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A family friendly camp - like home.

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Brantingham - Sparkling Waters

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms , 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This two story camp was built in 1942 with a western exposure. The camp is surrounded by whispering tall red pines overlooking spring fed Lake Brantingham. There are three bedrooms (two with double beds and one with bunk beds), washer, dryer and a two piece bathroom upstairs. On the main level there is a full bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and an open concept dining room/living room with a fireplace. On the lakeside there is a fully screened in porch overlooking picturesque Lake Brantingham. Steps lead down to the boathouse where there is a sundrenched deck with a panoramic view of the lake. On the deck there are built in benches and patio furniture. Here you can enjoy the sun from 10am until it sets. Dinners on the deck overlooking the lake are spectacular and memorable. Two steps from the side deck lead to clear, clean and sparkling water where you can swim and fish. During the late evening star gazing is a must from the upper deck. The camp is located at the end of Cottage Road where is is quiet with less traffic and neighbors are friendly. A canoe, rowboat and life jackets are included. Please refer below under 'Links to more information' for a slide show.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Linda & Don Higgins
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2016
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Why Linda & Don Higgins chose New York

When we purchased this property it had a rickety platform, called a dock. Over a couple of years and many, many hours of going through the right channels we had a boat house built. One major problem (challenge) we faced was that we were only allowed a 5 foot dock to put chairs and get some sun. After much thinking, we decided to put the deck on the roof. We were the first boat house on the lake with a sun drenched sun deck and even today when we eat supper on the 'deck' the boats trolling by give us a thumbs up or a 'toot' with the boat horn.

Before owning this property, we had traveled to Brantingham for many years before our family came along. We had helped our friends restore and work on Dark Island, the large island in the middle of Brantingham . They called it 'camp', we called it luxury! Our children spent many a wonderful summer at the Lake and still to this day stay in touch with many of their friends, who are now all married with children of their own. When you arrive at the Lake something tells you, this is 'home'.


based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

A family friendly camp - like home.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Back to my childhood

  • 5 of 5

Spent summers as a child at this camp (was my Grandma's) I loved my week there. Very relaxing and beautiful evenings on the porch. Sparkling Waters, great name when the sun is going down. Loved every minute of my time there. Can't wait till next year!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in July at Sparkling Waters and had a wonderful time. The cottage was spacious & comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with pans/bowls/griddle - anything I needed to prepare meals was there. The deck over the boathouse was great - we had most of our meals out there and would sit out well after sunset, enjoying the peace, watching the moon rise & the nightly fireworks from one of the neighbors. The two teenage boys kept themselves entertained with fishing, canoeing, swimming & shuttlecock. One day we hiked around the gorge at Whetstone Gulf State Park (only 10 minutes away), and another day we drove the hour to Old Forge Water Safari, The Screamen Eagle in Inlet for pizza/wings & a round of miniature golf at Nutty Putty's before heading back. It was a nice week; we hated for it to end. Sparkling Waters is definitely a beautiful place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful retreat for a family

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from 2 weeks at Sparkling Waters. We have been going to Brantingham Lake for over 10 years because the area is so great for families. Sparking Waters camp was great, everything you could want for a home away from home. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen well equipped, the bathroom was recently renovated, and the view of the lake from the boat house could not be better. There is easy access to the lake and it is shallow enough for little ones to swim (and warm enough!). If you are looking for a place to unwind, relax and have fun with your family this is the place for you. You can canoe, hike, and swim all day long if you like, or relax on the deck with a good book and watch the sun set over the lake.

I have rented many houses on the lake and this was one of the best.

Some great summer day trips from Brantingham are; Old Forge, Alexandria Bay (Bolt castle is worth the drive), and Stillwater. If you get a chance to go to the Drive In movie, pack the car with blankets and pillows and watch the kids have the best time watching a movie outside.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful , relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is the first time we recided to rent a cottage in the Adirondack Mountain area and as we were driving in from Toronto, we were a little reticent about staying in a totally unknown vacation spot. We booked our stay at beautiful Brantingham Lake in the last week of June and had a lovely time. The cottage is well equipped with a well stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, linens and the staples (sugar, spices, garbage bags), so we didn't have to bring everything down. The screened-in porch has a beautiful view of the lake and there is a boathouse where we were able to park the canoe. This is a well loved place with lots of family history so we felt we were staying in a summer home. The owners are extremely helpful in providing info before you get there, as well as leaving local maps on site.

For a day trip, we drove to the Adirondack Museum on Blue Moutain Lake. It's a bit of a hike-2hours but the desination is beautiful with lots of interesting galleries and exhibits and a cafe. There are also a golfcourse minutes away from the cottage, as well as a store to get the newspaper, beer,and delicious local ice cream, as well as the bigger stores like Tops and Walmart just 20 minutes away in Lowville.

This is a great place for families, retired folks or anyone interested in stay in a quiet spot on Lake Brantingham!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pine Tree
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Brantingham Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Coach Light Inn

A major cottage area known as Old Forge and the Fulton chain of lakes is a 50 minute drive from the cottage. There are great shops of local artists and other quaint shops filled with local work. There are many activities in Old Forge and within a 30 minute drive from Old Forge.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Brantingham, Adirondacks

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Refundable Damage Deposit £246

Damage deposit required at time of booking. Rental payment due one month prior to arrival. Please send a damage deposit ASAP and post-dated cheque, if you want at the same time.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Brantingham, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Upstairs bathroom is a half bath with toilet, vanity, washer and dryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Three bedrooms, 2 bedrooms have double beds 1 bedroom has bunkbeds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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