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Very Private, Quiet, Village Living on Outlet Brook

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 8 adults.

Located minutes from downtown Lake Placid, the Birdhouse is a relaxing, quiet, peaceful home, overlooking scenic Outlet Brook, babbling just outside. On a private drive, this three bedroom, 2.5 bath retreat offers spacious, accommodations on two levels. We are a pet-free, smoke-free property. A two-night rental minimum is requested year round.

The first level contains: foyer and closet; fully stocked kitchen with balcony and grill; living room; one bedroom has a queen bed, half bath and small balcony; another bedroom has a queen bed , Cable TV and DVD player and balcony; and in the hallway is a full bath and linen closet.

Accessible via interior stairs and an exterior private entrance, the private lower level living area includes: a lounge area with cable TV and Netflix; an adjacent sleeping nook with a king bed and a (stored) toddler bed; and a bedroom with 2 twin beds and a large child-safe crib. A full bathroom, laundry room and storage room complete the lower level.

Neatly organized, and stored to be out of the way for adult groups, the Birdhouse is appointed with families in mind, with strollers, portable play pens, booster seats, a toddler bed and a changing table. Toys, puzzles and games for all ages are supplied.

In front of the house is a large parking area. On two sides outside of the house are small yard areas. Behind the house, is an area with chairs for sitting and a steep embankment that leads down to the brook. The brook can be accessed by scrambling down the bank. The brook is fairly shallow and it may be good for fishing. If you have children, please supervise them at all times when they are outside of the house and near the brook.

-McDonald's, Hannaford Supermarket, and the new Marshalls are right around the corner on Route 86.

--The Acorn Street playground is a half mile, 10-15 minute walk, with a sand base, swings and a jungle gym.

-Main Street is a 2 minute drive, or if you are used to walking, an easy walk 15-20 minute walk. You will find: Starbucks; a movie theater; Gap Outlet; EMS; good restaurants; and Mirror Lake public beach and park.

0.8 miles to Main Street in Lake Placid

1.2 miles to Olympic Skating Oval

1.1 miles to Mirror Lake Public Beach

3.4 miles to Olympic Ski Jumping Complex

10.4 miles to Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Sports Complex (CC skiing, bobsled, mountain biking)

21.7 miles to Whiteface Mountain ski area

Please inquire with owner about discounted prices that may be available for your booking dates.

More Details

Jane Sirignano
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Jane Sirignano

Grandmother, homeowner, and food and nutrition educator. Love the outdoors and walking, especially in Lake Placid!

Why Jane Sirignano chose Adirondacks

The Birdhouse, as we affectionately term it, has been in our family since 1994. In 2012, we completed a gut-renovation and are now sharing our home with vacationers and athletes from all over the world.

What makes this house unique

Quiet, private area and spacious home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for allowing us to use your wonderful chalet. The layout is amazing with a beautiful view of the stream through the trees made us dream of glade skiing all night. Not only were the beds the most comfortable VRBO mattresses we’ve had the pleasure of using the chalet, your chalet was wonderfully clean and equipped. We loved it!! I would give it a 9 out of 10. 10 = ski in and ski out.

Thank you again. We will be back!
Feb 2013
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Lake Placid House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs private half bath - toilet , Attached to upstairs back bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Downstairs bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Upstairs, back room - 1 queen , Private half bath
    Downstairs sleeping nook - 1 king , Twin size blow up bed available and toddler bed
    Upstairs, front room - 1 queen , Folding play pen available
  • Twin size blow up bed and two portable play pens are available for use.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
A wonderful getaway anytime of the year. Relax and enjoy the beautiful view of fir trees and a babbling brook right outside the windows. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Very Private, Quiet, Village Living on Outlet Brook
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 48 reviews

Second Stay - Perfect Location, Perfect Home!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Birdhouse and it was just as great as the first! We will be back for a three-peat!

This rental is in a terrific location in the town of Lake Placid. The amenities were perfect - everything you could ask for. Larry and Jane answered any questions very promptly. Easily accommodates 8 or more. The kitchen has everything you need for meals. After a dirty day of hiking, it was so nice to settle in to this beautiful rental! High recommendations!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our yearly repeat, always a pleasure!

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of older women who love the Adirondacks and shopping in Placid. This house is a joy to stay in. Only lacking a fireplace but the babbling brook out the windows makes up for it. It is stocked to the nines with all sorts of daily supplies. We love it here. Close to everything but feels like backwoods with trees and brook. Peaceful and inviting. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Excellent choice.

  • 5 of 5

Just had a fantastic time in Lake Placid using the Birdhouse as our base camp. Beautiful home with everything you can imagine to make you feel warm and welcome. The layout of the home is perfect. Spacious, roomy yet still cozy and easy to group chill with your housemates. It honestly felt like we had rented from a friend who really wanted to share their home with us. I cannot say enough about the owners. We had any response to email in a few moments from start to finish. When we had a bit of an unexpected issue with a vehicle they were understanding and made what could have been a terrible ending to our trip nothing but a minor glitch. We simply could not recommend this rental enough. You'll love it.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super clean with plenty of beds for a family reunion!

  • 4 of 5

Our family gathered at the Chickadee rental to celebrate our son's 25th birthday. We were very pleased to find 5 comfy beds and 2 1/2 well stocked bathrooms with some of the fluffiest white towels. The Chickadee met all of our needs and was very warm with a great heating system. The very large windows in the family room provided a lovely view of the brook running at the back of the property. We particularly liked the quiet location of this rental. The kitchen was nicely stocked with paper towels, dishwasher soap, coffee for the coffee machine, various baggies, plastic wrap, etc...The owners, Larry and Jane, were very prompt in responding to all of my emails including the initiation of the rental process. Thank you, Larry and Jane.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home, great location, great owners!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at The Birdhouse. We're already planning our third. The home is extremely comfortable, clean and well maintained. Fabulous location nestled in the woods on the edge of town with a gurgling brook running out back. So secluded and private that its hard to believe that you're only 1 block in from the highway. You're within 5-10 minute walking distance of Mirror Lake and the village shops and restaurants. It's a short ride to either Whiteface Mountain, the Olympic Training Center or Mt. Pisgah. The owners are extremely responsive and great to deal with. The perfect spot for a family getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family of ALL ages! Every need was taken care of

  • 5 of 5

Our family was more than pleased with our weekend stay. Starting with driving into a private plowed road, then walking into a warm ready cabin. Wildlife was abundant in even in the snow; we watched deer play in the stream, took pictures of bear tracks in the snow, and built a snowman. Coming in from Colorado to spend time with my daughter, son-in-law and two small grand-babies over thanksgiving break we booked this weekend stay last minute, with easy! . Even though the holiday weekend was snowy, rainy, and cold, the birdhouse was perfect for the in-climate weather. Grandpa joined us from Penn and we had a great family time playing games at the large kitchen table, eating and relaxing in the open floor plan. Loved the bedrooms and the warm bedding. The owner has gone way out of her way to organize, label, and make available everything you can think of. We mostly appreciated all the children's furniture (booster seats, strollers, crib, ect.) and age appropriate toys. The kitchen has everything needed to cook and entertain a large family.

If the opportunity arises for us to return to the Adirondack area, I would hope we could stay again.

The Jerrolds'. Corrells' and Watsons'

We have left a guest book as a gift to the owner and future guests from far and near, to share their memories of their stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

0.8 miles to Main Street in Lake Placid

1.2 miles to Olympic Skating Oval

1.1 miles to Mirror Lake Public Beach

3.4 miles to Olympic Ski Jumping Complex

10.4 miles to Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Sports Complex (CC skiing, bobsled, mountain biking)

21.7 miles to Whiteface Mountain ski area

29 miles to The Wild Center, Tupper Lake

Located near Ironman bike and run courses


Rates & Availability

Lake Placid House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
FALL 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
Jan 8 2018 - Mar 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 3.0%

Property inspection will take place as soon as possible after checkout by cleaners/property caretaker. Assuming no damage, security deposit refund will be made back to credit card within a day or two after checkout.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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