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Historic Adirondack Waterfront Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

We Have 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths On Star Lake Facing Maple Mountain

Slow time down. If you are looking for a great place to enjoy the outdoors and re-connect with family, this is it. Historic Adirondack lakefront home on beautiful Star Lake combines the charm of a by-gone era with all the modern conveniences you could want. Fully furnished and meticulously maintained, the house was completely updated while retaining the historic charm. The main house has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, kitchen, dining room, living room, sun room and sleeps 7-9. The furnishings are comfortable and bed linens/towels are provided. Amenities include granite counter tops, dishwasher, new stove, large refrigerator and washer/dryer. The sun room faces west over the lake, providing a breathtaking view you never tire of. In the event of a rainy day, there is a TV in the spacious living room with a DVD player and small library of movies. There is also a Wii. The use of the detached bunkhouse is included in the rental price. Built only 8 years ago, the bunkhouse sleeps an additional 5 and includes a bathroom/shower. It also has a TV/DVD player and X-Box.

There is a beach, dock and fireplace pit at the water's edge. Rental includes use of the motorized raft, canoes and small sailboat.

More Details

Tom Buckingham
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Tom Buckingham

My family has long ties to Star Lake going back to my great grandmother. We bought this home on the water and have created many terrific memories here. It is truly our 'little piece of heaven'. We hope you will feel the same.

Tom Buckingham purchased this house in 2006

Why Tom Buckingham chose Star Lake

The Adirondacks has to be visited to be appreciated. It is unlike anywhere else on the East Coast. If you like vacationing at a place where time slows down and the you are devoid of all distractions, this is it. This is the ideal setting for creating family memories.

What makes this house unique

The natural beauty, the beautiful summer weather, the kind of activities that require total family involvement. Waking up in the morning to the call of the loons and walking down to the pier to drink your coffee. Looking at the stars at night around a campfire.


Star Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - shower
  • Two full baths in the Main House. One with a tub and the second with a shower. There is also a bathroom in the bunkhouse with a shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom also has 2 closets, chair
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed with dresser and closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , This is a bunkbed arrangement with the double bed on bottom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , This bedroom is the bunkhouse.
  • Main house has 3 bedrooms on the second floor. A master bedroom and 2 smaller bedrooms. All have ceiling fans. The bunkhouse is a single living area with a loft where 2 twin beds are located. The bunkhouse also has a ceiling fan
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Within a 1-2 hour drive you can visit Lake Placid (home of the 1980 winter olympics), Water park at Old Forge, the thousand islands, the Adirondack Museum and much more.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Terrific rental home!

  • 5 of 5

This property and the owner are absolutely amazing. Right on the water. Beautiful views. Plenty of room. Fully upgraded kitchen. The home has beautiful colorful walls and newer furniture. We had a wonderful week with not a care in the world. Thank you Buckinghams. You really do it right.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Comfort

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful space that embraces all the beauty of the Adirondacks while providing the comforts of home at the same time. A gorgeous clear lake with a wonderful sandy bottom at the shore. Swim out to the float, canoe the lake or take out the motorized raft for a sunset cruise. Then come home to the top notch kitchen and cook a wonderful meal and relax with a movie in the large and airy family room. Wrap up your day with a soak in the deep tub overlooking the lake and crawl into the incredibly comfortable beds and fall asleep to the sounds of the loons. This is where you come to relax!

On a practical note the house is extremely clean, the sheets and towels are plentiful and of good quality, the kitchen is stocked with all the tools you need for preparing excellent meals, the dishwasher and washer and dryer make things easy, the beds are comfortable with new mattresses, and the bathrooms are very clean and modern with plenty of hot water.

We plan to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful yet Homey

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 7 enjoyed our stay here very much . The house was clean and well kept , we felt very at home and relaxed. We are hoping to book another stay next year. You won't be disappointed, the owner s very easy to work with .

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our family

  • 5 of 5

Star Lake is a beautiful lake. The house had plenty of space for our large group and was well equipped with all we needed. It is a perfect spot for kids of all ages. We had children 18 months to 6. The water access was perfect for them. My 94 year old father was with us and it was a good fit for him. The floating dock was awesome, and he was able to be part of that. The little ones loved the sandbar.

We spent most of our time at the house. We went out for breakfast in Cranberry Lake. There are lots of waterfalls to explore in the area and other Adirondack attractions within a minimal driving distance. The owner was very helpful and answered any questions that we had. We would definitely come for a return visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Star Lake public course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Coffe Fever
Car: necessary

Star Lake, the 'Gem of the Adirondacks' , is spring fed and known for its clarity and freshness. Relax, fish, swim, hike, have campfires and enjoy each other’s company. Cruise the picturesque lake and anchor at the sandbar on our motorized 'classic raft boat'. A canoe and small sailboat are also offered in the house rental. Or if you prefer, simply lounge along the shoreline enjoying day long sunshine. For you golfers, there is also a 9-hole public golf course less than a mile away.

Surrounded by 500,000 acres of wilderness there are ample opportunities to hike and explore.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $200

Rental is weekly, Saturday to Saturday

Owner'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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