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Lovely Adirondack Lake House

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,620 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 11

Located on West Caroga Lake just an hour west of Saratoga Springs and Albany, one hour east of Utica, three hours from Boston, and three and a half hours from New York City, this 1940's camp has three bedrooms and is just a short walk to our private sandy beach. Fully furnished with all the comforts of home, the property has a fire pit to relax by at night, a grill, plenty of outdoor seating and dining. Caroga Lake is a wonderful lakeside neighborhood filled with quaint homes and charming streets. There are three restaurants walking distance from the house and several others just a short drive away. Caroga Lake is excellent for swimming, boating, and fishing. A few miles away is the Nick Stoner Municipal Golf Course, and many hiking trails. This idyllic Adirondack home is a relaxing and refreshing getaway.

The house sleeps eleven people. It has three bedrooms on the 2nd floor and the living room there is a futon couch that will sleep two and the front porch has a twin bed for one. The kitchen is large with modern appliances and many cookbooks. There is a large movie library with two tvs - one upstairs and one downstairs, a music library, and many books for adults and children. There is a selection of board games for all ages, puzzles, children's toys, and art supplies.

We have a canoe that's available for rental and a blowup full size mattress and noodles for you to use while floating on the lake. There are fishing poles and plenty of worms in the back yard for the kids to dig up or you could buy them at a store a walk away.

The house has a hip rustic vibe and welcomes everyone equally. Come, relax at this year round pleasure palace.

More Details

Kelly Irwin
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

About Kelly Irwin

I am an artist and photographer living in New York City. As a child, I spent my summers in the Adirondacks, and the winters in Florida. I enjoy traveling, entertaining, spending time with family and friends, and creating environments to relax and enjoy. I look forward to another summer spent at the beach at Caroga Lake and of course, sharing the house with others.

Kelly Irwin purchased this house in 2114

Why Kelly Irwin chose Caroga Lake

I knew immediately that Caroga Lake was the place for me. With the defunct amusement park, Shermans, the Nick Stoner Golf Course, the cafes, the hiking trails, the ski resort, Royal Mountain, and the crystal clear adirondack lake, this cozy town in the foot hills of the Southern Adirondacks has everything a life of leisure demands. The town motto "everything burns," refers to the fire pits that appoint each home and the smell of burning wood each and every summer night. The house is large with an open floor plan on the first floor that includes the living room, kitchen, and bar area. The second floor has two bedrooms and a semi private family room/bedroom. The decorations are eclectic and welcoming.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Martha for your kind words about the lake house and me. I'm so glad you and your family had a wonderful vacation in spite of the storm. You were fabulous guests and I hope you'll stay again. Thanks for taking such good care of the house, leaving it so tidy and clean. I would recommend Martha and her family wholeheartedly to any host.
Jul 2016
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Caroga Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1620 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Front Bedroom with Lake View - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Family / tv room - 2 twin/ single , Semi private landing
    Livingroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , there is a futon couch in the livingroom
    front porch / bedroom - 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Lovely Adirondack Lake House
average rating of 4.5 based on 7 reviews

Clean, great layout, sweet spot

  • 5 of 5

Kelly's place is awesome. There was plenty of space for our two families (7 total). I loved how the downstairs was very open yet had different areas for people to hang out. Lots of bed options for sleeping upstairs. The place smelled good (not musty at all, as some camps tend to be) and was furnished with nice stuff. The beach is small and is right around the corner. Lots of great running or walking in the neighborhood and hikes just a short drive away.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kelly for your kind words. I'm so glad you, your friends, and family had a good holiday and enjoyed the house. Hope to see you again. Kelly
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New York, NY

Cozy and Rustic, this lovely home provides a relaxing getaway!

  • 4 of 5

My friend and I had such an amazing time in this place; It was the perfect getaway for a couple of overworked City gals and I only wish we had booked it for longer! The Caroga Lake community is super chill and friendly. I truly felt at home there. Our days were full of epic hiking adventures in the Adirondacks, swimming and canoeing in the stunning Caroga Lake, and nights of cooking and grilling outside and then getting the best sleep I've had in a long time!

My only issue was that the use of Kelly's canoe wasn't clear in the listing. One of the reasons I chose to stay at this place was that a canoe was listed in the amenities, but the overview didn't give a heads up that it costs extra to rent. I would've preferred to know this off the bat, instead of a week before the trip so my friend and I were prepared to spend extra. We were unsure of how to go about exchanging money and signing a waiver, and it created some confusion on the first night we stayed there.

Other than that, it truly was an incredible stay and we are hoping to be back to enjoy this amazing place. Thank you so much, Kelly!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tori for all your kind comments about the house, lake, and community. I'm sorry about your confusion concerning the canoe, which was not listed as an amenity, as I had just purchased it. You may have confused what my house offered (short walk to sandy beach, room for 10, fire pit, games, music, movies) with other camps in the area. I assure you my ad was not misleading and had no mention of a boat. I'm glad you had a much needed rest from your city life and throughly enjoyed yourself. I hope you'll return again in the future. Thanks for choosing my lake house, Kelly
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! House has all you need, pictures are accurate. Something for everyone. We rode bikes, golfed (Nick Stoners) 5 minutes away, beach (2 minute walk), fished, canoed, kayaked, rented a party boat for the day from the Caroga Lake Marina just down the road. Enjoyed local restaurants (The Boat House and The Nineteenth Hole). Also great antiquing/thrift shopping not to far of a drive. Enjoyed the Caroga Lake music festival one night. Kelly is very accommodating and friendly.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jill, so glad you all enjoyed the house, the lake, neighborhood, and had a great family vacation. You were an ideal guest and I'm so happy I could host you. Thanks for choosing my home. Kelly
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I loved it

  • 4 of 5

It is a. Beautiful lake house , enjoyed my stay and loved it.. the only downfall is we thought it was on the water but it was ok because it was very close

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you loved the house Tara and enjoyed your stay. Hope you and your family come next year. Sorry for any confusion about the location - a block from the beach. Thanks for being a guest. Kellly
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Cozy, convenient location to enjoy local area

  • 4 of 5

Cozy with quick lake access and views. Convenient location to enjoy hiking and the general area. Pictures were accurate and Kelly was very helpful, attentive and responsive. The kids loved exploring the old carousel.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brenda, It was great hosting you and your family. Hope to see you next year. Kelly
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one of the best family vacations yet. It was beautiful, relaxing and felt right at home.

  • 5 of 5

This vacation was a first for me and my family as far as renting a property to stay at. We have always stayed in hotels so I didn't know what to expect. This house was great. Very welcoming and cozy. It had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We had a small storm that left everyone on the lake with out power and Kelly the home was going to drive 1hr 1/2 to make sure we were ok. The house is right next to the lake which was nice and everyone in the area was extremely nice. If you ever want to get away and want to stay in a cozy house instead of a hotel please contact Kelly you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Vrooman's Bar
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nick Stoner Golf Course
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Amsterdam NY
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
The Coffee Shop
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Royal Mountain Ski Area and Motocross
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
West Caroga Lake
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $300

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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