Lake House on Lake George
One nice, big, friendly house on one lakeside acre for one group at a time. A 25-year history of good times. “Lake House” is open year round and pet friendly. It is right on the lake and has five bedrooms and four full baths, a screened porch, and a pool table. The dining table seats ten easily. There is an extra-large two-bay garage for parking and storing gear. Best of all, perhaps, is the total privacy you will enjoy.
LOCATION Lake House is situated directly on the lake on the west shore of Lake George at the entrance to Boon Bay. The property consists of one acre of land 600 feet deep, with 80 feet of shoreline, the house is about 300 feet from the edge of the lake and about 30 feet above its surface. Lake George Village is 6 miles south of the house; Bolton Landing, 4 miles north.
THE WATERFRONT The waterfront includes a boat house with a deck above, a covered slip for your boat, a dock with a ladder you can climb back up on or swim from, and a shallow wading area. There are glorious views of the bay, mountains, and lake.
Available for your use are two open-top kayaks (the safer kind) and an old-fashioned row boat with oars and an anchor, along with a large array of life jackets of every size--a must for going out in the kayaks or row boat, of course.
The deck is furnished with five lounge chairs, two straight chairs, a love seat, and a picnic table. Two other lounge chairs are tucked under some shade trees on the land. A new pergola provides shade and a roof you can sit under during a rain shower.
Swimming in the clear, cool water is a true pleasure. A sandbox will entertain the little ones. There is also a fire ring, which is the scene of grand evening enjoyment--possibly with a million stars to gaze at overhead or a moon rise reflected off the lake in the background, and s'mores or wine in hand.
CAPACITY The home contains five bedrooms and four full baths and is arranged and furnished to accommodate a party of ten people including babies and children. It is available for rental all year round.
INTERNET The house is equipped with a high-speed Internet connection complete with wired and wireless network access.
OWNER NEARBY The owner lives 2 miles from the house, year round, and will personally and promptly respond to guests’ questions or problems that arise during their stay.
TOTALLY PRIVATE RENTAL When you rent this property, please understand that you will have it entirely to yourselves. The house is not a part of an association. No one else will be using the house or driveway or waterfront or boat house or docks, including the owner.
PETS Your dog will be welcome to accompany you on your vacation provided permission is obtained ahead of time and you can assure me it will not bark a lot and bother my good neighbors. A pet fee of $60/dog for a weekend or $95/dog for a full week will be charged. The town of Bolton does have a leash law, so a dog must be leashed whenever it leaves the property. Your dog is given a clean bed, too.
THE WINTER CARNIVAL AND ICE EXPERIENCE This winter you can enjoy the ICE CASTLE EXPERIENCE taking place in Lake George Village every day from late January to early March. See www.visitlakegeorge.com/events/ice-castles. Tickets go on sale in early December. This is in addition to the familiar Winter Carnival taking place every weekend in February.
Constructed in stages as the family’s needs grew, Lake House contains many levels of living area, and with all its nooks and crannies, provides an unusual degree of privacy for its residents. Rooms are large, their walls paneled with knotty pine, and their floors made of oak, except for one room whose floors are pine. Ceilings are high and decorations sparse, lending an atmosphere of space and relaxation.
The main room is a large living and dining area with the kitchen at one end and a screened porch at the other. There is a large gas-fired wood stove. Though primarily for ambiance, it does give off a lot of heat! There are also: a Samsung SmartTV (with cable), CD and DVD players, and a radio (receiving NPR at 89.5 FM).
The dining table seats ten easily. The kitchen, with its generous supply of cooking and serving equipment, is favored by the best of cooks. It’s equipped with a five-burner gas stove (with griddle and convection oven), a side-by-side refrigerator, and a dishwasher, as well as a coffee maker, a blender, a microwave oven, and an additional electric griddle. A list of the kitchen equipment provided is available upon request and will be attached to your arrival letter. Pots and pans are abundant; silverware and dinnerware will accommodate a group of ten. A private well supplies tap water, which is filtered and sanitized with a UV filter. Guests provide paper products, soaps, and food wraps and may wish to bring a favorite small appliance or utensil.
On the lower floor are three bedrooms, two full baths, the room with the pool table, and a linen closet with spare towels and the iron. One bedroom has twin beds (that can be made up as a king-size bed), a second TV, and a DVD player. Another has an antique double bed and a patio door that opens out into a yard on the lake side of the house. The back bedroom has a queen-size bed and its own bath. The fourth full bath is off the hallway.
A highchair, a booster seat, and baby gates are available for small children. A standard crib is also available for a one-time fee of $25.
The master bedroom has a king-size bed, two futon sofas that open into double beds, one other sofa, a balcony, a walk-in closet, a flat-screen TV with cable and DVD player, and a full bath with skylight--plus a very interesting antique wood-working chest.
The book swap is also set up in this room. Exchange the book you just finished with one you’d like to read among ours. Please note: The books in the twin-bed room downstairs are not to be swapped.
The bedroom over the kitchen also has a walk-in closet and its own full bath with skylight. It is furnished with a queen-size bed as well as a narrow single bed. This room has the one disadvantage that sounds from the kitchen carry up into it. Though this bedroom and the master bedroom with the king-size bedroom are both upstairs, they are not connected. Each has its own stairway up from the main room.
The two-bay garage is available for parking vehicles or boat trailers, or for storing bicycles or other sports equipment.
A full-size playhouse with a high ceiling and containing a doll crib, blackboard, and an assortment of toys are available for the use of the children. Also available for the children are a swing set, a sandbox, and a child-size picnic table.
For outdoor cooking, a three-burner Weber gas grill is provided, along with the propane needed and a spare tank in case the first one runs out.
The Boat House and Grounds
On the boathouse deck you are surrounded by the splendid lake and mountain scenery. A picnic table and lounge furniture are on the roof of the boathouse, which is carpeted for your comfort. Inside the boathouse are cushions for the deck chairs, switches to the lights around the deck, and the two open-top kayaks, life jackets, oars, and anchor for use with the rowboat. Your own boating, swimming, and fishing equipment may be stored here.
The double-level boat house with crib dock provides covered docking space for a boat up to 23 feet in length. No charge is made for use of the dock. A collection of lifejackets in many sizes is available for the guests’ use. Boat rental is available in the area. With the owner’s permission, you will be welcome to use our personal rowboat kept at the waterfront. Please note that Jet Skis, Waverunners, and performance boats are not allowed at the property at any time.
At the shallowest place, the water depth beside the boathouse is about 18 inches, appropriate for enjoyment by very young children accompanied by an adult. The water adjacent to the pier is 8 feet deep and safe for diving. A ladder attached to the pier makes climbing back onto the pier convenient and safe. The water temperature in the lake seldom exceeds 75 degrees and is always clear and refreshing.
A camp fire by the lake may be made in a circle of rocks surrounded on three sides by a convenient bench. Firewood can be purchased at local supermarkets and convenience stores. To protect our healthy forests from the invasive emerald ash borer that comes in on firewood, it is now illegal to bring in firewood from a distance greater than 50 miles. The sandbox, with toys available, is on this level of the property.
Generator on Site
No reason to be concerned about the unlikely occurrence of a power outage during your stay. To provide you with water and septic service, heat, refrigeration, and power to certain outlets for lights and microwave use, a 5,500-watt generator is maintained on site. The gas range in the kitchen will function by lighting the burners with a match, and of course, the gas grill will always function for making a good meal.
Laundry in Basement
Front loading washer and dryer. Please bring your own h/e detergent.