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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Per cancellation policy traveler receives a 100% refund if cancelled before 60 days less $25.00 non-refundable cancellation fee.
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.


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Lakeview Garden Cottage Near Downtown
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

The view from the charming cottage is spectacular

  • 5 of 5

Attention to detail was not missed. Upon arrival we found a lovely note from Maggie. The cottage had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The delicious granola, yogurt, fresh fruit and fresh ground coffee was very much appreciated. The garden was simply beautiful, we enjoyed our coffee in the mornings looking out over Lake Champlain. The town of Burlington was fun to explore. We strolled the large farmers market and sampled the best local hot sauces and dumplings in town. There are many wonderful restaurants to dine out or enjoy a quite dinner at the cottage. It was the ideal spot for my husband and me to celebrate our 30th anniversary.

Thank you Maggie, you are the most gracious host. We truly hope to return again!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing my tiny spot to celebrate along with you. You graced my environs.
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Magnificent little cottage on Lake Champlain!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful little cottage with an amazing view of Lake Champlain. Maggie's is a wonderful hosts and provides a lot of amenities in this small cottage. I really enjoyed the local foods that were left for us to enjoy. I highly recommend this cottage!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for highlighting the details you enjoyed and for your appreciation of my offerings. Best, m
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Beautiful spot and close to downtown Burlington

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay. Very welcoming and a beautiful property. The bed was the only thing we wished was different.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, glad to hear all was swell....except for the bed you indicate. There is always something to improve this tiny beauty spot. Please tell me your suggestions for the bed. As stated in the description there is one full size bed with the footboard removed. The full size best fits this tiny house. The removed footboard accommodates those who are tall. Safe travels, always.
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A beautiful spot in Burlington

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. Our host, Maggie, made sure every detail welcomed us from her delicious breakfast, to breath-taking garden overooking Lake Champlain, to our stay in her warm and cozy cottage. We will definitely return on our future visits to Burlington. So lucky to have found Carpe Diam.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, thank you! I loved that you hiked, biked, and then rested in the garden with the view...I appreciate your appreciation! Safe travels, always.
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  • 5 of 5

This tiny house is perfect for a couple, with views beyond compare. It is an easy walk to downtown Burlington for dinner or entertainment. The only thing that keeps me from going on with more compliments is my fear that we will have trouble booking the cottage next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To riff off an old adage....Book early, visit often! So much to do in our fair city from staring off into the void of the lake and mountains, to eating and imbibing in our good local food and drink scene, to being entertained by the ever-changing music and performance venues...not to mention the hiking, biking, sailing, kayaking nearby! Thank you for your kind acknowledgement. Safe travels, always!
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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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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

Relax and rejuvenate


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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