|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Call soon for summer 2016. Prime weeks book quickly. New this year internet and a 32" TV with Blu-ray/VCR.
Private dock, boat launch and 60' of lakeshore. World class fishing and some of the best bike routes in Vermont. Extra features include enclosed sleeping porch and a stone porch overlooking the lake. A large screened game room provides additional eating and playing space. Ideal for extended family vacation in summer or peaceful couples retreat in the spring and fall. On dead-end road surrounded by meadows, forest and 1 mile from Sand Dunes State Park and golf course. Approximately 35 miles North of Burlington and 60 miles South of Montreal. Great fishing, boating and relaxing. Open May -October. Outstanding feature: One of the things our guests like most about our home is the large screened porch equipped with picnic tables and a sectional couch. Ideal for those occasional rainy days and dining anytime.
Guest Book: 'We were fortunate to have possibly the best weather of the summer. The dock was wonderful, the kids loved fishing off it. Our 10 year old was lucky enough to catch a large bass, even though it scared her. Thank you for the delicious chips and salsa and the use of your home for our family to spend time together.' - The Woon family, CA, VT and PA
'Just finished up our week. We love Lake Champlain! The cool breeze was much appreciated. We'll be back. Thanks for sharing your well-equipped home!' -The Wysocki family, NY
'Very cozy, well-equipped home. We had beautiful warm weather and a wonderful time. Thank you.'- Catherine Allaire, Vancouver
Guest Book: 'We've had a great time up here - weather fantastic. We used our boat a lot. Tonight our 15 year old son , Eric, and I watched a huge orange moon rise over the lake -- awesome. Salsa and chips were yummy. Thanks for a great week and fun memories.'-Amy and Mike Raville, VT
'I enjoyed my stay very much - a delightful place - thank you. The fireflies were amazing one night.' - Rosemary, England.
Rachael’s family has summered here for over 70 years. Her teenagers are the 5th generation to camp on the Poor Farm Road. Learning to swim and fish and water ski and sing around the campfire. They have also been introduced to astronomy in a big way as the current Grandpa has an observatory next door which he is happy to show off. Please find other information about the house and local area below.
Molly Comeau purchased this house in 2001
Our extended family long ago outgrew the original camp building that had been purchased in the mid 1940's and we were lucky enough to have this nearby property come on the market. We snapped it up and my brothers and their wives also bought summer places down the road. Summers spent on the lake are a precious part of our lives and we love to share the experience with others.
The road is named for the large farm built here in the 1850’s that was the 19th Century’s rough form of social safety net. The farm was abolished in the early 1900’s and the land surrounding this house became privately farmed until this day. The lake house you are staying in has an equally colorful history. Constructed with the materials at hand and receiving its water and fuel via pipes from the main farmhouse (still visible as the nearest white building to the north of the house), it was the tenant farmhouse built for the hired man and his family. When the farm no longer needed extra manpower, this house became a private year-round residence in the late 1950’s. Additions such as the screen room, porch, and garage were added at this time.
A house with years of love built in!
Loved my mornings on the dock, the very comfortable bed, my walks to the Harborside Store, rocking on the porch, reading and painting. Thank you for the week.
To start this review I'd like to say that every interaction I had with the owners was very pleasant and they were both respectful and friendly at every communication. They were also accommodating to us having our old, lazy dog with us which was appreciated.
In regards to the house, we have spent lots of time in different rentals and lakehouses and this one really just felt neglected in regards to cleanliness. The kitchen had just about everything you'd need to cook short of a cutting board. The sofas/beds were alright but definitely felt quite dirty, we found old wrappers for crackers/pepperoni under the sofa in one room. The tap water, while we did get warned it's not good for drinking, simply had a very rotten smell on which made it very unpleasant to shower in. We also lost water one morning when we were preparing for a birthday party which really hurt our travelling efforts. I believe the owners made every effort to fix it as fast as possible but it still ended up being close to half a day without water for 8 people and the smell seemed to increase after the fix, half of our party left early due to it.
The swim dock/private beach area, which is located across a road on the front of the house, are pretty much unusable outside of sitting with some chairs and a fire. The vegetation combined with the rocks make it useless for swimming or fishing. The dunes located about 5 minutes away has a pleasant sandy beach that we went to every day for $4/adult and $2/kid, which was probably the best thing about the trip.
As far as location it has a decent general store right across the bridge with the closest true grocery store being about 25 minutes away. There are a few local shops and plenty of beautiful scenic areas that were fun to drive around and see. We'll definitely be back to the area but most likely not to the particular rental.
We had a wonderful time! The house is located very close to the Sand Dunes, which we took advantage of almost every day. We have stayed at one of the Comeau's properties for several years now, and they are a great family. Really helpful. Wonderful vacation.
this is in a good location for access to some lovely state parks as well as a day trip to Montreal. our arrival on a 90 degree day was unpleasant as the house was closed up and roasting. many of the windows were barely operational and it was difficult to contact the manager for assistance. the lake was not accessible from the dock across the street due to heavy vegetation in the lake which was disappointing. we would not stay here again.
My family and I had a great time ....even with the lake being flooded! We have never seen the lake so high. We enjoy fishing from the shore with a little kayak fishing mixed in. Caught tons of fish.
The house was great and super close to the lake. Owners are very friendly and accommodating.
We have been coming to poor farm road for years but this was our first time at this location and we had just a wonderful time as we always have.
My family really enjoyed our stay here. We loved being so close to the lake and having our own dock to fish from and swim off of. The owners are super nice, and I appreciated being able to meet them. The best part of the visit was the location. We went to Burlington and Montreal for day trips, and also went to the sandy lake beach only one mile away. My kids loved it there. There are stores and restaurants close by, and the scenery is just spectacular. The house is cozy, especially the upstairs bedrooms. We hope to be able to return next year!
Fishing, Water Sports, Walking, Golfing, Biking, antiquing, Goodsell Reef geologic site, Parc Safarie (zoo and water park) one hour away, One hour to both Green and Adirondack Mountains.
Rates above do not include 9% VT Rooms and Meals Tax
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.