Fairlee Cottage Rental Photos and Description
3 Bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 8 Maximun
Rental Property consists of BOTH cottages - they can't be rented separately -
'Alpine' cottage on the hill is a 2-bedroom fully refurbished cottage. 'Camp-like' bedroom setup with a double bed in one BR, & xl bunk beds in 2nd bedroom (open ceiling). Remodeled custom kitchen is well appointed with soapstone island. The living area is open to both kitchen and dining area, has futon and seating for 5, HDTV. Most of the cottage has views of western horizon and beautiful Lake Fairlee. Direct TV, Wi-Fi, and Domestic long distance included.
'Lakeside' cottage sits directly on water; is a honeymooners-style studio with double bed, bathroom, small kitchen and living area with a spectacular view of the lake and mountains. There is a day-bed with trundle, sitting area, and quaint bistro - dining area. Kitchen comes nicely appointed for most cooks. There is also an outdoor shower.
Gas grill, outdoor seating, campfire pit, private dock with ladder, swim out float, kayaks, canoes, all come with rental. Pontoon boat rental is available for extra charge (please inquire)
The rental includes both cottages. Depending on your use, you may have a difficult time deciding which to stay in! 'Alpine' has a classic cottage feel, with knotty pine and hardwood floors, screen door and high ceilings. 'Lakeside' would be perfect to house overnight company. Or if you are not having visitors, use Lakeside for a 'changing room' while gathering down at the Lake, make lunch there, take a quiet nap there, play a board game with the kids, or maybe use it's space for yoga or meditation. The possibilities are endless. We think you will love the charm of Lakeside and the functionality of Alpine. Both cottages come tastefully furnished with a mix of antiques and modern comforts.
Parking spot for 3 cars is up by Alpine. We have a Vermont-Cart to help get your gear down to Lakeside. Please note that the property has a moderate-sloped pitch down towards the Lake. Also a challenge for some is the 'woods-y' topography (exposed roots, rocks and pine needles etc) - It may not be suitable for everybody. That said older kids love the outside and Camp feel. Please feel free to contact the owner with any concerns.
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
About John & Lesley Tarbell
We are your hosts, John and Lesley - our primary residence is in Massachusetts but our haven is here on Lake Fairlee.
After renting on Lake Fairlee for 5 years, and realizing that this Lake was the ONE for us, we bought 'Birch Point Lane Cottages'. It was a dream come true for us. The property consists of three structures: the 2 rental cottages and our own 'Lodge' which is currently being re-built by John. Lodge has taken some time to complete and has a wonderful history, please ask us while you are visiting. John has also put his touch on the cabins, making all the cabinets in Alpine's kitchen, building a new deck, installing new flooring, and many other updates are John's handy-work. Since we have been regular renters (from properties on HomeAway!) we think we know what people like and don't like about the experience. It is our goal to be nearby and available as 'caretakers' but far enough to let you have your own Lake Fairlee vacation and memories.
John & Lesley Tarbell purchased this cottage in 2011
Why John & Lesley Tarbell chose Fairlee
Lake Fairlee is easy to fall in love with. It is a nice size lake, just about 3 miles long, a clean 'spring-fed' body of water nestled in the beautiful Vermont mountains. We are fortunate to have many traditional overnight camps as our neighbors ( you will hear reveille). The surrounding communities of Fairlee and Thetford are quiet, sleepy-towns and represent quintessential Vermont. But not too far away, you have the more 'bustling' towns of Hanover, NH and Woodstock VT. There is plenty to do, just as there is plenty of relaxing to do...
What makes this cottage unique
Birch Point Lane Cottages are unique for their stunning views and 'camp-like' feel. If you have been on the Lake, than you have probably noticed Lakeside cottage - it sits directly on the water. And Alpine is perched up on the hill offering incredible western views of the lake. When we are at Birch Point we immediately exhale and relax. Adding to all the visual beauty is the symphony of nature's sounds to your ears. The call of the loon, the birds singing, even the fish jumping - make this spot even more special. We just can't wait to share it with you and your family!!