Colchester cottage rental - west-facing view of lake house
west-facing view of lake house
 
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
 

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4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 400' lakefront, sleeps 7-12

• Large, rustic, seasonal lake house (4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms) situated on 1.2 acres at the tip of Barney Point with 400(+/-) feet of cliff-top, Lake Champlain frontage and direct beach access! …15/20 minutes from Burlington, Vermont.

• Spectacular sunrises & sunsets with breathtaking views to the southeast, south and west encompassing the Lake Champlain valley and New York State's magnificent Adirondack Mountain Range.

• Interior stair and balcony railings, some furniture (tables, benches, chairs, swings, etc.) and great room ceiling truss crafted from cedar trees harvested on-site at time of construction in the 1920's!

• Modern kitchen, washer/dryer, wireless internet & cable TV, etc.

• Large screened-in porch for meals, games, cocktails and/or conversation.

• Great for family vacations/gatherings, romantic getaways, professional retreats, etc.

• Many recreational & dining options nearby: bike & running paths, boat launches, parks, restaurants (fine & fast), quick-stops, grocery stores, gas stations, even a drive-in movie theater!

• Family ownership: My parents purchased the cottage on Barney Point in 1948 and the land in 1984. Their children (I have 10 siblings!), grand children, great-grand children and great-great-grandchildren continue to enjoy the property every year as have countless friends, relatives and visitors over the years. It is the most special place in our lives. We are humbled to own it and thrilled to continue a tradition of sharing it with friends and visitors from around the world. It has been the scene of weddings, graduations and other festive celebrations ...as well as quiet getaways to refresh and recharge the energy in one's life. If you are planning a 'fair-weather' Vermont vacation, please consider staying at Barney Point. You won't be disappointed!

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• Family ownership: Parents purchased the cottage on Barney Point in 1948 and the land in 1984. Their children (I have 10 siblings!), grand children, great-grand children and great-great-grandchildren continue to enjoy the property every year as have countless friends, relatives and visitors over the years. It is a special place. We are humbled to own it and thrilled to continue a tradition of sharing it with friends and visitors from around the world. It has been the scene of weddings, graduations and other festive celebrations ...as well as quiet getaways to refresh, and recharge the energy in one's life. If you are planning a Vermont vacation, please consider staying at Barney Point. You won't be disappointed!

Tim McKenzie purchased this cottage in 1948

7 Reviews of Property 905477 in Colchester, Vermont

Barney Point, Lake Champlain - Spectacular Location!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Barney Point, Lake Champlain - Spectacular Location!
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Colchester Lake Champlain Valley
5

Lovely open rustic lodge

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
My mother and I concluded a "tour" of family visits with a 6 night stay at Barney Point. The setting is stunning with views across the lake and down the lake from this treed ledge above the lake. Every night we built an outdoor fire and watched the sun set. There great view to the lake from the front of the house and captivating partial views from most of the bedrooms.

The big open space is great for visiting, hanging out and entertaining. We had multiples dinner guests and visitors over the course of our time there and everyone loved it.

The owner Tim was very communicative in advance of the trip. We ended up arriving later than planned, and he brought in a lot of wood for the fireplace insert. What's more he turned on the lights and the space heaters and laid in a fire so that we felt immediately welcomed when we arrived. This particular night was chilly and he set out extra blankets and so on. We were very comfortable and did not get cold, and it was easy to learn to use the fireplace insert, which warms the main area of the house quickly. If you have a cold sensitive person in your group, the downstairs bedroom stays quite comfortable with the space heater and the fireplace.

There is a huge screened porch with another big table suitable for a big group, again with amazing views.

The kitchen is well equipped and we had everything we needed. I would suggest a few more non-glass plates and a salad spinner....but thats a suggestion not a complaint :-)

This is a setting best for people who appreciate simplicity, beauty, and a sense of history.

It is convenient to the causeway trail, which I feel is a must do for walkers or bikers. There are grocery stores a short drive away though I prefer to shop at City Market in Burlington which is an awesome market. The drive-in movie theater is also a must-do.

We definitely will look to return to Barney Point. We have stayed at many homes on the lake in Colchester, Shelbourne and Charlotte over the past three years when our daughter has been in school at UVM and this was certainly our favorite.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Dana,

Thanks for your kind words. So glad you and your guests had such a wonderful time at Barney Point! It seems you took full advantage of everything our property has to offer ...and enjoyed your time there as much, if not more, than the other nearby places to go and things to do here in Vermont and the Lake Champlain valley. Perfect!

All the best,
Tim
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5

Wonderful End to Our Summer at Barney Point

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Our large family just finished a week's stay at Barney Point, and is still talking about it. This rustic cottage is set on a cliff directly on Lake Champlain. With 14 of us, including 2 babies, there was ample room for eating, sleeping, and even getting away from each other if needed. We made use of the bunkie as well. This is like a cottage should be, simple yet well stocked. The magnificent wood stove heated up the cabin on those cooler mornings. Easy access to the beach, bicycle paths, Burlington, superb views of the mountains in NY, beautiful sunsets were all much enjoyed bonuses. We enjoyed all that Vermont has to offer.....scenery, swimming, fishing and kayaking in Lake Champlain, hiking up and down Mt. Mansfield, cliff jumping, biking, picking blueberries, Burlington Farmer's market (probably the best out there) and so much more.

Tim, thanks for all your help in planning our vacation. I knew, when I first spoke with you, that your cottage was meant for us....seeing you come from a family of 11, and we have 11 children. If we are ever back in Vermont, we will definitely stay at Barney Point.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Marcia and Gary,

So glad to know you enjoyed your time at Barney Point. It does make a great home base from which to launch an exciting Vermont vacation. Thanks so much for coming! It was a real joy to see a big family like yours (just like ours!) take in so much of what Vermont has to offer ...not the least of which those amazing Lake Champlain sunsets from Barney Point! Seeing the smiles on the faces of all your kids (and their kids!) when you arrived and the enthusiasm with which everyone immediately began "setting up camp" (choosing rooms, exploring the grounds, etc.) brought me back 30 years!
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Barney Point, Lake Champlain - Spectacular Location!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p905477
+1 802 777-3804
Colchester Lake Champlain Valley
5

Fabulous Vacation on Lake Champlain

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Our stay at Barney Point was magical. Located close to Burlington and the Islands we had access to all the amenities of the area. The beach was a short walk down a path so we kayaked and swam every day. The bike path was minutes from the camp making biking into Burlington easy. Heading north on the bike path brought us to the Causeway that separates Mallette's Bay from the open lake.

The camp is very comfortable, clean and large enough for a crowd. The kitchen is fully equipped and the side eating porch has a 2 large tables to gather around for meals. When we needed a quiet place to read we only had to go to the front or back of the camp to find a quiet spot.

Tim was very helpful answering all our questions and giving us helpful tips. We plan to go back next year for another special vacation on the lake.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Marilyn,

We are glad to know that you, Sean and your friends and family had such a great time! I love the idea that it was a "magical" for you. Barney Point has been just that (and more!) for our family for 65 years. That's what makes it so much fun to share! Please do come back soon! We look forward to seeing you again.
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Barney Point, Lake Champlain - Spectacular Location!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p905477
+1 802 777-3804
Colchester Lake Champlain Valley
5

Stunning views, comfortable accomodations, perfection!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
My friends and I are UVM alumni and we wanted to rent a lake house near Burlington so we can access the town easily, while also enjoying a stay on the lake. The house was no more than 20 minutes away from downtown Burlington - making it very easy to get cabs to pick us up from the house and bring us back to the house as well. The house itself was incredible. So much seating, common space, rustic and beautiful décor. It was all perfect. Thank you to Tim, who is a very kind man for renting out his precious family home. You can tell that the home is filled with a lot of love :)
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Amanda!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Barney Point, Lake Champlain - Spectacular Location!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p905477
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Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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"Beds were comfy ...location was even better.."

"Beds were comfy ...location was even better.."
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
Thank you so much, the house was great!!! The beds were comfy and the location was even better!!! It was so nice being on the water. Thanks again.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Barney Point, Lake Champlain - Spectacular Location!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p905477
+1 802 777-3804
Colchester Lake Champlain Valley
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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"Fallen hard for this beautiful place..."

"Fallen hard for this beautiful place..."
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
Hi Tim, Just wanted you to know we've settled in and fallen hard for this beautiful place. Thanks for sharing!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Barney Point, Lake Champlain - Spectacular Location!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p905477
+1 802 777-3804
Colchester Lake Champlain Valley
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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"Great location for day trips!..."

"Great location for day trips!..."
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
Hi Tim,

Had a lot of fun here. Great location for day trips! Lovely not to have to worry about A.C. The weather as so nice all week...
Helpful votes: 1/1