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Extraordinary 19th Century Lakefront Victorian

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Last updated: 05/14/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description


Whether you love outdoor adventures, are a history buff, or just crave time for relaxation, this is the property for you!
This is a rare opportunity to rent an historic Victorian home on Lake Champlain. This 1873 Italianate Victorian, at the foot of the scenic Lake Champlain Bridge, sits on 6 acres of what was once a gentleman's farm. The house has been maintained in all its glory for your relaxing vacation on one of the most scenic spots in the Champlain Valley.
The owners have completely renovated this house, but have kept all the features that give the house its old time charm. Plaster crown moldings and chestnut woodwork grace this home's interior. The 10 foot pocket doors separating the three large living areas allow for openness or privacy. A curved staircase leads to the three upstairs bedrooms (all of which have lake views) and a bathroom which features the original claw foot bathtub with shower. Another half bath is located in one of the bedrooms as well as a downstairs half bath with washer and dryer.
This gem has all the conveniences you need to make it the perfect vacation getaway. The bright, sunny kitchen overlooks the lake and boasts all new appliances - refrigerator with ice and water dispenser, dishwasher, electric stove, and a large microwave. The main living room (there are 3) overlooks Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks through a huge bay window.
But it’s the property itself that will take your breath away! After an exhilarating day of adventures, come back to Cottonwood to unwind and relax! Sitting on the crest overlooking the lake and the majestic Adirondack Mountains is our gorgeous open-air gazebo, the property’s showpiece. It serves as your front row seat to spectacular sunsets and the twinkling lights of Port Henry, NY reflecting off the lake. Imagine dining lakeside with such an incredible view!
The spacious front porch is our favorite place for drinks and hors d’oeuvres, but is also perfect for lounging and reading a favorite book or watching some of our local wildlife. Bald eagles often visit our enormous cottonwood tree that is the namesake of our property. Deer, fox, wild turkeys, ducks, and geese stop by on occasion also to say hello!
Looking for outdoor adventure? The opportunities are endless! Here are just a few examples:
A sloping path leads to 500 ft. of private beachfront. The shallow water makes it the perfect location for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and jetskiing in the summer and ice fishing in the winter. Have you own boat? There is a free public boat access just across the road and a marina about ¼ mile away. (A note about swimming: while the lakeshore is swimmable, it is not ideal, especially for children. There are several sandy beaches nearby we recommend.) Love to fish? In addition to our lakeshore, there are several prime spots within walking distance where you can catch bass, perch, lake trout, northern pike, and lake salmon. You won’t find a better location for kayaking. Paddle south and under the beautiful new Champlain Bridge or across the lake to visit the forts at Crown Point, NY. If you don’t have your own kayaks, you can rent them nearby – they will even deliver them! Don't feel like doing anything? Pull up a chair and sit on the shore...listening to the lapping waves and watching as boats float by is the best way we know of to let go of all your stresses. The best part is, we have no immediate neighbors, so the shoreline is completely private!
Is cycling more your thing? Right from our front door, you can access some of the best bike routes in two states! Ride along the scenic lakeshore, into nearby quaint Vergennes or beautiful Middlebury (you can even ride through a covered bridge), or cross the Champlain Bridge into NY and bike along the lake or into the Adirondacks. No matter what route you choose, the scenery is spectacular!
If you love to hike, you are in luck! Snake Mountain is a gem of a hike and only a 10-minute drive away. Somewhat challenging but easy enough for children, it offers some of the best views of the lake you’ll find! In addition to other amazing trails in VT, you have easy access to Adirondack trails as well. Love a morning walk or run? Step out the door and onto the pedestrian walkway of the Champlain Bridge, which offers breathtaking views up and down the lake. The half-mile-long bridge is lit at night for evening strolls, too.
Craving something more heart-pounding? Vermont Skydiving Adventures, Vermont’s only skydiving facility, is just a couple miles up the road. On a calm day, you can even see the parachutes – and sometimes hear a “Wahooooo!” or two as they jump. For the kids and young-at-heart, Six Flags Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom is an hour’s drive away in Lake George, NY.
If you love to golf, there is no shortage of exceptional courses! Basin Harbor Club, one of Vermont’s premiere courses, is just 10 minutes away, the Jack Nicklaus-designed Vermont National Country Club is a 45 minute drive in So. Burlington, and there are numerous other beautiful courses all within a short drive. For younger golf fans, Champ’s Extreme Mini Golf is just a mile up the road.
For a more laid-back adventure, check out some of the many historic sites right in our backyard – literally! This part of the Champlain Valley is particularly rich in history, and is showcased on both sides of the bridge. The Chimney Point State Historic Site is directly across the road, and a short walk or drive over the bridge will land you on the Crown Point State Historic Site, the home of the ruins of two Revolutionary War forts and breathtaking views up the lake. Fifteen minutes further down the lake on the NY side is Fort Ticonderoga, a beautiful, fully-restored fort where history comes alive with re-enactments and tour guides dressed in full uniform. Learn about the maritime history of the lake at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, just 10 minutes north of us on the Vermont side.
There is no lack of indoor adventures, too! Sample wines at the many vineyards, or craft beers at the many microbreweries in our area….explore the local boutiques (or the award-winning Church Street Marketplace in downtown Burlington), antique shops, or farmer’s markets…take your tastebuds on a culinary adventure at some of the best restaurants found anywhere.
No matter what you are looking to do, we are centrally located to it all! At the end of your daily adventures, kick back and relax while watching as the sun setting over the lake and mountains slowly turns into a starlit sky and twinkling lights reflecting off the water. You may never want to leave!
We invite you to spend a memorable vacation here at Cottonwood. Book it now for your exciting - and relaxing - Lake Champlain experience!

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be over 21...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outdoors only...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    While we love animals, we are also a wedding venue and must be careful regarding pet hair and stains....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    clawfoot tub with shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    downstairs, has washer and dryer...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    is located in Bedroom 2...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Owners will do their best to accommodate special requests with adequate notice....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Window unit...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Three areas: main area seats 10-12, TV room seats 6, open room unfurnished...moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Local calls only, must use prepaid phone card for long distance...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lots of room for lawn games....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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$2,475

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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 9%

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Last updated: 05/14/2015
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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Burlington International Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Red Mill, Basin Harbor
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ticonderoga/Shoreham
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Basin Harbor
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Port Henry, NY
Addison
Nearest Motorway
VT Rte. 17
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Bridge Restaurant
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Middlebury Snow Bowl
Addison
Nearest Beach
onsite

Car: Necessary

Vermont Skydiving Adventures, Vermont's only skydiving facility, is only 3 miles away. For history buffs, Chimney Point State Historic Site is directly across the road, Crown Point State Historic Site is a short walk away, Fort Ticonderoga and the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum are each within a 15 min. drive. There is excellent dining and shopping in both Middlebury (15 min.) or on Burlington's famed Church Street Marketplace (45 min.) Six Flags Great Escape Theme and Waterpark are located 1 hour away in Lake George, NY for the kids and the young at heart. Lake Placid, NY, site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics is an hour away, and offers shopping, dining, and activities year-round at the Olympic Center.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Dana & Lorraine Franklin have lived in Addison County since 1970, and both grew up in family businesses. Having owned the local general store, WAGS, for over 20 years, we have gotten to know both locals and vacationers who frequent the area. The opportunity to purchase and turn Cottonwood into a vacation rental and wedding/event venue has been a labor of love.

Why the Owner Chose Addison:
Having been part of the Addison County community for many years the Franklins not only love the area because of it's beauty but also the friendliness and kindness of the people that live here.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We can talk about the many attributes that make this property spectacular, but it's the breathtaking lake and mountain views that put it over the top.


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Speaks: english
 

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  • The custom-built gazebo is perfect for alfresco dining.

    The custom-built gazebo is perfect for alfresco dining.

  • The grand cottonwood offers shade for lots of lawn games and activities.

    The grand cottonwood offers shade for lots of lawn games and activities.

  • Modern, fully-equipped kitchen

    Modern, fully-equipped kitchen

  • Main living room with large bay window offers great lake and mountain views.

    Main living room with large bay window offers great lake and mountain views.

  • Hallway to upstairs features beautiful chestnut woodwork.

    Hallway to upstairs features beautiful chestnut woodwork.

  • Upstairs landing

    Upstairs landing

  • Bedroom with one queen and one twin sized bed, has its own half bath.

    Bedroom with one queen and one twin sized bed, has its own half bath.

  • Bright, summery room with full sized bed

    Bright, summery room with full sized bed

  • The gazebo, all dressed up in evening for a wedding, offers breathtaking views

    The gazebo, all dressed up in evening for a wedding, offers breathtaking views

  • Evening view of the gazebo

    Evening view of the gazebo

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  • Enjoy refreshments and spectacular lake and mountain views from the front porch.

    Enjoy refreshments and spectacular lake and mountain views from the front porch.

  • Our unusual sculpture has provided many unique photo opportunities!

    Our unusual sculpture has provided many unique photo opportunities!

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • The bright, sunny kitchen/dining area

    The bright, sunny kitchen/dining area

  • Main living room

    Main living room

  • Curved staircase

    Curved staircase

  • Main bedroom with queen sized bed. Wake up to lake views each morning!

    Main bedroom with queen sized bed. Wake up to lake views each morning!

  • .Another view of the queen/twin bed room.

    .Another view of the queen/twin bed room.

  • Another view of the summery room.

    Another view of the summery room.

  • One of our spectacular sunsets - every night is different!

    One of our spectacular sunsets - every night is different!

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Minimum stay: 7 nights
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  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1.75
  • Property type
    House
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/14/2015
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