Lake Champlain, Waterfront Home & Guest Cottage(14 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Total: 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)
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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Member since: 2009
- 3200 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 12
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Guest house has an additional full bathroom.
- The setting is what makes our home unique. Water access and views abound. Many choices of where to perch, read, rest, hide, sun, play, swim, boat etc. Volleyball/badminton court, basket ball hoop, canoe, double boat dock, croquet, lakefront hammock. Close to Middlebury College and UVM. Adjacent to Basin Harbor Club for fine dining, tennis, golf, music, casual dining & the Maritime Museum. Quick drive to Shelburne Farm/Museum/Inn. Lots to do with Children & Adults of ALL ages....moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Kayak / Canoe
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 6 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Jul 1 - Sep 15, 2017
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $200
- Cleaning Fee $150
- Tax Rate 9%
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
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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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.
About the owner: 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.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
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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Nestled in the trees on Mile Point on a private acre and a half...
From the water...claim your adirondack chair...
Full kitchen with island. Water views from both sides. Glass sliders to patio.
Living room with 100 year old stone fireplace holding a new flatscreen TV.
Lazy days. Gorgeous, lazy days.
Outdoor area to relax, bbq, or watch the time pass slowly.
Screened in porch features your grilled salmon and local farm grown tomatoes
Pets are welcome - just ask!
It's a one MILE paddle from our rocks to New York - hence, MILE POINT
Tranquil cottage bedroom
Brand new exterior paint and a landscaped front welcomes you to Mile Point!
You are sure to catch something every time!
New Master Bathroom!
The Red, White & Blue Room - stare at the water, watch TV, play games.
Wooden deck a la rocks-perfect for sunsets, cocktails, watching shooting stars.
Master bedroom - water front.
Twin room - also water front.
Pride of Ownership equals ownership of pride.
Charming Guest Cottage - 1 bed, 1 bath, living room, kitchenette - water front.
Misty morning welcomes local swimmers.
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Thursday, April 20, 2017
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