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Cozy Lake Champlain Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

This Mid-Century Modern home with 265ft of direct access to Lake Champlain is located among the cedars, on a lovely dead end road. The space is warm and inviting, true to its form as a relaxing family retreat, weekend getaway, or home away from home for the business traveler.

The 'Great Room' centers around a grand working stone fireplace, opens into the dining-kitchen area and out onto the screen porch and deck. The kitchen features a 6 burner dual-fuel stove, Ikea cabinetry, and a convenient, ample cooking space for an individual or a full family.

In the colder months, our home sleeps four comfortably (one king bed and one queen bed). All bedrooms open up to beautiful sunrises and views of Mt. Mansfield in VT. We also offer a pull out couch and ample room for air mattresses (often better suited for children and/or college kids) for bigger families. In the summer months, a separate cabin on the property makes a cozy and unique sleeping option for four additional people (twin bunk beds and a double bed). Our 1.5 acre lot accommodates tents and campers well to allow for larger family gatherings.

Our vacation home will be your own while you are enjoying your stay. You are welcome to eat, drink, read, and otherwise use everything you find.

Beach access allows for wonderful bonfires, swimming, and small craft boating (kayaks, canoes, sunfish, windsurfing). You will need to bring your own recreational equipment with you as the house is not equipped with kayaks, etc. for guest use. There is a great shop nearby that will deliver kayaks, paddle boards, etc. to our house and pick them up after your stay. Their phone number is 518-566-0505. We highly recommend them! Swimming is great…there is a rocky bottom…water shoes are not necessary but definitely help!

As Rich works just fifteen minutes away, in Plattsburgh, we will leave the house open for you and be a moment away should you need anything. For overnight guests, we will be happy to provide a light breakfast if desired. In that case, Rich will be stopping by to ensure that you are comfortable, happy, and well fed! All linens are provided.

For weekly rentals, we will plan to meet you at check-in so to welcome you and to ensure that you are well oriented to the property and set to enjoy a relaxing stay.

More Details

Wendy Baker
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Wendy Baker

Rich and Wendy are the lucky owners of this cozy vacation home on Lake Champlain. As hosts we look forward to having you enjoy our home independently, while providing you with any support you may need to ensure that your stay meets your needs. Although we live across the lake in Vermont, Rich works in Plattsburgh and is readily available should anything come up. Whether you are enjoying our home for a week, a weekend, or just an overnight drop in, we're sure that time spent in our house will leave you better than it found you just as it always does for us and our family.

On a personal note, we have four (yes four) college age kiddos between us and enjoy professional lives in engineering (Rich) and education (Wendy). Together, we enjoy exploring new places on our motorcycle, designing (Wendy) and completing (Rich) home improvement projects, catching live music performances and eating great food! Individually, Rich is happiest when he is singing acappella music and Wendy when she officiates high school basketball, walks 'the loop', or reads a good book (many of which are stored at the lake). We LOVE spending time at the lake house when we don't have guests. Mostly, we enjoy expanding our circle of friends...we look forward to meeting you!

Wendy Baker purchased this house in 2013

Why Wendy Baker chose Plattsburgh

Lake Champlain has always been a home for both of us. Some of our favorite childhood memories stem from its lapping waves and family fun on its waters. Her sunrises leave us breathless. The tension in our shoulders disappears nearly the second we walk in the door.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with our home the moment we stepped inside it. The property was formerly owned by a single family for 115 years prior to our purchasing it. The original owners in this family honeymooned on the spot, the next generation had an architect build the current property in 1965. All of the stone work on the property was completed using stone FROM the property. The shed and the separate cabin were original buildings on the property.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Plattsburgh in Clinton County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , sink, walk in shower & towel warmer.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Powder room off of the main living space.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Sliding glass doors open onto the deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Smaller bed, yet twin air mattresses are also provided.
    Bunk House (Summer Only) - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , This is a separate building for summer sleeping.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The property also provides a great location for day trips to Montreal, Lake Placid, Burlington, VT, and the Adirondack Coast.


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average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Homey with awesome views

  • 5 of 5

Love this place! It's the perfect lake house- the feel of a summer vacation but updated and so comfortable. Woke each morning to sunshine on the water and the cry of freshwater gulls. All the rooms (except the baths) have a view of the lake - not something you find very often. We used the fireplace almost every night, played Scrabble, read on the deck, drank coffee each morning in the screened room, and relaxed. When we were ready to return to the house after our daytime explorations we always referred to it as "going home" because that's how it felt. It's a gem!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, Susan. Our lake house has always been full of love and comfort and we're grateful for the chance to share it with our guests. We'd love to host you again. Safe travels - Wendy & Rich
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Pure serenity with amazing lake views

  • 5 of 5

This is the most beautiful property. Along with the most serene views of the lake from almost every room, the house has a fully equipped kitchen, a great layout and is quiet and peaceful. I can't say enough good things about this home and how comfortable we felt during our stay. We'll be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Kathleen. We feel the same way - and we look forward to having you back!
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Great Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for all the comforts of Home!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This property is all that's promised and more. The location is perfect for exploring all the beautiful sights around Lake Champlain. The ferry to Vermont and the islands is only about two minutes away. The views, the fireplace, the unique kitchen and the gathering room all work together to make this just a lovely retreat. We appreciate that everything was ready to welcome us as promised.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation stay on Lake Champlain!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Rockledge and we had another wonderful weekend with friends!!!

Gorgeous setting and accommodating hosts! Peaceful and so much to do in the area:-) Thanks Rich and Wendy! We will be back again next year!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear, Mary. It was wonderful to host you - safe travels until we have the chance to host you again!
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Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this home for 5 nights and we did not want to leave! The house is gorgeous and the screened porch and view of the lake is amazing. The location is perfect, you can see the ferry's going back and forth to Vermont all day/night. The house is very well stocked too. We plan to return every year if they'll have us :)

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such great guests - and for such wonderful words. We’d love to have you back - we’re so excited for you!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Plattsburgh International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Naked Turtle
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Ferry to Grand Isle, Vermont
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Bluff Point
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Amtrak Station in Plattsburgh - NY PLB
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I87 - Exit 39
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Nearest Sandy Beach is Cumberland Head State Park
Car: recommended

Our home is located approximately fifteen minutes from the City of Plattsburgh where one can find local live music, great places to eat, and MANY historical sites explaining Lake Champlain's role in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Summer time sports, fishing tournaments, horse shows, farmer's markets, and other fun activities are sponsored throughout the greater Plattsburgh area. Ausable Chasm is open year around and is just 12 miles south of Plattsburgh.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £75.29

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.