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Peaceful Cottage on the Water ~ Kayaks, SUP Boards, Paddle Boat, Hot Tub, Sauna

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom peaceful cabin located on the water

Plan a summer vacation at our peaceful cottage and go back home refreshed and rejuvenated!

Cottage is located on Boyd Pond - a wonderful place to swim, fish, waterski, kayak, stand-up paddle board, paddle boat or just grab a tube and float.

Sit on the deck over looking the water and watch the loons swim past or listen to them make there majestic calls. Sit around a camp fire at night and enjoy roasted marshmallows and quality family time.

With Canton and Potsdam approximately 20 minutes away, the opportunities are endless - 3 golf courses (1 mini-golf), 4 Universities, restaurants, galleries! Ottawa and Lake Placid are less than 2 hours away and make a wonderful day trip to visit that museum you have always wanted to see or hike in the Adirondacks (many other great hikes close to Boyd Pond such as Stone Valley and Lampson Falls).

Cabin is equipped with all the necessities (inside and out) so that you can relax and enjoy your time away. Enjoy the waterfront cedar hot tub or the separate bungalow with cedar sauna!

More Details

Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Teresa

Camp Hemlock is located next door to our camp and when it became available in 2015 my husband and I decided to purchase it as rental property. Boyd Pond is our little slice of paradise and we love to spend time there. We lived and worked in the Canton/Potsdam area for many years but moved to Watertown in 2016 after our youngest child went off to college. My husband and I look forward to welcoming you to Camp Hemlock.

Teresa purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Teresa chose Russell

Boyd Pond is a small and relatively pretty quite place. Motor boats are allowed on the pond but there are many days when the only thing you may see on the water are a couple of kayaks or canoes and maybe a slow cruising pontoon boat. We ask that our guests respect the peacefulness of this special place.


Russell Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • A maximum of 2 vehicles are allowed to be parked on site at any one time during your stay unless you obtain prior written approval.
  • A maximum of 5 guests are allowed on property at any one time during your stay unless you obtain prior written approval.
  • Quiet hours on Boyd Pond should be respected (10pm - 8am)
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , on first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , on second floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This bedroom is on the first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , The second floor is one big open room
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Camp Hemlock does have its own well and while the water is safe to use, it should be noted that there is iron in the water. Therefore, most people prefer not to drink the tap water and bring there own bottled water for drinking and cooking with.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

The view from the kitchen was perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

The serenity at Boyd Pond is on a whole other level. We have 3 kids and not once did they say they were bored! The water toys are perfect . Chris and Teresa are fabulous hosts and we will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Relaxing, Great for any age

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this home. Plenty to do - kayaks, paddle boat, paddle board, lifejackets, and a raft for the kids to jump off from. The owners are more than helpful and friendly. I would recommend this home highly.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house on a perfect lake!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome week, the house is great with everything you need & lots of space!

We loved the location, the lake is magnificent, peaceful & quite, it was the most magical and peaceful vacation! Watching the sunset every day was mesmerizing. we enjoyed the many water activities & everything the outdoors had to offer, my girls also loved feeding the fish in the lake. the Hot tub & sauna were a great plus, and the best way to end the day.

Teresa & Chris you were great host, you went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed! You were both very friendly, kind & made our stay the best that it can be.

Thank you for a wonderful stay, we hope to be back one day!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Unique Rental with all the Bells and Whistles!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was so unique! The Owners were such great hosts and made us feel at ease with the rental immediately. The "Water's Edge wood fired hot tub" was amazing- and the sauna was equally great! Cottage has all the comforts of home- don't need to bring a thing but food! The swimming area is very easy access and campfire area is very nice. Area very private and peaceful. Teresa was very quick to answer any questions we had and made booking a breeze! Boyd Pond was great for kayaking( kayaks also come with the rental!) The cottage was very clean when we arrived and everything listed on the website was there. We had such a great week! We saw the loons all week and their babies!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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My family and I enjoyed our stay at Boyd Pond. Teresa and Chris were terrific hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We all enjoyed the waterfront with canoe, kayaks, SUP board and fishing. The wildlife was a plus as well. The cabin has everything needed to have a relaxing, fun vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakeside Bliss

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful treasure nestled in the Adirondacks. Cabin was right on the lake and recently renovated. Chris and Teresa couldn't have been more accommodating and even took me for a waterski on their Boston Whaler. It was a real peach having access to their sauna and lakeside hot tub and even taking a shower felt like a mineral pool with all that healthy iron! It was a wonderful Fourth of July weekend and was even serenaded with a fireworks show. Highly recommend and look forward to our return!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $100

All guests must be at least 25 years of age unless traveling with a parent. Maximum of 5 guests on property at any one time unless prior approval has been received. No smoking (or vape) on premises. Maximum of 2 cars.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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