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300' private lakefront. Pristine house, 6 bedrooms, 3 full baths- sleeps 12.

Silver Bay, NY, USA
  • Cottage3200 sqft
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

Sleep 12 comfortably.

House has 300 feet of private lake front on Sabbath Day Point at the southern end of Silver Bay on the northern part of Lake George, the Queen of Lakes. It has 6 bedrooms that very comfortably sleeps 12 people, the maximum number of guests permitted. 5 of the 6 bedrooms face the lake with wonderful views. A large screened in porch is perfect for reading, evening libations, or even inclement days. Built in 1948 Mitten Rock Cottage has a beautiful history and charm with all the conveniences a family would want and need for a perfect and relaxing vacation. House fully restored and updated. A gorgeous covered boat house allows for both a 30 foot boat to be secured and swimming in water of 2 feet for children and 6 feet off the end. There is a latter for adults and stairs for the kids. The bottom is mostly sand and the water is so clean it is drinkable. There is sun on the dock all day but there is an area that is covered at all times for those that wish to get out of the sun.


Shawn S. Sullivan

Member Since 2015
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Calendar last updated:
Jan 19, 2018
About Shawn S. Sullivan

Grandson of original owner, Dr. Harold R. Gelhaar. My brother and I brought the house back into our family in 1994 after our grandparents needed to sell it in the early 80s. We spent years bringing Mitten Rock Cottage into the shape it is in today.

Shawn S. Sullivan purchased this Cottage in 1994

Why Shawn S. Sullivan chose Warren County

This property is absolutely pristine. House and boat dock have been completely renovated. It is a year round home with full amenities.. The dock is sublime and perfect for swimming and boating. Sun is on dock from sunrise until 5 PM. There are covered areas if shade is desired. The porch is protected by screens and is perfect for reading while looking at the lake. There is room under roof in boat slip for a boat up to 30 feet long.

What makes this Cottage unique

Propane BBQ hooked to home. WiFi and HiDef TV. ATT Cellular reaches home and house has its on Verizon Cell set up for perfect coverage. Expansive back yard with picnic area. This is a beautiful and cozy home with every modern convenience. It opens beautifully to the lake. 5 of 6 bedrooms face lake. Few homes in the area can comfortably sleep 12. There are 4 bedrooms in the main house (on two floors) with 2 full baths. Attached via a breezeway is a guest house with 2 bedrooms and a full bathroom. Upstairs main house sleeps 4. Downstairs main house sleeps another 4. The final 4 are in the guest house.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Upstairs, facing lake.
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, Upstairs, rear of house, bathroom between 2 upstairs bdrms
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Downstairs, facing lake, main house
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Main house, downstairs. Day bed with trundle. Facing lake.
      • Bedroom 5
        1 double, Guest house, attached via breezeway. Private full bath.
      • Bedroom 6
        1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Guest house, day bed and trundle bed. Sleeps 3.
      • 6 bedrooms, 5 facing lake.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • 1 full upstairs in main house. 1 full downstairs in main house. 1 full in guest cottage attached via breezeway.

      Location Type

        • Lake View
          Mitten Rock Cottage is set back from lake about 250 feet. Five of the six bedrooms have lake views through a beautifully manicured property. The entire property is very private.
        • Lakefront
          300 feet of private lakefront. Covered two slip wooden cribbed dock with tanning deck.


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Internet
                • Clothes Dryer
                • Fitness Room / Equipment
                  Bench with new dumbells up to 60lbs.
                • Garage
                  2 car garage
                • Heating
                • Fireplace
                • Linens Provided
                • Living Room
                  High def TV and full stereo.
                • Parking
                  Long driveway - parking abounds.
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine


                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining
                          Inside comfortable seats 10 adults.
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 10 people


                            • Books
                            • DVD Player
                            • Satellite / Cable
                              Cable TV and wireless internet
                            • Stereo
                            • Television


                                • Deck / Patio
                                  Screened in porch for 12, easily.
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  Hooked to house propane.

                                  8 Reviews


                                  Latest reviews

                                  Sabbath Bay Serenity at Magnificent Mitten Rock

                                  Diane K.Perkasie, PA

                                  Wow! I have so many wonderful things to say about Mitten Rock Cottage’s location, amenities and owners. Shawn and Christine are by far the most thoughtful, kind and accommodating VRBO owners I have had the pleasure to meet.

                                  The home’s location cannot be beat as it provides gorgeous views of the lake with easy access to the dock. It sits on a peaceful country lane with minimal traffic and your closet neighbor, excluding the lake, is a beautiful chapel that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Don’t cheat yourself, check out the chapel on Sunday even if you are not religious as the church’s architect, William B. Tuthill, also designed Carnegie Hall and the Tiffany era stained class windows are stunning.

                                  As well this home has expansive front and back yards for badminton, beanbags and shade from the summer sun provided by the gorgeous, tall trees. There is plenty of room for multiple family yard games, there’s room to grill, picnic and just relax in the charming Adirondack chairs.

                                  Boat rental was easy as Snug Harbor Marina in Silver Bay, NY is within walking distance of the home. Shawn’s recommendation of this marina was very helpful as we selected a boat that would accommodate our needs for waterskiing, tubing, fishing and cruising on the lake. The incredible amount of lake frontage allows for unencumbered access to the lake and dock via the boat.

                                  The interior of the home is spacious. We were celebrating my parent’s 60th Wedding Anniversary and between the 12 of us there were four different families. The kitchen, living and dining areas enabled us to have so much fun as we could all be together without feeling crowded. The proximity of the three bathrooms and numerous bedrooms worked great for our multi-family vacation, as there was also plenty of privacy.

                                  We swam, fished, skied, kayaked, cruised and tubed. We went for morning jogs and took evening walks without worry of rushing traffic. Swimming out to Mitten Rock with my entire family was unforgettable. The Sullivan’s and Mitten Rock Cottage provided four generations of my family with a place where we were reminded of nature’s amazing beauty, our playful, carefree-selves and what’s most important, our family’s love.

                                  Mitten Rock Celebration and family reunion-

                                  richard E.

                                  Mitten Rock house was the perfect place for our family gathering. After exhaustive research and looking at many places it lived up to every hope. My fathers 90th birthday was the occaison for four families actually counting he and my mom. We were twelve. The guest house is very connected by a short breezeway and all but one of the many bed rooms have lake views and even it was just great. We have camped for fifty years as a family tradition on the lake and the house was a welcome difference yet still allowed the lake experience. It had everything we could possibly want. Much of our time was spent relaxing on the dock and swimming. The dock is surrounded by shallow water two to three feet and was entirely safe and comfortable for the very young children and their parents. Amazingly clean sand all around there. We found mitten rock by swimming out which is a surprising reproduction of a mitten indeed. The views and the location were fantastic.relaxing on the lawn also wonderful in the seating provided. The kitchen had every possible size platter and implement. The restaurant in Hague was fantastic our one night out. All together a total success!

                                  Special Adirondack Location Location Location !

                                  Martin H.

                                  Recently my family need a break so we went online to find a home in the Adirondacks and on a lake that would allow us to hike mountains, fish, kayak, swim and not go far to do it all. Well we found Mitten Rock Cottage in beautiful Sabbath Day Point on Lake George in Upstate NY. We did everything I mentioned every day and had one of the best family vacations ever! The house was very well kept and had a true Adirondack feel with everything you need. The owners were very gracious from the start and cared a lot about what we needed. We have been renting homes for over 28 years around the globe and if you ever want to take in a truly beautiful adventure stay here! Shawn & Chris are awesome & really care about their home & their customers!

                                  Thank you again for the use of your home . It was everything you said & more!

                                  Best Regards,

                                  Marty & Family

                                  Great Family Vacation

                                  Jeffrey R.

                                  Mitten Rock Cottage was perfect for our family trip! We had three small families with 7 children total, each family had their own space, there was plenty of room for everyone and a perfect setup for group meals and gathering!

                                  Beyond that the house was a perfect lake retreat, very nice and very comfortable. An amazing yard overlooking the lake, perfect for kids soccer and baseball games; and the private dock was the absolute perfect place to spend most of our free time! Swimming, fishing, kayaking, boating, etc. All of it was right there at the end of the yard, on a beautiful part of the lake! There is nowhere quite like Lake George, and Mitten Rock Cottage was a perfect place to experience it!

                                  A slice of heaven in Lake George!

                                  Jennifer N.

                                  This home was the perfect layout for our group of three small families. Each family had their own space...one in the guest house, one upstairs and one in the first floor master suite. The owners Shawn and Christine were very accommodating and answered all of our questions promptly. During our stay we enjoyed the beautiful crystal clear, calm waters of Northern Lake George. We felt like we had the lake to ourselves! There is practically no boat traffic, so tubing, water skiing and wake boarding was a breeze. We saw bald eagles flying above us from the expansive back yard. We saw shooting stars at night from the open front yard. We swam, paddle boated and played off the dock for endless hours each day. Definitely one of our favorite vacations was at Mitten Rock Cottage!

                                  Peaceful and Beautiful

                                  Laura B.

                                  Sit on the dock in the evening and hear the loons calling. Take your rented boat into Boltons Landing for an early dinner. Walk to Snug Harbor Marina to rent your boat. Swim off of the dock in the crystal clear water. The house is adequate and comfortably sleeps 12. We had a family of 11.....cooked family meals, played badmitton in the extra large front yard overlooking Lake George, and played board games in the family dining room. The screened in porch is a lovely place to have happy hour. Dog friendly and kid friendly. Lots of good restaurant suggestions from the owners.


                                  Silver Bay, NY, USA

                                  One mile south of Silver Bay YMCA campus, on historic Sabbath Day Point. 6 miles south of the town of Hague. The Silver Bay YMCA is terrific for kids with daily programs and lots of activities for very reasonable prices. Property next to National Historic Landmark, Grace Memorial Chapel, open only for one service on Sunday mornings in July and August.

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