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NEW Waterfront home - In Town, walk to shopping and Olympic Center - BEAUTIFUL!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

The Otter House is a new 4 bedroom home, with a large guest suite in lower level

The Otter House is a NEW build home that is the perfect blend of that cozy adirondack experience, with modern touches. It is decorated with a rustic modern style. The home's town location is convenient and walking distance to shopping and the olympic center. But, its uniqueness lies in the quiet secluded location right on the water, with beautiful water and mountain views. The town proximity with a quiet, waterfront location is a rare combination in Lake Placid! You can have it all at our house!

The open concept, great room is perfect for those family gatherings and for spending time together. There are beautiful hardwood floors and wood trim throughout, a gas fireplace in the living room and granite counters in the kitchen. The second floor of the home features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, along with a knotty pine sleeping porch for additional sleeping. Also, the open suite in the lower level has a 70" screen TV, game room and guest suite with sleeping for 4 along with its own private full bath. Our home is perfectly laid out for multiple families or a couples' get away. The home contains cable TV and WIFI throughout.


The open concept is great for spending time together. The kitchen opens to both the dining area and living room. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything a cook would need. There are beautiful granite counters with a gas stove for cooking. We enjoy cooking while in our home, so you should find everything required for a gourmet meal.

Kitchen: place settings for 12, coffee maker, toaster, blender, mixer, oven and gas stove, microwave, refrigerator

Dining: table for 8 plus 4 barstools on counter

Living: Large, comfy sectional sofa, TV with cable and DVD player, gas fireplace.

Porch: Covered porch with seating for 4 and gas grill right off the dining and living area.


The upstairs has 3 bedrooms, plus the sleeping porch and sleeping for 8 people.

Master Bedroom: King size bed with high end linens, walk in closet, and master bath with double sinks and glass walk in shower.

1st Bedroom: Queen size 4 poster bed including high end linens and full closet.

2nd Bedroom: Full size bed including high end linens and full size closet.

Main Bath: Full hallway bath with tub/shower combo shared by bedrooms 1 & 2.

Sleeping Porch: Gorgeous knotty pine, year-round porch off the master and 2nd bedroom. It is lovely sitting out here enjoying the view on the chaise lounge or you can convert the sitting area to sleeping for 2 with the futon and sofa bed.


There is a ton of space for multiple uses in the lower level. The studio suite has room for entertaining, extra sleeping, family game night, or a place for the kids to get away. The lower level sleeps 4.

Sleeping: Queen size Adirondack log bed with high end linens. Also there are bunk beds in their own separate nook that sleep 2.

Relaxing: Large sectional sofa, 70" flat screen TV with Cable and DVD player.

Gaming: Foosball table, PS3 game system, puzzles and board games.

Outdoors: From the lower level, walk right outside to a covered patio. There is seating on the patio for dining or enjoying the view. You will find a brand new fire pit to enjoy the nights and stocked with firewood. Also, there are steps leading to our dock on the Chubb River for some fishing or paddling. There are 2 kayaks and a canoe for your use.

Amenities: All high end linens provided. Puzzles, games, DVD collection and books are there for you to enjoy.

More Details

Andrea & Todd
Member since: 2015
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:
August 16, 2018

About Andrea & Todd

We are a family who loves the outdoors! We have enjoyed coming to different places in the adirondacks with our boys since they were toddlers. We fell in love with Lake Placid a few years ago because there is always something going on here and something new to explore. We love to ski, hike, swim, fish and paddle. All of which are plentiful in the area surrounding Lake Placid. We hope you fall in love the way we did!

Andrea & Todd purchased this house in 2015

Why Andrea & Todd chose Lake Placid

Wherever we vacation, being close to the water is the most important. When we found this beautiful new home and it's amazing location on the peaceful Chubb River, we knew it was the perfect vacation home for us. We just love the peacefulness of nature and then being able to walk to town for dinner or some shopping.

What makes this house unique

There are not many new homes in Lake Placid. It is great to enjoy all the modern conveniences that a new home offers. That coupled with the great location makes this home a rare find!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just spent LDW at The Otter House and could not be more pleased. The home surpassed all expectations by leaps and bounds. Brand new everything, plenty of space and a great finished basement for the kids to enjoy. Our families had a weekend full of hiking, boating and just hanging down by the home's dock fishing and kayaking. The home is walking distance to town, although we didn't make there once because the kids never wanted to leave! Great home all around, we can't wait to visit again! Thank you Andrea for being so lovely and helpful and opening up your home to our families.
Sep 2016
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Lake Placid House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , double sink and deluxe, glass tiled shower.
    Upper Hallway Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , high end linens
    Main Floor Bath - toilet , half bath off kitchen and garage
    Lower Level Bath - toilet , shower , full bath for lower level suite
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , high end linens, walk-in closet, double vanity master bath
    Navy Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen poster bed with high end linens and large closet.
    Gray Bedroom - 1 double , High end linens, double french doors lead to sleeping porch
    Lower Level - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , open suite - perfect for in-laws, a family or teens
    Sleeping Porch - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , relax on chaise lounge and futon or convert to sleeping 2.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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NEW Waterfront home - In Town, walk to shopping and Olympic Center - BEAUTIFUL!
average rating of 5.0 based on 52 reviews

Gorgeous home with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

Our family vacation in this beautiful home was more than we could have hoped! Well appointed, well equipped , convenient and comfortable. We loved every minute of our time spent in Lake Placid!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great setup for a family!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was fabulous. We had 2 families of widely varying ages. The basement with bunk beds was great for the kids and the adults slept upstairs, so there was separation if you wanted some privacy. The main floor with the deck was a great place for all of us to gather. I would definitely recommend the house!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the Otter House. The design was perfect for us as we brought generations together. The house was in excellent condition and was bright and welcoming. We particularly enjoyed sitting on the balcony and lawn behind the house in the beautiful summer weather. The kids and adults enjoyed the kayaks, canoe and making s’mores in the fire pit. There were also a plethora of games available for us to play.

The house was very quiet and private yet close to everything. The kitchen was well stocked and when we went out to eat we tried several of the owner’s restaurant recommendations and found all of them to be spot on.

Andrea checked in on us after our arrival and answered any question we had for her. I highly recommend this house for everyone. We would love to stay at the house again if we return to Lake Placid.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay at Otter House. The house and setting were beautiful. Everything was clean and well maintained. We had problem with garbage disposal and home owner had someone out to fix it the next day. We loved using the kayaks and canoe. It was so beautiful. Good location as well.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Otter House. The location and setting are truly special! It is so enjoyable to use our kayaks and canoe right off the dock on the Chubb River. Keeping our home in top condition is very important to us, thereby allowing you to relax and enjoy your Lake Placid getaway. Thank you for letting us know about the jam in the garbage disposal, so we could get someone over there quickly to fix it for you. We hope you can stay with us again!
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Wonderful home and location!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Lake Placid for many years on vacation and this house ticked all the boxes. Backing up to the water with use of their kayaks was a treat and having the quiet and calm while still being close to town makes it an excellent rental home!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed hosting you at the The Otter House. The quiet location but ability to walk to town is one of the many special features of our home. In addition to the location, we have our well stocked kitchen, DVD library, games and puzzles for family time, and boats for paddling the river. There are many things to do at the house while enjoying Lake Placid and the Adirondacks.
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Perfect house!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the Otter house! The owner was amazing with great communication! We will definetly come back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Lake Placid Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Wise guy's Sports Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Whiteface Club Golf and Resort
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Adirondack Scenic Railroad
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Lisa G's
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Whiteface Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Mirror Lake
Car: necessary

Lake Placid was home to the 1932 and 1980 Olympics. Enjoy the olympic venues and the opportunity to have an experience like an olympian. You can skate on the outdoor speed skating oval, play pick up hockey on Mirror Lake, try a bobsled, downhill ski on Whiteface Mountain. You can enjoy these venues both winter and summer. Lake Placid is the place to be.

Home to the Lake Placid Ironman, Lake Placid is also enjoyed for its active, outdoor lifestyle of running, biking and swimming. Mirror Lake is a great place to experience all of these for all members of the family.

Nature is around you at every step. With the High Peaks surrounding the area, hiking is a favorite for all ages. You can tackle a small mountain with the kids or conquer a high peak, or maybe all 46. Also, the Ausable River is home to world class fly fishing. Grab your fishing rod and experience the beauty of the Ausable.

If you are looking to experience the natural beauty of the area, within an hour drive you can enjoy The Wild Center (an interactive Adirondack museum) or The Ausable Chasm.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Be sure to ask about our discounted rates for extended stays. We provide special weekly pricing. We pride ourselves on providing a personalized experience. It is important for us to speak to prospective renters before confirming a rental request. Please give us a call so we can share more information about our home and the area. We look forward to speaking with you!

Rental contract to be signed at time of booking with 50% deposit to reserve property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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