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Vacation Home w/ Lake Rights - Family Friendly, Three Minute Walk to Beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

2 bedrooms plus loft bed, bath and a half, sleeps 5 adults, Wi-Fi, Cable

Welcome to Whispering Pines Wells with its own private association beach that is just a three minute walk away.

This is a four season getaway retreat that was outfitted and furnished with the vacationer in mind. The first floor has a fully equipped modern kitchen and dining area, a living room with flat screen tv and a freestanding gas fireplace, a bedroom with a new Queen size bed and a bathroom with a tub and a shower, as well as a washer and dryer.

The upper level has a loft area with a twin bed and a desk, and a master bedroom that features a queen size bed. There is also a half bath.

A large front deck and a screen porch adds outdoor living space in the warmer months & has a porch glider, adirondack chairs and a patio table.

There is a fire pit for your evening enjoyment. A gas grill is also available for you to use.

Why drive for hours when a great vacation is so close? Whispering Pines Wells is a short drive from most anywhere.

In the winter months, it is only 20 minutes to Lapland Lakes cross-country skiing and 40 minutes to Gore Mountain. In the summer and fall, there are many hikes in the area to waterfalls, mountain tops and the Northville-Lake Placid Trail. A great bike ride is the 3.5 mile loop around the lake and through the town. In the spring, you can go fishing in the lake or one of many nearby rivers.

Inside Whispering Pines you will find wifi, cable, a blu-ray player with Netflix and Pandora, books, games and puzzles and an iPod speaker. There is a fully outfitted kitchen with a k-cup coffee maker, crock pot and a blender. Outside there is a large flat yard, hammock and chairs, two kayaks, a 15' canoe and a Sunfish sailboat, with all the accessories. There are carts for transporting the watercraft the short two minute trip to the launching area.

We enjoy the Southern Adirondacks and have been vacationing in this area since we were children. For a long time, it has been a dream of ours to own a home on a lake and in the mountains. Our hope is to share our good fortune with families like you, who want to enjoy the fun and excitement of Lake Algonquin and all the magic that this region offers, but then want to retreat to the whispering pines, to reflect on the day, and dream about tomorrow.

Let us be your hosts for your next vacation.

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Owner
Paul Shelmandine
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Vacation Home w/ Lake Rights - Family Friendly, Three Minute Walk to Beach
average rating of 4.9 based on 40 reviews
5

Clean, well maintained, well equipped, comfortable, relaxing and cozy

  • 5 of 5

We are repeat visitors to Whispering Pines. That in itself should speak volumes. We typically rent homes through HomeAway/VRBO whenever we travel, which is at least 4 times a year, so we've seen some great places, and we've seen some bad ones. This is one of our favorites, and has become an annual winter getaway. We leave the kids and pretty much lock ourselves in, decompress, and simply enjoy being there. The kitchen has anything you would need within reason, the living space is comfy/cozy, the bathroom is clean and nice...coming from someone who is moderately OCD about cleanliness, that means something! To us, the laundry is a bonus, as many rentals don't offer that amenity. There's games, TV/Netflix, a quaint little town, with several others nearby for the casual wandering shopper...I would recommend an afternoon in Northville. While we tend to stay out of the woods while we're there (hunting season), we do enjoy walks around the lake, and I know there are plenty of trails nearby. Simply driving down the winding roads alongside the river is beautiful in it's own right. There's an energy about the Adirondacks, and the Whispering Pines captures that, and invites you in to enjoy it, to be a part of it. It's a nice, peaceful place. As well, all of my interactions with Paul and Monica have been quite pleasant. They are responsive and friendly, but not the slightest bit intrusive. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending others stay here. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cute, Clean, & Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (a 4, 2, and 7 mo old) spent a great weekend here. The house was clean and fully stocked. Our kids had so much fun outside hiking and making s'mores by the fire pit. The pot belly stove was so cozy that we had two movie nights during our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A wonderul Cabin in the Woods and on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

Wow...such an amazing place!! Beautiful and well appointed. It was perfect and very relaxing.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just Wow!!! Pictures don't do justice to the house.. its beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Moment we stepped in this beautiful house we were simply mesmerized and amazed. Pictures of the house just don't do justice to Whispering Pines. It is so much amazing than it look in picture.

As everyone else have called out house is filled with supplies.

My family and our friend had a fabulous time, i look forward to visit back in summer to make use of activities we missed out on like kayaking and fishing.

Beautiful location and beautiful house!!!

~Paras

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home in a beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week here and couldn't be happier! The house looks brand new, very well appointed, and watercraft is supplied! 4 kayaks, a canoe, a sunfish, even fishing gear is provided! There is also a cute private sandy beach within walking distance that has a designated rope in the water to protect swimmers from the boaters. The view of the mountains from here is amazing too! Our week started out cold and cloudy, but we made the best out of it by taking hikes, garnet mining, going to the stone bridge, and going to lake George, which was about an hour away. We grilled and built fires in the fire pit just about every night, people are selling plenty of firewood everywhere, and the general store about 5 minutes away has just about everything you need. My only complaint is that the beds were too hard for me, but I guess that is personal preference. The owners were incredibly helpful and responsive to any questions we had, I have to thank them again for letting us stay in their home, I hope we can do it again!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely lake view cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend at this beautiful cottage in the scenic Adirondacks. The place is immaculate and very well equipped. Located just a short walk from the boat launch, beach area and hiking trails. We enjoyed swimming, kayaking, fishing (although we didn't get any bites) hiking and toasting marshmallows by the fire pit. I will definitely recommend it to my friends. We plan to be back again in the near future. Thank you for sharing your lovely cottage with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
88 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lake House Grille
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Lake Pleasant Golf Course
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Amtrack - Amsterdam, NY
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
New York State Thruway (I-90)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lake House Grille
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Oak Mountain Ski Center
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Jolie Montange Park Association Beach
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Wells House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Non-Primetime
Sep 12 2016 - Jun 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$160
Fri,Sat,Sun
$725
 
 
Primetime 2017
Jun 12 2017 - Sep 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
$950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Returning guests never see a price increase.

Check-in is at 3 p.m. and check-out is 10 a.m. during the summer months. We may be able to be a bit flexible on arrival times during the spring, fall and winter.

You must be at least 24 years of age to book this property.

We will send you all the check-in information about three weeks before your arrival date.

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Amenities

Wells House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Full bath downstairs, half bath upstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Loft Area
  • Two queen beds and one twin. Twin and full air mattress available for extra kids.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sailboat
  • Shed
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
Gas fireplace in living room. Thermal bottom -up or top-down shades on front windows. Gas grill available. Outdoor patio table for enjoyment of the front deck. Comfortable chairs and love seat on the screened porch. Fifteen foot square stern canoe, two kayaks and a Sunfish sailboat for your use. Four adult and two youth PFDs provided. Lake depth at the association beach is shallow, perfect for children. Many toys (horseshoes, bocce, frisbee) for family fun on the lawn. Fire pit for your evenings. Keurig Coffee Maker with complimentary k-cups, but bring your favorites! Wi-Fi and Netfix Streaming for the rainy days. Blu-Ray player also. Bedding and bath towels included. Bring your own beach towels. Cell phone service is limited to Sprint and Verizon. Free long distance within NYS.

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