Serenity says it all. Perfect for families or a romantic relaxing retreat.
It is a hub for many surrounding day trips into Canada, Lake Champlain, Jay Peak, Burlington, Ben & Jerry's etc., or just soak up the plentiful lake activities..
Since purchase many upgrades have been added: A/C- unusual around the lake cottages; basic WiFi; basic cable; new dock; enhanced fire pit area w/ benches & tables for more comfortable sing-a-longs; updated country kitchen; new "lock-off" on second floor for those who wish larger family gatherings that will sleep 6 more and another bath w/ shower, (Note extra charge for lock-off - $900wk. If not rented, it is LOCKED OFF and no one uses it. ); more parking; cleared field for volleyball, horse shoes and croquet (Bring your softball gear.); Use of 3 kayaks, paddle boat & canoe - bring your motor boat or jet skis & tie them up at the private dock.
Fishing, swimming, are quite popular from the dock. Tubing, boating, turtling are other ways to enjoy lakeside activities. Watch to see if you can find the loons nesting. Watch the birds mate. Mama duck will teach her ducklings as they pass by you, eagles have taken up residence on the shore, watch them swoop down for breakfast. RELAX.
Walk up the 5 steps of the front door to go through the first floor to the enclosed waterfront porch (Approx. 20' X 13') plus deck w/ gas grill on one level. Spend your days just rocking away gazing on the vista of the rural farms and mountains of Vermont and Canada. Have your morning coffee at the oval table seating 6 and watch the spectacular sunrises on the porch or go out to the deck & sun yourself. Go for a morning walk on the shore road, pick some flowers for the kitchen table.
The kitchen has been updated to include new cabinets, yet still retain the 'country' kitchen charm. A chef would feel at home with the Kitchen Aid mixer and array of pots & pans. If you are on a true vacation, plan on visiting the frozen food section of the supermarket & using the microwave or gas grill, or perhaps the campfire w/ picnic table - fuel & wood are included. Settings for 12 plus are included. We'll send you a list of kitchen equipment.
The dining area seats 6 and leads into the living area with cable TV & WiFi. as well as basic telephone.
The downstairs 3 bedrooms are set up as: 1 QUEEN, 1 FULL and the 3rd bedroom has 2 twin beds. New bedding and bath towels are included. The downstairs bath has a shower. Toilet paper and complimentary soaps are included as well as hair dryer and coffee/tea w/ condiments are provided(Keurig & pour over coffee makers).
The upstairs "Lock-Off" continues the downstairs homey feeling with all new knotty pine construction. At the top of the stairs to the right is the new bath with shower. Ahead is the door to the "Dorm Room" (Approx. 20' x 13') with 2 SINGLE beds and at the opposite end a new QUEEN bed complete with all new linens. The dorm room has a curtain to separate the queen bed from the twin beds if desired or leave open for 'sleep-over' feeling. To the left of the stairs is the new common area (Approx. 23' x 10"). A cozy reading area will greet you as well as seating for the DVD player, (Cable downstairs only.) The far end includes a beautiful maple table with chairs for those family games & puzzles. Off this a door leads to the "Queen" room (Approx. 14' x 10')
We brought this cottage to house our extensive family during family weeks. Some of them have serious allergies and we feel most comfortable with the renovations designed to keep our grandkids healthy. We would like to have the opportunity to share the fun at Lake Carmi with you. Unfortunately, to contain as much as possible the allergies, pets are not allowed.
The incoming water is drinkable, fresh spring water, unusual when many use lake water. No need for bottled water.
Shampoo, soaps (Dove bath, hand, dish, cleaning etc.) are all included as well as:
Paper products: toilet paper, paper towels & napkins
Coffee/tea including K cups, ground coffee, assorted teas, creamers & sugar and Keurig & pour over makers
Gas grill & firewood: kayaks, paddleboat, horse shoes etc.
All linens, including sheets, blankets, towels (except beach towels) are included
We are in 'Walk in condition". Bring your clothes, your food and prepare to RELAX.
FREEDOM. You set their parameters. Bring your bikes, hike, fish, swim, kayak, turtling Visit 'goat' farm, offsite swim holes and climb Jay Peak for unique experiences.
|First floor sleeps a maximum of 6 in 3 bedrooms. Prices quoted above are for the FIRST FLOOR ONLY. This allows for smaller families to enjoy the environment within their budget.
SECOND Floor is OPTIONAL: (lock-off) Sleeps an additional 6: Additional $900 per week in addition to first floor rental -all seasons.
Must rent 1st floor too. NO ONE will be allowed upstairs - locked off IF NOT rented
Off Season second floor: Early/ Fall min. 3 nights@ $175 per night.
Anyone over the maximum limit of 12 is charged an additional $175 per week and will be provided with a cot.. No RV's, tents or trailers allowed. No smoking inside or pets.
Due to sanitary reasons, we must wash all linens etc. after each guest leaves, therefore we can not only rent 1, 2 or 3 beds etc. -ALL bedding/linens, on a floor MUST be washed, new shower curtains, toiletries etc. placed, rental is by the whole floor.
We will mail a contract. Deposit $ 50% on reserving; 50% due 15 days before rental. $300 refundable security deposit assuming no damage, etc. due upon arrival.