Overlooking the adirondack mountains and Lake Champlain, on a 9 mile island connected by land bridge to Alburg, V.T.
Located on historic Isle La Motte, home of the oldest coral reef in the world, just down the street. A 500 million year old reef fossilized into stone, some of the stone even used to build into this Villa. Also home to the first establishment of civilization in Vermont starting in 1609 and the first Catholic settlement in Vermont, St. Anne's shrine. This property was part of the historic Apple farms on the island from early 1800's, and there are still a couple very old huge apple trees on our woodland area, and a apple orchard just down the street.
Great for extended family and friends coming on vacation as a group. With 6 bedrooms it sleeps 14+ with ease and there are also beds/futons for up to 18 people.
This a spacious home, great for vacation fun by the lakeside, reminding you of days of your youth. Large chef-style Kitchen, vaulted ceilings, birch wood and tile floors, 3 decks, 1 farmers porch and 1 screened in room, a large field stone fireplace and a Firepit table near the lake for keeping warm at night and making Smores.
Located on 12.9 acres, 160 feet of lakefront in front of this home. Two horseshoe pits, 1 row boat and 1 paddle boat, boat mooring for up to 32' boat, 31 feet of aluminum dock, new stainless steel double-hood outdoor gas grilling and searing gourmet center, great cellular phone reception, updated horseshoe pits in back yard, volleyball / badminton setup, and sporting goods on premises.
Isle La Motte has some presidential history in that Teddy Roosevelt was in Isle La Motte when he became President by default at a friends place visiting, he was about a half mile down the way from our property on the same street when he got the news. In some ways he was more admirable than JFK, a close friend of our family, and every year we have a Teddy Roosevelt day here on the island. The European discoverer of the lake basin, Samuel De Champlain, made his first settlement of Vermont ever in Isle La Motte. There are many historical points all around the islands to see.
Just down the street from historic Fisk farm, St Anne's Shrine, Isle La Motte Preservation Trust, Goodsell Ridge, a country store, coffee and pastry shop, Home made maple ice cream and food, Alburgh Dunes State Park, and Hero's Welcome. We are within an hour of Famed Church Street in Burlington Vt., Parc Safari adventures, Plattsburgh, Saint Albans Vt., and Montreal, QC.
Nature has it's share of imperfections, and yet there is much natural beauty to see here on the islands. Our home could be compared in a similar way. Perfectionism we are not, but much inspiration, peace with nature and enjoyment is easily found here. Make Lake Champlain Home your home away from home this season!