HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Charming Cottage For 4 on Lake Fairlee With Pottery Barn Furnishings.

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 792 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Summer rentals only. 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 baths with the lake just yards away.

Charming 2-bedroom cottage that sleeps 4 comfortably, a queen in 1 and 2 twins in other,a wrap-around deck enclosed for small pets to run around, lawns for croquet, paddle tennis and trampoline. It has a great room with 2 TV's ,DVD, a full kitchen with oven/stove, fridge, all dishes, microwave and toaster oven. On deck are 2 dining sets,one for 6, another for 2 and a gas BBQ Weber grill and view of lake.

Lee Sherman
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

About Lee Sherman

This propery was originally part of the Idlepine Lodge resort, operated 1922-1968, divided up into lot parcels in 1970's. Owner grew up spending summers here and eventually inherited property in 1988 from grandparents. We reside here in the summer and spend winters in Vero Beach, Florida.

Lee Sherman purchased this cottage in 1988

Why Lee Sherman chose Eastern Vermont

It is a peaceful lake where you can kayak, canoe, paddle board and relax. It is a perfect lake for water skiing. We are nestled in a cove where you can swim laps or swim out to our float.

What makes this cottage unique

Lake Fairlee is my favorite place in the whole world with beautiful views of the Green Mountains. The lake looks like glass in the early morning hours and while you sip your coffee you can hear the loons calling to each other. In early fall you awake to a thick fog which burns off as the morning continues.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fairlee in Orange County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 792 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , inside and outside shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , This one has a sink and toilet
  • newly installed shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 is 16x24', very roomy and airy. It has 2 skylights and an outside deck with a view of the lake. Twins can be moved to make a King bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Gaze at the constellations and star-studded sky at the BIG ROCK with fire blazing for toasting marshmallows and smores.Wood logs provided.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Charming Cottage For 4 on Lake Fairlee With Pottery Barn Furnishings.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Relaxing Retreat on Lake Fairlee

  • 5 of 5

This home was wonderful in every sense. Beautiful views, well appointed and comfortable home and gracious hosts. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful and Charming as Advertised

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay very much. The cottage is very clean and well stocked. The lake view is so beautiful. Owner Lee and Norman were there to greet us upon our arrival. They are very friendly, courteous and helpful. We will definitely choose to stay at this property again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect lake getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Lee and Norman for the wonderful and relaxing stay at your comfy and cozy cabin! We loved having the lake with the canoes, kayak and swim dock ready to use especially after a morning of running the Covered Bridges Half Marathon. Our dog really enjoyed swimming and chasing the chipmunks! We also enjoyed the local dining (Ariana's, Peyton Place and Whippi Dip) all just a short drive away (thank you for your recommendations). We hope to book again in the future and plan to do some hiking. The cherry tomatoes from your garden were such a nice treat! Thank you again for sharing your lovely home with us!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jenna: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Idlepine and look forward to your return, you and Blini, of course ! Lee & Norman
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect place to spend Memorial Day Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our stay on the Lake was perfect. The location couldn't be better, and the cottage is well appointed with everything you need. We enjoyed jumping in the Lake each morning as well as sitting on the dock taking in the view. We love this part of Vermont, and enjoyed visiting all the familiar spots nearby. Thanks so much for our stay, Lee and Norman!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nicholas: So glad you enjoyed our secluded spot on the Lake. You were perfect guests and we hope you return for any future vacations. Lee & Norman
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A fabulous week on Lake Fairlee

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I had the most wonderful stay at Lee and Normans' cottage. The cottage was clean and very nicely decorated. The kitchen was well equipped with every thing you need and then some. The extra bonus of a front loading washer and dryer was very convenient. The hosts were delightful and made us feel right at home. The setting is beautiful and quiet (late Aug/early Sept). We enjoyed the lake every day, swimming, kayaking or just sitting down on the dock and enjoying the beautiful setting. Our stay exceeded our expectations. We’d go back in a heart beat and hope to do so in the future. Thank you so much Lee and Norman.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We also enjoyed your company. You truly seem to love our beautiful Lake and you kept the cottage as we, the owners, would. Hope to see you next year !
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Clifton Park, New York

Serene Peaceful Weekend on Lake Fairlee

  • 5 of 5

This likely popular summer destination had a very quiet peaceful feel during our annual fall vacation to Vermont. We cancelled hotel reservations a month out; in favor of something different. This was our 1st experience with VRBO and we couldn't have been more pleased. Lee & Norman were fantastic hosts. Their quaintly decorated cottage felt like home and the views from the deck lakeside are serene. A perfect place for parents with small children. We had a great time at Idlepine!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Manchester, NH Airport, Burlington Airport, Vt
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Fairlee, Vermont
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Lake Morey Inn
Nearest Train
25 Miles
White River Junction
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Interstate 91
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Fairlee, Vt
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Dartmouth Ski Bowl
Car: necessary

We are on Lake Fairlee, upper Connecticutt River Valley, a most beautiful, scenic area. Dartmouth College is 30 miles away with museums, restaurants and other cultural events. Must sees are: Cabot Cheese Creamery, Shelburn Farm and Museum and Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory. Lots of scenic views and antiquing along the way. Fall foliage easily visible from across lake.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fairlee, Vermont

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
19 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38.84

Additional fees added for parties larger than 4 persons. Also, extra charges for special events on the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

You might like these similar holiday rentals