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Four Season Lakeside Retreat

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
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Wells House Rental Photos and Description

Wake up to a beautiful morning sunrise over the lake. Watch the sunset behind the Green Mountains after a day of hiking, or swimming and boating on this sparkling Vermont lake. Relax at night with marshmallows roasting over a crackling campfire, while gazing at the moon and stars that glisten over the calm water. It's a great place to relax in solitude, share with a special companion, or frolic with the family! Cottage is on the west shore of Lake St. Catherine in Horeshoe Bay, considered the quiet side of the lake compared to busy Route 30. West Lake Road follows the western shoreline.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Peter & Ann O'Brien
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2016
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based on 6 traveler reviews

Four Season Lakeside Retreat
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Relaxing VT vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this lake rental! The house was meticulously clean, nicely decorated and very comfortable. The area was very quiet and the neighbors were friendly too. The couple that own the house were very nice and helped familiarize us with the area. My family enjoyed fishing, hiking, swimming, rowing and having campfires by the water. We were thrilled to be able to have our dog with us for the week too!

We enjoyed getting ice cream and playing mini golf at Otto's General Store and getting pizza from Poultney House of Pizza. We also liked visiting nearby Lake St. Catherine State Park, Slate Valley Museum & Pember Museum.

We would highly recommend this rental to anyone interested in visiting Lake St. Catherine!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ

A great deal

  • 5 of 5

I have rented this cottage for 5 consecutive years, and I plan to rent again this summer. Before 2006 I had rented three different Lake St. Catherine cottages. All were directly on the water, and two were larger. All things considered, this cottage is the best deal. It has always been spotlessly clean. The owners are unobtrusive, but very responsive if needed. The location on West Lake Road is close to both Wells, VT and Granville, NY. Although the cottage is across the road from the lake, the road is a dead end, and there is not a lot of traffic. The view from the deck of the cottage is unobstructed and beautiful. The waterfront area dedicated to the cottage is large and well maintained. I have use of a speedboat while I am there, and I've found the dock to be more than adequate.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wells, Vt

Juley 4th 2010

  • 5 of 5

Our firends and I stayed at the O'Briens property on July 4th of 2010.

We had a terrific time

The property had all the amemities that we needed,

We were close to the beach, the house size and lawn size was adequate

The property was very clean

The owners did everything to ensure we had a great time.

The neighborhood was quiet, neighbors friendly

WE spent most every night in fornt of a friendly, comfotable campfire

WE had a great time and have reserved July 4th week of 2011

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Morristown, New Jersey

Great Rental

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for three years on Lake St Catherine. It was perfect for our family of five. The Owners were very nice and never made us feel "watched over". The house was immaculate with an updated bathroom. The Lake is spectacular and the swimming area for this house was ideal (no mushy bottom). Our memories for this house would include sitting on the front deck reading, playing cards on the screen porch, golfing at the nearby course and barbecues with our extended family in the yard. I would highly recommend this house for the ideal lake vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York

great time at the lake!

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed the cabin at Lake St. Catherine for 6 summers! It is always kept so clean and neat. Beautiful sunrise over the lake can be enjoyed looking out the kitchen window. Bay is quiet from boat traffic and water depth is gradual so the kids can enjoy the water.

Always have a great time enjoying the lake!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fayston, Vermont

Some good, some bad

  • 3 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised by the house - somewhat nicer and less rustic than expected. Pretty well equipped, larger than it looks in the photos, and spotless. Disappointed by the location. Lake St. Catherine is nice, especially the west side, where this house is. However, it was offered and priced as waterfront, but the house actually was across the street from the lake. The "waterfront" is a little slice of land with a shaky dock that is on the side of the lot across the street (where the owners' house is located). They were nice, but there is zero privacy and there was little place for kids to play. There is a streetlight close to the waterfront, so the campfire area is brightly lit so not a nice place to a enjoy a fire. The owners are very pleasant and accommodating, but the weekend we were leaving they had a large gathering and we didn't feel comfortable with allowing the kids to play outside because it would have seemed rude. Generally the area is great - near to Manchester, Bromley Mt. and its summer activities, and Lake George with all its tourist attractions is close.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Clarification/owner response to "Some good, some bad": Upon telephone contact, potential renters are informed of the location of the rental. Waterfront lot is over 50 feet wide and is specifically for the use of the tenants. It is large enough for a volleyball net, if tenants desire to bring one, in addition to the space for the campfire pit and picnic area, plus several chairs. There is also lawn in front of the octtage for chairs, etc and shaded lawn space to the side of the driveway, plus additional space in the back. All could accomodate a tent if so desired, plus additonal parking.Tenants are easily able to stand on the deck of the cottage and communicate across the road with those at the waterfront. The light referred to is not a "street light", but is a security light neighbors have, which is not on the waterfront side of the road. It does not prevent the ambiance of a nice campfire. The road does not have "street lights". If someone prefers not to be outdoors or prefers their own private time when neighbors are enjoying the lake atmosphere, that is their personal preference. The neighborhood is family friendly, and surrouding neighbors mix & mingle congenially with one another!
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Lake Saint Catherine State Park
Lake St. Catherine Country Club
Original Vermont Store
Perry's Main Street Eatery
Wells Country Store
"Some of the best muffins, breakfast sandwiches and Dad's Doughnuts"
Green Mountain College
Stratton Mountain
Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom - Six Flags
Dorset Field Club
The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa
The Barn Restaurant
Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Rutland Vt. Air Port
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lake St. Catherine Country Club
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Amtrak Rutland Vt.
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Kilington, Pico, Stratton
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Lake St. Catherine State Park and Camp Grounds

Lake St. Catherine is nestled in the middle of Vermont with many activities to enjoy and places to see. Within a 10 to 60 minute drive of many wonderful things to do. Enjoy shopping and dining in historic Manchester Center. Visit various nearby museums. Go antiquing. Hike many trails. Golf at Lake St. Catherine Country Club, and some of the best and oldest in Vermont THE Dorset Country Club, Equinox Country Club, Manchester Country Club. Take a Vermont day trip to Killington, Stratton or Woodstock. Enjoy a short drive to Lake George, NY, the Great Escape Fun Park and the Adirondack Mountains ... or simply relax next to the lake !


Rates & Availability

Wells House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Tax Rate 9.0%

$500. upon reservation of the week. Balance due upon arrival.

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Wells House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1455 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Futon in third bedroom sleeps 1- 2 comfortably.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
1 queen, 3 twins, 1 futon (sleeps 1-2 comfortably). Dock, rowboat, swimming; screen porch; campfire pit; well water; furnace; ample parking; excellent hunting, fishing and ice fishing.

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