Vermont Cottage On Lake Amherst & Sanctuary ~ Pet Friendly ~ Fire Pit ~ Fire place ~ Between Okemo & Killington Areas ~ Route 100
3500 Sqft Vacation Home hosted by Alecia
10 Guests . 6 Bedrooms . 4 Bathrooms
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Overview
A vintage 1930s cottage. A nostalgic de facto setting for family gatherings, girlfriend getaways, & celebratory weekends. Soak up warm summer days and crisp autumn nights. The cottage is located in a valley that features 5 interconnected lakes. Echo Lake, south of us, features a beautiful state park. Ski, shop, sightsee, hike.... this is a perfect place. This cottage is a place that draws people in, wraps them up, and invites them to stay a while. Explore these interesting lakes, swimming holes, and hiking trails. Comfortably sleeps 10 people in beds. There are 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.

“Nothing has been overlooked in this beautiful, fascinating, and extremely charming house."

Go take a look at the pictures.... then come back and read more!
Question? Check out our guidebooks below! Keep scrolling, Guidebooks are below the map! Contact the owner and ask questions. Email owner at vermontcottage@gmail.com

Outdoor Summer Features Memorial Day ~ Labor Day:
• Fire-pit outside
• Gas & charcoal grills
• Large screened-in porch
• Private beach
• Private dock
• Floating dock
• Boat & Floats
• Volleyball court
• Ping Pong Table
• Croquet
• Badminton
• Bocci Ball
• Basketball hoop on garage
• Whiffleball
• Fishing
• Boat, docks, & floats. Kayak rentals available.

Indoor Features & Entertainment:
• A cable TV & 1 smart TV in main living room
• Wireless Internet
• Great cell phone reception
• Washer/dryer/ironing boards
• Down pillows and comforters
• Living room with fireplace
• Kitchen geared towards 'Foodies'
Spice cabinet with basics. It's a shared "take it & leave it" system. Use own discretion.

Close-by:
* Swimming Holes
• Camp Plymouth State Park
* Coolidge State Park
• Ski Okemo or Killington ~15 minutes to either.
• Shop & site see Woodstock 30 minutes away
• Browse & shop Ludlow 10 minutes away
• Day Trip excursions outlined in our guest folder ~ never be bored!

What our guests have said:
"It's like renting an entire bed & breakfast for yourself!" "They just don't build them like this anymore." "All we had to do was show up." "A true gem!" "This is a fantastic house!" "We LOVED it!" "Let us know if you want to sell." "Perfect for our family reunion." "The location is fantastic..." "Perfect for our wedding!" "I must have said I love this house 50 times!"

This is it. The cottage is a relaxing, calming place. It has many "must-have" conveniences with high quality creature comforts because it needs to be "THAT" special place. You will love entertaining at the cottage because there is plenty of room for everyone.

-Screened-in porch for lake view, modern unpretentious creature comforts, generous amenities, well organized, well stocked, allows dogs, private beach, 2 docks, row boat, volleyball court, lawn games.
-Bedrooms - This immaculate cottage rental offers 6 bedrooms/sleeps 10 comfortably in beds. There are 4 bathrooms.
-Kitchen - The full kitchen is geared towards foodies, offering guests plenty of amenities. For coffee fanatics: Keurig, Cuisinart Drip, French Press, Italian press, Chemex, & coffee grinder. Guests will have plenty of cooking utensils and dishware. Appliances: dishwasher, ice maker, & a pantry. Kitchenette upstairs.
-The land - Equidistant between Killington & Okemo, Vermont historic route 100. Overlooks entire length of Lake Amherst for beautiful views and in a great location. Spacious yard, flat & grassy space to play. Volleyball court.
-The area - Check out our guides here & our FB pages for the latest updates of things to do and places not to miss: Vermont Cottage or Lake Amherst Vermont Cottage or GlampCampVermont and Vermont Cottage on Instagram. Please view our guides on this site!

***IMPORTANT***

BEFORE BOOKING property, please read entire site & verify owner identity.
Please preview this entire site for terms before booking. A request to book indicates that you have read, understand, and agree to the terms including buying travel insurance and our cancellation policy. If you have questions, please ask before requesting to book. We will be happy to answer and assist.

GUEST OCCUPANCY AGREEMENT - All rental transactions are held accountable to the Guest Occupancy Agreement between guest and owner. It outlines check-in and -out times & dates, recycling requirements/laws, cancellation policy, emergency procedures, Acts of God. Owner will contact guest to fill out the contract. The rental may be cancelled by the owner at owner's discretion if terms are not met. Trip insurance is strongly encouraged and recommended.

LAKE- Is a separate entity from the cottage rental and any concerns about the lake are not a party to this rental. No refunds are granted due to the public using the lake or any developments about the lake. The owner does not charge for the lake use.

Rental Payment Policy & Cancellation Policy-Will appear in Guest Occupancy Agreement Contract
The Homeowners are not responsible for Guests' inability to arrive on time, if Guests choose to depart early for any reason, or if any member(s) of Guests party do not show up. No refunds or rebates will be made based on weather; power failure; mandatory evacuation; acts of God; earthquake; fire; flood; sabotage; strike; civil or military disturbance; acts of terrorism; war; epidemic or pandemic; riot; acts of government; and any other circumstances beyond Homeowner’s reasonable control.
• If paying with credit card, 50% of total payment is immediately due upon booking. The remaining 50% is due 90 days prior to commencement. If less than 90 days until commencement of stay, the full amount is immediately due.
• If paying by check or cash for a discount, a $200 non-refundable fee (we will invoice you) is required to hold the dates. The $200 will be applied to the total amount due. Full payment needs to be paid within 5 days along with a signed Guest Occupancy Agreement.
• No substitutions or trade-in of dates. Dates are final and binding.
• No refunds for extra guest(s) charges if they end up not staying.
• Trip insurance- Please check your credit card to see if you have trip cancellation/trip interruption insurance. As part of this Agreement, purchasing trip insurance is highly encouraged. Generally, there are 3 conditions that must be met to purchase a Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) Rider as follows: 1) Purchase the policy within 10 - 21 days of First Trip Payment; 2) Insure ALL prepaid and non-refundable travel expenses prior to departure; 3) Trip arrangements must be canceled more than 48 hours prior to the departure date. If you meet all 3 of these conditions, most of the policies will reimburse you 75% of your trip costs, unless otherwise noted. Please read the fine print of your insurance policy carefully.
• Canceled bookings will receive a refund minus $200 cancellation + any credit card fees IF cancelled 180 or more days from the commencement of the stay. If cancellation is between 179-31 days from commencement date AND the property can be re-rented for that same time and amount, a $300 cancellation fee plus cc fees will be deducted. Cancellations less than 30 days will not receive a refund due to short notice. Upon notice of a desired cancellation, we will remove you from the calendar, re-open the calendar in a goodwill effort to re-rent. If re-rented, there is a $500 cancellation fee.
• All rental agreements are final and binding.

Stay safe,
Alecia & John

Guest Access

Sleeping Configuration
RoomBedsSleepsComments
Master Bedroom
  • King
2Great lake view!
Volley Bedroom
  • Queen
2Overlooks back yard volley ball court and lawn~serene.
Owl's Nest Bedroom
  • Double
2Very comfortable with 1 adult. Can accommodate 2.
Bear
  • Queen
2
King Sleigh Bedroom
  • King
2Cozy peaceful room
Queen Sleigh Bedroom
  • Queen
2Great lake view!
Suitability
Pets Allowed
Yes ~
No Smoking Allowed
Absolutely no smoking or vaping. Please, no butts left behind.
Family/Kid Friendly
We do not supply any baby or child furniture. Please bring your own items. There are children's books. We are not child-proof. Guests must watch/supervise all children under 12.
Children's books and toys
Not Handicap Accessible
No
Suitable for Events
ASK- There are event fees.
Parking Included
Plenty of parking to accommodate our guests.
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Amenities

Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Heating
Air Conditioning
Gas Fireplace (Indoor)
What we supply
All you really need are your own clothes and food. Here is what we supply ~ Bed linens and bath towels. Shampoo & conditioner & bath soap. Paper towels. Toilet paper. Plenty of kitchen towels, trash bags, & food containers. A kitchen stocked with every gadget so you can make steaks to cakes. Oil & vinegar + spices/herbs cupboard is a "take & leave" system. Use what you need and replace with same or greater value.
Terrace
Patio
Gas Grill
Charcoal Grill
Outdoor Summer Memorial Day ~ Columbus Day Features: • Fire-pit outside - wood provided • Gas & charcoal grills - propane provided • Large screened-in porch • Private beach on the lake • Private dock • Floating dock • Boat & Floats • Volleyball court • Ping Pong Table • Croquet • Badminton • Bocci Ball • Basketball hoop on garage • Whiffleball • Fishing • Boats, docks, & floats
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Cable TV
Stereo/DVD Player
iPhone Dock
Alarm
Smart TV in Living room
Full Kitchen
Full Kitchenette
Stove
Oven
Fridge
Ice Maker
Dishwasher
Water Purifier
Microwave
Toaster
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Our main kitchen is geared towards foodies with almost every gadget you can imagine. If we don't have it, you don't need it! Seriously, we are open to suggestions. Upstairs is a smaller full capacity kitchen so that in-laws or teens can make food in their own space.
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher
We've incorporated every safety feature available.

Activities

Scuba diving or snorkeling
Wind surfing
Kitesurf
Sailing
Water skiing
Water tubing
Rafting
Kayaking
Stand up paddle board(SUP)l
Cross country skiing
Skiing
Snowboarding
Snowmobiling
Ice skating
Sledding
Mountain biking
Hiking
Rock climbing
Golf
Miniature Golf
Tennis
Swimming
Cycling
Fishing
Fly fishing
Hunting
Basketball
Hot air ballooning
Horseback riding
Walking
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching

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Seasonal Pricing

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Always verify owners~ We are professionals who live and work in Vermont. Alecia is a police social worker and John is semi-retired when Alecia doesn't have him on some project. Find Alecia Armstrong on Linked-in, Google, and Facebook: Lake Amherst Vermont Cottage & GlampCampVermont. We think it's important for travelers to verify owners; we do when traveling. Alecia will furnish work phone upon request.

Speaks: English
Accepts:

Policies and Rules

Check In 4PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out11AM

Once we receive full payment and a signed rental agreement within the terms outlined in the rental agreement, the guest will be provided with our no stress and easy access information. Early check ins are on a case-by-case basis dependent upon cleaning schedules.

Minimum age limit for renters: 25
25 or above.
Payment Policy
For credit cards ~ 50% at booking and the remaining 50% due 90 days before commencement. If you need another arrangement, please ask.

We offer cash discount. Contact owner before proceeding. Place a $200 non-refundable deposit to hold the dates. Next, pay by check along with signed agreement with check paid in full minus the $200 within 7 days.
Refundable Damage Deposit
We offer damage insurance. We are depending on people to be honest with us and pay for anything that they damage. If there is damage, we will discuss it with the guest. We understand wear and tear. We understand glasses and plates fall and break. Guests not charged for bowls and glasses etc.
Cancellation Policy
Rental and Payment Policy ~ Cancellation Policy - Updated June 1, 2020
Please review sample contract on this site.

50% of total payment is due upon booking. The remaining 50% is due 90 days prior to commencement.
A rental agreement must be signed and returned to owner within 3-7 days of first payment.
As part of your contract, purchasing trip insurance is highly encouraged. Generally, There are 3 conditions that must be met to purchase a Cancel For Any Reason Rider as follows: Purchase the policy within 10 - 21 days of First Trip Payment; Insure ALL prepaid and non-refundable travel expenses prior to departure; Trip arrangements must be canceled more than 48 hours prior to the departure date. If you meet all 3 of these conditions, most of the policies will reimburse you 75% of your trip costs, unless otherwise noted. Please read the fine print of your insurance policy carefully.

Cancel 120 days prior to arrival and we will refund your reservation, minus $200 cancellation fee and any credit card charges.

• Canceled bookings less than 120 days will not receive a refund unless the booking is cancelled 30 days or more from commencement date AND the property can be re-rented for that same time. A $200 cancellation fee will be applied and deducted from your payment. Credit card fees are also deducted from payment.

• Please check your credit card to be see if you have trip cancellation/trip interruption insurance. If not, then we suggest purchasing (in case of emergency, illness, or bad weather) as there is a no refund policy, unless owner can rent to another group at the same time with a 30-day cancellation notice. We highly recommend CFAR travel insurance.


• Refunds are only issued (minus cc charges) if we have a mandatory evacuation or travel ban in our area.

• All rental agreements are final and binding.

• Altering contract will be grounds for cancellation.



The home has outdoor surveillance cameras aimed at both entrances to the property to protect the property.
Notes
No Damage Deposit ~ We offer damage insurance for $10/night.
Damage deposit is waived if guest confirms that all members of the group have read all house information sent after booking. We expect that guest will come forward about any damage and how the damage occurred. a decision between owner and guest will then be made if damages need to be covered.
House Rules
No smoking or vaping.
You are required to wipe up spills on all surfaces (table, stove, counters, floor) to prevent mice and bugs.
Do your own dishes and put away where originally found.
Recycling is a Vermont law and you will be asked to compost and recycle.
Follow our local recycling rules: remove caps & rinse recycling containers.
Children under 11 must be supervised at all times.
No food in beds.
No glitter/slime/confetti/silly string/fireworks/Play Doh etc.
No candles
Do not alter anything on property, i.e. stone walls and fire pit.
Put everything back where it was found.
Thanks!

Getting around

Guests will need own vehicle. Good snow tires recommended for Vermont roads. AWD or 4-wheel drive a definite bonus!

Lakefront
Monument
Mountain
Ski Slopes
Woods
Lake

Directions

These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.
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Vermont Cottage Amherst Lake & Sanctuary Plymouth is a Vacation Home located in Plymouth, Vermont, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 10 guests
Vermont Cottage Amherst Lake & Sanctuary Plymouth has 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

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