About the property
- House3200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Total: 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)
The Lake House at Mile Point, Lake Champlain, Vermont
Perched on a rock fortified bank, just a few feet above the magnificent waters of Lake Champlain, Vermont, this charming Dutch Colonial was completed in 1905. This unique summer home has been gently coaxed into the 21st Century standard of leisure living preserving its’ original character and dignity.
The Lake House features a beautiful, recently renovated, well equipped kitchen with views West 1 mile across (from our 'Mile Point') the water to the forested hills of NY State and East over the slate beach of the bay featuring a double boat dock and swim platform shared generously by 3rd and 4th generation families. The sliders off the kitchen open to a large lakefront patio and lakeside lawn that is nestled among shagbark hickory and cedar trees…the official court of daily croquet tourneys, nightly BBQ's, heavenly hammock marathons, and lengthy Adirondack chair sitting. Day napping is optional and never frowned upon. Next to the kitchen and powder room on the bayside, is the enclosed sun porch, which is known as The Flag Room. It is a popular place for young ‘uns to watch TV and hook up their computer.
Most family dining takes place on the screened lakefront porch which extends across the entire front of the house. There is also a cozy seating area, including a pull out sofa at the south end of the same porch and a dartboard wall for those who dare. Two sets of Glass French doors divide the main house from the screened porch. On one side is the former formal dining room…now The Green Room, has become a favorite rainy day table game roost. The other side finds the living room, which has a TV, but the drawing points are the stone fireplace, put to use most chilly evenings, the wooden ceiling design, and the window seat set between well stocked bookshelves. A small stone covered porch adorned with hanging plants has access from the living room.
Adjacent to the lakeside lawn is a large wooden deck projecting over the rock lapping water. Sunset cocktails and conversations are mandatory.
Upstairs there are 4 lovely bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. (King, queen, twins and bunks)
Across the driveway, at the parking area and back badminton lawn is a small one floor guest cottage. It has a queen bedroom, bathroom, another room with a sofa, chairs & bunk beds, and kitchenette. Sliders lead to a grassed terrace overlooking the bay and up the lake to the north. It is a bit tight to sleep more than 2-3, but it affords a bit of privacy from a full house.
To that point, and in consideration of your optimum comfort, our wonderful neighbors, the well and septic system we prefer a maximum of 8-10 respectful guests. (Pets need to be pre-approved)
Just a short drive or pleasant walk away, the Basin Harbor Resort offers a number of amenities to the public: small aircraft landing strip, 18 holes of golf, tennis, boat rentals, ice cream shop, casual dining and its’ well respected boat museum.
Off the beaten path, The Lake House is approximately 30 miles south of Burlington / Airport and about 18 miles north of Middlebury. Route 7 is the main road and there are several scenic back roads to reach either town. Vergennes is the closest place for grocery shopping, a library, churches and several very good restaurants.
More detailed information including linen service, final cleaning, trash days, etc, as well interior photos, explicit directions and other “must knows” are being assembled and will be forwarded to you upon request.
We thank you for your interest in this wonderful family home. We hope you find your time here at The Lake House, rain or shine, to be a cherished memory!
~ The TenHoopen-Lear Family
Keywords: Lakefront Home & Guest Cottage
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
Our family has been enjoying Vermont and Lake Champlain for almost 40 years. The property has been best described as 'magical'. It is hard to describe the feeling of what it is like to awaken to the sound the water hitting the rocks, while you witness a flock of birds crossing the lake from the bedroom window, as you thankfully invite your new day to begin. At the end of day you are drawn outside to watch another amazing sunset, watch the jumping fish dance on the water, and you await your inevitable shooting star performance of the night. Water in general has amazing effects on people, and Lake Champlain knows how to do it best.
What makes this House unique
Best discription we hear over and over is that this property is 'A little slice of Heaven'! Come and see why!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Favorite R & R Destination
The Lake House on Mile Point has become my favorite get away for the whole family!
Each year we love seeing what is "new " in this charming old house ... added comforts that do not disrupt its' character, i.e. the splendid new
master bathroom !
Other things that make my heart smile : sunrise, sunset, the water lapping at the rocks and the sounds of my family "playing" in the lake, on the lawns or at the "game tables" inside ... enjoying each moment.
Thank you for sharing.
This property is absolutely amazing! We spent our time playing lawn games, relaxing in the chairs overlooking the water, fishing off the docks and playing cards on the beautiful porch. Can't wait to come back!
5 stars all the way around!!
Setting is magical. House is amazing.
I'll be back!
Wow! This grand lake home and its postcard-perfect views are beyond spectacular. The photos do not do it justice. First, the location is absolutely ideal, with a spacious rolling lawn extending gracefully towards the lakefront. Every view is breathtaking, whether from the large, wooden deck, the lakefront rocks, the Adirondack chairs on the lawn, the spacious patio off the kitchen, or from the bedrooms and screened porch. Waking up to the sounds of loons and water lapping against the rocks was idyllic! Enjoying coffee in the morning quiet by the rocks was even better. Our family loved cooking dinner in the spacious kitchen, and the large outdoor grill looked brand new. My husband also managed to get some work done - wifi was excellent and there's a lovely study off the kitchen. It's a perfect set up! The beds were very comfortable - we slept like babies! There's a gorgeous new bathroom upstairs with a large, walk in shower, too.
Our visit could not have been better. This place is restorative, and we cannot wait to return! The host, Lynne, was fantastic. She was very communicative and helpful in advance, and even left us a gorgeous gift basket upon arrival. Lynne, please hold our week for next year!! Loved, loved, loved this home.
Wow! Thank you so much for the kind review! I just may hire you to write my other copy!! Come back soon Lindgrens!
Thoroughly enjoyed our 3 weeks in Vergennes at this beautiful property. This was our first trip to Vermont and we were not disappointed. The lake views from the house are amazing and access to the water is only steps away. Lynne was very responsive to any questions we had and was a pleasure to deal with. Loved it and was very sad to leave.
Thank you See Family! We love sharing our little slice of paradise and welcome you back anytime! Thank you for loving our lake home as we do and for leaving it in perfect shape!
Superb home with a spectacular property on Lake Champlain. Great family vacation home with lots of outdoor outdoor space for kids and adults to play games or just relax.
Property resides on 1.5 acres in a private area. Property has a main house, guest house and a private double dock. Located adjacent to the Basin Harbor Club for fine dining, tennis, golf, music, casual dining & grass airplane landing strip.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Guest Cottage is an incremental charge. Please call owner for details. It will not be rented separately when Main house is rented by you. Guest cottage - is a one level, queen bed, one bath, bunk beds, kitchenette, waterfront darling cottage. High season - $1500 per 7 nights Non - high season - $1000 per 7 nights Main house house 4 bedrooms upstairs and 2.5 baths