Eat, sleep, play, read, relax, listen to music, visit with friends, watch boats and loons and swimmers, on the two-level wrap-around porch.The open plan first floor
"Lady of the Lake" waterfront gem
"Lady of the Lake" waterfront gem
8 guests
3 bedrooms
7 beds
1.5 baths
8 guests
3 bedrooms
7 beds
1.5 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
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Lady of the Lake " is a classic 1901 lakehouse with water views from every room. Facing south on 70 ft. of deep West Caroga Lake waterfront, the delightful, comfortable, three-season house is charmingly furnished with cottage antiques by designer/builder owners whose work is featured in numerous interior design publications.

The space

A large, two-level screened porch spans the front of the house just above the lake, creating a spectacular waterfront great room with areas for dining, games and sleeping as well as relaxing in rockers, a glider, a wicker chaise and a hammock.

The living room's deep sofa, cushioned daybed and wicker chairs face a stone-backed Jotul woodstove-fireplace and an entertainment armoire with LCD flat-screen TV with basic cable service, VCR, DVD and stereo with a jack for connecting your digital music source to the indoor, porch and outdoor speakers. There's a piano and sheet music, a vintage dollhouse, and a collection of regional guidebooks, cookbooks, children's books, fiction and poetry. Firewood, videos, CDs, games and art supplies are provided.

A skirted farmhouse sink with drainboards enhances the vintage charm of the modernly equipped gourmet kitchen. Appliances include a dishwasher, refrigerator, electric range, microwave, water filter and all small appliances. Ample cabinets with butcher block counters are well-stocked with good pots, sharp knives, baking pans, handy gadgets, spices, condiments, cleaning supplies, attractive tableware and serving pieces. The kitchen's round pedestal dining table seats 4-6, with tables for 4 and 8 on the porch. There's a picnic table on the deck, a brick patio with gas grill, a tabletop gas firepit on the picnic table for s'mores, and a gas patio heater to take the chill off spring and fall evenings.

Three upstairs bedrooms all have lake views. The master bedroom features an enchanting king bed with silk-leaved birch branch headboard, five windows looking out on the water, painted beadboard walls, a sitting area with a comfortable down-filled French bergere chair and ottoman, and a mahogany deck overlooking the lake, furnished with outdoor wicker chairs, sofa and chaise. There is also a wallpapered queen bedroom and a third bedroom with two double beds. Downstairs, there are twin-long daybeds in the living room and entrance sunroom, and a double bed with air mattress on the porch. The beds have firm mattresses, comfortable memory-foam mattress toppers, down duvets, hand-quilted coverlets, fleece and wool blankets and a choice of down and fiberfill pillows. You provide sheets, pillowcases and towels.

The bright, mirrored, first floor full bathroom has a subway-tiled tub with shower. The sink is set in an antique dresser with a secret treasure drawer for kids to find. Amenities include a hairdryer, curling iron, magnifying mirror, first-aid kit and a selection of toiletries in case you forget something. There's also a powder room adjacent to the three upstairs bedrooms, and an outdoor hot shower with views of lake and woods.

There's high-speed WI-FI internet, and unlike in much of the region, most cell phones work here. In case yours does not, you're welcome to make calls within the U.S. on our landline.

Custom lighting on dimmer switches ranges from Italian tole chandeliers and antique lamps to Japanese lanterns and a disco ball. Lovely vintage paintings of flowers, lakes and "ladies of the lake" adorn the walls.

The waterfront is clear, deep and hard-bottomed; the 330 acre lake is excellent for swimming, boating, fishing, and water skiing. Furnished decks both at water-level and cantilevered over the lake have beautiful views. There's a private swimming raft with on the lake. A canoe, two sit-in kayaks and a sit-on kayak are included. The dock has room for your own small boat. A connecting channel lets you explore East Caroga Lake as well. Additional canoes, kayaks, and pontoon boats can be rented at the local marina.

The grounds include a sloped lawn with perennial border and hammock. A woodland hillside walk of 60 steps leads to parking above for three cars on a quiet lane. Country roads take you to nearby hiking trails that lead to hidden lakes and panoramic views from a mountain lookout tower.

Guest access

Guests have access to the entire property, including 75 feet of private waterfront, dock, decks, swimming raft, kayaks.

Interaction with guests

I'll likely not be in town while you're here, but you can always call if you need anything. I have local crew who can assist.

Other things to note

A reminder that there are 60 steps down (and back up!) to the house - so if mobility is an issue, this is likely not the house for you. Also, for those with young children and non-swimmers, the waterfront is deep - over an adult's head within a few steps. Children must be supervised at all times. And the upper level of the screened porch does not have a rail to protect toddlers from going over the 2-3 ft. to the lower level. There is plenty of space for them to play on the lower level.

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Extra people $36 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $108 NZD
Security Deposit $718 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $539 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 double beds
Common spaces
2 single beds, 1 air mattress

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

No shoes in house.

Please leave Lady of the Lake as nice as you found her.

Parking for maximum of 3 cars.

You provide towels, sheets and pillowcases. Beds include 1 king, 1 queen, 2 fulls, 2 twins, (plus 1 full with air mattress & mattress topper on porch).

A member of your party must be 25 or older.

Maximum 8 guests at all times.

Note: No pets allowed but I do have a part-time resident cat who thinks every chair and bed is her "favorite", so if you're allergic to cats this might not be the spot. (She won't be in residence while you're there.)


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

38 Reviews

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Simon User Profile
September 2017
The house is located beautiful directly at the lake. There is much to explore. Great place to let all your stress behind and relax some days

Charlene User Profile
September 2017
We had a wonderful time. As always, the time went by too quickly. Maybe next time we'll stay for 2 weeks. We didn't go boating or swimming, but relaxed on the dock in the early evening and watched the loons and the boats go by. I cooked in the sweet kitchen and we relaxed in the comfortable living room. One of the reasons I love Lady so much is because she has been lovingly renovated and decorated with date appropriate antiques and you can find precious bric-a-brac all over the house. Each bedroom has a variety of gorgeous quilts and comforters and very comfortable beds. And each bedroom has a variety of books to read. There are old-fashioned paddle fans hanging from the ceiling which kept us cool during the Indian Summer heat. You couldn't ask for a better home to vacation in. There is a two level porch which is as comfy and pretty as the rest of the house and has a wonderful view of the lake. You can hang out and rest on the porch or have a big dinner. There are books all over the house in a large variety of subjects. I usually end up going home and ordering at least one of the books so that I can have my own copy. The bird books and the flower books are incredible and you can find books that show you where the local hiking trails are. The house is exactly as we remembered it and will always be our favorite lake house to vacation in. Waking in the morning and having the lake being the first thing I see is simply marvelous. I made Terry's favorite meal in the well equipped kitchen which made him very happy. We both lazed around and read our books and listened to some of our favorite classic rock music (the Beatles, etc) as well as did a lot of walking and seeing the local area. All in all it was a very awesome vacation. Thank you for sharing the lady with us. You are a wonderful hostess.

Isabel User Profile
September 2017
Lovely cottage, right on the water. We had some issues with the septic system which made it a bit tricky with only 2 bathrooms, but we made it work. Would definitely come back.

Carl User Profile
September 2017
Dale's lakeside home is the perfect getaway, It was wonderfully charming and detailed and set the tone for a great long weekend. The home was clean and stocked to the brim with anything you'd need. Communication with Dale was fantastic, she was responsive whenever we had any questions and she went above and beyond to make sure we had a good time. Thanks so much Dale!

Ellen User Profile
August 2017
Lady of the Lake was everything we hoped it would be -- a beautiful home in a beautiful spot. Everything was set up perfectly for a wonderful, relaxing stay. We hope to be back in the future. Thanks for sharing your home with us!!

Marie-Louise User Profile
August 2017
Dale's lake house was a true gem. We spend a lot of time down on the dock - swimming, picnicking and playing games. Our 3-year old absolutely loved it. Our nights were spend barbecuing and eating on the porch with a great view of the lake. The night sky and silence was amazing. We were worried that we didn't have enough garden for our son to run around in, but the house and the dock was sufficient. Great stay and very unique house.

Dawn User Profile
August 2017
Most relaxing vacation ever. Felt like we had the entire lake to ourselves. Loved watching the small boats go by. So peaceful.

Gloversville, New York, United StatesJoined in May 2013
Dale User Profile

I'm a poet and letterpress printer as well as a house person: I'm a principal in a design/build firm and specialize in remodeling and decorating vintage homes.

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