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Life is Good, Check Out Yourself at 128 Hillcrest Avenue

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

This is a lovely Queen Anne style Adirondack home that offers a very private setting in the heart of Lake Placid. It is ideally situated next to the newly renovated Hillcrest Park and is only a two minute walk to the center of town's shops and restaurants.

This is a comfortable home ideal for large groups and families in particular. On the main floor there are two separate living rooms with televisions. Cable and wi-fi is available. The kitchen is fully equipped and the dining area seats 12. There is a covered porch adjacent to the dining area suitable for outside entertaining. The main floor is completed with an entry foyer and a half bath. The front of the house is entered through a large wrap-around covered porch. The second floor features an ensuite master bedroom with king bed, large sitting room and private balcony. The second bedroom is large with a queen bed. The third bedroom is smaller and contains a queen bed. The third floor contains two large bedrooms. The one on the back of the house has a queen size bed and twin bed with a trundle and has excellent mountain views and a partial lake view. The bedroom on the front of the house contains one fullsize bed and twin bed with a trundle and big TV. This is a great room for kids. Again, great mountain views from this room.

There is a large fenced yard with outdoor fireplace great for any outdoor activity and de-stress time all year around. Kids of all ages can take advantage of the park which is immediately adjacent. The driveway wraps around the house with easy parking for a few vehicles. Village amenities are a short walk away.

Keywords: Very secluded yet only 1 block from the center of town.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

About The Owner

Our names are Dusan and Magda Janak, and we came to this country from the Czech Republic and Poland 22 years ago. We very much enjoy living here and we especially love the natural beauty this country has to offer. We live in Keene, New York. My husband and I take pleasure in all outdoor activities including hiking, kayaking and golfing in the summer and downhill and cross-country skiing in the winter. At vacation time we like to take backpacking trips and cross-country excursions on our motorcycle.

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why The Owner chose Hillcrest

We love Lake Placid, and think it is a wonderful place for everyone; from people seeking the peaceful serenity of the Mountains to those looking for outdoor adventures. We used to come here every year to enjoy the views and beautiful hikes and lakes. We love the High Peaks Region with its gorgeous views and hiking challenges; in fact, we love Lake Placid so much that we decided to purchase this house so that we can come here and enjoy it more often.

What makes this house unique

This house has a very comfortable layout for a large party of people. It has two living rooms, a porch coming right out from the dining room and nice little fenced in yard where you can allow little children to play safely. An outdoor fireplace allows you to enjoy the outdoors during cooler nights or winter months; and maybe even roast some marshmallows. And…location, location, location! The house is so close to all of the Lake Placid attractions including the Olympic Arena and the public beach on Mirror Lake, not to mention restaurants, bars and stores; all of this within walking distance from the house


Hillcrest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (6) 3 twin trundle beds
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Basement, get your skis ready room, with place for waxing and sharpening (table) and place to store and dry your equipment.


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Life is Good, Check Out Yourself at 128 Hillcrest Avenue
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Lake Placid. This house had plenty of space for extended family and was very comfortable. It was also well stocked in the kitchen and with towels and linens and with games and puzzles which we enjoyed. We were able to walk to town and take advantage of many activities on and near Mirror Lake-shopping, dog sledding, toboggan run, ice skating, etc. Proximity to Whiteface was a plus. Our children also had a great time in Teddy Bear Park right next door. Owners were readily available and responsive to any questions we had. We hope to return to Lake Placid for a summer vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great experience

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for a girls’ weekend for an early birthday celebration. The house was just what we were looking for. It was spacious, comfortable and clean. We had plenty of room for 9 women. The three bathrooms definitely came in handy! The location was great as we were able to easily walk to and from Main Street. The owner, Magda, was very responsive. We recommended the house to some people we met over the weekend and are looking forward to coming back in the not too distant future.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great space for adults and children! Owners were great communicators. There is a park and playground right next door. Safe, comfortable and clean!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Nice location, awesome setup!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family gathering for Father's Day weekend The best

  • 5 of 5

This home was a perfect fit for our family of 4 children, their spouses and 5 grandchildren with one on the way. The house had plenty of room, was beautifully decorated and had everything we needed for our meals in. The gas grill and fireplace to roast marshmallows at night were a plus. The fenced in yard and the playground right next door were wonderful for small children. We had such a great time we were wishing we had one more day. We will definitely be back. Thank you for sharing your home with us. The Maracle family

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Very happy with my stay. House was beautiful and very well maintained. Close to downtown. Definitely recommend to all and would stay here for my next trip.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 3.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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