Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076

Serene Waterfront Sunsets on Coles Pond, Northeast Kingdom!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Close to nature, clean air kind of place to get away from it all!

Rustic two bdrm, sleeps 4 (+sleeper sofa), covered porch, awesome sunsets on Coles Pond; watch the loons & ducks swim by, fishing available; canoe + life vests available, boats under 30 mph OK, and bring your own kayaks, if you wish. Propane heater heats every corner. Private 3/4 bath with shower; kitchen/dining/living area/full gas stove, microwave, new fridge. Water OK for showers & dish washing, but *bring in your own drinking water*. Bring your own sheets (double/master & sleeper sofa if needed, 2 twin sets for spare room) & towels. TV and wireless & ethernet internet service available (DSL) + HP printer. Radio/CD player, TV, cards, games, puzzles, reading material and brochures/maps available for local attractions. 2 fans available, if needed. Vacuum, dustbuster & brooms and some paper supplies available. Nearby hidden 2 mi. hike thru woods to old mill waterfall & pool; Caspian Lake 9 mi. away w. public beach & Willey's Store, a real General Store w. full hardware & some clothing. Take a picnic lunch to Caspian public beach (picnic tables & grassy areas available), beach blanket, hat, lotion, a good book to relax in the sun after a brisk swim, then walk to get an ice cream or browse in Willey's Store. On your way in to the cabin, bring your favorite provisions, but grocery store (Tops) available in Hardwick, 9 mi. away, or Marty's 1st Stop, Danville, on Vt. Rte.15 (15-20 min. from Coles Pond) coming from I-91. If coming in through Morrisville (after exiting onto Rte. 100 towards Stowe/Morrisville from I-89) there's a Price Chopper off of Vt. Rte. 15 in Morrisville. If coming in via St. Johnsbury, there's a Price Chopper off the exit for the Hospital, at foot of hospital hill. Both are about 30-40 minutes away from Coles Pond.

Jean Kelly
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 27, 2018

About Jean Kelly

Native New Englander, been to Vt. every summer since age 6, avid skiier a few years back, love the outdoors, swimming, boating, cross-country skier, hiking up mountains; my sister has lived 7 mi. away for 55+ yrs.; we love taking day-trips to Stowe, St. Johnsbury, Waterbury, Lake Champlain, Newport, and Montreal, Quebec! Coming home to Coles Pond in the evening is the perfect way to end the day, topping it off with a fine chilled wine watching the sunset and the loons, then the stars on a clear night, breathing the clean air all night long--almost heaven! This just-retired librarian of 27+ yrs. brings lots of books to read on the porch or snuggled up on the couch hearing nothing but cool breezes whispering in the nearby spruces --and the loons! Turn on Vermont Public Radio on a rainy evening and it's just as relaxing. I love long walks and hikes with a friend, or a morning or evening paddle in the canoe when the pond is like glass. Cooking some of my favorite recipes, or just hamburgers & hot dogs for family and friends, with a bottle of wine is a joy as we dine, watch the loons and ducks paddle by as the sun sets over Walden Mt.--very peaceful and lovely!

Jean Kelly purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Jean Kelly chose Walden

Atop the highest elevation of a body of water in Vt. *that's settled* (Walden Mt.), you're as close to nature as one can get, yet it's cozy and warm and not too rustic, love being in and on the water, and it's MINE! I used to go blueberry picking in my youth out along Coles Pond Rd. Now there's a wild blueberry patch right on this property, down by the water, towards the SW. To me, this is the quietest, most peaceful place on earth.

What makes this cabin unique

Clear, clean air & water, cooler by about 10 degrees than in the valleys any time of year, good fishing, sailing, kayaking/canoeing and resting. Easy private access to the water any time, yet close to civilization. Shopping/antiquing, Barre granite quarry & museum, St. Johnsbury Atheneum, Ben & Jerry's ice cream home site & free tour(Waterbury), Stowe, art galleries & gift shops, the Von Trapp Family Lodge, Mt. Mansfield chairlift rides and alpine slide; country stores on all 3 sides of approach, plus many hiking opportunities available. Just call owner, we can discuss. 1-804-674-7461, in the greater Richmond, VA area.


Walden Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Single shower stall, heater and exhaust fan, sink/mirror, small table, hair dryer provided, small window.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Closet and hooks for hanging clothes
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed
  • Plus extra twin pull-out sleeper off the kitchen/pantry (twin), and sofa bed (double) that sleeps 2 in main living area for guests.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Contact owner for further information, 804-674-7461. Rental time increments are negotiable. Call and we can answer any other questions you may have!


5/5 -
(1 traveler review)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Serene Waterfront Sunsets on Coles Pond, Northeast Kingdom!
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Quiet Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Coles Pond. Very quiet remote location.

The camp is exactly as described on VRBO. This is the perfect spot for those who want a real vacation and relaxation.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that these folks very much enjoyed their vacation at our very special place on Coles Pond! It certainly was a place of relaxation, clean, clear air and water, back-to-nature kind of place when I bought it 15 years ago, and it still is today--and much more! I never wanted to turn the TV or radio on, so I wouldn't miss the loons calling, the duck family quacking as they quietly swam by, all the kingfishers dive-bombing into the water, or just the quiet stillness at night, when you can look up and see all the constellations of the northern sky. It's even peaceful when it rains, and the protection of the full front porch is a perfect shelter. Privacy guaranteed, but great neighbors if you need that forgotten bottle of ketchup! Come and stay at the best place atop a mountain on the water, and you won't ever forget it :)
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Burlington (Larger), or Morrisville, VT (small)
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Lake Champlain
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Mountain View, Greensboro
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-91(Interstate); US Rte. 2; Vt. Rte. 15
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Hardwick-Claire's, Positive Pie, Village Rest.
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Burke Mt., Stowe/Spruce Peak, Jay Peak
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Caspian Lake (public beach)

Canadian border 21 mi.-must have passports! Gateway to Montreal, Quebec City and provinces for excellent day or overnight trip; Green Mountains of Vt. has Mt. Mansfield, tallest mt. in Vt.(4393 ft.) with rugged hikes, part of the Appalachian Trail, ski lift rides, alpine slide, and numerous attractions, such as: hikes, rollerblading, gift shops, Von Trapp Family Lodge, fine dining, art galleries and shopping. Another recently re-done to upscale resort status is Jay Peak, 5 mi. from the Vt./Canada border (3,862 ft.elevation), 4-star, 5-story hotel, indoor water park, museum, eateries. The nearest N.H. attraction for a summer day trip in the White Mts. is Franconia Notch/Cannon Mt. with aerial tramway (seats 80 passengers) to the top (4080 ft.) with mountain-top restaurant & awesome views, including NH, VT, ME, NY & Canada, and a ski museum at the base; Mt. Washington (highest mountain in northeastern U.S.-6288 ft.) has the famous cog railway tour to the top (takes 3 hrs.), on which if you stand up while in motion has you standing at a 45 degree angle, and an auto road to the top. It's year-round national weather observatory & museum can be snowed-in during many months, and the oldest former hotel & surviving building in Mt. Washington State Park is the Tip Top House. Vermont has no billboards, just state and local small signs, being one of the first environmentally-friendly states in the U.S. Road trips are non-obstructive of views of everything natural; it's definitely an environmentally green state. Fresh, clean lakes and ponds, clear skies at night abound, the wild life including ducks, loons, geese, deer, moose, bears, and lots of birds to watch. Another nearby day trip that's fun is, Ben & Jerry's factory tour, over in Waterbury, Vt.(about 40 mi.) which has a free tour with a free ice cream sampling at the end. Cabot Creamery, nearby, has an outlet store in Waterbury also, which touts over 100 jelly bean choices, plus all the cheese and cracker selections you'll ever find anywhere. Winter skiiing is the great tourist attraction to Vermont, even tho' this rental is not available beyond September. Most ski resorts offer great summer tours as well. Local hikes and attractions are listed elsewhere in this listing, as well as in a Welcome Notebook at the cabin at Coles Pond.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

*A discount of $50 per week is offered for stays of two weeks or more.*
Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
Generally, the summer availability to rent is: All of June, the last 3 weeks in July, and most of August (except when the last week of August includes the Labor Day weekend).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties