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Secluded Cottage With Amazing Views of Whiteface Mountain and High Peaks!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. Sleeps 6. Baby And Kid Friendly! Four Season Rental.

Affordable Relaxing Getaway!

Whiteface Mountain and Santa's workshop are just 10 miles from house.

Jay covered bridge and swim hole are within walking distance.

PRICE DETAILS:

$150 per night. Two night minimum*.

Only $980 for a week. That is $140/night.

$300 for a two night weekend.

$450 for a three night weekend.

*Holiday weekends have three night minimum.

OUR HOME: This newly renovated home is located on 18 acres on a peaceful back road in Jay, NY. You won't see another house around. Relax on the deck overlooking the 180 degree views of the Adirondack High Peaks. Walk our trails in the woods behind our house or play in the yard (i.e., baseball and frisbee or sledding down the hill in the winter). Roast marshmallows over the fire in our fire pit in the woods (strict fire safety rules apply & no fires in drought seasons).

Front porch and back deck with plenty of outdoor furniture, small & large charcoal grills, lounge chairs.

Master bedroom with plush queen mattress, two twins in 2nd bedroom, double bed in 3rd bedroom.

Comforts include new log porch facing morning sun, with a rain chain that will soothe even if it is a rainy day. Full kitchen with all the amenities, new sofa, new carpets, realistic electric fireplace, powerful Monitor heater, DVD player, lots of movies and games, CD/radio/iPod doc, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

Open floor plan between kitchen, dining room, and living room. Dining room table fits at least 6 people.

BABY-PROOFED house with supplies: plug covers, cabinet locks, Graco travel crib (with bassinet attachment for babies and fits toddlers up to 35 inches tall), high chair, baby swing, and toddler life-jacket. Kid-friendly house with kids movies, games, toys, sled, beach toys, baseball bats, balls, frisbees and more.

Jay Mountain wilderness trails are close-by. Easy trails out the door for hiking, snow shoeing, and cross-country skiing.

Walking distance to: world-renowned Ausable River for fly-fishing, historic Jay covered bridge, park/playground, swim hole by waterfalls, Jay gazebo where they hold concerts in the park in the summer, and JEMS Theater.

Only 10 minutes to Wilmington for more swimming at the public beach, Whiteface Memorial Highway, Santa's Workshop, and world-class skiing at Whiteface - featuring the largest vertical drop in the Northeast.

Cross-country ski centers (Cascade and Verizon Complex) are a 20 minute drive away.

Lake Placid (home of the 1932 and 1980 Olympics) is less than 30 minutes away.

Drive in the other direction to see the Ausable Chasm (10 minutes) or take a ferry ride across Lake Champlain to Burlington, VT. The Port Kent ferry is only 45 minutes away. Check out Ferries.com.

Foodies will be satisfied: there are lots of new family-run farms in area with cheese, milk, eggs, chicken, beef, sausage, bacon, etc. Keene farmer's market is on Sundays, starting mid-June. I will send you a list of farms and farmer's markets.

WHAT OUR PREVIOUS VACATIONERS HAVE SAID:

'This place is so easy to live in.'

'Splendid home! Wonderful views and tranquility. House is well- equipped and we appreciate all your efforts in providing useful information.'

'Thank you for the wonderful secluded cottage!!!'

'It is so good to be back at your home in the ADKs, and to find so many new amenities, especially the couch.'

'We were in such desperate need of R&R and this house gave us so much peace.'

'The breeze on the porch and lawn is absolutely pacifying and replenishing.'

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More Details

Property Manager
Karen & David
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Karen & David

This house was built by my grandparents in the 60's to retire in the peace and serenity of the Adirondacks. My grandfather loved to fish and hunt. My grandmother loved how the mountains looked different every time she looked out the window. The house was passed down to my parents and now to me. I named the 2 maple trees out front Grandma and Grandpa!

We are dedicated to making this house a comfortable and affordable gettaway.

Karen & David purchased this cottage in 1969

Why Karen & David chose Whiteface Mountain

We have lots of windows to enjoy the 180 degree views of the mountains, including Jay Mountain wilderness and Whiteface Mountain. There are no visible neighbors. Quiet gettaway.

Enjoy the 4 large Maple trees in the fall.

Enjoy the trails all year around.

Clean and well-maintained home.

Rustic decor.

What makes this cottage unique

Seclusion!

Not another house in site.

18 acres with walking trails.

Amenities

Jay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No shoes on in the house. Bring slippers if your feet get cold. Thanks!
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Master Bedroom with new plush queen mattress. Two end tables and lamps. Dressers in all bedrooms. Desk in Bedroom 2. Fans for all bedrooms. Graco baby crib.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming

Reviews

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Secluded Cottage With Amazing Views of Whiteface Mountain and High Peaks!
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5

An wonderful parents + kids honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

this was our one-week honeymoon, and included my new wife's two kids, a boy (13) and a girl (10). The experience couldn't have been better. it was our first time in the Adirondacks, and we fell in love with the area.

the owners (Karen and David) are extremely professional. They got back to us quickly with answers to all of our questions. The instructions within the house on what to do -- for example, trash disposal: it has to be taken to a transfer station, you have to first buy tickets -- were extremely clear and organized into a single binder.

The house is very comfortable and has three bedrooms, it slept 4 very easily. the living room is large with comfy sitting furniture and it has an excellent large kitchen and washer-dryer. It is a beautiful house. there was plenty of hot water and a nice shower.

The grounds are great. The back yard has a circular grass "running track" which we used every morning. There are also trails through the woods which the kids loved.

There is no internet nor cable. and limited radio reception. We used the video player, with a large screen, quite a bit. They had DVD movies and we also brought some of our own. I had no problem getting reception on my iPad -- but i have verizon. other services had no reception.

It was centrally located for things we did. Ausable Chasm is a great family trip and is within half an hour, as are Whiteface Mountain hiking trails. We took a trip to Vermont (Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream factory tour -- a disappointment) and loved the two LAke Champlain ferries we went on, two different routes. Very inexpensive. Old Forge, about two hours away, had a great water park for the kids. Billy's in Old Forge is a wonderful inexpensive family restaurant.

I urge a "drop in" on the Green Street Family Farm, 295 Green Street. we got a tour of all the animals. what a creative family operation!!

Our daughter loved Stewart's ice cream. There are many Stewart's shops in the area. Lots of flavors.

if you go places in the area, you will be doing a lot of driving. Also be prepared to drive at night on very dark and winding (but smooth and well-marked) roads.

thank you Karen and David!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great House

  • 5 of 5

What a great house! Very comfortable, very quiet. Had everything we needed. Spectacular views of Whiteface Mountain, and the adjacent Jay Mountain Wilderness. My mobile device did not receive service here...which was great! Very easy to get into Keane, Lake Placid, or the Adirondack Loj, and close to some cool day trips to local farms.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Cozy home in great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a great weekend getaway in this home. The home is in a great location, secluded and private, yet minutes from some of the best Adirondacks attractions. It was clean and well stocked. Even though it's an old home it's well kept! The only downside for us, as a family with children, was that even though the home comes with linen the beds were not made. We arrived with cranky kids and had to figure out what linen goes to which bed and prepare the beds. The owner marked everything well, so I don't think this is a negative for most guest but for us it was difficult. Another thing to be aware is about the trash. There is no pickup which is clearly stated in the description, but what's not clear is how far the drive to dump the trash. My husband did a round trip of trash drop off and back to the house which took him 45 minutes!!! It's not just down the road... Regardless we enjoyed everything about the home. We even got to see fireworks from miles away while sitting in the backyard!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Just a perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The location of this place is beautiful. The views from the house are jaw-dropping. If you like to hike all day and come home to relax, this is just the spot. The house and property are well maintained and comfortable. We highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Very basic but quaint cottage near Whiteface

  • 4 of 5

Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the house. It's a basic house, but we knew that going in, and it's therefore priced accordingly. Most important thing for us was its proximity to Whiteface, which was about 15 mins away.

Pros -

Close to Whiteface mountain, which you could see from the house, which was the point of the trip.

The house was comfortable and clean, and the kitchen was stocked with what we needed to be able to cook.

It's on a road, but it's a very quiet road, and has a nice big back yard.

Communication with the owners were easy, they were friendly and responsive.

Cons -

Nothing really hidden here, but just keep in mind it is a very basic house. No wifi (but Verizon works). The grill is a coal grill and not gas. The fireplace also is not a real fireplace, but rather an electric one. Only one bathroom.

I'd also recommend to the owners that for the room with the double bed, the heater in that room did not work, so it got very cold at night, plus having a carpet on the floor of that room would help to keep in warm in the winter, as the floor was very cold. Also an added chair in that room to put a few things on plus some hangers in the closet to hang up clothes would be nice -- we had to leave our clothes in our bags on the floor.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Great place for a family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Karen for sharing your home! The Maples was a perfect location, and had all the amenities we needed while still feeling secluded. The house had no problems all week, job well done!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: necessary

Great all year round.

Amazing skiing for downhill and cross-country lovers.

Winter wonderland.

Mountain biking and snowmobile on Lincoln Hill Road across from property.

Covered bridge and waterfall in Jay with a natural rock slide to plunge into the pool below.

Summer concerts on the green in Jay village.

Farmer's markets, especially in Keene Valley at Marcy Field.

Local farms for fresh meats, cheeses, beers, vegetables.

Another great swim hole along 9N on way to Upper Jay.

Ausable Chasm.

High Falls Gorge.

Rock climbing and ice climbing close by.

Visit the shaggy longhorned Highland cattle and Elk and reindeer farms nearby.

Drive up Whiteface Mountain and take elevator to summit.

Santa's Workshop - North Pole.

Stroll through Lake Placid for shopping, restaurants, and more. Kayak Mirror Lake in the summer and sled across it by dog-sled or toboggan in the winter.

Many more tourist ideas at the house.

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Rates & Availability

Jay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
$980
 

Additional information about rental rates

Trash Fee REFUNDABLE $50
Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $100
Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 3.0%

Damage Protection:
Homeaway offers a great low cost property damage protection. You pay only $59 dollars for $1500 worth of protection.
I used to do a refundable $300 security deposit, but we lose some money that way, as Homeaway takes transaction fees off the total $300.
If you really still want to do the refundable $300 security deposit, we can easily arrange that, otherwise, we will add the $59 dollars to the rental for lots of coverage.

If you are staying 7 nights/week, it is a discounted rate of 140/night. Total of $980 for the week. I also like to give discounts on additional nights added to a weekly rental. Discounts for repeat renters too! Thank you!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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