About This Listing
Lovely cottage right on Cedar Lake aka Monkton Pond. Great, private waterfront getaway.
10 minutes from Bristol or Hinesburg--2 nice towns with shopping and great restaurants. S. Burlington in an easy 25 minute drive away.
This listing is for the bedroom downstairs, medium size, with a very comfortable queen bed, and nearby bathroom with shower, tub, washer and dryer.
Downstairs living room and separate TV space with cable, Netflix and reclining sofa and chair for the ultimate in a comfortable, cozy stay! (Easy to use Pellet stove is like a fireplace for the chilly September nights.
Kitchen with everything you need, including condiments for the barbeque grill.
Dining room with fabulous sunsets.
Upstairs is a third bedroom with a comfortable queen futon bed, and that can be rented for an additional discounted $30 per person on my other listing. (This room shares the downstairs bathroom.)
Screened in Porch overlooking the lake. Use of boat, kayak, backyard barbeque grill, and firepit. Great fishing and good swimming
( there are some water weeds, but still quite pleasant right in front, or deeper out on the water path!) Badmitton, volleyball, and darts ready for you too!
Coffee/tea complimentary 24/7
Hot tub with great jets, (April-December).
Monkton is a rural area 10 minutes from Bristol, Vergennes and Hinesburg--3 nice towns with shopping and great restaurants.
Williston and South Burlington are small cities less than 25 minutes away. Burlington is 30 minutes away. The Champlain Islands, Stowe (with a wonderful bike trail) and Montreal are all within easy day trip (website hidden).Philo is 10 minutes away--a wonderful little hike that takes about 30 minutes up and has a picnic area at the top with stunning views!
Nearby (15 minutes) Charlotte, Vergennes, and Shelburne are loaded with charm, restaurants, wineries, breweries, and the Champlain biking trail. Truly some of the best Vermont has to offer.
Ben and Jerry's Factory and Waterbury restaurants 40 minute drive.
But you may not want to leave the cottage and lake!
All house amenities.
Interaction with Guests
There is plenty of shared space downstairs for all guests to enjoy their stay, and handy sign up sheets if you want to claim an exclusive, specific time to use the hot tub, TV area, back porch, or kitchen.
There are three dining tables--one inside, one in the little front courtyard, and one on the backporch, so if you want privacy, it's there for you.
There is also an upstairs Master "suite," that can be rented on my other listing. The upstairs Master Suite has a private bathroom, so the downstairs bathroom may be shared with the guests in the smaller upstairs bedroom only.)
My hope is that guests enjoy meeting other Airbnb guests--only good vibes allowed in shared spaces!
Less than 5 minutes drive, is a rec field with a great jogging/walking trail.
Other Things to Note
Price includes 9% Vermont Hotel tax, now required by law.
Noise should be kept to a minimum during prime sleeping hours (11pm-8am)
No alcohol in the hot tub, and please shower before use. For safety in the pond-please use the life jackets when boating, and keep your children in view at all times when on shore!
The accommodations were delightful and as described. The host provided extra amenities and was very responsive before and during the stay. Very cozy, right on the lake, excellent hot tub! Host gave good recommendations for local establishments. Perfectly relaxing get-away overall.
San is a welcoming and helpful host! She always made sure we were comfortable and taken care of, and we still had plenty of time for our own personal space. She provided great suggestions for places to eat and see around the area. The place was cozy and had an amazing lakeside view of the sunset. Plenty of trees around for private setting in nature. The hot tub is a nice touch for a relaxing getaway. We would definitely visit again!
San was a generous and gracious host. The house is beautiful, great view of the frozen lake with a cozy fireplace a tv with cable and netflix. we had the entire first floor, including full use of the kitchen; we really enjoyed cooking dinner and eating breakfast with a view of the lake. San was very friendly and we enjoyed chatting with her while she gave us our space to enjoy family time. We were a little late arriving and she was accommodating of that.
She had great suggestions for things we could do, we really enjoyed her company. I hope to come back in the summer !
Our stay at San's was wonderful! Warm, welcome and completely rejuvenating! She is a truly wonderful host, ready and willing to make you feel at home and answer any questions you have along the way. She even shipped my boots back to me when I forgot them there!! Amazing! Her housemate, Amethyst, and little buddies Ricky and Lucy were also positively delightful. The house was totally charming, the room was cozy, bed was super comfy and the hot tub -- what a treat! San left us some lovely breakfast food for both mornings which we delighted in while looking out onto the lovely lake. Too a rowboat ride to enjoy the lovely fall scenery. We really appreciated all the lovely little touches (ex: handmade map of the area with highlights pointed out, detailed Instructions on how to use the TV, etc.) Would highly recommend if you're looking to get away from it all while making some nice friends along the way :)
San welcomed us when we arrive and her sweet dogs did too. The day we arrived was raw and rainy, San offered us something to drink just as soon as we arrived. She asked us some questions about our plans then offered some great suggestions about how we could make the most of our time there. She was very helpful and sweet. It was a very nice stay, although a bit short.
San is a GREAT host!
Not only is she very generous and friendly, she also knows the area very well and can recommend the best places to visit. The place is gorgeous and is highly recommended during the foliage.
I enjoyed my stay a lot and if possible, would love to come back. Maybe next year? :)
We had a very good time at San’s cottage. We stayed 3 nights during Columbus Day weekend. San is a great host: friendly, helpful and hospitable. We were a little nervous about having to share the place with the owner but San and her housemate are so discreet and respectful that it was not a problem at all. They are both very generous: we could help ourselves (fruits, bagels, cereals, milk, cookies, etc.), they kindly shared their food with us. On Saturday’s night, San’s housemate let us pick up vegetables in her garden (cherry tomatoes and lettuce). It was delicious. We cook diner on Saturday and Sunday: it was so convenient to be able to use pots and pans, barbecue, etc.
This place is perfect to host 2 people. For the four of us, it was not that convenient: as the kids go to sleep earlier than us we wanted them to stay in the separate bedroom so my husband and I had to sleep on the sofa, in the middle of the living room. It was not very comfortable but we knew it (the description of the place was very accurate). And San was very careful not to make noise when she woke up before us.
We used the kayaks, the boat and the hot tub (in the cold night, looking at the stars!). The view on the lake is beautiful: the lake was like a mirror in the morning and in the night, the sunset was gorgeous.
The cottage is conveniently located. On Saturday morning, we went on top of Mt Philo: it’s not really a hike, it’s more like a walk but it gives a beautiful view on the Champlain Lake. We ate in Vergennes at a place recommended by San and in the afternoon we went to the Shelburne Museum. It was great. On Sunday, we went to Burlington, we rented bikes and did bike for about 20 miles on the Burlington Bike Path and Causeway. Again, it was great … except that the bikes were of really poor quality (don’t go to Local Motion to rent bikes!). On Monday, we headed to Huntington to hike: we went on top of Camel’s Hump. The 3 miles trail to get to the top was not that easy (especially after the biking the day before) but it was worth doing it: the view was absolutely wonderful.
We drove back home (Boston) tired but so happy. We all enjoyed our stay. The kids (8 and 9 years old) had a good time too (they loved to play with the dogs!).
Thanks San and Amethyst for your hospitality!
About the Host, San
Easy going musician, I also teach music in a public school. I lead a casual, natural lifestyle. I am friendly and outgoing, yet I respect privacy and want my guests to feel comfortable and autonomous.
I am happy to help you create a wonderful Vermont experience, including suggesting some great bike trips.
I am a film buff--and have a 5x7 foot movie screen and projector, in case you're into a small "event!" I love talking movies and tv shows like Mad Men, Game of Thrones, and Breaking Bad, for example.
I am also an amateur gardener, currently raising chickens for eggs, and hanging out with the frogs at my homemade little frog pond.