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Lake Front Home w/ Fireplace. Almost 2 feet of new snow this week. Book Now.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

- 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 half bath. Sleeps 6-7, No Pets Please

Visit Longview, our year round lake front home in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, located on quiet Lake Algonquin in the town of Wells. Enjoy crisp cool Fall days and star filled nights around the campfire. Summer fun includes swimming, boating, hiking. Lake George is less than an hour away. Saratoga even closer. Autumn brings breathtaking colors and fabulous mountain views, hunting and hiking. The home is recently renovated (so no pets, please) with updated kitchen and bathrooms and appliances, stainless pots and pans, new floors, lots of charm, and working fireplace (gas insert) in the living room. Step out onto the large screened-in porch facing the lake and private dock. Ski at nearby Oak Mt. or Gore Mt. which is 30 mins. away. Snowmobile trails nearby. Watch the deer on the lake at sundown during the winter. Rest and relax in the mountains with the lake outside your door surrounded by nature. 25 and over to rent, please.

*We do require a 3 night minimum during the holidays and holiday weekends.*

Longview: Summer is great in the Adirondacks. Sit on the dock and daydream or read. Watch the herons and occasional eagle or otter. Watch numerous hummingbirds at the feeder. Take a kayak ride and check out the beaver dam. Canoe to the beach for lunch. Go for a hike or spend the day in Lake George. Build a campfire in the yard and roast marshmallows. Tennis courts available in town.

Fall and Winter are fabulous times to be in the Adirondacks. Relax in front of the fireplace and watch the leaves float by or watch the snow fall. Hike, hunt, ski, snowmobile or do nothing. Gore Mt. is a half hour away. Lapland Lake Resort is 10 mins. away if you're into cross country skiing.

More Details

Jim and Barbara
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2018

About Jim and Barbara

Barbara has been vacationing in Wells since childhood. She lived here through her high school years and would live here year round if she could. Through Barbara Jim discovered Wells and loves it, too. Four generations of the family have been traveling to Wells to enjoy the quaint town and lovely quiet lake for over 50 years. We invite you to come see for yourselves!

Jim and Barbara purchased this house in 2005

Why Jim and Barbara chose Wells

We purchased Longview in 2005 and gutted it to the studs.

Our aim was to make it into a home that we would want to stay in. All the comforts of home including a gas insert in the fireplace and a fully stocked kitchen. The screened porch is a big plus and a favorite of our guests. Lots of wild life going by on the lake year round.

What makes this house unique

The house has a much used fire pit in the yard for gathering under star filled skies.

In case of stormy weather the house is stocked w/ books, cds, dvds, board games, puzzles and even children's books and movies.

We own another home 'down the road a piece' so are nearby most of the time should you need anything during your stay.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • Lakefront
  • mountain
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , first floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , second floor
  • Full bath on the first floor and half bath on the second floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Second floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Second floor
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen size
  • Bedroom one has it's own flat screen TV/DVD with cable.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Conservatory
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Linens are provided. You supply your own paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, tissues, etc.). There is unlimited long distance (continental US only) phone service in the house and wireless DSL. The kitchen is fully stocked w/ pots and pans and crock pot. There is currently only Verizon and Sprint cell service in Wells. Emergency numbers provided, of course. Absolutely no pets please. This is a no smoking home.


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Lake Front Home w/ Fireplace. Almost 2 feet of new snow this week. Book Now.
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Quite and cozy house

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect. Jim and Barbara are very nice and friendly, took care about heating before our arrival and everything (small issue we had we new valve in bathroom). House has everything we needed, and even rooms are small it made it even better for good company. Guestroom with electric fireplace was our favorite and so good we spent talking there and playing board games until late. Def recommend it! Thank you again Jim and Barbara!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect winter cottage.

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for us. We stayed for the weekend and went snowboarding at Oak Mountain, only a twenty five minute ride away. When we came back the fireplace was a perfect way to warm up. I would love to come back and stay in the summer to check out the lake.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful time even though the weather was chilly and brisk. Walks around the lake and hikes to Auger Falls were fantastic.

The gas fireplace is perfect to sit around and the house is warm and cozy.

Everything you need to prepare a dinner is in the kitchen. Just bring food.

Sitting on the porch and looking out at the lake and wildlife is incredible. You can also sit on the deck near the lake and take in the views down the lake or up the river. Overall a great relaxing weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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More then we expected

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just got back from a great Columbus weekend at this property. Despite the weather not cooperating we had a great time. It felt like home from the minute we walked in the the door. This trip was to celebrate my sons 16 birthday and he has had nothing but good things to say about the experience. We will definitely be going back.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented this home for Labor Weekend and had an amazing time! Being right on the water with access to canoes and kayaks, watching the ducks and listening to the sounds of the lake is awesome. We had a very relaxing time, enjoying a campfire every night and sitting on the enclosed porch during the rain with the fireplace going to take off the chill. The house is clean and very well equipped! Will definitely rent again!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relax and Enjoy!

  • 5 of 5

Despite so-so weather, we all enjoyed our week at Longview: sitting in the Adirondack chairs on the dock taking in the fresh mountain air, taking daily walks around Lake Algonquin, kayaking, fishing and having campfires at night. The cottage is very clean and comfortable and has a very well-equipped kitchen. We also appreciated having cable TV and Verizon cell service. We'd highly suggest a hike to Auger Falls which is just 3 miles north on route 30. Also, check out the Hope Diner for breakfast, south of Wells on route 30.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
less than a 1/4 mile to public beach
Car: necessary

The home is a short drive from Lake George, Gore Mountain, Lapland Lake Resort (cross country skiing), Blue Mountain Lake, and Saratoga. Enjoy hiking, water sports, golf, skiing and the arts nearby. There is a grocery store as well as several restaurants in Speculator, just 13 miles away. Oak Mt. is open again! Golfing in Lake Pleasant during the season. Swim from the yard or walk to the public beach. Enjoy campfires under the stars. Watch the otters, herons and other wild life who live in the lake. Feed the ducks w/ your little ones.

Other Activities: Hiking, public beach, mountain biking

Ski: Oak Mt. in Speculator is 12 miles away and provides a family atmosphere with downhill trails, rentals, tubing, bunny slope, cocktail lounge. Gore Mountain, located in North Creek which is about a 30 minute scenic drive.

For cross country skiers, Lapland Lake Resort is 10 minutes away.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £72.21
Refundable Damage Deposit £144.42

100.00 non-declinable cleaning fee required for all stays this includes the linen fee. Cleaning fee payable prior to check in.
3 night minimum during holidays and and holiday weekends.
Available nightly w/ a 2 night min. EXCEPT during the summer season and on holidays and weekends. Paypal accepted.
No smoking and no pets, please.
Weekly rentals only during July and Aug. Flexible at other times.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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