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Steve Kirby

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Secluded Cabin on 215 Acres With Its Own Pond

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Northeast Kingdom Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

This unique cabin, accessed by our 1/2 mile easily navigated wilderness road is very comfortable, peaceful and private. Propane appliances (refrigerator, lights, stove, water heater) provide all the basic amenities. The lack of utility power only accentuates this great escape. We own the surrounding 215 acres and Vermont's North East Kingdom provides endless outdoor recreational opportunities. Great wildlife viewing (beaver, moose, waterfowl, song birds, deer). Fishing on the pond is excellent for small catfish, and Lake Memphremagog and good trout streams are nearby. Newport is only a 10 minute drive away for shopping, restaurants, entertainment. No shower, but the bathroom has a tub so you can enjoy a hot bath with a view of the pond. Please contact us for more information and photos. We have no cleaning service so guests are asked to bring their own linens and clean the cabin when they leave.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steve Kirby (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 14 traveler reviews

Secluded Cabin on 215 Acres With Its Own Pond
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
Decatur, GA

Amazing place for peace and beauty -fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We were so excited to find this opportunity to rent. As we drove down the path to get to it, we were not prepared for how the large the pond is, and the house sits right up next to it. This place is so quiet and so peaceful. The house was in great shape and clean. We found everything we needed to make meals, and we found the appliances to be easy to use with the great instructions that are there. The cabin is fantastic for experiencing off-grid living, yet didn’t feel like we were off the grid because of the solar and gas options. With the option to sleep upstairs or downstairs, we chose upstairs, with the windows open at night – only the sound of the frogs occasionally to lull us to sleep. We spent a bit of time on the pond itself, enjoying the geese, the beavers, and various birds – some of which we had not seen before. The bull frogs were also fun to look for. The screen porch – the front deck – we chilled there for our long weekend in July, and noticed no bugs or mosquitos, probably due to the frogs. We highly recommend this if you are looking for peace, solitude, and a connection with nature. You will not regret it… we cannot wait to go back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Unplugged w/comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

Cobb Pond is the place to go to get "unplugged" yet maintain the comforts of home! My wife and I were looking for a place to get away from the world and get back into nature for a long weekend. Steve and Kathy's cabin was perfect! With solar lighting, gas powered amenities, and running water the cabin had everything we didn't want to go without, yet maintained the cabin in the woods feel with no electricity. We get so easily distracted by tv's, computers, and cellphones, it was great to get away and listen to nature!

The cabin was clean and was nice and cool at night. We had a great cross breeze coming through that lulled us to sleep each night. The cabin was stocked with board games and books which were great as we did get a couple thunder storms. It was amazing watching the storms on the screened in front porch overlooking the pond. Having a refrigerator/freezer was a very nice amenity as we didn't need to fuss with ice and coolers. The ability to wash up and cool off in the tub after a day of exploring the pond and surrounding area made each night much more comfortable. The running water is spring fed and we were cautious not to deplete the reserve however, we had plenty of water for the two of us all weekend.

The cabin is perfectly located, private with your own gated road, away from everything yet minutes from the highway and Newport. We went into town each day to explore, eat and shop. The farmer market on Saturday was a nice stop to grab locally grown produce. The Eastside Restaurant was our favorite place to dine as you can eat on the deck right on the water of Lake Memphremagog. We also grabbed an Ice Cream at Tim and Doug's and walked around the waterfront, while catching the sunset over the mountains. Great views and such a clean, friendly town!

Steve and Kathy did a great job listing this cabin. Everything they depicted in the listing was accurate. They responded quickly to my emails and provided as much help as possible for any questions we had. I recommend this cabin to anyone looking to get away and back to nature without giving up too much comfort! We look forward to returning in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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RIght Out of A "Country Living" Magazine

  • 4 of 5

After reading the numerous reviews and seeing the pictures of this cabin, we knew this the place for our next vacation. We were not disappointed. Before we even opened the door, we were mesmerized by the beauty and serenity of the pond which we found lasted from sunrise to sunset. The frogs, the varied ducks, Canadian Geese, beaver, Ruby Throated Hummingbirds and Great Blue Herons all brought the pond to life in a never ending chorus of nature. Quite breathe taking at times. Once inside the cabin, we were met with a rustic charm that could have been right out of a "Country Living" magazine from the cast iron gas stove to the country quilts on the beds. Once you get used to the nuances of the cabin including no electricity, cooking with gas, planning ahead for bathes and the night noises, it is true relaxation. The cabin features a notebook with useful information of the local sights, a map of the surrounding area, very easy to follow directions for turning on and off the gas. Grocery stores, ice cream shops and gas stations are very nearby for easy access. The cabin comes complete with dishes, pots, pans, sliverware and other typical kitchen wares including a percolator coffee pot (coffee the old fashioned way!). During our stay, most of our time was spent either on the deck or in the screened in porch. We were nicely surprised at how few bugs there were, even for August! Activities we enjoyed in the surrounding community included a day at the water park at Jay Peak- a must do if you have children. The Pump House is full of fun slides, lazy river, surfing wall and is kept very clean with lots of food options. We also rented a pontoon from the Newport Marina for an afternoon on the lake doing a little fishing and sight seeing- would do again but suggest to call ahead as boats book quick in prime time. In addition, Kathy was very helpful with any questions asked and we would certainly recommend this cabin to anyone that wants to enjoy a "break from it all".

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Cobb Pond for a week, with my son and daughter-in-law. It was perfect for what we needed - getting away from way too busy lives. When it rained we read, played board games, and did jigsaw puzzles. When the sun came out we walked the trails and canoed on the pond. Easy access to supplies and exploring the countryside. This is a great get-away for those who need the quiet (except for the frog chorus, which I missed after leaving!) and are comfortable with roughing it a little and cleaning up for the next lucky visitors.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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A Weekend to relax and enjoy the great outdoors!

  • 5 of 5

I had a great time at this cabin. I am a mid aged guy who was looking for a place to unwind and enjoy the great outdoors and found it here at Cobb Pond. Kathy and Steve were great to work with and have a nice clean place to enjoy with lots of hiking trails and like other reviews say close enough to town if you forget or need anything. I rented this place for one weekend and I know I should have stayed longer but had to get back to CT. I stayed alone for the weekend just because my wife is not the kind who likes to rough it a little. The first night was interesting with all the new sounds but by the next night it was like putting on an old hat. I loved the fact the gate could be locked at night being alone gave me a better feeling for security. I went to bed each night by 9:00 and up at the crack of dawn to sit on the deck and try and get a picture of a moose. I could hear the moose but I guess they were shy and didn't want their picture taken. When the sun finally came up and the noise of the moose were long gone I would cast my line in the water to challenge my fishing skills. I am looking forward to next year, I want to make this a special weekend for myself it is nice to be alone once in a while and this place was everything I needed to take away the stress of working two jobs and never having enough time to get things done etc. Basically I had nothing to do unless I wanted to. Great time!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awe inspiring

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about how wonderful the experience or renting this cabin was for us. Kathy and Steve are very nice, very accommodating people. The cabin is truly a gorgeous place. Very well kept and pleasant to be in. Bathing while looking out at the pond in all its glory was amazing. We saw several flocks of geese come in to spend the night, heard many animals, from the barred owls and hawks to moose and bear. There are trails to hike on, lots of nature to see and adore. Less than 10 minutes away you can purchase anything you may have forgotten. I am looking forward to visiting this place again and again. This was by far the most relaxing and beautiful vacation we have ever been on. Thank you Kathy and Steve for sharing your cabin with the rest of us. It is truly a beauty everyone should see at least once in their lifetime!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Burlington or Montreal, 1.5 hrs
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Zoo and Water Park in Canada 1 hr drive


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Feb 5 2016 - Oct 9 2016
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

We require a $200 security deposit that is refundable barring any necessary deductions. Half of rental fee is due at booking and the balance is due May 1.

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Northeast Kingdom Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Heating ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
  • No shower, just a bath tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , First Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Upstairs
  • Spacious bedrooms with comfortable mattresses. Must provide own sheets, we provide blankets and pillows. Steep interior stairs to upper bedroom.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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