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Wells Vacation Rental house

1800's Farmhouse - Stunning Lake and Mountain Views (listing #606)

Adirondack Chairs out Front Guest Bedroom with Double Bed and Lake View Top of Stairs Master Bedroom Kitchen and View Guest Bedroom Long sitting porch on backside of house Dining Area Sitting area with Great Lake Views Kitchen with stools TV Room (tv can't be seen in this photo) Upstaris Hall - Lake View Front Lawn Front Lawn

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Vacation Rental Description

Renovated Lakefront 1800's Farmhouse with KILLER views overlooking Lake Algonquin and Dunham Mountain beyond. We rent to 4 persons maximum.

All the comforts of a modern home on a serene lakeside setting inside a classic old farmhouse. Furnished with antiques, gorgeous 100 yr old reclaimed wood floors throughout. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, propane fireplace, washer/dryer, high speed internet, local and long distance phone, full kitchen and dishwasher.

Downstairs kitchen, dining, sitting room with fireplace all in an open floor plan - with great views of the lake. Separate living area with large sectional sofa and 40" flat screen for unlimited movie viewing through Net Flix. No cable though, we come here to get away from the news!

Upstairs Master Bedroom has high end queen mattress on four poster bed, cathedral ceilings and amazing views of the lake and mountains. Has a private bath with extra deep soaking tub (great after a long hike or day of skiing), views from there too.

Upstairs Guest Bedroom #1 has queen bed with another high quality mattress, Guest Bedroom #2 has double bed, both have use of a 1/2 bath in hallway. The guest full bath with tub and shower is downstairs.

The house is across the street (not a busy one) from the lake. There is no beach, but you can swim out front with care (it's a rocky and steep entrance - OK for adults, not for kids), launch the kayaks, or fish from the public fishing dock or the river which is nearby. We have a lakeside fire pit and large picnic table for outdoor dining, marshmallow roasting and star gazing, Weber grill, 2 kayaks and 2 bikes for your use in warm weather, 2 sets snowshoes in winter. Local beach in town, free tennis and basketball courts too.

This is NOT your typical rental house - plenty of love, attention and resources have gone into the renovation of this farmhouse, which was a working farm for many years and one of the oldest homes 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, wood floors in baths and kitchen, nice 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.

This is a NO SMOKING and NO PETS household - is an allergy sensitive home. Kept immaculately clean. Sleeps 4 persons maximum.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Kayak
  • Coffee Maker
  • Gas BBQ Grill
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Dryer
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (full)
  • Washer
  • High Speed Internet
  • TV
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Full Kitchen
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Waterfront
Outdoor Features
  • Porch
  • Lake
  • Mountain

Nearby Activities

  • Bicycling
  • Movie Theater
  • Grocery Store
  • Park
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Live Entertainment
  • Shopping Area

Vacation Rental Rates (USD)

Season Start End Weekly Weekend Weekend Per Night Midweek Per Night Monthly Extra Night Minimum Stay
Summer Jun 24 Sep 5 $1,500.00 n/a $325.00 $250.00 n/a n/a 3 Nights
Fall Sep 6 Dec 1 $1,200.00 n/a $250.00 $175.00 n/a n/a 3 Nights
Winter Dec 1 Apr 7 $1,050.00 n/a $200.00 $150.00 n/a n/a 3 Nights
There is a $500 security deposit refunded within 10 days of departure (usually much sooner) assuming the house, property, kayaks, bikes and other amenities are left in same condition as found upon arrival.


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Area Description

Wells is a sleepy, scenic town in the southern Adirondacks. There is a very large lake, The Great Sacandaga, just south of us and Lake Pleasant is just north of us - both get much more action than we do - we like it that way! Very quiet here - you might be the only one on the lake, even mid summer.

Spring-Fall there is one great local restaurant, the diner and an ice cream shop. Winter just the diner is open - can walk to it.

LOTS of outdoor, year round activities. Warmer weather is great for swimming, kayaking, hiking, lots of remote waterfalls to explore...we will share all the scoop on how to get to them all. Antiquing is great up here, Saratoga is one hour away, Blue Mountain Lake Museum one hour in other direction.

Fall is stunningly beautiful foliage, especially from this farmhouse!

Winter activities include:
Downhill ski Gore - 35 minutes away
Downhill ski Oak - 15 minutes with tubing and very cheap skiing - great for beginners
X country Lapland Lake - 25 minutes - world class cross country resort with dining, skating, tubing, reindeer!
X country Garnett Hill - 35 minutes
X country across our lake - 1 minute away :)
Snowmobile - rent 15 minutes away - thousands of trails - the best snowmobiling in the east is right here - can go all the way to Canada on very nice groomed trails
Snowshoe - all over


Required Stay

3 night minimum, 4 person maximum

Cancellation Policy

Full refund up to 90 days prior to arrival. After 90 days, if we can re - rent your dates we will refund your payment minus 20% processing fee.


10% via PayPal to hold the dates
45% via check due within 7 days of receipt of lease
45% via check due within 30 days of arrival
$500 security deposit due 2 weeks prior to arrival

All payments due via check.

Other Fees

cleaning fee of $80

Other Policies

No Pets, No Smoking please.

No Parties or Events in home without prior written permission. No overnight guests. No more than 3 day guests without prior written permission.
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