Lovely 1 BR Carriage House and 2 BR Suite Near Equinox Hotel
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Manchester Center condo description
The Skinner Cottage Apartment Suite includes the total third floor of the historic (1802) Skinner House, home to Richard Skinner, the ninth Governor of Vermont. It has a private entrance, off-street parking, and is very close to the Equinox Hotel and Resort. This 1,200 square foot 2-bedroom suite-apartment has a view of lovely gardens and the Equinox Mountain, and historic Main Street.
The Carriage House is the second floor of the Carriage House. It too has a private entrance, off-street parking and is very close to the Equinox Hotel and Resort. The 800 square foot 1-bedroom suite-apartment (and pull-out couch in the family room) has a lovely view of gardens and the Equinox Mountain.
Skinner House and the Equinox Hotel and Resort are on picturesque historic Main Street, Vermont's most quintessential village street scene, lined with spectacular maple trees and beautiful historic houses.
Guests can stroll along the 'million dollar marble walkway' of Manchester Main Street to shops, restaurants, and points of interests.
Keywords: Suite - Apartment
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- 3rd floor 2BR apartment-suite - Queen size Bed (1), Single Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Air Conditioning
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fitness Center
- Ice Skating
- Water Tubing
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Theme Parks
- Recreation Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Botanical Garden
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Sight Seeing
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Stayed in the Carriage House for four nights. Roomy, clean, and great views of the gardens. Kitchen is small but well equipped. All kitchen appliances and utensils were in very good condition, except the knives which need sharpening. Comfortable bed. Window AC in the bedroom which is noisy, but makes for a comfortable nights sleep on a hot night. Need a second night stand on the right of the bed. One was there when the pics were taken. Also, the two rockers shown in the pics would be preferable to the single wing chair that is now in the living room. The antique refrigerator in the kitchen is used for storage of plates, etc. This unit makes for a crowded entrance to the kitchen, has limited storage space and is not in keeping with the uncluttered decor. Better to use the space in the dining area for a storage cabinet. Only one set of towels for each of us for four days. Plenty of storage in the living room that could hold extra towels. Light bulbs out in dining room and bedroom. No welcoming information such as info on recycling, whether we could use the patio, check out time, and the function of the LG unit in living room. The VRBO site is confusing as they are renting two units, over the carriage garage and a 3rd floor apartment. The site gives little info on what is included such as kitchen items (toaster, microwave, coffee maker, etc.). We did not realize until we arrived that there was a link to more information on the bottom of the VRBO site. This link shows more pics and gives historical information. Pics on this site and the VRBO site are not current. They need to create VRBO site for each rental with links to each other. Stairs are steep and would not be good for a handicapped or elderly person. These are suggestions for improvement. This is still a great place to stay and we recommend it.
- Guest Sam (Pittsboro, NC)
- Date of stay 06/29/13
- Review Submitted 07/09/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you so much for your review and recommendation of our Carriage House. Your kind words as well as your suggestions are much appreciated, very good and will help us to keep our Carriage House clean, tidy, comfortable and even better equipped for future renters.
Vacationers from ScotlandGuest comment entered by owner
Vacationers from Scotland
We had a great time checking out all Manchester has to offer. We enjoyed our stay at the Carriage House and you may see us again.
- Guest Chantal
- Date of stay 09/07/12
- Review Submitted 10/19/12
Stay at Carriage House
Stay at Carriage House
A charming carriage house in an ideal location in the village centre. Well equipped for longer stays if necessary.It It set just off the main road and is very quiet. Close to ski areas and within walking distance of rural walks as well as more strenuous walks up Equinox Moutain. Also within walking distance of many amenities within Manchester such as The Equinox, many restaurants, Hildene and the factory outlets.
- Guest Richard (Burnley UK)
- Date of stay 11/27/11
- Review Submitted 10/19/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Repeat renter, for horse-show in SummerGuest comment entered by owner
Repeat renter, for horse-show in Summer
Just wanted to thank you again for our use of your flat - we really enjoyed our stay in Vermont and loved the flat. Cheers.
- Guest Susan
- Date of stay 08/12/12
- Review Submitted 10/18/12
Quiet place, lots of room. But the owner needs to communicate with the renter better. I think it would have been nice to have had a piece of paper next to the keys that welcomes the renter with their name on the welcome. It was a little alarming at first not knowing if we were in the correct place. It would also be nice to have some basic information along with the keys like where the grocery store is located, where are the restaurants, television instructions, trash instructions, where to park the car since there were 4 numbered spots,etc. We were gone all day every day and didn't have time to explore Manchester so those places were harder to find at 7:00 pm. Also, at least twice during our week stay, someone had been in our rental unit while we were gone. This was disturbing. I have never rented a VRBO and had anyone come in while I was renting. One day the recycle trash had been taken and one day the TV had been used and both days lights were left on. If this VRBO has "maid" service that information should have been given to us.
- Guest Pat (Denver, Co)
- Date of stay 10/07/12
- Review Submitted 10/17/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks Carol. These are all good ideas and we will do them. We're used to 5/5 ratings and while we have an "our home is yours, please be totally comfortable and at home in it" approach, we have a professional house-manager/keeper and we will do better; I will check we have a selection of local information about great things to do, maps and places to go to make everyone's stay the very best it can be; if our house-keeper enters an apartment for any reason, maintenance, cleaning, re-stocking, etc. we should inform you or leave a note to ensure your are comfortable in your stay. I appreciate your 4 out of 5 rating but we have, we can and we will do better than that. I'm glad you enjoyed the village, our new Carriage House rental's size, quality, cleanliness and privacy ... and I very much hope you or your friends come back again.
The rates are the same throughout the year. 2 BR: $195-$260/night (min 2 nights) .. $1,300/week ... $2,800-$3,200 monthly 1 BR: $185-240/night (min 2 nights) .. $1,200/week .. $2,500-2,800 monthly Plus 10% tax. There are special rates for longer stays. NOTE: the following calendar shows availability for our Carriage House. For 2-bedroom apartment availability please check Homeaway site # 117547.
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Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: Beautifully restored by retired educators who once owned a local historic (1779) inn, home to Ethan and Ira Allen, famous Green Mountain Boys. Skinner House continues to meet and serve our guests in a beautiful four season resort community.
Why the Owner Chose Manchester Center:
We have a passion for the Manchester area and community. Manchester caters to a diverse community ... from ski rentals to wedding parties at the Equinox Hotel & Resort ... from all-year outlet shoppers to golfers, attending our major Summer horse event, the car and floral shows, amazing blazing foliage season, the log slow cool Summer, vibrant Spring and great Winter skiing and good times around the fire ... Manchester is a full 4 Season Resort community. Skinner House is very well received by our guests. Many have returned to stay with us each year. We hope you enjoy it.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Skinner Cottage is very well located on Manchester's most beautiful Main street, is a historic home, well situated next to the Equinox Hotel & Resort with its outstanding facilities including world class spa and restaurants, minutes from even more excellent restaurants, cafes, taverns and shopping, only minutes walk to two golf courses and tennis facilities and only a short drive to skiing. Being in Southern Vermont, Manchester and Skinner Cottage are well situated to explore a wide range of all-season and seasonal Vermont vacation activities. Even a walk up and down the million dollar marble sidewalks of Main Street - on which Skinner Cottage is primely located - we think you will agree, will take you to another time!
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Skinner Cottage - front view
3rd Floor Apartment main bedroom - queen bed
3rd Floor Apartment - sitting room with view to kitchen
Carriage House - living room area (pull out sleeper couch on left)
Carriage House - kitchen
View from 1st floor of Main House renter's patio to Carriage House (top right)
Skinner Cottage - Equinox Hotel & Resort on right
3rd Floor Apartment sitting room
3rd Floor Apartment 2nd bedroom - two twin beds
3rd Floor Apartment - front window bench
Carriage House - 1-bedroom with dining area on right
Carriage House - bright dining area
Main Street view - opposite Equinox Hotel near Skinner Cottage
Main Street view to house on right in shade of maple trees
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