A Chance to Truly Unplug on Lake St Catherine!
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- Minimum stay:1-6 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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 vintage 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! Landline/house phone on site 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 the cottage 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. Grab a kayak and head out towards the nearby island. 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! Again, please note - no internet, no TV or DVD, no washer/dryer, no motorboat. Cell phone service very limited. If you want to be 'off the grid', this is a great spot!
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- 2 story
- 800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Lake View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Hair Dryer
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
- Iron & Board
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
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May 31 - Jun 29, 2016
6 night min stay
Jun 30 - Sep 6, 2016
6 night min stay
Sep 7 - Oct 6, 2016
6 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $50
- Taxes Not included
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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 or allowed. Local phone service provided - cell phone service very limited.
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!
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Wooded path to dock/lake/cove.
Comfy wicker on screen porch.
Bathroom - first view. Updated 2013 - brand new fixtures in 2013.
Library corner - another cozy spot in living room! Wide assortment of books.
Another cozy spot in living room.
Dining table on screen porch. Has extra leaves and chairs. Bon appetit!
Screen porch close up. Door to Oxbow Bay/dock/waterfront.
Picture postcard view at waterside - protected cove, dock, swim float.
Slate patio with BBQ and table/chairs, just outside kitchen. Horseshoe Bay view.
Classic screen porch among the pines - rocking chairs, comfy furnishings.
Kitchen - clean, full sized appliances, gas stove, microwave, coffee maker.
Bathroom - second view.
Books, games, cards, puzzles galore! Or bring your own!
Another cozy spot in living room.
Vintage cottage - as you drive up among the pines.
Another view of screen porch from outside.
View of house from Horseshoe Bay side (taken in winter!)
- Property typeCottage
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