Lakefront Camp - Rural Vermont Town

Cabin - Entire home/apt · N Camp Rd, Monkton, VT 05473, United States
Nick
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The Space

This 600 square foot camp with a large screened in porch is situated on 3 acres with 150 Feet of Lakefront on Cedar Lake in idyllic Monkton VT. Monkton with a population of 2,800 people has a general store, a berry farm (June to Sept.), an apple orchard (Sept. to Oct.), a vegetable farmstand (open daily) and a school playground all with in easy biking distance.

Sleeping accomodations consist of a double bed, and two bunk beds (2 single beds and 2 double beds). Use of linens and towels are included.

The rental includes use of 3 kayaks, a canoe and a row boat as well as life jackets.

A full sized refrigerator and stove as well as both a gas and charcoal grill are also included.

A Vermont Castings propane stove is used for heating as necessary.

Internet access, WiFi & a television with DVD/Bluray & Netflix are also available. Cell phone reception via Verizon is strong.

Come enjoy the great outdoors in a rural setting on a beautiful lake in Vermont!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1000 /week
Monthly Price: $3500 /month
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • The cabin and location are unbeatable. I came to the area for a wedding with five friends (mid-20s) and we all loved this place. There is a huge backyard with a firepit, a gas and a charcoal grill and two picnic tables.
    The cabin has a lot of open space in the living area and a great screened back porch. The bedroom has tons of surprisingly comfortable beds for a cabin, which we really appreciated, but there isn't a lot of other space for moving around or dressing. The bathroom has a shower with good water pressure.
    As you'd expect, there isn't a lot of sound insulation, so you can hear people walking around in the kitchen and living room from the bedroom, and the door to the second bedroom is just a curtain. But if we were looking for privacy, we wouldn't have decided to stay in a cabin!
    The lake is very small and we saw some people fishing a couple days. There seemed to be a boat drop close to the cabin, but we didn't bring a boat so I didn't check it out.
    The wifi worked great, though cell reception on Sprint and AT&T was minimal. The host had laid out towels for each of us, and they had stocked the place with plenty of paper towels and rolls of toilet paper. We got our groceries in Vergennes on the way in, hiked Mt. Philo, visited friends staying on Lake Champlain, and went to Burlington to watch the World Cup game.

    June 2014
  • Perfect getaway in rural Vermont. We had an excellent time at the lake house in Monkton. The rustic house is comfortable, and stocked with pretty much all the necessities. There was plenty of room for many more people to stay than just my husband, baby and me. Many fun toys available! We hope to visit again, and would love to stay here in the future. Nick is helpful and friendly, and responsive to any issues. Highly recommended.

    June 2014
  • When we drove into Monkton, we saw double rainbows and were bowled over by the incredible beauty of this little corner of Vermont.

    We loved the little salmon colored camp cabin. As pictured, it fronts Cedar Lake and we enjoyed having the boats right there to go kayaking or rowing or canoing. The cabin is kitted out with everything. Kitchen items were plentiful, so my husband cooked up some great meals (also using the propane grill). A grocery store in nearby Hinesburg had a good selection of wines and food. Only thing is: kitchen needs a better knife for chopping!

    The bedrooms were, as one guest said, not very private, with walls that do not go up to the ceiling in one and a sheerish cloth curtain between the two rooms. That said, there were lots of options for our teen boy and girl. Our son took our sleeping bag and extra blankets and slept out on the porch until our last night, which was really chilly (then he slept on futon right in front of the wood stove--lucky boy). Our daughter slept in a bunk in the room w/ four beds. We slept in the double bed.

    It was all really cozy and in addition to the wonders of the outdoors (and a rope swing, too), we had wi-fi and Netflix, Hulu, etc. via blue ray, so that was great for my kids.

    The only suggestion I'd make is to do something about lighting. I know it's hard to wire these types of cabins, but I would have liked a lamp in bedroom, to read in bed. We were constantly moving the two lamps from place to place. We liked to eat on the porch table, but there was no porch light, just light from the kitchen. So that's my one suggestion. Might want to bring night lights to read by or light up Nooks or Kindles!

    Nick was wonderful to deal with. Very laid back and accomodating. Our family would definitely come back!

    September 2013
  • Beautiful location on pretty cedar lake. Watching morning most roll off the water from the screened in porch while kids enjoyed the swings and fishing in the yard was a perfect way to start a day. Nick was terrific in making sure we had all we needed. Bit of a drive to towns/restaurants (15-20 minimum) but if you like solitude and rustic feel, it's terrific!

    August 2013
  • We loved every moment of the week in Nick's camp on Cedar Lake! Our children spent hours in the boats and the water, exploring the reeds, fish the water lilies. Many wonderful meals on the screened-in porch, watching birds and enjoying the mellow spot, with its absolutely beautiful light. The cabin was clean, comfortable and everything was delivered as promised. Nick is a great host and communicated with us about details whenever we had questions. Lovely place - highly recommend! Thank you so much, Nick and family!

    August 2013
  • Nick has a nice place in a fantastic location. We enjoyed our stay here and would not hesitate to send friends or family here.

    August 2013
  • The reservation was canceled the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    July 2013
  • The cabin is basic, but had all the essentials including wifi - it was perfect for a week with the kids relaxing by Te lake - canoeing, swimming, and day trips hiking in the morning out to Mt. Philo, Camel Hump or Burlington.

    July 2013
  • This cabin has everything you need for a pleasant stay, and the location is great. The kitchen was well-appointed, the internet and cable are excellent, and the new propane stove works nicely for fall weather. We had a group of five and there was plenty of seating, bed space, linens, etc.

    Structurally, it is a basic cabin, and one thing to be aware of is there is not a lot of privacy. You can see into one bedroom from the other, and sound travels throughout the whole house due to openings at the tops of walls. This was not a big issue for us, just something to keep in mind.

    We weren't able to take advantage of the fire pit due to weather, but it looked like a great spot to hang out. I kayaked around a little and we took a nice 4-mile run looping around the lake.

    The location was pretty convenient. Arriving from upstate NY in the evening, it was nice to have it so close to the Crown Point Bridge. The nearby town of Vergennes is cute. We had a great breakfast at the Three Squares Cafe there. While it is about a 40-minute drive to Burlington, the roads are quite scenic and it goes by quickly.

    Nick is very responsive and friendly, and he made sure we had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. We felt that we received good value and we had a great time with our friends. I would gladly stay here again.

    October 2012
    Nick
    Response from Nick:

    Thanks for your feedback John. I did change the description to be a one bedroom so that there is not the misperception that it is 2 private bedrooms. Also, I will be adding a curtain divider in the doorway between the two bedrooms.

    Also, you are right about the noise travelling easily thru-out the cabin, this is necessary so that the heat can travel from the stove to the rest of the cabin.

    October 2012
  • I stayed at Nick's cabin for 4 days as part of my honeymoon. Nick was incredibly accommodating, had VERY quick responses to my emails and texts, and everything was as advertised.

    The cabin is rustic and lovely. The lake was gorgeous and peaceful. We used the grill, had a campfire, and enjoyed visiting nearby orchards and towns. Per Nick's recommendation, we went to Boyer's Orchard and agree it's a must-visit. The apple cider donuts were amazing.

    The cabin is easy to locate, close to area attractions, including Burlington, and a great place to stay. I highly recommend this to anyone and would absolutely stay there again.

    September 2012
    Nick
    Response from Nick:

    Thanks for the rave review Freda! My family and I love Boyers orchard too. Glad you stayed with us for your special occasion!

    September 2012
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I have 3 kids under the age of 6 and am a mid-level manager for a local financial services company. I live 35 minutes away from this property where I like to spend some quality time with my family. We typically make it out on weekends to this camp in summer and occasionally in winter to ice fish and ice skate. If you have questions please feel free to reach out to me.
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