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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Large Year Round Home, 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 Living Rooms, 2 1/2 Car Garage

Large Immaculate, Quiet, Private end of the road location on pristine Island Pond, VT. New Furniture (4) Bedrooms with amazing beds, (2) Baths, (2) Living Rooms (1 on each floor), desk/office area, breezeway, game room, attached (2 1/2) car drive-thru heated garage for your snowmobiles, huge lakeside screened in porch. Large flat lakeside front lawn with 160' plus of beach and shallow water. Swing set for the kids to play. Free cable TV, All TV's are Flat Screen , phone, and high speed wireless internet. Dock for your boat and swim raft. Wood stove with free wood, washer & dryer, gas Weber grill, Beach front campfire pit with wood supplied, deck with new patio furniture, covered screen porch, lawn furniture . Fifteen minutes to Burke Mountain, VAST Trail at driveway, Forty minutes to Jay Peak.

Year-round rental - weekend, weekly, monthly and seasonal rates available

Security deposit required.

Rates subject to change (prior to signed contract only).

Please Call or email for details, rates and availability. Additional photos are available.

More Details

Owner
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2017

About Owner/Property Manager

I was born and raised in Lyndonville, Vt. I moved to Island Pond 13 years ago. I am an avid snowmobiler and enjoy cruising around the pond on my pontoon boat with my Grandchildren, Family, Friends and my 2 labs, Ozzy and Luka.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this house in 2013

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Island Pond

I purchased this property from my friend and neighbor and for the love of Island Pond..

What makes this house unique

Large yet warm & cozy, Modern Living with rustic touch and private! With Bedrooms and Living Rooms on 1st and 2nd Floor this house is perfect for large family or multiple families. Very immaculate! With over 160' of clean, clear shallow lake front, perfect for families. Four large bedrooms with awesome new beds, 2 full baths, two living rooms with new furniture, 2 1/2 bay attached garage, fire pit by the beach, screened in lakeside porch. All the comforts of country lakeside living! Located on VAST trails.

Amenities

Island Pond House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Fully Equiped with Handicap Bars
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Fully Equiped with Handicap Bars
  • Towels included Both Bathrooms Equipped with Handicap Bars
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , New Beds,Paddle Fan & Box Fan
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Cable Flat Screen TV , Paddle Fan & Box Fan, New Bed
    Game Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Cable Flat Screen TV, Paddle Fan and Box Fan
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Cable Flat Screen TV, New Bed,Paddle Fan & Box Fan
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Cable Flat Screen TV, New Bed, Paddle Fan & Box Fan
  • Linen's provided for all bedrooms and Pack & Play
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Perfect for a couple, family or multiple families to play or just relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
5

Beautiful setting, wonderful lake house, just right for a vacation

  • 5 of 5

I have rented many vacation homes and this one is the best I've experienced. It is extremely well-designed to take advantage of the lovely lake-front setting. It has exceptional carpentry throughout. It is meticulously maintained, stocked with comfortable furniture (especially the beds), and has tasteful touches throughout. The owners obviously pay attention to all the details. The house is convenient and comfortable. It is stocked with everything you can think of. The kitchen is well designed and well supplied with everything you might need. The super-sized washers and driers in the basement make laundry a breeze. The very large lawn slopes gently to the lake which has a gently sloping shore-line with a sandy bottom. The long pier is great for sitting or launching the canoe, kayaks, paddle boards, and paddle boats that come with the property. My sister enjoyed the diving platform located a short swim from the pier. There is an incredible kids' playhouse that adds a nice design element to the beach-front because it is so beautiful. This place is very dog-friendly. Lots of room in the lawn for them to play with a very accessible swimming area. The furniture on the porches, screened dining area, and lake-front are practical, comfortable, and light for easy arrangement. For those who can't do without their media fix, the wifi works great and there are large screen TVs in all of the bedrooms, the living room, and a bonus den-like room with futons. We were not tempted to turn on a TV ourselves, but if that is your thing, they are well-located for easy watching. One of my sisters did have to do a tele-conference for work while we were there and she had no problem (except for having to work during vacation!). There is not much cell phone service at the house, but the land-line in the house can be used for everything but international calls at no charge. The location of this property is great for anyone who wants to hike, bike, cross-country ski, snow-mobile, or otherwise enjoy all that the Northeast Kingdom has to offer. We enjoyed the lake-front so much that except for some brief walks we never left. Mark was a great host. He was considerate and very responsive to the very minor questions we had. This place is a real find.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place got even better!! 2nd amazing time here.

  • 5 of 5

Back for our second year in a row, this time for 2 weeks as we loved it so much here. For a very detailed review on the many great features please check out my original review after last years stay (eric k submitted Aug 29, 2016). We already knew we loved it but on arriving this year were pleasantly surprised to find several new upgrades which made it even better. The amazing full length back porch now has the half with the dinner tables and grill fully screened in. Literally fully. Mark (the owner) even ran screening UNDERNEATH the deck so there's no chance of any bugs getting in. And sure enough we never had one in there. The screens are high quality full size panels between the posts so nothing obstructs the incredible views of the lake, mountains, and bald eagle who perches nearby. The house also has all new appliances, in the kitchen and new washer dryer downstairs. The original washer dryer are still there as extras and the old fridge is in the garage, providing extra space for food, beer, drinks. This was so great to have especially when you have a large group, as we brought up most of our meals for the 2 weeks. He also added a great outside fireplace down by the waters edge. You can see it in the picture. It has a spot for a fire in the front and the bonus, a pizza oven on the side! We made wood fired pizzas in here twice which were amazing. Mark (who is by far the most gracious, considerate, helpful property owner) even came over our first time to show us how to use the oven. We also forgot a few personal items and Mark got these in the mail to us less than a week after our return. I cant say enough positive things about this property and Mark. Once again the very private place was immaculate and has everything you need. I even needed gas cans to fill my jet ski and Mark had these dropped off the same day I asked if he happened to have any. We've stayed in many rental properties over many years, this is by far the best spot. That's why we already reserved next year too. Again please scroll down and read my original review for more details, if you need em!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome vacation

  • 5 of 5

We've been renting this camp for several years and each year there have been updates which have made the camp more beautiful. The wood fire pizza oven was a great idea! Luckily the weather during our stay was perfect.

Looking forward to next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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5

Can't rent a better place than this on IP

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th year renting this house and it gets better every year. Every year we've stayed here upgrades have been made. Loved that half the back porch was screened in. We ate every meal out there Bug free. The new appliances were a bonus. Truly home away from home anything you need is already there. So peaceful sitting on the back porch watching the Eagle fly over and the Loons catching fish. Will definitely be back again

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Family friendly in the rain or sunshine...lots of activities. Fabulous sunsets, bald eagle sightings, great swimming and loved the screened porch. Can't wait to go back and use the pizza oven. No need to bring anything but your personal items...this camp has it all.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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An amazing place to spend quality time with family.

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough amazing things about this property and the experiences that our family has had here. Mark, the owner, is exceptionally accommodating and pays phenomenal attention to detail in everything that he does. Modern, clean, and very well constructed, this place is truly a gem of a rental property in the Northeast Kingdom.

It has every amenity that you could hope for, from a fully stocked kitchen with a Keurig, to a full arsenal of board and yard games. Mark also provides kayaks, canoes, a small boat, and life vests for every age. We pretty much spend our entire week waking up and heading out on the water, catching good sized smallmouth bass and brown trout all day, then playing yard games every afternoon and evening. The screened in porch and brick pizza oven were great additions this year, and the whole family loves spending time in the hammocks. Getting to watch bald eagles fly around the pond and catch their meals this year was a very cool bonus.

This is the second year that our extended family has come here, with 4 generations spending most of the week together. This year, we even brought our dog, who absolutely loved it here. There is plenty of room for 10 people to coexist without feeling crammed. There's not a ton of things to do in the immediate area, but there are small grocery and convenience stores, with some decent restaurants, and that has been just fine for our family. If you're looking for a peaceful week enjoying simplicity on the water, with a large group of people, I simply cannot imagine finding a better place than this.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Map

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium
Pump House
Jay Peak Resort
Santa's Village
Mt Washington Cog Railway
Jardin Zoologique De Granby/Granby Zoo
Newport Country Club
Athenaeum Library & Art Gallery
Maple Grove Farms of Vermont
Alpine Adventures
Lake Willoughby
Burke Mountain Ski Area
Cabot Creamery
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory
The Eastside Restaurant & Pub
Cow Palace
The Ponds Edge Pub & Eatery
Cold Hollow Cider Mill
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Brighton VT
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Essex House
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Newport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Orleans Country Club
Nearest Train
68 Miles
Montpelier
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
I-91 & I-93
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Essex House
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Burke Mountain
Car: recommended

Island Pond, located in the Town of Brighton, is known to be a beautiful and quiet Northeast Kingdom town. Perhaps one of Vermont’s best kept secrets, Island Pond’s natural beauty consists of pristine Island Pond Lake, the historical district and Bluff Mountain. Together they provide many recreational activities throughout the year.

With miles of trails and wide open spaces, Island Pond has become the Snowmobile Capital of Vermont. Tourists can also enjoy other outdoor activities including fishing, hunting, swimming, hiking, biking, canoeing, horseback riding, cross-country and downhill skiing, and scenic lake cruises. In the fall, the foliage offers spectacular scenery for outdoor enthusiasts. In the winter, there are plenty of snowmobile trails to enjoy. One of the town’s major annual events is the Fourth of July celebration featuring a parade, music in the park, arts and crafts, vendors, games, fireworks and more. Friday Night Live every Friday night June through August.

Island Pond is famous internationally for being one of the first international railroad junctions in the United States, and our often-photographed railroad station. The town experienced economic growth in 1853 when the St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad (the first international railroad), included Brighton as the stop between Portland, Maine and Montreal, Canada.

We Also have a fine library and a wonderful lake side state park.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

• Rates Based on Seasonality
• Other lengths of stay negotiable per availability
• Seasonal rates considered
• Special Events pricing available
• Rates based on 6 people
• Dogs considered with a fee
• Cleaning fee may vary with number of people in party
• Security Deposit may vary with number of people in party
• Contact owner with any rate questions
• US dollars
• Discounts available to previous visitors

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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