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Gorgeous, Sun-Drenched Lakehouse by Eco-Conscious Architec

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Contemporary, artistic, Dwell-magazine aesthetic, fully furnished four season lakehouse with stunning views of Lake Bomoseen.

The house has full lake access with dock, canoe and kayak included. Private, idyllic and a birdwatchers' paradise -- herons and turtles nest on the grounds, and a waterfowl refuge is on the other side of the lake.

Two bedrooms, both with queen beds, one with gorgeous lake view. Spacious sleeping loft is perfect for teenagers. Comfortable screened porch. One of the best features of the house is the huge living room window facing the lake where you can watch stunning sunsets and bird life.

Concrete counters, reclaimed wood floors, recycled cabinets, all-new appliances including gas stove, dishwasher and W/D. High-speed internet.

Designed by environmentally conscious architect with superior insulation and zero VOC paint. Low-shed dogs preferred.

Our part of the lake is perfect for kayaking, bass fishing and relaxing. To swim, Crystal Beach is a mile right down the road. (It's too marshy to swim right off our dock.) We're also minutes from Prospect Pointe Golf Club, Green Mountain National Forest, Castleton State, Green Mountain College, Hubbardton Battlefield and great hiking, antiquing and rails-to-trails biking. To ski, we're about a half hour from Pico, Killington and even closer to Mooslamoo.

Brand new four season home, insulated to the max with gas heat and terrific passive solar. Wonderful in winter and summer. Available weekly only during high season (between May 1- Sept 30). Happy to negotiate deals over the winter and spring, excluding holidays. Perfect writers' retreat!

Keywords: Lakehouse, eclectic, artsy, funky, chic, contemporary, green, eco, cool, bungalow, cottage, modern, modernist, four season, cabin, lake, kayaking, fishing, quiet

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About The Owner

We work in DC but we're Vermonters at heart!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2010

Why The Owner chose Hubbardton

We love this part of VT and have relatives in Castleton and Poultney who manage the property for us and will be available to you if you have questions or problems.

What makes this cottage unique

The lakeviews are incredible -- it's a wild, rugged lakeview and all the more extraordinary for that. And we appreciate the cool factor of our place --it was designed by an award-winning architect with a careful eye to both aesthetics and enviromental impact.

We're just a mile away from the terrific Lakehouse Pub and close to the historic Hubbardton Battlefield. We enjoy walking around there with our dog, as well as running or biking on the rails-to-trail in Castleton. We also enjoy visiting the farmer's market in Rutland, one of the state's biggest, and having a great meal at one of its terrific resteraunts before a performances at the Paramount Theater there.

Mostly though, our house is a calm, inspiring refuge from the hectic pace of our daily lives.


Hubbardton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) Brand new comfy queen beds in both bedrooms.
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
Coffeemaker, fully-outfitted kitchen, dock, canoe and kayak.


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Gorgeous, Sun-Drenched Lakehouse by Eco-Conscious Architec
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No lake access on noisy Route 30

  • 1 of 5

While this property may have spectacular views in the fall, this property is not a good place to stay in the summer. Although the owners state this house has "full lake access", access is limited to putting a kayak into an overgrown marsh. The marsh is not amenable for kayaking, for even if you can get the kayak into a place where there is some water in between all the plants, as soon as the paddle breaks the surface of the water, putrid smells emerge from the decaying matter below. One can watch waterbirds in the marsh but because of the constant sounds of cars and trucks traveling 50 mph on the country highway that is 50 feet from the house, it is impossible to hear any birds or even sleep, for that matter. The house is indeed sun-drenched, making it stifling hot, especially in the "loft", which is actually a balcony with a steep ladder to enter it and a few air mattresses, one of which was broken so that my daughter awoke each morning in a deflated bed. We ended up spending $30 on a floor fan for the loft, despite having contacted the property manager who initially assured us she would provide a fan but never did. There is a nearby public beach (2 miles away), but we had to pay to use it as the owners do not supply a beach pass (this was the first house we rented in New England in 13 years where the owners did not supply a beach pass, even if the house was on an accessible lake). Lastly, the tap water of the house has a bog-like smell which was horrible to bathe in and in no way drinkable. In summary, we were happy to leave this place after a week of noisy, sweltering misery.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view and cottage

  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful, from the accommodation to communications with the owner. Although we rented in November, I'm sure it is the perfect place to stay in summer too.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location...beautiful quirky house

  • 4 of 5

This propery was exactly as described! The view of the lake is stunning and since it is marshy at the end where the house is located the lake side of the house is very peaceful. The numerous windows on the lakeside let in tons of light and were great for bird watching.

The traffic from the road is rather loud (especially the occasional tractor trailers!)but after a day full of outdoor activity we slept very well!

We had two elderly dogs with us and appreciated the owners willingness to let us bring our furry friends. One word of warning on that...the floors are painted wood which is great for keeping things clean, but lacks the traction needed by old, big dogs. More than once my German Shorthaired Pointer fell and couldn't get up without assistance.

The kitchen is wonderfully equipped. Using the washing machine is tricky, but once you realize that the door is finicky it works like a charm and it was great to have!

Overall a great place to stay in a central location!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Exactly what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a beautiful, serene spot for a relaxing vacation and that's exactly what the property provided.

The house is charming -- it's amazing what they've done with its little footprint -- it feels really spacious. The view is spectacular -- I felt at times as though I was on a ship. The kitchen is well-appointed -- I was happy to cook most of our meals because I had everything I needed on hand.

The location is great for Vermont sightseeing, which we did a lot of -- Middlebury, Woodstock, and Burlington are all not far and the drive is lovely We followed up on several recommendations the owner had made and all were great -- the Castleton Village Store in Castleton, the Barge Canal antique warehouse in Burlington, the Baba-A-Louie's bakery in Rutland, the Lakehouse Pub and Grill in Hubbardton (though I agree with the owner that the view's the draw more than the food!).

The vacation was so relaxing that we fantasized about quitting our urban life for Vermont!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Peaceful Lake Cabin with Modern Amenities

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week over winter holidays and it was overall an excellent experience. The owners and property manager were very considerate and beyond helpful and were prompt to respond to any questions or concerns. The cabin was very cozy with lots of light and had a crisp, clean and modern feel to it.

However, one detail I missed from the pictures was that the cabin is actually right on a main road. While it is definitely quiet enough, you occasionally remember you are in a town on a lake and not off near Walden Pond. Perhaps the only real con is that there are absolutely no shades or coverings on any doors or windows. This of course makes for beautiful light during the day, but at night left us feeling exposed, especially because the master bedroom's full-length glass door looks out towards the main road. Most likely spring and summer foliage provides much more privacy, but in the winter this is something perhaps to keep in mind. (I made a make-shift curtain out of a blanket to cover the glass bedroom door).

Also, we recommend if you are staying during the winter months to drive/rent a snow friendly car. Our rental did not have four wheel drive and thus we got snowed in for a day and a half during a major snow storm. Other vehicles seemed to have no problem. As well, bring a snow shovel for the driveway.

As to not sound like a broken record, I'll just state that I agree with everything positive the other reviewers have written thus far!

To reiterate,


-Beautiful lake view- you feel as if you are on the lake

-Well equipped kitchen

-Efficient/green technology (e.g. heat was very quick to heat up)

-Location (many little towns nearby and activities for all seasons)

-Owners/manager fantastic people to work with

-Nature surrounding you

-Very, very clean and comfortable

-Overall feeling and energy of cabin is very positive and good


-A little too close to the street on a main road

-No shades or curtains for windows/doors in the cabin

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Troy, NY

Like a little second honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as described and a great place for two. The cottage is whimsical, elegant, funky, and designed around the view of the lake; extremely important, since we were there in early November and knew we probably wouldn't be sitting outside. We did get out in the kayak one day -- lovely. The lake is serene and beautiful in sun and cloud. The house is on the quiet, marshy end of the lake, with lots of waterfowl and great sunsets. Absolutely delightful.

The owners were easy to work with and up-front in making sure we knew what the cottage is like. The house is on the road but, at least in November, the road isn't busy and with the windows closed there was no noise and very little light from vehicles. In fact, other than the small house across the road, there are no neighbors visible from the property and you really have a sense of being alone on the lake. Too marshy for swimming, but they have a canoe and kayak and their own dock.

The house is clean and warm, the beds are comfortable, the kitchen is reasonably well stocked, but bring your own coffee grinder. No microwave -- but we came to cook, so it didn't matter. Coffee maker but no teapot.

The ladder to the loft is as steep as a bunk bed ladder and about twice as tall. I personally wouldn't worry about my kids climbing up or down it -- they're tree climbers -- but most elders and anybody scared of heights wouldn't be able to do it. Down is harder than up.

The cottage has 2 bedrooms plus the loft over the kitchen/eating/living area, but very little privacy; part of the whimsey is some interior windows. It was perfect for a couple but I can't see bringing our kids unless we intended to be out and about a lot; they aren't experienced enough to be out in the canoe or kayak alone and there's not much else to do outside without traveling.

The area is beautiful but we mostly snuggled in and enjoyed the cottage for 3 days. We had one lovely dinner in Vergennes at the Black Sheep Bistro and stopped for supplies at the Castleton Village Store (look it up). The owners have lots of recommendations for eating, hiking, biking, shopping, and other activities.

We'd go back in a heartbeat and certainly will recommend it to others. Many thanks.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2012
  • Stayed: November 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Crystal Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Hubbardton Battlefield
Nearest Point of Interest
Castleton State College
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $65
Pet Fee $25
Property Damage Protection $59
Dogs Allowed $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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