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1st Lake - Sandy Beach, Dock With Southern Exposure

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,544 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 10 Sleeps


This waterfront cottage is located on First Lake of the Fulton Chain of lakes, New York in the Adirondack Mountains. Just a 8 minute drive from Old Forge, is this private cottage that has everything you could need on an Adirondack vacation.


The beach area has gradual walk-in, great for young kids and a dock for one boat or sun bathers. The lake side of this private cottage has a raised porch and lower slate patio with gas grill are on the sunny side of the property. Sit in Adirondack chairs or the built in picnic table style bench that make for an enjoyable lunch facing the lake. You can watch the kids swimming or playing in the grassy yard. At night enjoy the outside fire pit.


The cottage has an "Electronic Key Pad", no need to wait for “Hardware Keys”. The cottage is accessed by using your personal code to gain access and will only work during the dates & times stated on the agreement paperwork.


2018 Heat Pump System, that provides both Air Conditioning & Heat. A Heat pump functions as an Air Conditioner in the summer and a heater in the winter as long as the outside air temperature is above freezing. When the outside temp drops below Zero, the back-up, “Propane Furnace” will provide “Emergence Heat”. We also added an Ultraviolet (UV) light to improve the quality of inside air and a humidifier for dry winter air.


An open floor plan with high cathedral ceiling, wood fireplace and knotty pine interior walls. The living room has several southern facing windows that allow the sun in with views of the lake and swimming area.


Fully equipped for extended stays, Electric Glass Top Stove with Convection Oven, Microwave, Toaster, Coffee Pot, Refrigerator/Freezer, Dishwasher, Kitchenware (Non-Stick Glass Top Pot's & Pan's, 2 Non-Stick Griddle's, utensils, etc.)


Glasses, coffee mugs, China place settings when you're feeling formal or Wicker Paper Plate Holders when you don't feel like doing dishes. First Aid Kit by kitchen exit door.


Seating at the dining table for ten (10), expandable dining room table seating 6 or extend the two leaves for 8 or up to 10 adults. Extra room at the kitchen counter. The dining room has a sliding glass door leading to the outside upper deck.


Filtered Well Water, you can drink the water from any tap.


TV - The cottage is equipped with a 40 inch HD 1080 Cable TV.

Wi-Fi Dual Band Internet access.

DVD / Blu-ray / CD / player and a variety of DVD movies.

CELL PHONE towers are located on top of McCauley Ski Mountain so you have great cell phone coverage.


Four (4) bedrooms total with Pillow Top Queen Beds that are on the north side of the house, makes it easier to sleep in. Each bedroom has a fan for the warm nights.

Linens NOT provided - You need to bring your own bed sheets.

1st floor - One (1) Pillow Top Queen bed.

2nd floor - Three (3) Pillow Top Queen beds & Two (2) Twin beds.


Two bathrooms are located on the 1st floor - One with shower the other tub shower combo.

Linens NOT provided - You need to bring your own bath towels.


Bring your own bed linens and bath towels.


You can park a power boat all week at the dock; high water mark is nominally three (3) feet water depth at the end of dock. A full service Marina in town with rental boats, Boat Launch, Marine Store and Non-Ethanol gas.

*** NO PETS ***

Pets NOT allowed. Sorry, I don’t let my own family bring pets.

*** NO SMOKING ***

100% Smoke Free ( No smoking anytime by anyone inside the cottage.)

Hanging Butt cans provided on covered back porch off kitchen & covered lower slate patio.

*** OCCUPATION is limited to 10 ***

TEN (10) Overnight Occupants and FOUR (4) daytime Guests is the maximum allowable total (14) for this Transient Vacation Rental.

This limitation is to also protect the Well Water Source and Waste Septic System limitations.

New York has Overcrowding - Occupancy Standards


*** NO CAMPING ***

NO RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT OR PORTABLE DWELLING: The family occupying the Property shall NOT be permitted to use any accessory structure outside in open space overnight. Mobile-type shelters or any structure primarily designed as temporary living quarters for nightly use are NOT permitted to extend the maximum allowable nightly occupants that is limited to TEN (10 ).

More Details

Larry Norton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018


Old Forge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1544 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located on 1st floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom One - 1 queen , 1st floor - Pillow Top Queen Bed
    Bedroom Two - 1 queen , 2nd floor - Pillow Top Queen Bed
    Bedroom Three - 1 queen , 2nd floor - Pillow Top Queen Bed
    Bedroom Four - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor - Pillow Top Queen Bed and 2 twins
  • Baby Cribs & Bassinets - Only one bedroom ( #4 ) has enough extra floor space to accommodate a portable baby crib.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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1st Lake - Sandy Beach, Dock With Southern Exposure
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews
Rochester New York

Another wonderful week!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year at Fern Lane and loved it more! The new addition was the AC which helped so much for the hot, humid nights--nice addition Larry!

Thanks for another great week!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rochester, New York

Great property. Nice yard. Beach for kids.quiet

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place for families. At the end of the lake and very quiet and relaxing. We had a leak under the sink and Larry was right on it the same day. Place was clean when we arrived. I couldn’t believe we never had any mosquitoes at night!! Having air was wonderful. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a quiet lakefront Adirondack home. Thanks Larry we all had a great time. My grandkids didn’t want to leave.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

Great spot, beach area is perfect for kids. House is spacious and great for few families to vacation together!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Camp Fern Lane, a Traditional Old Forge Camp

  • 5 of 5

You will feel at home while you stay at this traditional Old Forge Camp. Our group ranged in age from 12 to 82 and everyone loved it. Family meals at the extra large dining table will bring back memories and laughter for years. Pack your binoculars so you can be thrilled by loon sightings! This camp features a new climate system and it was immediately put to the test when the July temperatures reached 92 degrees. The new climate system kept us calm and cool. Camp Fern Lane is an easy drive from the town of Old Forge and you’ll find the perfect spot to hang your camping hammock and fish that take the bait! Our stay exceeded expectations and all ten of us would return in a heartbeat. It was a pleasure to work with the Owner and we were appreciative of the care he bestows upon his family camp.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hilton, NY

Wonderful stay, place and location!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was exactly as pictured and had all the amenities it listed. The cottage was warm and inviting. There were nine of us and we had plenty of room. The directions we received to the cottage were perfect. The owner was great to deal with. It's obvious the property means a lot to him. The new heat/AC unit is a great addition for the cottage. The only room it doesn't cool is the large bedroom, but we were told there will be AC in that room in 2019. It wasn't super hot when we were there, so we were okay. The only thing, for me, that could make this property better would be a washer and dryer. I would definitely recommend this property to others. My son already wanted to rent it again, and we hadn't even finished our vacation. :)

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was just as the pictures. Kitchen was stocked with everything you need. Beautiful lake view and Sandy beach was great for my grandchildren. Neighbor was friendly and has 4 very friendly and well behaved dogs. The owner Larry was great and responds quickly to any questions or concerns. House fit all 1O of us comfortably. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
96 Miles
Syracuse, NY
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
In Town
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Thendara Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
In Town
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
McCauley Ski Mountain has Scenic Chairlift Ride
Nearest Beach
Fifty Feet from house or public beach in town
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

TIME PERIOD - Summer ( July & Aug ) & Holidays 7 Night -&- Other 3 Night Minimum.
Check In - Commences ( Start ) on arrival date Saturday at 3 pm (15:00 EST) and be
Check Out - Terminated ( End ) on departure date Saturday at 11 am (11:00 EST).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund