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Lake Champlain Great Camp - Luxury, Sunsets, Lawn, Beach!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

The Camp at Barney Point…the perfect place for family vacations or multi-generational retreats! Outstanding 2,700 sf Lakefront “Adirondack Great Camp”, available seasonally, May to October. This Camp, or lake house, is an architectural “wow”, reflecting a careful, modern renovation while maintaining its historic, 1920s character.

The Camp is located at Barney Point on Colchester Point Road, Colchester, VT, on the broad portion of Lake Champlain, with spectacular views to south and west, lake breezes, and picture-perfect sunsets.

The property offers almost an acre of manicured lawns, stone walkways, and great landscaping, with two hundred feet of cliff-top lake frontage and panoramic views. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the huge, green, lawn (with pop-up sprinkler system) for dining, lounging, croquet, volleyball, ping pong, softball, tag or other games. Sit, read, and relax. Lay in a hammock. Sit back in a comfortable Adirondack chair at the cliff's edge and watch the fun of the season on the water in front of you. What you’ll notice about the Camp at Barney Point is that it offers plenty of space for family time, inside and out of doors.

Walk the 2-3 minute meandering path through the woods to the association beach—with amazing southerly views to the most expansive section of Lake Champlain—great for bonfires and gatherings. The lake access here offers clean, shallow water and a sandy bottom—great for kids.

Are you looking for an opportunity while on vacation to actually use the lake instead of just gazing at it?! This vacation destination includes numerous amenities that you'd typically find only at an all-inclusive summer resort. Use the Camp’s guest boat mooring, swim platform, rowboat, paddle board, floats, or 3 kayaks. Paddling along the shore to explore the bay, Law Island, and the tip of Colchester Point to the north - or the Winooski River and Burlington Bay to the south - are sure to delight guests of all ages.

Or walk, run or bike the Island Line Trail, a 5-mile scenic wonder, offering access points adjacent to The Camp. This continues north to South Hero, VT when the bike ferry is running, or south to Burlington, another 7.5 miles of scenic beauty! Wonderful Airport Park is just down the road, offering tennis, basketball, a historic schoolhouse (hours vary), and running trails - great for adults, kids and pets.

The Camp sleeps 14 - a king bed in the 2nd floor master with direct access to a master bathroom with soaking tub overlooking the lake; 2 twins in a 2nd floor bedroom; 4 twins and a double in the 3rd 2nd floor bedroom; a double in the 1st floor bedroom with direct access to the 1st floor bathroom; and 2 twins in the main living area that by day form a seating/lounging area for games and reading.

The Camp offers an amazing kitchen with dishwasher, pantry, gas range, fridge with freezer and ice maker, and utensils/dishes for the largest of gatherings, as well as Silestone bar/seating for 8 in a u-shape. A full W&D is offered on the 2nd floor. (All appliances were new for the 2013 season). The Camp has 2 bathrooms, each with shower. The main en-suite Master bath also has a vintage soaking tub overlooking the lake.

The main floor gathering areas offer ample seating for dining, conversation and games. There is a large, wooden dining table with seating for 10-12. In addition, there is 'living' seating for about 20 more. Views abound from every room, with the screened and outdoor porches and decks offering an extension of the gatherings inside. Recent additions include all new outdoor composite dining and Adirondack seating. Ample off-road parking is offered, as is a great deal of privacy. Warm up in front of the wood stove, framed by the Camp’s original brick chimney, on those cooler evenings.

The Camp at Barney Point offers more than just a place to stay; the list of 'inclusions' is a true differentiator:

*great mix of comfortable furnishings with American antiques sprinkled throughout

*600 thread count sheets on all beds

*linens and towels included

*starter packs of all vacation home essentials included

*space to park

*views and sunsets you can only dream about



*3 kayaks

*outdoor ping pong table

*huge manicured lawn, big enough for croquet, volleyball and other sports


*kid's swings

*ample outdoor seating for 20+

*2 gas grills

*washer & dryer

*gourmet kitchen


*guest boat mooring

*swim platform

*sandy beach


You and your family will return again and again to The Camp at Barney Point. It is truly unique and feels "miles away" this close to metropolitan Burlington, Vermont's largest city.

Keywords: Lake Front Adirondack Great Camp, Vacation Rental, Lake House

More Details

Burt Willey
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2017

About Burt Willey

We are Marilee & Burt Willey, and we are pleased to welcome you to the Camp at Barney Point. We, along with our 3 kids, know you will find this location special for your next group or family getaway!

Burt Willey purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Burt Willey chose Lake Champlain Valley

Finding a great spot on Lake Champlain with outstanding views, luxury, parking, beach access, water crafts, a guest boat mooring, a private swim raft, a long list of included amenities (3 kayaks, paddle board, row boat, outdoor ping pong table, croquet, bikes, and so forth...) and room to play is key to any group or family getaway. The views are outstanding; the lawn and upkeep is top notch. This location has it all. We wanted a property where we could offer more to guests than they might have expected - this property offers true differentiation.

What makes this cottage unique

The quality and careful renovation of the Camp is a true differentiator as well. Sleeping for 14 offers space for multi-generational gatherings. Rustic, yet luxurious. Spacious, yet cozy. An outdoor scene unsurpassed on Colchester Point. Far away, yet close to everything - 10-12 minutes from downtown Burlington. Relaxing, yet offering sports opportunities galore. Get away from it all at the Camp at Barney Point.


Malletts Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2nd Floor Master - toilet , tub , shower , Separate vintage soaking tub from tiled shower. Lake view.
    1st Floor Bath - toilet , shower , Access from 1st Floor Master bedroom and kitchen/living.
  • Owner provides soap, shampoo, conditioner, and paper products.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • 1st Floor Master - 1 double , Adjacent 1st floor bath.
    2nd Floor Master Bedroom - 1 king , Adjacent to Master Bath; desk; sitting area; deck.
    2nd Floor Twin Room - 2 twin/ single , Access to 2nd Floor Bath.
    2nd Floor Bunk Room - 1 double , 4 twin/ single , Access to 2nd Floor Bath.
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Bunk Beds (4)
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Huge lawn for games, croquet, volleyball, parties. Path to association beach with shallow water with sandy bottom. Great for kids!


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average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

A Wonderful, Comfortable Family- Friendly Lake Home

  • 5 of 5

The Lake Champlain "Camp" was the perfect place for a peaceful get-away/ mini vacation/ family reunion/ VT graduation/ sightseeing trip. Everything was perfect.... Extremely comfortable, a unique and fun lake home suitable for all ages, with lots to do and explore.... or great for just relaxing.

The setting is unbelievable with gorgeous views of Lake Champlain... soothing and peaceful. The yard was HUGE and had tons of yard games, a hammock, swings, chairs, BBQ grills, etc perfect for a 3 generation family to spread out and play catch, croquet, tag, Frisbee, etc, etc as well socializing and mingling while taking in the water views and enjoying cocktails. There were also abundant water gear and apparatus that could be used on the lake but due to the weather (chilly) we were not able to use.

Inside the home was extremely cozy, tastefully decorated, thoughtfully laid out, fully equipped for everyday use... and the 'frosting on the cake' was that the beds/ linens were more than comfortable-- You could just sink into sleep. All allowed for a tranquil, rejuvenating vacation.

Burt was easy to work with, very accommodating and always quick to respond. My only regret was that I did not stay longer... This is a home that I would LOVE to own... Just feels like "home". I absolutely recommend this home! My entire family is already looking forward to a return trip.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location! Location! Location!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home is steps away from biking and hiking trails; minutes away from downtown Burlington for delicious food and drink; and faces the lake and mountains where we spent relaxed afternoons soaking in the views and catching a breeze on the screened porch. As a family with adult children, we had a wonderful extended Labor Day weekend. We took advantage of the many amenities that were offered at "the camp". The information and photographs are accurate. I would visit again and highly recommend to others!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place, in a great spot! The description & pictures are very accurate displaying this great house to enjoy! We had the chance to get away for a few days with our young adult son, who lives out of state and our daughter who is on a break from medical school and were looking for a place where we could enjoy eachother's company and also have a place to just find a quiet spot and relax, which we all needed and we found it all here! Sitting in the adirondack chairs reading a book while seeing the lake was so relaxing, or just taking a nap in the hammock, a perfect vacation day! We enjoyed the great yard & just watching the sunset over the lake and the Adirondacks was beautiful.

It was wonderful having the bikes available & we had a great time riding out on the bike trail toward the bike ferry, another beautiful spot just being right there in the middle of the lake! We also enjoyed the kayaks & rowboat which were a lot of fun. It was perfect to have everything you needed at the house already, from all the firewood, bed linens and towels to anything you could think of in the kitchen to prepare meals & all you needed to do was pick up groceries which was just a quick ride into town, everything else you needed was already there (and very clean too!) We enjoyed our evenings by the fireplace and enjoyed the games there too, all adding to the great experience of being together.

The location here is convenient to Essex where we surprised the kids with a hot air balloon ride with Above Reality, another way of enjoying the beauty of this great area!

I can't say enough of how nice & easy it was to arrange everything for the house with Burt. We were highly satisfied with our experience at the camp & highly recommend to anyone else who has the chance to go!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious Lake Front Property

  • 5 of 5

I was there in late October with a group of women friends. We found the house to be spacious and comfortable. Decor was very pleasant. Plenty of seating areas both inside and out. Large, fenced yard for safety of children. Can walk or ride bike out the door as close to bike path. Plenty of sightseeing in the area. Only 6 minutes by car to large supermarket. "Camp" is a term used in Maine for a cottage. This wonderful house is more than a cottage....

I am not sure how late in the year, the house is rented. The house is not insulated and can get cold in spite of using the wood stove and propane heater. We happened to have a couple of very rainy, windy days. Being New Englanders, we knew how to dress for this kind of cool weather so it was not a problem for us.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Burlington, VT

Amazing Rental!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented the Camp at Barney Point for the first 2 weeks of August this year.

We have rented many houses through VRBO and this is definitely one of the best. Not only is it all that it advertises to be, but the owner is also very easy to work with. He is reliable, prompt in his communication and invested in having his property be a great place to vacation. The house has great character and fun decor without feeling cluttered, there are more than ample places to hang out and chat and also have family dinners, the kitchen is well stocked with all the amenities you would need. We spent our days swimming at the beach, riding bikes, playing games on the lawn, going to the park, and just relaxing around the house. One of our family members brought their boat and we were able to moor it right off the shore of the beach on the guest mooring. Our evenings were spent roasting s'mores over the fire, nightly games of outdoor ping pong and watching the beautiful sunset. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone who is looking for a fun, relaxing vacation for their family and/or friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Center Conway

Couldn't have been better!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this lovely camp for our son's graduation from Saint Michael's College. It was more than we had hoped for. The camp is large, airy and accommodated our group very nicely. We did not want to leave, and we are already talking about when we can do it again. No reservations about recommending this camp to anyone!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Lake Champlain Ferry at King St Dock, Burlington
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Essex Jct Terminal
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Our Private Beach!

The Camp at Barney Point is located on the broad portion of Lake Champlain about 10 minutes north of Burlington, VT. Within a short driving distance, guests can reach Montreal, Shelburne, Stowe/Sugarbush, the NY Adirondacks, and many other scenic and tourist-oriented areas. During The Camp's 'season of availabililty' - May to October - there are many local and regional festivals, markets and attractions. We publish a complete PDF-based 'Guide to The Camp' to include all such information for guests.


Rates & Availability

Malletts Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jul 10 2017 - Sep 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 7 2017 - Oct 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
2018 Spring/College Grads
Apr 27 2018 - May 23 2018
5 night minimum stay
2018 Memorial Day
May 24 2018 - Jun 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
2018 Start to Summer
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
5 night minimum stay
2018 July 4th Holidays
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Summer
Jul 8 2018 - Sep 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 End of Summer/Early Fall
Sep 6 2018 - Oct 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
2018 Fall
Oct 4 2018 - Oct 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

End of Stay Cleaning $335
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates shown are subject to change; VT 9% lodging tax and cleaning fees are additional, subject to size of party. From approx. May 1-Jun 1, 5-night stays required, unless excepted. From approx. Jun 1-Labor Day, 7-night stays required. Labor Day - mid-October 3-4 nights stays required. July 4th week extra.

Guest Rental Contract requires 50% payment at contract signing and remainder 90 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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