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Island Pond Private Beach, Year Round Recreation

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9-11)

This property is a log cabin on a private beach on Lake Island Pond. The location is perfect for any of the activities that the Northeast Kingdom has to offer. Island Pond is a two mile by one mile lake surrounded by private homes and a state park. The backyard is the lake, and across the road is Brighton State Park.

The village of Island Pond is at the other end of the lake. There are a variety of shopping and dining options. If you desire more extensive options, you can drive 20 minutes to Newport or Burke in Vermont, or 30 minutes to New Hampshire or Canada.

Island Pond is the Snowmobile Capital of Vermont, and has an extensive network of well maintained trails. Moose are frequently spotted on many of the roadsides. Other wildlife include deer, bear and game birds. Fishing is out the back door, or at any of the numerous other ponds, lakes and rivers in the region. Burke Mountain is a 20 minute drive for great family skiing. Motorcraft are permitted on Lake Island Pond, and it is a wonderful location for canoeing and kayaking as well.

The house has a main floor with living room, dining room, full kitchen, full bath and a bedroom with a queen bed. A lakeside deck adds lounging space. Upstairs is another bedroom with a full bed and a twin bed. There is also a loft with a full futon and a game area. Downstairs walks out to the beach, and has a full bath with laundry facilities. There is a full bed and a queen bed. Full linens are provided, and house cleaning is available.

Keywords: Log cabin, Snowmobile, boating, fishing, hunting, Island Pond

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About The Owner

This is a family vacation property which is offered for rental most of the year.

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why The Owner chose Vermont

We fell in love with the area after renting a camp for snowmobiling. It offers so many outdoor activities that we can enjoy as a family. This home caught our eyes as it had all the comforts of home and then some!

What makes this house unique

The beach and lake are great for kids. The beach is visible from the house, so kids can play in the sand by the hour. The water is shallow for a while, making it ideal for small children. The snowmobile trail is at the end of the driveway, and offers groomed routes to the entire VAST system, or Canada and New Hampshire.


Island Pond House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Island Pond Private Beach, Year Round Recreation
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
Higganum, CT USA

LOVE the area and the fireplace! This house has all we need!

  • 5 of 5

I have just sent my deposit in for our 3rd trip here. I have 7 children and dogs and Grandma comes on vacations with us also! We love it there! Hubby and one son snowmobile so they love that. I love hanging in front of the fireplace and reading and decompressing!!!!! The basement is perfect for the kids to have their own space while my older daughter is happy to have the upstairs bedroom away from her brothers! lol

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Spot!

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful place. Was just what our family wanted in a vacation home. The grandchildren loved it. Great sandy beach and perfect for young swimmers. The view was so beautiful from the many windows. The deck was roomy - a lovely spot to watch the sunset or have your morning coffee. Owners were wonderful to deal with. House had everything we needed. Just a perfect spot!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is paradise.

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous family place!!! Lots of parking area. What a perfect beach and so much of it! Lawn has plenty of room for games. Lots of choices for sleeping. Dog friendly, YEAH! The deck is big and great for sunny and rainy days. We look forward to staying there every year and make many family memories there!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Fun!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has enjoyed a week at this location for the past three years and plan another week of fun for 2015! With a sandy beach just out the door, a clear lake for swiming, fishing and boating and plenty of room for all of us ~ it is perfect! I can enthusiastically recommend this property but be sure to save a week in July for us!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Place !!

  • 5 of 5

This place is the ultimate! It's a house, not a Motel! Absolutely perfect for a family getaway. I would recommend it to ANYONE !!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location is great, but the house is just ok

  • 3 of 5

My family had a great week in Vermont, and the location was awesome: on the water, near town. The house itself, while very clean upon arrival, didn’t live up to expectations. We were a party of 10 – a party of four or six would probably have a better time. This place needs new beds, a properly outfitted kitchen and laundry room, and routine maintenance. More information is needed about the house in advance and on site. If improvements were made, we would consider renting again.


- There are no written instructions for the house, so you end up wandering around a bit looking for things, some of which you will find, some of which you will not find.

- The contract says you are responsible for the trash, but there’s no info about where to take it (and we forgot to ask). We ended up giving the cleaning crew $20 to take it out for us. Where is the transfer station, its hours and what must be recycled?

- Light sleepers will struggle in this house. The basement bedroom and loft are particularly noisy places to sleep. The first floor and second floor bedrooms are ok.

- The beds are soft and noisy.

- We had to replace a battery for the smoke alarms. Don’t the owners replace the batteries on a regular schedule of maintenance?

- There were not enough plates and bowls for a party of 10. We were running the dishwasher after every meal and sometimes hand washing mid-meal.

- There was no laundry detergent, dishwasher soap, or dish soap. We had to go buy these things.

- There was no functional can opener - again, we went out and bought one. I wasn’t surprised that the knives were cheap and wouldn’t cut anything (we brought our own, of course), but the lack of a functioning can opener?

- The basement sink drain was partially clogged.

- There is no cellular phone service (unless you have AT&T).

- There is no internet service. The library in town has wifi, 24-7.

- There is no outdoor grill

- The coffee maker supplied will make just a couple cups of coffee at a time.

- The stove top is ancient and heats very unevenly. Watch out for burned pancakes.

- The beach has great sand and is shallow, but it turns mucky quickly. I suggest you bring water shoes for any serious swimming.

- For our week, the raft was unusable because one barrel was full of water. A note left said that "repairs were in process", but for the entire week, no one came to the house to retrieve the barrel and take it away to fix it.

- The canoe has a broken thwart

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Island Pond House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $100

First payment is due 60 days prior to rental. VRBO does not allow me the option to modify that field. Please inquire for prices of stays other than two or seven nights. Again, VRBO will not let me customize. Thank you for your interest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

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