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Lucie & Sylvain

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french

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

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Adirondacks Townhome Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Lucie & Sylvain (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french

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 Adirondacks

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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based on 29 traveler reviews

Luxurious townhouse, Ideal mix of comfort, tranquility and location, 100% 5-star
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Amazing house

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing. It was spacious, clean and comfortable. The location was great. It's was 5 minutes to main street and 15 minutes from whiteface mountain.

We would stay at this house again.

We have already recommended it to our friends.

Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dena for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay in our Lazy Bear!
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Chatsworth NJ

The house was simply amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing. It had every amenity you could imagine. I've been staying at different vacation rentals in Lake Placid for 15 years and this was by far the nicest. Well done!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We're always trying to improve your experience.
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Lake placid

  • 5 of 5

Great location. House was new and in great shape. Owners take pride in their house. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you Dan for taking the time for this review. Will hope to see you again soon.
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Beautiful home among beautiful Fall colors!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 were blown away by your beautiful home and the furnishings and amenities. It was very clean and well taken care of. We experienced some cooler weather and enjoyed hiking, touring & shopping.

Went to Wild Museum, hiked Mt. Jo, Octoberfest with an exciting gondola ride and The Olympic Village to see the first practice of the bobsled teams!! The leaf colors were outstanding!

Restaurants we most enjoyed were Chair 6 for delicious breakfast, Lake Placid Boat Club for a delicious salmon supper, and The Cottage for lunch.

Our neighbors recommended your home and we would certainly recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay with us and glad you enjoyed our town and the colors.
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Fantastic property -stayed during our wedding

  • 5 of 5

This property was fantastic! We were married Sept 2014 at the Lake Placid Lodge and stayed here before and after our wedding. We had family and friends stay with us as well, every room was great - each having a private bathroom was a huge plus as well. Everything was very clean and the owners left lots of helpful info. We will be returning to Lake Placid and this is the only place I want to stay! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We are proud of having been part of your special day.
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very well appointed with attention to high design

  • 5 of 5

We had a very restful vacation with our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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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

Lake Placid Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season 1
May 27 2016 - Jul 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Iron Man
Jul 18 2016 - Jul 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Summer Season 2
Aug 1 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Xmas Holiday
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 25 2016
4 night minimum stay
New Year's Eve Holiday
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $170

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Adirondacks Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2564 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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