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Rustic Lakeside Camp in Essex, NY on Lake Champlain

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Camp And Cottage With 4 Bedrooms And 2.5 Bathrooms And Mountain/lake Views

This rustic, original camp with small cottage behind is located on Lake Champlain 1.5 miles south of Essex on Lake Shore Road. With views of Vermont’s Green mountains from the front deck, this charming, simple camp and cottage are rented as one unit and have a large yard. There is a private beach for swimming and water access if you have kayaks. A small 2 lane road runs along the lake between the house and the beach. Dock is shared with neighboring property.

The camp has one bedroom downstairs with a double bed and 2 rooms upstairs with a single and king size bed (or two twin beds if separated) as well as a kitchen, living room with dining area, 1.5 bathrooms and a small screened in porch and deck.

The small one room cottage has a queen sized bed, bathroom with full bath, kitchenette and washer and dryer.

A wonderful vacation spot for all sorts of activities / enjoy easy access to the Adirondacks, Lake Placid, Lake George, Ausable Falls Gorge, Fort Ticonderoga as well as Burlington, VT by ferry from Essex.

More Details

Annie Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018


Essex Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , the two singles can be pushed together to make a king
  • Bedroom 1 is winterized and can be rented in cooler weather.
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Rustic Lakeside Camp in Essex, NY on Lake Champlain
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

spectacular setting

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The rustic cabin suited the setting, and the lake is steps away. The lawn was perfect for our croquet games. We enjoyed being close to Essex and Westport to visit their restaurants and marinas.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a beautiful spot

  • 4 of 5

This was a perfect house! We spent most of our time on the back deck, screened in porch, or in the water. The kitchen is very well supplied and the proximity of the Essex ferry makes trips to VT very easy. This is on our short list of places to return to.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Solitude with Everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Let's begin at the beginning- Make a left into the stone cornered driveway and follow the royal pine line on your left for a short calming entrance into your little world away from where you came for the duration of your stay. Children are bursting with excitement as they scream from the car to inspect their new abode for this years vacation. Our first time here both in Essex and on Lake Champlain. So much to initially absorb as you enter the most charming little cabin we've rented to date. The kitchen is rustic but well appointed with everything you might need to fix any meal whatsoever. The dining room and living room are very comfortable. But the screened tree formed porch is like sitting in a tree house. This room is magical and served as the main gathering place when inside. My 6 yo would not rescind to any other sitting plane other than the hanging swing. Upstairs reminded me of the cabins i stayed in as a scout while growing up, only with real beds and blankets instead of cots and sleeping bags. There are so many windows to allow air to travel through the entire cabin that there is no need for air condition or even fans. Fans were provided however. The half bath upstairs provided a convenient secondary bathroom for 5, especially while the shower downstairs was in use. There is much usable space outside with a fire pit on top of the hill. We were able to play frisbee, throw a football around and of course circle up for some hackey sack. The front lawn sprawls for a great view of the lake which is a very short walk and across a very quiet road. We ate on the front porch nightly. Family bonfire on the beach was much fun. The cottage served us well as there was a queen size bed for myself with a private bath and separate kitchenette which we really only need to use for cabinet storage. The lake is majestic and rising sun to the East was a terrific alarm clock. Although we were already up and rose with it from the docks edge. Essex is a cute little town with some of the friendliest humans we met. Be sure to enjoy a glass of wine On The Dock at the waters edge. Ferried into Burlington for a day to get some city in- our kind of city however. You'll see if ya haven't been yet. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly and fully intend to visit again next year so please- don't take my week. P.S.- The owner was proximal and very attentive to anything needed and with great suggestions for things not to miss. Enjoy!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great and cozy cobin

  • 5 of 5

This place is lovely - the screened porch is a great place to sit and look at Lake Champlain, and the studio bedroom is charming and comfy. The house was in great shape and even the kitchen knives were sharp, which is a small but awesome thing for a rental home.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful spot for a 3-generation vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is just as charming as it looks, inside and out. The front lawn has a view all the way to the Lake (with a quiet country road barely visible). Lots of space for reading and playing frisbee and chasing butterflies. The kitchen is well-equipped; we had brought our own crockpot for easy food prep. Lots of bedding and big towels, and places to lounge. The grandparents loved the separate small cabin right across the deck...just big enough for them, with a full bath and the W/D. We appreciated the hospitality of Annie and her family. Location was good, about 2.5 miles north to the Essex NY/Charlotte VT Ferry...and the Essex Ice Cream Cafe. And then on to the Village Meat Market ,only 4 more miles north, which also has groceries at fair prices.

Thanks again for an idyllic stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, and flexible vacation cottage(s).

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying here this past week. We had extended family for part of the time and just my husband and myself some eves. It accommodated everyone and was well equipped. As the sun moved around we would gravitate from the beach to the lawnchairs to the outside deck and, finally, the screened in porch (our favorite spot)! We wish the water had been higher as the lakefront is very rocky and water shoes are definitely needed for rocks and zebra mussels (no fault of the owner's, however)!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee in advance $175
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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