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Steve Kirby

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Secluded Cabin on 215 Acres With Its Own Pond

16 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Derby Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

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.

Suitability:
  • 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

Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

Secluded Cabin on 215 Acres With Its Own Pond
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
5

A rustic, peaceful paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was amazing. It's secluded and peaceful. My friend and I found surprises around every corner of the cabin. There is everything you need to cook, bathe, sleep etc. but it still feels like you are way off the beaten path. The land itself is fascinating and rural. Us city folk loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

TRANQUILITY

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was a rustic dream. My wife and I loved our week here. While we mostly lived on the deck, the interior of the cabin is nicer and more comfortable than the pictures we saw posted indicated. The kitchen was easy to cook full meals in, and the bed we slept on was great. The bathroom is beautiful with all it’s screened-in views.

The pond was mesmerizing. We saw no one, and heard human activity only a couple of times the whole week. But we saw lots of wildlife action from eagles to herons to humming birds to a beaver who crossed slowly in front of the cabin every evening at 6.

The edge of the pond was ringed with narrow band of small lily pads. We bought $4 blow-up floats at the local hardware store and coasted from the dock out across the plants and into the center of the pond where we took long swims every day. In the evening we built a fire in the fire pit or stargazed from the deck.

We slowed way down at the cabin. Very mellow. We took some longish walks without ever leaving the property. But it was nice that Newport was only a few minutes away and Derby just a bit further. Between the two towns we found everything we needed.

Really special. We will never forget it.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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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5

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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4

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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5

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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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Burlington or Montreal, 1.5 hrs
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-91
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

Derby Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Standard
Feb 5 2016 - Oct 9 2016
2 night minimum stay
$140
$980
 
 
Standard
Apr 22 2017 - Oct 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$140
$980
 

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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Amenities

Derby Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
  • No shower, just a bath tub. Bring your own towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , First Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Upstairs; stairs are steep
  • Spacious bedrooms with comfortable mattresses. Must provide own sheets and pillow cases, we provide blankets and pillows. Steep interior stairs to upper bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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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