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Lisa Thien

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Retreat Between The Lakes

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Walk to Village, 4 Bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, Sleeps 10

This spacious chalet is nestled between Lake Placid and Mirror Lake in the desirable Signal Hill section of Lake Placid Village. Though the property is secluded and private, it is just a short 5-minute walk to Mirror Lake, Lake Placid, and all of Lake Placid's shops and restaurants. It is also situated a short distance from the Whiteface Mountain Shuttle and a quick car ride to hundreds of miles of wilderness trails perfect for hiking, snowshoeing, etc.

The house is tastefully furnished and features a large, well-appointed kitchen and eating area, an outdoor deck with picnic table and grill, 3 fireplaces, a giant picture window, multiple televisions, king and queen size beds, a bunk room for kids, laundry, and free Wi-Fi. The house sleeps 10. We welcome children and even offer a portable crib for our littlest guests as well as high chairs/booster seats.

The Retreat Between the Lakes is perfect for fall, winter, and summer vacations. In the fall, guests can marvel at the beauty of the foliage while on a lovely walk around nearby Mirror Lake, during one of many nearby wilderness hikes, or just by gazing out the giant picture window while cozying up in the Great Room with something warm to drink. In winter, guests can ski Whiteface Mountain, shoot down the toboggan run onto frozen Mirror Lake, take a dogsled ride, skate on the Olympic Oval, or explore a number of winter Olympic venues famous to the town. In summer, guests can stay close to home and enjoy the cool breezes on the large outdoor deck and private grounds or take a short walk and enjoy the summer fun offered by either Mirror Lake or Lake Placid Lake.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lisa Thien (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english


based on 6 traveler reviews

Retreat Between The Lakes
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fantastic week at this house. Two families, 8 people, plenty of room for kids and adults to spread out and enjoy themselves. This is more than a rental house, you are staying at someone's home, with every possible amenity available. Great location for walking into town, place was clean and well furnished. We hope to go back and check out Late Placid in the summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week at the Retreat Between the Lakes immensely. The house is well furnished and fully equipped. The hot tub is large and beautiful. Relaxing in it while the outside temperature dropped below freezing was wonderful. The beds are comfortable, the Great Room is wonderful and the kitchen has everything you could want. The house is close to town and beautifully maintained.

The only thing I would like to see added would be a large screen TV in the Great Room possibly even with surround sound.

I highly recommend the Retreat Between the Lakes for everyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend with friends

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful weekend with friends in this beatiful home. Perfect place to spend time together in a winter wonderland! Spacious and immaculate. Easy walk to town but honestly the best part was hanging in the great room with friends, sitting by the fire and playing some of the numerous games that were available. If you have kids or teens the game room is a great bonus.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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'Rejuvinate' Between the Lakes!

  • 5 of 5

Truly amazing vacation rental! All the comforts of home and so much more! We loved every second! From relaxing in front of the fire to spirited games of pool & ping pong, this rental had eveything we needed to relax and be rejuvinated! We awoke in the morning to the sunlight streaming through the snow covered birch trees and ended every evening with snow flakes falling as we enjoyed the hot tub! The home was clean and had everything we needed and more! Though we didn't want to leave, we made the short walk into the village of Lake Placid to enjoy a delicious lunch and stroll through the shops. Everything we needed for a perfect get-away! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope you come back soon!
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We Didn't Want to Leave

  • 5 of 5

Having not seen my college friends and their spouses as a group in years, I decided it was time to get us all together. Lake Placid seemed like the perfect spot to do so. We viewed this property and based on the photos, decided to rent it for a nice weekend in January. At the time, no one could have predicted the weather to be 31 below zero leading up to the weekend.

No matter. We arrived on a Friday and despite the temperature outside, the warmth and good times began on the inside. With 3 fireplaces, a wide-open and well decored interior with obvious thought, love and classy, charming

Adirondack theme placed into every room, this house was the perfect venue to suit our needs. In addition to playing pool and pingpong in the game room...longtime favorites of our crowd, the music could be heard throughout the house and yes, even with those temperatures, plenty of time was spent in the outdoor hot tub, which quickly became a favorite of all for the weekend.

Shopping and lunch at a pub in town were great, but nothing compared to locking ourselves in for the remainder of the weekend, taking advantage of the spacious and well apportioned kitchen with the fireplace sitting area, which simply made the weekend. Acoustic guitars and another fire in front of the windows of the great room found yet another space where our entire group could congregate comfortably. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. The beds....amazingly comfortable. A great nights rest!

By Sunday, we were all regretting we didn't have one more day and not one of us wanted to leave. We began talking about doing this all again...only this time, bringing the kids so they could experience this amazing property. Were already trying to coordinate dates for our return.

I'm not sure we can re-create the magic we shared on our weekend at this property. But it's certainly going to be fun to try! Thank you, Thien's for a remarkable and memorable experience!

Alan Martell

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a warm beautiful home. We stayed here for a week during August 2009 and couldn't have asked for a better accommodation. There's plenty of room for everyone and the house is FULLY stocked with very nice furnishings. In addition, the home is an easy walk to Lake Placid or to the village.

The owners are also very accommodating and wonderful to deal with. We'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Saranac Lake
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Lake Placid House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 5 2016 - Nov 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
December 2016
Nov 24 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2016-2017
Dec 23 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Horse Show 2017
Jun 25 2017 - Jul 17 2017
6 night minimum stay
Iron Man 2017
Jul 18 2017 - Jul 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Jul 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Ironman 70 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $250
Tax Rate 3.0%

Cleaning fee also includes trash removal.

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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Lake Placid House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , include Jacuzzi tub and Italian tile
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Queen and Twins
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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