Lovely Private 3 Bedroom House on Lake Champlain

Sunset from the porch
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5 Reviews

From $214 / night

280 Cold Spring Rd, Lake Champlain, VT 05468
Lovely Private 3 Bedroom House on Lake Champlain
3 bedrooms
8 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 8
Type: Home
Per week: $1,500 - $1,900
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Lake Champlain vacation home rental
When you visit our private lakefront home located on a rural dead end road on Lake Champlain you can enjoy a quintessential Vermont lake vacation. You can choose to enjoy a quiet time of tranquility, privacy, and peace. If you choose to be more active, this is the perfect place to bike, hike, canoe, kayak, swim and fish. And then, there is the rest of the Vermont to explore!

This vacation home is located on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain looking west over small islands and "Grand Isle", the largest island in the Lake Champlain Islands. The home faces west towards the summer sunsets. The vacation home is about a 30 minute drive from Burlington and from St Albans. It is a ten minute drive from the "Sandbar" which is the connection of the Lake Champlain Islands to the eastern shore of Vermont.

The home is near the end of a dead-end dirt road with little traffic. It is located on a wooded lot on a bluff above the lake. While there are homes on either side, they are spaced well apart and the hedges, woods and distance make the home very private. The beach is accessed by about 25 steps down to the lake shore which is small pebbles.

The water is clean and crystal clear.

This three bedroom house has been fully renovated in late 2013 and has been freshly painted inside with warm cozy colors and decorated with comfortable and inviting furnishings. It is full of light and fresh air.

The home is a hillside ranch with the upper floor with the living room, dining room, kitchen, full bathroom and two bedrooms and a hugh screened porch along the entire side of the house facing the lake. The lower floor has a very large family room and a very large bedroom with private bath and laundry room.

You will likely spend most of your time on the screened porch off the upper floor which is the full length of the house and overlooks the lake, small islands, Grand Isle and the Adirondacks beyond.

On the upper floor the large living room and dining face the lake through the porch and over the southern lawn. Between the living and dining rooms is a wood stove style gas heater which can be used to take off the chill at the flick of a switch.

The kitchen is fully updated with full size electric stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker and all the necessary cookware, dishes and utensils. A grill and picnic table are provided outside.

There are two private bedrooms upstairs. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and the second bedroom has two twins. There is a full with tub and shower.

On the lower floor The levels are connected by a lovely open stair in middle of the house.

Half of the lower floor is a a huge family room with 2 couches which pull out to double beds.

There is a TV/DVD/VCR combo if you do need some electronic entertainment but there is limited TV reception so bring or rent DVDs.

The other half of the lower floor is a large bedroom with a double bed, a private bath with shower and a laundry room.

There is local phone service connection and dial up interent service. Bring a cell phone for long distance calls.

Liam and Laura Murphy

Area Information
When you visit our lakefront home located on a rural dead end road on the western shore of Lake Champlain you can enjoy a quintessential Vermont lake vacation. You can choose to enjoy a quiet time of tranquility, privacy, and peace. You can rock on the screened porch or on the patio and gaze at the lake's never-ending beauty, hear the loons, and enjoy the sunset over the bay and the Adirondacks beyond. You can wind down. Nap. Read. Do a jigsaw puzzle. Watch the sunset. Putter around. Just sit on the beach or the lakeside patio.

If you choose to be more active, this is the perfect place to bike, hike, canoe, kayak, and fish. You can swim in the crystal clear water. You can fish right from the shore. The area has miles of rolling paved and unpaved roads for biking.

Or you can just go for a long walk on the miles of quiet dirt roads.

But if you want to leave the camp but not go far away--

It's 10 minutes to the Sand Bar State Park with Vermont's longest sand beach, where you can rent kayaks and windsurfers or the marina at Apple Island Resort (Apple Tree Bay) where you can rent a boat to explore the islands or play on a small pitch and putt golf course

It's 10-15 minutes to the village of South Hero, where you can get a burger or ice cream or visit the apple orchards for which the island is famous and pick up a delicious Papa Ray's Apple Pie, shop for antiques, visit the Snow Farm Winery with surprisingly good grape wines--go for a tour, or attend one of the many concerts held there during the summer.

If you want to leave the Lake (and you may not) --

It is 20 miles and 30 minutes to Downtown Burlington
It's about the same to the charming town of St Albans
In 45 minutes you could visit the world renowned Shelburne Museum
and Shelburne Farms or the nearby Teddy Bear Factory.
In less than an hour you can be at the Ben and Jerry's factory or
travel 15 minutes more and be in Stowe.
In an hour you could participate in the Summer activities at
Smuggler's Notch.
Or in 90 minutes you could be in downtown Montreal.

There's lots to do if you wish to leave the camp but you may not want to.

About the owner

Owner Profile



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jun 01 2017 Jun 29 2017 - - $1,500 - 3 Nights
Jun 30 2017 Aug 31 2017 - - $1,900 - 1 Week
Sep 01 2017 Sep 28 2017 - - $1,500 - 3 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 9%
Deposits: $500 damage and security deposit due at reservation with entire amount of rent due 60 days before rental.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check

Reviews (5)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Lake Champlain, Vermont

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5 reviews
Maureen Clark

Beautiful home, huge private yard

Maureen Clark

Syracuse, NY

Beautiful home, huge private yard

August 25, 2014

This is the perfect home for a family vacation. The yard and gardens were gorgeous and the house is updated and comfortable. We brought small children and they loved all the space to run around outside. The house sits on a very quiet road, perfect for bike rides. We had a great time relaxing at home and exploring the local attractions. The owner was accomodating and easy to work with, I would highly recommend this house!

John Rigney

Great Champlain

John Rigney

Forney, TX USA

Great Champlain

July 14, 2014

If it is possible to have a place that is roomy and cozy at the same time, this is it. The house does not look like much from the outside, but take a look inside. The two living areas and down stairs bedroom are spacious and the other two bedrooms are a generous size. The two bathrooms are of ample size. The kitchen is remodeled and has almost everything you need. The screened in back porch looking out over lake Champlain is to die for. Spent a lot of time daydreaming, soaking up the spectacular view, and entertaining here. The house is on a secluded private road. You have friendly neighbors who respect privacy. A boat, kayak and canoe are available. The beach is rocky and you will need water shoes. There is a overlook down by the beach. It has wooden swing chairs. Killed several brews enjoying this vantage point. The drinking water is from a well. Don't recommend drinking it. The nearest store is a mere seven miles away. I suggest toting your water like we did. This well furnished home has plenty of room for guests, entertaining and if needed, getting away from one another. There are games, puzzles, books and other activities for the kids and the kids at heart. If your a TV watcher, forget about it. There are three TV channels, but we could not get any. That ok, I went to get away and relax. There is a DVD player, with DVD available, if you just have to. To me the price was worth it. $1700 and change after taxes. The landlords was friendly and helpful. This home is pet friendly, so I had to pay extra to have them along. Just note that the property is not fenced, so if your pets like to chase wildlife, like mine, watch out. I did find tether to tie the dogs to, but just couldn't do it. To sum it up, Lake Champlain, no sir, Great Champlain.

Susan Scoffone

224 ryder brook dr. morrisville,vt.

Susan Scoffone


224 ryder brook dr. morrisville,vt.

August 9, 2013

Had A Great Time-lovely Chalet With Beautiful Views! Sue And Ross Scoffone

Elizabeth Lyons LeClair

Wonderful setting!

Elizabeth Lyons LeClair

Milton NH

Wonderful setting!

October 1, 2012

This home is set right on the lake, where you fall asleep every night to the sound of waves against the shore. Very peaceful and relaxing. The home itself has all of the basic necessities (not much for TV reception, so be sure to bring DVD's if that's your thing or just plenty of books for reading, which is what we did). The owner was very welcoming. This home is located approx 20 minutes north of Burlington, which has some great local restaurants and pubs/breweries. Lots of things to see and do. Also, head further north along the shore of Lake Champlain for other scenic drives. We had a great time in Northern Vermont!

Susan Greenfield

Charming Get-Away

Susan Greenfield

Burlington, VT

Charming Get-Away

July 2, 2012

My daughter and I spent 3 nights at this lovely cottage recently. We had a relaxing, wonderful time and the environment was everything we had hoped for. The setting and view were spectacular and the sunsets were picture perfect. We kayaked, relaxed on the beach, grilled a nice dinner, read and rested on the comfy porch where we stared at the lake. The cottage itself was clean and well appointed, with nice touches throughout. We definitely plan to return to this lovely place!

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