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Gorgeous Lake Front Retreat Property, Private Apartments

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Gorgeous Lake Front Retreat Property, Private Apartments

This beautiful property has been carefully crafted into a peaceful retreat center primarily used for health, wellness and healing retreats, educational events, and meetings. During the summer and fall season, we offer use of two apartments located in the carriage house building. The property is an extraordinary place to get away, relax, and rejuvenate. If you are seeking a quiet place to bike ride, kayak, canoe, or spend time on the lake this is an ideal location. The property is a budding permaculture ecosystem, with gardens, fruit and nut trees, and farm animals all contributing to an organic, self-sustaining system. We are an hour away from three cities (Montreal, Burlington VT, Plattsburgh NY), yet far enough out for relaxation. Our island region is known for biking, great small restaurants, local arts, and organic farmer's markets. Fall is exquisite in brilliant colors of red, orange, yellow hues. Come leaf peeping! Winter fun includes cross country and down hill skiing, snow shoeing, and even ice fishing!

Maya is located on 3.0 acres of farm land with exclusive lake shore frontage, this retreat property has everything you need for a pampered, relaxing vacation, event, or holiday. If you are interested in massage, healing therapies, or catered organic meals please inquire up to 4 weeks prior to your stay.

The carriage house apartment citrine suite features two bedrooms (1 BR: queen size bed), ( 1 BR:single bed), and a living area with full size futon. Simple and fully operational kitchen, and 1 bathroom with sunken bath tub/ shower. The emerald suite features one bedroom (queen size) , simple kitchen, living area and one bathroom (shower only). Each apartment has access to a private small outdoor deck, and use of common space on the grounds including enclosed sun porch, outdoor grill, fireplace, and oven.

Enjoy your breakfast on the private outdoor patio with bistro tables while listening to the fountain and watching the lake, or lounge on the beach, dock, or deck overlooking the lake. An outdoor Italian pizza oven, outdoor fireplace and grill is available for making authentic wood fired pizza! Perfect for entertaining. Lake is located in front of the property, and is accessed across the street and down the steps to the private deck, dock and beach.

Property includes a private sand and rock-shoal beach, dock & deck. Kayaks (single) available for use. Private chef available to cater for special occasions-fees apply. (requires at least one month booking in advance). Please inquire about massage, or other healing therapies one month in advance.

We own Alpacas and which are located on the farm behind the buildings, along with Nygerian pygmy goats, and chickens- all of whom contribute to the organic biodynamic gardens. You are encouraged to pick from the veggie gardens and enjoy. However, please do not allow children to interact with the animals without adult supervision.

Isle La Motte is one of nature's most scenic getaways! The island is surrounded by beautiful vistas including the Adirondack mountains. The island is known for having the oldest known reef on the continent- now visible in the local preserve. The island boasts summer art and music festivals, fine dining, and lake shore activities. Close to Montreal, Quebec Canada, or Burlington Vt.

There are two large buildings on the property: the main house and the carriage house. The main house building located in front of the carriage house may be in use for a weekend retreat, owner also on premises.

Your privacy is respected & maintained and owner can be available if needed. Guests are encouraged to interact with the animals. Tour of alpacas, goats, and chickens available upon request.

Keywords: Scenic, serene, waterfront, retreat property, private, holiday, special event.

More Details

Jeanette O'Conor
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Jeanette O'Conor

Hello and welcome to our lovely spot on the Northern aspect of Lake Champlain. We are owners of this lovely retreat center, used throughout the year for meaningful events, healing retreats, respite for those seeking tranquil space, or just some lakeside fun. We welcome you, and thank you for considering our retreat property.

Jeanette O'Conor purchased this guest house in 2007

Why Jeanette O'Conor chose Lake Champlain

Serene, peaceful, perfect place to relax and get away. Exquisite sunsets, views of lake, Adirondacks. Unique lake front setting with private beach, excellent swimming, beach deck, lovely landscaped gardens with sacred stone structures. Meditation pagoda and courtyard with fountain. Small Alpaca farm in process of development into a self sustaining small farm and food forest.

What makes this guest house unique

Lovely sunsets that range from oranges, to purple to deep yellow -blue hues.

The lake is an active location for fishing, boating, sailing, canoeing, kayaking.

Excellent location for biking, walking and peaceful relaxation.

Small Alpaca farm, animals available for private viewing upon request.

Massage, reiki, acupressure other healing therapies available upon request for additional fees.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful week at your LaMotte Retreat Home - beautiful setting and very comfortable
Jul 2013
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Isle La Motte Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Citrine: Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Emerald: Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Citrine: Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Citrine: Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Citrine: Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Emerald: Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Emerald: Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , extra available bed
  • Apartment One (Citrine): One queen bedroom, one single bedroom, one futon Apartment Two (Emerald): One queen bedroom, one single available if needed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Private chef with months ahead reservation (*based on availability)


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average rating of 4.875 based on 12 reviews
Durham, NH

Lakeside peace and quiet

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Maya. A four generation group from ages 3 - 87 were all able to stay together at one place. Plenty of room for family dinners, with enough smaller spaces for groups to be apart when needed (like the 3-yr old nap time). Even though our weather was not completely perfect, we were able to get out on the lake in the canoes and have one day of good swimming and floating time. The owner is very accommodating and quick to respond to messages. Be careful on the steps to the auxiliary house after it rains - they get very slippery, and one of us took a tumble! Fortunately, just bruises, but it's something to watch out for.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week on Lake Champlain. The weather was perfect and every evening

we looked at a gorgeous sunset! Everyone enjoyed the water, and it was a good week to

Be refreshed by the lake. The kids played on the rafts, went fishing & kayaking.

Every evening we had some great meals that we all took turns preparing. We used the herbs from the garden that added a lot of great flavor to our meals. The owner of the Maya

Center was very hospitable. She wanted her guests to be as comfortable as possible.

This place is very roomy, loved all the porches! It is a great house for a large group, you

Can always find a place to relax. We would recommend this place to any family who

enjoys having lots of room& wants a cozy setting! Best part is the Lake is right in front

of the House to enjoy at your leisure!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A classy home with a beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful well taken care of home with the most amazing views on Lake Champlain. Lots of space in this home! We had plenty of space for 18 people. If you are looking for peace and tranquility then this is the place!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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United States Sun City, AZ


  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend booking your stay and enjoying a peaceful restorative getaway or vacation. We just finished a 5 day stay and WOW WOW WOW!!!!

The property is excellent, rather you wish to simple experience a single room, or rent the whole property, attention to detail and your comfort is felt throughout.

The location offers the best of the best: a small Island on Lake Champlain, Northern Vermont (Burlington is close by), Upstate New York and only miles from the jewel of Quebec, Montreal.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Burlington, VT


  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Maya Center and would have been happy to stay on a few more days. The property is well maintained and lovely. The owner was so very helpful in every way and the food was excellent. I would highly recommend it for a special event, a social gathering or just a getaway. We look forward to returning again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are most grateful to have your presence here. We appreciate your support, and are thrilled that you loved your stay. We are glad to have made your weekend away memorable, relaxing, peaceful and healing all at the same time! Looking forward to having you return.
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North Duxbury, VT

Best weekend ever!

  • 5 of 5

This delightful retreat is located on beautiful Lake Champlain. I feel so blessed to have heard about it and get the opportunity to spend three days there. During those three days I received the best massage I've ever had, as well as Reiki, meditation, restorative yoga and aromatherapy, ate the most amazingly healthy gourmet meals, enjoyed walks on the gorgeous grounds and the beach, picked apples from the backyard orchard, while enjoying my own private room filled with antiques, and relaxed in a whirlpool bathtub. There are two houses with beautiful rooms and I was fortunate to stay in the main house with friends. Jeanette is the most wonderful cook and hostess, and she made us all feel right at home. I would highly recommend a stay here, whether you are in need of a healing retreat as I was, or just want to get away for a few days to relax. The rates are very reasonable, and I plan to return again and again.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing yourself with us! We loved having you here, and hope you come back soon.
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Rates & Availability

Isle La Motte Guest House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Citrine Summer Season 2017
May 24 2017 - Sep 5 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Emerald Summer Season 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation
Room and meals taxe of 10% and other fees apply
May lease main house alone or with addition of carriage house
Additional fees for weddings/large events

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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