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BLUE SPRUCE LAKEFRONT RETREAT, A UNIQUE HOME AWAY FROM HOME.

Robert Toms

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Robert Toms

Advertiser since: 2010
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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BLUE SPRUCE LAKEFRONT RETREAT, A UNIQUE HOME AWAY FROM HOME.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Alburg Estate Rental Photos and Description

The home has 5 bedrooms, Great room and 3 bathrooms, sleeps 12.Central A/C

Enjoy this year round vacation home. Located in Lake Champlain Islands at the Quebec border. The best of both worlds, enjoy the lake and everything the Champlain Islands have to offer, then skip over the border to enjoy Southern Quebec. There is a wonderful Fromagerie in Noyan Quebec, Vineyards in Hemmingford or the Eastern Townships, and Montreal in less than an hours drive.

Lake Champlain 6BR vacation rental

This home is ideal for those wanting to truly get away. The very private 3.8 acre property with over 325 feet of Direct Lakefront, is nestled by old growth Blue Spruce Trees and beautiful gardens. There are sweeping views of the Green Mountains.

The home has 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, including a Spa Bath, that features a Hot Tub and Dry Sauna. There are two living rooms with a Wood Burning Fireplace. A great media room with Ping Pong, game table, and Flat Screen TV. There is a large Dining room. And last but not least, a wonderful Chef's Kitchen with brand new Kitchen Aid appliances.

You will have all the luxuries of home while being on vacation. We have thought of all the details, so you can kick back and enjoy yourself. We offer a row boat, dock and boat mooring. You can launch an 18 ft boat right from the

We have been renting out this Lakefront Home for over 6 years. Each year we dedicate our time to upgrading and making the home the best it can be for guests. We feel very lucky to have a very High return rate. Our mission is to insure our guests feel they are truly in a HOME AWAY FROM HOME.

Alburgh Springs @ the 45 th Parallel: Alburgh Springs is located at the Vermont/Quebec Border @ the 45th parallel.

Close to all the Champlain Islands have to offer.: * http://www.champlainislands.com/

Montreal - 50 minutes away. An easy day trip.: *http://www.montreal.com/

Bring your passport. It is well worth the trip.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Robert Toms (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 28, 2014

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sunshine, nature, a beautiful home, fishing, reading, enjoying family and friends, good wine, food and music, what else could ask for? Many thanks for the opportunity to share this piece of heaven.
Oct 2014
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

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BLUE SPRUCE LAKEFRONT RETREAT, a unique home away from home.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 41 reviews
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BLUE SPRUCE LAKEFRONT RETREAT, a unique home away from home.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p223941
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Alburg Lake Champlain Islands
5

Wonderful Family Memories! Perfect Vacation Rental. Excellent, Excellent, Excellent......

  • 5 of 5
I have to first say this review is way too late in coming and I am so sorry for the delay! I just revisited VRBO today to look for this house again and realized I should have written a review long before now.
A few years ago our son in law was deployed to Afghanistan thankfully he was lucky enough to return home to us and serve a second tour last year. He is now preparing for a third tour next year. While he was deployed during his first tour we told him when he got back we would take him anywhere he wanted to go for a little relaxation with the family when he got home. This gave him something to look forward to. He's a wonderful young man and so deserved a vacation when he returned home and we wanted to do something just for him, all he asked for was some cold beers and to do some fishing. So we thought lake Champlain, is the place to visit. Rob and Robert were unbelievably accommodating to our family even offering us to tag on a couple extra days at the end of the week since they had nobody arriving the following week. It was fantastic. When we arrived at the house, we felt so welcomed, a couple bottles of wine and some goodies were on the table for us and the house was so comfortable it was like being at home.

The house was fully equipped with everything you could think of or possibly ask for right down to all the baking equipment to make Dan's favorite key lime pie. We spent a week there, drinking, eating, lighting the fire pit, fishing, laughing and generally relaxing and making happy family memories. The beds were so comfortable, the house was impeccably clean well furnished and inviting!!! The reason I was prompted to write this is our kids are coming home for a visit to see us here in NJ for two weeks and Dan has requested if we can revisit Vermont and this house for a few days, he had such a great time. I would highly recommend to anyone who is thinking of visiting lake Champlain to book this home. For many many years we have renting vacation homes all over the world and this one is in our Top 3 for location comfort and a good time. Plus the owners while absent where wonderfully accommodating!
Thank you Rob and Robert, I will be in touch with you soon to book another week with you.
Regards,
The Douglass Family.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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BLUE SPRUCE LAKEFRONT RETREAT, a unique home away from home.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p223941
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Alburg Lake Champlain Islands
5

Wonderful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5
Our family recently enjoyed a week at this beautiful home. The house was spotless and decorated great. The house was much larger than it appeared in the photos. The location is private and beautiful. We enjoyed touring Vermont, but our favorite day trip was a quick trip into Canada visiting the apple winery, cheese shop and pub. Thank you Robert & Bob for the great recommendations and for sharing your beautiful home!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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BLUE SPRUCE LAKEFRONT RETREAT, a unique home away from home.
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Alburg Lake Champlain Islands
5

Great time , Great place

  • 5 of 5
Had a great time during our stay, was just to short. The house was wonderful. The area the house was in was perfect. I have stayed in the area every year for the past 9 years and this was the best of all. There is normally one or two things to complain about but not this trip. The house was was big enough for the nine of us, and if you wanted to you could always find a quiet spot to just sit and relax. My boys loved the downstairs room, and we had many ping pong tournaments. The fishing right of the yard was fantastic. My niece who is 12 and never fished before caught 26 fish in less than two hours right off the yard. She is now a fishing girl for life.
We brought our boat and after a couple days of wind got the boat going and the fishing on that part of the lake is the best I ever had. We caught hundreds of fish with some monsters. My boy caught a 6 plus largemouth and less than an hour later caught a 5 plus smallmouth and later a 46 inch pike.

Thank you Robert and Rob for a great trip. It was a time I will remember for the rest of my life. A great place to be with the ones you love.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alburg Lake Champlain Islands
Northbridge, Massachusetts
4

Peaceful Vacation

  • 4 of 5
We just got home from a week at house. The area was beautiful - the views of the lake and mountains right from the deck are extremely relaxing (even with 5 kids running around).
The property was perfect for our large group. We had 6 adults and 5 kids ranging from 2-8 years old. The lawn was huge which was perfect for cornhole games, wiffle ball, wagon rides, etc. The kids enjoyed arts and crafts on the deck and the adults enjoyed the fire pit at night for beers and late night conversation!
We also had a water issue during our stay. Robert was very prompt in helping us and we really appreciated all of his efforts in fixing our shower situation!
The beach area was another small issue that was NOT something the properties owners could really control. I just think it's fair to mention that if you have young kids, you really need to be careful by the water. The water level was low, so the shore area is very rocky and dangerous for little ones without careful supervision. Once we taught our kids how to navigate around the rocks, they did okay. This is certainly not a reason to stay away from this house...just bring water shoes for the kiddies and adults!!
Overall, we all agreed that we would happily rent from Robert again. The house met all of our vacation needs and we really loved being on Lake Champlain!
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Well it has been a great rental season so far.

We have had a couple issues with our water system to the house. We discovered we had a crack in our line coming from our well. Our hot water heater's mixing valve had to be repaired as well as replacing the line to the house. Everything has been repaired and is running great. Unfortunately our last renter had to experience our troubles. I hope the gifts of Tie Dye T Shirts and wine helped soothe their troubles. We greatly appreciate how understanding and patient our guests were during our situation and our quick fix.

We will continue to maintain our property to offer the best vacation for our guests. As for the lake level, The Lake Champlain Islands have experienced an incredible year as for water levels. In the early Spring we had experienced the highest recorded water level since the late 1800's, changing shorelines forever. A weeks later the the lake levels dropped dramatically. Mother Nature at her best. We are all adapting to the changes in our landscape and lake experience. We always recommend Water Shoes for everyone, anywhere on lake Champlain.

We thank all of our guests for renting with us, and look forward to seeing several of them returning next season.

Much Peace,

Robert Toms
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Alburg Lake Champlain Islands
West Yarmouth, MA, USA
5

Peaceful, Relaxing and Fun!

  • 5 of 5
Our family rented this property in June 2011. We were a group of 7 adults and two border collies and we found the house to be very clean, spacious and accommodating. The kitchen had two refrigerators, wonderful appliances and plenty of space for all of us to work in. There were plenty of clean linens and towels and a nice laundry room off the kitchen. We shared several family meals in the dining room which seated all of us very comfortably with beautiful views of the lake.

The property is private, gorgeous, peaceful and relaxing. The views of the lake and mountains beyond are just breathtaking! The scenery of the lake was ever changing with the weather. We had calm sunny days where the lake was like glass and cloudy windy days where the lake had big waves! We had bonfires in the fire pit almost every night (don’t forget your s’mores fixins) and enjoyed the large deck for lunch and dinner barbecues. We brought a croquet set and enjoyed playing croquet on the front lawn and also enjoyed some “competitive” ping pong matches in the basement. The dogs enjoyed long morning walks by the neighborhood farms, running free on the property, chasing their tennis ball and swimming in the lake - spending most of their time outside.

We had one minor issue with the water and the owner, Robert, was very quick to address the issue and couldn’t have been friendlier! He continued to communicate with us and made sure that the water issue was fixed as soon as possible. He was a pleasure to deal with!

One of the most exciting things about the property was its proximity to Canada - the second to last house before the border! We enjoyed a day trip to Montreal and also a nice relaxing ride through wine country which was just a short trip over the border. We also enjoyed a ride through the Lake Champlain Islands, visiting antique and gift shops, the nut-free chocolate factory, Saint Anne’s Shrine, a winery and pick your own strawberry farm. We took an evening trip to Burlington to walk around Church Street and have dinner – it is a beautiful city. There is a lot to do in this area and there were plenty of maps and brochures in the house detailing all of the activities in the area.

Everyone in our group enjoyed the trip and we all want to thank the owners for being so friendly, flexible and accommodating and sharing your wonderful house and property with our family and especially our pups!! We highly recommend this place!
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Alburg Lake Champlain Islands
New York City
5

Lake Side Heaven

  • 5 of 5
This place is gorgeous. The house has been done up very tastefully, and the location (on the US Canada border) is just perfect.

PROS:
1. Last house on the US Side....steps from the Canada border
2. The most beautiful lake house in the area
3. Kayak and row boats available for use
4. Fire pit and fire wood provided for a peaceful and beautiful bonfire
5. great kitchen
6. comfortable beds
7. Loads of music and entertainment options

CONS:
.............hmm................hmmmm.............NONE!!!


Overall:
We had a group of 10 friends, and we loved the peace.
Thanks Robert. It was a pleasure leaving the city behind and connect with the nature.
  • Submitted: May 31, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
35 Miles

.We are located Literally on the Vermont/Quebec Border. We re the second to last home on ALburgh Springs Rd. A truly wonderful location. While we are located in the Lake Champlain islands we are minutes into Southern Quebec which boasts some of the most beautiful landscapes. Plan ahead, bring your passport. Day trips to Montreal are only 50 minutes.

Golf: http://www.alburggolflinks.com/

Ski: Wonderful Foliage throughout the Lake Champlain Islands........http://www.foliage-vermont.com/champlain_tours.htm

Southern Quebec SKIING- this is pretty much over the border anywhere from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours. Eastern Townships.

Vermont- closest ski resort is 45 minutes away - Great snowmobiling and skiing.

Stowe Vermont- is 1.5 hours away- It is wonderful.

New York-- Lake Placid 45-1 hour away

Montreal- 50 minutes away

Burlington VT- 45 minutes away

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Rates & Availability

From $350 Per night

Alburg Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Dec 16 2014 - Mar 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
$1,850
$3,600
 
 
SPRING
Mar 2 2015 - Jun 14 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,850
 
 
SUMMER
Jun 15 2015 - Sep 14 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
From
$400
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,850
 
 
Fall
Sep 16 2015 - Nov 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
$1,850
 

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Tax Rate 9.0%
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Amenities

Alburg Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , dry sauna
  • Spa baths
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , new beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , new beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , new beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , new beds
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , new beds
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , new beds
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We supply 2 Full Size refrigerators. We do not allow RV's or campers of any kind at this rental.

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