Private Cove & Sandy Beach on Lake Champlain(8 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
4 BR, 2 Bath, Fireplace, Open Air Screened Porch, Tennis
Hiking: The house is located near Niquette Bay State Park. Nearby there are hiking trails that extend for miles and rise up above the lake into the deep virgin woods of Vermont.
Boating: We do not currently offer any boating services but have a dock for those who would be interested in bringing your own. That is adequate for a small fishing or outboard boat.
Swimming: The rental includes two beaches for use both are gradual and safe (no rocks), perfect for young children. Tots is not great swimming except from swim platform. Sandy beach is perfect for swimming/sandy bottom but have to walk out far to get deep (and only accessible by canoe).
Fishing: Great bass. For kids, perch and sunfish off of dock practically jump on the hook.
Unwinding: Sitting on the porch and playing board games or napping there is one of my favorite things to do in the world. The weather is perfect, hot days, cool nights with great breezes.
We keep this listing as up to date as possible, but please note that details about the house and the landscape are subject to change at any time. Likewise, photos are illustrative and although amenities remain constant, the house may not look exactly as depicted as items are often upgraded, replaced, etc.
Member since: 2006
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
- Events Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- All brand new beds and mattresses. We added an entire new wing to the house with new twin master bedrooms that feel cozy yet comfortable like a new house. The original wing of the house includes an open living room + island kitchen w/ fireplace that connects to kids/single room and small guest and opens directly to lake front covered screen porch. Brand new kitchen with a lived in feel. The master bedrooms (2) are quite nice and large with pine wideboard on floor and pine walls and ceiling above. Both masters have French doors that open onto a large contiguous sun deck that connects to the covered screen porch. Tots, as the house is known, gets easy breezes from the cove that makes the screen porch a primary gathering point and a perfect place to dine or play board games....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- No television, sorry. Never had it, never will.
- Away From It All
- Horseback Riding
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Living Room:
- Mobile Phone
- Paper Towels
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Outdoor Grill
- Porch / Veranda:
- Screen Porch / Veranda
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 28 - Jun 23, 2017
3 night min stay
July & August
Jun 24 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 10 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning $200 + tax
- Property Damage Protection $79
- Tax Rate 10%
July 4th week rates will include a 20% surcharge. Booking online will incur additional fees however if you book directly with the owner the total cost will include only rent and taxes.
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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The lake house is located in Braeloch, a lake community, in Colchester VT. It is situated 3 miles away from a paved road, 20 miles north of Burlington. 5 miles drive from Exit 17 on I-89. Braeloch was a 500 acre farm 100 years ago and has been largely kept undeveloped with a smattering of houses nearby. Our house is totally private and secluded with one side facing a private cove in Mallets Bay and the other facing an undeveloped open meadow. There are deep woods along rocky hills surrounding the meadow with a hiking path that connects to a State Park nearby. On the other side of the meadow are community tennis courts far enough away to not know they're there but close enough to enjoy them. Free and always open for use. No houses nearby and no thru traffic makes a perfectly safe setting for kids or pets. Direct waterfront swimming is shallow with a long dock - perfectly private.
About: This house was originally a camp that was built by my Grandfather's Grandfather for his oldest daughter 'Granny Tot' as a wedding present. They lived on more than 300 acres back then and ran Braeloch as a 'farm' with numerous houses that each had various functions. Many of those properties are still there and for the most part Braeloch has remained undeveloped and much the same as it was back in those days. My brothers and me grew up in Los Angeles and only ever spent a week here and there at Braeloch, growing up.
Why Colchester, VT, USA:
Braeloch is like very few places in the world. It is secluded and offers a natural and old world charm at a time when McMansions and the omnipresence of technology and connectedness is oppressive. If you want to unplug for a week and enjoy a great week at the lake and in the woods, this house is for you. You'll love it. The beach is perfect for little ones and the water is terrific. Waist deep gets clay bottom. The breezes off the water that blow through the screen porch when the double french doors are opened is unforgettable.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Private beach and cove. Great swimming (from swim platform). Fishing. Tennis. Hiking. And you're close to one of the most amazing little cities in the nation (Burlington) and one of the most amazing big cities in the world (Montreal). What's not to love!?
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Private sandy beach. Great for the kids. Firepit is fun for campfires at night
State of the art kitchen open to living room and double french doors to porch
My son having fun (kids love Tots)
Kids room with two twin beds and a whole wall of windows open to the forest
New floating swim platform anchored in the bay. Great swimming.
Floorplan with beach facing to the right
Meadow view taken from front of house (very private)
House in background, neighboring pond
Bedroom 1 (interior view)
Fall at Braeloch. Windows on side of kids room.
Fire pit but don't burn the driftwood!
Master Bedroom 1 (french doors to sundeck)
Private and secluded (view is from back/meadow side)
Fall view from screen porch
Private stairs to water with private dock below (100% private cove)
Large screen porch overlooking the water (taken in winter)
Meadow side of house - entrance (lake is on other side)
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