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USA Vermont Lake Champlain Islands Isle La Motte Listing #3233

The Shoreline Cottage - Isle La Motte, VT

26 Reviews
Max Occupancy: 6 (4 Adults) 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom 2 Dog Max 
1268 East Shore Road, Isle La Motte, VT 05463

Cozy, waterfront cottage on the shores of Lake Champlain - dogs welcome!

Take a well-deserved retreat to this adorable Isle La Motte home. The two-bedroom Vermont cottage is right on Lake Champlain on a quiet cul-de-sac and features a wood-burning stove, charcoal grill, deck, and amazing views.

With the lake shore just 20 feet away, you'll want to spend every spare moment wandering the beach in search of fossils, or admiring it from your Adirondack chairs or sliding glass door. However, you'll also feel compelled to explore quaint nearby attractions. You can walk or drive about three miles across Isle La Motte to Saint Anne's Shrine, a serene 13-acre historical site that also has a cafe offering brunch.

This lakeside cottage is a truly terrific retreat for a small family or four friends vacationing together. Stocked with Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, and plenty of relaxing seating, this home is made for the laid-back traveler. Read each other trivia while sipping refreshing ice wines in the tastefully updated family room. Savor a classic flick on the cable-equipped TV as you unwind.

Bring a pack of cards and play at the expandable card table in the sunroom that's smartly decorated with a modern-rustic look and lined with lake-facing windows.

In the charming kitchen you'll have all the tools and appliances needed (many stored behind the gorgeous wood cabinets) to fix family-style meals on those evenings you feel like staying in.

Both bedrooms are easily accessed in this single-level home. In one, you'll have a cozy queen-size bed facing sliding glass doors with total lake views. Whoever nabs this room will be lucky! In the second bedroom you’ll have two twin beds - great for children, two friends, or sweethearts who might want to sneak a snuggle in one bed.

While this home accommodates up to four adults, two additional children (for a maximum occupancy of six), will be comfortable since there's a pull-out sofa. The bathroom contains a walk-in shower, but there's also a simple outdoor shower for after a post-lake swim.

Outside of this rustic, but well-maintained lake cottage there are lots of trees and open green space for children to play around. Cook up hot dogs or toast marshmallows over the smoldering coals of the grill as you watch fireflies twinkle at dusk.

In North Hero town, pay a stop at Hero's Welcome, a Vermont goods-based shop. Just nine miles away is North Hero State Park where you can spot white-tail deer and ruffled grouse.

Perhaps one day you could get coffee and toast before taking a three-mile walk across the island to brunch at Saint Anne’s Shrine. Or, you could hop in the car and drive over to North Hero town to stock up on local cheeses. You don't really need to hold to a plan - you're on vacation!

Day trips are easy too, with South Hero just 24 miles away and Vermont's biggest city, Burlington, about 45 miles away. The Islands are a popular destination for avid cyclists so grab your bike and go!

Gather your favorite travel buddies for a stay at this Lake Champlain Islands vacation cottage! Up to two family dogs are also welcome here for a small nightly fee.

*Please note that this house draws its water from the lake. We advise bringing bottled water.

Meals & Room Tax License #MRT-10082226

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AMENITIES

Activities

Board Games

Features

Space Heater

Wood Stove

Kitchen

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet

Cable : Dish Network

Stereo

TV

Wireless Router

Miscellaneous

Iron

Outdoor

Deck

Scenic

Water View

Water Front

26 Reviews

cal t. Jul 2018
Clear clean lake, easy access.
Maria S. Jul 2018
This cottage has a lot of potential. Great location, very cozy and cabinlike. However, it needs MUCH maintenance and much TLC. The owners appear not to care about the maintenance or upkeep and for the amount of money we paid in rent we found it to be a little insulting. For starters, the front door lock is ancient. We had to call management to get it open, throw carpets and furniture we're all worn and stained (kind of gross), cooking utensils vwere rusty, bathroom shower leaked into the family room, internet went out, cable TV out and tech had to come and repair, bedroom mattresses very worn and extremely uncomfortable, sank down in the mattresses where it was indented from years of use, beach was sketchy...no steps to get down, no chairs or even a canoe or kayak to use. For the rental fee it's terribly maintained and worn/stained/dirty. Lastly, the beautiful french doors to the front of the house don't work; we couldn't even open the doors to enjoy the beautiful breeze! It was an insult quite frankly for the price. Owners clearly don't care. It's a shame. We felt taken advantage of. However, the property manager, Charles, was awesome! Great service from him, thank you Charles!
Manager Response:
We are sorry to see our guest did not enjoy the rental itself during their time here. It's a season camp, and most of our guests are quite satisfied with their visits. Thanks!
Evan S. Jul 2018
Perfect location for water lovers and cyclists; Peaceful, quiet setting; Great for star gazing
Robert G. Jul 2018
Scenic and peaceful. Complere relaxation.
Cynthia T. Jun 2018
Rustic cabin is located right on lake, great location. Very quiet neighborhood, friendly neighbors. Lot's of quiet time. Gorgeous views. Fully stocked kitchen, plenty of living space.
Karen W. Aug 2017
My three young kids and I like to road trip to new places each summer. This house was perfect for us. The view is amazing. The sound of the waves rocked us to sleep each night. The sunrise was like seeing a new painting each morning. We walked the shoreline and collected pebbles and sea glass. It doesn't get any more relaxing than this! Bring a float and let all your troubles float away. We thoroughly enjoyed our peaceful, relaxing stay. The drive through the islands is fun. We did the pretty drive to Burlington twice.
Gowri V. Aug 2017
The island is so serene, and the cottage is right on the water with its own little beach. We were really impressed with the support from Vacasa, too.
Elizabeth S. Aug 2017
We spent the weekend in the cabin and enjoyed it's cozy rustic interior (as other reviews said, it could use some upkeep, but it does have the proper cabin feel to it), and loves the big shady lawn outside, the bbq and swimming in the lake. A lovely weekend getaway.
Kathleen O H. Jul 2017
We loved our time at Shoreline Cottage. We enjoyed the cool water! Everything you need is supplied in the kitchen. Sleeping accommodations were very comfortable.
Karen T. Jul 2017
This is a classic cottage on the lake, you couldn't be closer. The experience of sitting on the porch and enjoying the view is priceless. I liked that it is on such an quiet street too. The bedroom with the double bed is bright and cheerful. You can see the lake right from bed. Being in this cottage brought me back to my youth when I used to stay at my grandparents' camp. A true Vermont experience!
Allison S. Oct 2016
My wife, ten month-old son and I absolutely loved this cabin in Isle La Motte. We had the most perfect three days of weather . Waking with the sunrise over the lake shining in through the bedroom sliding glass door was wonderful. Relaxing with a fire in the fire-pit on the rocky shore of the lake in the moonlight was even better. We made use of the charcoal grill each night and sat in the adirondack chairs watching the boats and birds on the lake during the day. We took walks along the shore road and my son loved all the horses we saw. Truly a cozy little slice of heaven in a serene setting which meshes farm living and waterfront fun.
Stephen N. Oct 2016
The property was great. We wanted a peacefull and quiet couple of days. We found them here.
Shanna G. Sep 2016
this cottage was perfect for a family of 5! The water the views swimming rocking just relaxing this has it all,we loved it and having yard we brought a hammock how fun and perfect! it was perfect for our family quiet area private and what cottage is all about! we will return
Phyllis S. Aug 2016
Great little get-a-way in a quaint, quiet cottage on Lake Champlain
Kelly D. Aug 2016
This is a great place! Serene, beautiful sights and perfect for a small family.
Sage T. Jul 2016
We stayed for four nights. The property was ok, you can tell it used to be well loved but needs TLC. The beds were not great, the linens old and scratchy, not enough towels. The beach access was very sketchy and the outdoor table benches are broken, the beach chairs were gross and old. For the cost it was very disappointing, if it was less expensive we would be ok with the lack of attention and care for the home.
Manager Response:
New linens will be placed in the home soon, and the Property Manager will inspect the state of the outdoor furniture.
Andrea D. Jun 2016
I loved the cabin and area. There was too many trees and shade....which then led to a lot of bugs. No area to get sun unless you go down to rocky beach...and that was hard with chairs.