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Charming Lakefront Family Home On Coveted, Quiet Green Lake

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4BR, 3 Bath, LR with Sofabed, Boathouse/Cabin, Sleeps 8+

The perfect location for your family vacation, couple's getaway, group retreat or reunion. Our house is the best location on an extraordinary lake, with southern exposure, a large deck and plenty of dock space, plus a swim float. Green Lake is a small, pond-size lake, so boat traffic is low, waves are small, and kids are safe. Canada Lake, accessed by boat, offers more adventures. Hike from the house to Kane Mountain fire tower for breathtaking views, or let the kids explore nearby ponds with salamanders, tadpoles and beaver dams. You can have a fulfilling week without leaving the lake – but there’s lots to explore in this unique southern Adirondack location. Saratoga, Cooperstown, the Adirondack Museum and Lake George Great Escape are popular day trips.

Martha Tecca
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Martha Tecca

My siblings and I grew up with summers on Green Lake, and we have a deep love for this special place and its people. I now live in New Hampshire -- also beautiful country, but I miss being able to spend as much time at our home on Green Lake home as we would like. We are thrilled to be able to share this spot and vicariously enjoy the summer on the lake with our guests.

Martha Tecca purchased this house in 1990

Why Martha Tecca chose Caroga Lake

My parents discovered Green Lake in the early 70's and both rented and owned other houses on the lake. They purchased this home in 1990, because it's truly the best spot on what we think to be the best lake in the foothills of the Adirondacks! The house sits right on the lake, with the road a safe distance behind it; there is a nice stretch of waterfront, with a gradually sloping, sandy bottom; we have wonderful neighbors on both sides; there are hiking and biking trails right out the back door; and from our protected, small lake, we can access larger Canada, West and Lily Lakes. It's a truly special spot!

What makes this house unique

So many! The house is really set in nature, with a master bedroom that looks out over the lake and a fabulous deck that fills with afternoon sun. There are always loons, and in this calm lake you often see them just yards from the shore. Two firsts this year: the biggest fish we've caught in green lake -- my son caught an 18' bass, and we saw a merganser duck with 7 babies on her back! Two days later the ducklings were following her solo. There's always something new!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Caroga Lake in Town of Caroga

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • mountain ...
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2nd floor, lake view, with bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , one set of bunks
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , with bath
    Boathouse/cabin - 4 Single Bed , twin with trundle, plus bunk beds
  • The boathouse/cabin is a separate building, a few steps from the house. It's rustic, with no heat or bathroom. It's where the boating gear, water toys, and a few other things are stored, and it has twin beds for 4.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
If there's something specific you don't see listed, please ask!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Charming Lakefront Family Home On Coveted, Quiet Green Lake
average rating of 4.724138 based on 29 reviews
Penfield, NY

Peaceful, relaxing place to get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

My family of four had the pleasure of staying here last week. It is a beautiful, serene spot. We hiked different trails every day. Fished right off the dock. Kayaked and canoed while observing the local loon family...star gazed and made s'mores by the fire...woke up to the beautiful view outside the bedroom window. The house has everything you need. The little store just down the road has anything you may have forgotten. I wish we were still there!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you had such a wonderful week! You seem to have done everything we love to do when we are there as a family. In our experience, that's how wonderful memories are made. Hope you can return next summer.
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We loved our week on Green Lake!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Boyd Cottage for the last week in August. The house was perfect for our family! Green Lake is absolutely beautiful and the view from the house and deck is spectacular. We enjoyed hiking the area mountains and we rented a pontoon boat from the Canada Lake Marina for a day. We all loved swimming and fishing from the docks and enjoyed using the kayak, canoe and rowboat. We also brought 4 kayaks of our own. Our 3 grandsons had an absolute blast! We would definitely recommend this house to anyone that wants to spend time in the Adirondacks on a beautiful quiet lake!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You did it all! We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Love that youngsters are getting to know all the Adirondacks have to offer in the same way that we did as children (and our own children did). Not often you hear "a blast" and "quiet lake" together, but as you found, it's true!
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As usual, this years stay was wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Lodging was clean, comfortable and fully equipped. Green Lake is clear, clean and at the prefect temperature. The local camp store is fully stocked with anything that anyone could possibly need (especially great ice cream). Lots of fun things to do and see in the local area and near by towns. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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2 weeks at Camp Boyd

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Camp Boyd on Green Lake in the Caroga Lake district.

I would recommend it to anyone who likes to relax and just enjoy the scenery and


  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This phenomenal place was everything it was advertised to be and more!

Everything that could possibly be needed was provided.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert, what a week you had. I am so glad you had a great time with family. We appreciated your communication throughout and how you treated the home as your own. We loved having you as guests!
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Lovely gem in the woods.

  • 4 of 5

My sister and her kids were visiting from Florida so we traveled to the Boyd Camp and had a wonderful week. Though rain threatened us throughout the week, we were still able to take out the boats, hike the trails and enjoy evening campfires. The camp is very comfortable, though we had to go to the store for toilet paper, paper towels and wood. I recommend you bring DVD's if the weather is troublesome.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you had a wonderful week, despite the weather! I'm sorry you were surprised that paper goods are not provided. We will underscore that information in our pre-arrival information. We have lots of kitchen towels and paper napkins, to make it easy for guests to avoid disposables. We ensure that there's at least a partial roll of toilet paper in each bathroom, but we do not stock it. The store a half a mile from the house has these items. It's a good reminder for guests to bring favorite DVD's. There are a few DVDs, plus cards, books, games, and some art supplies for inside fun. We appreciate your feedback.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albany Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Pine Lake, Caroga Lake
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nick Stoner
Nearest Motorway
21 Miles
NY Thruway (I-90)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Pine Lake, Caroga Lake
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Royal Mountain
Car: necessary

Small, quiet lake wonderful for families, canoeing/kayaking, swimming, exploring. Boat tunnel access to larger Canada Lake. Weekly community activities open to all visitors. Walk out back door to trails for walking, bigger hikes, mountain biking. Easy walk or boat (or drive) to Canada Lake Store for treats or necessities. Nearby Adirondack adventures: many lakes, ponds and streams, extensive canoeing, 'Potholers' waterfalls/ledges, trails, etc. Quaint historical sites and museums, mini-golf, local concerts, art and antiques.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Caroga Lake, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Memorial Day
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
29 May 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
17 Jun 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Early Fall
4 Sep 2018 - 8 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.17
Cleaning Fee £74.87

Contact us for monthly rates from November through April.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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