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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: 05/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Classic lakehouse in virgin woods with all of the comforts of a new home. "Tots" is located in total seclusion, miles from nowhere, yet only 15 miles from downtown Burlington, the house is wonderfully set overlooking your own private beach, in the deep woods, with its back to a huge open meadow. No cars, no people, just trees, hiking, swimming, solace and a place to getaway from everything! The lake house is newly renovated - completely rebuilt - 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 with tennis rackets and games included. NO TELEVISION but we have great WIFI.

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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May & June
May 18 - 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:

  • Cleaning $200 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Tax Rate 9%

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 05/06/2015
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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 beach is perfect for little ones and the water is terrific. The breezes off the water that blow through the screen porch when the double french doors are opened is unforgettable.

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)

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 80%
  • Calendar last updated 05/06/2015
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Private Cove & Sandy Beach on Lake Champlain

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