USA Vermont Lake Champlain Islands South Hero Listing #8615

Cozy Cottage - South Hero, VT

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Max. occupancy: 4 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom Sleeps 3 comfortably  No pets 
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Cozy Cottage with Dock, Kayaks, & Canoe - Come Enjoy Lakeside Living

Duck out of the daily grind for awhile and come stay in this cozy South Hero cottage on the lake. You'll have access to three kayaks and a canoe, as well as lovely lake views - the perfect setting for you and your guests to enjoy a stress-free getaway in nature.

Located at the end of a narrow dead-end driveway right on Keeler Bay in South Hero, this rental allows you to revel in the quiet sanctuary of lake life with only a little over two miles between you and in-town convenience, like a grocery and liquor store.

The exterior of this cute rental has had a facelift and boasts a new set of stairs that will lead you to the water. Inside, get comfortable in the living room, which boasts a wood fireplace and partial air conditioning, so you'll be comfortable any time of year. Have a seat on the couch and watch some cable TV. Use the free WiFi to get your bearings and find restaurants near you.

When hunger pangs hit, the well-equipped eat-in kitchen has you covered. Featuring standard appliances, this kitchen offers space for you to work your culinary magic and make all your hearty favorites. Dine together at the table for four, or head out to the screened porch in the summer, and savor your meal to the sound of water lapping at the shore. If you're in the mood for a cookout, there's a gas grill on the patio.

If you're interested in stealing away from the hustle bustle of life, you may not want to venture out too far. Take the kayaks and canoe this home offers out on the lake and paddle your way to serenity. The owner's home is right next door, and the dock is available to guests of this rental (please note that there are no guarantees that the dock will be available to use, as the water level changes seasonally).

When you do want to explore the area, make a visit to Snowfarm Vineyard and Winery or East Shore Vineyard to sample their wines. Or try Allenholm Farm or Hacketts Orchard for fresh local produce. And check out White's Beach, which offers a swimming area and a place for picnicking, as well as nice views of the Adirondacks.

No matter when you come to this lovely spot on the bay or how long you stay, you're sure to be transported to a simpler time that offers a reprieve from life's stresses and responsibilities. Book this charming lakeside cottage today, and treat yourself to a rejuvenating getaway.

Meals & Room Tax License #MRT-10082226

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


Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Space heater

Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining





Lake view


Water view


Beach access





Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Canoe available for guest use


On-site activities

Board games



Gas grill : Private




31 reviews

Gail O. Oct 2022
The cottage was just great. It was very clean and the grounds were beautiful with a great view of Lake Champlain and just a walk down to the water. We highly recommend it
Susan S. Sep 2022
Cute cottage, very clean. Nice location for checking out Vermont. Stowe an hour away, Burlington 1/2 hour drive. Nice hiking trails as well.
Nathan M. Aug 2022
We enjoyed our stay at cozy cottage. The house had everything we needed. The views were nice and had lovely water access. We went as a family of four with two young kids. Our only complaint was the bed was pretty uncomfortable and the pull out couch really not usable. Would have been better suited to just two adults in terms of sleeping arrangements. The beach access was nice for skipping stones but we preferred to go to a local beach to swim. Luckily there were many convenient options. We also would have liked to have a streaming option for the TV as the options for kid-friendly tv were limited. It was very clean and quiet. Nice porch. Easy access to local stores, activities and restaurants.
Manager response:
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, Nathan, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed our home, with its' great views and location. We regret that the sofa bed was not suitable for your party and appreciate this feedback as an area to improve upon in the future. We hope to host you again soon!
Marsha W. Aug 2022
This was just what we were looking for. It was a lovely quiet break on a busy road trip. We slept 4 in the cottage. The pull out couch was somewhat less comfortable, but our teenagers could handle that! :) The cottage was close enough to Shelbourne and Burlington for sight seeing, but far enough away in a quiet area for some relaxation. We thoroughly enjoyed the kayaks, screened in porch, and the sitting area on the stairs for a view of the sunset. Another bonus was that the TV was set up to use comcast so we could stream from our phones to watch a movie. The owners are right next door. I was able to text them when we had a small issue, and they took care of it right away.
Dee M. Aug 2022
Loved the cottage (very clean & full of essentials) location & views….being on that beautiful lake……place was very nice, with lots windows for views all around & plenty of guests seating . The TV was challenging. Well appointed kitchen & cooking space & private bedroom ( but bed ‘very ‘hard’’ ugghh ) , window a/c unit in LR & fan in bedroom. Lots of fresh air if open windows in nice weather. Steps down to water, but a bit mossy to swim, & difficult to get kayak down the steps. Gas grill was nice ( just full of cobweb’s).
Elizabeth R. Jul 2021
We love the town and being by the water. Also house is well equipped. Kitchen is stocked with plenty of pans, utensils and some spices. Has two kayaks, lots of books and puzzles.
Bryan K. Jul 2021
Direct access to the Lake with kayaks on-site was great! So close to all that South Hero & Grand Isle have to offer, plus easy access to Burlington.
Matthew B. May 2021
This home made my wife and my anniversary perfect.
Jacqueline G. Oct 2020
Location is incredible. The views are breathtaking and relaxing. The sunsets never disappointed.

The home is cozy but dark. Lot of supplies you would need on your stay. There's a helpful guide book there, also. There's not enough light inside in my opinion, despite using every light/lamp available. The furniture is dated and somewhat uncomfortable but usable for what time we were there. The flatware and dishes looked not so clean so we ended up having to wash what we used before using them.

While neat in appearance, there were so many cobwebs and spiders around the ceiling of this cottage. My husband ended up killing more than a dozen spiders and cleaning large cobwebs during our stay. Other places like behind the bathroom door and bedroom door, there were also large cobwebs. I realize we stayed in October and critters are wanting inside, but the cottage could use a good scrub of walls and dusting.

Outside, the grill wasn't as clean as it should have been so thankfully we brought our own to use. Under the house where the trash bin is was full of dirt, spiders, and cobwebs also. The covered porch had a lovely view but we didn't use it as the furniture needed a good scrub and removal of cobwebs and spiders. Overall, cute cottage but highly recommend a good deep cleaning and a thorough pest spraying from an exterminator inside and out.
Manager response:
Hi, Jacqueline! Thank you for staying with us and sharing your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay despite some issues. The home has been deep cleaned, and we have recommended pest control to the owner for next year. Housekeeping has been retrained. We hope to see you again!
Christopher P. Sep 2020
Beautiful sunsets at a lovely cozy cottage..
Arlene P. Oct 2019
Great secluded location. Open plan, homey and fully equipped cottage. View from kitchen window makes washing dishes a pleasure. Peaceful and serene.
Carole G. Sep 2019
Pros: good location, right on the banks of Lake Champlain. General area was quiet. Having the kayaks and life jackets was a plus. Well-equipped kitchen with lots of crockery, silverware, glasses and cooking equipment. Appreciated the supplies of toilet rolls, shampoo & conditioner, washing up liquid. Vacasa replied promptly when I emailed (from a cafe) to report that the wifi wasn't working and the space heater was out of gas; both issues were dealt with by the time we returned to the cottage that day.

Cons: wifi is supplied by a range extender, not a dedicated router so the signal kept dropping and I was constantly resetting the range extender. Poor cleaning of the cottage prior to our arrival - lots of cobwebs, areas of poor cleanliness, dirty crockery and silverware. Very dated and worn furnishings. Dark inside. No information guide for visitors so, for example, we didn't know where and when to put out the trash.
Manager response:
We greatly appreciate your feedback, Carole. The owner has been made aware of your comments and concerns so they can all be addressed. We hope to see you again!
Steven B. Sep 2019
Quite a nice place with great views. Located at the end of a nice back road off of the main route. Kitchen was well equipped, living room was cozy with lake views. Nice screened in porch where we had our breakfast and dinners together. The owner was polite and accommodating, allowing us access to his dock for fishing. We had assess to a grill (even had a spare tank if we needed it), 2 kayaks, and a canoe Great area, around 30 min to Burlington and about an hour and change to Montreal. Overall, I'd recommend this place if your looking for a quiet, but not too far removed vacation home!
Cheryl E. Jul 2019
Cottage on South Hero was clean, well stocked and down a quiet street. We only heard the birds in the morning as we drank our coffee on the screened porch over looking the lake. So very peaceful. The setting sun was the best part.. the lake became a mirror to the gorgeous sunset. Great restaurants.. Wallys sandwiches and bagels.. great. and Pans pizza. both are just a couple of blocks away.
Gustavo N. Jun 2019
We loved the area. We called Vacasa because we could not find kayaks, someone responded right away. The place needs a bit of updating.
Phyllis M. Sep 2018
So quiet at the end of the road! Lovely view of the lake. Super convenient for biking adventures in the islands, walkable to Blue Paddle Bistro, easy drive anywhere else. The kayaks and canoe were fun to have too!
We did not use the grill as it was not 100% appealing.
The wifi was on and off a bit but a quick replug of the router got it going again.
The kitchen was well stocked. All the appliances were clean and in good working order. The bathroom, small but very functional, plenty of towels.
A nice home away from home without the headaches of home!
Josie P. Jul 2018
Sweet little cottage with wonderful sounds of the birds, wind and water. Loved being able to take out a kayak every morning and paddle in the quiet of the morning. Home was well stocked in the kitchen and also with books, games and puzzles. Would definitely return to this special place.
Jane M. Jun 2018
A great little retreat during a busy college graduation week!. So much better than a hotel
Hillary P. May 2018
It was wonderful. Beautiful location
McKayla H. Oct 2017
We had a lovely experience in South Hero. The house was cozy and private and the lake was gorgeous. We loved having a place to crash after a long day of exploring! The cottage had everything we needed for everything from cooking to cleaning to relaxing with a movie!
Lilia K. Aug 2017
perfect place to spend relaxing time on a lake doing fishing, kayaking , swimming or just watch sun rise and set over the lake. Grocery store is just around the corner so it is very convenient .
Elizabeth M. Aug 2017
This home was wonderful to stay in. It's not fancy, but it's neat, clean, and the location is great. We were 25 min from Burlington so we were able to do activities there, rent bikes on the island, and even go to NY to check out the Ausable Chasm - a must see if you have kids! Great farm stands for cooking as well. I liked that the linens are provided.

In the end, the lake is the superstar here, you'll definitely need water shoes, but the water is clean and not too cold (in August).
Denise E. Jul 2017
We loved being right on the water, enjoying the sounds, sunsets and tranquility. Easy access to Burlington and area, and owner provided Kayaks all a big plus!
Julie V. May 2017
We were very happy with our stay in S. Hero. My husband was performing concerts in Burlington and the commute was very easy. The house is small but certainly not too small, especially for two people. You can't ask for a better view of the lake. I wish we had been able to kayak as access to the water was very easy.
I would recommend this place.