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Peaceful lakefront home close to Saratoga and Lake George Region

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


Argyle House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full bathrooms, 1extra mattress sleeps 6

Relax in the hammock or the Adirondack chairs taking in the view of the lake on your own 5 acres of privacy. Keep an eye open for whitetail deer and other upland wildlife. You might even get a glimpse of the Bald Eagle catching dinner! Take a 10 minute drive and check out the evening rise on the infamous Battenkill River. One of the best fisheries in the United States! Hop in the kayaks and paddle around the lake or go fishing. Please read the note at the bottom of this page regarding swimming. Saratoga race track and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center are a 35 minute drive. Lake George with its theme parks such as The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom, mini golf, and sightseeing tours are also 35 minutes away. If history is your liking, this area abounds with it! From the Battle of Bennington and Saratoga to Fort Ticonderoga. Haunted Inns in Fort Edward, museums, monuments, the Champlain Canal, it's all here. For the golfers, the courses here are beautiful as well as challenging such as Saratoga National, Saratoga Spa, Airway Meadows, Pole Vally Players Club just to name a few. Some with spectacular views and all within a short drive. If you like to shop, there is the Wilton mall in Saratoga, the Aviation Mall in Glens falls, outlet stores near Lake George and lots of quaint shops in between. WIFI internet is also included PLEASE NOTE: DURING THE SARATOGA TRACK RACE SEASON THERE IS A SEVEN NIGHT MINIMUM STAY WITH A SATURDAY CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Rich and Mary Lesenski
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2016
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Why Rich and Mary Lesenski chose New York

We chose this property at the foothills of the Adirondacks on Summit Lake to build our home away from home to relax and get away from the everyday grind that life throws at you. Even after a "weekend at the lake" you feel refreshed. A good book, friends by the camp fire, fishing, kayaking, sightseeing.... It's all here and then some. Come and enjoy!


based on 9 traveler reviews

Peaceful lakefront home close to Saratoga and Lake George Region
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Can't wait to come back to the lake!

  • 5 of 5

Can't give enough stars to this property! My husband and I take a trip up to the Catskills/Adirondacks/Berkshires every fall and this is one of our top rentals of all time! Pictures are an accurate representation of what to expect. House is immaculately clean and has all you would need to enjoy your stay. The property is private and has view/access to a lovely lake that is teeming with wildlife. A short drive to both Saratoga and the southern edge of Lake George make this property a great location as a jump off point for all of the typical fall activities that you could hope to enjoy. The man cave in the basement was the perfect answer to the soggy weather we had on the first two days of our trip… The pool table and dartboard provided plenty of entertainment while we warmed with room with the wood-burning stove. After the weather cleared, a day spent at Saratoga, and another at Lake George, were perfectly accented by a night by the fire pit! Kitchen is fully stocked with spices and all cooking equipment you would need to whip up a great dinner. Rich and Mary, the owners, couldn’t have been nicer and it was a pleasure to talk to them on the phone when we had a couple of questions about the house.

Make sure you check out Lakeside Farms in Ballston Spa (right off 87N) when you venture out to Saratoga, or on your way to the property. Fabulous breakfast/lunch spot with attached country market with fresh produce, old-school candy shop, amazing baked goods and all the goodies a country store should have. Definitely leave room for the fresh donuts that come right off the conveyer belt and the warm apple cider!! Another great breakfast spot is a short drive away in Greenwich, NY, Greenwich Village Café & Bakery. On the way you pass the Hannaford supermarket, so you can stock up on what you need for the house, and next door to the café is an adorable boutique with a great selection of knit sweaters, scarves, etc and a fabulous Holiday shop (Downstairs products change seasonally and there is a “Christmas attic” on the second floor with anything you could ever want to purchase for your home to decorate for Christmas).

Thank you to Rich and Mary for sharing your property! We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Comfortable and roomy lakeside vacation home

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property as a vacation spot for myself, my daughter, grandsons, granddaughter and great grandsons while we attended a family reunion in nearby Greenwich. The home is on a small lake, very private and completely furnished. There is a fire pit which we enjoyed a couple of nights, kayaks, games, videos, a hammock and many other amenities.

We traveled the short distance to the Lake George area a couple of days to take in the activities there but could have easily spent all our time at the lake.

Rich and Mary are very pleasant and easy to work with. Next time we're looking at a stay in the area we'll definitely look at Tucker's Cove.

Mary, North Carolina

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Peaceful Retreat to Visit Nearby Family - Just Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

My elderly mother moved to a Senior complex in Fort Edward and we needed a nice roomy place to stay while visiting her. (The motels in the area are just awful and we wanted to stay near her). Our family of 4 (two adults, two teenagers) was quite comfortable in this lovely peaceful spacious house. It has all of the amenities that you would want, and more!

The house is clean and the beds are comfortable. The photos are totally accurate. We enjoyed the lake and the "man cave" basement with its lovely pool table. Rich and Mary are congenial hosts, and Mary has decorated the house with a lot of cute country gear. We got to visit my mother, and even bring her back to the house for a barbecue and s'more making! (The powerful grill is fantastic and the fire pit is like being at camp!) The house never got too hot because of the ceiling fans and window fans provided. A couple of the bedrooms do have air conditioning, but we didn't need to use it.

Our daughters loved being able to play pool and darts and relax on the lake. The house has all of the cooking utensils and pots needed. Don't miss the nearby Battenkill Creamery and its yummy ice cream and fresh milk! This is a good launching point for visiting Vermont, Lake George, or Saratoga Springs.

We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walpole, MA (outside of Boston)

A beautiful home on the lake in NY farm country

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 spent a week at this lovely home in NY farm country and could not have been more pleased with our choice! Rich was wonderful to work with, all descriptions and photos are accurate, the beds were all very comfortable. We took full advantage of the pool table, dart board, kayaks, grill and felt so at home with all the kitchen supplies. We went to the Saratoga Racecourse twice, Pontoon boating at Lake George, Cooperstown for baseball, the Natural Stone Bridge and Caves in Pottersville, and spent a good deal of time on Summit Lake, our backyard playground. Thank you Rich!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Upstate, NY

Everything as promised

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here the last weekend in June for a small reunion with 4 friends. The house and property was everything that was promised and my friends and I had a great time relaxing and rememissing. The owner was easy to deal with and accomidating. The house is exactley as in the pictures and very clean. Would defiantley stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunderland, Ma.

Quiet and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My thoughtful husband planned a getaway during school vacation. We have 3 boys and they loved the sledding and they even tried ice fishing. The house was in perfect shape and clean. The area is beautiful, easy to get to, everything accurate with amenities, the owner Mary was a sweetheart to deal with. The kids want to try regular fishing in the summer. Thanks for a great week.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albany International
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Green Acres Tavern
Nearest Ferry
115 Miles
Port Kent New York (Lake Champlain)
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Kingswood Golf Club
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Fort Edward-Glens Falls Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Interstate 87 exit 17
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
The Anvil Inn
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Nearest Beach
24 Miles
Lake George Public Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Argyle House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $125

Please note.... 7 night minimum stay during Saratoga race season.

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Argyle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , extra mattress
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 7 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO SWIM IN THE LAKE: We do not have a sandy beach. We are required to leave our waterfront in its natural state which has weeds, rocks, silt, etc. Straight from shore is our swim platform. If you kayak out, be sure to tie off your kayak so it doesn't float away. The gameroom has a dartboard, pool table and bar area. Smoking is allowed on the premises but not in the house. The telephone is for local and emergency calls only. Please call collect or use your personal cell phone for long distance please.Thank you.

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