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Angela & Klimenty Gatker

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, russian, Ukranian

Placid Serenity Of Pines - Updated Description!

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Well-kept one bedroom apartment in the heart of Lake Placid.

This newly-built, spacious one-bedroom apartment is located in a forested area between Lake Placid and Mirror Lakes in the prestigious Signal Hill neighborhood. It features open space planning and overlooks a gorgeous perennial garden in a crescent between the deck and lawn. The apartment is fully furnished and ten minutes walking distance to Lake Placid village and Main Street for shopping, dining, swimming, and boating. It is a great place for a cozy getaway for 2-4 guests, for those who would like to take time to enjoy local meals and a relaxed atmosphere. Plenty of car parking is available. Features include:

- a fully functioning kitchen with all new appliances

- dining area

- queen-size bed

- sofa-bed

- satellite TV

- free Wi-Fi

- plenty of linens

The well-kept apartment is accessible via a private entrance around the rear of the property and is adjacent to a house owned by the landlords. Secluded back yard complete with a hammock, swing and a private deck with a mountain view provides a great distraction on a lazy afternoon. Of course, the fire pit is available for you to use in the warmer months. There is wood available for you and we'll provide a bucket of water as well in case of emergencies.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Angela & Klimenty Gatker (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, russian, Ukranian

About Angela & Klimenty Gatker

For the past 20 years, we have been surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Lake Placid and it’s never-ending list of outdoor activities. Set in the heart of the Adirondacks, Lake Placid offers a unique and diverse setting that is just as well suited for you to relax in as it is to go on an a full blown adventure. Coming from a long background in winter sports with Klim being a US National Luge Team coach, we have enjoyed hosting both athletes and coaches at our home over the years. We now hope you’ll allow us the privilege to host you in our newly finished cozy retreat.

Angela & Klimenty Gatker purchased this apartment in 1997


based on 36 traveler reviews

Placid Serenity Of Pines - Updated Description!
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 36 reviews

Small but perfect for one/two!

  • 5 of 5

this place was great for the two of us - very small but had everything we needed. It's right down the road from Main St which - in nice weather - you could walk to if you're up for it. Lots of shops/restaurants/bars nearby and a great location.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Jan 21-24

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time on our vacation. Your place is in a perfect location and is just big enough for what we needed. There really isn't anything that we would change. Thank you so much for letting us enjoy your little spot.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nicely appointed, absolutely perfect location

  • 4 of 5

My companion and I love walking places. The location here is perfect for getting around; you won't have to fight for parking in town. The unit is very nicely equipped. Linens are top notch, kitchenette has everything you need. The owner is very communicative and accommodating, you couldn't want anything more from her. Only downside, which a few other people mentioned, is that the space is quite small. There are shelves in the closet if you want to unpack your clothes but not much extra space for placing luggage or belongings. You just need to be prepared for that limitation. And the bathroom really is tiny. But all in all the space is used very efficiently and the necessities provided are very high quality. Thanks for the great stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Serenity in Lake Placid

  • 5 of 5

Spent two nights here in late October - it made for a great experience.

Primarily, the location had been beyond perfect. If you'd like to stay anywhere closer to Main Street, you can likely tack on another 0 to the price range. About a ten minute walk to the shops/pubs, this studio apartment was ideally located.

Well organized, clean, it provided everything we needed. Not exactly a place to spend an entire week unless you're planning to spend the entire day and night out and about. Considering the studio apartment is attached to a home, privacy is something that anyone would initially be concerned about and something that we had been grateful to receive.

If I had to pick any sort of downside, it would be the lack of natural lighting. The apartment had somewhat of a wake-up-in-a-basement feel in the morning; this would only apply to those who are well-used to waking up in bright areas. Even then, this does not necessarily detract from the great stay.

If you're looking to spend a weekend in Lake Placid, stay here.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Our first visit to the Adirondacks

  • 5 of 5

For the last 15 years, my wife and I, both in our early 60’s, have vacationed solely in the Florida panhandle. So, this trip was a totally new adventure for us, and we were more than a little apprehensive. Lake Placid would be our second multi-day stop in our Northeast adventure. We had done extensive online research, however, pictures can only show so much.

Our two-day stay at Serenity in the Pines was most excellent! Our room was very clean and very quiet however, very small. Very peaceful location.

We highly recommend Serenity in the Pines to anyone traveling in the Adirondacks area. Conveniently located in Lake Placid. Wi-Fi an additional plus.

Thank you Angela and Klimenty for a very happy and pleasant memory!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and Perfect for Two!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this private rental. It was very clean and within walking distance to town. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Lake Placid public beach
Car: not necessary

Less than 15 minutes to the Whiteface ski resort and 5 minutes to the Lake Placid Horse Show stadium. This is the High Peaks Region and home to the Lake Placid Ironman Triathlon. You are minutes from the Olympic ski jumps, ice skating oval and the Olympic luge and bobsled runs at Mt. Van Hovenberg.

There are many lakes and streams close by for swimming and fishing. Hike the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains, ski or mountain bike at Whiteface--the 1980 Winter Olympics Mountain. Tour the Olympic Sites and go for a Bobsled Ride. Enjoy fine restaurants, take a Tour of the Lake on the historic 'Lady of the Lake' boat, or take the elevator to the top of the ski jumps and view the scenic Adirondack Mountains.


Rates & Availability

Lake Placid Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Autumn special
Sep 15 2016 - Oct 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.0%

When you make a payment, please choose one of the following:
- Property Damage Protection $59 (one time payment)
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300

- Year around rate: $180 per night for two guests depend on event, season or holiday.
- Rates are based on two guests. Additional $30 per night per additional guest for total of four guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Adirondacks Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Vanity with sink, toilet, shower, mirror with medicine cabinet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed, large closet. Bedroom faces perennial garden and has a partial view of mountains.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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