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Jim Norton

Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Victorian Lakefront Cottage, Basin Harbor area

7 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Ferrisburgh Cottage Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps up to 12

Charming 1885 Victorian lakefront Cottage located only one mile north of Basin Harbor resort with approximately 200 ft of shoreline nestled on nearly an acre of beautiful tall pines. Enjoy the large flat lawn perfect for family games or just enjoying the great lake view from the comfortable Adirondack chairs.

Cottage has all the charm of a traditional lake shore summer home with many modern amenities. Enjoy meals on the large screened-in porch or rock the day away on the large, open front porch overlooking the water. Relax in the living room in front of the beautiful stone fireplace. Wonderful upstairs sleeping porch gives the feel of sleeping under the stars. Kids can swim the day away on the sandy, shallow swimming area or enjoy the swing set overlooking the beach.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Jim Norton (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.3
based on 7 traveler reviews

Victorian Lakefront Cottage, Basin Harbor area
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews
4

Excellent location, well appointed, wonderful stay

  • 4 of 5

We vacation every year with our extended family and close family friends and always with the same goal. -- find a nice place on the lake that has a lot of space for the kids to play outdoors, a generous porch for the adults, a decent kitchen, in a good location. We found exactly what we wanted at the Pines. It is clearly a well-loved summer home that has been in the same family for years and it has a nice, welcoming vibe to it as a result. It's comfortable but not fussy, well stocked with the basic necessities, and is in a great central location. The house is well kept and clean. The absence of a washer/dryer was only a small issue but having two refrigerators (one mysteriously stocked with the largest zucchini any of us had ever seen) was very helpful. The knives were sharp (if you've stayed in a lot of self-catering properties and like to cook, you know that's a big deal) and there were plenty of plates, bowls, forks/knives/spoons/pots/pans, etc. We also appreciated the extra life jackets, the strategically placed flashlights, and the games cupboard. The TV/Sat was great but we didn't use it too often aside from checking the weather forecast.

Overall, we had a great time and I have to say that the owner, Jim, was especially helpful after the unexpected weather we had (big storm, lightening strike nearby, loss of electricity/wi-fi). We didn't venture too far. The kids fished, swam, and kayaked, and the adults mostly sat on the porch, caught up on our reading and napping. If you're looking for a family-centered, more traditional get-out-and-play vacation location, I would strongly recommend the Pines.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Contoocook, NH
5

Our favorite week of the year!

  • 5 of 5

I think this is 6 years our large extended family (now ages 1 to 77) has been at the Pines and this year was the best . . . we say that every year, however! We found it clean, well supplied (kitchen utensils, pots and pans, etc., bathrooms with paper and soaps), a new HDTV which was seldom watched but there for Red Sox games. The lawn is terrific for games and for sitting quietly in the early morning and watching the water games during the day. The access to the lake has improved greatly. The house is a great, not enough beds for us all, but the cousins don't mind the trifolds and couches. The large dining room table on the screen porch is so multipurpose . . . we use it for meals, card games, crafts or just a place to sit and yak. The owner is most responsive to our needs and is always available if we need to contact him. All and all, a nice annual vacation venue.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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5

Excellent place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at "The Pines" this memorial day weekend. The house is spacious and has an amazing yard and access to the lake. We were 8 adults and had plenty of space (rooms sleep 4+3+2+2+2) and multiple sitting areas/living rooms. We had a super-peaceful weekend listening to the soft waves from lake Champlain hitting the shore in our backyard.

I recommend this place to anyone who is looking for some peace time and a lovely well-preserved original Victorian house.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Contoocook, NH
5

Great spot for annual family week of fun

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd year at the Pines and it was perfect for our large extended family. Our ages ranged from 72 down to 15 months and there is something for everyone . . . from hamock to swing set. The yard is great for bocce, croquet, wiffle ball, ladder toss and washer toss (an old homemade set at that!) The wraparound porch with its swings and rocking chairs works well from dawn to dusk. Lots of chatting and laughter could be heard there all week. The large screened-in porch inside has a huge table that can seat many for meals and card games. The kitchen is well stocked and very convenient . . . we bring our own dish washers! The bedrooms work well for us. It is camp week so none of us expect lots of privacy and cousins are happy to double up. The 3 bathrooms are very sufficient. The setting can't be beat. Watching the sailboats come from the north is quite a sight. The kids love the raft and the bay is great for even the beginning kayakers.

We hope to continue making this our destination for many years to come.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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Mendon, Vermont, Longboat Key Florida
5

Summer on Lake Champlain at its Best

  • 5 of 5

We have rented the Pines for several years with our grown children and young grandchildren and are already looking forward to the summer of 2010. This large cottage (fondly referred to by our family as “the Vermont Lake House) is perfect for families with its access to the water for boating and swimming and plenty of outdoor space for playing. The dining room is a pleasant space for family meals on days when the weather forces us indoors. Bedroom space is ample and reminiscent of summer camps we have all loved in our youth. Our grandchildren scamper in and out and up and down the stairs with delight getting their toys and bathing suits. The wrap around porch serves not only as a vantage point to enjoy the lake, but also as a lovely place to relax and read a book or hang out with a beer and play the guitar, or even to sit and chat with one of the many friendly neighbors or the local handyman.

We searched for years for just the right place on Lake Champlain for our family gatherings. Our children grew up in Vermont, but have since left the state to pursue their careers. Everyone looks forward to our vacation at the Pines, within walking distance to the wonderful Basin Harbor Club, and an easy drive to Burlington, where our children spent their college years.

We love Vermont in the summer and we love our weeks at the Pines

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
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Massachusetts
4

Delightful family cottage

  • 4 of 5

A great week. The cottage is situated on a quiet cove and has everything you need to enjoy the water. The surrounding area is also quite lovely and great for families. The cottage is quite campy but that's exactly why we liked it, full of charm with that great porch. Yes, it is probably a little cramped for 12 (we had 6 kids and 6 adults) but if you have kids it is ideal. My only gripe is that we could not use the washer/dryer. When you are there with kids for a week, we needed it.

Lots to recommend it however,

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Burlington (VT)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Red Mill Pub @ Basin Harbor Resort
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Charlotte (VT) - Essex (NY)
Nearest Golf
Basin Harbor Resort
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Burlington
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
US Rte 7 & VT 22A
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Red Mill Pub @ Basin Harbor Resort
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
On Site
Car: necessary

Enjoy swimming, fishing, boating (dock and mooring provided), bike riding or jogging. In your boat you can explore the rugged NY coastline across the lake or venture up the nearby Otter Creek to the base of the falls in Vergennes. Basin Harbor resort is less than a mile away and boasts a fine 18 hole golf course and Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Basin Harbor also has a friendly pub and fine dining restaurant for those nights you just don't want to cook. Wonderful hiking trails are nearby at Button Bay (2 miles away) and Mt. Philo State Park (10 miles away). The quaint downtown of Vergennes is only 6 miles away and Middlebury and Burlington (only 20 and 30 minute drives respectively) are great towns for shopping, dining, theatre, etc.

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Rates & Availability

Ferrisburgh Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Spring / Early Summer
May 13 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,700
 
 
Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
Fall
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

$1,500 to $3,000 per week
July & August weeks: $3000/week
June & September weeks: $2200/week
May & October weeks: $1500/week

all rates exclude VT State 9% Room Tax
Security Deposit of 50% required at booking with remainder paid before stay begins. Deposit is refundable up to four weeks before stay begins. Special requests for deposit refund considered within four weeks

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Ferrisburgh Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
1 king, 2 queens, 2 doubles, 2 twins. Dock & Mooring, Sandy Beach & Swing Set.

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