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Brand New Construction Mountain Modern Eco-Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 576 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Tiny Home close to everything Adirondack

A unique , new and eco-friendly Tiny Home built with creativity, style and comfort in mind. This two bedroom house (1 queen, 3 bunks) is great for families and couples alike and perfect for your Adirondack vacation. It is equipped with everything you need to feel like a home, away from your home.

My husband and I designed and built this property from the ground up.

Highlights: Clean, airy and lots of natural light; screened in deck off of Master; fire pit; close to Lake Placid (6 miles); close to Saranac Lake (5 miles); close to hiking/kayaking and boating; close to Whiteface Mtn; easy to find as the property is just off of Route 86.

Does this not suit your fancy? Are you looking for something different? We have 2 other property listings: 491313 on VRBO. 491313 on VRBO is more 'cabinesque' in the Adirondack style. It is located in Lake Placid. We also use Airbnb.

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Jodi McKinnon
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Jodi McKinnon

Both my husband and I work in the village of Lake Placid as professionals. We love the outdoors and all of the activities that are available here in Lake Placid. We honeymooned in Lake Placid and every year we complete a hike at sunset. The picture above is on Cascade celebrating our 19th.

Jodi McKinnon purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Jodi McKinnon chose Adirondack Mountains

This is a brand new home! Designed and built by the owners. We built this as a home for my parents - but for now they are not ready to move in.

Eco-friendly (not LEED certified, home but close)

Bedroom 1: queen bed

Bedroom 2: 3 twin beds

Kitchen linens are provided as is a bath mat, blankets, pillows and a duvet for each bed.

The property is an acre and a half and it is a shared property with another rental. The Micro Home is located at the backend of the property (the backyard of the Tiny House). The Micro is just that, a THOW: a tiny house on wheels for couples only. Both houses are separated and private.

What makes this cottage unique

This is a beautiful space. It has so much natural light - it feels very special. The decor is cross between mountain modern, industrial and Scandinavian, with a touch of whimsy - I think it is spectacular! The space is clean, efficient and bright.


Ray Brook Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 576 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Glass enclosed shower Granite trough sink with double faucets Bath mat, shampoo and shower gel are provided. *Bath sheets are not supplied
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , Bunk Room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master
  • Duvet, blankets and pillows are supplied. Please note that sheets and pillowcases are not provided. We do offer sheets for 30$/bedroom that will also include towels, face cloths and hand towels
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
If you are willing, follow the posted cleaning checklist we will reimburse a portion of the cleaning fee.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Brand New Construction Mountain Modern Eco-Home
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 18 reviews

Neat and clean! Beautifully decorated!

  • 5 of 5

Jodi was on the property when we arrived .. Gave us some great hiking suggestions as well as restaurants! Would highly recommend the burgers at Lisa G's! We had amazing weather for our daily hikes .. Enjoyed Lake Placid's quaint downtown! I would come again for sure! ❤️

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I really don't think I can say enough good things about renting from Jodi. This was my second time staying at the property. I told Jodi that I was travelling with my newborn son (my first!). She went above and beyond to make sure that I had everything I needed for my first trip with my new son. She even messaged me to make sure we arrived ok since it was snowing that day. The property is so nice and cozy. There's nothing better than sitting on the couch with a fire going looking outside the beautiful tall windows and seeing some deer crossing the driveway. The house is stocked with everything you could need. It's in a great location. It's nice and quiet - but a quick drive to either Saranac Lake or Lake Placid. This will be my go to for places to stay whenever I go up to visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Horrible stay

  • 1 of 5

Horrible stay here. Dog barked constantly, there was no seclusion either. They had a trail camera watching the whole time which is a complete invasion of privacy. They also charged us for breaking something that was already broken when we arrived. I highly recommend NOT staying here.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Kyle. Since the dates coincide, as does the negative review, I do believe you are with the same party as Cheryl H, who booked this rental for you, but did not stay with your party. I do believe that you stayed with 3 young adult males, and one young adult female, for a total of 5 people. To date I would have to agree that your stay was horrible. In 13 years of renting, this is my first negative comment about any guest. Normally when I do respond to reviews it is so that the comments may assist future guests if questions arise. Perhaps you may find value in this commentary and behave more respectfully to other properties you may rent in the future. I would like to begin in saying that you are staying in and using someone's personal property. Someone who has opened their home to you so that you could have a more unique and personal experience other than that of a hotel. I would hope that while doing so, you treat the premises with the care and respect as you would your own home. Actually I would think that you would treat it better. 1) Yes, we do have a deer cam. It is NOT pointed at the house. It takes a photograph if it detects motion from our yard to the neighbour's, along the fence line. You would have been in the picture only if you were trespassing on the neighbour's yard. 2) A damage deposit is to protect our property in the event of damage or theft. If something is seriously amiss, prior to your use, it should be mentioned to the owners. Your party never mentioned the wall damage or the chip in the marble. The house is perfectly maintained. It is inspected personally. 3) Your party left us broken alcohol bottles in and around the fire pit, the yard and around the rock wall. A mess to clean up. 4) The fish scales from when you cleaned your fish were all over by the outside spigot. You left them there. This stench attracts bears and raccoons, who subsequently raided the trash bins that were left unsecured. 5) The new BBQ was left such a greasy mess that the party after you was unable to use it. It was so bad they didn't even want to touch it. 6) After your stay our neighbour complained to us about your excessive noises. The dog it seemed had good judgement. Total seclusion would have made all happy. So yes, I do concur that you stay was less than agreeable for all parties involved. Perhaps in the future you will model more responsible behaviour, as I will continue to offer a rental that is very well received.
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Very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in the tiny home, which was bigger then we expected. Jodi was quick to respond to questions that came up. A side note, the coffee maker is no longer a single cup so no need to bring k-cups. The cleaning and damage deposit were refunded quickly. We would definitely stay again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. There still is a Keurig in the Tiny House if that is the preference! :)
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is comfortable and charming and cool! Kitchen is well stocked, beds are comfortable, the setting is wonderful. The house is very clean and well kept. The owner was very responsive to inquiries and flexible. It is in a great location if you are traveling to Lake Placid, we were there for the Lacrosse tournament and the house worked out perfectly. Would definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation in The Tiny Home!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 5 days in this place and everything was absolutely perfect. The house is very nicely appointed and the location is extremely convenient to all of the area attractions. 15 minutes to Lake Placid, 20-30 minutes to High Peaks region, and 10 minutes from the Olympic Jump Center. The master bedroom was very comfortable for my wife and I and my 6 year old daughter loved the room with the bunk beds. There are three bunks, but the top one is a little cramped. We arrived to find the house very clean and ready for our arrival. Everything you need to know is posted in the kitchen. Judi (the owner) checked in with us via text upon arrival to make sure everything was ok. She seemed to be readily available with any concerns that we may have, but there were none. The outside has a nice sitting area complete with a fire pit and a barbecue. You managed to feel very secluded even though you are really not off the beaten path. I will definitely be staying here again for my next trip to the area. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Mirror Lake
Car: necessary

We do charge a cleaning fee however this fee may be returned if you are inclined to follow a few steps to tidy the area after your stay.


Rates & Availability

Ray Brook Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 27 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Summer season
Jul 1 2018 - Sep 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Pet Fee $35
Cleaning fee *note* $75

We do offer sheets and linens (wash cloths, bath towels and sheets) for an added fee of 30$/bedroom. If you are interested in this service then please ask before booking.

We do charge a cleaning fee however this fee may be returned if you are inclined to follow a few steps to tidy the area after your stay.

Key code will be given once final payment has been made.

*We do charge a 50$ cleaning fee however this fee may be returned if you are inclined to follow a few steps to tidy the apartment for the next guest, after your stay.

*Flat rate pet fee 50$ pet/stay. Max 1 large dog; 2 small dogs <20 lbs. Owner are responsible or all damages caused by pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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