Willoughby Lake Cottage with Private Sandy Beach, Spectacular Mountain Views

  •  Type: Cottage
  •  Beds: 3
  •  Baths: 1
  •  Sleeps: 8


In 2019 we have added a motorboat with a new Honda 5HP motor and a 17-foot ODay racing sailboat. Peaceful and Natural: this summer cottage has been in our family since 1906. It has been totally renovated to maintain the ambiance of the early 20th century. Most of the furniture is original and restored. We are very particular about the presentation and cleanliness of our property. The cottage is private and secluded as is the private beach. Both command beautiful views, and we are the only family cottage with property on both sides of the lake with the beach directly across from the cottage 2/3's mile. We have enjoyed a consistant 5-star rating for years.
Additional Pictures Available: Additional pictures are available for those who are considering a specific week. These we will send by attached e-mail. Also, we provide a 5-page cottage information document (by e-mail attachment) which describes details about the cottage, directions, and recreational resources in the area. We really enjoy compliments from previous visitors (who are available to you for their commentary). The pictures are as complete as possible. Rainy weather is not under our control, but the cottage is spacious, and we see spectacular views of rain storms coming down the lake, from a secure and warm interior, and those sights are quite an experience. A trip to the beach across the lake by canoe and around by car, both arrive about the same time, on a beautiful sunny day make all the hard work you do during the rest of the year well worth it! And you can take a tour around the lake in the motor boat...or fish from the dock. Life can be good and will be when we so choose!!!.

Owner info


  • Sam Kent

Terms & Conditions

Three times in the past 10 years, we have been able successfully to re-rent a week that a party had to cancel for an emergency reasons. However, we are pressed with 5-figure taxes and cannot as a family afford to lose any July-August weeks. In 25 years we have yet to see a profit. We could probably rent each week 3-4 times in the Jan-May period, but inquiries fall off after May. Thus, up front we ask folks to be very sure of their dates. However, we will make every effort to replace a week including priority advertising. Thus far we have been successful.

Additional Rate details

Tax- 9%
Refundable Damage Deposit $200
Pet Fee $70.00
$1,800/week/family + 9% tax [$162] Second family $250/week; adults $100/week
ELEMENTS OF CONTRACT: Names, home address and other identification, HOLD HARMLESS LIABILITY AGREEMENT; no cancellations unless week can be re-rented; leave cottage clean as received. Because of the high cost of insurance for sailboat and notorboat, all liability falls on the renter and guests.This is the only way we can practically make these boats available. The sailboat adds a tremendous dimension to the lake.  






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Guest Reviews

We left your place with our hearts filled.

We had such a wonderful week at the Kent Cottage. It is truly a magical place. Thank you Sam for allowing us to experience Lake Willoughby this year. We are grateful and left your place with our hearts full!

Amazing stay. We can't wait to return.

We had an amazing stay at the Kent cottage. My boys loved fishing off the dock, using the motorboat to cross the lake to the beach, and swimming off the swimming dock. We can't wait to return.

Beautiful Spot

We very much enjoyed our week-long vacation at Kent Cottage and beach. We stayed with our two sons ages 3 and 5 and had a blast swimming, canoeing, relaxing, and exploring. The house is rustic, but has everything you need in terms of kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, and is very clean. The beach and lake are pristine. You share the beach with members of the Kent family who are nearby and there is plenty of space to spread out. There is a general store right nearby and lots of great recommendations for exploring the area and checking out some of the other towns. Sam was very accommodating and great to work with. Fantastic vacation!

Paradise in Vermont

Amazing stay! Sam and family have meticulously taken care of this gem of a cottage. We will never forget this place, it has everything for a classic lake cottage, including both sun rise and sunset! Definitely would come back!

A piece of paradise not seen very often in todays world! Very private setting with magnificent views, crystal clean water and well stocked cottage. We hope to return... Submitted Aug 23, 2018

A Gem of a Cottage with Delightful Privacy

This is a gem of a cottage and the setting could not be better for waterfront and beach. The beach is beautiful, lovely sand and crystal clear water. The bedrooms are old fashioned and cozy. A delightful surprise to wake up to was the beautiful view of the lake from the front bedroom. The kitchen is complete with quality pot ware, nice china and silverware or the option of paper plates, even with spices and condiments. Taking an early morning swim was unique for the privacy, beautiful views and occasional wildlife. It was like drinking in beauty, so restful. The children loved the beach. We got rained on once, but even that was just plain fun. We stayed anyway and the sun came out. We are definitely returning!

What a Beautiful Beech

This cottage is an amazing place to stay. The lake and beach are simply incredible. The views are some of the most beautiful in Vermont. The entire place is filled with a timeless rustic charm and warmth. The cottage is neat, clean, including bathroom, beds comfortable. There is a well supplied kitchen for cooking, nice dishes, silver or just cottage flatware. The experience of having a fine meal with friends or family, is enhanced by the surroundings, and makes for great memories. My two favorite spots are sitting in a chair on the platform right next to the water, or resting on the bed in the front room being warmed by the afternoon sun. The lake is simply the cleanest I have ever been swimming in. Their is a huge variety of books for any one to find something of interest to read on a rainy day, or as you go to bed. Having wireless Internet access allows you to connect to the outside world, research the area, or check up on news/weather. Their are several comfortable beds, with warm blankets/covers. On some nights the loons can be heard. Their calls are truly beautiful and unforgettable. Early in the morning, you sometimes wake to a lake like a giant mirror. During breakfast, looking out over the lake, you can often see ducks or loons swimming by, with occasional fish jumping. In the evenings there is sometimes a spectacular sunset to welcome the quiet clear cool starlit night. Here you can either sit back and relax, or explore the beauty of Vermont\'s North East. This is a very special place, and highly recommended. Owner\'s Response: Thank you for your very generous review of our cottage. For this old duffer, it means a lot to have happy campers, but that\'s what really makes the difference. I may get in trouble for saying it, but taxes take it all anyway. However, the state can\'t take any bites out of happy families and good vacations. So, there!!!

Cozy Cottage Right on the Beautiful Lake

Everything that was stated in the description rang true to its word. It is an older, but absolutely well taken care of cottage right on the lake. The views, when you wake up and when you hit the pillow at night, are beyond gorgeous. Our kids and I had a wonderful time both at the cottage, on the lake, or on the beach, which is on the other side of the lake--and private! We look forward to the day when we can return, which will hopefully be soon.

Quaint Cottage on Beautiful Lake

My family of five stayed at the Kent Camp for a week, and fell in love. The cottage had everything you need, including two boats, and spectacular views of the lake. We visited the beach nearly every afternoon, and it was also gorgeous. People on the lake were very friendly, and many knew the Kents. There are spectacular hikes in the mountains surrounding the lake, a rope swing about 1/4 mile down fro the cottage, Devil\'s rock to jump from, and an ice cream shack about 1 mile from the camp. We loved it there, and are trying to figure out how to spend even more time at the Kent Camp next summer.

Gem of a Place

The cottage is full of rustic old charm and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The kitchen is very well stocked and we loved eating dinner at the picnic table on the north porch. The cottage is shaded from the trees and can be quite cool in the mornings - we even lit a fire one morning to take off the chill! Afternoons its bathed in sunshine. If you hit it right with the weather, the set up is heavenly between the cottage on the east side and beach on the west side. Sam and his daughter were extremely helpful and so very friendly. We enjoyed talking with them on the sandy beach at the other side of the lake. Having acces to both sides of the lake is incredible! If it\'s windy on the east side, then it\'s likely sheltered on west side. The lake is cool and extremely clear. Our group fished a lot and were very lucky to catch two large lake trout - one just about exactly where Sam recommended we try! We brought our own kayaks and also a small motor boat. (We discovered that the canoe leaks so if you like to boat, its best to bring your own) The area has wonderful hiking all around and it\'s fun to explore the surrounding towns .