PRIVATE COVE & SANDY BEACH ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN

Rachel Pilcher

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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PRIVATE COVE & SANDY BEACH ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN

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4 BR, 2 Bath, Fireplace, Open Air Screened Porch, Tennis

Classic lakehouse getaway on Mallets Bay. www.vermontlakegetaway.com Located in total seclusion, miles from nowhere, yet only 15 miles from downtown Burlington, the house is wonderfully set overlooking a private cove, in the deep woods, adjacent to a huge meadow. Trees, hiking, swimming, solace and a place to getaway from everything! The lake house is newly renovated - gut rehabbed - with 2 large all-pine master bedrooms and French doors that open on to an expansive sun deck overlooking the water. The house has an island-style kitchen open to the living room with double French doors to a large covered screened in porch. The house sits atop and looks onto a private cove in Mallets Bay (Lake Champlain). Boat dock with sandy private beaches (2). Community tennis court is included. NO TELEVISION. Great for families looking to unplug and live simple/natural.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE NOW HAVE WATER SOFTENER SYSTEM SO ALL WATER IS SAFE and POTABLE.

Hiking: The house is located a short walk from Niquette Bay State Park. Nearby there are hiking trails that extend for miles and rise up above the lake into the deep virgin woods of Vermont.

Boating: We do not currently offer any boating services but have a 50 lb. mooring off the shore for those who would be interested in bringing your own. That is adequate for a small fishing or outboard boat.

Swimming: The rental includes two beaches for use both are gradual and safe (no rocks), perfect for young children. Tots is not great swimming except from dock. Sandy beach is perfect for swimming/sandy bottom but have to walk out far to get deep.

Fishing: Great bass. For kids, perch and sunfish off of dock practically jump on the hook.

Unwinding: Sitting on the porch and playing board games or napping there is one of my favorite things to do in the world. The weather is perfect, hot days, cool nights with great breezes.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Rachel Pilcher (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
Speaks english

About Rachel Pilcher

This house was originally a camp that was built by my Grandfather's Grandfather for his oldest daughter 'Granny Tot' as a wedding present. They lived on more than 300 acres back then and ran Braeloch as a 'farm' with numerous houses that each had various functions (i.e. the 'dining house', 'camphouse rocks', and of course the 'farmhouse'). Many of those properties are still there and for the most part Braeloch has remained undeveloped and much the same as it was back in those days.

My brothers and me grew up in Los Angeles and only ever spent a week here and there at Braeloch, growing up. In 2005, our grandparents decided to dissolve the family trust that owned our portion of the property (Brealoch was originally divided amongst 3 sisters) and break it up to my father's family (passed to me and my brothers) and my two uncles and aunts (into 4 pieces). We wanted Tots and we also got an undeveloped parcel of land that we since developed (prop ID #133165).

Tots was in bad shape at the time but my brothers and me had a little bit of money and so my brother Brian, specifically, decided to completely renovate Tots and bring her back to 'like new'. Yet we went overboard in trying to retain her charm.

I (John) now live in Burlington VT and my oldest brother Steve lives just south of town. Brian and his family still live out west in the San Francisco area.

Why Rachel Pilcher chose Colchester

Braeloch is like very few places in the world. It is secluded and offers a natural and old world charm at a time when McMansions and the omnipresence of technology and connectedness is oppressive. If you want to unplug for a week and enjoy a great week at the lake and in the woods, this house is for you. You'll love it.

What makes this cottage unique

Private beach and cove. Great swimming (from dock). Fishing. Tennis. Hiking. And you're close to one of the most amazing little cities in the nation (Burlington) and one of the most amazing big cities in the world (Montreal). What's not to love!?

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
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Reviews

Reviews

4.3
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Private Cove & Sandy Beach on Lake Champlain
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews
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Private Cove & Sandy Beach on Lake Champlain
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p133190
Colchester Lake Champlain Valley
Wilder, VT
4

Adventurous Lake Getaway

  • 4 of 5
Beautiful view of the cove with access to beach for sunning and swimming. Open fields for dogs to run and a good wiffle ball game. Close to Burlington, shopping, good dining. Always happenings in town to take advantage of;theater, performances,etc. Public beach nearby and ice cream stands. Farm stands open for business, Peaceful sleeping in well furnished rooms; night air invigorating. Everything one needs to cook or grill a meal. Great for families,with or without children.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Private Cove & Sandy Beach on Lake Champlain
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p133190
Colchester Lake Champlain Valley
South Orange, NJ
5

Vermont vacation with pooches and kiddo

  • 5 of 5
We vacationed at the house the last week in August 2009 and had a wonderful time. The house itself is rustic, well maintained and clean. We cooked in a bunch and the kitchen had everything one would need. The bedrooms are a nice size and the back 2 bedrooms open onto a a large deck facing the water. There is a screened in porch over looking the water which was really awesome. We ate some meals there, and relaxed there with the nice breeze that comes through. The property is great . It sits at the end of the road and although there are other houses around, they are not close and it is very private. Our dogs ran in the large field outside the house and on the private beach below and had a ball. We went to the nearby beach and Niquette State park (about 5 min away) everyday and the water was perfect for our 2 1/2 year old daughter. The location is also so convenient. Very easy to get to Burlington - enjoyed some good restaurants and the bike path, and other attractions like Ben and Jerry's and Shelbourne Farms. We will definitely be back. Would recommend this house for anyone looking for an outdoorsy private get away - especially if you have some canines in the family.
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
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Private Cove & Sandy Beach on Lake Champlain
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Colchester Lake Champlain Valley
Carmel, New Youk
4

Vermont Vacation

  • 4 of 5
Had a wonderful time here. Great secluded swimming spot. Hooked our inflatable water chairs to the dock and relaxed, went kayaking ( Brought our own) and nice walks with the dogs. The dogs loved it, plenty of room for them to run. Sandy beach was very nice. 5 adults and 2 dogs, plenty of room for even a few more, if sleeping arrangements were to permit. There was a representative that stopped by and filled us in on useful information. Water temp was great. Sitting on the screened in porch for meals, coffee in morning , reading our books and board games was very nice. Very private area, yet occasional other wakers or swimmers, all friendly. Pictures pretty accurate, but real life better. Rooms were a nice size. The house was very clean. Day trip to Burlington easy. Golf courses in area nice. Bingo Parlor not too far away, very interesting., just for a fun night activity..not for heacy gambling. We ate in a lot and everything was adequate to prepare our meals.. The views of the lake were breath taking. Long stairway to the water, but worth the closeness and privacy. Looking forward to renting again in 2010.
  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Burlington Intl VT (BTV)
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Plattsburgh NY to Grand Isle
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Essex Junction (Amtrak)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Exit 17 @ I-89
Nearest Beach
Braeloch
Car: necessary

The lake house is located in Braeloch, a lake community, in Colchester VT. It is situated 3 miles away from a paved road, 20 miles north of Burlington. 5 miles drive from Exit 17 on I-89. Braeloch was a 500 acre farm 100 years ago and has been largely kept undeveloped with a smattering of houses nearby. Our house is totally private and secluded with one side facing a private cove in Mallets Bay and the other facing an undeveloped open meadow. There are deep woods along rocky hills surrounding the meadow with a hiking path that connects to a State Park nearby. On the other side of the meadow are community tennis courts far enough away to not know they're there but close enough to enjoy them. Free and always open for use. No houses nearby and no thru traffic makes a perfectly safe setting for kids or pets. Direct waterfront swimming is shallow with a long dock - perfectly private.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Colchester Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May & June
May 1 - Jun 28
3 night minimum stay
$500
From
$1,250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,850
 
 
July & August
Jun 29 - Sep 6
7 night minimum stay
$2,975
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,870
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Tax Rate 9.0%
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Amenities

Amenities

Colchester Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Mobile Phone
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Clawfoot
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Newly renovated bathrooms with clawfoot tub for soaking and shower. Good sized bathrooms with clean well water.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Front room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Off living room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Master 1
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Master 2
  • All brand new beds and mattresses. We added an entire new wing to the house with new twin master bedrooms that feel cozy yet comfortable like a new house. The original wing of the house includes an open living room + island kitchen w/ fireplace that connects to kids/single room and small guest and opens directly to lake front covered screen porch. Brand new kitchen with a lived in feel. The master bedrooms (2) are quite nice and large with pine wideboard on floor and pine walls and ceiling above. Both masters have French doors that open onto a large contiguous sun deck that connects to the covered screen porch. Tots, as the house is known, gets easy breezes from the cove that makes the screen porch a primary gathering point and a perfect place to dine or play board games.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Tennis Court
  • Barbecue
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
No television, sorry. Never had it, never will.

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