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4.7 Stars! Friends Lake- Quaint and New. Completely updated cottage

People7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 1,760 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Completely updated cottage on Friends Lake in the Adirondacks. Close to Gore Mtn

The property is totally updated with all new interior, including the kitchen and baths (1 1/2), windows and doors. The home also has a brand new furnace as well as fresh air provided through a heat-recycling ventilation system.

You will be able to enjoy this home in the summer and the winter!

It is part of a small community of homes that share a beach that is just 200 feet away down the hill. In the winter, Gore Mountain is only 25 minutes away.

Friends Lake- Quaint & New

Friends Lake cottage- fully remodeled, 2 bedrooms and loft, screened porch, deck, sleeps 7, lake access w/ 200' of beachfront, dock, canoe, in/outdoor games. Lake George 25 minutes & Saratoga 45 mins away.

Come and hike, swim, canoe, relax and play.

This 90 year old cottage has been totally redone to accommodate year-round enjoyment. The property includes 2 bedrooms, a loft that sleeps two, 1 1/2 baths, several spaces for reading, a screened porch and an open deck. Cook your own meals in the new kitchen or travel 3 minutes to the Friends Lake Inn where you can eat an elegant meal in the restaurant or a casual one in the bar area.

We ask that prospective renters please complete the identity verification so that we understand that you are a real person and know who you are. Thank you!

You'll have access to the home, the yard, the beach and the dock and the swimming area. Please note that the beach does not have a lifeguard and you swim at your own risk. You can use the canoe, as well as board games. Bring a book- you'll enjoy the sound of the loons and the quiet of the breeze blowing through pines.

There is internet access (if you must) and a DVD player with TV (and full home stereo system). Cookout on the deck with the grill if you'd like.

Because the lake has not been contaminated with invasive species, we do not allow boat access with boats used outside this lake without special permission (it's complicated) and cleaning of the boat by an authorized cleaning service.

You will not have access to the garage and we ask that you not use the basement as it has some tools and personal items there. ALSO, FOR SAFETY REASONS, YOU MAY NOT USE THE FIREPLACE.

Guests are free to use the property in peace and quiet. We may stop in to say hello just to make sure you're having a great stay.

Friends Lake is an all-natural 3 mile lake situated in the southern Adirondacks. The lake has no invasive species and is home to many native species of both vegetation and fish. The community is quiet, friendly and tight-knit.

Nearby Chestertown- only 10 minutes via auto- has everything a family needs: post office, grocery store, farmer's market, liquor store, library, hardware store, pizzeria, olde fashioned ice cream shop and a gas station.

Other sites of interest:

For hiking:

Cat Mountain on Lake George.

Crane Mountain, Johnsburgh, NY

The Blue Ledges- and it's part of the headwaters of the wonderful Hudson River.

More info on directions to trail heads can be found on google maps.

There are plenty of places to park. Please don't park in the driveway (it is shared with other homes), but rather park in front of the garage. Also, down the driveway to the lake, there is a larger parking area that you are free to use.

Getting around: on car, swim or walking.

Please note that the property has a hot tub that does not function- so it wasn't included in the listing. Also, we currently do not allow use of the fireplace for safety purposes.

Finally- renters agree when booking to use AT YOUR OWN RISK the premises, the beach, and the canoe. Renters also note that there is no lifeguard at the beach and as such swim at their own risk. Thank you.

Please: No smoking on the premises. Thank you.

Guests are expected to live by the Golden Rule. No loud parties, or parties with more than 6 guests are allowed as we prefer to protect our home from damages. The community is family-oriented so parties, late-nite revelry and disorderly conduct are not within the bounds of use for this property.

More Details

Owner
James L. Flacke
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 September, 2017

About James L. Flacke

I'm a lover of the Adirondacks and have been the owner of this home for several years.

James L. Flacke purchased this cottage in 2007

Why James L. Flacke chose Adirondacks

It's a cute cottage located on Friends Lake- a clean and natural lake with no invasive species! It's close to Lake George, Gore Mountain Ski Area, and many hiking trails and other lakes.

What makes this cottage unique

The home is completely redone with eco-friendly materials. It's warm, has both a deck and screened porch and lovely new kitchen and baths. There's also a laundry upstairs for your use.

Location

Main St Ice Cream Parlor
"Cute, family-owned spot for lunch, dinner, ICE CREAM and gifts. Enjoy. They are nice people ..."
Black Bear Restaurant
"Local burger joint. Good, reliable food, local beers. "
The Friends Lake Inn
"Great for foodies. Go to the pub for a relaxing meal with great food and beverages. They hav..."
Gore Mountain Ski Resort
"Yeah baby. This place has excellent skiing, snow making and miles and miles of trails. Take ..."
Hudson River Valley
"The famous river, "discovered" by Hendrik Hudson way back when actually starts in the middle..."
Lake George
"This is known as "The Queen of American Lakes." Take a ride on the tour boats: they'll take ..."
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albany Airport (Glens Falls closest but small)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Friends Lake Inn
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Warrensburgh, NY
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 87- The Northway
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Friends Lake Inn
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Gore Mountain Ski Area
Car: recommended

Gore Mountain Ski Area.

Schroon Lake

Adirondack Museum

Lake George Village

Great Escape Amusement Park

Mountain Climbing and Hiking

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Chestertown in Warren County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1760 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • No use of the fireplace. It doesn't work so please don't try to use it.
  • No use of the basement or garage comes with the rental.
  • No parties at the home and only the number of people who have been approved on the reservation may use the home. This is a strict rule.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • rural
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Upstairs- full bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , gorgeous new, tiled bathroom with shower and claw-foot tub
    Downstairs half bath - Downstairs 1/2 bath- all new- with toilet and sink
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , This is the open, 'loft area' in the common room upstairs.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Friends Lake is an all-natural 3 mile lake situated in the southern Adirondacks. Close to Gore Mountain. Wonderful for hiking, canoeing cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The lake has no invasive species & is home to many native species of both vegetation and fish. The community is quiet, friendly and tight-knit. Nearby Chestertown- only 10 minutes away- has everything a family needs: post office, grocery store, farmer's market, liquor store, library, hardware store, pizzeria, olde fashioned ice cream shop and a gas station. There's a farmer's market (www.chestertownfarmersmarket.com). Other sites of interest: For hiking:Cat Mountain on Lake George. http://www.lglc.org/NaturePreserves/CatMountain/ Crane Mountain, Johnsburgh, NY http://www.adk.org/page.php?pname=hiking-crane-mountain. The Blue Ledges- part of the headwaters of the Hudson River. http://www.adk.org/page.php?pname=hiking-blue-ledges. More information on hikes at www.adk.org. More info on Google.

Reviews

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4.7 Stars! Friends Lake- Quaint and New. Completely updated cottage
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely beautiful. Updated kitchen and bathrooms, it was perfect. Just a short walk to the lake, we loved it!!! Looking forward to coming back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Marlborough, MA
5

Great place for a nice family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Great location- quick-walk to Friends Lake. It was peaceful and relaxing. and the home was just wonderful. It had everything you could need or want and then some. You would not be disappointed in this rental.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Schenectady, NY
5

Comfortable, beautifully done and a great beach.

  • 5 of 5

This home is so very easy to visit and live in. It's wonderfully decorated and so comfortable and convenient to live in with the beautiful kitchen, bedrooms and laundry upstairs. I highly recommend it. And the beach and area are so nice.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome cottage. Very clean and comfortable. Loved the screened in porch. Close walk to the Friends Lake. Caught a fish!! Not a far ride to Lake George.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautifully renovated house with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for a girls getaway weekend... exactly what we needed! The house is beautifully renovated with everything you could need (towels, linens, comfortable beds, the kitchen is fully stocked, DVD player, in house sound system, canoe, folding chairs for down by the lake, screened in porch). It is a nice, quiet, family community. The lake wasn't too busy and we enjoyed canoeing around to look at the other houses.

We cooked in most of the time, but did do dinner out one night about three miles away in Chestertown. We ate at the Bullhouse, which had a nice atmosphere and good food.

James was very easy to work with!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming, updated house on Friends Lake 2miles from Chestertown

  • 5 of 5

James' house is very charming, and has been updated recently. The house has everything you will need for a relaxed family vacation. Beautiful hard wood floors throughout the house and nice granite countertops. Towels are available, and a washer and dryer if you need them. Plenty of dishes and cooking equipment. There is a screen in back porch. We ate dinner on it one evening to avoid a few pesky flies. Also a nice back deck to lounge on or have a before dinner drink. Friends Lake is about a 100 yard walk down a private road. There is a small beach with a swimming platform. We went swimming in the lake. James' neighbors on the lake are very friendly. Chestertown is 2 miles directly east where there is a Tops grocery. We ate at the Odd Duck and the Main Street Ice Cream Store. Both were very good. Overall a great experience.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Chestertown, New York

Rental Basis:
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Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£361
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£954
£2,288
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £65.93
Pet Fee £73.34
Damage Deposit £147.42

Rates are subject to change. Please note that bookings are non-refundable; clients can substitute another date(s) OF EQUAL VALUE OF ONE, CONTIGUOUS STAY at the home, within one year of the booking. The damage deposit is set up for clients who leave the home unusually dirty, which unfortunately has happened about 25% of the time. Sorry.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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