The intersection of land and water is usually a very magical place. OUR SHORE THING is just such a venue. Your hosts searched their whole adult lives for a lakefront vacation home that offered solitude while at the same time was close to modern conveniences. This house, unlike most other lake vacation homes, affords renters a high degree of privacy coupled with the accessibility of civilization within a matter of minutes.
OUR SHORE THING is a three year old, 900 square feet three story house, situated on beautiful Augur Lake at the eastern edge of New York’s Adirondack State Park. The house is a few miles from the Northway (Interstate 87) in Keeseville, NY.
Our lakeside cottage sits on approximately 3 acres of forested land that winds its way to over 490 feet of Augur Lake shoreline. The lake itself is approximately 400 acres in size and contains NO PUBLIC ACCESS and NO PUBLIC BOAT RAMPS. In short, this body of water is used by only a handful of lucky Augur Lake property owners. The lake’s water quality is good and is stocked with smallmouth bass, yellow perch, walleye, northern pike and black crappie.
If you are looking for rowdy parties, the bar scene and tee shirt shops, this is NOT the lake for you. Instead, we offer tranquility, beauty and a chance to get away from the maddening crowds. Our quaint cottage is perfect for couples or small families looking to combine lakeside living with the conveniences of a new house.
Whether you choose to sip your coffee on the wrap around porch, read a book in the screened in lakefront gazebo, or just breathe in the fresh air while wandering the property, guests here at OUR SHORE THING will not see another home in sight, except for those homes located on the other side of the lake.
OUR SHORE THING offers new appliances such as a full size oven and microwave oven as well as a washer and dryer. The kitchen is equipped with newer refrigerator, a coffee maker, toaster and all the utensils that you have in your own home. A queen size bed and walk in closet awaits guests in the master bedroom. Upstairs in the loft area, the kids will sleep soundly in two twin beds. Lastly, a full size futon with a brand new mattress in the living room offers the opportunity for two additional guests to enjoy the comforts of this house.
A one car garage with direct access to the house allows guests to keep their car warm and dry on those cool summer mornings. The bathroom offers a walk in shower warmed by a tank-less water heater as well as a new commode and sink. The cottage is equipped with a charcoal barbecue grill for those summer time cookouts. Guests are invited to use our dock that extends into Augur Lake and to make use of our kayak to explore the lake or catch some of the many types of fish that populate this body of water.
OUR SHORE THING is situated on a county maintained paved road and is less than ten minutes away from both a grocery store and hardware store.
Speaking of short distances, a fifteen minute drive from ONE SHORE THING will bring guests to the either the Harmony Golf Club or the Adirondack Golf and Country Club. Fifteen minutes will also take you to the Ausable Chasm where guests can rides horses or tube down the Ausable River. In that same time frame, guests can drive to Lake Champlain and board the Port Kent Ferry which will transport guests and their vehicles to Burlington, Vermont, home of the University of Vermont and Burlington International Airport (BTV). From Burlington, numerous highways connect to the rest of historic New England.
A twenty minute drive from OUR SHORE THING will take guests to Plattsburgh, NY, home to a regional mall, a large campus of the State University of New York and the Plattsburgh International Airport (PLB).
A thirty mile drive from the cottage will take guests to the majestic alpine village of Lake Placid, New York, home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics as well as the charming community of Saranac Lake.
A mere 80 miles to the North of OUR SHORE THING lies the captivating European inspired city of Montreal, Quebec (bring your passports). Eighty miles to the South lies the summer tourist Mecca of Lake George, NY (bring comfortable walking shoes).
We invite you to enjoy OUR SHORE THING for some well deserved relaxation and rejuvenation. Use the cottage to recharge your batteries in a truly peaceful setting or use it as a centrally located base for exciting day-trips to New England, Canada or the Adirondack State Park. Either way, we think you will love this house, this lake and this region as much as we do.
Keywords: Private, Quiet, Peaceful, Scenic, Waterfront Home