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Caroga Lake, New York, United States  (# 35290)
  VacationsFRBO Caroga Lake Vacation Rentals Property ID 35290 FIREFLY  

Major City: Saratoga Springs
Distance: >30-50 mi
Community: Caroga Lake

Type:   House
Area: Waterview

Bedrooms: 0
Sleeps: 8
Baths: 1
Size: 1200 Sq Ft

Internet: Yes
Pets OK: No
Pool: Yes
Spa: No

Calendar: No
Exchange: No
For Sale: No
Credit Cards: No

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Luxury lakeside home- great for the whole family!

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Phone: Phone 518-835-3500

Languages: English

VacationsFRBO Listing Since: 2008-11-13

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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 windowsills 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 8 x 8 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 three 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
reading light.

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

The Bedrooms are airy and bright, with ceiling fans, sheer curtains
and blinds for maximum control of light, air, privacy and water
views. Each room has vintage-style floral wallpaper, reading lights,
antique beds, dressers and bedside tables, charming accessories,
feather pillows, down comforters, fleece blankets, and vintage
coverlets. You provide sheets, pillowcases and towels.

The south-facing Master Bedroom, with queen brass bed and painted
cottage dresser, has a beamed ceiling and beadboard walls. Glass
sliders lead to a tile-floored sun-porch with sleeper-sofa, gas
fireplace, and 11 windows, creating a master suite with lake views.
Custom draperies on the sliders provide privacy and the potential
for using the sun porch as a separate bedroom.

The “Finns & Flo” Twin Bedroom, with two cream-colored antique iron
beds, has amusing dog-themed accessories in honor of the owners’
favorite pets.

The “Anna Schmidt” Queen Bedroom, named for the seamstress who
stitched an 1882 sampler hanging in this east-facing bedroom, has a
blue painted iron bed tucked in an alcove with bedside shelves, a
quaint painted dresser and rocker.

An oak library ladder leads to the adults-only Sleeping Loft With
Queen Bed overlooking the great room. It has sunrise lake views from
the dormered window seat.

The Asian-themed Bathroom has a pedestal sink, mirrored window,
crackle-glazed vintage dresser, and shower/tub with hand-held shower
The Game Room, with two walls of windows, is furnished with painted
wicker and classic mid-century rattan. Board games and a second
television make this an ideal designated “kids’ room.” In winter, it
provides storage for snow-sports gear.

It’s a short walk across the road, down an unpaved country lane and
a well-marked path to the Dock With Aluminum Rowboat. (Kayaks and a
canoe may be rented for an additional fee.) Shallow water with a
sandy bottom makes this a great place for children to play and swim -
- Adirondack chairs are provided for watchful parents. A panoramic
view of West Caroga Lake, surrounding hills, and the vintage
carousel and Ferris wheel of historic Sherman’s Park is picturesque.

Additionally, “Firefly” has beach rights at a private association
Swimming Beach on East Caroga Lake, a three minute drive.

Outdoor Activities span the seasons with swimming, boating, fishing,
water skiing, golf, hiking, mountain biking, ice fishing,
snowshoeing, snowmobiling, downhill and cross-country skiing all
available locally.

Essential services, dining and taverns are within walking distance.
From Caroga Lake it’s 15 minutes to Gloversville, 30 minutes to the
NY State Thruway, an hour or so to Saratoga, Cooperstown, Lake
George and Albany, and four hours to NYC, Boston, Niagara Falls and

"Firefly" is a short walk from "Cat's Meow" and shares the same
neighborhood waterfront and dock. For families vacationing together,
renting these two cottages would provide generous and varied outdoor
space as well as six bedrooms accommodating up to 14.

“Firefly” accommodates a maximum of 8 guests at all times; there is
parking for a maximum of three cars. Sorry, no pets and no
smoking. “Firefly” 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. Email owner for link.



Water access, scenic view, dock, rowboat, Kayaks (additional fee),
Canoe (additional fee), Outdoor wood fireplace, gas fireplaces,
outdoor grill, equipped kitchen, deck, wireless & ethernet high-
speed internet, television, VCR, DVD player, standard cable, stereo,
CD player, beach.



Family Excursions
Fun family excursions include Adirondack Animal Land, Eagle Mills
cider mill with gemstone mining & “Dino Dig,” mining for
Herkimer “Diamonds,” Great Escape and Magic Forest theme parks in
Lake George, Howe Caverns and Secret Caverns, drive-in movies,
bowling, roller skating & go-karts, miniature golf, and a trip to
the Stinky Art Company in Northville.

Spa Treatments
Enjoy a spa day at the mineral springs in Saratoga. We recommend
great massage therapists in Amsterdam.

Historical Sites & Museums

The region abounds in museums and historical sites. Caroga Lake has
its own history museum. Gloversville is home to the Fulton County
Museum. Johnstown is the home of Sir William Johnson, head of Indian
Affairs during the French and Indian War, and the first-wave
feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Amsterdam has the Walter Elwood
Museum of the Mohawk Valley. The National Shrine of the North
American Martyrs in Auriesville and the Kateri Tekakwitha birthplace
in Fonda are historic and religious pilgrimage sites. Native
American museums include the Noteworthy Indian Museum in Amsterdam
and the Iroquois Indian Museum near Howe Caverns. The Erie Canal is
just south of us along the Mohawk River. Covered bridges in the
Adirondacks include three in our area.

The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake is widely acknowledged
as best of class; it has recently been joined by the new Wild Center
Adirondack natural history museum in Tupper Lake. Saratoga has a
children’s museum. Cooperstown has the fascinating Farmers’ Museum &
not-to-be-missed Baseball Hall of Fame; the Northeast Classic Car
Museum is nearby in Norwich. Schenectady offers a walking tour of
the Stockade, one of the oldest and best preserved neighborhoods in
the United States, dating from 16th century Dutch colonial
settlement. America’s first Shaker settlement is in Albany. The
Schenectady Museum & Planetarium specializes in science &

Music & Theater

Sherman’s, a 1920’s vintage former amusement park with a charming
carousel and Ferris wheel, hosts live music most summer weekends.
Harry’s Place, a 3 minute walk from “Sunset” on Pleasant Lake,
offers acoustic music (as well as delicious food and drink) on
weekends year-round. Summer band-shell concerts are held in
Johnstown and Sharon Springs. Saratoga Springs’ Performing Arts
Center (SPAC) hosts the New York City Ballet in July, the
Philadelphia Orchestra in August, headliner concerts and a jazz
festival. Cafe Lena in Saratoga Springs is a famous acoustical music
venue. Saratoga and Cooperstown host renowned summer opera seasons.
The Pepsi Arena in Albany has headliner concerts.

Johnstown and Gloversville have community theaters. There’s a comedy
club in Gloversville. In Schenectady, Proctor’s Theater’s year-round
programming includes national touring companies of Broadway hits. In
Albany, the Egg hosts a variety of performing arts events.

Antiques & Art

Antiquing is popular, with several shops in the area and antiques
malls in nearby Dolgeville and Little Falls. Gloversville has
Saturday night auctions. Eagle Mills hosts a crafts fair in
September. Many communities, including Caroga Lake, hold annual town-
wide garage sales.

The state capital at Albany is home to the New York State Museum
(natural & cultural history exhibits) as well as great art
collections by the Hudson River School of landscapes and the New
York School of modern art. Regional fine art collections worth
visiting include American folk art, Hudson River School and Native
American collections at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown,
American and European Masters at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls
and the Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum in Utica, and 21 Winslow
Homer paintings at the Canajoharie Library and Art Gallery.



July and August: $1,700 per week; September - June $1,300 per week or $275 per night with 2 night minimum. Inquire or see “Last Minute Specials” for special fall foliage or ski season package rates. This is a weekly rental - from 6:00 p.m. Saturday to 11:00 a.m. Saturday - throughout the Summer season. Kayak & Canoe Rentals: $25/each per day, $100/each per week. $250/per week for 2 kayaks & 1 canoe.


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