doesn't require heat, but when the attempt was made to turn it on, we were called and the technician inspected and said it needed a part. The part was replaced within an hour and no further problems. There were electric fireplaces used during the hour of repair. No one was left cold. Mechanical things do break and we are prepared. The guests said the microwave didn't work and a new one was delivered within 20 minutes. I, Glenda, am in charge of all the hired help, and although it is now being written in a review, I wasn't told at the time there was a rude employee . If I had been, I certainly would have addressed it . I can't now as I don't know who it was. If known , it's certainly not tolerated. As for the pool, it is vacuumed and chlorinated with each new guest and also serviced during the week if guests have extended stays. Again, no report to me was made at the time. It's really unfair that a guest would write a negative report after the fact, but say nothing to us during their stay. Especially since we were there on the property. I personally delivered the new microwave myself that I keep on hand for just such instances. The pool appeared crystal clear and inviting to me when I delivered the microwave. Overall I hope they enjoyed their stay. Glenda
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5

Pictures do not do the house justice at all.

  • 5 of 5

Our group really enjoyed our stay at the house. It was exactly what we wanted. Thank you Glenda!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Nice & Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 15, who had a great time in this house last weekend. With lots of game supply for kids, they had lot of fun playing and the bunk beds made their bed time easy on us. Glenda was very quick in her response. I was doubtful about the WiFi based on previous review, but we had no issues with the WiFi, even with 6+ connected devices. Enjoyed grilling outside & playing pool table with friends. Whether you are inside or outside, there is plenty of furnitures to sit. The front of the house has a good space for group activities. Fencing from road makes it feel safe for kids. Overall a great property in a peaceful area, sure to make memories.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
George Henry's
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
1000 Acres
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Adirondack Rail
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I 87
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lizzy Keayes
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Hichory Hill
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Echo Lake
Car: necessary

6 Flags-Great Escape is a 8 to 10 minute drive away! Rental boats on Lake George is a must, as well as large tour boats with dining facilities. Beautiful mountains allows for hiking and sightseeing. The house is so close to everything and yet private. INCLUDES WIFI.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $200

Will forward "Rental Agreement" for prospective guests review upon answering email

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.