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Lakefront Beauty For your Enjoyment

Bedrooms 2
Space 720 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Recently built gem of a cottage with spectacular views!

Perched on a bluff, overlooking the Inland Sea of Lake Champlain, "Island View" cottage is east facing with a 180 degree view of the Green Mountains. Stairs lead to a private, shale beach with dock and swim float. Beautiful, clear water for swimming, fishing and boating.

You'll love staying at our cottage! Island View has an open

floor plan, 2 bedrooms with a queen in one and 2 twins in the other. Altogether, the cottage sleeps four comfortably. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan and a screened porch facing the lake. Plenty of windows for those lake breezes, fully equipped kitchen, spacious bathroom with tile shower, washer/dryer, municipal water. Lovely, private outside shower, wifi, Smart TV, outdoor grill and picnic table overlooking the spacious lawn, gardens and childrens' play area. Our cottage has a Rinnai heater for those off season, chilly nights.

Two miles to the center of North Hero where you will find two excellent restaurants and the amazing Hero's Welcome General Store, local Farmer's Markets, galleries and craft shops. This is the perfect area for biking, kayaking and just kicking back. 40 minutes to Burlington and 60 minutes to Montreal and Stowe.

Here's what one of our guests said about Island View: " Island View was the perfect get away vacation. The porch was just the place to enjoy morning coffee while watching the sunrise. The cottage has all the comforts of home. The well equipped kitchen enabled us to cook wonderful meals. We took long walks along the shore of Lake Champlain and had the treat of seeing a full rainbow. Thank you for sharing this idyllic spot with us."

Sorry, we cannot accommodate pets.

People who smoke are not welcome. No smoking in or on the cottage premises.

2 night minimum for preseason and post season. High season with 7 night minimum runs from 6/30-9/1.

More Details

Mary Berney Skutel
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Mary Berney Skutel

We are actively retired, avid kayakers and gardeners.

What makes this cottage unique

This spectacular property looks east toward the Green Mountains across the Inland Sea to Butler and Knight Islands. The water is clear and perfect for swimming, fishing and boating. We are close to all that the Islands have to offer plus within a short distance to downtoen Burlington and Montreal.


World Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • A big, roomy bathroom with a large tile shower, vanity and toilet with a washer/dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • One twin bedroom and one queen bedroom. Comfy beds and linens. * Request Pack and Play if needed
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Guests are expected to leave the cottage in the same condition as when they arrived. Clean, with trash/ recycles put in receptacles provided.


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Lakefront Beauty For your Enjoyment
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Somerset, NJ

Slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year at Island View. It’s very peaceful and beautiful. The cabin isnt large, but has everything you need, and is very clean. We like a quite place with access to Burlington so this is a good fit for us. We enjoy sitting outside reading, and going down to the shale beach and skipping rocks and going in the water. I think I mentioned this last year, but it’s a perfect spot for young families as there is a big yard, and the access down to the beach has two gates so it is very safe.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the thoughtful and postive review. We enjoyed having you stay at Island View. We work hard to make it a perfect place to enjoy the beauty of Lake Champlain. Yes, is is a great place for young with lots of play space.
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Relaxing Lake Trip

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! The cottage was clean and had all we needed (and more!). The screened in porch was the best feature! It was so nice to sit outside at night and not have to worry about bugs. We also loved the kayaks and spent most of our vacation out on the lake. We would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway on Lake Champlain.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serenity, Solitude, Scenery!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway for us! We received a warm, friendly welcome from our hosts who were responsive and communicative as needed, and also thoughtfully respectful of our privacy. The charming cottage was clean and well set up, providing comfortable sleeping and relaxation as well as a terrific little kitchen in which to prepare all our meals. The setting was serene, provided nourishing solitude, and afforded unbeatable lakefront scenery. We entertained ourselves for a full week with activities only a few miles away: hiking trails on the islands; enjoying coffee several mornings and Island Ice Cream one evening on the dock across from Hero's Welcome; and availing ourselves of Harborside Harvest Market just up the street for midweek provisions. We had a grand time! Thank you, Mary and John, for your hospitality and all the behind-the-scenes work that made our week of no work the best!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for the glowing review of Island View Cottage! So glad that you understood and appreciated the amount of love and effort put into the design and outfitting of our lakeside cottage. You were perfect guests, independent but friendly. We felt a special connection to you both. Hope you return someday. There are many more adventures awaiting you on and around the Champlain Islands!
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Beautiful view and cottage was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

This place was immaculate. We loved the screened in porch at night. The view of the lake was lovely.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed staying at Island View.
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Cozy cottage in any weather

  • 5 of 5

Island View was one of the most immaculate places we have ever encountered, and we do a lot of traveling. Anything we needed was available and the notes on how to use appliances, heat, tv, washer, etc were most helpful.

Comfortable cottage for family or even two couples traveling together who are comfortable sharing the bathroom.

The two screened porches were a plus and we originally planned to eat meals on them. However, the weather had other ideas, but still managed to enjoy one night's dinner on the porch.

Berney and John were wonderful hosts. Gave us lots of privacy, but were available if necessary.

Would definitely stay here again if visiting the Champlain Islands.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our cottage despite the wet weather. Hope to see you again when you return to the Champlain Islands.
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Would definitely stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do it justice - this cottage sits on a beautiful property with great views of & great access to the lake! Perfect for a small family, as there is a large yard for the kids to play, including swings. You can easily set up beach chairs on the stone beach at the lake. Enjoyed using the homeowner's kayak & water trampoline! Would highly recommend staying at this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to you and your family. So glad you enjoyed our little piece of paradise.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Burlington Vermont BTV
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
North Hero House
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Grand Isle
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Alburgh Country Club, open to the public
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
North Hero House, Shore Acres, Ransom Bay Inn,
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Knight Point State Park, Alburgh Dunes State Park
Car: necessary

Island View is 45 minutes from Burlington, a college town known for its fabulous restaurants and walking downtown. We are 1.5 hours from Montreal. The Champlain Islands are a unique and beautiful string of islands located in the northern section of Lake Champlain. Here you will find an assortment of art galleries, farmers markets, wineries, two lovely state parks, hiking opportunities and restaurants. Bicycling is very popular along our scenic backroads. Bring your passport if you plan to visit scenic Montreal.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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