When buyers think of owning a year-round or seasonal waterfront residence, Vermont is not often the first place they look. But those who do soon discover a natural wonder and hidden gem in the heart of Vermont: Lake Champlain. The nation’s sixth largest fresh water lake, Lake Champlain stretches 120 miles from the Canadian border along the western shore of Vermont. With 54 beaches there are plenty of spots to swim, canoe, sail, jetski or just enjoy the views of the Adirondacks. This wonderful waterway is as varied and diverse as the homes that you will find scattered along its shores, which run the spectrum from seasonal, un-insulated cabins, or "camps" as they are called by the locals, to large year-round luxury homes complete with all the amenities you could imagine.
The quality of the lake shore and water also varies. Some waterfront lots have steep banks that drop to the Lake, requiring a staircase down to the beach. And “the beach” is often slabs of ledge or a pebble beach rather than fine sand. This wildly diverse lake offers everything from shallow, slow flowing marshland teaming with waterfowl to extremely well protected deep water mooring spots. All of these things are possible; you just have to know where to look. Let Chris’s 20 years’ experience selling waterfront properties from Grand Isle to Addison County and his familiarity with the Lake as a skilled sailor be your guide in finding the perfect Lakefront property for you!
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Fantastic opportunity to own a Lake Dunmore seasonal cottage with stunning view across the lake to Mt Moosalamoo. Enjoy easy summer living on a beautiful Vermont lake. Swim, boat, fish, waterski, sail, and soak in the view. Dockage also available. Act now!
Fall in Love! Delightfully captivating, you'll find this exquisite seasonal camp nestled on 4.7 pristine acres in an open clearing graced by 100+ year old cedar trees in a very private setting. You won't be disappointed! This property boasts loads of charm and enchantment at every turn! Enjoy 450 ft of private lake frontage with breathtaking sunsets! Gorgeous vintage cedar shiplap siding inside and out. Recently updated kitchen. Wood stove in huge open living area. Furnishings included. Wrap around porch and decking. 3 bedroom mound septic. An abundance of recreation and nature just outside your door. Nearby Park and Boat Launch. Conversion to year-round residence possible. Endless possibilities. Short commute to airport and Burlington. Experience all that Lake Champlain has to offer. Your private Lake retreat awaits!
Listed by Karen Bresnahan of Four Seasons Sotheby's Int'l Realty
Don't miss this adorable 3 bed, 1 bath cottage on a dead-end road feat. direct waterfront on Lake Champlain in quaint North Hero, VT! Surrounded by state land, this delightful, private property has never flooded & the owners have obtained a flood exemption. Though currently seasonal, the North Hero Planning Comm. indicated it could be turned into a year round property. Relax on the expansive deck or walk down the stairs & you'll be on your very own dock or lakeshore. With finite attention to detail; this adorable camp has been completely renovated! You will be enchanted with the bead board walls & ceiling in the combo dining/family room. The immaculate kitchen feat. an electric range, refrigerator and microwave and flows into the living area with a wall of picture windows for beautiful lake views. Bedrooms have open closet space & can accommodate 2 bunks, or a queen bed. In addition to the ¾ bath with a soaking tub, an interior shower is conveniently tucked away off the family room. Be captivated by the charming bunk house; complete with electricity and a space for visitors! Conveniences include ceiling fans, electric heat, town water, an electric awning & a fold up ironing board. Two attached sheds provide great storage & plenty of room for a workshop. Completed major improvements include a reinforced sea wall, new footings, new laminate flooring & a new roof on the main section of the home. Launch your boat at the nearby marina with just a short sail to your 4 section dock.
Listed by Barbara Trousdale of Preferred Properties
Lake Champlain year round, custom built, waterfront home along Maquam Shore in a very desirable location with western exposure to watch the sunsets. This fantastic Lakefront home features exposed beams, a two story cathedral living room with a brick hearth and gas stove. The Lakeside of the house is an open floor plan flowing from the dining room, kitchen, and family room that spills into a spacious screened porch...all with fantastic views of the water. There is also a front wraparound attached deck, separate deck along the shoreline, and a second story balcony to enjoy outdoor living on the Lake. The second story offers a master suite with bath, 2nd bedroom, and an open den area which is designed to be utilized/converted to a 3rd bedroom if desired. In the full basement there is a partially finished office space and laundry. If Purchaser desires, there is a charming 3 bedroom seasonal cottage on 1 acre directly across the road available for purchase.
Listed by PJ Poquette of Paul Poquette Realty Group, LLC
This lakeshore property consists of a 2 buildings. A 3 bedroom log cabin near West Shore Road and a 3 bedroom seasonal cottage near the lakeshore. T property is 2 acres. The soils have been tested so the lakeshore cottage site can be converted into a year round home site. The property could be subdivided with the log cabin on one acre by the road and a new lakeshore home along the shore. It has good privacy from the neighbors and a stone beach. Beautiful sunsets from with view from the Adirondacks to Cumberland Head. One of my favorite listings.
Listed by Jeffrey Sikora of Apple Island Real Estate
Waterlot is as quaint as seasonal cottages get. Overlooking Converse Bay on Lake Champlain on 2.7 acres with views south and west to the Adirondacks, it offers many opportunities to turn it into a year-round residence or keep intact as a lakeside escape. Large decks-- perfect for entertaining-- surround and add to the footprint. Floor plan includes a 2-story living room, eat-in kitchen, one bedroom, sleeping loft, one full and one half bath. Completely renovated in 2006. Outbuilding with storage and extra sleeping space. Newer stairway leads to the 330 feet of shoreline with 2 moorings. A special spot not to be missed! A property line adjustment is slated for review by town in fall.
Listed by Wade Weathers and Averill Cook of LandVest, Inc-Burlington
Escape to this lake Champlain hideaway! This seasonal retreat is perfect for wildlife viewing, fishing, enjoying watersports or meditating. Beautiful sunsets and views of the bridge and Adirondacks. Rustic retreat with 2 lofts, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and great room. Wrap around porch and deck. Enjoy a fire in the woodstove on chilly nights or mornings. A wildlife paradise.
Listed by Bonnie Gridley of RE/MAX North Professionals, Middlebury
Become part of Ferrisburgh's most desired Lake Champlain communities that will become your summer home family. Long Point is a waterfront community with privately owned seasonal cottages with owned shares to the lands owned by the Long Point Association. This special cottage shares a sandy beach in a small cove that is protected from the the north winds and is perfect for small children and mooring your boat. The cottage has vaulted ceilings that gives the feel of much more room and great air circulation. The kitchen has plenty of workspace and has a builtin booth for your morning coffee while watching the morning activity on the lake. The family room is large and open and has a woodstove to take the chill off for the early and late season campers. Two generous bedrooms and a full bath complete the interior. But when you are at camp, where is that you naturally spend your time? The large front porch accommodates a large dining table, comfy lounge chairs, and a pull out bed for overnight overflow! Custom windows built especially for cottages protect this great space from late afternoon rain storms. This cottage sits on an one and a half level lot making outdoor activities of croquet, frisbee, and an impromptu baseball game possible! Come and enjoy the summer and make forever memories for your family for generations to come.
Listed by Lynn J. Jackson of C21 Jack Associates/Vergennes
Come home to a picturesque lakefront retreat, & capture sunsets that never repeat. Currently used seasonally, this property was built with retirement in mind & offers 3 spacious bedrooms, open layout, wood stove plus baseboard heating, full walkout basement, & an incredible sunroom that will consume your thoughts. You will be amazed by the work & love that the owners put into this gem & you won't want to leave. Don't dream of the lake...be there!
Wonderful 'one of a kind' property. 975 ' lake frontage with comfortable cottage and 20 Acres± of pretty meadows and woods, lakeside deck and dock. This is a truly rare opportunity for a splendid private sanctuary for seasonal use or year-round conversion. Protective easements in place(VT Land Trust). Gorgeous home site with private road, pasture, crops and animals are all possibilities. Lake water.
Listed by Tom Whittaker and Carolyn_Tom Whittaker of Whittaker Real Estate, Inc.
Start living your Waterfront Dreams in this Contemporary Year Round home located on the shores of Lake Champlain! Sitting at the end of Summer Point Rd, this 2.8 acre estate-quality property includes a private L-shaped concrete dock, personal boat ramp and over 300 feet of masonry wall-retained shoreline. Renowned Basin Harbor Club Resort is a short walk or boat ride away and offers tons of summer fun from an 18 hole golf course, swimming pool and tennis courts to casual, as well as formal, dining venues. Great for housing your overflow summer guests… or become a seasonal local member and enjoy all their amenities all the time. This property also offers lots to do in the privacy of your own home: Sailing, water skiing, swimming and fishing to name a few. And don't forget the expansive lawn area that is large enough for everything from croquet to a rousing game of touch football or whiffle ball. This home's gabled end of glass allows endless views of the Lake and Adirondacks and a large deck is the perfect spot for watching spectacular sunsets. From the cozy sunroom and large screen porch you can take in the views and listen to the Lake lapping the shore. Need more room?? Take advantage of the large lot and favorable septic soils and add onto the main house or create additional living space in the spacious two story 4 bay garage. So much here with so much more potential! This is the best value in a waterfront home on the market today!
Listed by Chris von Trapp of Coldwell Banker Hickok and Boardman
Lakefront living is a lifestyle! Enjoy watching seasons roll in over Lake Iroquois from this seasonal camp. There is 100' of lakeshore with access into the Lake and stunning views. Take your morning coffee out on the screened in porch and take in the peace and serenity camp life provides. Two current bedrooms (1 very large) - town has it assessed as 3 bedrooms. With warmer weather quickly approaching, make this place yours and move in at the start of the season!
Listed by Adam Hammond and Tijah Hammond of KW Vermont