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Charming Home Near 3 Ski Resorts and on Lake Memphremagog

Karen La Point

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Karen La Point

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Calendar last updated:
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Charming Home Near 3 Ski Resorts and on Lake Memphremagog

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Newport House Rental Photos and Description

Lovely Contemporary Home- thirty-five feet away from shore 2 BR/ 1 BA/DSLInterne

Views, Views, Views.

Prime location with lake frontage on Lake Memphremagog. Private drive/dead end road to gorgeous two level, year round home with tranquil country setting. This home has all the amenities one can think of with magnificent views of the lake and thirty-five feet away from shore, wonderful cathedral ceiling, master bedroom downstairs with king-size bed, going up through the spiral staircase there are a full-size sleeper sofa, and two twin size beds, grand oak gas fireplace and outside there is a picnic area close to shore with trees to shade and BBQ to enjoy, also there is a deck adjoined to cottage to spend a relaxing end of day with a cooling drink. In the fall the foliage on the lake is magnificent with the many splashes in color of orange, red, yellow and even pink. In the winter Otter Cove becomes ethereal with its views through the 7x7 foot windows while one is inside comfortably resting and taking it easy by the warm and toasty fireplace. DSL Internet.

Otter Cove is in her own ten acre little piece of heaven.

There is great fishing, water skiing, jet skiing kayaking, boating, canoeing, sailing and more.

The State fishing access and V.A.S.T. snowmobiling trails are five to ten-minutes away, the Jay Peak Mountain for down hill skiing is about twenty minutes away and to top it off the Canadian border is twenty to twenty-five minutes away continuing to Owls Head Mountain in Canada for another gorgeous mountain to ski on. There is also cross-country skiing and the Craftsbury Nordic Center is thirty-five minutes away with one of the many amenities in summer, which is sculling. The town is ten minutes away with restaurants, cinemas, country club, golfing, biking, hiking, wildlife and more. There is a ferry that comes from Magog, Canada into Newport.

The drive to Magog, Canada is approximately one hour or you can take your own boat to Canada to the different shops and restaurants or our own dockside in Newport, The East Side restaurant that serves special brunches on Sundays including all the rest of meals everyday.

Amenities:This wonderful home sleeps six with one master bedroom with king size bed, going upstairs through spiral staircase there are full size sofa sleeper and two twin size beds. Cathedral ceiling, Marbled bathroom with small Sanijet whirlpool (safe, clean and pipeless), grand oak gas fire place, beautiful tiles on radiant heat floors, fully appointed kitchen with all amenities, washer and dryer, linens and towels provided, television, dish antenna and telephone, gas grill, dock, mooring, loungers and outside picnic table, chairs and umbrella and nice deck adjoining the home to spend a relaxing end of day.

The Marina is ten minutes away.

There are majestic windows with panoramic views for your eyes to feast on. It is wonderful to get away from the hustle and bustle and bring back perspective to one's peace of mind with beauty and serenity here in Otter Activities: /B BR There are bike trails on the east over looking the lake, there are bike rentals, sail boat, fishing boat, pontoon, kayak, canoe, row boat rentals. Movie theaters, water skiing, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, walking, shopping, antiquing, wildlife scenery snowmobiling and so much more

Area: Town is about 10 minutes away with all its amenities yet Otter Cove is private and secluded.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Karen La Point (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

If I wished for the perfect place to spend my birthday, this would be it. The house, the view, the peace and quiet, the birds and animals. Thanks for helping my sister with this surprise! Its been a wonderful week of relaxation and fun.

Our only concern was when Kip chased Rocky the racoon up the tree where he stayed all day.

Thanks for making your place here at Otter Cove the perfect "healing garden"
May 2010
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Reviews

4.4
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Charming Home Near 3 Ski Resorts and on Lake Memphremagog
average rating of 4.4 based on 26 reviews
5

What a week!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had been to the lake a few years ago and decided to make a stop in late spring to do some fishing. Are we glad we did. The fishing was incredible and the home on the lake made it just that much better.

The house was perfect for the two of us and our two long hair Dachshunds, clean ,cozy and close to the water. We loved feeding the chipmunks from the porch and just sitting outside enjoying the view and a glass of wine. The gas fireplace was a real bonus as the weather was pretty cool for us southerners.The dogs loved it too, they explored, went in the water, and went fishing with us everyday.

As to the fishing, except for it being a little cold and windy, our timing was perfect. The smallmouth were big and hungry, our best day we caught 40 to 50 and they probably averaged better than 2 lbs. Getting to bundle up in sweatshirts in June was a real pleasure.

Our thanks to Karen and Clifford for making our stay just right. We will send you some pictures.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Otter Cove and NE Kingdom

  • 5 of 5

Two of my friends and I decided to plan a fairly last minute ski trip to Jay Peak for Pres Day Weekend, and we stayed at Otter Cove. What a wonderful cottage! Much larger than I had expected, with a very open and airy layout. Views of the lake are gorgeous since it is literally steps away. We were even able to walk on the frozen lake and soak in the ice fishing tournament that was going on during our stay.

Every part of setting up this rental, etc was so easy and simple. Karen makes the process very easy and straightforward.

I can't wait to go back up and will recommend Otter Cove to all my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A Quiet and Charming Vermont Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at Otter Cove. My husband and I enjoyed the quiet time, and it was everything we expected and more. Karen (owner) was great in answering any questions we had and in accommodating us.

We can't add much more to the other positive reviews that describe Otter Cove. The home has the quiet rustic charm of a secluded Vermont cottage, but all the modern amenities you would need. Clean, comfortable, cozy. The morning views are stunning. The gas fireplace is cozy at night. It brought back many fond memories of my childhood and the many summers I spent on the lake. Thanks to Karen and Cliff for their hospitality. We look forward to returning to Otter Cove soon. Didn't see the Otter, but maybe next summer! :-)

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Boston, MA, USA
2

Not quite the experience we expected

  • 2 of 5

The cottage is nice, and the pictures are an accurate representation. The view is lovely. However, there are a few things to be made aware of in terms of the whole experience. First, the cottage is not nearly as “secluded” as described. There is currently a large house being built next door. We awoke not to the sounds of mother nature, but to the sounds of hammering early (very early) each morning. The construction was intermittent, but there was plenty of noise, shouting workers, blaring music, and incoming and outgoing trucks to interfere with the peaceful vacation and privacy we anticipated based on the description. We found it rather upsetting and unprofessional that we were not warned about this. And worse, when we complained, we were met with resistance and, ultimately, no compensation for what we deemed a far less enjoyable (and, therefore, valuable) experience. The property is way overpriced for this reason. The owners were completely unwilling to offer us any money back (except for an offer of a credit for a weekend in the "off season"). This could have been handled in a much more positive way, beginning with a simple warning and apology and willingness to understand our perspective, and I was surprised at how unconcerned and dismissive they were. Their unwillingness stemmed from their position was that the construction was out of their control and similar to a situation where it "rained all week". While we agree that they certainly couldn't be responsible for the construction noise, that wasn't the issue. The point was that they advertised a "quiet, secluded cabin", which to our extreme disappointment, was clearly not the case.

On another note, don’t assume you can have an enjoyable swim from the property. Yes, it is lakefront with a dock. But the lake itself is quite grassy, and the beach area is shallow and very thick with mud. It’s a good distance out before you’d clear the grass and the mud and reach the depth to have a nice, relaxing swim. Also, there is no ladder on the dock, the dock is too high to ease into the water, yet the lake is too shallow to dive or jump in. Although it is possible to swim, technically, it’s not the best. (In the owner’s defense, the ad does not mention swimming, but I want others to know what to expect as we found this really disappointing).

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We apologize for Melissa's and Toby's unenjoyable experience at our Otter Cove. Cliff and I strive to make our guest welcome, always. We felt we were receptive to the girls complaints and spent time meeting with builders of this said home being built approximately 300 feet away from our soft wood barriers. Everything was being done to mitigate what ever noise was caused by this construction. Otter Cove is located on its own 10 acre piece with also 300 feet of frontage with large and tall softwood tree barriers on each side not to mention woods in back of cottage and property. As for swimming, it is shallow and young children as well as adults do well in tune with reviews we have received. The lake is approximately 27 miles and it does not seem to affect children and adults in their swimming and having fun. Otter Cove is usually tranquil and peaceful but because of this construction to a home approximately 300 feet away from barrier the peace and quiet was not as it usually is as we found out with the girls stay. In eight years this is a first and truthfully speaking out of our control but learned first and fore- most, a fore-warning should have been relayed to up and coming guest arriving this year, to which we have done so. To be fair we also feel the girls are partly disingenuous with their narration in demagoguing Otter Cove but of coarse entitled to their say. Non the less, we wish Melissa and Toby well in future. Always a learning experience and saddened by the negative review. Finally, we truly thank our guest and repeat guest who have graced our Otter Cove with their stay and treasure it as we do. We have been fortunate and blessed for these last eight years. Thank you, Cliff and Karen
San Diego, CA Brookfield, CT
5

  • 5 of 5

Well, let me just let you all know what a special little spot Otter Cove is. I work in San Diego, and my husband lives in CT. I spend most of my time in/out of planes, trains, cars. Having a demanding position and being away from Richard takes its toll. We found the lake thru a few friends, and I found Otter Cove almost 1 year before we actually stayed there. It was charming, PRIVATE, serene, and the wild life was a constant form of entertainment. Grab the one you love, make your coffee, sit on the deck, and allow the day to drift.. While you are there dont forget to have a special meal in The Tree House, rent a boat and Lake Mem will do the rest. Say HI to my bull frogs in the side area. LOVED THEM! We already have a date for next year! Dont miss this opportunity. Thank you Karen and Cliff for your hospitality.

xo Gayle & Richard

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Newport House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season 1
Jan 22 2015 - Jun 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$198
$950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 20 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,499
 
 
Off Season
Sep 5 2015 - Jun 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
$198
$950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0.00
Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Summer rental 1499 week
Weekends start on Friday at 4:00 P.M. and end on Sunday at 11:00 A.M. Weeks start at 4:00 pm Friday/ Saturday and finish the next Friday or Saturday at 11.00 am. All reservations require half of the deposit down and rest two weeks prior to date of arrival. There is a 9% charge for VT Rooms and Meals Tax and a $250.00 security deposit.

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Amenities

Newport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
  • Otter Cove's whirlpool is a Sanijet, pipeless with four individual motorized jets. Radiant heated tile floors and marbled bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We will be having available for our guest, rentals of kayaks, canoes and two small fishing boats. Advance notice will help to reserve your rental kayaks $35.00 a day or $175. a week each. Canoes $40.00 a day or $180.00 a week.

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