About the property
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Mt Holly, VT Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6 with Breathtaking Views
Our home sits on the shore of Lake Ninevah -- one of Vermont's best kept secrets. This large and pristine lake is coveted for its beauty and tranquility and enjoys the exceptional status of being milfoil-free. Thousands of acres of protected forests and mountains surround the lake and only a dozen cottages dot the expansive shoreline of this spectacular lake. A 5 mph boat speed limit makes it a quiet lake that is perfect for those who love to swim, canoe, kayak, sail, windsurf, fish or just relax. Our cottage is on a private road bounded by lovely woods. Hike or bike right from the cottage door.
Escape to this nature retreat where opportunities abound for watching wildlife and magnificent sunsets.
Enjoy the gentle sandy access to the lake and go for a refreshing swim or simply delight in wading in the shallow, crystal-clear water by the shore. Go fishing or boating from the private dock. Sunbathe and relax on the south-facing lawn or sunlit porch.
You'll enjoy a spacious, fully-equipped kitchen with the conveniences of home in the midst of a lakefront paradise. Perfect cottage for leaving your stress at home and relaxing with all the beauty of Vermont.
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- May 24, 2018
About Sandy Glynn
My husband and I love the peace, beauty and wonder of nature. Naturally, we fell in love with Lake Ninevah.
Why Sandy Glynn chose Mount Holly
Lake Ninevah is like heaven on earth. There are only about a dozen cottages on this large lake because preservationists took down cottages and preserved the surrounding land. It's like vacationing in a nature preserve with the conveniences of home. Relax on the lawn or stroll right into the water from the sandy beach or wade at the water's edge while the water gently laps over you-- unlike other vacation spots where the access to the water is via rock ledge. As pristine Lake Ninevah is only about 12 feet deep at it's deepest part, the water temperatures are often delightfully comfortable. Leave the traffic and stress at home. Our cottage is on a beautiful and wooded private road where you can walk or jog amidst the peace & quiet of nature. People who visit Lake Ninevah describe the lake and their experience as 'enchanting' and 'magical.'
What makes this House unique
What others have written about Lake Ninevah: Lake Ninevah is a well-kept secret in the Eastern Vermont Gateway region. Only about a dozen cottages grace the shore of the 170-acre lake. The rest is protected land under the care of the Ninevah Foundation, a local land conservancy. This pristine lake is only shared by non-owners via the small public boat launch. A few owners of cottages on Lake Ninevah have been generous enough to rent their properties by the week. All guard their seclusion jealously. Here, they can swim, fish, paddle, windsurf and sail in near isolation. The lake has a 5 m.p.h. speed limit imposed, the only sound may be the quiet whir of a trolling motor as background for the call of the resident loons. With a maximum depth of 12 feet, the water warms quickly, inviting even the most skittish bather to dive joyfully in. Canoeing or kayaking the lake is a special treat as so much of the shoreline remains in its natural state. Anglers lucky enough to discover Lake Ninevah enjoy fishing for small mouth bass, sunfish, rock bass, pickerel, pike, large mouth bass and rainbow trout. The private roads around the lake offer plenty of leisurely walks with binoculars or camera and are great for mountain biking. Ninevah Road itself is highly recommended as a scenic bicycling tour. Visiting Lake Ninevah is only as difficult as finding a vacation rental vacancy. Few private self-catering rentals are offered directly on the lakefront. So, invest in a great set of binoculars and come looking at Lake Ninevah. Let Lake Ninevah share its secrets with you and your family.
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Peace, joy and tranquility on Lake Ninevah
Wow! For 30 years our extended family has been coming to the Lake Ninevah area to enjoy all that central Vermont has to offer. Family growth prevents us now from all fitting any longer in the family cabin, so this year we ventured out to rent this home, which is located within walking distance from the family cabin.
From our first contact with the owner Sandy, to our sad last day, this has been a first class experience. The property, while rustic, is very well maintained and plenty roomy. Detailed instructions provided to us before arrival, on site, and before departure took all the stress out of staying somewhere new. Well equipped kitchen met all of our needs.Beautiful views of the lakefront from the comfy living room, and literally only 10 or 20 paces to get out to the lake and private dock. The canoe was put to good use all week, with lots of swimming and fishing. Sizeable largemouth and smallmouth bass, yellow perch and sunfish were caught, with a nice 3 pound smallmouth caught right off the dock. Lots of lawn chairs and a convenient picnic table provided outdoor dining experiences, and the fire ring and provided fire wood made for many memorable S'mores and relaxing evenings...
Lake Ninevah itself is remarkable, and with a 5 mph speed limit and its being mostly surrounded by the conservation minded Wilderness Community and Farm and Wilderness Camps - this lake is the ultimate peaceful Vermont Lake. A pair of nesting loons with their two babies provided great entertainment and musical accompaniment 24 hours a day. A majestic bald eagle visited every afternoon. Seemed like there were never more than 2 or 3 folks on canoes or boats out on the lake at any time - really felt like it was our personal lake. If you are looking for peace, quiet, relaxation and an opportunity to get back in touch with nature and the environment, this place is for you.
Only 340 days until we get to return to the quiet peaceful shores of Lake Ninevah and the comfy hominess of Snugglers' Cove!
The perfect cottage for us
Our week at this cottage in Vermont turned out to be absolutely perfect. The place had everything - good kitchen, ample space, great dock, spectacular views, and all in front of a lovely, quiet lake.
Even before the week was over, my wife said "we're coming here again next year, right?" And my 4-year-old daughter simply said, "I wish this was our cottage."
Snug, serene and wonderful
This is a very special place. The house is cosy and really comfortable, with great window seats for lake-watching in any weather. Lake Ninevah is magnificent. The deck and dock are well set up for keeping kids safe. And the whole place feels, and is, embedded in the wilderness. It is a wonderful, wonderful spot that we hope to return to.
Wow! What a wonderful place!
Wow! What a wonderful place you have up there. We had such a great week. We go away every summer and this was a most memorable week, and more relaxing. I am glad I found your ad and thank you for opening your cottage to us. We would love to have the opportunity to rent from you again next summer.
Lake Ninevah certainly added a spark to our summer. We had a great week and the weather was superb! So hard to pinpoint a highlight (there were so many) but up there on the list was hanging out in the canoe and watching the loons with their baby chick and catching a glimpse of a baby moose feeding along the shoreline on the opposite side of the lake from the cottage. All around we had a great vacation. We love it there! We're looking forward to next year!
Little piece of heaven
This spot is a little piece of heaven. We really enjoyed our vacation at the cottage. The lake is beautiful and me and my family loved every minute we spent swimming and boating. We also enjoyed walking the trails surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature. We had a wonderful vacation!
Our cottage is nearby to a lot of Vermont attractions. Ludlow, which is just a few miles away, offers fine restaurants, quaint shops, championship golf, an adventure park, tennis courts, skate park, free outdoor music concerts, hiking trails (including a trail to the top of Mt. Okemo or you can drive to the top of Mt. Okemo for breathtaking views), Fletcher Farm School for Arts as well as a supermarket, drugstore and other services to meet your needs. A bit further to the south is Chester -- known for its many fine antique stores and horseback riding stables. The picturesque town of Woodstock is nearby and is home to many fine gift shops and art galleries as well as the living history Billings Farm & Museum. Weston is to our west and is home to the famous Vermont Country Store and the Weston Playhouse. A bit north of us is Plymouth and its 130 acre Calvin Coolidge historic site. About 30 minutes to the north is Rutland where you'll find a movie theater complex and shopping malls. Manchester, a pretty town about an hour south of the cottage, is well known for its many designer factory outlets. You'll find great dining only about 2 miles away at the historic Echo Lake Inn and Harry's Cafe. Also within hiking distance is the Crowley Cheese Factory which offers tours and demonstrations about making cheese the old-fashioned way.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
- Summer rental period is from Saturday to Saturday. - No smoking. No pets due to allergies. - 50% of rental fee and 9% Vermont rooms tax required as a deposit to reserve week(s). - $350 fully refundable damage/cleaning security deposit also required. - For 2-week rentals, full payment must be received 120 days prior to arrival date. - Payment must be by personal check. - Cancellation policy available by contacting owner when booking. - Prior to booking and reservation confirmation, rates and terms are subject to change. - All utilities are included in the rental fee.