Recently constructed, this 3000 SF private home is set on 20 acres of lawn, meadow and woodland with fabulous views to Camel's Hump and the Adirondack Mountains. It is just 1/4 mile to Lake Champlain. We are on the Lake Champlain bikeway with miles of gorgeous roads that wind through farms and small towns. Kingsland Bay State Park with swimming, boat rentals, function space and hiking is just a 5-10 minute walk. Check out Kingsland Bay State Park website. The town beach, a short walk is a great place to launch a kayak or paddle board or hike out to the point for great views of the lake and better swimming. "The Slang", just down the street, is a popular fishing spot and kayak launch. A pair of nesting Bald Eagles are there. Button Bay Park is nearby. The town of Vergennes is 7 miles away and features several great restaurants and shops. Shelburne Village, Shelburne Farms (a kid favorite!!!) and Shelburne Museum are about a 15 minute drive; Middlebury/Middlebury College is 20 minutes south. Burlington, with its lakeside parks, restaurants, culture and shops is 30-40 minutes north. The car ferry to New York that crosses Lake Champlain to the Adirondacks is a 20 minute drive. Going across the lake is fun, no matter what, and you can walk to a waterfront restaurant from the boat on the NY side. Hiking the Adirondacks is fantastic. Mount Philo, a popular hike suitable for the whole family is about a 15 minute drive and offers wonderful views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. Basin Harbor Golf Course is nearby and there is a small driving range minutes from the house. Let's not forget the popular breweries and Vineyards all around this area. Try the Shelburne Winery wine tasting for $7+/- and summer concert series. Grab a pizza from Folinos across the street and bring it to the Vineyard's outdoor seating. Staying at home and relishing the peace and quiet of this rural farm country is the best. This is our own private vacation home with lots of beautiful details. It is the perfect destination for family gatherings, lake activities and just a great escape from everyday living. The house features 3 bedrooms and a sleeping loft, 2.5 baths, 2 fireplaces, one in our outdoor screened porch, an open concept kitchen, dining, living room, wrap around porches with Adirondack chairs, outdoor firepit and gas grill, 2 kayaks & 3 miscellaneous bikes, bocce and croquet sets. We built the house with wood and beams milled from the land. The fireplaces are built with stone from the property. Depending on the season, the garden may be brimming with vegetables and herbs. The first floor features an en-suite Master Bedroom with King size bed, washer and dryer, half bath, kitchen, living room with fireplace and smart TV, dining area, foyer, screened porch with fireplace. The second floor offers two large bedrooms with vaulted, beamed ceilings: one with a queen, the other with a King bed and two twins. Both have window AC units. The 3rd floor features a rustic sleeping/napping loft (one twin) and is completely built of weathered and antiqued wood. All bedrooms have ceiling fans and there are lots of large windows throughout the house. Bathroom floors have radiant heat. Outside we have a picnic table, hammock, portable firepit and additional seating. There are 2 kayaks available for use, miscellaneous bikes. Bring your boats or rent one. It is easy to launch nearby. Internet provided. We provide all linens, towels, starter TP, paper towels, dish soap, hair dryer, iron, kitchen utensils, wood for the fireplaces, trash bins, etc. The house will be stocked with various dry goods, trash bags, cleaning supplies, and laundry soap since we use it ourselves. If you are the last person to use something please let us know so we can restock. The kitchen features a stainless steel refrigerator, Wolf gas stove, dishwasher, Corian tops and plenty of dishes and glasses. The kitchen is somewhat temporary until we design our dream kitchen, so that is the only part of the house that isn't really spectacular. Our children have named the house "Camp David" for the total relaxation and renewal they feel after every visit and escape from their hectic city jobs. We hope you love it as much as we do. Check out our guest reviews. As we find interest from renters we will update the calendar to carve out time for ourselves so the calendar will be adjusted as we go. Rental fee charged by Homeaway/VBRO is 2.9% of your rental amount if you book on line, which is an option. Be sure to confirm with me the rates, fees and dates as a few times VBRO auto generated fees/rates/minimum stays that didn't match ours. Be sure to get my insiders guide for things to do in the area if it isn't visible in the listing. We limit our guests staying at the house to 9 guests, preferably 8 or less, as the 3rd story tower with twin bed has a steep staircase and is not suitable for young children or rambling around at night, but is a fabulous spot for an afternoon nap, yoga or reading a book. If you are looking for a great respite, but close enough to restaurants, shops and outdoor activities, this is it. A recent family just wrote: "Thanks very much for the use of your place, we had a great time, used the lake several times, day trip to lake George, hiked camel hump a few times, and relaxed a whole lot....the place is beautiful, you guys have done a great job with it. "