3 Bedroom Summer House on Lake Champlain, Sleeps 9 - 10. Waterfront Getaway!
Owner is an experienced builder who specializes in decks. Look for his unique touch in this fully renovated lakehouse.
Deb purchased this House in 2017
Why Deb chose Charlotte
It's hard to grow up in Vermont without secretly hoping to own a piece of lakefront. It's an even better combination when you're a long-time builder with an eye for detail and you have the chance to renovate a diamond into the rough into a summer haven.
What makes this House unique
Thompson's Point is a sought after vacation community with very few rentals. The proximity to the lake, boating, tennis, biking, walking, swimming and all things summer-fun make this house an elusive find.
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“Camp David” has many pluses. The deck Is wonderful. Sunrises are gorgeous. Keeping an eye on the boats coming & going is fun. The substantial dock & very protected bay worked well to tie up our boat. There are great dirt roads walks or biking. The owners have done a nice job of completely renovating the cottage which worked well for our 2 & 1/2 families. Be aware that the lakeshore in front of the cottage is not suitable for swimming .
renovations very nice but inside needs attention
I have rented places from VRBO previously and have been very happy. This property was advertised as newly renovated with swimming off the dock. I understand the structure was renovated but the inside was not what I expected or paid for. It hadn't been cleaned well. It looked as if no one had been there for a few weeks. All the beds and pillows were covered in plastic. The bedding was such that we used our own to feel comfortable. The kitchen was small with little storage space for our food. The cookware, glasses, silverware and utensils all need replacing. We found dirty dishes, pots and pans in the cupboards and had to wash the coffee pot before using. The furniture was old and worn. The bathroom fixtures and shower liner looked unclean. If the minerals in the water caused those stains, it would be important to share that information. There are sleeping areas throughout the 3 floors that, if all full, 13 people could have a bed. However, there is no way the living space, kitchen and 1 bathroom could accommodate that number. We had asked to use the kiddy pool. It was in the storage area. We had to clean that before using. The outside garbage bins were full. The water was murky at the shoreline with unnatural debris. The water off the dock was weedy with lily pads; no one would swim there. The owner did send the cleaning staff and offered to correct other issues. We are seasonal cottage owners ourselves and can appreciate waterfront upkeep. If all the above issues are dealt with, this property could be very nice. We liked the location and the view was beautiful. It was great for boating with a new deck and dock.
Relaxing Family Retreat
This home was the perfect setting for our family of 6 and for what we were looking to do - spend quality time together, relaxing and playing on the lake, grilling and having bonfires, laughing and talking. This property is well kept and very private. Not being from the area, we were a bit surprised at the relative remoteness of the location, but there is just enough activity on the lake that we didn't feel alone. If you need groceries or to head into town for dinner out, plan on at least 20-30 minutes to get there; conveniences that you may be used to at home are a little further away than you think. The marina store just down the road doesn't have a large variety of grocery items, but most of what you'd need in terms of snacks, beverages, ice, etc. We weren't able to walk into the water due to the dense algae and weeds, but swimming off the end of the large dock was fine - would recommend some floatables. The Paddleboard is a nice feature and a fun way to tool around the lake and marina area. The home itself is unique - quirky upstairs level (as mentioned in a previous review, very narrow steps - better suited for the kids), but is clean and comfortable, has all the amenities you'll need. We never did find the community center (tennis, bocce ball, etc.), but there are plenty of paths (and dirt roads) to walk/hike. Biking would be fun here too. Overall, this was an excellent place to stay and would highly recommend it to anyone in search of a cozy, relaxing hideaway on Lake Champlain.
Lovely location and house but had some issues.
The house and location were lovely, however description wasn't quite accurate. It does sleep 9 but in very close quarters with only 1 bathroom. We had just 3 to 4 of us so it was comfortable - with more than that it might be difficult for privacy. The house wasn't totally clean when we arrived (although the owner asked the cleaning people to come and they did - but at that point we did the necessary cleaning - just a bit challenging as we are paying for the cleaning). There was a bag of rotting potatoes in the shelf where the pots and pans were - it took a while to find where the smell was coming from - we were just happy it wasn't an unwanted animal. I would also suggest to the owner to purchase tops to the pots and pans as we (and probably others) cook a lot and there was only one. I might suggest to the owner to equip the house with a few more amenities for the kitchen. The water near the house is not swimmable, mostly seaweed. We rented kayaks locally to get to a place to swim. The location is not 15 minutes from Burlington, it is at least 25 to 30 minutes w/o traffic. All that being said - we had a lovely time on the dock and enjoyed watching the movement on the lake. The weather was great too. With just a few changes this could be a great place.
Beautiful Well-kept Home, Ideal Location, Recommend a Water Softener
We had a wonderful week in this adorable home. We had everything we needed and were very comfortable. The view is great and location perfect.
Our one note is the water had a strong sulfur smell. We live close by so were able to go home to shower and grab a Britta pitcher.
Other than that, it was perfect!
Love it second year in a row and hope to be back again next year
As always an awesome experience.
Thompson's Point in Charlotte is ideally situated on Lake Champlain with access to all of the area's summer activities including tennis, golf, boating, watersports, hiking, biking, sightseeing, wineries and shopping, Must see Shelburne Farms, Shelburne Museum, Church Street Marketplace, Burlington waterfront and more....