About this listing
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 a kayak, 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!
No smoking in the house.
My family and I enjoyed the cabin over the weekend. The location was great and we appreciated that Nick allowed us to use the canoe and kayak. We're hoping that the lake would be a little more swimmer friendly, but found it to be to weeded to enjoy anything more than a wade in. It was one of the hottest weekends of the year and the provided fans did little to mitigate it. Thankfully the screened porch was a little cooler than the cabin. Overall, we enjoyed our stay but felt the $200 per night was a little high compared to other places we've stayed.
We just spent an awesome week at Nick's cabin. Nearby Shelburne (20 min away) is a beautiful town with both the Shelburne Museum and Shelburne Farms. We actually spent two days at each. Burlington is only 40 mins away. (If you don't go to Shelburne Farms at the very least have food at their restaurant which is in a gorgeous old mansion built by a Vanderbilt). Hinsburg is a nice town about 10 mins away with a couple of great restaurants and a supermarket. Bartlett Falls (in Bristol on Lincoln St) was amazing as well, we didn't jump off the rocks but did manage to go behind the waterfall. The kid loved the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory in Shelburne. Since the Cedar Lake isn't really swimable we went to Sand Bar Beach to swim in Lake Champlain. We also took the ferry over to NY. Overall the area is a great location with lots to do.
As for the cabin, it is fairly rustic but very nice inside. The kitchen was well stocked and we loved eating breakfast and dinner on the porch over looking the lake. It does come with a kayak and row boat that you can take out and go around the lake. If you have a toddler (we brought our 22 month old), there are plenty of toys, games and puzzles for them to play with. In the little shed on the side I even found a baby swing and beach toys that can be used on the little beach NIck has going into the lake.
Now for the complaints. It does have two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with a queen bunk bed and a twin bunk but they're separated only by a sheet hanging in the doorway. Also the wall between the bedrooms and the living room/kitchen is open at the top. So if you're like us and have a little one that goes to sleep before you do, it's not easy to watch the TV at night. We didn't watch it at all because of that. BTW if you're like me and want a lake to swim in, this lake is not very swimable, as it's full of weeds though it is gorgeous.
And lastly one thing that did kind of aggravate us was that TWO days before we arrived, NIck sent me a text saying that the toilet was not working too well and we might have to use the port-a-potty he had put on site. It had been there for a while so we wished he had told us a lot sooner so we could have found another place. It says something that he waited till two days before to tell us. In the end we didn't need to use it but there were a few times I had to flush about 3+ times and wait a while for it to flush fully.
Hi Joseph, I am glad you enjoyed your stay. The camp has been listed as a one bedroom for the last year because as you stated, there is only a sheet that separates the two bedrooms.
As for the portapotty, it was brought on site earlier in the season when we had been inundated with rain and there was a two week stretch where the toilet was not functioning properly. It has been working since that time, but we decided to leave it onsite for a large annual end of summer party we will be hosting.
Great Lake house off the beaten path. The house was equipped with everything we needed. We spent plenty of time with the grill and on the lake, using the kayak, canoe, and boat.
Lovely and peaceful setting. If you're looking to get away from it all, this is the place.
Great camp for fishing, kayaking, canoeing with family. Rustic but comfortable. Had a technical issue while there and Nick was very responsive and helped with a solution. My niece stated it "had everything and she wanted to live there"! Quite, relaxing, beautiful. Highly recommend.
Great, relaxing place in beautiful countryside - just what we were looking for. The cabin is basic but functional and had everything we needed. Our kids (6 & 3) had a great time running around the yard, going out on the lake in the boats, and playing with the toys and puzzles inside. The toilet was giving us a bit of trouble but Nick was responsive and fair on this issue.
Staying at Nick's camp is almost like joining Nick's family; you get a sense of the joy that his own family has in staying at the camp. Our experience found it perfectly suited to not really going too far away from the "home base." Sit on the porch and watch the birds, throw on the running shoes and head over to the loop path less than a mile away, chuck the oars in the rowboat and see what you find in the swamp... We were there before the season really kicked in, so I cannot comment on how "busy" the neighborhood gets, but in May it was lovely and quiet. There's a general store a short drive from the camp, and the closest supermarket is ten to fifteen minute's drive. Nick's price is very very reasonable for the accommodations, space and opportunities.
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About the Host, Nick
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.