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A Chance to Truly Unplug on Lake St Catherine!

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Kitchen - clean, full sized appliances, gas stove, microwave, coffee maker.

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Last updated: 07/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lake St. Catherine cottage description


If you're looking for an authentic lakeside cottage experience to enjoy some time with gorgeous Lake St Catherine and Mother Nature, this may be the spot for you. This cottage was built in the early 1900's, as were many around the lake. Sadly, many of the original cottages have been torn down or 'improved' beyond recognition. Nice for them, but some of us still enjoy the feel of the original buildings. So we've elected to keep the spirit of the Lake alive with this property - low key furnishings, low maintenance property, plenty of room to spread out, relax, or entertain, and reasonable rental pricing. While clean and comfortable and usual amenities, the house and property are low-key and offer a true chance to 'unplug'. There is no TV or internet at this cottage, and cell service spotty (due to mountains - can't do much about that! There is a house phone for local and emerg calls). It's amazing what you hear/see/smell/feel with just your senses to keep you amused! Start with a beautiful drive along the lake to get you to our shaded driveway. Step out of your car and get immediately immersed in pine-scented mountain air. Feel the crunch of pine needles and pine cones underfoot. Hear the screen door slam as you come into the maple cabinet kitchen. Go a few steps further into the living room with the wood stove, comfortable wicker chairs, and braided rugs. Just beyond that, the screen porch...rocking chairs, dining table, daybed, lots of pillows. See the sunshine bouncing off the lake. Listen to the birds chirping. Better yet, head down the pine-needle pathway to the lake, jump off the dock into the cool lake, and swim out to the float. Come back to the house and let your bare feet enjoy the slate patio. Take pictures? Get the binoculars out? Read a book? Write a letter by hand? This place is heaven on earth if you want to love the lake for the life it has offered for many generations. Hope you will take the time to enjoy it! Cottage open June - early October (not winterized), and for full weeks only. Please don't overlook fall for a visit - absolutely lovely in quieter season! Thank you for viewing our listing, and hope you can find some time this year or next to visit! Please note - no internet, no TV or DVD, no washer/dryer, no motorboat included. Cell phone service very limited.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 2 double

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

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          • All bedrooms are on second floor, bathroom on first floor. Master bedroom - 1 double bed, 2 full sized dressers, hanging space. Bedrooms 2 and 3 upstairs - single beds, each has dresser and hanging space....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • Sink/cabinet, toilet, standing shower (no tub). All newly installed in 2013. House is on well and septic. Please be sensitive to these systems - practice good water conservation for showers, etc., and no flushing anything beyond toilet paper in the toilet. ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • This is an authentic lakeside cottage that is perfect for relaxing, water sports, picture taking, easy meals, reading, etc. Great for family gatherings, or couples getaway. Please note - no internet, no TV or DVD, no motorboat included. Cell phone service very limited....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Assorted/all ages - also, nearby Granville and Poultney libraries, as well as many area book sales during the summer. ...moreless

              • Games:

                Assorted including Yahtzee, Monopoly Scrabble, cards, cribbage, jigsaw puzzles. Various art supplies....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Festivals
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Coin Laundry

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Village
              • Lakefront
              • Lake View
              • Lake:

                Lake St Catherine, Poultney/Wells VT...moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Fishing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Lovely traditional table with removable leaves on screen porch. Porch chairs and extra folding chairs in storage shed outside kitchen - seats about 8 comfortably. Tablecloths in cupboard. ...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Internet:

                    As this is a summer-season only cottage, no internet available at cottage itself. Is available at local cafe (Wells Country Store - open 8a-3p) or in nearby town of Poultney - both no charge....moreless

                  • Wood Stove:

                    Indoor wood stove - please limit use to early spring and autumn nights only....moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    Outdoor firepit, camp wood/kindling, and outdoor folding chairs for enjoying evenings under the stars. Please exercise good judgment and campfire sense when setting up outdoor fire....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Max 2 cars. ...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    House phone for local and emergency calls only. Cell phone coverage very limited in this area due to mountains. Easy walk down West Lake Road to Bull Frog Hollow Road will get you to a cell spot....moreless

                  • Garage:

                    For owner storage only....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Standard 10 cup model, uses #4 filters. Coffee grinder on site as well.....moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Good sized kitchen. Ample counterspace, storage, etc. Some cookbooks, standard plates, cups, silverware, etc....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Full sized gas stove/oven - new 2008. Runs on propane (provided by owner). ...moreless

                  • Toaster:

                    Toaster oven....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Dishes, silverware, cooking utensils, cutting boards, a few baking pans, etc....moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    As this is a summer cottage, there are usually some standard items in pantry. Local grocery store (Price Chopper in Granville NY) is very well stocked and open 24 hours. ...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    1 single + 1 double kayaks + paddles. Selection of lifejackets on site. Paddleboat on site as well....moreless

                  • Boat:

                    Dock space for a motor boat ( 18'). Free ramp available on lake. Lake is heavily guarded for invasive species. You must have your boat inspected by lake monitor when launching....moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Public courts in nearby Wells, VT....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Beautiful 18 hole public course and restaurant/bar at nearby Lake St Catherine Golf Course. Other public and private courses nearby as well....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Treed lot with lots of shade. No lawn or watering to worry about!...moreless

                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer 2014
                  Jun 27 - Sep 1, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $900
                  Fall 2014
                  Sep 2 - Oct 9, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $750
                  Spring 2015
                  May 25 - Jun 26, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $800
                  Summer 2015
                  Jun 27 - Sep 8, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $950
                  Fall 2015
                  Sep 9 - Oct 8, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $750

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning $50
                  • Taxes Not included

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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 07/10/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
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                  Location

                  80 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Albany International Airport (ALB), Albany NY
                  80 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrak, Albany NY (Adirondack Route)
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Lake St Catherine Country Club (Public - 18 holes)

                  Car: Necessary

                  This property is located in Poultney VT, about 30 minutes north of Manchester VT, 2 hours south of Burlington VT. The cottage is on Lake St Catherine, a beautiful fresh water lake about 5 miles long, and surrounded by mountains. The lake is a popular spot for bass, perch and pike fishing, as well as all types of water sports. Nearby Lake St Catherine Country Club has a beautiful 18 hole public course. This cottage offers an authentic lakeside camp experience - comfortably furnished, with full kitchen and bath, well water, septic. Please note - this cottage has no internet, no TV or DVD, no washer/dryer, no motorboat included. Cell phone service very limited.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  About the owner: We love, love, love Lake St Catherine, and hope other families can enjoy its unique and wonderful spirit.

                  Why the Owner Chose Lake St. Catherine:
                  Our family has deep roots in the area - my husband's great grandfather began bringing the family to Lake St Catherine over 100 years ago. Several branches of the family have purchased homes around the lake. We bought this in 2008 because it was one of the last 'authentic' lake cottages, and the other family properties were getting overcrowded! We love the pine lined driveway, the waterviews on two sides, the view of the bay from the dock, the wonderful protected swimming area, the birds that are always flying around, and the warm friendly feel in the neighborhood. Easy access to area amenities - Wells (Here and Now Gallery, the fresh produce, fabulous baked goods, and petting zoo at Wellsmere Farm, and the warm ambiance and delicious homemade donuts at the Wells Country Store/aka Julies); Poultney (home of the fabulous Perrys for breakfast, incredible service at Williams Hardware, and beautiful campus of Green Mountain College); nearby Granville NY(wonderful Pember Library and Museum); a little farther out is lovely Manchester and Dorset (great villages, outlet shopping, Hildene/Robert Todd Lincoln House); Stratton and Bromley.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Tremendous authentic lakeside feel! Located on a peninsula, surrounded by two bays. Comfortable low maintenance house and property. If you are looking to unplug, or to find a quiet place to read, relax, paint, or journal, or visit with friends/family, this cottage may be the answer - relaxed feel to cottage, beautiful spot. We hope you can create your own memories please note - no TV, no internet, and no cell service unless you go down the road to intersection of Bullfrog Hollow and West Lake Road!


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english
                   

                  Photos

                  • Kitchen - clean, full sized appliances, gas stove, microwave, coffee maker.

                    Kitchen - clean, full sized appliances, gas stove, microwave, coffee maker.

                  • View at waterside - protected cove, dock, swim float.

                    View at waterside - protected cove, dock, swim float.

                  • View of screen porch from outside.

                    View of screen porch from outside.

                  • Wooded path to dock/lake/cove.

                    Wooded path to dock/lake/cove.

                  • Classic screen porch among the pines - rocking chairs, comfy furnishings.

                    Classic screen porch among the pines - rocking chairs, comfy furnishings.

                  $750 - $950 per week (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 07/10/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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