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Last updated: 12/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 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
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.8
                      from 10 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Holiday Weeks
                      Nov 15 - Apr 15, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,600 $4,500
                      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
                      • cleaning $100 + tax
                      • Pet Fee $50
                      • Tax Rate 9%

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                      Last updated: 12/16/2014
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                      Location

                      • Jamaica State Park

                        "There are miles of trails that run along beautiful river. It is perfect for camping, hiking..."

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                      • Townshend Dam Diner

                        "delicious home cooked meals at a good price"

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                      • Three Mountain Inn

                        "Luxury Vermont Inn. The rooms are well appointed. Be sure to make a reservation for a 3 cou..."

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                      • Bromley Mountain Ski Resort

                        "family friendly skiing close to Jamaica"

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                      • Okemo Mountain Resort

                        "40 minutes away"

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                      • Jamaica House Bed & Breakfast

                        "Funky Inn in the center of town"

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                      • Asta's Swiss Restaurant

                        "Delicious swiss menu, fondue and all"

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                      • Stone Boat Farm B&B

                        "reasonably priced B & B"

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                      • Fairview Stable LLC

                      • Manchester Center

                        "20 minutes away, all of the outlets you can imagine"

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                      • Northshire Bookstore

                        "One of the best independent bookstores I know. Weekly readings by local authors, delicious ..."

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                      • Brattleboro

                        "funky shops , a movie theater, great restaurants, Sam's Sporting Goods, a petting farm, cano..."

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                      • The Equinox, a Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa, Vermont

                        "nothing better if you want to spoil yourselves"

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                      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)


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                      Speaks: english, french

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                      Photos

                      • 1830's Greek Revival North View

                        1830's Greek Revival North View

                      • South Lawn with apple trees and rose arbor

                        South Lawn with apple trees and rose arbor

                      • 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

                      • 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

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

                        Exterior color palette courtesy of our neighbor the designer Enrique Chavez

                      • The deck looking out to the hummingbird feeder and stream

                        The deck looking out to the hummingbird feeder and stream

                      • 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

                      VRBO #121533

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                      This listing was first published here in 2007.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

                      $350 - $371 per night (USD)
                      10

                      4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 12/16/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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