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Tim and Claire - Members Since 2003

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Lakefront Adirondack Mountain Retreat

4 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

New York House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 7 maximum

Year-round traditional Adirondack home on peaceful Lake Algonquin with gorgeous views and a private setting. Launch your boat from the boat launch next door and dock it on our dock. Swim out to the float and enjoy the views, or fish and swim right out of the backyard. Enjoy an outdoor evening fire, sun yourself on the lower patio or expansive upper deck. Lovely new 10 by 24 knotty pine lake front room with tons of windows for exceptional views. Large great room with fireplace. New kitchen with hickory cabinets and all new appliances. Upstairs is a large loft bedroom with 3 twin beds. Main level has two bedrooms with full size beds.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tim and Claire - Members Since 2003 (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

Lakefront Adirondack Mountain Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Perfect place for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Having spent many summers in Wells as a teenager I was excited to return to the Adirondacks. Claire's home was the perfect spot for us to return to and bring our family from California. The house has everything you could need except maybe a mixer! I had to use the new oven so decided to make a cake. Hand mixing did the trick! The new kitchen is perfect and every detail of the remodel was done to perfection. Loved sitting out on the sunny deck with a cup of tea in the morning and watching the loons on the lake. The grandkids loved swimming in the lake and by the end of the week were swimming to the raft. We enjoyed the patio area and one evening had 16 people for dinner. Plenty of room and chairs to all sit down outside. Enjoyed a campfire each evening roasting marshmallows and watching the stars. A great place to relax, unwind, enjoy nature, and reconnect with family. And if someone in your group has to work in Montreal on Monday a car was sent from Saratoga Springs to drive him! If only the cabin provided linens and Wi Fi it would of been perfect. But being "unplugged" has it's advantages! We would definitely rent from Claire again-she made the process easy and kept us informed on the remodel along the way. The cabin was spotless and you can tell a lot of love has gone into maintaining it and the grounds around it. Can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

Memories

  • 5 of 5

I had to post even though ive not stayed at the renovated place you see in the pictures. My grandparents owned this home from the late 60's to the early 80's. Wells was a great little town back then and i have many fond memories of staying here for many summers when i was a kid. My father would take us water skiing,fishing and skiing in the winter up in Speculator. There was a ski area in Wells once - Silver Bells i believe.

The lake is gorgeous and the house is perfectly situated to enjoy.

The picures look great and helped bring back memories up there with my family.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 1998
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Rochester, NY
5

Wonderful home in the Adirondacks

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 adults and a 10 & 12 year old just got back from a wonderful week spent at Tim and Claire's lovely home. It is well equipped, and very comfortable. We spent many of the hours we were not outdoors in the screened in porch on the house. And we were welcomed with a spectacular view each morning. We spent many hours pouring over the Adirondack periodicals and magazines left there by the owners. There are also games and books as well. There was plenty of seating outdoors with chairs and a few lounges. We lugged up a few lounge chairs of our own, but only got them out to justify having brought them. There were even S'more sticks!

We have stayed at several other rentals in the Adirondacks and it was such a pleasure to not have to walk up and down a steep hill to get to the dock and waterfront. It was very easy for the kids to get into the lake and swim. The added bonus was we could keep an eye on them from the house. There is also a boat launch right next door as well. Very convenient! We became mildly concerned about a bit of noise from it over the weekend, however, as we suspected, it was very quiet during the week. The lake is small, but the kids were very happy with the time they spent tubing on it. The water was perfect to lay on a float and laze away on a hot summer day. The lake did not have a lot of traffic during the week as well.

The owners also have left a wonderful "resource bin" full of take out menus from the area, and a write up of their favorite spots in the area. We explored a lot of their suggestions and were not sorry.

Wells is a wonderful and very friendly community. My brother and I are amateur photographers and our family also likes to hike. We had plenty of opportunities to do both within a 15 minute drive of the house. We drove up and down the roads that parallel Route 30 and found some really neat areas to explore. There is also a great used book store within a 5 minute drive of the house and a really cool coffee/gift shop nearby as well. Speculator is very close by and has a small grocery store There are also several restaurant options there as well. We had a lovely dinner at the Speculator Inn.

It was such a great week spent there. Claire was so helpful prior to the time we went up answering all our questions. Thank you so much for renting out your wonderful home. We still wish we were there!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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wells, ny
5

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

The deer were on the lake again last night. As the sun set it cast a wonderful pink glow to the sky. Winter has been cold this year, but, I love the warmth of the fireplace and the wood. My stay here this winter has been truly enjoyable and as spring and summer loom in the future I am sure that your other guests will share in the beauty of your wonderful home. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2004
  • Stayed: Feb 2004
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Map

Find your favorite waterfalls or swimming hole along one of the many nearby hiking trails. Close to Animal Land, Lake George Region, Saratoga, Adirondack Museum, Oak and Gore Mountains and many fine area restaurants.

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Rates & Availability

Lake Algonquin - Wells House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 31 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$975
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $150

$975 week.
$975/week June - September Limited availability during off season, please inquire
$75 cleaning fee
$150 refundable damage deposit

$150 Security Deposit (refundable)

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Amenities

New York House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom loft - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 9 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
2 full, 3 twins. Dock; swimming float; deck; patio.

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