Sandy Cove Lake House on Lake Champlain, Close to Burlington & Montreal

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Last updated: 09/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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Sandy Cove Lake House is an easily accessible home with a master suite on the first floor and all doorways but the pantry doorway are 36" wide on first floor. There are large living spaces on both floors.
Sandy Cove Lake House takes advantage of our magnificent lake and NY Adirondack Mountain views -- big windows plus many comfortable seating areas outside. Beautiful sunsets every evening!
Our property has plenty of space for your vehicles and any trailers you might be towing. So feel free to bring your equipment whatever the season -- snowmobiles, boats, kayaks, etc.
There's fun all year round on the lake. In the winter, you'll want to bring your ice fishing gear, snowshoes and x-country skis. In the summer, you'll want your fishing poles, kayaks and canoes with you.
Spring through Fall, you'll want your bicycle. We're right on the Lake Champlain Bikeway.
You can rent boats, kayaks, ice skates, paddle boards, bicycles, etc, locally as well.
We'll have the dock out for your use all summer long. It's there when you want to swim, fish, sun bathe or tie up the boat!
After a day on the lake, take a refreshing warm water shower in our outdoor private shower. The watering can shower head adds a fun touch!
Sandy Cove Lake House has cable TV (network channels, PBS and HBO) and Internet service (wired and wireless.)
We also provide a land line phone -- calls can be made within the 48 contiguous United States and Quebec, Canada.
The ping pong table and croquet set can keep the family actively occupied!
We'll provide all the basics:
* Bed linens, pillows and blankets
* Bath towels, hand towels
* Kitchen towels
* Household products: Paper towels, napkins, tissue, toilet paper, coffee filters, trash can liners.
* Soaps: Bar soaps, liquid hand soap, shampoo, dish soap, dishwasher tablets
* Food items: Salt, pepper, and other spices, oil, vinegar and sugar packets.
* Matches and fire wood for the outdoor fire bowl.

We have the appliances and kitchen tools...even the ones that you didn't think you'd need:
* Dual oven flat top range
* Side-by-side 36" frig with ice and filtered water in the door. Ice maker, YEAH!
* Dishwasher - the machine, not a person!
* Microwave -- one on each floor
* Beverage frig -- one on each floor (freezer in mini-frig on 2nd floor)
* Blender, beater, toaster
* Coffee brewer on first floor and Keurig on second floor (extra brewer in pantry if you really need it on second floor.)
* Coffee bean grinder
* Ice Cream Maker! Make your own frozen treats. We have egg-free recipes at the house too.

You'll find the HE washer and dryer in the full-size laundry room. There's also an ironing board and iron at the house.

Our local grocery store is just 2 miles away. Plus there are Farmer's Markets twice a week within 10 miles and several farm stands in the area (seasonal).

We have a variety of dining options within 15 minutes drive. We'll provide you a list so you know which you'll need to make reservations and which you can visit while wearing your beach clothes!

There are regular events held throughout the year in and around the Champlain Islands. We'll provide you a list so you can make plans.

You can visit most of the following attractions within an hour's drive...and some are just a little further away:
* Burlington, VT - Church Street Marketplace
* Burlington Segways
* Magic Hat Brewery
* Shelburne Museum
* Vermont Teddy Bear Factory
* Smuggler's Notch (skiing, hiking, picnicking)
* Stowe Mountain Resort (skiing, hiking, gondola ride)
* Trapp Family Lodge and Restaurant (dining and x-country skiing)
* Cold Hollow Cider Mill
* Cabot Cheese Outlet
* Lake Champlain Chocolates (Waterbury and Burlington)
* Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory
You'll need a passport to cross to Canada for these attractions:
* Parc Safari - Drive through safari, amusement park and water park
* Montreal Biodome
* Montreal Insectarium
* Montreal Botanical Gardens
* Montreal Casino
* Old Montreal
* Bell Centre - sporting and music venue

There are many other nearby attractions that we'll bring to your attention so that you can plan before you arrive.

Our home cannot be used as an event venue.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Sorry, no crib available. There is a high chair....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in the house, garage or on any abutting patios/decks, please. Smoking away from the house is OK. Please do not leave any smoking materials on the grounds....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, even the most well-behaved pets will need other accommodations while you are visiting our vacation rental property....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

  • Bunk Room: 5 twin/ single

    Two twin bunk sets and a single twin bed....moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Lakeside. On the first floor. Doorways are 36-inch wide. ...moreless

  • Second Floor Rec Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The sleeper sofa is queen size. The space is not private....moreless

  • Lakeside 2nd Floor bedroom: 1 queen

    The chair in this room reclines....moreless

  • Each bedroom has it's own A/C and heat pump unit. The second floor lakeside queen bedroom also has a ceiling fan. All ceilings are 10-foot high. There are USB wall ports in all bedrooms so you can charge your electronic devices. You will still need the power wires...but not the plug adapter. Pillows, blankets, and sheets provided. Extra bed liner stored in bunk room closet, if needed. Bunk mattresses are light and can be moved to the floor for sleeping if desired. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Full Bath on Second Floor: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Additional sink located outside of bath too....moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower

    Walk in 2-person shower. Double sink vanity. 36" doorway....moreless

  • Half Bath - First floor: toilet

    36-inch wide doorway access...moreless

  • Private outdoor shower: outdoor shower

    A private place to wash off after a day of play on the lake....moreless

  • We'll supply the toilet paper and liquid hand soap. Bar soap and shampoo provided for each bath/shower too....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our house is serviced by Town water. No fluoridation. You can drink water from the tap or from the frig filtered water system or filtered water tap in the 2nd floor beverage center. You will need to bring your own sports equipment, in most cases, to enjoy the activities listed above. There are also local places to rent this equipment too. Ex. Bicycles, ice skates, kayaks, power boats. Once your reservation is made, you will receive access to hospitality information about our property and the area giving you all the details....moreless


  • Books:

    We have a variety of paperbacks. There are kids books too....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Keeler's Bay Variety, about 10 min. away, has a Red-Box-like video rental machine. We have some movie DVDs at the house too. Blu-Ray player in 2nd floor rec room. DVD player in 1st floor living room....moreless

  • Game Room:

    The garage is our game room. Ping pong table with paddles and balls provided for your use....moreless

  • Games:

    Board and card games....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable with basic network and PBS stations. Also have multiple HBO stations available on first floor TV. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bluetooth enabled speakers located on the covered porch. You can attach your own music device. The sound bar on the first floor TV is also bluetooth enabled....moreless

  • Television:

    One flat screen TV on each floor. These Smart TV's and connected players allow you to gain access to Netflix and your other streaming services....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Over 100' of sandy, pebbly walk-in lakefront beach! Plus your own dock with ladder for swimmers and bumpers for boats....moreless

  • Lake:

    120' westward facing lakefront on The Gut. Enjoy the frozen bay in the winter and watch the sailboats pass between the broad lake and the inland sea in the summer....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Over 100' of sandy, pebbly walk-in lakefront! Plus your own dock with ladder for swimmers and bumpers for boats....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    See the Adirondacks across the lake!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Over 100' of sandy, pebbly walk-in lakefront! Plus your own dock with ladder for swimmers and bumpers for boats....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    8 chairs and a padded bench seat. Seats 10 comfortably. Plus there are the 4 height-adjustable stools for sitting at the kitchen counter....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    A/C interior wall units located in each bedroom, the second floor rec room, the living room and kitchen. Each has its own wall-mounted control. Please be sure to set to "cool" and not "auto"....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Stacked front-loading electric clothes dryer. We don't provide dryer sheets. So if you need them, bring some with you. Please be sure to keep lint filter clean....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    We have an outdoor fire bowl situated with a great view of the lake. We provide the firewood and matches. There is an electric fireplace for evening ambiance in the living room....moreless

  • Garage:

    Our garage is configured as a game room with ping pong table. However, there is room to park your bicycles and other outdoor non-motorized gear in the garage. Garage is heated....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant heat flooring in the first floor and under the second floor bath. All A/C units are also produce heat via heat pumps. Be sure to set to "heat" and not "auto"....moreless

  • Internet:

    Cable Internet service provided. You can use the wireless or plug-in to a wall port available in the bedrooms, living room and rec room. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    One set of sheets provided for each of the beds. Blankets and pillows are also provided. Extra bed liner available in bunk room closet. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    We have a first floor living room with a TV and a second floor rec. room with a TV....moreless

  • Parking:

    Our driveway and parking area are paved. There's plenty of space for your vehicles and trailers....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Feel free to make calls to numbers within the US contiguous 48 states and to Canada. Other calls incur charges and are not permitted. Phone is to ensure emergency service access for our guests. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    10 basic bath towels provided. These bath towels are intended for indoor use only. Hand towels and wash clothes are provided too. Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    HE front-loading washer. We don't stock detergent, bleach or other laundry cleaning agents. Please bring your own or pick some up locally. But if you're on vacation, why are you doing laundry?!?!...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee pot brewer located on first floor. Filters are provided. Single serve Keurig located in second floor beverage center. Please provide your own K-cups. (A handful will be provided.)...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of plates, bowls, cups, glasses, silverware, etc. We even have fancy dessert cups. We don't provide paper plates or plasticware....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher tablets are provided....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    We provide assorted spices and some oil, vinegar and sugar packets. Paper towels, napkins, trash can liners, dish detergent, dishwasher tablets, dish towels & kitchen sponges also provided....moreless

  • Microwave:

    A microwave is located in the beverage center area on each floor....moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric range has dual ovens....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Vegetable oil, white vinegar, salt, pepper, spices, sugar for coffee, plastic trash can liners, coffee brewer paper filters, paper towels, paper napkins, matches for fire bowl....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    36-inch wide side-by-side with ice maker in Kitchen. Mini-frig for cans and wine also located in the kitchen. A 2nd beverage center with a mini-frig and freezer is available on the 2nd floor....moreless

  • Stove:

    Glass-top electric range. Please be aware that you don't want to get sugar on the glass top....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    There are a few places to rent motorized boats, sail boats, and other marine equipment within a 15 minute drive....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio table with umbrella seats 6. There is also outdoor seating on the first floor patio and the second floor deck. Umbrella and retractable awning should be closed when not actively in use....moreless

  • Golf:

    There are a few golf courses nearby....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Bring your own kayak/canoe and go right from the house. There are a couple of rental shops within 4 miles of the house....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Plenty of space for lawn games. We'll provide croquet for summer use. We have a fire bowl seating area. We supply the fire wood. The Adirondack chairs feel just right!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane gas grill available from May-October. Propane provided. If you run out, please let us know. We keep spares on hand....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    All the ski resorts rent equipment. So just dress warmly and head over to your favorite resort!...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Shore Acres, about 4 miles away, has courts available for a nominal fee....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Paddle boards are big now. You can rent one just up the road and they'll deliver....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017 - early
May 27 - Jun 30, 2017
1 night min stay
$4,000 $10,000
Independence week 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2017
7 night min stay

Summer 2017 - later
Jul 9 - Sep 9, 2017
1 night min stay
$4,000 $10,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$350 $400
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,000 $4,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 9%


* No reservation is confirmed until a Security/Damage Deposit is received.

* Payment 1: Refundable Security/Damage Deposit.

* Payment 2: 50%+tax due 30 days in advance.

* Payment 3: 50%+tax due 14 days in advance.

* These payments proportions may be altered slightly by if you choose to pay using their online system rather than paying by check.

* Rate includes bed sheets and bath towels for 10 guests while at the house. Please bring your own beach towels.

* VT Rooms Tax of 9% applies only to rental periods less than 30 days. The automatic quoting system may erroneously apply tax for 30+ day rental periods. The tax will NOT be applied at billing.

* Changeover days are either Saturday or Sunday during the summer rental periods offering you some flexibility. The week that includes Independence Day is charged a higher weekly rate.

* Changeover days outside of the summer season can be any day, but a 3-day minimum reservation is required.

* No pets

* No smoking in the home/garage or on any adjacent deck or patio. Please ensure all in your group are aware.

* The property must be left in the same state as you received it.

* Maximum numbers of guests, including visitors, is 10.

* No events on this property.

* A $250 refundable security/damage deposit is required. Any insurance program offered is presented by and not me. Please read the fine print. FYI....You can find traveler's insurance elsewhere too.

* Payment by personal or bank check is appreciated. Credit card payment is not required as the automated billing may lead you to believe. Unfortunately, using online payments will result in an additional charge to you directly from HomeAway/VRBO. They call it a "service fee." You can avoid this service fee when making payments directly to me by check.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 09/29/2016
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28 Miles
Nearest Airport
Burlington International Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
McKee's Pub and Pizza
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Grand Isle to Cumberland Head, NY
13 Miles
Nearest Golf
Alburgh Golf Links
16 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Shore Acres Restaurant and North Hero House
47 Miles
Nearest Ski
Smuggler's Notch
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Knight Point State Park

Car: Necessary

Enjoy lakefront vacationing any time of year. During the winter, spend the day skiing at several nearby resorts or put on your snowshoes or x-country skis and travel on the ice around The Gut. In the summer, walk right into the lake or paddle out in your kayak or canoe. There's a private dock for your use. Enjoy dinner at several local fine dining establishments or beer and pizza at McKee's. Or enjoy a meal in. After all, you'll want to eat that fresh fish you caught!

In the Accommodation and Amenities section below, the attractions and activities mentioned are all available within 15 minutes of our house.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Andy and Susan have lived in Grand Isle since 2011. Susan works a part-time schedule from home. Andy is a jack of all trades always looking for new adventure.

Why the Owner Chose Grand Isle, VT, USA:
My husband and I love living in the Champlain Islands. We came to know the area from spending summers at our cottage in North Hero over 6 years ago. Since moving to Grand Isle permanently just a couple of years later, we've come to realize the beauty of winter on the lake. Even just watching the wildlife is mesmerizing. I still get excited when I see a bald eagle standing on the ice or perched high in a tree!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
You just can't beat westward facing lake front on a large bay on Lake Champlain. Every sunset is different! And the Adirondacks offer a spectacular backdrop. Make sure you have plenty of space on your camera for all the photos you're bound to take. Even if you've exhausted yourself with outdoor fun, just sitting inside this comfortable home and watching others play on the lake, be it frozen or open water, it's truly relaxing.

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  • Newly constructed in 2015! Call Susan to reserve. 8O2.378.5272

    Newly constructed in 2015! Call Susan to reserve. 8O2.378.5272

  • Another beautiful sunset on a perfectly still lake! Love the sky reflections!

    Another beautiful sunset on a perfectly still lake! Love the sky reflections!

  • Living room with fantastic lake views.

    Living room with fantastic lake views.

  • Kitchen Beverage Center

    Kitchen Beverage Center

  • Kitchen and dining

    Kitchen and dining

  • First floor master bedroom with wonderful lake views. 36" wide doorways.

    First floor master bedroom with wonderful lake views. 36" wide doorways.

  • Bunk room - sleep 5

    Bunk room - sleep 5

  • Ping pong!

    Ping pong!

  • Second floor deck.

    Second floor deck.

  • Second floor beverage and microwave center.

    Second floor beverage and microwave center.

  • 2nd floor rec room with queen sleeper sofa.

    2nd floor rec room with queen sleeper sofa.

  • I love the views from this bedroom!

    I love the views from this bedroom!

  • Beautiful views from so many huge windows! Call Susan to reserve. 8O2.378.5272

    Beautiful views from so many huge windows! Call Susan to reserve. 8O2.378.5272

  • Entrance foyer.

    Entrance foyer.

  • First floor living area.

    First floor living area.

  • Kitchen


  • Even winter views are stunning!

    Even winter views are stunning!

  • Call Susan to reserve. 8O2.378.5272

    Call Susan to reserve. 8O2.378.5272

  • Laundry


  • Outdoor shower (with hot water)

    Outdoor shower (with hot water)

  • The grill master's view! Call Susan to reserve. 8O2.378.5272

    The grill master's view! Call Susan to reserve. 8O2.378.5272

  • 2nd floor rec room. Cozy and comfortable.

    2nd floor rec room. Cozy and comfortable.

  • Can you imagine waking up to these views?

    Can you imagine waking up to these views?

  • Bright snow and beautiful blue sky! Call Susan to reserve. 8O2.378.5272

    Bright snow and beautiful blue sky! Call Susan to reserve. 8O2.378.5272

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