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Private Lakefront! Hot Tub! 490 ft of Adirondack shoreline! 3 Acres!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House,2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5-8

The intersection of land and water is usually a very magical place. Our shore thing is just such a place. Our home is a Peaceful, Private, Scenic Lakefront Home on Augur Lake in upstate New York.

The house is a few miles from the Northway (Interstate 87) in Keeseville, NY.

Our lakeside cottage sits on approximately 3 acres of forested land that winds its way to over 490 feet of Augur Lake shoreline. The lake itself is approximately 400 acres in size and Our shore thing is a new home built in 2007 that offers tranquility, beauty and a chance to get away from it all. Our quaint cottage is perfect for couples or small families looking to combine lakeside living with the conveniences of a new house.

Whether you choose to sip your coffee on the wrap around porch, read a book in the screened in lakefront gazebo, or just breathe in the fresh air while wandering the property, guests here at Our shore thing will not see another home in sight, except for those homes located on the other side of the lake. Beautiful Augur lake contains no public access and no public boat ramps. In short, this body of water is used by only a handful of lucky Augur Lake property owners. The lake’s water quality is good and is stocked with smallmouth bass, yellow perch, walleye, northern pike, pumpkin seed and black crappie. Our lake shore also is habitat to a family of beavers, we enjoy watching them swim back and forth nearly every evening! The swimming directly on our shoreline is not ideal, there is milfoil we have tried unsuccessfully to groom our lake front the best we could. It is not swampy though And is certainly a nice spot to dip your feet from the dock or hop into one of many of our watercrafts and go out for an adventure, you can find plenty of places to further enjoy the water on this quiet adirondack lake.

If you are looking for rowdy parties, the bar scene and tee shirt shops, this is not the lake for you.

Our shore thing offers new appliances such as a full size oven and microwave oven as well as a washer and dryer. The kitchen is equipped with newer refrigerator, a coffee maker, toaster and all the utensils that you have in your own home. A queen size bed and walk in closet awaits guests in the master bedroom. Upstairs in the loft area, the kids will sleep soundly in two twin beds. A new queen size pull out couch in the Main living room as well as a new full size pull out sofa with inflateable air over spring mattress in the lower living space offers the opportunity for additional guests to enjoy the comforts of this house.

The (2) bathrooms offer a shower, toilet and sink. The cottage is equipped with a charcoal barbecue grill for those summer time cookouts. Guests are invited to use our dock that extends into Augur Lake and to make use of our kayak, canoe, row boat and paddle boat to explore the lake and catch some of the many types of fish that populate this body of water.

One of our favorite amenities Our shore thing has to offer is a 6 person Hot tub just out the back door of the home, a great way to unwind after a fun filled day of adirondack living!

Our shore thing is situated on a county maintained paved road and is less than ten minutes away from both a grocery store, hardware store and convenience stores.

Speaking of short distances, a fifteen minute drive from Our shore thing will bring guests to the either the Harmony Golf Club or the Adirondack Golf and Country Club. Fifteen minutes will also take you to the Ausable Chasm where guests can ride horses or tube down the Ausable River. In that same time frame, guests can drive to Lake Champlain and board the Port Kent Ferry which will transport guests and their vehicles to Burlington, Vermont, home of the University of Vermont and Burlington International Airport (BTV). From Burlington, numerous highways connect to the rest of historic New England.

A twenty minute drive from Our shore thing will take guests to Plattsburgh, NY, home to a regional mall, a large campus of Plattsburgh State University of New York and the Plattsburgh International Airport (PLB).

A thirty mile drive from the cottage will take guests to the majestic alpine village of Lake Placid, New York, home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. Whiteface Mountain provides winter sports enthusiasts with world class skiing and snowboarding.

A mere 80 miles to the North of Our shore thing lies the captivating European inspired city of Montreal, Quebec (bring your passports). Eighty miles to the South lies the summer tourist Mecca of Lake George, NY.

We invite you to enjoy Our shore thing for some well deserved relaxation. Use the cottage to recharge your batteries in a truly peaceful setting or use it as a centrally located base for exciting day-trips to New England, Canada or the Adirondack State Park. Either way, we think you will love this house, this lake and this region as much as we do. We could think of any number of great reasons for people to come and enjoy the Adirondacks at any time of the year we have four full beautiful seasons in upstate New York to explore and enjoy.

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Janette Meppen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Janette Meppen

When we first saw this home we had to have it! Now we would love to share the beauty and peacefulness of the adirondacks with others.

Janette Meppen purchased this house in 2013

What makes this house unique

with 490 feet of lakefront a canoe, kayak, row boat and paddle boat


Keeseville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • This home has two full bathrooms one on the main living floor and one in the Walk Out finished basement living area.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Open Loft - 2 twin/ single
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Fold Out Futon in Living Area
    Walk Out Basement - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Fold out sleeper in walk out basement.
  • Our home has one bedroom with a queen sized bed on the main living floor. There is a nice futon couch in the main living room that can be folded out for sleeping. There is a Open loft bedroom with two twin sized beds. In the Walk Out basement living area there is a fold out Sleeper/Sofa with inflateable air over spring mattress for maximum comfort (the walk out also leads to the Hot Tub!).
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Private Lakefront! Hot Tub! 490 ft of Adirondack shoreline! 3 Acres!
average rating of 4.7 based on 30 reviews

Excellent place to spend Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great, relaxing Christmas break in this cozy house on the frozen lake. Our boys enjoyed boot skating on the ice hiking in the woods....we had the area to ourselves. Many thanks to the property owners. Very responsive and the house was in great condition. Would definitely like to revisit!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

One thing that we didn't like is a poor wifi. It was slow as dial up internet.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We agree sometimes the service is fine sometimes not so much. Unfortunately we are in the Adirondacks and there aren't any options, (we have looked into several ) all unable to get a signal at our location at all. We are glad you still enjoyed your stay.
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Clean, quiet, relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is on a very private piece of land and makes for a perfect get away! The host was incredibly responsive as we made our reservation, while checking in, and during our stay. And the hot tub made for some real R&R as did the gas fireplace.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house was wonderful, very clean well decorated and most important relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful we enjoyed our stay very much. The house is clean, well decorated. The property was very private and beautiful in the fall. We especially enjoyed the hot tub as well.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was "Good"...

  • 3 of 5

Four of us rented this home for a week in early Sept. 2016. The location is quiet and remote. The furnishings in the home are on the cheaper side and the rooms are very small. Upon arrival, the house had not been cleaned professionally (as admitted by the owners) as they were the last to occupy the house and just seemed to "tidy up".

We did have an issue with the AC units. After cleaning the filters ourselves, the main unit worked fine, but the bedroom unit never worked properly. There were several light bulbs burned out and the basement room really smelled of wet dog and moisture. The hot tub was nice, however the outdoor shower needs 2 people to operate, as you have to hold the knob constantly to receive the water.

There is a washer/dryer on site but it is coin operated! (You would think that it would be included in a $1400.00/week rental) Fire Pit and boats were used often. Lots of fish were caught in the lake. The Beavers were cool to watch. The lake is not good for swimming due to the water plants.

Our access code was changed during our stay and we were almost forced to stay in a hotel, however we found an unlocked window and pushed my wife thru it! The owners don't seem to communicate well via email- its best to call them with any issues (we found out the HARD way).


• Bring your own toilet paper (they use the cheapest rolls ever produced)

• Bring a sharp knife to cut and chop things

• You will need a flashlight, lantern or headlamp to negotiate the trek to the pond, fire pit at night

• You will need a friend to hold the knob for proper outdoor showering, once you let go, the water stops

• Bug spray is a MUST! Lots of Chiggers!!!

• Dining room table only holds 2 people- 4 people if you don’t wish to open oven or fridge

• Bring a bag of quarters for washing and drying- $3.00 per wash load and $1.25 for drying

• Read Instruction book as soon as you arrive, put owner's telephone number in your cell phone

• Bring battery for smoke detector upstairs, it doesn’t work. (This was an issue with the other couple that stayed with us, as their house caught on fire a couple of weeks before our vacation together)

• Bring your own large towels for hot tub

* THIS IS NOT A LUXURY RENTAL!!! But very suitable if your expectations aren't too high

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We've had so many positive reviews that we are surprised to read yours...As you can read from past reviews we take a lot of pride in ensuring all of our guests have an enjoyable stay. We are also extremely fast in responding to any issues- We feel compelled to always go above and beyond for any guest. We have addressed all of your concerns at the residence that were warranted and offer the following: -The residence is equipped with a sophisticated hotel style electronic lock (KABA) - never had an issue with it…We followed up with the lock company during your stay and they confirmed that it was in fact working properly. Please also know to call in the future during true emergencies-email is not the best form of communication at 12:30 at night. I was sleeping during the time you e-mailed but if you would have called I would have heard a ring, answered the phone and would have gladly reset your door code.….As you experienced during our point of contact we have the ability to expeditiously change the door code remotely using our I phones. We are so happy with this style of lock-it also ensures that each and every guest get a unique code for the safety of their stay! - The residence is always professionally cleaned. - Our property is also equipped with an outdoor heated shower. It has an exterior rated, park style shower valve that is spring loaded and automatically turns off if not in use to prevent vandalism and overuse as you would see in any water park-never a complaint. - We provide starter supply of toilet paper. We use the popular Scotts brand. Never a complaint. - The residence is advertised as having coin operated laundry. This serves as a method to conserve water and septic use and is not dollar driven. - The residence is also equipped with quality linen package. Part of the linen package includes an adequate supply of towels that can be used for both the hot tub and shower. - The residence is very tastefully decorated as advertised. Guest have always commented on how well it is appointed with the Adirondack style furnishings. - You are correct in that the location is quiet and remote. This property is located where bugs present and flashlights are needed if you go out at dark………Welcome to the Adirondacks!!!!
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Nice and private.

  • 4 of 5

Quiet area nice and private. Hot tube was clean. The lake is great once you get down there it's a little bit of a walk but it's worth it. I would stay again. My dog loved it.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your time at the lake, we added the trail To the lake when we purchased the house it used to be a wooded thick trail! The photos on our page show the distance to the lake we wouldn't want to be decieving. The privacy and seclusion lakeside is what people like Most about staying at the home we are glad you and your dog enjoyed it as well!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
plattsburgh international
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
port kent/burlington
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Harmony golf club or adirondack golf &country club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
interstate 87
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
whiteface moutain
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Port douglas
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Keeseville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 2 2017 - Jun 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 1 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Cleaning Fee $95
Refundable damage deposit $200
Linen Fee $75

Weekly Rentals run from Saturday to Saturday
Pet fee is per pet with 2 pets maximum. No Dog breeds that have ability o reach over 40lbs are permitted.

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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