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There are more than 800 lakes in Vermont, making it an ideal destination for anyone looking to enjoy a lake getaway. And, what better way to take advantage of the water than with a lake house rental? Many even come with watercraft like kayaks and rowboats, plus all sorts of other amenities, providing the ultimate vacation destination. These are some of the top picks, with something for just about everyone, from couples seeking a romantic stay to large families.
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‘The Boathouse’ is a pet-friendly cabin, the result of a renovation of a 100-year old Boathouse. It’s nestled on 250 acres of woodland and sits right at the edge of a 25-acre private lake for swimming and non-motorized boating. You’ll have access to miles and miles of trails for hiking and biking in the summer and cross-country skiing or snowshoeing in the winter. The cabin has a full glass front, deck with a grill for cooking out while watching a beautiful sunset, a private dock, fire pit, and canoe. It includes a well-equipped kitchen and sleeps two in one bedroom – you can even wake up to lake views right from bed.
This adorable cottage sleeps two and comes with its own private beachfront on Lake Eden. It includes one main room that has a full kitchen and a living room with a TV and VCR, plus a loft. That’s where you’ll find the king-size bed, and there’s another TV and VCR there too. The lake is perfect for swimming on a hot summer’s day and you’ll have access to bottled water, fire starters, firewood, a paddleboat, and canoe along with dock space for an additional charge. Discounts on lift tickets for Jay Peak and a water park are included.
This home sits on a one-acre property and is just steps from Lake Champlain. From the expansive decks, you can look forward to sipping your morning coffee or evening wine while enjoying a view of the trees, the lake, and the mountains beyond. Sunset watching and birdwatching, with lots of bald eagles, are also popular here. The one-bedroom home also has a private beach with a fire pit, a well-equipped kitchen, and fast Wi-Fi.
A modern home with a rustic feel, this two-bedroom is ideal for a small family or any other group of four, but can comfortably fit six with three beds and three sofa beds. It sits on Echo Lake providing fabulous lake views along with easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities in every season. Due to its position, guests can enjoy both sunrises and sunsets. It even comes with a bubbling hot tub to relax in along with a wood-burning stove to cozy up to, a full kitchen, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and a washer/dryer.
Ideal for a large family, this three-bedroom lake house accommodates up to eight guests, located on the west side of Lake St. Catherine. It has nearly 100 feet of lake frontage providing fabulous views and a canoe and kayak are included too. Views of the lake are enjoyed from every room and the two private decks. With large windows and sliding glass doors, the interior is flooded with natural light and it includes a 55″ TV with Netflix, Prime, and more. There’s an Echo Dot if you want Alexa to play something along with books and board games. A full kitchen, washer/dryer and Wi-Fi are included too.
This two-bedroom lakefront bungalow is just 20 minutes from Burlington and close to Niquette Bay State Park which offers miles of hiking trails. It accommodates four guests and features lots of windows for lake views from every room. Each bedroom has a king-sized bed and its own private bath, while the kitchen and living room have an open-concept plan that includes a gas fireplace. The outdoor living space is a highlight with a large furnished deck that offers alfresco dining for eight and a Weber grill. The lower deck sits closer to the water and is ideal for enjoying your coffee or cocktails. There’s also a dock for tying up your boat and two complimentary kayaks.
Located right on the water, this beautiful log cabin sleeps up to 13 with three bedrooms and a loft. It includes 160 feet of waterfront on Spruce Lake, a private stocked lake, providing guests with the oportunity to fish for brook trout. Two canoes, two kayaks, and a paddleboard are included and you’ll have your own private beach with a fire pit (firewood supplied) too. As it’s just minutes from Mount Snow and Mount Stratton, during the wintertime it’s easy to access skiing and other snow sports as well. Wildlife watching is unbelievable, including moose, black bear, deer, heron, beaver, otter, geese, and ducks that come for twice-daily feedings. You’ll have all the essentials and then some, with TVs on all three floors, two of which include built-in DVD and VCR players, along with a game room that has a Ping Pong table and electronic darts.
You’ll be just steps from the water by booking this two-bedroom cottage for easy access to swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. It even comes with a complimentary rowboat and canoe. Hiking, mountain biking, and snowshoeing can all be enjoyed nearby as well. Of course, you could just kick back, relax, and enjoy the picturesque scenery.
This three-bedroom artist-designed home sits on Lake Dunmore providing the ideal spot to relax, recharge, and have fun. It has a large lawn, gardens, picnic tables, gas and charcoal BBQ grills, a fire pit for making S’mores, and a hammock for napping. Down at the beach, you’ll find complimentary watercraft, including a metal rowboat, a canoe, an Adirondack guide boat, and two kayaks. There’s also snorkeling gear, inflatable toys, an anchored swimming raft, and a 30′ dock. Inside you’ll have a cook’s kitchen, a dining room with seating for six, and a screened porch with another table for six. A gas fireplace, large TV with Roku and Wi-Fi are included too.
This two-bedroom lake home offers plenty of privacy in a secluded location with a water view and no neighbors in sight. It includes a large screened-in porch with a hammock, chairs, tables, and benches ideal for relaxing while enjoying the tranquil surroundings. You’ll have a private dock too, the perfect spot for watching the loons while sipping your morning coffee as well as enjoying sunset cocktails in the evening. It includes two bedrooms, accommodating up to four, along with Wi-Fi, a full kitchen, dining room and living room that has a TV with Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.
This four-bedroom waterfront retreat sleeps up to eight, ideal for a family escape located close to Lake Rescue where swimming, kayaking, and fishing can all be enjoyed during the summer. You’ll also be close to Camp Plymouth State Park and Okemo Mountain Resort for skiing and boarding. It includes free Wi-Fi, a TV, a full kitchen with a dishwasher, and a washer and dryer.
Located along the shores of Lake Champlain, this three-bedroom chalet comes with 140 feet of waterfront, a kayak, paddleboard, and a dock where you can fish or swim off from. There’s a huge deck for relaxing and enjoying alfresco dining, a gas grill, and all the necessities too.
Located right on Lake Champlain this lakefront house is ideal for a couple but can accommodate up to four (with an additional charge for more than two guests). It includes a private beach where you can enjoy swimming during the warmer months too. You’ll have an open living, dining, and kitchen area which opens to a covered porch and a yard leading to the beach with spectacular lake and Adirondack Mountain views. On another porch, there’s a BBQ grill for cookouts, and you’ll have plenty of other amenities, including Dish and Internet TV, a Bose Bluetooth speaker, gas fireplace, and a washer/dryer.
This two-bedroom cottage sits on Lake Champlain and comes complete with a beach, breathtaking mountain sunsets, and kayaks for exploring the water, famous for outstanding fishing and an ancient sea monster the locals call Champ, Champlain’s own version of Scotland’s Nessie. Relax on the deck with a lake view or enjoy fantastic stargazing after dark in what’s been called one of the darkest areas in the Northern Hemisphere. You’ll have a fire pit with fire supplied for roaring fires on the beach, a full kitchen that includes spices and olive oil, and access to lots of books. There’s no TV, but Wi-Fi is included.
This stunning home overlooks Lake Champlain, with huge nearly floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase panoramic lake views. It’s within walking distance to downtown Burlington and accommodates up to eight guests in five bedrooms, providing plenty of room for everyone to stretch out. .In the summer, you can rent paddleboards or even a sailboat with rental outfitters within walking distance. It comes with a fireplace and all the modern comforts like a full kitchen, washer/dryer, cable TV, and Wi-Fi.