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Rustic Elegance, Spectacular Lakefront Location - Barney Point, Lake Champlain

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,250 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

CAMP (sleeps 12) + ASK ABOUT THE BUNKHOUSE! -sleeps additional 6 -8

• This large, rustic, seasonal lake house with 400’ (+/-) OF CLIFFTOP LAKE CHAMPLAIN FRONTAGE is 20 minutes from Burlington, Vermont …flagship location of world renowned craft breweries and distilleries, coffee roasters and chocolatiers, teddy bear and ice cream makers …and much more!

• It is situated on a 1.2 acre bluff AT THE TIP OF BARNEY POINT and is regularly blessed WITH SPECTACULAR SUNSETS AND SUNRISES …each one framed by a breathtaking vista that includes Vermont's famous Green Mountains, the Lake Champlain valley and New York State's magnificent Adirondack Mountain Range. And ...EASY ACCESS TO PRIVATE BEACH AND SANDY BOTTOM SWIMMING is included, of course!

• Many interior furnishings and features (tables, benches, chairs, swings, stair and balcony railings, etc.) were crafted using cedar logs harvested on-site at time of the lake house’s construction nearly 100 years ago!

• The property has been owned by the same family for 70 years, PROVIDING UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES for countless friends, relatives and, now, visitors from around the world!

• The MAIN HOUSE SLEEPS UP TO 12 AND FEATURES AN OPEN FLOOR PLAN with fully equipped kitchen and laundry with modern appliances …a coffee bar …an eat-around island …designer cookware, tableware and more!

• SEAT UP TO 20 ON THE CAMP'S LARGE SCREENED-IN PORCH for meals, games, cocktails, conversation …all while enjoying an awe-inspiring view!

• The BUNKHOUSE, SLEEPS UP TO 8 WITH ITS OWN PORCH AND VIEWS OF THE LAKE is available by special arrangement as an add-on bonus ... …a perfect on-site "away space” that kids (of all ages!) just love!

• TOWELS, LINENS AND BEDDING PROVIDED for both the main house and the bunkhouse.

• MANY RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN MINUTES of Barney Point including bike & running paths, boat launches, beaches and parks, quick-stops, grocery stores and gas stations, …EVEN A DRIVE-IN MOVIE THEATRE!

• THE NEARBY DINING SCENE OFFERS a range of options from FINE DINING to FOOD CARTS ,,,and EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN! …many are “farm-to-table” operations that simply amaze!

If you are planning a Vermont vacation this year, please consider staying at Barney Point. Great for family reunions, vacation gatherings, romantic getaways, professional retreats, etc.

You won't be disappointed!

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:
September 24, 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 and we are 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 vacation in Vermont this year, please consider staying at Barney Point. You won't be disappointed!

Tim McKenzie purchased this house 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 House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2250 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 60 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 ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • 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)
  • 5 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
    Bunkhouse - 2 double , 2 bunk bed , sleep up to 8 in seperate building
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (4), Single Beds (6), Futon (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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Rustic Elegance, Spectacular Lakefront Location - Barney Point, Lake Champlain
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 33 reviews

Amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful weekend at the Barney Point Camp! The camp itself is so charming and a great representation of Vermont. The views are amazing and the sunsets are breath taking. There is a little walking bath to a private beach and although it was a little too chilly to swim we enjoyed just walking the sandy beach. The owner was extremely helpful and so nice to work with. If you are looking a long weekend getaway or a summer vacation close to the water for a very reasonable price I recommend staying at the Barney Point Camp!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous views

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous views of the lake, mountains and sunsets ! The location is also very convenient to downtown Burlington. The rustic charm gives you a true Vermont experience. We look forward to it every summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Barney Point is the perfect place to gather family and friends and make memories! Wether you are swimming in the crystal clear lake, riding your bikes on the wonderful Vermont bike trails, gathering around the fire pit or cooking in the amazingly appointed kitchen you will be blessed with the peace and joy that only a New England "camp" can provide! Our entire family LOVED our time together at Barney Point. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home for entertaining!

  • 5 of 5

Barney Point was the perfect home to celebrate our daughter's graduation from UVM! She invited her friends and their families (30 people) for a picnic and even with rainy weather outside, we had more than enough room to celebrate inside. Tim was so wonderful, providing everything we needed (including a grill, serving platters & bowls, paper goods, dishes, flat wear, and Bose speaker) to host a really fun evening! The first floor bedroom and bath were perfect for grandparents. And we had enough good weather to ride our bikes on the nearby causeway and enjoy fires in the pit by the lake. We are looking for a reason to book another stay at Barney Point! (Our daughter is already thinking about a college reunion here down the road!)

  • Submitted: May 25, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular views, rustic charm, this house is the perfect family vacation destination

  • 5 of 5

Wow, we rented this for our son’s graduation weekend, with grandparents, uncles, more family and friends joining us this house and Tim’s incredible hospitality made it a weekend that we’ll cherish forever. If you are looking for a place with lake views that can’t be beat, and a relaxing few days don’t miss this place

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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
Nearest Point of Interest
Malletts Bay


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Camp Cleaning Fee $350

• Rates do not include VRBO Service Fee and State of Vermont's Rooms Tax (10%)
• Bunkhouse available as add-on by special arrangement - $150-$250/night / $1,000-$1,650/week + $75 cleaning fee
• $500 refundable Security Deposit for damage and/or to ensure compliance with house rules
• 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.