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Duane

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

*Gorgeous Lake House*Spectacular Lake Views!!!

28 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Lake Champlain Valley House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Spectacular three-bedroom, three-bath, three-level lakefront house (sleeps 10). Gorgeous views up lake to Lake Champlain Bridge and Adirondacks. Beautiful, end-of-road location with 2 1/2 acres in Bridport in convenient central Vermont, 14 miles west of Middlebury. Close to wide range of activities and attractions. PLEASE SEE OUR PERSONAL WEBSITE FOR THE HOUSE AT THE LINK LISTED BELOW 'RATE DETAILS' AND 'VIEW CALENDAR'.

Wonderful year round home, the ideal location for your summer vacation and also winter activities including ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, relaxing etc. Close to Middlebury, Vergennes, Bristol etc. for fine dining and shopping.

Perfect place to stay while visiting Middlebury College students and/or attending events such as parent's weeks, orientation, mid-year and May graduation. Also plenty of room for family reunions.

Main level: Great room with dining area, well-equipped kitchen and sitting area with queen size sofa bed, and two bedrooms (1 queen size bed and 2 twin beds), full bath, and relaxing wraparound deck overlooking lake.

Upper level: Large master bedroom loft (king size bed) with master bath and sitting area.

Lower level: Family room (sofa bed), office, bathroom, patio overlooking lake and washer/dryer.

Light, bright, spacious rooms. Wood floors. Gentle slope to beach with boat launching access. Large level lawns perfect for entertaining, lawn games or just relaxing. Separate garage/shop. No smoking please. Well behaved dogs o.k., $25/day pet fee (2 dogs maximum).

The adjacent cozy cottage owned by my brother, also overlooks the lake and is a separate property and can be rented by itself or with the main house. The cottage has its own stair to the beach and its own dock. It has been remodeled and is available to rent separately or as part of the main house. This is a fully furnished “vintage camp” and has a well equiped kitchen/living room, enclosed sleeping/eating porch, bathroom and a detached bunk house. A large deck off the enclosed sleeping porch overlooks the lake. Will sleep up to 6 people. Please go to VRBO listing No. 179306 for additional info.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Keywords: lake front house, fishing, boating, mountain view, waterfront, beach, foliage, ski, guest, escape, champlain, romantic, honeymoon, family reunion, college, middlebury

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Duane (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About Duane

Our names are Duane, Lyndon and Roxy (our Bichon Frisé Poodle mix). We live in San Diego. Duane grew up in Bristol, Vermont with Vermont ancestors from has far back as anyone can track and is an Architect. Ended up in San Diego in 1976 after going to College in Boston and Tempe, Arizona. My entire family still lives in the Bristol area. Lyndon is a 5th generation Californian on his fathers side and grew up in Bishop, California. On his mothers side, his Great Great Grandfather came across the country from Stowe, Vermont in a covered wagon in the mid 1800's and his Great Great Grandmother sailed from Delaware by way of the horn of South America about the same time and both settled in Independence, California where they met when it was still pretty much the wild west. He works in social services. Roxy is a rescue from an area close to the Mexican border. She has flown back to Vermont about 6 times so far and loves the rural living.

Duane purchased this house in 2006

Why Duane chose Lake Champlain Valley

Some of my fondest memories growing up in Vermont were the times spent at our Lake Champlain camp my family owned with 3 other families and remained my favorite place on earth. It was always a dream of mine to buy a place on the lake. We have spent much of our time on our bi-yearly visits making improvements on the house as well as enjoying time with family and friends and many wonderful gatherings at the house for birthdays, reunions, Holidays etc.

What makes this house unique

The end of the road location makes for a relaxing and quiet refuge amongst nature and the wonderful lake and mountain views from most of the house. These were very important in selecting a place on the lake. The limited number of camps along the lane also make it possible to interact with others enjoying this bucolic spot surrounded by quant villages, dairy farms and country roads. The close proximity to Middlebury and other towns in the area make for unlimited possibility for interesting things to do and see.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much!!! We had a wonderful visit and your home was perfect. Plenty of extras, very clean and just as described. We did a ton while we were there. Went on the Ben and Jerry's Tour, took a 10 mile bike ride through fields, woods, and back roads of Vermont, the men went to Lake Placid (which we had been to 5 years ago) while they women and kids went to Lake Dunmore, tubed down the Ausable Chasim in NY. The 4 adults went into Vergennes and had a fabulous dinner at Black Sheep Bistro, spent a day in Burlington and visited the campus of UVM (which our senior is seriously looking at attending :), took a boat cruise around Lake Champlain and last but not least spent 1/2 day at Shelbourne Farms. With all that we still were able to relax and enjoy your home. The wrap-around porch is the perfect place for playing games or having coffee in the morning and wine at night :). We watched plenty of movies (thanks for the wonderful selection) and fished and watched the dogs swim in the lake.



Again, thanks for your wonderful home and have a great rest of the summer.
Jul 2010
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Reviews

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based on 28 traveler reviews

*Gorgeous Lake House*Spectacular Lake Views!!!
average rating of 4.964286 based on 29 reviews
5

A wonderful place with a beautiful lake setting

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this place to someone looking for a private, relaxed vacation. The house is wonderful and the second floor loft with the king bed is very spacious and comfortable. Close to Middlebury and Burlington. Book this place, you'll be very happy you did!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect family get-together

  • 5 of 5

After spending so much time checking out the photos, listing details and the video before arrival, walking into this house proved to be even better than expected. We were looking for a house to spend Thanksgiving together with four generations coming from Michigan, Boston, and Montreal, Canada and this turned out to be the perfect fit for our family.

The kitchen was well equipped and spacious enough for several people to prepare meals together while others are sitting in the comfy barstools at the kitchen island or relaxing in the living room just a few feet away. The set up was great for gathering everyone for meals at the table, conversations in the living room or watching TV downstairs in the comfy media room. When the baby and great-grandparents needed naps, the three bedrooms made it easy to everyone to spread out in comfort. There was a full bath on every level of the house - so convenient.

We mostly hung out right at the house but did venture out to Middlebury a couple of times to buy groceries from Shaw's, see the campus, and pick up fresh salmon and mussels from Costello's Market. It was also fun to visit the Morgan Horse Farm and watch the horses getting their exercise. There was even a farrier there that day and it was cool to watch him take care of the horses' hooves.

We would definitely like to come again and highly recommend it! Duane was quick to respond and very helpful. Thank you, Duane!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review and so glad to be part of your wonderful four generation stay. Such a great event to be able to celebrate and to continue to savor the memories. All the best, Duane
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5

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family got together from three different states to enjoy a week together at this beautiful house. We had a wonderful time and are looking forward to renting again! The house is spacious and well cared for. Our group of 6 adults and 1 child had plenty of space inside and out. The view from the lake is amazing. We spent our days fishing, swimming, and boating. We were fortunately to be able to meet Duane who was in town and he was a gracious host. We enjoyed the house so much we only ventured out once, having a lunch in Middlebury which is a wonderful little town. I hope we are able to return next summer!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Vermont stay

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location and views.. Kitchen well stocked and availability of pencils, scissors, etc. much appreciated. Met the needs of our family very well. Ease of access really great. Amenities superb. Beds were comfortable and stock of towels and bath provisions wonderful. Most grateful for games, puzzles, DVD's that were available for all age groups. But most of all I really thank the owner for all his accommodations and ease with which he enabled us to bring our families together. He is terrific to work with!!! As this is our second time staying here, we hope we can return soon for a third.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Hollis, Thanks for renting again and the nice review (lots of good imput for future guests). Glad you enjoyed the house, your family get together and your sons play in Middlebury. Sounded like a big success. Good to have a renter with a Bridport connection. Look forward to having you back. All the best, Duane
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Ice Fishing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Your cabin was absolutely fantastic! All the personal touches, stereo system with CDs, great library of books, games and puzzles. The enormous king size bed was a nice touch to the large master bedroom. It was alittle to cold to enjoy the deck, but the view from every floor was breath taking. Thanks for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Deb for the great review and renting our lake house for your yearly ice fishing vacation (first one in Vermont and honored to have you stay at our place). So impressed with your sense of adventure. Good to hear you enjoyed your week on Lake Champlain. The house does make a great place to spend cozy times inside as well as time exploring Vermont in winter with fabulous views up the frozen lake. Thanks again. Duane
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Another Great New Years

  • 5 of 5

Once again we spent new years at the Lake House and once again we were not disappointed. As always, the house was as described. House was immaculate, Owner was very responsive and very nice and accommodating. Could not have asked for a better experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Burlington
Nearest Barpub
14 Miles
Middlebury
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Ticonderoga Ferry
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Middlebury
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Port Henry New York Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Bridge Restaurant
Nearest Ski
29 Miles
Middlebury College Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Branbury State Park, 3570 Lake Dunmore Rd.
Car: necessary

Badminton, croquet, horse shoes, bocce. Birdwatching (from bald eagles to annual migration of snow geese); 10 mi. to Vermont Skydiving Adventures and miniature donkey farm in Addison. Swimming at DAR State Park (7 1/2 miles)

Lake Dunmore Branbury Beach State Park (15 miles),

Button Bay State Park (17 miles), local swimming holes etc. Golf courses in Middlebury (14 miles) and Basin Harbor Club (18 miles). Winter ice fishing, snowshoeing, skating.

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Rates & Availability

Bridport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jul 2 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Late summer 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Labor Day week 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Fall/Winter/Spring 2015
Sep 10 2016 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$230
$1,200
 
 
Standard pricing
3 night minimum stay
$230
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Saturday to Saturday Only June, Summer and Fall.
A pet fee of $25/pet/night will be added if applicable. Two pets maximum.
Winter special is 4th night free.
Middlebury College is $1,900 for the week, arrival and departure dates flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Lake Champlain Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Operable skylights with view into trees
    Jack and Jill bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main level with access to two bedrooms and hall
    Lower level bathroom - toilet , shower , Full bath with washer and dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Upper level master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main level off Jack and Jill Bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Main level off Jack and Jill bathroom
    Main level living area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sofa bed
    Lower level living/ TV/game room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sofa bed
  • King size beds (1) King bed in master bed room, Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in one of the main floor bedrooms, Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack 'N' Play Crib and high chair, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Sofa bed in dining/sitting area and also lower level family room with full bath and french door to patio/lawn overlooking lake.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Large level lawn area perfect for lawn games and relaxing. Existing dock is being extended.

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