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Gone Fishing - South Hero, VT

  • Max Occupancy: 8
  • 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 3 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1.5 Bathrooms
  • Dog Friendly
  • Gone Fishing
    49 Heron Ridge Road, South Hero, VT 05486

Modern lakeside cottage w/ a dock & dog-friendly attitude!

Experience quaint lakeside living in this three-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom, pet-friendly Lake Champlain vacation rental with a huge yard, a fishing dock, and more than enough space for up to eight lucky guests and a well-behaved dog!

Located on 150 feet of picturesque shoreline on South Hero Island in Keeler's Bay, this lake house is perfect for a relaxing weekend or an extended stay spent communing with nature on both land and water. Bring your poles and tackle, then head down to the home's very own dock to cast for over 80 species of fish that live in the cold waters of Lake Champlain.

This authentic Vermont lakeside camp is a rustic house with an updated interior featuring exposed wooden beams, custom furnishings, and large picture windows. During colder days, sit in the living room's rocking chair to read a book from the home's small library, or gather your group to snuggle together on the comfy couch while watching a DVD movie on the flatscreen television. You'll find plenty of space to spread out, relax, and enjoy picturesque lakeside views in this room.

Adjacent to the living room is a well-stocked kitchen with everything necessary to whip up a great meal, along with ample counter space to lay out ingredients. Plus, modern appliances - a microwave, a stove, and an oven - make meal preparation and cleanup easy. When the food is ready, sit at the nearby dining table, which will accommodate up to 8 hungry people. Just outside, there's also a waterfront deck with a table for dining al fresco on hot summer days.

Retire home at the end of a full day of lakeside activities to get restful sleep in any of the home's three bedrooms, which will accommodate up to eight, including the living room's sofabed. Sleeping options include a queen-size bed in one room, a set of twin bunk beds in another, and a bunk bed (twin over full) with an additional twin bed in the third room. Each room is simplistically furnished with reading lamps, minimal decor, and picture windows. These rooms have a zen-like quality in their simplicity and will no doubt be places of deep, restorative slumber.

Extending over 20 feet into the lake, the dock is great place to land a trophy fish. You may decide to have your adventures on land - that's fine, too! The area offers myriad activities from wine-tasting at Snow Farm Vineyard & Winery (just three and a half miles southwest) to apple-picking at Hackett's Orchard (two miles south), and scenic drives on country roads for beautiful fall foliage viewing September through November.

South Hero has many great dining options, but you could also head over to the mainland and catch a Long Trail Ale or a Magic Hat #9 beer in Burlington, which is just 20 miles southeast and home to music venues, boutique shops, and eclectic restaurants - including over 10 breweries. Also of note is the abundance of great hiking trails and pristine lakeside woodlands in the area. Go five miles north or the same distance southeast to find Grand Isle State Park and Sand Bar State Park, respectively; both areas offer beautiful features such as sandy beaches, dense maple and oak forests, and scenic trails.

Book this pet-friendly Vermont vacation cottage today and start planning your relaxing New England getaway!

(Please note: This home is on a lake water system and you'll need to bring your own drinking water. Guests must sign swimming waiver, and should take care that the railing on the upper bedroom level may not be suitable for small children. Thank you!)


Lake Front
Lake View


  • Ski In/Out
  • Adult Bikes
  • Badminton
  • Board Games
  • Child Bikes
  • Child Games
  • Dock
  • Foosball
  • Gaming System (Game console)
  • Golf On-Site
  • Kayaks available for guest use
  • Ping Pong
  • Pool Table
  • Tennis


  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Washer Dryer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Central AC
  • Partial AC
  • Disability Access
  • Furnace
  • Jet Tub
  • Pool
  • Propane/Gas Home
  • Sauna
  • Space Heater
  • Wood Stove


  • Internet
  • Blu-Ray
  • Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Netflix Streaming
  • Sound Dock
  • Stereo
  • TV
  • VCR
  • VHS Library
  • Wireless Router


  • Snowbird Friendly


  • Hot Tub
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Gas Grill
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck
  • Outdoor Fire
  • Patio

19 Reviews



Property Condition

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    Elizabeth G.July 2017

    We stayed there as guests to a wedding taking place at the nearby Grand Isle Lake House. Well worth our visit. The home was perfect for our family - the kids LOVED the bunk rooms - we loved the open plan. We also enjoyed seeing the few photographs on the wall of how the home was lovingly built by its owners, an engraved chair of where one of the owners' family was proposed to by another... added a certain magic to the house.

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    Marsha B.July 2017

    everything you need is there, a quiet area, South Hero resident are probably the nicest people I have ever met. All the bedrooms are up stairs , so be aware of that. The house is clean, a very nice place to stay, and you can bring you dog! As soon as I know my vacation dates for next year. I will probably be reserving again!

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    Deborah S.October 2017

    loved the house and ease to lake.

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    David M.August 2017

    First of all, it should be made much more clear that you cannot drink the water in this home. You can shower with it, but it smells like lake water.

    Second, the second level of the home has no safety railings. The 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom are in one line and the 'hall' in front of them only has one rail going horizontally across. There are no vertical rails to prevent a fall. Even the adults in our group felt nervous, but worse, we had children in this home (3 kids under 3) and it was completely unsafe. This should be remedied, or at very least disclosed before renting. It was the same situation on the back deck of the home, so we couldn't enjoy the back deck with the little ones either.

    Third, the inside needs major renovations. The bathrooms smell strongly of mold and the furnishing were so old and dusty that several in our party had allergies flare up.

    Fourth, the keys to get in barely worked, making it a hassle to get in and out each day.

    Manager Response:

    We are sorry to see these guests felt unsafe with the railings as they are. The back deck did get an extra rail this year, and it hasn't been a problem for most of our guests. We will work on including additional pictures so guests can better see what it looks like. The original keys for the home have been returned so it should be much easier for guests to enter the home, and we will check for mold. Thanks!

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    Maralee S.July 2017

    My four year old niece has decided this is her "favorite hotel." The dock was nice and relaxing. The views from the deck at sunset were unparalleled. I couldn't have asked for a better weekend away. I would highly recommend Gone Fishing (and have already). A word of caution, though, that the very young, the very old, and the spatially unaware (such as myself) should watch their steps. The house has a couple of spots where there are unexpected steps or where one step is taller than the ones around it. I managed to stub my toes on all of them. Just be cautious and enjoy your stay!

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    Denis V.July 2017

    The view on the lake Champlain and the home was super. Nous avons passer une super belle semaine .


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    Shannon T.July 2017

    This is an older house with a really neat history. The lake water system takes some getting used to, but it's easy to manage. If you have very small children, this could be a challenging location. It's clean and if you cook, there is basically anything you need.

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    Carolyn C.June 2017

    The fact that the wall facing Keeler Bay is entirely windows makes this cute house a pleasure to relax in any time of day. You are always looking out at a lovely view. And you can always move out onto the deck for direct contact with the natural setting!.

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    Sharon J.September 2016

    The house is comfortable, imaginative/efficient use of space. The upstairs maximizes space and sleeps 7 comfortably and has a sleep sofa in living room for another person. We loved the location and our dog loved jumping off the dock and going for a swim! It's an easy drive to get to Burlington. The local property management contact is very responsive should you have an issue. Would definitely rent again.

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    Eden V.August 2016

    If you want to escape for a long weekend and have a lake in the backyard, this is a nice place to do it in. The bedrooms are very small so can be claustrophobic after awhile. Also the furnishings need updating. But we came for the lake and the view and we were happy with that.

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    Leah T.July 2016

    The kitchen had wonderful cookware and an over abundance of plates, cups, ect. for a number of guests to stay!

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    Gregory L.July 2016

    Great place for a family with kids over 5/6. Loved the location. Loved the layout. Awesome grill! I would not bring toddlers. Steep stairs and no ballasts on railings. I would stay again for longer with my own canoe.

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    Rachael B.August 2015

    Adorable vacation spot right on the water! The house was cozy, yet spacious enough for our 8 person party to enjoy a relaxing week on Lake Champlain. We would definitely stay here again!