Off the Grid, Private Island Retreat, Sandy Beaches, Airstrip
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
North Hero estate description
This spectacular 207 acre private island estate offers incredible views, sunsets and sunrises, privacy and luxurious living in a green and eco sensitive manner. The main house is beautifully and comfortably furnished with hardwood floors throughout. The first floor open design features a large living room with two sets of French doors opening onto wrap-around porch/deck, wood stove and 2 story ceilings. Well-equipped kitchen overlooks the livingroom providing a relaxed entertaining and living atmosphere. Small dining nook off kitchen seats 5-6. Dining room has large table that seats 12 with French doors opening onto a screened in eating area seating 6-8. A den/4th bedroom, large slate-floored mudroom and bath/laundry room complete the first floor. Upstairs is a magnificent master bedroom with two small decks facing south and east, queen bed, walk-in closet and full bath. Two other bedrooms (one with deck) and a shared bath with shower are on the second floor. A spiral staircase leads to the third floor enclosed widow's walk and gorgeous sunset and 360 degree views of island and lake. This property is "off the grid" with an extensive photovoltaic solar system that supplies power to the main house. A back-up generator helps during the cloudy days, but some accommodation for nature's proclivities is required. An island caretaker and working farmer in residence at the south end, is available to assist guests with navigating the solar system as well as providing trips ashore as needed. The system requires some user interaction. Panoramic views of water, mountains and pastoral fields dotted with sheep are enjoyed from every room of the house. Extensive sandy beaches are just a 5 minute walk.
Keywords: pastoral, scenic, working farm, fly-in, kid and pet friendly
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9
Bathrooms: 2.75 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street:
- Wood Stove
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- sunset and sunrise views, on-site caretaker for trips ashore and assistance with solar energy system, back up generator, dock and mooring space available, off-street parking at private mainland launching location, 2500 foot grass airstrip for small craft, wrap-around covered deck with outdoor dining area, canoe, beach chairs, bikes, extensive library, board games....moreless
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Mobile Phone
- Water Skiing
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Year Purchased: 1955
Why the Owner Chose North Hero:
My father-in-law bought the island in 1955 as a weekend retreat from the NYC area. He ended up relocating to Vermont and the island became his passion, building first a small log cabin, then an airstrip, and eventually creating a small sheep farm with several barns and fenced pastures. Following retirement the island became a summer and holiday gathering place and the main home was built in 1990s. Weddings, reunions and variious fund-raising events have enjoyed the incredible spot. The three sons now oversee the island and are pleased to share this special place with others.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
The island is a wonderful place to get away from the stresses and noise of the real world. We help with haying and gardening if we want physical activity or simply sit and enjoy the sunsets, beaches and lake activities.
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Main house from dock
den or downstairs bedroom
bedroom with balcony
sunset from sandy beach
livingroom from second story
master bedroom with east facing deck
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