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Linda Michels

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Newer One bedroom cottage at water's edge on Lake St. Catherine with kayaks

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Killington Area Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, sleeps 2

Architect's Private retreat built in 2008 with open floor plan and a wall of windows facing the lake. The first floor living area has maple flooring and an exposed beam ceiling. Leather sofa and chairs in the living area with new HD, LCD flat screen TV, Blu Ray DVD player, wireless internet service and CD player. The kitchen has knotty alder cabinets, granite countertops with a gas cooktop, microwave oven, diswasher and all stainless steel appliances. Well equipped kitchen with a Vermont Castings gas fireplace to take the chill of cool nights. First floor bath has a tiled shower (no tub). A spiral staircase leads up to the loft bedroom with cathedral ceiling,skylights and ceiling fan over the queen sized bed. Built in pine dressers and pine beadboard panelling. Cable TV with flat screen LED TV with DVD player. Enjoy the outdoors from the bluestone patio or the cedar and aluminum dock with swim ladder. Two kayaks are provided for guest use. Gas grill on patio. Occupancy limited to two people at all times. Parking limited to one vehicle. Quiet location on northwest shore on Ferncliff Road.

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Linda Michels (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Linda Michels

We have owned property on Lake St. Catherine since 1984. Keith is an architect and Linda is a real estate broker in NJ and NY with a property management business.

Linda Michels purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Linda Michels chose Killington Area

Lake St. Catherine is a beautiful lake and the surrounding area has so much to offer in terms of outdoor activities. We are avid skiers and love to play golf, hike in the woods and mountains and take long bike rides. Lake St. Catherine is the perfect environment for us.

What makes this cottage unique

The views from the front of the cottage are fabulous. Our guest book is full of positive comments.


based on 4 traveler reviews

Newer One bedroom cottage at water's edge on Lake St. Catherine with kayaks
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Just booked for the 4th year. We love this place.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have just booked this beautiful cottage for the 4th year. We have been going for a week in the early fall each year for the past 3 and always look forward to our time there. We even spent our honeymoon at this cottage.

The cottage is as nice as it looks in the pictures (or even better). Everything that the other reviewer’s state is true, the place is breathtaking and has everything you need. Just bring your clothes and personal items. The cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway for two or just some time on the beautiful Lake St Catherine. When we go in early fall it is quite peaceful. It’s on a dead end road so very little traffic. We like to go for walks and everyone that we meet is very friendly and helpful.

We use the kayaks supplied by the cottage and paddle around in the lake. There is a state campground across the lake and down a little. If you go there you can land on the beach and walk around and explore/enjoy the beautiful campground and beach.

We also go for drives around that part of Vermont, enjoying the scenery and exploring. It is beautiful country. The roads are good and the people are friendly.

We have once had the pleasure to meet the owners. They are very nice and very attentive should you need anything. We have never had any problems and we would recommend this rental to anyone. I know that you will enjoy it as much as we have.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Scott, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for our cottage. We love it too, all the stress of the work world goes away when we get the chance to use the cottage. We are glad that you love it as we do and have come back four years in a row. We have several other guests that are approaching the same return rate. We look forward to seeing you again in the fall.
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Wonderful Rental!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying the week in this cottage. It was great being right on the lake and having kayaks to use as well. The cottage was clean, welcoming, and had everything we could have possibly needed. So glad we found this place and decided to stay here.

Bryan- CT.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, sunny getaway for 2

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week on the western shore of Lake St. Catherine. The almost countless windows facing the water gave the small cottage a real feeling of airiness and light. On the clearest mornings, the sunrise over the hills to the east was spectacular, with the colorful sky reflected in the tranquil water practically at our feet.

The cottage is comfortably furnished and the kitchen well equipped for even a rather ambitious cook on vacation. There were spices, oil, etc., on hand, so we didn't need to buy all ingredients, though we replaced things we emptied.

The bathroom lacks a tub, but the spacious, beautifully-tiled shower was very nice, and discouraged wasteful water consumption.

The bedroom was grand, the "cathedral" ceiling adding to the feeling of freedom. Ample closet and built-in bureau space provided plenty of places to hide away the typical clutter of travel.

Outdoor space is limited to a small, well-shaded patio and a narrow strip between the cottage and the lakeshore, but the wrap-around windows in the living room-dining room area reduced our sense that we needed to be outside all the time.

The cottage's location is quiet, except for weekenders zooming around the lake in power boats. Arriving on Saturday, that was really only an issue for us on Sunday. Weekdays were tranquil. I gather from lake activity that fishing is popular. Several interesting attractions are within 30-45 minutes drive, though there's a limited amount to do much closer. A winery practically at the top of the shore road made for a nice diversion, as did the farmers' market in Poultney, and a few very interesting shops. The used book store on Main Street in Poultney was a treasure-trove, and Nancy's bakery and café dished up some amazing homey baked goods. We even ordered an apple cake with maple frosting from her to take away to a family picnic the day we left. Dorset has a great playhouse; more than ample shopping can be found in Manchester Center (including North Shire Books, a spectacular store). We hiked in the Green Mountains, visited Revolutionary War sites, stopped in some artists' studios, and bought farmstead cheese. The gravel recreational trail that runs north-south through Poultney to Castleton is lovely, though not for narrow road tires on bicycles.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Believe it, it's a nice as it looks.

  • 5 of 5

When I saw the photos of the cottage on this website, especially it's location right on the lake, I thought, "This is just what we are looking for." The cottage is exactly as described and shown in the extensive photos. The lakeside cottage is designed to maximize the breezes and views of lovely Lake St. Catherine. It has a wonderful mix of up-to-date amenities (powerful gas stove, stainless steel refrigerator, etc.) with a relaxed, Vermont lake cottage feeling. There are thoughtful touches throughout the home such as an iPod/iPhone dock player in the living room that fills the downstairs with music. We used the BluRay player to watch DVDs on the large flat screen TV in the evenings. We had beautiful weather and some pretty warm days (around 90 degrees), but the house felt comfortable thanks to the ceiling fan in the loft bedroom plus all the windows on both floors. This end of the lake seems especially quiet. Even the motor boats with skiers came by at a reasonable speed so it just sounds like summer, especially when their waves hit the shore. The cottage is near the end of a dead-end road so there is very little car traffic here. Just a sense of tranquility and privacy in a well-maintained home.

The surrounding area is filled with Vermont beauty -- farms, rolling hills, rivers, and lakes. We enjoyed driving to the various surrounding villages taking the opportunity to pick up raspberries and corn from local farmers. A surprising find was the Slate Valley Museum in Granville, NY. A very enthusiastic and knowledgable staffer, Amy, gave us a brief introduction to the regular collection plus some special exhibits including one about immigrants to this area. We also did the self-guided walking tour and admired the many beautiful slate roofs in town.

We highly recommend the Birdseye Diner in Castleton, VT -- a lovely little town nearby -- it's a 1940's dining-car diner and has wonderful food including delicious pies. The country store across the street has a great selection of local foods, beer, and wine. Plus the banana bread you can buy there (from the Castleton pizza place) is fantastic. Farther afield in Rutland are Roots Restaurant and Table 24 -- both offer local produce, beers, and wines. Perry's in Poultney offers good, casual food.

All in all, a lovely, restful getaway in beautiful surroundings with a perfect lakefront cottage to come home to. Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We try to make our cottage as comfortable as possible with a touch of home. We were drawn to Lake St. Catherine 30 years ago and have always loved the lake, the area and the people we have met here.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Albany NY
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Lake St. Catherine Country Club open to the public
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Vermont rte 30
Car: necessary

Beautiful 7 mile long Lake St. Catherine is located in the western part of central Vermont. Enjoy outlet shopping in Manchester Vermont or Lake George, NY. Swim, hike, bike and enjoy 18 holes of golf at nearby Lake St. Catherine Country Club which is open to the public. A great place to relax and unwind.


Rates & Availability

Lake St Catherine Cottage Rental Rates

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Jun 25 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 22 2016
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 9.0%

No weekend bookings. Saturday to Saturday rentals only. We are closed for the winter. No rentals from November to mid April. Cleaning fee included with the rental amount, however rental agreement is required.

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Killington Area Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , tiled shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 person limit
  • Newer queen sized mattress. Pine floors and bead board panelling with built in dressers. Built in bookcase with games, puzzles and books. Walk in closet. Linens provided. Cable TV with BluRay DVD player.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Occupancy of the cottage is limited to two persons. Parking is limited to one car. We are on a narrow dead end road with no parking on the pavement. Wooded area with no parking on road shoulders. Spiral stairs to bedroom loft may be difficult for those with mobility problems.

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