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Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Lakefront 3 Bedroom W/Additional 6 Person Lock Off Available, Large Porch, Dock

A/C, Heat, WIFI, basic Cable TV, DVD, games, kids toys, private dock are included. Local telephone calls are included.

This cottage has 180' of waterfront mostly wooded for privacy.

The 3 downsairs bedrooms are set up as: 1 queen; 1 full, & twin bunk beds. We have renovated to a 'country' kitchen w/ dining, living area, as well as a bath w/ shower - all the first floor. The knotty pine interior provides a nice cottagey feel to unwind in. Lots of new features.

The second floor new 'lock off' is available for an additional 6 people (extra charge): 1 queen bedroom & a dorm w/ queen & 2 singles; bath & large common (10 x 20) area. This is great for reading, watching DVDs and the table is perfect for family games, puzzles etc. As with the downstairs, we have new linens & bedding. Great for 2 families to share. Note: this 'lock off' cannot not be purchased on its' own but only as an addition to the first floor. Pictures will be added in the spring.

On the first floor, the new county kitchen includes: a full size range, Kitchen Aid mixer, microwave, 'Belgian' waffle iron, elec. griddle, coffee maker, crock pot, toaster, blender, service for 16, professional s/s pots & knives. New lobster & corn pots for that really fresh picked corn are included. Bakeware and muffin pans are there for the chef.

An outside broiler, a woodsy campfire area (wood included) and picnic table will provide a rustic setting to 'get away from it all'.

The enclosed porch on the water with table for 6, rockers, end tables, etc. are there for relaxing. An outside deck is for sunning.

To enter: up 4 steps to new flooring that leads through to the porch all on one level. If you can walk up the 4 steps, you can relax all week in the rockers!

Plenty of parking, cleared section for horse shoes, volley ball etc. Gardens (feel free to pick the weeds!) for your enjoyment. Watch the blueberries & raspberries grow. Enjoy the pickings!

This waterfront property is fairly secluded in a woodsy area. Great for kids or honeymooners. Enjoy taking walks around the Westcott Shore. Pick the wildflowers. The campers are quite sociable and will welcome you with smiles.

Basic soaps, cleaning & paper products as well as linens are included.

We have a high chair & pack 'n play available for your use.

Lots of lake front activities are possible: swimming, fishing, and boating. We usually have several kayaks, a canoe & paddle boat available for your use at no charge. Bring your own motor boat & jet skis and launch in at the boat ramp at the north end. Jet skis are permissible as well as tubing. Just tie them up at the private dock.

The lake is approximately 3 miles long and 1 mile across. There are lots of camps on it, but it is very quiet except during holiday weeks. Quite tranquil.

Bird watching is a favorite pastime. We are hoping to see some loon nests established this summer.

Bring your bikes as bike touring is very popular in this part of the country. With younger kids, the old rail road beds have been converted to bike and walking trails for your enjoyment.

Plenty of day trips for those who need to be always on the go. See local activities listed.

Welcome to 'Serenity'.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Nancy & Bob Lumnah

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Bob is originally from the adjacent town, Enosburg. He has many fond memories of his time in northern Vermont from helping his grandfather work the family farm, helping his father in his grocery store, tapping the local maple trees and making his own syrup (which was sold in his father's store), and the special times at his grandfather's camp on Lake Carmi. After several years of camping & renting on Lake Carmi, we brought our cottage on the Westcott Shore. They say you can never go back home to live, so this is the best solution - a life of relaxation here at Carmi.

Bob took off to Boston for college and later met Nancy, (a city kid) who was a teacher. Eventually they raised a family of 6 kids ending up in NH.

Today they split their summers between work & Lake Carmi traveling 4 hours for long weekends/weeks to enjoy the tranquility of Lake Carmi often working from their camp. (The wonders of WIFI!) The best of both worlds.

Nancy & Bob Lumnah purchased this cottage in 2013

With 6 kids and 21 grandkids, our camp was often bursting at the seams and additional camps had to be rented for family weeks. As much as they loved the relaxing feeling of campy camps, there are a number of individuals with allergies and many camps were detrimental with mold issues. We needed another place to board our clan that minimized the allergy flare-ups.

During the summer of 2013, we purchased the property at Tanner Junction. Much work needed to be done. We sided the cottage, put in new flooring, updated the kitchen to retain a 'country look', but much easier to clean, more counter space, and provided more storage and easier accessibility to utensils. New linens & bedding were purchased as It made sense that a person going on vacation would only want to bring their clothes (& motor boat), but pick up the groceries locally. A chef would desire a kitchen full of gadgets, so he could whip up his famous Belgian waffles on Sunday morning with the berries he picked or perhaps make that pie. On the other hand, there are others who would think of a relaxing vacation as hitting the frozen foods section at the super market & zapping or broiling (or using the campfire). To accommodate all types, we needed to refurbish the kitchen. It is not perfect, but we feel that we have made a balance that states ' We are home'!

The water front has awesome views - hidden previously by the overgrown cedars which we trimmed so that now while sitting on the porch you feel as though you are actually on the water surveying God's country of farms & mountains.

With an eye toward environmental & safety issues, we now have a safe parking area, a space for volleyball, gardens and blueberries and raspberries. All this without destroying the woodsy quiet character surrounding this cottage and lake.

The 'lock-off', second floor, provides an opportunity to expand your gathering (extra fee) in a fresh new space.

We welcome you to share in tranquility in 'Serenity'.

Purchased as a 'diamond in the rough', we have spent much time enhancing the views from the porch and kitchen. To just have the opportunity to sit on the rocker with a book in hand, enjoy the breeze, and the views, is truly a gift. To doze off, well you're on vacation, go for it. To sit on the dock with your feet dangling in the water with no cares - ahhh.

OK party poopers, there is WIFI and air conditioning! (Unusual in most cottages.)

We are centrally located for lots of day trips. See elsewhere for their listings. We'll provide more info in our book of notes at the cottage. With Canada at our door steps, plan on bringing your passports - just in case.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Burlington VT
Nearest Train
17 Miles
St. Albans VT
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Route 89
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Carmi State Park
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Abbey
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Jay Peak
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Abbey
Car: recommended

We are located in a rural area complete with farms for fresh eggs, surrounded with mountain vistas loaded with nature activities, including those lakeside activities just outside the door.

Enjoy the weekly concerts in the park in Enosburg. Visit 'Abe's Cabin' & the little museum at the train depot. Perhaps take in a local production at the historical 'Opera House' here. Visit 'The Boston Post Dairy' and see the goats and watch the cheese being made. Our grand kids are NEVER bored. So much to see & do.... IF, you don't want to just sit and soak up the tranquility of 'Serenity'.

To the NORTH: Don't forget Passports

3 miles from the Canadian border with Montreal and Granby Zoo to the north. Enjoy a leisurely ride though the border towns and enjoy lunch. Pick some berries.

Jay Peak VT activities including incredible indoor water park - 'The Pump House', for adults & kids (great for rainy day) as well as ride up on the tram to the mountaintop for breath taking views of northeastern US as well as Canada and enjoy world class dining here. Visit the Haskell Library & Opera House, in Derby, VT which can be entered from either Canada or US. See the border line painted on the floor.


Burlington Area has great shopping, museums (especially Shelburne), colleges and restaurants. Boat touring of Lake Champlain as well as ferries to NY.


Tour through the quaint villages over rolling hills to Stowe for unique shopping and vistas. Go over Hazen's Notch. Check out the Cabot Annex and Ben & Jerry's. Go north to see the Cabot cheese factory & and St. Johnsbury or south to visit the capital, Montpelier. Have a picnic at Avery's Gore.


Tour Grand Isle, Shrine of St. Anne in Isle le Motte., Enjoy the marshland views as you cross over Lake Champlain via bridge to NY state. Visit Ausable Chasm in NY or perhaps spend time at Parc Safari in Canada just north of the NY border. Enjoy riding through the zoo in your car with the zebras' poking their heads in your car to say welcome.

Soooo much to do, so much to see using our cottage as a base - unless of course your aim is to just veg out, which is what we all need.

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Availability & Rates

Lake Carmi Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
May 17 2014 - Jun 6 2014
3 nights
Summer 1
Jun 7 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 nights
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 15 2014
3 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Sorry no pets due to allergies. Upstairs Lock-Off (sleeps 6 additional for a total of 12 with first floor) additional to base prices listed above: Summer: $500week; Early: $350 week; Fall: $60 night; ( 3 night minimum)
$200 refundable security deposit due upon arrival & returned after telephone & cable bills reveal no extra charges & if no damaged or missing items.
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Lake Carmi Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
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  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Oven ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Stove ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , First floor: soaps, towels, toilet paper, First aid
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs ('Lock-Off'-extra fee) soaps, towels ,toilet paper
  • shower, hair dryer, soaps, towels
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , bunk bed set
  • Additional Upstairs lock off: 1 queen; Dorm room: 1 queen + 2 singles Large common area w/ DVD player. EXTRA CHARGE
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • pier fishing
  • hunting
Campfire with wood & picnic table outside bench swing private dock for boats & swimming spring water large outside play area & woods Fresh eggs locally, local cheeses & maple syrup. Food Shopping: Hannaford's Supermarket in Enosburg; Hartmann's Farm Stand on Rt. 105; Franklin General Store in town, Byam's General Store E. Franklin Gas: Byams, & Enosburg gas stations McDonald's in Enosburg. local strawberry, blueberry & apple picking. Jay Peak Waterpark - 'Pump House', Tram ride 3 miles from Canadian border: Granby Zoo, Montreal Historical Society buildings Picnic at Avery's Gore Burlington Area: Shelburn Museum & Farm, colleges, shopping, ferry boats & tours Lake Champlain St. Anne's Shrine: Isle le Motte Scenic drives: Ben & Jerry's, Cabot Cheese factory, outlet, stone quarries, Canadian countryside
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