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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.
This is a weekly rental: from 5:00 p.m. Friday to 11:00 a.m. Friday - throughout the Summer season
See "Last Minute Specials" or inquire for special fall foliage, winter sports or spring "getaway" rates.
Kayak & Canoe Rentals: $25/each per day, $100/each per week. $250/per week for 2 kayaks & 1 canoe.
I really enjoyed my stay at Sunset. The house is very cozy and it comes with pretty much everything you'd need/want. I can't wait to go back.
Aimee was great in helping me and my fiance arrange a last minute trip to escape the city for a bit of peace & quiet. "Sunset" was so lovely and charming, very comfy! The house was also incredibly clean and organized. I cooked a few meals during our short stay and the kitchen was fully equipped with supplies, making meal prep super easy. Aimee provided reminders and notes wherever it was necessary, which we found very helpful in navigating around the house. Everything went very smoothly and "Sunset" provided the relaxation and seclusion we were looking for. Thank you Aimee, we look forward to coming back!
Sunset was absolutely beautiful. It looks small from the outside but was perfect for two of us. Lovely view with great privacy. Everything was ready when we arrived.
Stayed at Sunset for 2 nights with my girlfriend in April, in general we had a lovely time. The cabin is even more beautiful than it is in pictures. It's incredibly spacious and although the lake was frozen over/covered in snow it was still breathtaking to be near.
A few things to note. The directions provided by Aimee (and highly recommended) were a little confusing for us in addition to the roads being difficult to navigate, we ended up getting lost and arrived later than we had hoped as a result. Not a big deal, but we both felt we would have been better off using our phone for directions.
The walkway to the entrance was covered in a thick layer of ice (solid 15-20' on the ground leading up to the front door), making it difficult/extremely dangerous to exit and enter safely, we managed not to slip but it felt dangerous.
The stove provided plenty of heat for us in most of the cabin but we ended up sleeping in the loft because the bedroom was too cold. There is an electric blanket and possibly another way to heat the bedroom but we couldn't figure it out. Not a big deal because the loft was warmer and cozier anyway but we didn't use the bedroom at all.
Only other thing I can say about our experience is that we found most of the notecards and directions around the house to be a little overwhelming. For me it would be easier if things were prioritized (IE: don't drink the water from the facet, that's a very important thing to get across) as opposed to constantly feeling like I might be 'missing something'. Also a few things around the house were broken/nonfunctional, again adding to the confusion. Takes sometime to get used to the water.
We would most defintely stay again despite the minor flaws, Sunset is beautiful romantic getaway for couples.
Hi Alexis, so glad you enjoyed yourselves! Sorry you had trouble finding the home, the only people that seem to get lost are those that follow a GPS. Obviously checking more than one source would be the best route! There is ample baseboard heat in the bedroom- sorry you missed it! I'm sure there is a note about that :) Unfortunately you can't please everyone all the time. Most people seem to be happy to have a wealth of information. For sure the house won't explode if you don't feel like reading them. Thanks for your suggestions!
The cottage was cozy and charming. Aimee left notes about the current state of the house and things to be aware of. The only problem we had was that the sink was not draining after we finished dinner and did the dishes but if that was our only problem, I think the trip went very smoothly. The view from the cottage is gorgeous. Even in the spring we were still able to cross country ski-what a great weekend getaway. We will have to come back in the summer when we can enjoy the lake. Highly recommend this cottage and Aimee is a great host! I've stayed at another one of her properties which was also a great experience.
I loved my first stay at Sunset Cottage. It was a perfect stay from start to finish. Aimee was very welcoming, and answered my questions right away. I felt welcomed and pampered from the moment I arrived at the cottage. The caretakers of this cottage have thought of every detail to make you feel right at home. The cottage is immaculate. All of the beds are very comfortable! I only was able to stay 2 nights this time, but wish that I could have stayed longer. Sunset is decorated beautifully...just the way I would like to decorate my own cottage. So much care and attention has gone into making it a beautiful place for a mountain getaway. I hope to return soon. Thank you, Aimee!
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About the Host, Aimee
I love to travel, stay home, cook, hang out with my friends & family at the lake, kayak, swim, be a mom, play scrabble, help our guests have a fantastic time in the southern adirondacks!