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Country Cottage with Lake Access / Lake and Mtn. Views

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage sleeps 4

Spacious & Quiet Adirondack Cottage. It is located in the south central Adirondacks, set back off the road into a wooded area, and directly across the street from our private property owners lakefront swimming area which you will have access to during your stay.

Town boat launch is just down the road so you could bring your kayak or canoe to put in for quiet water trips on the lake. Lake and river fishing is also walking distance away with a handicapped accessible fishing dock available for all to use just steps away. The town community center has outdoor tennis courts and basketball court walking distance away. Bring your own DVD's or rent them in town for visual entertainment or simply pop on the cable T.V.

THIS ONE BEDROOM COTTAGE has a queen sized bed, full sized futon to bed in the living room. There is a huge screened in porch that looks directly across to the lake and mountains about 200 yards away. The porch has a picnic table big enough to seat 6-8 adults and wicker furniture for your comfort. The kitchen is fully stocked with coffee maker, blender, microwave, toaster, full sized oven and frig. Table seating for 4 in the kitchen is additional to the picnic table in the porch. The weekly cost of the Cottage is $850/week, or $150 per night for long weekend stays including Thursday through Monday use and $125 per night if your stay is on a Tuesday or Wednesday. We open for the 2016 season on July 1st.

If you're interested in attaining a peaceful, easy access experience, this is the place for you. Saratoga, Lake George and The Adirondack Museum are all approximately 50 minutes away. Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame or Lake Placid are around 2 hours away. We have been renting to folks for years, but are new to Homeaway. We have updated hiking / trail books, area coupons, leisure reading materials and board games for the family. Our typical renters are those who love to get onto the hiking trails then take a dip in the lake. We also have regulars who come into town to visit friends or family. We do entertain multiple weeks, monthly or simply long weekend arrangements. Please No Smoking or pets! In the past our renters have typically preferred to bring their own sheets as well as their own pillows so we continue to ask you do the same. If you want me to supply these needs tell me ahead of time but then please add an additional $25 to your total cost for laundry. There is a $50 cleaning fee with every rental arrangement. If you have questions, email me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 October, 2016


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wells in Hamilton County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • Lake View
  • mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with toilet, standing shower, tub and sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • one bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Queen sized bed, Full sized futon.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Porch Furniture
  • Conservatory
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Tennis and basketball courts available at the town community hall walking distance away. Air mattress for kids sleeping if needed. Fire pit available on the front lawn for campfires. Cell service, I phone service is clear for Verizon members.


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Country Cottage with Lake Access / Lake and Mtn. Views
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Booked this for my wife and I to attend a family reunion in the area. Can honestly say that it is nicer than the photos! Has to be one of the cleanest rentals we've stayed at. Carol met us at the cottage, explained the rules, showed us around, and left us to our privacy. Great, empty, gravel roads in the area for biking and Carol has a wealth of local knowledge for those not familiar with the area. Would definitely stay again and recommend to others. Thanks carol!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you. I really appreciate your kind words and hope we see you back in the future. Regards, Carol
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Great weekend escape to a beautiful part of the ADKs!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Carol's cabin! The cabin has a wonderful ADK feel, was super clean, and is just steps from Lake Algonquin. Highlights of the trip included sitting by the fire pit, swimming in the lake and hiking the many close by waterfall trails of the southern ADKs. We will definitely be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay at the cottage on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

The space was extremely accommodating and Carol made sure we'll feel at home. The space around the house is just magical, and you're steps from the beautiful lake. Carol has great advice for what to do around and how to take the Adirondack magic in! We will sure recommend Carol and her cottage to friends

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you were able to enjoy our beloved cottage. There is so much to take in in such a short time but it seems like you understand the beauty of it all. Your kind words are greatly appreciated. Come back for another visit in the future! Carol
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Better than we could have imagined!

  • 5 of 5

Carol's home is beautiful, cozy, intimate, and clean. It is on a beautiful, large piece of property right across from the Lake Algonquin. We loved Wells as a town and spent time in the neighboring towns as well. We even drove to Saratoga Springs one night which was very fun! Overall a great experience and we would love to return one day. Highly recommend Carol's lakeside retreat!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful words. It was such a pleasure meeting you both and I'm so thrilled you enjoyed our wonderful little town as well as the region surrounding it. Hope to see you again in the future. Have a wonderful Summer! Sincerely, Carol
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Perfect Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect long weekend!!! This beautiful, immaculate home was so warm and welcoming, we cannot wait to go back. The huge front lawn is perfect for the kids to play on and the relaxing enclosed patio is so nice to relax in!

It had everything we could have needed and more, so many personal touches!

I cannot thank Carol enough for all she did to make us feel so welcomed and I am going to contact her ASAP to make sure we can stay again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danielle, You and your family are such wonderful people. It was beyond a pleasure to see your kids playing on the lawn and at the lakefront beach all day long. We of course invite you back for next year. Keep in touch. Sincerely, Carol
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Girls Weekend

  • 4 of 5

We do an annual girls weekend and look for a new place every year. It is hard to find cabins that will rent for a weekend but this cottage was perfect. The cabin was clean and was fully stocked with everything we needed. The lake is right across the street. The neighborhood was quiet which was a concern for us since we are a bunch of chatty women but the neighbors were all very nice. The couple who watch over the cabin were so friendly and lots of fun. The lake did not have a beach which was the only part we weren't thrilled with, but the town has a public beach not far away. I would recommend this rental to just about anyone who is looking for a getaway. We will stay again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Supporting your annual girls weekend is a bonus right there but it was also rewarding to hear all of you enjoyed yourselves so much. Hope to see you back in the future. Regards, Carol
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Lake Champlain
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Across the street from the cottage
Car: necessary

Convenient to major attractions such as Lake George village and Saratoga (both less than 60 minutes), Oak Mountain (20 minutes), Gore Mountain (45 minutes). Hiking trails easy to access, kayak or canoe rentals 8 miles away, golf courses within 20 minutes.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Wells, USA

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Returning renters are offered a DISCOUNT of $50 off the total fee if your booking for at least 1 full week. This offer is for rentals booked PRIOR TO JUNE 1st 2016.

NON-Refundable Booking Deposit of $150 via a personal check at time of booking.
Total remaining booking payment is Cash upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.