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Lakefront Home On Lake Memphremagog Astride The Newport To Canada Bike Path

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,496 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Stunning home located on the Eastern shore of Lake Memphremagog looking west

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A beautiful four season Victorian style contemporary home astride the Newport to Canada bike path. The home is located directly on the eastern shore of Lake Memphremagog with a westerly orientation for extended daylight, beautiful lake and mountain views and memorable sunsets. The front door opens on the bike path 75 feet away.

Located on a private dead end lane with no traffic, perfect for the little ones, home is very private and secluded but only a picturesque 2 mile walk or bike ride down the bike path to downtown Newport and slightly longer to the Canadian border. One hundred feet of lakefront with a sandy private beach very close to 'Black Rock', arguably the warmest water on the lake. Home comes equipped with a dock and a little Walker Bay 10' row boat and a mooring for larger boats. Lake M is well known for its many species of trophy fish including; land locked salmon, lake trout, bass and northern pike.

Bring your passport and explore Quebec either, by boat, car, bike or hike. The town of Magog at the top of the lake offers many opportunities for fine dining and shopping. A 2015 summer guest wrote:

"We spent a lot of time crossing the border and biking in Quebec. It was incredible. I have been lucky to bike in many places and the rides we did to Ayers Cliff, Way's Mills, Sherbrooke, etc. were among the best I have ever done. Of course, every ride ended with a roundtrip down to Eagle Point and the flat, beautiful run home on the bike path. We ate at Mechant Steak in Magog one night and I would highly recommend it. They open all of the windows and the breeze blows right through. The food was very good. We also discovered a Boulangerie/Patisserie just over the border in Stanstead on Rte. 143/Rue Dufferin called Les Vraies Richesses (The Real Wealth). Tasty pastries and sandwiches. It was a fun place to stop as we were in the final miles of our long rides. Closer to Derby, we ate at Lagos and Pie & Pasta Company, both of which you know of and both of which we enjoyed. At the house, we were fortunate to get a long look at a Bald Eagle that flew in one day and perched on a branch of tree right nearby for almost two hours."

Besides Alpine skiing at Jay Peak and wonderful local restaurants, the bike path outside our door turns into a cross-country ski trail and for a nominal fee, join the Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation (MSTF) located on the bike path 1/4 mile away.

Increasing in popularity are snow bikes, with fat 4 inch tires inflated to 6psi for use on the bike path. Our side of the lake is shallow out to 100 feet and perfect for safe swimming for the kids. An indoor skating rink and water park at Jay Peak offer pricey but fun things on a rainy day.

Newport is a city on the move. High end restaurants and fine dining is to be found downtown along with funky sandwich shops, chain fast food and family friendly establishments. Nearby ski resorts at Burke and Jay Peak offer year round events along with golf and the impressive waterpark at Jay. Newport GC is a short drive away. Endless possibilities exist to explore miles of rivers by kayak right from your front door. Shopping opportunities continue to expand with the opening of the new Super Walmart (for better or worse), Dunkin' Donuts, Shaws, Wendys, Price Chopper and CVS.

Home is very well maintained and features four bedrooms sleeping 8 comfortably with one and one half baths. The large porch overlooks the lake for warm summer evenings.

Rental is new to the market and an ideal getaway from the world. Cable TV (with HBO & Showtime) and fast (50Mbps) wireless internet provided. However, this house is best enjoyed by disconnecting. Board games and paperbacks along with radio provided.

Linen, 4 towels, dishes, pot and pans, utensils, iron/board, microwave, electric cook stove, oven, electric heat, fridge, coffee maker. First aid kit. High end washer and dryer in laundry room. Weber barbeque with propane provided. Open fire pit on the sea wall with firewood provided. 3G cell service and plenty of internet access downtown.

Available for late spring, summer and fall weeks. Reduced prices for longer stays and the shoulder seasons. . Refundable deposit by check only. Balance due 60 days before occupancy. No damage deposit but credit card required. No smoking and sorry no pets.

Je parle un petit peu Francais. Merci bien!

Just google Newport-Beebe bike trail for this 5 star review and others

• This (along with two other trails over the border) make for a great (and relatively easy) 1/2 day trip. Here is a description of the 30-mile ride I took this week - PASSPORT REQUIRED:

A 2015 guest wrote:

Pick up the packed gravel trail right outside the front door heading north by Lake Mephremagog. Good conditions for Hybrid and trail bike tires. At the end of the trail, take a right onto the paved road (North Derby Rd.) Approx. 2 miles to the end, then left.

Pass through Canadian customs. Take a quick, few-hundred feet detour, east from the Customs house for a photo of Canusa St. dividing the US/Canada. Then back to the customs station and a right following Rt. 247 north for about 3/4 mile, past a large 'Rediker' stone and a couple of banks, until you see the Tomifobia Nature Trail heading off to the right. The first mile of this 19-km trail isn't too scenic but it gets better very quickly.

I went about 5 miles down the trail, then turned around and came back to the marked road barrier at 'Ch. de Stanstead' (Stanstead Rd.?). There's a pond to your right at this crossing. Left /southeast on Ch. de Stanstead for about 2 miles to its end, then left (east) on Rue Maple. (This Stanstead/Maple roads part is seriously uphill for a total of about 2.5 miles).

At the end of Rue Maple, you're in downtown Stanstead. Take a right (south) onto Rt. 143/Rue Dufferin heading back towards the US border. Just before the border, make a left on Boulevard Notre Dame, then a quick right on Baxter. A couple of blocks take you to the Haskell Library and Opera house, straddling the border. Park the bike on the Canadian side and walk around to the front door of the library which is on the US side. Make sure to take a tour for 5 bucks to see the opera house and the stripes on the floors that mark the border running through the building.

From the library, go back north on Rue Church, 1/4 mile to Blvd. Notre Dame (Rt. 247) and take a left (west). Cross Rt. 143 (large stone fountain will be on your left). After a quick down-hill (1/4 mile), bear to the right on Rue Passenger, following black on white signs for 'Piste Cyclable de Stanstead' bike trail . It's a little hard to find, so best to look at a Google Map before leaving the library to get familiar. Basically it's up a short hill on Rue Passenger than downhill left. You'll see the trail to the right at a power substation. It's less than 5 minutes from Library to this trail by bike.

Follow this bike trail about 2 miles until it crosses Rt. 247, about a 1/4 mile from the border station you where you entered Canada. Go left (south) on Rt. 247, through US customs, then a quick right at the post office to follow your way back on N. Derby Rd. to the Newport Trail and the start of the ride.

The Tomifobia and Newport trails are both loaded with beautiful sites. The final trail (Piste Cyclable Stanstead) is more functional than beautiful, but was in excellent condition (hard-packed dirt) and kept me off the main road (Rt. 247) just to the south of the trail.

A Spring 2016 guest wrote:

What can I say? Another fantastic week at "Oars on Orrwood". Seven days of glorious weather, seven great bike rides locally and in Southern Quebec, wildlife sightings galore right off the back porch (bald eagle, mink, woodchuck, etc.), and that view! Everything was perfect. Even the water was warm enough to go swimming. Can't wait until August.

Enjoy! "

More Details

Ed Rogers
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2017

About Ed Rogers

We are semi retired and enjoy meeting new people. Brigitte is originally from Belgium and can speak both French and Dutch. Ed is a retired Naval officer absolutely in love with Vermont and Quebec. This will be our full time home in a few years.

Ed Rogers purchased this house in 2014

Why Ed Rogers chose Derby

This quality home is value priced for the family wishing to enjoy an affordable vacation. No location is better on Lake Memphremagog. Fishing, boating and snow mobiling from your back door. Home is very private yet close to all of Newport and Quebec amenities. Take a day trip to Montreal or a rainy day visit to the charming Canadian town of Stanstead or Magog.


Nearest Airport
130 Miles
Burlington, VT or Manchester, NH
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
East Side Restaurant
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Newport Country Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
La Belvedere
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Jay Peak or Burke
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Our Lakefront Beach & Dock
Car: recommended

Home is located astride the incomparable Newport-Beebee Bike path. Ideal location to teach your youngster to bike safely. Path connects to approximately 20 miles of trails in the US and Canada. Also direct access to the VAST snowmobile trails. Short drive to both Burke Mtn and Jay Peak including the Jay waterpark and indoor skating rink. Newport Golf Course approximately 7 miles away and Canada a mere 2 miles.


Derby House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1496 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , wash stand and toilet first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • one full bath with tub/shower and second half bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Twin size are bunk beds Toddler bed for child under 50 lbs
  • 4 bedrooms with two queen beds, 1 double, one set of twin size bunk beds and a toddler bed (child under 50 lbs)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Lakefront Home On Lake Memphremagog Astride The Newport To Canada Bike Path
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Completely amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully appointed and tranquil inside and out. Perfect for entertaining and perfect location all around. It was so hard to leave.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Amazing!!!!

  • 5 of 5

There's not a whole lot to say about this house other then perfect. The location is breath taking. The house comes fully loaded with everything you need just bring clothes. I have 3 children and they loved it more then my wife and me. The water was very warm and low for about 100 yards perfect for the kids. The boat was perfect for checking out the lake and fishing. Stores are within 5 min of the house. Thank you so much for letting us use your wonderful house. We will back every year now!!!

The Salerno's

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Look no further - Great pick!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely first class! All the amenities of home just as advertised and in fantastic condition. Furnishings beautifully appointed. Totally spotless throughout. Waterfront property nestled on a clean lake...magnificent views, swimming / sandy beach, boating, fishing, etc. Great biking and hiking trails. Close to picturesque downtown Newport with excellent restaurants and activities. We know the Lake area first-hand and this home outshines the rest! Ed & Brigitte Rogers make it easy to have the perfect vacation. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Best!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I begin? Absolutely Beautiful place and location!!! We have rented this for three years and looking forward to many more and can't say enough good things about what Ed and Brigette do for there tenants. The location is perfect for biking or boating, the sunset is out of this world and the location to downtown is perfect either by boat or car. The only bad thing I can say is if you want the week we have your not going to get it because we love it here!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is one of the great things about owning a rental property. You meet such wonderful folks. Thanks, Ed & Brigitte
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Perfect Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family has been visiting the Newport/Derby area for nearly 40 years but we have never experienced Lake Memphremagog like this! The house sits right on the edge of the water, on a very private lot, located immediately adjacent to the Newport bike path. It has the best view on the lake with perfect sunsets every night looking over the mountains into Canada. Between the swimming, kayaking, fishing, bike riding, waterfalls, & camp fires; it was very easy to entertain our young daughters. My wife and I looked forward to our coffee on the porch overlooking the calm lake, and a quick run or bike ride on the rail trail each morning. We made the trip into Newport and Magog for dinner and movies. Even Montreal is just a short drive away for a real taste of Canadian culture. The house was the perfect size for us to spend a week in with 6 adults and 4 children (3 generations of our family) and was very well equipped. The firewood and water bubbler were a nice perk. Ed was very accommodating, answered our questions quickly, and made the whole process easy. We are excited to plan another trip to the lake in the near future and won’t look to stay anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do everything we can think of to make our guest's vacations memorable in this special home located in one of the last undiscovered great vacations spots in New England. Thanks Stephen!!
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week and totally enjoyed it! Our 4 young adults spent some time with us and there was plenty of room for us all. Great area, lots to do. Paddled a lot. Biked with easy access to the bike path. Golf at the Newport country club and Frisbee golf at Prouty Beach (nice 9 hole course). LOVED the privacy of the house and lot! The Newport - Derby area is a very nice area. The house and surroundings were neat and clean, well maintained. We have already booked for next year same time. Highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Major credit card required as damage protection. Only charged if damage beyond normal wear and tear occurs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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