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Experience the wilds of Vermont within the city of Burlington! You are renting a cozy, private lakefront cabin on Appletree Point with SPECTACULAR views of Lake Champlain, the Green Mountains and downtown Burlington. ** Includes 11% state/local tax
The cabin is on a rustic and private dirt road and yet only a 10-minute drive from downtown Burlington. Also located only a short walk/bike ride to Burlington's bike path with access to Church Street, downtown shops, restaurants and the scenic waterfront.
The cabin has the following amenities:
* full kitchen with oven, stove, refrigerator, coffeemaker, microwave, plates, bowls, cups, silverware etc
* radio/cd player
* bathroom with sink/shower (with hot water)
* full size bed
* full size couch/futon
* ladder loft with a queen size mattress
* wooden deck with a gas grill
Fun things to do:
- walk out to the tip of Appletree Point (Keep pets and kids near you as the cliffs are steep and high.)
- the Burlington Bike path is great. You can ride downtown (about 3 miles to the waterfront) or north to the mouth of the Winooski river to visit Charlie’s Boat House where you can rent kayaksr canoes.
- the ECHO center at the waterfront (fine for a rainy day, but overall pretty underwhelming)
- Shelburne Farms is nice. Catch a tractor ride out to see some farm animals and see how cheese is made.
- Church Street - pedestrian way with many shops and restaurants
- Vermont Lake Monsters game - minor league baseball downtown
- Ben and Jerry’s in Waterbury
- a bike ride to Ethan Allen Homestead is pretty fun. Call to make sure that the house is open it's a neat log cabin built by one of Burlington's earliest settlers.
-Blueberry picking at Adam's Organic Berry farm or Owl’s Head.
- walk around Colchester pond. Hike up Mt. Philo for a do-able kids' hike. A big hike is Camel's Hump. (We did it with our kids)
- more sandy public beaches are Leddy and the larger (complete with snackstand) North Beach
-ferry boat rides - there are meal cruises, and also you can take your bikes and go across to Ausable Chasm in NY state, which is cool.
Groceries Nearby - Hannaford on North Avenue
Groceries We Also Like - Saturday Farmer’s Market Downtown, City Market, Healthy Living
Restaurants nearby on North Avenue
- Bamboo House - Thai/Vietnamese
- Bagel Cafe - sandwiches etc
- Sofia's Pizza
- Smitty’s - pub grub
Restaurants a bit further away that We Really Like
- The Bluebird Tavern, Farmhouse Tap and Grill, Hen of the Wood - Locavore heaven
- Pho Hong - Excellent Vietnamese
-Asiana House - good Japanese/Pan-Asian food
- American Flatbread - excellent pizza fix
- Pennycluse Cafe or Leunig’s - two downtown breakfast/brunch spots
Please aware that there are many dangerous, sheer cliffs on Appletree Point. Be sure to keep children and pets away from the cliffs.
Please drive slowly (5 mph) on the gravel road! There are many children and animals who run and play in the area.
No smoking in the cabin.
Please maintain the peaceful environment and keep the noise level low to keep people and wildlife in the area happy.
Please don't pick any wildflowers on Appletree Point, some of them are endangered.
This cabin was a perfect retreat for my husband and I and our two young boys. We stayed for 5 nights and enjoyed the comfortable simplicity of these accommodations. Having lived in Burlington for 13 years, I can attest that this is truly a unique spot. It's close to all Burlington has to offer, yet it feels remote and private. The views are spectacular, and listening to the waves at night was calming. We plan to return next summer, if we can! Ian was a great host, and was very responsive to messages, though we really didn't have any problems. Thanks again!
Very cool space on the shore of Lake Champlain. I spent three nights and enjoyed every minute. The location is very private and the cabin has majestic views of the lake. The interior is best described as modern rustic which is not a diss. It was beautiful space inside with large doors that opened to the lake. It looked like something right out of Dwell magazine. I would not hesitate to rent it again. My only criticism is the access to the lake. It's a bit of a steep incline (albeit short) down to the lake. However this did not stop us from launching kayaks. I'm not sure I would be comfortable there with children.
This Cabin is all that it is described as. The setting is lush, private and serene. The views are spectacular. Truly Glamping at its best. Easy access to Burlington for restaurants and entertainment with close proximity to great parks for outdoor activities. The host, Ian, was accessible and accommodating.
This place is amazing, we had a great 2 night stay. Easy to find but perfectly tucked away, it was clean and had all the comforts of home. Ian was a great host, hope to come back soon. Water was great for swimming!
What a beautiful place. It's a perfect location with an incredible 'sense of place'. It was truly a pleasure staying there for a few days.
Thank you for sharing your home.
The cabin is right on the lake at the end of a gravel road. A summer morning spent with the big doors open to the water is pretty much perfect. Just be ready to find bugs/spiders get inside due to the rustic nature of the cabin. Overall, it's a great place for the weekend.
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