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Private Cove & Sandy Beach on Lake Champlain

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Private sandy beach. Great for the kids. Firepit is fun for campfires at night

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Last updated: 01/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Colchester cottage description

Classic lakehouse getaway on Mallets Bay. www.vermontlakegetaway.com Located in total seclusion, miles from nowhere, yet only 15 miles from downtown Burlington, the house is wonderfully set overlooking a private cove, in the deep woods, adjacent to a huge meadow. Trees, hiking, swimming, solace and a place to getaway from everything! The lake house is newly renovated - gut rehabbed - with 2 large all-pine master bedrooms and French doors that open on to an expansive sun deck overlooking the water. The house has an island-style kitchen open to the living room with double French doors to a large covered screened in porch. The house sits atop and looks onto a private cove in Mallets Bay (Lake Champlain). Boat dock with sandy private beaches (2). Community tennis court is included. NO TELEVISION. Great for families looking to unplug and live simple/natural.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE NOW HAVE WATER SOFTENER SYSTEM SO ALL WATER IS SAFE and POTABLE.


Hiking: The house is located a short walk from Niquette Bay State Park. Nearby there are hiking trails that extend for miles and rise up above the lake into the deep virgin woods of Vermont.

Boating: We do not currently offer any boating services but have a 50 lb. mooring off the shore for those who would be interested in bringing your own. That is adequate for a small fishing or outboard boat.

Swimming: The rental includes two beaches for use both are gradual and safe (no rocks), perfect for young children. Tots is not great swimming except from dock. Sandy beach is perfect for swimming/sandy bottom but have to walk out far to get deep.

Fishing: Great bass. For kids, perch and sunfish off of dock practically jump on the hook.

Unwinding: Sitting on the porch and playing board games or napping there is one of my favorite things to do in the world. The weather is perfect, hot days, cool nights with great breezes.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome:

                Perfect for kids...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 double

                Front room...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

                Off living room...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

                Master 1...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

                Master 2...moreless

              • All brand new beds and mattresses. We added an entire new wing to the house with new twin master bedrooms that feel cozy yet comfortable like a new house. The original wing of the house includes an open living room + island kitchen w/ fireplace that connects to kids/single room and small guest and opens directly to lake front covered screen porch. Brand new kitchen with a lived in feel. The master bedrooms (2) are quite nice and large with pine wideboard on floor and pine walls and ceiling above. Both masters have French doors that open onto a large contiguous sun deck that connects to the covered screen porch. Tots, as the house is known, gets easy breezes from the cove that makes the screen porch a primary gathering point and a perfect place to dine or play board games....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

                Clawfoot...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

                ...moreless

              • Newly renovated bathrooms with clawfoot tub for soaking and shower. Good sized bathrooms with clean well water....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • No television, sorry. Never had it, never will.

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Lots of bad books that have accumulated over years!...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Attractions

                  • Caves
                  • Forests
                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Horseback Riding

                  Location Type

                  • Beach
                  • Lake

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Internet:

                    Open wifi...moreless

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    Fireplace and games right off of the screen porch. ...moreless

                  • Mobile Phone
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Kitchen:

                    Kitchen was fully renovated with an oversized farmhouse French sink, corian counters, all in an open air layout that enjoys lakeviews via double french doors to the screen porch. ...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator:

                    GE...moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Barbecue
                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    One large canoe is included. Tons of floats....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Porch / Veranda:

                    Screen porch overlooking the lake. Great breeze to sit and nap all day or play games at night. ...moreless

                  • Screen Porch / Veranda
                  • Tennis:

                    Stone's throw from the house is a communal hard court tennis court. We include rackets and balls. You bring your skill....moreless

                  • Tennis Court
                  • Walkway To Water
                  • Wood Deck

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          May & June
                          May 1 - Jun 28, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $500
                          $1,850
                          July & August
                          Jun 29 - Sep 6
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,975
                          My Standard Rate
                          7 night min stay
                          $400
                          Fri, Sat
                          $1,870

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Property Damage Protection $69
                          • Cleaning $200 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 9%

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                          Last updated: 01/30/2015
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                          Location

                          15 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Burlington Intl VT (BTV)
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Plattsburgh NY to Grand Isle
                          12 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Essex Junction (Amtrak)
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Exit 17 @ I-89
                          Colchester
                          Nearest Beach
                          Braeloch

                          Car: Necessary

                          The lake house is located in Braeloch, a lake community, in Colchester VT. It is situated 3 miles away from a paved road, 20 miles north of Burlington. 5 miles drive from Exit 17 on I-89. Braeloch was a 500 acre farm 100 years ago and has been largely kept undeveloped with a smattering of houses nearby. Our house is totally private and secluded with one side facing a private cove in Mallets Bay and the other facing an undeveloped open meadow. There are deep woods along rocky hills surrounding the meadow with a hiking path that connects to a State Park nearby. On the other side of the meadow are community tennis courts far enough away to not know they're there but close enough to enjoy them. Free and always open for use. No houses nearby and no thru traffic makes a perfectly safe setting for kids or pets. Direct waterfront swimming is shallow with a long dock - perfectly private.

                           

                          Manager info

                          About: This house was originally a camp that was built by my Grandfather's Grandfather for his oldest daughter 'Granny Tot' as a wedding present. They lived on more than 300 acres back then and ran Braeloch as a 'farm' with numerous houses that each had various functions (i.e. the 'dining house', 'camphouse rocks', and of course the 'farmhouse'). Many of those properties are still there and for the most part Braeloch has remained undeveloped and much the same as it was back in those days. My brothers and me grew up in Los Angeles and only ever spent a week here and there at Braeloch, growing up. In 2005, our grandparents decided to dissolve the family trust that owned our portion of the property (Brealoch was originally divided amongst 3 sisters) and break it up to my father's family (passed to me and my brothers) and my two uncles and aunts (into 4 pieces). We wanted Tots and we also got an undeveloped parcel of land that we since developed (prop ID #133165). Tots was in bad shape at the time but my brothers and me had a little bit of money and so my brother Brian, specifically, decided to completely renovate Tots and bring her back to 'like new'. Yet we went overboard in trying to retain her charm. I (John) now live in Burlington VT and my oldest brother Steve lives just south of town. Brian and his family still live out west in the San Francisco area.

                          Why Colchester:
                          Braeloch is like very few places in the world. It is secluded and offers a natural and old world charm at a time when McMansions and the omnipresence of technology and connectedness is oppressive. If you want to unplug for a week and enjoy a great week at the lake and in the woods, this house is for you. You'll love it.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          Private beach and cove. Great swimming (from dock). Fishing. Tennis. Hiking. And you're close to one of the most amazing little cities in the nation (Burlington) and one of the most amazing big cities in the world (Montreal). What's not to love!?


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                          Photos

                          • Private sandy beach.  Great for the kids.  Firepit is fun for campfires at night

                            Private sandy beach. Great for the kids. Firepit is fun for campfires at night

                          • State of the art kitchen open to living room and double french doors to porch

                            State of the art kitchen open to living room and double french doors to porch

                          • My son having fun (kids love Tots)

                            My son having fun (kids love Tots)

                          • Kids room with two twin beds and a whole wall of windows open to the forest

                            Kids room with two twin beds and a whole wall of windows open to the forest

                          • New floating swim platform anchored in the bay.  Great swimming.

                            New floating swim platform anchored in the bay. Great swimming.

                          • Floorplan with beach facing to the right

                            Floorplan with beach facing to the right

                          • Meadow view taken from front of house (very private)

                            Meadow view taken from front of house (very private)

                          • House in background, neighboring pond

                            House in background, neighboring pond

                          • Bedroom 1 (interior view)

                            Bedroom 1 (interior view)

                          • Fall at Braeloch.  Windows on side of kids room.

                            Fall at Braeloch. Windows on side of kids room.

                          • Fire pit but don't burn the driftwood!

                            Fire pit but don't burn the driftwood!

                          • Master Bedroom 1 (french doors to sundeck)

                            Master Bedroom 1 (french doors to sundeck)

                          • Sunset

                            Sunset

                          • Private and secluded (view is from back/meadow side)

                            Private and secluded (view is from back/meadow side)

                          • Fall view from screen porch

                            Fall view from screen porch

                          • Private stairs to water with private dock below (100% private cove)

                            Private stairs to water with private dock below (100% private cove)

                          • Large screen porch overlooking the water (taken in winter)

                            Large screen porch overlooking the water (taken in winter)

                          • Tennis court

                            Tennis court

                          • Meadow side of house - entrance (lake is on other side)

                            Meadow side of house - entrance (lake is on other side)

                          $214 - $500 per night (USD)
                          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                          • Sleeps
                            8
                          • Bedrooms
                            4
                          • Bathrooms
                            2
                          • Property type
                            Cottage
                          • Reviews
                            3
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                          Member since: 2006
                          Speaks: english
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                          • Response rate: 50%
                          • Calendar last updated: 01/30/2015
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