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Zimmermann Family

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Button Bay Great Camp. Near Basin Harbor. Sleeps 11

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


Ferrisburgh House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedroom, 2 bathroom House + Guest Cottage (1 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom)

Inspired by the 'Great Camps' of the 'Gilded Age,' this newly on the rental market lakefront vacation compound was built for multi-generational, extended family vacations. Consists of a large 4BR home, guest cottage, and garage, perched above Lake Champlain with direct access to the shore, waterfront, and private dock. Expansive common areas look out to spectacular views over the lake and across to the Adirondacks. Cathedral ceilings and large bay windows adorn both house and cottage. The timber-frame construction contrasts with more modern design aesthetics and amenities, creating a beautiful mix of rustic and new.

Check out our home in the video below.

The main house has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. One bathroom has a roomy shower, the other, a soaking tub with shower. At the end of the large main room is a sitting area with a sectional couch and chairs. Above the kitchen, in the loft, there is an additional living room, 46' HDTV, Blu-Ray/DVD, home theater, and work desk.

The guest cottage has it's own common room and a bathroom on the ground level floor. Upstairs, another bedroom with directly adjacent bathroom. The upper floor also has another living room with a queen size pull-out sofa, 37' HDTV, and Blu-Ray/DVD.

Large porches surround both the main house and the guest cottage and look out over the lake. The guest cottage has wraparound porches on both the first and second level. One section of the main house porch is screened in and has a large table for eating outside. Window access into the kitchen makes for an easy process of moving food and plates to and from the porch.

Because of the separate facilities of the Main House and Guest Cottage, the Guest Cottage can be used either as a quiet haven away from the family common area, or as a place to send whoever wants to stay up late playing cards, watching movies, or whatever.

Ceiling fans throughout the house and the cottage keep the temperature cool on warmer summer days.

A 2-car garage is located just outside across from the main house and next to the guest cottage.

A sit-on-top float, two stand up paddle boards, a kayak and a canoe will be stored on the dock and available for use.

Activities: swimming, boating, fishing, sailing, golf, tennis, hiking, biking, shopping, taking scenic drives, visiting historic sites, and just plain relaxing.

No smoking. No pets. Children welcome, but must be well supervised.

Rental of our home is for one week periods starting on Saturday afternoons and go to the following Saturday morning.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Zimmermann Family (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

What makes this house unique

This home was personally designed and built by the Zimmermann Family. We hope you can feel the love and warmth that went into building this home and guest cottage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really appreciated the well stocked kitchen---my mother was crazy about the professional style waffle iron that flips over and it was great to have ample (and very pretty) dishes and silverware. Just so you know, you now have a crock pot there. My sister bought one and left it to add to your kitchen equipment----but believe me, we were hard pressed to find anything "missing" in the kitchen. My only suggestions for the house would be to put handles on the doors to the laundry machines and also, if the first floor of the guest house was furnished it would be much more useful---that's such a nice space, but the downstairs has no where to comfortably sit. But these were not major issues for us and otherwise, the house was great! A very comfortable and functional place to stay for a large family group. And the view could not have been better---just gorgeous!
Aug 2013
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Bar Antidote
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Ferry to Essex near Charlotte
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Basin Harbor Club
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Rte. 7
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Black Sheep Bistro
Nearest Ski
37.9 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Just down the hill
Car: recommended

Driving times to nearby locations: Basin Harbor: 3 minutes. Vergennes: 10 minutes. Crown Point Bridge (Addison): 15 minutes. Middlebury: 25 minutes. Shelburne: 30 minutes. Burlington: 45 minutes. Nearest grocery store (Shaws) is in Vergennes. The Panton Store is just a mile from the house and has some basic goods like milk, cookies, beer, fishing bait, etc.


Rates & Availability

Ferrisburgh House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $350 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

$1,000 deposit due on reservation.
Remainder due 60 days prior to rental, along with $500.00 security deposit.
Discounts for multi-week rentals possible by negotiation.
Check-in 3:30 p.m.
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Ferrisburgh House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main House Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Main House Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest House Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Green Room - 1 queen
    Red Room - 1 queen
    Navy Room - 1 twin/ single , XL Twin
    Periwinkle Room - 1 king , King/ 2 XL Twins
    Guest Cottage - 1 queen , Bed
    Guest Cottage Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleep Sofa
  • ************************************************************************************ The five bedrooms available (4 in the main house and one in the guest cottage), plus the sleep sofa in the living room of the Guest Cottage, will sleep 11 people in regular beds, but the property can accommodate more by having kids sleep on the floor in sleeping bags on pads or air mattresses in the loft, on the screened porch, or in the guest cottage. We have had up to 15 sleep here with no one losing their sense of privacy or feeling cramped.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
While this is a wonderful place for families, small children need to be closely supervised. This is a house on a bluff overlooking a lake. The same features that make the property idyllic can also pose dangers for unsupervised children. Also, the house has not been 'childproofed'. Knives, kitchen chemicals, and other household dangers are within reach. There is also an open 'ships-ladder' staircase. So, bring children along for your family vacation, and let them enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, nature, and all the rich opportunities for activity that this property can provide. However, provide close supervision for children. They are your responsibility.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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