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Adorable Lake Cottage with Kayak, Paddle Boat, VIEWS!

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Wells Cottage Rental Photos and Description

waterfront 2 bed, 1 bath, screened porch sleeps 6

Enjoy spectacular views of the lake and mountains from this sweet lakefront cottage. Perfect for a romantic getaway for two, or bring the family to join the fun.

The Cottage has 2 bedrooms, one with a queen bed, the other has a comfy double bed and custom made bunk beds the kids will love. Sleeps 6 people in a total of 4 beds.

A favorite room is the large screened porch, perfect for enjoying meals or playing cards late into the evening, The lake and mountain views from this property and this porch are unsurpassed!

We have wood fireplace, outside fire pit, fully equipped kitchen, gas grill, washer/dryer, dock, row boat, 2 person kayak, paddle boat, Wifi, Netflix and a 47 inch flat screen. No cable TV here though, we come here to get away from the news!

The large lawn is a great spot to hang out, it overlooks the beach, dock and lake, has outdoor adirondack chairs, a dining table and a fire pit to roast marshmallows and watch for shooting stars at night.

There are numerous hikes for both beginners and the more athletically talented in this area, some beautiful waterfalls, fishing off our dock or on nearby rivers, free tennis, basketball courts and public beach in town.

We provide quality linens, towels and many other necessities to make your stay easy and stress free. We supply specific directions to many local hikes and fun things to do in the area, things you might never find on your own - some took us years to find!

This has been our family home for 60 years, there are updates (like new bathroom), but for the most part this remains a camp, albeit a very clean and well maintained one, with all the rustic charm that you might expect in an older home.

Best things about the house? The waterfront location, amazing view, easy access to swimming, kayaking, large waterfront lawn and comfy beds. The sight of the fog lifting off the lake in the morning still takes our breath away.

Biggest hassle here? RECYCLES! Guests must agree to take home recycles if you bring a lot in, leaving a few is OK but must agree to follow the towns strict recycle rules - they must be kept clean and separate from garbage. We then have to take them to the dump and separate them into bins by hand. We simply cannot handle this task if large amounts are left. So - our general rule here is similar to camping. If you brought it in, you must agree to take it out!

This is 4 hrs from NYC, 1.5 hrs from Albany, 1 hr from Saratoga and Lake George.

No smoking, no pets (no exceptions, sorry!), no parties or entertaining here please.

Rates quoted are for two persons, $10 fee per additional person per day, this includes children.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2016
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About Maura

The Kiernan Camp is on it's 4th generation here. We love love love this home and location, we love Wells and all it's small town charm. We also love sharing this with guests, gives us great pleasure to have others enjoy what we have been so fortunate to have inherited.

Why Maura chose New York

Stunning Views. Nice sized lot - good privacy for lakefront.

What makes this cottage unique

Great area for hiking, waterfalls, drives and antiquing. We supply very detailed instructions on how to get to those special spots that took us years to find!

There are NO tourists here, so is very quiet and peaceful town.


based on 7 traveler reviews

Adorable Lake Cottage with Kayak, Paddle Boat, VIEWS!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Kiernan Cottage in Wells

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is in a nice location on a quiet cove. There is a nice dock, and available kayaks and a rowboat. I'm sure it's great in the summer. We visited in the Fall, and it's a great location to travel for the peak foliage.

The cottage has a wonderful front porch, and an open view of the lake. The kitchen is nice, and the cottage is very comfortable. Overall, this is a very good place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 4 of 5

If you are looking for a cozy camp experience that becomes your own "home away" instantly then this is the perfect place. There were so many nice amenities included. Don't underestimate the screened in porch,kayaks and of course fireplace and firepit. It was not so pristine nor run down that I felt uncomfortable. A real quiet and relaxing location. Wonderful views.The beds were very comfortable.

Believe me I can be a tough reviewer and critic! The place grew on me and I was totally charmed. Whatever magic it held worked. Highly recommend the short hike to Augur Falls.

One last tip. Bring in food from either Amsterdam or Speculator if you plan on cooking!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PERFECT cottage for lake and mountain get-away

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at the Lake cottage. The write up and description was perfectly accurate, and in fact didn't even do it justice. The cottage was spotless upon entering, and directions were perfect. We made use of all the toys available to us. We went out on the double kayak, the rowboat, grill, fire pit. Waking up and going out on the porch to look at the picturesque view over a cup of coffee was the best way to start the day. We went on hikes that were suggested, played tennis, saw waterfalls, and paddled around the lake. The directions as to where to go and what to do were super helpful and I would 100% recommend this lake front cottage to ANYONE. We will definitely come back and stay, and it was really truly the perfect weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Perfect for a quite Fall getaway for 2.

  • 4 of 5

We booked this cozy and charming little cottage with an amazing view of the pristine Lake Algonquin for our anniversay. We stayed three nights and four days and wasn't long enough. The wood stove/fireplace both heats the entire home and adds to the romantic ambiance. When we weren't snuggled up with a book in front of the fireplace, we were on the lake or one of the many hiking trails in the area. Bed we slept in was extremely comfortable. Fall foliage was outstanding. Bring what you need food and beverage wise, because once you're there you're not going to want to leave. Other than a general store down the road, the closest food store is 45 minutes away. Which for us was the beauty of this place. Property manager, Louise, was very kind, knowledgable and accommodating. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Cozy lakefront camp !

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 3 day visit to the camp. The charming lakefront home was very neat and clean. The bed was very comfortable. Our hostess checked in with us to see if we needed anything which was very thoughtful. The wood stove was wonderful on those chilly nights and we enjoyed having the large selection of movies and music on the television. The camp is located on a quiet, friendly street with lots to do in the area. We would definitely recommend this camp to anyone who is looking for a wonderful experience in the woods.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I had a great mini vacation at this cottage. We absolutely loved it and did not want to leave. The cottage is even prettier than the pictures. The lake was beautiful. We used the row boat and Kayak every day. Also, went hiking at near by trails. We brought lots of our own food, coffee, condiments. I suggest bringing everything you think you would need (food wise). However, we discovered the local general store only 5 minutes away had everything we might need. Towels and sheets were provided. One of my favorite things was reading the old guest reviews. It seems everyone who stays here falls in love with it. Just like we did LOL The whole experience was wonderful. I hope to be back soon! Thank you for letting us stay in your home.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Car: necessary

Wells is a small, sleepy town on picturesque Lake Algonquin in the southern Adirondacks. Wells is surrounded by larger towns with bigger lakes. Scenic drives, watersports, hiking, waterfalls, antiquing, dining out, tennis, basketball are all available nearby.


Rates & Availability

Wells Cottage Rental Rates

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Late Fall
Oct 10 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $75

Holidays may have a longer minimum stay and higher rate

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Wells Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Renovate bathroom has tub and shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , Double bed, Bunk bed has double on bottom, twin on top
  • Television ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Our family has been coming to this area our entire lives, we are happy to share all those special spots with our guests to provide the most memorable experience we can. Siblings now share this family camp, and some of us now own other homes nearby. If this does not meet your needs, or is not available at your requested dates, please inquire about the others, we will see what we can do for you. Also - we are in the heart of the Adirondacks, there are many critters sharing our slice of heaven. We do all we can to keep them out of the house, and for the most part are very successful. However, if one slips in, we need you to be able to brave the invasion and would appreciate help in capturing the intruder.

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