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Luxurious townhouse, Ideal mix of comfort, tranquility and location, 100% 5-star

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,564 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 10 nights


About the property

4-Bedroom, 4-Bathroom Luxurious Setting, Sleeps 8

The Balsams are located in Lake Placid, NY, in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks region. For a complete description of our home and additional pictures, go to

Our Lazy Bear is not just a vacation rental, this is first and foremost our HOME. We live there year-round, so expect to find everything you need.

Spices for your meals? Check. Comics for the kids? Check. Board games for the family? Check. Ziplocs for your hikes? Check... and more.

Absolutely one of the finest townhouse units in Lake Placid, our home is the ideal getaway for family groups. It features a 4-bedroom 4-full bathrooms 2500+sqf Adirondack style floor plan in a private setting (end unit, very quiet). You'll be greeted by Teddy, our gentle bear enjoying the afternoon sun.

Our home also features three floors of living space, comfortably accommodating 8 people. It includes hardwood floors, beautiful cathedral ceiling with floor to ceiling stone fireplace, granite counter-tops, highest end appliances, central air conditioning and radiant heated tiled bathroom floors.

After a day of enjoying the many activities available in the heart of the Adirondacks, relax next to the gas stone fireplace in the Great Room, enjoy the tranquility of the 10x12 screened porch, just off the dining area, or let go in one of the two Jacuzzis.

High Speed Wireless Internet is available throughout the townhouse and you'll be able to entertain the family using the home theater system complete with a 52 inch HD TV.

A decorative Adirondack style staircase with twig work rails leads to two bedroom-bath suites, one with a king-size bed and the second with a double-size bed.

A third bedroom with a king-size bed and bathroom in the hallway is located on the main floor.

The lower level has a fourth bedroom with a queen size bed, full bathroom, laundry room, and sofa in the den with a second stone fireplace.

Linens and towels included. No pets allowed, Smoke-free house.

Distances to nearby attractions:

Main Street & Shopping: 2 Minute Drive

Olympic Arena & Speed Skating Oval: 2 Minute Drive

Mirror Lake Beach: 2 Minute Drive

Ski Jumping Facility: 5 Minute Walk

Lake Placid Horse Shows: 5 Minute Walk

Ausable River Fishing: 8 Minute Drive

Bobsled, Luge, Skelton: 5 Minute Drive

Whiteface Mountain Ski Area: 15 Minute Drive

ADK Loj & High Peaks Access: 5 Minute Drive

More Details

Lucie & Sylvain
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Lucie & Sylvain

Hi, you are inquiring about the Lake Placid townhouse of Lucie & Sylvain. We are a couple of outdoors enthusiasts who are environmentally conscious. We enjoy nature, whether it is hiking, biking, skiing, canoeing or kayaking.

We love the Adirondacks. We also love Lake Placid because it is a wonderful family vacation destination. Fitness enthusiasts will appreciate the challenging bike terrain, miles of hiking/running/skiing trails and crisp mountain lakes. You can also relive Olympic history on Main Street, home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games.

We purchased this unit after 6 months of research and simply love its beautiful location. We are very happy that you are considering staying in our home.

Lucie & Sylvain purchased this townhome in 2013

Why Lucie & Sylvain chose Lake Placid

Our Lazy Bear Townhouse combines an Adirondack-style decor with all the amenities expected in the 21st century. This is not just a house for rent, this is our HOME, where we live. You'll get everything you need, and more...

Accessible yet remarkably quiet, it is nestled in wooded seclusion against the backdrop of the High Peaks.

In 2014 alone, we have remodeled the kitchen and also added an outside staircase to connect the screened porch to our outdoor patio. We also love adding new accessories and ornaments on our walls, all the time.

What makes this townhome unique

The tranquility: close to the woods, with the High Peaks in the back.

The breeze: On all days, a delicious breeze blows through our windows.

Wildlife: The other night, a couple of deers stood barely 20 feet away from us. Hares routinely visit our lawn, and we have pheasants in the back.

Our Great Room: spacious and sun-drenched.

Light: with large windows all around, this is never an issue.

Adirondack decor: with many photos or artifacts from the Olympic Games or from the Adirondacks, we immediately feel at 'HOME'.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is beautiful, comfortable and very convenient to the mountains and town. We look forward to returning for another family reunion in the future!
Oct 2013
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Lake Placid Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2564 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Lower Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upper Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upper Floor Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , 2-sink marble countertop, jetted shower
  • 4 full bathrooms, at least one on each floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Lower Floor Bedroom - 1 double
    Main Floor Bedroom - 1 king
    Upper Floor Master Bedroom - 1 king , With its own Master Bathroom
    Upper Floor Bedroom - 1 double
  • 4 bedrooms, each having access to a full bathroom. Only the master bedroom has an in-suite private bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Everything is provided; just bring your toiletries... and that's it. Enjoy!


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Luxurious townhouse, Ideal mix of comfort, tranquility and location, 100% 5-star
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews

Condo was very large and modern. Well equipped and worked beautifully for 5 adults. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

We were there for a wedding and the four bathrooms made getting ready at the same time very easy. Would go back in a flash.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time. It was a pleasure having you for this special moment.
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Super accomodatioons in a convenient location and at a reasonable price.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, very well furnished and accommodated 4 couples in style.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time, we're glad you enjoyed your stay.
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This property has it all!

  • 5 of 5

Good location, very clean, well supplied. We've stayed in dozens of VRBO homes and this was one of the best. We have already made a longer reservation for next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, spacious, great location, comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Two families staying with teenagers and this was perfect! We loved the location (close to the lacrosse fields) and the large amount of living space. Kids loved the room in the basement, and the screened in porch was a lovely surprise. Great place to read while it rained! The kitchen had everything and it was very good quality. The washer and dryer were awesome for our lacrosse players. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. We made lots of great memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Everything from the organization to the property was excellent.

  • 5 of 5

The property is immaculate and just as described. It is a short drive/uber into downtown Lake Placid but is quiet enough to feel secluded. The process leading up to arriving was given with excellent detail and made the visit go smoothly. I would absolutely recommend renting this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, Steve. It was a pleasure having you in our Lazy Bear!
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Centerport NY

What a Gem!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time in the Lake Placid area, an I did not realize the surprise in store for my family and myself! The (4) bedroom home was perfect from top to bottom. It was like going into a (4) star Hotel. The beds, the bathrooms, the Kitchen all Perfect. I would recommend this home to anyone that wants perfection.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jay, we're really glad you enjoyed your stay at our Lazy Bear!
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Adirondack Regional Airport
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Lake Champlain
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lake Placid
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Interstate I-87 (either exit 28 or exit 34)
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Whiteface Mountain
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Mirror Lake in Lake Placid
Car: recommended

Within the Adirondack Region is the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States. It is also home to 105 towns and villages. The Adirondack Park is a mix of public and private land allowing for conservation and civilization to thrive. The Park and the town of Lake Placid offer amazing opportunity for all sorts of outstanding outdoor activities for all seasons - golfing, skiing, hiking, cycling, fishing; the list is nearly endless. Lake Placid is set right in the middle of this outdoor paradise, and combines a storied Olympic past, wonderful shopping, museums, history, dining and the arts with sports activities galore.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $170
Damage Deposit $250

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.