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Lakefront Farmhouse, Bikes, Snowshoes, Views!

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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
Rental Home
Renovated 1800's Farmhouse with stunning views of Lake Algonquin and the mountains beyond. Enjoy the comforts of a modern home on a serene lakeside setting in a classic old farmhouse. Furnished with mixture of antiques, 100 yr old wood floors and modern amenities. This is a great experience for couch potatoes and adventurers alike. Luxury and views found inside, rugged Adirondacks found outside. The house sits on a hill across the road (not a busy one) from the lake, there is a fishing pier there and you can launch kayaks and swim, or if you prefer a sand beach, there is one in town. Enjoy a daily walk or bike around the lake (3.5 miles), take a hike, venture up a mountain, then relax in the Adirondack chairs while barbecuing up dinner and drinking in the view. Late nights can be spe...Renovated 1800's Farmhouse with stunning views of Lake Algonquin and the mountains beyond. Enjoy the comforts of a modern home on a serene lakeside setting in a classic old farmhouse. Furnished with mixture of antiques, 100 yr old wood floors and modern amenities. This is a great experience for couch potatoes and adventurers alike. Luxury and views found inside, rugged Adirondacks found outside. The house sits on a hill across the road (not a busy one) from the lake, there is a fishing pier there and you can launch kayaks and swim, or if you prefer a sand beach, there is one in town. Enjoy a daily walk or bike around the lake (3.5 miles), take a hike, venture up a mountain, then relax in the Adirondack chairs while barbecuing up dinner and drinking in the view. Late nights can be spent by the fire pit, roasting marshmallows and stargazing. We supply a detailed list of local hikes, waterfalls, antiquing, museums, restaurants and other local attractions so you will have access to those special Adirondack places, some that took us years to find. Winters are beautiful here with skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiilng and great winter hikes and fishing nearby. Amenities include 2 kayaks, 1 stand up paddle board, 2 bikes, 4 sets snowshoes, fireplace, fire pit, washer/dryer, high speed internet, local and long distance phone, great farmhouse kitchen with dishwasher, micro, double farm sink, 5 burner stove. This is an exceptionally comfortable home. Guests favorite room tends to be the kitchen, which is part of an open floor plan with dining and sitting room with fireplace, all with great views of the lake. There is a separate living room with 40' flat screen for movie viewing through Net Flix. No cable here. Upstairs Master Bedroom has queen bed, cathedral ceilings and beautiful views of the lake and mountains. Private master bath with extra deep soaking tub (great after day of hiking or skiing), nice lake views from master bath too. Upstairs Guest Bedrooms each have one double bed and use of the 1/2 bath upstairs. Another full bath is downstairs. SPRING, SUMMER and FALL In warmer weather we supply 2 kayaks, one stand up paddle board, water tube for playing on the lake and 2 nice bikes. The lake is quiet, clean and perfect for a refreshing swim, kayak or laze on a tube. The local sand beach is nearby, free tennis and basketball courts in town. WINTER In winter we supply 4 sets snowshoes. This home is a convenient and comfortable base for winter activities - try snow shoeing, hiking, ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross country or downhill skiing. There are occasional winter race car tournaments on the lake, great views of it from inside or go out and watch up close and personal, very exciting to see! The house is across the street (not a busy one) from the lake. MORE ABOUT THE HOUSE This is not your typical rental house - plenty of love, attention and resources have gone into the renovation of this home, which was a working farm for 90 years and is one of the oldest houses in Wells. We are sharing with our guests all of the stuff that we enjoy on our holidays here - terrific beds with nice linens, top notch grill, antique wood floors throughout, good furnishings, kayaks, snowshoes - all very nice things. So we are looking for responsible, considerate guests who appreciate this and will pay attention to some of the nuances....such as our beautiful wood counters throughout the kitchen will stain permanently if you get red wine on them - so please don't - that sort of thing. Also, RECYCLES are a real hassle here. Guests must agree to take them home if they brought a lot, leaving a few is fine but must agree to follow the towns strict recycle rules - recycles must be kept clean and separate from garbage. We (i.e. the housekeeper) then have to take them to the dump and separate them into bins by hand. She simply cannot handle this task if large amounts are left. So - our general rule here is similar to camping, if you brought it in, you must agree to take it out! This is a NO SMOKING, and NO PETS (sorry no exceptions) household - is an allergy sensitive home. Kept immaculately clean, so please only very well behaved children. Watercraft is available for use Apr 15-Oct 30. Holidays rates may be higher with longer minimum stays, please inquire. Rates are for 2 guests, $10 per person per day including children. No more than 4 guests in summer, sorry! We can accommodate up to 6 in the winter and spring. Midweek dates offer some great rates. We have many return guests, so if you like it here and want to come back, we offer reduced rates during our non peak dates to our repeat guests. We supply everything you should need with the exception of bath towels - please bring your own (takes housekeeper too long to wash towels between guests). Thanks! More
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About the Owner
Maura P
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2010
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We are available via email and phone, as is our housemanager
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

This house was all we were hoping for and so much more! Everything was self explanatory with notes and labels and if needed, phone numbers to call for help with anything. The multiple small touches, such as binoculars, kayaks, fire pit, games, books, etc. we’re...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank bryana906
Reviewed July 30, 2017

The Farmhouse is charming- a perfect match of the old ( built in 1890) and the new. The modernized kitchen was a delight to cook in. Everything you need is supplied - appliances, utensils, spices. With the floorplan opened up you have the beautiful view...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank gerberduzy
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Reviewed May 3, 2017

Great place to stay. Both inside and outside. Loved the fireplace, the open concept kitchen and the view! If you are looking for a place to relax, this is it.

Date of stay: April 2017
1  Thank Charalampos C
Reviewed July 26, 2015

The location was outstanding with a fantastic view over the lake with the mountains in the background. The house itself is old, so it had that cosy feel to it. We were a little taken aback by the many rules concerning our conduct in ensuring...More

Date of stay: July 2015
2  Thank Hoofheartedfirst
Reviewed June 22, 2015

We enjoyed the farm house very much, just what the doctor ordered. Very relaxing and laid back. It was nice to enjoy having the lake view both inside and out. We used both the couch and Adirondack chairs in the yard to take full advantage...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank Scott W
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Private Yard
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Shared Tennis Court
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Boat Available
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Fireplace
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About the neighborhood
Located in picturesque southern Adirondack Mountains, Wells is a classic small, quiet town with very few tourists. The lake is rarely busy, you may be the only ones on it, especially midweek! Lake Algonquin is surrounded by mountains, it is a very pretty, clean lake. Great for swimming, kayaking, waterskiing (bring a boat) and fishing. Southern Adirondacks is lake country, so take a drive to the many lakes surrounding us. Antiquing, hiking, white water rafting, kayaking, snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing are all very popular activities. Wells has 3 waterfalls that we provide specific directions to that are very fun to visit.
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