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Spacious Lakefront Getaway Overlooking the Scenic Beauty Of Lake Champlain

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Comfortable and spacious 2000 square foot home built in 2007 with direct waterfront on the North Shore of historic Isle La Motte. The 1.2 acre property located on a private dead end road includes 225 feet of lakefront on peaceful Blanchard Bay, with the added convenience of both a boat ramp and dock for the boating enthusiast.

This 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home filled with modern amenities features a great room with a wall of windows facing the lake that steps out onto a beautiful garden patio with custom stonework. Whether to enjoy the morning sunrise with a cup of coffee, the beautiful sunset with a glass of wine, or s’mores by the campfire, the patio and large lawn area overlooking the lake has plenty of seats for all.

Mary and Don Russell
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2016

About Mary and Don Russell

My husband and I followed our hearts and purchased the original cabin in 1986 as a young couple with two small boys. Our family grew with the addition of two more boys, and together we enjoyed campfires, our pontoon boat, and wiffle ball games on the large lawn. Many changes have occurred in recent years; the cabin was replaced with a spacious home in 2007, our boys have gone off to college and moved away, and my husband and I sold our family home in Vermont and moved to New Hampshire. Finding that we are not able to return to the lake often we decided to share our beautiful and relaxing getaway with others.

Mary and Don Russell purchased this house in 1986

Why Mary and Don Russell chose Lake Champlain Islands

Although neither of us had ever been to the Island of Isle La Motte, we immediately fell in love with Blanchard Bay. Over the years our family has created lasting memories; taking advantage of uninterrupted time together without the pressures of everyday life. To this day I immediately relax as I pull in the driveway just knowing the hammock is waiting for me.

What makes this house unique

Located on a private dead-end road as well as a protected bay, our home has easy access to the lake via a boat ramp. With 225 feet of lakeshore and over an acre of land, there's plenty of room for lawn games and the kids to run around. Oh, and we LOVE the screen house and fire pit added in 2012!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Isle La Motte, Vermont

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • In addition to the three spacious bedrooms there is a full size bed in the sectional sofa in the great room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
$500 damage deposit required with signed lease that is returned after property inspection.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Spacious Lakefront Getaway Overlooking the Scenic Beauty Of Lake Champlain
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Wonderful property and location

  • 5 of 5

Just a terrific location right on the lake and a beautiful and well maintained property that we could not ask anything more of. We will definitely rent again if available next year. The views are beautiful and it is a very quiet setting. The house is well set-up, organized and clean. Best property I have rented in the Lake Champlain Islands.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home with beautiful views.

  • 4 of 5

The property was very nice. It was spacious with incredible views. All the comforts of home. The only disappointment was that swimming really wasn't feasible with the overgrowth of weeds, so much you really couldn't wade through it. We had a relaxing week with family and would recommend for a lovely lake view.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologize for your disappointing experience. This year the marina across the lake in Rouses Point performed maintenance by cutting their weeds. Unfortunately, instead of removing them they allowed a north wind to bring them across the lake into our bay. In our 30 years of ownership this has never happened, and combined with the record low lake level this year has created a situation beyond our control.
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Boston, MA

Picture perfect Champlain getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our week in this home was wonderful! It exceeded our expectations. Isn't that what you want when you rent on this site? Our 4 young children loved the fire pit, screened porch and the paddle boat. We enjoyed fishing and the most gorgeous sunsets. The home is clean and well equipped. We would love to come back to make more memories.

Thank you Russell Family!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alittle piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

The listing only touched on the peacefulness and beauty of the home and serenity of the view. Gorgeous sunrise and sunsets,

We had an amazing week celebrating my mom's 80th birthday. The home is very equipped with everything you could possible need.

All you need is your clothes, food and beverages. The rest is there. The peddle boat was a bonus and offered endless fun for all.

We took in a Saturday evening mass at the St Anne Shrine (outdoors), You can walk there from the house. We had a wonderful lunch at the Alburgh Golf Course. But most importantly we relaxed on the outside patios and read, played games and enjoyed family. Absolutely would rent it again.

Valgoi Family

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wilbraham, Massachusetts

Ideal Lake Champlain Property!

  • 5 of 5

This is the fourth property we have rented on the Islands and we LOVED it! First, Isle la Motte is a peaceful location with more bicycle traffic than cars! This property is on a small side road and was great for our 11 and 8 year old to ride on without worry of cars. The yard was great in the front for soccer, football, etc. The house itself was perfect - CLEAN! Wonderful open floor plan. Kitchen with plenty of dishes, utensils, etc. The back patio was beautiful, great grill, table with umbrella, screened in house with hammock. Dock was great for swimming (could have used a ladder to climb out), fishing was fantastic- the boys loved it! Fire pit was nice - only issue was that we had a heavy rainfall and the wood was wet (maybe a small tarp to cover the pile?). We bought a pile of firewood the next night and had a nice fire to roast marshmallows! Definitely would recommend this property and hope to be back there in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time at this exceptional property. In fact, we continue to refer to it as "paradise," and hope to return in 2016! The home is exceptionally clean and updated--with every amenity you could ask for. Awakening to loons, herons and lapping waves, with a sunrise--and sunset--was simply remarkable. There is a peace to be found there--but also room for lots of activities. My grandchildren (10, 8 and 3) found the pedal boat provided--and the two kayaks we brought--so easy to launch and such fun to use. We all swam off the dock, fished (boy are there big ones!), and enjoyed the fire pit almost nightly (a perfect place for S'mores!) The large front yard was perfect for our kickball games and croquet. It's also a great island to run and bike on and we also loved how close the golf course was--only 2 miles to the first tee!

The owners--Don and Mary--were very helpful and responsive to any questions. I would highly recommend this lake house to anyone looking for a family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Burlington VT or Montreal CA
Nearest Ferry
16 Miles
Grand Isle Ferry
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Alburg Country Club
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Interstate 89
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Isle La Motte, Vermont

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$196
Tax Rate 9.0%

Our rental week is Saturday at 4pm to Saturday at 10am.
A damage deposit check in the amount of $500.00 payable to Mary Russell is required prior to arrival. The check will not be cashed unless the owner has a valid claim to make and will be returned after inspection of the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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