Fully Renovated, 2Br (1 Qn, 2 Tw), 1Bath, New Lg Sunroom, Full Kitchen
David M. Bogue
About David M. Bogue
Dave and Lucy live in Burlington, Vermont, where Dave grew up, and where both graduated from UVM. They have two grown children, Emily and Max, who live out-of-state.
David M. Bogue purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why David M. Bogue chose Alburgh
We wanted a cottage with lake frontage. We saw the cottage, recognized its potential to become a lovely and inviting home, and turned it into one! We love the addition of the sunroom on the front of the cottage, and the open feeling we were able to create in the cottage because of it.
What makes this Cottage unique
Dave and Lucy love the openness of the land in Alburgh. It allows you to fully appreciate what the sky has to offer: amazing cloud formations; storms approaching over the lake; breath-taking sunrises and sunsets, moonrises and moonsets; full rainbows and double rainbows; birds such as osprey, gulls, and an occasional bald eagle. We love it all, and it is constantly changing and surprising us!
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
Requires permission. $75 per pet fee.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Lovely Cottage on Lake Champlain. Great Property Manager.
The cottage was beautiful (especially the kitchen and porch) and had all the amenities we wanted. It felt like home. It couldn’t have been a more relaxing setting. David was there when we arrived and pointed out area attractions and restaurants and what we needed to know about the cottage. There was also a binder provided which contained loads of information.
We stayed at David’s cabin for a week (family of four plus dog). The description of the property was very accurate. Communication with David prior to our stay and during the stay was very smooth. Cabin location was perfect for a quite vacation. The house was clean and had all necessities one would require away from home.
The house is about a mile from the Alburgh dunes state park and the walk to the park in the morning and evening was perfect. The beach at the park is perfect for a family with young kids. David also had a canoe and kayak available for guests use which was very convenient. We loved our stay at this house and would definitely return back in the future.
The property owner/manager made the check-in and stay easy and enjoyable. He was responsive and bought a new blue-ray player when we rented a movie, but couldn’t watch it because the remote was lost and the disc wouldn’t play from the blue-ray player that was there. The neighborhood is nice and accessible to all the other neighboring towns. I loved the location and the view was amazing, but my husband said he would have preferred more privacy and being closer to the lake (the property is across the street and we knew that when we rented). The place was clean and linens and towels were very nice. We had some trouble with bugs getting in at night, but that is just a factor of the time of year and the location. We enjoyed our stay!
Wonderful Week at Isle View Cottages #7
My wife, 7 yr old son, dog and I had a great week at #7. Cottage was perfect size for small family, clean, well equipped. Nice size flat yard for kid and dog play. Wonderful sunsets from the front room, deck or dock. The access road between the cottage and lake is lightly used and was a non-issue.
The location is convenient to many partial day trips. Burlington, St. Albans, Stowe, Ben and Jerry's, Ausable Chasm, etc. We had contingency plans for several of these but we enjoyed the local fishing, boating, dock, beaches and only went to the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Studies in Burlington and then had dinner. We hit Ben and Jerry's on the trip home.
The channel between Alburgh and Isle La Motte provided excellent fishing. Caught many largemouth and smallmouth in the 2 lb range and a few 4+ lb smallmouth on both sides of the channel. My son caught all the Perch and Bluegill he could handle and even tangled with a few good smallmouth that got away on his ultra light tackle.
Waterfront was great. Gradual slope made it easy for kid and dog play. On hot days the dock area is shaded until almost 10AM. Gas and supplies all within easy driving distance. Several restaurants have docks making an easy boat ride for dinner out.
Alburgh Sand Dunes State Park was great for swimming and beach play and even allows boats to pull up east of the swimming area with access to the beach. Day fees are very reasonable. Beach was very clean and well appointed with picnic tables and changing areas.
David was extremely responsive to all communications and he and his wife Lucy we're wonderful hosts. Looking forward to going back again and seeing the continuous improvement.
No place is perfect so here's my negative. Took me a day or two to get used to mooring my 19 ft Deep V boat instead of putting it on a lift at the dock. Dingy was adequate to get back and forth once I figured out to kneel up front with a single paddle. As David completes more cottages the single shared dock and single mooring could be a limitation as more than one boat on the property would be problematic. There are free launches close by but only one (10 minutes away on east side of Alburgh) has a dock to tie off to if launching by yourself. The other launches do support beaching smaller/lighter boats while parking vehicle and trailer... this wasn't an option for me given the size/weight of my boat.
Overall we had an excellent experience and look forward to returning. 4.8 of 5
Champlain Island visitors flock to its apple orchards and vineyards to sample cider and wines. For kids, some of these areas have farm animals to see and pet, apples to pick, and creemees to savor. Take part in summer and fall festivals, or enjoy a visit to St. Anne's Shrine and the ancient coral reef, both in Isle LaMotte. Lake Champlain offers many opportunities for water sports such as fishing, boating, kite surfing, and more! Alburgh Sand Dunes State Park is the perfect place to spend a day with the kids, playing on the large sandy beach and splashing around in its clear water. Love to golf? Alburgh Golf Links is only a mile away. Finish off a day of sight-seeing and activities with a delicious meal at one of the Islands' excellent restaurants, or cook a meal in the cottage's fully equipped kitchen and eat while watching a beautiful sunset. Burlington and Montreal are both also easy and fun day trips.