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Lakeview Garden Cottage Near Downtown

Bedrooms 1
Space 244 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Carpe Diem, “La casa piú piccola di Burlington,” is a charming tiny cottage with an expansive view of Lake Champlain all day, and of its wonderful extended sunsets at day’s end. At 13 ft. x 18.6 ft., Carpe Diem is about three times the size of the main cabin on a 70-foot sailboat cruising by on the lake below you and includes radiant heat flooring, a fully equipped kitchen, full size bed, private bath and a garden at your doorstep.

This converted historic garage stands apart from the main house, and offers the same knowledgeable, friendly hospitality that has made One Of A Kind B+B true to its name and a constantly popular Burlington homestay.

This restored and restorative retreat is available for day, weekend, week-long or month-to-month stays.

Extended stay rates on request.

More Details

Maggie Sherman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Maggie Sherman

Maggie Sherman has been making art in unexpected places since 1980. This nationally recognized pioneer in community art has been running a unique bed and breakfast for the past eleven years, applying her well-developed community-building sensibility to the art of hospitality. She invites you to experience, for yourself, the environments she has created inside and outside of her home.

Maggie Sherman purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Maggie Sherman chose Burlington

Perched above Lake Champlain in a quiet neighborhood, perfect for downtown and waterfront excursions on foot, by bike, or by car— Carpe Diem cottage offers a creative alternative for the independent traveler.

What makes this cottage unique

The essentials of life, fresh air and natural light.


Old North End Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 244 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A nurturing retreat.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Lakeview Garden Cottage Near Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful surprise'

  • 5 of 5

The property was just what we were looking for! Made for a great getaway. Maggie was attentive whiteout being overbearing! Would definitely recommend

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. I appreciate your feedback about your experience. Safe travels, always. m
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Perfect Setting

  • 5 of 5

Tiny and comfortable for 2. Great location, walking distance to shopping and restaurants and the waterfront. Spectacular view of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. Great outdoor space for cocktails and sunset or morning coffee. Quiet neighborhood. We will return!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your comments. Your relaxed and relax-filled presence was a gift back to me. Until you return, be well.
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Beautiful View, Amazing Location!

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage at Lake Champlain was perfect for us to celebrate our one year anniversary. Walking distance to Church Street and all the amazing restaurants and just a short drive away from many breweries and wineries. The Cottage is equipped with everything you need during your stay, even a small kitchen with a fridge to stock up on your snacks and beverages. Maggie provided us with coffee and some delicious fruits & yogurts to start our stay. She was very knowledgeable about the area and we appreciated her recommendations. The view from the cottage is stunning and the bike bath was great for our daily runs. You won't be disappointed staying at Maggie's cottage!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments of delight. It is my pleasure to be of assistance when asked. May your travels continue to delight.
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  • 5 of 5

everything one might need was tastefully included in Carpe Diem, a tiny house overlooking Lake Champlain. The views from the back yard were spectacular, and the location was walking distance to downtown and the waterfront. Thank you, Maggie, for the warm welcome and attention.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your acknowledgement and appreciation. My "Less is More" is a way to highlight the spectacular of view and convenience of location. I'm thrilled it spoke to you. Continued safe travels to you.
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The cottage was quaint and perfect for a relaxing getaway.

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I were looking for a small vacation where we could relax but still do a bit of exploring, and we found just that. The cottage was simple, cozy, and fulfilled all of our needs. Makings for breakfasts, with fruit, yogurt, milk, and local granola, was provided. There was a small fridge, a four burner stove with an oven, and a selection of basic kitchen equipment. The cottage also had compost and recycling bins. And the view from the back door over the lake was breathtaking! We were able to watch the New Years Eve fireworks right from the backyard.

In addition, it was only a mile to downtown, which was just fine to walk because we didn't have a car (but I think there is also a bus), where there are plenty of restaurants and shops to choose from. The waterfront was also only a few minute walk away.

Overall, we had a wonderful experience. Maggie was a great host and we would love to return again sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pauline, I love that you found the cottage to be the perfect moment you were seeking. Thank you for sharing your feelings and insights Warm regards for the coming year, m
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Lovely retreat, picturesque & convenient

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at Maggie's cottage. The view of the lake is simply stunning and the garden surrounding the cottage is dreamy. The cottage is cozy and relaxing and very quiet. We had everything we needed and Maggie was a welcoming and kind host who knew just how to make our stay special. We happily recommend it!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Heather for finding my tiny spot in this wide world we share. I hope you are able to carry the "dreamy" and calm of my setting with you for a while if not forever!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Olde Northender
Nearest Ferry
0.05 Miles
Lake Champlain Ferry
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Vermont National
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Essex Junction, VT
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Interstate 89
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
North Beach

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Rates & Availability

Old North End Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

No pets. No smoking. Only registered, paying guests on premise. Respectful behavior a must.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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