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Barney Point, Lake Champlain - Spectacular Location!"""

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,836 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 BR/2 BA , 400' cliff-top lake frontage, 270° lake views, sleeps 7-12

• Large, rustic, seasonal lake cabin (4+ bedrooms; sleeps 7-12) situated on a 1.2 acre bluff at the tip of Barney Point with 400(+/-) feet of Lake Champlain frontage, 270° lake views, 15/20 minutes from Burlington, Vermont.

• Spectacular sunrises & sunsets with breathtaking 270° views encompassing Vermont's famous Green Mountains, the Lake Champlain valley and New York State's magnificent Adirondack Mountain Range.

• Interior stair/balcony railings & some furniture (tables, benches, chairs, swings, etc.) crafted using cedar logs harvested on-site at time of construction nearly 100 years ago!

• Modern kitchen with eat-around island and view of Camel's Hump (Vermont's iconic, 2nd highest peak); washer/dryer; wireless high-speed internet; cable TV, etc.

• Large screened-in porch for meals, games cocktails and/or conversation.


• Many recreational & dining options nearby: bike & running paths, boat launches, parks, restaurants (fine & fast), quick-stops, grocery stores, gas stations, even a drive-in movie theater!

• The property has been owned by our family for nearly 70 years and has provided countless friends, relatives and visitors with unforgettable memories.

• Great for family vacations/gatherings, romantic getaways, professional retreats, etc.

If you are planning a Vermont vacation this year, please consider staying at Barney Point. You won't be disappointed!

NOTE: Cancellation and Refund policies provided in Owner Response to Inquiries

Keywords: Burlington, Vermont, Adirondack, camp, cabin, rustic, Vermont City Marathon, lakefront, fall foliage, beach

More Details

Tim McKenzie
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Tim McKenzie

My parents purchased the cottage on Barney Point in 1948 and the land in 1984. Their children (I have 10 siblings!), grand children, great-grand children and great-great-grandchildren continue to enjoy the property every year as have countless friends, relatives and visitors over the years. It is a special place. We are humbled to own it and thrilled to continue a tradition of sharing it with friends and visitors from around the world. It has been the scene of weddings, graduations and other festive celebrations well as quiet getaways to refresh and recharge the energy in one's life. If you are planning a Spring, Summer or Fall ('fair weather') Vermont vacation this year, please consider staying at Barney Point. You won't be disappointed!

Tim McKenzie purchased this cottage in 1948

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much, the house was great!!! The beds were comfy and the location was even better!!! It was so nice being on the water. Thanks again.
Aug 2011
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Malletts Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1836 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • NOTE: Barney Point's cancellation policy is to refund 50% of amounts paid with 90 days notice. HomeAway/VRBO's default options are different.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 1st floor - off downtairs bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 1st floor - off kitchen (includes full laundry)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 101 - 1 queen , downstairs
    Bedroom 201 - 1 queen , upstairs
    Bedroom 202 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , upstairs
    Den/TV room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , downstairs
    Bedroom 203 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , upstairs
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Barney Point, Lake Champlain - Spectacular Location!
average rating of 4.92 based on 28 reviews

I love this place!

  • 5 of 5

This is the best lake house in Vermont! The view and sunsets are unbelievable. The gentleman who owns it is also one of the nicest guys I know!!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Spot on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

I spent a few days at Barney Point for a guys getaway trip right after Labor Day. Our plan was to spend days on the lake and nights out on Church St. in Burlington (only a 15 minute ride!). Well we only ended up spending one of our three nights downtown because none of us wanted to leave the lake house!

The house is on a hill overlooking Lake Champlain, just a 30 second walk down a path to the beach. The house was big and open and slept 10 of us more than comfortably. There was a screened in patio/porch off the kitchen with two big tables, perfect for meals or playing cards. There's a nice backyard with a fire pit (overlooking the water) that was great for relaxing, day or night.

Our host Tim was fantastic to work with. He was extremely responsive and I genuinely felt like he wanted to do anything he could to make sure we had a great time at his family's lake house.

As we were leaving on Sunday, a couple of the guys were already suggesting that we rent the house next year. I would 100% recommend Barney Point to anyone planning a group getaway and I really hope I have the opportunity to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect vacation lake house!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our week at Barney Point. Awesome house! Awesome views! So comfortable and clean. We enjoyed the kitchen island. Plenty of room for the whole family to participate in meal preps. We made great memories playing games and having dinners in the screened in porch. Beautiful sunsets every night. We were in want of nothing! I never knew knew the sound of a lake could lull me to sleep! Highly recommend. Perfect spot! Thanks Tim!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage on Barney Point was a perfect spot for our family. Perched high above the shore, the views were unbelievable - a full 270 degree panorama of Lake Champlain and the mountains beyond. The house was comfortable and well-equipped but kept the authentic "camp" feel with exposed boards and beams. We especially loved the front porch where we spent many hours playing games and enjoying the cool breeze blowing off the water. The swimming was wonderful and there was a nice grassy area near the waterfront to sit on. Barney Point was a throw back to another era and we so enjoyed making memories there with our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing time at Barney Point. Location and views were amazing, especially the sunsets.

It was an easy uber ride to Burlington. The only downside is the house can get a bit loud.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect spot, gracious host

  • 5 of 5

I came up to Barney Point with my father, brother, and a few friends over the 4th of July. We could not have asked for a better spot. Tim was more than accommodating of our group before and throughout our stay.


- fire pit in the backyard: as the sun started to set, we started a fire and hung out overlooking the water. Amazing views.

- screened-in porch: this absolutely makes the house. With room enough for 14+ adults, the porch allows for the family style dining we were looking for. On the night of July 3rd, we all sat out here and watched the fireworks over Burlington.

- bike path: an amazing bike trail that runs north along an old railroad track is right outside the driveway.

- house aesthetic: definitely an old world charm feel on the inside. Beds and pillows were plenty comfortable. House has sort of a lodge feel to it.

Highly recommend booking this place early--seems to fill up quickly.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Bike / Recreation Path
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Sunset Drive-in Movie Theater
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Marble Island Golf Course and Resort
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take-out; take-away; fast food...
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Downtown Burlington - fine food, entertainment ....
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Burlington International Airport
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UVM Medical Center
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Burlington Boat House & Marinas
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Malletts Bay


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $250
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 10.0%

• RATES based on 8 guests - add $20 per night, per additional guest up to maximum occupancy of 12
• $350 refundable Security Deposit to ensure compliance with house rules
• Standard rental: Saturday to Saturday (7 nights)
• Extended Rentals (3 weeks, monthly, etc.) subject to terms & availability
• During the peak summer season, non-standard rentals are generally not considered until 45 days prior to the proposed arrival date; all non-standard rentals are subject to availability & 3-4 night minimums.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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