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Lake Champlain Great Camp - Luxury, Sunsets, Lawn, Beach!

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Last updated: 12/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Colchester cottage description

The Camp at Barney Point…the perfect place for family vacations or multi-generational retreats! Outstanding 2,700 sf Lakefront “Adirondack Great Camp”, available seasonally. This Camp, or lake house, is an architectural “wow”, reflecting a careful, modern renovation while maintaining its historic, 1920s character.

Located at Barney Point on Colchester Point Road, Colchester, VT, on the broad portion of Lake Champlain, with spectacular views to south and west, lake breezes, and picture-perfect sunsets.
The property offers almost an acre of manicured lawns, stone walkways, and great landscaping, with two hundred feet of cliff-top lake frontage and panoramic views. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the huge, green lawn for croquet, volleyball, ping pong, softball, tag or other games. Sit, read, and relax. Lay in a hammock. Sit back in a comfortable Adirondack chair at the cliff's edge and watch the fun of the season on the water in front of you. What you’ll notice about the Camp at Barney Point is that it offers plenty of space for family time, inside and out of doors.

Walk the meandering path through the woods to the association beach—with amazing southerly views to the most expansive section of Lake Champlain—great for bonfires and gatherings. The lake access here offers clean, shallow water and a sandy bottom—great for kids.

Are you looking for an opportunity while on vacation to actually use the lake instead of just gazing at it?! This vacation destination includes numerous amenities that you'd typically find only at an all-inclusive summer resort. Use the Camp’s guest boat mooring, swim platform, rowboat, paddle board, or 3 kayaks. Paddling along the shore offers an idyllic way to spend an afternoon or evening.

Or walk, run or bike the Island Line Trail, a 5-mile scenic wonder, offering access points adjacent to the Camp. This continues north to South Hero, VT when the bike ferry is running, or south to Burlington, another 7.5 miles of scenic beauty! Wonderful Airport Park is just down the road, offering tennis, basketball and running trails - great for adults, kids and pets.

The Camp sleeps 14 - a king bed in the 2nd floor master with direct access to a master bathroom with soaking tub overlooking the lake; 2 twins in a 2nd floor bedroom; 4 twins and a double in the 3rd 2nd floor bedroom; a double in the 1st floor bedroom with direct access to the 1st floor bathroom; and 2 twins in the main living area that by day form a seating/lounging area for games and reading.

The Camp offers an amazing kitchen with dishwasher, pantry, gas range, fridge with freezer and ice maker, and utensils/dishes for the largest of gatherings, as well as Silestone bar/seating for 8 in a u-shape. A full W&D is offered on the 2nd floor. (All appliances are new for the 2013 season). The Camp has 2 bathrooms, each with shower.

The main floor gathering areas offer ample seating for dining, conversation and games. There is a large, wooden dining table with seating for 10-12. In addition, there is 'living' seating for about 20 more. Views abound from every room, with the screened and outdoor porches and decks offering an extension of the gatherings inside. The 2013 season brings all new outdoor composite dining and Adirondack seating. Ample off-road parking is offered, as is a great deal of privacy. Warm up in front of the wood stove, framed by the Camp’s original brick chimney, on those cooler evenings.

The Camp at Barney Point offers more than just a place to stay; the list of 'inclusions' is a true differentiator:

*views and sunsets you can only dream about
*3 kayaks
*outdoor ping pong table
*huge manicured lawn, big enough for croquet, volleyball and other sports
*kid's swings
*ample outdoor seating for 20+
*2 gas grills
*washer & dryer
*gourmet kitchen
*guest boat mooring
*swim platform
*sandy beach

You and your family will return again and again to the Camp at Barney Point. It is truly unique and feels 'miles away' this close to metropolitan Burlington, Vermont's largest city.

Keywords: Lake Front Adirondack Great Camp


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome:

            Outstanding location for children. Almost an acre of lawn. Shallow, sandy lake access!...moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            Limited mobility on 1st floor but doable....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking out of doors only, please....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Pets allowed with owner permission. (Dogs)....moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

          • Other (See Description)


          • 1st Floor Master: 1 double

            Adjacent 1st floor bath....moreless

          • 2nd Floor Master Bedroom: 1 king

            Adjacent to Master Bath; desk; sitting area; deck....moreless

          • 2nd Floor Twin Room: 2 twin/ single

            Access to 2nd Floor Bath....moreless

          • 2nd Floor Bunk Room: 1 double, 4 twin/ single

            Access to 2nd Floor Bath....moreless

          • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Bunk Beds (4)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • 2nd Floor Master: toilet, tub, shower

            Separate vintage soaking tub from tiled shower. Lake view....moreless

          • 1st Floor Bath: toilet, shower

            Access from 1st Floor Master bedroom and kitchen/living....moreless

          • Owner provides soap, shampoo, conditioner, and paper products.

          Other Amenities

              • Huge lawn for games, croquet, volleyball, parties. Path to association beach with shallow water with sandy bottom. Great for kids!...moreless


              • CD Player
              • Games
              • Music Library:

                Selected CDs on site....moreless

              • Ping Pong Table
              • Stereo


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beachfront:

                Private Association Beach at Property. Southerly facing. Shallow, clean, sandy beach access. Swim raft!...moreless

              • Lakefront:

                Southerly and Westerly Lake Champlain Bluff-Top Setting with Commanding NY Adirondacks & Sunset Views....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                You can see Lake Placid, NY from the front deck and lawn....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Direct beach access from property; path to beach....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 12 people


              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Free Long Distance
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Electric and propane....moreless

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Stove


              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher


              • Deck / Patio:

                3!! 1st: covered, open air, faces lake. 2nd: screened with seating and table, faces lake and lawn. 3rd: large, open air, faces lake and large manicured lawn....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                3 kayaks, 1 paddleboard and a rowboat are available to guests!...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Gorgeous, well manicured, sprinkler system, shrubs and flowers, lakeside landscape/safety fence, hammock, swings, seating for 20 or so......moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                2 outdoor gas grills on bluestone patio....moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Tubes, chairs for beach, and other beach/lawn toys are available to guests!...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Mastercard
              • Visa


              Write a review 5
              from 12 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Spring/College Grads/Mem. Day
              Apr 25 - Jun 3, 2015
              3 night min stay
              Late Spring
              Jun 4 - Jun 12, 2015
              3 night min stay
              Start to Summer
              Jun 13 - Jun 26, 2015
              7 night min stay

              July 4th Holidays
              Jun 27 - Jul 10, 2015
              7 night min stay

              Jul 11 - Sep 11, 2015
              7 night min stay

              Fall 2015
              Sep 12 - Oct 20, 2015
              3 night min stay
              My Standard Rate
              4 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Pet Fee $150
              • End of Stay Cleaning $335
              • Tax Rate 9%


              Rates shown are approx. and subject to change; VT 9% lodging tax and cleaning fees are additional, subject to size of party. From May 1-Jun 1 3-4 night stays required; 4-7 night stays required around college graduation weekends. From approx. Jun 1-Labor Day 7-night stays required. Labor Day - mid-October 4-night stays required. July 4th week extra.

              Guest Rental Contract requires 50% payment at contract signing and remainder 90 days prior to arrival.

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              Last updated: 12/11/2014
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              12 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Burlington International Airport
              8 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Lake Champlain Ferry at King St Dock, Burlington
              9 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Essex Jct Terminal
              8 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Nearest Beach
              Our Private Beach!

              The Camp at Barney Point is located on the broad portion of Lake Champlain about 10 minutes north of Burlington, VT. Within a short driving distance, guests can reach Montreal, Shelburne, Stowe/Sugarbush, the NY Adirondacks, and many other scenic and tourist-oriented areas. During The Camp's 'season of availabililty' - May to October - there are many local and regional festivals, markets and attractions. We publish a complete PDF-based 'Guide to The Camp' to include all such information for guests.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2002

              About the owner: We are Marilee & Burt Willey, and we are pleased to welcome you to the Camp at Barney Point. We, along with our 3 kids, know you will find this location special for your next group or family getaway!

              Why the Owner Chose Colchester:
              Finding a great spot on Lake Champlain with outstanding views, luxury, parking, beach access, water crafts, a guest boat mooring, a private swim raft, a long list of included amenities (3 kayaks, paddle board, row boat, outdoor ping pong table, croquet, bikes, and so forth...) and room to play is key to any group or family getaway. The views are outstanding; the lawn and upkeep is top notch. This location has it all. We wanted a property where we could offer more to guests than they might have expected - this property offers true differentiation.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              The quality and careful renovation of the Camp is a true differentiator as well. Sleeping for 14 offers space for multi-generational gatherings. Rustic, yet luxurious. Spacious, yet cozy. An outdoor scene unsurpassed on Colchester Point. Far away, yet close to everything - 10-12 minutes from downtown Burlington. Relaxing, yet offering sports opportunities galore. Get away from it all at the Camp at Barney Point.

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              • View of Camp at Barney Point

                View of Camp at Barney Point

              • Sunset from Camp at Barney Point

                Sunset from Camp at Barney Point

              • Main Living Area with Fireplace/View of 2nd Floor

                Main Living Area with Fireplace/View of 2nd Floor

              • Screened Porch for Dining/Lounging

                Screened Porch for Dining/Lounging

              • Master Bedroom View from Balcony

                Master Bedroom View from Balcony

              • Side Deck overlooking lawn and lake

                Side Deck overlooking lawn and lake

              • Main Living Area

                Main Living Area

              • Kitchen with Pantry

                Kitchen with Pantry

              • Master Bedroom

                Master Bedroom

              • Expansive side lawn with views to Lake Champlain

                Expansive side lawn with views to Lake Champlain

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              This listing was first published here in 2009.

              Date last modified - Thursday, December 11, 2014

              $530 - $674 per night (USD)

              4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 14

              View calendar: Updated 12/11/14
              Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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