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'Serenity': Family Friendly, Day Trips: Canada, Jay Peak, Burlington, Renovated

'Serenity': Family Friendly, Day Trips: Canada, Jay Peak, Burlington, Renovated


Property Details

Updated: Apr 25, 2015
Lakefront 3 Bedroom W/Additional 6 Person Lock Off Available, Large Porch, Dock

A/C, Heat, WIFI, basic Cable TV, DVD, games, kids toys, private dock are included. Local telephone calls are included.

This cottage has 180' of waterfront mostly wooded for privacy.

The 3 downsairs bedrooms are set up as: 1 queen; 1 full, & twin bunk beds. We have renovated to a 'country' kitchen w/ dining, living area, as well as a bath w/ shower - all the first floor. The knotty pine interior provides a nice cottagey feel to unwind in. Lots of new features.

The second floor new 'lock off' is available for an additional 6 people (extra charge): 1 queen bedroom & a dorm w/ queen & 2 singles; bath & large common (10 x 20) area. This is great for reading, watching DVDs and the table is perfect for family games, puzzles etc. As with the downstairs, we have new linens & bedding. Great for 2 families to share. Note: this 'lock off' cannot not be purchased on its' own but only as an addition to the first floor. Pictures will be added in the spring.

On the first floor, the new county kitchen includes: a full size range, Kitchen Aid mixer, microwave, 'Belgian' waffle iron, elec. griddle, coffee maker, crock pot, toaster, blender, service for 16, professional s/s pots & knives. New lobster & corn pots for that really fresh picked corn are included. Bakeware and muffin pans are there for the chef.

An outside broiler, a woodsy campfire area (wood included) and picnic table will provide a rustic setting to 'get away from it all'.

The enclosed porch on the water with table for 6, rockers, end tables, etc. are there for relaxing. An outside deck is for sunning.

To enter: up 4 steps to new flooring that leads through to the porch all on one level. If you can walk up the 4 steps, you can relax all week in the rockers!

Plenty of parking, cleared section for horse shoes, volley ball etc. Gardens (feel free to pick the weeds!) for your enjoyment. Watch the blueberries & raspberries grow. Enjoy the pickings!

This waterfront property is fairly secluded in a woodsy area. Great for kids or honeymooners. Enjoy taking walks around the Westcott Shore. Pick the wildflowers. The campers are quite sociable and will welcome you with smiles.

Basic soaps, cleaning & paper products as well as linens are included.

We have a high chair & pack 'n play available for your use.

Lots of lake front activities are possible: swimming, fishing, and boating. We usually have several kayaks, a canoe & paddle boat available for your use at no charge. Bring your own motor boat & jet skis and launch in at the boat ramp at the north end. Jet skis are permissible as well as tubing. Just tie them up at the private dock.

The lake is approximately 3 miles long and 1 mile across. There are lots of camps on it, but it is very quiet except during holiday weeks. Quite tranquil.

Bird watching is a favorite pastime. We are hoping to see some loon nests established this summer.

Bring your bikes as bike touring is very popular in this part of the country. With younger kids, the old rail road beds have been converted to bike and walking trails for your enjoyment.

Plenty of day trips for those who need to be always on the go. See local activities listed.

Welcome to 'Serenity'.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

Bob is originally from the adjacent town, Enosburg. He has many fond memories of his time in northern Vermont from helping his grandfather work the family farm, helping his father in his grocery store, tapping the local maple trees and making his own syrup (which was sold in his father's store), and the special times at his grandfather's camp on Lake Carmi. After several years of camping & renting on Lake Carmi, we brought our cottage on the Westcott Shore. They say you can never go back home to live, so this is the best solution - a life of relaxation here at Carmi.

Bob took off to Boston for college and later met Nancy, (a city kid) who was a teacher. Eventually they raised a family of 6 kids ending up in NH.

Today they split their summers between work & Lake Carmi traveling 4 hours for long weekends/weeks to enjoy the tranquility of Lake Carmi often working from their camp. (The wonders of WIFI!) The best of both worlds.

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4 Reviews

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'Serenity': Family Friendly, Day Trips: Canada, Jay Peak, Burlington, Renovated
+1 -603-642-3873
Lake Carmi Lake Champlain Valley

Great amenities!

  • 5 of 5
Wow! We were here a year ago and cannot believe all the updates and renovations. The kids enjoyed kayaking and canoeing while the adults were comfy hanging out on porch and deck enjoying the tranquil view. There is plenty to do right at the camp, but we did enjoy taking a day trip to Canada, Burlington and downtown Enosburg for the weekly town band concert. Great place if you just want to get away from city life and recharge. Owners are super friendly and family oriented.
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you sooo much for your review. We enjoyed having you as a favored guest!
'Serenity': Family Friendly, Day Trips: Canada, Jay Peak, Burlington, Renovated
+1 -603-642-3873
Lake Carmi Lake Champlain Valley

Awesome Upgrades

  • 5 of 5
I've been staying at this camp for several years before Nancy & Bob Lumnah purchased it in 2013. Unfortunately I did not make it up to the camp this year, but I can see they have put a lot of work into this cabin to make it perfect. The camp was great before, but now looks amazing. Can't wait to get up there in 2015 to enjoy the many improvements. I've stayed at 3 other camps on Lake Carmi over the past 10 years and this was my favorite and can;t wait to get back.

Robert from NJ

*Please note it made me select a date but wouldn't let me go back to June of 2013 when I last stayed at the camp.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert, Thank you so much for your vote of confidence in us. We will be delighted to welcome you back. It is a pleasure meeting people and giving them the opportunity to relax in a tranquil setting or if they choose have a homey base to explore the wonders of VT, and southern Quebec. Once again THANK YOU! Bob & Nancy
'Serenity': Family Friendly, Day Trips: Canada, Jay Peak, Burlington, Renovated
+1 -603-642-3873
Lake Carmi Lake Champlain Valley
Tolland CT


  • 5 of 5
We just had the best week at this lakeside "Camp". The cabin comes with so many extras it just made our stay extra nice. The lake is a gem and the huge porch is just feet away from it. It was difficult to pull ourselves out of our rocking chairs on the porch to swim and boat in the lake. But when we did, we loved it. Our daughters really loved playing outside and in the lake. A day trip to Burlington VT was especially fun, but the local area is very friendly and has what you need - including a winery at the top of the hill. The shooting stars across the lake at night were spectacular. We feel very lucky to have found this gem of a "camp" and no doubt will be sure to return. Thank you to our very lovely and hospitable hosts!
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
'Serenity': Family Friendly, Day Trips: Canada, Jay Peak, Burlington, Renovated
+1 -603-642-3873
Lake Carmi Lake Champlain Valley


  • 5 of 5
The camp was great and has everything you need, Owners are great to deal with would highly recommended this camp, we will be back next year.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


From the Owner

With 6 kids and 21 grandkids, our camp was often bursting at the seams and additional camps had to be rented for family weeks. As much as they loved the relaxing feeling of campy camps, there are a number of individuals with allergies and many camps were detrimental with mold issues. We needed another place to board our clan that minimized the allergy flare-ups. During the summer of 2013, we purchased the property at Tanner Junction. Much work needed to be done. We sided the cottage, put in new flooring, updated the kitchen to retain a 'country look', but much easier to clean, more counter space, and provided more storage and easier accessibility to utensils. New linens & bedding were purchased as It made sense that a person going on vacation would only want to bring their clothes (& motor boat), but pick up the groceries locally. A chef would desire a kitchen full of gadgets, so he could whip up his famous Belgian waffles on Sunday morning with the berries he picked or perhaps make that pie. On the other hand, there are others who would think of a relaxing vacation as hitting the frozen foods section at the super market & zapping or broiling (or using the campfire). To accommodate all types, we needed to refurbish the kitchen. It is not perfect, but we feel that we have made a balance that states ' We are home'! The water front has awesome views - hidden previously by the overgrown cedars which we trimmed so that now while sitting on the porch you feel as though you are actually on the water surveying God's country of farms & mountains. With an eye toward environmental & safety issues, we now have a safe parking area, a space for volleyball, gardens and blueberries and raspberries. All this without destroying the woodsy quiet character surrounding this cottage and lake. The 'lock-off', second floor, provides an opportunity to expand your gathering (extra fee) in a fresh new space. We welcome you to share in tranquility in 'Serenity'.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Burlington VT at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Abbey at 5 Miles Nearest Golf : Enosburg at 12 Miles Nearest Train : St. Albans VT at 17 Miles Nearest Motorway : Route 89 at 17 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Abbey at 5 Miles Nearest Ski : Jay Peak at 20 Miles Nearest Beach : Lake Carmi State Park at 1 Miles Car: recommended

We are located in a rural area complete with farms for fresh eggs, surrounded with mountain vistas loaded with nature activities, including those lakeside activities just outside the door.

Enjoy the weekly concerts in the park in Enosburg. Visit 'Abe's Cabin' & the little museum at the train depot. Perhaps take in a local production at the historical 'Opera House' here. Visit 'The Boston Post Dairy' and see the goats and watch the cheese being made. Our grand kids are NEVER bored. So much to see & do.... IF, you don't want to just sit and soak up the tranquility of 'Serenity'.

To the NORTH: Don't forget Passports

3 miles from the Canadian border with Montreal and Granby Zoo to the north. Enjoy a leisurely ride though the border towns and enjoy lunch. Pick some berries.

Jay Peak VT activities including incredible indoor water park - 'The Pump House', for adults & kids (great for rainy day) as well as ride up on the tram to the mountaintop for breath taking views of northeastern US as well as Canada and enjoy world class dining here. Visit the Haskell Library & Opera House, in Derby, VT which can be entered from either Canada or US. See the border line painted on the floor.


Burlington Area has great shopping, museums (especially Shelburne), colleges and restaurants. Boat touring of Lake Champlain as well as ferries to NY.


Tour through the quaint villages over rolling hills to Stowe for unique shopping and vistas. Go over Hazen's Notch. Check out the Cabot Annex and Ben & Jerry's. Go north to see the Cabot cheese factory & and St. Johnsbury or south to visit the capital, Montpelier. Have a picnic at Avery's Gore.


Tour Grand Isle, Shrine of St. Anne in Isle le Motte., Enjoy the marshland views as you cross over Lake Champlain via bridge to NY state. Visit Ausable Chasm in NY or perhaps spend time at Parc Safari in Canada just north of the NY border. Enjoy riding through the zoo in your car with the zebras' poking their heads in your car to say welcome.

Soooo much to do, so much to see using our cottage as a base - unless of course your aim is to just veg out, which is what we all need.


From $150 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 15 2015 - Jun 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jun 6 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 17 2015
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $200.00
  • Tax Rate 9.0%

Sorry no pets due to allergies. Upstairs Lock-Off : sleeps 6 additional for a total of 12 with first floor rental. addition to base prices listed above: Summer: $600week; Early or Fall: $400 week or $75 night; ( 3 night minimum) $200 refundable security deposit due upon arrival & returned after telephone & cable bills reveal no extra charges & if no damaged or missing items. No tents or RVs

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Updated: Apr 25, 2015


From the Owner

Purchased as a 'diamond in the rough', we have spent much time enhancing the views from the porch and kitchen. To just have the opportunity to sit on the rocker with a book in hand, enjoy the breeze, and the views, is truly a gift. To doze off, well you're on vacation, go for it. To sit on the dock with your feet dangling in the water with no cares - ahhh. OK party poopers, there is WIFI and air conditioning! (Unusual in most cottages.) We are centrally located for lots of day trips. See elsewhere for their listings. We'll provide more info in our book of notes at the cottage. With Canada at our door steps, plan on bringing your passports - just in case.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
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  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...

Location Type

  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 720 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, First floor: soaps, towels, toilet paper, First aid
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Upstairs ('Lock-Off'-extra fee) soaps, towels ,toilet paper
  • shower, hair dryer, soaps, towels


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single, bunk bed set
  • Additional Upstairs lock off: 1 queen; Dorm room: 1 queen + 2 singles Large common area w/ DVD player. EXTRA CHARGE


  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Campfire with wood & picnic table outside bench swing private dock for boats & swimming spring water large outside play area & woods Fresh eggs locally, local cheeses & maple syrup. Food Shopping: Hannaford's Supermarket in Enosburg; Hartmann's Farm Stand on Rt. 105; Franklin General Store in town, Byam's General Store E. Franklin Gas: Byams, & Enosburg gas stations McDonald's in Enosburg. local strawberry, blueberry & apple picking. Jay Peak Waterpark - 'Pump House', Tram ride 3 miles from Canadian border: Granby Zoo, Montreal Historical Society buildings Picnic at Avery's Gore Burlington Area: Shelburn Museum & Farm, colleges, shopping, ferry boats & tours Lake Champlain St. Anne's Shrine: Isle le Motte Scenic drives: Ben & Jerry's, Cabot Cheese factory, outlet, stone quarries, Canadian countryside

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