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Owner/Manager Glenda Duell

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english


Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Athol House Rental Photos and Description

A great place to build memories with family and friends

2 story, 4 bedrooms-{3 queen, 1 full, 1 set of bunkbeds, 2 futons}-sleeps 15, 2 full bath, 2 electrified brick fireplaces tastefully done in Adirondack Rustic Decor on 1 1/3 acres of country setting. . Please visit vrbo # 300732, 59223, 599054, 879106, 875106 and 499745 to read ADDITIONAL REVIEWS of other properties we offer and for additional availability. Please know that we will try as hard for our guests at this home, as well. Thanks so much. Later-Glenda

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Owner/Manager Glenda Duell (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Owner/Manager Glenda Duell

My name is Glenda and I grew up in the Town of Thurman where this house is located. I graduated from the local Warrensburg Central School and other than college time, have lived here all my life. Have visited other places, but I love life and the mountains here.

Owner/Manager Glenda Duell purchased this house in 2006

Why Owner/Manager Glenda Duell chose New York

I live just a few miles from this house and we decided to buy it because we considered it a great investment. The property was close to town and the house needed some TLC. We gave it that and more. We thoroughly enjoyed working and upgrading the house to it's present condition.

What makes this house unique

This property has a quiet brook running through the back of the property. Trout fishing, too! we have just installed a wonderful inground swimming pool. Please consider reading the positive'reviews' at our other vacation rental at vrbo# 300732 and know that we strive for the same great service here.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews
Riverdale, NY

The place was very nice but too many bugs. I'm a city girl and this place was in the country.

  • 4 of 5

Working with Glenda was an absolute pleasure. The place was plenty big enough for my group of 12 adults, one infant and a small dog. The pool was wonderful and refreshing after a day of shopping and gambling at nearby Saratoga.

The house is in the middle of nowhere and cell service is non existent but we made the most of it.

Everyone had a wonderful time and if we could make any suggestions to the owner it would be to put a screen door in to keep all the bugs and flies out.

We would definitely return to this house. Thank you again Glenda for everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect !

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 12 absolutely loved it ! The pool looks much bigger than in the pictures and it was perfect for our 90 degree weekend. The house was very clean and the extra bathroom supplies is such a nice touch. Comes with a grill and firepit too ! We will definitely be staying here again !

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review! Much appreciated by our team and future guests. Please do revisit. Glenda
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  • 4 of 5

We have enjoyed our stay at Rustic Retreat. Everybody liked Pool. Close to Lake George and shopping was not a problem. Only thing we missed was poor Wi-Fi Signals.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your stay was a success. The Hughsnet wifi was just installed this past month. I will contact them with your feedback. This is the first group to comment about the signal being weak. May have been inclement weather. Again, thanks so much. Glenda
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Friend getaway

  • 4 of 5

My friends and I had stayed here over the past weekend and we had a great time. The pictures don't do the house justice, it was so nice and clean inside and a comfortable place to stay. Would definitely book again.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a positive review. Our team appreciates it and so do future guests. Glenda
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time, over the labor day weekend.

Glenda, went above and beyond our expectation in helping us.

Thank you

Will return soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for making my day! This review was especially needed this week as we had a difficult time with a guest at another property and I was a bit down about it. Please know that we try very hard to have our guests happy and satisfied. Hearing about it is so meaningful. For sure do come back and again, thanks so much. Glenda
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There's always next year!

  • 5 of 5

We decided to take a family trip to Lake George and found this property. The pictures don't do this place justice. Upon arrival the property was clean, spacious. Picture this... A nice family bbq, swimming all day long followed by a bonfire at night. We were able to take a short drive to Lake George to do some shopping and catch the Mini-ha-ha. Our only regret is that we didn't book longer. There's always next year...

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is just what we're hoping to read and it's what keeps us going . The swimming pool was put in a few years ago and it's been a real hit! Also glad to hear that you made it to Lake George and enjoyed some of it's attractions. Please do come back for a longer stay and you're so right- " There's always next year!" Thanks so much. Glenda
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
George Henry's
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
1000 Acres
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Adirondack Rail
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I 87
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lizzy Keayes
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Hichory Hill
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Echo Lake
Car: necessary

6 Flags-Great Escape is a 8 to 10 minute drive away! Rental boats on Lake George is a must, as well as large tour boats with dining facilities. Beautiful mountains allows for hiking and sightseeing. The house is so close to everything and yet private. INCLUDES WIFI.


Rates & Availability

Athol House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 19 2016 - Sep 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $200

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Athol House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full baths with full tub and shower-1 with washer /dryer
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • 3 queen, 1 full, 1 set of bunkbeds, 2 full size futons, 1 cot
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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