Melissa Vito

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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, sleeps 10. Off-season rates as per groups of 4-10

One nice big house, on one lakeside acre, for one group at a time. A history of good times. Spacious, well-kept property on the west shore of Lake George. Rustic enough to feel authentic; ample conveniences for your comfort and ease of living. OPEN ALL YEAR. HIGH-SPEED INTERNET. GENERATOR ON SITE. POOL TABLE. Pet-friendly September to June. Off-season rates proportionate to groups of 4 to 10.

In the summer we use flat rates of $2,600 - $5,200 for up to ten people, At all other times of the year, however, our rates are determined not only by the length of stay but by the number of people in your party. Some of the holidays are flat rate, some have a minimum 8-person rate. The rate chart here on doesn't allow for us to show all those rates. For an accurate quote, then, it's best to contact us directly (see URL information at the bottom of the Links and Video section). We do respond promptly.

House has five bedrooms, including a master bedroom to die for, and four full baths. Flexibility in sleeping. Large living area for getting together; distant sleeping for getting away. Hardwood floors, knotty-pine walls. A kitchen my stepson the chef finds well equipped. Pool table inside the house. Two-car garage. Playhouse. Natural features of native trees, exposed bedrock. Boathouse with dock, deck, campfire. Ten minutes to Lake George Village.

The House: Constructed in stages as the family's needs grew, Lake House contains many levels of living area and, with all its nooks and crannies, provides an unusual degree of privacy for its residents. Rooms are large, their walls paneled with knotty pine, and their floors made of oak, except for one room whose floors are pine. Ceilings are high and decorations sparse, lending an atmosphere of space and relaxation.

The main room is a large living and dining area with the kitchen at one end. It contains a large gas-fired woodvstove (for ambiance primarily--the oil furnace provides central heat), one of three TVs (with cable), CD and DVD players, and radio (receiving NPR at 89.5). The dining table seats twelve comfortably. The kitchen, with its generous supply of cooking and serving equipment, is favored by the best of cooks.

This room opens out onto a large screened porch furnished with a sofa and a round glass table with chairs.

The Boat House and the Lake : An attractive series of gently sloping steps leads you across the bedrock and down to the lake.

The double-level boat house with crib dock provides covered docking space for a boat up to 23 feet in length. No charge is made for use of the dock. A collection of life jackets in many sizes is available for the guests' use. Boat rental is available in the area. With the owner's permission you will be welcome to use our personal rowboat kept at the waterfront.

At the shallowest place, the water depth beside the boat house is about one foot, appropriate for enjoyment by very young children accompanied by an adult. The water adjacent to the pier is 8 feet deep and safe for diving. A ladder attached to the pier makes climbing back onto the pier convenient and safe. The water temperature in the lake seldom exceeds 77 degrees and is always clear and refreshing.

The Grounds : The grounds around the house contain a variety of land uses: small wooded areas, a small brook, grassy lawns, small flower gardens, a small wetland area, and an outcropping of bedrock. Many species of trees, including white pine, Norway spruce, blue spruce, hemlock, cedar, crab apple, oak, maple, birch, and aspen provide shade, a high degree of privacy, and natural beauty to the grounds.

For outdoor cooking, a modern Weber gas grill is provided, along with the propane needed and a spare tank in case the first ones runs out.

The two-bay garage is available for parking vehicles or boat trailers, or for storing bicycles or other sports equipment.

A full-size playhouse with a high ceiling and containing a doll crib and an assortment of other toys is available for the use of the children. Also available for the children are a swing set, a sandbox, and a tiny picnic table.

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  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Melissa Vito (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Melissa Vito

As my year-round occupation is managing my two rental houses, I would call myself an innkeeper. It's a pleasure for me to live just 2 miles from the houses and can take good care of the property and of my guests' needs during their stay.

I treasure and do what I can to protect this beautiful and hospitable place and enjoy classical music and good movies and theater and my CSA vegetables and eggs from the local farm. My grown son, who sells Toyotas in Santa Rosa, CA, just assisted in my leasing of a great car, the PriusV. My daughter works very hard teaching biology at a Baltimore City high school.

Melissa Vito purchased this house in 1959

What makes this house unique

Purchased in 1959 as a lakeside fishing shack, the house has been enlarged in stages into a well-integrated five-bedroom, four-bath home that everyone finds beautiful, wonderfully private, and just fun to live in. The great kitchen and dining table, the four bathrooms, the pool table, the natural surroundings, the immaculate condition you will find it in, not to mention the waterfront with its view of the lake and mountains that will take your breath away, boat docking, and great swimming, all create a place you will feel privileged to visit.

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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Nice, big, friendly house on Lake George. Rent now for September and beyond.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Nice, big, friendly house on Lake George. Rent now for September and beyond.
+1 5186685545
Diamond Point Lake George Area

Wonderful off-season getaway

  • 5 of 5
Went up with girlfriends for a few days at the end of March and had a truly relaxing, lovely experience. Melissa, the owner, was extremely nice and helpful by email and in person. House was even better than pictures - gorgeous and meticulously maintained. We only had four people so all got our own rooms! Deck has incredible views of the lake - perfect for sunning and reading even on the less sunny days we had. On the chillier day, we stayed close to home and enjoyed the cozy living room with gas fireplace and watched DVDs and ate homemade meals cooked in the well-appointed kitchen - every pot/pan/utensil you could ever need! Had a campfire the next night in the fire circle and roasted hot dogs and s'mores while looking up at a million stars. Everything you need in terms of grocery, restaurants, supplies, is nearby in Diamond Point or Lake George village. Took small side trips to Sabbath Day Point and Lake George state park, but mainly just enjoyed down time in a really beautiful setting. Hot water was excellent and plentiful. Would love to come back in summer to do some boating and swimming, but also really loved how quiet the neighborhood and lake were during off-season.
Can't wait to come back!
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
66 Miles
Albany International
Nearest Train
66 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5.4 Miles
Route 87
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
On site and in Bolton Landing
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
In Bolton Landing
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
West or Gore Mountain
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sagamore Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Several in Bolton Landing
Car: necessary

Our beautiful lake, called the Queen of American Lakes, naturally, is what most people come to the region to enjoy. One of the cleanest lakes in the world, it also is surrounded by forested mountains and contains 172 beautiful little islands scattered over its 32-mile length, so its landscapes are equal in quality to its water.

The swimming, boating, and fishing are fine. The region offers many other attractions, such as a Six Flags amusement park, horseback riding, hiking, the Saratoga racetrack in August, the music and ballet at SPAC, shopping at the outlets, and numerous festivals and special events.

Winter offers skiing and boarding at two ski slopes nearby, the Winter Carnival in February, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing, plus the beauty of the snowscapes to enjoy.

Experience the thrill of walking on the ground where significant battles of the French and Indian and the Revolutionary Wars took place, where our nation's history began.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


Diamond Point House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Third Sept. week
Sep 13 2014 - Sep 26 2014
3 night minimum stay
Early fall
Sep 28 2014 - Oct 9 2014
3 night minimum stay
Columbus Day
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 12 2014
3 night minimum stay
Oct 13 2014 - Oct 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 29 2014
4 night minimum stay
Early Dec+ Jan;Feb;
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 21 2014
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2014 - Dec 28 2014
3 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 30 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Jan 3 2015 - Feb 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
Presidents Weekend
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 16 2015
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $95
Notes Our off-season rates are set according to number of people in the party, from 4 to 12, and length of stay, from two or three nights on a weekend or midweek to a full week. For 4 people to stay three nights midweek, the rent is $510; for 10 people for a weekend, $1,150--but Winter-spring rates shown above are for groups of 4 and 6.
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Diamond Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Lake
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bathrooms have basins with counter space around them. The fiberglass tub-shower combination in each one has sliding glass doors for cleanliness and convenience. The upstairs ones have a skylight for nice light and ventilation. We provide all the towels (except beach towels) you should need while there.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Crib if desired
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Or one king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Den; 2nd TV here
  • The master bedroom has a king-size bed, a balcony, a sitting area furnished with a futon sofa that can be made as a double bed if needed, a walk-in closet, and a full bath with skylight. The bedroom over the kitchen also has a walk-in closet and its own full bath with skylight. It is furnished with a queen-size bed and a narrow single bed. This room has the one disadvantage that sounds from the kitchen carry up into it. Though these two bedrooms are both upstairs, they are not connected. Each has its own stairway up from the main room. On a lower floor are three bedrooms and two full baths. One front bedroom has twin beds that can be made up as a king-size bed. The back bedroom has a queen-size bed. One bath is off this room. The other bath opens onto the hallway. The third room is a den-bedroom combination with double doors closing off a room with an antique double bed. This room opens out onto a porch and the front yard. The den portion contains a futon sofa and the second TV
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Child's Swing
  • Sand Box
  • 6 beach chairs
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • forests
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • rafting
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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