|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This 1540 square foot Chalet is nestled in a quiet cove on Autumn Lake, just a few miles east of Pulaski, New York. Swim or fish for bass or panfish, off your kayaks, on a private spring fed lake or walk across the street and fish on the famous Salmon River.
Three miles upstream the Salmon River Falls offers one of the most picturesque settings you are likely to encounter in that region of New York. If it is snowmobiling you like, access snowmobile trails right from you door. With the 1000 islands of Alexandria bay just an hour away, you can experience the beauty of the U.S. - Canadian border or drive 35 minutes south to Syracuse and feast on Dinosaur barbeque and shoot over to Turning Stone Casino to try your luck on the tables.
After serving in the U.S. Coast Guard I was hired as a Letter Carrier in Holyoke, Masssachusetts and was employed there for over 35 years before I retired in 2014. My wife and partner of over 25 years has the last name Forti, with my name being Fernandes, Hence, Double F Vacation Home Rentals, inc was formed.
Chances are you will meet Dexter our 3rd Aussie, since he makes the 4 hour trip each way to flip the rental. Our philosophy is to have a 'one stop shopping' approach to vacation home rentals. We try to eliminate the stress of the first and last days of your vacation by providing everything you can possibly need while you are on vacation. Traveling light prevents stress! Let us take the stress away at the Chalet on Autumn Lake.
Dave Fernandes purchased this house in 2005
Dumb luck. I would travel to Honeoye Lake in the finger lakes every year to fish for a week or two. When I was out on the lake one day, a storm approached and I was forced to give up the fishing rod and pick up a penny saver paper. I noticed an add for waterfront property in the Pulaski area of N.Y. I took a two hour ride with my fishing pole. Impressed by the beauty of the lake in the fall, and impressed with catching 4 fish in 15 minutes from shore, was all I need to dig out my check book and write a $500 check to hold the property until I got back to Mass.
I ran the numbers and Roz and I took our shot. Six months later we had our dream retirement home built. The only problem was that I was not ready to retire. Plan B was to rent it out by the week to defray the costs. Before I knew it, I had came to the realization that this property was meant to be shared with wonderful families from as far west as California and as far east as England. I truly love meeting the families that spend their vacations at our Chalet. Roz and I hope to be a part of every boy and girls childhood that spend time in our home and out on our lake. When it comes right down to it. Blessings are made to be shared.
It's 5AM as I pull off the dock with my quite electric motor in my small 10 foot boat. The birds start chatting away. I wish I knew what they were saying. A beaver swims across the cove and suddenly slaps his big tale and startles me. I make a cast with my fishing rod and a bass attacks my fishing lure. This is a great day. Later on I hook into a 6.5 lb large mouth. He is tricky and he takes me down into the weeds. I can't get him out. I am afraid I am going to break the line. Relax Dave. I let my line out and back off with my trolling motor. Five minutes later I start to retrieve my line. He fell for it! Now he is free and I am standing up in the boat, keeping my rod high so he won't take me into the weeds again. Now he is mine. He smiles for the camera and I release him back into the lake. As I motor back to the Chalet a Golden Eagle shoots across the end of the cove, banks and shows me his wing span. OMG. This happened on June 8, 2010. Being the only one out on the lake on any given day and appreciating what God has given to me is all a man can ask for. Nature at it's best.
Everything my family needed ... And more! Five of us stayed the entire week ...2 adults, 2 teenagers and our bulldog. My elderly mom and adult niece stayed 2 nights. The kitchen has every item imaginable, which was important because we celebrated Thanksgiving. The bedrooms are large with comfy mattresses. Grandma used downstairs queen bed with attached bath and was full of compliments ....a vacation first! Cousins traded cell phones for board games and laughed late into the nights. It was too cold to use boats, but we had coffee and wine on the deck and enjoyed spectacular view. We hiked multiple trails. Dave went the extra mile to meet our needs and has written instructions for security system, satellite TV, etc. The house has two land line phones which is critical because cell reception is spotty. Pulaski, 10 minutes away, has a 24-hour grocery store. We ordered pizza delivery one night from Steffanos and it was very good. My only regret is that I overpacked ... I took waffle iron, blender and items most rentals don't have. Next time I'm just bringing a duffle! It was a great week and we will definitely re-visit.
We spent a wonderful two weeks in autumn at the Chalet on Autumn Lake. The house was perfect for our party of six adults. Dave was very responsive to our particular situation and he went above and beyond to make our stay pleasurable. Promises he made at booking time were fully met upon our arrival. The kitchen was amply supplied for any of the cooking we did and the beds were all comfortable. We learned quickly to turn on the little fan near the stove whenever we cooked, otherwise the fire alarm would go off.
Local family and friends visited several times during our stay. We enjoyed eating and visiting on the spacious deck; gliding in the kayaks and boats on calm, private, and picturesque Autumn Lake; and chatting beside the fire pit in the cool of the evening. Connecting with nature in this treasure in the woods and on the lake was spiritually serene.
The whole region is full of photographic views so we took tons of photos. We enjoyed the Salmon River Fish Hatchery just a mile or two down the road where we learned about land-locked Salmon and their habits as well as other local fish. Salmon River Falls is a very short drive from the chalet and we visited it a couple of times. It is quite spectacular.
We shopped for groceries in Pulaski and discovered the Colosse Cheese store that sells very fresh and squeaky cheese curd…a family favorite.
We made fond memories during our stay and look forward to a return visit sometime in the future. I highly recommend this chalet.
A great time was had by all! We can't say enough about the Chalet and location. We had everything and more that we needed for a fabulous stay. Lisa wants your kitchen!! LOL. She and I took turns cooking some great meals there and did not need to buy a thing, except our groceries. It is all there folks!!! Just buy your fresh groc. in town and be sure to include marshallows for the fire pit in the cool eves.. This place was a HUGE improvement over our previous stays in the area. Everything worked!! Wonderful fishing, walks (safe) on country roads , rock collecting, picking wild apples (yum) and beautiful wildflower bouquets, and the list goes on. This is a slice of heaven for sure and you need not even debate where to stay if you are looking for a safe and great place. Oh, did I mention the top of the line matresses. So if you are tired of the hype of older , perhaps homes closer to the river or Lake Onterio. FORGET IT! Drive the extra mile. Just go out the Chalet back door, grab some fishing gear provided by Dave and Roz and jump in your elec. boat or kayak and GO FISHING. Or walk across the street to fish for steelhead and salmon. What could be better?? Plus, did I mention that Dave and Roz are the best! We also enjoyed the towns pizza, stromboli (delivered ) and ice cream and farm cheese stores. There are parks and orchards nearby and lots of fun for the kids. Do not hesitate to make this your next vacation stop. You will not be disappointed. Thanks so much Dave & Roz. We loved your NY home and will look forward to our next visit.
We just returned from a week at this Autumn Lake chalet. We had never been there before, and it was everything we expected. The pictures and information on the website are very accurate. The owner, Dave, was extremely helpful from our first inquiry on HomeAway until the day we left his chalet. He clearly loves meeting people and helping them to enjoy the beauty of his vacation home. They really thought of EVERYTHING! We did not venture out much because we were having too much fun kayaking, fishing, playing cards, reading, and spending some quality family time. We did visit Salmon River Falls, and that was very close by and a beautiful spot. We especially liked that our dog was welcome to join us. I would recommend this property to others and will probably rent it again sometime in the future.
Dave and Roz were gracious hosts and clearly communicated all details about the house. They were very easy to work with throughout the process and genuinely nice people. The house itself was clean and well stocked (included a mountain of board games which we really enjoyed) and very cozy. We enjoyed the electric fireplace in the living room and the real firepit outside. The lake is beautiful and very relaxing to take a boat out on and go fishing. We stayed here with 4 adult couples (and our 7 month old baby) and felt quite comfortable. We already want to rent next year! I would highly recommend this property. Thanks again Dave!
The Chalet was all Dave and Roz advertise. The home is well kept, clean and just down right gorgeous. Very quiet and private spot. My family (wife, 2 daughters, 2 son-in-laws, 3 grandsons) had a extremely relaxing week. My 5 and 7 year old grandsons swam, kayaked and caught fish when ever they felt like it. They both have told me they that they want to live there! The satellite TV came in handy to quiet them down before bed time. Dave does a great job of communicating facts about the house and area. We enjoyed the fish hatchery, Salmon River falls and Sandy Island Beach State park just minutes away. If you're looking for some tranquility THIS IS the place for you. Many thanks to Dave and Roz. Peace.
You are centrally located in the Thousand Island Area of new York which stretches from Lake Oneida to Alexandria Bay. Within one our you can take a balloon ride, visit a castle, race go carts, get lost in a hedge row maze, go to a renaissance fair, catch big game fish, go gambling, eat at numerous restaurants and shop at large malls.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£203|
We supply everything but your sheets, pillow cases and towels, unless you arrive by air, in which case they will be provided.
A $800.00 deposit reserves your week with the balance due 60 days before the first day of your intended stay, time permitting.