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The Stone House: A Quiet, Sweet, Lakefront Respite

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Fireplace


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps up to 9, private dock, fireplace, lakefront

The Stone House sets into the side of a hill directly on pristine Star Lake. The house front is a covered terrace directly on the lake. This is a tranquil spot, located on a 40+ acre private wooded point of land over a quarter mile from the main road, where you can relax and get away from it all.

Summers are fantastic. Autumn is beautiful in the Adirondacks. Consider staying for a long weekend, or splurge for an entire week. Enjoy our terrace, the lake, the trees, and our inviting fireplace.

The Stone House property features a private dock with a tied-on floating dock, a fireplace, a car park, a terrace, and a private garage. The Stone House sleeps up to nine, has two full baths, a complete kitchen, living room with a large window seat and warming stone fireplace (stocked from a private wood shed just outside the house), and a private, covered terrace overlooking the lake. Enjoy the quiet, the ducks, the loons, the smell of a good fire.

Kayaking & canoeing on Star Lake & Oswegatchie River; local hiking too.

More Details

Rich Maggiani
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About Rich Maggiani

Abbie and Rich are your hosts. Abbie grew up in Syracuse, Rich in Boston. We are dedicated to ensuring your stay is wonderful and memorable.

Rich Maggiani purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Rich Maggiani chose Adirondacks

The Stone House sits on a 45 acre private point of land. The entire property has been in Abbie's extended family for 100 years. We have owned the Stone House for 15 years, and welcome you to our home in the Adirondacks. We stock the house with basic necessities—condiments, kitchen staples, herbs and spices, paper products, fire wood, and more—to make your stay simpler. The kitchen is fully stocked with a wide array of pots and pans and kitchen utensils. Barbecue on our traditional grill; natural wood briquettes and liter fluid provided. Linens and towels are included in our rates. And a beautiful fireplace in the living room.

What makes this cottage unique

The Stone House is immediately on Star Lake with a private covered stone terrace and private dock. Staying here gives you a complete break from your day to day lives, a wonderful place to relax, enjoy, and regenerate. Guests tell us they most enjoy the absolute quiet of a daybreak, with the sun rising and reflecting on the smooth-as-glass lake. Enjoy swimming in the lake or just lounging on the dock and terrace; take our kayaks and paddle board out for a spin and be sure to stop at the slightly submerged sand bar just across the way. As we say, a quiet respite.


Star Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Twin Bathroom - toilet , tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 bureau
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 bureaus and a desk, two side tables
    Sleeping Porch - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The twin bed is California long
  • Linens provided with all beds: sheets, pillowcases, blankets, and comforters. The Master Bedroom has a closet, two bureaus, two bedside tables, a small desk, a small chair, and a full bath with tub and shower. The Twin Bedroom has a closet, one bureau, a table between the two beds, and a full bath with tub. The Sleeping Porch, accessed from either bedroom, has a small sofa. It is on the screened-in porch overlooking the lake.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Local telephone service; long distance to the United States and Canada available at the cost of the call. Mobile phone service through Verizon (with a strong signal).


4.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

The Stone House: A Quiet, Sweet, Lakefront Respite
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Great weekend

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay in this rustic but more than well equipped house. We loved the kayaks, paddle board and sleeping on the screened in porch, waking to the jumping fish. We were able to prepare all our meals-from crab legs in the large pot, steaks on the grill and mornin bacon in the cast iron pans. The lake was beautiful and clean. It is located in a cove area. The home is located directly on the water, so not a lot of room for games on the lawn if that's your thing. We enjoyed laying on the deck and fishing. My dog loved swimming off the shore too. Thanks to Rich and Abby for making us feel like we were staying at a friends. The only things you need to bring are food and beach towels.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Rental

  • 5 of 5

The Stone House is a beautiful and authentic Adirondack cabin that is on a fantastic piece of property on Star Lake. Rich has seen to every detail and even provided a comprehensive handbook over email that had lots of great info about the property and area.

While the house is rustic, the bathrooms are clean and the shower is stellar. The beds were comfortable and the sleeping porch was an experience for my friends on a chilly October night. The water and shoreline are perfect for swimming off the dock and it drops down to over 6 feet rather quickly.

Overall I would definitely recommend the Stone House and I hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased you enjoyed staying at the Stone House. After all, that is my ultimate goal. And autumn is such a beautiful time to be there.
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Syracuse NY
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Twin Lakes Hotel
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Clifton-Fine Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
55 Miles
East: Route 87, Exit 31; West: Route 81, Exit 45
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
The Pine Cone (your best bet)
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
On Stone House property
Car: necessary

We have two kayaks and a paddle board for your use on Star Lake. Local rivers, especially the Oswegatchie, are great for canoeing. And, of course, you can paddle all around Star Lake—it's right outside your front door!


Rates & Availability

Star Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
May 19 2017 - Jun 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer 2017
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Autumn 2017
Sep 8 2017 - Nov 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2018
May 18 2018 - Jun 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer 2018
Jun 8 2018 - Jun 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2108
Jun 29 2018 - Sep 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Autumn 2018
Sep 7 2018 - Nov 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $65
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 3.0%

Always includes linens & towels. Our kitchen is stocked with basic condiments, spices, and staples to make your stay easier. We will send you a thorough Stone House Handbook prior to your stay.

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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