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Upscale & Authentic Adirondack romantic cabin: Stunning vistas on Lake Champlain

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxurious & rustic, cathedral ceilings, direct on lake, hammock & cozy fire pit

Deep breath... Crisp air & sunshine, solitude and relaxation await you! Combine rustic luxury with magnificent vistas; all while you relax directly on the shores of Lake Champlain. Surround yourself with crystal clear waters and stunning sunrises as you swing lazily in a lakeside hammock. Your dream getaway starts here!

Sleeps 4 adults and 2 children... We bring you true Executive Adirondack-style direct waterfront living on lovely Lake Champlain. The views are spectacular in this romantic, private and peaceful home. Our cabin has newly equipped central air conditioning to make your summer stay extraordinarily comfortable. Glass windows from floor to ceiling overlook the lake and offer spectacular views.

Our “little slice of heaven”, is the perfect cabin to meet all your needs. Comfortably furnished, with two full sized beds in the open loft; in addition to, an Adirondack bunk room for children. Sleeps up to 4 adults and 2 children which allows for either your perfect romantic getaway or an ankle-biter family vacation! You decide!

This cabin is fully furnished from top to bottom and includes a 46" flat panel TV, well-stocked kitchen and Keruig coffee brewer. Cable, Chromecast, internet and wifi, are also included.

Newly remodeled with cathedral ceilings, knotty pine interior, and hardwood floors. A modernized kitchen combining granite counter-tops and stainless steel appliances bring you rustic charm with modern comforts. Newly renovated and fresh full-sized bathroom offers clean and comfortable amenities. Full Washer/Dryer are on premises.

A wrap around porch and hammock provide perfect views for watching all the on-lake activities. A gas grill, outdoor fireplace and stairs to your own private lakefront access make this a wonderful place to relax and recharge your batteries.

Private direct lakefront access is a gradual slate entry. Coastline is ever-changing with variable lake levels dependent upon the season and precipitation during the year. Swimming is wonderful and right outside your door; accessible via stairs to the lake. All water sports including kayaking, fishing, and stand up paddle boarding can be done from your own exclusive shores.

This site also includes an onsite garage and shed for storage of water toys and bikes. A perfect U-shaped driveway make this a favorite stop for those pulling boats and boating toys. Easy access to power outlets within the garage. In particular, the bass fishing tournament community have found this very appealing.

100% Non-smoking. Dogs are not preferred but may be considered on a case by case basis. An additional fee and deposit will be assessed.

Bring your bikes to tour the peninsula known as Cumberland Head or walk-on the Grand Isle ferry and tour the Grand Isle bike paths. Wilcox Dock Boat launch is located approx 5 miles away as are multiple others in the area. A Kayak is on site and available. The Kayak Shack also rents kayaks and stand up paddle boards along with drop off and pick up service for your convenience.

45 min to Lake Placid, 1hr to Montreal, 90 min to Lake George, 30 min to Burlington, VT., Walk to Grand Isle Ferry. 10 minute drive to Plattsburgh State University.

More Details

Jennifer and Todd
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 November, 2017

About Jennifer and Todd

Ambitious and accomplished, we are an industrious duo that function as a well-oiled machine. As high school sweethearts, we grew together on the shores of Lake Champlain, then journeyed to Washington D.C. for a fresh start. We have lived the urbanite dream for nearly two decades and raised a handful of ankle-biters (yes, five!). We are able escape to our special home often, but also would like to share it with others. When we receive great reviews about our "little slice of heaven", it truly warms our heart! We feel so delighted to share our special place with the world.

Jennifer and Todd purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Jennifer and Todd chose Plattsburgh

Ten years ago we decided to purchase a cabin on beautiful Lake Champlain in order to be closer to family. Our family has spent every summer this past decade enjoying the ups and downs of transforming this once dilapidated cabin into a rustic retreat. Post-purchase, it quickly became clear that our hopes for spending time at a relaxing getaway were a bit misguided. This project-after-project lifestyle offered us the inspiration we needed to name our cozy lakefront cabin: an ironic, ‘Serenity Now’. Her name, derived from the comedic sitcom, Seinfeld, which once featured an overworked man exclaiming ‘serenity now’ amidst a variety of stressful circumstances. Our family, especially our five kiddos, found themselves affectionately adopting this phrase. With herculean effort, we have transformed this challenging fixer-upper into a modern Adirondack-style escape. We are exuberantly proud to share her with all of you.

What makes this cabin unique

Serenity Now is directly lakefront as opposed to many area properties with a road barrier to Lake Champlain. You will find the lake by opening french doors and following a beautiful slate walkway down to a second deck overlooking the lake. We have tried hard to preserve the authentic nature of our Adirondack cabin. Guests truly feel transformed to someplace magical and serene. At Serenity Now, you are surrounded by all things beautiful and rustic. Our home is clean, comfortable and modern. There really is no "roughing it" despite the rustic surroundings and so we appeal to even the most discerning of vacationers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved everything about our stay! Being unplugged, playing in the waves, snuggling with the kids in the hammock, and just being together without distraction. What a great retreat from the chaos of life. Thank you for this beautiful experience.
Aug 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Plattsburgh in Clinton County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Full Washer / Dryer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Bunk Bed , Adirondack Style Log Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Double Bed , Loft bedrooms
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Upscale & Authentic Adirondack romantic cabin: Stunning vistas on Lake Champlain
average rating of 4.972973 based on 50 reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed Serenity Now!

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely lakeside cottage right on Lake Champlain! Great views of the lake from the house, porch and yard. All knotty pine throughout, with charming natural wood branch trim. Nice modern appliances. It would have been nice if the 2 big beds upstairs were in separate bedrooms, but we adapted. Lots of interesting places to go & explore around the area. We took advantage of it all. Very helpful and hospitable hosts. We'd do it again!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous lake front cabin

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely amazing. Beautifully designed inside, breathtaking views of Lake Champlain feet from the back door. Could not have asked for nicer accommodations. Owners attentive to all our needs and every little detail. Definitely a must return!!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. Jennifer and Todd had everything in order, and made our stay easy and comfortable. The house has everything we needed and was a perfect size for our family. The highlight is, without a doubt, the beautiful back yard that backs onto the lake. It was too cold to swim, but that didn't matter. The view was amazing, and we made the most of it. Thanks for making this a great vacation. We look forward to staying here again at some point in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Serenity Now has so much to offer.

  • 5 of 5

Serenity Now is beautiful, inside and out! The access to and views of Lake Champlain are unbeatable. We enjoyed the beautiful sunrises and sunsets, fishing, relaxing in the hammock and on the deck, and sitting around the fire. Serenity Now is a fantastic place to unplug and relax. We look forward to returning!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brittany we feel so fortunate that you chose to spend your Honeymoon at our cabin. We are glad you felt cozy and comfortable and were able to spend time lounging in the hammock and fishing the shores. It is so important to unplug and relax and I'm glad you had a chance to do that. The sunrises await your return, you are welcome any time. All our best to a beautiful, healthy, and fulfilling life with your new husband. Warm wishes, Jennifer
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Nice getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Serenity Now! The property was beautiful and we made use of all of the amenities. It was the perfect time of year to relax out side and sit around a fire in the fire pit in the evenings while we listened to the sounds of the water lapping the shore.

We took day trips to Burlington (ferry across is very close), Cumberland Bay State Park, Ausable Chasm, and went apple picking at Rulfs Orchard. This is the perfect location to come to if you're looking to get away from it all, but to also have some fun places to explore nearby.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lori, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the cabin. You're so right that Serenity Now is situated perfectly to enjoy some of our area's most desirable locations. Burlington, VT. is a hop, skip and jump away. Lake Placid (sight of two Olympic games) is a wonderful and scenic day trip; a perfect location for skiing, hiking, or just strolling the trendy shops. Montreal is a quick 45 min drive across the border and offers a wonderful European feel day trip. We love our location and access to antiquing, outdoor activities, fishing, and relaxation. Please come visit again, we would LOVE to have you! Warmly, Jennifer
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Pictures Don't Show The Magic!!

  • 5 of 5

Rented the house with three girlfriends, fairly last minute. We were looking to fully unplug, in a private setting. Serenity Now could now have been more perfect!

Jennifer was very responsive, and we appreciated her accommodating our request for a flexible check-out. The house was very clean, and neat (and wonderfully stocked). We appreciated the thoughtful welcome note on arrival!

COME RAIN OR SHINE. Though we arrived on a rainy day, we were all immediately taken with the beautifully appointed cabin and the view of the lake, as soon as you open the front door. Though it rained our first night we enjoyed the unbeatable views, and wine, board games and laughter in the cozy living room. We were excited to realize that the main road was a nice place for long walks/runs to start the day with some physical activity. We loved the outdoor fireplace for relaxing in the evening - what more do you need than the sound of water and s'mores!

We cannot wait to return next summer and look forward to taking full advantage of the gorgeous water in the warmer weather.

Thank you again Jennifer and Todd for the hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you visit our cozy and comfortable cabin by the sea. It is true that our pictures do not do Serenity Now justice. It's hard to capture the essence of our cathedral ceilings and the Adirondack railings surrounding the loft. A live-edge eastern-white pine buffet, modern kitchen with antique decor certainly extends a cozy and welcoming environment. We've considered professional pictures and probably will in our future. We certainly hope you come back in the future to enjoy the clear and warm waters. Our waters toys onsite include lounging chairs, stand-up paddle-boards, kayaks and life preservers. Serenity Now is a wonderful place to enjoy wine and smores around the fire pit... a combination I've only considered while sitting lakefront and gazing into the wild blue yonder. ;) Come back and visit again Tatum!
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Irises Cafe and Wine Bar
"Wonderful adults drinks and food menu.... Eat outside or enjoy live music in the evening."
Anthony's Restaurant & Bistro
Sawatdee -- CLOSED
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Downtown Plattsburgh
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Lake Champlain Grand Isle
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bluff Point
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Amtrak- Plattsburgh Stop
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I 87
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Downtown Plattsburgh
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Whiteface Mtn
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Plattsburgh City Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Plattsburgh, Adirondacks

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall Season Discount
26 Oct 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
20 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
28 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
16 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jan 2018 - 1 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
2 Apr 2018 - 18 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
Early Prime
19 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £71.97
Refundable Damage Deposit £378.8
Pet Fee £113.64

Please email me for longer, shorter or last minute stays.

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 adults on the property at any time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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