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Spacious Lakefront Cabin on VT's CLEAREST & MILFOIL FREE SUNSET LAKE in Benson, VT. Within ~1 hrs drive to Saratoga & Lake George NY & Rutland & Middlebury VT Killington & Woodstock VT, 60 miles to Burlington, VT. Water Views from EVERY ROOM! Main cabin sleeps 6 and.additional detached bunkhouse available sleeps 2. Shallow water access for swimming and good for children. WiFi , Kayaks, 4 person Pedal-Boat, Row-Boat and unique LARGE Swim Raft on a rope tow. Load up your chairs, coolers radio, etc on shore & then pull yourself out to enjoy the lake! A BIG HIT with previous guests! Large Deck with a Gas Grill & 2 Picnic Tables. Great fishing for Rainbow & Lake Trout, Largemouth Bass & Northern Pike. Relax on the dock and watch Osprey & Blue Heron & occasional Loon or Eagle. Very relaxing and rustic PRIVATE area on Sunset Lake.
Q: Is there central heating?
A: No, however there is a furnace which can be used to take the chill off but there is a fuel surcharge of $100 during May & June ONLY if needed) and September (if needed) If heat is not required than the Fuel Surcharge is refunded.
Q: How many and what size beds are provided?
A: There are 3 Twin, 1 Full and 1 King Bed Upstairs and 1 Queen Futon (very comfortable) downstairs. All pillows, bed linens and blankets are provided.
Q: Is this a luxury accommodation?
A: NO, this is a RUSTIC Lakeside Cabin. It has all the conveniences you will need for an enjoyable and relaxing vacation that includes fishing, boating, Kayaking, Swimming, Hiking and RELAXING, See guest reviews for additional comments.
Q: Are Motor Boats Allowed on Sunset Lake?
A: Yes, Motor Boats are allowed on Sunset Lake. Water Skiing and Tubing is allowed only between 10 AM & 6 PM
Q: Are Jet Skis Allowed?
Q: Does Sunset Lake have a public boat launch?
A: Yes... While it is not a fish & game access area, there is an area on Sunset Lake Road that is used by the public.
Q: Are there limits on the number and size of Trout I can keep on Sunset Lake?
A: Open to fishing from 2nd Saturday April to Oct 31
Google "Buy Your License - Vermont Fish & Wildlife" to purchase & print your fishing license online! Bass, Perch, Rainbow & Lake Trout!
Daily Limit: Total of rainbow trout, & lake trout must not be more than 2 in aggregate.
LAKE TROUT Min 18"
RAINBOW TROUT No Min Size
LARGEMOUTH and SMALLMOUTH BASS (Regular Season) 10"
Total of largemouth + smallmouth = no more than 5 by Angling
Season: 2nd Sat. in June to Oct. 31
NORTHERN PIKE 20" Daily LIMIT 5 by Angling Season; 2nd Sat. in April to Oct. 31
CRAPPIE Min 8" LIMIT 25 per day by Angling Season; 2nd Sat. in April to Oct. 31
Q: Is there WIFI Available?
A: YES! Free WIFI service is provided for your convenience.
Q: Is the Cabin on a main road?
A: No, the cabin is located on a private & gated dead end road.
Q: What is the water source?
A: The cabin uses water from the lake for all domestic uses. You must CARRY IN YOUR DRINKING WATER or boil the lake water before consumption. This is the common practice for all of the local cabins on the lake.
Q: How close to the nearest Grocery Store?
A: There are several local markets (food & gas) within 5 miles. Major grocery stores within 10 Miles as well as the local Farmers' Markets
Q: How Far to?
A: Burlington, VT 59 Miles 90 Mins
Killington, VT 47 Miles 70 Mins
Lake George, NY 47 Miles 70 Mins
Middlebury, VT 27 Miles 45 Mins
Q: How many Golf Courses within 1 Hour's drive?
A: Eight Public Golf Courses nearby.
Q: Are ATV's allowed?
A: NO. The cabin is located on a shared private road. NO ATV's are allowed on the property.
Q: Can I bring a dog?
A: YES! One well mannered dog is allowed. (A second dog will be considered on a case by case basis. There will be an additional $50 refundable deposit required at check-in if 2nd dog is approved) ALL PETS must be controlled on the property at all times, and all dog droppings must be monitored and cleaned up and disposed of in the container supplied. There are no exceptions to this requirement as it keeps the grounds and water sanitary for future guests. Pets are not permitted on beds or furniture in the cabin. Please bring your own dog bed for the pooch.
Q: Can I bring a cat?
A: NO Cats, No exceptions... sorry.
Q: Are towels and linens supplied?
A: YES. Towels and linens are provided. Guests are asked to have all linens washed & dried and folded on the beds at before check-out time. This allows for the next guests an earlier check-in time. Please bring your own beach towels for use outside. Bath Towels should not be used for swimming.
Q: Is there an additional Cleaning Fee charged?
A: NO... I ask all my guests to leave the cabin as clean as they find it. I provide all cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, vacuum cleaner etc. All guests are asked to wash and dry & fold all bed linens and start towels in the washer before departure on your last day The cabin is ALWAYS INSPECTED BETWEEN GUESTS and you can be assured you will arrive to a clean cabin.
Q: Can I visit the Cabin before booking my trip?
A: YES! Anyone who wishes to view the cabin PRIOR to booking is welcomed. Please contact me to arrange a time. There is obviously limited windows available between guests checking in and out for this purpose so a flexible schedule on your part is necessary. Viewings are available beginning in EARLY MAY...Read more
Beautiful Sunset Lake - Lakeside Cabin in VT! Benson, Vermont
Additional Location Information
Sunset Lake is a 197 acre, 120' deep Lake. It is one of the CLEAREST lakes in VT! Many refer to as "On Golden Pond" because of the beautiful clear water. The cabin is located in private country setting with lake views to conserved and undeveloped Boy Scout property. See Owners FAQ section on this site for details on attractions within 1 hours drive. Parking is private and there is space for 4 vehicles. Relaxing and rustic. Many hiking trails and country roads for walks or runs. Sunset Lake is a popular lake for boating, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, snorkeling and diving. Summer bookings fill fast so don't hesitate!
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Lake nearby, Rural retreats, Waterfront
Nearest train station: Fair Haven, VT (AmTrak), 10 miles Nearest airport: Burlington International (BTV), 50.02 miles Nearest ferry port: Orwell, VT, 6.03 miles Car is essential
Last updated on May 12, 2015
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Left on 09/20/2014 for a stay in September 2014 | Karen RReviewed Sep 20, 2014Stayed Sep 2014
I visited a friend for an overnight stay at Camp Costalotta. I couldn't have been more pleased.
I think the camp would be an ideal spot for a Women's Retreat. There are comfortable sitting areas downstairs and spaces upstairs to spread out into various nooks for personal reflection, all with amazing views of the lake, with the sound of the water lapping against the shore beneath the windows. I can imagine deep conversations with a friend or solitary reflection along pine needle covered paths or out on the lake in a kayak or boat. (Also ideal setting for a group of artist or writing friends looking to inspire one another!)
Everything we needed to prepare meals was provided (measuring cups, spoons, mixing bowls, spatulas, wire whisk, etc, etc) Clean up was a cinch with plenty of room to move around, plenty of counter space, full size refrigerator and freezer, oven and stovetop, microwave and coffee maker, dishclothes and towels, and everything is high quality.
We laughed long into the night, and we didn't bother anyone.
I highly recommend this getaway to anyone. (Those with limited mobility should call ahead to make sure they can be accommodated.)
Left on 09/26/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 26, 2013Stayed Sep 2013
This place has not been upgraded in years. The stairs are nearly impossible to manuveur, the spiral stairs are not useable because they are steep and very narrow. There is no proper exist from the upstairs so this place is a fire trap. Rent it at your own dismay. We think it was so bad that we left after only 1 hour of being there. Of course, the owner doesn't want to return our money, and neither does FlipKey.
The place is also full of spiders, the couch is stained with either water or urine or something so we wouldn't even sit on that. I have rented properties for over 30 years and have never refused to stay but this one was the worst of the worst.
Larry, I am very sorry your expectations were not met. This is a "RUSTIC" cabin. The cabin is fully compliant with fire codes. It is equipped with smoke & carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguisher & egress windows. The cabin is cleaned after each guest departs. All the furnishings and carpeting was professionally cleaned in June of 2013. I only wish you had taken the opportunity to visit the cabin in advance of your stay (as is offered and recommended on the rental site) to insure it fit your needs. I am sure we could have resolved any concerns had you waited for me to arrive. Jamie
Mike 'n Deb
Left on 08/27/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Mike 'n DebReviewed Aug 27, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
We recently rented Costalotta for a week in mid august and it was perfect! The cabin was large enough for 7 of us and very well equipped with anything you would need for cooking, sleeping, laundry, etc. It was very clean and comfortable. The cabin could not be any closer to the lake. At times looking out the window you feel like you're on a water boat. The owner, Jamie, was so accomodating and is extremely helpful but never intrusive. The lake is sparkling clean and the floating dock is awesome. We had fun using the row and paddle boats and swimming in the lake. We hiked some nature trails around the lake which was also beautiful. I would highly recommend Costalotta to anyone who is looking for a nice, peaceful, relaxing vacation on an exceptionally clean lake. We've already booked our week next summer and can't wait to go back!
Mike & Deb, I am happy that your stay was so enjoyable. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. Sounds like everyone had a great time. I hope the crappie are biting better next year! ;-) Jamie
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"Beautiful, peaceful, love the wild life!"
Left on 08/21/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 21, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
There was plenty of room for all and very peaceful. Plenty of seating and very comfortable! I love the view, out every window was the lake, mountains and horizon. The water is so clear and fresh we could see fish in the water from the upstairs bedroom. Jamie is very pleasant to deal with. We will most definitely be back.Thank you for a wonderful stay.
I am happy your week was fun filled! Hope to see you again next year! Dates are opened up on line for 2014 bookings! Jamie
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Left on 08/08/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 8, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
This camp exceeded our expectations. We are from Vermont and rented camps at other lakes before. Sunset Lake is very beautiful and clean. It's one of the prettiest and quietest lakes I have seen. There is a great view of the lake from every room of the cabin. The house is well stocked with basic supplies . There is good fishing and swimming. The favorite activity at camp was taking the raft out. This raft can be pulled out from shore and you can go out for the ride without even getting wet. Great for jumping in the water and swimming . There is a beautiful deck with a grill next to the camp that is great for relaxing. The owner is very helpful. We definitely are looking forward to returning next year, Linda
Linda,It was a pleasure to meet you and your family! Hope to see you again next year! Jamie
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"Wonderful cottage on beautiful sunset lake."
Left on 07/22/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 22, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
Charming cottage on beautiful Sunset lake. The house was very well maintained and lots of extras including a great deck and grill. Our favorite was the swim float on a pulley. Jamie is really nice and helpful. Wifi didn't work very well.
Teresa, It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. Thanks for the feedback! I hope you will consider a return visit in the future. I am working with the local internet provider to improve the service in our area. Thanks again, Jamie
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Left on 06/25/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 25, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
Though our vacation plans fell through, we went to the Cottage on Sunset Lake to see if it suited for our large family. It was more than we could have ever expected. The cottage was clean,roomy and bright. Everything you could possibly need is there. There is a view of the lake from every window even the bedrooms. It seems like you're in the middle of nowhere but with "touristy" attractions very near by this is the perfect vacation spot. Very private and I can't say enough about the serenity of it all. Jamie is very friendly and most accommodating. Trust me you won't be disappointed. Can't wait until we can actually stay!
Thanks Suzan, Sorry things fell through for you this year, but I look forward to another opportunity next year maybe. Flip Key is a much better way for making reservations and accepting payments going forward.
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"Beautiful Cottage and Lake!"
Left on 06/19/2013 for a stay in June 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 19, 2013Stayed Jun 2012
The pictures on this site are nice but seeing it in person is remarkable! The cottage is clean and well supplied. The lake is so quiet and the time there is very relaxing! My husband looks forward to getting up early and trolling for trout. We enjoyed our stay a lot and plan on returning soon!
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