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Waterfront House And Cottage - Close To Everything But Away From It All

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Main house and cottage on waterfront - sleeps 12 total or 6 individually

Enjoy your days hiking in the High Peaks, kayaking the various waterways, biking, or site seeing in nearby Saranac Lake (31 mi), Lake Placid (40 mi), Whiteface Mountain (44 mi), St. Lawrence Seaway/Eisenhower Locks (45 mi), or Lake Champlain (51 mi). If you want to venture a bit further, take a day trip to Fort Ticonderoga (100 mi), Lake George (114 mi), Alexandria Bay (106 mi), or Montreal, Quebec Canada (85 mi). When you arrive back at “the nest”, enjoy a lazy evening toasting marshmallows over the fire pit. If you need a day to recoup or just want to enjoy the solitude and restfulness that the Adirondacks offer, curl up on the porch swing with a good book or nap in the hammock. Experience the wild beauty of an untouched land as you kayak the channel between Horseshoe Pond and Deer River Flow. Great Blue Herons, Canadian Geese, many varieties of ducks, red-winged blackbirds, an occasional beaver, and even our resident nutria may cross your path. You may even spot a bald eagle soaring across the sky.

Located in the pristine northern reaches of the Adirondack Mountains, this waterfront house and cottage provide the perfect get away with all the comforts of home. The property is fully equipped and ready for occupancy. All you need to pack are your clothes, food, and the desire to experience the beauty and serenity of the North Country. Both structures have fully equipped kitchens with microwaves, toasters, toaster ovens, coffee grinders and drip coffee makers. Both have satellite television, DVD players, and phones. While internet is not available at this time, the owner intends to have it in place for June 1. Outdoor amenities include gas grills, decks, a screened-in porch on the main house, a fire pit, hammock, picnic table, and Adirondack chairs. Kayaks are available for your use , fishing equipment, bicycles, and lawn games. Several complete sets of golf clubs with pull carts are also ready for use at the nearby Malone Country Club or the Highland Greens Golf Course in East Dickenson (16 miles). A wooden float provides a nice spot for sunning after a refreshing dip as well as great fun for the young and young at heart. Boogie boards and life preservers are also on site and available for use.

The main house features a fully equipped eat-in kitchen, living room with comfortable seating, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. It sleeps six comfortably offering a queen bed in the on suite master bedroom, a full size bed in bedroom #1, and a standard futon in bedroom #2. There is a screened in porch with a dinette and sliders to the front porch overlooking the pond with a canopied swing and outdoor furniture.

The cottage is a separate structure on the second floor over the Dutch colonial garage. It also sleeps 6 and features 2 bedrooms, a living/dining area, fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom with shower. Bedroom #1 features a standard size bed and wardrobe. Bedroom #2 features 2 twin beds and a wardrobe. The living area has a standard futon that comfortably sleeps 2. Skylights provide comfortable breezes as well as lots of natural light.

The main house and cottage are available for rent together or separately. The minimum rental period is one week. For families or groups traveling together who want to enjoy one another’s company while also allowing private time, this is the perfect property. It has a large lawn overlooking the pond and an even larger lawn in the front. The property accommodates gatherings for family reunions, picnics, or even weddings.

We are located in the town of Duane on Horseshoe Pond on State Route 30, half way between Malone and Paul Smith’s College. We are 18 miles north of Paul Smith’s Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC), and 16 miles south of Malone where you will find an array of major supermarkets and department stores, pharmacies, gas stations, fast food, banking and medical services.

Give your kids a chance at the kind of summer vacation that your parents gave you or just come to unplug and relax. Adventurers of all kinds are welcome.

More Details

Pam Kriedeman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 27, 2017

About Pam Kriedeman

I grew up and currently still live in Eastern Connecticut. I adore the Adirondacks and have been extremely fortunate to acquire this beautiful property from my very generous parents. They fell in love with the region decades ago and instilled that love and respect in me. I in turn have shared this wonderful property with my own son and many friends and family members. I hope through these vacation rentals to share it with many more and provide others the opportunity to fall in love as I did. Because I am still employed full time, I am unable to visit as often as I'd like. By offering it for rent, I hope others can enjoy it as I and my family have and continue to create the memories that last a lifetime.

Pam Kriedeman purchased this house in 1988

Why Pam Kriedeman chose Adirondack Mountains

The property was purchased by my folks in 1988 as a summer retreat. At the time, it had a little 2 room hunter's cabin on it. The cabin remained until 15 years ago when it was replaced with the main house that exists today. The cottage was built by my Dad while the little cabin was still in existence. The property has been a huge part of my family for the better part of my adulthood and for my son'e entire life. He spent most summers with his grandparents there - swimming, fishing, and working side by side with his Pop-Pop. It is my desire to keep the property in the family and one day pass it on to my son. Until that time, my occasional visits still serve to renew and refresh me. There's nothing like a solitary paddle from pond to flow, surrounded by nothing but peaceful solitude and the beauty of the Adirondack wild.


Malone House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main house master bath - toilet , shower
    Main house Guest bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Cottage bath - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main house Bedroom #3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , futon, closet, rocking chair, ceiling fan
    Cottage bedroom #1 - 1 double , free standing wardrobe, rocking chair, ceiling fan
    Main house master bedroom - 1 queen , mirrored dresser, rocking chair, closet, ceiling fan
    Cottage Bedroom #2 - 2 twin/ single , free standing wardrobe, ceiling fan
    Main house bedroom #2 - 1 double , dresser, closet, ceiling fan
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Rooms in both the main house and cottage have ceiling fans for comfort.


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Waterfront House And Cottage - Close To Everything But Away From It All
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Great placewith beautiful view.

  • 4 of 5

Great place. Weather was not very cooperative but we did have the generator for when the power went out. Overall we had a great time kayaking, corn hole and sitting around the fire pit. Pam, Thanks for everything. The house was perfect for what we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adirondack adventure

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a great week in the Adirondacks. The Owl's Nest was a perfect choice for us. We had three families and rented both the house and cottage which worked out great. Pam is a great host and the property has a lot to offer. Everything you need she has. We all enjoyed the water view and the kayaks were a big hit. The firepit was a great way to end the day. Some used the golf clubs to try out a local golf course. Her property is just a short drive to many local attractions. We will definitely be back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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John and Emily

  • 5 of 5

My husband John and I live in Virginia Beach. My husband is from Malone and we come up there to visit with all his family and friends. Last year we wanted to try and see if we could rent one of the places in Duane and were lucky enough to find out about Owls Nest. We were Pam's first guests and it was such a great experience that we came back for another two weeks this year. I kayaked for the first time in my life. It was great fun. Although we really aren't interested in fishing,swimming, boating etc. and don't spend a lot of time at the cottage, we just mainly wanted to have our own place at the end of the day to come home to. I must say in all the years we've been visiting, the last two have been my most enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Looking forward to seeing you next year Emily! Thank You for the kind review. -Pam
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, both seniors decided to pay a visit to this gem location. All of the promises were kept. Great location! Close to Albi's, Walmart, Price Choppers. Excellent location, we were the first to use their new Bar B Que.

As were only two persons, we stayed stayed in the loft which was more than large enough for us. We saw the people that booked the house out in the kayaks and rowboat. As there was rain and cool temperatures, we did not partake in the waterfront activities. WE were thankful to have a great satellite TV with numerous channels.

Pam provided a great resort, God did not cooperate with the weather.

We would return any time. .

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Doug. I am so happy that you enjoyed yourselves. As for the weather, thanks for not holding me responsible. It's good to know there is enough to keep your occupied if you can't enjoy the outdoor amenities though! I hope you will return for another stay in the near future. -Pam
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Truly amazing. We were so pleased with everything

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with everything the Owls Nest had to offer. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Everything you could possibly need was supplied for you except for food.

It is user friendly even for a 19 month old. It was peaceful and the scenery and sunsets were fabulous.

Maybe our only complaint would be too many geese leaving their calling cards on the lawn and the fishing was not good that week, but we didn't have much time to worry about those things since we were there expressly for our son's wedding in Malone. We were far more comfortable than we would have been in a motel.

We were very impressed with how accommodating Pam was at setting up our reservation since we had tried other facilities that were unwilling to work with us on the days that we needed to be there. They wanted us to pay extra because our reservation needed to be other than Saturday to Saturday. Pam was awesome in helping everything to work out for us. We can't thank her enough and definitely will consider renting the Owls Nest again in the future. Thank you, thank you ,thank you!

Evelyn Rees and Family

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review Evelyn. I'm so glad the Owl's Nest served you so well and that the wedding went splendidly. The fishing seems to be hot and cold. Some have had great luck and rated it very well while others like you ... not so much. There's a theory that the abundance of natural food creates a challenge. It could just be a plausible excuse... :-) As for the geese...yes, a problem that we continue to deal with. We were able to keep them at bay for a couple of weeks early in the season but a pair managed to overcome the obstacles and established a family. Once that happens, its a lost cause until they are ready to move on. Activity, especially the canine type helps deter them but is not a true solution as they do still come back when things quiet down. Thank you again for your review and I hope we can serve you again one day! Pam
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Adirondack Escape

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our week at the Owl's Nest - what a great getaway! We had 5 children, 5 adults and 2 dogs and there was plenty of space for all. Kids got to stay in their own house, which made life much more peaceful for the grown ups! Both houses were totally comfy and really well stocked with everything we could possibly need. While we did take trips into Tupper Lake (the Wild Center), Whiteface Mountain (mountain biking and trampolining), and Lake Placid (shopping, restaurants), there was so much to do at the Owl's Nest, we didn't need to go anywhere. There were 3 kayaks and a rowboat, with life jackets of all sizes, great swimming with a dock and a raft, amazing fishing, beautiful wildlife, and an assortment of lawn games, puzzles, board games, and books for the less adventurous! And nearby hiking trails for a little more exploring. We loved the firepit and used it every night, for s'mores, banana boats, and enjoying the sunset! The owner was helpful and accommodating, and clearly wanted to make sure we had the best possible time - thank you, Pam!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cathy! I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves. It is heartwarming to know that special summer memories were created for your family as they were for mine over the years. I hope you will find an opportunity to visit again. Pam
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Nearest Barpub
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Nearest Ferry
51 Miles
Lake Champlain Ferry, Plattsburgh Dock
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Malone Country Club
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Northway - Interstate 87
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Nearest Ski
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $250

Standard rate shown is for the main house only. The main house & cottage are available separately at the rates shown (Standard Rate is for main house), or together for a combined rate of $2000 USD for 7 nights. Guests planning to bring pets will be required to sign an additional "pets" contract. Rental periods run Saturday to Saturday: check in is 5pm/check out is 11am. The required security deposit is to protect from damage/theft. Cancellations: 100% refund if cancelled 60+ days prior to arrival; 50% refund if cancelled 31-59 days prior to arrival. No refund if cancelled within 30 days of arrival unless property is rebooked, in which case a 50% refund will be issued.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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