FRIENDS LAKE- QUAINT AND NEW. COMPLETELY UPDATED COTTAGE IN CHESTERTOWN, NY

James L. Flacke

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 31 nights

James L. Flacke

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FRIENDS LAKE- QUAINT AND NEW. COMPLETELY UPDATED COTTAGE IN CHESTERTOWN, NY

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 31 nights

Overview

Overview

Friends Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description

The property is totally updated with all new interior, including the kitchen and baths (1 1/2), windows and doors. The home also has a brand new furnace as well as fresh air provided through a heat recycling ventilation system.

You will be able to enjoy this home in the summer and the winter!

It is part of a small community of homes that share a beach that is just 200 feet away down the hill. In the winter, Gore Mountain is only 25 minutes away.

Friends Lake- Quaint & New

Friends Lake cottage- fully remodeled, 2 bedrooms and loft, screened porch, deck, sleeps 7, lake access w/ 200' of beachfront, dock, canoe, in/outdoor games. Lake George 25 minutes & Saratoga 40 mins away.

Come and hike, swim, canoe, relax and play.

This 90 year old cottage has been totally redone to accommodate year-round enjoyment. The property includes 2 bedrooms, a loft that sleeps two, 1 1/2 baths, several spaces for reading, a screened porch and an open deck. Cook your own meals in the new kitchen or travel 3 minutes to the Friends Lake Inn where you can eat an elegant meal in the restaurant or a casual one in the bar area.

We ask that prospective renters please complete the identity verification so that we understand that you are a real person and know who you are. Thank you!

You'll have access to the home, the yard, the beach and the dock and the swimming area. Please note that the beach does not have a lifeguard and you swim at your own risk. You can use the canoe, as well as board games. Bring a book- you'll enjoy the sound of the loons and the quiet of the breeze blowing through pines.

There is internet access (if you must) and a DVD player with TV (and full home stereo system). Cookout on the deck with the grill if you'd like.

Because the lake has not been contaminated with invasive species, we do not allow boat access with boats used outside this lake without special permission (it's complicated) and cleaning of the boat by an authorized cleaning service.

You will not have access to the garage and we ask that you not use the basement as it has some tools and personal items there. ALSO, FOR SAFETY REASONS, YOU MAY NOT USE THE FIREPLACE.

Guests are free to use the property in peace and quiet. We may stop in to say hello just to make sure you're having a great stay.

Friends Lake is an all-natural 3 mile lake situated in the southern Adirondacks. The lake has no invasive species and is home to many native species of both vegetation and fish. The community is quiet, friendly and tight-knit.

Nearby Chestertown- only 10 minutes via auto- has everything a family needs: post office, grocery store, farmer's market, liquor store, library, hardware store, pizzeria, olde fashioned ice cream shop and a gas station.

There's a farmer's market; find the hours at: www.chestertownfarmersmarket.com

Other sites of interest:

For hiking:

Cat Mountain on Lake George.

http://www.lglc.org/NaturePreserves/CatMountain/

Crane Mountain, Johnsburgh, NY

http://www.adk.org/page.php?pname=hiking-crane-mountain

The Blue Ledges- and it's part of the headwaters of the wonderful Hudson River.

http://www.adk.org/page.php?pname=hiking-blue-ledges

You can find more information on hikes at www.adk.org

More info on directions to trail heads can be found on google maps.

There are plenty of places to park. Please don't park in the driveway (it is shared with other homes), but rather park in front of the garage. Also, down the driveway to the lake, there is a larger parking area that you are free to use.

Getting around: on car, swim or walking.

Please note that the property has a hot tub that does not function- so it wasn't included in the listing. Also, we currently do not allow use of the fireplace for safety purposes.

Finally- renters agree when booking to use AT YOUR OWN RISK the premises, the beach, and the canoe. Renters also note that there is no lifeguard at the beach and as such swim at their own risk. Thank you.

Please: No smoking on the premises. Thank you.

Guests are expected to live by the Golden Rule. The community is family-oriented so parties, late-nite revelry and disorderly conduct are not within the bounds of use for this property.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
James L. Flacke (Owner)
Advertiser since 2014
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About James L. Flacke

I'm a lover of the Adirondacks and have been the owner of this home for several years.

James L. Flacke purchased this cottage in 2007

Why James L. Flacke chose Friends Lake

It's a cute cottage located on Friends Lake- a clean and natural lake with no invasive species! It's close to Lake George, Gore Mountain Ski Area, and many hiking trails and other lakes.

What makes this cottage unique

The home is completely redone with eco-friendly materials. It's warm, has both a deck and screened porch and lovely new kitchen and baths. There's also a laundry upstairs for your use.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 31 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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

Reviews

Friends Lake- Quaint and New. Completely updated cottage in Chestertown, NY
average rating of 3.5 based on 2 reviews
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Friends Lake- Quaint and New. Completely updated cottage in Chestertown, NY
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Friends Lake Adirondacks
5

Wonderful, quiet, comfortable retreat

  • 5 of 5
To anyone looking for a very comfortable and quiet place to use as home base for exploring the wonderful Adirondack area, this is an excellent choice. Close to 2 small towns for any grocery, gas or other needs, yet set close to beautiful Friends Lake; a serene and beautiful place with an explosion of fall colors as its' backdrop. The house has recently been remodeled with very nice touches to make it a lovely place to enjoy. Fast wifi and a nice music system with speakers throughout the house also add to the enjoyment. James was great and easy to work with including dealing with my error on our actual checkout day. He was most accomodating and helpful in woking through some hiccups with the signup process on HomeAway as well and in recommending hikes in the area. Thank you, James for letting us enjoy your wonderful place.
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff was a great guest: honest, courteous and responsive. I'd recommend him to any owner. Thanks Jeff for your stay!
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Friends Lake- Quaint and New. Completely updated cottage in Chestertown, NY
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Friends Lake Adirondacks
2

Great place. Location ehhh.

  • 2 of 5
Pros: Great high tech home. All new appliances and awesome slam proof cabinetry and drawers. Stereo system was awesome, wired throughout the while house. Amazingly nice neighbors.

Cons: neighbors(they were very nice but I was looking for seclusion). Landlord INSISTED a realtor come show the house during our vacation. Found that SO RUDE. Asked if he could reschedule the realtor, he said he wouldn't even try to. Also, he showed up at 10am the day I was to leave(check out is 11am), and asked me what I was still doing there. He couldn't even count how many days were in the week. Another con is that the lakefront area is shared with 12 other families. Not private.

Overall 2/5. Would never stay here again. Great house, great neighbors, bad location, bad owner.
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shayne was a difficult guest to accommodate- and evidently difficult to please.
I am not sure why he registered so many complaints when, as a property owner I flexed as much as possible.
Here are some points contrary to Shayne's review of the property:
- His desire for same-day rental was approved, even though it did cause considerable pressure on me and the cleaning crew.
- This included the need to accommodate a visit by a realtor and yet Shayne refused to provide any time to accommodate the realtor- although I ask in a courteous manner several times. This made me very uncomfortable since it is the owner's option to visit the property at any time.
- Shayne brought a dog without permission and allowed the dog to sleep on the beds and furniture.He also had to be reminded to pick up the dog's defecation before he left.
- The home's ad clearly talks about a shared beach- and yet he complained that the home is not private. In addition, only one other home-owner was even present during the time of his visit.
Shayne also complained about the neighbor being so close and yet he counted on them several times for assistance during his stay.
Finally, I did make an error when I arrived on Sunday, thinking that he had vacated Saturday morning. Once I had figured out my silly mistake, I apologized profusely. It really was a dumb error.
I believe that Shayne lacks a certain amount of perspective and reasonableness.in his thinking, which is certainly understandable given his young age in his early twenties.
I guess if I were to rent to Shayne again, I would ask more questions and provide a bit more supervision once he had arrived.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albany Airport (Glens Falls closest but small)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Friends Lake Inn
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Warrensburgh, NY
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 87- The Northway
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Friends Lake Inn
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Gore Mountain Ski Area
Car: recommended

Gore Mountain Ski Area.

Schroon Lake

Adirondack Museum

Lake George Village

Great Escape Amusement Park

Mountain Climbing and Hiking

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $80 Per night

Friends Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall Rates
Sep 2 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$129
From
$189
Fri,Sat
$499
$1,999
 
 
Winter 2014-15
Nov 15 2014 - Apr 15 2015
31 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2015
Jun 15 2015 - Sep 15 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$205
From
$249
Fri,Sat
$1,365
$2,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$248
From
$189
Fri,Sat
$649
$2,299
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $59
Notes Rates are subject to change. Please note that bookings are non-refundable; clients can substitute another date(s) OF EQUAL VALUE OF ONE, CONTIGUOUS STAY at the home, within one year of the booking.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Amenities

Friends Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1760 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Rural
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs half bath - Downstairs 1/2 bath- all new- with toilet and sink
    Upstairs- full bath - toilet , tub , shower , gorgeous new, tiled bathroom with shower and claw-foot tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , This is the open, 'loft area' in the common room upstairs.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Friends Lake is an all-natural 3 mile lake situated in the southern Adirondacks. Close to Gore Mountain. Wonderful for hiking, canoeing cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The lake has no invasive species & is home to many native species of both vegetation and fish. The community is quiet, friendly and tight-knit. Nearby Chestertown- only 10 minutes away- has everything a family needs: post office, grocery store, farmer's market, liquor store, library, hardware store, pizzeria, olde fashioned ice cream shop and a gas station. There's a farmer's market (www.chestertownfarmersmarket.com). Other sites of interest: For hiking:Cat Mountain on Lake George. http://www.lglc.org/NaturePreserves/CatMountain/ Crane Mountain, Johnsburgh, NY http://www.adk.org/page.php?pname=hiking-crane-mountain. The Blue Ledges- part of the headwaters of the Hudson River. http://www.adk.org/page.php?pname=hiking-blue-ledges. More information on hikes at www.adk.org. More info on Google.
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