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Map pinColchester · Vermont
4.5 · 
Idyllic Lakeside Cottage Family Retreat
Prices include fees and taxes in USD1 Night
approx. $390
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Idyllic Lakeside Cottage Family Retreat

Room TypeRoom type
Entire home/apt

Discover VT's charm and natural beauty. Our cottage is perched on the tranquil shores of Lake Champlain - in a uniquely shallow and sand bottomed beach. It offers an idyllic retreat, easy access to the vibrant city of Burlington with its great restaurants, micro-breweries, concerts, and highly ranked colleges like UVM, Champlain College, and St. Michaels College. In the fall, immerse yourself in the stunning fall foliage, revel in the lakeside serenity, and enjoy a quintessential VT hideaway. This charming cottage boasts three cozy bedrooms, making it ideal for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a remote work retreat. Wake up to the breathtaking views of Lake Champlain and walk down the path to a hidden gem sandy beach that goes for hundreds of yards, in a unique shallow area of the lake - perfect for children of all ages! While in the fall, the Adirondacks and Green Mountains offer the unparalleled colors of fall foliage. In the spring, sit on the porch and discover the freshness of the crisp Vermont air and the serene sounds of Lake Champlain. Our 3 bedroom cottage is well appointed for remote work as well as a family retreat. Primary bedroom boasts a queen size bed, the second bedroom sleeps up to 4 children (or adults) on 2 bunk beds. At the 3rd bedroom has a queen size futon that also serves as a private office with standup desk, extra monitors, web camera, and a docking station - paired with the High-speed WiFi through the cottage - it provides for high performance remote work. The third bedroom also provides access to washer and dryer. The cottage features a full kitchen with all the essentials to whip up both quick and elaborate meals - and the whole family can seat on the high chairs and enjoy a family dinner, sit at the porch to see and hear the lake while you enjoy dinner, or go outside and have a meal at the picnic table. Besides the full size refrigerator, there is also a beverage fridge to keep all your micro-brews cold. Unwind in the comfortable living area, it has a comfortable couch and chairs to hang out and play family games or just relax in a cool air conditioned space after a long day under the sun. In the living room there is also a second work desk, allowing for multiple people to work remote. The high-speed WiFi supports both workstations to be on Zoom/streaming while multiple other device stream videos and movies. The bathroom is small but functional with everything you need and the shower has consistent hot water. The porch has plenty of seating space for the family to sit and enjoy the views and breeze from the lake. Also on the porch, there is a table for the family to have a meal in the shade but still enjoy the sunny days and crisp Vermont air. The yard provides a space to lounge and soak the sun and for kids to run around and play. It includes a grill and a picnic table for outdoor dining. In the shed, you will find beach chairs, floaties, coolers, surfboards, paddleboards (convertible to kayak), bicycles, and miscellaneous toys, frisbees, and balls. Everything you need to feel right at home at our private beach and make the most of your time in our cottage. Step out onto our private shared sandy beach and savor lakefront living. Enjoy swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, or simply lounging by the water's edge. Or walk/ride to the trail and explore the causeway and the bike path all the way to Burlington and beyond. Guests will have access to the full house and private beach. We provide his and hers adult bicycles to explore the causeway and nearby parks and trails. We also include 2 paddleboards that can be converted to kayaks - pick one or the other and enjoy cruising around Lake Champlain. Plenty of other toys and accessories (some helmets, floating devices, etc) also accessible. Our cottage is located in a hidden private shared beach on Lake Champlain, shared only by a few cottages that have been passed through generations. Most of our neighbors are long time residents that enjoy sharing the beauty and serenity of this part of the lake. A few yards north you get access to the causeway trail - a 10 miles bike and walking trail that crosses lake Champlain from Colchester point to the islands. Do not miss a chance to check it out. Go a few yards south and you will find fantastic Airport Park - with playground for younger and older kids. Plenty of soccer, baseball, basketball, tennis, and pickleball fields! From Airport Park, you can ride your bike and from there go to the extensive trails around the park, and bike north to the causeway and all the way to the islands, and you can go south on the bike path all the way to downtown Burlington and beyond! Nearby is also Mallets Bay and Bayside Park - well known for the broad array of activities, including a skate park and more sports fields for every age and sport. Don't miss our on Broadacress creemee window (soft serve ice cream is called creemee in VT - highly recommend the black raspberry and maple flavors) Finally, don't miss the Sunset Drive-In - its the only drive-in in VT! 4 screens have a double feature - great fun for children and adults alike. This is our family home and we are excited to share this very special place with our guests. We expect and ask that you are respectful and caring of the space and amenities, as well as the beach.


AirConditioningAir conditioning
LaundryLaundry - washer
LaundryLaundry - dryer
ParkingParking space
Essentials (towels, bed sheets, soap, and toilet paper)

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