Guest Reviews


Perfect for what we all wanted....

This house was perfect for what we all wanted! I was in awe walking into the house and the fact that it’s right on the lake is the best part. Views were amazing, the water was perfect, and we caught a lot of fish! Brian and Gabrielle were such good hosts and was super easy to get ahold of when we needed them. The house was clean and had everything we needed in it! Everyone in our friends group just loved this place and we can’t wait to go back!!! Thank you so much for a wonderful, peaceful week of relaxation!

by Marisa O. Submitted Date of Stay:

A Dream Indeed

This visit was a most incredible experience, for the whole family. The extensive media library and distribution system was impressive, but sadly lacked any means for feeding our own material, from laptop/phones, into the system. That would be a nice addition. Otherwise, everything was superb.

by Robert L. Submitted Date of Stay:

Absolutely thrilled with the rental

We rented this beautiful lake home for a fall family birthday getaway, and we were absolutely thrilled with the rental. The house itself is beautiful, open and has everything you need to be comfortable. The kitchen was incredible for cooking large family meals, and the game room was super fun for after pool games. The location on the water made for some fun paddleboarding and kayaking. The forest around the house was also really fun to walk around and explore. The hosts responded promptly when we needed more firewood, and we had a campfire nearly each night. Truly one of the best Airbnb's we've rented, and we're already making plans to come back.

by Alexandra B. Submitted Date of Stay:

Highly Recommend for Family Gathering

Highly recommend this house for large family gathering or to just admire the view of the lake. It was definitely a wow experience. The host were also very accommodating. Thank you once again.

by Johanna K. Submitted Date of Stay:

No need to look further

The title “Living the Dream” is exactly what it was. Renting this property was worth every penny and we had one of the most relaxing vacations ever. I highly recommend this rental property to anyone. Whenever you wished that you had something, it was there from different games to play to consumables like paper towels. Absolutely amazing!

Exterior was awesome and it was so nice to sit in nags head chairs while the kids swam in the lake. The fire pit was awesome and it was perfect playing corn hole and bocce. The lake access could have been better down ay the water. It was tricky to get the kayaks and paddle boat over the rock terrain.

This is an amazing vacation rental and there is no need to look further. You will not be disappointed no matter what your interests are. A vacation at this property is truly living the dream.

by Lance B. Submitted Date of Stay:

View of Lake Champlain is magnificent

The house is beautiful with very comfortable furniture and a fantastic Game Room. The view of Lake Champlain is magnificent from almost every room. This is a great vacation home and my family and I enjoyed it very much. Great vacation rental . Brian, the owner is very nice to work with; answered all my questions and addressed all concerns during our stay. Will definitely rent from him again.

by Nilda R. Submitted Date of Stay:

Wonderful house...

Wonderful house and spot on the lake!

by Amanda B. Submitted Date of Stay:

Vacation Paradise!

“Living The Dream” is a vacation paradise! We give it five stars for sure! One of our favorite vacation spots after this week. Private location with beautiful views of Green Mountains and spectacular sunrises. Perfect for our two families. Main suite felt like we were worlds apart for desired privacy. It provides all the amenities for a relaxing vacay and fun time with family. Feels like home!

A pool for toddlers is here, but we were glad we brought a larger inflatable one for our five year old granddaughter. She played in it for hours while we relaxed on deck with her. Older grandchildren loved the kayaks and playing pool, air hockey and b-ball. Hammock swings on lower level are great for relaxing! Fishing off deck is convenient. A lot of small catches. Coming back next year for the big boys! ;)

Overall, we had an amazing time and look forward to more summers here!

by MaryAnn G. Submitted Date of Stay:

Wonderful place in the woods

The property has greeted us with some fresh cinnamon buns! A nice small detail to help you feel welcome!

Brian - one of the property managers - has equipped us with instructions for the house explaining where everything is, including what to see and where to eat. He was also very responsive to ad-hoc questions!

The kitchen was fully equipped with everything from dishes and cups to appliances to spices (a lot of those). Really useful when traveling with a large family. The only small inconvenience in the kitchen was a kettle that would leak when pouring water.

Game room in the basement was packed with various games - from the pool for adults to table hockey to various table games for kids. Very useful things to keep kids busy in a good way :)

The backyard was, perhaps, the best thing about this place. Equipped with firepit, this was the place where we'd meet after the long hours of trailblazing to share our impressions and enjoy the evening lake. I have to say, I haven't seen such starry skies ever before. Even northern Michigan is far behind...

The house also comes with some kayaks and a pedal boat - I just wish the water was not as cold when we stayed there :)

A few things that can be improved: the carpets were dirty with some sticky stains in one of the rooms. Some of the restrooms were a little dirty.

Cellular coverage in the area is spotty at best, so wi-fi in the building was very welcome. The internet connection was a little slow for about 10 devices, though.

Among the things to see in the area, Whiteface mountain and Ausable Chasm were the most exciting, so make sure you visit them.

by Igor K. Submitted Date of Stay:

This is an amazing vacation rental and there is no need to look further.

Overall - 5 Stars
The title “Living the Dream” is exactly what it was. Renting this property was worth every penny and we had one of the most relaxing vacations ever. I highly recommend this rental property to anyone. Whenever you wished that you had something, it was there from different games to play to consumables like paper towels. Absolutely amazing!

Interior - 5 Stars

Exterior - 4 Stars
Exterior was awesome and it was so nice to sit in nags head chairs while the kids swam in the lake. The fire pit was awesome and it was perfect playing corn hole and bocce. The lake access could have been better down ay the water. It was tricky to get the kayaks and paddle boat over the rock terrain.

Amenities - 5 Stars
Everything we could have needed or wanted was there. Completely exceeded our expectations.

Would you stay again?
Yes

Improvements
Nothing needs to change for us to come back. We loved it both adults and children!!

Feedback for Potential Renters
This is an amazing vacation rental and there is no need to look further. You will not be disappointed no matter what your interests are. A vacation at this property is truly living the dream.

by Lance B. Submitted Date of Stay:

If you are looking to remove yourself from a hectic life style, this is the perfect place.

Overall - 5 Stars

Interior - 5 Stars

This wonderful home is beautifully equipped and furnished with a tasteful sense of style.

Exterior - 4 Stars

First impression of the front home exterior suggests perhaps the home needs a paint job. However, the back decks, lawn areas and fire pit are comfortable and picturesque. Our grandchildren had a wonderful time on the flat lawn chasing bubbles and balls. We all enjoyed the campfire in the fire pit as we gazed at the vast expanse of lake in front of us. The change in color of the lake as nightfall crept in was peaceful and serene. We enjoyed the cool breezes from the dock placed out into the lake and those brave enough, delighted in quick swims from the dock. Lake access is superb! Couldn't get closer and the privacy...well you felt like you were in your own private piece of paradise.

Amenities - 5 Stars

The home was superbly equipped! The kitchen had tools for everything...baking cookies, grilling, and general food preparation. The dishes, cutlery and glassware were abundant and of good quality. Linens and bath towels were first rate. The amenities surpassed the quality often found in a home rental.

Would you stay again?

Yes

Improvements

Any problem that arose was quickly remedied by the very responsive owner and his team of assistants. We were very satisfied with the immediate attention and response to our very minor glitches.

Feedback for Potential Renters

If you are looking for a peaceful and picturesque visit to Lake Champlain, this home will provide just that. The home is close to the ferry to Burlington which makes it convenient for a day trip over to Vermont. It is a quiet area and not many restaurants or stores in close proximity but if you are looking to remove yourself from a hectic life style, this is the perfect place.

by Gloria A. Submitted Date of Stay: