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Lake Champlain Waterfront Retreat - Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,457 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bed / 2 1/2 Bath, Sleeps 10

296' of Private Lakefront! Just 35 Miles from Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort, this is a must-see to believe Lake Champlain cliff side retreat with spectacular views of the green mountains of Vermont. Fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing on the rocky shore and be mesmerized by the breath taking sunrises. Located in the desirable, private Woodcliff community just outside the City limits. Gorgeous Red Tiger Maple hardwood floors. Beautiful granite counter tops, vaulted ceiling, floor to ceiling stone fireplace and a cherry Woodmode kitchen with Sub-Zero and Dacor appliances. Two levels of covered and uncovered deck space with a state of the art outdoor kitchen. Newly fully remodeled home. 296 feet of private shore.


Owner
Rob Boire
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Can understand and speak a little bit of French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

About Rob Boire

Local builder and developer.

Rob Boire purchased this house in 2010

Why Rob Boire chose Lake Champlain Valley

The View!!!

What makes this house unique

Private setting with expansive decks stretching end to end leaving a feeling of hovering over the water. State of the art kitchens, inside and out! Oh, and did I mention the views!!!

Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Plattsburgh International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.1 Miles
Dana's Rusty Anchor
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Lake Champlain Ferries
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bluff Point Golf Resort
Nearest Train
3.5 Miles
Amtrack
Nearest Ski
41.8 Miles
White Face Mountain
Car: necessary

Located in the heart of historic Lake Champlain just a few hundreds yards from Valcour Island this home sits amidst the aquatic battle grounds of the Battle of Plattsburgh, War of 1812. A must-see to believe lakefront cliff side retreat with spectacular mountain views. Fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing on the rocky shore and be mesmerized by the breath taking sunrises. Located in the desirable, private Woodcliff community just outside the City limits. Gorgeous Cherry Brazilian hardwood floors, as well as Red Tiger Maple. Beautiful granite counter tops, and a Woodmode kitchen with Sub-Zero and Dacor appliance updates. 2 levels of deck space with a state of the art fully outdoor kitchen which includes granite tops and stainless as well. Completely remodeled in 2006 this home boasts many amenites.

Amenities

Plattsburgh House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2457 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Floor
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double vessel bowl sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Downstairs accesible to bonus room
  • Master bath with double vessel sinks, whirlpool tub and custom tile shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bonus room w/Queen sleeper sofa & twin bed-no door or closet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Everything you could expect in a picturesque retreat from it all!

Reviews

Good! 3.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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Lake Champlain Waterfront Retreat - Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort
average rating of 3.7777777 based on 18 reviews
4

Beautiful Views

  • 4 of 5

Hi after reading some of the reviews who knew what to really expect. Well we walked in and were so pleased. The house was clean and the views were breathtaking. The deck was incredible and beckoned you to sit outside and watch with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed. I wasn't sure what type of coffee maker since I forgot to ask and both a regular and a Keurig sat on the kitchen counter. The beds were comfortable . We loved the area and had a wonderful meal at Enzo's right down the road a few miles from the house. We really enjoyed our stay and would come back again for a getaway with our family so they could enjoy the house and area, with your own beach on the lake in a beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property and house that are not being maintained well.

  • 1 of 5

Basic housecleaning is not being done. Majority of window handles broken and or stripped letting bugs into windowsills. Half of the lights in each room of house do not light including bathrooms. Shabby towels and wash cloths provided. Entire outdoor kitchen was not working and unusable. The grounds were not groomed with weeds everywhere. At least 20 bags of garbage were in the garage and smelled horribly. This was once a beautiful place and could be again if basic maintenance was done on it. First time using VRBO/HomeAway and will probably not use again.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property in dire need of TLC

  • 2 of 5

As another reviewer mentioned, I too was concerned by the negative review of this property from June and hoped the guest who wrote it was just hard to please. Unfortunately, we found their review accurate.

Before our stay, we had to contact the owner several times for final check in information. Up until our arrival at the house, it was unclear how to get inside the rental. I found this worrisome, as owners of previous rentals have been much more organized and upfront about check in instructions, often sending out details several weeks in advance.

At first glance, we were happy with the home and property. The place itself is absolutely gorgeous and the views are stunning. Sitting on the upper deck with a coffee or glass of wine while listening to the lake was very relaxing. However, as others have noted in their reviews, the home is incredibly dirty. Though housekeeping is shown as an amenity on the property's listing, the place looked like it hadn't been cleaned in some time. Dust and grime covered nearly every surface and there was an ant infestation in the kitchen. Worst of all, we realized the bedsheets had not been washed prior to our arrival, and were covered in dirt and hair. In our many years of using vacation rentals, we've never had to clean our own bedsheets.

Wifi and appliances worked great for us, but several things broke down during our stay. When we arrived, we found the living room's ceiling fan out of service and hanging by a cord. On our last night, the master bedroom AC unit and hot water heater stopped working.

Please note that the owner does not provide basic amenities, such as toilet paper or a lighter to use the grill. These things come standard in most rentals, so it would have been nice to know we needed to bring them ourselves. Instead, we had to make an emergency trip to a nearby grocery store.

Also, beware: Though air conditioning is listed as an amenity, there is no central AC, only a unit in the master bedroom. We found this misleading and would not have booked the property had we known. It was difficult to sleep at night, as the temperature was uncomfortably warm during the summer.

Overall, we had a nice stay (because of the company, rather than the property), but I cannot recommend this rental due to the above reasons. With proper upkeep, this place would be amazing!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous Views, Poorly Kept

  • 2 of 5

The location is amazing with breathtaking views of the lake as soon as you walk in the house. We enjoyed the expansive deck- having our morning coffee out there while listening to the water was so peaceful. If that is all you are looking for you will love this place. For me I just couldn't get past the the condition of the property enough to rate this higher. I had seen a previous review stating how dirty the place was and I crossed my fingers that they were just dramatic or hard to please, but I unfortunately had a similar experience. Whoever cleans the place does a very poor job. Upon walking in I could see footprints all over the hardwood floors and debris all over the rugs, crackers under the bed, crumbs and leftover food in the fridge, fridge on the deck smelled horrible so we left that one alone. There were dead bugs EVERYWHERE! Hanging from the ceiling upon entry, smashed and smeared on the walls, tangled in cobwebs in every corner of every room, caked on all of the window screens, stuck to all of the railings on the deck. There were plenty of live bugs as well- the most intense fruit fly infestation I've ever seen, ants crawling out of the coffee maker, and centipedes crawling through every room. One guest found one inside her jacket one morning and we had to dodge them every time we used the bathroom. Speaking of bathroom- each one had a half used roll of toilet paper and no back ups so we had to use napkins most of our stay. Same story with the paper towels which was unfortunate since I had a lot of cleaning to do even upon entering the house for the first time. Aside from the filth, there were also several things that had been neglected. Window cranks that wouldn't shut, the ceiling light/fan in the living room hanging by a wire with a note not to use it, light bulbs that were out in many rooms, the stopper in the sink had to be manually opened from under the cabinet several times a day or it clogged up, we didn't have hot water the first morning as we had run out of fuel, dents and gouges in several walls, brown sludge covering the back yard, weeds growing so high one outside staircase had no access. To be fair, the owner was very responsive about fixing the heat and providing the wifi password. It was just such a shame to see there was no pride or care taken. If you don't mind roughing it, you'll love the location. Just don't expect luxury like the listing indicates. Also- 4th queen bed is a pull out futon. Only 4 real beds.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house itself was beautiful however there were several issues with things not working.

  • 3 of 5

The house is absolutely beautiful with amazing views of Lake Champlain. Plenty of space for our families and pets.

We were very disappointed by the presentation of the home. The grill was filthy and the yard had lots of garbage (cigarette butts, beer/liquor bottles, cups) scattered about. In addition to this, many items were not in working order. The chandelier in the main room was hanging by a cord which had been rigged to keep it from falling down. So we had no ceiling fan or light in the main room. There were two lamps placed on the floor to compensate, however only one of them worked so it was very poorly lit at night. There were multiple lights throughout the home with bulbs that didn't work and there were no replacements in the home. There was also no hand soap in any of the bathrooms and the garage was full of garbage bags piled up right next to the door from previous guests, at least 20-25 and it smelled horrible. The house hadn't been throughly cleaned in some time. Lots of dust and cob webs everywhere. Lastly, there was no wifi. When we tried to connect it sent a message saying that the bill had not been paid and that the service was disconnected. I contacted Rob who was very nice but offered no solution or compensation. He said the garbage was piled up because the garbage company doesn't pick up at the house and he didn't want guests to have to bring it up to the end of the driveway. I would have been happy to take it wherever it needed to go to avoid other guests from having to deal with the smell. Overall I give this house a 3 simply because of its beauty but if it was based on quality and cleanliness alone, I would give it a 1.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house with beautiful view.

  • 4 of 5

Spacious house with a beautiful view of lake Champlain. Access to the shore with a fire pit nearby was great. It's rocky with no dock or stairs so footwear when swimming is recommended. Also had speakers on back porch that we could play music through, which was nice. Would give it five stars, but found the grill dirty and cans & broken glass by the fire pit. Owner didn't give a walk through on arrival or checkout instruction either, which I hear is usually common practice. Regardless of the couple of minor issues, we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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