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Summer Cottage Rental

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Highgate - Cottage by Mississquoi Bay

2 Bdrm, 3 Double beds, one single, one double futon on porch, one bath, kitchen with cappuccino machine and juicer, family and dining rooms, Vermont wood stove, croquet court, access to lake, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, biking, 45 minutes north of Burlington, hour to Stowe or Montreal. Five minutes to Canadian border and wineries, antiquing, berry picking, farm stands. Very peaceful, quiet and laid back. Newly installed free wifi, two kayaks and gas grill.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Linda Dravis
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
25 August, 2016

Why Linda Dravis chose Lake Champlain Valley

This cottage has been in my family since the late 1800's. It has been the center of many wonderful times. We have taken out interior walls, put in a rod iron spiral staircase, opened up the space . I also installed new electric, new plumbing, new front porch, new chimney. I hope that you will really enjoy your peaceful time here while respecting its 135 year age. Thank you!


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Summer Cottage Rental
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Wonderful long weekend

  • 5 of 5

This house is so charming and comfortable and even better than the pictures. The beds were comfy and the place was very clean. The big yard was great for the dog and kids to run around and the kayaks were so nice. The neighbors are friendly and helpful. I loved the quiet and peacefulness of the place and wished we could have stayed longer! I will definitely be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Melanie! I am so glad you enjoyed it! Good for our mental health to go to a quiet place every once in a while!! Linda Dravis
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Good fishing trip with the guys.

  • 4 of 5

Place had 2 kayaks and a grill that were not even listed on the overview which was a nice surprise. Neighbor was very friendly and helpful. Owner was prompt with returning e-mails and text messages.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope the fish were biting! Lots of perch, bass, and Northern pike in Mississquoi Bay part of Lake Champlain.
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Clean and tidy cottage

  • 4 of 5

Thanks for a nice stay at your cottage. We enjoyed the beautiful weather and some beautiful sunsets. The screened porch was nice for an afternoon nap.

The cottage is rustic as a lake camp should be, but cozy and clean. We appreciated the large clean fridge, microwave and coffee maker. We also used the gas grill on the patio.

I would just mention that access to the second floor bedrooms is a spiral staircase which is not for everyone. The small bathroom is downstairs. This house is typical of older lake cabins, but with added homey charm and a nice lawn and outdoor space.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming camp near Highgate Springs

  • 5 of 5

My brother and his wife and my wife and I enjoyed the small cottage tremendously. It was charming, quaint, and served as a perfect headquarters for our recent trip to Vermont to reunite with family, friends, and places we haven't visited in over 50 years. It is only a few minutes from the Canadian border (albeit crossing the border in either direction takes way more than a few minutes) which enabled us to dine one evening in St. Armand. Our stay in this camp won't be forgotten.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. It is truly a peaceful place that seems to slow me down and calm my spirit when I spend time there. I find it best to cross the border just to the easy of the busy I-89 crossing at Morse's Line, a small, quiet country road crossing. Just across that border crossing, there are many cite little French towns with antiques, wineries, pottery, berry picking and small cafés with crepes and croque Monsieur! Very French! Lots to explore on both sides of the border. Enjoy. :)
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Camp was charming and we felt at home.

  • 5 of 5

Having vacationed with relatives on Mississquoi Bay over 50 years ago, staying at this camp was nostalgic and reminiscent of summer vacations in the 50s and 60s. This cottage is charming, comfortable, and simply a nice place to stay when visiting friends and relatives in the Highgate Springs area. We hated to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at this cabin and look forward to coming back. The owner was very helpful, responsive, and pleasant. The cabin is full of rustic charm, lovingly decorated and situated on a large, nicely landscaped lot with pretty views of the lake and very close lake access. The surrounding area is full of natural beauty, and we especially enjoyed the Mississquoi Wildlife Refuge, wine trail, and islands (North/South Hero and Grand Isle). Our dogs had a blast in the yard and in the lake, and we spent hours listening to the birds and reading on the screened porch. If luxury accommodations and night life are your things, you are traveling with someone who is mobility impaired, or you are looking for a place where you can kick back and easily keep an eye on the kids while they swim then this is probably not the place for you. If you like peace and quiet, charming old homes, and day trips to pretty places, we would recommend this cabin!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Swanton, St. Albans, Burlington, many in Canada
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
St. Albans
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Swanton, St. Albans , Burlington, Canada
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Stowe or Jay peak
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Highgate, Lake Champlain Valley

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring, summer, fall
10 May 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £61
Cleaning fee is $85. £69
Refundable Damage Deposit £327

Cleaning fee is $85.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Highgate in Vermont

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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