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

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.


$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

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.


'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:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 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


Not another house in site.

18 acres with walking trails.


Jay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 1
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • limited accessibility
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Secluded Cottage With Amazing Views of Whiteface Mountain and High Peaks!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
New York

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Buffalo, NY

Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

We vacation for a week in the Maples and had a wonderful time. The comfortable home had everything we needed. Very peaceful. The town of Jay was great. We went to a free concert Saturday night, climbed mountains, fished and enjoyed meeting the lovely people in Jay.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Syracuse, NY

Nice, cozy, cheap, and has a great view! What more could you ask for??

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for two nights during the weekend of June 10-12. It slept 6 adults comfortably and we had plenty of space to move about. The inside was very nice and clean. Nearly everything you need is provided for you. We enjoyed walking the trails out back behind the cottage and spent both nights out at the bonfire pit. There is a decent sized grill out on the back patio that we also put to good use. The grounds were well kept, and there wasn't very much traffic on the street the cottage is located on. Your far enough out of the way where it's quiet and peaceful, but still just a short drive from Jay, NY, which is a nice little town that has a movie theater, tops, gas station, etc. Lake Placid is only a 25 minute drive, and the toll road to Whiteface is about 10-15 minutes. Driving to the top of Whiteface is a definite must-do if you've never been atop a high peak before! The only small downside is that the tv does not get reception. However, a dvd player is provided for you with a decent selection of movies to chose from. Also the three of us who have AT&T did not have service in the cottage while the three that have verizon had service nearly the entire time. Not much you can really do about that but if you have AT&T expect to be phone less for a few days. The way I look at it your in the Adirondacks! Stay off Facebook for a few days! All in all had a great time and will stay again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well said about staying off the internet while relaxing in the Adirondacks! There are verizon towers all over, including at Wards Lumber. And there are plenty of wifi places close by. For example, Wards lumber has wifi for customers, Whiteface mountain has wifi, and the library in Lake Placid has wifi. That library is a great place to hang out if you have to do some work while your family is relaxing -- you can overlook the lake and pretend you are still on vacation. Thanks for the review! Karen
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Wonderful Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Great quiet location with so many activities and things to do in the area! The house was very clean, quiet, and cozy. Very organized brochures. Loved the land and great hiking/snowshoeing trails out back. Had fun sledding in the yard as well (7 inches of snow fell while we were there, the first real snow of the season). The house had all the amenities you could need and the beds were all very comfortable. The views from all around the house were spectacular! Everything went smoothly with the owners Karen and Dave, and we would certainly love to visit again some day. It was just the type of family vacation my family needed!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Wonderful Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Great, quiet location with so many activities and things to do in the area! The house was very clean and cozy. Very organized brochures. Loved the land and the great hiking/snowshoeing trails out back. Had fun sledding in the yard as well (7 inches of snow fell while we there, the first real snow of the season). The house had all the amenities you could need and the beds were all very comfortable. The views from all around the house were spectacular! Everything went smoothly with the owners, and would certainly love to come back and visit again someday. Just the type of vacation my the family and I needed.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Jay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Trash Fee REFUNDABLE $50
Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $100
Property 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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