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Alecia Armstrong

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, Vermont local

All Seasons Lake Amherst Vermont Cottage Between Okemo & Killington

12 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Overview

Plymouth Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Spacious 6 Bedroom + add 1 Summer Sleeping Bedroom~4 Bathrooms~Sleeps 12

We've received a few calls from people saying they have sent an inquiry, but we have not received them. Until VRBO fixes this, please call us! Oh, but I see VRBO has removed owner's phone numbers? It's 8023564712

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Some fees may or may not apply, depending upon your choices.

Situated at the head of Lake Amherst in Plymouth, Vermont.

If you are looking for a nice place for 10-12 people to enjoy a quintessential old time lake cottage experience with modern, unpretentious creature comforts, and a well-cared for property, we can talk. We've striven to keep the old cottage charm as we remember it ourselves with soft sheets, the smell of wholesome soap, balsam pillows, the crackling of wood in the fire ...to name a few.

Quaint cozy 1930's era cottage updated and maintained for its true charm. In the heart of Vermont near historic Route 100.

'They don't build them like this anymore!'

'A true gem!'

'This is a fantastic house!'

'We LOVED it!'

'Let us know if you want to sell.'

'Perfect for our family reunion.'

'The location is fantastic...'

'Perfect for our wedding!'

Pet friendly-fee may apply

Non-smoking

Down pillows and comforters

Down alternatives available ~ just ask!

Living room with fireplace

Kitchen geared towards 'Foodies'

Fire-pit outside- summer

Large screened-in porch-summer

Private beach-summer

Private dock-summer

Floating dock-summer

Boats & Floats-summer

Volleyball court-summer

Cable TVs

Wireless Internet

Great cell phone reception

Washer/dryer/ironing boards

Adjacent to Hawk Mountain Resort area

Boats, docks, & floats available from Memorial Day weekend ~ Columbus Day weekend.

Ski Okemo or Killington ~15 minutes to either.

Swim Lake Amherst ~ right there!

Shop & site see Woodstock 30 minutes away

Browse Ludlow, Weston, Woodstock.....

Day Trip excursions outlined in our guest folder ~ never be bored!

All rentals require a signed contract between guest and owner as a memorandum of understanding to complete the rental. Owner will send guest the contract and it must be returned via e-mail or snail mail within 7 days or the rental may be cancelled by the owner at owner's digression.

If SERIOUSLY interested, send an inquiry via this site.

Reservations based on requested contract and payment of the contract within its terms. First come, first serve.

We will not pursue you in negotiations.

We can send more pictures and a fuller description.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Alecia Armstrong (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, Vermont local

About Alecia Armstrong

Family built. Never purchased. Built in 1934 and added to in 1959. Since then we have continuously updated yet have kept that original cottage charm. We do have some rough edges in places, not many, but they are there and it only adds to the charm.

Why Alecia Armstrong chose Ludlow / Okemo Mountain Area

Centrally located between Killington & Okemo. We are in the heart of Vermont off historic Route 100. What sets us apart are our large bedrooms with high quality linens, down comforters, and 100% Egyptian cotton towels.

The cottage is such a relaxing, calming place. I have added many "must-have" conveniences with high quality creature comforts because it needs to be "that" special place. I love entertaining at the cottage because the set-up is so "party friendly" and there is plenty of room for many friends to stay. The area is packed with fun things to do such as shopping in beautiful Woodstock, skiing/hiking at either Killington or Okemo, Long Trail Brewery lunches, tours & samples at the Plymouth Cheese Factory, and trips to Buttermilk Falls to name only a few. Harry's is my favorite restaurant and is less than 10 minutes down the road. Check out our FB page for the latest updates: Vermont Cottage on FB.

What makes this cottage unique

Wake up every morning to a gorgeous view of the lake no matter what season. Swimming/kayaking/hiking in summer, ice skating/snowmobiling/ice fishing in winter.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Alecia :-)



Thank you for the lovely stay at your “homey cottage!” We enjoyed playing on the lake, fishing and paddling! We observed ducklings and young ducks up the creek! Children were thrilled coming up on turtles basking in the sun on logs. Several fires were enjoyed with a blaze of laughter and warmth. And Nana had a sleepover in the open-air loft with story time & giggles to the hum of nighttime critters. Our meals grilled on outdoor grates with evening meals shared around the large table on the porch below twinkling lights!! Enjoyment for all was had!! :-)



Joan etal
Aug 2013
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All Seasons Lake Amherst Vermont Cottage Between Okemo & Killington
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Perfect Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year renting this house and we couldn't have had a better experience! The house has everything we could ever need, everything works, the area is in tip top shape, the communication before and during our stay is informative and thorough. Compared to last year, there have already been improvements to the house...which we were super excited to see when we arrived. It's a wonderful location with a beautiful view--the perfect place to enjoy vacation with family and friends. We can't wait to go back next year! The only reason we would ever look elsewhere to rent is if our group out grows the space!

Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kaitlyn, Thanks for your review. It was nice having you back this year. We have been picking two projects a year to improve the property. We have some great plans! I do hope your group stays tight and you will continue to stay with us. It's always great to have guests like you who appreciate the property and really know how to use it to its fullest capacity...and enjoy it! We also appreciate how well you take care of it while it is in your possession. Hope to see you next year!
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5

We made precious memories

  • 5 of 5

We had a small family reunion at this historical lakeside cottage. The place was much larger than we expected and there was plenty of space for all 12 of us. We have some pretty hardcore fishermen in our group so they were not disappointed by Lake Amherst's varying ecosystem. Plenty of fish were caught from bass, rainbow trout, to pike plus more I don't know the names of. The fishermen fished while the kids enjoyed jumping off the floating dock and the rock at the far end of the lake. Some of us enjoyed endless kayaking around the lake and up the river, never to be bored as there was so much wildlife to take in. We saw ducks, geese, painted turtles basking, cranes, osprey, and we heard the loons. Every night was topped off by a game of volleyball, a game of croquet, badminton matches and incredible bon fires in the fire pit. We appreciated all the wood provided. The home itself was clean, well organized, and fully stocked with many amenities; you don't usually get that much with a rental. It's clear the owner does really love this home. We hope to return! Oh, and I miss that big screened in porch. We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It sounds like you really understand all that this beautiful lake has to offer and optimized on it. It really does have varying ecosystems, doesn't it? In recent years we have noticed an increase in wild life on the lake and it is so entertaining to watch. Our own dog sat on the dock for hours and just watched the ducks. At one point he went into the water to swim after them (he's 12) and they just flew off. Hope you come back for more fishing, kayaking, lawn games, bon fires, and swimming fun! It was nice having you.
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5

A Cozy Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a sweet home. We spent the week with our adult children and 2 dogs. Our English Mastiff , who is 11, came with us. Because there are bedrooms downstairs as well as upstairs, Rowan had no trouble finding his way around. The kitchen, while small had everything you could need to make cakes to steaks. The beds were pretty comfortable, but if you are allergic to feathers,bring your own pillow. You are in the wilderness, with access to television, (we watched the Olympics at night), to my tech savvy kids who needed the internet to keep in touch with work and such. The home is well maintained, but keep in mind, it is a lake house and can feel damp.The lake is silty and shallow until you go out a ways, by kayak or canoe, which is provided. Watch out for the enormous snapping turtle. The dock must be near their nest. So cool! Bo, my son's dog loved the lake! There are a pair of loons who give their mournful cry at night. They floating dock was always being used by other folks, but if you ask them to move on, they do.

We loved they volleyball court and had lots of fun playing, although, Rowan would occasionally decide to plant himself in the middle of the court. (He didn't want to be left out). There are great hikes near by and adorable towns with great food and the famous Vermont Country Store. We know this will probably be our last summer with our Rowan, but Alecia's house made it a perfect fair well for him.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are certainly happy that you enjoyed our cottage! Last week was certainly a hot and hazy one for all. For future guests, please know that we have a complete cottage guide that will tell you how to keep the cottage cool during such times. As for down pillows and comforters, we love them, and prominently advertise them. However, we do understand allergies and that is why we have a closet stocked with non-down items; we just need to know so we can set up the beds accordingly. Don't worry, you don't have to bring your own. As we say in our welcome letter, if you need anything, please call. We do aim to please. As for our floating dock, it has been a great thing to have so that our guests can swim in deeper water because the lake has a gradual slope- shallow to deep starting at our 12 X 12 land dock to the floating dock. We like to keep a neighborly attitude and sometimes people ignore the private signs (they just can't resist) and need to be politely asked to leave. Glad you liked our efficient galley style kitchen. The adjacent pantry allows us to stock all the "foodie" items anyone could want because it has to be "that" special place to entertain many people with ease. In addition, there is a 2nd kitchen upstairs to help ease high usage custom to large groups.....As for the new resident turtle, I guess we will be catching it and relocating it.
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Clean, Beautiful, Well equipped, fun for all ages, all season!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, Large enough for loads of people, even two separate families at the same time. Beautiful View.

We went in the spring, and we used the row boat, she has life preservers. The outdoor volley ball court, the gas grills, and charcoal grills were in use. Just an amazing time for everyone! Not to mention the VIEW right on the lake. And also the outdoor fire pit for a fire at night!

Restful and serene.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for coming to stay. You, your family, and guests were a joy to have. It sounds like you had a great time "disconnecting" to the outside world. I'm happy you were there to see our resident bald eagle and it sounds like she stayed for quite awhile out in front of the cottage. I particularly appreciated your very thoughtful and detailed communication to me. Please come back any time!
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Easter ski getaway

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful weekend away at this beautiful lake front cottage! The house was exactly as pictured, yet I was surprised by how big the house and property really were. The rooms just kept going on and on which was great for our two families. The older kids has lots of space to stretch out while the younger kids explored. The location was perfectly situated between okemo and killington. We chose to ski killington due to better snow conditions after a not so great ski season. Alecia was so helpful booking our stay, recommending restsurants and providing us information even on Easter Sunday. The lake was beautiful and the kids enjoyed fishing, skipping rocks and even a March polar plunge. We look forward to returning in the warmer weather to enjoy all this property has to offer. Thanks again Alecia!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you had a good time. Actually, it looks like you had a blast, particularly with the "Easter Sunday Polar Plunge." Sounds like you got a lot in during the weekend: exploring the area outside, skiing Killington, going out to dinner at Harry's to experience the Pad Thai... (ahem) swimming...and happy birthday to those celebrating in your group. Hope you come back soon!
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Perfect Cabin for a Ski Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I have come to this cabin 3 years in a row and absolutely love it! It is nestled conveniently between Okemo and Killington and fits a ton of people comfortably. We love how homie the cabin feels and it comes stocked with every amenity you could think of (and often times beer in the fridge which is always a plus :) ) The owner of the cabin are very easy to communicate with and has clearly put a lot of thought into making our visits effortless. I would highly recommend this location if you are looking for a fun weekend with friends or family!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to have you back for a third year. We hope that you return again and make it an annual event. Or maybe it already is! Think about giving the summertime a try. There is a review on here that a family who spent a week in the summer and then a week in the winter wrote. It's very different (in a good way) between seasons. Our new dock is a lot of fun. You feel like you are sitting right on the water. Don't forget the beer to sip on while sitting in the Adirondack chairs placed on the dock! We do offer beer left from other guests to the next guest as part of our "take & leave" system. There is plenty of tea too.
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The Corners Inn and Restaurant
Back Behind Saloon
"An oldie and a goodie. Unique old style saloon atmosphere. Eat in the caboose in a cozy cor..."
Harry's Cafe
"Alecia's all-time favorite place. You can get a variety of dishes from the eclectic menu."
Long Trail Brewing Company
"Fun brewery and good "pub food" available. Good wings and burgers. Try new varieties of beer..."
Sam's Steakhouse
"Great atmosphere, dry aged steaks, salad bar, great place to watch a game on a Sunday aftern..."
Mr. Darcy's Bar & Grill
"Ok, probably the best fries we've had....truffle parmesan fries! It will give you new cravin..."
Ramunto's Brick Oven Pizza
"A great variety of pizzas and to die for garlic knots."
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Echo Lake Inn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Ludlow
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Echo Lake Inn
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Killington or Okemo
Car: necessary

Equal distance between Okemo's Jackson Gore and Killington's Bear Mountain areas. These 2 areas allow less populated access to Okemo and Killington. We'll give you the inside scoop on how to get around and save time so you have more time to ski!

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Rates & Availability

Plymouth Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Full Color Foliage Week
Sep 27 2016 - Sep 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Full Color Foliage Weekend
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
$485
 
 
October Colors
Oct 3 2016 - Oct 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$485
 
 
Foliage Mid-Week
Oct 11 2016 - Oct 13 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Foliage
Oct 14 2016 - Oct 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$485
 
 
Post Foliage
Oct 17 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Late Fall Calming Special
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$130
 
 
Thanksgiving Special
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Early Ski Special
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 8 2016
2 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Pre-Holiday Special
Dec 9 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Winter Holiday Season
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
New Year's Eve Weekend
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$525
 
 
Martin Luther King Weekend
Jan 12 2017 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$525
 
 
January Skiing
Jan 17 2017 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$500
$3,465
 
 
February Skiing
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$500
$3,465
 
 
President's Week 2017
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 26 2017
6 night minimum stay
$530
 
 
March Madness Ski Special
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$475
 
 
April Spring Skiing
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Fisherman's Special
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$495
 
 
June
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$475
 
 
July 4th Long Weekend
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Non-Refundable Ins Fee $50
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning fee $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Flexible rates and floor plan to accommodate large and small groups:
Flexible rates ~ off season ~ for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday nights for first floor only ~ 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms.
Please refer to rates table for 1st & 2nd floor ~ 5 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms. Minimum 2 nights, 3-6 nights holiday & summer weeks.
Refunds are made for cancellations when the property is re-rented. There is a $200 cancellation fee.
Confused? Have a question? Just call, text, or e-mail Alecia. I'll be happy to discuss your needs.
Limit 12 persons. Over 12 is $25/night/person
We ask that a contract be signed as a memorandum of understanding between guest and owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Plymouth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 downstairs 1 upstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Companion King. Can be 2 twins.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
  • #1- 1 king ~ master bathroom with private bath #2- 1 queen #3- 1 double #4- 2 doubles & a twin #5- 1 king #6- 1 queen #7 Summer sleeping porch - 1 double & 1 queen futon in summer sleeping screened-in porch overlooking the lake. All beds have down pillows and comforters. Let us know if you need non-down linens and we will take care of it.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Summer months the entire cottage must be rented: minimum 6 night stays. Alternate rates/fees may apply. Example: over 12 people the fee is $25 per person per night. Less than a hostel.

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