|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This home was a complete rebuild in 1987 with a chef's kitchen added in 2005 - Wolf Dual Fuel Range and carrara marble countertops. Designer interior with wide plank knotty pine floors throughout. Central a/c on second floor bedroom area. Landscape architecture across the grounds with significant stone work, formal summer flower gardens, custom stone pizza oven, tree house (under construction) and lakeside fire pit. Several private outside seating areas including three patio areas, a lakeside deck, and lakeside terraced lawn. Two hammock areas. There is a badminton court on the upper yard. WiFi works on most parts of the property and in the main house and guest house. Custom swing set and rope swing.
The main house offers five bedrooms with three full baths. The master bedroom has a flat screen cable TV. TV room with flat screen/Comcast cable, living room with fire place, dining room, kitchen and an extended screen porch with lake and New York Adirondack views to the west, accessed by three sets of french doors. Porch has motorized awnings that provide complete whether protection from wind and rain.
Separate guest house with queen bed is fully bead board lined with private bath. Overlooking the summer gardens on the lower property and with lake views to the east. Wood shed stores a cord of aged fire wood and the pump house has an ample supply of life jackets and paddles. Full laundry facility located under the main house along with second refrigerator.
In June, July and August a floating dock system offers access to 8 foot water depths at dock end and a great launch point for double kayak, canoe and dingy which are supplied by the owner. Deep water mooring for boats up to 35 feet can be arranged just off the property's shoreline.
Owned by the same family since 1986.
Jeffrey Smith purchased this cottage in 1986
Location is prime for Lake Champlain with access directly to main lake for unlimited boating. And views are outstanding with sunsets to the west and sunrise on the eastern lake shore of the property. Deep water from floating dock offers a great swimming environment with summertime water temperatures above 70 degrees.
The Town of Charlotte was chartered in 1762 and is situated in the Champlain Valley with hills and ridges overlooking Lake Champlain. With its 3500 residents it hosts a large network of working farms and forests with orchards, dairies, berry farms, a winery, and other flourishing rural businesses. It has vast scenic landscapes, community trails and Mt. Philo State Park, all situated halfway between Middlebury and Burlington - both within a 25 minute drive. And the well known Vermont mountain resort areas of Stowe (Mount Mansfield) and Sugarbush are an hour away offering many activities across the seasons including mountain biking, alpine slides and back country hiking and camping in the summer.
It is just 10 miles to Shelburne, Vermont, home of the famous Shelburne Farms, organized at the turn of the 19th century by William Seward Webb and Lila Vanderbilt Webb as one of the largest and most modern U.S. farm at that time. The core of that property survives today as a nonprofit foundation dedicated to fostering innovative agricultural practices.
Shelburne is also the site of Shelburne Museum with original early American collections of an impressive array including the restored 220-foot steamboat Ticonderoga, a National Historic Landmark and the last walking beam side-wheel passenger steamer in existence. Built in Shelburne in 1906 it operated as a day boat on Lake Champlain serving ports along the New York and Vermont shores until 1953.
Charlotte is connected via Lake Champlain Ferry to Essex, New York (a beautiful 6 mile crossing) and from Essex an easy access to many of the most popular destinations within the Adirondack State Park, including Lake Placid, the High Peaks region, and the fly fishing streams of the Ausable River system.
Thompson's Point is one of the largest peninsula's on Lake Champlain and a prominent part of the Charlotte shoreline. Thompson's Point is a destination for walkers and bikers and has approximately 100 homes along its miles of shoreline and common land in the interior. It is a restricted use residential zone with homes that are used May - October.
Lake Champlain is famous as the birthplace of the U.S. Navy based on the battles of the Revolutionary War. The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum located within a 30 minute drive features some 15,000 objects, images and documents that communicate the history of Lake Champlain, including a full size replica of the 1776 gunboat Philadelphia from the American fleet that confronted the British Royal Navy on Lake Champlain in 1776. The original Philadelphia, which sank on the first day of the Battle of Valcour Island, was raised from the lake in 1935 and is now at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
The lake is part of the U.S. inter-coastal waterway extending from its tributary waters in Whitehall New York (Hudson River Canal) 125 miles north to the Richelieu River in Quebec Province, flowing north to Montreal. Much of the shoreline, including the New York western shore faced by the property is unpopulated and the lake is pristine and one can imagine the same look 500 years ago. It is a natural glacial lake and was once connected to the sea. Its deepest depth is approximately 400 feet just off the west shoreline of the property. It is the 6th largest U.S. lake after the Great Lakes and provides a wide array of recreational opportunities including boating of all sorts, fishing, and swimming with summertime water temperatures in the 70's. The area is popular with kayakers with many estuaries and undeveloped shorelines that provides a paddler's delight. It offers spectacular mountain views to the east and west and an unobstructed waterway to Canada with its widest point of 12 miles at Burlington.
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
Check-in time is after 3 PM ESt and Check-out time is 10 AM EST. This is a non-smoking rental home and pets are not permitted unless specified in written exception.