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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 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.

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Gene Sink
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

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 Vermont

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Views; Pet Friendly; Family Friendly; Year Round Rental; Pool Table
average rating of 4.695652 based on 23 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: Jun 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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Magnificent Sunsets

  • 4 of 5

This quint little cottage sits right on St. Albans Bay overlooking beautiful lake Champlain. As soon as we arrived we wasted no time swimming in the lake right off the dock, the water was perfect. That evening we were able to enjoy fire works right over the bay from our deck, it was a lovely way to kick start our vacation. There are so many things to see and do here, we took a day trip to Montreal, which is a little over a 1 hour drive. We highly recommend Ausable Chasm in Keeseville, NY, known as the Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks, we hiked on the trails through waterfalls and then rafted the rest of the way. There are plenty of places to rent a boat, we rented a pontoon for the day to check out the rest of this beautiful lake. St. Albans is not far from Burlington, which is right on the lake with lovely restaurants and shops, we ate at Splash at the Boathouse and the food was fantastic! There is also a a beautiful park 2 minutes from the house where we took our dog for a walk and then enjoyed a "creemee" at the ice cream store across the street. This cottage was well stocked with condiments, there is a washer and dryer and plenty of laundry detergent. It has a beautiful grill on the deck that we used several times for dinner. The owner is very nice and called us back immediately when we had a question. One suggestion is perhaps put in a small AC unit, the main area of the house can get quite warm in the afternoon, but sleeping conditions were fine and both bedrooms stayed cool with ceiling fans as well as the mattresses being very comfortable, the mattress on the pullout sofas however, have seen better days. So if you are looking for a lovely cottage on a beautiful lake with magnificent sunsets to enjoy with your family then we suggest you look here! Thank you Gene!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great suggestions. I am looking at replacing the pull-out mattresses but the air conditioning unit is a tough one as the windows are all crank outs so standard window units don't work. Glad the ceiling fans worked for now.
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Great views

  • 5 of 5

Great views from the deck! Equipped with everything we needed to cook meals at the house. Fun to play pool at night.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review. I love the pool table too.
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Beautiful location with spectacular view.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean with all the comforts of home.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. Gene
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West Chester, Pennsylvania

I loved every second of our time here! Just perfect.

  • 5 of 5

This house really is perfect in every way. The view of the lake is spectacular! The house is very well kept, the beds and furniture are gloriously comfy, even the dishes are adorable.

The deck is ideal, the pool table is very enjoyable and there is a kayak that I personally was too afraid to use, (lake monster) but my husband and dog had blast with it!

The charming town of Saint Albans was my favorite place to visit and shop. Burlington is great of course, but I definitely felt more at home and enjoyed spending time in lovely and charming Saint Albans.

The only negative experience I had throughout my stay was due to the stress of trying desperately NOT to appear rude to the locals as I had experienced some difficulty communicating with them:/.

We came from the Philadelphia area and perhaps have an unfamiliar accent.

Everyone we encountered was super friendly and kind, but we gradually came to realize that the fine citizens of Vermont simply refuse to acknowledge the letter "T" sound when they speak for no discernible reason.

This led to copious amounts of embarrassment on my part from having to beg their pardon so frequently and then still awkwardly staring with what I'm sure was a blank idiotic expression on my face.

Overall, we all had an absolutely wonderful experience and an unforgettable vacation. I highly recommend staying here for as long as you possibly can!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa, Thanks so much for your review of the lake house. It is a great time of the year to be in VT. Coming from NY state we, and you as well, are immediately identified by the dialect as "flatlanders". Our children who were born in VT are real Vermonters by our standards but fit this analogy. "Just because a litter of kittens is born in the warmin' oven, it doesn't make 'em a loaf of bread." Fortunately, as you point out, Vermonters are genuinely warm and accepting of everyone. Thanks again for the nice review and we hope to see you again. Gene
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A Week of Relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property - When the description says all equipped I mean it is ALL equipped! (We are usually used to bringing our own paper towels, napkins, condiments etc, etc.) Could have left them at home and had more room in the car!)

The view of the lake from the inside of the house and (obviously) from the beautiful deck is spectacular. Peaceful, calm tranquil are but a few words that come to mind. We were lucky that the weather held up so we could BBQ and eat outside almost every night.

During the days the dogs had a blast exploring St. Albans :)

Gene, we wanted to get away from the "hustle and bustle" of Montreal for a week and your Lakehouse provided that for us and much more.

We WILL be back!

Thank you!!

Donna, Klaus, Gail and the greyhounds Buffy and Rikki-TBone

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad Buffy and T- Bone had a good tour of St Albans. Thanks for the nice review and we are so glad you had a good time at the greyhound fest. We look forward to seeing you next year. Gene
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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

St. Albans House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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