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Spectacular Estate on Lake Champlain, Mountain Views, Beach

3 Reviews
Sleeps27
Bedrooms 11
Bathrooms8
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Lake Champlain Valley Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 11 Bedrooms, 7.5 Baths, (Sleeps 27)

Location: Westport, Lake Champlain, Adirondack Mountains, New York, USA (2 Hours North of Albany, 2 Hours South of Montreal, 40 minutes east of Lake Placid)

Accommodations: Historic Georgian Manor house, 10 Bedrooms + Sleeping porch, 7 1/2 Baths (Comfortably sleeps up to 27)

On a bluff overlooking Lake Champlain, this 10 bedroom home offers luxurious accommodations and breathtaking views from every room. Built in 1904 as the summer home of playwright Robert Sherwood, this spacious home sits on 26 acres of private land and provides a wonderful retreat for a family reunion, wedding, special event or a vacation shared with another family.

The grounds include a clay tennis court, beautiful gardens, and many woodland paths to explore. Stone steps lead down to a private beach with a dock, float, and boat mooring. A half mile walk through the woods takes you to a private camping site with a lean-to and campfire area.

The first floor includes: formal dining room, formal living room, and sitting room (all with fireplaces), bar area, professional kitchen with Garland stove, three refridgerators, two dishwashers, and children’s dining room seating eight. The formal dining room can easily seat 19 and there is seating for 20 if you prefer outdoor dining on the veranda. The second floor includes five bedrooms all with private baths (two with fireplaces) and a linen and laundry room. The third floor includes five bedrooms( one with fireplace) and two baths. The ten bedrooms can comfortably accommodate up to 27 guests.

Smoking is not permitted inside the house, but smoking on the grounds is permissible.

Pets are welcome with a refundable deposit.

Housekeeping and cooked meals may be arranged at additional cost.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.3
based on 3 traveler reviews

Spectacular Estate on Lake Champlain, Mountain Views, Beach
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews
Boston Area
5

Dudley Family

  • 5 of 5

We rented Skenewood for a total of 10 days end thoroughly enjoyed every minute we spent at the house. The house was clean upon arrival and is extremely well stocked in terms of kitchen items, fire wood, books, puzzles and even refrigerators (four in total)! At the peak, we had 20 people staying at the house and it never felt crowded, in fact the more people in the house, the more it seems to come alive! The grounds surrounding the house are for the most part very well maintained. Although the path down (and up) to the beach is steep, it's an enchanting walk through an overgrown, beautiful forest. The beach is also well stocked with 2 canoes and a kayak, great for morning and evening rows when the lake is so peaceful! The beach area could use a clean up, but it's not too bad.

All in all a great family experience and we wouldn't hesitate to rent Skenewood again!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautiful, but older. If you love an old house and are willing to accept more dated bathrooms and furniture - this house is as good as it gets. We had a wonderful time. The fireplaces are excellent, there is plenty of room and the kitchen is top-notch. Jeremy and Shami were very nice and accommodating. Our weather could not have been worse, but in spite of that we had a great stay. Note: There is no TV, but for us that is a plus. We were 22 people ranging in age from 86 to 12. If you are looking for modern luxury, this is not the best place for you- but, if you want a beautiful, comfortable house with a great kitchen, room for 20+ in the dining room, and love the outdoors - this is the place.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lexington, KY
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Family Vacation

  • 3 of 5

Our family has vacationed in the lovely setting of Skenewood for many years with up to 22 people comfortably staying in the house. The expansive front lawn is large enough to hold any games you want to play from football, to kickball, Capture The Flag, and Kick the Can. And the beautiful grounds range from wooded to open. The tennis court is a red clay court next to woods and gardens about 50 yards from the house. It’s a wonderful location for an extended family get-together.

The house itself is huge with grand halls, staircases, and large rooms. There is no TV, which is wonderful as the kids spend evenings with the adults playing games, jigsaw puzzles, or recounting the day. Evenings can be spent on the over sized terrace on the bluff overlooking the lake. The house is over 100 years old and is maintained well but not modernized. The kitchen and its stoves and ovens are rugged, designed to feed a large group.

The beach is in a cove, which is a 5 minute walk on a path down hill or a 5 minute drive.

There’s plenty to do in the area. You can rent a boat to enjoy one of the country's most beautiful lakes from the water. Most summers the lake temperature is in the low to mid 70's. The Adirondacks offer many hikes, swimming holes, and historic spots. Or just read some books on the terrace.

We will return to Skenewood for our annual family vacation.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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Dogwood Bread Company
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Marina or golf club
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
westport
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Westport,ny
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
US 87
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Westport
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Lake Placid

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Rates & Availability

Westport Estate Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May 28-September 8
May 28 2016 - Sep 11 2016
7 night minimum stay
$7,500
 
 
September 9 - October 31
Sep 12 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 18 2016 - Dec 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
$9,000
 
 
December/January Holidays
Dec 9 2016 - Jan 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$10,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $500

Cleaning Fee - $250 of the $500 will be credited to renter within two weeks of departure if; 1) trash is collected in bags and left in kitchen; 2) refrigerators are left in condition found; 3) used towels/bedding are left at the doorway of room used in; and 4) furniture/items generally left as they were found upon occupancy.

20% non-refundable deposit due at signing of lease. Balance and cleaning fee due 1 week prior to occupancy.

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Amenities

Lake Champlain Valley Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 19 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 27
  • King size beds (4), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (12), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Clay tennis court, vegetable and flower garden, private sandy beach, 1400 feet of lakefront including campimg area on point.

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