LAKE FRONT COTTAGE WITH STUNNING VIEWS, KAYAK, ROW BOAT, PADDLE BOAT, WIFI!

From
$150
Enter dates to see total
Email Owner Email

Jean Barbara

Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

This owner accepts HomeAway's most secure form of payment. Learn More

Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

LAKE FRONT COTTAGE WITH STUNNING VIEWS, KAYAK, ROW BOAT, PADDLE BOAT, WIFI!

Lake Algonquin - Wells House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms,1 full bath, laundry room, sleeps 5-6 - 6 maximum

This lake front cottage has front row views of the lake and mountains beyond! Large screened in porch with Adirondack chairs and dining table to enjoy a meal with your family or friends, read a good book or just relax and enjoy the view! The master bedroom has a brand new queen bed and the 2nd room has a comfy double bed and custom made bunk beds with lots of head room. There is a fireplace and fire pit (wood provided), fully equipped kitchen, gas grill, washer/dryer, dock, row boat, 2 person kayak, paddle boat, Wifi, Netflix and a 47 inch flat screen. The large lawn over looks the lake and has a fire pit to roast marshmallows and watch for shooting stars at night. The bathroom was recently renovated and has a large tub and shower. There are numerous hikes for beginners or experienced hikers to beautiful waterfalls, fishing right off the dock, in the row boat or in the river, free tennis, basketball courts and public beach in town. We provide quality linens, towels and many other necessities to make your stay easy and stress free. Browse through the book and brochures at the cottage that lists many local hikes and fun things to do in the area. 4 hrs from NYC, 1.5 hrs from Albany, 1 hr from Saratoga and Lake George.

Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Jean Barbara

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number

This cottage was purchased in 1954 by my grandparents and is now owned by myself and my siblings. We have put a lot of love and care into this cottage over the years and plan on passing this little slice of heaven down to our kids.

Jean Barbara purchased this house in 1954
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

This owner accepts HomeAway's most secure form of payment. Learn More

Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Property Reviews

Lake Front Cottage With Stunning Views, Kayak, Row Boat, Paddle Boat, Wifi!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
business
Lake Front Cottage With Stunning Views, Kayak, Row Boat, Paddle Boat, Wifi!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p239481
+1 8457971097
Lake Algonquin - Wells Adirondacks
5

Relaxing, comfortable & well-equipped. STAY HERE!

Relaxing, comfortable & well-equipped. STAY HERE!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
This lakeside cabin has the homely, welcoming feel of a much-loved family retreat. The views - from early morning sunrise to evening mists - were wonderful in all weathers. I say “all” because, although we planned on a summer vacation (it was mid-June after all!), we had a very mixed bag: anything from relentless rain and warm midday sun, to crisp 50 degree nights and strong winds. But this was the place to enjoy it all: in cold and wet weather we lit the indoor log fire, read books looking out onto the view and made s’mores. In the crisp, clear evenings under a blanket of stars we watched the dancing fireflies and lit our own by the shore in the firepit provided. On the fairer days we ventured out for hikes (extensive recommendations are provided by the owner) and took the rowing boat out onto the lake to troll for pickerel. I was touched to find a welcome gift of NY maple syrup and pancake mix, having mentioned to the owner that one of the things I hope to do was source some locally.

The cabin comes with many provisions above and beyond most rentals:

- screened/covered porch (essential in summer to enjoy al fresco dining without worrying about biting insects)
- spacious living area with log fire (plus hardwood and firelighters)
- full kitchen (plus basic condiments)
- outdoor grill and firepit (plus fuel)
- rowing boat, paddle boat and double kayak (plus lifevests), which can be launched from the private dock out front
- wifi and phone with inclusive national calls (essential in this part of the Adirondacks, where cell service is scarce)
- generous supply of handsoap, dishsoap, laundry detergent, toilet roll, etc.

If I had to pick one very slight drawback, it is that the full/double beds are going to feel quite small to many couples. They are very comfortable, however.

Tips:
Bring a book. It’s so relaxing that you may find you get no further than the porch!
Bring fishing tackle to troll on the lake and to fish from the dam or on the river just south of the dam. Live bait is available at the General Store in Wells. Tanners in Speculator sells NY State fishing licences and a selection of tackle.
Northville is a quaint town, worth the trip on a Friday for the waterside farmer’s market (from memory, 2-5pm?), the sweet pies (available Friday to Sunday from Colorful Connections on Bridge Street) and to wander the historic streets.
Speculator has the best supermarket in the area.
Bring your own kindling if you can't use an axe.
business
Lake Front Cottage With Stunning Views, Kayak, Row Boat, Paddle Boat, Wifi!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p239481
+1 8457971097
Lake Algonquin - Wells Adirondacks
5

Great cottage and beautiful lake

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
We stayed here for one week during an unrivaled hot spell.
Temperatures soared into the 90's. This house is beautifully situated to catch breezes with a spectacular view of the lake and mountains beyond. We think it is the best location on the lake. My husband says PERFECT!! A pleasant surprise is how well-equipped the cottage is and how comfortable the beds are. We had everything we needed and enjoyed everything the property has to offer. Our hosts were attentive and considerate and we will definitely return in the future. A great place and a wonderful week! 6 thumbs way up!!
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Lake Front Cottage With Stunning Views, Kayak, Row Boat, Paddle Boat, Wifi!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p239481
+1 8457971097
Lake Algonquin - Wells Adirondacks
downstate, Ny
5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
My daughter, son-in-law and two year old grand-daughter spent a delightful week here. The cottage boasts well-manicured grounds, magnificent lake and mountain views, immaculate and comfortable living spaces, as well as all necessary amenities (both inside and out) to guarantee a wonderful experience. Jean is a welcoming host who made sure we had everything we needed. Each of us had different expectations for this family vacation, and none of us were disappointed by anything other than how quickly the week flew by. Regardless of your idea of the "perfect" Adirondack experience, you will do well to unpack your bags at the Kiernan cottage and let the fun begin.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Lake Front Cottage With Stunning Views, Kayak, Row Boat, Paddle Boat, Wifi!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p239481
+1 8457971097
Lake Algonquin - Wells Adirondacks
5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
We didn't want to leave and we'd definitely come back! The cottage is beautifully situated at the end of the lake - it's idyllic. The host's family obviously use the cottage throughout the year, so it is brilliantly equipped, especially the kitchen. Bedrooms and living room were comfortable, and we even got to use the wood stove (in June?!) one evening. The host was super helpful before our stay, and our deposit was returned within a couple of days of our departure - excellent customer service. We couldn't fault our stay in the Adirondacks except that we didn't stay long enough - we will be back to Kiernan Cottage! You should stay here too...
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Lake Front Cottage With Stunning Views, Kayak, Row Boat, Paddle Boat, Wifi!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p239481
+1 8457971097
Lake Algonquin - Wells Adirondacks
Manhattan
5

Relaxing Lakefront Experience!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
We spent one week here this summer with friends - what a treat! Nicer than even the pictures. This house has stunning lake and mountain views, magical in the early AM with the fog lifting off the lake. Swimming off the dock, card games, all meals on the screened in porch and kayaking were our highlights. Hikes were fun too, but we were reluctant to leave the comfort of our waterfront retreat. THANK YOU! We will return....
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4
Email Owner Email

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albany International Airport
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Hiking, swimming, water sports,

Email Owner Email

Photos

Email Owner Email

Availability & Rates

Lake Algonquin - Wells House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Apr 18 2014 - Jun 20 2014
$150
$165
Fri,Sat,Sun
$990
3 nights
 
 
Summer
Jun 21 2014 - Sep 12 2014
$1,200
7 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 13 2014 - Nov 14 2014
$150
$175
Fri,Sat,Sun
$990
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Cleaning $75.00
Notes Ask about mid-week specials in the spring & fall!
$300 security deposit or purchase renters insurance through HomeAway and $75 cleaning fee (linens and towels provided)
Must be at least 24 years of age to rent
Check-in at 4 p.m. and check-out at 11 a.m. in the summer months (Fri to Fri). We can be flexible on arrival and departure days in the spring and fall.

Accept e-check and Visa/MasterCard
Email Owner Email

Amenities

Lake Algonquin - Wells House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom was recently updated. Unique large square tub and laundry room.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Custom Bunk bed
  • Quilts and blankets are washed on a regular basis. The bunkroom has a double bed and custom built-in sturdy Adirondack bunk bed that has plenty of headroom.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
Notes:
Unlimited long distance within the United States. We have Netflix and Hulu Plus streaming instead of cable TV for unlimited movie choices or TV shows.
Email Owner Email