Below the Books, Beside the Lake


Entire rental unit hosted by Marc

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bath
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Located in the center of Main Street, on Mirror Lake, Below the Books and Beside the Lake is a lakefront, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment. We have a fully equipped kitchen, but if you don't feel like cooking, one of Lake Placid's busiest restaurants is located right next door. There is in-floor heat in the bathroom, a full-size washer and dryer and the bedrooms have wall-mounted AC. You will have your own private deck with gas grill, and access to Mirror Lake. CLEAN and GREAT location!

The space
Lakeside respite. Our newly renovated 2 BR/1 BA apartment has a queen bed in the master, 2 single beds in the second bedroom and a full size pullout couch in the living room. The bedrooms have wall-mounted air conditioning/heater units. The apartment is located beneath The Bookstore Plus so you will have the opportunity to request books by your bed upon check-in. Since bookstores all have their quirks, we are certainly no exception. *PLEASE NOTE*, you will need to walk up one flight of stairs and down two flights of stairs to access the apartment.
You'll find all the basics are covered: coffee, tea, sugar, body wash, shampoo and conditioner, hair dryer, towels, extra blankets, beach towels, wifi and ROKU TV for your downtime.

Heading out for adventure? We have trail guides and maps for you to borrow.

Things to consider:
----You will be staying below a successful, second-generation independent bookstore. You will hear occasional noises due to the fact that there is a business above you.
----You will need to go up to get down. The access to the apartment requires you to go up one flight of stairs and then down two flights of stairs.
----We do not have live TV, but there is a ROKU stick equipped with basic SLING TV. There is also a HDMI cable to hook your own device to.
----Although we are new to Air BNB, we have rented for Ironman events in the past and our guests love the proximity to the start and finish line.
----Please note there is plenty of hot water, but four people taking long showers back to back will drain the tank.
----We will consider an additional guest (5 total) for an additional $25/night
----You will not feel like you are in the heart of Main Street, Lake Placid when you are enjoying lake time; either swimming and paddling in the summer or skiing and skating in the winter.
----We do have two long-term rental apartments in the building and they will occasionally be using the backyard/lakeside area as well.
----We will provide you with one parking permit. Permit spaces are located throughout the village with the closest being across the street behind Starbucks.
----We are friendly business owners, who are very hands-on, so please reach out with any questions.

Thanks, and we can't wait to share our lakeside respite with you!

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Washing machine
Window AC unit
Patio or balcony
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Lake Placid, New York, United States

You will literally be in the heart of amazing restaurants and shopping. For lunch, grab a sandwich from Big Mountain Deli and bring it back to your own private deck or sit in the Adirondack chairs by the lake to enjoy a quiet lunch. For dinner, our favorite spots are Liquids and Solids, The Interlaken (be sure to call for reservations first), Taste Bistro, and don't miss the Shack and Cheese at The Dack Shack! These are all just a short drive or longer walk from Main St.

Of course, the reason we live here are the beautiful Adirondack mountains. We will happily share our favorite local trails and hidden gems with you!

Hosted by Marc

Joined in November 2015
  • 46 Reviews
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  • Superhost
We are an active family of three who loves to explore and cherish the little moments.

During your stay

We are in the building most days, but we are typically busy selling books and chatting with customers, so we will leave you alone to enjoy your time. Just text us if you need anything!

Marc is a Superhost

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Carbon monoxide alarm

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