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Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Central Vermont Lake House with Large Lakeview Screened Porch

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


Leicester House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-11)

Summer and fall, you'll sit on the large screened slate floor porch with birchbark beams looking out through the trees at the shimmering lake below. Kayakers drift by and across the lake all you see is the hint of houses by the lake and the trees of the mountains of the Green Mountain State Park which go from greens to golds, yellows and reds in the fall. The lake offers boating, fishing and swimming and a loon family whose plaintive cry and laugh you can hear at night and great walks and hikes around the lake. You'll find it so quiet that you can hear the breezes blowing in the trees and sometimes string music from the music camp around the bend. We are at the quiet south end of the lake. The property offers a large deck on the lake with kayak which may be shared with the owner if they are there and a tennis court and basketball hoop and swings.

The main house which has been in the family for over 50 years has 2 bedrooms with queen beds- one with lake view and 2 baths, large eat in equipped kitchen, full dining room and living room with deer heads and a baby grand piano! There is also a small porch on the kitchen with TV/cable.

There is also a large carriage house adjacent which has a fully finished upstairs with 4 bedrooms and bath which can be additionally rented. Close by in Brandon and Middlebury, you will find farmer's markets, craft stores, great ice cream and baked goods and restaurants and antiquing of course. In the area there are great quiet roads for bike riding and a bike shop in Middlebury where you can rent excellent road and mountain bikes. Skiing is nearby at Middlebury Snowbowl- 20-30 minutes and Killington and Sugarbush an hour away.

Winter and Spring, we rent a newer fully furnished house next to the older one, which is winterized and has 4 bedrooms upstairs and 1 and 1/2 baths. There's a cozy sunken seating area with fireplace looking out on the lake which freezes over in the winter.There are pictures of both rentals. This is the perfect place to get away and ski or just curl up by the fire and relax!

Keywords: Lake house with finished barn summer and fall rental and adjacent Lake house for winter/spring rental

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About The Owner

The property was purchased by my grandfather and our family has enjoyed it since. We now live all around the US and the world but still gather here once a year and enjoy it's wonders. We live in CA most of the year but are proud to also be Vermonters.

The Owner purchased this house in 1949

What makes this house unique

Summers: Reading, walking, kayaking, biking, playing tennis, watercolor painting, doing puzzles, lying down by the water getting hot then falling in the water to cool off. Winters: ice fishing, skiiing near by and cozy sitting by the fire while the sn.ow falls


Central Vermont Lake House with Large Lakeview Screened Porch
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
clayton, new jersey, usa

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  • 5 of 5

our family returned for the second time, to this lovely home. we had a wonderful time. the porch and dock were places of rest and relaxation as was being right on beautiful lake dunmore!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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clayton, new jersey, usa


  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful week at this beautiful lake home in Vermont. The owners were very helpful and gracious in making us feel welcome and giving us information on the area. The home and ambiance was more than we could have hoped for! Between the barn and home there was ample space for eight adults and three children. The home was clean and well cared for. We felt so at home here. The dock and lake are stunningly beautiful. There are so many activities in the area that one can be busy all day with hiking, shopping, sightseeing or just relaxing on the dock. We love to cook and were especially happy with the kitchen supplies. We made apple cake, fresh picked strawberry pie, goat milk pudding, (after visiting wonderful Trevin Farm), goat cheese and a variety of tasty meals. It was a total gift of a week. We hope to return to this home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Leicester House Rental Rates


  • $1300/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Main 2 bedroom house $1300/week / week only rentals in July-August.
  • Finished carriage house- 4 bedrooms and bath available with main house
  • for additional $700. Cleaning fee of $135 per building. If more than 8 adults
  • - $25 per night per person in addition.
  • Long weekends in Spring, Fall, Winter. Price varies by season.
  • Special for June rental 20% discount. 3 night minimum.
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Leicester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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