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USA New England Vermont Colchester Listing #16021

Malletts Bay Beauty - Colchester, VT

19 reviews
Max occupancy: 6 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
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Bayfront home with breathtaking views near town and outdoor attractions!

Peace, quiet, and New England's natural beauty awaits with this home on Malletts Bay. From nearby parks, shops, and restaurants to breathtaking views of the water, you are sure to have an unforgettable vacation!

Tucked away two-and-a-half miles west of Colchester, this home is right on the shore of Malletts Bay, with a sandy beach just down the street. Colchester features quaint shops and restaurants to explore, with beaches and hiking trails to the north at Niquette Bay State Park.

Whether you're unwinding in the living room or breathing in the fresh air on the deck, you'll love the views of the bay outside. Kick back with the flatscreen TV, surf the free WiFi, or use the kitchen to whip up something tasty.

Save your dates now and experience Vermont like never before.

Meals & Room Tax License Number #MRT-10082226 A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.


Kitchen & dining






Water view





Cable : Comcast


Gas grill : Private



19 reviews

Hunter B. Jul 2020
Great views and nice, well appointed house, but...

House is in dire need of a spring cleaning and power wash. Spiders everywhere inside and outside of the house. Can understand a few new arrivals, but these were well entrenched and cobwebs in every corner. Easily resolved with a duster and a power wash, but not done before our arrival.

Description is misleading as well - on the water but no access to the water. The owners blocked access to the dock and called the rental agency when we used what we assumed was a shared dock ( there is a stone path and a deck path leading from the Rental house to the dock - clearly looks like there is access).

I completely understand if dock use is not allowed, but it should be explained in the description of the house. Lots of lake views and no access to the water except over trash-strewn rocks seems like a bait-and-switch, especially for what we paid for the rental.

On a side note, we were also surprised the owners called the rental place and put a wheelbarrow and sprinkler up to block access instead of talking to us directly about the dock. We met the owners on the way in and had a very cordial chat. Lobbing a nuisance call to the rental company instead of asking us nicely in person was not appreciated.

Will find a better location and host next time.
Manager response:
Hi Hunter, thank you for your feedback. We make every effort to present clear, accurate descriptions of our homes in order for guests to make informed decisions on their rental choices. We encourage guests to reach out with any questions or concerns prior to booking, as we are happy to help. While this home does not advertise beach access or a private dock we understand the disappointment as the home is positioned so close to the water. We apologize for any misunderstanding.
Tamara S. Jul 2020
Five of my girlfriends and I recently stayed at this home and WOW! The house is located on a quiet road with hardly any cars coming and going. The home itself was beautiful! It was light and bright, very clean and had all the amenities we needed. Bedding was very clean and comfortable as well!
AIR CONDITIONING: read reviews that the home was very hot with no AC, BUT there was a window AC downstairs and upstairs and it cooled the entire home just fine. It was muggy and 85°+ each day we were there, and the house felt cool. Also, many fans provided.
You can also watch the sun set directly across the lake!

Cons: no direct water/beach access, no curtains in master bedroom.

Would absolutely stay again!
Wendy N. Oct 2019
We loved our weekend in this house. That being said, unfortunately one of us is somewhat handicapped and had a very difficult time going up and down the uneven steps, especially without a railing. We would not have rented knowing this. Perhaps stating this on your website would be a good idea.
Manager response:
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay! We passed along your feedback regarding the stairs to the manager. Please call us next time at 503-345-9399 when you book so we can help you find a house that satisfies your requirements.
Stephanie S. Oct 2019
We even fished right off the balcony! Loved the location and access to everything we needed. Nice job, Vacasa.
Joseph D. Sep 2019
The location is excellent. Beautiful views and a lovely deck to sit and watch the boats go by. The house needs some attention. The screens on the French doors are ripped so bugs are able to get in the house. The house could use some curtains in the master bedroom and living room. I was also surprised that the washer and dryer were not working. This was commented on before so I assumed it would be fixed by the time we got there. If you know it's not working it would be nice to tell your renters in advance so they know how to pack accordingly. This all could be down to the fact that we were in the house at the end of summer so we were experiencing the wear and tear of the season.
Manager response:
Our maintenance team is working on the ripped screens, and we apologize for their current state. We are hoping to soon have resolutions on the washing machine and curtains as well. Thank you for staying with us!
Kathryn S. Aug 2019
We rented this home for the weekend of my son's wedding and loved every minute we spent there. The views and the sunset were fabulous. The house was comfortable and very clean. My only suggestions would be to get some curtains on the bedroom windows. All the bedrooms only had sheers on the windows. We had no privacy when the lights were on at night and we woke very early each morning when the sun rose. Also the clothes washer did not work. For the price paid, these things should not have been present. Other than those issues, the place was wonderful. We went swimming in front of the house and the water was wonderful. Please note, the rocky shore line makes getting in and out a bit hairy. Wooden steps into the lake would be a very nice addition. I threw the rehearsal dinner at a local state park and the well stocked kitchen of this home was a godsend when preparing the food. We hope to return again someday.
Manager response:
Thank you for your wonderful review, Kathryn! We are thrilled you loved your experience with VACASA. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority. We also want to thank you for the suggestions about the curtains and the washer machine. Our maintenance team was sent to the property to fix the washer, and we apologize for the inconvenience during your vacation time. Also, our housekeeping supervisor will make sure the privacy in the master bedroom is resolved for future reservations. Again, thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again!
Karl l. Jul 2019
House was great - pretty much just as advertised! Wish we could have stayed longer. Only downfall is no dock which would make it easier to get in and out of water but we managed - would not recommend for young kids as could be tricky. Will be back! Great sunsets and super clean!
Merrill S. Nov 2018
Fabulous view of the lake, mountains and sky from the master bedroom makes you look forward to getting up in the morning. Great place to relax with friends or family. Well appointed kitchen.
Linda R. Oct 2018
The house was so beautiful and well appointed. It truly felt like home!
Todd M. Sep 2018
We really enjoyed this house and it’s location. It is about 15 minutes from Burlington. My only complaint was the spiders. This might be unavoidable for a house on the lake but there were lots of spiders on the deck and several inside the house. Spider webs had not been vacuumed up recently. We did find a vacuum and cleaned out the window sills and killed about 15-20 spiders inside the house and then it was fine for the rest of our stay.
George H. Aug 2018
View across the bay is fantastic and comes with lovely sunsets. I really enjoyed sleeping under the skylight in mbr and looking at the stars at night.
dawn k. Aug 2018
Great sunset view and wonderful swimming spot. Loved it!