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Comfortable, Non-Smoking, West-shore cottage on Island, historic Lake Champlain. Private 4 acres and 450' of lake shore and immaculate home accommodates 4 to 6 people pets welcome, it is Single Family Home with unique design. Pleasingly furnished, full bath with shower, large well equipped eat-in kitchen with sitting area and queen sized pull out couch, 2 bedrooms with double beds, living room with large picture window over looking the lake in Isle La Motte. Soft water well, propane heat and cook stove, Wifi, TV, Dish Network, VCR, DVD, small radio/c.d. player included. Large gas grill, deck chairs and table for large private deck. Both shady deck near dock and back deck offer panoramic western views boasting stunning sunsets against New York's Adirondack Mountains. Beach is sand and pebble, need Watershoes. Water quality is high. We have a 4 seater paddle boat which is a lot of fun. Explore the shoreline by canoe, kayak or water-shoe looking for fossils, shells or skipping stones. The lake provides beauty, fun, relaxation with a huge stage for viewing the starry sky. Fun for everyone and type of water craft with a boat access next-door. Cycling, hiking, water skiing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, antiquing, arts and many great restaurants. Great fishing and ice fishing area. One hour to Montreal and Burlington 10 minutes from Alburg Golf Links and 18 hole.
Early Summer Jun 1 - Jun 19, 2015 4 night min stay
Summer Jun 20 - Sep 12, 2015 7 night min stay
Fall Sep 13 - Oct 24, 2015 4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$250
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On Sunday afternoons in July and August, historic Fisk Farm on West Shore Road presents musical performances and art exhibits in the old Horse and Carriage barn with afternoon tea and delicious cakes and scones available. It's all free except for the refreshments whose proceeds support the Isle La Motte Preservation Trust. All are welcome to stop by on Sunday afternoons in July and August anytime between 1:00 and 5:00.
The Fossil Preserves on Isle La Motte
Two nature preserves, the Goodsell Ridge Preserve and the Fisk Quarry Preserve protect outcrops of the oldest fossil reef in the world. Walk the trails, enjoy the exhibits in the Visitor Center and learn about the Chazy Fossil Reef, a National Natural Landmark.
Saint Anne's Shrine is a peaceful, spiritual, and historical attraction, which has been developed and maintained for the past 100 years by the Society of Saint Edmund in Vermont's scenic Champlain Islands. Each season, thousands of religious pilgrims, vacationers and tourists visit the popular waterfront site in Isle LaMotte for devotion and recreation.
The Shrine is situated on thirteen acres, touching the shores of Lake Champlain, and overlooking the Adirondack Mountains. Visitors can reflect among the pine trees in the Way of the Cross. Many rustic grottos, dedicated to the Saints, dot the grounds providing areas for peace and prayer.
An all purpose building is open daily to visitors providing space in inclement weather. Picnic facilities are plentiful for families and groups of all types. Our café is open Sundays in July and August for a delicious and bountiful Breakfast Buffet. Meals are available for organizations and groups by reservation while beverages, snacks and ice cream are served daily. The Gift Shop is open daily for visitors wishing to purchase books, religious articles, souvenirs and Vermont gifts.
The Mission of Saint Anne’s Shrine is to serve as a welcoming place of peace and hope ministering to all God’s people through prayer, devotion, hospitality, and spiritual renewal
Year Purchased: 1949
About: I grew up with good old Vermont values. Isle La Motte has always been a special place in my family's hearts. My parents were from the Islands and I can't imagine living anywhere else. I held a degree in Culinary Arts and was a chef in New Hampshire and Vermont then moved to Connecticut but I always looked for a place like home to live and it dawned on me that I should just move back home, that was 15 years ago. I am very happy with my decision. My timing was good, I was able to be here with my folks, which because of me they were able to remain more independent until they were 91 years old. I lost them both in 2009.
Why Isle La Motte: A cherished family home built in 1949-1950 where many memorable decades were spent and savored.
Length-wise, our cottage is located in the middle of the island and only 2 miles from Fisk Farm Preserve where their Sunday art shows and garden tea's are a local favorite. The fine dining family-run Ruthcliffe Restaurant is also only 2 miles away. Alburg Links Golf Course and Country Club is 5 miles away and we are 13 miles from North Hero House restaurant. Montreal and Burlington are both an hour away one south, the other north. New York is just across the lake with Rouses Point being the first town by bridge. Plattsburgh is a smidgen over a 1/2 hour away.
Explore the shoreline by canoe, kayak or water-shoe looking for fossils, shells or skipping stones. Fun for everyone and type of water craft with a boat access next-door. Cycling, hiking, water skiing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, antiquing, arts and more great restaurants. Great fishing and ice fishing area. The well equipped kitchen will help you serve up those local vegetables and perhaps the fish you caught today. Try out the large outdoor grill for that NY strip steak with all the fixings. You can always enjoy the Dish Network, VCR, DVD, Wifi and radio/c.d. player or read a book.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: When you look out the picture window with the deck there and just beyond that is the water, gives you the feel that you are on a boat. You will think you are totally alone on this lovely island until you see someone street-side on a bike or walk by enjoying the day.
What we thought we saw in the clouds. Boating, fishing and swimming and enjoying many family gatherings here. One woman that rented it said 'it is the pearl in the oyster' and I can't say that I disagree. It is one of the most beautiful spots on the island.
Every sunset is different. I have years of pictures of thousands of sunsets. I am not kidding! They are spectacular often remaining well after the sun has set. Red skies with pink hues on clouds with blues and greens and orange colors in the sky. At first the sun sets slowly and as the colors gather they intensify so does the speed of the setting sun. Many times we called one another not to miss the last of the setting.
After a busy day, relaxing on the deck in evening, it is you, fresh air, the lake and sky. You can hear the waves lapping as you can hear it ebb and flow as it hypnotically removes all tension and you find yourself so relaxed that you pray you will remember how it feels so you may recall it another time.
You might catch a glimpse of a falling star and see the a faint blinking light and realize is a small plane that is out of hearing . It will be so still that you hear nature realizing you have never heard it so busy before, maybe you have never heard tree frogs before.
Get good rest tonight as tomorrow will be another adventurous day on the island. As you lay there thinking about all you want to do tomorrow your mind will rest then hear the motion of the water lapping the shore as it carries you off to sleep.