About the property
- House2400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
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 ,high speed wireless internet, and phone(The only cell phone service in the Island Pond and surrounding areas is AT&T, which is very good. All other cell phone carriers will not work in the Island Pond area). Dock for your boat and swim raft. Wood stove with free wood, washers & dryers, gas Weber grill, Beach front campfire pit and wood fired pizza oven 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
*HUGE DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR STAYS OVER 3 NIGHTS*
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.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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.
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AWESOME PLACE- YOU HAVE TO VISIT HERE
If I could give this place more stars I would, not only is this vacation home loaded with so many extras but the Owner went out of his way to make sure we were happy! We could text Mark anytime and receive an answer pretty quick! Our son said this place has the WOW factor, and it truly does, from the lovely touches that make it so welcoming and beautiful to the log cabin atmosphere, perfect!! The kitchen is awesome and has plenty of pots/pans/knives/baking dishes and of course plenty of silverware and dishes to eat with. It has a regular coffee maker plus a kureg and there are some spices, salt/pepper, flour, and paper towels! Mark also provided soap for hand washing, for the dishwasher, and even shampoo and hair dryers!! Mark has thought of everything that someone might want or need! Outside is Awesome!! I especially loved when night came so I could listen to the loons and have a campfire! As you see from the pictures Mark has provided several boats and plenty of chairs to soak up the sun and the pizza oven was a fun experience, the pizza tasted good, too! Mark even brought down a small fishing boat so we could fish - wow, he is outstanding! Even though it was too cool for swimming the atmosphere there is quiet and so relaxing, the scenery can't be beat! We've been to Maui and Hawaii and the only thing these places have is the ocean, but I much prefer the beautiful lake. I'd much rather be in Island Pond than in the aforementioned places!! We even saw 2 beavers, 1 of them was right by the fire pit and it was huge!! We've never seen a beaver before so that just added more enjoyment to our stay! All in all we all think this is the best place that we have been!!
Our new favorite place to stay in IP for snowmobiling
Mark has the ideal quiet spot at the end of a cul-de-sac that affords direct access to the pond via sled off the back yard or to VAST town trail directly off the driveway. Wood stove went unused as the house is well insulated and cozy despite outside temps. First floor master and 3 BR upstairs can sleep 8. Lots of space is available to spread out. You'll find the owner attentive and accommodating.
Beautiful setting, wonderful lake house, just right for a vacation
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.
Great place got even better!! 2nd amazing time here.
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!
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.
Can't rent a better place than this on IP
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
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
• HUGE DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR STAYS OVER 3 NIGHTS • 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