Woods Bay Hideaway

147 East Shore Road , South Hero, VT 05486 USA (Show map)


A casually elegantly decorated suite with a private bath in a wing off the main house. Separate entrance that allows for total privacy. Situated on a little piece of paradise that boasts 1500 feet of beach. Guest have unlimited use of canoe, rowboat,paddle boards and bikes. Great biking and walking trails near by. In house fishing and boat excursions can also be arranged for an additional fee. The islands have many Vineyards and fine dining. In the winter cross country and skating out the back yard. Only 20 minutes to Burlington , 45 minutes to skiing and a mere 1 1/2 hours to Montreal. Come stay with us!



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining3.0

Wonderful property

4.2 on July 01, 2018

Just spent 2 wonderful nights at this property and can't say enough good things about it. The location is superb- on quiet cove with private beach - great for swimming and kayaking; the property itself is stunning - gorgeous landscape with lovely views of lake. Dana and Jim were great hosts - providing everything from bikes to kayaks and even water shoes. Would definitely go back for another visit.

Pure perfection

4.2 on June 30, 2018

Spent two spectacular nights at this outstanding property. The location is breathtaking- on a secluded bay - perfect for kayaking and swimming. The hosts- Dana and Jim - who went above and beyond to make our stay memorable- providing bikes (with tips on backroad trips), kayaks, beach towels, even water shoes! There is even a fire pit, with wood provided,down on the beach with all the fixings to make s'mores! Can hardly wait till we get a chance to visit again.

Perfect Getaway!

5 on July 17, 2017

My husband and I had such a wonderful time staying at the Woods Bay Hideaway. It's tucked away on a beautiful, peaceful property with so many wonderful amenities to enjoy like complimentary access to a canoe, kayaks, bicycles and a firepit. It was such a treat to be able to spontaneously take the canoe out one evening to watch the sunset from the lake and to utilize the bikes for a beautiful trek to Burlington. Breakfast each morning offered variety and delicious treats and Dana and Jim could not have been more wonderful or gracious hosts. They welcomed us warmly, made us feel at home, provided recommendations about the area and tips to make the most of our stay. We cannot wait to visit again!

What a Gem!

5 on July 27, 2016

Perfect place to unwind! We traveled from New York and spent 4 wonderful days in paradise (really it is!). The grounds are absolutely immaculate, the private entrance to our living room/bedroom/bathroom areas were a huge draw, the yummy breakfasts presented each morning by our amazing proprietor Dana, the private beach area and dock...all of it so perfect. So many things to do and see while there, but we just enjoyed the setting and the water and relaxed. The price for what you get is so reasonable. Definitely going back!!! Thank you Dana and Jim...and your sweet dog Werther.

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Location Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Wine country


Burlington, VT (BTV) 20 miles

Directions to property:

Exit17 towards islands. First left after Sand Bar Park (Landon road) . Next left onto East Shore Road. Follow to end. # 147

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, University, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Bike rental, Parking, Piano, Sports equipment rental , Boats , paddle boards, fire pit, croquet, bikes. Fishing and boating excursions available for an additional fee.

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: 4pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit at time of reservation
  • Cancellations: One week cancellation required
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Dana Kaplan and Jim Wood

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About the innkeepers

Jim and I are a very active couple that love to meet people and entertain friends and family. We take great pleasure in maintaing our home and gardens. Avid tennis players that spend a lot of time on the lake . We also enjoy winter sports. In the spring we are busy tapping maple trees. We look forward to meeting you and sharing our home with you. P. S. Jim lives to play the piano.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8
  • Serving Location: Breakfast trays are placed on counter in mud room adjoining the suite Guest may eat in the privacy of their living room . In summer months guests can have breakfast on their veranda., Guest room

Special meal options

We will try to accommodate individual needs. Please communicate them.

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