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Find a lakeside Burlington cabin rental

Burlington lies on Lake Champlain's eastern shore and serves as Vermont's arts and cultural center. At the Church Street Marketplace, you can shop for unique crafts, watch street performers, and admire the impressive architecture of the historic district. The Fleming Museum of Art displays a collection of innovative artwork that reflects different cultures from around the world. You can visit the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum to learn more about the Revolutionary War hero and life in the 18th century. You’ll relish the quiet surroundings of your cabin in Vermont, and a soft bed is guaranteed to give you a good night's sleep.

Things to do

Places to visit near Burlington vacation rentals

Burlington vacation rentals are right on the doorstep of some superb entertainment. Visit the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, take in a Minor-League baseball game at Centennial Field, ride the ferry to Port Kent, New York, or take the kids to the Echo Science Museum or the Ethan Allen Homestead. North Beach Park is found along the waterfront bike path—an easy bike ride from Downtown Burlington—and offers hiking and breathtaking views from its cliffs. Take home a local treasure from the Frog Hollow Craft Center, and after a long day of sightseeing, spend an evening with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra.


Things to do near Burlington vacation homes

There’s more to Burlington than boating, fishing, and swimming. This cosmopolitan city boasts fine restaurants, movie theaters, and a vibrant community of artists, academics, and writers. Jazz lovers shouldn’t miss the Discover Jazz Festival at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. Burlington is also home to the University of Vermont; the birthplace of the rock band Phish. Fall foliage season is an ideal time to visit New England. Just over 200 miles from Boston, Burlington is a great destination for scenery along the route. Burlington vacation rentals are available all year round and they are perfectly located for all activities and attractions.


Local weather for your stay in Burlington vacation homes

Burlington’s average temperatures range between 18°F in January and around 70°F in July. The city's location east of Lake Champlain sometimes accounts for localized snow squalls, and the annual snowfall averages 81.2 inches. Winter is a great time for skiing, while the spring, summer, and fall offer a chance to explore the region and take in the scenic beauty of New England. Parts of Lake Champlain freeze over in winter, and some winters, the entire lake surface freezes. In contrast, in summer, the lake temperatures reach around 70°F.

Natural features

Burlington: Lake Champlain’s gateway to Vermont

Burlington is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain. It was built on a strip of land extending about 6 miles south from the mouth of the Winooski River along the lake shore, and rises from the water's edge to a height of 300 feet. A large ravine in what is now Downtown was filled in in the 19th century to make way for further development. While the port of Burlington on Lake Champlain today is primarily used by small crafts, it was once an important commercial and military port.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Burlington

Fly into Burlington, VT (BTV-Burlington Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Plattsburgh, NY (PBG-Plattsburgh Intl.), which is 18.1 mi (29.1 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Burlington?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 188 vacation rentals around Burlington. From 85 house rentals to 31 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a lakefront property in Burlington?

Skip those busy beaches and try a lake instead! Reconnect with the ones you love at a rental on the lakeside and appreciate small pleasures like scenic vistas and a refreshing paddle in the shallows. Vrbo has 91 rentals close to lakes ready to be booked. Of course, that mightn't work for everyone. Fortunately, Vrbo has heaps of other choices, including:

  • 79 lake-view vacation rentals.
  • 61 mountain-view vacation rentals.
  • 60 water-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Burlington?

Our house vacation rentals are real properties for real travelers. Providing plenty of room to move, they're perfect if you want to experience life like a local. There are 100 options currently listed on Vrbo. Prices start at $59 per night. Or maybe you'd rather choose one of the area's other popular lodging types, like:

  • Cottage: 39 vacation homes. Prices start from $143 per night.
  • Apartment: 28 vacation homes. Prices start from $73 per night.
  • Hotel: 23 vacation homes. Prices start from $48 per night.

Can I stay in Burlington in a large group?

Getaways with your friends and loved ones can be stacks of fun, particularly when you're under the same roof in an amazing new place! If you'll be traveling with a large group, Vrbo can help. House vacation homes are the favorite choice for larger sized groups, with 24 listed here. Around this area, the properties that can house large groups of people include:

  • If yours is a crew of 8, we offer 35 vacation homes perfectly suited for that size. Stay a night from just $135.
  • Need a rental property for 6 people? We have 29 that will serve you well. You can get one for as little as $123 per night.
  • Seeking vacation rentals catering to 10 people? You'll be happy to hear we have 19 that'll be ideal. You can get one for as little as $300 a night.

You and all your buddies will be in good hands when you book your Burlington vacation with us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Burlington?

Those narrow hotel hallways are no place to spend your precious vacation moments! Uncover our affordable rentals today and make sure everyone in your group has room to move. Centennial is a fantastic area to look at if you want to keep your budget under control. Vrbo has 13 rentals, and the average price is an affordable $173 per night. Another 27 Vrbo rentals are on offer in or around Old North End. With an average price of $191 per night, you're sure to grab a deal worth boasting to your friends about.

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