Description of this Lake Placid Vacation Rental House
The sun streams into the cathedral ceiling Great Room through the southerly exposure of the Chalet`s glass wall. Only two miles from Main Street, but not another house is visible. Instead, the view is of the second highest peak in the Adirondacks, Algonquin Mountain. Killinkere is secluded at the end of a cul-de-sac, on five acres. Behind it is state forest. Truly, a place to settle in.
The chalet is massive, with a 44 foot long deck, 3 outside entrances, 6 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2 stone fireplaces, 2 kitchens, a large main level Great Room, a smaller lower level Great Room, 2 dining areas, a laundry room with 2 washers and 2 dryers, 2 separate hot water systems, ample parking and plenty of firewood. Since Killinkere is an all electric home, every room conveniently has its own thermostat. In summer, a sun umbrella, Adirondacks deck furniture, picnic table, hammock and grill are provided. In winter, routine snowplowing is provided. Across the driveway is a storage bin containing four cans, from which garbage is picked up once a week.
All three floors in Killinkere can be occupied as a single unit by up to 12 people. However, the design is such that the two floors of the upper unit can be used separately by a smaller group of up to 8 people. The door at the bottom of the connecting stairwell is simply locked, and the lower unit remains unrented. When left open for communal occupancy of all three floors, large groups find the two-in-one unit design to be functionally very attractive relative to meal preaparation and separate social activities. For example, there are those who prefer a multi-course meal and those who opt for hamburgers; those who wish to watch TV and those who would rather listen to music; those who want to play a rousing game of cards or some other game and those who prefer a relaxing conversation about old times; and then there are the adults and those of the younger generation who definitely enjoy their separate spaces.
The lower unit has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, while the upper unit has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms on 2 levels. The master bedroom on the upper level has a wood cathedral ceiling, queen size bed and full bath containing a double size whirlpool.
Entry to the main level is via a covered porch into a large foyer with a ceramic tile floor. The foyer walls are paneled and have a series of wooden pegs along with built-in bench, convenient for hanging outer clothing and for removing boots and shoes. To the left of the foyer are three bedrooms served by 1.5 baths. Each bedroom has two twin beds on casters which allow them to be moved, if desirable. To the right of the foyer is a wet bar and entry to the open floor plan of the Great Room, dining area and kitchen. The kitchen is completely furnished with all the usual appliances, excellent cutlery, and special Adirondack plates, bowls and cups. The kitchen also has an outside entrance convenient for bringing in groceries or for exiting to the outside grill. The dining table is attractive and rugged. The Great Room has two comfortable couches set in an L shape focusing on the stone fireplace and the mountain view.
The lower level has two bedrooms, with two twin beds each, a foyer similar to the upper unit and a complete kitchen. The kitchen also has three bar stools that fit under the overhanging food service counter. The dining table on this level is also rugged and attractive.
The main level and lower level both have cable TVs, DVDs and VCRs. Wi-fi is available at no charge if Renter assumes responsibility for internet use by the rental group.
$540/night - entire chalet
$420/night - upper unit
5 night minimum in Summer and Christmas, New Years and Presidents Day weeks
3 night minimum in Winter
Killinkere is adjacent to the Whiteface Club Resort which has an excellent golf course, six clay tennis courts and a marina. In the winter the golf course is groomed to provide beautiful cross country ski trails. The golf p