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Got Heaven? Lakeside Cottage - Swimming, Sunsets, Spectacular View!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, outdoor shower, sleeps 4, non-smoking property

This is a simple, beautiful place to get away and reconnect with family and friends. “Lookout” is a lovely 2-bedroom cottage sitting right on the waterfront, where you can enjoy the views of crystal clear Lake Dunmore, the calls of the loons and the beauty of Vermont. Facing West, you get fabulous sunsets, visible from the screened-in porch and living room. You'll also enjoy your swimming area with diving raft, two kayaks (life jackets provided), and fishing from your dock. Take time to explore the area's hiking trails, visit the local farmers' markets, visit some antique shops or artisan cheese makers. Or, just relax and recharge. Welcome to Heaven!

Inside Lookout Cabin: Like many of the older cabins in this area, the water is supplied by the lake. We have a newly-installed double-filter +UV light purification system that renders the water potable and purer than most bottled water for purchase! Kitchen has pots, pans, coffee maker, dishes, microwave and utensils. Small TV/DVD player. Movies, books, games, cards, and stereo. Blankets and kitchen linens provided. Guests must provide own bed linens and towels.

Outside Lookout Cabin: You'll never tire of the lake -- it's clear and clean, perfect for swimming and fishing. The anchored diving raft, which you share with the neighbors, provides hours of entertainment for the kids. Your dock is a virtual outdoor living room, where you can play games, have meals, fish, or simply relax on a lounge chair. After a full day, you can wash up in the outdoor shower and then head to town for a movie. You're just 20 minutes away from the historic town of Middlebury, where there are theaters, concerts, farmers markets and summer events. Burlington, Vermont is just about an hour drive north.

Please note that this is a smoke-free property. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the grounds or in the cottage.

More Details

Lisa Peluso
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2017

About Lisa Peluso

I grew up in Randolph, VT and my parents bought a little cabin on Lake Dunmore when I was 12. My summers were filled with rock-jumping, fishing, star-gazing and all of the other joys of being on a lake in Vermont. 30 years later, my husband and I were thrilled to be able to buy this cabin next to theirs. Blessed! (Of course, we have to rent it out in order to pay the mortgage, but it's worth it for the week or two we can be there every summer.) We hope you love it as much as we do.

Lisa Peluso purchased this cabin in 2009

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guest wrote:

"We had a wonderful week at the lake and wish we were still there - unfortunately have to go back to work tomorrow.

The cottage was great - had everything we needed. We both loved the outdoor shower, the deck and the beautiful screened in porch.

We are definitely interested in coming back again...Thanks for being so hospitable."
Jul 2010
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Got Heaven? Lakeside Cottage - Swimming, Sunsets, Spectacular View!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Quiet Retreat on lovely lake

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Lisa and Micky for a lovely restful stay at your sweet lake home. It was love at 1st sight; the wooded entrance road; the lush foliage and the flowers around the cottage; the deck right on the water for easy access for swimming and perfect kayaking! Everything in the cottage was so convenient and comfy. The kitchen was perfectly equipped. Moonlight and starlight on the Lake! Wonderful to have Lisa's folks next door. Delightful! hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This just made my heart sing. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It's so hard to tear ourselves away from the cottage and the immeasurable beauty of Lake Dunmore. Yet, it makes us profoundly glad to know that there are beautiful souls like you bathing in the magic of this extraordinary place. We hope you will come back again.
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Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with my elderly parents rented cabin for the week. Wonderful location and cabin very well maintained. My only comment would be if you are traveling with anyone with physical limitations be sure to discuss that with Lisa. The walk from parking area to cabin anne challenging for folks with limitations. With that said this cabin is five star in our book.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, I'm glad to know you enjoyed the space. Although my listing specifies that it is not wheelchair accessible, you have a good point that it wasn't crystal clear that one must walk down the hill about 15 meters. I've just added a photo of the walkway from the garage to the cabin to make sure the location of the cottage is more evident. I hope you were able to fully enjoy the gorgeous warm days while you were there!
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Paradise by the lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at Lisa and Mickey's cabin. Right on the water, we swam every day and spent most of our time on the dock, watching the lake. Our son loved the floating dock, being able to see and catch fish and playing in the water. The cabin was just lovely with all the amenities we needed: it had a fully stocked kitchen, board and card games, comfortable beds and kayaks for exploring the area. A great place to visit! Highly recommended!!

Tamara, Guillaume and David

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to comment! We think this is the perfect spot for couples and kids alike and are glad to know your week was fun. Hope you can come back again and make more memories.
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A wonderful time at Lake Dunmore Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful week at this charming cottage. It's location directly on the shore of Lake Dunmore makes for great sleeping as we listened to the gentle waves lapping the shore at night. The cottage is very well equipped with books, games, TVs, kayaks, life jackets, kitchen items, etc. and there's a great dining porch with a westerly view. The two bedrooms offer very comfortable queen size beds. The location of the cottage allowed us to walk to a fabulous hike up to Silver Lake (a small mountain lake). The owners parents live in another nearby cottage and were very helpful and hospitable during our stay.

We would definitely recommend this vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write! I felt honored to have you all staying here and hope you will come back again. Thank you also for leaving the place spotless and being such considerate renters.
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all wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We now miss hearing the lapping of the lake against the dock and the calling of the loons, and the cheery neighborhood of the point. The cottages are in close proximity and Lisa's parents and other neighbors are part of the pleasure of the place. That said, everyone is respectful of the need or desire for privacy and quiet so there's a nice balance. The cottage is classic 1940s, but also clean, fresh and attractive, with comfortable mattresses and plenty of amenities, from Red Sox broadcasts via NESN to a well-outfitted kitchen. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed the entire neighborhood... we agree, it's pretty special. Hope you come back soon.
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  • 5 of 5

Just spent a week at Lookout Cabin on Lake Dunmore. The cabin is cozy and efficient and right on the water- perfect for a relaxing. Screened porch adds tons of living space and the dock becomes another living room- providing easy access to swimming and kayaking or viewing the sunset. Close to Middlebury and other attractions but comfortable enough to just stay put all week! Nice new spacious outdoor shower. Owner Lisa is easy to work with- answered questions immediately and we received our damage deposit back right away. Would not hesitate to rent this cabin again. Already dreaming about future summers.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to know you enjoyed your time on the lake! Yes, we think the spankin' new outdoor shower is pretty lovely. :) Thanks for the kind words and we do hope you can come back soon.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Burlington, VT
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Rutland, VT
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Branbury State Park (lake beach)
Car: necessary

Lake Dunmore.


Rates & Availability

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Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Leicester Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Pillows and blankets are provided. Guests need to bring two sets of Queen bed linens and towels.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat Dock
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Lookout cabin is just five feet from the water's edge and has a large dock with seating for six, as well as an anchored swim raft which is shared with neighbors. Two kayaks and life jackets included. This is a non-smoking property. Smoking is not allowed inside the cottage or outside.

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