SPECTACULAR ESTATE ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN, MOUNTAIN VIEWS, BEACH

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Bedrooms 11
Bathrooms8
Half Baths1
Property type estate
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SPECTACULAR ESTATE ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN, MOUNTAIN VIEWS, BEACH

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Estate, 11 Bedrooms, 7.5 Baths, (Sleeps 27)

Location: Westport, Lake Champlain, Adirondack Mountains, New York, USA (2 Hours North of Albany, 2 Hours South of Montreal, 40 minutes east of Lake Placid)

Accommodations: Historic Georgian Manor house, 10 Bedrooms + Sleeping porch, 7 1/2 Baths (Comfortably sleeps up to 27)

On a bluff overlooking Lake Champlain, this 10 bedroom home offers luxurious accommodations and breathtaking views from every room. Built in 1904 as the summer home of playwright Robert Sherwood, this spacious home sits on 26 acres of private land and provides a wonderful retreat for a family reunion, wedding, special event or a vacation shared with another family.

The grounds include a clay tennis court, beautiful gardens, and many woodland paths to explore. Stone steps lead down to a private beach with a dock, float, and boat mooring. A half mile walk through the woods takes you to a private camping site with a lean-to and campfire area.

The first floor includes: formal dining room, formal living room, and sitting room (all with fireplaces), bar area, professional kitchen with Garland stove, three refridgerators, two dishwashers, and children’s dining room seating eight. The formal dining room can easily seat 19 and there is seating for 20 if you prefer outdoor dining on the veranda. The second floor includes five bedrooms all with private baths (two with fireplaces) and a linen and laundry room. The third floor includes five bedrooms( one with fireplace) and two baths. The ten bedrooms can comfortably accommodate up to 27 guests.

Smoking is not permitted inside the house, but smoking on the grounds is permissible.

Pets are welcome with a refundable deposit.

Housekeeping and cooked meals may be arranged at additional cost.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps27
Bedrooms 11
Bathrooms8
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Reviews

4.3
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Spectacular Estate on Lake Champlain, Mountain Views, Beach
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Westport Lake Champlain Valley
Boston Area
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Dudley Family

  • 5 of 5
We rented Skenewood for a total of 10 days end thoroughly enjoyed every minute we spent at the house. The house was clean upon arrival and is extremely well stocked in terms of kitchen items, fire wood, books, puzzles and even refrigerators (four in total)! At the peak, we had 20 people staying at the house and it never felt crowded, in fact the more people in the house, the more it seems to come alive! The grounds surrounding the house are for the most part very well maintained. Although the path down (and up) to the beach is steep, it's an enchanting walk through an overgrown, beautiful forest. The beach is also well stocked with 2 canoes and a kayak, great for morning and evening rows when the lake is so peaceful! The beach area could use a clean up, but it's not too bad.

All in all a great family experience and we wouldn't hesitate to rent Skenewood again!
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Westport Lake Champlain Valley
5

Great Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5
This house is beautiful, but older. If you love an old house and are willing to accept more dated bathrooms and furniture - this house is as good as it gets. We had a wonderful time. The fireplaces are excellent, there is plenty of room and the kitchen is top-notch. Jeremy and Shami were very nice and accommodating. Our weather could not have been worse, but in spite of that we had a great stay. Note: There is no TV, but for us that is a plus. We were 22 people ranging in age from 86 to 12. If you are looking for modern luxury, this is not the best place for you- but, if you want a beautiful, comfortable house with a great kitchen, room for 20+ in the dining room, and love the outdoors - this is the place.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Westport Lake Champlain Valley
Lexington, KY
3

Family Vacation

  • 3 of 5
Our family has vacationed in the lovely setting of Skenewood for many years with up to 22 people comfortably staying in the house. The expansive front lawn is large enough to hold any games you want to play from football, to kickball, Capture The Flag, and Kick the Can. And the beautiful grounds range from wooded to open. The tennis court is a red clay court next to woods and gardens about 50 yards from the house. It’s a wonderful location for an extended family get-together.

The house itself is huge with grand halls, staircases, and large rooms. There is no TV, which is wonderful as the kids spend evenings with the adults playing games, jigsaw puzzles, or recounting the day. Evenings can be spent on the over sized terrace on the bluff overlooking the lake. The house is over 100 years old and is maintained well but not modernized. The kitchen and its stoves and ovens are rugged, designed to feed a large group.

The beach is in a cove, which is a 5 minute walk on a path down hill or a 5 minute drive.

There’s plenty to do in the area. You can rent a boat to enjoy one of the country's most beautiful lakes from the water. Most summers the lake temperature is in the low to mid 70's. The Adirondacks offer many hikes, swimming holes, and historic spots. Or just read some books on the terrace.

We will return to Skenewood for our annual family vacation.
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Map

Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Essex, ny
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Westport,ny
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
US 87
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Marina or golf club
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Lake Placid
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
westport
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
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Westport Estate Rental Rates

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  • From $4,000/wk
  • US Dollars
  • November,December, January $4,000 per week
  • May,June,September October $5,000 per week
  • July and August $7,500 per week(2 week minimum)
  • February,March and April (house usually shut down but could be available)
  • Cleaning fee of $375 for all rentals

Amenities

Amenities

Westport Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 19 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 27
  • King size beds (4), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (12), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • museums
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • golf
  • skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • kayaking
Notes:
Clay tennis court, vegetable and flower garden, private sandy beach, 1400 feet of lakefront including campimg area on point.

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