Lake Placid Private Lakefront Home Family and Pet Friendly

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Last updated: 09/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

* This property is listed for sale with Select Sotheby's International Realty, Lake Placid, NY
Take the Private Mt. Whitney Way road to our beautiful Home on a Point Lot on Lake Placid lake, featuring Scenic Views including Whiteface Mountain. The home sleeps 8-10 comfortably and offers Cable TV in Living Room & Guest House, DVD players, Wireless Internet, Dock, Boathouse, 2 Patios, Forested Area with Outdoor Fireplace & Webber Gas Grill on Patio 1. All Baths En-suite, one with Whirlpool Tub, except Jack & Jill Bath between Bedroom 2 & 3. Kitchen fully equipped with Jenn-Air Range/Oven, 2 Full sized Refrigerator/Freezers, a Convection Oven/Microwave, and other conventional appliances for your convenience. Boathouse stores kayak, and other water toys for your use. This 5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath property has one of the most spectacular Panoramic Views of Lake Placid and Whiteface Mt. on this lake!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4273 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    We welcome well supervised children. Please be aware there are no child-safe gates between dock/lake and house. Children should know how to swim and be supervised so no tragic accidents occur. There are no child safe covers over electrical outlets around the house either. Parents should take their own safety precautions....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Non smoking inside the house but smoking can be done outside, behind the garage....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Glad to have well behaved pets. The back of the house has a fenced in yard. Please check to make sure they are flea & tick free prior to arrival. Indoor cats are welcome, outdoor cats may find it difficult to survive and could fall prey to some of the wildlife in the area. Also be aware that, although rare in Lake Placid, some ticks may carry Lyme disease…so avoid going into ungroomed areas. Small shovel is in yard for cleaning up after your dog....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Can make into a King bed using a mattress bridge....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4- 2nd floor: 4 twin/ single

    Middle trundle bed can pop-up and be made into a king....moreless

  • Bedroom 5-Guest house: 2 twin/ single

    Twins can be made into a King using a mattress bridge....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1- Master: toilet, combination tub/shower

    2 sinks, large corner tub with shower over...moreless

  • Bathroom 2-Jack & Jill style: toilet, combination tub/shower

    shared by bed 1&2 with doors from each bedroom, 1 sink...moreless

  • Bathroom 4-Guest house: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    Has wide antique pedestal sink...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet

    with sink in entrance hall near staircase going upstairs....moreless

  • Bathroom 3- 2nd floor: toilet, tub

    Small claw foot tub in dormer bath, beautiful antique sink...moreless


  • Books:

    Some books on various subjects, including the Adirondacks, available in living room and in small office off Master Bedroom....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Standard DVD & video player ...moreless

  • Games:

    Some board games, puzzles, & cards available in upstairs room....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable with some movie & sports channels....moreless

  • Television:

    Flatscreen TVs can be switched from cable to DVD player....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Have a video & DVD player with some videos & DVDs for viewing....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The town of Lake Placid is loaded with hotels, restaurants, bars and specialty shops and the world famous Olympic Center....moreless

  • Lake View:

    All rooms have a view of Lake Placid on this point lot in the lake....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The property is located on Lake Placid, with private dock and boat house. Lake Placid allows motor boats, water skiing, canoes, swimming and fishing!...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful views of Whiteface Mt. from living rm., dining rm, kitchen and dock, patio and forested picnic area....moreless

  • Resort:

    There are several resort hotels in Lake Placid that offer services to the public....moreless

  • Rural:

    This home is close enough to the Village of Lake Placid to enjoy all that it has to offer and is still secluded enough down a private rural road to enjoy the relaxation that affords....moreless

  • Village:

    Lake Placid was the host to 2 Winter Olympic Games (1932 & 1980). The 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team defeating Russia occurred here. This village has a lot to offer rain or shine....moreless

  • Water View:

    Exceptional views of the water glistening in the sunshine!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Enjoy your time on the water with kayak & other water toys available for your use....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Although the dining set has 8 chairs, we have taken some of the kitchen chairs into the dining area and had 12 at the table or served buffet style. Kitchen table seats 10 and 2 more on counter stools...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Master & Guest House, have window units. Have electric fans for all rooms....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Top loading Dryer available for use....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Due to asthma in our family and insurance issues, we ask that you do not use indoor wood burning fireplaces at this time. You may use outdoor fireplace in forested picnic area if you wish....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard heating, thermostats in rooms....moreless

  • Internet:

    High-speed Wi-fi. Computer hook up in hall if needed....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens provided for beds. Tablecloths & placemats for tables....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large living room seats 10+ comfortably. Beautiful views, Cable TV,DVD, piano....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking for cars available. No RV parking without Town permission....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline available, local calls only, any long distance calls charged to renters. Cell service has sporadic reception, best reception in Living room & on dock....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All bath, kitchen & beach towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Top-loading washer available for use....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Again, due to asthma in our family and insurance issues, we ask that you do not use wood stove at this time....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Have a Drip Coffee Maker, a Coffee Press, and a Krups 'Pod' Coffee, Tea & Hot Chocolate Machine. Also have an Electric Kettle for Tea & a Kettle for the Stove....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped to serve at least 12 people. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Asko dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped Kitchen, sink has a garbage disposal. Great to cook with beautiful view of the lake!...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave & Convection Oven Unit...moreless

  • Oven:

    Jenn-Air conventional electric....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Water is filtered throughout the house and is great for drinking from tap. Some tea & coffee available and basic paper goods. Help yourself to whatever else is there....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    2 Full sized refrig/freezers...moreless

  • Stove:

    Jenn-Air electric with downdraft vent. Has interchangeable units for grilling indoors....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Have both a Toaster and a Toaster Oven available....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    2 Patio areas with furniture for dining on North & South sides of home. North side has view of Whiteface Mountain. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    One 2-person Kayak, and two 1-person Kayaks, paddles & life jackets provided. Also, 2 paddle boards....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Pergola with swing near boathouse with great view of Whiteface Mountain....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large fenced in back lawn good for pets & small children....moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer/Fall
Aug 25 - Nov 1, 2016
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $300 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $5,000
  • Tax Rate 3%


No Reservations for the 2015 Summer Season will be taken until the middle of October 2014. Thank you for your interest & understanding.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 09/30/2016
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47 Miles
Nearest Airport
Plattsburgh International Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Public Beach or Private Beach in Town

Car: Necessary

Lake Placid is an Olympic Village and seeing the places where the Olympic events took place is fun! Take the Ride up to the Top of the Ski Jumps, Go to the Olympic Arena & see where the 'Miracle on Ice' took place, Drive to the top of Whiteface Mountain and see the views from the top of the whole Lake, or take the ski lift and see the Olympic trails, finally take a ride (yes, even in summer) down the Olympic bobsleigh runs- it's thrilling!! For history buffs, the Town of North Elba, which incorporates the Village of Lake Placid, was home to John Brown, the American Civil War emancipator. He and his sons are buried behind their farm (near the ski jumps) and the homestead is open for tours, offers special events & has walking trails. There is also the Cornell Maple Farm which sells the syrup they gather and offers a look at what it takes to make the sap into the delicious syrup we use at breakfast. Equestrians know the fabulous horse show that happens during June, which are also fun to watch. Trail riding is available south of the Village. Numerous Hiking Trails abound. Tennis courts are available for a fee at Lake Placid Resort & Whiteface Resort. Golf on the many courses is a must for enthusiasts, with Lake Placid Resort offering a links course. The Village has an Arts Center that has performance artists visiting from all over the world and a Sinfonetta that plays weekly in the Center and on one evening a week in the Village Park on Main Street (weather permitting). There are really so many things to see and do - why not come and discover them for yourselves?!!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1953

About the owner: This home was purchased by my parents in the 50's before I was born and both being National Figure Skating Competitors, this was their first home. This Adirondack 'camp' originally could only be reached by boat and consisted of 2 early hunting cabins, the dock & boathouse (those including the 2 original stone fireplaces & wood burning kitchen stove still remain). A labor of love, my parents came up every summer, added & remodeled their home and when having children, extended the dirt road that allowed them (& neighbors) to drive to their homes on the lake. I enjoyed training at the Olympic Arena here in figure skating, as my parents before me had. Brothers enjoyed Water Skiing and trained on Lake Placid. One received 2 Silver Medals in the Olympics in Munich & became World Champion and Record holder in Waterski Jumping. Several summers we had members of the Australian Water Ski Team stay and train at our home. Our family currently lives in the U.S., Canada & the UK and find we cannot come up as much as wish...that is why we decided to extend the opportunity to have others enjoy a place that has meant so much to our family for decades.

Why the Owner Chose Lake Placid, NY, USA:
For the first time, our family is offering our home for others to enjoy as much as we have for decades, we think it is a magical place with lots to offer rain or shine!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
For years my parents have been told that their property offers the best views on Lake Placid (we tend to agree)! And unlike properties in other areas of the Lake, nearer the Marina or Lakefront hotels, it is a serene setting. My children love to go out into the forested area on the other side of the boathouse and read in the hammock as the breezes from the lake gently rock them. They also love taking to the water in the boats or swimming off the dock!

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  • Red Top Front Entrance

    Red Top Front Entrance

  • View North of Whiteface Mt. from Main Living Areas, Patios & Dock

    View North of Whiteface Mt. from Main Living Areas, Patios & Dock

  • View West from Dock

    View West from Dock

  • Patio 1 looking E. toward Boathouse & Garage/Shop

    Patio 1 looking E. toward Boathouse & Garage/Shop

  • Guest House Living Area

    Guest House Living Area

  • Living Room looking out toward Patio 1

    Living Room looking out toward Patio 1

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Kitchen


  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • 2nd Floor Sleeping Area 1

    2nd Floor Sleeping Area 1

  • 2nd floor Living Area

    2nd floor Living Area

  • Red Top (showing distance to Lake Placid from driveway)

    Red Top (showing distance to Lake Placid from driveway)

  • Dock


  • Patio 1, in front of Living Rm., Dining Rm. & Kitchen

    Patio 1, in front of Living Rm., Dining Rm. & Kitchen

  • Patio 2,with fenced yard, Southern exposure.

    Patio 2,with fenced yard, Southern exposure.

  • Guest House Bedroom Area

    Guest House Bedroom Area

  • Living Room looking West

    Living Room looking West

  • Kitchen


  • Kitchen (Eat-In Area)

    Kitchen (Eat-In Area)

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Hallway


  • 2nd floor Sleeping Area 2

    2nd floor Sleeping Area 2

  • 2nd floor Living and Sleeping Area

    2nd floor Living and Sleeping Area

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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