|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
(Only one week left to rent in 2016- July 2-9 ).
Wake up to an exquisite sunrise! This secluded 5 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath summer cottage sits right on the water’s edge of Lake Champlain looking out to the high peaks of Vermont - Mt. Mansfield (Stowe) and Camel’s Hump. Enjoy the lake view from all first floor rooms and the upstairs master.
Sip a glass of wine with your dinner on the deck while watching the sunset’s purple glow over the Vermont Mountains followed by a glorious moonrise. Or watch the sailboats and Essex Ferry cross as you enjoy the private shale beach and large platform rock, good for reading, relaxing, sunning. Watch your kids swim, learn to skip rocks, or collect ‘beach’ glass. Launch your canoe or kayak off the beach. Explore the woods and head on down to south beach.
This 1889 cottage is rustic, used by the owner’s family since 1949, so is not simply a rental house. It is prized for its views. It has a first floor master bedroom with king-sized bed facing the lake and a full bath – great for people who do not want or can’t do stairs or who want to catch sunrises from their bed.
The kitchen-dining room wall has been opened so you can cook and see the lake. The kitchen has older appliances including a washer and dryer yet its very well equipped for cooking and baking. The large oak table in the dining-room can seat ten. The living-room has a wood-burning fireplace, doors opening to front and back for a breeze, and lots of tables and chairs for games, jigsaw puzzles or just relaxing. Both the living-room and dining-room have doors onto a small screened-in porch with everyone's favorite reading, napping or viewing item - an old-fashioned glider. The screened in porch leads to the very large open deck that has an eating table, chairs, lounge chairs and extraordinary views of the lake that change all the time. Lie flat on a chaise lounge in the evening and marvel at the "no street lights" night sky in the country.
Upstairs is the original master bedroom with large windows on the lake side and a double bed. It has a baby porthole door for peeking in on sleeping kids. The porthole room is the smallest bedroom and has two single beds. There is a third bedroom that has a single bed, and the 4th room has two single beds. The bathroom has a claw foot tub.
Essex, N.Y is an architectural treat as the entire town is on the National Historic Registry due to the numerous pre-civil war homes. A mile walk from the cottage and you are there for your morning newspaper and cup of coffee. The Adirondack high peaks with its numerous hiking trails are about an hour away as is Lake Placid. One can spend a great day in Montreal which is 90 miles to the north. Vermont is a 20 minute ferry ride from town - fun even just for the crossing at sunset and brings you close to the renowned Shelbourne Museum as well as Burlington, a lively university on-the-lake small city.
Love sailing and being right on the lake. Can gaze at it for hours on end!
Melissa and Steve Jones purchased this cottage in 2000
My father bought this cottage sight unseen in 1949 as he knew and loved the area from hiking the Adirondacks as a kid. My family has been coming here every year since '49 and we are now into the third generation plus!
Lake front view with exquisite sunrises and reflected sunsets.
Best of all, it is quiet and peaceful, yet near to mountain and lake activities.
Our family with 2 elementary age children and our in-laws stayed for a week in July. The lake was great and the kids had a ball every day playing with the pebbles and splashing around. We cooked and ate outside most days. The rooms were very clean and my in-laws appreciated the 1st floor bedroom with AC as they have trouble with stairs. All supplies were available and in ready quantities. We were expecting only a few kitchen implements, but there were plenty of gadgets, utensils, and different size pots to use.
After a wicked thunderstorm, the power and internet was knocked out. The owners were very responsive and reported the outage and we got back online. I am glad they listened to our concerns and were proactive.
The cottage is a short drive from many tourist attractions so we took day trips to the North Pole, Vermont, and Ft. Ticonderoga.
I highly recommend Jack's Rock and would stay here again in the future.
Jack's Rock Cottage is a great old Adirondack place to stay with wonderful views of Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains of Vermont. You can sit in the house, on the deck, in the yard, or walk down to the lake and enjoy the views. House has plenty of bedroom and kitchen space. It also has three bathroom areas which is unusual for a house of this age. It was clean when we arrived and is maintained. Its location near the Essex Ferry makes it easy to visit Vermont or drive to anywhere in the high peaks region of New York. Owners are easy to work with and very helpful. Would recommend this property to anyone wanting to stay in the area and understands this is a property built long ago but still has modern conveniences like a washer and dryer.
Our extended family of 6 (all adults) stayed here for a week while in town for a family reunion. The private beach and deck are so beautiful and peaceful. The cottage had everything we needed and the master bedroom on the first floor was spacious with wonderful views. We heard loons, gulls and other birds while enjoying the breathtaking sunrises from the deck. We didn't spend a lot of time indoors as we were out hiking in the Adirondacks and exploring nearby cities like Lake Placid, Westport, and Burlington. We also took a raft down the Ausable River just 1/2 hour north. There were plenty of things to do nearby. It was a perfect spot for our vacation.
A wonderful old-fashioned cottage on the edge of Lake Champlain, Jack's Rock was our hub of our hiking, swimming and sailing activities in the area. The place has tons of charm, a fantastic deck overlooking the lake, and a cozy little beach made of flat black stones. The kids and adults both loved it.
The owners were very helpful and accommodating. (Thank you!)
Only thing to be aware of is the proximity of the the road. Although it's not a busy road, the cars that do drive by, drive rather fast -- and due to the woods and bushes, it's difficult to see them, and vice versa.
We have been vacationing in this cottage for three years. It is the most relaxing place that I have been. The views are terrific at any time of day or night. Hiking, boating, swimming are all easily accessible and wonderfully satisfying. The kitchen is fully equipped but not fancy. We enjoyed preparing meals with locally grown ingredients and eating them on the deck while watching the lake. The owners
We went for a full week in August 2011. We had 2 adults, a 12 year old and 3 teenage boys. We had more than enough room. The place is big but also cozy. When you are on the back deck facing the water you cannot see or hear either neighbor to the left or to the right. It is very private and exclusive.
The cottage is a half mile from the village of Essex where you will find quaint little shops, an Ice Cream shop and an art gallery. The ferry boat to VT is right there in Essex. It is about 8 miles N to the closest grocery market.
We LOVED this cottage and would highly recommend it to anyone with a large family etc.
About one hour to the following: AuSable Chasm, Whiteface Mt., Fort Ticonderoga, Lake Placid, Adirondack High Peaks, and Burlington.
Ferry from Essex to Vermont is a delightful 20 minute ride and leaves frequently.
Easy 2 hour drive to Montreal.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Rental season is from mid-June to early -mid-August. House is not winterized. Rental change-overs are on Saturdays.
Half of rent to be paid at time of making reservation
Second half to be paid three weeks before rental starts
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.