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Paul Shelmandine

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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

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

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Overview

New York House Rental Photos and Description

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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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
Paul Shelmandine (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 35 traveler reviews

Vacation Home w/ Lake Rights - Family Friendly, Three Minute Walk to Beach
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews
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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
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5

First timers to Wells, NY

  • 5 of 5

This was our first adventure out to Wells, NY as a family of 3 and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. The house was exactly as advertised... warm, cozy and beautiful. We went late March which isn't a "busy" time in the Adirondacks but was perfect for us. We were even able to enjoy the screened in porch area a few days! Absolutely book this vacation home if you're looking for a little R&R!! Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Great and Beautiful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

It's a very nice and beautiful cabin. Very easy and great host. Nothing to complain about. We had a great time and will definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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4

Great alpine and Nordic ski cabin!

  • 4 of 5

We rented this cabin because it is centrally located within 30 minutes or less to Gore Mountain, Oak Mountain, Garnet Lake and Lapland Lake X-C skiing. The grocery stores are within 20 minutes in either direction. The cabin suited our family of 4 quite well. My first impression was that everything looked brand new and well maintained. We liked the Adirondack decor, fully supplied kitchen, cleanliness (I'm very picky), and proximity of the (frozen) lake right across the street for more X-C skiing. We all looked forward to a fire in the wood stove at the end of our ski day and played many of the board games that were available. All we had to bring was food, clothes and gear. Everything else was provided. We would have preferred softer beds upstairs, even a memory foam overlay would have been an improvement. A couple medium sized pots in the kitchen would also be nice. Overall, we would definitely rent this cabin again!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

Outstanding Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with some good friends over President's Day weekend for our annual snowshoe trip into our camp at Perkins Clearing. We've bounced around between winter rentals primarily in Speculator but I think we've finally found the perfect place to stay going foward.

Great space for two couples or small family; cozy, well appointed and decorated first floor kitchen/living space. Gas fireplace was a great bonus to have when relaxing at night or while having morning coffee. Bedrooms are the perfect size for short or long term stays with ample storage space and comfortable beds. Bathrooms are clean and well stocked with linens, toiletries; washer/dryer are a plus.

We treated ourselves and ate out each meal but being a natural cook, I did check out the kitchen supplies for future stays, no need to bring anything here. Plenty of books, guides, movies, nice TV(we decided to not turn on once!), and great wireless connection. There appear to be plenty of other winter/summer toys and gear for travelers that we didn't use.

Overall, this place met and exceeded all expecatations and would be our go to rental over all other homes that we have stayed in in the greater Soeculator area. Thanks for sharing your beauitful home!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

Cosy and warm house!

  • 5 of 5

We from the Netherlands enjoyed our stay very much.

All we had hoped for!

Warm, clean and complete.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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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

Lake Algonquin - Wells House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
PrimeTime
Jun 12 2016 - Sep 11 2016
5 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
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

New York 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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