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Paradox Contemporary

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


Minimum Stay
6 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Severance - Just a Dream

Location: Paradox, Paradox Lake, Adirondack Mountains, New York, USA (90 Minutest North of Albany. 1 Hour from Lake Placid.

Accommodations: House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

This rare Gem is a private family retreat located on Paradox Lake in the heart of the Adirondacks.

Built in the tradition of the Adirondack Great Camps, but with a modern interpretation, the house sits at the end of a private road. The Camp offers comfort, natural and architectural beauty, and a wide variety of outdoor activities year-round.

The Home:

Large windows throughout the house make the home bright and allow Spectacular views.

The heart of the home is a large central great room that contains the living, dining and kitchen spaces. It has a stone fire place and exposed trusses that extend beautifully across this area.

The living, dining and kitchen areas feature large picture windows with views of the lake, beach and property.

The kitchen is fully outfitted for a chef..

A large screen porch with Mahogany floors allow ample room for breezy indoor-outdoor living and entertaining. The porch also has a 9 foot pool table and is the perfect place to spend a lazy summer afternoon.

The use of natural materials throughout the house, including stone, wood, and glass, combined with modern finishes, high ceilings, and ample spaces gives the house a light and airy feeling.

The home has three bedrooms and a loft, and can comfortably accommodate a large family or small group.

The Property:

This home sits just steps from the beach. Relax on the screened-in porch which overlooks Paradox Lake as you listen to the calls of the loon or watch the blue heron take off in the bay. Swim out to the raft and gaze out onto the lake. Sit on the sandy beach in an Adirondack chair. You will not be disappointed!

The house sits far back from the private dead end road offering quiet privacy. The property boasts a large sandy beach and plenty of safe sheltered room for swimmers.

The property has several miles of State trails within one mile for hiking, cross country skiing and is located right next to the Snowmobile trail system

Paradox Lake:

Paradox Lake is one of the jewels of the Adirondacks, known for its clean water, natural beauty, wildlife and great fishing. The 3.5 mile long lake is large enough to allow for all forms of water activities but also small enough to offer peace and tranquility.

The Adirondacks:

The Adirondack Park is the largest state park in the country, comprising some 6.1 million acres, including 2.3 million acres of “forever wild” Forest Preserve and wilderness. The majestic Adirondack Mountains are contained within the park, along with thousands of pristine lakes, streams, farms, and towns. Celebrated by mountaineers, skiers, tourists, artists and poets alike, the Adirondacks offers something for everyone throughout the seasons

Just 3 tenths of a mile off the Northway (87) This beautiful Camp is ideally located and easily accessible throughout the year and is in close proximity to the high peaks, Lake Placid, Whiteface Mountain, Lake George, Gore Mountain, and Vermont. It sits four hours north of New York City and 90 minutes north of Albany and provides a perfect getaway, refuge and base of operations during all seasons.

Schroon lake just is a ten minutes drive offering:

Golfing: Schroon Lake Municipal Golf Course with a nine-hole course and Ticonderoga Country Club, open to the Public with a 18-hole course.

Boating/Fishing: Bring your own boat for fishing salmon, trout, pike, and bass.

Concerts and Movies: Seagle Music Colony, Strand Theater, and Aviation Mall Theater in Glens Falls and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and of course the Saratoga Race Tracks are all nearby.

Amusement Parks - North Pole, Magic Forest, and Great Escape are minutes away.

Other Activities: Dinner Theater; Horse Racing available at the Saratoga Race Track, which is open late July through Labor Day; Sea Plane rides every Thursday.

Keywords: Adirondacks, Family Camp, Contemporary, Private, Paradox Lake, Paradox

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Robin and Michael
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
3 June, 2016
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About Robin and Michael

We fell in love with this gem and jumped at the opportunity to purchase it when it became available. We have summered in this area our entire lives and consider it home.

Robin and Michael purchased this house in 2012

Why Robin and Michael chose New York

It speaks for itself.

What makes this house unique

The lake, views and surroundings only highlight the beauty of this home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a great stay..You were very helpful. The Floating raft and the Kayaks were a blast.
Aug 2012
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based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Paradox Contemporary
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five and two additional gusts have nothing but wonderful things to say about this property. By far, the best family vacation we have ever been to. The house was perfect, the land was beautiful and the water was relaxing and safe for the kids. This is a hidden paradise and we recommend it to anyone and everyone. The owners were more than accommodating and made it feel like our home. We will definitely be back!!! Thank you!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time in this fully stocked, fully furnished cottage. Boat availability was especially satisfying. Owner couldn't have been more friendly, easygoing or generous. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit back to a lake where we had been owners for 28 years (at the other end).

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The PERFECT vacation!

  • 5 of 5

House was so clean and had all the conveniences of home. There was even a highchair for our 1 yr old granddaughter. If you are looking for a private, quiet, but activity-filled vacation, this is the place!! Canoes and kayaks are provided, which we used daily! Paradox is a beautiful lake - very clean and the water was warm. The sandy beach was great fun for our granddaughter. Overall, we had a wonderful stay at Just a Dream!!! We recommend it HIGHLY.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Getzville, NY

Awesome vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was the PERFECT vacation! House is immaculate with all the conveniences of home. Canoes and kayaks were so much fun as was the pool table and outdoor ping pong table. Our 1-yr old granddaughter loved the baby swing!!! If you are looking for rest and relaxation then look no further. Beach is quiet and lake is beautiful - we had so much fun swimming, floating in our tubes, boating and just soaking up the sun.

We did venture out to go white water rafting and visit Ft. Ticonderoga - both enjoyable. Nearby Schroon Village is very quaint.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything and more

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time quiet, kids happy all the time, swing and lake all we needed no need to go anywhere else. Great place to just re-group after working so hard.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just a Dream

  • 5 of 5

Awsome, We will be back. We spent so much time on the floaty Dock with the kids, we could not get them away to do other planned activities. I still can not play pool to save my life but kicked butt on the ping pong table.

Thank you for sharing your dream with us, we are truly honered.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
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Prices & Availability

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4 Jun 2016 - 7 Oct 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Severance, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) 2, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1),
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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