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Champlain Islands Lakefront Ultimate Luxury

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
4
Half Baths
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

South Hero House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, with pool and boat mooring – currently sleeps 9-12

This luxurious, contemporary island house sits on the shoreline of Lake Champlain amongst 3+ acres of private grounds surrounded by trees, offering exceptional serenity and privacy (last house on a private road), and magnificent views of the Lake and Green Mountains.

The property features 150 ft. of direct lake frontage complete with dock and mooring for boats up to 60 ft.

The unique build of the house and its floor to ceiling windows allow for abundant sunlight from early morning to sundown. The house is equipped with central A/C providing comfortable temperatures even on the hottest days of summer.

The outdoor deck with a 40 ft. long in-ground heated pool and hot tub for 8 people offer plenty of relaxation and entertainment. Grill and plenty of outdoor seating.

The property also benefits from a theater room (10 ft. screen w/ HD projection), sauna, gym (equipped with Precor elliptical trainer, stationary bike and weights), powerful Wi-Fi, DirectTV/flat screen TVs in most rooms, and full indoor/outdoor sound system.

Extremely modern kitchen offers state-of-the-art stainless steel equipment: SubZero refrigerator, Viking stove with grill and griddle, Fisher-Paykel double dishdrawer, Viking warming drawer, etc.

5 BEDROOMS:

MASTER BEDROOM: with custom-built king size bed and his and hers oversized walk-in closets opens to a private balcony with stunning views of the lake and Green Mountains. The room has en-suite marble bathroom with his and hers stainless steel sinks, towel warmer, sauna, Jacuzzi and massive walk-in shower.

GUEST BEDROOM 1: has a double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower.

GUEST BEDROOM 2: has a double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower.

GUEST BEDROOM 3: has a double bed with shared bathroom (his and her sinks, bathtub/shower combo).

GUEST BEDROOM 4: has a single bed with shared bathroom (his and her sinks, bathtub/shower combo).

Plus . . .

ENTERTAINMENT ROOM: offers pool table, wet bar and 10 ft. screen/projector for a complete movie night experience (DVD, Blu-Ray, game systems).

EXERCISE ROOM: provides Precor elliptical trainer, stationary bike, weights, exercise mats and TV.

POOL AREA: delivers plenty of entertainment space with 40 ft. long in-ground heated pool, hot tub for 8, grill and Brown Jordan outdoor furniture.

PRIVATE CLAY TENNIS COURT: located on the property, can be arranged by a separate agreement

LOOKING FOR REVIEWS? This is our third season of rentals but our first with HomeAway. We've posted comments copied directly from our Guest Book under the section, "About the Owners." Previous renter references available.

CHANGEOVER DAY is SATURDAY unless otherwise agreed in writing.

The house is conveniently located (5 minute drive) from the island amenities – convenience stores, restaurants, drugstore, gas stations. A renowned horse farm is just a stone throw away.

Driving times:

Burlington – 20 minutes

Montreal – 1 hour

Boston – 3 hours

New York City – 5 hours

Some things to do:

• Fish from the dock, from your own or a rented boat kept on the dock (or mooring for bigger/sail boats)

• Bring your Jet-Skis (dock has two lifts), sail boards, kayaks, and other water toys

• Several marinas nearby for all your boating needs

• A dozen golf courses from five to sixty minutes away

• Shelburne Farms and Stowe 40 minutes away by car

• Parc Safari 40 minutes away (bring your passports!)

• Antiquing

• Exploring Burlington or any other of Vermont's picturesque New England towns nearby

• Fall foliage

Selected excerpts from our Guest Book:

The K and D Families said...

Another Week Would Have Been Great . . .

Date of Stay

July 11, 2015

POSITIVES >> Snow Farm Winery Festival >> Ethan Allen Dinner Cruise >> Shopping in Burlington >> Fishing: - largemouth bass - smallmouth bass - northern pike - yellow perch - white perch >> Swimming and Hot Tub >> FOOD!

NEGATIVE >> We had to leave . . . another week would have been great

________________________

The D Family said...

Wonderful Memories

Date of Stay

June 4, 2015

It seems we just arrived! Where has the week gone??! What a beautiful spot for our multi-generational family vacation. Something for everyone . . . trips to Allenholm Farm, Snowflake Winery, the pool, the Theater Room where we cheered on the women's soccer team to the World Cup Championship . . . and the lake. We rented a pontoon boat three afternoons to cruise, swim and fish. The accommodation was perfect. We leave relaxed knowing we have made wonderful memories. Thank you for sharing!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Kasia, Michael & Marco
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german, russian, polish, ukrainian
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
August 31, 2016

About Kasia, Michael & Marco

While living abroad (Warsaw, Moscow, London, and Dubai) for the last 25 years, we've always considered Vermont home. Kasia is Ukrainian, Michael hails from Vermont, and our son, Chris, and his dog, Charlie, are best described as global citizens! Marco is our good friend, a successful restauranteur, and our on-the-ground hospitality expert during your stay (he lives five minutes from Contentment House).

Perhaps of interest to you, we also use HomeAway to let our other summer home in the Puglia region of Italy (#1089171).

Kasia, Michael & Marco purchased this house in 1997

Why Kasia, Michael & Marco chose Lake Champlain Islands

The lakefront location and abundance of windows gives every room a view that changes daily. Inside, attention to detail and comfort were part of every design decision. From the gourmet kitchen to the projector theater room to the oversized master bedroom suite with sauna and gym, no expense has been spared. This is a luxury home.

What makes this house unique

Taking in the Green Mountains across Lake Champlain, swimming in the lake, lounging in the pool while cooking out, or late nights in the hot tub make each visit more memorable than the last.

Guestbook comments from the owner

POSITIVES

>> Snow Farm Winery Festival

>> Ethan Allen Dinner Cruise

>> Shopping in Burlington

>> Fishing:

- largemouth bass

- smallmouth bass

- northern pike

- yellow perch

- white perch

>> Swimming and Hot Tub

>> FOOD!



NEGATIVE

>> We had to leave . . . another week would have been great
Jul 2015
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Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Champlain Islands Lakefront Ultimate Luxury
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Excellent house and location only one complaint...

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our two families. We used the pool every day, the large lawn made for a great play space and the movie room was great for the kids. It was also a great location; we had dinner one night at the Blue Paddle Bistro which was fantastic and our favorite Lake Champlain spots were just a short boat ride away!

My only complaint was that the trees/shrubs blocked much of the view, especially from the pool deck. It would have been nice to enjoy more of the view over the lake and out towards Sand Bar State Park. I would suggest cutting down the tall shrubs that line the pool fence.

We'd definitely rent this house again!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome spot for a relaxing gathering.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location and charm of this rental! The house is huge, with plenty of space and privacy for our large group. The bedrooms are surprising private, quite and separated from the common areas. There is even a kids wing. We loved cooking on the commercial grade stove and the large dining table was perfect, complete with an awesome view of the lake. The views in general are wonderful and relaxing. Awesome deck for eating outside and a large pool for the kids to enjoy. Perfect water access - fantastic swimming, boating and relaxing with the view.

As for location, we enjoyed visiting Shelburne Farms, Ben & Jerry's Waterbury Factory, Burlington VT, and the local restaurants and farm stands. Stock up on your maple syrup. The house is also convenient to Stowe and the Trapp Family Lodge. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay. Thank you Marco and Mike for making this trip great.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We'll Be Back!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Mike and Kasia,

We’d be delighted to give you some feedback! As you know, this was our second year in a row at Contentment House and we’re already trying to figure out when we can come up again next summer!

Here are some things off the top of the head we think your potential guests should know:

- The location of your house is simply perfect. The views across the lake are magical. We enjoyed sitting outside with coffee by the pool in the morning and again at night watching the sunset (and then again after the kids went to bed in the hot tub!). The new grill on the deck did not go unnoticed. (Suggestion: Is it possible to make the rotisserie part of the grill available for your guests?)

- You were right...anyone can catch fish off the dock. All four of us managed to catch our supper the afternoon we went out as complete novices! Those are memories our kids will never forget! (Suggestion: It would be great if you had some basic fishing gear lying around for folks to use.)

- Your kitchen makes cooking quick or fancy meals a fun and family experience. Is there a kitchen gadget you guys don’t have?

- The theater room is great place for family evenings. We watched movies and our kids could not stop playing video games on the huge screen.

- Going into Burlington to shop or eat is a great idea and very close. Thanks for the recommendation to try the Hen of the Woods. It was amazing!

- Shelburne Farms and the neighboring Shelburne Museum is also somewhere we could go every year (we have so far!).

- Marco is a super guy and helped us with any issues or questions we had.

Kimiko and I highly recommend your property! See you in 2016, and thanks for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Burlington Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
North Hero, Vermont
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Apple Island - closest (plus dozens within 30min)
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
I 89 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
5 minute drive to island amenities - restaurants
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Smugglers Notch / Stowe
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
150 ft. of direct lake frontage w/dock & mooring
Car: necessary

Nestled amongst the Champlain Islands with stunning lake and Green Mountains views, Contentment House is ideally situated for summer water-based lake activities (swimming, boating, fishing) or exploring picturesque Vermont countryside and towns like Stowe, Waitsfield or Warren . . . which also offer winter ski action at Stowe or Smugglers Notch (each about an hour's drive away).

This luxurious, contemporary island house sits on the shoreline of Lake Champlain amongst 3+ acres of private grounds surrounded by trees, offering exceptional serenity and privacy (last house on a private road), and magnificent views of the lake and Green Mountains.

The property features 150 ft. of direct lake frontage complete with dock and mooring for boats up to 60 ft . . . or your own jet skis.

Contentment House is conveniently located for visiting local attractions (summer and winter) and is only 5 minute drive from the island amenities – convenience stores, restaurants, drugstore, gas stations. A renowned horse farm is just a stone throw away

Private clay tennis court located on the property can be arranged by a separate agreement.

Driving times:

Burlington – 20 minutes

Montreal – 1 hour

Boston – 3 hours

New York City – 5 hours

Some things to do:

• Fish from the dock, from your own or a rented boat kept on the dock (or mooring for bigger/sail boats)

• Bring your Jet-Skis (dock has two lifts), sail boards, kayaks, and other water toys

• Several marinas nearby for all your boating needs

• A dozen of golf courses from five to sixty minutes away

• Shelburne Farms and Stowe 40 minutes away by car

• Parc Safari 40 minutes away (bring your passports!)

>> Antiquing

>> Fall Foliage

>> Winter: skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling,

Rates & Availability

South Hero House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring (pool closed)
Apr 15 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Summer - Early (pool open)
May 27 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Summer - High (pool open)
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
4th of July Week (pool open)
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
Summer - High (pool open)
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
Fall -Early (pool open)
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Leaf Peeper (pool closed)
Sep 24 2017 - Nov 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel your reservation, your entire reservation deposit will be held until the property has been re-booked and confirmed for the same use period for the same rate. All guest cancellations are subject to a cancellation-processing fee of 10% of the rental rate.

CHECK-IN TIME: from 4PM

CHECK-OUT TIME: 10AM latest

DEPOSIT REQUIRED: We require a 50% deposit when booking a reservation. Deposits must be received withing 5 (five) working days of making reservation.

FINAL PAYMENT: The remaining balance is due April 1st of the year the rental will take place. If the reservation is made after April 1st, full payment and security/pet deposits will be due at the time of the reservation unless otherwise agreed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

South Hero House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • MASTER ENSUITE - toilet , shower , Marble w/h&h stnless sinks, sauna, Jacuzzi & walk-in shower
    ENSUITE GUEST BATH 1 - toilet , shower , en-suite bathroom with shower
    ENSUITE GUEST BATH 2 - toilet , shower , en-suite bathroom with shower
    SHARED GUEST 3&4 BATH - toilet , combination tub/shower , his and her sinks, bathtub/shower combo
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Located off of the living room
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Servicing the Entertainment Room
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • MASTER BEDROOM - 1 king , Oversized walk-in closets, views, ensuite bathroom, sauna
    GUEST BEDROOM 1 - 1 double , Double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower
    GUEST BEDROOM 2 - 1 double , Double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower
    GUEST BEDROOM 3 - 1 double , Double bed w/shared bathroom (h&h sinks, bath/shower combo)
    GUEST BEDROOM 4 - 1 twin/ single , Double bed w/shared bathroom (h&h sinks, bath/shower combo)
  • All Bedrooms have large flat-screens with DirectTV and DVD players.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
>> Owners provide pillows and blankets only. Renters should bring bed linens and towels. "Linen Pack" available for $300 with all sheets, pillow cases, bath towels, beach towels, and even two bathrobes.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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