Lakefront Privacy and Romance found at Camp Stardust

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Entire cabin hosted by Maura

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 bath
Entire home
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Welcome to Camp Stardust, a sweet cabin in the woods, on the water, with ultimate privacy. There are no neighbors, you will share this slice of heaven with wildlife and the occasional canoe gliding by.

Couple important points before you reserve:

- This is in a remote location with NO CELL service and unreliable GPS. Guests must pay attention to our EMAILED instructions or you risk getting lost, locked out or incurring damage fees.

- NO PETS, no smoking. 4 persons max.

- Guests must agree to provide their email address, read and sign our electronic lease.

- An ALL WHEEL drive vehicle is necessary in WINTER.

If this is all OK with you, please read on:

The space
The cabin is all windows, so the views are stunning, even at night. We turn off the lights, turn on the fire, and enjoy the reflection of the moon off the lake. The sight of the fog lifting in the morning is worth the early rise. 

Need to work while here? We have 50/50 fiber optic internet with a desk against the window so you can Zoom with a view.

We follow CDC recommendations for cleaning, and provide lots of extras to make your stay easy and breezy. This is an ideal spot for outdoor enthusiasts as well as those who prefer to stay home and enjoy the views from the comfort of the sofa. There's a little something for everyone.

We do get fully booked here, if you can't find availability please see our other listings, they are all very nice. 

You will find plenty of hiking, kayaking (BEST in the area!), swimming, exploring, skiing, snowshoe and snowmobile opportunities.

The open floor plan with cathedral ceilings creates a spacious main room with care free gas fireplace. There are 2 bedrooms, one with queen bed, one with a double. A separate TV room is for watching movies, reading or enjoying that mid afternoon nap.

Camp Stardust has one bath (shower only), an outdoor hot shower in the warmer months, indoor gas fireplace, outdoor fire pit, full kitchen, Weber charcoal grill, great fiber optic wifi, 40' flat screen for DVD movies and Netflix (but no cable), land line phone (no cell service), and a fabulous Sonos Stereo system with indoor and outdoor speakers to enjoy music while grilling or chilling.

SPRING and SUMMER
This is a kayak haven. You will have 4 kayaks, one canoe and adult life preservers. Our Lakefront Boathouse provides easy access to the water. Watercraft available May 10-Nov 1.

Most of our waterfront is too shallow to swim, so we kayak to the clear waters and sandy bottom of Piseco Lake for a swim.

FALL
Need we say how stunningly beautiful it is here during foliage? It's magical.

WINTER
This cabin is like living inside a snow globe in the winter. There are so many windows you are simply surrounded by snowfall. A unique feature is that the slightly moving water out front rarely freezes, so expect water views and wildlife sightings year round. Otters are frequently seen sliding across the ice, very fun to watch!

Many hiking, snowshoeing and x-country ski adventures to be found locally. Great fishing. There is a small but very fun ski mountain, Oak Mt., next town over with a great vibe, good music and meals. Gore ski mountain is a 50 minute drive. We supply 4 sets of adult snowshoes and one child pair. We are surrounded by woods, lake and rivers, so a snowshoe right from the front door will be an adventure through forest and striking river front spots.

This is snowmobile country - hundreds of miles of groomed trails through the woods and across the many lakes. Stop in to a local pub for lunch and a beer, and head out to the next lake. Local rentals, lessons and guides available.

But our favorite activity is sitting by the fire with a hot cocoa and observing the wilderness and the ever changing weather from the comfort of the sofa :)

An all wheel (or 4 wheel) drive vehicle is necessary to navigate our snowy dirt driveway in winter. It is plowed regularly but can be tricky in icy weather. We recommend guests bring warm outdoor clothing, yak traks, tall snow boots and a sense of adventure!

MORE ABOUT THIS CABIN
This is a very private, secluded property, however it is not remote. It is easy to get to, we are down a private 200 foot dirt driveway directly off Rt 8.

DISCLOSURE: there is a security camera on the driveway, used to monitor arrivals, departures, deliveries and snowfall.

What's to LOVE? Just about everything listed above.

What might you NOT love? There is a small bridge nearby that separates our outlet from Piseco Lake, and you can hear the cars going over the bridge when outside which is the only thing we wish was different.

Also, RECYCLES are a real hassle here. Guests who choose to stay here must agree to take theirs home if they bring a lot in, or take a trip to the transfer station down the road and leave them there. Leaving a few is fine, but must agree to follow the towns strict recycle rules.

This is a great home for self reliant, independent travelers looking for very comfortable, private and pristine accommodation in a unique and special spot. Piseco and the surrounding area are beautiful, but have limited entertainment venues other than nature hikes, mountains, wildlife, lakes and rivers.

Guests must be 25 years of age unless with parent. Guests must agree to sign our lease, provide names of all guests and an emergency contact.

Please note: there is NO CELL SERVICE here, so we email arrival instructions to print and bring with you. We do not put arrival instructions on the Airbnb platform, as the platform cannot be accessed with no cell service in our town. Once you get into Camp Stardust you will have fabulous wifi and a landline.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

What this place offers

Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
TV
Washer
Dryer
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Security cameras on property

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Piseco, New York, United States

Hosted by Maura

  1. Joined in April 2012
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Hi, We are David and Maura. Over the past 12 years we have purchased and renovated 6 Adirondack and Saratoga properties. We enjoy sharing this area we love so much, and do all we can to provide an authentic and memorable experience for guests. We ski, hike, swim, antique (you'll see lots in our houses!), kayak, cross country ski, snowshoe and snowmobile. If you are interested in these types of activities you will have access to all our special spots. If you prefer to sit and vegetate on the sofa, the interiors are comfy enough that you will be happy doing nothing too!
Hi, We are David and Maura. Over the past 12 years we have purchased and renovated 6 Adirondack and Saratoga properties. We enjoy sharing this area we love so much, and do all we c…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm

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