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Sunny 3 bdrm Cottage Lakeside w/Dock, Great Swimming: Booking May - Oct 2018!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 bath, ON Harveys Lake - gorgeous sunsets, family memories, s'mores

In planning your next vacation, consider "Ansel Camp" on Harvey's Lake in West Barnet, Vermont. Surrounded by green grassy rolling hills reminiscent of Switzerland and dotted with hundreds of cows and farm animals, this location is a slice of heaven. No traffic lights, no big box or department stores, this is one place where you can relax and slow down. Once you've stayed a few days, you won't want to leave.

Ansel Camp is a newly renovated 3- bedroom, one-bathroom cottage located just 10 feet from the shore of Harvey's Lake. "Lakeside" has real meaning! You can hear the lake lap its shore from the dining room and porch bedroom areas -- very relaxing. Built in the 1950s, it is an open studded cottage situated on a double lot with 150 feet of water frontage. Its swimming area has an easy access with a shallow gradient, has sandy bottom (no rocks) -- perfect for young kids, older folks, and all who enjoy the water. The cottage enjoys the sun all day long, but there is also shade behind it during the afternoons.

The cottage is one story for easy living, and has an enclosed front porch dining area that offers spacious views of Harvey Mountain, and memorable sunsets overlooking Harvey's Lake. Behind it looking west, you'll see the beautiful farms and fields of Danville and Peacham. It has a well-supplied kitchen with fridge, range, and microwave. There is also a gas grill. It sleeps 6 (max.) in 3 bedrooms (two with full beds and the third room with two sets of bunks). For chilly evenings, a a new Rinnai heater can provide extra heat.

Outside, there is a firepit and outdoor chairs for roasting marshmallows under summer moons. An outdoor shower is perfect for warm weather. Listen to and watch the loons and their babies, or eagles, all day. The cottage is on a flat grassy area perfect for playing games, reading, or hanging out. Parking for no more than 3 cars at any time.

More Details

Sue Jones
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

Its waterfront location makes it perfect for all water sports. Likewise, you can find hiking nearby on local trails, or make the short 40-minute drive to Franconia Notch, Appalachian trails and other amenities. Mountain bike from the door, or make the short 35-minute drive to Kingdom Trails in Burke, Vermont -- home of some great mountain biking circuits and great riders. Lovely farmers markets are close by, including the one in St. Johnsbury on Saturdays that sells fruits and vegetables, foods, clothes, crafts, and other interesting things. Go fishing right from the dock or head out on the lake for deeper access. Harvey's Lake is known for its huge trout. Lastly, there is no better spot for watching flocks of migrating birds rest on the lake than in the fall, with spectacular foliage highlighting the hills and fields to the west.

13 miles to St. Johnsbury, 25 miles to Lyndonville, 30 miles to Montpelier, 45 miles to Hanover, and 70 miles to Burlington.


Barnet Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellations or reservation adjustments are subject to a $75 processing fee.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 bathroom with a shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
  • 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6 max. people.
  • Toys ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Sunny 3 bdrm Cottage Lakeside w/Dock, Great Swimming: Booking May - Oct 2018!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
Cold Spring

This was a fabulous vacation for our family!

  • 5 of 5

My mom, eight year old daughter and I stayed here and the place is fabulous. The swimming is perfect; the lake is clear and has a nice bottom. The kids can jump off the end of the dock. The house itself has everything you could need, including a nice washer and dryer, and the beds are very comfortable. My senior citizen mom, who has a bad back, loved all the furniture and had a very comfortable sleep. We loved eating out on the porch and looking at the lake. There is wifi so the kids were able to watch cartoons on my computer when they had some down time, but mostly swam in the lake. Sue is very accommodating and responsive, and her mom Diane was there if we needed her. I would recommend this cabin to anyone with kids, or anyone at all. It's fabulous. The area is remote and gorgeous, but St. Jay is just a few minutes away with a large grocery store and things to do. Highly recommend and already looking forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jill, for your positive comments!
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beautiful setting and well equipped cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at Ansel Camp! The house is comfortable and has everything we needed. We enjoyed the fire pit almost every night. And the lake is gorgeous! Quiet, calm, not a lot of people around. We were happy to have brought kayaks and borrowed a canoe during our stay, as boats are not included in the rental. Great farm stand close by. Don't miss the Dog Chapel in St. Johnsbury. Owner was responsive and helpful. Could not have asked for a better experience. We would highly recommend and we hope to be back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Gabriele! We're thrilled you all had a wonderful stay. :-)
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Very neat and clean with lovely, rustic charm!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five truly enjoyed our stay here! The weather didn't cooperate as much as we would have preferred and there wasn't a tv so we made good use of the provided board games and puzzles! The kids (who are used to technology at their fingertips) loved the overall feel of the camp and we were able to kick back and unwind. Thank you so much for providing such a great place at an amazing price! The kids are already asking about coming back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Nick! We try to keep things pretty simple at our cottage, so guests can really slow down, relax, and chill. 😊�
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Boulder, Colorado USA

Very Comfortable Well Maintained Vermont Lake Camp

  • 5 of 5

Sue Jone's Vermont Camp (Cottage) on Harvey's Lake is perfect for a family or small group that wants to experience the traditional summer lake vacation. It is located on beautiful Harvey's Lake in northeastern Vermont. The Camp is sits on a large lot with significant lake frontage and lots of room for lawn games. It is nicely furnished and well maintained. The kitchen is well stocked with everything needed for meal preparation and serving. There is a Rinnai wall heater for chilly nights and a Rinnai hot water heater for on demand hot water. There is also a full size washer and dryer in the camp.

I will strongly recommend Sue Jone's Vermont Camp to friends an family who are interested in enjoying a summer lake vacation in a perfect location..

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Dick! We enjoyed having you, all the way from Colorado!
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great connection to nature

  • 5 of 5

This home and the owner were very welcoming and organized. My friend and I were at a retreat at the nearby Karmê Chöling center, and chose the place primarily on location. However, we were very pleased at how connected we felt to the lake and how peaceful it was. This home was very convenient to Karmê Chöling (a few miles away) and gave us some time to enjoy ourselves in a private space. My only regret is that we didn't stay an extra day to be able to spend more time on the water. I'd absolutely choose this place again if I come back to the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage at fantastic location

  • 4 of 5

Would not hesitate to book again and return there! Great assistance by the owners too!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 9.0%

We take the terms of our Short -Term Lease very seriously - no parties, no dogs, no smoking, no feeding the ducks, in particular. Our cottage is on one of the cleanest lakes in Vermont, and we appreciate your help in doing your part to keep it that way during your stay. Much appreciated!

Changes to reservations after initial booking is subject to a $75 change fee.

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.