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Lakeview Garden Cottage Near Downtown

Bedrooms 1
Space 244 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Carpe Diem, “La casa piú piccola di Burlington,” is a charming tiny cottage with an expansive view of Lake Champlain all day, and of its wonderful extended sunsets at day’s end. At 13 ft. x 18.6 ft., Carpe Diem is about three times the size of the main cabin on a 70-foot sailboat cruising by on the lake below you and includes radiant heat flooring, a fully equipped kitchen, full size bed, private bath and a garden at your doorstep.

This converted historic garage stands apart from the main house, and offers the same knowledgeable, friendly hospitality that has made One Of A Kind B+B true to its name and a constantly popular Burlington homestay.

This restored and restorative retreat is available for day, weekend, week-long or month-to-month stays.

Extended stay rates on request.

More Details

Maggie Sherman
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Maggie Sherman

Maggie Sherman has been making art in unexpected places since 1980. This nationally recognized pioneer in community art has been running a unique bed and breakfast for the past eleven years, applying her well-developed community-building sensibility to the art of hospitality. She invites you to experience, for yourself, the environments she has created inside and outside of her home.

Maggie Sherman purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Maggie Sherman chose Old North End

Perched above Lake Champlain in a quiet neighborhood, perfect for downtown and waterfront excursions on foot, by bike, or by car— Carpe Diem cottage offers a creative alternative for the independent traveler.

What makes this cottage unique

The essentials of life, fresh air and natural light.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Old North End, Vermont

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 244 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Per cancellation policy traveler receives a 100% refund if cancelled before 60 days less $75.00 non-refundable cancellation fee.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A nurturing retreat.


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(17 traveller reviews)

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Lakeview Garden Cottage Near Downtown
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

The view from the charming cottage is spectacular

  • 5 of 5

Attention to detail was not missed. Upon arrival we found a lovely note from Maggie. The cottage had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The delicious granola, yogurt, fresh fruit and fresh ground coffee was very much appreciated. The garden was simply beautiful, we enjoyed our coffee in the mornings looking out over Lake Champlain. The town of Burlington was fun to explore. We strolled the large farmers market and sampled the best local hot sauces and dumplings in town. There are many wonderful restaurants to dine out or enjoy a quite dinner at the cottage. It was the ideal spot for my husband and me to celebrate our 30th anniversary.

Thank you Maggie, you are the most gracious host. We truly hope to return again!

  • Review Submitted: 13/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing my tiny spot to celebrate along with you. You graced my environs.
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Cute and cozy cottage conveniently located.

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place to hunker down in a snow storm. Everything was pretty much perfect. Will return for a summer view of lake Champlain.

  • Review Submitted: 27/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Hunker down"...a perfect descriptor! yes, please do return in the summer now that you have experience what many ask...what is winter like here? All best, m
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Charming, thoughtful and delightfully close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Maggie’s spot on the lake! Beautiful morning views of the lake, heated floors (important for Californians traveling in winter), and just a charming stay. Homemade granola, yogurt, coffee, and WiFi ... perfect for easy mornings before you start your day. Close to everything in Burlington - you can’t go wrong!

  • Review Submitted: 24/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your apprecation of my offerings! ....and the mention of the highlights!
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Quaint and cozy with a fab view!

  • 5 of 5

If you’re looking for a cozy little place with great views of the lake and proximity to town, this is it! Thanks to Maggie for such a lovely stay! :)

  • Review Submitted: 04/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kudos.
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The cottage had everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Is amazing how Maggie thought of every little detail including a old fashion looking radio just perfect for the cottage I enjoyed listening to it. Most of all I saw the most beautiful sunset ever. Maggie was very helpful with information about Burlington the one time we saw her.

It was peaceful perfect get away

  • Review Submitted: 30/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Irma! you were my ray of sunshine in the slow rain we met in. Thank you for your appreciation of the cottage. I strive to see my offerings as if I were a guest. All best in travels and ife to you. You have a beautiful spirit. Best, m
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Magnificent little cottage on Lake Champlain!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful little cottage with an amazing view of Lake Champlain. Maggie's is a wonderful hosts and provides a lot of amenities in this small cottage. I really enjoyed the local foods that were left for us to enjoy. I highly recommend this cottage!

  • Review Submitted: 13/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for highlighting the details you enjoyed and for your appreciation of my offerings. Best, m
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Olde Northender
Nearest Ferry
0.05 Miles
Lake Champlain Ferry
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Vermont National
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Essex Junction, VT
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Interstate 89
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
North Beach

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

No pets. No smoking. Only registered, paying guests on premise. Respectful behavior a must.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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