5BR Cottage on Lake Champlain - Private Beach-1st Floor Master - Wifi
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
(Only one week left to rent in 2016- July 2-9 ).
Wake up to an exquisite sunrise! This secluded 5 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath summer cottage sits right on the water’s edge of Lake Champlain looking out to the high peaks of Vermont - Mt. Mansfield (Stowe) and Camel’s Hump. Enjoy the lake view from all first floor rooms and the upstairs master.
Sip a glass of wine with your dinner on the deck while watching the sunset’s purple glow over the Vermont Mountains followed by a glorious moonrise. Or watch the sailboats and Essex Ferry cross as you enjoy the private shale beach and large platform rock, good for reading, relaxing, sunning. Watch your kids swim, learn to skip rocks, or collect ‘beach’ glass. Launch your canoe or kayak off the beach. Explore the woods and head on down to south beach.
This 1889 cottage is rustic, used by the owner’s family since 1949, so is not simply a rental house. It is prized for its views. It has a first floor master bedroom with king-sized bed facing the lake and a full bath – great for people who do not want or can’t do stairs or who want to catch sunrises from their bed.
The kitchen-dining room wall has been opened so you can cook and see the lake. The kitchen has older appliances including a washer and dryer yet its very well equipped for cooking and baking. The large oak table in the dining-room can seat ten. The living-room has a wood-burning fireplace, doors opening to front and back for a breeze, and lots of tables and chairs for games, jigsaw puzzles or just relaxing. Both the living-room and dining-room have doors onto a small screened-in porch with everyone's favorite reading, napping or viewing item - an old-fashioned glider. The screened in porch leads to the very large open deck that has an eating table, chairs, lounge chairs and extraordinary views of the lake that change all the time. Lie flat on a chaise lounge in the evening and marvel at the "no street lights" night sky in the country.
Upstairs is the original master bedroom with large windows on the lake side and a double bed. It has a baby porthole door for peeking in on sleeping kids. The porthole room is the smallest bedroom and has two single beds. There is a third bedroom that has a single bed, and the 4th room has two single beds. The bathroom has a claw foot tub.
Essex, N.Y is an architectural treat as the entire town is on the National Historic Registry due to the numerous pre-civil war homes. A mile walk from the cottage and you are there for your morning newspaper and cup of coffee. The Adirondack high peaks with its numerous hiking trails are about an hour away as is Lake Placid. One can spend a great day in Montreal which is 90 miles to the north. Vermont is a 20 minute ferry ride from town - fun even just for the crossing at sunset and brings you close to the renowned Shelbourne Museum as well as Burlington, a lively university on-the-lake small city.
Member since: 2011
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Fiber optic Internet
- Away From It All
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View:
- Mountain View:
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Mobile Phone:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $60
- Security deposit $200
Rental season is from mid-June to early -mid-August. House is not winterized. Rental change-overs are on Saturdays.
Half of rent to be paid at time of making reservation
Second half to be paid three weeks before rental starts
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About one hour to the following: AuSable Chasm, Whiteface Mt., Fort Ticonderoga, Lake Placid, Adirondack High Peaks, and Burlington.
Ferry from Essex to Vermont is a delightful 20 minute ride and leaves frequently.
Easy 2 hour drive to Montreal.
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: Love sailing and being right on the lake. Can gaze at it for hours on end!
Why the Owner Chose Crater Club, Essex, NY, USA:
My father bought this cottage sight unseen in 1949 as he knew and loved the area from hiking the Adirondacks as a kid. My family has been coming here every year since '49 and we are now into the third generation plus!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Lake front view with exquisite sunrises and reflected sunsets. Best of all, it is quiet and peaceful, yet near to mountain and lake activities.
Links to more information:
Dinner with reflected sunset over Vermont
Dining room with screened-in porch and lake to the right
Upstairs Master Bedroom
Panorama - Lake view showing house and stairs to beach area
We do not rent in the winter but photo from frozen Lake Champlain is so gorgeous
First floor master bedroom, sunrise view from king sized bed
Lakeside view of the house before repainting it.
Living Room - Fireplace
Lake side view of cottage- large deck - before new exterior paint.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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