4BR- Amherst Lake & Sanctuary Vermont Cottage ~ Plymouth, Vermont ~ Okemo Killington
Hosted by Alecia
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Pets are allowed
We love dogs! Bring your pet and don't forget a picture so that you can create a page in our doggie photo album. Please bathe and groom dog(s) prior to visit. Thank you.


No booking fees!
Perfect for 5-8 people. 4 bedrooms on ground level & 3 bathrooms
Fireplace & Fire pit
Volleyball Court
Ping Pong
Fishing & boating
Between Okemo & Killington ski & golf areas- 15 minutes either way
Dog friendly. Dogs accepted on a case-by-case basis. There is a dog fee
Be sure to check out all our guides on this site for things to do, places to go. Keep scrolling!

Location: Convenient lake area cottage at Amherst Lake & Sanctuary for very pleasant views overlooking entire lake. Observe ducks, geese, loons, osprey, eagles, turtles, and pinkletinks to name a few. Located in a valley that features 5 interconnected lakes. Lake Echo south of us features a lovely state park. Great hiking trails and swimming holes to explore. 2 1/2 hours from Boston, 4 hours from NYC, 20 minutes to GMHA, VT route 100, autumn foliage, world-class skiing, Killington, Okemo, Ascutney. WIFI. Hip local dining in Ludlow, Vermont, art galleries, hiking, tubing, fishing, local breweries, Crowley Cheese Factory, Plymouth Artisan Cheese Factory, apple orchards, maple syrup farms, biking, cool rivers, lakes & beaches, Plymouth State Park, Coolidge Homestead, Quechee Gorge, Billings-Marsh-Rockefeller Farm & Museum, Vermont Institute Natural Sciences (VINS), King Arthur Flour Co, Vermont Salvage & scenic Woodstock, Weston, Chester. Accommodations- Something different.......A step back in time!
Equidistant between Killington & Okemo Mt ski areas- 15 minutes either direction.
Woodstock, Weston, Chester all 30 minutes away. Ludlow 10 minutes away.

Unique: We offer a unique experience. There are not many of these ole time lakeside cottage gems left because they just don't build them like this anymore. A quintessential 1930's era lakeside cottage which has kept its original rustic charm. We are boutique style. Come and enjoy the nostalgia... make memories of crisp winter or warm summer days spent on the lake. Awesome summer naps, colorful foliage, the sound of the Pinkletinks (peepers), geese honking, ducks quacking, loons making their mournful cries, and fresh breezes..... anyone will agree it's a perfect setting for a family gathering, girlfriend getaway, and any celebratory weekends. This lakeside cottage will draw you in, wrap you up, and beg you to stay awhile. This cottage has been updated/preserved/and continually renovated to include modern creature comforts.
There is no other place like it....quirks included!

FEES: for optional amenities~ Added options to keep prices down.
Comes with a row boat. Boat rentals (extra boats) available summer-please inquire
Dog fee: $20-$25/night/dog.
Sorry, but there is a $30 "Time & Trouble" fee for key replacement and/or mailing back left behind items.

DOGS: Dogs are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please inform owner you want to bring your dog. Please describe your dog by providing breed, age, temperament. Dogs left unattended must be crate trained. Dogs must be bathed and groomed prior to arrival. You must pick up (poop) after your dog.

Rural Area: Guests will need own vehicle. If winter, snow tires are a must, not all season radials. AWD or 4-wheel drive a bonus to getting around in wintery Vermont. Adding to this, please wear proper winter boots and not "city boots" on your feet or you will fall.
You are responsible to sanding and salting your walkway; there is no way we can predict when ice will form. We will supply the salt and sand.

House Rules: Limit 8 people.
There is an option to rent the upstairs as well for full fee. Add two more bedrooms and a bathroom ~ See houfy.com/2688
Vermont has recycling laws we all participate in & abide by.
Guest will receive a contract once booked. Payment = acceptance of contract outline.
Travel insurance strongly recommended.
Calendar updated regularly.

Call or email Alecia if interested:


BEFORE BOOKING property, please read entire site and verify owner identity. Call owner directly at 802-558-0040.
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 agree to our refund policy. If you have questions, please ask before requesting to book. We will be happy to answer and assist. Call owner directly at 802-558-0040.
Calendar updated bi- monthly, sometimes weekly.

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, recycling requirements/laws, cancellation policy, emergency procedures, Acts of God, things you must know for a healthy, safe, and easy stay. The contract will be mailed to the guest and we ask it be returned via e-mail or snail mail within 3-7 days. The rental may be cancelled by the owner at owner's discretion if terms are not met. Trip insurance is strongly encouraged and recommended.

No booking fees! Need a payment plan? Talk to us. Talk directly with the owner! 802-558-0040. Dog friendly......Woof! Cash discount! Vacation in Vermont! Owner by e-mail: vermontcottage@gmail.com and mention Houfy.

Rental Payment Policy & Cancellation Policy
• If paying by 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. If less than 90 days from commencement, payment needs to be paid within 5 days along with this signed Guest Occupancy
• 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 r
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 120 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 $500
cancellation fee plus cc fees apply. 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.
• Refunds at any time are only issued if we have a Vermont state mandatory evacuation or travel ban in our area.
• All rental agreements are final and binding.

Have you read the entire listing?
Ready to book?

Stay safe,
Alecia & John
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Sleeping Configuration

1 king bed
King bed faces the lake view. Wake up and see the entire lake north to south. Includes seating area with great view. Spacious room!
Owl's Nest
1 double bed
This room is adjacent to Queen Volleyball Room. We designed this to be flexible to accommodate parents with a youngster, siblings needing to be near, or older couple who need own bed and still remain relatively close. Rooms can be blocked off from each other too! Each room has its own entrance.
Queen Volleyball Room
1 queen bed
This room is adjacent to The Owl's Nest Room. Named because it overlooks the back lawn where our fantastic volleyball court is. We designed this to be flexible to accommodate parents with a youngster, siblings needing to be near, or older couple who need own bed and still remain relatively close. Rooms can be blocked off from each other too!
Bear Den
1 queen bed
Four post bed with a very firm mattress.


Washing Machine
Clothes Dryer
Air Conditioning
Full Kitchen
Cable TV
Security Cameras
Smoke Detector

Reviews (36)

Excellent based on 36 Reviews


Ice skating
Mountain biking
Horseback riding


Child friendly
We do not supply baby furniture
Parking Included
Ample parking!
Not Wheelchair Accessible

Getting around

Guests will need own vehicle. If winter, snow tires are a must, not all season radials. AWD or 4-wheel drive a bonus to getting around in wintery Vermont. Adding to this, please wear proper winter boots and not "city boots" on your feet or you will fall. You are responsible to sanding and salting your walkway; there is no way we can predict when ice will form. We will supply the salt and sand.

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We love our family cottage. It was built it in 1934. It started out as just a tiny place and was continually added on. The result is a fun quirky old-time quintessential lakeside cottage. It's a really fun place with plenty of space for privacy and a lot to do in the cottage and around the area! We like to rent to nice honest people who will take good care of it.
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Policies and Rules

Check In: 4PM - Flexible
Check Out: 11AM
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. In summer it is highly unlikely. Need to have the home cleaned for everyone and that takes all the time between guests..
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Suitable for Events
On a case by case basis, please inquire. Fees apply.
No smoking
Minimum age limit for renters: 25
Based on experience
House Rules
No smoking or vaping.
You are required to wipe up and pick up after yourselves.
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. Do not let children run around with candy/juice/snack foods.
No glitter/slime/confetti/silly string/fireworks/Play Doh etc.
No candles
Do not alter anything on property, especially stone walls and fire pit.
If you move it/unplug it, put it back as you found it.
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Payment Policy
50% at booking and the remaining 50% due 90 days before commencement. If you need another arrangement, please ask. We offer cash discount. Buy trip insurance.
Refundable Damage Deposit
We expect that if there is damage, the guest will come forward and explain what happened. From there we will decide what needs to be done.
Cancellation Policy
Rental and payment conditions Payment Policy
Please check your credit card to be sure 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. You can try www.insuremytrip.com, www.travelsafe.com, www.travelguard.com. Refunds are only issued if we have a mandatory evacuation in our area. Please read the fine print of the insurance policy carefully.

No Damage Deposit
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.

Cancellation Policy
There is no refund policy. Once a reservation is made, we take those dates off the market from other guests. Please see section about trip cancellation/interruption insurance above. If guest has an emergency and must cancel, owner will reopen the dates on the calendar. If owner can re-rent the dates, or some of the dates - then an appropriate refund will be issued.

The home does have outdoor surveillance cameras.
House Rules
Please thoroughly read and sign the rental agreement that will be sent.
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4 BR ~ Cottage In Vermont ~ Plymouth, Vt is a Vacation Home located in Plymouth, Vermont, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 8 guests
4 BR ~ Cottage In Vermont ~ Plymouth, Vt has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Apr 2019

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