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Rent your own island on Lake Placid!

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12

If you are looking for a fun family adventure, a peaceful retreat, or something in between, Hawk Island is the perfect vacation spot for you. Located at the base of Olympic Whiteface Mountain, the 10 acre privately owned island features panoramic views of the Adirondack High Peaks. The wooded trails, lawns, vintage boathouse and docks offer a classic Adirondack Great Camp experience.

The historic 6-bedroom house has a large formal dining room, modern kitchen, porches, and a stone wood burning fireplace in the living room. A boat slip and parking is available at the Lake Placid Marina, for your own boat or rental. The Marina is a short walk to the center of Lake Placid Village and within a few miles of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Sites.

Unique and charming, this boat access property affords opportunities for boating and water sports, lawn games, easy access to hiking and fishing, and simply spending time relaxing on the dock.

Originally built in 1901 as the summer residence of New York Bishop, Henry Codman Potter, Hawk Island is a truly special property, offering the experience of a classic Adirondack Great Camp, while also providing unequaled access to the summer activities any modern family is looking for in an Adirondack vacation. Hawk Island is one of three islands on Lake Placid, and the only private island.

The house has 6 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The maximum occupancy is 12 people. Pets and smoking are prohibited on the property. The island has boat access only and we are happy to recommend local rental companies. Other amenities include docks, floating dock, screened porches, den, satellite television and internet. The island is available for weekly rentals mid-June through September. Off-season rates are in effect during June and September.

More Details

Property Manager
Margie Papier Philo
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2016


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Rent your own island on Lake Placid!
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a special place!! Hawk Island is a remarkably beautiful island with all the history of the great camps. As we arrived at the boat dock, I knew this was the perfect place for our family vacation. The privacy and exclusivity are compelling. There are many opportunities for water sports, hiking around the island, a game of badminton/vollyball or just a relaxing cup of coffee on the porch. The wonderful large house retains the charm of its era, but has been updated for convenience. As you sit at the large dining room table there is a beautiful view of the lake and mountains. Sitting on the dock looking out at the lake was one of our favorite things to do. We hope to make this island a summer destination of ours again.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

1932 and 1980 Olympic Sites

Ironman Competition

Spectacular fall foliage


Rates & Availability

Lake Placid House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Lake Placid House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , Accessible through bedroom only
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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