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Victorian Lakefront Cottage, Basin Harbor area

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Jim Norton
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2017

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.

Amenities

Ferrisburgh Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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Victorian Lakefront Cottage, Basin Harbor area
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews
5

Beautiful home with great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, well attended and furnished, with all the creature comforts you need.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just like my parents' home on Lake Champlain years ago!

  • 5 of 5

This camp on the Lake even smelled like a real camp! My (adult) children and I were delighted to be back on the Lake, the grandchildren loved the big lawn and swing, it was a perfect spot to celebrate my 70th birthday :)

We took advantage of the Red Barn at Basin Harbor for dinner one night and easily made trips to Shelburne and Middlebury to look around. The evenings were chilly, most of our days sunny and the lake beautiful. The house is really well outfitted both for the kitchen and for towels and blankets, games to play (we did puzzles in the porch area) and we sat in front of the fire in the evenings.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester
5

Summer cottage on the lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Everything was as described in the listing and had everything we needed. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning $200
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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