About the property
- Cottage1824 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Cottage, 6 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)
Wake up to gentle breezes and the sound of lapping waves against the beach, relax over coffee on the glassed dining porch or snuggle into a comfy wicker chair on the enclosed front porch just steps from a sandy beach and the waters of Lake Champlain. Plan your day of relaxation: Take a canoe out (we have two), be a 'beach walker or sitter', bike to Burlington or along the causeway viewing the Islands via the Burlington Bike path. Hiking trails, tennis courts, children's play area, soccer fields, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, and more are nearby at Colchester Airport Park (one mile away). Relax, enjoy and make memories to last a lifetime.
Welcome to our rustic family lake cottage and use this as your base camp to go forth and explore.
Keywords: Six Bedrooms, large living room, expansive front porch, windowed dining area, 1825 sq. ft., family gatherings, sandy bottom swimming
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 24, 2018
About John Cunningham
Sons and daughters, born 1943 - 1950 of a prominent Burlington physician, siblings and their families have maintained the large, rustic beachfront cottage for over 65 years. The five owners have shared this six-bedroom camp during the summer months, bringing spouses, children, and grandchildren to this pristine beach community with excellent neighbors. Traveling from California, Florida, Maine, Western New York and Southern Vermont, the extended families enjoy relaxing away from their busy lives as doctors, professors, psychologists and educators at the Big Yellow Camp with the broadest view of Lake Champlain on Colchester Point.
John Cunningham purchased this Cottage in 1949
Why John Cunningham chose Malletts Bay
A singular stretch of light sand beach, bracketed by prominent slate and cedar points, the Cunningham Camp faces the broad lake with a wrap around porch view of Camel's Hump mountain near Stowe, VT to Port Kent, NY, the western terminus of the Lake Champlain Ferry that links Burlington to New York and the Adirondack Mountains. This broad lake view attracted our father and mother to build the Camp in 1948. Three generations of Cunninghams have summered here and now are inviting others to share in the magic of a Colchester Point beachfront vacation.
What makes this Cottage unique
Just 15 minutes from Burlington, named one of the top ten small cities in the U.S., by car and only 30 minutes by bicycle on rail-to-trail path along the lake shore, the camp is both convenient and private. The bike trail extends past Colchester Point well out into Malletts Bay, providing some of the most picturesque walking, running, or biking in New England. Boating, kayaking, canoeing, and sailing are as easy as sliding the watercraft into the water from the soft sand beach. Internal space, with an Adirondack style, is enhanced by vaulted, two-story living room ceiling, knotty pine walls, a very large dining porch that catches the early morning light, and an even larger front porch with that breath-taking wrap-around view - -extending down the lake beyond the horizon. This vacation home is 'paradise found'.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great Family Getaway Location
Cottage is rustic, but clean, well equipped and spacious! Location is great for biking and visiting area attractions or just kicking back on the beach - just outside the door!
We had a great week!
Thank you Cunningham Family!
Beautiful location for a family vacation
Simple (not luxurious) camp house, in a wonderful Lake Champlain location. Very nice location for families with bikes. In same family since 1948. We'll be back.
We are pleased that your family enjoyed our lake house and wish to return for a third consecutive summer.
A memorable week on beautiful Lake Champlain
The house worked great for the 12 of us - eight adults and four small children. Six bedrooms, all with very comfortable beds, a great porch looking out on the lake, an eating area just off the kitchen that worked extremely well. The living room is large and well equipped,although with the excellent weather we didn't use it that much. The kitchen isn't large but worked just fine - a large refrigerator, lots of utensils and dishes, and well located in the house. The bathrooms are small but worked just fine, and there is an outdoor shower with hot and cold water that we used a lot. It is a great location, right on the shore of Lake Champlain, friendly neighbors, plenty of parking space. We would rent this again!
Peaceful and beautiful
Just as promised. Local family beach house (camp) in the family for 7 decades. Great casual place
Perfect in every way!
We loved our week on Colchester Point. The camp is bright, the kitchen well equipped and the beach sandy and relaxing.
Our family had the most wonderful week at this summer cottage than we ever dreamt we would have. Our grandchildren, all seven them aged 7 - 17 never left there except for one day when we had a big celebration party with family & friends in downtown Burlington. They lived in the water 80% of the time using the paddle board and the canoe . Bon fire on the beach was the perfect way to end the day. Of course we were so lucky, the weather was perfect. I would definitely want to spend another week there when the time is right for my family to come together again for another reunion. Thank you Cunningham family, loved every minute of it.