Very Good

35 reviews

1 / 24 The back of the house -- porch, grill, patio set, and lots of windows...

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Overview

Bedrooms:
3
Bathrooms:
1
Sleeps:
7
Type:
Cottage
Pets allowed:
Yes
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

If it's summer, you're going to want to be here. This cottage has a sunny deck that looks out over the lake and private dock, plus comfortable accommodations and a full kitchen. It's off the main road, but still close to town for groceries, ice cream, playground, and concerts. The town beach and boat launch are just up the road. The house sleeps seven, and you can bring your dog for the stay, too. If you're visiting family, they're going to love coming to see you here. The house is also a great place to stay if you're visiting the local Universities.

The house and its sunny deck face south, toward your private lake shore and dock. You can watch the sun rise with a hot cup of coffee. You can keep an eye on the kids chasing minnows in the sandy shallows. Afternoon brings a picnic on the deck and a boat ride or swim off your dock. (A paddle boat and canoe are included, but you may also bring your own Jet Ski or small boat to tie up at the dock.) The grill is ready for dinner, and a campfire waits for sunset and the moonrise over the glassy lake. Life is good.

Downstairs, the wood-paneled great room sports a long bank of windows, providing a complete south-facing view of the lake. The spacious deck, with a dining set and propane grill, is perfect for relaxing or entertaining. The full kitchen includes stove, refrigerator, Keurig, and microwave. The newly-remodeled bathroom is small but beautiful, with a walk-in shower and custom tile. The house is a great place to get away from civilization, but don't worry -- it comes with high-speed internet, WiFi, basic cable, and a flat-screen TV.

Upstairs, there are three bedrooms that sleep seven comfortably. The largest bedroom has a king sized bed, the next has a full bed and a twin bed, and the third has two twin beds. The two south-facing bedrooms have terrific views of the lake and A/C units in case of a heat wave.

We use this house for our own vacation, and we know you'll love it as much as we do.

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4819913

About the area

In the "Welcome to the Lake House" notebook, we've listed many of the local restaurants and activities. Norwood has its own cafe and town green for concerts and ice cream. The town beach and boat launches are just up the road as well. Potsdam, the next larger town, has a wide variety of restaurants, a farmers' market, and movie theater. To the north, the town of Massena has an actual drive-in movie, which is a whole lot of fun! Massena also has parks on the St. Lawrence river for playing and fishing. With a little more effort, you can visit the Almanzo Wilder house in Malone, the Olympic Ice Arena in Lake Placid, Tupper Lake's Woodsmen's Days, the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, or Uncle Sam's Boat Tours in Alexandria Bay.

Getting here

The house is off of Rt 56, north of Potsdam and just past the "Welcome to Norwood" sign.

Interaction with guest

Our local caretaker can meet you for check-in or leave the keys for you. If you have any problems or concerns during your stay, she's just a phone call away. Her phone number, along with lots of local information, is listed in the "Welcome to the Lake House" notebook on the dining table.

Owner profile

Sharon And Randy B.

Tourist License
431093

Years listed:
2

Languages spoken: English

Amenities

Bedrooms

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed Twin bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Video player

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports

Reviews (35)

Very Good – based on 35 reviews Very Good
35 reviews

“Tom”

Reviewed 22 Aug 2016

We just spent a week at this cabin and the cabin was far more than we expected. We were planning on fishing for northern pike but didn't do enough homework on Norwood lake, The smallmouth fishing was good but no northern pike

“North Country Cottage”

Reviewed 2 Jul 2015

We had a wonderful time at the cottage. Would love to do the same next summer. Cottage was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. Caretakers were very willing to answer questions and needs should they arise. Very happy with our decision to rent.

“Wonderful!”

Reviewed 30 Sep 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at this cottage. Iit is extremely comfortable! The weather was beautiful so we got a chance to relax in the yard and on the deck. Also had fun canoeing which was really fun.

Owner's reply: Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!!

“Relaxing - Quiet - Perfect”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2013

The little cottage on the lake was perfect for our family vacation. The rooms were more than enough for 2 adults with 2 children (21yr and 19yr). The deck was large and had plenty of sunlight throughout the day. Although the back yard is sloped, we were able to catch some sun in the Adirondack chairs and take in the beautiful view of the lake. Grocery store was only 3 minutes away as well as the Lobster House for dinner and Ice cream stand in town. Potsdam was only 10 minutes away and we even took a day trip to Montreal! All in all, a great time.

“terrific!”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2013

This was an excellent place to stay. The house was large, comfortable and very clean. Everything you could possibly need was there. The lake was like silk, no weeds and very few rocks. I plan to return!

“Awesome Accommodations!!!”

Reviewed 21 Oct 2012

Some friends and I were originally looking to rent a hunting camp for a hunting excursion to northern St. Lawrence County, New York as this was our first time to the area. However, when we could not find anything, I stumbled across this cottage in Norwood, NY and the rest is history. This cottage is exactly what others have stated. It was a country-style cottage located right on Norwood Pond which is part of the Raquette River. We did not get the chance to fish, but we did see tons of wildlife in the area and we had a great trip. I have heard from many natives that Walleye fishing is great there though. The home very easily and comfortably slept the 6 of us. The first floor has 3 bedrooms with a total of 5 beds. Plus, there is a couch downstairs. Downstairs has a 3/4 bathroom and a common area which is used as a kitchen, dining area and living room. The downstairs has a slate looking tile flooring with tongue and groove used on the walls and ceiling. So, it is quite pretty. There is also a nice deck off the back with a view of the lake. You will also find all the comforts of home at this cottage with all necessary appliances, linens and bedding provided. The owner, Donna Wright, was very forthcoming with information and it has been a pleasure dealing with her. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a quiet place to stay on the water in a quiet neighborhood. I can assure you that you will not be disappointed.

Owner's reply: It was a pleasure having you at the house! Thanks again!!!

“Excellent Cabin ! A+ Super Awesome Vacation !!”

Reviewed 29 Sep 2012

My wife, Barbara and I are originally from Upstate NY and she is from Norwood , NY and I am from Norfolk / ChaseMills, NY. We now reside in Indiana and return back to Northern NY approximately once year. We rented this cabin over the summer and was actually shocked on the ammentities it had with the rental. The owner , Ms. Donna Wright was extremely helpful , courteous and basically a blessing during the process. We had never rented a cabin previously however we did not expect to see everything in the cabin from every type of kitchen utensil , spices, board games, televisions , to fans in each room plus air conditioners that cool the entire camp when needed. A booklet of the rules was supplied and basically it was not needed if you have common sense and respect for other's property. The cabin was clean when we entered , we did stay with our Boxer , Gracie and an extra deposit was required however we received all deposit money back as we left the cabin in the same shape it was when we received it. One can fish off the dock , get this ....they even had fishing poles however we brought our own figuring that they would not be at the cabin. A paddle boat is also supplied and we all used the paddle boat during our stay. The deck is large and the only negative draw back is the parking in the front but there is plenty of room for two vehicles. We loved it ! Everything was great and I cannot express how satisfied we all were. Ms. Donna - Thank you ! So if one wants the peace and serenity on the lake in Northern NY while still being close to all the amentities of town such as Massena and Potsdam etc. This place is Awesome ! Sincerely, Randy and Barbara Phelix

Owner's reply: Thanks to great customers like this- we had a perfect summer!!! Hope to see you again!

“Family Weekend Get Away”

Reviewed 26 Sep 2012

We stayed at this cottage for SUNY Canton's family weekend. We originally tried booking a hotel room, but found they were all booked for that particular weekend. We came across this rental and were pleasantly surprised! This cottage was perfect for us! The three bedrooms allowed each of us to have privacy while sleeping. The cottage was well kept, clean and very cozy. Wi fi was a plus for my kids and husband! There is also a kitchen with everything needed to make meals if desired. We took advantage of that and made a huge Sunday breakfast! The weather was not very cooperative with us, so we were not able to take advantage of the usage of the river or build a fire at the river's edge. We did, however, have an amazing view of the river - and saw a rainbow over it. The drive to SUNY Canton was only about 15 to 20 minutes. There were plenty of places to eat out in Potsdam or on the way to Canton. Grocery stores, laundromats also near by. We would love to rent again and this time, bring out dog - he would LOVE the water! Pets are welcome for a small fee. Check in/out was so easy. And we appreciated check out being noon. We will definitely rent this cottage again - and I even prefer it over a hotel. Highly recommended.

Owner's reply: We appreciate your kind comments and look forward to having you again!

“Great Fun”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2012

This is a wonderful place to stay. We found it very clean and it is easy to keep clean. The natural wood is beautiful along with the slate floors. The yard with the river (lake) is a great place for the family to fish both day and night. There is a nice paddle boat to for a little extra fun. Stores are easy to get to. Kitchen is stocked with everything you need in the way of utensils and pots and pans. I wish we had more time there, but we were busy visiting so many friends as we were there for the Mega Reunion. There is a book that tells you everything you need to know about the cottage. Donna Thank you for allowing us to stay in your summer home. My son was so happy to catch his first Catfish when they went down to the dock at night. Just bring the mosquito repellent. Beautiful place, Natural wood, full kitchen, Lake, boat, Dock, water, fish, family what more can you ask for it was a great vacation!

Owner's reply: It was an absolute pleasure that you rented and even a better erasure to meet you and your lovely family- thanks again!!

“Quiet Family Vacation”

Reviewed 1 Jul 2012

We decided to take a quiet vacation this year, and wanted to go to the Adirondacks. This cottage was close enough that we could drive up a couple of days for hiking, boating and swimming. There were also many hiking trails a lot closer to take advantage of. The scenery in the area is beautiful. At the end of the day, it was always nice to get back to have dinner and relax. The house had everything we needed - just had to stop for groceries. So many stores are close by, that if you did need something, it was easy to get. We spent a couple full days doing activities at the cottage. The family got a lot of use out of the paddle boat, and we had brought our kayaks. It was so easy with the water access right on the property. We caught some fish from the dock, had a few fires and did some swimming. There was not a lot of boat traffic on the river or noise from surrounding homes. That fact helped make the property feel private and secluded. Our dog loved going into the river. It was tough to keep him out when we needed to!! I would definitely recommend this property to others. As a matter of fact, I already have. Thank you, Donna, for sharing your home with us. I just wish we would have had the opportunity to meet you.

Owner's reply: Such gracious guests..left the house SPOTLESS- it is visitors like you that make it worth the while to rent out our little lake house...thanks so much & hope you have a glorious summer!

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