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Cozy Lake Champlain Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

This Mid-Century Modern home with 265ft of direct access to Lake Champlain is located among the cedars, on a lovely dead end road. The space is warm and inviting, true to its form as a relaxing family retreat, weekend getaway, or home away from home for the business traveler.

The 'Great Room' centers around a grand working stone fireplace, opens into the dining-kitchen area and out onto the screen porch and deck. The kitchen features a 6 burner dual-fuel stove, Ikea cabinetry, and a convenient, ample cooking space for an individual or a full family.

In the colder months, our home sleeps four comfortably (one king bed and one queen bed). All bedrooms open up to beautiful sunrises and views of Mt. Mansfield in VT. We also offer a pull out couch and ample room for air mattresses (often better suited for children and/or college kids) for bigger families. In the summer months, a separate cabin on the property makes a cozy and unique sleeping option for four additional people (twin bunk beds and a double bed). Our 1.5 acre lot accommodates tents and campers well to allow for larger family gatherings.

Our vacation home will be your own while you are enjoying your stay. You are welcome to eat, drink, read, and otherwise use everything you find.

Beach access allows for wonderful bonfires, swimming, and small craft boating (kayaks, canoes, sunfish, windsurfing). You will need to bring your own recreational equipment with you as the house is not equipped with kayaks, etc. for guest use. There is a great shop nearby that will deliver kayaks, paddle boards, etc. to our house and pick them up after your stay. Their phone number is 518-566-0505. We highly recommend them! Swimming is great…there is a rocky bottom…water shoes are not necessary but definitely help!

As Rich works just fifteen minutes away, in Plattsburgh, we will leave the house open for you and be a moment away should you need anything. For overnight guests, we will be happy to provide a light breakfast if desired. In that case, Rich will be stopping by to ensure that you are comfortable, happy, and well fed! All linens are provided.

For weekly rentals, we will plan to meet you at check-in so to welcome you and to ensure that you are well oriented to the property and set to enjoy a relaxing stay.

More Details

Wendy Baker
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Wendy Baker

Rich and Wendy are the lucky owners of this cozy vacation home on Lake Champlain. As hosts we look forward to having you enjoy our home independently, while providing you with any support you may need to ensure that your stay meets your needs. Although we live across the lake in Vermont, Rich works in Plattsburgh and is readily available should anything come up. Whether you are enjoying our home for a week, a weekend, or just an overnight drop in, we're sure that time spent in our house will leave you better than it found you just as it always does for us and our family.

On a personal note, we have four (yes four) college age kiddos between us and enjoy professional lives in engineering (Rich) and education (Wendy). Together, we enjoy exploring new places on our motorcycle, designing (Wendy) and completing (Rich) home improvement projects, catching live music performances and eating great food! Individually, Rich is happiest when he is singing acappella music and Wendy when she officiates high school basketball, walks 'the loop', or reads a good book (many of which are stored at the lake). We LOVE spending time at the lake house when we don't have guests. Mostly, we enjoy expanding our circle of friends...we look forward to meeting you!

Wendy Baker purchased this house in 2013

Why Wendy Baker chose Lake Champlain Valley

Lake Champlain has always been a home for both of us. Some of our favorite childhood memories stem from its lapping waves and family fun on its waters. Her sunrises leave us breathless. The tension in our shoulders disappears nearly the second we walk in the door.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with our home the moment we stepped inside it. The property was formerly owned by a single family for 115 years prior to our purchasing it. The original owners in this family honeymooned on the spot, the next generation had an architect build the current property in 1965. All of the stone work on the property was completed using stone FROM the property. The shed and the separate cabin were original buildings on the property.


Plattsburgh House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , sink, walk in shower & towel warmer.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Powder room off of the main living space.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sliding glass doors open onto the deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Smaller bed, yet twin air mattresses are also provided.
    Bunk House (Summer Only) - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , This is a separate building for summer sleeping.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The property also provides a great location for day trips to Montreal, Lake Placid, Burlington, VT, and the Adirondack Coast.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Cozy Lake Champlain Retreat
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful Winter Vista

  • 5 of 5

The owner was warm, flexible, and responsive and the house was exquisite. The fireplace, the open rooms for sunrise and sunset views. It was truly relaxing. We had plans to go into town for a meal or two but it was so cozy and magical we stayed put the entire weekend and felt restored. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house, very cozy and comfy.

  • 5 of 5

We loved coming back here the 2nd time, it is a wonderful loacation and it is a wonderful time being there. It is quite a retreat! Def worth the trip up there.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect long weekend getaway in beautiful home...

  • 5 of 5

This property was everything and more than we expected! Wendy was wonderful to work with and the house has everything you can think of for your stay. We cook a great deal and the kitchen and dining space where wonderful for the four of us. The porches and yard overlooking the lake do not disappoint and the views of the Green Mountains across the lake were fantastic! The house itself is comfortable and felt homey to us. The fireplace was wonderful to sit around during the evening and just enjoy. (Sorry if we used a great deal of the wood provided!) The 2 bedrooms inside the house were large and have views of the lake. The little store down the road is great for incidentals but Wendy thinks of everything and we didn't need to buy much. This property would also be great in the summer for families with the bunk house and screened and back porch. We are already planning our trip for next fall!!! Thank you!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful for to have you! We're so happy you enjoyed yourselves, and we look forward to having you back!
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Weekend on the lake

  • 5 of 5

Weather was not great but expected for that time of year. The house was perfect. Everything was clean neat and organized . Wendy answered any questions we had in amazing time. She responded within 12 hrs. sometimes as little as 4. There was more than enough wood for a fire and plenty of space to relax. I would highly recommend renting this house for anything you need and we definitely would rent it again. Thank you Wendy for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

All glass windows facing Lake Champlain allowed me to sit and watch the Ferry's cross. Very quiet and beautiful. I would have given it a 5 Star, except that the ceiling in the dining room leaked while I was there, and there is no dishwasher. I plan to return, and hopefully the repairs will be made. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house and private location

  • 4 of 5

This house is lovely. Beautiful place and great location if you want privacy. If you want lake access for a boat, this is not the place for you. No dock. As far as inside the house, I have never stayed in a place that was as well stocked as this place. Very nice of the owners. As far as cleanliness, this is not an immaculate house. If you don't care, that's ok. Owners have dogs and the sofa smelled like it. Also, another rug smelled that dog urine. I ignored both and dealt with it. If a little dirt on the window sills and dusty lamps don't bother you, that's your personal thing. Overall, great place if you can ignore a few flaws.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan - we're so happy you enjoyed the house we love so much. Thanks so much for the feedback. We have passed it along to the folks at our cleaning service and we're certain they will be attended to going forward! We hope to host you again in the future. - Wendy
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Plattsburgh International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Naked Turtle
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Ferry to Grand Isle, Vermont
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Bluff Point
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Amtrak Station in Plattsburgh - NY PLB
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I87 - Exit 39
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Nearest Sandy Beach is Cumberland Head State Park
Car: recommended

Our home is located approximately fifteen minutes from the City of Plattsburgh where one can find local live music, great places to eat, and MANY historical sites explaining Lake Champlain's role in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Summer time sports, fishing tournaments, horse shows, farmer's markets, and other fun activities are sponsored throughout the greater Plattsburgh area. Ausable Chasm is open year around and is just 12 miles south of Plattsburgh.


Rates & Availability

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Rental Basis:
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High Season
May 22 2017 - Oct 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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