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A Rustic Camp Surrounded by Wilderness -- Boat Access Only

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The main camp sleeps 5 in two bedrooms. Wide covered porches overlook the lake.

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:0.5
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Main Camp And Sleeping Cabins On A Sheltered Chair Rock Flow

Starkey's Point is a private and secluded camp on Cranberry Lake in New York's Adirondack Park. The camp is on the edge of the Five Ponds Wilderness, a six-mile boat ride from the nearest road. The camp's location is not mapped accurately by this website; please see the location map in the photo gallery to see where Starkey's Point is located on Cranberry Lake.

Starkey's Point can comfortably sleep eight guests in a two-story main house and two detached sleeping cabins. The camp also has a wood-fired hot tub, a thirty-foot dock for boating and swimming, two canoes with paddles and life jackets, and a two-bay boathouse. There is solar power for lights in all the buildings, but no running water, TV, or phone line.

The camp was built in a rustic Adirondack style with beautiful architectural details. The camp is on a finger of land with water on three sides, and the main house has water views in two directions. The main house features a great room with a vaulted ceiling of rough-hewn beams, wide-plank floors, and a stone fireplace. Wide covered porches are less than forty feet from the lake on both sides of the house. Woodstoves upstairs and downstairs take the chill out of cold mornings. The main house has two bedrooms, one upstairs and one down, each with a double bed. The kitchen has a full-size propane range and cooktop and a propane refrigerator and freezer. There is a Weber propane grill for guests' use.

Marcy cabin is just steps from the main house through the hemlock and birch trees. Marcy is an airy one-room cabin of rough-hewn lumber with large french doors and gable-end windows that look out towards the lake on the north and a grassy glade on the south. Screened windows on the east and west walls allow a cooling cross-breeze during warm summer evenings. The cabin has one double and one twin bed.

Skylight cabin is one-minute walk from the main house and so is more secluded. It is a small, light-filled log-style cabin on the south side of the property with large, decorative gable-end windows. French doors open onto a covered porch and graveled garden, beyond which is a sheltered cove of the lake. The cabin, with one double bed, is peaceful and private and out of sight of the main house and Marcy.

The grassy glade at the center of the property has a tall rope swing and a children's play house built in the camp's characteristic rustic style. The wide main dock gets morning and afternoon sun and is wonderful place to watch sunsets and the stars. There is a swim ladder at the end of the dock and plenty of room to spread towels and chairs. The outdoor wood-fired hot tub sits on a small deck with a screened view of the lake and Picnic Island to the south. Plenty of split firewood is provided with the rental.

Our off-the-grid camp has no indoor running water, but a comfortable outhouse. Water is a short and level haul from the lake to the kitchen at the main house. We provide a supply of fresh drinking water with each rental (15 to 20 gallons), and the lake water can be boiled or filtered for cooking. Power for lights and electric outlets in the main house and cabins is provided by a small solar system with battery backup, but please limit use to lighting and charging personal electronics. There is reliable AT&T 4g cell phone service at the camp; Verizon users may only have service on the lake.

Guests supply their own linens. Each bed has a 6-inch foam mattress, pillows, and comforters and blankets for cool nights. Mattresses and pillows have protective covers. The kitchen is well-stocked for groups of eight, with plenty of cutlery and dishes, as well as an assortment of cooking utensils, pots and pans, and cast-iron skillets.

Minimum stay is 7 nights with changeover on Saturday. Check-in is 3p Saturday and check-out is the following Saturday morning by 10a. We require a refundable $250 security deposit and will deduct costs of trash removal from the deposit. The camp should be swept clean, all dishes washed and put away, and all garbage must taken with you.

Roughly half of our guests bring their own boats, which can be launched at the state-run public boat launch on Columbian Road in the village of Cranberry Lake. There is public parking near the boat launch for cars, trucks, and boat trailers. Other guests use the friendly and reliable water taxi service offered by Cranberry Lake Dry Dock and Marine Services, or rent a boat from the Campers Village and Lakeside General Store, both in the village of Cranberry Lake. Please ask us for details, or contact these businesses directly through their websites. Please make arrangements in advance of your visit.

Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Main Camp downstairs: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    1 twin futon...moreless

  • Main Camp upstairs: 1 double

    Shaded balcony off bedroom....moreless

  • Marcy cabin: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Skylight cabin: 1 double

    ...moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Outhouse: toilet

    2-seater outhouse...moreless

  • There is no running water at the camp.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Dozens of novels; guidebooks for birds, animals, plants, and insects; variety of local hiking maps showing Cranberry Lake and surrounds....moreless

  • Games:

    Chess, checkers, Scrabble, cards, and many other board games....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    The camp is on a point in Cranberry Lake with lake views on the north and south sides. Over 800 feet of waterfront....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining room table seats 8. Two picnic table on porch seats 4-6 each....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Fireplace:

    Stone fireplace with wide hearth ledge in main camp....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spacious great room with vaulted ceiling in the main camp....moreless

  • Telephone:

    4G cell signal for AT&T customers from tower at head of lake. Guests have reported that Verizon phones work intermittently with better coverage on the lake than at the camp...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Wood stoves upstairs and downstairs in main camp....moreless

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of pots, pans, plates, bowls, glasses, cups, silverware, and cooking utensils for 8....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    2-burner propane cooktop and full-size propane range. Sink and dishrack with cistern for washing up. No microwave, no toaster, no coffee maker....moreless

  • Oven:

    30-inch propane oven....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    8-cubic foot propane refrigerator with freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    2-burner propane cooktop and full-size propane range. Weber gas grill on porch....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Shaded balcony off the upstairs bedroom in the main camp....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Two covered porches on Main Camp and two covered porches at Marcy cabin....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Twp aluminum canoes (15' and 17') with paddles and basic life vests....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small mowed lawn for croquet, badminton....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Wood-fired hot tub fits 3-4 adults....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017
Jun 17 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,500

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 3%

Notes:

The base rate for 2017 remains the same as 2016. VRBO began charging a service fee in 2016 for all online payments, typically about $100. This non-waivable fee is paid to the rental website. Please contact us if you want to discuss alternate payment options. We look forward to your reservation!


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pine Cone Grill (Wanakena) (docking for customers)
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Clifton-Fine Golf Course on Rt. 3 in Star Lake
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pine Cone Grill; Stone Manor Diner
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cranberry Lake State Campground has a sand beach

The camp is a short paddle from SUNY ESF's Biological Research Station and the Cranberry Lake 50 trail.

 

Owner info

About the owner: Aaron and Tammy are your caretakers. They love spending time on Cranberry Lake and can't wait to share Starkey's Point with you.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

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Photos

  • The main camp sleeps 5 in two bedrooms.  Wide covered porches overlook the lake.

    The main camp sleeps 5 in two bedrooms. Wide covered porches overlook the lake.

  • The main camp features exposed rough-hewn rafters and dramatic cathedral ceiling

    The main camp features exposed rough-hewn rafters and dramatic cathedral ceiling

  • The great room has a large woodstove to take the chill off cool mornings.

    The great room has a large woodstove to take the chill off cool mornings.

  • Kitchen equiped with propane cookstove, range, and refrigerator.

    Kitchen equiped with propane cookstove, range, and refrigerator.

  • South-facing windows in the downstairs bedroom let in morning light.

    South-facing windows in the downstairs bedroom let in morning light.

  • This balcony is accessed from the upstairs master suite.

    This balcony is accessed from the upstairs master suite.

  • The Marcy cabin has one double and one twin bed.

    The Marcy cabin has one double and one twin bed.

  • Skylight cabin sleeps two. Cabins and main camp rent together: you get them all.

    Skylight cabin sleeps two. Cabins and main camp rent together: you get them all.

  • The wood-fired hot tub fits four.  Enjoy the view over the bay.

    The wood-fired hot tub fits four. Enjoy the view over the bay.

  • The dock is located on the north side of the camp and gets great afternoon sun.

    The dock is located on the north side of the camp and gets great afternoon sun.

  • 15' and 17' canoes for guests to use.

    15' and 17' canoes for guests to use.

  • The camp is located on a point overlooking Chair Rock Flow.

    The camp is located on a point overlooking Chair Rock Flow.

  • Starkey's Point is located on a peninsula in Chair Rock Flow on Cranberry Lake.

    Starkey's Point is located on a peninsula in Chair Rock Flow on Cranberry Lake.

  • View of the great room.

    View of the great room.

  • The dining table seats 8-10. Stairs lead to the master bedroom suite.

    The dining table seats 8-10. Stairs lead to the master bedroom suite.

  • The downstairs bedroom has a double bed and a single futon that may be moved.

    The downstairs bedroom has a double bed and a single futon that may be moved.

  • The master suite has a double bed, woodstove, sink, cooktop, and small balcony.

    The master suite has a double bed, woodstove, sink, cooktop, and small balcony.

  • Marcy cabin sleeps 3. The cabins and main camp rent together: you get them all.

    Marcy cabin sleeps 3. The cabins and main camp rent together: you get them all.

  • The Marcy cabin has a small kitchen area with propane cooktop.

    The Marcy cabin has a small kitchen area with propane cooktop.

  • Afternoon sunshine from the Skylight cabin.

    Afternoon sunshine from the Skylight cabin.

  • The main dock.

    The main dock.

  • A canoe dock facing south into quiet Chair Rock bay behind the main camp.

    A canoe dock facing south into quiet Chair Rock bay behind the main camp.

  • Starkey's boathouse can accommodate 25-foot pontoon boats.

    Starkey's boathouse can accommodate 25-foot pontoon boats.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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