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Private Lake Front Cottage on Shadow Lake

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Lake house, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Located on a private road in the rural Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, this secluded lake-front property has 2+ acres of land on Shadow Lake, a small and peaceful lake. Swim, boat, fish, hike, mountain bike, or just kick back and do nothing.

The interior of the cabin is all wood finishes with an open kitchen, living, dining area.There is central heating as well as a gas fireplace/stove to enjoy. The kitchen is well equipped. All linens are provided. Wifi, satellite televison, dvd, book, and game collects provide entertainment for when you are not outside.

Glass doors lead to a deck and outdoor dining table where you can look at the lake while listening to the loons. The large side lawn area has an outdoor fire pit, picnic table, room for lawn games, and a large swing for kids.

A private 12' x 12' dock is on the water's edge. There is easy access to the lake next to the dock with a shallow, gradual lake bottom that is safe for small children. There is a large rowboat with an electric motor and two kayaks for you to use.

In the winter, you can cross-country ski or snowmobile from the cabin. Several ski areas in Vermont and New Hampshire are a 30-40 minute drive away.

Keywords: lakehouse, cabin, cottage, lake cottage, camp, lakefront cabin

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Loretta Whitehead
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017

About Loretta Whitehead

We built our own house on Shadow Lake when our children were small and live there year round. It is a wonderful place to have raised our children. The rental cabin is just across the cove from our home and was built by Jeff's parents as a summer home. We purchased it from them and have rented it to others for the last six years. We have met many wonderful couples and families in those years.

Loretta Whitehead purchased this cottage in 2000


Concord Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
rowboat, canoe, kayaks private dock and swim raft,


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Private Lake Front Cottage on Shadow Lake
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
United States

We love it here...

  • 5 of 5

So accommodating - everything is thought of. We only stayed a week this year, but it was a wonderful restful week. Easy to get around is right. Our old boy, Santana - shephard, goes in and out of the water at will. Stuff to do, and not to do. Internet access was excellent. and I think we finally got our grocery set up right this year! With our dog, we don't like to travel away from the Lake, but there are lots of scenic routes, and little spots to head out to. We stuck with White Market this year, bringing most of our own food in from home. That worked out fine. Thank you, Loretta and Jeff!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dirk, Judi, and Santana, It was wonderful to see you all at the lake again this year!
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Shelton CT

Best relaxation location

  • 5 of 5

I'm sorry it took me this long to realize this is the place to share accolades about this property and the owners! We had a lot of requirements for a vacation rental and Jeff & Loretta exceeded them all. We needed a place where my brother, who is disabled, could access not only the cabin, but direct water front with a stable dock because he wanted to fish. He also wanted some privacy from other vacationers as he struggles to get around. As if that weren't enough, I have a big ol' Labrador who wants to come with. Upon arrival we found Jeff & Loretta had made a lakefront vacation wonderland. We had not rented a "cabin" but a home. It was warm & inviting with every amenity I have at home and then some. We had a HUGE private yard with 200 feet of lakefront to ourselves flanked by wooded lots on either side of us. But don't let all the privacy fool you. The neighbors and the owners are friendly and accessible. And Jeff & Loretta thought of everything for you! The grill is ready and waiting for you, with a spare tank waiting in the wings. Firewood, kindling, and lighting materials are ready and waiting for the firepit. There are comfy chairs for hanging out and a picnic bench for outdoor dining, and a bench by the water for quiet reflection with breathtaking views to enjoy. The boat motor was charged and ready for us and I clearly overpacked, because the owners had a garage on site with everything for summer lake enjoyment...from fishing gear to games to pfd's to fun floaties and much more. There was a swing set for kids and kayaks for bigger kids...oh and let's not forget the private swim dock. If all this wasn't enough there were fabulous trails and reservoirs nearby, a 175 acre leash free Dog Park, and Mt. Washington is a beautiful day trip through country roads.

This is a must see for people looking to relax in a quiet country lake setting. I realize as I am writing this, that my review may increase interest and thereby limit available weeks for me in years to come...but Jeff and Loretta deserve such accolades as their family "cabin" is a lovely lake home that they generously share with the rest of us. Kudos to them!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

Recharge and Restore!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd year @ the Lake. It was another great time, as we rested, recharged, and felt restored. We brought our shepherd this year, and he had a great time in the Lake and on the spacious property. We had some friends up, and they enjoyed their stays as well. Kayaking, watching the loon family, rabbits, birds, fish in the Lake...sitting on the deck and the dock. Last year we spent time out and about, this year with our dog, it was different - we cooked and ate nearly all of our meals at the house - so easy to work in the kitchen and with the grill. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Judy, for you kind review. We love it when people can fully enjoy the lake, the cabin, and the rural area! We have met so many wonderful people through our rental experiences.
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The Perfect Getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the cottage with three other friends and my three dogs. We all had a WONDERFUL time. This cabin was the PERFECT quiet getaway that we all wanted. The view was breathtaking and unforgettable. Loretta provided everything that we needed. She was the perfect host. My dogs loved staying in the cabin so much that when we were leaving, one of them sat on the lawn, not wanting to leave that I had to carry her in the car. Even now that the stay is over, I still think about the wonderful time I had in the cabin that I can not wait to book it again!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Suzanna for you review. It was great to see four young people from the city truely enjoy the rural life!
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A wonderful week in May

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our two shelties spent the past week (early May) and had a wonderful time. The entire area and particularly Shadow Lake are gorgeous this time of year, especially looking out the great picture windows facing the lake. The loons and the beaver spent quite a bit of time right at the end of our dock, and there were interesting birds everywhere.

The interior was super clean, attractive, and comfortable. The kitchen area is not large, but it is very well stocked -- in fact, I would say the entire cottage is well stocked with most anything you would need to enjoy yourself.

St. Johnsbury is only a short drive, and we found that it had everything we wanted, and we really liked the atmosphere of the place. Dog Mountain was a fun little trip, and everywhere, the scenery is stunning, but especially from the north end of the lake, looking south towards the White Mountains.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Often people forget how peaceful and beautiful lakes can be in the early spring and late fall.
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Great Place, quiet setting and helpful owners

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The property was just as described, very clean and if you forgot anything, not to worry, it was there. It was so peaceful and we had perfect weather. We hiked the area, kayaked and totally relaxed. Our hosts were the best, they could not have been more helpful. They told us were to eat, let us borrow a kayak and made sure we had everything we needed. We highly recomend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Steve. We always are pleased to hear that people enjoy our cabin and area. We work to be try to have everything that we might want when we travel available to our guests.
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Nearest Golf
15 Miles
St. Johnsbury Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Burke Mountain

30-40 minutes to several Ski Areas, Kingdom Trails Bike Trails, Santa's Village,

3 hours from Boston, 2 1/2hrs from Montreal


Rates & Availability

Concord Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Weekly- 2 guest
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

$950 weekly rate based on two people. Rate for 3-5 people is $1150 weekly.
Additional overnight guest by permission of owner. $25 per person per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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