LAKE FAIRLEE WATERFRONT WITH 2 COTTAGES, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS, SUNSETS, MOUNTAINS!

John & Lesley Tarbell

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

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LAKE FAIRLEE WATERFRONT WITH 2 COTTAGES, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS, SUNSETS, MOUNTAINS!

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.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

John & Lesley Tarbell

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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

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...

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!!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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4.8
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Lake Fairlee waterfront with 2 cottages, beautiful views, sunsets, mountains!
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
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Lake Fairlee waterfront with 2 cottages, beautiful views, sunsets, mountains!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3016617
+1 413 330-0250
Fairlee Eastern Vermont
5

Perfect Cabin, Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5
Lakeside cabin was perfect for our family. John and Lesley a wonderful hosts. We have two young children and the accommodations were extremely comfortable with the ideal mix of quaintness and convenience to allow us to live effortlessly but still feel as though we got away from our busy lives. We would love to return every summer
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Lake Fairlee waterfront with 2 cottages, beautiful views, sunsets, mountains!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3016617
+1 413 330-0250
Fairlee Eastern Vermont
5

Perfect place to get away from it all!

  • 5 of 5
The property was even more beautiful than the photos! The 5 boys had the time of their lives! The area is more secluded than I thought it would be, but we were able to get almost everything we needed at Bakers General Store in town (5 minute drive). We were never in Vermont before and were awed by its beauty. Of course, a trip to Vermont would not be complete without a trip to Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory (about an hour and a half drive-call first to make sure they are manufacturing that day). We also went to Peyton Place Resturant-superb, The Hungry Bear, Whippi Dip and the great Fairlee Diner. Another highlight was going to the Drive-In movie in Fairlee-a first for everyone!
The property was immaculate! The owners and their daughter were lovely, helpful and kind. The owners took care of every detail and were so thoughtful! Their dogs and a neighbors' dog, Gracie (all water dogs), just added to the fun! It may seem like we went out a lot but most of the time we just went as far as Baker's General Store then back home to the cottages again. It was the most relaxing, beautiful and fun
vacation we ever had. I would give Alpine and Lakeside my
highest recommendation!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake Fairlee waterfront with 2 cottages, beautiful views, sunsets, mountains!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3016617
+1 413 330-0250
Fairlee Eastern Vermont
Netherlands
5

A dream vacation, amazing views and hospitality.

  • 5 of 5
This location is the answer to anyone's dream vacation in one of the most beautiful spots in Vermont. The cabin's themselves have everything you need and are very nicely decorated. As soon as you walk inside you feel at home and you never want to leave. The property was clean and very well maintained. The amenities were perfect and we highly recommend that you rent the boat for a daily 'cruise' around the lake. The owners are the nicest people you've ever met. We would recommend this property to anyone who wants to get away, enjoy the beautiful views and simply enjoy what life is all about.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake Fairlee waterfront with 2 cottages, beautiful views, sunsets, mountains!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3016617
+1 413 330-0250
Fairlee Eastern Vermont
5

Peaceful, relaxing, beautiful and well appointed

  • 5 of 5
As an older adult I truly felt as though I was reliving my youth on the lake. The owners have made this property very comfortable for adults and children. Lots to do with your own dock, boats (kayak) and fire pit! The moon lite sky and the stars were breathtaking.
The lodge on the hill called "alpine" is terrific for a small family. Everything you could think of is there, for cooking, playing games with your children and enjoying your coffee in the morning on your own private deck. The stairs down to the fire pit, again private, are easily manageable. Then you walk down a slight hill to get to the honeymoon cottage and WOW, you really are right on the water! Very nice furnishings and again, well appointed. The small sitting area on the side is so cozy! Another gas grill here helps with the cooking if you have two families. We used the pontoon boat and that was wonderful for the afternoon cruise on the lake.
The owners have thought of everything and I feel that we were greeted and treated extremely well.
Thank you Tarbells, we loved our stay and can't wait to return.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake Fairlee waterfront with 2 cottages, beautiful views, sunsets, mountains!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3016617
+1 413 330-0250
Fairlee Eastern Vermont
4

Charming Rustic Cabins

  • 4 of 5
The two cabins were perfect for our family of 5 adults and 2 children while we attended a family reunion. We were greeted warmly by the owners who explained the property when we arrived and were very helpful with information about the area. . The website photos are accurate and the houses were as described although the bedrooms in Alpine are "cozy" with not a lot of room for luggage. We used the kayaks and canoe daily and loved having access to the dock and raft.
The property is quiet, peaceful and a great place to get away from city life. The owners provide a binder of information about surrounding attractions and restaurants. I would love to return and I recommend this clean and well maintained property.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Lebanon
Nearest Train
18 Miles
White River Junction, VT
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Route 91
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Lake Morey Resort
Car: necessary

Hot air Ballooning at nearby Post Mills Airport, 1 mile

Dartmouth College/Hanover, NH within 20 miles

Quechee and Woodstock, VT makes a fun day-trip

A drive North on Rt 5 to Bradford provides true Vermont pastoral views, make sure to dine at Colatina Exit (highly recommend)

And both towns of Thetford and Fairlee have much to offer such as covered bridges, scenic drives, weekly flea market, antiques and Mrs. Chapman's store!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Fairlee Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
Jul 6 2014 - Sep 7 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
Fall 2014
Sep 8 2014 - Oct 12 2014
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$325
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes *Military Discount - 10% (some exclusions apply to holidays etc)
*Multi-week (Non-Holiday) discount - 5% for 2-weeks; 10% for 3+
$2,200/week (Summer)
We accept Visa, MC and AMEX
$ 500 is needed to reserve your rental dates: on CREDIT CARD can be applied towards 1st half rent
A CHECK for $500 is treated as Security and will be refunded according to agreement
Upon signing & returning rental agreement, 50% of rental is due (30 days from confirm) check or credit card
Final 50% due upon arrival, cashier's ck or on credit card
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Amenities

Amenities

Fairlee Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Lake ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Backpack
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Alpine Cottage 'master' - 1 double
    Alpine Cottage 'bunk room' - 2 twin/ single , XL twin beds
    Lakeside Cottage - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Lakeside is a Studio with double bed and a daybed w/trundle
  • Septic system strictly limits the guests to 8 at all times, the configuration is up to you but: Alpine can sleep 6 and Lakeside can sleep 4 depending on your family's situation.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Canoe
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Small Cooler
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • forests
  • playground
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
* 2 canoes, 1 single, 1 double kayak and life jackets provided * swim out float with pop up seats and table * 2 bicycles (please bring your own helmet) * HDTV with built-in DVD, and iPod connector in Alpine cottage only * Telephone in Alpine only (& we have walkie-talkies) * charging station for iPods, Kindle etc in Alpine * Dining table in Alpine comfortably seats 6 or 7 & has 2 stools at kitchen island * Dining area in Lakeside seats 3, but outside picnic table seats 8

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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