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Lake Champlain Lakefront House

People14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14

New to VRBO and HomeAway, this spacious lakeside home in South Hero is perfect for a relaxing family vacation or multi-generational family reunion.

Located in South Hero, Vermont (30 minutes from Burlington) our family-friendly lake house features five bedrooms, three floors of living space, and is situated on 300 feet of lake front. Recently renovated, it has a lovely modern kitchen and pantry. A set of steps takes you from the back lawn down to the lake where you can fish and swim. During most of the summer, the dock is set up. You can spend the entire week just exploring the Islands. But it's an easy drive to Burlington, Shelburne Farms or Stowe. It is also one of the best places in Vermont to bike as the roads are quiet and relatively flat. Whether you come in the spring, summer or fall, you will love the lake house. We are conveniently located 5 minutes from the Plattsburgh-Grand Isle ferry.

The Lake House features three floors of living space. There is plenty of room to spread out and kick back. The first floor has an open living plan with hardwood floors and ceiling fans. A wide kitchen adjoins the dining room and living room. (The dining room table seats six and the kitchen table seats four.) A bathroom on the first floor with a shower makes post-beach rinse off's a breeze. A first floor bedroom offers a no-stairs option for older guests.

The winners of the bedroom lottery will love the large Master bedroom on the second floor. With panoramic lake views, it features a sitting area and a private limestone bathroom with a huge walk-in shower. Wake up to the most beautiful view of the lake imaginable.

Two additional bedrooms, a full bathroom and a laundry room (with a new washer and drier) complete the second floor. Each bedroom is quiet and cozy.

The third floor is where the kids usually hang out. As a "bunk room" with three twins, one full and one queen, it is open, airy and bright. A game area with Legos, board games and books keeps everyone busy.

Cook dinner on the gas grill on the deck while your family plays badminton or a game of catch on the lawn. Two picnic tables, Adirondack chairs and lounge chairs are there for your use. Relax around a summer evening bonfire and toast some 'smores.

Electronic Amenities: Big Screen Television with cable, DVD Player, Nintendo Wii, and hookups for an IPod or computer, WiFi Internet.

Distances:

Burlington - 23 miles (30 minutes)

Plattsburgh, NY - 9 miles via the ferry (about 35 minutes)

Montreal - 122 km (about 1.5 hours)

Check In: Please arrive no earlier than 4 pm on Saturday as we need time to clean and prepare the house.

Check-Out: Please plan to depart no latter than 12 noon on Saturday.

Events: Due to insurance requirements, no parties or events without prior permission granted at the time of booking. The septic system is not equipped for events. If you are thinking of holding a party at the Lake House, you must contact us in advance to make arrangements for a Port-A-Potty. No tents of any kind may be sent up without prior permission.

Linens/Towels: Pillows, linens and comforters are provided. Towels can be provided at the guest's request.

Dogs: Allowed only with advance permission. We may be able to accommodate your pet, but will need to discuss it when you book your vacation.

Boats: The dock does not have a boat launch. But don't worry. There are plenty of places around the Islands where you can launch your power boat or sailboat. To the north, North Hero Marina rents canoes, kayaks, pontoon boats and a 15-foot fishing boat. Hero's Welcome General Store also rents non-motorized vessels. To the south, Apple Island Marina rents row boats, power boats, pontoon boats, kayaks, and canoes. Boat launches maintained by Vermont's Department of Fish & Wildlife can be found at Keeler Bay, Allen Point in South Hero, Sand Bar in Milton, Vantines in Grand Isle and Stephensen's Point in North Hero.

Biking: Because of the flat roads and gorgeous scenery, many bike tours come through the area, including VBT, Discovery Bicycle Tours, Backroads and Bike Vermont. The Lake House is within close proximity to the Lake Champlain Bikeway, a 363-mile principal route around the entire Lake and along the Richelieu River to Chambly, Québec. You can also take the Bike Ferry across “the Cut” ( just 200 feet) which takes you on a 14-mile recreational trail called the Island Line Trail. If you would like to rent bikes for a few days, bike rentals for kids and adults are available at the Allenholm Farm.

Sandy Beaches and State Parks: There are four state parks in the Islands along Rt 2: Sandbar, Grand Isle, Knight Point and North Hero. You can find sandy beaches, places to picnic, walking/hiking trails and boat rentals. If you are looking for a terrific beach, the Sand Bar State Park has a good one. The smooth, sandy lake bottom remains shallow well out from shore, making this an ideal swimming spot for children. That, and the uninterrupted length of sandy beach, very high quality water in this section of the lake, and well-kept facilities combine to make Sand Bar the most visited day park in the state. Day passes are available.

Fishing: Around the Lake Champlain Islands you will find Lake Trout, Landlocked Atlantic Salmon, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Panfish, Bowfin, Carp, Longnose Gar, White Perch, Yellow Perch, Walleye, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Bullhead, Panfish and Black Crappie. Lake Champlain Anglers maintains a website with over 60 pages about fishing in Lake Champlain. You might also like to visit the the Ed Weed Fish Culture Station and visitor center. It is the newest and largest of the five fish culture stations owned and operated by the state of Vermont. It is only 1.3 miles from our house.

Weddings: Vermont is one of the top wedding destinations in the world. The beautiful, pastoral Champlain Islands is one of the best places to tie the knot. The Grand Isle Lake House, one of the most popular wedding venues in the state, is just seven miles from our house.

Great Food: Rich soils and a year round temperature moderated by Lake Champlain contribute to the high quality of the Islands agriculture. You will eat very well here in the Islands! Our favorite restaurants are The North Hero House, The Blue Paddle and Shore Acres. Don't miss the Champlain Islands Farmers Markets -- May through September at the St. Rose of Lima Church. Snow Farm Winery, Vermont’s first commercial grape vineyard, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for tours and tastings, but locals know that it’s best experienced in concert with live music outdoors on Thursday evenings. Weather permitting, Snow Farm brings in popular local acts to complement the sunset. The Islands are also perfect for pick-your-own outings. You can pick your own berries at Pomykala Farm in Grand Isle and pick your own apples at the local orchards. (We have three apple trees and one pear tree at the Lake House and you are welcome to eat as much as you like!)

Visit Farms: Right across the road, a lovely herd of cows graze and moo. You can also see farm animals at the Allenholm Farm where Fergie, the Scotch Highland Cow lives with some sheep, rabbits, goats, miniature horses and donkeys.

Fossils: If you look carefully, you can find small fossils embedded in the rocks on the beach at our house. (You are more than welcome to bring the fossil rocks home with you.) If you like fossils, the fossilized corals that make up the Chazy Reef on Isle La Motte are definitely worth a visit. Paleontologists believe the reef was formed almost half a billion years ago, when Lake Champlain was part of the shallow Iapetus Ocean. At the Goodsell Ridge Fossil Preserve, a well-marked path leads through the field to swirled skeletal remains of cephalopods and stromotoporoids. “Discovery Areas” are numbered and identified.

Motorcycle Touring: Come for a week and explore Vermont on your motorcycles. U.S Route 2 runs through the lake Champlain Islands on scenic, well maintained roads. The 40 - 50 miles between Alburg and Burlington's offers world-class class scenery with the Green mountains on one side and the Adirondacks on the other. Or ride north to St. Anne's Shine or south to Stowe. If you take the ferry, you can hop over to New York.

For questions, please email. I am happy to tell you more about the Lake House and look forward to hearing from you.

More Details

Property Manager
Evan Barquist
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South Hero in Grand Isle County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1st floor bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    2nd Floor Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Private bathroom, sitting area, walk-in closet
    Bedroom 2 2nd Floor - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 2nd floor - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 1st Floor - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bunkroom on 3rd floor - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , Lots of space for games and hanging out.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

4.8/5 -
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Lake Champlain Lakefront House
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
5

Great place, perfect for families!

  • 5 of 5

Great spot with fantastic views. Deck is great for relaxing and the backyard has great space for kids to play whiffle ball, etc. The dock is a short walk down from the backyard. We had kids ranging in age from 3 to 14 and they had a blast jumping off the dock, and fishing from it as well. We had kayaks with us as well and spent some time out in the lake on them. The house was clean and well equipped. Would recommend grabbing provisions in Burlington area. There are a number of stores on the island that can provide for daily necessities, though. Location is great, a number of state parks around for beaches. We jumped the car ferry over to Plattsburgh for a day, and spent a night in Burlington, too. The third floor is perfect spot to leave the kids, a lot of beds and plenty of space. For couples, the master bedroom (awesome), 1st floor bed and one of the second floor bedrooms are best. There is a small bedroom on the second floor that has a single bed. Gran Isle is beautiful. Would definitely rent here again and highly recommend. Peaceful, relaxing plenty of space.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cazenovia New York, USA
5

Great family venue!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful - clean, large and well stocked. The setting is lovely and we watched the sunset and enjoyed great campfires. Sleeping arrangements worked well for our family, kitchen and outdoor grill provided great spaces for meals. We were all very satisfied.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Perfect house for everyone

  • 4 of 5

Great house

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seneca Falls, NY
5

589 W Shore Rd, S Hero Island, Vt

  • 5 of 5

The house was great! Location was excellent and all accommodations were as stated, roomy, comfortable and clean. Only 2 VERY MINOR complaints. The TV was difficult to operate but the picture was excellent. Also the oak tree in the center of the yard blocks the view of the sunset from the deck. Trimming a few branches would make a significant difference. (However it probably helps prevent erosion, keeping the house from sliding into the lake so what can you do?)

Overall I would highly recommend this place to anyone, and if we vacation at Lake Champlain next year, would try to rent this house again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Burlington International
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in South Hero, Lake Champlain Valley

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,366
for 7 nights
£3,366
 
 
Autumn Leaf
10 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,178
for 3 nights
From
£331
£2,362
 
 
Summer 2018
9 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,366
for 7 nights
£3,366
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,441
for 3 nights
From
£418
£2,697
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £115.16 + Tax
Pet Fee £76.77 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £383.85
Property Damage Protection £60.65
Tax Rate 9.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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