|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Two waterfront cottages together sleep 11 and have lots of privacy. There are 41+ acres of secluded woodland and a mile + of private lake shore. Half way between Burlington and Montreal (50 miles) This has been a family compound for 90 years. We offer a canoe and 40' dock. Rent together or separately. The larger cottage is $950 and the smaller is $750 weekly. discount for longer stays. Both are 30 feet from the lake, 400 feet from Rt 2, lots of privacy - no other building insight, we mow about 6 acres around the houses, which are surrounded by cedar trees. A active beaver pond is adjacent - fishing is great and the sunsets are beautiful .Wi- fi is in the village library or general store/coffee shop (fresh baked goods every morning) Just a bit north there is another family grocery with a great butcher shop.
We are proud of our place and crazy clean - both are well equipped and ready for a memorable visit. Most are repeat guests and love the rustic privacy, sunsets are georgeous, fishing great,
church dinners frequent, farmers markets near, great restaurants
antique shops & a 500 million year old ocean reef for you to explore are nearby Adrondack mts just a ferry boat ride away, Shelborne museum, world larges carriage collection, built by
same family that built Biltmore House in Ashville NC - a must see
Ausable Chasim, the Grand Canyon of the East is just across the Lake. Lots of Us,French and English forts very close.
Grandfather bought this farm 90 years ago - the ice house and barns are gone, original house now has 70' of porches and huge veggie garden - lots of summer guests. I live in Ft Lauderdale, on the ocean am a Realtor and don't like the cold Vermont winters.
Robert Kelsey purchased this estate in 1926
Family owned 41 acres of woods and open fields, a mile of lake shore - on , Carry Bay - cliffs and wetlands, sunset views - 40' dock, canoe - toss a pebble into the Lake no other house in view - lots of wild life, 2 acre pond full of wildlife, beaver, ducks, etc. 100' from cottage, privacy for sure, only two cottages
Montreal and Burlington about 1 hour, great fishing, mountain views, canoe/pram for your use - good butcher,grocer, fresh markets, cheese makers, church dinners, library, good restaurants, acres of woodland, shore to roam.Privacy galore. Metal roofs, light and bright rooms, fully equipped kitchen, lines etc. , 400' from roadway, well behaved pets welcome. 41 acres of woods,wetlands, lake front cliffs,open former hay field,wild flowers galore, yard games
The property is very much as described. Both cottages are comfy and cozy. There is lots of privacy and the fishing is fantastic. We caught lots of perch and bass. My toy fox terrier had a great time with lots of running space. Bob was a really great host and super accommodating. We all came back from our vacation happy and relaxed. I hope to be able to spend time here again in the future.
Just spent a week in Bob’s camps, this makes four trips to North Hero in the past seven years, each time staying with Bob. Its back to the basics, the way it was when life was simple, like stepping back to a time when people made due, not expecting someone to do everything for them.
From the long spring slamming the screen door shut, no hydraulic door closer here, to the pump house that brings water up to the camps, it’s actually the old outhouse from decades ago, now serving as the pump house: here time feels unchanging.
We bring the boat to fish, but the largest bass we ever caught anywhere was while we sat on shore, in lawn chairs, only 30 feet from the sliding glass doors of the large bedroom, in the trailer, overlooking the bay.
I wonderful time with a wonderful host.
What a great spot for a cabin and converted retro motortrailer right on the lake! I had my sister's family with me and between the usual hassles of vacationing with family, this was the perfect spot to not only get away from the hustle and bustle of life, but also privacy from family once in a while.
Perfect for fishing, canoeing and watching beautiful sunsets, the master host and owner Bob made everything "just right" with all of our simple requests. What a beautiful location for a perfect vacation!
We were returned to the cottage for our second consecutive year and had a wonderful experience on both occasions!
We brought along two 10 year olds and our half crazy dog Yodi.
We stayed in the larger cottage which has plenty of room for more. I believe it was built in the 1920's and has a great deal of character. Unlike one of the previous reviewers, we were not expecting, or desiring a stay at the Hilton. If you are, don't stay here, but if you would like you and your kids to be away from your cell phones, with days filled with fishing, sunsets and simplicity, by all means, stay here!
The owner of the property, Bob, was very accommodating to our every need. In fact, the other cottage was vacant the week we were there, and we asked Bob if, perhaps we could rent it for a couple of nights as we had friends who were planning on a visit. He said to not worry about it, "Let them enjoy it"! A couple of days later some one called who wanted to rent the second cottage for the week. Bob approached us and asked us if it was ok. He was actually going to let us have the cabin for free rather than rent it for a fee. Now that's service. Of course we thanked Bob for his consideration, but told him to make some money during the short season. We never felt unsafe or uncomfortable, as the previous reviewer had, nor did we expect polished silver and room service! It bothers me that one who may expect this from a 1920's cabin would write such a caustic review without consideration of possible consequences to the owner. She may want to stay closer to home in New Jersey!
We stayed in the smaller cottage and had a really great time. It's a converted 60's trailer, very cool, but roomy enough for two. It's so close to the lake, you wake up to the lake right in front of you and can watch the sunset every night. We canoed (canoe provided) almost every day, found an osprey nest, it was very fun. North Hero is very cute, we would definitely consider renting again, probably renting both cottages. The owner was extremely helpful, just a great experience.
I recently wrote this owner regarding my dissatisfaction with the condition of his cottages and did not get any satisfaction. Our family, 3 siblings and spouses rented the two cottages the first week of August. I would caution anyone considering renting to be aware of the unsafe conditions in these two cottages. One cannot even be called a cottage; it is a converted 1950’s travel trailer. It does not have 2 bedrooms as advertised; it does not have a working oven. The electric is dangerous with an open switch box in the bathroom and improper wiring. The foundation is unstable; the screens have holes which let the insects into the house. One member of our group, who spent the night on the pull out futon, was covered in insect bites. I can’t say if this was from the ripped screening or bugs in the futon or rug. The larger cottage had a 220 volt hot water heater within arm’s reach of the tub; I don’t believe that meets code. There were no working smoke detectors in the buildings. Both cottages had hot and cold running lake water. The owners did put bottled water in the refrigerator for drinking but we had to bath in lake water. Lake Champlain has been contaminated with toxic algae this past summer and we were fortunate that no one developed skin irritation. We spent one night in the “travel trailer” cottage than return with our RV and parked it on the property for the remainder of our stay. We did not want to upset the family members staying in the larger cottage by leaving the family vacation. One relative recently suffered a heart attack and another was diagnosed with a serious illness.
I have 3 rental properties on homeaway.com and strive to give all my guests a good vacation experience and a home that matches my listing description. My sister has 4 properties on homeaway .com and she also does her best to make everyone’s stay a pleasant and safe time. Another friend has a rustic cottage in NY which she rents, with no electricity and minimal amenities BUT she describes all that honestly in her homeaway.com listing and has repeat guests who relish roughing it. We did not expect lavish accommodations but we did expect more than a place to camp.
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My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
In this area we customarily rent Saturday afternoon to Saturday morning.
Most are repeat guests - one bad guest out of 100 - this land has been in my Family since 1926 Longer stays are welcome.
The dock is 40', fishing great from it, a canoe and pram are provided, 41 acres of fields and woods, a mile ol lake shore to roam, a beaver / wildlife pond is adjacent- the second cottage is 2 bedrooms, sleeps 7, the one bedroom sleeps 3 plus a small bed - this is a former mobile home, (1960) curved wood ceiling, charming, large living room and master with sliding doors looking at lake 30' away no other house in sight, sunsets to enjoy, ideal for family gathering, - 400' from road, yard games, room to pitch tents for extra guests.good meat market,groceries nearby, restaurants many amenities, farmers stands, church suppers, bingo, a nature walk on the deer path thru out woods, fire pit grille, yard games.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Many Revolutionary War battles were fought in this area, many forts remain Ticonderoga the largest is an easy drive, Saratoga 130 miles.