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Romantic Lakeside For Two - Kayaks, Bikes - STUNNING Views!

Maura

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Romantic Lakeside For Two - Kayaks, Bikes - STUNNING Views!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Lake Algonquin - Wells Cottage Rental Photos and Description

It's all windows, it's all about the view and the rugged outdoors, sleeps 2

Cute home for two with gorgeous lake and mountain views.

This is a great area for outdoor activities. Enjoy a small town atmosphere with big time Adirondack adventures.

We call her 'Trailer Liscious'. She's a 1960's mobile home that has been transformed to an open, modern space with oversized windows that brings the outside in. Has a cozy interior fireplace, outside fire pit, weber grill, kayaks and nice bikes. Snowshoes in winter.

Great year round spot to enjoy hikes to our local waterfalls, kayak, swim or x country ski and snowshoe out front, bike around the lake, or take drives to the many other lakes nearby. We have a land line phone for local and long distance phone calls (Verizon cell service only up here), wifi internet, microwave, full kitchen, Netflix on our flat screen TV, lots of great books and DVD's and games. No cable though, we come here to get away from the news!

Sleeps two in a comfortable West Elm double bed with nice linens.

We supply all the local scoop for hikes, waterfalls, antiquing and restaurants. Nearby there is golf, horseback riding and whitewater rafting. Skiing in winter is terrific - both x country and downhill are nearby, this is snowmobile country, local rentals available.

There is a small road between us and the lake, easy swimming or kayaking access.

The lake and mountain views from inside (and out!) are unobstructed and lined by pine trees, creating a feeling of privacy rarely found on property so close to the lake.

Rachel Ray Endorsement!: Trailer Liscious was featured in Rachel Rays Magazine as one of her recommended romantic, cheap getaways in her Valentines Day edition!

No smoking, no pets please. Sleeps 2 persons max.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Maura (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

About Maura

Maura has been coming to Lake Algonquin her entire life, and knew as a small child she would have her own home here. Now she and her husband David own three rental houses in addition to the family camp. We enjoy all the year round outdoor fun - we ski, swim, kayak, paddle board, snowmobile, hike, antique, bbq and sometimes do absolutely nothing.

We use them all, we rent them all. It's been a great experience sharing what we love so much with others.

Maura purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Maura chose Lake Algonquin - Wells

The Trailer Liscious Experience: This trailer was purchased for the location - one of the best views on this very picturesque and quaint lake.

The original plan was to use it for a few years for extra sleeping room, then tear it down and build a house. However, after staying here a couple of seasons and putting a little (OK a Lot!) of elbow grease into brightening her up, we recognized the efficiency and practicality of keeping the trailer. It is solid as a rock, local craftsmen have enhanced her with an abundance of picture windows to capture the view, we now have a fireplace, efficient heat and winter plumbing. She's clean, modern, warm and here to stay! We love her and so do our guests!

What makes this cottage unique

It is unique to find a cozy, clean, comfy and yet affordable get away home for just two people.

The views are fabulous. This is a small town on a beautiful lake that never gets very crowded, that is hard to find these days.

We do our best to supply NICE things for a NICE experience for all our guests. You will have access to very good kayaks, bikes, snowshoes, linens, towels, lots of spices, paper towels, napkins, tin foil - things you may not think to bring and most vacation rentals do not supply. We try to make it easy and breezy for you!

In winter deer and wild turkeys surround the house (our neighbors feed them).

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had such a wonderful time relaxing and slowing down from big city living. We rested, walked and enjoyed the BBQ. Hours on the couch drinking in the lake view and letting time slowly pass. A place to fill the heart and empty the mind.



Thank you for a wonderful experience.
Aug 2013
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.8
based on 25 traveler reviews

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Romantic Lakeside For Two - Kayaks, Bikes - STUNNING Views!
average rating of 4.8 based on 30 reviews
5

LOVE IT

  • 5 of 5

THE PLACE WAS GREAT AND CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE. PERFECT FOR A COUPLE

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

GREAT GREAT

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway. The property was clean and well maintained. and wonderfully decorated. it's perfect for a couple! I definitely recommend this property to anyone who wants to get away. just a note even upon our arrival the there where Fresh Egg - home grown in the fridge, towels in the bathroom, it even smelled nice, and the surroundings are breath taking, I must mention the views from the windows---AMAZING!!!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great little get away for my wife and I.

  • 5 of 5

Clean and cozy retreat for our 5th anniversary! Great views, quiet and easy to get to. House had everything we needed to live comfortably while we were here, despite the -15 degree weather outside. Great hospitality from owners, Recommended A+

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Excellent, relaxing and accommodating

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I needed to get away for New Year's and we wanted to go somewhere close to skiing/snowboarding and that was secluded. This property was wonderful for that. The view of Lake Algonquin was amazing, and the frigid walks were perfect for us. The quiet was a welcome change as well, and it was nice just reading in front of the fire.

Maura and David were excellent hosts. They were responsive, accommodating and overall very professional and understanding. We cannot speak more highly of them and this place, it was the refreshing break we needed to get back into the swing of the things for 2015. We would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Wonderful, Relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

What a great place to stay! We loved everything about Trailer-licious—especially the fireplace and the unexpected surprise of Roku. The recycling situation was a bit confusing for us lackadaisical city dwellers, but otherwise, it was a wonderfully pleasant time for my wife and I to rewind and to relax.

By the way, there is a great selection of books and movies. I’m an English teacher, so I was pleasantly surprised by the book collection. We ended up reading The Catcher in the Rye again, just for fun.

Two things that we not what I expected. First, the recycling situation was a more elaborate than I've seen before, though it seems to be the fault of the town of Wells. You have to wash the trash (ahem . . . "recycling") and separate it into various bins (in many of the cities I've lived, recycling is neither washed nor separated).

Second, the trailer is not as rural as the pictures make it seem. Granted, it is still extremely private, and I only saw the neighbor walking his dog once from the main window during our entire stay.

Other than those two unexpected bumps, I would undoubtedly do it all over again. This is a wonderful place to spend some down time. Well worth it!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Gloucestershire, UK
5

Beautiful Views from Cosy Cabin.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin/trailer from the moment we arrived. In a lovely position overlooking the mountains and lake. Beautifully decorated, very cosy, warm and clean, with everything you could need. Great stock of videos and books. Had fun riding the bikes round the lake. We really wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Car: necessary

Lake Algonquin is located in Wells, New York, southern Adirondack Mountains. Quiet town, not a lot of tourists (there are no hotels!) so you may have the lake all to yourselves, especially midweek.

The area is stunningly beautiful...with mountain hikes, waterfalls and lots of lakes. We will share all the local remote spots, most of which you would never find without local assistance!

In warmer weather we supply kayaks for exploring the lake and bikes for exploring around it. Great fishing on Lake Algonquin, free tennis and basketball courts in town. We supply a list of antique shops, recommended local restaurants, hikes and other things to do. Nearby there is golf, horseback riding and whitewater rafting.

It is a winter wonderland here during the snow season! We supply 2 sets of snowshoes, skiing is terrific - both x country and downhill. Small ice skating rink in town, ice fishing abounds, and there are car and snowmobile races on this lake that are thrilling to watch, and can be seen from the comfort of indoors. Rent snowmobiles - hundreds of miles of groomed trails!

Golf: Public golf 15 minutes away in Speculator, NY

Ski Gore - fabulous, never a long line - reasonable rates - spectacular views we LOVE Gore!

Ski Oak Mt - 12 minutes away, small but beautiful views of local lake and mountains, great for beginners and kids.

Cross Country Ski at Lapland Lake - Finnish flavor, tons of trails, lake, reindeer, nice restaurant, very down home feel to it, this is our favorite.

Cross Country Ski at Garnett Hill - very nice - near Gore

Cross Country Ski out front across our lake - bring your own skis!

Snowmobile trails are famous up here - rent in Speculator, they have guides as well.

Snowshoe: we provide 2 sets, go anywhere in woods near house, across lake or on the many trails around - we recommend hiking to the waterfalls which are gorgeous in winter with all the ice.

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Rates & Availability

From $90 Per night

Lake Algonquin - Wells Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
May 22 2015 - Jun 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$90
From
$135
Fri,Sat,Sun
$600
 
 
Summer
Jun 26 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$175
Fri,Sat,Sun
$800
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 8 2015 - Sep 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
$90
From
$135
Fri,Sat,Sun
$600
 
 
Fall Foliage
Sep 25 2015 - Oct 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
$100
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Cleaning $60.00
Notes Sleeps two, no pets, no smoking. $60 cleaning fee additional. $200 security deposit refunded within 10 days of departure.

Payment by check, or credit card plus 3.5% fee (for credit card).

Watercraft is available for use May 15-Oct 15.

Rates vary depending on season. Holidays rates are higher. Sleeps two maximum.
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Amenities

Lake Algonquin - Wells Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • One Double Bed in Bedroom. Nice linens and towels supplied.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
What are the Best things about this house and location? It's cheap, clean and charming, it's easy, and views are fantastic. Guests have ALL been very happy in the 8 years we have been renting.

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