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Enjoy Modern Comfort in This Beautifully Restored Antique Home

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Last updated: 09/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Special offer: Ski Stratton: SPECIAL Thanksgiving to April 15th: $15,000! Details

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.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Farmhouse
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • 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

              • Pets Considered:

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

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

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

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • 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

              • Kitchen:

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

              • Dining Area Seats:

                8...moreless

              • Dining
              • Freezer
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Refrigerator
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Gas Fireplace:

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

              • Air Conditioning:

                window downstairs...moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                ping pong table...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                New...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                New...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Fireplace
              • Parking
              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Parking Off Street
              • Linens Provided

              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

                  • Video Library:

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

                  • Books:

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

                  • Games:

                    board games and cards...moreless

                  • Toys:

                    puzzles, crafts...moreless

                  • VCR
                  • Game Room
                  • Pool Table
                  • Video Games
                  • Television
                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • DVD Player
                  • CD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Music Library

                  Communications

                  • Telephone
                  • Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Jetted Tub

                      Outdoor Features

                      • 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

                      • Bicycles:

                        3 adult, one child...moreless

                      • Wood Deck
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Tennis
                      • Golf

                      Theme

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

                      Location & View

                      • Village:

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

                      • Resort:

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

                      • Rural

                      Activities

                      • Live Theater
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Paragliding
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Tennis
                      • Hunting
                      • Kayaking
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Rafting
                      • Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Cycling
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Golf
                      • Swimming
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Medical Services
                      • Hiking
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Groceries
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Playground
                      • Museums
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Autumn Foliage
                      • Forests
                      • Pond
                      • Waterfalls
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sledding
                      • Antiquing
                      • Boating
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Shopping
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Hospital
                      • Fishing
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Special offer: Ski Stratton: SPECIAL Thanksgiving to April 15th: $15,000!

                      We are offering our lovely village home in Jamaica Vermont for those of you who love to ski at a fabulous rate. The house is located 10 minutes from the base of Stratton Mountain. It is perfect for a family, or a group of friends. Enjoy the coziness of preparing a delicious meal in your own place, or dine in the many restaurants the area has to offer. As a bonus Thanksgiving included! $15,000!

                      Offer for: Nov 15, 2014 - Apr 15, 2015 View calendar

                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      fall
                      Sep 15 - Oct 30, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $350
                      $2,000
                      Thanksgiving week
                      Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $450
                      Christmas and New Years
                      Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $450
                      $2,600
                      MLK weekend
                      Jan 16 - Jan 19, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $450
                      President's Day
                      Feb 14 - Feb 21, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $450
                      $2,600
                      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:

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

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                      Location

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

                      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: french, english

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                      Photos

                      • 1830's Greek Revival North View

                        1830's Greek Revival North View

                      • Come on in - note river rock steps

                        Come on in - note river rock steps

                      • 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

                      • Our caretakers, Dale & Karen Ameden, own the fabulous D&K market in town.

                        Our caretakers, Dale & Karen Ameden, own the fabulous D&K market in town.

                      • 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

                      • foliage

                        foliage

                      • pasture with small mountain down the road

                        pasture with small mountain down the road

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

                        Exterior color palette courtesy of our neighbor the designer Enrique Chavez

                      • 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

                      • Charles Webb bunk bed room 2nd floor

                        Charles Webb bunk bed room 2nd floor

                      • cows down the road

                        cows down the road

                      • spring flower garden

                        spring flower garden

                      VRBO #121533

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                      This listing was first published here in 2007.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

                      $350 - $450 per night (USD)
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                      4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 09/16/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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