|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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4000 square foot river front log home elegantly expanded and updated, on three acres of woods with rolling fields and stone walls down to private waterfront with sunset view beyond the river. Huge living room with picture windows and stone fireplace. Large master suite with jacuzzi tub in bathroom and dressing area with sink and walk-in closet. Equally large kids' room with two bunk beds and bath with shower. Separate area with two guest bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Cozy media room for reading, music or watching 42' HD TV via satellite. DSL and printer, washer and dryer. Full dining room. Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and disposal. Screen porch with furniture for breakfasts with view of the lake, or summer dinners on the grill. Large deck with incredible view of the Connecticut River and sunsets. Total privacy yet three minute walk to community center with sandy beach, bath house and club house (with ping pong, foosball, kitchen and bath for community use.) Beach use includes use of canoes and sunfish for boating and fishing. Adjacent to beach are two clay tennis courts, basketball, volleyball and tether ball areas. Community consists of approximately thirty vacation homes with six hundred acres, hiking trails, beaver pond and caretaker. Twenty minutes from historic St Johnsbury VT, with natural history museum and athenaeum and twenty minutes from Littleton, NH. One hour from Mt Washington, and children's attractions, including Six-gun City, Whale's Tale water park and Santa's Village . Two hours, forty minutes from Boston, two hours from Burlington, VT.
Keywords: cabin, house, home, Vermont, private, secluded, woods, forest, waterfront, views, lake, riverfront, river, family friendly, kids, peaceful.
We are a family of four (with two grown daughters) now spread between California and Florida, though we raised our children in Boston with summers in our Vermont house. Having retired to Florida, the house does not get as much use, and we decided it was time to share our special home on the Connecticut River with others!
The Owner purchased this cabin in 1970
Within easy reach of Boston, the setting was perfect for a peaceful weekend out of the city. With small children, the ability to let them roam the woods and river was priceless, while the river sports, hiking and tennis proved relaxing for adults as well.
A morning swim in the river, when the water is like glass and the birds are out, followed by coffee on the porch, is the perfect summer morning.
Foliage season is spectacular in this area, with the woods surrounding the house ablaze with color. Crisp morning hikes with leaves underfoot is a fall treat - try to take in the fall colors from the lookout point at the top of Chamberlin Mt, a 45 minute hike you can start from the front door!
Our family of seven spent four nights at this lovely vacation home and our only complaint was it wasn't enough time to enjoy everything it had to offer! Our 82 year old Dad loved relaxing and enjoying the beautiful view. The grandkids (ages 7 & 9) had a blast fishing and the nearby beach and clubhouse entertained them for hours. At night we marveled at the stars and lightning bugs and after sleeping soundly we all woke up to the peaceful sounds of birds. Everyone had plenty of space and the kitchen was incredibly well equipped with everything we needed to make meals and snacks. (Stock up at the Shaw's in Littleton, NH) On the one day it rained we all played board games and the kids found Calvin & Hobbes books in the children's room so everyone was relaxed and cozy. Liz was a wonderful host in answering emails prior to our visit and available to answer questions via phone. When it was time to leave the entire family only needed to ask her one question, "is it too early to book for next year?"
This place is perfect. This was our second time visiting in three years. The house has plenty of space and you absolutely can't beat the privacy of the home. The yard is perfect for kids and there is access to a community beach and clubhouse. The fishing is great in the area as well.
All in all a spectacular place for vacation that is reasonably priced and Liz is fantastic to work with!
Really enjoyed this secluded house with its adjacent beach
We had a great time at this cottage. We were 3 adults and 3 children (all under 3 years old). The cottage was spacious, secluded, clean and very well-equipped. We particularly loved the screened in porch for dining. And while some aspects of the cottage were a bit dated; whatever, it generally just added to the charm of the place.
The property itself was great for children with a lot of open space to run around and play games. It was a short 5-min walk through the woods to the community area with tennis courts, basketball net and a games room with ping pong and foosball. The beach area was great too with lots of chairs, toys and canoes / kayaks to use. And while it is actually a river, it is very much like a lake in that there were no strong currents - again, good for the kids. And it was quiet... only a handful of powerboats over the whole Labor Day weekend.
We look forward to our next visit!
This place was absolutely perfect! Right on the river, great layout for our kids, the clubhouse and community beach/boats were great. We couldn't have asked for a better vacation spot. I would highly recommend this place to anyone, and I certainly intend on going back next year!
I am rarely moved to write reviews but this house and its location are simply spectacular. Eleven of us celebrated my friend's pre-wedding girls' weekend here and it was perfect - clean, quiet and just the right size. I arranged the rental and each of the bride's friends (all different women with different backgrounds and tastes) loved every minute and every aspect of it (and I got to take credit, which should really be reserved for the friendly owner, Liz!). We swam, we went on runs, we lounged at the house, we cooked lots of food in the well-equipped kitchen, grilled on the picturesque porch, danced to music in the Great Room, took kayaks on the river, did yoga at sunset on the grassy point in front of the house....
The nearby beach is the icing on the cake. We spent all afternoon lying around, taking dips, and jumping off the dock.
I was so restored when I returned home to my family and hectic job. Bravo, Waterford! I hope I have a chance to return!
If you are interested in rowing, the Connecticut River offers perfect conditions with its glassy mornings. Join the annual (June 25th) Black Fly Scullers Regatta by rowing to the start line from our front lawn! For more information on signing up for the regatta, please see their excellent website:
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Community use fee||$30|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.