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Built in 1930, Blue Camp is one of the few remaining original Vermont Camps

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cabin
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

3 bedroom camp (cottage) with view of sheltered bay on Lake Champlain.

Relive those lazy days of yesteryear by the lake! This cozy 3-bedroom 1-bath seasonal camp on Malletts Bay holds all the charm and character of days gone by while including the comforts of home. Relax and watch the boats go by from the screened-in porch or take a dip in the lake off the private raft. The raft is also perfect for fishing or sunning. Blue Camp can sleep up to 8 (counting the sofa sleeper), although some guests enjoy sleeping on the screened porch for more of an outdoor experience. Limited dock space and mooring is also available for guests that want to bring their boat along. Fully equipped kitchen, dining area and living room with wood-stove for those cool nights. Quiet location is on a dead end dirt road within walking distance from the general store. For lakeside or Church Street dining, Burlington is accessible by bike (30-45 min on the community bike path), boat, or automobile (15 min). For the more adventurous, several zip lines are within 90 minutes and various restaurants are available on the NY side of Lake Champlain which can be crossed with your boat or by ferry. Bikes (4), kayaks (2), paddle board and small row boat are available for use. Other attractions include hiking trails, mountain climbing, museums, wineries, boat tours, drive-in movie theatre and more.

More Details

Owner
John
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2017

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Built in 1930, Blue Camp is one of the few remaining original Vermont Camps
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
5

Lovely Cottage / Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I absolutely love our vacations at Blue Camp. Very charming cottage right on the water. The owner keeps it up well and has many things onsite to keep you occupied - paddle board, kayaks, ping pong table and more. Very peaceful location. Also a quick trip to Burlington which we took advantage of most nights for dinner (so many wonderful restaurants). Look forward to our time here every year!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Summer Vacation Spot on Lake Champlain

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Camp is situated in an ideal location right on Mallets Bay in Lake Champlain. It is off a quiet side street, yet within walking distance of a general store, ice cream stand, pizza place, and a nice little pub. Also, the Island Line bike trail and a Drive-In movie theater are a short distance away. The cabin is well maintained and the owner is super responsive to any requests or needs.

There is plenty of fun to be had on the lake also. The cabin comes with kayaks and a paddle board, as well as a swimming platform to enjoy the lake from. I am a return visitor to this cabin, and have nothing but good things to say about the owners who seem to add a new great feature each year.

In response to comments from others about the weeds in the lake, 2016 was an extremely low water year for Lake Champlain, which probably made them seem worse last year. Normally they are not an issue until you get a little ways out from shore and they don't bother you when you are out at the swimming platform unless you dive deep.

Also, related to the spider comment below.. I stayed at the cabin the week before that vacationer, and I think the "spider issue" was a little exaggerated. I did not see any spiders at all inside the cabin. There were some webs on the outside screened in porch, but the screens were certainly not "covered" with them.

Bottom line is I highly recommend the Blue Camp for some great summer fun. I will certainly be returning there again. Hope this review helps folks out!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback Mike. Not much I can do about low water levels causing more weed growth, but luckily this situation does not occur very often. Agree that the swimming platform is a great place to enjoy the water that is often overlooked by guests. There is also a public beach not far away with lots of sand and accessible in the kayaks or bikes made available to Blue Camp guests. The upside was lots of sunshine last summer. I did discover a quick and efficient way to clean any cobwebs under the eves outside of the camp screened porch using a pressure washer and spraying from inside, through the screens. This was done later in July after your stay when I noticed a few webs. I do not recall seeing spiders inside the camp either, but one is too many for some so will to maintain vigilance in this regard. As you know from your long history as a guest at the Blue Camp we try to maintain the highest standards for our guests and invite all of out guests to contact me at anytime during your stay if there is anything we can do to make your vacation more enjoyable. For the 2017 season additional TV channels have been added along with faster wi-fi and some new furniture pieces. John
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5

Nice place but beware of spiders!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is charming in an old-fashioned way and has everything you need to have a good time and more. The large basement was great on a rainy night with the ping-pong table for fun. The owner was extremely accommodating when we couldn't find a utensil - he went out and bought it and brought it right over! The kayaks, bikes, and SUP add a lot to the value of this rental. The fishing is good for bass, hornpout, and perch in Mallet's Bay. The location is very convenient to Burlington and is about a mile from a very nice public beach. The only down side for me was the place was full of cob webs and spiders (some very large). I spent a lot of time cleaning so we could see the view out the windows and screened- in porch that were covered with cobwebs when we arrived. Other than the lack of housekeeping and the fact that you can't swim in front of the cabin due to weeds, this place is close to perfect for a relaxing vacation on the lake.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Couldn't imagine a better place!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy cabin with spectacular views of the lake. The whole family decided within 10 minutes of our stay that we would love to come back. Comfy beds, clean place, and a lovely atmosphere. Great place to bring the family! Our host John was nice enough to get a fire going in the woodstove for our arrival.. Thanks John! (he has the house next door too) Super gracious host! We hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Blue Camp even with some drizzle and clouds for a couple of the days. The cabin is a perfect rustic lakeside retreat. John makes sure everything is taken care of and is readily available for any needs or information. Having the bikes, kayaks, and paddle board make it even better and we took advantage of all. The whole area is absolutely beautiful and such a quick trip to Burlington. My only regret is that we could not stay longer-Blue Camp is definitely a do again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice location with a nice view. Big screened in porch with large yard leading to lakefront.

  • 4 of 5

Use of kayaks and bicycles, gas grill, laundry in basement and lawn furniture a nice extra.

Nice dock for boat. Limited Beach front and not suitable for swimming due to heavy weeds.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Burlington, VT (BTV)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Rozzi's
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Burlington, VT
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Burlington Country Club
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Essex Junction, VT
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 89
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Leunigs
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Stowe, VT
Nearest Beach
On Site
Car: recommended

Sunset Drive-In Theatre is 2 miles away. Lake Champlain is the largest freshwater lake in the United States outside of the Great Lakes and has many picturesque islands and coves to explore. The Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York offer many hiking trails and scenic drives. With all of its natural beauty, low population density (second least populated state after Wyoming), and opportunities to experience the outdoors, Vermont is a popular destination spot for tourists (tourism is Vermont's largest industry).

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Rates & Availability

Malletts Bay Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Apr 14 2017 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$99
From
$149
Fri,Sat,Sun
$699
 
 
Early Summer
May 28 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,095
 
 
Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,435
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,050
 
 
Fall
Oct 15 2017 - Nov 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$99
$599
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,385
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

All rental periods in June, July & August are weekly from Saturday at Noon to the following Saturday at 10:00am. This is a housekeeping cottage. There is no cleaning service so the cottage must be left in clean condition. Any bed linens or towels used during your stay must be washed and dried in the washer & dryer located on the premises, folded and returned to the dressers and closets.

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Amenities

Malletts Bay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1224 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Lake view
  • Sleep sofa in living room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Sunset Drive-in movie theatre is 2 miles away and has 4 screens. Watch from your car, tailgate or bring lawn chairs.

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