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Owner - Kate

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, portuguese

Adirondacks - Hill Top Bungalow - Keene, NY (Near Lake Placid)

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow


Whiteface Mountain Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

House - 1930's Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 4-6)

Cute, two-bedroom, one-bath, two-story bungalow sits on one-half acre, just up from Main Street in Keene. Situated in the heart of the Adirondack Mountain's high peaks, this home offers beautiful views of Cascade Mountain, and easy access to Lake Placid (11 miles), Whiteface Mountain (nine miles), Keene Valley (five miles), and all of the best hiking trails, fishing, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, and skiing (cross country and downhill) that you might be looking for! The house is furnished with all sorts of little 'getaway amenities' - from a queen-size futon on the outdoor screen porch (for an extra non-winter sleeping spot for two), a bonfire pit (for roasting marshmallows), a perennial garden (with fresh herbs for cooking)...the house has a well-stocked kitchen for any kind of cooking you would like to do, a spa-like bathroom for relaxing baths (in a claw-foot tub), a large TV (for movies), and a full-size washer and dryer (to keep you with fresh, dry clothing).

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner - Kate (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, portuguese

About Owner - Kate

I first came to the Adirondacks for what was supposed to be a paddling/camping trip on Saranac Lake... it turned into a life-long addiction with Lake Placid and Keene (home of the High Peaks.) I began to live here full time until the middle of 2004, when a career opportunity back on the West Coast led me to turn it into a vacation rental. I run an international travel business these days - Global Soul Adventures ...and try to visit the Adirondacks as I can.

Owner - Kate purchased this bungalow in 2003

Why Owner - Kate chose Whiteface Mountain

The Adirondack Mountains are an especially spectacular place. They offer some of the highest peaks in the Northeastern US, which are home to hundreds of trails, lakes and rivers that offer up all sorts of summer and winter activities. I fell in love with Keene, and its prime location for accessing all outdoor adventures that one seeks. Additionally, the energy that continues to reside in Lake Placid from past Winter Olympics, along with currently training Olympic athletes, will inspire just about anyone to join in on the fun around town. The bungalow itself was built in 1930 and retains so much of its original charm - a clawfoot tub, castiron sink, and original flooring / stairs are some of the most unique amenities. I chose to offer this space as a vacation rental for others who love to travel - I am personally a traveler, and my ultimate wish is that other travelers will have the opportunity to fall in love with this ultra-perfect 'base camp' while enjoying all sorts of activities around the region.


based on 4 traveler reviews

Adirondacks - Hill Top Bungalow - Keene, NY (Near Lake Placid)
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Perfect getaway - exactly what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

The Hill Top Bungalow was a dream, and Kate is a gem! So sweet! My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and couldn't have asked for a more perfect setting (our pup was in heaven too!). The bungalow was super cozy - sitting on the porch watching movies on a rainy night was one of my favorite moments. Loved all the little notes Kate left around the house to make you feel right at home too. Hiking, fishing and exploring the towns - great way to spend a weekend away. Definitely want to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to having all of you again soon! Thank you so much for your visit, and your very sweet words!
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Perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

This cozy house was a perfect place for my (4-person) family. It is quite small, but had everything we needed for our stay. It is clean and well-equipped. The view is unbelievable--a church and the high peaks. It is right in the village of Keene, walking distance to some good restaurants and cafes. (Don't miss the ADK Cafe, a terrific new restaurant.) The house is perfectly located for hikers, nestled among the peaks, but also pretty close to Lake Placid. The owner is very friendly and responsive and the caretakers live up the hill from the house. I strongly recommend it for groups up to four people, and for larger groups that don't mind a serious squeeze.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Western MA

Great get away

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic time. The bungalow is located in the heart of small town Keene on the main road, but set back far enough to not feel like you are going to get runover by tourists. You are close enough to head to Lake Placid daily if you choose or avoid the mainstream with easy access to numerous trails. The house is small, but perfectly adequate for up to 6 people. The porch is the perfect place to relax and read and the garage is quite handy for storing oversized item (bikes, skis, etc) We would return without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled to know that you had a fabulous time and would love to have you return. We, too, enjoy these same features, and we are delighted that our attempt to share them with travelers coming to the Adirondacks has been successful! Thank you for your lovely review!
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Hilltop Bungalow

  • 4 of 5

Charming bungalow with all necessary amenities for great weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake Placid, Adirondack Mountains, New York, USA (Keene, NY; 14 miles from Lake Placid, NY; South on Route 73)

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Snowboarding/mobiling, Tubing, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Rock Climbing, Basketball, Mini Golf


Rates & Availability

Lake Placid Bungalow Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $25

Rates effective 2016
$170/night; $180/weekend night; $340/2-night weekend; $450/3-night weekend; $315 two days; $425/three day; $540/four days ($565 four-day wknd); $635 five days ($650 five-day wknd); $750/week; $6730/season (three months); $2250/month (one month)

Rates noted are for 1-4 people. Pets are a minimum of $25 each.

Please Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Credit Cards Accepted: Visa * MasterCard * American Express. Dates available: Year Round

Please feel free to contact us with any special date requests - we try our best to accommodate your vacation vision!

Additional notes to Rates posted:
Good news! - WE INCLUDE ALL TAXES & CLEANING FEES in our rates
HOLIDAY RATES & DEPOSITS for HOLIDAY TIMES are greater (typically +$50 up to 3 days, +$100 for 4-7 days; deposits=$350)
We charge $50 per person, over 4 people, for up to a 1-week stay
We charge $25 per pet, per 3 days
You can pay cash or check upon arrival, or credit card via PayPal for a small fee

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Whiteface Mountain Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • We provide natural shampoo, conditioner, soaps, and other little amenities, such as lotion, q-tips, cotton balls, and a hair dryer. We try to keep bath salts on hand as well. We have plenty of towels for your convenience.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Outdoor Screen Porch - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size Futon
  • We provide all linens for the bungalow - there are plenty of pillows, blankets, etc. only bring something if you prefer to have a special item with you.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Full of charm, this home awaits those who are looking to relax and enjoy a 'home-away-from-home' for any length of time. There is a detached, two-car garage for parking during your stay (nothing better than not having to scrape ice off cars!). COME, ENJOY - we look forward to your visit! No Smoking in Bungalow, nor on Screen Porch -- must be outside. Lake Placid hosted the 1980 and 1932 Winter Olympics - All Venues are still active and offer Bobsled, Luge, Ice Skating, and more!

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