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Waterfront home on Oseetah Lake, Saranac Lake

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 2 bath, screened porch, dock

Camp Birch Bear is a gorgeous waterfront home, directly on Oseetah Lake, with mountain views & wooded privacy. The open floor plan and large windows bring in natural light and commanding views of the lake and mountains. This year round property with private dock & newly built screened porch is part of the 24 mile chain of lakes that includes Lower and Middle Saranac Lake, Kiwassa Lake and Lake Flower. There is an abundance of wildlife including eagles nesting nearby, the fishing is excellent. A summer paddlers paradise and wintertime cross country skiing & snowmobiling! Many updates and renovations recently completed.

Property Manager
Shannon Bombard
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

What makes this house unique

Private with waterfront access right outside your door. Only one of eleven homes with commanding views of the lake and mountains


Saranac Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower level bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master suite - 1 king , King can be used as two twins if needed
    Main level bedroom - 1 double
    Lower level bedroom - 1 queen
    Lower level twin room - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon and two twins
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Waterfront home on Oseetah Lake, Saranac Lake
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Nice all around

  • 5 of 5

Forgot to write this earlier. Our family of 7 stayed there early July 2017. Had a great time. The views are great and the place is very nice. Minor issues were taken care of immediately. Fishing off the dock was good for bass and pike. Pontoon boat rental from Fred at the Adirondack Motel on Lake Flower is highly recommended to tour the chain of lakes. The only thing to note is that Verizon cell phone coverage is spotty but this is to be expected in the mountains and might be a good thing...

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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September Serenity

  • 5 of 5

We were 7 middle aged paddling enthusiasts who spent a wonderful week at Camp Birch Bear the week after Labor Day. Oseetah Lake is gorgeous, and we had the good fortune to witness the Adirondack Classic 90-miler as it passed by on the way to the finish on Lake Flower.

The heavily wooded neighborhood is quiet, and isolated, while being only 10 or so min. away from groceries and other essentials. In spite of unusually cool weather for early September, and rainy weather that dipped into the 40's one night, we were always cozy inside, and able to paddle four of the days, choosing to hike nearby when it seemed ill-advised to be on the water. Both canoe and kayaks were easily launched from the dock or the area next to it. Loons called every morning/evening, and two adult Bald Eagles graced us with their presence our first day out on the water (we were able to see them from the dock!). There was plenty of room for all of us, in comfortable and clean bedrooms and bathrooms. We enjoy preparing meals, and were able to do so easily with all the cookware provided. Difficult to explain, but this is an accommodation one could live in, not just visit. Every window is an opening to the outdoors, it's a great place to experience the Adirondacks at their best.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Lakefront Home

  • 5 of 5

We loved the place. We would definitely stay here again. The only real negative I can think of is the dock could use a little work. It's a little rickety.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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View from the livingroom was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Fishing was good and the house was near a number of hiking trails. A very nice week with family!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Vacation to Remember

  • 5 of 5

I'm not usually one to write reviews, and I'll keep it short and sweet, but this property was way to wonderful to not leave a wonderful review. To sum it all up, it's perfect. And I do not say that lightly. The view is FANTASTIC, both inside and outside. When you think of a house in the woods, on a lake, this is exactly the kind of house you would envision. The rooms are spacious, the dining and living area are wonderful with big picture windows. The kitchen has everything you need so you won't have to worry about packing extra things. The beds were comfortable. Everything was CLEAN. All in all I just can't say enough great things about this place. Before we left we were already looking to see when we could come back.( Planning for the Fall!!) It was by far one of the best family vacations I have ever had and I'm so thankful for the owners whom opened their home up to us. So look no further. This is as good as it gets folks!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting!! Great views of the lake. Wonderful deck overlooking the water.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house with great views. Great Lake to fish on.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Blue Line Brewery Pizza & Pub
Great brews and pizza!
Nonna Fina
St. Regis Canoe Outfitters
Little Italy Pizzeria Incorporated
Fabulous pasta and only, no credit cards. Big portions.
Salon Mirage Day Spa & Fitness
Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Lake Clear
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nona Fina's
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Cumberland Head
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Saranac Inn
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Downhill Grill
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Whiteface Mountain
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Lake Colby
Car: necessary

10 minutes from Lake Placid, where Olympic attractions can be visited. Site of the 1932 & 1980 Olympic Winter Games. 20 miles to Whiteface Mountain, greatest vertical drop in the Northeast...skiers paradise.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning fee $150

7 night minimum stay during summer months. Shorter stays possible during the off season.

Manager'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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