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An End Of The Lane, Tranquil, Lakeside Escape

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Over 1/2 Acre Of Solitude, 100 Ft. Of Private, Sandy Beach, 2 bedroom 2 bath.

Located at the end of Pine Street, the Brookie sleeps up to six people, perfect for one or two couples. There are two bedrooms and two baths, with the master bedroom and bath located on the second floor loft. A full sized pullout couch is in the living room. The kitchen has all the modern amenities. The Brookie is newer construction and is being offered for to those looking to start their summer get-away tradition. The private sandy beach gently slopes into the crystal clear waters of the lake. Perfect for swimming, soaking or launching a row boat, canoe or kayak, which are provided for your enjoyment. Come and enjoy the northern edge of the Adirondack Mountains, breath in the fresh pine scented air, listen to the echoing call of the loon, relax around a warming nighttime campfire and melt your stress away. The Brookie just may become your new favorite place to vacation.

Michael Sabad
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 August, 2017

About Michael Sabad

Born and raised in Northern New York, career ambitions required a move away. Having traveled extensively around the world during our careers, my wife and I head back to the Adirondacks during the summer and fall for visits. We currently reside in the Knoxville Tennessee area. My goal is to make the Brookie cabin available for others to enjoy so they too can create long lasting memories. Oh, before I forget, the best soft ice cream anywhere can be found at Donnelly's Ice Cream, just a few minutes north of Saranac Lake on State Route 86!

Michael Sabad purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Michael Sabad chose Star Lake

Being a North Country native I have very strong ties to the area. I am an avid outdoor enthusiast who grew up on the lakes, rivers, ponds, swamps and in the woods of the Adirondacks and the Seaway Valley! Having spent much of my youth staying in summer camps of family and friends, many of my best and longest lasting memories are from that time. I introduced my wife to the Adirondacks years ago and it has become a special place of relaxation and restoration for us. Star Lake offers seclusion but also easy access to other Adirondack destinations and activities. For those who wish to venture further north Ottawa Ontario and Montreal Quebec are within easy driving distance as well. It's a great place to unwind, relax, and to just have a wonderful vacation experience. In 2000 the property was purchased and construction of the BROOKIE CAMP started in 2005. It was finally finished to the point it could be 'lived in' during the summer of 2014. I am excited about being able to offer this property to rent, Star Lake may just be the vacation gem you've been searching for.

What makes this cabin unique

The views of the lake from the cabin, the refreshing air and calls of the resident loons make this a very unique and special place to visit. The natural finish pine ship lap interior, soaring cathedral ceilings, and window wall facing the lake make this an inviting, comfortable and healthy place to kick back and relax. Fishing in the lake include several favorite game species, rainbow trout, lake trout, brook trout, kokanee salmon, small mouth bass and yellow perch. Two canoes, a two person Old Town kayak and 12 foot aluminum row boat is provided for your enjoyment.


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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • village ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Level - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shared bath on Main Level
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Master Bathroom located upstairs has shower only.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main Level - 1 Large Double Bed , There is a pull out sofa in main level living area.
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master Loft Bedroom, Queen Mattress with own Bathroom and sitting area. Main level bedroom with queen bed and full bath.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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An End Of The Lane, Tranquil, Lakeside Escape
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

Perfectly peaceful

  • 4 of 5

This is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and simply relax and unwind. My family and I enjoyed the peacefulness of The Brookie and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in a relaxing vacation.

Michael was extremely kind and quick to respond to any questions we had. The Adirondack decor was perfect and exactly what we were looking for.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michelle, I am pleased to know that your vacation experience at the Brookie was exactly what you were looking for. I appreciate your family choosing to stay at the Brookie. You were great to deal with and so kind. Best Regards, Michael
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glenville, New York

Cozy cabin

  • 4 of 5

Darling cabin but wish there had been a dock & a better view of the lake! Also, the slope to the lake isn't as "gentle" as we expected- weather not great but the cabin is very cozy & comfortable-had everything we needed & there is plenty of room in the loft for a queen size blowup bed-worked perfectly! The 2 queen beds are very comfy -all in all, a fun week-

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful quiet peaceful clean new and tastefully decorated -

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much! The owner Michael is very attentive and personable.

The place was spotless and well appointed. The lake is GORGEOUS tranquil and full of fish !

Right at the Lakeside property there is a sandy bottom that goes out quite a few feet if you want to easily get in the water. There are neighbors but it is private enough. One Night there were fireworks launched off a Pontoon boat for all to enjoy. The upstairs bedroom is like a Cathedral in the morning with 2nd floor windows that face the lake. Day trip to lake placid was only an hours drive thru the Adirondack preserved Forrest where we saw lots of beautiful scenes (and even a Bear way off in the distance). Plenty of firewood for the cool nights and a good kitchen - Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Pictures don't do justice, place much nicer than depicted. Owner has eye for the finer details, from construction (2X8 walls and clear, rough sawn walls with no gaps whatsoever) to the refined furnishings and decorations (upscale and very nice). A gem of a vacation destination.

Now to Star Lake, perfect for relaxation. Wife and one teen child used every recreational boat available. Loved the peaceful canoe, and the upper body workout.

This lake was great for our small motor boat, and pulling the kids on a tube or water skis. Out a ways is the sand bar, a wonderful gathering place for meeting other families and throwing a ball around.

My only warning is the fishing. There are lots of fish, and a variety. However, they are really hard to catch! I could not get one, and another child of mine caught only 2 or 3, which were not big enough to keep. We saw some guy trolling on his platform with a really big one to the surface. Then it fell through a hole in his net before it got into the boat. Darn!

We all loved Star Lake. I would rent here again, and recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful. Tranquil. Hideaway.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely week in The Brookie. S'mores at the fire pit. Long, lovely beach afternoons.

Many, many pictures and memories of our first vacation with our beautiful granddaughter.

The cabin was clean, comfortable and oh so easy to relax in.

We highly recommended The Brookie and Star Lake. Wonderful all the way around.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: James, I was pleased to hear you and your family had a great vacation at the Brookie Camp. The golden memories created with your new granddaughter is very special I'm sure. Thanks again for choosing the Brookie Cabin for your vacation. Best Regards, Mike
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Great week on Star Lake

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect property for my wife and I, two teenage boys and Black Lab. Everyone enjoyed fishing , swimming, and boating in the lake, using the fire pit at night, and the convenience of the (very) small town that was a 10 minute walk away. The wifi and cable also kept everyone entertained on the one rainy day that we had. The owner was also very responsive and helpful throughout the process.

The town is very small and there are few dining/shopping options around, but that was just fine with us. We did venture to Potsdam (about an hour drive) one day to check out the colleges and stock up on groceries and a Walmart run.

There was also an abundance of local hiking trails in the area that allowed us to get out and get some exercise. The Ranger school about 10 miles away had a great short hiking trail to the top of an Adirondack fire tower that was really cool and offered some great views with minimal effort.

Overall this was a really great house.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christian, Staying at the Brookie Camp on Star Lake is quite unique in my opinion. I am glad to know your family had a great time. I trust the water, beach area and surrounding woods of the Adirondacks met your familys and black labs expectations? Thanks so much for a great review and thanks for choosing the Brookie Camp for your vacation in the Northern Adirondacks. Best Regards, Mike
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1 Miles
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1 Miles
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Star Lake, New York

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Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Housekeeping fee £93.21 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £447.42
Pet Fee £93.21 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Check In time is no earlier than 3:00 PM on day of arrival. Check Out time is 10:00 AM on day of departure.
Rentals will be available late May to middle of September (please check calendar as dates may change).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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