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LARGE BEACHFRONT FAMILY COTTAGE ON SANDY BEACH AT COLCHESTER POINT

John Cunningham

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

John Cunningham

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
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LARGE BEACHFRONT FAMILY COTTAGE ON SANDY BEACH AT COLCHESTER POINT

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Mills Point Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 6 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Wake up to gentle breezes and the sound of lapping waves against the beach, relax over coffee on the glassed dining porch or snuggle into a comfy wicker chair on the enclosed front porch just steps from a sandy beach and the waters of Lake Champlain. Plan your day of relaxation: Take a canoe out (we have two), be a 'beach walker or sitter', bike to Burlington or along the causeway viewing the Islands via the Burlington Bike path. Hiking trails, tennis courts, children's play area, soccer fields, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, and more are nearby at Colchester Airport Park (one mile away). Relax, enjoy and make memories to last a lifetime.

Welcome to our yellow family lake cottage and use this as your base camp to go forth and explore.

Keywords: Six Bedrooms, large living room, expansive front porch, windowed dining area, 1825 sq. ft., family gatherings, sandy bottom swimming

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
John Cunningham (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english

About John Cunningham

Sons and daughters, born 1943 - 1950 of a prominent Burlington physician, siblings and their families have maintained the large beachfront cottage for over 60 years. The five owners have shared this six-bedroom camp during the summer months, bringing spouses, children, and grandchildren to this pristine beach community with excellent neighbors. Traveling from California, Florida, Maine, Western New York and Southern Vermont, the extended families enjoy relaxing away from their busy lives as doctors, professors, psychologists and educators at the Big Yellow Camp with the broadest view of Lake Champlain on Colchester Point.

John Cunningham purchased this cottage in 1949

Why John Cunningham chose Mills Point

A singular stretch of light sand beach, bracketed by prominent slate and cedar points, the Cunningham Camp faces the broad lake with a wrap around porch view of Camel's Hump mountain near Stowe, VT to Port Kent, NY, the western terminus of the Lake Champlain Ferry that links Burlington to New York and the Adirondack Mountains. This broad lake view attracted our father and mother to build the Camp in 1948. Three generations of Cunninghams have summered here and now are inviting others to share in the magic of a Colchester Point beachfront vacation.

What makes this cottage unique

Just 15 minutes from Burlington, named one of the top ten small cities in the U.S., by car and only 30 minutes by bicycle on rail-to-trail path along the lake shore, the camp is both convenient and private. The bike trail extends past Colchester Point well out into Malletts Bay, providing some of the most picturesque walking, running, or biking in New England. Boating, kayaking, canoeing, and sailing are as easy as sliding the watercraft into the water from the soft sand beach.

Internal space, with an Adirondack style, is enhanced by vaulted, two-story living room ceiling, knotty pine walls, a very large dining porch that catches the early morning light, and an even larger front porch with that breath-taking wrap-around view - -extending down the lake beyond the horizon. This vacation home is 'paradise found'.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Camp Cunningham provided a great family getaway! Naps on the beach, yoga with Camel Hump Mountain as a majestic background, canoeing from the beach (literally steps away from the front door). We loved the 100% Vermont decor; natural pine wood walls, wood floors and an absolutely one-of-a-kind driftwood full size bed in one of the six bedrooms. We will be back!
Sep 2011
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book 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.

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Large Beachfront Family Cottage on Sandy Beach at Colchester Point
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Large Beachfront Family Cottage on Sandy Beach at Colchester Point
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p400599vb
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Mills Point Lake Champlain Valley
New York, NY
5

Lovely, peaceful cottage on the water

  • 5 of 5
I had a wonderful stay at the cottage this weekend. I loved stepping right out onto the beach to take a walk along the shore or go for a refreshing dip in the water. I enjoyed sitting on the cozy porch every morning, taking in the views. (There is great wifi, also making the porch the perfect place to get some work done.) There are many activities nearby with something for everyone, from an awesome bike path out over the water, to canoes, hiking, running, sailing, and much more. I would definitely recommend it for families or anyone looking for a relaxing getaway on the lake. I look forward to going back in the future and spending more time at Camp Cunningham!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Large Beachfront Family Cottage on Sandy Beach at Colchester Point
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p400599vb
-207-510-1784
Mills Point Lake Champlain Valley
5

Great place for families

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time at this lake property. The house was in good condition with plenty of space for our family. The beach was a bit windy, but beautiful and clean. adequate beach equipment provided by owner.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I am pleased that your stay at our beachfront cottage worked out so well for your entire family.
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Large Beachfront Family Cottage on Sandy Beach at Colchester Point
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p400599vb
-207-510-1784
Mills Point Lake Champlain Valley
Cumberland, RI
5

Most Memorable Summer Getaway

  • 5 of 5
This cottage is the perfect summer get away. Our kids love the freedom and the variety of activities right out the back door - beach combing, canoes, catching fish, you name it. After an active day of hiking, running, or playing soccer, we love to come back to a relaxing afternoon on the beach. Many nights we have sat on the beach listening to the waves by a bonfire, roasting marshmallows, and enjoying great summer nights. Even better, waking up to the lake in the morning with a cup of coffee is the absolutely best way to start a day! We've enjoyed this cottage as a honeymoon getaway, family vacation and way to reconnect with our closest friends. It is a memory we look forward to making each summer!
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Large Beachfront Family Cottage on Sandy Beach at Colchester Point
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p400599vb
-207-510-1784
Mills Point Lake Champlain Valley
Glastonbury
5

You may find Heaven is at Colchester Point

  • 5 of 5
Need to get away from the maddening crowds? Want to relax, sunbathe, read a book, or swim while enjoying magnificent views from the shore of Lake Champlain? Want to be lulled to sleep by the sound of the gentle waves of the Lake slapping at the sand? Camp Cunningham is calling you. Rustic charm and comfort located within a short drive to Burlington’s eclectic shops and restaurants. This is an excellent area for bicycling, hiking, kayaking and day trips to Stowe, The Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, and much more. Our visits there have always been memorable.
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Lake Champlain Ferries - Burlington to Port Kent
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Essex Jct. VT
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 89
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $2,350 Per week

Mills Point Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer
Jun 20 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,350
 
 
Prime Summer
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 12 2015 - Sep 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning Service per week $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Mills Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1824 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet and Sink
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Sink, Shower
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Front bedroom with lake view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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