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Secluded Cabin on 215 Acres With Its Own Pond

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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.


Owner
Steve Kirby
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 29, 2017

Amenities

Derby Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Secluded Cabin on 215 Acres With Its Own Pond
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews
5

A bit off-the-grid, but worth it!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at this beautiful, secluded cabin. Clean and comfortable, and the whole pond to ourselves. Our hosts were accommodating and communicative and made squaring away the logistics of arriving and propane heat easy. Would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

An ideal weekend of seclusion

  • 5 of 5

This cabin rental is an ideal place for a secluded getaway in nature; the lack of power and cell phone signal proved to be a benefit. The only evidence I had of other humans for several days was the occasional far off sound of a motor running. The woods surrounding the cabin are peaceful, but full of delightful surprises. The old farmhouse and old orchard are wonderful areas to explore. The pond itself if larger than expected and entirely private. I massively enjoyed rowing around while looking at the trees and the wildlife. I was there only with my girlfriend, but the cabin could easily sleep more. My main regret is that I did not book more time -- something I intend to remedy next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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4

Beautiful quiet restful

  • 4 of 5

We really loved going here! As a fan of screened in porches I enjoyed being here immensely!!! We did go into Newport to check out the scene and recommend a spin by the library. But, really it is all about the peaceful surroundings at the Pond! Lots of nature and so relaxing- wish we could stay longer! Want to get back for another Season!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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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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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
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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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Map

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

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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