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Charming Cottage For 4 on Lake Fairlee With Pottery Barn Furnishings.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Summer rentals only. 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 baths with the lake just yards away.

Charming 2-bedroom cottage that sleeps 4 comfortably, a queen in 1 and 2 twins in other,a wrap-around deck enclosed for small pets to run around, lawns for croquet, paddle tennis and trampoline. It has a great room with 2 TV's ,DVD, a full kitchen with oven/stove, fridge, all dishes, microwave and toaster oven. On deck are 2 dining sets,one for 6, another for 2 and a gas BBQ Weber grill and view of lake.

Lee Sherman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Lee Sherman

This propery was originally part of the Idlepine Lodge resort, operated 1922-1968, divided up into lot parcels in 1970's. Owner grew up spending summers here and eventually inherited property in 1988 from grandparents. We reside here in the summer and spend winters in Vero Beach, Florida.

Lee Sherman purchased this cottage in 1988

Why Lee Sherman chose Vermont

It is a peaceful lake where you can kayak, canoe, paddle board and relax. It is a perfect lake for water skiing. We are nestled in a cove where you can swim laps or swim out to our float.

What makes this cottage unique

Lake Fairlee is my favorite place in the whole world with beautiful views of the Green Mountains. The lake looks like glass in the early morning hours and while you sip your coffee you can hear the loons calling to each other. In early fall you awake to a thick fog which burns off as the morning continues.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Charming Cottage For 4 on Lake Fairlee With Pottery Barn Furnishings.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

A fabulous week on Lake Fairlee

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I had the most wonderful stay at Lee and Normans' cottage. The cottage was clean and very nicely decorated. The kitchen was well equipped with every thing you need and then some. The extra bonus of a front loading washer and dryer was very convenient. The hosts were delightful and made us feel right at home. The setting is beautiful and quiet (late Aug/early Sept). We enjoyed the lake every day, swimming, kayaking or just sitting down on the dock and enjoying the beautiful setting. Our stay exceeded our expectations. We’d go back in a heart beat and hope to do so in the future. Thank you so much Lee and Norman.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We also enjoyed your company. You truly seem to love our beautiful Lake and you kept the cottage as we, the owners, would. Hope to see you next year !
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Clifton Park, New York

Serene Peaceful Weekend on Lake Fairlee

  • 5 of 5

This likely popular summer destination had a very quiet peaceful feel during our annual fall vacation to Vermont. We cancelled hotel reservations a month out; in favor of something different. This was our 1st experience with VRBO and we couldn't have been more pleased. Lee & Norman were fantastic hosts. Their quaintly decorated cottage felt like home and the views from the deck lakeside are serene. A perfect place for parents with small children. We had a great time at Idlepine!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Lee & Norman were wonderful! Cabin was clean and very nicely decorated. Lake Fairlee was beautiful and loved kayaking every morning with the mist coming off the lake. Would love to stay again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic week at Lake Fairlee

  • 5 of 5

My husband, I and our 2 pugs stayed at Pine Bluff cabin while I was taking classes at King Arthur Flour. What a fantastic place! Lee and Norman made us feel right at home in the quiet, idyllic setting on the lake, and it was a wonderful week of respite and relaxation. Nice to find out Norman was a fellow home wine maker, and we were able to exchange bottles (the Chianti is excellent)! Hoping to make the cabin stay part of our yearly getaways to lovely Vermont.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect week in quaint cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at "Pine Bluff" was perfect. The quaint cottage and immaculate. The furnishing was very comfortable and the kitchen and bath were well stocked with everything we needed (dishes, pots and pans, towels, etc). There was a large capacity washer and dryer that was very handy. We enjoyed the deck and gas grill, as well as the dock and canoe on Fairlee Lake. There was also a paddle boat, plus two kayaks that were delivered just before we Departed. The owners, Lee and Norman, who live in the house next to our cottage, were wonderful hosts. (My only suggestion would be to add a cheese knife to your well-stocked kitchen.)

There are several great hiking trails nearby, as well as Ward's Berry Farm (U-pick- be sure to check hours) in Strafford, wonderful shopping and restaurants in Woodstock, and easy access for day trips to Stowe and Burlington. The Vermont Flannel Store, with locations in both Woodstock and East Barre was a favorite for high quality clothing and blankets, and unique t-shirts. Be sure to stop in Montpelier on the way to Stowe or Burlington and look for (children's store) and (craft store). Our favorite haunts in the town of Fairlee were Whippi-Dip (soft-serve and hard ice cream, great clam strips and other breakfast/lunch/dinner items - great food at a great price!). Lena's (Greek and pizza) and the Fairlee Diner (breakfast). The Sugar Bush Farm was our favorite for tastings, a great variety of cheese, maple syrup, and other VT goods. The staff was extremely helpful! Be sure to pick up some Red Kite Caramels, sold in various area shops, including the Co-Op in (town).

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Collins, CO

Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. The lake setting was beautiful and quiet. The Sherman's were very helpful and wonderful to work with.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Manchester, NH Airport, Burlington Airport, Vt
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Fairlee, Vermont
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Lake Morey Inn
Nearest Train
25 Miles
White River Junction
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Interstate 91
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Fairlee, Vt
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Dartmouth Ski Bowl
Car: necessary

We are on Lake Fairlee, upper Connecticutt River Valley, a most beautiful, scenic area. Dartmouth College is 30 miles away with museums, restaurants and other cultural events. Must sees are: Cabot Cheese Creamery, Shelburn Farm and Museum and Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory. Lots of scenic views and antiquing along the way. Fall foliage easily visible from across lake.


Rates & Availability

Fairlee Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 14 2017 - Jun 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 19 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

Additional fees added for parties larger than 4 persons. Also, extra charges for special events on the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Fairlee Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 792 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , inside and outside shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , This one has a sink and toilet
  • newly installed shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 1 is 16x24', very roomy and airy. It has 2 skylights and an outside deck with a view of the lake. Twins can be moved to make a King bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Gaze at the constellations and star-studded sky at the BIG ROCK with fire blazing for toasting marshmallows and smores.Wood logs provided.

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