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Cottage on Lake Champlain with Westerly views near Dunes State Park

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Two bedroom one bath private lakefront screened in porch cottage, with dock

Furnished with cottage rental: sheets and towels ( no 'change out''service), phone and broadband wireless service, new gas stove fireplace, air conditioner, paper products, soaps, complete kitchen set up; dishes, silverware, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven and washer /dryer. Outside shower, grill, picnic table, and clothesline. Limited pet policy,please inquire, two bedrooms one bathroom (recently remodeled) sleeps six. Very roomy, private, two bedroom cottage and large screened/windowed front porch on the shores of Lake Champlain. Great Westerly views and spectacular sunsets. State boat launch very close by. In May of 2015 we will be installing a new 32 foot dock. When sending any information request please be sure to include your contact phone number as we like to phone our guests to personally answer any questions. Thank you.


Alburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower , outdoor shower , Outside shower
  • One recently renovated bathroom with shower, towels are furnished as well as paper products and soap.also there is an outdoor shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bedroom 1
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Bedroom 2
  • Two bedrooms one full one queen. Blankets, bedspreads, and pillows furnished. Sheets and towels are furnished.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
New 32 foot dock with 12 foot ramp going into the lake will be installed for the 2015 season.


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Cottage on Lake Champlain with Westerly views near Dunes State Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Wonderful hospitality by Joe and El, and their beautiful cabin

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was clean (even to my wife's high standards). Loved the gas stove that also automatically controlled the room temperature via the thermostat (we stayed in late August and had a couple of cool nights). Kitchen is fully appointed including a large refrigerator, microwave and toaster oven. Love the homey feel to the place with comfy furnishings and couches with plenty of pillows. El's artwork is a nice addition to the décor. And, of course, the view of sunsets over the lake is gorgeous!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Happy to be back

  • 5 of 5

We hadn't stayed at this cottage for a couple of years for reasons out of our control. The former owners were great as was the rental but Joey and El have made this place even better. I didn't think it was possible.

This cottage has everything you need plus more. If it's not there, Joey and El do their best to meet your needs.

We spend most of our time fishing and there is an abundance of boat launches within a few miles of the cottage.

We plan on returning next year. Carol & Dave Castagna.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning location and great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

My husband Tom and I wanted a Vermont location to renew our wedding vows and Bellissimo Lago was perfect. The lake shore, the beautiful grounds and the meticulously furnished cottage provided everything we needed. Joey and El our hosts attended to everything including champagne, fresh fruit and flowers. We will never forget our week and plan to return next summer! David and Tom

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous location.

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for active families as well as those who just want a relaxing vacation. This home is great for people who enjoy cycling, kayaking, fishing, bird watching, swimming or just watching the lake and relaxing. Our family, was able to do it all thanks to Joey and El who were lovely hosts! We enjoyed sunrises over the fields in the morning and sunsets over the lake in the evenings. The kids swam and fished off the dock daily and honed their stone skipping skills. Alburgh Dunes park is within walking distance and is great for viewing wildlife as well as the sandy beach.

Our family enjoyed seeing Chazy reef and the fossils on nearby Isle la Motte. We also had a wonderful day in Burlington visiting Sheburne Farm, The Shelburne Museum, and Shakespeare in the park.

We couldn't have asked for a nicer vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greenville, NC USA

Clean, well appointed/maintained 2 bedroom cottage

  • 5 of 5

A great place to forget all your troubles and relax.The cottage has a well equipped kitchen, an up-to-date bathroom, and is a relatively large two bedroom unit. Comfortable bedding, and lots of towels. With a great westerly view of Lake Champlain from the front porch, we watched numerous fantastic sunsets with a backdrop of the mountains of NY. The docks were an added swimming/relaxing bonus. Joey & El are hosts extroadinare, and El's paintings enhance the cottage's decor. Down the road about 1 1/4 miles is the Alburgh Dunes State Park, with a large sandy beach and boat rentals. Burlington was only a 45 minutes away where we found a charming, bustling, Church Street and many exciting restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning! Gorgeous sunsets & tranquil lake views

  • 5 of 5

We found this quaint cottage/lakehouse to be fully equipped and supplied (thoughtfully) for all of our needs.

Extra amenities included things such as a basket of brochures of local tourism and events. Also there was a local phone provided, wi fi, games, DVD's & net flicks!

We had an updated bath, new mattresses & bedding, plus a cozy gas fireplace, to add to our comfort.

We appreciated the new washer/dryer and weber gas grill.

The owners were accommodating, available (if needed) and sincere, kind people.

This location is close to a great State Park & a wide choice of great restaurants.

The area was perfect for kayaking/biking

Stayed two weeks & we found much to do in the area.

Will definitely return

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Manager

Joe Russo
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Joe Russo

The property is owned by Joey Russo and El Towle. Joey is a maple sugar maker and baker. El is an art teacher and has been teaching art for 40 years. We own and operate Joey's Junction Bakery in Highgate Center, Vermont. There will find bountiful breakfasts and lunch, a full line of bakery and Vermont Maple Products as well as a fantastic art gallery featuring El's works.

Joe Russo purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Joe Russo chose Alburg

We chose this property after looking for 8 years and well over 400 homes. Excessive, yes by all means, but you will agree it is one of the most beautiful locations you will ever see and hopefully stay a week to enjoy it with us.

What makes this cottage unique

Rest, privacy, beauty of the lake, sunsets, AND sunrises are all part of being here. The property is within walking distance of the Alburgh Dunes State Park. You can get up, have your coffee, and walk down to either the private beach at the cottage or the State Park. For 2015 we have included a new 32 foot dock which will be adjacent to the front of the cottage. September and October are wonderful times to stay in Vermont on the Lake as it is fall foliage. Our gas stove will keep you toasty warm while enjoying the beautiful fall foliage and cool evenings. When possible, weather permitting and schedule of owner permitting (I have a full time job and frequently have to travel) I will take renters on a beautiful pontoon boat ride on lake Champlain.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Joey and El, we cant believe two weeks went by so quickly! I guess that is a sign of a great vacation! We are so glad we decided on staying two weeks, it made for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. The boys plus Lily our golden retriever had a wonderful time swimming, biking and kayaking. Lily especially couldnt get enough of her daily swims. We loved Alburg Dunes as always such a perfect spot! We tried something new rafting in Montreal on the St. Lawrence! Absolutely loved it and highly recommend to any guest looking for fun! We are also excited that once again we purchased art from El. We cant wait to hang it when we get home! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful spot and we look forward to our two weeks again next year!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Burlington, Vermont
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Alburgh Golf Club
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Grand Isle
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Alburgh Golf Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
St.Albans Vermont/Rouses Point NY
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Interstate 89
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Alburgh Golf Club
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Jay Peak resort
Nearest Beach
Private beach, Dunes State Park
Car: necessary

Surrounding the cottage are gardens, and over 20 acres of fields abutting the Alburgh Dunes State Park. The Dunes State Park contains the longest sand beach on Lake Champlain, and is a wildlife sanctuary. The Dunes State park also had boat rentals. It is not uncommon to see deer, wild turkey, raccoon, and many different varieties of birds. The cottage is 50 miles from Burlington, Vermont, which features open markets on Church Street, art galleries, performing arts theaters, restaurants and intimate pubs. Being close to the Canadian Border (US citizens require a valid passport) the city of Montreal is a cosmopolitan Mecca of European style restaurants, shops,galleries.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

When a reservation is made we ask for a $500.00 deposit to secure the reservation. This amount is non refundable. On arrival we ask for the full payment by check determined by the length of your stay including 9% Vermont room tax. The original $500.00 deposit is held for the length of your stay and provides us security for any damages, and will be returned to you after your departure.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund