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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.


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:
January 22, 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
  • 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
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • 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 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

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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Comfortable, quiet, peaceful

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week. The house was very comfortable, and we really enjoyed the nostalgic decor.

The lake was just beautiful. The house is situated on a very pretty private part of the lake. It was wonderfully quiet except for the loons!

Would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester New York

Wonderful week!!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable and quiet though lots to do if you want. Beds are so comfortable and kitchen well stocked with dishes, pots/pans and utensils. This was our second year and already planning for 2018!! Owner is so easy to deal with and accessible by email if needed. Thanks for another great vacation!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Located on quiet section of 1st lake so we could enjoy the loons swimming about and some amazing sunsets and sunrises. The sandy beach area was perfect for our grand kids to play in the water and also getting our kayaks in and out. The water was shallow enough quite a ways out so lots of space for the kids to splash about. The house was comfortable and had plenty of space for our extended family of 9. Kitchen fully stocked with every kind of dish or pan you could need., There was also a nice grill on lower patio which was a wonderful quiet place to escape to on a couple of rainy days we had ! We will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything the kids (and grandparents) wanted

  • 5 of 5

Our first stay here was by far the most pleasant of any we've had at other Adirondack locations over the years. The home was clean but warmly decorated and the amenities and easy lake access (yes, sand!) was exactly as described by the owner. Our group spanned many decades, from toddlers to seniors and everyone agreed that this quiet corner of First Lake was perfect for swimming, splashing, paddle boarding, or resting in between. All guests found their rooms quiet and beds comfortable and the truly family-size farmer's table brought everyone together each night. We were also grateful to the owner for checking in on us and providing recommendations for dinner and breakfast. It's a lovely home and we would enjoy staying there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Syracuse, NY

A little goes a long way

  • 5 of 5

In spite of rain and lots of clouds we had an excellent stay-our second in two years. The place is small and old but has everything you could possibly want in the kitchen. The only missing thing is a dryer which would have been handy during our wet stay. The place is toward the end of a cove and so is much quieter than other places. You don't get jet skis going back and forth in front. Instead we had Mr. and Mrs. Loon and baby whose sound is so (to me) symbolic of Adirondack lakes. There is plenty of lawn for playing games and the water is super. Easy access for little ones on sand and a good dock for jumping in. We were visited many times daily with the coffee klatch duck ladies and then mama duck with her many ducklings. We rented a party boat which has a very easy place for docking and explored the 4 lakes. When it wasn't raining or too cold we had fires at night in the great fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs. All in all a great stay which we will do again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 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