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Jeanette O'Conor

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Summer Retreat Home - Relax, Rejuvenate At The Lake- Discount for early booking

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Lake Champlain Islands Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Renovated Farm House (sleeps up to 12)

This gorgeous property has been carefully crafted into a peaceful retreat center primarily used for as a place to get away and rejuvenate. If you are seeking a perfect place for your family and friends for the summer vacation fun, this is it! We are an hour away from three big cities, yet far enough out for relaxation. Our island region is known for biking, great small restaurants, local arts, and organic farmer's markets.

Maya is located on 3.0 acres of farm land with exclusive lake shore frontage, this retreat property everything you need for a pampered, relaxing vacation, event, or holiday.

The main house features two large living areas, 4 bedrooms [2BR-queen, 1BR -queen with connecting bedroom of 4 single beds; 1 full futon] 3 baths, gorgeous newly remodeled kitchen, two private wrap around porches, an enclosed sun room, portico, meditation pagoda, courtyard, fountain, sacred stone structures, side lawn and gardens for enjoyment. Every room has been updated and remodeled, all are furnished with fine quality -yet comfortable pieces. This property offers exquisite rest, relaxation, and full rejuvenation; along with lakeside fun (summer and winter)!

Enjoy your breakfast on the private outdoor patio with bistro tables while listening to the fountain and watching the lake, or lounge on the beach, dock, or deck overlooking the lake. An outdoor grill is available for entertaining. Lake is located in front of the home, and is accessed across the street and down the steps to the private deck, dock and beach.

Propery includes a private sand and rock-shoal beach, dock & deck. Boat mooring, dinghie, plus storage for boat trailer available. Canoe, bikes for use. Private chef available to cater for special occasions-fees apply. (requires months booking in advance)

We own Alpacas which may be located on the farm behind the buildings, alongs with chickens- all contributing to the organic biodynamic gardens. You are encouraged to pick from the garden and enjoy.

Isle La Motte is one of nature's most scenic getaways! The island is surrounded by beautiful vistas including the Adirondack mountains. The island is known for having the oldest known reef on the continent- now visible in the local preserve. The island boasts summer art and music festivals, fine dining, and lake shore activities. Close to Montreal, Quebec Canada, or Burlington Vt.

There are two large buildings on the property: the main house and the carriage house.

The carriage house building located behind the main house has long term guests, and the owner resides nearby- working daily on the back gardens and building our food forest.

Your privacy is respected & maintained and owner can be available if needed. Tour of alpacas and chickens available upon special request.

*Discounted rates- apply with payment in full, does not include taxes, cleaning fees, or security insurance. Maximum 12 guests.*

Keywords: Scenic, serene, waterfront, retreat property, private, holiday, special event.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jeanette O'Conor (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Jeanette O'Conor

Hello and welcome to our lovely spot on the Northern aspect of Lake Champlain. We are owners of this lovely retreat center, used throughout the year for meaningful events, healing retreats, respite for those seeking tranquil space, or just some lakeside fun. We welcome you, and thank you for considering our retreat property.

Jeanette O'Conor purchased this chateau / country house in 2007

Why Jeanette O'Conor chose Lake Champlain Islands

Serene, peaceful, perfect place to relax and get away. Exquisite sunsets, views of lake, Adirondacks. Unique lake front setting with private beach, excellent swimming, beach deck, lovely landscaped gardens with sacred stone structures. Meditation pagoda and courtyard with fountain. Small Alpaca farm in process of development into a self sustaining small farm and food forest.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Lovely sunsets that range from oranges, to purple to deep yellow -blue hues.

The lake is an active location for fishing, boating, sailing, canoeing, kayaking.

Excellent location for biking, walking and peaceful relaxation.

Small Alpaca farm, animals available for private viewing upon request.

Massage, reiki, acupressure other healing therapies available upon request for additional fees.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful week at your LaMotte Retreat Home - beautiful setting and very comfortable
Jul 2013
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based on 8 traveler reviews

Summer Retreat Home - Relax, Rejuvenate At The Lake- Discount for early booking
average rating of 4.875 based on 12 reviews
Durham, NH

Lakeside peace and quiet

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Maya. A four generation group from ages 3 - 87 were all able to stay together at one place. Plenty of room for family dinners, with enough smaller spaces for groups to be apart when needed (like the 3-yr old nap time). Even though our weather was not completely perfect, we were able to get out on the lake in the canoes and have one day of good swimming and floating time. The owner is very accommodating and quick to respond to messages. Be careful on the steps to the auxiliary house after it rains - they get very slippery, and one of us took a tumble! Fortunately, just bruises, but it's something to watch out for.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week on Lake Champlain. The weather was perfect and every evening

we looked at a gorgeous sunset! Everyone enjoyed the water, and it was a good week to

Be refreshed by the lake. The kids played on the rafts, went fishing & kayaking.

Every evening we had some great meals that we all took turns preparing. We used the herbs from the garden that added a lot of great flavor to our meals. The owner of the Maya

Center was very hospitable. She wanted her guests to be as comfortable as possible.

This place is very roomy, loved all the porches! It is a great house for a large group, you

Can always find a place to relax. We would recommend this place to any family who

enjoys having lots of room& wants a cozy setting! Best part is the Lake is right in front

of the House to enjoy at your leisure!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A classy home with a beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful well taken care of home with the most amazing views on Lake Champlain. Lots of space in this home! We had plenty of space for 18 people. If you are looking for peace and tranquility then this is the place!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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United States Sun City, AZ


  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend booking your stay and enjoying a peaceful restorative getaway or vacation. We just finished a 5 day stay and WOW WOW WOW!!!!

The property is excellent, rather you wish to simple experience a single room, or rent the whole property, attention to detail and your comfort is felt throughout.

The location offers the best of the best: a small Island on Lake Champlain, Northern Vermont (Burlington is close by), Upstate New York and only miles from the jewel of Quebec, Montreal.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Burlington, VT


  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Maya Center and would have been happy to stay on a few more days. The property is well maintained and lovely. The owner was so very helpful in every way and the food was excellent. I would highly recommend it for a special event, a social gathering or just a getaway. We look forward to returning again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are most grateful to have your presence here. We appreciate your support, and are thrilled that you loved your stay. We are glad to have made your weekend away memorable, relaxing, peaceful and healing all at the same time! Looking forward to having you return.
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North Duxbury, VT

Best weekend ever!

  • 5 of 5

This delightful retreat is located on beautiful Lake Champlain. I feel so blessed to have heard about it and get the opportunity to spend three days there. During those three days I received the best massage I've ever had, as well as Reiki, meditation, restorative yoga and aromatherapy, ate the most amazingly healthy gourmet meals, enjoyed walks on the gorgeous grounds and the beach, picked apples from the backyard orchard, while enjoying my own private room filled with antiques, and relaxed in a whirlpool bathtub. There are two houses with beautiful rooms and I was fortunate to stay in the main house with friends. Jeanette is the most wonderful cook and hostess, and she made us all feel right at home. I would highly recommend a stay here, whether you are in need of a healing retreat as I was, or just want to get away for a few days to relax. The rates are very reasonable, and I plan to return again and again.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing yourself with us! We loved having you here, and hope you come back soon.
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Rates & Availability

Isle La Motte Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016 Main & Carriage
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 16 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation
Room and meals taxe of 10% and other fees apply
May lease main house alone or with addition of carriage house
Additional fees for weddings/large events

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Lake Champlain Islands Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , Attached off of room #3
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (3) in main house, Twin or Single Beds (4) in main house 'attic suite', sleeper couch, and roll away bed available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Private chef with months ahead reservation (*based on availability)

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