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Private Waterfront Cabin with Kayaks, Snowshoes and Spectacular VIEW!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Details
Property
cabin
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Piseco Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Private Lakefront, Sleeps 4, 2 bedroom, Kayaks, Canoe, Snowshoes

Romantic Cabin in the Woods, on the Water, with Ultimate Privacy. There are no neighbors, you are sharing this amazing location with the wildlife and an occasional canoe gliding by. Beautiful views any time of the year.

Cabin Life Magazine did a 6 page feature about this cabin!

The house sits right over the lake with 500 feet of private waterfront, a dock and boathouse. The oversized windows capture the beauty of the natural surroundings, the views are stunning, even at night. We turn on the fire, turn off the lights, and enjoy the reflection of the moon off the lake...just beautiful. The sight of the fog lifting in the early AM is worth the early rise.

Sleeps up to 4, but this is the perfect romantic spot for two. Great year round destination for couch potatoes and adventurers alike. No need to leave the comfort of the sofa to experience the beauty of the local wilderness, and those who do venture out have plenty of hiking, kayaking, exploring, skiing, snowshoe and snowmobile opportunities. We supply local guide books and restaurant recommendations.

Inside cathedral ceilings create an open, airy main room with kitchen, dining and living area with gas fireplace. There are 2 bedrooms, one with queen bed, one with a double. A separate TV room for watching movies, reading or enjoying that mid afternoon nap. Great lake views from this sweet little room as well.

We have one bath (shower only), sweet outdoor shower in warmer months, indoor propane fireplace, outdoor firepit, fully stocked kitchen, weber grill, wifi, 40' flat screen for DVD movies and Netflix (but no cable), land line phone (no cell service here!), Sonos Stereo system with indoor and outdoor speakers to enjoy music while grilling or chilling.

Need to work while here? We have a desk right up against the window so you can write that novel or email your client while observing the wildlife on the lake.

SPRING and SUMMER

Comes with 4 very nice kayaks and one 2 person canoe, lake floats and adult life preservers. Our Lakefront Boathouse provides very easy access to the lake, no need to carry them anywhere. Watercraft available May 15-Nov 1 only.

This is a kayak haven for both beginners and the more experienced. Kayak 10 minutes to the right, you are on stunningly beautiful Piseco Lake. Kayak 30 minutes to the left (for the experienced kayaker only) to the more remote wilderness of Big Bay Lake. Lots of natural wild shoreline and wildlife to explore right out the front door. Most of our waterfront is too shallow to swim, except for one deep swimming hole. We kayak to the lake and enjoy the clear water and sandy bottom of Piseco Lake for a swim.

FALL

Need we say how stunningly beautiful it is here during foliage?

WINTER

This cabin is like living inside a snow globe in the winter...there are so many windows you are simply surrounded by the snowfall, it's a beautiful sight! A unique feature is that the slightly moving water out front does not freeze, so there are water views and wildlife sightings year round. Very special spot.

Many hiking, snowshoeing and x-country ski adventures to be found locally. Great fishing. There is a small downhill ski mountain, Oak Mt., next town over. Gore ski mountain is a 50 minute drive. Cross country trails nearby. We supply 2 sets of adult snowshoes and one child pair.

This is snowmobile country - hundreds of miles of groomed trails through the woods and across the many lakes. Stop in to a local pub for lunch and a beer, and head out to the next lake. Local rentals, lessons and guides available.

But our favorite activity in winter is sitting by the fire with a hot cocoa and observing the wilderness and the ever changing weather from the comfort of the sofa :)

An all wheel drive vehicle is necessary to navigate our snowy dirt driveway in winter. It is plowed regularly but can be tricky in icy weather. The other option is to leave your car at the end of the driveway and walk in (rarely necessary).

We are surrounded by woods, lake and rivers - so a snowshoe hike right from the front door will take you through very pretty snow covered forest and striking river front spots.

MORE ABOUT THIS CABIN

This is a no parties, no smoking, NO PETS (sorry!), allergy sensitive household. Due to our close proximity to the water, we have limited well and septic capacity. As a result, we can have no more than 4 persons here at any time, so this is not the place for family reunions or for entertaining.

We do our best to keep a pristine home, we are sure even the most discerning guests will be very happy here.

This is a very private, secluded property, however it is not remote. It is easy to get to, we are down a private 200ft dirt driveway directly off Rt 8.

What's to LOVE? Just about everything listed above.

What might you NOT love? There is a small bridge nearby that separates the outlet from Piseco Lake, and you can hear the cars going over the bridge when outside on the property (but not while inside), which is the only thing we wish was different.

Also, RECYCLES are a real hassle here. Guests who choose to stay here must agree to take them home if they bring a lot in. Leaving a few is fine, but must agree to follow the towns strict recycle rules - they must be kept clean and separate from garbage. We (i.e. the housekeeper) then have to take them to the dump and separate them into bins by hand. She simply cannot handle this task if large amounts are left. So - our general rule here is like camping - if you bring it in, you must be willing to take it out.

This is a great home for self reliant, independent travelers looking for very comfortable, private and pristine accommodations in a unique and special spot to get away from it all. Piseco and the surrounding area are beautiful, but have limited entertainment venues other than nature hikes, mountains, wildlife, lakes and rivers.

We have recently added a (very expensive!) generator to the property. So, in the event of (infrequent but they do happen!) a power outage, guests should not lose any amenities (lights, heat, phone, internet).

PLEASE NOTE: spring through fall our housekeeper is very busy, she has set aside Monday and Friday for us, so you must arrive and depart on one of those days (so M-F, M-M, F-M or F-F rentals only). Winter she has more flexibility.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Maura
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016
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About Maura

David and Maura spend lots of time in the Adirondacks year round. We swim, flat water and white water kayak, paddle board, hike, downhill ski, cross country, snowmobile and simply chill up here.

Maura has a family camp nearby, has been coming to this area forever. We live and work in NYC, it's a 4 hour drive, just put in a book on tape, and in no time we are in paradise. Dave and Maura both work for themselves, and are working hard towards an early retirement to the Adirondacks.

Maura purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Maura chose New York

Why this property? It is so very rare to find this kind of privacy on the water, and with such a stunning view! We fell in love the second we saw this location.

We are the third owners. It was a seasonal summer camp since the 40's, using lake water as the water source. The second owners (contractors) started the renovation by securing the foundation, renovating the shell and putting in all those fabulous windows. By keeping the same footprint as the original cabin they were able to keep this amazing waterfront location - it is no longer possible to build this close to the water.

We worked with the previous owners to finish the home - there is a great 6 page article about this cabin and that unusual arrangement in Cabin Life Feb 2015 magazine. We had it winterized, put in a well for water, knotty pine ceilings and walls, wood floors, decorated and opened her doors to our first guests in August 2012.

As far as we are concerned, this is the perfect retirement spot. Until that time, however, we are sharing the house with guests, so far everyone has been just as thrilled as we are!

What makes this cabin unique

Privacy! Views! Open floor plan, immaculately clean and very easy house. It is in a very naturally beautiful and rustic setting, with lots of wildlife. We (or our guests) have seen loons, mergansers, ducks, herons, fox, coyotes, skunk, tons of fish, otter, owl, bald eagles, tons of birds, deer, fawn, a buck, a mama and baby bear!

First person to see and photograph a Moose (note: not a mouse!) from our property gets a free night stay!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Beautiful Place that we Enjoyed Fully. Did lots of kayaking, hiking & fishing. Gorgeous views from inside (and outside) the house, very fun to watch the weather roll in over the water.



Saw evidence of bears, out front there were blue heron, loons, mergansers and deer. In the water we spotted pike, small & large mouth & rock bass, fall fish, yellow perch and sunny. Beautiful drives & exploration off Rt 10.



Thank You!
Sep 2012
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(24 traveler reviews)

Private Waterfront Cabin with Kayaks, Snowshoes and Spectacular VIEW!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 29 reviews
5

Wonderful views, spectacular setting

  • 5 of 5

Clean and comfortable. Well stocked kitchen to prepare any meal indoors or out. A lot of things to do to be occupied and secluded enough to relax and do nothing at all.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Wonderful private location. Cabin is cozy and comfortable , nice furnishings.

  • 5 of 5

The water views are beautiful from the cabin. Close to great hiking trails.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing and beautiful lakeside cabin. You could watch the wildlife from any window. We had a wonderful stay, great hiking trails just a few miles away and great fishing.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Perfection on the lake

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate cabin with a wonderful location. We especially enjoyed watching the wildlife as they flew or swam by: otters, herons, loons, ospreys and more. Our host was responsive to emails and easy to work with. Definitely deserves a five star rating!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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4

Beautiful place for a couple to relax.

  • 4 of 5

This is a well appointed cabin for discerning people who like to kick back and get away from it all. There are a lot of "P's and Q's" itemized in the tenant instruction sheet, but nothing that one cannot live with. After all, we are being given the opportunity (at a cost) to stay in someone's home and they want visitors limited in terms of number and time visiting, which is their right. They also want the BBQ grille cleaned, which, frankly we liked because of my wife's fish allergies.

It is a beautiful home. There is no live TV, although you can access the owner's Netflix account. The home audio system is state of the art and permits you to enjoy a wide array of music. They say there's no cellular service, although if your phone can place cell calls over the WiFi, you will find that may work for you. I have an IPhone and it worked like a champ. There is a landline that you can forward your calls to if you cannot be too far out of touch with family or business.

The furniture is very comfortable and the windows overlooking the inlet are excellent. There are some spider webs, but this is the Adirondacks after all and any home, no matter how well kept, will have them from time to time. The price was fair, although we attempted to book the 3-nite minimum stay but were informed that the advertised condition did not apply and we would have to take it for 4-nites. We did it and did not make an issue of it as we made our plans late and were obviously sandwiching ourselves in between other tenants. If we were making plans further in advance we might have chosen another property, but those of a quality that would attract us were all booked. C'est la vie. As we are both very busy professionals, time is precious and we are very discerning as to where we stay. This place definitely did the job.

This is not a place for children or pets. In our opinion, it is ideal for two people despite that it can sleep 4. It's a little close to the road and you do hear vehicles going over the nearby bridge. Having said this, this is a gorgeous property and we totally understand what attracted the owners to purchase it. We absolutely loved our stay here and hopefully will return at some point in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this adorable and well-cared for cabin over the July 4th weekend and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was clean and very, very well stocked with gorgeous views giving the illusion you are far away from it all. Really though, you are right off the road and a quick fifteen minute drive into Speculator. There is easy water access for kayaks and the lake is quiet--perfect for kayak outings. We enjoyed the cool evenings sitting outside by the fire pit in the many Adirondack chairs provided. We worried about no AC in summer but that was not an issue at all. Days were very comfortable and nights cool--perfect in fact. The cabin has great windows with screens that allow the breeze to blow in nicely. I can't think of a single thing to complain about--the stay was that nice.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albany
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Oxbow
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Speculator Golf
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Amsterdam
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Rt 30
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Oxbow Inn
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Oak Mountain
Car: necessary

For hundreds of years the Adirondacks has been a destination location. Set in the Southern portion of the 6 million acre Adirondack Park, located in Hamilton County, Piseco is surrounded by beautiful mountains and pristine lakes.

Some of the most picturesque flat water and white water kayaking and canoeing can be found in this region. Waterfalls, stunning hikes with views, white water rafting, fishing and hunting are popular activities. The lakes are not crowded in the least, bring your boat and enjoy water sports.

This area is infamous for it's well maintained snowmobiling trails that go for hundreds of miles, all the way to Canada. Local rentals available.

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Rates & Availability

Piseco Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Winter
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 6 2017 - Jan 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Martin Luther King Weekend
Jan 20 2017 - Jan 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 23 2017 - Feb 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Presidents Week
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Feb 26 2017 - Mar 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Spring
Mar 20 2017 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Apr 14 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
May 29 2017 - Jun 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$270
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$260
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85
Refundable damage deposit $500

Holiday rates are higher, may have a longer minimum stay, please inquire
Watercraft is available for use May 15-Nov 1 only.
No entertaining at this cabin...no more than 4 people on property at any time.
Gorgeous in Winter! Need an all wheel vehicle to navigate woodsy driveway in snow however.
RECYCLES - are a real hassle here. Guests must agree to follow the towns strict recycle rules - they must be kept clean and separate from garbage. We (i.e. the housekeeper) then have to take them to the dump and separate them into bins by hand. We simply cannot handle this task if large amounts are left. So - our general rule here is, if you bring a lot in, you must agree to take them out! Leaving small amounts (less than one bag full) are fine, and will be hauled to dump by our fabulous housekeeper.

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Amenities

Piseco Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower (no tub). There is an outdoor hot shower as well in warmer weather.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One queen bed in one bedroom, one double bed in second bedroom. Nice linens supplied.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Cabin is in pristine condition. We take our shoes off inside and prefer that guests do as well to maintain wood floors. This is the perfect place for the discerning guest...it is very clean with nicer than average furnishings. We are looking for guests who will appreciate this attention to detail, and treat the house and contents accordingly. Children are welcome, but this may not be an ideal place for toddlers. We have a wild and woolly 500' of natural shoreline outside, and white furnishings inside, you would have to keep a very close eye on them in both places. The best features of the property are the Privacy and the View (stunning year round!). There is a lot of shoreline, but unfortunately most of it is too shallow to swim. There is one deep swimming hole we can direct you to, or kayak 10 minutes to Piseco Lake and enjoy the clear sandy bottom there. Cabin is private but not remote, Rt 8 is near, can't see it but can hear cars from it.

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