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Uniquely Private and Romantic Lakefront Camp with Snowshoes, Boathouse, VIEWS!

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Boathouse, 4 kayaks, 1 canoe, snowshoes, firepit, fireplace, BBQ, Amazing Views

We call her Camp Starlite, a very romantic cabin in the woods, on the water, with ultimate privacy. There are no neighbors, you are sharing this slice of heaven with the wildlife and an occasional canoe gliding by. Beautiful views any time of the year.

Cabin Life Magazine did a 6 page feature about this cabin!

We do get quite booked in advance here with many return guests, so if your dates are not available, please see our other listings, we have 5 properties in the area, all unique and special in their own way.

Camp Starlite sits right over the lake with 500 feet of private waterfront, a dock and private boathouse. The oversized windows capture the beauty of the natural surroundings, the views are stunning, even at night. We turn on the fire, turn off the lights, and enjoy the reflection of the moon off the lake...just beautiful. The sight of the fog lifting in the early AM is worth the early rise.

Sleeps up to 4, but this is the perfect romantic spot for two. Great year round destination for couch potatoes and adventurers alike. No need to leave the comfort of the sofa to experience the beauty of the local wilderness, and those who do venture out have plenty of hiking, kayaking, swimming, exploring, skiing, snowshoe and snowmobile opportunities. We supply local guide books and restaurant recommendations.

Inside cathedral ceilings create an open, airy main room with kitchen, dining and living area with easy to turn on gas fireplace. There are 2 bedrooms, one with queen bed, one with a double. A separate TV room for watching movies, reading or enjoying that mid afternoon nap. Great lake views from this sweet little room as well.

Camp Starlite has one bath (shower only), a sweet outdoor shower in warmer months, indoor propane fireplace, outdoor firepit, full kitchen, weber grill, wifi, 40' flat screen for DVD movies and Netflix (but no cable), land line phone (no cell service here!), fabulous Sonos Stereo system with indoor and outdoor speakers to enjoy music while grilling or chilling.

Need to work while here? We have a desk right up against the window so you can write that novel or email your client while observing the wildlife on the lake.

WINTER

This cabin is like living inside a snow globe in the winter...there are so many windows you are simply surrounded by the snowfall, it's a beautiful sight! A unique feature is that the slightly moving water out front does not freeze, so there are water views and wildlife sightings year round. Very special spot.

Many hiking, snowshoeing and x-country ski adventures to be found locally. Great fishing. There is a small downhill ski mountain, Oak Mt., next town over. Gore ski mountain is a 50 minute drive. Cross country trails nearby. We supply 2 sets of adult snowshoes and one child pair.

This is snowmobile country - hundreds of miles of groomed trails through the woods and across the many lakes. Stop in to a local pub for lunch and a beer, and head out to the next lake. Local rentals, lessons and guides available.

But our favorite activity in winter is sitting by the fire with a hot cocoa and observing the wilderness and the ever changing weather from the comfort of the sofa :)

An all wheel drive vehicle is necessary to navigate our snowy dirt driveway in winter. It is plowed regularly but can be tricky in icy weather. The other option is to leave your car at the end of the driveway and walk in (rarely necessary).

We are surrounded by woods, lake and rivers - so a snowshoe hike right from the front door will take you through very pretty snow covered forest and striking river front spots.

SPRING and SUMMER

Comes with 4 kayaks, one 2 person canoe, and adult life preservers. Our Lakefront Boathouse provides very easy access to the lake, no need to carry them anywhere. Watercraft available May 10-Nov 1.

This is a kayak haven for both beginners and the more experienced. Kayak 10 minutes to the right, you are on stunningly beautiful Piseco Lake. Kayak 30 minutes to the left (for the experienced kayaker only) to the more remote wilderness of Big Bay Lake. Lots of natural wild shoreline and wildlife to explore right out the front door. Most of our waterfront is too shallow to swim, except for one deep swimming hole. We kayak to the lake and enjoy the clear water and sandy bottom of Piseco Lake for a swim.

FALL

Need we say how stunningly beautiful it is here during foliage? It's magical.

MORE ABOUT THIS CABIN

This is a no parties, no smoking, NO PETS (sorry!), allergy sensitive household. Due to our close proximity to the water, we have limited well and septic capacity. As a result, we can have no more than 4 persons here at any time, so this is not the place for family reunions or for entertaining.

We do our best to keep a pristine home, we are sure even the most discerning guests will be very happy here.

This is a very private, secluded property, however it is not remote. It is easy to get to, we are down a private 200ft dirt driveway directly off Rt 8.

What's to LOVE? Just about everything listed above.

What might you NOT love? There is a small bridge nearby that separates the outlet from Piseco Lake, and you can hear the cars going over the bridge when outside (but not while inside), which is the only thing we wish was different.

Also, RECYCLES are a real hassle here. Guests who choose to stay here must agree to take theirs home if they bring a lot in, or take a trip to the transfer station down the road and leave them there. Leaving a few is fine, but must agree to follow the towns strict recycle rules - they must be kept clean and separate from garbage. We (i.e. the housekeeper) then have to take them to the transfer station and separate them into bins by hand. She simply cannot handle this task if large amounts are left. So - our general rule here is like camping - if you bring it in, you must agree to take it out.

This is a great home for self reliant, independent travelers looking for very comfortable, private and pristine accommodation in a unique and special spot. Piseco and the surrounding area are beautiful, but have limited entertainment venues other than nature hikes, mountains, wildlife, lakes and rivers.

We have recently added a (very expensive!) generator to the property. So, in the event of (infrequent but they do happen!) a power outage, guests should not lose any amenities (lights, heat, phone, internet).

PLEASE NOTE: We get pretty booked up year round, so our housekeeper has set aside her Monday and Friday for us, so we have M-F, M-M, F-M or F-F rentals here. In winter we, on occassion, can make an exception.

More Details

Property Manager
Maura
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2017

About Maura

David and Maura spend lots of time in the Adirondacks year round. We swim, flat water and white water kayak, paddle board, hike, downhill ski, cross country, snowmobile and simply chill up here.

Maura has a family camp nearby, has been coming to this area forever. We live and work in NYC, it's a 4 hour drive, just put in a book on tape, and in no time we are in paradise. Dave and Maura both work for themselves, and are working hard towards an early retirement to the Adirondacks.

Maura purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Maura chose New York

Why this property? It is so very rare to find this kind of privacy on the water, and with such a stunning view! We fell in love the second we saw this location.

We are the third owners. It was a seasonal summer camp since the 40's, using lake water as the water source. The second owners (contractors) started the renovation by securing the foundation, renovating the shell and putting in all those fabulous windows. By keeping the same footprint as the original cabin they were able to keep this amazing waterfront location - it is no longer possible to build this close to the water.

We worked with the previous owners to finish the home - there is a great 6 page article about this cabin and that unusual arrangement in Cabin Life Feb 2015 magazine. We had it winterized, put in a well for water, knotty pine ceilings and walls, wood floors, decorated and opened her doors to our first guests in August 2012.

As far as we are concerned, this is the perfect retirement spot. Until that time, however, we are sharing the house with guests, so far everyone has been just as thrilled as we are!

What makes this cabin unique

Privacy! Views! Open floor plan, immaculately clean and very easy house. It is in a very naturally beautiful and rustic setting, with lots of wildlife. We (or our guests) have seen loons, mergansers, ducks, herons, fox, coyotes, skunk, tons of fish, otter, owl, bald eagles, tons of birds, deer, fawn, a buck, a mama and baby bear!

First person to see and photograph a Moose (note: not a mouse!) from our property gets a free night stay!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Beautiful Place that we Enjoyed Fully. Did lots of kayaking, hiking & fishing. Gorgeous views from inside (and outside) the house, very fun to watch the weather roll in over the water.



Saw evidence of bears, out front there were blue heron, loons, mergansers and deer. In the water we spotted pike, small & large mouth & rock bass, fall fish, yellow perch and sunny. Beautiful drives & exploration off Rt 10.



Thank You!
Sep 2012
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albany
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Oxbow
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Speculator Golf
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Amsterdam
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Rt 30
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Oxbow Inn
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Oak Mountain
Car: necessary

For hundreds of years the Adirondacks has been a destination location. Set in the Southern portion of the 6 million acre Adirondack Park, located in Hamilton County, Piseco is surrounded by beautiful mountains and pristine lakes.

Some of the most picturesque flat water and white water kayaking and canoeing can be found in this region. Waterfalls, stunning hikes with views, white water rafting, fishing and hunting are popular activities. The lakes are not crowded in the least, bring your boat and enjoy water sports.

This area is infamous for it's well maintained snowmobiling trails that go for hundreds of miles, all the way to Canada. Local rentals available.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Piseco in Arietta

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Garbage is picked up by town, Recyles are NOT. Guests must agree to take recycles to transfer station or home with you if a lot brought in.
  • No one other than guests listed on the reservation to be on property at any time without owners prior approval.
Location Type:
  • lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • mountain ...
  • Water View ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower (no tub). There is an outdoor hot shower as well in warmer weather.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • One queen bed in one bedroom, one double bed in second bedroom. Nice linens supplied.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Cabin is in pristine condition. We take our shoes off inside and prefer that guests do as well to maintain wood floors. This is the perfect place for the discerning guest...it is very clean with nicer than average furnishings. We are looking for guests who will appreciate this attention to detail, and treat the house and contents accordingly. Children are welcome, but this may not be an ideal place for toddlers. We have a wild and woolly 500' of natural shoreline outside, and white furnishings inside, you would have to keep a very close eye on them in both places. Winter is magical, but bring an all wheel vehicle

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Uniquely Private and Romantic Lakefront Camp with Snowshoes, Boathouse, VIEWS!
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 42 reviews
5

Cabin of dreams

  • 5 of 5

The Cabin is very cozy, and suited my needs perfectly. They have a fine collection of tom hanks movies.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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A Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful camp in a great setting. We enjoyed the kayaking, the hiking, the fishing and the tranquility of Piseco Lake and the surrounding mountains. A perfect place to kick back for a relaxing vacation in the Adirondacks.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Place for Peace and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time at this property and everything was excellent. Clean, comfortable, well equipped cabin in a convenient location. This is the perfect spot for a couple seeking to escape from the rat race of normal life. While there is no cell phone service in the area, you will find that the wifi will enable your cellphone to work if it is so configured, so don't fret about missing any calls or texts. There's also a land line if you need it. There's a great sound system both inside and out and the selection of music is endless. If you want to cook, fine - you will find everything you need. But if you don't, drive towards Speculator and you will find some interesting options. Maura leave restaurant suggestions that are right on. You can see that the owners like to be comfortable and are concerned that their guests are too. Highly recommend to you, except for the days we may want to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful little house on a quiet outlet of Lake Piseco. We used the canoe and kayaks daily. Spent whole days on the water. Fishing was OK...mostly rock bass and a few larger whitefish. We mostly just enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and paddling all around the area waterways. Speculator is close enough to get groceries or dinner and ice cream. This is the second property we have rented from Maura and we loved them both.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfection!!

  • 5 of 5

We came up from Windham,Ny to stay from July 7-July 10. It was pure heaven! The lake and grounds were beautiful!! The cabin was very clean and all the info on location was helpful. I highly recommend booking a stay here!! Happy Summer everyone~

Ryan & Renee

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Piseco, USA

Rental Basis:
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Early September
4 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£597
for 3 nights
From
£177
From
£221
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,356
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Foliage
29 Sep 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£663
for 3 nights
From
£199
From
£239
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,429
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
9 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£398
for 3 nights
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£111
From
£166
Fri,Sat
£950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall
23 Oct 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£376
for 3 nights
From
£103
From
£147
Fri,Sat
£729
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£832
for 4 nights
From
£192
£1,098
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter
26 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£376
for 3 nights
From
£103
From
£147
Fri,Sat
£729
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas and New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£619
for 3 nights
From
£184
From
£203
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,245
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Early January
5 Jan 2018 - 11 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£376
for 3 nights
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£103
From
£147
Fri,Sat
£729
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Martin Luther King Weekend
12 Jan 2018 - 14 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£564
for 3 nights
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£166
From
£166
Fri,Sat,Sun
£877
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
15 Jan 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£398
for 3 nights
From
£111
From
£147
Fri,Sat
£803
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Presidents Week
16 Feb 2018 - 22 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£508
for 3 nights
From
£147
From
£184
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,171
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
23 Feb 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£398
for 3 nights
From
£111
From
£147
Fri,Sat
£803
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Spring
23 Mar 2018 - 19 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£365
for 3 nights
From
£99
From
£129
Fri,Sat
£729
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
20 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£453
for 3 nights
From
£129
From
£166
Fri,Sat
£1,024
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
25 May 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£564
for 3 nights
From
£166
From
£203
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,245
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
15 Jun 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£674
for 3 nights
From
£203
From
£239
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,429
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£641
for 3 nights
From
£192
From
£239
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,429
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £66.3
Additional Guest Fee £7.37 per person per night
Damage Deposit £368.35

Holiday rates are higher, may have a longer minimum stay, please inquire
Watercraft is available for use May 15-Nov 1 only.
No entertaining at this cabin...no more than 4 people on property at any time.
Gorgeous in Winter! Need an all wheel vehicle to navigate woodsy driveway in snow however.
RECYCLES - are a real hassle here. Guests must agree to follow the towns strict recycle rules - they must be kept clean and separate from garbage. We (i.e. the housekeeper) then have to take them to the dump and separate them into bins by hand. We simply cannot handle this task if large amounts are left. So - our general rule here is, if you bring a lot in, you must agree to take them out! Leaving small amounts (less than one bag full) are fine, and will be hauled to dump by our fabulous housekeeper.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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