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Beautiful Adirondack Lakefront Custom Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 BR, 3 full baths, sleeps 10 comfortably

Located directly on the waters edge of the Great Sacandaga Lake, gateway to the Adirondacks. A true four seasons destination with all the comforts of home. Less than an hour drive to Saratoga Springs, Gore Mountain downhill ski area, Lapland Lake Nordic Ski area, numerous cultural and historic locations in and around the New York Capital District Region. Hiking, biking, skiing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking boating, fishing, ice fishing , state parks, all within minutes from this distinctive Adirondack retreat.

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Dorothy

I am a teacher and my husband works for a municipality and we LOVE coming home to the lake. We moved here permanently in 2011.

Dorothy purchased this house in 2006

Why Dorothy chose Mayfield

For us, this property represents memories, family bonding, fun, relaxation and peace by the water. Memories of summers spent in Sacandaga Park, helping with the family business and fishing, boating and swimming on Sacandaga Lake were the strongest draws. Spending time with our family and friends, creating more lasting memories here is reason enough to stay.

What makes this house unique

The house is perfect for entertaining family and friends with plenty of space inside and out. The dining room seats 10 adults comfortably. The wrap around porch is great for relaxing and the large deck with gas grill and picnic tables faces the lake. The picnic area directly on the lake has a gas grill, horse shoe pit and fire pit. If you are a morning person, coffee on the dock, watching the sunrise and listening to the loons is the best! The property is private and peaceful.


Mayfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Refunds: 50% refund of rent paid if cancellation confirmed 90 days prior to rental date After 90 days, no refund. 100% refund upon re-rental of week
  • No vehicles on pathways to lake
  • Management on premises should you need assistance.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , Master suite
  • Huge walk in shower unit, double sink vanity, walk in closet in master suite; full bath on second floor landing; First floor bathroom with shower unit across from with
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , First floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon on landing/2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Second floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Second floor
  • 2 queens, 2 full, full futon on landing. Ceiling and floor fans in all the bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This home is available on a weekly basis for the months of June, July and August. Available for weekends and week long rentals September and October and January through March. Management is on site on a separate parcel of the property to assist with any needs during your stay.


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Beautiful Adirondack Lakefront Custom Home
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Surely the best hands down

  • 5 of 5

This was our 6 annual xc ski trip. We first booked this house in 2013, we tried some different houses subsequent years, but glad Dorothy and Russ put it back on the market for winter vacations. This house totally tops the rest. Thank you for your pure class hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to have you back as our guests! We truly appreciate your care and respect for our home during your stay and we look forward to seeing you again next year. Sincerely, Dorothy and Russ
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Beautiful house and thoughtful hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Our group stayed at the lake house for three nights earlier this month, and it proved the perfect option for a winter getaway from the city. It was absolutely spotless, and the owners went out of their way to make us feel welcome from the minute we got there. From the snacks that were waiting in the kitchen, to the crib that was installed in one of the rooms ahead of our arrival, to Dorothy's offer to compile and share local info for family-friendly activities, we felt taken care of as if we were their friends. I have rented many properties on VRBO/HomeAway over the years, but never seen owners go to such great lengths to accommodate their guests. Once we were there, they were very easy to reach, very responsive with any question, but extremely discreet.

The house itself is perfectly stocked with everything you need, large enough to accommodate 10 people but cozy enough that everyone can find their own space. The views on the lake can't be beaten, and the owners were kind enough to lend us a baby sled on our last day - we took our little boy for a spin on the frozen lake and he loved it!

Our group enjoyed snow-shoeing at the Lapland Nordic Centre (just about 20 min from the house) and quick day trips to Saratoga (50 min).

All in all, perfect location and stay, and we highly recommend. Thank you Dorothy and Russ for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I recently stayed here for a winter getaway. It was an amazing weekend! The home is beautifully furnished with a huge kitchen. When not outside by the perfect lakefront (ice) location we spent most of our time sitting around the huge kitchen island. The owners were very accommodating as well. We were even greeted upon our arrival with a bowl of all the ingredients we needed to make a fresh bowl of guacamole! Definitely coming back next year

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, guys! You were great guests and it was wonderful to know you took full advantage of all the house and lake property have to offer. Hope to see you next year!
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Wonderful family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the house, and appreciated Dorothy and Russ' hospitality. The house was very well kept, clean, had everything we needed, and was plenty spacious enough for our party of ten. The outdoor space provided ample room for backyard games, and the kids enjoyed jumping off the dock and swimming in the lake. We would definitely rent the house again for future family vacations!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Roger and family, for being thoughtful, respectful guests in our home. You and your family are welcome in our home!
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Excellent location and home

  • 4 of 5

This was an ideal home for our family of 6. We spent 75% of our time on the lovely dock and in the kayaks and sailboat. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed grilling out most dinners. The outdoor eating area and number of rooms gave us space to relax and still spend family time together. The home was spotless and Dorothy and her husband were more than helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, Mike and family, Thank you for being thoughtful, respectful guests in our home. You are always welcome.
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Great house and a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this rental was top of the line. Very comfortable and clean house. Also, the location right on the lake could not have been better. The Nowhitneys were wonderful hosts, extra friendly and accomodating. Would recommend this vacation rental to anyone. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Albany International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Lanzi's on the Lake
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sacandaga Park
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak Amsterdam
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 30 North/South
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lanzi's on the Lake
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Lapland Lake
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Northampton State Park
Car: necessary

Located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, between Mayfield and Northville, on the Great Sacandaga Lake. Northville-Placid trail is a 5 minute drive for hikers. The summer months are packed with musical, art and cultural events taking place in the village.Take advantage of the proximity to the Saratoga Springs and the Saratoga Racecourse, Saratoga Performing Arts Center featuring the New York City Ballet, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Newport Jazz Festival as well as other big name concerts and other events In the winter, Lapland lake has world class cross country skiing and Gore mountain is an hour away for downhill skiing, Royal and Oak Mountains are smaller downhill skiing venues less than a 30 minute drive away. Saratoga Raceway and the new Rivers Casino are a 45 minute drive from the house. For antique lovers, a jaunt around the lake to the village of Ballston Spa is the place to go for a morning or afternoon with shops and amazing restaurants lining the streets. Relaxing on the lake, canoeing, swimming or sunning on the dock are always your instant options during your stay here.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund