Three wonderful weeks in this lovely home
Submitted: September 15, 2011
Stayed: July 2011
In August 2011, our family of four (two kids, age 0 and 2) spent three wonderful weeks in this lovely home just a few minutes away from Lake Champlain. Our second child had just been born a couple of months earlier and this property provided the perfect country-side refuge to spend part of my wife's maternity leave. The photos of this home on the VRBO site, while appealing, don't really do justice to the charme of the house (great old wooden floors instead of the stomachpain inducing carpets all too common in many American homes) and the stunning views over lake Champlain you get from the kitchen/dining room area as well as the master bedroom. The house works very well for families and kids of all ages. The kitchen is very well equipped and even though we are proud and dedicated home-cooks, we weren't missing any tools. The only (and minor) downside to the house is that it doesn't have a porch or terrace and the 20m trek from the kitchen to the grill or garden-table can be a bit cumbersome if you're cooking elaborate dinners.
The owner was extremely responsive, helpful, and respectful: all emails were usually answered within an hour and when at one point the grill broke down, he immediately bought an intimidatingly big new one. The "Old Brick Store" in Charlotte, which is just a hundred meters away from the house is a major asset, offering homebaked pizzas and muffins and making capuccinos that even my Italian wife would praise. And finally Charlotte is a great place offering a rural flair while being just 20 minutes away from Burlington. There are excellent restaurants and lovely state parks in the area.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 3/3
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