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Charming 3BR Cape-cod House Easy Walk to River ❤️ Colleges ❤️ Downtown Potsdam

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Vacation home in the northern Adirondacks. Easy access to Clarkson and SLU

Charming 2-story cape-cod style house with matching decors. This home is professionally managed to provide the comforts of your own home, and to higher hospitality standards. Truly a rare find in the small college town in the northern Adirondacks, it is located at the historical Village of Potsdam. Park your cars at the spacious driveway, you can easily walk to the colleges, downtown & the Racquette River. College visitors, scholars, parents and professionals are especially welcome to stay.


• Don't compromise your vacation stays! Choose this two-story 3-bedroom Cape-cod house in the Potsdam Village. You enter the house via a porch and foyer. Hang your coats in the closet and slip in our cozy guest slippers. Enjoy the complimentary chilled guest beverages and our welcome note / package.

• Light-filled DINING ROOM has a large table that sits up to six. It is perfect to plan a family dinner or a small gathering. Well-equipped KITCHEN has everything you needed for a gourmet meal, or simple take-outs.

• Formal LIVING ROOM is to your left, decorated to a nautical scheme. It is furnished with comfortable seating for six guests around a large oriental wool rug and a fire place. You may entertain with large flat screen TV, capable of streaming video, game, TV or movei through our premium wifi network. You may also choose to read a book, play the piano, or a chess.

• Newly renovated SUN ROOM provide additional seating for casual gathering. As its name suggested, the room is drenched with sunlight over its eco-friendly bamboo floor. It will be your favorite room to sip a cup of good tea or a glass of aged wine.

• Three proper and private BEDROOMS are all upstairs. Each guest or couple will have their own private spaces. Nothing is compromised. Each bedroom has a elevated, large, comfortable bed, completed with high thread cotton sheets, four supportive pillows per bed, winter comforter and summer quilt. Bedrooms are furnished with night stands, lamps, alarm clock, guest dresser, mirror, small desk with chair, coat hooks and suit hangers.

• The airy & sunny BATHROOM has a spacious show tub with a good supply of warm water to ensure satisfying showers. To allow you travel light, bathrooms are fully stocked with quality shampoo / conditioner, body wash, hand soap, lotion, even toothpaste and Q-tips. Tissues, first-aid kit, iron & board, hair dryer and hand towels are available. Most importantly, each guest is provided with plush hotel-style bath & wash towels.

• Business Travel? Home office in the common area has a computer desk, seating, 19" HD external display, office supplies, charging station, premium Wifi. Daily cleaning and grocery service are available upon request.

• Tea Tasting: Slow down and taste our selection of ten some different tea that I personally selected from tea growing regions of China and Taiwan. Detail tea information and brewing suggestion are included as a guide.

• KITCHEN has quality Wood-mode cabinetry that allows many guest food storage; Professional Frigedaire 5-burner gas Range and Oven; New Frigedaire stainless steel quiet Dishwasher; InSinkErator Waste Disposal; Large refrigerator and freezer. Chef-quality stainless steel cooking pot & pans, baking dishes and cooking gadgets for you to show off your culinary talents. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking basics (oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and selected seasonings).

• Drinking water, coffee & tea are provided: Fair-trade regional coffee and Twinings English breakfast, Earl Grey & herbal tea are for you to select. Your daily brew starts from our filter drinking water tap sourced from the Adirondacks. Coffee grinder exudes the aroma of freshly roasted beans. Stainless steel water kettle on the stove makes the hot water ready for tea in the Japanese porcelain tea set, or coffee over the Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker. Nothing touches plastic or paper. There are plenty of mugs to share your brew.

• Extra guests? Firm & elevated Queen-size Airbed can be set up in the common area with same quality of cotton sheets and complete bedding. Shoji screens are provided for privacy and good nights' rest.


• Pedestrian friendly neighborhood invites you to take walks around the village: enjoy the vibe of the college town and wildness of the Racquette River. Ives Park and Munter Trail along the Racquette River are guests' favorite fitness trail. It is 3-mile round trip walking / jogging route starting from front door to the Bayside Cemetery.

• Large paved driveway can comfortably park 3-4 medium size cars. Leave your car at the house, and walk to downtown cafes, bars and restaurants. You can enjoy the beautiful river walk by the way.

• Outdoors: Enjoy the year-round outdoor opportunities of the northern Adirondacks & St Lawrence River valley! Racquette River is the 3rd longest river that is entirely in New York State. It originates from the lakes in Adirondacks and runs 146 miles north to the St. Lawrence River. Canoe is the classical way to explore Adirondack rivers and lakes. Along the river there are abundant of opportunities for walking, jogging, picnicking, and wild life viewing. Beaver, Bald Eagle, Blue Heron and various migrating ducks are frequently sighted along the river. Winter ice skating, ski and snow shoeing along the Racquette River are rare and memorable experiences.


“Ning was a great host, excellent communication with immediate responses. The house is charming, clean, and felt like a home away from home. “ Sean, July 21- 22, 2018

“房子住起来很舒适,尤其是厨房内的用具非常齐全。很适合短期居中。” 鸿乾., Jul 22 - Aug 19, 2018

“Wonderful house located within a half mile walk to a number of restaurants, shops, and activities in downtown Potsdam. The house is clean, was perfect for my family of 5, and I would stay there again. “ Peter, Jun 22 - Jun 24, 2018

“Easy walking access to town, well appointed and clean, very responsive and helpful host. Perfect spot for our family weekend in Potsdam!” Patty, Jun 8 - Jun 10, 2018

“This is a great spot and Ning is a wonderful host! The house is charming and close to town. I'd recommend trying the selection of teas that are provided. There's detailed information about each one and directions on how to prepare. It's not something you see or do everyday. I would certainly stay here again, it worked out great for us.” Karen, May 18 - May 20, 2018

“My family and I attended a graduation at Clarkson University. The house was the perfect spot for us to unwind after the graduation-- close to campus and walking distance to downtown. All of us were comfortable in the spacious home. Highly recommend!” Ashley, May 5 - May 6, 2018

“The location was terrific and the house cozy and comfortable . Ning was super easy to communicate with and very helpful. Wonderful supply of teas!” Margaret, Apr 27 - Apr 29, 2018

“Ning was a great host! She answered any questions we had very quickly. The house is very quaint and clean. The locations is very close to downtown! Would defiantly say again!!” Megan, Apr 13 - Apr 15, 2018

“This house is perfect distance from town and offers a lovely walk through the park! Ning makes you feel so welcome and and the house is perfect! I love Potsdam and loved living there while in college, being in this house was a reminder of the beauty of the town.” Courtney, Apr 20 - Apr 22, 2018

“Wonderful location, walking distance to downtown, fantastic host, very quick to respond. Thank you, Ning for everything. Wonderful!” Lee Ann, Jan 14 - Mar 23, 2018

More Details

Property Manager
Ning Cai
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, Chinese, & understand many.
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Ning Cai

When I travel, I never compromise my lodging. A comfortable home away from home is the key to the joy of travel. Plus, time with family and friends are most cherished.

Meanwhile, I do my best to reduce by travel footprint by choosing Stay Green. It is one of the many things we can do to enjoy modern convenience while keeping our planet healthy.

In the northern New York, I have been professionally managing this vacation rental house to promote the same mission: Stay Green, Travel with Joy.

Ning Cai purchased this house in 2009

Why Ning Cai chose Potsdam

It is a charming cape-cod house that fits the northern New York and New England climate.

What makes this house unique

Close proximity to the colleges make this house idea for visitors, scholars, parents, and professionals.

Walking distance to everything you need promotes a healthy style of driving less, walk more.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Ning's home is in a central location in Potsdam. We were able to walk to the downtown for dinner and drinks. Her family was gracious to accommodate my colleague and I at the last minute when our other travel plans fell through. Her home was clean and exactly as described/pictured. I would suggest Ning's home to anyone looking to stay in Potsdam!
Sep 2017
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Potsdam House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • * Due to allergies, no pets can be accepted. * Please Tread Lightly, Act Kindly; * Thank you for "Staying Green"
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , Beside the kitchen, with sliding door
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bright, sunny & newly renovated.
  • Upstairs full bath room is new.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • West Maple Room - 1 queen , NEW queen-size memory foam bed
    East Lilac Room - 1 queen , Wooden high platform bed with "Select Comfort" Queen mattres
    North Walnut Room - 1 double , NEW Memory Foam Full-size Bed with oak headboard
  • This house has three upstairs, proper & private bedrooms each with a large queen or double bed, bed stands with lights, guest dresser, wool rug, mirror, cloth hangers, alarm clock, and small desk & chair. Extra guests are welcome to use the firm and comfortable queen-sized airbed to be set up in the downstairs living room. It also has complete winter and summer bedding and sheets. Two shoji screens can be used for privacy. Complete set of plushy bath and wash towels are provided for each guest.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Charming 3BR Cape-cod House Easy Walk to River ❤️ Colleges ❤️ Downtown Potsdam
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Excellent location to visit my college student

  • 5 of 5

Clean bathroom and bedding. Excellent location -walking distance to downtown Potsdam and river

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Massena International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Potsdam Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Sergi's Pizza & Mama Lucia
Nearest Ski
89 Miles
Whiteface Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Ives Park
Car: not necessary

Walk to Clarkson University , SUNY Potsdam via Racquette River parks and trails

Walk to downtown Potsdam

Walk to Canton Potsdam Hospital

10-min drive to St Lawrence University and Canton


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $75 + Tax

Tax ID 2018-001

Manager'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.

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