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Lake Front with Sandy Beach and Amazing Views of Valcour

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8) 4148 Route 9 Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Charming, fully restored 1950 Lake House on Indian Bay. Enjoy the most popular bay on Lake Champlain with sandy beaches, then sit by the fireplace at night. Perfect for family gatherings or the romantic getaway. The screened porch, adirondack chairs and picnic table all provide the perfect front yard overlooking the action in the bay. Construction has just been completed and is in perfect condition with a granite kitchen and spa like bathroom floors. Bring your boat or kayak or rent from the nearby marina, the shallow, protected bay allows for easy moorings . The water is very good for kids to learn to swim and explore because the very gradual depth change.

Walk the beach explore.

Keywords: Camp,House, Bungalow, Cabin

More Details

Sarah and Tom Brown
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2017

About Sarah and Tom Brown

I am a veterinarian and happily married to my wife Sarah. We have 4 kids and love to travel. We both grew up in this region and love the four seasons for all they have to offer. We live on 20 minutes from this camp.

Sarah and Tom Brown purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Sarah and Tom Brown chose Lake Champlain Valley

This bay is where my parents rented a camp each summer as a kid, I was able to purchase this original camp - one of the last and preserve the charm.

What makes this cottage unique

The old camps are very close to the water and have a great fireplace in the middle with a huge screen porch on the front. Go back in time and enjoy a classic camp experience on lake Champlains 'Indian Bay'. The perfect family retreat to get back to simple fun. Great views of the Green Mountains and watch the sunrise from your bed as two of the three bedroom face east.


Plattsburgh Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Lake Front with Sandy Beach and Amazing Views of Valcour
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great spot, great house and great time! See ya' next summer!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect lake house

  • 5 of 5

The house and the stay exceeded expectations. Our first family vacation was a memorable one in this little slice of heaven. The house was spotless, updated and well stocked. I woke up everyday to watch the breathtaking sunrise and the overall scenery with views of the Green Mountains in the background. Even when it rained one night we had plenty to do with the games and dart board in the house. We brought our 1.5 year old and he had a blast - this is the perfect house to bring kids to, but yet perfect for adults too. The private sandy beach and sand toys, kayaks, stand up paddle board made the stay even more perfect. The owners were super nice and did a wonderful job making sure we had the perfect stay. We already can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Irvington, NY

Wonderful, relaxing - NY side of Lake Champlain

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying in this house for a week. We were there with the two of us, our three sons age 18-21 and our 87 year old aunt (who uses a walker). The house is beautiful, with views of the lake throughout most of the house, including the screened in porch and the master bedroom. There is also a nice beach and dock, with kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. The boys were happy that there was Wi-Fi, and our aunt was happy that she could sit on the porch and drink coffee and read.

In addition to just hanging out and relaxing, we used the house as a jumping off point to visit Burlington, VT one day (and Ben & Jerry's) and Montreal another day. Each was about 1-1.5 hours away, so easy to get to. We also did two days of hiking in the Adirondacks, one about 45 minutes away in the High Peaks region and the other about 30 minutes away.

Hosts Tom and Sarah were great - very responsive to any questions we had. We highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Lake Front House

  • 5 of 5

This is a warm, friendly house with a great open floor plan. The upstairs bedroom has awesome bunk beds for the kids and the downstairs bed rooms are clean and comfortable. A highlight is the large central fireplace that we used every night. The house is removed from the main road (route 9) by a long, narrow driveway, giving it a real secluded feel. A small grassy backyard leads to the beach which has nice, deep sand, great for kids (and adults). Lots of beach/water toys, all the buckets, shovels, and assorted sand gear. The water is clear and shallow, mostly sandy/muddy and good for swimming. Other than getting a bit shallow it's a great spot to pull up boats and park at the dock or on the beach. Huge screened in porch and the outdoor shower is awesome. I took most of my showers out there. The kitchen is mostly new and decently appointed, though there is very little in the way of glassware (only 2 actual glasses in whole house - the rest is various kinds of plastic), but everything you need for general family food and drink. The owners are cool people, accessible and responsive, and overall I would highly recommend this place. We would like to come back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Family Birthday Visit

  • 5 of 5

We really loved this cottage! It brought our family together for our granddaughter's 2nd birthday. We found the place to be as advertised, clean and well-maintained. The views of Valcour Island and the Green Mountains in the background are just awesome! I am sure we will be back for another birthday or two! Thanks to the owners for such a nice place to spend a week in the North Country!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect cottage for our young grandchildren. The sand beach and gradual access to the water was wonderful. They loved the row boat, kayaks and variety of sand toys.The cottage is very well appointed,clean and the owner very helpful. The cottage is within easy travel time to many other activties and restaurants. I highly recommend Wild Cottage and plan to rent it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Snug Harbor Marina is one mile south and it has a bar and restaurant as well as boats to rent and other boating supplies. The Skyway Plaza is about 4 mile to the north and has a gas station, Burger King, Dunkin' Donuts, Rite Aid, and Yando's food store. Paquel's pizza will deliver to the camp, it is located in Peru phone number 643-0791. Street sign on long wooded gravel road to camp is called Prarie Lane. There is a blue chair next to the sign with flowers on it. Please bring beach towels and toys. As the summer goes on the lake levels drop thus giving you a bigger sandy beach.


Rates & Availability

Plattsburgh Cottage Rental Rates

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low season
Oct 1 - May 14
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

Basic linens are included, you may want to bring beach towels, beach chairs, toys. Snug Harbor Marina is one mile south where you can get boating supplies, rent boats. Yando's Food store is in the Skyway Plaza with Dunkin' Donuts, Burger King, Rite Aid, a gas station, and Aubuchon Hardware Store.Skyway Plaza is about 4 miles to the north on left. CAMP address 4148 Route 9, Plattsburgh, NY12901

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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