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Experience Summer in the Mad River Valley in Vermont, it's Amazing

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East exposure at sunrise. No pix are professionally shot; just by me with phone

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Last updated: 04/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome to THE SNOWS NEST, a year-round vacation home in Vermont's beautiful Green Mountains. We just had a terrific ski season in the Valley, but an equally terrific summer is not far off. We love skiing but mmm, Vermont in the summer is amazing! Your base for weddings, graduations, cultural activities or athletic competitions or just a fresh air getaway.

Want to hit your reset button? REALLY need that R&R? Want to play hard, eat well, and fall asleep at night with that wonderful tired feeling that only time in the out-of-doors can bring you? Want to relax and be silly and have fun and leave all the day in, day out monotony behind, if only for a short while? Give yourself a break and refresh, recharge, reconnect, relax, regress! Tell the adult in you to take a hike! (really ...)

Some rentals are pretty bare bones. We plan for you to enjoy every minute of your stay in Vermont with all sorts of comforts and amusements. We have EVERYTHING you want. Three good-sized bedrooms sleep 6, two bathrooms, air conditioning, large rear deck with with a full retractable awning, covered front porch, fully furnished, 3.5 acres with diurnal pond (good for frogs, not for swimming). Off beautiful Common Road east of town. Views to the west. Please look at the pictures, as they say it all, it's very livable. Our home is designed for YEAR ROUND fun and relaxation; for family and social gatherings.

Open floor plan, warm tones, radiant heat floors, gas-burning fireplace. Appliances include gas stove, d/w, microwave, full w/d. Air conditioning.

This house has been continually upgraded every year since we bought in 2008. Even if you've been before, chances are you'll find something new. We can't stop feathering our nest.

If you MUST work while on vacation, we offer a PC with DSL Internet and workspace and WIFI for your own computer. Just don't work too hard.

YOUR CHILDREN AND FLEA-FREE, WELL BEHAVED PETS ARE WELCOME.

We strongly discourage smoking, but if you must, outdoors ONLY, and dispose of butts appropriately.


Keywords: single-family, home, ski, nature, foliage, outdoor, family, pet, dog, peaceful, getaway, sports, wedding, reunion, graduation.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    So long as they are flea-free and you scoop up after them. We have a doghouse, although we strongly discourage tying your animal up outside while you away from the property. Too many critters out there! Not fair to the dog....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Not a good choice for people who have trouble with stairs....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Other (See Description)

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Huge room, space for crib easily...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

    Bunkbeds with ladder...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    extra long twin beds, for the taller members of your party...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Extra longs - good for TALL people, Bunk Beds (1) Sturdy maple, with ladder and removable guard for upper bunk, so little ones are safe. Baby Cribs (1) - We offer a "Pack 'n Play." There is a rollaway single....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    New in December 2014...moreless

  • Upstairs bathroom has an enormous tub and shower.

Other Amenities

  • Unless you are looking for KFC or MacDonald's, the Mad River Valley has pretty much anything you could want with massage, boutique coffee shops, tasting rooms, art galleries, local theatre in two venues, organic food shops, and the mundane but sometimes necessary gas station, hardware store, garden center, etc....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Browse our eclectic library...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Many old standards and some fun games for kids, the whole family....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2)...moreless

  • Television:

    Two; one in living room, the other in the master bedroom....moreless

  • Toys:

    A few, for the kids. Crayons, markers, scotch tape, construction paper, etc....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Popular DVD's and a wide selection of family-oriented films...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    You are 2.5 miles from downtown Waitsfield with shopping, restaurants and entertainment. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    See the major ski areas. Better view in fall/winter. You are in the midst of the Green Mountains. See Camel's Hump....moreless

  • Resort:

    Sugarbush Ski area is actually a year round resort; a great destination for swimming, golf and tennis. ...moreless

  • Village:

    You are 3.5 miles from Warren Village, quaint, good for shopping, antiquing and great food....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    French country table and six sturdy Windsor chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    The house is an efficient 1650 sf. Yes, it gets hot in Vermont. In 2013, we installed A/C. Highly efficient Fujitsu splits upstairs and down....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Cable...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    With high speed cable, and WIFI capabilities....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace is more of a stove, as in wood burning stove, but without the mess. Really heats the place up. With guard to protect children and pets....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The house has several heating sources, including radiant floor heat, baseboard heat and the Fujitsu splits (which also provide A/C), not to mention the gas-burning fireplace!...moreless

  • Internet:

    With WIFI. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All sheets and towels and we prefer you use ours to bringing your own. Everything is washed and ready for you. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large combined living/dining. Very open plan....moreless

  • Parking:

    Our driveway can accommodate 4 cars....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Yes, and a grinder for beans....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need. And then some! Outdoor gas grill and electric griddle for making stacks of pancakes....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty, and even 'good china' for special meals...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    full size...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Custom cabinetry. Coffeemaker, toaster, juicer, blender, griddle and absolutely everything to cook and serve with ... PLUS we have a walk-in pantry....moreless

  • Microwave:

    full size...moreless

  • Oven:

    Full size: Easily large enough to roast a 20 lb turkey....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We always leave staple items, like spices, salt/pepper, oils and vinegar. So you don't have to buy that stuff....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large, with western exposure. AND, the largest size motorized retractable awning....moreless

  • Golf:

    Nearby....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Can rent nearby....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Two huge flowering beds adjacent to house, in bloom May - Oct. Yard and paths in the meadow are mown. The other 3 acres are woods/meadow. Our diurnal pond has frogs and salamanders....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We put the grill out in May, leave it out until end of October....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Can rent nearby. Mad River Glen, Sugarbush and Sugarbush North, and cross country skiing all accessible....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Nearby....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mud season
Apr 1 - May 22, 2015
3 night min stay
$175
$1,000 $3,000
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$245
$1,472 $4,500
Past foliage to first snow
Oct 13 - Dec 23, 2016
3 night min stay
$175
$1,000 $3,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$245
$1,350 $4,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $140
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

* Some Discounts or Holiday Rates May Apply

* Please contact Owner, we are responsive to requests. We vastly prefer email to smreil@aol.com vs. trying to correspond and book through this site.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Burlington
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sugarbush
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 89
9 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sugarbush or Mad River Glen

Many artisanal farming activities in/around the Mad River Valley; beekeeping, pig farming, dairy, cheese-making, etc.

Lots of cultural and educational activities. Music and arts festivals. BIG weekly farmer's market. All kinds of outdoor activities for every season of the year (fishing/swimming/skiing/ hiking/boating/walking/bird watching/ The Appalachian Trail/ snowmobiling/ on and on ...)

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: The kittens, Cosmo and Moxie, and I welcome you. Animals rule! We love well-behaved, flea-free pets with the exception of some dog breeds (sorry, our insurance requires it). We realize there are good dogs and bad dogs out there of every breed, but the following breeds are generally acknowledged to carry the greatest risk ...pit bulls, akitas, rottweilers, chow chows, presa canarios, or any wolf/dog combination. Mixed breeds fine (who doesn't love a mutt).

Why the Owner Chose Waitsfield:
No better place on the planet than the State of Vermont! Great skiing, but great all year round with the wonderful outdoors yours for hiking, biking, fishing, tennis/golf, birdwatching, we just can't list it all ... get away from the daily grind, Vermont will help you hit your reset button!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The entire house is planned to be a walk in/walk out operation - just pack your suitcase, and stop at the grocery store, everything else you need is here already. It is clean, and furnished specifically for family and social gatherings. Enjoy the unspoiled and varied scenery for dog walking, biking, or just kick back on the front or back decks and watch the wildlife. Waitsfield can cover all your shopping needs.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • East exposure at sunrise.  No pix are professionally shot; just by me with phone

    East exposure at sunrise. No pix are professionally shot; just by me with phone

  • Down the hall to living room, first floor.

    Down the hall to living room, first floor.

  • Dining for six at a French country table - linens and china provided

    Dining for six at a French country table - linens and china provided

  • Master bedroom with king bed. Cable TV in here too! W/W carpet redone Oct' '11.

    Master bedroom with king bed. Cable TV in here too! W/W carpet redone Oct' '11.

  • Blue bunkroom.  We have books, toys, games and DVD's for the whole family.

    Blue bunkroom. We have books, toys, games and DVD's for the whole family.

  • So far, no wildlife has taken us up on our offer.

    So far, no wildlife has taken us up on our offer.

  • VERRRR-mont. Enjoy the Green Mountain State in the greenest of seasons.

    VERRRR-mont. Enjoy the Green Mountain State in the greenest of seasons.

  • Big, beautiful, practical deck

    Big, beautiful, practical deck

  • Another view of rear of house, but since then, gardens have grown and new awning

    Another view of rear of house, but since then, gardens have grown and new awning

  • MORE walking trails, on the property

    MORE walking trails, on the property

  • Purple Martin birdhouse, built in early 1930's.

    Purple Martin birdhouse, built in early 1930's.

  • Living room has big screen TV with cable, two leather chairs and a recliner sofa

    Living room has big screen TV with cable, two leather chairs and a recliner sofa

  • The fully equipped kitchen, custom cabinetry.

    The fully equipped kitchen, custom cabinetry.

  • Yellow bdrm with ex. long twins.  Bright & airy.  Like sleeping in a treehouse!

    Yellow bdrm with ex. long twins. Bright & airy. Like sleeping in a treehouse!

  • Skinner Barn, just at bottom of Palmer Hill Road; Round Barn is 2 miles away.

    Skinner Barn, just at bottom of Palmer Hill Road; Round Barn is 2 miles away.

  • New in 2013 - fully retractable awning for the rear (west exposure) deck.

    New in 2013 - fully retractable awning for the rear (west exposure) deck.

  • Up the hill to the house at sunrise.

    Up the hill to the house at sunrise.

  • We love skiing, but wow, Vermont in the summer!

    We love skiing, but wow, Vermont in the summer!

  • Walking trails on the property.

    Walking trails on the property.

  • Photo taken down the road, this is Sugarbush North in the distance.  Very close.

    Photo taken down the road, this is Sugarbush North in the distance. Very close.

  • Uh, need we say more?  This taken a couple of Christmases ago.

    Uh, need we say more? This taken a couple of Christmases ago.

  • Cosmo and Moxie,  our Vermont barn kittens, 8 months and growing!

    Cosmo and Moxie, our Vermont barn kittens, 8 months and growing!

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 04/22/2015
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