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Waterfront, Sandy Beaches, Airstrip, Private Retreat

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • 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 are enjoyed from every room of the house. Extensive sandy beaches are just a 5 minute walk. Walking and running paths circle the island.

Keywords: beaches, pastoral, scenic, fly-in, kid and pet friendly, confortable

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Property Type

      • Estate

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Very child-friendly with lake gradually dropping off at both sandy beaches. Great for playing, picnics, hiking trails to explore the island...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                There is no firefighting equipment on the island so smoking is prohibited except on the beach....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Well behaved dogs are welcomed. We charge $20 a day for your pet....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

                We do not have ramps and paths are basically grass and do not allow for ease of movement via a wheelchair....moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                2nd floor and serves two bedrooms...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                first floor across from den/bedroom--washer and dryer...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • 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

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    lots of books including collection of children's books...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games:

                    tons of board games in study as well as puzzles and cards....moreless

                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • Stereo:

                    Bosc radio/CD player...moreless

                  • Television

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Marina
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping

                  Location Type

                  • Lakefront:

                    360 degree views and access to Lake Champlain. Excellent swimming within a 5 minute walk and it's all yours!...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    NY Adirondacks and VT Green Mountains...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    main dining room seats 12, screened in porch off main dining room seats 6, small dining nook near kitchen seats 4-5, deck has expansive dining areas and two tables...moreless

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 12 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking:

                    secure, off-site parking on mainland...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Available at private mainland landing and boat launch 2 miles from island...moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    off-site on mainland...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    cell service is excellent...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    beach towels are available but additional ones would be useful...moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wood Stove:

                    not for use during summer months...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    drip and French Press...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    service for 12...moreless

                  • Dishwasher

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    two kayaks available for use...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    flat area great for volleyball and other lawn games...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Water Sports Gear
                   

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                  3 night min stay
                  $550
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                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
                  • Pet Fee $20
                  • Tax Rate 9%

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Owner info

                  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.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Main house from dock

                    Main house from dock

                  • livingroom from second story

                    livingroom from second story

                  • 1st floor den as bedroom with double futon

                    1st floor den as bedroom with double futon

                  • kitchen view into living room

                    kitchen view into living room

                  • east deck off living room and kitchen

                    east deck off living room and kitchen

                  • master bedroom with east facing deck

                    master bedroom with east facing deck

                  • 2nd floor bedroom with queen and private deck

                    2nd floor bedroom with queen and private deck

                  • pastoral views abound

                    pastoral views abound

                  • sandy beaches

                    sandy beaches

                  • sunset from sandy beach

                    sunset from sandy beach

                  • dog heaven

                    dog heaven

                  • living room

                    living room

                  • 1st floor den

                    1st floor den

                  • dining room looking toward living room

                    dining room looking toward living room

                  • breakfast nook off kitchen

                    breakfast nook off kitchen

                  • grilling and al fresco dining deck looking east toward Green Mountains

                    grilling and al fresco dining deck looking east toward Green Mountains

                  • spiral staircase to cupola

                    spiral staircase to cupola

                  • master bath with separate shower and toilet

                    master bath with separate shower and toilet

                  • 2nd floor bedroom with double bed

                    2nd floor bedroom with double bed

                  • running and walking paths

                    running and walking paths

                  • fun on the sandy beach

                    fun on the sandy beach

                  • spectacular sunsets

                    spectacular sunsets

                  VRBO #354501

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

                  $550 per night (USD)
                  11

                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

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                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                  Member since: 2011
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Calendar last updated: 06/01/2014
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