VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More
Wake up to an exquisite sunrise! This secluded 5 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath summer cottage sits right on the water’s edge of Lake Champlain looking out to the high peaks of Vermont - Mt. Mansfield (Stowe) and Camel’s Hump. Enjoy the lake view from all first floor rooms and the upstairs master.
Sip a glass of wine with your dinner on the deck while watching the sunset’s purple glow over the Vermont Mountains followed by a glorious moonrise. Or watch the sailboats and Essex Ferry cross as you enjoy the private shale beach and large platform rock, good for reading, relaxing, sunning. Watch your kids swim, learn to skip rocks, or collect ‘beach’ glass. Launch your canoe or kayak off the beach. Explore the woods and head on down to south beach.
This 1889 cottage is rustic, used by the owner’s family, so is not simply a rental house. It is prized for its views. It has a first floor master bedroom with king-sized bed facing the lake and a full bath – great for people who do not want or can’t do stairs or who want to catch sunrises from their bed.
The kitchen-dining room wall has been opened so you can cook and see the lake. The large oak table in dining-room can seat ten. Both the living-room and dining-room have doors onto a small screened-in porch with old-fashioned glider. The living-room also has a wood burning fireplace. Upstairs is the original master bedroom with its baby porthole to one of the smaller bedrooms. There is a full bath with claw foot tub. The two other bedrooms complete the second floor. Please note the cottage is indeed rustic with no TV, Computer, or Wifi. One mile into town and also in Willsboro, Wadhams and Elizabethtown, are libraries with internet access. Essex, N.Y is an architectural treat as the entire town is on the National Historic Registry due to the numerous pre-civil war homes. A mile walk from the cottage and you are there for your morning newspaper and cup of coffee. The Adirondack high peaks with its numerous hiking trails are about an hour away as is Lake Placid. One can spend a great day in Montreal which is 90 miles to the north. Vermont is a 20 minute ferry ride from town - fun even just for the crossing at sunset and brings you close to the renowned Shelburne Museum as well as Burlington, a lively university on-the-lake small city.
King size beds (1) Located on main level in master bedroom, Double Beds (1) located in original master bedroom on second floor.
Single Beds on 2nd floor:(5) Two single beds in one bedroom
One single twin in one bedroom
Two single beds in small third bedroom...moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rental season is from mid-June to early -mid-August. House is not winterized. Rental change-overs are on Saturdays.
Half of rent to be paid at time of making reservation
Second half to be paid three weeks before rental starts
Travel with confidence
Pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer) to protect your payment up to $1,000. Before making a payment always call the owner at the number listed on our website, and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.
Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
About one hour to the following: AuSable Chasm, Whiteface Mt., Fort Ticonderoga, Lake Placid, and Adirondack High Peaks.
Ferry from Essex to Vermont is a delightful 20 minute ride and leaves frequently.
Easy 2 hour drive to Montreal.
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: Love sailing and being right on the lake. Can gaze at it for hours on end!
Why the Owner Chose Essex: My father bought this cottage sight unseen in 1949 as he knew and loved the area from hiking the Adirondacks as a kid. My family has been coming here every year since '49 and we are now into the third generation plus!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: Lake front view with exquisite sunrises and reflected sunsets.
Best of all, it is quiet and peaceful, yet near to mountain and lake activities.