Description of this Adirondacks Vacation Rental House
*Lake views from every room
*Luxury appointments & vintage character
*Cathedral-ceilinged Great Room
*Gas fireplaces in Great Room and Master Suite
*Outdoor fireplace & gas grill
*Large private lawn, deck, 2 enclosed porches
*Access to dock with rowboat & private association beach
Welcome to “Firefly,” a beautiful year-round cottage in the southern Adirondacks with water views from every room.
Built in the 1920’s at the junction of East and West Caroga
Lakes, and completely renovated in 2004, this architectural
gem features a great room, two sun porches, a spacious deck and
large yard. It sleeps 8 in
three charming bedrooms and a sleeping loft.
Renovated from the ground up, with all new utility systems,
“Firefly’s” vintage character
has been enhanced with modern features
from a gourmet eat-in kitchen to lighting on dimmer switches. Its fine woodwork
includes hand-oiled mahogany floors and wide window-sills built like the arms
of Adirondack chairs to hold a drink or book. Oversized sliding glass doors and
contemporary window walls combine with multi-paned windows, French doors and a
sunshine yellow cathedral ceiling to flood the rooms with glowing light.
The GREAT ROOM alone
has 17 windows with views of both lakes and the tracery of leaves and an
ever-changing sky. The dramatic cathedral ceiling has four fans and a bank of
traditional schoolhouse lights. An 8x8 glass door leads to the south-facing DECK, furnished with all-weather wicker. The private, fenced yard has a
croquet lawn, picnic table, gas grill and outdoor fireplace with Adirondack
chairs for storytelling and star gazing. Broad flagstone walkways edge the
level lawns; plantings include colorful window boxes, lilac hedges, a
rose-covered arbor and borders of peonies and hostas. A driveway provides
parking for a maximum of 3 cars.
The great room’s sitting
area has a comfortable L-shaped sofa upholstered in plush
microsuede, cushioned wicker chairs, gas fireplace, unique pink leather desk,
and entertainment center with basic cable TV, DVD, VCR, CD. Wireless high speed
internet is provided for your laptop computer. Vintage bridge lamps provide
The great room’s spacious, well-stocked kitchen has an island with
breakfast bar. It is fully equipped with gas stove, refrigerator with
ice-maker, dishwasher, and double sink with drainboard. A country cupboard
serves as pantry, supplementing ample cabinet storage. There’s a breakfast and
beverage center with stainless steel counter, bar sink, coffee grinder, coffee
maker, microwave, toaster, blender, food processor and recycling bins.
The dining area’s
oak table seats 12, with attractive china and glassware.