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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
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017

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 Lake Champlain Valley

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 in Malletts Bay in Chittenden County

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
  • 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.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 18 reviews
Saugerties, NY

Our expectations were exceeded during our one week family reunion here.

  • 5 of 5

The description Burt & Marilee give of this spectacular property is indeed accurate. We ALL (ages 2-76) enjoyed this cozy, roomy, well-stocked and well-situated home with amenities for everyone, from kayaks to paddle boards, bikes & game tables. The kitchen, pantry, dining room, screened porch dining area AND outside dining area gave us many choices to eat and gather. We took advantage of the very well equipped kitchen and pantry for our many large gatherings (some of our family stayed in the rental home next door). The private beach and the extensive bike trails were family favorites. So much to do in this area! No boredom even on the one rainy day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved our family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The camp was beautiful and clean. We were a family of 15 with 3 being babies in cribs. There were plenty of beds for all. The house had every amenity one could want. The yard and grounds were lovely, chairs, hammock, swings, room to run and a magnificent view!

There was a row boat, kayaks and paddle boards to use on the lake.

We enjoyed a fire pit in the evening!

Our family had a lovely week at the camp at Barney Point!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Second time staying at the camp. Comfortable and charming house with an amazing view of the lake!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Wonderful, Comfortable Family- Friendly Lake Home

  • 5 of 5

The Lake Champlain "Camp" was the perfect place for a peaceful get-away/ mini vacation/ family reunion/ VT graduation/ sightseeing trip. Everything was perfect.... Extremely comfortable, a unique and fun lake home suitable for all ages, with lots to do and explore.... or great for just relaxing.

The setting is unbelievable with gorgeous views of Lake Champlain... soothing and peaceful. The yard was HUGE and had tons of yard games, a hammock, swings, chairs, BBQ grills, etc perfect for a 3 generation family to spread out and play catch, croquet, tag, Frisbee, etc, etc as well socializing and mingling while taking in the water views and enjoying cocktails. There were also abundant water gear and apparatus that could be used on the lake but due to the weather (chilly) we were not able to use.

Inside the home was extremely cozy, tastefully decorated, thoughtfully laid out, fully equipped for everyday use... and the 'frosting on the cake' was that the beds/ linens were more than comfortable-- You could just sink into sleep. All allowed for a tranquil, rejuvenating vacation.

Burt was easy to work with, very accommodating and always quick to respond. My only regret was that I did not stay longer... This is a home that I would LOVE to own... Just feels like "home". I absolutely recommend this home! My entire family is already looking forward to a return trip.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location! Location! Location!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home is steps away from biking and hiking trails; minutes away from downtown Burlington for delicious food and drink; and faces the lake and mountains where we spent relaxed afternoons soaking in the views and catching a breeze on the screened porch. As a family with adult children, we had a wonderful extended Labor Day weekend. We took advantage of the many amenities that were offered at "the camp". The information and photographs are accurate. I would visit again and highly recommend to others!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place, in a great spot! The description & pictures are very accurate displaying this great house to enjoy! We had the chance to get away for a few days with our young adult son, who lives out of state and our daughter who is on a break from medical school and were looking for a place where we could enjoy eachother's company and also have a place to just find a quiet spot and relax, which we all needed and we found it all here! Sitting in the adirondack chairs reading a book while seeing the lake was so relaxing, or just taking a nap in the hammock, a perfect vacation day! We enjoyed the great yard & just watching the sunset over the lake and the Adirondacks was beautiful.

It was wonderful having the bikes available & we had a great time riding out on the bike trail toward the bike ferry, another beautiful spot just being right there in the middle of the lake! We also enjoyed the kayaks & rowboat which were a lot of fun. It was perfect to have everything you needed at the house already, from all the firewood, bed linens and towels to anything you could think of in the kitchen to prepare meals & all you needed to do was pick up groceries which was just a quick ride into town, everything else you needed was already there (and very clean too!) We enjoyed our evenings by the fireplace and enjoyed the games there too, all adding to the great experience of being together.

The location here is convenient to Essex where we surprised the kids with a hot air balloon ride with Above Reality, another way of enjoying the beauty of this great area!

I can't say enough of how nice & easy it was to arrange everything for the house with Burt. We were highly satisfied with our experience at the camp & highly recommend to anyone else who has the chance to go!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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 in Malletts Bay, Vermont

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
10 Jul 2017 - 6 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2017
7 Sep 2017 - 17 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
2018 Spring/College Grads
27 Apr 2018 - 23 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2018 Memorial Day
24 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
2018 Start to Summer
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2018 July 4th Holidays
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 Summer
8 Jul 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 End of Summer/Early Fall
6 Sep 2018 - 3 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2018 Fall
4 Oct 2018 - 16 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £260.23
Pet Fee £116.52
Damage Deposit £233.04

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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