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VT VACATION PARADISE - Lake Champlain Perfect 4 LARGE GROUPS Reserve a cottage!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1500' of shore;15acres; private beach, views of lake & MTS & pet friendly!

The Golden Eagle cottage sleeps 7 and is newly renovated with beautiful craftsmanship;cathedral ceiling with gable windows nestled in a very charming spot with beautiful views of the lake and sunsets. Cottages having beautiful views to the south, north & west! The cottage has an aluminum rowboat for fishing, floating, or just packing a lunch and going for a ride (weather permitting)*The grounds are gorgeous as are the sunsets! It's Ideal for children as it is located on private dead end rd. We are located minutes to restaurants, deli's, churches, apple & berry orchards & more! The property is a short drive to Middlebury for medical ER, shopping, theaters, museums, & the college. There are many golf courses, antiquing, & more nearby. The cottages have a complete kitchen, Sat TV, dock for your boat/s, & on site a bait & tackle mini shop. Fri. nights we have a BBQ night & weather permitting a bon fire during the week. There is a mini store for purchase of 'needed' supplies & dvds are for rent. With reservations you may wish to take a scenic 'historical' tour of the lake on our motor boat! The newly constructed Champlain Bridge is a short distance by motor boat & approx. 1/2 hr by land. Larrabee's Point Ferry is about 15 min. by land, & 5 min. by motor boat. There you can take the Ferry to Ticonderoga, NY &/or the Fort, another historical site on the lake! Our property is ideal for events such as weddings, anniversaries, bridal showers, bachelor/ettes & more! We also have a professional photographer on site (add'l fee) If you wish to have your event at Watch Point, we have a beautiful deck with spectacular views as a backdrop (catering; tents; available please inquire). Book early to reserve a stay in the cottages! You may reserve by the weekend, (3 night min.) week, month, or season! Fall foliage season is a minimum two night stay.

*Aluminum rowboats are Not permitted to go out on the water when either: the lake is rough, or bad weather due to storms! No children under the age of 16 is permitted to take a boat out without an Adult & all boaters Must have a life jacket on, (per person).

Please check out our website for baters bringing their own boats, our property and docks can accomodate Small motor boats (up to 22' and fishing boats and rowboats. Larger boats would need to be docked at a marina which is about 2 miles south of Watch Point. If you are unsure about the size of your boat please inquire!

We thank you for visiting us & hope to hear from you soon! You will love it as much as all our wonderful guests have & want to come back year after year!

More Details

Ardie Griffin/Tom D./ Kelly P.
Member since: 2013
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 a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Ardie Griffin/Tom D./ Kelly P.

My parents purchased the property for our family & we lived here year round until the winters got to tough on my mother. However, we lived here for the summer months & my parents rented out the cottages until 1991. My mom used to do all the interior work & would make & sew all the curtains! We had regular 'renters' year after year, some of whom my parents became good friends with & would play bridge or 'uno' in our summer home. We 'kids' would play with their 'kids', fish, waterski, boat, swim, or do what kids love to do, play! It was a great place to grow up & my children who now have children of their own, own the property with me, and love it as much as I do! We are in this joint venture together & you will choose our site for your vacation. We hope you will join us @ this beautiful property on the shores of Lake Champlain!

Ardie Griffin/Tom D./ Kelly P. purchased this cottage in 1951

Why Ardie Griffin/Tom D./ Kelly P. chose Shoreham

Because...see for yourself, there is NO OTHER property like it! Minutes to all kinds of entertainment & historical landmarks. There is so much to offer! You will delight in it's charm, sunsets, lake, fishing, views, boating, & so much more! We have rentals available for the fishing enthusiasts, the kayaker, and pontoon boat cruises available with reservations! Please reserve early to obtain the week /weeks you want! You will be pleasantly surprised!

What makes this cottage unique

For the anglers, boat & water enthusiasts one can go anywhere from this lake. The beautiful sunsets are an added bonus as well as watching all the various types of boats on the lake & then there are the fishermen who love to brag about 'catching the big one!' We enjoy the privacy of our property, but only have to go minutes to nearby shopping, theaters, & more! In the Golden Eagle cottage the beams are from our black locusts trees logged & seasoned right on the premises! Each cottage is unique with it's own character! They are sheltered from the hustle & bustle of the 'city life'! Come rest, relax, enjoy, & discover why everyone loves this truly 'one of a kind' piece of luxury away from it all! We can accomodate large groups! Bring your extended family! There is PLENTY of room!! We have had FAMILY REUNIONS, WEDDINGS, BRIDAL SHOWERS, GIANT PARTIES, or small couple's getaways. Your wish is truly our command...


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Shoreham in United States

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Fire pits Must be extinguished by midnight/add'lwood $25
  • Town curfew/noise level down by 10pm
  • No glass permitted at beach/event deck
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • The Eagles throne - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The Golden Eagle bathroom has a Lg. shower & High shiplap ceiling with window over looking the lake, The Osprey bathroom has a round glass corner shower, and The Blue Heron bathroom has a large glass corner shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The Eagles nest - 1 Double Bed
    The Eagles roost - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , child's bed
    The Eagles view/loft - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , A floor mattress available!
  • Each bedroom is newly refinished & each has a view of the lake! The loft at the Golden Eagle and Osprey has a ladder & rails but should not be considered for the elderly, disabled, or children under 12. The Blue Heron has two bedrooms with queen beds and pull out sofa couch with lakefront views and open windows bring sounds of waves to your slumber!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This property is located at the end of Watch Point Road & has three cottages & the main house and all overlook Lake Champlain. The beach area is for all to enjoy within a short walk from each cottage. There are docks available for those who wish to bring a small motor boat, fishing boat, &/or bring a smsailboat which may be tied up in the back bay. It is a perfect place for a small intimate wedding & has an on premise chef for catering needs & a professional photographer. Each cottage is approximately 150' to 200' ft apart & 300' to 600' from the main house. You may request the cook's breakfast or dinner specials or provide your own menu. You may join us for Fri evening (min. chg) BBQ (reservations required). You will need beach shoes as the beach area is shale. There are no drop off & very safe for children. Water is high in mid to late spring due to the run off of winter snow. This property is great for retreats or clubs such as scouts, golfers, bikers & fishermen; & events!


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VT VACATION PARADISE - Lake Champlain Perfect 4 LARGE GROUPS Reserve a cottage!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

I thought that the property was very inviting and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

I thought that Ardie made the stay very enjoyable. She was a very good host, she didn’t see you as someone renting the house. She saw you as a friend. She made it very easy to dock our 2 bass boats on the dock. Just a great overall place. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Omgosh! THANK you!!☺ It was a real pleasure to meet you all! We certainly hope you will be back soon! So nice the boys knew Elle and they could hang out! We definitely enjoyed meeting you all! Ardie G watchpointinn
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Much more than what we expected!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was great, Ardy and Mike are awesome! Welcoming wonderful hosts! It was like being at home, not to mention that the cottage had everything we could possibly need and more already it it! Much to our surprise, Mike is a top notch chef, and put on a fabulous feast for our family!

We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You! We enjoyed meeting you all! We hope to see you back again soon! So happy you enjoyed the cottage/property and dinner! It was a pleasure having you as our guests! The boys (all of them ) are so sweet and glad the younger ones had a chance to tube! Ardie & Mike Mike says TY!🤗
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Wonderful weekend

  • 4 of 5

It was great to have both a nice cottage and be able to bring our dog- and boat! The cottage was stocked with all the dinnerware/utensils you could need; and the owners were very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful hospitality, a piece of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Scenic, beautiful grounds, wonderful hosts, very clean, We definitely will go back! We highly recommend this property !

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! We certainly appreciate it and definitely hope you all make a return visit! Mike & Ardie
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Montreal, Canada

Peaceful Paradise on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a great week here. The cottage was perfect, spacious, clean, well furnished and had everything we could possibly have needed and more! Ardie and Mike made us feel welcome from the first moment and were on hand throughout the week for anything we needed. Mike was a great help for my husband and kids and all their fishing needs - nothing was too much trouble. They caught so many fish we lost count! We enjoyed a wonderful evening BBQ hosted by Ardie and Mike with delicious food. Only one complaint.....a week wasn't long enough!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a wonderful family! We enjoyed meeting you all! It was fun for us to and your children are so sweet! We surely do hope you visit watch Point Inn and Cottages again! It was so cute to see Luca catch that pike!! And Isabella fishing like her big brother! Hi to all and hope to see you all again! Thanks for the very nice review!! Ardie & Mike
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Forked River,NJ USA

Golden Eagle cottage could use a bit updating but the view and scenery was lovely.

  • 3 of 5

The banquet/lobster bake that Chef Mike put on for our crowd was outstanding! Tent, decorations, preparations, service, staff helpfulness and the gorgeous chair of honor for our 90 year old birthday girl were all absolutely wonderful. Our biggest thanks to Ardie, Chef Mike and the rest of the staff for a most memorable event!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We throughly enjoyed hosting this special event for your mother's birthday! Thanks so much for choosing Watch Point Inn and Cottages for your family gathering! We are very appreciative of all the wonderful comments we received from you all! We do hope you will come back again! Ardie, Chef Mike, Tom, Kelly & Jamie
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Burlington International Airport;Albany Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Shoreham Inn, Shoreham, VT
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Larrabee Point Ferry/Ft Ti
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Middlebury,Rutland,Neshobe Vergennes Killington CC
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Whitehall, NY & Rutland, Middlebury, VT
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 22A/RT 7/RT 4
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Shoreham Inn & Halfway House Diner
Car: necessary

Fort Ticonderoga is just minutes away! Shelburne Museum, The Morgan horse farm, golf courses, boating, biking events, the newly built Lake Champlain Bridge & much more! Come & enjoy this beautiful area with our golden & bald eagles, falcons, hawks, osprey, and catch the big cat fish, bass, no. pike & more! Enjoy the scenic mts. & the beautiful sunsets right from your own deck or porch! Enjoy our weekly bonfires (weather permitting) & Friday evening BBQ's by our on premises cook! Enjoy a scenic ride on our motor boat or take a ride in one the rowboat provided with each cottage or have your own cookout in the back area of your own cottage! Ideal location for children since there is no traffic but for the other guests & owners on the property! Bring your dog! Don't leave him/her in a kennel! For a min. chg., you can bring your loved pet with you & not leave him @ home! (Please inquire). You will love our location, it is truly a one of a kind property! In the late spring or early summer you can drive to the orchards & pick your own strawberries, raspberries, etc. And the fall season we have the best orchards in New England for apple picking! Come & enjoy! Your hosts are waiting to greet you & help make your vacation the best & most relaxing you have ever had! Come & RELAX!!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Shoreham, Vermont

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
16 Jun 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late summer/fall foliage
4 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

The cottage requires a $500.00 damage security deposit by check only when the guest arrives to be refunded once the cottage has been thoroughly inspected & no damage is found.
A rental agreement will be emailed to you.
An optional linen service of cash/ck $50.00 please advise.
A one-time pet fee cash/ck of $25.00 upon arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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