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Lake House and Pontoon Boat on Great Sacandaga Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath

This beautiful vacation lake house, decorated in Adirondack style, is nestled in a forest of magnificent tall pines and overlooks your 157 feet of private shoreline and beach. The Great Sacandaga Lake is 30 miles long so there is plenty of room for boating, waterskiing, fishing or just relaxing on this pristine Adirondack Lake. The protected cove by the beach offers a gently sloping area excellent for swimming and wading. You can relax in your lawn chairs on the large dock while you watch the activities on the lake. During the summer season, this rental runs Friday to Friday.

The Lake House has an 18' Pontoon Boat, and during the summer season, is rented with the pontoon boat at an additional cost of $695 plus tax per week. Other non-summer times, the Lake House is available without the boat.

The Pontoon Boat is a great way to take your entire group on an adventure while enjoying the beautiful waters of the Great Sacandaga. Cruise to see the Conklingville Dam, discover an island, or just anchor at one of the many secluded coves and relax while the kids swim or snorkel directly from the boat. Watch for fish on your boat's sonar fish finder and be sure to catch some big ones; walleye, trout, bass, and pike. Enjoy cruising to one of the lakeside restaurants or dock at a country store. The boat is your gateway to a wonderful lake experience. The boat is easy to operate and will be tied at your dock, fully equipped, waiting for your arrival. Boat operators must be renters of the Lake House and 21 years of age and older. We offer a short instruction course and written test which is required. This is your gateway to adventure!!

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Hadley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Alcove - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
1 queen futon, 1 double bed, 1 twin and 1 double bed futon. 157 feet of secluded shoreline, including your own dock and private beach with pontoon boat available for rental.


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Lake House and Pontoon Boat on Great Sacandaga Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
Rochester, NY

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house and area. We rented the boat and that was wonderful to have all ready for us when we got there. You do have to be careful of rocky areas on the lake but they are well marked. We caught all of our fish though, from the dock which included bass, catfish and walleye. We didn't have a drop of rain the whole week! We were able to do some hiking nearby, went to Lake George for dinner, went letterboxing close by, enjoyed the fire pit and the enclosed front porch! We also took a long boat ride all the way to the bridge. Our dog enjoyed the whole vacation, including the boat! The owners were very gracious when the boat seat broke the first day we were there and drove all the way there to replace it for us! (Thanks again!). Would highly recommend renting the house and the boat!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys! Thank you so much for your kind review! We're glad you enjoyed the Lake House, the pontoon boat and the Sacandaga Lake area. You're certainly welcome back anytime! Tim and Rebecca
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Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had the good fortune to rent the lake house the last week of July this year. Great weather, Only rained a few hours one day. The lake water is nice and clear and warm 79 degrees most of the week. The cottage was clean and nicely decorated. It was cozy and comfortable for our family of five with three kids, 13, 17 and 20. Hiked Hadley mountain and climbed the fire tower. Found the "secret" swimming hole at Shanty Brook (tough hike) and caught a lot of smallmouth bass. Owners responded quickly to all inquiries before and during our stay. Would highly recommend this cottage. Thanks Tim and Rebecca.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sounds like you had a great time at the Lake House! I haven't climbed Hadley Mountain in several years, but I do remember the thrill of the view and the breeze from high atop the fire tower. It was a little bit scary. We need to do it again soon. Also, it's great to hear you found the "secret" Shanty Brook swimming hole. I understand it's well worth the hike! Next time when you come back, there's also a swimming hole below the Daily creek falls. Not as far and a beautiful place. And also, a short local hike to a long lost ghost town. The town of Griffin was abandoned in the late 1800's or 1900's. The remains can be found in the upper stretches of the Sacandaga all grown over with forest. As I understand it, once they used up all the spruce trees for their tanning and lumber mill, they took the buildings apart and moved the mills and houses. Many settled in Wells, NY. They're hard to find, but when you discover the old foundations in the deep forest and nothing else around, but the roaring Sacandaga River, it gives you that eerie feeling of a time gone past. These are the Adirondacks. You're certainly welcome back anytime! Tim and Rebecca
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Wonderful Lake House Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the lake house. We also rented the pontoon boat and enjoyed boat rides and fishing. We were fortunate to be able to have family members come throughout the week and enjoy this with us, a good time by all. The house was perfect and the owners are amazing to work with! Not only did they provide the wood for the campfires, they also provided propane for the gas grill and tons of outdoor seating, then there was the use of the house phone (no cell service) and wifi; they also had tv, but we never turned it on. We used the Luzerne Market for odds and ends (just 15 minutes away) and on Friday went to Lake George (just 35 minutes away). Thank you Tim and Rebecca for a wonderful place to enjoy a week away from it all!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes us feel so good to hear that you had a great time at the Lake House! Also, we see you enjoyed the lake on the pontoon boat. Relaxing on the water has been a great hit for our guests and one of these days Rebecca and I will have to do the same. A nice vacation helps us get through the year. You're certainly welcome back anytime. Generally the summer weeks are booked by March so please let us know and we'll hold a week for you. It's been our pleasure Thanks again Tim and Rebecca
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Great Sacandaga summer retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Lake house was cozy,clean, comfortable and relaxing. It had everything you would need for a vacation

Spot. The pontoon boat was excellent for our crew and a lot different than our usual fishing boat. The owners were right about fishing off their dock. We caught and released over 40 bass. We will be coming back . Great Sacandaga beautiful and fun. 30 minutes from Lake George and other attractions. Highly recommend this home accept for the week we want it.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys Thanks for the kind review! We do our best to to keep the Lake House and pontoon boat clean and up to date. Our guests have many choices when it comes to a vacation.With the Lake House, private beach, dock and the pontoon boat we like to feel we are offering a full vacation package. We're certainly glad you enjoyed your vacation here and you are welcome back anytime! Best wishes Rebecca and Tim Great Sacandaga Lake House
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Williamsville, NY

A great visit...

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 had a wonderful stay at the cozy cottage and especially enjoyed using the pontoon boat. We spent a lot of time on the boat fishing, but most of our fish were caught right from the dock including a 16 inch walleye. Our children enjoyed the use of the kayaks. The house was so cozy. We loved all the Adirondack décor! Thanks so much for sharing your cottage! The Davis family

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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My stay at your Lake House

  • 5 of 5

I just wanted to say thank you for allowing my family to enjoy your wonderful home on the lake. I have to say you thought of EVERYTHING !! The kids didnt want to leave. The house was IMMACULATE and very comfortable beds. Your pontoon boat was a delight to go on the Sagandaga with. Thanks for giving our kids( and my husband and I ) some wonderful summer 2012 memories to cherish forever !!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad to hear you fully enjoyed your stay at the Lake House. Thank you for your comments. We genuinely want our guests to have the best experience ever and when we hear back that you did, it makes all our efforts worthwhile. Hold on to those memories. You're welcome back anytime! Thank you Rebecca and Tim Great Sacandaga lake House
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Tim & Rebecca Barnard
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner


"Once again this year, we had a wonderful time, Many memories were made at The Great Sacandaga Lake House. Thank you for the opportunity to stay."

D&DT, Kenai, AK
Aug 2013
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Boating, kayaking, water skiing and canoeing from a private cove on a large lake. Restaurants, gift shops, and small quaint stores are accessible by water or by car. Discover one of the many islands. Just relax in the sun on the floating deck. Have a family bonfire on the shore. Cookout in the forest overlooking the lake. Fishing: This Adirondack lake is well-stocked with rainbow trout, has one of the largest walleye populations in the northeast, and has broken numerous New York state records for northern pike. Also, a favored bass tournament location.

Hiking: There are a multitude of hiking trails professionally maintained by the State of NY. These offer excellent views of the majestic Adirondacks and the Sacandaga valley. Two local trails lead up mountains with fire towers to climb.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $400

$1295/week all season. Weeks begin on Saturday at 4pm and end on following Saturday at 11am. Partial weeks not available June 8 through September 7. Other times minimum 3 night stay at $250 per night. Two kayaks no charge. Air conditioner, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher. Bring your own linens, towels and personal items. Pillows, comforters and blankets are provided.

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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