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

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights


Keene 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). [Our TV, ipod docking station, etc., are more old school... please don't hate! They are on the upgrade list for 2017]

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner - Kate
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, portuguese
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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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 7 traveler reviews

Adirondacks - Hill Top Bungalow - Keene, NY (Near Lake Placid)
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Adorable bungalow!!

  • 5 of 5

Of the few years we have rented homes around the ADK, this bungalow was the best experience. First was the owner, caretakers and neighbors were all very helpful and kind prior to and during our stay. So personable! The information mailed to us about planning our trip coupled with the multiple handy notes and tips throughout the home were very informative. The bungalow itself is adorable. Just like previous reviews, the kitchen was well stocked, linens/towels were more than enough, the bed in the master room was soft but comfortable to us and the room had plenty of space. The house itself is older but so well kept and clean. To me its an adorable home. My favorite thing about it was the screened in front porch. We slept out there a couple evenings. So peaceful. We would come back and stay again anytime and highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Slingerlands NY

Fun time in the ADKs

  • 5 of 5

Great location- easy to get to hiking spots and to walk to shops and restaurants in Keene. Bungalow is very nicely appointed and super charming. Thanks for a fun, relaxing weekend.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Comfortable, clean, and affordable!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 weeks in mid-June with four people. The home was very clean, ridiculously well stocked, and included many personalized details. The instructions for caring for the home are straightforward and reasonable and there were helpful tips and plenty of info on local offerings. The caretakers are a short walk up the hill and treated us like family while respecting our space. My youngest child was gifted a tour of their extensive gardens and was allowed to pick strawberries twice. The immediate neighbors were very kind and even invited us to dinner.

The home does not have A/C but that did not prove to be a shortcoming. There are plenty of fans and windows for ventilation; at no time were we uncomfortable. The kitchen appliances work very well and a full complement of Pampered Chef products makes cooking a treat. The washer and dryer are a lifesaver for longer stays. The area is very quiet. Thunderstorms are spectacular there.

There are a handful of personality-rich shops in the town of Keene and a moderately-sized town (Lake Placid) with tons of restaurants, activities, and stores 30 minutes away. We kept busy for the two weeks without ever driving more than an hour. Check out Au Sable Chasm and The Wild Center.

Communication from both the homeowner and the caretakers was prompt and thorough. Everyone has a great attitude. A+ transaction with this rental!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

Keene Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
MLK Holiday Wknd
Jan 12 2017 - Jan 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 25 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th of July Holiday
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Ironman Lake Placid
Jul 18 2017 - Jul 26 2017
6 night minimum stay
Columbus Day Wknd
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Year's Holiday
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cancellation Fee $25
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250

Rates effective July 2016:
$175/night - 2-night minimum; $375/2-night weekend; $485/3-night weekend; $595 four-day wknd; $685 five-day wknd); $775/week; $6730/season (three months); $2295/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!

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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Keene 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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