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Jay Peak Area 5BR Luxury Family Home Located On Lake Memphremagog

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5BR, 3 Full Bath With Panoramic Lake Views And Easy Snowmobile Trail Access

Enjoy this beautiful, split-level family home, perfect for multi-family enjoyment as it comfortably sleeps 12 and can sleep 14. Located directly on the water's edge of Lake Memphremagog, it provides the best of all worlds. It is a 25 -minute drive to the newly developed Jay Peak Ski Resort, which offers the best skiing in the Northeast Kingdom as well as a water park and great restaurants. It is also only 40 minutes drive to Owl's Head Ski Area in Canada, and 55 minutes to Burke Mountain Ski Area. Additionally, because it is on the lake, it has direct access to groomed snowmobile trails, ice skating, sledding and cross country skiing. Better yet, it offers privacy since it sits on 4 acres of property.

Besides the great location, the house itself is a gem. With 5 bedrooms it is perfect for multi-family use or big family get-togethers. Located on the top level of the house are the master bedroom suite and one guestroom. The master bedroom suite (includes a freshly painted full bath) contains a king size bed, has vaulted ceilings and a sliding glass door which leads to its own private balcony. The guest room also contains a king size bed and is en suite to a full newly renovated bathroom. This same bathroom has an additional door that provides access to it from the rest of the house.

Located on the next level down are the great room, kitchen, dining area and TV room. The great room has an open concept floor plan. It includes vaulted ceilings, a cozy fieldstone fireplace accented by a beautifully designed redwood wall, a bar with handmade stained glass panels, beautiful art work and walls of windows which offer exquisite views of the lake no matter where you turn. The great room blends into a gourmet kitchen that is fully fitted with every kitchen tool imaginable, including those pesky spices one doesn't want to bring with them on vacation. Center of the kitchen is an island that is perfect for workspace and visiting while preparing food as it seats 5. The dining area holds a kitchen table which seats 12. The table is surrounded on three sides by windows looking onto the lake. Finally on this level is a TV room, which sits just off the great rooms. The large TV can be easily viewed from any room on this level. Direct TV is available on all TVs in the house; however, if movies are your passion then while here there is no need for Redbox or Netflix as there is an extensive library of DVD's from which to choose. If reading is your desire, there is also a library of books available for your use.

The next level down houses two additional guest rooms, one with a king size bed and one with a queen size bed. There is an additional newly renovated full bath as well as a beautiful indoor hot tub to ease those muscles after skiing. The hot tub room again has beautiful stained glass as well has handmade walls of redwood. A full laundry room with a full size washer and dryer is also on this level.

The final level offers an additional family room (with a large flat screen TV) which allows for separation of generations if need be. Once again, beautiful views of the lake can be seen through the wall of windows. Additionally, there is a bedroom with two sets of bunk beds and a twin trundle bed. We use this whole level for the younger generation so they have their own space. The final space on this level is a room fitted to hold skis, ski bags, coats, boots, etc.

A detached 2 car garage is a few step away from the house -perfect for either parking your car or driving you snowmobile directly in after a day on the trails.

The city of Newport is nearby. It has several good restaurants, grocery stores, gas and pharmacies . Canada is down the street so bring your passport if you want some international flavor.

Enjoy all the comforts of home in this beautiful oasis. Not only is it economical, but you can easily make your own meals and packed lunches, enjoy a hot tub for 6-8 people, enjoy tons of recent movies and wifi internet access, cozy up next to an easy to turn on gas fireplace and indulge in space galore. What more could you ask for???

More Details

Alison Prenetta
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Alison Prenetta

The matriarch (Robin) and patriarch (Sam) of this family built this house as a vacation home and now live in it 5-6 months of the year (the warmer months). Their winters are spent in Florida. Their children live with their families in CT, NJ and MA. Three generations of family have enjoyed many special moments together in the house as well as independently with their own family and friends. I think it is safe to say that each of us considers this place to be our favorite place in the world.

Alison Prenetta purchased this house in 1975

Why Alison Prenetta chose Newport Center

This property has been in the family since 1936. It is the perfect location with a spectacular view. The house was designed and built in 1978, expanded in 1990 and completely updated between 2009 and 2014. Robin created the stained glass in the house while Sam built all the intricate woodwork. The creation of this house and everything in it has truly been a labor of love.

What makes this house unique

This house provides true comfort, great mingling and private space and great vistas. The layout of the house is really perfect for several families to enjoy at the same time. The location is great for swimming, boating, kayaking and hiking in the summer and down hill and cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating and snow man building in the winter. It really has it all!!!


Newport Center House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Ski-In
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Connects to Indoor hot tub room
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Twin is a trundle bed with full pull out additional twin bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Shared bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Shared bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bath ensuite
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


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Jay Peak Area 5BR Luxury Family Home Located On Lake Memphremagog
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

5 star house all the way

  • 5 of 5

A group of us stayed at this house over the weekend for a ski trip up to Jay Peak and we all had a great experience. The open living room and kitchen area were a great space for all 10 of us to comfortably lounge about, and the views overlooking the lake were wonderful. We all also really enjoyed the hot tub, which is now going to be a requirement for all ski trip houses going forward, as that was the perfect way to cap off a long day of skiing. Finally, the owner, Alison, was great to work with and provided a binder with detailed information about the house that made everything very easy. Thanks Alison!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect for a weekend get a way with friends!

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing and had all the necessities. The best part was the lake! We had 11 people and everyone had plenty of room. Jay Peak was only 30 minutes. Well worth checking this place out for a big group of people!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best backdrop for a cozy winter weekend!

  • 5 of 5

I came up with a team of MBA students for a women's pond hockey tournament and this house was everything we were looking for. We were able to make meals as a group in the beautiful kitchen and eat all together looking over the lake. After our games we relaxed in the hot tub and watched Miracle in the enormous living room. It snowed overnight but by the time we woke up the driveway had been well-plowed. We will definitely try and make time to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your experience at our house. Please come back anytime!
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Comfortable, Clean, accommodating and affordable!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our rental needs! We had 4 couples and 3 singles. We celebrated a family members birthday together for the weekend and found this house fit our needs perfectly!

Alison had excellent customer service skills; extremely accommodating to work with! The house had everything we needed and more. It is in a beautiful setting, close enough to businesses and Jay Peak. The house was well laid out and offered us the gathering spaces, as well as spaces to spread out. An amazing and expansive Book and DVD collection for the down times kept everyone busy! We couldn't have asked for a better experience and will remember our celebration for years to come! Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Winter Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, cozy vacation rental! All the amenities needed right at our fingertips. Even little extras. Really felt like home. Hot tub was amazing, since we chose the coldest weekend of the year to visit! Owner was very helpful, and available if needed. We may have found our repeat home! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your time at our home. I'm glad you were all nice and cozy despite the freezing cold weekend you were there. We would certainly love it if this did become your repeat vacation home! Enjoy the rest of your winter!
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Great winter vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house on beautiful Lake Memphremagog. Well equipped for meals and comfortable living space for a large family stay. This week was our second time using the house for a winter stay. Close to downhill and cross-country skiing. Gorgeous view of the lake.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you and your family enjoyed your time there again! Thanks so much for posting this review!
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Newport Aiport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Eastside Restaurant
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Newport Country Club
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Lago Trattoria
Nearest Ski
19 Miles
Jay Peak Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Prouty Beach
Car: necessary

Situated in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom, right on Lake Memphremagog, we are in the center of all things fun. Jay Peak Ski Resort is an easy and beautiful 19-mile (about 25 minutes) drive. Jay Peak has 78 trails, slopes and glades for you to explore. The amount of natural snow on this mountain is amazing. As a recently expanded resort it includes a variety of restaurants, an indoor ice-skating rink and an indoor water park called the Pump House. We are also a 40-minute drive away from Owl's Head Ski area, located in Masonville (Quebec) Canada. Burke Mountain is only a 55-minute drive away. Lots of choices for skiing. If you prefer cross-country skiing, ice skating or sledding, that can be done right outside the door of the house as the countryside surrounds the house.

The town of Newport is a 10 minute drive around the lake so if you are not up to cooking, you will find restaurants such as Lagos Trattoria, Le Belvedere, The Eastside Restaurant or our favorite pizza hang out, Hoagies. If cooking is your thing then Shaws, Price Chopper or Vista grocery stores are waiting for you. The Pick and Shovel is also in the town of Newport. It is loosely called a hardware store but if you need anything at all (from Winter clothing, to games, to screws), you will find it there.

If you desire an international flair to your vacation, we are 2 miles from the Canadian border. This gives you access within 30 minutes to the beautiful French-speaking town of Magog, which has shopping, restaurants and beautiful Nordic Spas. Outlet shopping is also close at hand in Canada. Additionally, if you need a little city time, we are a 2-hour drive to Montreal, Canada. Don’t forget to bring your passport!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Please note that rental deposits are fully refundable up to 60 days prior to the beginning of the rental period/ not 30 days.

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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