Lakefront cabin w/ deck, dock access - canoes, kayaks & more provided, dogs OK!
About the property
Cabin, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, Sleeps 4 (2 adults)
Experience the simple pleasures of a summer on Garden Island at this one-bedroom lakefront cottage, a tranquil, dog-friendly retreat with a screened porch, a wrap-around deck that overlooks Converse Bay, and exclusive access to boats, docks, a pristine beach, and trails across the island.
This quaint cottage sits on the private shores of Garden Island, a 32-acre summer escape in the middle of Lake Champlain's Converse Bay. With a small population limited to its summer guests, this wooded island is a quick, complimentary ferry ride (between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.) from the nearby town of Charlotte, and only 16 miles south of downtown Burlington.Designed as a honeymoon cottage but perfectly suitable for a small family, the Oak Cabin enjoys one of the most picturesque positions on the island. Step inside the classic living space to find hardwood floors, casual furnishings, and an abundance of windows that let in the cool island breezes.Shuffle a deck of cards or open that novel you've been meaning to finish and take a seat on the 30-foot deck outside. From this spot on the edge of Converse Bay, you can gaze out at the mountains in the distance, watch local anglers in search of largemouth bass, or simply soak in the sunshine on summer afternoons.
Begin each morning in the full kitchen, where you can create breakfast feasts of scrambled eggs, pancakes, and Vermont maple syrup. Use the standard appliances to whip up homemade meals, sit down to eat at the dining table for four, or move outside to the deck to dine al fresco at the picnic table.
Use the island's provided WiFi service, and borrow a canoe, a kayak, a row boat, a paddle boat, or a sailboat to spend the day out on the lake. Take a refreshing dip in the cool water, sunbathe on one of the docks or floats, or go for a long walk with your dogs on one of the island's trails (please note that a two-dog maximum and a small nightly pet fee apply).Return home each evening to light the charcoal grill for a barbecue and set the picnic table for dinner under the stars. The deck also connects to a screened-in porch - the perfect setting for coffee, dessert, and a few rounds of charades.
With one bedroom and one full bathroom, Oak Cabin at Garden Island will accommodate as many as four guests (including a maximum of two adults). The main living space is equipped with a queen-size futon, while the small bedroom offers a pair of cozy twin-size beds.
Whether you're planning a vacation with your loved one, seeking a bit of solitude, or introducing your family to the beauties of Vermont, Garden Island is one of the most serene summer communities in New England. Go kayaking at sunrise to gaze at the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains, stage a family badminton tournament, give your kids a push on the swing set, and test your fishing skills in the depths of Lake Champlain.
Hop on the ferry boat to spend a day off the island, whether you practice your serve on the tennis courts in Charlotte or drive up to Burlington to tour the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center. You can plan a visit to Shelburne Farms, a non-profit that teaches sustainable farming and offers walking paths and events for kids, including an interactive farmyard! Head 39 miles east through the Vermont countryside to tee off at the Sugarbush Resort Golf Club, or drive a bit further north to take a gondola ride to the top of Mt. Mansfield at Stowe.
Treat yourself to a glimpse of Lake Champlain as it was meant to be seen - begin planning your visit to Garden Island today!
- Long Term Letting
- Age Limit Renters
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Features / Facilities
- Satellite/cable channels
- CD player
- Bed linen
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Vacuum cleaner
- Ironing board
- Safe deposit box
- Alarm clock
- Electric oven
- Gas oven
- Microwave oven
- Fish cleaning place (outdoor)
- Sight Seeing
- Medical Services
|Season Period||Weekly||Week night||Weekend night||Monthly||Minimum Stay||Changeover Day|
|Standard Rate 2017-01-01 - 2019-12-31||NA||$115||NA||NA||1 night||Any day|