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Private Vermont Lakefront, Basin Harbor, Boats, Bikes, Wifi, Dock

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights

About the property

3 BR 1 Bath Sleeps 6, Huge dock, Bikes, Mooring,Large lawn, Swing Set and toys!

This classic cottage is set on 1.3 acres of land with a large, sunny yard, large dock and 300 ft of waterfront facing an undisturbed state park. The cottage is designed as a family retreat and therefore simply furnished. While we have WIFI there is no TV, or video games. Its a great place to unplug, relax with the family and pick up a book or a fishing rod.

The property is a balance of nice lawn for games and outdoor eating and a waterfront great for swimming and boating. The special location opposite parkland means that the lake is quiet and the vista is great. The dirt roads have little traffic making them great for walks or bike rides with kids or just the quiet nature sounds.

In the house the three bedrooms sleep 6 people. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed; the second bedroom has two beds; a full and a twin and the third has twin beds setup for children (linens and towels are provided). The bedrooms open onto a living room with a gas fireplace for cool fall evenings.

The Eat-in kitchen has an electric stove, oven and microwave, dishwasher, and Washer/Dryer. The kitchen breakfast table has views of the lake. On the back of the house, a beautiful, large, screened-in porch provides panoramic views of the lake and the Adirondack park and mountains on the New York side of the lake. A new updated central single bathroom has a pedestal sink, toilet, and large new Bathtub/Shower.

Outside there is lots to do. There is Lawn furniture, 4 bikes, a Weber charcoal grill (no gas grill), Hammock, a children's swing set, very large dock and mooring which are included. Access to the private dock is via a rustic path and stairs.

A large 17' canoe, rowing dinghy may be included if they are within repair.

Golf, Tennis, and Babysitting are available for fees associated with Basin Harbor Club, the local resort 1 mile down the road.

More Details

Chris Hering
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
February 7, 2017


Ferrisburgh Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Renovated bathroom contains a sink, toilet, and large tub with shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Porch - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The cottage has three bedrooms and sleeps 6. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed; the second bedroom has a full and an extra long twin; the third bedroom has twin beds (linens and towels are provided). The bedrooms all open onto a living room with a new gas fireplace that keeps the house warm on cool fall evenings. The kitchen is fully stocked with blender, coffee maker, and a full selection of cooking and serving equipment. Many say its a very well equipped kitchen.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Private Vermont Lakefront, Basin Harbor, Boats, Bikes, Wifi, Dock
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Perfect place to unplug and enjoy waterside and biking

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this cottage in the summer of 2016 with our family. The place was a perfect fit for our 6 and 8 year old as they loved to play in the yard, jumpin the lake, explore with the canoe or rode down the dirt roads with their bikes. The cottage itself is very traditional and clean, nothing fancy but the new washer dryer was a plus as we did have a rainy day. There were day trips to shelburne farms museum and to middlebury. If I were to suggest what to bring, sunscreen, as July had strong sun and Bikes as the roads were empty most of the time.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property and wonderful cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed this special place with our family for the past four summers. The cottage itself is comfortable and provides plenty of room for all of us including our adult children. The oversized screen porch is perfect for dining, reading, watching the many birds that come to visit and of course gazing over the lake! The property itself is beautiful and well-maintained. The dock is substantial and the location is great for boaters. We love being near Basin Harbor and Vergennes and of course a reasonable distance to Burlington. The area offers endless opportunities for walks, runs, hiking, and fabulous exploring.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! It's terrific to see another family enjoy the area as much as we do!
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Visit to Hering "cottage"

  • 4 of 5

The Hering summer home is beautifully situated overlooking Lake Champlain. The grounds are spacious and well kept, with beautiful trees, a hammock and a wooden play structure for kids. The house is roomy, well maintained, well equipped, and full of interesting books! We enjoyed our stay there. Our one wish would have been for at least a small beach and swimming-friendly area or float at the waterfront.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank your for your great description of your stay. So happy that you had a great time. The lake was 2 ft low this year so swimming will be better next year! Look forward to seeing you again!
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Wonderful location

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful house in a beautiful part of the lake. We enjoyed the peaceful location, clean, deep water and great views. The large room facing the lake was a perfect place to hang out in the evenings and play card games. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped for family meals.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a terrific time on the lake ! It such a terrific place on the lake, we look forward to hosting you again.
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Absolutely perfect spot for family vacations!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been making amazing memories at this cottage for the last four years! We love this special getaway - a very clean and neatly kept house with a spacious yard to play friendly, family games :) and gorgeous views with convenient access to Lake Champlain! We enjoy biking, hiking and boating.

It is perfect place for anyone who wants to rest and relax !

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to know your family enjoys the time on the lake !
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Great week. Positive experience.

  • 4 of 5

The location of the property is great on a private and quiet street. Easy access to Lake Champlain. Quiet mornings of reading, great local biking, hiking and plenty to do on the Lake. Pet friendly. Took our golden retriever who may have had the best time. House is clean and well maintained but a little dated (needs new doors and windows, and upgraded outdoor furniture). Owners very accommodating and friendly providing info before trip and calling to make sure we had everything we needed. Some tree pruning in the back could greatly enhance the wonderful lake views. Vergennes is about an 8 mile - 15 minute drive from the house which was a bit further than we perceived but it's great morning bike ride for breakfast. Overall it was a very positive experience we would recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, We make a big effort to keep the house a wonderful place to enjoy. After your visit we renovated the front door, painted windows and installed a new bathroom. Yes, some things at the house are older, but we attempt to balance charm, convenience and economy when taking care of the house. Hope to see again!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Red Mill, Basin Harbor Club
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Basin Harbor Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Westport NY
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Red Mill, Basin Harbor Club
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Button Bay State Park
Car: necessary

The Champlain Valley is set between the Green mountains to the East and the Champlain Lake and Adirondacks to the West. The valley is a breadbasket, home to agriculture, commerce and a rich American history. The valley offers many attractions to the vacationer.

The valley was once a critical war corridor for revolutionary America as it sought independence from the British. Later the Commercial value of the “highway” of the lake and canal system dominated the lake. Only in the 20th century did the lake begin to be a vacation destination with the advent of train travel and the Adirondack vacation movement. At this time a number of “Summer Camps” (uninsulated simple cottages) began to spring up along the lake. Our cottage is modest example of one of these camps.

Today the valley maintains its rural history with a strong preservation campaign to save open space through conservation. In a effort to help visitors explore the valley we have highlighted activities on our website


Rates & Availability

Ferrisburgh Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 9 2017
1 night minimum stay
Late Season
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 28 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Does not include 9% rooms tax, Cleaning fee or refundable $200 Security Deposit
Taxes and Cleaning not included in quoted rates. 1/3 of payment due upon reservation, 1/3 2 months prior, 1/3 due 1 week prior to rental. Local calls and internet included, Long Distance is not included.
Taxes and Cleaning not included in quoted rates.

1/3 of rental due upon reservation, 1/3 2 months prior. 1/3 2 weeks prior

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