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Cozy Lake Champlain Retreat

People6
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


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Property
house
People
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
0
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Plattsburgh - Rockledge

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
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Wendy Baker
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
8 December, 2016
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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 Lake Champlain Valley

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Cozy Lake Champlain Retreat
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
5

Perfect long weekend getaway in beautiful home...

  • 5 of 5

This property was everything and more than we expected! Wendy was wonderful to work with and the house has everything you can think of for your stay. We cook a great deal and the kitchen and dining space where wonderful for the four of us. The porches and yard overlooking the lake do not disappoint and the views of the Green Mountains across the lake were fantastic! The house itself is comfortable and felt homey to us. The fireplace was wonderful to sit around during the evening and just enjoy. (Sorry if we used a great deal of the wood provided!) The 2 bedrooms inside the house were large and have views of the lake. The little store down the road is great for incidentals but Wendy thinks of everything and we didn't need to buy much. This property would also be great in the summer for families with the bunk house and screened and back porch. We are already planning our trip for next fall!!! Thank you!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful for to have you! We're so happy you enjoyed yourselves, and we look forward to having you back!
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5

Weekend on the lake

  • 5 of 5

Weather was not great but expected for that time of year. The house was perfect. Everything was clean neat and organized . Wendy answered any questions we had in amazing time. She responded within 12 hrs. sometimes as little as 4. There was more than enough wood for a fire and plenty of space to relax. I would highly recommend renting this house for anything you need and we definitely would rent it again. Thank you Wendy for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Tranquil.

  • 4 of 5

All glass windows facing Lake Champlain allowed me to sit and watch the Ferry's cross. Very quiet and beautiful. I would have given it a 5 Star, except that the ceiling in the dining room leaked while I was there, and there is no dishwasher. I plan to return, and hopefully the repairs will be made. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice house and private location

  • 4 of 5

This house is lovely. Beautiful place and great location if you want privacy. If you want lake access for a boat, this is not the place for you. No dock. As far as inside the house, I have never stayed in a place that was as well stocked as this place. Very nice of the owners. As far as cleanliness, this is not an immaculate house. If you don't care, that's ok. Owners have dogs and the sofa smelled like it. Also, another rug smelled that dog urine. I ignored both and dealt with it. If a little dirt on the window sills and dusty lamps don't bother you, that's your personal thing. Overall, great place if you can ignore a few flaws.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan - we're so happy you enjoyed the house we love so much. Thanks so much for the feedback. We have passed it along to the folks at our cleaning service and we're certain they will be attended to going forward! We hope to host you again in the future. - Wendy
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and everything was easy to find. Would absolutely stay again. Thanks so much!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Beautiful nature setting

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home, love all the windows and incredible view. Everything was clean and all that we needed was provided. Fully equipped. The rental went smoothly and owners were friendly and quick to reply to all my questions. The location was so peaceful.

The master bedroom doesn't have curtains, so if you are a light sleeper, bring a sleep mask. Also for light sleepers, the heater in the master bedroom makes a clicking sound when heating. I finally just turned it off completely and doubled up on blankets, but I am a very light sleeper, so most poeple probably won't even hear it while sleeping.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

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
Gus's
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Whiteface
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Plattsburgh, Lake Champlain Valley

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
22 May 2017 - 16 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£357
for 2 nights
From
£139
From
£159
Fri,Sat
£1,033
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£342
for 2 nights
From
£131
From
£147
Fri,Sat
£993
 

Additional pricing information

cleaning £79

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.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Plattsburgh in Adirondacks

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , sink, walk in shower & towel warmer.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Powder room off of the main living space.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
The property also provides a great location for day trips to Montreal, Lake Placid, Burlington, VT, and the Adirondack Coast.

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