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Absolutely The Best Location on Silver Lake..

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Wonderful Lakefront Cape just 25 steps to the water!

This newly renovated home has the best of both worlds. Set on nearly 3 acres of private land. On beautiful Silver Lake, a small and quiet lake where there are mainly swimmers and kayakers and the occasional small sail boat and no motorboats..so enjoy the peace and quiet.

Before we even talk about how Absolutely Fabulous the house is, let’s talk about what’s included on the outside!

We have 5 kayaks on site for you, 2 paddle boards and a 4 man pedal boat for your use. A duck boat for the fishermen out there and 2 rods on site!! Also, there’s a dock and 10 feet out a swim float dock and endless amounts of fun in the making!! Plus, we have life jackets too...So really all you need to do is bring your suitcases.

We also have a Sunfish laser sail boat, (available for an additional fee and requires proof of basic sailing proficiency.)

Now let’s get to the really good stuff!! The house location & the house

Set in Barnard on nearly 3 acres of private land with over 450 feet of owned lake frontage, open meadow, stonewalls and gardens all within walking distance to the country store, post office and Silver Lake State Park. Please note, this property is best suited for 3 adult couples, or a family with 4 children as there is a twin bunk bed in basement area with its own sitting room and TV!

The house has a deck large wrap around deck with a covered screened in porch, that makes this a great year-round retreat!

Interior features: Main level is open plan with a State of the art kitchen, fully equipped with every utensil imaginable. Dining room and sitting room looking out to the lake with a with a beautiful gas, fired fire in the main sitting/dining area to add ambiance to chilly winter evenings and plenty of sunlight year-round and endless views. A large TV in the sitting room area

Also on the main floor is the master bedroom also with TV

Upstairs, there are 2 bedrooms, one king sized and the other has a queen-sized bed...Both bedrooms have TVs. Also on the second floor is a bathroom with a step in shower.

A separate laundry room situated on basement level with washer dryer plus iron & ironing board and cleaning equipment.

In summer relax, sit on the dock and fish for largemouth bass, northern pike, pumpkin seed sunfish, yellow perch, and rock bass, while the kids play and swim in beautiful quiet surroundings, or take out a kayak or pedal boat….

In winter, skate or cross-country ski the lake (Ice depth permitting) or ice fish…

State Park with facilities including beach, boat rentals and snack bar is a 5 minute kayak away.

Cross country, snowshoe or hiking.

'Suicide Six Ski Area' is family oriented ski mountain, owned by The Woodstock Inn, is just 8 minutes away.

In Woodstock, 15 minutes by car will gain access to a: grocer, baker, butcher, pharmacy, clothing boutiques, jewelry store, book shops and many restaurants, both casual & formal also art and antique galleries.

With extensive recreational facilities open to public, including Robert Trent Jones golf course/ spa / indoor pool plus the Billings Farm Museum and shops and restaurants.

Why here: Woodstock & its surrounding community were recently listed in the New York Times as one of the twenty most desirable communities in the USA! Really we have it all here!

Beautiful at foliage season.

Beautiful year round.

Experience New England and all it's history.

6 major ski resorts and 5 golf courses within 1 hr. White River is just 10 minutes away, providing tubing and fly fishing.

Hanover New Hampshire and Dartmouth College 35 minutes, and only 10 minutes to Rte 89.

With the GMHA in South Woodstock just a 25 drive from the front door, you can be at the horse trials in a jiffy.

Other Activities: Fly-fishing, tubing, and snowmobiling

The Village of Quechee, just 20 minutes away is the home of Simon Pierce glass blowing fame and excellent tourist sites, art galleries and antique shops. Killington Mt, and many other ski resorts, are also within a quick drive. The Barnard area is great all 4 seasons, offering winter sports, summer beauty, spring sightseeing, and fall foliage. Also, within an hour, are the state capital, Montpelier, and Burlington, a vibrant college town with much to offer by way of shopping and site seeing. Woodstock is home to the Billings Farm and Museum, a fantastic operating museum/dairy farm annexed to the Rockefeller mansion and National Park consisting of 900 pristine acres for hiking and horseback riding.

How to get here and where we are: Easily reached by bus, train, or plane, Burlington, Manchester and Boston are our nearest airports.

Barnard is only a 1/2-hour drive from Dartmouth College or White River Jct.

1 hour from Burlington Airport

1 1/2 hours from Manchester Airport

2 1/2 hours from the Boston Airport and only 5 hours driving from New York City.

What you can do: Swimming, Kayaking, fishing, shopping, relaxing, skiing, horse riding

Enjoy golf, tennis, antiquing, health club, and theater.

Visit the Quechee Gorge, climbing wall, and lift-serviced Mountain.

Biking and Adventure Center at Killington.

Additionally, with the Appalachian Trail, Silver Lake, and GMHA, you have easy access to many other outdoor activities including, hiking, swimming, boating, fishing and horseback riding.

Ski:

In winter ski Suicide Six (8-minute drive),

Killington (30 min to gondola),

Pico (40 min),

Okemo (50 min).

Golf:

Woodstock Country Club 15 minutes away open to public.

Quechee Country Club (2 courses) 20 minutes away. A Private Course, but can arrange tee time through owner who is a member.

Green Mountain National 25 minutes away open to public.

Killington Golf Course 30 minutes away open to public.

Windsor Golf Course 30 minutes away open to public.

Montague Golf Club 35 minutes away open to public

Okemo Country Club 50 minutes away open to public.

More Details

Owner
Debbie Ennis
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, Basic French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Debbie Ennis

Having worked for 15 years in the hospitality industry, I appreciate that clients want me to be available at all times during their stay but not to be intrusive, just call me if you need me. This is your chance to have quality private time with your family and friends but know there is someone available for any needs you should have during your stay.

Debbie Ennis purchased this house in 2012

Why Debbie Ennis chose Barnard

BECAUSE IT'S BEAUTIFUL!!!

What makes this house unique

Lakefront tranquility with all water sports equipment provided and just a short drive away from so many attractions, this property has it all....

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Lebanon/30 minutes Burlington 1 hour 15 minutes
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Barnard
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Woodstock Country Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
White River Junction
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I 89
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Barnard
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Suicide 6
Car: necessary

This is your opportunity to stay on Silver Lake in the quaint village of Barnard, in one of its most charming homes.

Spectacular views from this wonderful lakefront Cape overlooking the entire lake from a grassy knoll, this home has the best of all worlds. Set on 2 and a half acres of private land.

Over 450 feet of owned lake frontage, open meadow, stonewalls and gardens all within walking distance to the country store, post office and Silver Lake State Park.

Water sports equipment is on site for your use.

Why here: Woodstock & its surrounding community were recently listed in the New York Times as one of the twenty most desirable communities in the USA! Really we have it all here!

Beautiful at foliage season.

Beautiful year round.

Experience New England and all it's history.

Amenities

Barnard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , basement playroom
  • Both bathrooms have been remodeled with tiled step in showers and rain shower heads.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Additional twin bunk beds for children in basement play area
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pedal Boat
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please note that this is a residence and can not be used for events such as weddings/parties etc

Reviews

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(36 traveler reviews)

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Absolutely The Best Location on Silver Lake..
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews
5

Luxury and comfort in nature.

  • 5 of 5

Debbie's house is like a very luxurious home away from home. She's thought of everything from TVs in every room and comfortable mattresses, to paddle boards and kayaks. The house is right on the lake, and we went swimming at least 3 times a day. The water is fresh and inviting and there are no motorboats - which means its quiet and clean. There's also good fishing. The barbecue pit is wonderful, and we cooked dinner there almost every night. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need, and is fully stocked with all the amenities. The general store is a quick 5 minute walk from the house where you can get delicious sandwiches, freshly baked goods or even a baseball hat (which is what I did!). Debbie would alert us to the goings on in town, be it a concert or a meditation group, and surprisingly there was a lot happening. Woodstock is a nearby, elegant little town full of 19th century architecture, fun shops and restaurants. On the Edge Farm on the way to Woodstock makes AMAZING pies. Go early and they'll still be warm. We had dinner at Simon Pearce (in Quechee) our last night there, and had a beautiful dinner. Our time at the house was one of the most beautiful family vacations we've had, and coming home after biking, hiking, kayaking or swimming was always the best part of the day. Thank you Debbie for a little piece of heaven.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Caroline Thank you for your awesome review!! We so appreciate when our guests fall in love with Silver Lake, you are right Barnard is a little village but it packs a punch with all the events locally and the great Mom & Pop stores with homemade baked goods, it's like stepping back in time. Thank you for staying at Silver Lake House, we appreciate there are lots of places to choose from and we are so glad you chose our home. Take care and have a super Autumn, Debs
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5

We loved our stay at this beautiful , well equipped for fun home.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights though it felt longer as we became so relaxed. The view of Silver Lake was amazing as well as seeing the morning mist and sunsets. Though the weather became brisk we got out on the lake with the peddle boat and fished. I highly recommend staying at Debs home. Thank you for everything .

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I’m so glad you got to relax and enjoy the lake, even though it was pretty chilly those last few nights. Hope you get to return in the summer. All the best, Debs
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5

We had a wonderful visit at Silver Lake! The home and property was all that we expected and MORE!

  • 5 of 5

The property is immaculate! The photos online don't do this home justice... it is a beautiful home in a quiet, relaxing location on the lake. We had such fun using the kayaks and sitting out on the deck in the evenings under the stars. We loved our stay and didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh thank you for your lovely review, I really hope you do come back next year and can stay a little longer.. It was a pleasure to have you at The Silver Lake House All the best, Debs
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5

This would get a 6 star from me if i could give it..

  • 5 of 5

Wow, where do you start? Debs the owner gave us great information during booking, one week before arrival and the day before too. Check in was a breeze and she left the house open for us as well a gift bag of goodies.

This place is awesome, I was worried when Debs told me that the pictures on the listing were taken with a wide angle lens on the web site and she was concerned that it’s smaller than it looks, not true. The place was perfect for us, great open plan on main floor so we could cook watch the kids and there's a massive outdoor deck and stone patio, with a dining table and a BBQ.

My wife and I had the master bedroom on the main floor with our own en suite bathroom. Our 2 kids slept upstairs, each had their own bedroom with a TV with lots of kids channels, though after a day of activities on the Lake, they were both asleep within 15 minutes. So my wife and I for once managed to get some quality time in the evenings sitting out on the deck, drinking wine and watching the loons on the Lake and ambient lighting from these super cool electric Tiki lights hat just came on automatically at dusk, it sure made for some rare and perfect evenings.

During the days, we either all 4 kayaked the Lake, there are 5 kayaks on site, the two sit on ones were great for the kids so we & they didn’t have to worry if they capsized..We took the pedal boat out to the center of the Lake with a picnic and it has a great deck at the back so the kids could jump off swim and then climb back on! Some mornings while the kids had breakfast and played board games, we took the paddle boards out.

This house really has everything, life jackets for all the water sports, all the equipment you could need in kayaks, pedal boat, duck boat, swimming dock. The Owner sent us an email with the 'Local what’s On today Guide'. The local General store has everything you could want, hot baked croissants and cookies every morning..And you get to meet the locals too, who were real nice and helpful with where to go and what to do around the area, the store manager is really nice too.

This would get a 6 star from me if I could give it, we have rented through Homeaway, VRBO and Airbnb before, but this house tops the lot. Super clean, super equipped, super lay out and attention to details. Can’t say enough good things about this place. Thanks Debs, we'll be sending a booking request for next year!!.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad our home lived up to your expectations and beyond. And thank you for your lovely review. We so hope you come back and stay at the Lake house again! Next year I plan on getting some bikes there for even more local adventures..all the best, Debs
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5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

This house really is on the best location on Silver Lake. The house is expertly constructed and designed, stocked with absolutely everything you would need, and clean. The owner is always available and responsive, providing suggestions, forwarding local event info, and making sure all one's needs are taken care of. Best part - the rental is dog friendly!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jane, Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you visit Silver Lake again in the future and that the rest of your year is awesome..All the best, Debs
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5

Perfect mix of relaxation and activity in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

The property is updated and lovely. We especially loved all of the various watercraft that made the lake so much more fun. The views are fantastic. There is so much to do within 30 minute drive. Debs is such a gracious hostess. We loved our time at the lakehouse in Barnard and can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so glad you chose our home to stay in and next year we will have more things on site for your enjoyment.. We hope you come back to Silver Lake again in the future and we wish you a wonderful year, Debs
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Security Booking Deposit $500
Cleaning $175
Tax Rate 9.0%

Christmas 1 week minimum rental & Additional charge of $200.00 for all public holidays & foliage season
$10.00 per pet per night.
Cancelation Policy:10 weeks before arrival full refund of security deposit. If cancelled between 10 to 5 weeks before arrival, full refund of rental money but security deposit retained. If cancelled 5 weeks to arrival week security deposit & 25% of rental money retained

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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