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Traditional Village Home - Perfect for Family Vacations

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Last updated: 07/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Jamaica house description

Enjoy the refreshing summer air of Vermont.
This is a perfect area for any season - so much to enjoy, especially summer sports, Fall foliage, and skiing in winter.
Enjoy your vacation in the small, friendly village of Jamaica, located in the West River Valley where so much is within walking distance - swimming, hiking, groceries, coffee shop, State Park, etc.

This is a traditional white frame house (built 200 years ago), on a side street off the Main Street. The big red barn is where we store the firewood, park two cars, and it is connected to the house.

The house has four bedrooms and two and half bathrooms. This summer saw completion of a major expansion, providing a second double bedroom, with a Queen-size bed.

The house has been our family vacation home for over thirty years, and is rented out weekly in spring, summer and fall, and each year for the ski season. [There are no short-term winter rentals.] Thus the house is well set-up for visitors.

One of the features is the way in which the living room and the country kitchen provide one big open space. They are distinct separate areas, but are open to one another. Thus the person cooking is also a part of the group sitting in the living room around the fire. (The total distance from the end of the kitchen to the end of the living room is 36'.)

The fire is a wood-burning stove in the living room. However, the house has a good oil-fired central heating system.

House has been lovingly maintained, is very well equipped, and retains its character. (The furnishings reflect the English background and extensive travels of the owners with pottery, paintings, and wall hangings from around the globe, but especially from Britain.)

The Village of Jamaica has a range of small shops and restaurants: Coffee Shop, Gift Shops, Furniture Shop, Art Gallery, Swiss Restaurant, Village Inn - and the gathering place for everyone is the Jamaica General Store which sells just about everything including Vermont cheese (and they will also hold your newspapers for you -- Wall St. Journal, New York Times, Boston Globe, Brattleboro Reformer.)

The location of the house is ideal for children - they can explore the village without crossing a road. For example, our grandchldren enjoy the short walk up to the general store to collect the newspapers in time for breakfast, passing the library where they are members. For older ones, they can walk (just down the road) into the State Park, scramble down to the brook, go and visit the shops, etc.

Come - enjoy the refreshing air of Vermont! Check out the calendar, and see the weeks in August that are vacant.



Keywords: House

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome:

                See notes above - property works particularly well for families with children as the youngsters can explore many local areas without needing transportation....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

                New expansion. Hand basin, ante room and ceiling fan....moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single

                Off Bedroom 1, ideal for parents with a young child....moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

                At the back of the house, with hand basin and ceiling fan.....moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

                Both a queensize and a single bed, hand basin, ceiling fan....moreless

              • Front Master Bedroom has queen-size and a twin bed. Leading off the MB is a small room with a twin bed, ideal for a child. (BR #1). The Master Bedroom has a hand basin. There are two Bedrooms at the back of the house. One is a new expansion, with a queen-size bed, hand basin, ceiling fan, and ante room (BR #3). The other one has two twin beds, hand basin, and ceiling fan (#2). The half bathroom is accessible by all four bedrooms. It has a toilet and hand basin with power outlets....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 3: toilet

                ...moreless

              • Half Bathroom

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

                Claw foot tub....moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                ...moreless

              • Two Full Bathrooms are located downstairs, off the country kitchen. Both were recently renovated, showers upgraded. Tub is an antique with claw feet. Both bathrooms have convenient power outlets....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • The house has a mud room. This is the ideal place for dropping sports gear, wet swimsuits, storing skis and boots. Firewood is stored in the big red barn, which is attached to the house. There is a separate laundry room with washer and dryer....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    House is connected to the Southern Vermont Cable, which provides about 40 channels....moreless

                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library:

                    Some tapes and CDs are provided....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Historic

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Rural
                  • Village

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Rafting
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Broadband Access:

                    Just plug in your computer, for access to high speed internet....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Covered Parking:

                    Big red barn has space for two cars....moreless

                  • Fireplace
                  • Garage:

                    Barn has space for two cars....moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Sheets and Towels, Dish Cloths and Bath Mats are all provided....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Seating for 8/10, large picture windows onto deck; wood burning stove....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Parking for up to two cars in the barns. Others in the back of the garden....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    Can be put in the barn....moreless

                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Telephone:

                    Basic phone service, for use of tenants. [I maintain the landline because cell phone reception is sometimes difficult. The AT&T Relay Station is on the nearby Church and provides excellent reception for those with AT&T.]...moreless

                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Energy-saving front loading machine....moreless

                  • Wood Stove:

                    Living Room has a wood-burning stove....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Very well equipped....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Very well equipped with pots, pans, glasses, china, blender, etc....moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Three years old....moreless

                  • Freezer
                  • Kitchen:

                    Large Country Kitchen,recently upgraded with all new cabinets. Great layout for family and friends to come and help, sit at the countertop. Well equipped with pots, pans, microwave, mixer, dishwasher, garbage disposal. China and glass all provided....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator:

                    Large refrigerator....moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Wooden deck, reached by doors off living room or from mud room. Has built-in seating. Ideal for sitting outside and enjoying the garden. Can also add rocking chairs from the mudroom....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    about 5 miles to Stratton Mountain...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Canoes can be rented nearby....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    About one acre, with access to the brook at the end of the garden....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Large new grill....moreless

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    Within 20 minutes of Stratton and Bromley Mountains....moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    About 5 miles to Stratton Mountain...moreless

                  • Wood Deck

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

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                      Winter 2013 ( $11,000)
                      Nov 15 - Apr 15
                      2 night min stay
                      $1

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                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      Just to confirm, no pets and no smoking.

                      Spring and Fall (May, June, Sept, Oct) = $950 per week

                      Summer (July and August) = $1100 per week


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                      Location

                      100 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Hartford, Ct. or Albany, NY - both 2 hrs away
                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Brattleboro
                      0.1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Swiss Inn
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Stratton, Bromley
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Lakes and rivers nearby

                      Car: Necessary

                      Enjoy your vacation in the small, friendly Vermont village of Jamaica, located in the West River Valley. (Rates one star in the Michelin Guide.) This is a perfect area for any season - so much to enjoy, especially summer sports, Fall foliage, and skiing in winter. [Please note: Weekly rentals in Spring, Summer, and Fall with Saturday as the changeover day. In the Winter we look for a five-month lease. No short-term rentals.]

                      This is a traditional white frame house (built about 200 years ago), on a side street off the Main Street with a big red barn. The garden is about one acre, with brook (and basketball hoop).

                      The Village of Jamaica has a range of small shops and restaurants: Coffee Shop, Two Art Galleries, Swiss Restaurant, Village Inn, library and church - and the gathering place is the Jamaica General Store.

                      The location of the house is ideal for children - they can explore the village without crossing a road. For older ones, they can walk (just down the road) into the State Park with swimming and hiking.

                      Other Activities: canoeing, golf, riding (horses and mountain bikes), tennis, The Clark Institute in Williamstown and the Music Festival in Marlboro are each about two hours away.

                      Ski: House is located on a plowed tarmac road, just off the Main Street. Stratton Ski area is just ten minutes down the road, 20 minutes to Bromley, and 30 minutes to Mt. Snow.

                      House has mudroom for storing skis and boots, sports gear and swim suits.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1976

                      About the owner: Over 30 years ago, this was intended as the 'retreat' from the academic life in Boston. Over the years it has been our family holiday house, the children have grown up, and now the grandchildren consider it their vacation home. There is something for every generation - badminton in the garden, sports in the neighborhood (such as hiking, swimming, canoeing, riding, tennis), fresh fruits and vegetables, summer theatre, and flea markets. And the pace of life is different - we all agree, it's the perfect place to unwind.


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                      Speaks: english, french

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                      Photos

                      • Living Room with Wood Burning Stove, big picture windows onto the deck.

                        Living Room with Wood Burning Stove, big picture windows onto the deck.

                      • TV Room (with VCR and Cable)

                        TV Room (with VCR and Cable)

                      • View from the new Bedroom to the wash stand in the ante room.

                        View from the new Bedroom to the wash stand in the ante room.

                      • Back bedroom with two twin beds, ceiling fan and wash basin.

                        Back bedroom with two twin beds, ceiling fan and wash basin.

                      • A new grill  - just off the dining room.

                        A new grill - just off the dining room.

                      • This is the top of Depot Street.

                        This is the top of Depot Street.

                      • Side view of house, showing deck, just behind the tree)

                        Side view of house, showing deck, just behind the tree)

                      • General Store on Main Street - sells just about everything!

                        General Store on Main Street - sells just about everything!

                      • Dining Room, just off the kitchen.

                        Dining Room, just off the kitchen.

                      • Fully equipped kitchen is a great gathering place

                        Fully equipped kitchen is a great gathering place

                      • New Bedroom with Queen Size Bed and hand basin

                        New Bedroom with Queen Size Bed and hand basin

                      • Master Bedroom (Queensize bed and a twin bed) with ceiling fan and wash basin

                        Master Bedroom (Queensize bed and a twin bed) with ceiling fan and wash basin

                      • Acre of garden with brook and basketball hoop

                        Acre of garden with brook and basketball hoop

                      • The river is just down the road.

                        The river is just down the road.

                      • Top of Depot Street, showing Community Church. (War Memorial beside flag pole)

                        Top of Depot Street, showing Community Church. (War Memorial beside flag pole)

                      • House is just down from Church (just visible at the top of street on RHS)

                        House is just down from Church (just visible at the top of street on RHS)

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                      Date last modified - Thursday, October 02, 2014

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                      4 Bedroom / 2.5+ Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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