As Homeaway 'regulars', we know how important it is to find that perfect place when on vacation. Katrina and Rich have it all! Our variables were pretty specific and it's not an easy combination to always find for a reasonable price. Not too mention, it can be very time consuming and feel overwhelming.
We travel often to the Adirondack region and run into the same issue. Many of the homes need updating. The decor is very open, beachy, and airy. No ridiculous knick knacks, old plaid couches, or funny smells here etc... Modern, up to speed and did I mention she has the best smelling candles ever? Details. Detalils. Details. None were overlooked and it's obvious.
Floor to ceiling sliding doors face the lake that expose one of the most beautiful lawns I've ever seen! They nailed it. You have access to a firepit (on the beach!), kayaks, a great dock to sit with your coffee and fish, washer/dryer, plenty of parking, a terrific deck with a brand new grill and patio furniture, and most importantly are pet friendly.
For you boaters, there is a launch less than a mile from the property. The popular party spot Sand Island is opposite their private beach! Just a few minutes by boat or fifteen minutes by kayak. Does it get any better?
From start to finish, Katrina was reliable and always available. Our trip was very last minute (arrived within 12-18 hours of booking) and they made it all happen on a moments notice. They would even send friendly texts from time to time, checking in on us, making sure we had everything we needed.
A few great local bars (all on the Great Sacandaga) within a 10-15 minute drive. Locals are friendly and nonpretentious. A warm and inviting community. If you go to Lanzi's Lakeside, be sure to ask for the host (owner) Lou. Actually, he will probably end up saying hello to you first!
Seriously, stop your search now. We did the leg work for you! Typically not the type to write a review (as a matter of fact, this is our first one!) but the place is seriously just that good.
Nicole & Trish