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LAKEFRONT FAMILY RETREAT off the beaten track near LAKE PLACID

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

LAKEFRONT HIDEAWAY with VIEWS of WESTERN HIGH PEAKS

This private apartment was recently built specifically to accommodate families and it is located on the only private road that provides year round access to Oseetah Lake.

• Ideal as a family retreat (maximum capacity 4 adults and no children OR 2 adults and 3 children)

• The loft is adjacent to the owner's residence. It is private and is the only rental on the entire 1.7 acre property.

• The lakeside deck, floating dock, canoes, kayaks and small sandy beach are shared with the owner's family and grandchildren.

• The loft and property are totally smoke-free environments

• Shallow sandy beach facing south is perfect for small children

• 2 Canoes and 2 solo kayaks are available at no additional cost

• From the dock and lakeside deck, there are expansive panoramic views of the western High Peaks and Ampersand Mountain

• Wildlife such as bald eagles, loons and osprey are often seen at Oseetah Lake

• The lake side fire pit accommodates family campfires

• The Loft's private entrance leads to a large guest vestibule, with storage space for gear and to the stairway up to the main floor (the apartment is not handicapped accessible).

• The loft is nestled among the treetops with abundant natural light and panoramic views of surrounding forest and mountains.

• Living space is designed in a clean, fresh and uncluttered manner with hardwood floors and artisanal wood-work finishes emphasized by high cathedral ceilings and large bay windows.

• Kitchen is thoroughly furnished for cooking and includes designer concrete counters and island as well as All Clad cookware.

• Wood burning stove provides additional warmth for cozy evenings.

• Gas fired Weber grill on the loft deck overlooks the forest and lake.

• Two cozy bedrooms w/one King bed, one Queen bed and a full size futon (in the living room). They enjoy natural lighting.

• Full bathroom includes shower, bath and large mirror.

• Families may view DVD’s on the LCD TV but no network service is available.

• Onkyo iPod docking station and stereo receiver

• A wireless network allows connection to the world at large.

• A land line phone is available for calls in the U.S.

More Details

Owner
Lem and Anita Hegwood
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Lem and Anita Hegwood

The resident owners are avid hikers, canoeists, X-country skiers and nature photographers and enthusiasts who love to share their years of knowledge about hiking trails and waterways.

Lem and Anita Hegwood purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Lem and Anita Hegwood chose Adirondacks

We selected Oseetah Lake because it enjoys easy access to Lake Placid and Saranac Lake as well as providing a quiet retreat with world-class views of the High Peaks across the lake. Our favorite outdoor activities, cross country skiing, hiking and canoeing, are at our door step.

What makes this cottage unique

• Secluded yet minutes away from Lake Placid and Saranac Lake

• World-class canoeing and kayaking on the Saranac Chain of Lakes from our dock

• Panoramic views of Western High Peaks and Ampersand Mountain from the new lakeside deck

• Lake side fire pit for family campfires

• Wildlife viewing of bald eagles and loons

• View gorgeous sunsets over Ampersand Mtn from 'Sunset' Island

Amenities

Saranac Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Glass shower enclosure and instant hot water
  • Wood paneling, concrete counter, glass shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large closet. Large windows provide natural lighting
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sliding glass door and window provide natural light
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Wood paneling, lots of natural light
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
Canoes and Kayaks available. Adult size PFD available for adults only. Bring PFD for children.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 64 reviews
5

Five nights on Oseetah Lake

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing in the Adirondacks for over 30 years. The Loft on Oseetah Lake was one of the nicest locations we have been privileged to rent. The web site listing was accurate in all respects. Any of our questions, such as the stair access to the beach, were answered through direct contact with the owners.

If you are interested in a clean, beautifully designed, well-maintained Adirondack facility in a quiet forest setting with easy access to Oseetah Lake, Lake Flower, and marsh areas for kayaking, this is the place . The central location made visits to Paul Smith's, Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, and White Face very reasonable.

The owners were friendly, but respected our privacy. The wild life and quiet setting were just what we wanted. We will definitely plan to return to the loft.

Jen and Harry

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Five peaceful nights on Oseetah Lake

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing in the Adirondacks for over thirty years. The Loft on Oseetah Lake was one of the nicest locations we have been privileged to rent. The web site listing was accurate in all respects. Any of our questions, such as the stair access to the beach, were answered through direct contact with the owners.

If you are interested in a clean, beautifully designed, well-maintained Adirondack facility in a quiet forest setting with easy access to Oseetah Lake, Lake Flower, and marsh areas for kayaking, this is the place. The dock and sandy beach were perfect for launching our kayaks. The central location made visits to Paul Smith's, Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, and White Face very reasonable.

The owners were friendly but respectful of our privacy. The wild life and quiet setting were just what we wanted. We will definitely plan to return to the Loft.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

very nice place to stay with amazing waterfront location and immaculately clean upscale facilities

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Wonderful location, lovely loft, friendly hosts

  • 5 of 5

Lem and Anita's loft was a terrific home base for our family of four as we explored the Adirondack High Peaks region for the first time. The loft is beautifully and thoughtfully designed with a well-stocked kitchen and a sunny private deck. We appreciated the baby crib, high chair, and baby gate Lem and Anita provided for us. The lakefront is amazing for kids with a small beach, plenty of beach toys, shallow sandy entry for splashing, and docks for fishing, sitting in the sun, etc. We also took advantage of the kayaks, canoe, fire pit, and their DVD library! Lem and Anita are friendly and helpful and we definitely recommend their loft to other families looking for a fun and active lake vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Beautiful location, great accommodations, incredible hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a great week on Oseetah Lake; the pictures truly do not do this place justice. The views across the lake are stunning, and the house is gorgeous. Lem and Anita were fantastic hosts, and recommended a ton of great hikes, canoe trips, and other great activities that were great for us AND the kids. We are definitely looking forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Excellent location and immaculately kept

  • 5 of 5

Lem and Anita have a beautiful loft and location. Both the loft and grounds are immaculately kept. The canoes, kayaks and dock are easily accessible and a real asset to this property. The loft itself is well stocked with linens, towels, paper products, and many kitchen perishables. This was easily the best stocked weekly rental we have stayed. Wonderful location for relaxing, fishing (pike, bass, sunfish), canoeing, kayaking and hiking. The loft's location is convenient to the towns of Saranac Lake and Lake Placid making good restaurants and shopping easy to enjoy. Thanks Lem and Anita.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Map

Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Saranac Lake Golf Course
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Van Hoevenberg Cross Country Ski Center
Car: necessary

Other Attractions & Activities

•Quiet retreat, with peaceful lake, south facing beach and dock with panoramic views of the Western High Peaks.

•Located at the western edge of the ADK High Peaks and directly connected to some of the best canoeing in the Northeast.

•A short drive to the towns of Saranac Lake and Lake Placid yet off the beaten path and away from noisy crowds.

•Easy drive to major trailheads for great hiking in the High Peaks.

•Canoe directly from our beach to pristine Pine Pond and to 25 miles of rivers and lakes in the Saranac Chain of Lakes.

•Eagles, loons, osprey, great blue heron, fox and deer are commonly seen.

•The 1.1 mile private access is itself an interesting walk; it leads past flowery meadows and wild spruce/tamarack forests, across an open marsh with views of the High Peaks (reminiscent of the Big Sky country of Montana) and finally to the mature forest of 100 year old white pines and mixed deciduous woods where Oseetah Lake Loft is nestled.

•Great bass and pike fishing

•The 1.7 acre property has a south facing sandy beach (ideal for young children) and woodland paths leading to “Sunset Island”, perfect for a deeper swim and/or watching sunsets.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: Two adults with three children or four adults
Standard rates listed are for two adults and up to three children. There are no additional charge for up to three children
Additional charges apply for more than three adults as follows: $50 per night for an additional adult.

Check in for Oseetah Lake Loft is anytime after 4:00PM the day of arrival. Check out is before 10:00AM the day of departure.

One time cleaning fee $150 per stay including trash disposal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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