House - Entire home/apt · E Shore Rd, Stratford, NY 13470, United States

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Sunset is rented on a two night minimum basis until the summer season when it is rented weekly only, Saturday to Saturday. Holiday weekends are three night minimum. We're flexible when we have last minute availability.

"Sunset" is a deeply romantic getaway and serene year-round destination for writers, artists, nature lovers and all who appreciate the beauty and gentle pleasures of a quiet Adirondack lake. Located on Pleasant Lake in the accessible southern Adirondacks, "Sunset" is named for its western views from every room and three levels of sunny, furnished decks. This lovingly detailed lakefront cottage was completely remodeled and furnished for 2006. It accommodates six, with a queen master bedroom, queen sleeping loft and queen living room sleeper-sofa, and is particularly suitable for adults and older children.

"Sunset's" STUNNING LAKE VIEWS, framed by magnificent pines, include two islands and the daily light show of the setting sun. Sunrise, reflected in the lake, is equally beautiful. An Adirondack swing is a romantic spot for sky-gazing. At lakeside, a ladder and diving board offer easy entry into deep, clear water. A rowboat is provided seasonally; kayaks and a canoe are available for an additional fee. In winter, we provide snowshoes for trekking the frozen lake.

"Sunset's" light, airy OPEN-PLAN LIVING SPACE includes a living room and lakefront dining room with vaulted ceilings and a full-size eat-in kitchen. A lakefront master bedroom, sleeping loft, bathroom and entry hall complete the interior.

From the relaxed comfort of country antiques mixed with casual new classic furniture, to generous windows and the warm mood of vintage lighting set on dimmer switches, exceptional care went into every detail of "Sunset's" design. Floral hooked rugs soften pine floors; ceiling fans enhance lake breezes. A JotuI gas fireplace keeps "Sunset" toasty through Adirondack winters, takes the chill off brisk spring and autumn mornings, adds a glow to any evening.

The LIVING ROOM's plush sofa and rattan furniture plumped with sumptuous down cushions and cozy throws create flexible groupings for pleasant conversation and quiet entertainment. Vintage bridge lamps and sconces provide bright reading light, while a glass-topped coffee table is perfect for Scrabble or another of the classic board games we provide along with a selection of guidebooks, magazines, CD's and videos. The TV/DVD can be viewed from almost anywhere in the cottage. Sheer drapes drawn between living and dining rooms create intimate spaces or privacy for guests using the sleeper sofa.

The LAKEFRONT DINING ROOM radiates light from two picture windows set in sunny yellow walls. Fireplace flames, mirrored arches and a shimmering Italian chandelier add to the lake's sparkle. An antique table seats six; vintage pastel Lu-Ray dinnerware, floral Bavarian serving pieces, reproduction "French ivory" cutlery, and crystal wine and champagne glasses set a sophisticated and romantic table.

Two rocking chairs are ideal for bird watching. A deck spanning the front of the cottage is furnished for warm weather al fresco dining, with a patio heater extending the season.

The highlight of the FULLY-EQUIPPED EAT-IN KITCHEN, charmingly fitted with new and vintage elements, is its aqua 1950's electric range with double ovens, which inspired "boomerang" Formica surfaces. A double-basined, skirted farmhouse sink is deep enough for a lobster pot. Display shelving offers easy storage above enameled cupboards. A dishwasher makes wash-up a breeze. The refrigerator is equipped with icemaker; a cooler of local spring water supplements the drilled well. A stainless-steel gas grill is steps away outside the entrance.

The kitchen is well-equipped with sharp knives, stainless pots, cast-iron skillets, handy gadgets, microwave, 4-slice toaster, blender, rice cooker. A coffee-bar by the sink offers coffee grinder and maker, electric teakettle and mugs. Bakers will love the Kitchen-Aid mixer and full complement of baking pans. A breakfast counter has vintage metal stools, freshly powder-coated in ice-cream enamels.

An intimate ambience unusual in a kitchen is created with pendant task-lights on dimmers and soft strip-lighting behind the crown molding of the low, exposed-beam ceiling. Above a pine table with press-backed oak chairs, festive baubles animate a tole chandelier.

It is hard to say which is the focal point of the ROMANTIC LAKEFRONT MASTER BEDROOM - the spectacular views or the Adirondack fantasy bed. White birch trees form a canopy of branches shimmering with tiny white lights above the queen-size bed. Windows spanning three walls flood the room with light. A view-reflecting mirror, French door and sky- blue ceiling add to the feeling of being outdoors in this serene, luxuriously comfortable bedroom. Rattan chairs share panoramic views with a window seat built from an antique chest. Vintage glass feathers and flowers on a mahogany dresser continue the glittering theme of the beautifully illuminated room. Bedside tables, halogen reading lights, lamps, ceiling fan, and plush woolly white rugs complete the furnishings. A walk-in cedar closet accommodates hanging clothes for both bedroom and sleeping loft.

Antique porch posts support the LAKEVIEW SLEEPING LOFT, suitable for adults or older children. Reached by a sturdy library ladder, with a curtained privacy railing (please note the railing is not structurally supportive and must not be leaned against), the cozy loft has a queen bed set against a rustic log wall, antique bedside dressers and reading lights flanking a window with whimsical pediment. The peaked ceiling, textured and sponged in an abstract swirl of sky and clouds, features a stained-glass star lantern.

Luxury linens at "Sunset" include down duvets, feather pillows and soft fleece blankets. You provide sheets, pillowcases and towels.

The BATHROOM features a tub with "rain" showerhead, and a pedestal sink and toilet set below a mirrored wall with shelves and medicine cabinet. Amenities include a magnifying mirror and hair dryer. During the warmer months, "Sunset" offers the treat of a hot outdoor shower.

The ENTRANCE HALLWAY is an all-weather mudroom, with hooks, boot-trays and bench for removing and storing outdoor gear. Because "Sunset " has a "no shoes" policy, guests are requested to wear slippers, socks or bare feet in the house.

"Sunset" is a quick walk from our ample parking area off a maintained dirt road. All-wheel or 4-wheel drive or chains may be required in winter.

"Sunset" is an ideal base camp for OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN EVERY SEASON. Swim, fish and boat from our deep, clear water-front. Hike or mountain bike on nearby trails leading to lakes, fishing streams and mountaintops. Several golf courses, and spectator sports including motocross, NASCAR and horseracing, are within easy distance. In winter, "Sunset" comes with three sets of traditional snowshoes and poles for trekking frozen Pleasant Lake. Downhill and cross-country skiing, ice-skating, ice-fishing and miles of Adirondack wilderness trails for hiking and snowmobiling are all within minutes.

With no commercial facilities and few year-round cottages, Pleasant Lake feels peacefully remote; yet necessities are available nearby. A local roadhouse serves delicious food three minutes away. Convenience stores, gas, restaurants, bars, espresso and the Sunday NY "Times" are within five miles; all the services of a city are within 20. In a region bountiful with natural beauty, historic sites, museums, antiquing, music venues and family fun, daytrip destinations include Saratoga Springs, Cooperstown, Lake George, and the Albany Capital Region.

"Sunset" is centrally located at the southern rim of the Adirondack Park, just a four hour drive from Boston, Montreal, Buffalo and New York, 80 minutes from Albany International Airport.

"Sunset" accommodates a maximum of 6 guests at all times. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Sunset has a NO SHOES policy: bring slippers or flip-flops for indoor use.

Visit our website for an extensive photo album, guest book and regional tourism information.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 2
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Monthly Price: $3000 /month
Security Deposit: $300
Check In: 5:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Cabin and setting were beautiful! We were very impressed with how well stocked the property was, we really didn't need to bring anything but ourselves, our clothes and some food!

    Would definitely stay again.


    April 2014
  • I took my girlfriend away for the weekend for her birthday. We could not have asked for a better setting. The cabin is tucked away in the woods off a dirt trail. The scenery is peaceful and relaxing. The cabin is beautifully maintained and the attention to detail is there for all to see.

    We spent the days relaxing by the frozen lake and taking a hike up nearby Kane Mountain. Sunset provided a well needed and ideal escape form the hustle and bustle from the city. The lack of cell phone signal adds to the feeling of remoteness and relaxation. There is wifi, but we did not use it. A 48hr escape from it all was excellent! The only point worth mentioning (it was mentioned before me), is the strong sulfuric smell when using the tap water when either cleaning up or showering. There is a water cooler which provides drinking water.

    I would most certainly recommend this place as an ideal lake and woods retreat. Thank you for the great time!

    April 2014
  • We had a wonderful 2-night stay in Sunset! Weather was cold and wet so we spent our time inside enjoying the views, the homey touches, and the mini-escape. It was the perfect place for our girl's getaway that my high school friend and I try to take yearly. We so appreciated all the little extras and the cozy, vintage decor. We will definitely be back....thank you, Aimee, for sharing your home!

    April 2014
  • Our recent stay at the cabin was perfect. Sunsets out the lake-facing window were amazing and we took full advantage of the kitchen. Very highly recommended for people looking for a relaxing getaway with some nearby outdoor activities. Like others have said, the owners really have paid great attention to detail in providing everything a guest could want. Very deserving of the great reviews.

    April 2014
  • A relaxing vacation was much needed and arriving at Sunset (albeit after a fun traveling adventure) allowed just for that. It was the most peaceful place I've ever stayed and, while there was still 3 feet of snow in most surroundings and the lake was frozen solid, we couldn't have been cozier in the cabin. Walking trails are easy to find and almost right out the front door, presenting several options for outdoor explorations. Board games, appliances, blankets, movies, everything made us feel right at home and we definitely plan to come back during warm-weathered months. Don't hesitate for a moment when looking for a vacation place. This is the one!

    March 2014
  • My boyfriend and I just got back from a perfect stay at Sunset. This cabin is adorable and cozy and everything we wanted for a winter weekend getaway. The attention to detail is impeccable. I would highly recommend Sunset for any time of the year.

    March 2014
  • The location is just gorgeous and the cabin couldn't be prettier. The place is magical, especially after the sun goes down. We cooked a few great meals in the well appointed kitchen and snuggled up and watched movies on the couch. Bed was firm but very comfortable with a heating pad and down comforter that came in handy.

    It was an extremely cold weekend and the gas stove was working hard to try to keep up. Luckily, there was a pile of slippers by the door which we both availed ourselves of! I'd highly recommend bringing your coziest sweater and an extra pair of socks if visiting during frigid temps.

    It also bears mentioning, the water for showering and washing up smells intensely sulfurous, so be prepared. There was a great water cooler for drinking water.

    Again, the location was lovely. Cabin was so beautiful. The deck off the back looked amazing. As wonderful a winter getaway as it was, it made me long for warmer weather. We hope to come back with friends this summer!

    March 2014
    Response from Aimee:

    Thank you Jenna, so glad you enjoyed Sunset! Usually the sulphur smell is not so apparent but I guess in the winter, with the water not run as often, you never know! Hope to hear from you again and thank you for your kind words :)

  • We had a perfect winter's getaway at Sunset! The cabin is very well-appointed, with everything you might need for cooking a great meal or staying warm and cozy. Such a picturesque setting too, right on the lake.

    You can tell the owners love this cabin -- so many little details that made our vacation excellent. The cabin really exceeded our expectations, even though I had read so many positive reviews! Thank you for a lovely (and romantic) weekend!

    February 2014
    Response from Aimee:

    You're so welcome Virginia! Hope you visit again :)

  • Staying at Sunset was an outstanding experience. It was the perfect place for a winter weekend getaway. We had a beautiful view of the frozen lake and were in close proximity to great hiking. I can't say enough about the property, it has everything you need. I definitely want to return in the warmer months and enjoy it once again.

    February 2014
  • My boyfriend and I spent a week at the sunset cabin. It was a cold week and we enjoyed the snow, the view of the frozen lake, a walk in the ice and of course the comfort of the cabin,
    I felt at home and I had all that I was waiting for,

    I will definetely come back for the summer,
    If you like this place... dont think twice. Just go for it!

    January 2014
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