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3BR home on Mill Pond. Easy walk to Town

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

3BR 2BA Waterfront home on Mill Pond, Walk to Lake Placid Center

Cozy 3BR house with beautiful wood interior. 100 year old house completely renovated inside & out, has comfortable adirondack decor and lots of windows. 3BR sleeps 6 adults + futon sofa sleeps 2 more. Full kitchen (all new appliances) opens onto dining room and huge living room. Fantastic views of the pond from your sofa or the backyard. Two sets of sofas so the kids can play on their computers while the adults relax. Bathroom downstairs has a large gorgeous shower with a glass block wall.

NOTE: IRONMAN 2018 - Flat fee for up to 6 night stay. Included in fee is complimentary weekend stay for training during April 1- Jun 15.

Pond (shallow entry on our side) is perfect for kayaks, canoe or stand up paddle boards (provided).

Three bedrooms upstairs means everyone has privacy: one queen bed, one double bed, one bedroom with two twin beds. Washer / dryer in upstairs bathroom.

Very large mudroom for storing life jackets, snow shoes, skis etc. Plenty of parking off the street.

Enjoy a cup of coffee on the dock or take the kayaks or the canoe out for a ride in the summer.

Easy walk to downtown Lake Placid to enjoy shopping or nightlife. Easy 10-15 minute walk, up hill on the way into town and down hill on the way home!

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

About The Owner

We have kids and love outdoor activities! Placid is the perfect place for us. We started running a few years ago and ran our first half marathon in Lake Placid last year. It was incredible!! The views were beautiful and the climb up the last hill to the Olympic oval for the final lap was well worth it.

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

Why The Owner chose Lake Placid

Lake Placid is a great place to vacation any time of year. Excellent winter sports and a great Olympic spirit, fun summer activities and great hiking all year round. Downtown Lake Placid has great shops, good restaurants, a movie theatre, night time ice skating, or a beach on Mirror Lake for swimming in the summer,fun bars and dancing. There are plenty of activities for kids and adults, you never run out of things to do!

What makes this house unique

Our house is on Mill Pond. You can walk into town or you can canoe or kayak to several nearby restaurant / bars. The kids can walk to the movie theatre in town, or a bowling alley close to the house. The pond is beautiful and peaceful. Lots of waterfowl, feed the ducks from the dock, do a little fishing with the kids or go out on the canoe or kayaks. The town has a beach on Mirror Lake and this is walking distance as well. In the winter go snowshoeing, skiing, sledding all nearby.


Lake Placid House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Sauna - no persons under the age of 18 may use sauna. Use of sauna is only according to posted instructions. Guest assumes all risks.
  • Water activities - guest assumes all risks related to water activities / use of kayaks, canoe, sup's dock or pond.
  • Fire pit - use is strictly at guests own risk. Fire extinguishers in kitchen and upstairs hallway if needed.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Full bath downstairs with beautiful glass block shower. Sauna is off this bathroom. Full bath upstairs. Stacking washer / dryer are in this bathroom. Hair dryer under the sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Sleeps 2
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon sofa in living room sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (sleeps 2) in bedroom #1, Double Bed (sleeps 2) in bedroom #2, 2 Twin Beds (sleeps 2) in bedroom #3, Futon sofa in living room (sleeps 2).
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beautiful views of the pond from the living room, small dock on the water - great for a cup of coffee watching the ducks, pond is for kayaks and canoes (we have both), large mudroom to store skis, the house is a10 minute walk to town, or a 15 minute drive to Whiteface


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3BR home on Mill Pond. Easy walk to Town
average rating of 4.7105265 based on 38 reviews

The house was perfect for our winter weekend getaway to Lake Placid!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The house seems to have been updated recently with great features while keeping the rustic Lake Placid charm. The Sauna was a big hit and there was plenty of room to relax in a great tv/family room! Perfect for our winter weekend and I can imagine that it is an amazing place in the summer since there is waterfront with a dock and canoes!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great visit!
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Very enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property. Great owners. In fact, the owners hospitality pushed my experience to 5 stars. Only problem we had was that the downstairs bathroom latch didn't line up so you couldn't lock it and the upstairs tub leaked to the 1st floor. The owner however said he has been trying to get those resolved.

My only criticism would be that they need a bigger tv, but not a deal buster. It was a beautiful property with very friendly owners who are responsive and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great visit. We have indeed had a plumber in a few times about the bathtub overflow drain leaking. We will have another go at it! Appreciate the feedback.
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Quick and convenient

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great stay at the Mill Pond. It was a nice getaway for us over Thanksgiving. Location was great, close enough to wander around downtown and still get to some exciting hiking in the High Peaks. The house was accurately described and portrayed on the website - so there were no surprises. Appreciated the over-sized living room - there was room for everyone to spread out and relax. Really appreciated having two bathrooms available. The bedrooms were certainly adequate in size for us. It was nice to have the heat on when we arrived - big thumbs up from my wife. The parking area was adequate for our large pickup trucks, too!

Suggestions: we could have used some washclothes - only found one; bathrooms could have used small stands to set our toiletries on; a couple more towel bars or hooks would have been helpful in the bathrooms (especially with young kids).

All in all, it is a very nice house. And the consensus is that we would like to come again next year at the same time! Thank you, Terry and Bridgit!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time.
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Buffalo, New York

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

This place was beautiful!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful time, everything you could want, very peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could want in a vacation home with a very good location. Our family had a wonderful time in this home. Everything you need is here. There were plenty of paddle boards, kayaks and boats to keep everyone in our family happy as well as many outdoor games, a fire pit, and beautiful scenery. We have 4 kids and they were all entertained for the entire stay. Walking to town was about a half mile walk and you are in a great location.

The house was very clean and the kitchen was very well stocked with pans, waffle maker, fondue pot, etc... I would highly recommend this property if you are thinking of staying in Lake Placid.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your family had a great time!
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Clinton, NJ

Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

Great place to bring the kids. We used the paddle boards and kayaks everyday and loved being within walking distance to downtown Lake Placid. The house was lovely and had everything we needed. We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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15 minute drive to Whiteface, 10 minute walk to Olympic center in town, outdoor iceskating in Olympic oval, kids can walk to the bowling alley or the movie theatre in town, there's also a great tobaggan shoot onto Mirror Lake, or you can bobsled at Olympic training center, walk to the beach on Mirror Lake in the summer or enjoy hiking, rock or ice climbing. Lake Placid is a great area for outdoor sports and nature lovers!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Use of dock, canoe, kayaks, stand up paddle boards or any other activity in pond is solely at renters own risk.

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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