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5BR Cottage on Lake Champlain - Private Beach-1st Floor Master - Wifi

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Dinner with reflected sunset over Vermont


Last updated: 05/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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.

Keywords: rustic summer cottage


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Owners might consider a dog - extra cleaning fee of $60.00...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Other (See Description)


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    First floor master bedroom with full bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    second floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single

    second floor single bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    has a porthole window into master if you want to hear a baby...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    second floor master bedroom...moreless

  • 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

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    1st floor master bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    and sink; off kitchen and back porch...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

    second floor bathroom...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Fiber optic Internet


  • Books:

    Fiction and non-fiction books as well as Adirondack and Lake Champlain collection, hiking, birding, wildflower guides. Many newer fiction and non-fiction titles....moreless

  • Games:

    Monopoly, Risk, Scrabble, checkers, Parcheesi,card games,jigsaw puzzles...moreless

  • Television:

    No TV! There has never been one in the 66 years its been in the family. Lots of books instead, including current fiction and non-fiction....moreless

  • Toys


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    View across Lake Champlain to Mt. Mansfield (Stowe), Camel's Hump and long ridge Green Mts of Vermont ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Short path to lake for swimming, kayaking etc. No dock or mooring on property...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Vermont's highest peaks - Mt. Mansfield and Camel's Hump...moreless

  • Water View:

    same as above...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Right on the property - our own private shale beach...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window AC in first floor master bedroom...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Prefer people to dry clothes on outdoor laundry lines if possible...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    indoor wood fireplace in living-room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Baseboard heat in first floor master bedroom and dining-room to be used if unusually cold....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All included:bed sheets, pillows, pillow cases...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    Renter to provide...moreless

  • Parking:

    ample room in driveway...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking areas in driveway...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line for emergencies...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels included except beach towels- please bring your own...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils


  • Bicycles:

    Bring your bicycles for fabulous riding in the area and beyond....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Has an eating table and the best views! You'll spend most of your time here. Deck chairs. Small child's chair. Small screened in porch with glider, small table and chairs- all face lake....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Can beach your own kayak or canoe on the property....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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  • Security deposit $200
  • Pet Fee $60
  • Taxes Included


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

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Last updated: 05/23/2015
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Burlington, Vt. approx.1 hour; Plattsburgh,NY abt.
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Essex, N.Y.
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
Westport, New York
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Essex, NY
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Recommended

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.


Owner info

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.

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Speaks: english


  • Dinner with reflected sunset over Vermont

    Dinner with reflected sunset over Vermont

  • Dining room with screened-in porch and lake to the right

    Dining room with screened-in porch and lake to the right

  • Upstairs Master Bedroom

    Upstairs Master Bedroom

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Panorama - Lake view showing house and stairs to beach area

    Panorama - Lake view showing house and stairs to beach area

  • We do not rent in the winter but photo from frozen Lake Champlain is so gorgeous

    We do not rent in the winter but photo from frozen Lake Champlain is so gorgeous

  • First floor master bedroom, sunrise view from king sized bed

    First floor master bedroom, sunrise view from king sized bed

  • Lakeside view of the house before repainting it.

    Lakeside view of the house before repainting it.

  • Living Room - Fireplace

    Living Room - Fireplace

  • Lake side view of cottage- large deck - before new exterior paint.

    Lake side view of cottage- large deck - before new exterior paint.

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