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Travel 70 minutes to Burlington Vermont and experience The ECHO -Leahy Centre for Lake Champlain the interactive science centre and aquarium seen here at twilight with the Adirondack Mountains of New York in the background.      Step out the door of the Venise cottage and walk two minutes on the Lakeshore Road to see this view of sunrise at the top of Lake Champlain with the mountains of the Eastern Townships and the Green Mountains of Vermont in the background.
Enjoy lake for US Thanksgiving 1 hr to Montreal
Enjoy lake for US Thanksgiving 1 hr to Montreal
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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My cottage at the top of Lake Champlain is in a great central location for daytripping being one hour south of Montreal, one hour north of Burlington Vermont and one hour west of Mount Sutton.

The space

I bought this cottage having future grandchildren in mind. I felt it would be safer to have a cottage not right on the lake and not on a busy road. My cottage and is on a side street two buildings in from the main lake shore road and I have a view of the lake from the north side of the cottage. It is stucco and was built in the 1940's. The cottage is well-suited for babies and young children as it is all on one floor , and I have no plants, and no nick knacks, or anything with small pieces. I have books, toys, dress up clothes, arts and crafts, and games. I also have a keyboard, guitar, and bongo drum for older children and adults interested in playing music .

Guest access

Guests may use all of the space in the cottage except for the closet in the the master bedroom where the water heater is located . I have a yard with a portable table for eating and a deck which can fit four chairs . I have an herb garden and guests are welcome to use the herbs when cooking.

Interaction with guests

I am usually at my cottage to greet my guests with tea and apple crisp made from apples from my friend's orchard which is in the Eastern Townships close by. I show guests my collection of tourist information and maps and give suggestions for activities. I stay in a nearby village which is half an hour away and can be reached by text, phone, or email. Guests interested in exploring Vermont may be interested in joining my partner Jes and I at a Celtic music session which we host every Tuesday in St. Alban's VT . We also attend a Celtic session Wednesdays in Burlington VT. Guests may also drop in to visit at Jes's house in Franklin VT

Other things to note

The Eastern townships area of Quebec is close by and is quite bilingual so a good destination for guests worried about having to speak French only. Don't forget passports if you would like to go into Vermont or New York State (both are less than half an hour away).

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Cleaning Fee €14
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
1 night minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Nico User Profile
June 2017
The very nice house of Kerry is a great place to stay in. It is in a beautiful surrouding at the lake Champlain. Restaurants and shops nearby. Kerry and her friend Jes are very nice and helpfull hosts. W've got lots of information to do or see things in the neighborhood.

Ayesha User Profile
June 2017
Lovely family friendly cottage! Kerry is a very nice host greeting us with tea and healthy cake. Toys and musical instruments made for an enjoyable getaway for the whole family.
Kerry User Profile
Response from Kerry:
thank you I enjoyed having all three of you stay at my place.
June 2017

Matthew User Profile
May 2017
Nice cottage close to the lake, although the view is somewhat obstructed. The neighbourhood was very calm and quiet, with a nature path at the end of the street. There is a grocery store within easy walking distance. Kerry leaving a cake for us was a rather nice touch.
Kerry User Profile
Response from Kerry:
There is one house between my cottage and the lake when you are looking out the main window facing east but you can see the lake from the north east windows and when sitting on the porch or outside. I find a cottage not right on the lake or the lake shore road is safer for little kids visiting. Also it is quieter because it is one house away from the main road.
May 2017

Andy User Profile
May 2017
Lovely place and great host. Kerry makes you feel like at home when you arrive. We had a beautiful cake for tea time. The place is perfectly located right in front of the lake. Thank you so much

Ronojoy User Profile
March 2017
Kerry's cottage was cosy and well appointed. The host was very caring and thoughtful, stocked the fridge with breakfast staples and home baked fresh muffins for us and provided lots of help about things to do with our kids. A wonderful experience.
Kerry User Profile
Response from Kerry:
Thank you my neighbour who helped you on Froday night said you were very nice people.
March 2017

Laura User Profile
February 2017
Me and my family stayed one weekend in Kerry house, it was a very what I call a "Real Airbnb experience", there was lots of human exchange. At our arrival, that was 5 min before the time accorded we found kerry doing the lasts cleaning, she prepared a super healthy cake for us, and prepared some the, so we sit and chat a bit with her while we were eating the cake she was doind the last finishings. Was a very nice detail :) She gave us nice advice about which cafes to go in the area and left us some food for us to breakfastst the next day. We accorded together the check out time, and left us some toys for our baby :) The house is very practical, perfect for children as there is big playground with a carpet, the bed is big and very confortable. And you find everything you need in the kitchen, except chooping board. The fridge was full of food and drinks already, so was a bit difficult for us to put our staff, but i already told Kerry and she will empty it for the next ones. As her first guests I think apart from that detail everything was good :). The lake around is just beautiful to walk, tha place is very calm and peacefull and easy to find coming by car from montreal. So the experience was full of human exchange, and if you have children or play music sure you gonna like!

赵 User Profile
October 2017

Venise-en-Québec, CanadaJoined in February 2017
Kerry User Profile

I would describe myself as an artsy, musical person who likes kids and being outside a lot. I have been a reporter and a teacher who has taught both community college and public school. I now offer English immersions courses for travelers. I speak French as well as English. I play keyboard and accordion and like to get together with my partner ( who is from Vermont and who plays several instruments) to play and sing with other musicians. Guests are welcome to join if we have an event going on in Vermont. I know a lot of places to hike , canoe, and kayak within an hour of my cottage in either Quebec or Vermont. I also know a lot of cafes, musical venues, cinemas and used bookstores in the area. I have plans to travel to see my three kids who are traveling this year in Taiwan, Vietnam, and New Zealand. When I travel I enjoy staying at hostels to meet other travellers

Languages: Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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