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Romantic Nature Lovers Paradise

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Last updated: 12/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

North Hero cottage description

The Lake Champlain Islands are located next to everything North East and Canada! Montreal is less than an hour and a half away and you have Boston and NYC a few hours away! To our British visitors that travel to STOWE, VT each year. Stowe is an hour South on I-89 or you can cut across Smugglers Notch and come on up to The Islands through Swanton to Alburg to North Hero - very scenic! You can stay on the Lake and enjoy Stowe and visit Montreal or just relax and enjoy the pristine beauty of Lake Champlain on North Hero's Fabulous Pelots Point a Peninsula facing WEST to New York and SUNSETS!
Become part of the Cottages History! As your stay helps us improve the property, it benefits us all!
We are striving to make repairs and improvements as we can. We hope this become s reality. Posted 2012.
UPDATE: Improvements made in 2012:
* Seasonal Water to Year Round Water
UPDATE: Improvements made in 2013:
* Stairs to the Lake.
* New Kingsize Cleopatra Bed
* Living-room Furniture
* Kitchen Table
UPDATE: Improvements made in 2014:
* New Metal Roof
* New 8 Velux Sky Windows 4 of which Open.
* Floor Bracing
* Spray Foam Basement Insulation
* New Front Door & Door Light
* 2 New Cedar Adirondack Chairs
***** SUMMER 2015 Improvement Goals *****
Caveat: Very Expensive Updates and can only be accomplished with a successful EARLY Booking Season APRIL & MAY. Please be a part of this for us and BOOK EARLY if you have a boat or want to use Kayaks and enjoy a Dock on the Waterfront.

For June:
1) A Dock extending out into the Lake with a 'T'
with Stairs for Swimming.
2) A Buoy for your boat to dock.
3) Picnic Table
4) Kayaks
Rebecca and I are Investing in constant improvements to make this place a wonderful vacation destination for fun and relaxation. Our Lovely 2nd home is a 2-Bedroom and Studio Room can serve as a 3rd Bedroom, Has 1 bathroom and is located right on The Pelots Peninsula on Lake Champlain away from any busy traffic. So quiet you can hear the air underneath the Chickadee's wings push as they fly! No Transformers or Power line hum, No light pollution - truly a Stargazers Paradise! With 100 feet of Private Lake Frontage facing west to marvelous Adirondack Sunsets you and your pets can enjoy a wonderful swim and watch the boats sail by! We have an outdoor fire pit and provide wood! The Cottage now boasts a Cathedral Ceiling with 6 Sky Windows, Loft Bedroom with 2 Sky Windows. Peaceful, Quiet, Breezy, Relaxing location to Decompress. Stunning Sunsets and Moonlight in Vermont with the Moon setting above Isle Lamotte await you!

Rebecca and I are investing in the Cottage to make it the most pleasant stay you could possibly enjoy at such a precious location. There are other lovely properties in North Hero. Check them out and see if they compare to our LOCATION on the Open Lake! Great surf sound on windy days! Truly a paradise in an unspoiled area of Vermont. The Champlain Islands are one of Vermont's BEST KEPT SECRETS by those who choose to live here and purchase a 2nd home. The Vermont Islands are in a Banana Belt where the temperature is warmer than the mainland. Last May 7th it was in the high 70's! Summer in Early Spring.

The Cottage is a short walk to the North Hero Marina, a few miles ride to Hero's Welcome Store, Route 2 & I-89 which can bring you north to Montreal, Canada in less than an hour or south to Burlington, VT in 40 minutes. Hiking trails, VT State Parks with Sand Beaches close by. Great location for SUMMER Boating/Kayaking, Walking, Jogging, Cycling and Bird Watching.

Our Commitment to Standards of Excellence
Rebecca and I want your stay to be the most enjoyable the property has to offer! We welcome your feedback with what we can do to improve and we also welcome your feedback to what you most enjoyed about your stay.

Thank you!

Steven & Rebecca :)



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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1304 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            No Smoking inside of Cottage. Smoking okay outside if responsible smokers....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Dogs and Cats welcomed no Pet Fee with Weekly Rate booking. Furniture must be covered....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            YES, Wheel Chair Accessible! Ramp in back....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king


          • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Futon - Full Size ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


          • Upstairs King Size Bed, Downstairs Bedroom has 2 single beds, Studio room Full Size Futon. Comfortable Couch can accommodate 1 person and Love seat another small person or child....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom has Bathtub/Shower, Sink & Toilet.

          Other Amenities

              • ** WE do not Provide Canoe's or Kayak's. ** Great for Kayakers. Hero's Welcome offers Kayak Rentals. Boaters may be able to use the North Hero Marina a short walk away. You must make arrangements with them at your expense if you plan to arrive by boat. ...moreless


              • Books:

                Lot's of books and old National Geographics from the beginning issues to the 1980's......moreless

              • Games:

                Various board games - Monopoly etc......moreless

              • Stereo:

                Yamaha Stereo AM/FM...moreless

              • Television:

                32' Panasonic Flat Screen LCD * Note - This is not Traditional Cable Television. ROKU is an internet based streaming box to access your Netflix and Amazon accounts with your passwords....moreless


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Festivals
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Lake View:

                Faces West at the broad Lake of Lake Champlain - no stagnant water here....moreless

              • Lakefront:

                100 Feet of Lake Frontage facing West to Isle Lamotte, New York and the Adirondacks....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Views across Lake Champlain of New Yorks Adirondacks....moreless

              • Water View:

                You can see the Diamonds of Light Shimmering off gentle waves of Lake Champlain....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                This Cozy Cottage is located on North Hero's One & only Peninsula. Facing WEST toward the New York Adirondack Mountains the Sunsets are Stunning! You can see the Moon set over Isle LaMotte! ...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Parasailing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Ski Privileges Optional
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Dining:

                Small Kitchen Table for two and outside Deck Table with Umbrella....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 2 people


              • Air Conditioning:

                Not needed with Lake Breezes....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Clothes Line with Natural Air Drying! :)...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                yes - Propane Gas Hot Air Wall mounted to take the chill away on rainy days. ...moreless

              • Internet:

                Yes - High Speed WIFI (fastest available through Comcast)...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:


              • Living Room:

                *** NEW UPDATE *** 6 Sky Windows added to Cathedral Ceiling! Living room faces WEST Isle Lamott'e and New York's Adirondacks -The Sunshine streams in!...moreless

              • Parking:

                2 - 5 cars...moreless

              • Telephone:

                yes via Vonage (long distance available free within Vonage plan) new Panasonic 4 Remote Handsets phone system...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Beach Towels / Bath Towels & Washclothes...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Greer's Dry cleaning and Laundry located at Keeler Bay Variety....moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                Joutul - Firelight (not to be used during the summer months and you will have to be wood stove skilled to be cleared to use it for winter stays)...moreless



              • Kayak / Canoe:

                *** We do not provide Canoe's or Kayaks. *** Hero's Welcome Rents Kayaks. If you bring your own you can launch it at several locations. And at Jefferson Park at the end of Cedarvale Lane....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                .77 acre lot backyard near Lake Champlain and a front yard that sits back from Cedarvale Lane. You have a thicket of cedars to walk through before you see the house. Very Private location....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                NEW Wood/Charcoal Combination Grill! There is a Fire Pit also available and wood to for campfires to cook smores , hotdogs and Marshmallows...moreless



              Write a review 4.7
              from 15 traveler reviews
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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Holiday Season
              Nov 1 - Jan 1, 2015
              2 night min stay

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

              Prime Summer Season
              Jun 28 - Aug 31, 2015
              7 night min stay


              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Pet Fee $100
              • Property Damage Protection $89
              • Cleaning Fee $150
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Missing/Damaged Items $250
              • Taxes Not included


              $89.00 Property Damage Protection is not required but recommended and if selected we will waive the need for the 500.00 Damage Deposit.

              $250.00 Refundable Missing Items Fee - For missing TV/Roku Remotes, Punctured Screens, Broken Mugs, Broken Glass, stained Pillows/Pillowcases, Towels and Bed Linens: is $250.00. Damage or Missing Items will get deducted accordingly. We appreciate Honesty!

              Cancellation policy:

              Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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              Last updated: 12/03/2014
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              35 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Burlington International Airport
              1 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              North Hero Marina - Tiki Bar and Grill
              20 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Grand Isle Champlain Ferry
              11.7 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Alburg Golf Links
              32 Miles
              Nearest Train
              AMTRAK - Essex Junction, Vermont
              27 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Interstate 89
              3.5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Shore Acres Inn and Restuarant & North Hero House
              63 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Jay Peak
              11 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Alburg Dunes State Park

              Car: Recommended

              Not far is Burlington, where there is live entertainment at the Flynn Theatre. The Church Street Marketplace for Shopping and Dining. You can utilize the Bike Path that stretches from Burlington to the Champlain Islands - South Hero. We have biked this route many times from our Shelburne home to the Islands having lunch at Seb's Snack Bar. Very scenic you'll love it!

              • Hero’s Welcome

              Gifts, books, clothing, kitchenware and much more!


              • Vermont Nut Free Chocolates 

              • Lakes End Cheeses, Shoreline Chocolates, & Ice Cream Retail shop and farm tours.

              215 West Shore Rd in Alburgh.


              • Snow Farm Vineyard & Winery 

              Wine tasting and self-guided tours, retail shop.

              190 West Shore Road, South Hero.


              • Nook & Cranny Gift Shop 

              Photography, jewelry, home décor, crafts, antiques.

              467 West Shore Road in Isle La Motte


              • N.A. Durso Woodworking 

              Vermont handcrafted furniture.

              Route 2 in North Hero.

              • The Church Street Marketplace 

              A myriad of local and larger retail stores, restaurants, coffee shops, sitting areas. Church Street, Burlington


              • The Essex Shoppes & Cinema 

              Various outlet retail stores, cafes & cinema.

              Route 15 in Essex.

              • The University Mall 

              Various outlet retail stores, food court.

              Dorset Street, South Burlington.


              Year Round Offerings - Apple Picking in the Fall.

              * Allenholm Farm

              Allenholm offers apple picking in the fall, they also have a farm-animal petting zoo and a farm store with wonderful Vermont products including many made right at Allenholm Farm. South Street, South Hero


              Hackett’s Orchard:

              • Apple picking in the fall, along with a lovely store selling fruit, fresh pies, apples, doughnuts and much more

              86 South Street, South Hero. 802-372-4848

              Biking in the Champlain Islands

              Bicycle Rentals:

              Hero’s Welcome

              Route 2, North Hero Village 802-372-4161

              Ken’s Island Peddler

              Route 2, Grand Isle Village


              Allenholm Bicycle Rental Shop

              South St, South Hero 802-372-5566

              Places to visit for Day Trips.

              The Shelburne Museum (Full or Half Day)

              Shelburne, VT

              Echo: Lake Aquarium & Science Center (Half-Day)

              Burlington’s Waterfront

              Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory (Half-Day)

              Waterbury, VT

              Cabot Cheeses Visitor’s Center (Full Day)

              Cabot, VT

              Vermont Teddy Bear Company (Half-Day)

              Shelburne, VT

              Fleming Museum (Half-Day)

              Burlington, VT at University of Vermont

              Smuggler’s Notch Scenic Drive (Half or Full Day- you decide) Jeffersonville through Stowe and Waterbury

              Antiquing in Jeffersonville & Stowe Village are great places to hit while doing this drive! Ben & Jerry’s is also right along the way in Waterbury.


              The spring, summer, and fall weather here is unbeatable for golfing. Not to mention some of the breathtaking views from the courses. Check out some local courses, or take a day trip to the North East Kingdom to experience Jay Peak Resort’s brand new spectacular course.

              Alburg Golf Links

              18 hole, 6434 yard, par 72 course situated on Lake Champlain with scenic views of the lake, Adirondack and Green Mountains. Open to the public May 1-October 15. Clubhouse and restaurant on site.

              Alburgh, VT 802-796-3586

              Wilcox Cove

              9 hole, executive type golf course situated on Lake Champlain, open to the public.

              Route 314, Grand Isle 802-372-8343

              Beaver Creek Miniature Golf

              18 hole mini-golf course, great fun. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day.

              284 Quarry Road, North Hero 802-372-4311

              Jay Peak Championship Golf Course

              Designed by Graham Cooke and Associates, this is a fabulous course with breathtaking views. Well worth the trip. Call 802-327-2184 to book tee time, reservations may be made 2 days in advance. Montgomery, VT


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2012

              About the owner: Steven & Rebecca We are both Professionals who work with people with Developmental Disabilities and I also am a Guitarist who has just released my Debut Album Acoustic Memories. If you like the sound of the Acoustic Guitar then my website and music is a must listen! Listen free on my website! Our Commitment toward Excellence to our guests: Rebecca and I want your stay to be the most enjoyable the property has to offer. With this we ask that you give us a chance to make anything you find bothersome with the Cottage known to us so that we may immediately remedy the cause of concern. If you find the cleaning is inadequate - we will get the cleaning service back in... If you find the furniture dirty, we will get it cleaned immediately! Just give us a chance to make it so and let it be known to us out of respect for the Cottage and all parties.

              Why the Owner Chose North Hero:
              We initially purchased this property to get away from all the noise pollution that city life bombards you with. This property offers total peace and quiet for recording. Rebecca enjoys reading books here, bird watching, walking, swimming, and biking. She enjoys the serenity of the location and the whistling of wind through the many mature cedars hence the name Cedarvale Lane! Rebecca and I pictured above.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              * Location of this property on Lake Champlain with its breathtaking panoramic view from inside the living room is absolutely spectacular. Very soothing to listen to the Lake Surf. * PRIVACY - Private Road and cottage is barley visible through mature Cedars. * Nature - Deer, Grey Fox, Raccoons, Chipmunks, Red and Grey Squirrels, Waterfowl, Blue Hearings, Loons, Eagles, Osprey, Hawks, King Fishers, Flycatchers, Chickadees, Robins, Cardinals & Nuthatch. * 100 Feet of Direct Waterfront - 23 Feet from the Deck is a 30' Cliff to the shore. ****

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              • Autumn is almost here!

                Autumn is almost here!

              • May 14th's 2014 Sunset over Isle LaMotte view from the Cottage!

                May 14th's 2014 Sunset over Isle LaMotte view from the Cottage!

              • NEW Cleopatra King Bed with Egyptian Cotton Linens, Pillowtop Mattress in Loft.

                NEW Cleopatra King Bed with Egyptian Cotton Linens, Pillowtop Mattress in Loft.

              • Kitchen with open views to the Lake!

                Kitchen with open views to the Lake!

              • Cottage view with New Metal Roof and Velux Sky Windows. Grass starting to green.

                Cottage view with New Metal Roof and Velux Sky Windows. Grass starting to green.

              • So Relaxing..

                So Relaxing..

              • Stairs to the Lake.

                Stairs to the Lake.

              • September 6th 2014 Sunset!

                September 6th 2014 Sunset!

              • Lake reflection!

                Lake reflection!

              • 2 New 11' Kayaks for 2015 season.

                2 New 11' Kayaks for 2015 season.

              • Rebecca's plants thriving and placements are in the middle of the room now.

                Rebecca's plants thriving and placements are in the middle of the room now.

              • New Umbrella!

                New Umbrella!

              • New Twin Beds, New Mattresses's & New Bedding.

                New Twin Beds, New Mattresses's & New Bedding.

              • New Futon Couch folds out to Bed.

                New Futon Couch folds out to Bed.

              • Sunsets, Sunsets and Sunsets!

                Sunsets, Sunsets and Sunsets!

              • Labor Day - 2014

                Labor Day - 2014

              • Autumn is almost here!

                Autumn is almost here!

              • Full Moon just before its setting over Isle La Motte.

                Full Moon just before its setting over Isle La Motte.

              • Me at the shore - water is very low this time of year.

                Me at the shore - water is very low this time of year.

              • Kayaks are very stable and easy to use.

                Kayaks are very stable and easy to use.

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              $250 - $285 per night (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 12/03/14
              Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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