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*Gorgeous Lake House*Spectacular Lake Views!!!


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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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*Gorgeous Lake House*Spectacular Lake Views!!!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Bridport House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Spectacular three-bedroom, three-bath, three-level lakefront house (sleeps 10). Gorgeous views up lake to Lake Champlain Bridge and Adirondacks. Beautiful, end-of-road location with 2 1/2 acres in Bridport in convenient central Vermont, 14 miles west of Middlebury. Close to wide range of activities and attractions. PLEASE SEE OUR PERSONAL WEBSITE FOR THE HOUSE AT THE LINK LISTED BELOW 'RATE DETAILS' AND 'VIEW CALENDAR'.

Wonderful year round home, the ideal location for your summer vacation and also winter activities including ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, relaxing etc. Close to Middlebury, Vergennes, Bristol etc. for fine dining and shopping.

Perfect place to stay while visiting Middlebury College students and/or attending events such as parent's weeks, orientation, mid-year and May graduation. Also plenty of room for family reunions.

Main level: Great room with dining area, well-equipped kitchen and sitting area with queen size sofa bed, and two bedrooms (1 queen size bed and 2 twin beds), full bath, and relaxing wraparound deck overlooking lake.

Upper level: Large master bedroom loft (king size bed) with master bath and sitting area.

Lower level: Family room (sofa bed), office, bathroom, patio overlooking lake and washer/dryer.

Light, bright, spacious rooms. Wood floors. Gentle slope to beach with boat launching access. Large level lawns perfect for entertaining, lawn games or just relaxing. Separate garage/shop. No smoking please. Well behaved dogs o.k., $25/day pet fee (2 dogs maximum).

The adjacent cozy cottage owned by my brother, also overlooks the lake and is a separate property and can be rented by itself or with the main house. The cottage has its own stair to the beach and its own dock. It has been remodeled and is available to rent separately or as part of the main house. This is a fully furnished “vintage camp” and has a well equiped kitchen/living room, enclosed sleeping/eating porch, bathroom and a detached bunk house. A large deck off the enclosed sleeping porch overlooks the lake. Will sleep up to 6 people. Please go to VRBO listing No. 179306 for additional info.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Keywords: lake front house, fishing, boating, mountain view, waterfront, beach, foliage, ski, guest, escape, champlain, romantic, honeymoon, family reunion, college, middlebury

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Duane (Owner)
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About Duane

Our names are Duane, Lyndon and Roxy (our Bichon Frisé Poodle mix). We live in San Diego. Duane grew up in Bristol, Vermont with Vermont ancestors from has far back as anyone can track and is an Architect. Ended up in San Diego in 1976 after going to College in Boston and Tempe, Arizona. My entire family still lives in the Bristol area. Lyndon is a 5th generation Californian on his fathers side and grew up in Bishop, California. On his mothers side, his Great Great Grandfather came across the country from Stowe, Vermont in a covered wagon in the mid 1800's and his Great Great Grandmother sailed from Delaware by way of the horn of South America about the same time and both settled in Independence, California where they met when it was still pretty much the wild west. He works in social services. Roxy is a rescue from an area close to the Mexican border. She has flown back to Vermont about 6 times so far and loves the rural living.

Duane purchased this house in 2006

Why Duane chose Bridport

Some of my fondest memories growing up in Vermont were the times spent at our Lake Champlain camp my family owned with 3 other families and remained my favorite place on earth. It was always a dream of mine to buy a place on the lake. We have spent much of our time on our bi-yearly visits making improvements on the house as well as enjoying time with family and friends and many wonderful gatherings at the house for birthdays, reunions, Holidays etc.

What makes this house unique

The end of the road location makes for a relaxing and quiet refuge amongst nature and the wonderful lake and mountain views from most of the house. These were very important in selecting a place on the lake. The limited number of camps along the lane also make it possible to interact with others enjoying this bucolic spot surrounded by quant villages, dairy farms and country roads. The close proximity to Middlebury and other towns in the area make for unlimited possibility for interesting things to do and see.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much!!! We had a wonderful visit and your home was perfect. Plenty of extras, very clean and just as described. We did a ton while we were there. Went on the Ben and Jerry's Tour, took a 10 mile bike ride through fields, woods, and back roads of Vermont, the men went to Lake Placid (which we had been to 5 years ago) while they women and kids went to Lake Dunmore, tubed down the Ausable Chasim in NY. The 4 adults went into Vergennes and had a fabulous dinner at Black Sheep Bistro, spent a day in Burlington and visited the campus of UVM (which our senior is seriously looking at attending :), took a boat cruise around Lake Champlain and last but not least spent 1/2 day at Shelbourne Farms. With all that we still were able to relax and enjoy your home. The wrap-around porch is the perfect place for playing games or having coffee in the morning and wine at night :). We watched plenty of movies (thanks for the wonderful selection) and fished and watched the dogs swim in the lake.

Again, thanks for your wonderful home and have a great rest of the summer.
Jul 2010
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*Gorgeous Lake House*Spectacular Lake Views!!!
average rating of 4.96 based on 26 reviews

Vermont stay

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location and views.. Kitchen well stocked and availability of pencils, scissors, etc. much appreciated. Met the needs of our family very well. Ease of access really great. Amenities superb. Beds were comfortable and stock of towels and bath provisions wonderful. Most grateful for games, puzzles, DVD's that were available for all age groups. But most of all I really thank the owner for all his accommodations and ease with which he enabled us to bring our families together. He is terrific to work with!!! As this is our second time staying here, we hope we can return soon for a third.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Seymour, Tennessee

Ice Fishing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Your cabin was absolutely fantastic! All the personal touches, stereo system with CDs, great library of books, games and puzzles. The enormous king size bed was a nice touch to the large master bedroom. It was alittle to cold to enjoy the deck, but the view from every floor was breath taking. Thanks for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Another Great New Years

  • 5 of 5

Once again we spent new years at the Lake House and once again we were not disappointed. As always, the house was as described. House was immaculate, Owner was very responsive and very nice and accommodating. Could not have asked for a better experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Wonderful week on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time, relaxing, fishing, reading, playing games, cooking and laughing. The house was clean, just as described and perfect for the ten of us! Our favorite spot was on the deck, looking out at the water. It was one of the most peaceful and relaxing vacations we have ever had!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
St-Ambroise near Joliette Québec Canada

Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

Listing is correct...Photos are accurate....maintenance.and cleansiness above average...

owner very helpfull and available...i would highly recommend this property to evryone...

very quiet area no nearby activities...exceptionnally well equiped residence we were very


  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Graduation Stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderfull week long stay for Middlebury's graduation. The house is well furnished and has almost every gadget and entertainment device imaginable. It was great to sit on the porch during the evenings with friends and enjoy the peaceful view of the lake. We would definitely recommend the house.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
14 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Ticonderoga Ferry
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Port Henry New York Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Bridge Restaurant
Nearest Ski
29 Miles
Middlebury College Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Branbury State Park, 3570 Lake Dunmore Rd.
Car: necessary

Badminton, croquet, horse shoes, bocce. Birdwatching (from bald eagles to annual migration of snow geese); 10 mi. to Vermont Skydiving Adventures and miniature donkey farm in Addison. Swimming at DAR State Park (7 1/2 miles)

Lake Dunmore Branbury Beach State Park (15 miles),

Button Bay State Park (17 miles), local swimming holes etc. Golf courses in Middlebury (14 miles) and Basin Harbor Club (18 miles). Winter ice fishing, snowshoeing, skating.


Rates & Availability

From $220 Per night

Bridport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter/Spring 2014
Oct 25 2014 - May 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
June 2015
May 30 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
Winter/Spring 2015
Oct 24 2015 - Jun 3 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Saturday to Saturday Only June, Summer and Fall.
A pet fee of $25/pet/night will be added if applicable. Two pets maximum.
Winter special is 4th night free.
Middlebury College is $1,900 for the week, arrival and departure dates flexible.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Bridport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) King bed in master bed room, Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in one of the main floor bedrooms, Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack 'N' Play Crib and high chair, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Sofa bed in dining/sitting area and also lower level family room with full bath and french door to patio/lawn overlooking lake.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Large level lawn area perfect for lawn games and relaxing. Existing dock is being extended.

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