Wake up to an exquisite sunrise! This secluded 5 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath summer cottage sits right on the water’s edge of Lake Champlain looking out to the high peaks of Vermont - Mt. Mansfield (Stowe) and Camel’s Hump. Enjoy the lake view from all first floor rooms and the upstairs master.
Sip a glass of wine with your dinner on the deck while watching the sunset’s purple glow over the Vermont Mountains followed by a glorious moonrise. Or watch the sailboats and Essex Ferry cross as you enjoy the private shale beach and large platform rock, good for reading, relaxing, sunning. Watch your kids swim, learn to skip rocks, or collect ‘beach’ glass. Launch your canoe or kayak off the beach. Explore the woods and head on down to south beach.
This 1889 cottage is rustic, used by the owner’s family, so is not simply a rental house. It is prized for its views. It has a first floor master bedroom with king-sized bed facing the lake and a full bath – great for people who do not want or can’t do stairs or who want to catch sunrises from their bed.
The kitchen-dining room wall has been opened so you can cook and see the lake. The large oak table in dining-room can seat ten. Both the living-room and dining-room have doors onto a small screened-in porch with old-fashioned glider. The living-room also has a wood burning fireplace. Upstairs is the original master bedroom with its baby porthole to one of the smaller bedrooms. There is a full bath with claw foot tub. The two other bedrooms complete the second floor.
Please note the cottage is indeed rustic with no TV, Computer, or Wifi. One mile into town and also in Willsboro, Wadhams and Elizabethtown, are libraries with internet access.
Essex, N.Y is an architectural treat as the entire town is on the National Historic Registry due to the numerous pre-civil war homes. A mile walk from the cottage and you are there for your morning newspaper and cup of coffee. The Adirondack high peaks with its numerous hiking trails are about an hour away as is Lake Placid. One can spend a great day in Montreal which is 90 miles to the north. Vermont is a 20 minute ferry ride from town - fun even just for the crossing at sunset and brings you close to the renowned Shelburne Museum as well as Burlington, a lively university on-the-lake small city.
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Love sailing and being right on the lake. Can gaze at it for hours on end!
My father bought this cottage sight unseen in 1949 as he knew and loved the area from hiking the Adirondacks as a kid. My family has been coming here every year since '49 and we are now into the third generation plus!
Lake front view with exquisite sunrises and reflected sunsets.
Best of all, it is quiet and peaceful, yet near to mountain and lake activities.
About one hour to the following: AuSable Chasm, Whiteface Mt., Fort Ticonderoga, Lake Placid, and Adirondack High Peaks.
Ferry from Essex to Vermont is a delightful 20 minute ride and leaves frequently.
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