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Lake Front House + Guest Cottage

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday cottage in Kattskill Bay

5 bedrooms, 3 full bath, sleeps 11

This private, lake front main house and separate guest cottage sits on one acre at the end of a private road. One of only a few properties with a private, walk-in sandy beach and western exposure, it's perfect for families who enjoy the afternoon sun. Dock has space for a 24' boat and is also a great place for early morning fishing. A hammock is strung between two trees and Adirondack chairs are on the lawn for kicking back. A Weber charcoal BBQ available for outdoor cooking, a picnic table near the water and a waterfront fireplace for late night campfires. Main house sleeps 7, full kitchen and breakfast room, stone fireplace in living room, screened-in porch over looking the lake. Guest cottage with full private bath and washer and dryer, sleeps up to 4 (queen bed + bunk). A/C in both main house and Guest Cottage. Good hiking trails within 2 miles. Minutes to Lake George Village by boat or car. Outlet shopping, amusement parks, and cultural events minutes away. Saratoga 40 minutes, Albany airport 1 hour

Property Updates : Updates.

2012 brings a completely updated kitchen, breakfast room and 2 bathrooms in the main house all within keeping of a classic adirondack camp. Brand new everything in a style that you'll love. See the photos.

Bed Linen Service. If you don't want to bring your own bed linens (standard practice), we'll supply them. The beds will be made when you arrive and we'll take care of washing them when you leave. The Bed Linen Service is an additional $100.

Wifi available.

Washer and Dryer: The Washer and Dryer are located in the cottage. They are both full size, side by side units.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Bill Nast
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 September, 2016
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Why Bill Nast chose Lake George Area

Our Grandparents built this house on beautiful Lake George. As the story goes, Alexander and Belle came up from New York City in the late 20’s and rented a summer cottage on Diamond Point. They decided to explore the yet undeveloped east side of the lake by row boat. While on the water, a storm blew-in and this beach was the only place they could pull the boat to land. They loved what they found and inquired of its availability.

It just so happened that this area of the lake was a land grant from King George III to the Oakley Estate (locals who favored the King) with the stipulation from the King that the tall pine trees remain available to the crown for ship masts. Alexander and Belle purchased the property but had to wait a few years for a dirt road to be cut along the shore (Pilot Knob Rd) for access. With the help of his brother-in-law Judd, who was an engineer by trade, they built the original cottage. In the late 1960’s, as the family continued to grow, the main cottage had a major renovation and the second cottage was built.

Alexander was a prolific painter who’s works you’ll enjoy throughout the house. His daughter painted his portrait that hangs on the porch. Four generations have grown up here with lasting memories. Our grandparents had a dream, to create a gift on Lake George for their family to enjoy for generations. We hope by sharing this dream with you, you will come to appreciate all the beauty that is Lake George.


based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Lake Front House + Guest Cottage
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Amazing weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time staying at this lakefront property. It was the perfect amount of space for our 10 person group - ample room for everyone to have their own space, but close enough that we were able to spend a lot of time together. The bathrooms & kitchen are renovated beautifully and the entire house was extremely clean. We loved having the small beach right in the backyard - there is more than enough room to play some games, lay out in the sun and swim in the lake. We all would love to return again next summer! Definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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The perfect family reunion spot!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 6th year at this lovely lake front house and cottage. I can not say enough about the location and the perfect "lake feel" you get when you stay here. Every time we return, we all say the same thing, "you forget how wonderful a place it is until you see the lake as you pull in the driveway". It is the perfect location between Bolton Landing and Lake George Village, 10 minutes by boat to each! Viewing the fireworks from the lake is a must! Bonfire every night by the lake making S'mores. Family game night on the screened in porch. The house is well stocked from lake toys to the kitchen sink, literally!

Sleeps 10 comfortably...the kids love having their own space in the cottage! Thank you, Bill, for sharing this gem with us for the past 6 years...we will be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Awesome weekend

  • 5 of 5

Rented for Labor Day weekend and was an excellent stay. Owner was easy to work with and the house was even better than the pictures. Would absolutely return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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beautiful and restful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this gorgeous property! The house is cozy, inviting and perfect for a group. We hardly left the house because it literally has everything - kitchen is fully stocked and perfect for making big meals, we used the charcoal grill and the outdoor fire pit in the evenings and the kayaks and canoes out on the lake during the day. Relaxing on the screened in porch, the beach and the dock was a perfect way to spend the afternoon. Sunsets are spectacular! Thanks you for sharing your beautiful retreat with us!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Beautiful lake house

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a relaxing long weekend with friends/family. The house was great, right on the water with everything you could possibly need to feel at home. We made use of the canoe and kayaks to explore the lake and fish after morning hikes. Close to black and buck mountain hiking trails and a few others we didn't get to fit into our stay. Can't wait to come back again, thank you for sharing your home!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Great Lakefront Experience

  • 5 of 5

This property is a bit of a hidden gem on Lake George. I loved the location on the lake, close to a couple of marinas, on a bay that is a little quieter than the main lake. The property itself is actually pretty private with a fence and stream on one side and a retaining wall on the other. The grounds are spacious with one of the best swimming areas I have seen on the lake. Great for smaller kids. There is room for a boat and enough included toys to make it really nice. The main house is interesting, an old time lake cottage with updated kitchen and bathrooms. Lots of antiques but not museum pieces. One favorite was the pre-WWII globe in the small bedroom. Kitchen is well equipped and worked well for us. We spent a lot of time on the lawn lakeside and had a great time. Well done Bill.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 87
Car: recommended

Located on the south eastern side of the lake, the property is only 15 min by boat to Lake George Village or the Sagamore hotel. Easy access to hiking within 2 miles. Katskill Bay is great for water skiing and Sandy Bay is perfect for anchoring with other boats. 4 marinas/fishing supplies located within 5 miles. General Store 3 miles.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Kattskill Bay, Lake George Area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall 2016
29 Aug 2016 - 23 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring 2017
12 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High Season
25 Jun 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £492
Cleaning £82

50% deposit due at time of reservation. Balance of rent plus security deposit due 6 weeks prior to arrival. Payments may be made via PayPal or check.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kattskill Bay in Adirondacks

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • lake
  • Lakefront
  • mountain
  • Mountain View
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main House - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Main House - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Cottage - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Main house bathrooms completely gutted and enlarged in 2012 including tiled showers, wood floors and beautiful porcelain sinks with vintage accessories.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Main House - 1 Large Double Bed , Water view
    Main House - 1 Large Double Bed , Water view
    Main House - 2 Single Bed
    Main House - 1 Single Bed , Waterview
    Cottage - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Waterview
  • Bedrooms are knotty pine walls and fir wood floors. The Cottage has one Queen bed and a bunk bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Wood Decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Bed Linen Service available. If you don't want to bring your own bed linens, we now have a bed linen service. We'll supply the linens, make up the beds for you and wash them after you leave. $100 additional fee. (note: you must still supply your own towels).

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