|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Three bedroom cottage five miles by boat from the village of Lake Placid
I am a retired CPA and my wife, Mickey, a retired school nurse. We moved to Lake Placid in 1969 and raised our three children there.
John Lansing purchased this cabin in 2011
This property is located next door to our own camp and at one time had been part of a music camp owned by my father. When it came on the market in 2011 we decided to buy it and turn it into a vacation rental property.
It was a dream to discover the Adirondack and John made it possible. We found the place nicer than the pictures, it was clean with all details ready to make our stay perfect.
The boat was working perfectly and very easy to handle.
John was fast answering our questions and gave us a good tour of the place.
The terrace was perfect to enjoy the view. We will for sure go back, for the adirondack but also for the place.
Our first time at Cedarview Too - loved everything about it! We were a little worried about renting a house where the owner lived next door, but shouldn't have been concerned. John's house is probably 50 yards away down a wooded path, can't even see it from the cabin. And even if it had been closer, John did the perfect job of not being intrusive while letting us know he was there if we needed anything (we didn't!). The cottage is absolutely old-school charming - it's not for you if high-end luxury is what you're looking for, but if you want to stay in a quaint, quiet, clean cottage that feels like it's been in the family for generations, this is your kind of place. We cooked all of our dinners at the cottage and the kitchen was perfect. Our kids loved the second floor loft bedroom. We took full advantage of the motorboat that we rented from John, as well as the canoe, rowboat, and paddleboat. Had several campfires in the firepit in the backyard, and loved that the house came with a grill. The star of the show is the boathouse deck - it is huge, and the entrance to the deck has a gate, so it would be perfect for corralling little kids. We spent hours on the deck, with our morning coffee, playing cards with the kids, reading, and just hanging out enjoying the spectacular view. There is a neighbor's house in close proximity to the cottage, but when the neighbors were there part of the week, we barely noticed them. Everything we needed except our food was supplied - linens, towels, laundry detergent & dish soap, paper products, even shampoo & soap. There are lots of board games for the kids. There is a TV with satellite, but we never turned it on. Also left the bedroom clock unplugged all week, which I would highly recommend! A great experience thanks to a fantastic location, a lovely cottage, and the friendliness and hospitality John and his wife. Can't wait to return!
Another great stay at Cedarview 2. The weather was great, the fishing outstanding again, the view is among the most beautiful in all of north America and the owner, John, is world class.
Cedarview 2 camp is clean, comfortable and perfect for anyone seeking a classic Adirondack lake cottage getaway in the most perfect setting… All of which explains why I've been returning every year (sometimes 2 times per year) for over 20 years.
Looking for an authentic old-fashioned lake cottage vacation? This is it!
LOVED LOVED LOVED this renovated vacation home. We are normally beach goers but have been transformed into mountain lovers thanks to John and his beautiful cabin and hospitality. The listing was exactly as described, with clean and adequate accommodations for myself, my husband, three teens, and our sometimes naughty dog! John was always available to do anything to make our stay more pleasurable. We rented his boat which was very well maintained and clean. The boat ride to the village was not very far, but just far enough to give us the privacy that we desired. We enjoyed lounging at the house and on the deck, and around the lake area. We also participated in hikes, golfing, and boating activities on the lake. In the evening we were very tired and chose to relax in the cabin. Evening activities included long dinners, spending time playing games, reading, and eating the s'mores that my son cooked over the fire pit. The fresh mountain air, views from the cabin, and beautiful sunrises were appreciated. Much fun and many happy family memories were made on this special vacation. Serene, scenic, private...divine.
This is a spectacular setting for a fine camp stay. The ever-changing views of Whiteface Mountain from the spacious boathouse deck are unparalleled! The well equipped, three boat slip boat house is convenient and very accessible. The house is spacious, clean and well appointed. The owner, John, is friendly, gracious and ready to provide anything you need. This setting is just perfect for getting away (via boat only) to a superb Adirondack treasure spot. Boating on the placid lake is filled with ever changing scenes. You will often see classic wood boats cruising by as you lounge on the deck. We had a great time and definitely plan to come back to stay again soon.
John's house is fantastic. It includes all the basic amenities -- full kitchen (no dishwasher, but no biggie) including pots and pans, shower, tub, satellite TV (if you're crazy enough to want to watch TV in such a beautiful place), charcoal grill, fire pit, etc. It also has some not-so-basic amenities: boat slip with a rowboat, paddleboat and canoe, beautiful roof deck on top of the boat garage overlooking gorgeous Lake Placid, peace and quiet (although motorboats with kids tubing did get a little noisy one day), a great dock for fishing, a swimming area with steps down for kids and dogs and best of all, a gracious, welcoming and kind host in John and his wife.
The house is only accessible by boat, which keeps it feeling secluded and special. John also rented us a boat, which was in great shape but for the totally unclear gas gauge.
The only thing to note is that there are two houses next door that are pretty close, and a public footpath that runs in front of the house that only gets a tiny bit of activity. Nothing major, but does create a little bit of noise.
We had an amazing time and will definitely go back. Four thumbs and four paws way up.
**BOAT ACCESS ONLY**Located on the West Shore of Lake Placid five miles ( 10-15 min) by boat from the village. Car parking and a reserved boat slip at Paradox Landing (marina) in the village. A rental boat ( 19 ft Bayliner open bow inboard/outboard) is available at $150.00 per day.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 20 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
50% Deposit required to confirm reservation .
Balance due on arrival.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.