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Riverfront Cottage with Dock, Screened Porch and View

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 BR, 2 BA, sleeps 6, deck, fireplace

This modern riverfront cottage in the northern Adirondacks has a screened porch and wood burning fireplace, deck off the second floor and patio by the water. It is fully furnished and has fully equiped kitchen and linens are supplied. There is high-speed internet, telephone and a DVD player. It is close to conveniences yet quiet and peaceful. You will enjoy fishing, canoeing, swimming, and nearby northern Adirondack lakes and towns. World class snow skiing is available nearby and it is close to five colleges and universities.

This is a friendly, peaceful area. There is the opportunity for quiet relaxation as well as numerous outdoor activities. We love the area and purchased this cottage as a retirement home. We hope someday to live there year round. Within an hour and a half of Ottawa Canada and Lake Placid New York.

More Details

Mary Theis
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018


Colton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Riverfront Cottage with Dock, Screened Porch and View
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Great spot with very nice amenities!

  • 4 of 5

I'll stay here again. I only gave it 4 stars, because one we only had one upstairs toilet. That was fine as the owner was up front about the downstairs toilet being out of order. I understand it will be repaired soon. Bring your own cable/connectors if you want to stream/watch anything on their tv. Thank you Mary!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Medford, NY

Beautiful riverfront cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a gorgeous cottage right on the river! It is actually very large so not really a cottage at all. We stayed here for two nights while visiting my daughter at SUNY Potsdam.

I really loved the kitchen with its beautiful views of the river. It was an eat in kitchen with a big table surrounded by windows. The master bedroom has a cute balcony off the back with sliding glass doors. You can lie in bad and see the river!

The property is very secluded but there are still neighbors around which was comforting.

Outside was amazing. We swam off the dock and we took the canoe out. There is a fire pit and a big patio table is you want to eat outside.

Looking forward to staying here again! Mary was very quick to respond to all my questions and all communication was very clear.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Mary's place was a great home base for our family vacation, the rental went smooth and the info she provided was great.

We stayed for 2 weeks and spent a lot of our time out of the cabin but we did spend a couple of days in the cabin/river/fishing and it was great. The cabin was roomy and setup for everything we needed. The views were great and we had a wonderful trip,

Thanks again Mary!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are certainly delighted that you had a chance to fish and hope you caught something. My daughter, who takes care of the cottage said you left things in good order. Thank you for staying with us.
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Serene piece of Heaven on Earth...

  • 5 of 5

This cottage set just steps back from the smooth river was everything we needed to enjoy the amazing views and nature abound. We took a canoe ride and ended up surrounded by fragrant water lilies. The hydrangeas were in full enormous blooms and wild flowers popped out along the winding bike trails. The water was refreshing, crisp, and clean when we needed to cool off after our sunny adventures.

Inside the cottage had a rustic style and felt like a cozy cabin. The rooms were all well appointed and had a cheerful charm. The Rivendell sign above the porch door brought a smile to our family as we could easily see the reference to Tolkien's world. This place is magical in many ways and we hope to return again soon and stay longer next time!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice comfortable home away from home on the water. The fishing was great, pike, largemouth, smallmouth, perch, sunnys. The beds were comfortable. Friendly neighbors. Nice little town of Potsdam to walk through. I only wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We rented another cottage/cabin through Home Away previously and arrived after dark and after traveling by plane (where we could take the bare minimum with us). The previous rental was NOT completely as advertised and we arrived at night to find no toilet paper, no hand soap, etc. and a cottage that was not well maintained. Because of that experience, we almost chose to stay in the nearest hotel. However, this rental was totally different! We arrived after 3 days of driving from Oklahoma. Unlike the other property, this cottage was exactly as advertised and everything was ready and waiting for us! It was quiet, comfortable, convenient, beautiful. We enjoyed the snow and peace & quiet but were still close to family for visiting. We knew there was a TV/DVD player but no cable or satellite so we brought some DVD's and we were happy. Having high speed internet was definitely a plus as there were times we needed to be online for a bit of work. It was nice to have a bathroom both upstairs and downstairs (so we weren't running downstairs in the middle of the night) and to have a cottage that was completely ready for us. We're looking forward to our next stay!!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Car: necessary

This cottage is located in northern New York. It is a beautiful area within one and a half hours of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Ottawa, Canada. It is within a few minutes of Canton and Potsdam New York. There are many hiking trails, lakes and rivers which offer boating, fishing and swimming. Nearby Saranac Lake has wonderful summer theater and Lake Placid has world class skiing.

Other Activities: hiking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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