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Lake Champlain waterfront cottage - beautiful views, private, beautiful

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Lake Champlain 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, beautiful views!

1600 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2 bath Lake House. Wonderful for family fun, or romantic getaway. The cottage is situated directly on lovely Lapan Bay, boasting beautiful distant mountain views and a quiet peaceful atmosphere. Very few neighbors - lots of privacy- yet 10 min drive to grocery stores and restaurants, 35 min to Burlington, little over an hour to Montreal. We provide a row boat for bay boating and fishing, and offer 90 feet of docks for your own boat to enjoy fishing on the bay where you can expect to catch bass, trout, perch and more. Easy access to the broad lake right out the end of the bay for boating enthusiasts to enjoy a day on the lake. The boat launch is only 2 miles away! We have a nice lawn for barbeques and yard games, and a safe and shallow sandy swimming area for young children right off the front yard. We offer a lovely 3 BR cottage that sleeps 7-8. Bed/bath linens, kitchen utensils and cookware provided, along with gas grill, outside fire pit, row boat with 4 life jackets, 4 lawn chairs and a large cooler. This vacation property has everything you need but your food!

Kristine Irish
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Kris,

Your house is beautiful and we enjoyed every moment we had there. It is very peaceful!
Aug 2013
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Lake Champlain waterfront cottage - beautiful views, private, beautiful
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 20 reviews

Excellent place for fun, sun, and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks and had a fantastic time. The lake and mountain views are spectacular. We started each day at sunrise with coffee out front and ended it with the most amazing sunsets. The colors are so unique. The wildlife was entertaining to watch, especially the bald eagle. Make sure you bring your camera.

The fishing out in the bay was excellent with other hotspots close by. The water was very low this year so we used the state managed boat access 3 miles away. A great place to launch a boat, nice dock, and very convenient.

The lake house has great lake and mountain views from the kitchen, family room, and master bedroom upstairs. There is lots of natural light, cheerful colors, and the open floor plan is inviting. The house was very clean and well kept. The front patio area and lawn provides a great place to entertain outside. The wifi worked fine and the TV had adequate channels although we didn't use it much.

The Irish's are great hosts and very responsive. They make sure we have everything we need and our stay is enjoyable.

This was our 4th year and we plan another 2 week stay next year. It's become a great family tradition and the highlight of our year.

Dan and Paulette

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is beautiful and we always enjoy our stay.

  • 4 of 5

This was the third time we have rented the property and certainly enjoyed our visit. This year the water was a bit low due to lack of rain so doing water related activities was more of a challenge. This of course has nothing to do with the owners or property. The camp is beautiful and we appreciated some of the enhancements this year in terms of sleeping arrangements. Truly plenty of space with three nice bedrooms containing full/queen size beds and a futon as well.

You can fish, bike, swim or simply sit by the beautiful lake and camp fire.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for being such gracious guests! Leaving the anchor for our row boat was SO GENEROUS and we appreciate the heads up on our oars being in need of replacement. You always leave our home looking untouched - thank you so much. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
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Another Wonderful Vacation in Saint Albans

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed another wonderful vacation in Saint Albans, The cottage and furnishings as always, are impeccably kept. The water was very low this year, due to mother nature, so we were not able to kept our fishing boat in the water for the entire stay but we still were able to do some fishing the swimming was great for the kids.We dined a Mimmo's restaurant one night that was enjoyable. Great food, beer and entertainment. I would highly recommend this cottage for your next vacation, you will be surprisingly happy. The hosts, the Irish's are very helpful and respond quickly to your needs or requests. I rate this cottage definitely a 10.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that your second annual trip to our Lake House was so enjoyable! Mimmos is one of our favorite places and often do take out from there as well. The low lake levels this year in our bay make a mooring a must have and we have added this suggestion to our welcome letter to guests! It is interesting to see the differences between the high levels and low levels each year. You just never know! I hope you'll come back again - you keep our home just the way you found it - so clean and tidy! You are welcome anytime! Enjoy the rest of your summer, Kris
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Quiet, peaceful time

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved, loved this vacation home! The lake is beautiful and off the beaten path. So quiet you can really hear nature surrounding you. The town of St. Albans has wonderful restaurants and gift shops and the people are very friendly. The sunset over St. Albans bay one night was as beautiful as any I have seen, even in Hawaii. The home is comfy and has a great view through many windows. There were no neighbors the whole week until the last day, so it added to our peace and quiet. We also traveled to Montreal and Quebec, which are within easy driving distance. I would definitely recommend this home to anyone who likes to get away from city life.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you found our home relaxing and enjoyable. It's great that you were able to enjoy some of the surrounding cities like Montreal and Burlington, and that you found St Albans to be enjoyable as well. We appreciate the new coffee pot that you purchased and left for us - how kind of you! You left our home so clean and tidy and you are welcome back any time!
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quiet, clean, and convenient

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this place! There were 5 of us together, 4 adults and 1 rambunctious toddler! We were really impressed with how clean the place was when we arrived! It had everything we needed there to cook throughout the week, which was nice, including some saran wrap, foil, and bags for leftovers.

We spent most of our time making bonfires in the evening, taking out our kayaks, exploring the area, stargazing, and attempting to fish off the dock. Lots of previous people said the fishing was great, but for some reason they weren't biting for us this week off the dock and in kayaks, and even 2 dead fish washed ashore. Just wanted to give people a heads up about that- maybe just the time of year! Either way, I had a blast 'fishing' from the dock and watching the wildlife around us and taking lots of pictures of the sunset. A few of the days it was clear enough for us to be able to see the Adirondacks in the background too- we loved the view! Note- if you're planning to make bonfires, the bay store didn't have any firewood, but we were able to find some at the hardware store in town across from the grocery store.

This was in a nice location for lots of relaxing, but also exploring. We visited Old Montreal and top of Mont Royal by car (about 1.5 hours away), Burlington (explored church street, ate at American Flatbread, visited Lake Champlain chocolates, which is much further away from Church Street than it looks like on the little fun maps you get so take a car there), walked around St. Albans (I particularly enjoyed a coffee shop called The Grind where I had a delicious maple macchiato (which they also could make in decaf!) but mostly because they had a little play room there for my 18 month old so I could actually relax!). We also loved doing a food tasting tour in the Stowe/Waterbury area (went to Cider Mill, Ben n Jerry's, Cabot, Lake Champlain Chocolates again, and Green Mountain Coffee). Those things were all less than 45 minutes away from the house.

Overall, we had a relaxing time! If Vermont wasn't so far from where we live and didn't have another baby on the way, we would definitely go back next year in a heartbeat!! :)

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind and descriptive review. I am so happy that you enjoyed all that our home, the lake and the surrounding areas in VT had to offer. Darn it on the fishing, and better luck next time!! And you're right - recent guests have reported catching large fish right in front of the house!! Good luck on the arrival of your second child and I hope you and your family can come visit again- you are welcome anytime. Kris
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful. We brought our boat and launched it at Hathaway Point. It was a short ride to the cottage. It has a nice dock, could possibly use a couple more cleats to tie down better. The amenities were stocked well for our week. I suggest taking citronella candles for the mosquitos. The sunsets are beautiful. The fishing was superb right in the bay, so if you do not have your own boat the Irish's have a row boat there to use. Swimming was great for children young and old ,not rocky and lots of sand and swallow. There is plenty of sleeping room. It was nice to have a washer and dryer there also. There is plenty of parking in the driveway. Very private setting. Can't wait to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your recent stay and kind words here in this review! I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and want to come back again next year. I am sorry that you found that you needed additional cleats for your boat - we have order more and will get them installed - thanks for bringing this to our attention! Your care for our home during your stay was fantastic - you left it immaculate and are welcome back anytime! Enjoy the rest of your summer! Kris
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Bayside Pavilion
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Lake Champlain Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Champlain Country Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Interstate 89
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
One Federal
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Smugglers Notch Resort
Car: necessary

Lake house is in St Albans which is a wonderful small city with easy access to shops and restaurants. 35 min commute to Burlington for the Church Street Marketplace, 1 hour to Waterbury and the Ben and Jerry's factory, and Stowe for a day of site seeing, and hiking; 1 hour to Montreal (bring your passport!)


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Cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Vermont rooms and meals tax of 9% and Saint Albans Town local option tax of 1%

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Saint Albans City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • ceramic tiled single shower units in each bath, plenty of bath towels provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft area has a twin bed and full sized futon
  • The loft of this home has a master suite area (queen bed) with incredible views of the lake (5 windows worth!), separate sitting area has a twin sized bed, spare mattress under the bed, and a full sized futon (will sleep 2 children/teens or 1 adult). 2 bedrooms downstairs 1 with a queen bed and 1 with a full sized bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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