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Lake Champlain Great Camp - Rustic Luxury, Sunsets, Lawn, Beach, Amenities!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

The Camp at Barney Point…the perfect place for family vacations or multi-generational retreats! Outstanding 2,700 sf Lakefront “Adirondack Great Camp”, available seasonally, May to October. This Camp, or lake house, is an architectural “wow”, reflecting a careful, modern renovation while maintaining its historic, 1920s character.

The Camp is located at Barney Point on Colchester Point Road, Colchester, VT, on the broad portion of Lake Champlain, with spectacular views to south and west, lake breezes, and picture-perfect sunsets.

The property offers almost an acre of manicured lawns, stone walkways, and great landscaping, with two hundred feet of cliff-top lake frontage and panoramic views. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the huge, green, lawn (with pop-up sprinkler system) for dining, lounging, croquet, volleyball, ping pong, softball, tag or other games. Sit, read, and relax. Lay in a hammock. Sit back in a comfortable Adirondack chair at the cliff's edge and watch the fun of the season on the water in front of you. What you’ll notice about the Camp at Barney Point is that it offers plenty of space for family time, inside and out of doors.

Walk the 2-3 minute meandering path through the woods to the association beach—with amazing southerly views to the most expansive section of Lake Champlain—great for bonfires and gatherings. The lake access here offers clean, shallow water and a sandy bottom—great for kids.

Are you looking for an opportunity while on vacation to actually use the lake instead of just gazing at it?! This vacation destination includes numerous amenities that you'd typically find only at an all-inclusive summer resort. Use the Camp’s guest boat mooring, swim platform, rowboat, paddle board, floats, or 3 kayaks. Paddling along the shore to explore the bay, Law Island, and the tip of Colchester Point to the north - or the Winooski River and Burlington Bay to the south - are sure to delight guests of all ages.

Or walk, run or bike the Island Line Trail, a 5-mile scenic wonder, offering access points adjacent to The Camp. This continues north to South Hero, VT when the bike ferry is running, or south to Burlington, another 7.5 miles of scenic beauty! Wonderful Airport Park is just down the road, offering tennis, basketball, a historic schoolhouse (hours vary), and running trails - great for adults, kids and pets.

The Camp sleeps 14 - a king bed in the 2nd floor master with direct access to a master bathroom with soaking tub overlooking the lake; 2 twins in a 2nd floor bedroom; 4 twins and a double in the 3rd 2nd floor bedroom; a double in the 1st floor bedroom with direct access to the 1st floor bathroom; and 2 twins in the main living area that by day form a seating/lounging area for games and reading.

The Camp offers an amazing kitchen with dishwasher, pantry, gas range, fridge with freezer and ice maker, and utensils/dishes for the largest of gatherings, as well as Silestone bar/seating for 8 in a u-shape. A full W&D is offered on the 2nd floor. (All appliances were new for the 2013 season). The Camp has 2 bathrooms, each with shower. The main en-suite Master bath also has a vintage soaking tub overlooking the lake.

The main floor gathering areas offer ample seating for dining, conversation and games. There is a large, wooden dining table with seating for 10-12. In addition, there is 'living' seating for about 20 more. Views abound from every room, with the screened and outdoor porches and decks offering an extension of the gatherings inside. Recent additions include all new outdoor composite dining and Adirondack seating. Ample off-road parking is offered, as is a great deal of privacy. Warm up in front of the wood stove, framed by the Camp’s original brick chimney, on those cooler evenings.

The Camp at Barney Point offers more than just a place to stay; the list of 'inclusions' is a true differentiator:

*great mix of comfortable furnishings with American antiques sprinkled throughout

*600 thread count sheets on all beds

*linens and towels included

*starter packs of all vacation home essentials included

*space to park

*views and sunsets you can only dream about



*3 kayaks

*outdoor ping pong table

*huge manicured lawn, big enough for croquet, volleyball and other sports


*kid's swings

*ample outdoor seating for 20+

*2 gas grills

*washer & dryer

*gourmet kitchen


*guest boat mooring

*swim platform

*sandy beach


You and your family will return again and again to The Camp at Barney Point. It is truly unique and feels "miles away" this close to metropolitan Burlington, Vermont's largest city.

Keywords: Lake Front Adirondack Great Camp, Vacation Rental, Lake House

More Details

Burt Willey
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

About Burt Willey

We are Marilee & Burt Willey, and we are pleased to welcome you to the Camp at Barney Point. We, along with our 3 kids, know you will find this location special for your next group or family getaway!

Burt Willey purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Burt Willey chose Malletts Bay

Finding a great spot on Lake Champlain with outstanding views, luxury, parking, beach access, water crafts, a guest boat mooring, a private swim raft, a long list of included amenities (4 kayaks, 2 paddle boards, row boat, outdoor ping pong table, croquet, bikes, and so forth...) and room to play is key to any group or family getaway. The views are outstanding; the lawn and upkeep is top notch. This location has it all. The interior offers unparalleled rustic luxury. The outside offers unmatched beauty, useful spaces, places to play and "postcard" lake and sunset views. We wanted a property where we could offer more to guests than they might have expected - this property offers true differentiation.

What makes this cottage unique

The quality and careful renovation of the Camp is a true differentiator as well. Sleeping for 14 offers space for multi-generational gatherings. Rustic, yet luxurious. Spacious, yet cozy. An outdoor scene unsurpassed on Colchester Point. Far away, yet close to everything - 10-12 minutes from downtown Burlington. Relaxing, yet offering sports opportunities galore. Get away from it all at the Camp at Barney Point.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Malletts Bay around the Colchester

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We regret that this location is not available for catered events, such as weddings or other events calling for tents, 3rd party vendors, etc.
  • Dogs are allowed with pet fee paid; dogs must be leashed at all times on or about the property and must not detract from peace and quiet of others.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2nd Floor Master - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Separate vintage soaking tub from tiled shower. Lake view.
    1st Floor Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Access from 1st Floor Master bedroom and kitchen/living.
  • Owner provides soap, shampoo, conditioner, and paper products.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • 1st Floor Master - 1 Double Bed , Adjacent 1st floor bath.
    2nd Floor Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Adjacent to Master Bath; desk; sitting area; deck.
    2nd Floor Twin Room - 2 Single Bed , Access to 2nd Floor Bath.
    2nd Floor Bunk Room - 1 Double Bed , 4 Single Bed , Access to 2nd Floor Bath.
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Bunk Beds (4)
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Huge lawn for games, croquet, volleyball, parties. Path to association beach with shallow water with sandy bottom. Great for kids!


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average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Wonderful well appointed property with beautiful lake views, plenty of space inside and outdoors.

  • 5 of 5

This stunning spacious property is perfect for families to gather together. The Camp is decorated with an eclectic collection of wonderful "stuff"! We were impressed with the comfy beds and the quality of the linens and towels. The kitchen is supplied with everything one could possibly need to prepare great meals, and the lake house has several seating areas to enjoy those meals. A broad sandy beach is accessible by a few minutes walk through the woods. There are ample water "toys" as well as equipment for lawn games in the spacious beautifully maintained yard. We would highly recommend the Camp. Our family had a most enjoyable time there!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything our family desired for our time together.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent equipped summer cottage, made almost all meals the entire week onsite (did not want to leave) , enjoyed the water toys and swim platform several times a day, and the bike path is so convenient. Only downside is the property is so wonderful, we did little traveling to any other diversions! Our family certainly wants to visit again. Thanks to the Willey family for equipping this slice of heaven so well.

The Hayes Family

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hayes Family, Glad you all had a super time and enjoyed yourselves immensely at our lake cottage! Look forward to having you return again someday... Regards, Marilee & Burt
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A gorgeous spot

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time at your beautiful "camp." I have a reputation among my family for finding beautiful vacation spots through VRBO. A villa in Joucas, France over looking the Luberon Valley, a rooftop apartment high above Vancouver, a seaside cottage over looking Perkins Cove, Maine and now your fantastic place with 180 degree breathtaking views of Lake Champlain. We have friends and family that are local to Burlington that dropped in to visit and were amazed that we found such an incredible place. It was a perfect spot for our large group with so much room for playing, entertaining, relaxing and watching some of the most incredible sunsets ever. The beach is so close and was a wonderful surprise with its sandy beach and large expanse of shallow water for our 4 small grandchildren. It was a vacation that we will always treasure in our bank of family memories. Thank you for sharing!

Susan Lapkowicz July 2018

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kentfield, CA USA

Phenomenal lake-front vacation home with lots of character

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the Camp in July 2018 and thoroughly enjoyed it. The home is "renovated rustic" in classic New England summer camp style. It fit our crew of 11 very comfortably, and the facilities are robust (i.e., dual new propane grills) and well-maintained. Sunsets from the Adirondack chairs on the grounds are epic, and there is access to a mooring which we used to park a boat so we could head out daily for wakeboarding. 15 minute drive or 10 minute boat ride to downtown Burlington. Highly recommend this home and location -- we plan on returning!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Medfield, Massachusetts

Wonderful retreat for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented the home for a family vacation to surprise my mom for her 70th birthday. This was our first time vacationing on Lake Champlain. We were delighted upon arrival to find that the house was even better than we had anticipated. The yard is absolutely lovely with tons of space for games and relaxing. The views are incredible and the yard has lovely big trees and lots of seating areas. The outdoor furniture is clean and comfortable and the yard is beautifully maintained. The house itself is delightful with tons of charm and plenty of amenities. The kitchen is very well stocked and had everything you could possibly want including a great waffle maker and blender. The beds were super comfortable and the linens and towels were all nice and high quality, The house is cozy but accommodates a large group well because of all the different nooks and seating areas. We really loved the house and can't imagine finding a better place with beach access. The water was warm and the fishing was terrific - right off the beach and rocks. Hope to return again!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Castleton, Vermont

Cozy Ambience with a Spectacular View

  • 5 of 5

This large cottage is comfortable and welcoming. The owners have obviously spent time, both setting up a well-stocked, unique space, and writing an informative booklet so that visitors feel informed. The cottage has a unique blend of older, more rustic touches, with modern counters, bathroom fixtures, comfortable furniture and other updated touches. Overall, our group of eight people loved it and had a great time there. The view across Lake Champlain into the Adirondacks is gorgeous, and the sunsets are memorable.

Thank you, Burt and Marilee! We appreciate all the thought and planning that has gone into making your cottage an outstanding place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura, we appreciate your group staying with us and glad you appreciated so many aspects of your stay at The Camp - including the outstanding views across the broad portion of Lake Champlain! Return any time! Regards, The Willeys
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Lake Champlain Ferry at King St Dock, Burlington
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Essex Jct Terminal
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Our Private Beach!

The Camp at Barney Point is located on the broad portion of Lake Champlain about 10 minutes north of Burlington, VT. Within a short driving distance, guests can reach Montreal, Shelburne, Stowe/Sugarbush, the NY Adirondacks, and many other scenic and tourist-oriented areas. During The Camp's 'season of availabililty' - May to October - there are many local and regional festivals, markets and attractions. We publish a complete PDF-based 'Guide to The Camp' to include all such information for guests.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Malletts Bay,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2018 End of Summer/Early Fall
6 Sep 2018 - 3 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2018 Fall
4 Oct 2018 - 16 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2019 Spring/College Grads
26 Apr 2019 - 22 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2019 Memorial Day
23 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
2019 Start to Summer
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2019 July 4th Holidays
29 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2019 Summer
6 Jul 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2019 End of Summer/Early Fall
7 Sep 2019 - 4 Oct 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2019 Fall
5 Oct 2019 - 16 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

End of Stay Cleaning £262.1
Refundable Damage Deposit £227.91
Pet Fee £113.96

Rates shown are subject to change; VT 9% lodging tax and Town of Colchester 1% tax and cleaning fees are additional, subject to size of party.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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