Sweetheart Beach, HotTub, Lake-Hike, Kayak, Relax!

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms


We want you to be our guest! If we have availability let us know what you can afford to pay and we'll try to help you plan a wonderful and affordable vacation!

"Sweetheart" is a cheerful three-season vacation home just steps away from a private beach shared with neighbors on beautiful East Caroga Lake. The talented owners have turned "Sweetheart" into a relaxed, informal retreat with a focus on outdoor living. The spacious, level double lot, with its lovely backdrop of mixed woodland, features a hot outdoor shower, 6 person hot tub, picnic table, and a comfortable living area circling a stone fire pit

The exterior of "Sweetheart" is classic Adirondack - barn red clapboard siding with mullioned windows and shutters painted a forest green, the front yard soft with pine needles from stately trees rimming the property, paths and borders carefully edged with native stones. Indoors, white-washed cedar walls and aqua enameled wood floors lend a touch of "beach shack" atmosphere

The open living area features a large living room and an eat-in kitchen. Comfortable sofas and lounge chairs are soft beige leather or covered in custom white cotton slipcovers. The cathedral ceiling is hung with light strands and vintage colored-glass globe chandeliers for an amber glow. A brick fireplace with wood stove insert centers one wall. The wood stove showcases beautiful fires and efficiently heats the camp on chilly evenings. Entertainment options include two TVs (no cable), DVD and VCR, a stereo, and board games. High-speed WI-FI internet access is provided for your laptop computer

The kitchen has large, charmingly old-fashioned "camp" windows that swing open on top-hinges to hook onto the rafters above and white vintage cabinetry. The fully-equipped eat-in kitchen includes refrigerator, fabulous vintage electric range with "crock pot" slow-cooker insert, enameled sink with built-in drainboard, microwave, toaster oven, blender, coffee maker, food processor. A large mirror on the range wall reflects beautiful green light from the kitchen's two walls of windows; the windows above the sink serve as a pass-through to the outdoor kitchen

The master bedroom features the rustic glamour of a queen-size canopy bed hand-crafted by the Amish from twigs and branches painted a dreamy white and swathed in little white string lights. Wall hooks and a vintage painted dresser with a kitsch "Elvis" lamp are tucked into the room for clothes storage. Two windows offer circulation of cooling lake breezes

The second bedroom features a trundle bed that can be pulled out into a king size bed. A window looks out across lawn to lovely evergreen trees. A dresser and wall hooks provide clothes storage. A full sleeper-sofa on the sun porch allows "Sweetheart" to accommodate a total of six guests

The beds are outfitted with attractive spreads, blankets, and pillows. Guests provide their own linens: sheets, pillowcases, and towels

The enclosed sun porch, with three walls of multi-paned glass and screened windows that are curtained for privacy, is an ideal den or third bedroom. An ivory-enameled Jotul free-standing gas fireplace keeps "Sweetheart" cozy in cool weather

Next to the bedrooms is a full bath with toilet, console sink, and shower. One wall of the bathroom serves as a graffiti guest book, with dry markers to write on the white chalkboard surface. An outdoor hot shower and hot tub (along with a dip in the lake!) provide summer's best bathing experiences
A short walk across the quiet road rimming East Caroga Lake brings you to the sandy, protected waterfront shared with a handful of neighbors. In addition to offering great swimming, you may rent kayaks or canoes to launch from here for fishing and exploring East Caroga Lake's many coves and inlets. A channel leads to West Caroga Lake, allowing boaters to paddle to the village center for a meal

Hiking, mountain biking and ATV trails, trout-fishing streams, state hunting land, and gorgeous views from a mountaintop fire tower are all nearby. The county has seven golf courses and 44 lakes to enjoy, ranging from small hidden lakes on hiking trails to the 26 mile long Great Sacandaga

Centrally located in the accessible southern Adirondacks, just 30 minutes north of the NY State Thruway, "Sweetheart" is a great location for easy day trip excursions to Saratoga (Performing Arts Center, Thoroughbred Racing, and much more), Lake George, Great Sacandaga Lake, Cooperstown (Baseball Hall of Fame, Farmer's Museum, Fenimore Museum, Howe Caverns), the Albany capital region, and much of the six million acre Adirondack Park, including Blue Mountain Lake and Tupper Lake, homes of renowned Adirondack regional museums

It's about an hour to Saratoga, Cooperstown, and Albany; about four hours to New York, Boston, Buffalo, and Montreal


  • Internet
  • TV
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub


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