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Jim and Barbara

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

LAKE FRONT Cozy Home, Private Dock, Fire Pit & Kayaks - Book Your Fall Getaway

57 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

New York House Rental Photos and Description

- 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 half bath. Sleeps 6-7, No Pets Please

Visit Longview, our year round lake front home in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, located on quiet Lake Algonquin in the town of Wells. Enjoy crisp cool Fall days and star filled nights around the campfire. Summer fun includes swimming, boating, hiking. Lake George is less than an hour away. Saratoga even closer. Autumn brings breathtaking colors and fabulous mountain views, hunting and hiking. The home is recently renovated (so no pets, please) with updated kitchen and bathrooms and appliances, stainless pots and pans, new floors, lots of charm, and working fireplace (gas insert) in the living room. Step out onto the large screened-in porch facing the lake and private dock. Ski at nearby Oak Mt. or Gore Mt. which is 30 mins. away. Snowmobile trails nearby. Watch the deer on the lake at sundown during the winter. Rest and relax in the mountains with the lake outside your door surrounded by nature. Visit Wells website: http://townofwells.org. 25 and over to rent, please.

*We do require a 3 night minimum during the holidays and holiday weekends.*

Longview: Summer is great in the Adirondacks. Sit on the dock and daydream or read. Watch the herons and occasional eagle or otter. Watch numerous hummingbirds at the feeder. Take a kayak ride and check out the beaver dam. Canoe to the beach for lunch. Go for a hike or spend the day in Lake George. Build a campfire in the yard and roast marshmallows. Tennis courts available in town.

Fall and Winter are fabulous times to be in the Adirondacks. Relax in front of the fireplace and watch the leaves float by or watch the snow fall. Hike, hunt, ski, snowmobile or do nothing. Gore Mt. is a half hour away. Lapland Lake Resort is 10 mins. away if you're into cross country skiing.

Town of Wells website: http://townofwells.org/content/

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jim and Barbara (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About Jim and Barbara

Barbara has been vacationing in Wells since childhood. She lived here through her high school years and would live here year round if she could. Through Barbara Jim discovered Wells and loves it, too. Four generations of the family have been traveling to Wells to enjoy the quaint town and lovely quiet lake for over 50 years. We invite you to come see for yourselves!

Jim and Barbara purchased this house in 2005

Why Jim and Barbara chose New York

We purchased Longview in 2005 and gutted it to the studs.

Our aim was to make it into a home that we would want to stay in. All the comforts of home including a gas insert in the fireplace and a fully stocked kitchen. The screened porch is a big plus and a favorite of our guests. Lots of wild life going by on the lake year round.

What makes this house unique

The house has a much used fire pit in the yard for gathering under star filled skies.

In case of stormy weather the house is stocked w/ books, cds, dvds, board games, puzzles and even children's books and movies.

We own another home 'down the road a piece' so are nearby most of the time should you need anything during your stay.

Reviews

4.9
based on 57 traveler reviews

LAKE FRONT Cozy Home, Private Dock, Fire Pit & Kayaks - Book Your Fall Getaway
average rating of 4.9122806 based on 57 reviews
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Cozy house with so many activites to do

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to rent! The owners, Barbara & Jim, were very welcoming and made sure their house was well cared for and provided great comfort & recreation. The lake was perfect for kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and watching wildlife. Nice quiet town but not too far from tourist attractions. I would love to rent this house again & would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet home away from home

  • 5 of 5

When we first arrived we found the cottage to be smaller than anticipated, but there was plenty of room for us and it was comfortable. The kitchen has everything you would need to prepare a meal which is nice so you don't have to cart dishes around with you. The back porch has plenty of seating and an excellent view of the view of the lake. The backyard has plenty of room to lounge around, and a nice fire pit to get a fire going. The kayaks are canoe were excellent to take up the river. We had a small fishing boat with us, but the river is too shallow to take it up. Jim and Barbara were wonderful and have thought of everything you would need to be comfortable on your stay. Whether you need a weekend away or a week, I think you will be as happy and comfortable here as we were.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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A wonderful wedding weekend!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect place to see old friends! We were able to enjoy a beautiful fall fire and bbq and wake up the next morning for a early kayak and coffee on the porch The house was spotless and had everything you would need to make great meals and feel right at home! It was wonderful to just unplug and reconnect with old friend!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Quiet lakeside get away

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Longview. The house is in fantastic condition, with everything updated and clean. The location on Lake Algonquin was beautiful and quiet. We especially enjoyed using the kayaks. There were plenty of indoor activities as well, puzzles, games, etc. Would definitely recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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second year was even better!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying in this home on Lake Algonquin. We felt more at home than before. The provided kayaks allowed us to ride up to the beach and around the rest of the lake. We were close enough to the center of town to walk to many activities going on while we were there. The kitchen had plenty of items to prepare every meal we planned. We are already planning next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Fun time

  • 5 of 5

It was a great time. We paddled, played lots of games, enjoyed the birds and the firepit. The house was very nice and comfortable, really enjoyed the wonderful screened in porch! Barb and Jim were very nice to interact with and very quick to answer any questions. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Albany
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
less than a 1/4 mile to public beach
Car: necessary

The home is a short drive from Lake George, Gore Mountain, Lapland Lake Resort (cross country skiing), Blue Mountain Lake, and Saratoga. Enjoy hiking, water sports, golf, skiing and the arts nearby. There is a grocery store as well as several restaurants in Speculator, just 13 miles away. Oak Mt. is open again! Golfing in Lake Pleasant during the season. Swim from the yard or walk to the public beach. Enjoy campfires under the stars. Watch the otters, herons and other wild life who live in the lake. Feed the ducks w/ your little ones.

Other Activities: Hiking, public beach, mountain biking

Ski: Oak Mt. in Speculator is 12 miles away and provides a family atmosphere with downhill trails, rentals, tubing, bunny slope, cocktail lounge. Gore Mountain, located in North Creek which is about a 30 minute scenic drive.

For cross country skiers, Lapland Lake Resort is 10 minutes away.

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Rates & Availability

Lake Algonquin - Wells House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
May 22 2016 - Sep 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Fall/Winter 2016-2017
Sep 13 2016 - May 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$156
$900
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

100.00 non-declinable cleaning fee required for all stays this includes the linen fee. Cleaning fee payable prior to check in.
3 night minimum during holidays and and holiday weekends.
Available nightly w/ a 2 night min. EXCEPT during the summer season and on holidays and weekends. Paypal accepted.
No smoking and no pets, please.
Weekly rentals only during July and Aug. Flexible at other times.

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.
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Amenities

New York House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , second floor
  • Full bath on the first floor and half bath on the second floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Second floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Second floor
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size
  • Bedroom one has it's own flat screen TV/DVD with cable.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Linens are provided. You supply your own paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, tissues, etc.). There is unlimited long distance (continental US only) phone service in the house and wireless DSL. The kitchen is fully stocked w/ pots and pans and crock pot. There is currently only Verizon and Sprint cell service in Wells. Emergency numbers provided, of course. Absolutely no pets please. This is a no smoking home.

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