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Charming lakeside home with Modern Luxuries, Sunsets and Private Beach

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps up to 8 people

Renovated lakeside farmhouse with large private beach. 5 bedroom home on 3.5 acres on the West Shore of Isle La Motte. Enjoy modern amenities including a relaxing steam shower and well appointed custom kitchen. Spectacular sunsets over the Adirondacks. Gently sloping beach with sandy/shale mix for swimming, boating or fishing off the dock. Rainy day? Never ping pong or pool in the beautiful barn turned Game Room, or head out to visit Montreal, Burlington, the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory or Ben & Jerry's for a fun day trip. Close to historic forts, golf courses and bike trails. Antiquing, biking, kayaking, golf, fishing, craft fairs, cherry and apple picking, wine can do it all from this home base.

Family or Friends Getaway: The perfect place for your family vacation or a great friends' reunion spot! Renovated farmhouse on 3.5 acres with plenty of space. Large dining area with both table and counter seating, large, comfy living room with HD TV, and bonus room off the living room- perfect for games or quiet time with a book from our bookshelves, and custom country kitchen with all the modern appliances. Enclosed screened porch with dining table. Many extras: bonfire pit, croquet, horseshoes, Internet, Satellite TV, pool/ping pong table and so much more.

Summer Fun and Fall Foliage: This year-round home offers fun in Spring, Summer or Fall...swimming and boating and cherry and berry picking in the Summer and amazing Fall Foliage and apple picking in Autumn. The opportunities for unique experiences abound both on the island and in all the fun places you can visit nearby.

More Details

Kari Szary
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 25, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our week at this property ranks at the top of all vacation destinations. It was perfect for us...three generations...grandparents, children, and grandchildren. Great facilities, comfortable beds and a kitchen with everything. There was something to do for everyone and then some left for a return visit. Highlights included swimming in the lake, cooking hot dogs and roasting marshmallows on the beach, kayaking, picking vegetables in the garden, golfing at nearby course, ping pong and pool in the barn, rocking on the porch, and watching beautiful sunsets. A perfect place for biking and taking walks. The steam shower in the master bath was also a big hit! We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a fun vacation.
Aug 2011
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Isle La Motte Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Baby Gate
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 1st floor, steam shower too
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , 2nd floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1st Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 2nd floor
  • First Floor bedroom - King bed; crib available upon request; BR2 - Queen bed; BR3 2 twin beds; BR4 trundle bed in a large room and a futon couch which can be a full size bed(could be used as a rec room too); BR5 full size bed; Bed linens available for additional $25 (does not include towels)
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Steam Shower
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Enjoy a variety of outdoor activities (basketball hoop, horseshoes, croquet, tire swing, etc.) and indoor games provided. Screened porch with dining table. Watch the amazing sunsets from the porch swing! Dock and mooring available.


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Charming lakeside home with Modern Luxuries, Sunsets and Private Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Delightful, serene, spacious family retreat

  • 5 of 5

The house was the perfect place for hosting the two of us the first week and then adding our four lively, active adult children and two partners the second week. Lots of wonderful, cozy nooks and crannies so that folks could lounge, watch glorious sunsets, play outdoor games, etc., and then gather around one of two big welcoming tables to eat and socialize. A beautiful spot! The pictures don't really do it justice. Thank you to Kari and her family for creating and sharing such a fabulous family farm retreat!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, historic, beautiful.comfortable and cozy

  • 5 of 5

This was our fifth cousin reunion and definitely the BEST! First, the accommodations were very comfortable and cozy, yet spacious enough for 8 adults. The kitchen was well-stocked. Best of all was the landscaping and access to beautiful Lake Champlain! We couldn't begin to count all the fruits, vegies, herbs and flowers that are planted....when we arrived, the peonies were in full bloom and the rhubarb was ready to eat. It is truly lovely and relaxing. The lake is a minute walk through a grape arbor!

Kari was available to any questions. There is a maintenance worker on the Island available all the time. Oh, and let's not forget the steam shower (OMG).

We all hated to leave this little piece of paradise.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Kept Secret!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter, and I feel like this vacation home is our personal home away from home. We have had the pleasure of renting the farm house three years in a row for a week long vacation each year. Each year has truly been more magical than the prior year. Our daughter has visited at ages 1.5, 2.5, and 3.5 years old, and she even remembers special moments from our prior visits.

The house is spacious, yet cozy. We look forward to soaking tub and the steam shower every year! The kitchen is great for cooking delicious farm fresh dinners together with music playing over of the bluetooth speakers and the cool evening air blowing through the house. The screened in porch is perfect for enjoying the breathtaking sunsets while enjoying a quiet dinner together after a long day of playing at the lake.

While we find it hard to leave the lake front or the porch swing on a beautiful summer day, we always squeeze in a hike at the Isle La Motte Preservation Trust and a outdoor mass at the St. Anne's Shrine. We also venture to Shelburne to take in a few brewery tours and the museum.

This house and Isle La Motte are two very well kept secrets - don't tell too many friends!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful week at the farmhouse!

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting cottages with our children and grandchildren each summer for the past nine years. Our stay at the farmhouse was everyone's favorite. The farmhouse is roomy and well maintained and the yard is expansive, so that even with three generations in the same house we each had our privacy. The porch swing, tire swing and screened in porch got plenty of use!

Though there is a lot to do in the area, we found ourselves spending most of our time on the island. We brought our bicycles and kayaks, so we biked and paddled daily. Though Lake Champlain is large it is relatively calm and there are plenty of nooks and crannies to explore. We also played badminton, horseshoes, pool, ping pong and board games. We swam on warm days and enjoyed a fire on the beach on more than one evening.

The house was very well laid out and equipped. The mud/laundry room was handy as was the outdoor shower. The kitchen was easy to cook in and had a big refrigerator (no coolers needed) and lots of counter space. In short, the farmhouse had everything needed for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grafton, MA,/New England, USA

A great week in a house with character.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week with our adult children in this picturesque and comfortable farmhouse. The house and grounds were more spacious than I expected, complete with gardens, a tire swing and tall shade trees. Daily swimming in Lake Champlain provided blessed relief from the hot, humid weather. There were plenty of spaces to congregate, and also spaces to "get away from it all." We're a family of readers and photographers and were delighted to find lots of nooks and crannies - both inside and out - where we could curl up with a book or frame an artistic shot. There were lots of things to do in the area but we were perfectly content enjoying the place itself. The sunsets were even more spectacular than promised - every evening a masterpiece!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
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a wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a wonderful week in this unique and charming old farmhouse with modern amenities. LOVED the steam shower AND the tub. The house is very spacious with room to spread out. Beds are really comfortable. The kitchen accomodated all six 'cooks' at once and the screen porch was the nightly scene for lingering dinners and conversation. The game room saw lots of action as I once again proved I am the spelling queen in the family :) It goes without saying that much of our time was spent at the private beach area and the dock. We pulled our boat rental from North Hero Marina right up for boarding and spent a wonderful day on the lake cruising around/fishing (had the bass for supper!) and swimming. Kayaking was fantastic as well. You must try the Ruthcliff Restaurant, a hidden gem with delicious food and a magnificent view. The grounds are spacious, the veggie garden fruitful and the ping pong and pool tables in the barn just great fun! Adirondack chairs in the front yard for reading and conversation made each day special. Many day trips to take depending on your interests., all within reasonable distance. My family hadn't been together in 10 years and we could not have found a better place to spend this time together. I highly recommend this wonderful place for any type of family gathering. Thank you to the owners for opening their lovely home to us. We will see you again!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Burlington, VT (45 miles) or Plattsburgh, NY
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Grand Isle Ferry
Car: necessary

Peaceful and quiet, Isle La Motte offers a true getaway, yet close enough to Montreal and Burlington to enjoy the city life too! The local General Stores and farmers markets can provide you with all the necessities for your stay and offer that good old fashioned country feel.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Payment accepted in US Dollars unless agreed upon in advance
$200 non-refundable deposit to reserve; balance and security deposit due 30 days prior to arrival date
$100 cleaning fee required
Bed linens provided additional $25 (does not include bath or beach towels)
All rates subject to 9% VT room and meal tax
$500 refundable security deposit required
Credit cards accepted for rental costs. Add'l fees apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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