|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
This is a large property at the end of a quiet road, with a 30X60 patio on the lake for sunning, relaxing, entertaining and evening campfires. The patio is equipped with comfortable lounge furniture, a gas barbeque, and tables for eating as well as a fire pit for long evenings by the fire. The views from the patio include amazing sunrises, waterfowl, and the lights of St. Albans, Vermont in the distance. Although the lake affords all types of water sports, this area is quiet and mostly used by the residents of this private summer community, respectful of their neighbor's need for solitude. The private dock will keep your boat near at hand for spontaneous outings. There is a sand beach within walking distance for you to enjoy. Your vacation will be made even more enjoyable by the furnishings, decor and amenities of your rental, including central air if you need it. We have thought of everything, including games, stereo system, cable TV, video and lending library. Come and enjoy.
The Champlain Islands: Possibly the most beautiful spot on the planet, with so many things to do- you won't know what to do first. The Lake Champlain Islands have more shoreline and islands than any other part of Vermont. Here a traveler may come upon breathtaking views at any bend in the road. Located between two great cities, Montreal, Quebec and Burlington, Vermont, our small towns and stunning scenery offer quiet rural charm. Enjoy lakeside dining, hiking and biking trails, as well as year-round fishing, boating and golf. Sample local cheeses, chocolate and wines. Feast in autumn on apples, cider and pies, while shopping for antiques and mementos. Explore one of the world's oldest coral reefs, New England's oldest log cabin, and other historic sites. Or bask on a sandy beach in one of our private beaches or State Parks. Stay a day, a week or a lifetime!
Fall/Winter Activities: Wonderful Foliage throughout the Lake Champlain Islands...
Cross Country skiing
Skiing in Canada: this is pretty much over the border anywhere from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours.
Southern Quebec: Mont Saint-Sauveur, Mont Blanc Tremblant:
Eastern Townships: Bromont, Orford, Owl's Head, Mont Sutton
Skiing in Vermont- closest ski resort is 45 minutes away - Great snowmobiling and skiing.
Stowe Vermont- is 1.5 hours away- It is a great ski area and a favorite for many people.
New York-- Lake Placid 45-1 hour away
Montreal- 50 minutes away Burlington VT- 45 minutes away
Ice Fishing - on the lake right outside your door
We just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay in your lovely lakeside apartment. It was so well arranged and equipped that we didn't have to worry about a thing for our whole vacation. The swimming, boating and fishing were wonderful and, afterwards, we always felt so relaxed. We relished preparing great meals using the fresh Island produce in your kitchen and fish or steaks on the barbeque and then eating on the terrace while watching the light change on the beautiful lake. Perfect ends to perfect days.
We also appreciated your recommendations for all the local attractions like the Lipizzaner Horses, interesting antique shops and wonderful local restaurants. Everyone that you recommended was so welcoming and we certainly look forward to our next visit to the Islands.
Needless to say, we intend to repeat our stay in your lakeshore apartment.
Lenore and John Ledman
This week was just about the best one anyone could imagine. This is a spectacular spot...right on the lake with beautiful views and unbelievable beauty! There is opportunity to get out on the water and enjoy a day on the lake.
The condo is comfortable with heat and air conditioning available as needed and a newly renovated bathroom with a tub for relaxing and a separate shower is as modern as can be. The owner is most helpful without ever disturbing ones privacy, an important aspect for me.
My only regret is that I could not stay longer.
This was our first vacation in Vermont and we really enjoyed ourselves. The picture of the property is exactly where we spent most of our time at the house. The patio is very large and we just loved it at every time of the day. We enjoyed the morning coffee there, the lazy sunny afternoons, and the fire pit at night. We travelled from Philadelphia and each day was cool and beautiful. House was perfect for just the two of us. The owner is very diligent and attentive at thinking through the specifics that we'd need in the house, so literally all she told me to bring were my "water shoes" because the beach is shale and not sand. That was it. Everything else was at the house. There are a few markets and tons of farms all about 15-20 minutes away from the property. Plenty of good food and good views to be had in Vermont. We loved the state and we loved the place. We'll be back to try different seasons there. North Hero is a jewel. A quiet, beautiful find. For peace, and views, cool summer nights, and tasty produce, this is your spot. We'll be back.
It has been a long time since my husband and I were able to take a break from work and we needed something clean, quiet, and peaceful. Irene's place was perfect. Everything we could possibly need was there and waiting for us. All you need to bring is your clothes and your food. The kitchen has everything you need and there are grills for outdoors as well. Having never been to Vermont, we didn't have a clue about the location and how close everything was. Irene gave us advice on what to see and where to eat. The house book is comprehensive and is loaded with information. We traveled with our small dog, George, who also enjoyed the trip. He made a few friends during our morning and evening walks - literally every single person we met there was extremely nice and very welcoming. During our stay we took a wonderful day trip to Burlington and had a fabulous lunch. We also went to Montreal for lunch on another day. Both places were very dog friendly - George is good at under table dining! Each day we had a nice breakfast on the patio on the lake and then drove to someplace new during the day. Every evening we ate in and enjoyed the spectacular view right on the lake. In our week there I read a book, completed two of Irene's jigsaw puzzles and watched a couple of movies. My husband read, watched a couple movies and went into total relaxation mode. We didn't take advantage of the paddle boat simply because we didn't get around to it. Our only complaint is that we were not quite ready to leave. Another week would have been perfect. We are planning to return, possibly in the fall or next summer - it will be two weeks next time! Thanks Irene!
Irene's immaculately clean and warmly appointed rental was perfect for our mini-family reunion. The spacious deck overlooking the gorgeous lake provided space for cookouts, marshmallow roasting, games, and relaxed reading while the inside amenities and abundant cooking and bedding supplies allowed for productive indoor time. We can't thank Irene enough for helping us plan this vacation. We will definitely be back!
We are a family of five with three young children (13months -5years) with a lab puppy. Irene was amazing; she provided just the right amount of personal touch with a house warming basket (wine fruit and cheese local to VT) Loved it!!! Followed by a personal visit to ensure we were all set. The accommodations were very comfortable and clean. We had everything we needed and more. The views, the lake and the outdoor patio cannot be beat! The kids and I loved taking the paddle boat out in the evenings to view the sunsets and have a last min. swim.
This is the place if you really want to enjoy your family or love in a private quiet and beautiful setting. The house the location cannot be beat in the middle of it all while being away from it all. The host and the love is what makes us want to return next year.
A BIG thank you to you Irene, keep up the wonderful hospitality and you will have a house bustling with happy souls.
The Studebaker Family
This condo - the downstairs part pictured - is very large, clean, and comfortable, with a well furnished kitchen and laundry room. But the real power of this property is the patio - huge, with tables, chairs, chaises, and bbq - and a panoramic view of the lake for miles. We sat and watched it as often as we could, when we weren't pedaling the fun pedal boats across it. The neighborhood is private, peaceful and absolutely friendly, and we could get to grocery markets, farmer's markets, and cafes easily, with plenty of water views along the way. Don't miss North Hero House and the wonderful treasure, Hero's Welcome.
Owner Irene, who lives upstairs, is the consummate hostess, and we were welcomed with one of our favorite local wines, delicious cheeses and bread from the wonderful local farmer's market. Simply a lovely place to stay at any time.
This property is located in the town of North Hero in the beautiful Champlain Islands. The Islands span 26 miles of exquisite vacation opportunities. In the summer, uncrowded lake activities- sailing, swimming, kayaking, water skiing, snorkeling, fishing and all other water sports can be enjoyed in this idyllic setting. In the winter months the lake affords wonderful ice fishing and there are a number of ski areas available for day trips. The Islands offer art galleries, wineries, golf courses, horseback riding, unique retail and antique shops, concerts, fine dining in picturesque settings,orchards and farms, bicycle trails and anything else you can think of to provide the perfect vacation. Located 45 minutes from Burlington and an hour from Montreal this vacation allows visitors to tour those cities and all they have to offer. 'Something for everyone' was never more true.
Other Activities: Touring, Shopping, Sightseeing,
Golf: Alburgh Golf Approx. 5 miles
Wilcox Cove Gold Course: Approx. 15 miles
Apple Island Golf Course
|Refundable damage deposit||$1|
Holiday weeks are rented at the summer rate of $1300 per week.
Half payment is needed to confirm reservation. Remainder due on arrival. There is a 60 day cancellation policy. Renter must notify the owner 60 days prior to check in for cancellation and full refund. After 60 days the refund will be given provided the week is rented.
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