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Owner

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Private Country Retreat on Lake Champlain Islands, Vermont

3 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Lake Champlain Islands Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

We are offering a 2226 square foot, fully-decorated and updated 1850's New England 4-bedroom country home for rent. This home has recently been restored with care and much attention to historical detail. While fully equipped with all modern amenities and decorated with beautiful country collectibles, the home's location is the real attraction, whether you are seeking perfect natural tranquility and scenery, or you enjoy summer or winter recreation. Or maybe you are looking for the perfect private honeymoon getaway.

This 150-acre property backs onto beautiful Lake Champlain, which is perfect for boating, swimming or lakefront stargazing. This large private property extends from the main access road, all the way to the beautiful lake. Although tree growth has obscured the view of the lake from the house, a quick 2-minute drive or a pleasant 10-minute walk down Curtis Lane and Lake Champlain is yours to enjoy in complete privacy. You can spend hours at the dock and the 800 ft plus lakefront.

Keywords: Restored 2-storey New England Country home on lake Champlain

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Owner

This large and secluded property holds 75 years of memories for the owners' family. Once operated as a prosperous working farm, it was sold to the current owners (a grandchild) in 1975. From 1975-2006, the owners rented the property to Vermonters while they resided and worked in Ontario, Canada. Now in retirement, the owners have decided to make the home come alive again and have completely updated and refurbished the interior and exterior. Operating both as a family retreat and as a rental for others, the property is finally getting the attention it deserves.

Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 1935

Why Owner chose Lake Champlain Islands

Nestled in a picturesque island community, the history of the Lake Champlain islands is rich and full of folklore. There are several historical sites, museums, architectural treasures and antique shops boasting local finds. Not many vacation properties have this much to offer: mountains, water, sunsets, vineyards, farmland, historical landscapes and tradition.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Premium skiing locations in Quebec are less than 30 minutes away, with at least seven resort locations nearby in Northern Vermont. Or maybe you enjoy relaxing on a screened porch, taking in the famous island sunsets from the front porch, antiquing, shopping, sampling the many nearby fabulous restaurants, visiting the many museums or sightseeing on the islands.. This page provides a detailed list of all nearby activities and sites.

Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

Private Country Retreat on Lake Champlain Islands, Vermont
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

I want to keep this home a secret!

  • 5 of 5

My family, (seven in all) spent a week at this incredible farmhouse over the summer! I almost don't want people to know how wonderful it is, because I then will have difficulty renting again! It was exactly as pictured, (if not better), and perfect for a large group. We spent an enormous amount of time in the large kitchen, cooking, talking and having dance offs! My 3 boys loved the yard, and we felt immediately at home. It was filled with gorgeous, rustic antiques, but was so incredibly comfortable! Be prepared to spend time driving to large towns, as its pretty far north, but the views are breathtaking! We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful, serene summer week.

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two dogs and I just returned from a week's vacation, and had a perfect vacation for us. It was a perfect mix of quiet relaxation and sight seeing. The house is nicely decorated with antiques and feels cozy and comfortable. It really looks like the pictures here and on the website. Clean and everything in working order. All ammenities listed are accurate. The owner was very responsive to emails and accomodating when our deposit check literally took weeks to get to her! I also liked that there was an emergency contact person who lived close by in case we might have needed it. We chose to drive to the lakefront dock. It was fabulous! So peaceful and private. Our dog literally swam for hours! Just a note for dog owners who want to have their dogs off leash... even though there is a lot of property the house sits close to the road. It wasn't a problem for us, because our dogs are well trained and we were with them.

This is a great place for two people or family gatherings. We really want to come back and maybe next time with family.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Country Home

  • 5 of 5

This place is spectacular in the summer and fall. The screened in porch became my go-to spot to relax, enjoy the peaceful view and drink my coffee in the morning. The girls weekend where we enjoyed glasses of wine while sitting by a crackling fire also turned into a lively discussion about how our husbands could enjoy a private boat launch for fishing and guy-time. We are looking forward to a winter trip in the future so we can snowshoe and cross-country ski while enjoying the fireplace in the evenings. Close enough to all the scenic sites in Vermont while being rural enough to really get away and relax.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Blue Paddle Bistro, South Hero
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Knight's Point sandy beach
Car: necessary

Ice-fishing in the winter. Several boating launch areas nearby. Marina and boat rentals in village.

Skiing in Quebec and Northern Vermont - 30-60 min drive.

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Rates & Availability

North Hero Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

9% VT room tax extra. Rates based on occupancy of 4 adults and up to 6 children. Additional adults are $50 per adult, per week to a 10-person max. Additional refundable damage deposit of $300 payable due 4 weeks before rental period (returned within 2 weeks after you depart if no damages).

IMPORTANT: This property may be listed for sale this summer (2016). To avoid any possible complications with showing and selling the property, we are only accepting bookings which are less than 60 days in advance. (We may accept bookings beyond 60 days (without a deposit), but these are special arrangements which require negotiation.)

For a full grid of prices, see "Rental Rates" on our website (www.north-hero-vacation.com). We offer a flexible scale of prices based on number of adults and number of nights. Please make payment arrangements directly with the owner.

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Amenities

Lake Champlain Islands Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • The first-floor bathroom also features a full laundry room setup with front-loading washer/drawer.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Snowshoes, outdoor games (badminton, croquet), long dog chain and stake, children's water shoes. Boat launch is a 2-minute drive from the property.

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