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The Stone House: A Quiet, Sweet, Lakefront Respite

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps up to 9, private dock, fireplace, lakefront

The Stone House sets into the side of a hill directly on pristine Star Lake. The house front is a covered terrace directly on the lake. This is a tranquil spot, located on a 40+ acre private wooded point of land over a quarter mile from the main road, where you can relax and get away from it all.

Summers are fantastic. Autumn is beautiful in the Adirondacks. Consider staying for a long weekend, or splurge for an entire week. Enjoy our terrace, the lake, the trees, and our inviting fireplace.

The Stone House property features a private dock with a tied-on floating dock, a fireplace, a car park, a terrace, and a private garage. The Stone House sleeps up to nine, has two full baths, a complete kitchen, living room with a large window seat and warming stone fireplace (stocked from a private wood shed just outside the house), and a private, covered terrace overlooking the lake. Enjoy the quiet, the ducks, the loons, the smell of a good fire.

Kayaking & canoeing on Star Lake & Oswegatchie River; local hiking too.

More Details

Rich Maggiani
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2018

About Rich Maggiani

Abbie and Rich are your hosts. Abbie grew up in Syracuse, Rich in Boston. We are dedicated to ensuring your stay is wonderful and memorable.

Rich Maggiani purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Rich Maggiani chose Star Lake

The Stone House sits on a 45 acre private point of land. The entire property has been in Abbie's extended family for 100 years. We have owned the Stone House for 15 years, and welcome you to our home in the Adirondacks. We stock the house with basic necessities—condiments, kitchen staples, herbs and spices, paper products, fire wood, and more—to make your stay simpler. The kitchen is fully stocked with a wide array of pots and pans and kitchen utensils. Barbecue on our traditional grill; natural wood briquettes and liter fluid provided. Linens and towels are included in our rates. And a beautiful fireplace in the living room.

What makes this cottage unique

The Stone House is immediately on Star Lake with a private covered stone terrace and private dock. Staying here gives you a complete break from your day to day lives, a wonderful place to relax, enjoy, and regenerate. Guests tell us they most enjoy the absolute quiet of a daybreak, with the sun rising and reflecting on the smooth-as-glass lake. Enjoy swimming in the lake or just lounging on the dock and terrace; take our kayaks and paddle board out for a spin and be sure to stop at the slightly submerged sand bar just across the way. As we say, a quiet respite.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Star Lake in Fine

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Twin Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 1 bureau
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 bureaus and a desk, two side tables
    Sleeping Porch - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , The twin bed is California long
  • Linens provided with all beds: sheets, pillowcases, blankets, and comforters. The Master Bedroom has a closet, two bureaus, two bedside tables, a small desk, a small chair, and a full bath with tub and shower. The Twin Bedroom has a closet, one bureau, a table between the two beds, and a full bath with tub. The Sleeping Porch, accessed from either bedroom, has a small sofa. It is on the screened-in porch overlooking the lake.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Conservatory
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Local telephone service; long distance to the United States and Canada available at the cost of the call. Mobile phone service through Verizon (with a strong signal).


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The Stone House: A Quiet, Sweet, Lakefront Respite
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Perfect lake getaway if your looking for charm and coziness.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin lies at the end of a long driveway that runs between the banks of Star Lake and an old stone retaining wall. From the time we drove in and realized how beautiful and how private the cabin was, we were already sold on the property. The accommodations were great, and I especially loved the claw foot bathtub (there are actually two.) We had a fantastic two night stay here with our two oldest puppies and it was truly magical. The Stone House was our favorite stay out of all the places we visited over our 11 day trip. The sunrise here is stunning in its beauty and peacefulness. The fog danced on the water and made it even more memorable. We will definitely visit here again when we travel near Star Lake!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful experience with 3 people. I think4-6 would be the ideal number guests.

  • 4 of 5

The cabin/cottage has bedrooms on the parking level and kithchen/living room on lake level. It is a good set up but no half bath on lake level.

Full kitchen has all you need except your food. No outdoor campfire but living room has fireplace giving the room a smoky campfire scent. The sunrise from the sleeping porch is worth sleeping in a cooler environment. Lake is clear, quiet and gorgeous with wonderful kayaks and paddle board!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Classic Adirondack lakefront property on Star Lak

  • 5 of 5

We chose The Stone House for a family reunion of four retired couples -- two sisters, two brothers, and spouses.

The property sits right on Star Lake with a lovely floating dock. The property furnishes two kayaks, and we also brought our own canoes, so we spent much of our time exploring the many coves and extensive shoreline of Star Lake. The property does sleep 8, but is probably better suited to a family of 8 due to sleeping configuration: one bedroom with double bed, second bedroom with two single beds, screened in sleeping porch with one double bed and one single bed, and finally a largish window seat with mattress in the first floor living room. Mattresses were a bit lumpy and in need of replacement, but we managed just fine.

The kitchen was fitted with new gas stove/oven and refrigerator, and worked very well for our group. Plenty of hot water and good water pressure. Two bathrooms were also great, one with a claw-foot tub, the second with combination claw-foot tub/shower. We had fantastic weather, and took virtually all our meals at the picnic table on the dock.

Only real complaint, which we shared with owners, is unfortunate tradition of occasional floating deck parties that roam the lake after dark (9:00-11:00-ish). We endured 3 of these during our 6 night stay, and because the sound carries across the lake, those of us in the sleeping porch were subject to these loud and boisterous parties late into the night. On the flip side, once the parties ended, the occasional calls of loons across the lake filled the air. Quite a contrast!

Three off-site trips we recommend included a visit to The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, lunch at The Well Dressed Food Company in downtown Tupper Lake, and the 1-mile hike up to the Mt. Arab fire tower.

All in all, can't recommend this property enough. We had a fun-filled, action-packed, and thoroughly relaxing week in the Adirondacks!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks David, for your wonderful and extensive review. Once the "loons" who party on the lake late leave, the real loons are such a joy. While we have a 10:00 pm quiet time on our property, we can't enforce that across the lake. I will speak with representatives of the Star Lake Protection Association, comprised of locals, and see what they can do. Also, our mattresses are on the 'to be replaced" list. Thanks again. Hope to see you all again soon.
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  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to relax. Beautiful, historic, rustic cabin....serene lake...and everything you need to enjoy your stay. Plenty of supplies, games, kayaks, paddle board, and fresh air. The owner is great to work with and is very responsive. I would stay here again and again and again...

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very quiet and peaceful location.

  • 5 of 5

My favorite room in the house was the sleeping porch. It was a great spot to sit and read a book. Having a dock right on the lake was great.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the best places on the lake

  • 5 of 5

The Stone House is at a great location, the house was clean and comes with all the necessities, making the stay easier.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Syracuse NY
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Twin Lakes Hotel
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Clifton-Fine Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
55 Miles
East: Route 87, Exit 31; West: Route 81, Exit 45
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
The Pine Cone (your best bet)
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
On Stone House property
Car: necessary

We have two kayaks and a paddle board for your use on Star Lake. Local rivers, especially the Oswegatchie, are great for canoeing. And, of course, you can paddle all around Star Lake—it's right outside your front door!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Star Lake, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2018
18 May 2018 - 7 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer 2018
8 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2108
29 Jun 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Autumn 2018
7 Sep 2018 - 8 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £46.92
Refundable Damage Deposit £144.38
Tax Rate 3.0%

Always includes linens & towels. Our kitchen is stocked with basic condiments, spices, and staples to make your stay easier. We will send you a thorough Stone House Handbook prior to your stay.

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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