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Adirondack Lakefront Home & Boathouse on North Shore of Indian Lake

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House: 2 Bdr, 2 Bth, Boathouse: 2Bdr Sleeps 7 June- Sept Rentals $1800/Wk

Indian Lake is one mile across, clear with good boating, fishing and swimming. 260 Ft of sandy lakeshore with full view of Adirondack High Peaks to south. Well equipped modern home: 2 Bdr, 2 Bath and 2 story boathouse which sleeps 4 and stores renter's powerboat with dock surrounding and a second floor sunning deck. 36 hole Robert Trent Jones public golf club 20 minutes east. Canoe, pedal boat, kyack & raft . A 14ft aluminum

8hp outboard is available for $350/wk


Owner
Peter & Lucy Fetterolf
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Peter & Lucy Fetterolf

Lucy and Pete Fetterolf --We own two adjacent camps on the North Shore of Indian Lake. One of the properties we rent out for a majority of the summer but use it occasionally when our other camp is overflowing with family and friends. Lucy's grandparents purchased the camp when the only access was by boat after arriving in Mountain View on the New York Central Railroad, which in those days was the main access to the Adirondacks. Lucy has spent virtually every summer of her life in camp and Pete has been here since before their marriage in 1955. Our four children with their 11 active grandchildren for the past 40 years have been the predominant camp activity. The base camp has two boathouses and an inboard speedboat which our family keeps active on the waterski front whenever they are here. Of course there is a sailboat, kayaks, canoes, an outboard and windsurfing to keep the activity at a high level. The property has had continual upgrading over the years such that it requires normal maintenance but no major improvement requirements.

The adjacent property, Loon Landing, was owned by Lucy's sister until her death five years ago and was similarly maintained and upgraded. We purchased that property from her family for our expanding use and rental. We are normally in the neighboring camp and available for advice and help.

Our regular home is in Lloyd Harbor, New York on the North Shore of Long Island within a mile of the beach and Long Island sound.

Lucy is a graduate of Wellesley College and Pete a graduate of Williams College and the Harvard Business School

Peter & Lucy Fetterolf purchased this house in 1921

Why Peter & Lucy Fetterolf chose Owls Head

The property has all the advantages of Adirondack living with cool nights, reasonably warm days, gorgeous views and a multiplicity of activities both on the lake and in the adjacent mountain area. We are slightly over one hour's drive north of Lake Placid which is a beehive of scheduled summer activity. However, most people find that the opportunities on the lake and in the immediate vicinity keep them more than occupied while they are here. Loon Landing is at the end of the road there are two vacant properties adjacent to the cabin and effectively no neighbors on that eastern side. The Fetterolf's are the neighbors on the west so you are isolated to the degree that you choose. The property in the rear is all wood lands with no real estate development of any kind.

There are a number of very interesting and easy hikes in the immediate area which typically are less than a one half day activity. In addition of course there are all the Adirondack peaks which are being overwhelmed by hikers these days as you see when you drive on the approaching roadways in the Lake Placid area. We have many books and descriptions of these hikes and what and where they are involved.

If you are a golfer, the Malone golf course is a 36 hole, Robert Trent Jones designed course, which although part of a private club is available for public play through phone reservation and moderate fees. The course is fairly busy not only due to the use by local citizenry but also to its proximity to Canada which brings in many golfers who take advantage of special motel packages.

The lake itself has good fishing, if you are competent, and excellent swimming with water temperatures in the 70° area and the lake bottom smooth and Sandy. If you have a powerboat and wish to bring it the Loon Landing boathouse can easily accommodate it. You can launch it on the neighboring Mountain View lake and drive to our property through an adjoining channel.

What makes this house unique

The appointments of the Loon Landing cabin and boathouse which you can see from the attached photos are the most modern and convenient. Not only do we have the advantage of DirecTV but also satellite Internet. We have the highest quality construction and sanitation system which keeps all of the effluents in distribution fields well away from the lake. This is true of both of our properties. The exterior and interior finish on the property is continually maintained for cleanliness and comfort.

The boathouse is somewhat of a hidden opportunity with beautiful upstairs sleeping quarters, an external second floor deck with a gorgeous overview of the lake and the contents of the boathouse itself with the opportunity for docking your own boat there, if appropriate.

We do provide a canoe, pedal boat kayak and raft.

Amenities

Owls Head House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Electric toilet in base of boathouse
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - Boathouse - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 Boathouse - 1 twin/ single , Front upper room with large window facing lake
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Convertible in cabin living room
  • walk in closet Bedroom 1
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes:
Hiking trails, Adirondack High Peaks climbing and other smaller local mountains. Well documented. Hike to popular local swim-in waterfall. Two local rural restaurants - 10 min drive.

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Adirondack Lakefront Home & Boathouse on North Shore of Indian Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
5

Our best family vacation...loved everything about this place!

  • 5 of 5

We had the family vacation of a lifetime at Peter & Lucy’s Loon Landing Cabin. There was a total of 6-adults, 1-kid and 1-black labrador retriever on our trip and the cabin was a perfect fit for us. First of all, the pictures in the listing did not do the cabin justice. It was absolutely beautiful in person and much larger than we expected. The master bedroom was very large and comfortable. The other beds in the cabin and boathouse we great and had nice linens and quilts. There was more than enough bath and beach towels provided in the closets.

The view from the living room picture window overlooking Indian Lake was breathtaking. Every bit of the cabin just exceeded our expectations. The location was a perfect getaway from city life and provided a private sanctuary for our family vacation.

We brought our 19’ fishing boat which fit perfectly in the boathouse. The lake was great for tubing and water skiing. We also did pretty well fishing during our stay catching bass and sunfish from the shore and pickerel off our boat on the lake. The lake is pretty shallow around the edges, but it was crystal clear with sandy bottom. We launched the boat from Mountain View Lake (very easy) connected to Indian Lake. We enjoyed swimming and wading in the water in the extensive shoreline this cabin has. Our dog (black lab) certainly had the time of his life running in the water and swimming along the shore all day.

The cabin and boathouse both had awesome decks that we hung out on to enjoy the lake views. There was a paddleboat, canoe and kayak that were provided and were awesome to use on the lake. My 12-yr old niece really liked peddling and steering the paddle boat on the lake.

The lake was very quiet with very little boat and PWC traffic which was nice. I honestly just can’t say enough good things about the cabin and the scenery of the area. Malone is the nearest big city to the cabin and close enough to run to get anything you might need from the grocery store or Walmart…very convenient.

Peter and Lucy were great hosts. Peter checked in with us and gave us the history of the cabin and offered suggestions of things to do in the area. We were very sad to leave after our week stay at the Loon Landing Cabin. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa and her fiance came from suburban Chicago and were accustomed to boating on the lakes of Wisconsin. They were joined by her parents and brother's family; both of whom came from Maine for a family reunion/vacation. None of them had any prior connection to us or the northern Adirondack area. They were attracted by HomeAway vacation website portraying Loon Landing and the centrality of location between Chicago and Mane. Lisa had to have written her review almost the day she left. We are flattered and impressed by the comprehensive nature of her descriptions. We occupy a similar camp adjacent on the west side. We have a large family (4 married children; 11 grandchildren) all of whom make active use of our extensive facilities. We rent Loon Landing during July & August. All weeks were rented this summer (and last summer also). Lisa's group was our last rental this year. We have active family use coming. We have never asked our renters to write a review. Lisa's is an extraordinary surprise. However, all of our renters have left more than satisfied with their experience
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Pet Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Linnen & Towels $100

Check In After 4PM Check Out Before 11AM

No smoking in Buildings
Pets not allowed except by full discussion

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

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