USA Vermont Lake Champlain Islands South Hero Listing #2424

Southern Point Cottage at Inselheim Road - South Hero, VT

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Max. occupancy: 8 1 Queen Bed, 2 Double Bed, 2 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms  plus loft 1.5 bathrooms No pets 
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Spacious & Classic Lakeside Getaway with Lake Views & Boat Moorage

This beautiful lakefront South Hero vacation rental offers breathtaking views of the Green Mountains and Outer Mallets Bay, along with plenty of space inside and out for up to eight guests to enjoy. Soak up the amazing views and relaxing ambiance of Lake Champlain from the spacious deck, or through the cabin's towering windows. There is also mooring available for up to a 20-foot boat.

Tucked on the end of South Street, this cottage also has a very convenient location in South Hero. It's only a few minutes to the grocery store and restaurants, while Burlington is only 25 minutes away.

The cottage is cozy and warm, but still spacious and well-equipped to host the entire family. The eat-in kitchen has the appliances and the gear needed for cooking a hearty dinner after a day out on the lake. The cottage is also perfect any time of year: you'll stay nice and warm in front of a warm fire on chilly winter nights, or spend lazy summer afternoons lounging outside on your lakefront deck.

The cottage has three bedrooms, each with a double bed; the master bedroom has lake views and a private entrance out to the deck. In addition, there's a den with a pullout sofa for a few extra guests. There's a full bath with a tub and shower, and a half bath to help keep morning routines running smoothly, even with a full house of up to eight guests.

While you might choose to get away from it all here, you don't have to completely unplug: the cottage comes with WiFi, and also has a TV with DVD player for movie nights.

If you're up for an adventure, take the steep stairs down to the rocky beach for a dip in the lake, to cast a line, or launch a boat.

South Hero has a lot to offer anyone looking for a great escape. Biking is a very popular activity during the spring, summer, and fall, with the scenic Island Line Bike Trail only a few minutes away. Fishing in Lake Champlain can be enjoyed year round. Don't forget to bring your kayak or rent one at a local shop to head out on the lake during a warm summer's day. The island is perfect for year-round escapes.

Get away from it all in true Vermont fashion when you stay at this lovely lakefront South Hero vacation rental!

Meals & Room Tax License #MRT-10082226

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



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Lake view


Water view


Mountain view





DVD library

DVD player

Gaming system

Wireless router



51 reviews

Andrew D. Nov 2022
Good rustic home to enjoy the island one. Sweeping views of the lake with access via a steep stairway. House is comfortable with all the fixings you need- full kitchen, clean bath and bedrooms. Only complaint is vacasa themselves- asked for a late checkout(wanted an hour) and they only option was to pay extra and have four more hours (not needed). Ridiculous to nickel and dime like that when who knows what time the cleaning crew showed up since they weren’t there when we checked out at 10… also had landscapers blowing leaves at 7am Friday morning while we were trying to sleep. House = good, vacasa= bad
Manager response:
Andrew, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. While we are glad you enjoyed the home, we are very sorry for the issues you encountered during your stay. We truly apologize for the landscapers coming to blow leaves in the morning during your vacation. Unfortunately, we have no control over this and don't manage their schedule in order to let our guests know in advance. We also apologize for not allowing a late check-out during your stay. We hope we can have another chance to impress you in the future!
Sandeep G. Oct 2022
This a great place for families with 8-10 people, with lakefront (east facing) deck, private access to the lake and fully stocked with sheets, blankets, towels - like a hotel. Only one shower though. It has heating (of course!), which wasn't clear from the listing. It has a 70s - 80s feel inside, charming and slightly dated. All in all, pretty decent place. Will book again.
Carolyn S. Sep 2022
Beautiful spot, hope to stay longer next trip.
Deborah A. Sep 2022
This home has central air conditioning which was needed this past week. The lake view was amazing! We witnessed a twin rainbow 🌈 over the lake. Plenty of sleeping options for all 7 of us. ( could use a few more comfortable mattresses) Still a 5 star review from all of us.
Rebecca B. Aug 2022
Our family of 5 loved our stay. The views from the deck are breathtaking and the space was very comfortable with everything we needed. Easy to get to Burlington, the island itself is charming. A delightful place to visit.
Vivian P. Mar 2022
The cabin is very well equipped and is located in a wonderful place right in front of the lake. We love the place but it was a disappointment not be able to use the chimney despite of been advertised as a possibility. We were informed firewood was the only thing we needed to bring with us and the we find out it wasn’t working
Manager response:
Hi, Vivian! We're so sorry you had any trouble with the fireplace? It is working and available for guest use. Please don't hesitate to call in for assistance. Thanks!
Anthony G. Mar 2022
What a great place to relax views of the lake are spectacular everything we needed was there well equipped Love the antique furniture would love to come back
Meir E. Dec 2021
The house was so clean.. also they didn't miss nothing they have their anything you need even such a thing you didn't think you need before, my general feeling was that someone really cures and doing his best to let me have the best vacation!
I for sure return to this place at my next vacation
amy b. Oct 2021
The house was perfect for our needs, and the online description was very accurate and helped us choose the house. When we arrived the house was very clean and very well supplied. Loved sitting on the deck or in the family room looking out at the lake, and did go down to the lake access to check out more views. Hoping to get back here to enjoy it again.
Dianne C. Oct 2021
The house and location are beautiful! The coffee pot had used coffee grounds from the previous guests and there were no coffee filters to be found. We made due with paper towels though.
Manager response:
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, Dianne, we are pleased to hear your party had a wonderful getaway! We sincerely apologize for any cleanliness concerns you encountered while staying with us. Furthermore, we do stock the homes with an initial supply of items, such as paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, and laundry pods if applicable. We do not stock pantry items or coffee filters, typically. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused your party. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Floyd M. Jun 2021
This cottage is located in a quiet, peaceful location yet it’s fully equipped with all the amenities. You get to experience the changing moods of Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains. The surrounding fields are full of wild game. You are only a few miles from the center of town. My choice in the future.
Michael M. L. Jun 2021
I Work in performance arts, stayed at 1,000 hotels, motels, BnB’s, and Airbnb’s… this is my new Favorite, won’t be forgotten.
James L. Apr 2021
We so enjoyed this spacious retreat over a long Easter weekend! The incredible sun rise and moon views over Lake Champlain, super well-equipped kitchen, cozy fireplace - highly recommended, we hope to return soon.
John P. Sep 2020
This is the second year our group of guys stayed here and it's great. 5 out of 5 Stars. Will stay here again.

Here are some great of the great amenities that made this place a top-notch place to stay:

- Above the fireplace, the painting of the lake across from the big view of the lake was a great design choice.
- The assortment of teas was exquisite.
- The labels on all the light switches was clutch.
- The night lights in the bathroom were amazing. You have no idea how handy that was in the middle of the night

Here are a few suggestions I would add to make the experience a 10 out of 5 Star experience...

- This house has 2 coffee makers, but no pizza cutter. A pizza cutter is an absolute must. When people check-in and bring their own food, frozen pizzas are a staple for them. You can't not have a pizza cutter in this place. You have no idea how disappointed I was when I went to cut our pizza and could not find a pizza cutter. I needed to use a knife but with the absolute tender loving care.
- There is a book titled "History of South Heroe Island Volume 1" The Volume 1 insinuates there's a Volume 2, but sadly there is no Volume 2 in the series.
- The refrigerator makes noises like an old man clearing his throat. The compressor is hella outta shape and should seriously get looked at. That fridge is one its last leg.
- There are signs in the bathroom saying that the "plumbing is sensitive". For a house full of 5-6 guys eating terrible junk food for a long weekend, you are playing Russian roulette. All I can say is thank goodness there's a window nearby.

That's it. Can't wait to book again next year.
Manager response:
Hi, John! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and greatly appreciate your suggestions. We have added a pizza cutter and have scheduled maintenance to inspect the fridge. The septic is sensitive, so certain items cannot be flushed down the toilet. The property manager will do some research to see if there is a Volume 2 of 'South Hero Island History.' Thank you for staying with us!
Adelaide T. Sep 2020
The location is fantastic and the view is wonderful. House is very well stocked and clean. Close proximity to the Cochester causeway which is a real plus. Would definitely rent again.
Barbara E. Jul 2020
The setting of this lovely lake house can't be beat. Very peaceful, quiet and bucolic. What a treasure!
Sharon M. Sep 2019
The views were breathtaking, easy access to Burlington center, extremely comfortable and clean home. We stayed 5 days and everyone in our party enjoyed themselves. Definitely recommend this lovely home.
William L. Sep 2019
Amazing house and location. Definitely would recommend this place for a family getaway. The location is secluded and private. The island is gorgeous, with old homesteads and apple orchards. Wish we could have spent longer there!
Lawrence T. Sep 2018
Spectacular views.. well stocked home.. no AC so bring some fans
Jeanne F. Sep 2018
Great location, very relaxing, house was comfortable and had everything we needed.
Stephen S. Aug 2018
Had a wonderful time
Shivaun M. Aug 2018
Beautifully situated home on Lake Champlain. We really enjoyed the magnificent lake view from the porch. We did take a dip in the lake, and would strongly suggest water shoes if you want to swim due to the rocky lake floor. The house is spacious and comfortable, but furniture is dated, and there is no central air . Fortunately, the weather for us was mild and floor fans were fine. Overall, a great place, in a quiet, beautiful location about 30 min from Burlington.
Hollace L. Jul 2018
This is how you experience Vermont in the summer. Come and stay in this cottage. Extremely comfortable, cutely outfitted, and the views are just spectacular from the deck and inside the living room.
Danielle A. Jan 2018
Location is great. Everything you can want in a cabin on the lake. Clean, private, great location!
Kayla C. Jan 2018
Inselheim in South Hero provided the perfect escape. Beautiful location, big open windows, tons of space, and a cozy at-home feeling. Couldn't have asked for a better place to relax and unwind. Highly recommend!
Dawn H. Nov 2017
Spent our High School friends reunion here and it was great. Great home ! Great time!
David B. Oct 2017
Four adults stayed here while visiting relatives in South Hero. The location was lovely and very close to everywhere we wanted to go. We traveled to The Alchemist in Stowe and to Burlington and both trips were pleasant and filled with beautiful views. The fallen acorns in October were a little tricky to avoid while walking down to the water on the sloping hillside. We would highly recommend this beautiful home and will gladly return in the future.
Margot M. Sep 2017
Very nice cozy cottage perfect for 8 !
Tom P. Sep 2017
Very pleased with the location, close to the wedding venue. Great place and time with our family. Would stay here again .
Leon C. Jul 2017
Good location and view of the lake.
Cindy P. Jul 2017
While there is lots to see and do in this area, we could barely pull ourselves away from the lake view. We enjoyed sitting on the deck looking at the lake and mountains beyond, having coffee while sitting on the landing down to the water, as well as taking a dip. Even sitting in the living room provided a stunning view. This spot is quiet and private - no traffic or airport noise, just the sound of the wind in the oak trees and the ping of acorns falling onto the deck!
Eric W. May 2017
This house is right on the lake, beautiful way to wake up, super peaceful in a really quiet neighborhood. The house itself is very accommodating if not slightly outdated but overall that doesn't matter so much. Some very interesting reading inside the house, plenty of older and newer books.
Lesley G. Aug 2016
Very pleasant stay. The house was very comfortable.
Tim S. Aug 2016
The pictures on the website don't even do it justice. Absolutely stunning views and all around property. The location and seclusion of this house gave us everything we wanted to accommodate a guys weekend. The house slept 8 of us comfortably and there was tons of yard space for us to spread out and play your classic backyard BBQ games. With direct access to lake champlain we were able to go swimming, canoeing, fishing, etc. with ease. One thing I will suggest is to BRING WATER SHOES (or a spare of old sneakers). It is very rocky.

The back deck w/ the view of the lake is amazing. Perfect spot to post up a have a drink after a meal or day of activities. We took a shuttle into Burlington one night for dinner which was a little expensive, but very worth the piece of mind. This is the perfect place to get away with family or friends.
Robert L. Jul 2016
There's only one small window air conditioner in the downstairs master bedroom. The upstairs bedrooms were unbearable (>90 degrees F) on the day of arrival.
John F. Jan 2016
This is a beautiful lakefront home on a quiet scenic island in VT. A fantastic place to spend a vacation, and a wonderful team to rent from. A+
Noela D. Oct 2015
The location and the views are amazing.
Brad R. Oct 2015
We spent the week here using the house as our home base for sight seeing. The property is located away from everything, which is what we were looking for. We were two couples on vacation and needed enough space to be together during the day, but have our own spaces at night. The house didn't disappoint in that way. Plenty of room to spread out for sure,

There are beautiful sunrises over the lake to be seen through the floor to ceiling windows on the east side of the house. Amenities are more than adequate from cooking utensils to laundry facilities. We were aware going in that there is only one full bathroom in the house. Just plan accordingly and all will be fine.

The one complaint we have is that we were unaware, until after we arrived that the fireplace that's advertised is not functional.

Be aware, if arriving after dark, to make sure and bring a flashlight. The lockbox is to the left of the door on a wooden and wrought iron bench. We made several circuits of the house looking for this lockbox before finally finding it. The box itself is black as is the bench.

We would return without hesitation of the fireplace gets fixed.
Hilarie A. Sep 2015
There is really nothing quite like getting up in the morning, and going to bed in the evening, with the sight and sound of the water. Plus the spectacular views of the mountains.
Paul M. Jul 2015
Overall, we were happy with the house. It was spacious and comfortable, and the views are great. Be aware, though, that the lakefront is a 40-foot bluff. It is possible to get down to the lake using a steep set of stairs, but there's no real beach, just large rocks. It would be possible for adults to go down and swim with water shoes, but it's not very attractive and the lake access is not suitable for small children. (The bluff is fenced; though the fence could use some maintenance it seemed ok.) Fortunately, there's a lovely sand beach at Sandbar State Park 10 minutes away and a free town beach on the west side of the island - bare bones and small rocks rather than sand, but totally usable.
Marie H. Jul 2015
This was a very nice home away from home. The house was comfortably furnished and the kitchen well appointed, with sufficient paper products etc. The grounds were well maintained and the landscaping was very nice. The views are as advertised and it would be easy to spend your entire time on the porch looking at the lake. There were only three of us so we were not crowded and the facilities served us well. It might be a bit trickier with a full house of eight people. We appreciated the well-labled switches and other directions around the house. Note: the fireplace is not in working condition.

When the lake levels cooperate there is access to a small rocky beach via a very steep set of stairs; there was no access onto the during our visit due to the unusually high water level of the lake. (Beach shoes needed in any event).

The nearby Keebler Bay Variety store had everything we needed. Check out the numerous farms and farm stands during the summer season.
Debra A. May 2015
Rather than reserving hotel rooms when up at UVM to visit your college student, this place is a great idea...easily sleeps 8, and has lots of room to relax.