|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Our home is a roomy and comfortable 19th century farmhouse on a dead end road. Downstairs: a large living room and porch with wonderful easterly views, a den (with single bed), an open plan kitchen/dining room as well as a 3 season sunroom with glass doors opening to a deck and private back yard. Upstairs: three large bedrooms and 2 baths off a quaint hall. Side and front yards provide both sunny and shady areas with mature trees and gardens. Just across the country road is 180 feet of private beach. Recreational opportunities abound. Great bass fishing. Alburgh Dunes State Park and an 18 hole golf course are minutes away. We are 1 hour from the city of Montreal, 45 minutes from Burlington and 1-1 1/2 hrs to both the Green and Adirondack Mountains. Large extended families might be interested in combining this rental with adjoining property listing # 104639. Dogs considered
Recent updates: New living room furniture; aluminum dock; reverse osmosis drinking water system; new fixtures in kitchen and main bathroom
Our extended family has vacationed and lived on Poor Farm Road for over 70 years. The owners purchased the home for their family to enjoy on year-round visits to Vermont (especially for Island events in the summer and ice fishing in the winter) and we have since moved to back to the area.
Sara Comeau purchased this house in 2007
It's an easy, simple house to enjoy. There are both large spaces and cozy ones that meet the needs of large and small families. The easterly view only feet from Lake Champlain is fabulous, especially at sun rise and sun set. The road is great for walking and biking. You may even want to take a plane ride with our neighbor!
The Islands are still a gem unknown to most people, so it is still intimate and very relaxed. That said, in recent years, more services have developed to cater to visitors' interests -- restaurants, galleries, water sports, events for families, craft and music festivals, and the like. South Alburgh is also very central to many of the region's offerings -- lakes, mountains, bike paths, southern Quebec, New York's Adirondacks, and north western Vermont (including Burlington).
My wife took me here for my birthday with friends. The home was very cozy and beautifully situated a stones throw from Lake Champlain. However the house had not been thoroughly cleaned between visits, with dead bugs underneath the couch and on the window sills, hair and makeup on the counters, and just general dirtiness from the previous renters. We also washed a load of clothes and the dark's came out very faded and dingy due to the water treatment. It ruined two of my shirts. Apparently they treat the water with bleach. It was so strong it made gag while taking a shower. I don't mean to be harsh but these were a few significant issues that should be addressed.
The house was very comfortable and spacious. I have to say, the bed linens were wonderful, if I wasn't so excited to get up and look out the big picture window at the amazing view, I would have stayed in bed all day! The view is truly special. We stayed in winter and we had a small, quiet piece of lake to watch the comings and goings of local ice fishers. The community is great. The location is really neat. My husband and I said we would go back in a heartbeat!
And last, but definitely not least, the property owner was wonderful to work with. She sent thoughtful emails and was available when I had questions. I would recommend this rental!
We had a family reunion at in August at the farm house. It’s beautifully set up for cooking, dining, get together and enjoying the lake. If you need some privacy, the library or the living room is far enough away from the action to read/watch TV or just enjoy the view of the lake. We enjoyed just sitting on the front deck with its view of the lake and the boaters going by. The lake traffic is light and there was very little noise. We brought our boat and moored it at the dock (use of the dock comes with the house). Great fishing, boating, easy access to put the boat in and pull it out, and no problem with parking the boat trailer. Just down the street is a seaplane operation, you can take lessons or go for a 30 minute tour of the area. The beds were comfortable, lovely linens, towels and the kitchen was well equipped. We hope to rent the farm house again next summer. The only thing that we would like to add is a better gas grill. The gas grill was operable but it’s time for a new one.
The owner was great and always available for questions or any needs will had, pictures are very accurate. Great vacation rental, this is the fourth Vermont lake rental our family has done and this was by far the best accommodations.
Very comfortable--large-(having 2 full bathrooms was important to us) Had everything we needed - the views were great--It was very clean just like home!
We will consider this house again for sure!
Our multi-generation family spent a week here and loved every minute. We live on a river, but waking to the placid blue waters of Lake Champlain was so much better! The house is spacious, comfortable, and well kept. The view is lovely and the neighborhood quiet. We enjoyed spending some days reading on the deck, fishing from the dock, and walking along the shore. The house is one hour from Burlington, VT and Montreal, Quebec. Check them both out while you're here. Don't miss the Shelburne Museum, ECHO, and Alburg Dunes State Park. Swimming at the park is great fun and a cool experience! We hated to leave, but are grateful for our time in Alburg. Thank you Molly!
Just a note - the house has 2.5 baths, but both showers are on the second floor. This is a bit of a challenge for elderly guests who may have difficulty climbing stairs.
We rented both properties for a family vacation (10 adults and 3 kids). Had a great time. This was a great location, we loved the lake views. The lake was beautiful and good fishing. The grand kids had a great time fishing off the dock. They caught lots of fish. The owners and both houses were very nice. Everyone one in the area was also very friendly. We are talking about going back next year.
Watersports. Bike riding. Motor boat, kayak, bike and canoe rentals. Marinas. Championship fishing. Golf courses. Sailing. Horseback riding. Fine dining. Farmer's markets. Lake Champlain Quadricentenniel events. Antiquing. Art galleries. Art and music festivals. Farm and Studio Tour. Peace and quiet. Astronomy. Knowledgeable hosts. Wine tasting and vineyard tours. State parks. Granby Zoo and Parc Safarie one hour away. Supermarkets 20 minutes away. Local market 1 mi. Quick stop 5 minutes away. Goodsell Reef Preserve 10 miles.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$100.00 + Tax|
Rates do not include 9% Vermont Rooms & Meals Taxes.
50% deposit due to reserve booking
Final payment due 60 days or more prior to first day of booking
The Pet fee is for 1 dog. There is an additional $50 fee for each additional dog.
A 50% deposit is due to reserve dates. The remaining payment is due 60 days prior to arrival.
Payments are due by Check to: Sara Comeau PO Box 819 Enosburg Falls, VT 05450
Deposits and final payments are non-refundable. Should you make payments and be unable to use the booking the fee will be returned only if a replacement renter books that time period.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.