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The deck looking out to the hummingbird feeder and stream

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Last updated: 04/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Jamaica farmhouse description

Enjoy Jamaica in all its year-round glory: leaf-peep, shop, hike, ski Stratton, snow-shoe, cross-country, kayak, sail,and swim Near Stratton Resort, easy walk to the Village.

Stay at our super-clean, super-renovated 1830's antique with all new appliances, heating system, etc. Large, dog-friendly, enclosed property.
The master bedroom with king bed has a full bath with jetted tub.
A large queen bedroom on the 2nd floor includes a pingpong table.
A bunk bed for kids (and adults :)) completes the 2nd floor bedrooms.
The 4th small, queen bedroom is on the first floor with a full bath.
In the summer months it is wonderful to open the 2 doors onto our huge screened in porch.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Farmhouse
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    It's a great place for most kids but not for rough-housing indoors or chocolate ice cream on the $9,000 Roche Bobois sofa in the living room. There's a lot of antiques but nothing so perfect and priceless it can't be touched....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    A good place for dogs, not cats .Waste pick up tool provided. Fully fenced in large yard....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    We are working on making it more accessible, but right now feel there are too many steps to manage comfortably....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Large property and lawn surrounded by white picket fence. Great for badminton and croquet. We're also proud of our library occasionally added onto by guests (from Phillip Roth to local author Norman Mailer)Some CDs, kids' videos. But best of all: Radiant heat in first floor bath.Garden furniture, swings, hammock....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    an eclectic mix of fiction and non fiction, contemporary and classics...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games:

    board games and cards...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    puzzles, crafts...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library:

    (2) Two boxes full...and the terrific Jamaica general store down the street has more current titles....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Resort:

    Stratton Mountain Resort offers the obvious in Winter, but in summer there's golf and kayaking nearby. ...moreless

  • Rural
  • Village:

    Near West River, coffee shop, stained glass studio, general store, library, historical association, and inns and fine dining....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    window downstairs...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    New...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    ping pong table...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Easier than schlepping wood and hey it looks real! Also check out radiant floor in guest bath....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    no password required...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Nothing formal but the caretaker of our property also owns the General Store. Karen's one of the best cook's around. She'll get you something....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Some basic food items -- let us know if you'd prefer the cupboards bare....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    3 adult, one child...moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large screened in porch on the East side for early morning coffee. View of stream, birdbath, hummingbirds, chickadees, tiny frogpond, wild flowers, Rte 30, and fire station....moreless

  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Tennis
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Whirlpool
  • Jetted Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$350
$1,100
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$350
$1,100 $3,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Pet Fee $50
  • cleaning $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%

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Last updated: 04/20/2015
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Location

37 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport, VT
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Asta's
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Stratton Mountain Resort
29 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Station, Brattleboro, VT
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 30
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Asta's
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Stratton Mountain Resort
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
West River to right of house

Car: Necessary

Overflow guests? Invite your friends to camp at Jamaica State Park, or (fancier) the Jamaica House or Three MTN Inn in the Village.

Another very basic activity for us: Reading and reading in the hammock. I have some of my best books there -- WS Merwin's new collected poems which are great by the way and hundreds of other tomes.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I am a writer/contributing editor to New England Home Magazine, living in Lexington, MA. My wife Valery Rockwell (above) is a psychotherapist in private practice. In her spare time she gardens and paints. She fell in love with the house long before we bought it as a summer retreat. Now that our daughters are grown up enough to have outside interests not involving idyllic stays in the Green Mountains, we just haven't been able to go up there as much. We still love every inch of the place. We hope you do, too!

Why the Owner Chose Jamaica:
I like the fact that it is in a village. A city boy at heart, it makes me a little nervous being out in the middle of nowhere, or what I consider the middle of nowhere. I like having neighbors and I like to walk places. I also like the fact that the house is very old, but very tight and very clean and sunny and there's a brook outside. The lawn is the biggest in town, and the apple orchard I planted on the property looks promising. Hiking to the waterfalls is another thing we do from time to time.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
We all like the State Park for its kayak festivals and rail to trail biking and very clean beach. Valery and I joined the Stratton Health Club and have also discovered the Ball Mountain Dam about 2 minutes from us up RTE 30 -- What huge vistas! (And a back entrance to the Park -- no charge)


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • The deck looking out to the hummingbird feeder and stream

    The deck looking out to the hummingbird feeder and stream

  • We love having coffee on this screened-in deck furnished in mid-century modern

    We love having coffee on this screened-in deck furnished in mid-century modern

  • Exterior color palette courtesy of our neighbor the designer Enrique Chavez

    Exterior color palette courtesy of our neighbor the designer Enrique Chavez

  • Time for coffee around the fire

    Time for coffee around the fire

  • The master suite has a whirlpool bath in the next room behind the camera

    The master suite has a whirlpool bath in the next room behind the camera

  • queen bedroom on the 2nd floor

    queen bedroom on the 2nd floor

  • dining room with victorian country table seats 8 comfortably

    dining room with victorian country table seats 8 comfortably

  • view of Stratton Mountain 10 minutes away

    view of Stratton Mountain 10 minutes away

  • Stairway

    Stairway

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • our dog Mochi at the back door to the screened in porch

    our dog Mochi at the back door to the screened in porch

  • South Lawn with apple trees and rose arbor

    South Lawn with apple trees and rose arbor

  • 1830's Greek Revival North View

    1830's Greek Revival North View

  • The kitchen with view of babbling brook and even (once) a moose in the drive

    The kitchen with view of babbling brook and even (once) a moose in the drive

  • The gas fireplace in the living room is easy to operate

    The gas fireplace in the living room is easy to operate

  • Charles Webb bunk bed room 2nd floor

    Charles Webb bunk bed room 2nd floor

  • spring flower garden

    spring flower garden

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Farmhouse
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
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  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 04/20/2015
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