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Traditional Village Home - Perfect for Family Vacations

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Last updated: 06/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 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

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

              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 twin/ single, 1 queen

                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, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

                Claw foot tub....moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet

                ...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

                  • DVD Player
                  • Television
                  • Books
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library:

                    Some tapes and CDs are provided....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

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

                  Theme

                  • Historic
                  • Family

                  Attractions

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  local services and businesses

                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital

                  Location Type

                  • Rural
                  • Village

                  sports and adventure activities

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

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 10 people

                      General

                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Fireplace
                      • Broadband Access:

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

                      • Wood Stove:

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

                      • 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

                      • Linens Provided:

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

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Energy-saving front loading machine....moreless

                      • Parking:

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

                      • Garage:

                        Barn has space for two cars....moreless

                      • Covered Parking:

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

                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                        Can be put in the barn....moreless

                      • Living Room:

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

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional

                          Kitchen

                          • Blender
                          • Stove
                          • Oven
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Freezer
                          • Microwave
                          • Toaster
                          • Dishes & Utensils:

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

                          • 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

                          • Dishwasher:

                            Three years old....moreless

                          • Refrigerator:

                            Large refrigerator....moreless

                          • Cooking Utensils:

                            Very well equipped....moreless

                          Outside

                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            Large new grill....moreless

                          • 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

                          • Tennis:

                            About 5 miles to Stratton Mountain...moreless

                          • Golf:

                            about 5 miles to Stratton Mountain...moreless

                          • Lawn / Garden:

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

                          • Kayak / Canoe:

                            Canoes can be rented nearby....moreless

                          • Ski & Snowboard:

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

                          • Wood Deck
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Summer
                          Jun 29 - Aug 29, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,100
                          Winter 2013 ( $11,000)
                          Nov 15 - Apr 15
                          2 night min stay
                          $1

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          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
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Lakes and rivers nearby
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Stratton, Bromley
                          0.1 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Swiss Inn

                          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: french, english

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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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                          4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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