This unique Lake Placid, Adirondack style home was built in 1915 as a year-round home for a well-to-do family and shows it in the detail and quality of construction. Over the years it has been thoughtfully maintained and upgraded while retaining virtually all of the original charm of a house of that era. As with many homes built in the early 1900's, it has many little nooks and cranies where you can grab some quiet time with a good book.
It was purpose-built to be a large comfortable Lake Placid vacation rental home for a large family and still is. Details such as beautiful wood railings, built-in bookcases, a beamed ceiling in dining and living rooms and even skeleton key locks that work on many doors are all part of the experience. At the same time, upgrades, such as a new large master bath, enclosed wrap-around rear porch with bay window, and granite kitchen counters have expanded the living area and comfort of this home. Your favorite quiet breakfast spot will be in a corner of that porch surrounded by windows. The deck with Adirondack style railing and the large (accommodates 6) spa you step into right off the deck is another favorite spot of our guests.
4 TV's, outdoor dining table & chairs on deck, ceiling fans in all bedrooms, master suite with large private bath equipped with heat lamp and dual sinks, electric heat with individual room controls, charming pantry off kitchen with lots of storage space, enclosed porch with cozy bay window seating and breakfast/game table. 2 queen beds on second floor, 1 king bed on third floor, two twin beds third bath, 1 day bed with pull out 2nd bed, 1 convertible sofa in first floor bedroom, 1 futon in 2nd floor bedroom. Full bath on the third floor, two full baths second floor, one full bath first floor.
Things to Do in Lake Placid:
The location (one short block from the center of town - short walk to everything) is ideal for large groups and families in particular. At least a dozen restaurants, many shops, movie theater, Olympic skating arena, Mirror Lake and more are literally within a five-minute walk. The kids can have as much freedom as you wish. The beautiful Lake Placid Resort golf course (45 holes with an outstanding links layout) is a three-minute drive and great tee times are always available.
Likewise, the Whiteface ski area, Olympic ski jumping, bobsledding, and cross country venues are all within 10-15 minutes. A fully equipped kitchen, woodstove in the living room (wood supplied by us), five televisions, two VCR's, DVD, and wireless internet access make this a house ready to enjoy. Parking for 5 - 6 cars in our driveway.
We have a caretaker in town who maintains the house and hot tub. He is also available to resolve any problems that may arise with the house. Keywords: House
|Address: Hillcrest, Lake Placid, NY, USA0.7 mi to Lake Placid center|
Large open lawn for sun bathing, badmiton/volleyball, or just throwing a ball around
King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Day Bed (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Parking for 5 - 6 cars in our driveway
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$550 - $750||$5,000||-||2 Nights||-|
|05-Jan-2020 - 15-Mar-2020||$650||-||-||-||2 Nights||-|
|16-Mar-2020 - 31-May-2020||$550||-||-||-||2 Nights||-|
|01-Jun-2020 - 31-Aug-2020||$650||-||-||-||2 Nights||-|
|01-Sep-2020 - 30-Nov-2020||$550||-||-||-||2 Nights||-|
|Cleaning Fee||Required||$225||One time|
Shirley and I are married 40 years and have 5 children. We own and operate a small family business together. We bought the house so we could all enjoy it year round (great golf in the Adirondacks is a well kept secret). As we have started to rent it, we have found a great deal of enjoyment in sharing it with the many wonderful people who have visited and loved staying at the house.
Owner purchased this House in 2000
Why Owner chose Hillcrest
Before purchasing this house we enjoyed winter skiing and summer hiking & fishing in the Adirondacks with our family for many years. Finding great golf courses with easy access was a real bonus. We love the idea that we have a place we can enjoy year-round. When we visited the area over the years we were always drawn to the village at night for dinner and relaxation. So a location in the village was important to us.
What makes this House unique
Built-in 1915, the house is a large and comfortable family residence. It is ideally located because it is in the heart of the village. So whether we feel like a cozy weekend or a sporting day with nightlife, we are in the ideal location to quickly get around.
Great place. Some new mattresses would be advised. Large flat team tv would make the property more contemporary
Stayed September, 2019
As the homeowner said in his listing, this house was designed for our group—three generations of family ranging in age from 2 to 70. Great house, location, town. We loved the nearby playground, public beach, and the kids loved the hot tub! It had everything we needed, including a new dishwasher and washer and dryer. Really just right!
Stayed August, 2019
A very nice house. Very big. Lots of BRs and bathrooms. Good location for IMLP (although a steep climb to get back at the end of a long day). Could use better TVs and more box fans as there is no AC. Overall a very good property and experience.
Stayed July, 2019
I thought the house had great! character. My family and I has an awesome time and created some more great memories.
Stayed July, 2019
We had a great time! What a wonderful property!
Stayed July, 2019
The checking was not as expected and therefore got low stars. The house itself is charming with lots of bedrooms. Most of the baths are updated one is not and could use updating. The windows did not all have screens so we could not open them to cool the house down in the evening. When there is no air conditioning that is a must!
The location of the house is excellent. We walked down the block to Main Street for breakfast and dinner. Overall a great house and location.
Stayed July, 2019
We had a lovely weekend at Hillcrest! The home was quite large, clean, cozy, charming, and a quick walk to Main Street. Extremely happy with our choice to stay there and would stay there again. Thank you!
Stayed May, 2019
Walk right up from Main Street to this large unique home. Several "spaces" to hang out in and during the cold a wood stove in the family room which was awesome. Owner let us in early since there was no renter before us which was very nice. Nice size kitchen and many supplies, large dining room table to serve on. Varied bedroom offerings on 3 floors. We were there right after a storm and the driveway and walkways were cleaned nicely. Forgot to use the garage during the storm but a nice perk and lots of room in the driveway for cars. First floor bathroom doors (2) don't both close/lock tightly. For 3rd floor bedrooms consider paint touch-up and bedding replacement. Possibly add a flat screen TV to the home. Overall loved our stay for 12 and would rent again.
Stayed March, 2019
I've stayed at this rental property multiple times, and there's a reason we keep coming back: You can't beat the proximity to Main Street and the value for your money. The house has ample common spaces and beds for hosting a medium- to large-sized group, and the jacuzzi is a wonderful place to relax after a long day enjoying the Adirondacks. The property is a short walk for Main Street, allowing you to get home without a car if you hit the restaurants and bars at night but far enough away so you don't get caught up in the bustle on a busy weekend.
Stayed March, 2019
The house desperately needs a flat screen tv; tube TV's DO NOT meet the minimum requirements for a premium rental. Please note that the "additional parking across the street" referenced in the listing is NOT part of the rental property and is posted " no trespassing". However, there is room for 5 cars on the driveway and garage.
Stayed February, 2019