We absolutely loved our stay at the cottage. We were a group of 5 adults and 2 toddlers.
Chris was very communicative about our arrival and checked in with us to make sure everything was ok. The house was very clean and we were pleasantly surprised to find that the cottage was way bigger than we expected; the kitchen, living area and dining area are all open to each other so we had plenty of communal space. The bedrooms were very quiet due to their layout which was great because we were traveling with a 15 month and 17 month old but they didn't bother each other despite sleeping in adjacent rooms.
The screened porch was amazing for dinner, relaxing at night or just having a smaller room for the toddlers to play in without having to chase them all around :)
The beach deck was awesome and pretty unique and the beach itself was great. It's rocky but that was really a plus for us as the babies loved playing in the rocks and there was also a bit of sandy area to for them to play in. Once you walk out a few feet into the water there was also a sandy but shallow area we we could sit with the babies and play. The water itself was clear and not seaweed-y. This was definitely the best beach we've encountered at the various rentals we've stayed at on the lake.
The kitchen was well equipped and we definitely appreciated the convenience of the water cooler and two refrigerators (can you say beer fridge??!).
We loved St. Albans and hope next time we can explore a little more of the surrounding areas but for this trip we were happy staying at the house almost the whole time. Burlington is a quick 45 minute drive and you can get to Canada in about 20 minutes if you're looking for more to do. We also enjoyed Kill Kare State park for an afternoon (10 minutes or so). Grocery stores and Walmart about 15 minutes.
Thank you to the Poulin Family for sharing their house with us and we sincerely hope to return next summer.