Cozy, Rustic Vermont Log Cabin
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Alburg cabin description
Lakefront - waterfront cabin with spectacular views of Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain. The cabin, made of white cedar, is located right on the Lake Champlain in Alburg, Vermont. It is about 7 years old. It only takes 45 minutes driving from Montreal and Burlington. The view is beautiful with breathtaking sunsets. Fall foliage is beautiful! The colors are vibrant, the air is clear and the stars are brilliant.
Bed Set-up: 1 queen, 1 double, 2 twins (bunked), 1 sleep sofa (double) It has a fireplace, dishwasher, microwave, VCR, washer/dryer, grill, sewing machine, crafts, books, bikes, kayak and TV but no cable.
Dog(s) are allowed ... I have for use at the cabin dog bowls and toys, a large dog crate, and a medium sized dog bed.
Golf: Alburg Country Club available to public - a 10-minute drive
Ski: Within about 1.5 hours drive - Stowe, Smugglers Notch, Sugarbush, Jay Peak.
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Wood Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- CD Player
- DVD Player
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Cross Country Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
- Fitness Center
- See Burlington city guide at: http://www.designspongeonline.com/2010/08/burlington-vermont-guide.html Burlington and South Burlington: Fleming Museum at the University of Vermont; University Mall Shelburne: Shelburne Museum and Shelburne Farms; Vermont Teddy Bear Company Waterbury and Stowe: Cabot Cheese Outlet and Cold Hollow Cider Mill; Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory; Trapp Family Lodge, Smuggler's Notch, Alpine slide, Great fishing-walleye, bass, northern pike...moreless
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May weekend 2009
May weekend 2009
My wife and I stayed at the cabin the first weekend of May, 2009. We found the location and facilities to exceed our expectations. It seems like everyone on the street walks alot and we met many neighbors and felt welcome to share this special place. Our dogs appreciated the canine friendly atmosphere - little to no traffic and the pet friendly cabin. Everyone seems to pick up appropriately after their pets, and there was no evidence of abuse. We felt it was a privilege to stay in Kathy's vacation home. We made the short walk to Alburg Dunes State Park daily and look forward to returning in the fall.
- Guest Nutmegger (Glastonbury, CT)
- Date of stay 04/30/09
- Review Submitted 05/05/09
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers.
After seeing exorbitant seasonal hotel prices in the area, my husband and I chose Kathy's cabin as our home base for our trip up to VT for the Green Mountain Marathon. The location is wonderful - quite private with beautiful views of the late - and we enjoyed the fireplace on some chilly nights. As avid cooks, we loved being able to take advantage of the local produce and meats available in the downtown Burlington farmer's market and bringing them back for dinner. All around, it was a pleasure to have some of the comforts of home to help relax before race day. The cabin was well-maintained, perhaps some cobwebs in the tallest corners, but otherwise tidy. The water occasionally had a very slight sulfur smell, but having grown up with water filtration systems I knew what to expect: it's going to be different from "city" water no matter what. Kitchens, baths, and bookshelves were very well-stocked. We'd certainly consider staying again, and have already recommended the cabin to others. Thanks, Kathy, for a great experience!
- Guest Nicole K.
- Date of stay 10/12/12
- Review Submitted 10/16/12
Vermont cabin review
Vermont cabin review
My husband, our two dogs and I stayed at the cabin in celebration of our anniversary. The private cabin was more than well stocked with supplies of all sorts, kind of like home away from home! We brought plenty of food with us and easily filled the refrigerator which already had other food in it. If we were more than two, I think we would have had a little trouble with the refrig space. The books were interesting and it was fun to check out the movie selection. We slept in the upstairs bedroom which was ok for me but my husband found his side of the bed to slope considerably. All was in good working order, except for a window blind in the br with the twin beds, and we couldn't find garbage bags so we bought some. I was impressed with the water filtration systems in the house. Excellant idea! We enjoyed the lake, the two person kayak and a campfire on the second tier of the terraced banking. It was very relaxing and we would definately consider going again. Diana
- Guest Diana B.
- Date of stay 06/24/12
- Review Submitted 07/01/12
Wow – what a beautiful place! I had an amazing night Friday and an incredible day on Saturday (plus the weather was perfect!). The cabin had everything we needed for a wonderful night away - beautiful views, great beach area, grill, fireplace with plenty of wood, hot shower, clean and comfortable bedrooms, and a kayak to take out on the water. Like so many of guests (from reading the guest book) I had a truly memorable time. I hope to be back for another break away soon! If you're looking for a quiet retreat, this is the place for you! Kathy is wonderfully kind and incredibly helpful. I feel so thankful to have had the opportunity to stay here!
- Guest C B.
- Date of stay 05/04/12
- Review Submitted 05/07/12
What an awesome place!
What an awesome place!
If you want peace and serenity, this is the place for you! Everything you could possibly want or need for the perfect get away. And I do mean everything! There are bicycles available to use, a kayak, firewood, brand new gas grill and of course a beautiful peaceful setting. This cabin is down a nice peaceful gravel (well maintained) road and the whole time I was there I saw two cars in four days. There is a handyman on call if there are any issues. Can't beat the "customer service". I went grocery shopping on the way up. I would recommend you just pick something up for dinner and then go to the cabin and make a list of what you will need because as I said everything you need is there. There was already spices, paper towels, foil, utensils, dinnerware ect. and everything was clean. DO NOT STAY AT A HOTEL! STAY HERE! Can't be beat!
- Guest Jon B.
- Date of stay 12/01/11
- Review Submitted 12/10/11
Amazing location on the lake -- beautiful view! Lovely house with a great fireplace and open living area for cooking, playing games, and spending time with friends. We had a perfect trip and the house was fully equipped with everything we needed (no water issues) and would stay there again when in the region. Thanks for a great time, in a great location!
- Guest Evelina F.
- Date of stay 11/11/11
- Review Submitted 12/03/11
Nice but musty cabin in the woods
Nice but musty cabin in the woods
A very nice cabin in the woods, thoughtfully stocked with many supplies. However, the cabin itself was very dirty and in need of a major de-clutter. Lots of dead (and live) bugs, cobwebs, dust and dirt everywhere.
- Guest Steena F.
- Date of stay 08/13/11
- Review Submitted 08/23/11
Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing.
GREAT PLACE! GREAT TIME!
GREAT PLACE! GREAT TIME!
My sister and our four dogs had a delightful time at your cabin. We arrived to a clean cabin with all the items we needed. By the way, there is NO sulfur smell in the water, so your new water filter is working just fine. We found some state parts on the islands, in NY and on VT's mainland that permitted dogs and enjoyed many fun trails. The dogs thought the ferry ride back from NY was very exciting! The multiple decks and "patio by the lake" had great views of the lake and good access to the lake. What awesome sunsets on the lake! Your cabin will remain our list of cabins to return to.
- Guest DOGGIE VACATION (Portland, Connecticut)
- Date of stay 07/30/11
- Review Submitted 08/09/11
Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers.
My husband and I, along with our two dogs, recently spent a wonderful week at the cabin. We especially enjoyed the deck overlooking the lake and saw many beautiful sunsets and there were almost no bugs. Most evenings, there was a wonderful breeze off of the lake. The cabin is large with three bedrooms, and an open kitchen and living room. The kitchen was supplied with most of the essentials and we just needed to get a few groceries. We grilled on the deck most evenings. The cabin is very private (and quiet), even with neighbors on both sides of the cabin. The basement of the cabin contains 2 to 4 bikes as well as other sports equipment. When we decided to go swimming, we thought we should buy some swimming shoes. We went downstairs though and there was a range of shoes to select for swimming, as well as beach towels. The lake is wonderful to swim in. I know comments have been made about the water at the cabin. The only time we noticed it was when taking a shower. Otherwise, the water was fine. There is distilled water in the refrigerator as well. Finally, the cabin is close to Montreal (45 minutes; we left some brochures), Burlington and even Lake Placid, NY (fun shopping). Overall, a great relaxing week !
- Guest Anne H.
- Date of stay 07/09/11
- Review Submitted 07/20/11
Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
It was a bad sign when we walked into the home and the smell was so overwhelming that we were convinced something had died. The smell turned out to be the water, which was so vile that we could not shower and had to leave the house when the dishwasher ran. We brushed our teeth with bottled water. Aside from this and some dingy towels, the place was OK. Nice access to the lake. But vastly overpriced for what it is. And given the water situation, it is virtually uninhabitable.
- Guest VT visitors (CA)
- Date of stay 06/05/11
- Review Submitted 06/14/11
Owner response: I always feel badly when guests do not enjoy their stay at the cabin. I have been renting it for about 6 years and have gotten only about 3 or 4 complaints about the water. I've probably had over 100 renters and many have left very positive comments in my guestbook or on homeaway.com and/or emailed me as to how much they enjoyed their stay. Everyone in the area has water problems, as we are located on a peninsula with a shale base. There is no 'city' water, although our homeowners association has been trying to get that for years. I did mention to the guest that I am in the process of adding a lake water filtration system which uses UV light and carbon to purify the water, mainly because my well has run dry for each of the two summers, but that will solve the odor problem also. The equipment is in the basement but my drilling/water guys are currently busy dealing with the extreme flooding in the area. I was at the cabin a month before the guests' stay and I drank the water as well as showered with it. The 'dingy' towels are, again, due to the water's mineral content. But they are clean. New towels would be 'dingy' after the first washing. On the other hand, these guests forgot to pay on time the balance of what they owed on the rental. The guest asked me for directions within a week of their stay. I send directions when I receive the balance of what is owed. The balance is due 2 weeks before arrival, which is a generous policy compared to other rentals such as this (homes, not motel rooms). When I checked, they had not paid their balance. I then allowed them to pay through Paypal, which requires a bit more administrative work for me. In actuality, when the balance was that late, I was probably within my rights to cancel the reservation and keep the deposit, which is only 25% (again, a comparatively generous policy). The price is in line with other rentals in the area. It is on Lake Champlain. It sleeps 6 people in beds.
Oct 22 - Dec 16, 2012 .. $125/night (2 night min) .. $ 900/week Mar 18 - Apr 30, 2012 .. $125/night (2 night min) .. $ 900/week May 26 - June 22, 2012 ..... $175/night (2 night min) .. $1200/week Jun 23 - Sep 4, 2012 .... $1400/week Sep 5 - Oct 21, 2012 ... $175/night (2 night min) .. $ 1200/week May 1 - May 25, 2012 ... $150/night (2 night minimum) .. $1000/week Holiday Rates: Dec 17, 2012 - Jan 3, 2013 $175/night Tax Rate: 9.0% Cleaning Fee: $95; Weekend nights exc holidays- add $25/night
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: This is my first vacation rental property. The second is a townhouse in Santa Fe in New Mexico, 45 minutes north of Albuquerque (VRBO #226974, homeaway 184031). This property I built from scratch, buying the lot and being the general contractor on the log home. As my children got older and didn't want to spend the summers at the cabin, I started to rent it out. That's how it started. It was so successful and I enjoyed it so much that I bought the Santa Fe property, in a much different location! I also enjoy displaying my watercolor paintings at the properties. I have 3 dogs, 2 daughters and 1 cat, and live in Indianapolis most of the year. I've worked in the past as an actuary and a software tester.
Why the Owner Chose Alburg:
Beautiful location on a lake!
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
It's quiet...... and absolutely beautiful!
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Lakeside view of the cabin
Cabin fireplace and living area
Sunset on Lake Champlain
View from the cabin
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