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Spectacular Views; Pet Friendly; Family Friendly; Year Round Rental; Pool Table

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6-8

The VT Lakehouse is 1500 sq ft with two bedrooms, one bath and a large game room with a full size pool table. Built in 2007 it features an open kitchen and living room with a knotty pine cathedral ceiling and unobstructed views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. The first floor has Corian counters, a dishwasher, with hardwood floors and tiled bathroom, both bedrooms are carpeted. A large deck with grill is right through the sliding door, overlooking beautiful Lake Champlain. Downstairs is a large game room facing the lake with a pool table, couches and laundry facilities. Stone patios and a private dock right outside the lower level provide fishing, boating and swimming a few feet from the door.

Amenities include internet Wi-Fi, cable TV, phone, washer and dryer, dishwasher, microwave, bed linens, towels and all kitchen essentials.

The Lakehouse is pet friendly, but you will be responsible for any damage caused by your pet.

More Details

Gene Sink
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Gene Sink

Gene and Marilyn Sink are retired VT school teachers who now live on Cape Cod.

Gene Sink purchased this house in 2007

Why Gene Sink chose St. Albans

We built this place after tearing down a camp built in the 1930's that was beyond saving. Having spent the last 25 yrs on the lake we want to share this special spot with others who appreciate the lake and the mountains. The living room and deck have unforgettable sunsets and lake views. It is private and quiet while near the small city of St Albans, VT. Burlington is 30 minutes away and major ski areas are less than an hour from this location.

What makes this house unique

This property has spectacular views and direct lake access.


St. Albans House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • tiled with double sink vanity, full tub with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • both bedrooms include wall to wall carpet, closet, chest of drawers with mirror, queen size bed with high quality mattress
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(30 traveler reviews)

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Spectacular Views; Pet Friendly; Family Friendly; Year Round Rental; Pool Table
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 30 reviews

AAA++!! 100 % Pure AWESOME !!! Fully Stocked,Well Maintained,"IMMACULATE" Lakehouse! AA+++!! Thanks!

  • 5 of 5

This property and the family who own and maintain it are wonderful! I've NEVER stayed at a place so well maintained,clean and immaculate. You could literally eat off of the floors if you were so inclined. The house had EVERYTHING you could possibly need for a stay on the lake. All of my guests including their well behaved dogs loved it ! The sunsets and thunderstorms over the lake were beautiful. The breeze from the lake kept the house cool temp wise mid-summer! Their kitchen had everything one might need to cook,grill and host guests. Clean,Comfortable Beds,HUGE deck overlooking the lake with a retractable awning for shade or rain protection,kayak,gas fireplace,outdoor fireplace,pool table,great hot water pressure, newer washer & dryer, dishwasher.wifi,cable tv,cold spring water bubbler,quiet setting in a very peaceful neighborhood. I particularly enjoyed feeding a massive pair of Bowfin(FISH) who live behind the deck and will eat chicken & steak for hours.

Plus,Kyle,who maintains the property was easily reachable,accommodating,friendly,personable,dead cool and friggin' rules!!!!!!!!

"10" STAR AAAAA++++ !!!!! Review & Rating ! Thank You! AAAAA++++!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your wonderful review. It is very gratifying that our guests think enough of the place to respond as you did. I will make sure my son and the cleaning service folks see that their work is appreciated. Glad you had a great time at the lake house. Gene
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Batesville, Arkansas

Beautiful views, good location.

  • 5 of 5

The sunset view was awesome. Weather was perfect for sitting on the deck morning and evening.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greensboro, NC

Cozy lakehouse

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the cozy, well stocked lake house. We very much appreciated the drinking water provided because the UV filtered lake water from the taps had a smell and color that was unappetizing. We did not use the basement area - it was musty smelling so not sure that is would be satisfactory for sleeping, but the upstairs was just perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. WE went to Montreal one day and Lake Placid on another. Spent the rest of the time in the area. House was wonderful and clean. Everything was well stocked.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting in St. Albans

  • 4 of 5

The lake house is small but very functional and well-equipped with a nice deck overlooking Lake Champlain. The lower level has a pool table and additional sleeping couches. I would recommend that the owner add additional shading features to help block the sun in the late afternoon in order to enjoy the deck all-day. Sunsets are amazing.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An enjoyable week on St Albans Bay

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a very enjoyable week at the lake house on the bay. The cabin was very clean and well stocked. The location is great and we enjoyed side trips to Burlington as well as trips to Ben and Jerry's, the Cabot cheese factory, Kill Kare park on the other side of the bay and my personal favorite The Alchemist brewery. The short walk to St Albans town for ice cream was enjoyable and St Albans city, just a few miles a way was wonderful. It was great to walk through a small city that still has a functional and vibrant down town. My son really enjoyed the pool table downstairs and we played pool almost every night.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the lake house and the pool table. We are working to install a dehumidifier in the lower level. St Albans is a nice little town to explore.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Bayside Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Grand Isle to Plattsburgh ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Champlain Country Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
VT Route 36
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Jeff's Maine Seafood
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Smugglers Notch
Nearest Beach
off deck
Car: recommended

Our lake house is located 3 miles from the heart of downtown St. Albans in the area known as St. Albans Bay, and sits at the waters edge. This is the perfect spot to enjoy Lake Champlain year round. In the spring and summer months you have access to Lake Champlain for swimming, fishing and boating, and may have access to the private dock when it is in the water. St. Albans is home to the Vermont Maple Festival held annually for the last 49 years throughout the last weekend in April (2016 marks its 50th Anniversary). Less than one mile away, stop at the Bay Store and grab, what we call a creemee, a.k.a soft-serve, and go relax on the beach at the St. Albans Bay Park. The Bay park has plenty of parking, playgrounds, beach access, picnic tables, and beautiful views. Vermont is home to many state parks with day use access, one of them just across the Bay, Kamp KillKare State Park with a nice beach and a ferry over to Burton Island, another State Park. It's always nice to go for a scenic drive through Smugglers Notch into Stowe.

During the fall, you can take a drive through Smugglers Notch and throughout the Green Mountains to enjoy the best of Vermont's foliage, usually late September through early October. Many of your Spring and Summer activities can also be experience during the fall months as well.

Winter is host to all kinds of outdoor activities, ice fishing and x-country skiing are right off the deck on the frozen lake; Smugglers Notch and Jay Peak ski areas are less than an hour away and boast some of the best skiing in the east.

Snowshoeing, sledding, skiing and snowboarding are options on Hard'ack Hill for a fun free activity. Hard'ack is also a great place in the summer to mountain bike, and walk the trails... there you can find Overlook Pointe and see all of St. Albans, or find the gravestone on the top of the mountain that marks the grave of the last wolf killed on the hill in the 1800's. Hard'ack is also home to Marc's Bark Park, a fenced in dog park park.

St. Albans has a rich history, many of the older homes in the downtown were part of the underground railroad aiding in freeing slaves. The area is also home to the northern-most battle of the civil war, the St. Albans Raid. The St. Albans Historical Museum has many artifacts and details about this history. Interested in the seeing the birth place of one of our presidents? Take a short 15 minute drive to the birth place of Chester A. Arthur in Enosburg, VT.

So relax by the beach, take in a little history, or head to the mountains for more adrenaline filled activities, but stay here in our home, close to everything.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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