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Lake Champlain, New York - Secluded Lakefront Home

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Lake Champlain Valley House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Exclusive, very private, lakefront home situated ten feet from the water's edge. The house sits at the end of a half mile driveway on 275 feet of private lake frontage with six acres of privacy behind you. Built in 1905 as Kippewa Lodge, the house has been totally updated and remodeled yet remains true to the old Adirondack feel.

A towering stone fireplace dominates the two-story cathedral living room. Huge updated eat in kitchen, adjoins an equally large dining room with seating for 6. Enjoy the view from the large Adirondack covered porch with a spectacular view of the rolling mountains of Vermont and the Four Brothers by day and the lights of Burlington by night. Mattresses, bedding, dishes, all new. This is truly a one of a kind property.

Conveniently located one mile from the New York State boat launch ramp. Situated just south of Legonier point so the boats pass by a mile offshore, Unbelievably tranquil setting. You will understand why they chose this location in 1905 when they could have built anywhere. Additional Photos on request.

Keywords: Lakefront Home

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)
Lake Champlain, New York - Secluded Lakefront Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Perfectly located tranquil getaway

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a secluded and tranquil location just steps from Lake Champlain, yet within a short driving distance of numerous activities and places of interest, then this is your vacation spot. Deep in the woods, and right on the lake, you'll find this spacious and comfortable house with the most amazing porch and views. The house comfortably slept two adult couples - the kitchen was large and well-equipped, and the living room was inviting with a large stone fireplace (as another reviewer suggested, the pictures don't do this place justice). The house is private enough that you're unlikely to see neighbors unless you venture out in the canoe, then you can get a view of the other homes nearby.

If you are looking for off-site activities, this location will also suit your needs. The town of Willsboro has several cute restaurants and shops and there are local hikes and places to kayak within a short distance. Essex is another lovely town just 20 minutes down the road and a place to access a ferry to take you across the lake to Vermont. There it is worth exploring Burlington and Shelburne, and their maple ice cream. On the New York side and heading west, Lake Placid and Saranac are within 45 minutes or so.

The owner was a pleasure to work with and offered fantastic tips and recommendations. We hope to come back to this place again in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Not much more to say but Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Brooklyn, NY

beautiful, quiet retreat

  • 5 of 5

This place is great! We stayed three nights - and could have stayed a month. A perfect place for a very quiet, relaxing vacation. I recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal location, great home.

  • 5 of 5

We just completed our 3rd stay at this home and will definitely be back again. The drive through the woods up to the lake house frames your arrival with the quintessential Northwoods vista -- tall pines line the winding driveway which opens up to expansive views of Lake Champlain and the rustic lake home. The location allows for easy day trips to Burlington via the Lake Champlain ferry, hikes in the Adirondacks, and endless water activities straight off the back porch. The owner is a great resource for hikes, swimming holes, and local tips for activities. I definitely recommend this place for a family or group of friends who need to accommodate a variety of interests and needs.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Matt. We appreciate knowing our return customers are happy and enjoying their stay. Look forward to having you come back in the future. Great customer too I might add. Russ
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Great Gem!

  • 5 of 5

This place really is a hidden gem! So relaxing, right on the water.

There is plenty of space for 7 adults, I don't think the picture do justice.

Very close Plattsburgh, and the ferry rides over to Burlington.

If you are looking for some place to relax, hear nothing but nature and have a great view of lake Champlain, this is it!

From what I can tell from the emails, the owner seems to be a great guy, and responds to emails with plenty of detail.

Would definitely go back. Thanks!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks!
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San Antonio TX

Lovely, Secluded Lake House

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 2 teenage daughters & I spent several days in late June. The house is typical rustic lakehouse with a great view and location. Well-maintained and clean. It was our first trip to Lake Champlain/Adirondack area & this house was a perfect as a base for our explorations & a welcome sight on our daily return. Owner was easy to work with, very helpful & prompt. I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lancasater, Pa

June 2011 Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Arrived on June 11 and was immediately impressed by the secluded location and lakefront view. The rustic house was spacious and unique with many views of the lake and surrounding forest. The loft bed with it's view of the lake, was one of the favorite locations spots in the house! All necessary ammenities were available. We were in easy access to Lake Placid, Ausible Chasm, Schroon Lake & Burlington, Vt. All great day trips. We found Johnny's restaurant to be an affordable sports bar with good food. Ethel's "Dew Drop In" was great for a quick stop for ice cream or a sandwhich. Wildlife report- Lots of beaver (two swam right by the front porch!), lots of Whitetail deer, Red squirrel & Grey squirrel, Raccoons in the trash, waterfowl included Canada geese, Mallard duck, Wood duck, Great Blue heron, Green heron, Night heron, Osprey, lots of Cormorants and one Common loon at the boat ramp. Fishing report- Launched our bass boat at Willboro public launch which is less than a mile away. Nice boat ramp. We did most of our fishing near the mouth of the Bouqet River. We caught 55 Smallmouth bass in three days on Rapala CD-5 in black and gold. My largest Smallmouth was 4.5 lbs. We also had two 3.5 pounders. The guys who were equiped with downriggers were pursuing and catching landlocked salmon, Brown trout and Rainbow trout in deeper water at the right temperature and depth. Ironically we caught one 20" landlocked salmon while fishing for bass. We would definitely recommend this place!

The owner (Russ) was great to work with, communicated well and was prompt on returning our security deposit - all of which was greatly appreciated.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Willsboro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 2 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 24 2016
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rentals from Saturday to Saturday only in summer. A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 will be due upon receipt of this contract to reserve this week. The balance of the rent in the amount plus a $500.00 damages deposit will be due 3 weeks prior to your arrival. The damages deposit of $500.00 will be returned within 7 days, assuming no damages to the property or its contents caused by the renters

$500 reservation deposit required to secure the week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Lake Champlain Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2050 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Downstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1)
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Grill (BBQ), Canoe, no pets

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