Kent Cottage and Beach

on Lake Willoughby in Westmore, VT

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Enjoy the swish of the waters in the 17' O-Day sailboat..  Willoughby is a beautiful lake to explore with the mountain views and pristine waters, and canoeing in the evening with the fragrances coming down off the mountains is a special experience.  For the avid sailor, the O-Day is popular as a racing craft and for family excursions.

The 14' motor boat comes with the cottage and has a new 5 HP Honda motor.  The larger boat has a 15 HP electric start Mercury, and is available for $35/half-day for  family excursions around the lake






Views from the Co ttage

Superb frontage for swimming... after the underwater boulder next to the sitting platform for diving...the 10' x 10' tent platform for the sunset with glass in hand or a tent for your children, and you can hear every sound from your bed.










The Shallow Waterfront                The Swimming Platform







For Watching Your Children          The Tent Platform


Waterfront Fun for Children

Or, Contemplating the Sunset

For your next waterfront vacation consider staying at our family cottage which offers a motorboat and sailboat and the finest beach in the state.

Weekly rentals [Sat to Sat] from mid-May to mid-October at $1,800/wk/fam.

plus 9% Vermont tax. $250 for a second family [max 8], $100 per extra adult.  Weekends are available in the

off season: $575/2-day; $790/3-day.


Accommodations include three

bedrooms upstairs, single bed down, full bath, full kitchen with pantry, living

room and dining area looking out over the lake, private beach, picnic table

beach chairs and umbrellas, gas grill, fishing tackle and Wi-Fi.  And there is an extensive library in the cottage.


This was the summer residence of Professor Charles Foster Kent, author, theologian and founder of the Society for Values in Higher Education -- constructed in 1906 and renovated with much of the original furniture.



Includes Motorboat and 17-Foot Sailboat


The Cottage


Our unique combination of a secluded cottage and a private beach makes ours a rare rental opportunity on Lake Willoughby. Such are the opinions of our guests who have been uniformly enthusiastic and often liken our place to a gem of a discovery with consistent 5-star Reviews.




The cottage faces the sunset and the beach is greeted by the sunrise and tenting is possible on the beach.  It is a short boat ride of 5 minutes to the beach with spectacular views on the way.  Canoeing takes the same time as going around by car.



The Beach


Where families spend most of their time...When shadows fall across the beach, returning to the cottage is like getting another day.  Picnic tables, fire pit, beach chairs and umbrellas, and tenting on the beach and awakening to the sunrise and fresh air for a swim or early morning sailing...well...unforgettable..





Interested in Sailing? Or Cruising the Lake?

This is a separate rental.  The Tiny Cabin is located in beautiful woods behind the beach.  The log-sided structure is 8'x12', finished with knotty pine inside with ample windows and burgandy curtains.  Furnishings include full-size bed, two chairs, small table, heater, lamps and small clothing chest. It is just a short 150' walk to the beach.












As you approach the shore on the path frrom the Tiny Cabin, you are greeted with a breathtaking view of the beach, crystal clear water and the mountains. The sandy beach extends right into the lake. In the early am after a restful sleep, if there is a fresh wind from the south with waves crashing on the beach, sitting at the picnic table facing the lake with the breeze in your face and the mountain views with favorite drink in hand will become your most unforgettable experience at Willoughby.


Amenities: Picnic Table, Beach Chairs and Umbrella, Weber Gas Grill, Porta-Potty, Heater, Portable Lanterns, Wiki Torches, Fire Pit on beach and a very cold spring brook that comes out of the ground at the site for cooling food and drinks.


$90/night/couple. Tenting on the beach (negotiable) for extra people.


Please contact Sam Kent at 802-624-3152


Pet Fee $20/night.  Pets must be on a leash.

Parking at site.


Tiny Cabin by the Beach