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Private Island secluded on pristine Tupper Lake.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2.5 acre wooded island with electric, water, privacy, boats and accessories.

Private Island in a wilderness environment. Water access only with and pontoon boat, mainland boat slip and parking for your use. 5 Cabins (Main, 2 Bunk, Bath, Storage). Electricity and water. 1 mile from mainland boat dock. 7 Boats (pontoon, 3 canoes, 2 kayaks, sunfish sail boat, standup paddle board) for your use, 2 docks. Tupper Lake is 9 miles long and 1 to 3 miles wide. Private and secluded with all the creature comforts of home. Fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, camping, climbing on your own wooded island. Close to town, The Wild Center, museums and other Adirondacks attractions.

Ron Patterson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
31 March, 2017

Why Ron Patterson chose Adirondacks

This is a private island you will have exclusive use of. It is water access only with a pontoon boat for access to the mainland and use of the lake. The boat slip is located 1.1 miles across the lake and takes about 10 minutes. There is parking across the road from the boat dock for vehicles.

What makes this cabin unique

Watch Island can be your own private adventure vacation with full use of its unique outdoor activities both on the land or water. You can also use it for a secluded private getaway or anything in between. You will find it to be versatile and accommodating.

Guestbook comments from the owner

If you're looking for the ultimate in a relaxing vacation visit Watch Island, Tupper Lake, located in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. The summer climate is wonderful and the island is basically a private theme park where you can relax and read while enjoying scenic lake views, fish from shore, from a kayak or boat. We fished the coves and reeds and it was great. Lot of sun, perch and large mouth bass ranging from 1 and 1/2 pounds up to 6 and 1/2 pounds. Something was always biting. We enjoyed cruising the lake on the pontoon. There is a 50 foot water slide the kids loved !! The master cabin has a stunning view of the lake and is well equipped with nice kitchen / dining facilities and comfortable den area. The bunk houses are clean and have comfortable beds. Very nice NEW bath house and laundry.

There are lots of activities available nearby off the island (we didn't pursue any because we were just SO RELAXED and HAPPY on the island) and grocery shopping is just minutes away in town. For me Watch Island will be hard to beat !!
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Tupper Lake in Franklin County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - Outdoor Shower , outdoor shower & outhouse
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bath cabin slate & knotty pine 9' x 12'
  • Also has outdoor shower & outhouse.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 of 3 bedrooms in large bunk cabin
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 of 3 bedrooms in large bunk cabin
    Bedroom 4 - 4 Single Bed , 2 Murphy Bed , 3 of 3 bedrooms in large bunk cabin
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Main cabin has 2 fold out double sofas
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Bedroom in Master Bunk Cabin
  • 2 Bunk Cabins. 1 master bunk cabin with 1 bedroom 14 x 14. 1 large bunk cabin 18 x 20 with 3 bedrooms
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
We have a 50 ft. water slide on the island. Use at your own risk. There is also a basketball hoop and basketball on a dirt court. Rock boldering and a boldering pad is available for use.


4.8/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Private Island secluded on pristine Tupper Lake.
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

What a vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay on Watch Island! We search every year for the perfect spot for our large family reunion. We will look no more!! Grandparents, parents, kids and dogs have found their heaven! Thoughtfully stocked and furnished, very attentive and communicative owners and a friendly, helpful caretaker made this our best trip yet! Thank you for a week of relaxation and fun!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Watch Island 2016

  • 4 of 5

Great set up! Love the many docks, that's nice for guests to have time to get away from the rest of the group for a bit. And the scenery is just gorgeous. I do love the kitchen cabin and deck area. It was an awesome week and you've done a wonderful job with the upgrades.

I'm happy to read that there will be another "outhouse", it was inconvenient to only have one bathroom when it was shared the room with the shower. That'll make a huge difference.

Great stay and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Island to another family, especially with dogs.

Thanks again!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The septic system was replaced which services the main cabin and bathroom cabin. The outhouse located nearby was damaged during this process. A new outhouse is in the process of being built to replace the old unit and is scheduled to be completed by August 15, 2016. This will provide a backup toilet if the bathroom cabin is in use.
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Watch island

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing place!! The lake is beautiful and the cottages are awesome. The place is just as the owner describes. The lake is so quiet it's almost like a private lake! We went with 4 adults and 5 kids (age 6-11) and had plenty of room. We had fun swimming, boating, kayaking, canoeing, sliding!, and more. I highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Very Special Place

  • 5 of 5

We have rented several camps in Tupper Lake but none have rivaled this one. We were a little worried about renting an island bit this one has everything you need to make your stay perfect and is just a short (5 to 10 minutes) boat ride from the main land. The cabins are very clean and nice. The bathroom is very nice as well. The main cabin has new appliances and beautiful views. The rental comes with a pontoon boat which would be very expensive to rent (and there are no rentals in tupper lake). It also comes with canoes kayaks and more. The owner and caretaker were very accommodating and responsive. If you want to experience the Adirondacks I would highly recommend you give this place a try.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
130 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Trails End
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tupper Lake Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Route 30
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Big Tupper Ski Area

The Wild Center


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Tupper Lake, New York

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £309.21
Tax Rate 5.0%

This is a Boat Access Only property. A pontoon boat is provided. There is also 2 kayaks, 3 canoes, a stand up paddle board and a sun fish sail boat is available for use. This property can be used as an outdoor adventure property, a secluded private getaway or anything in between.

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