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Our house in summer

Our house in summer Our house  in winter Entryway, sunroom Living Room Living Room and sunroom Dining Room table has leaves; chairs for 10. Master Bedroom Lower level bedroom The kitchen has pretty much everything. Open downstairs bedroom window to harvest fresh herbs and greens even in winter!

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Greensboro house description

Comfortable, peaceful and convenient four-bedroom house on 12 acres of beautiful woods with marked trails and a stream. Wonderful for snowshoeing. On a quiet gravel road two miles from the quaint village of Greensboro and pristine Caspian Lake.

On upper level: Living room with fireplace, dining room, well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave; laundry room with washer and dryer; sun porch; bathroom with tub and shower; and two bedrooms (one with queen bed, one with double futon).

On lower level: Bedroom/sunroom/office/studio with queen-sized futon, large carpeted playroom with wood stove, sofabed and ping-pong table, an electronic keyboard, a bedroom with twin beds, and bathroom with tub and shower.

There is a garden in front of the house, with some vegetables and a large lawn area for play. A deck and backyard have furniture and a grill. In the woods behind the house are beautiful marked walking trails that lead to a stream. There is a large platform (20x24') near the house which can accommodate a very large tent or several small ones. Or lounge chairs... The Caspian Lake beach is nearby, and many miles of beautiful groomed trails for skiing or hiking begin at the Highland Lodge, 1/2 mile away. There are VAST snowmobile trails and golf and tennis nearby. The Lodge has a nice restaurant, and so does the town of Hardwick, 20 minutes away. Greensboro has a wonderful general store. Drive to nearby Stowe, Jay Peak, and Burke Mountain for downhill skiing.

Satellite TV, DVD player, stereo, phone and Wi-Fi.
Bed linens, towels and firewood are provided.
Two kayaks and two bikes are available for use.

No smoking.

Dogs considered, with additional rental deposit

The house is available to rent for one week or more.

Keywords: Large house sleeps 10

Property Type

  • House
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            There is a wheelchair ramp from the backyard and lower level to the deck and main floor of the house...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Dogs...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            This is on main floor, used as TV room, has door and closet....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            This is on the ground floor, with lots of big windows...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            Ground floor. Beds can be converted with kit to a king...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

            There is a double sofa-bed in main ground-floor room....moreless

          • King size beds (1) The twin beds have a kit to convert them to a king-sized bed., Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            very well-equipped kitchen...moreless

          • Pantry Items
          • Toaster
          • Kitchen
          • Dining
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishwasher
          • Child's Highchair
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Stove

          Amenities

          • Covered Parking:

            attached garage...moreless

          • Garage
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking
          • Towels Provided
          • Fireplace
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Heating
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Living Room seats 9
          • Parking Off Street
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Iron & Board
          • Wood Stove
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Three bicycles, two kayaks and an electronic keyboard are available for use...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                (2) New flat-screen TV with DVD player and DirecTV...moreless

              • Ping Pong Table
              • Toys
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Satellite / Cable
              • CD Player
              • Books

              Communications

              • Computer Available:

                Actually, just a scanner and printer...moreless

              • Telephone
              • Internet
              • Wireless Internet
              • Broadband Access
              • Free Long Distance

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                One deck off of the house, and another, large one (to accommodate a giant tent) nearby. ...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                2 kayaks and a canoe available...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Sports & Activities
              • Romantic
              • Family

              Location & View

                  • Rural

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Hiking
                      • Tennis
                      • Fishing
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Golf
                      • Sailing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Swimming
                      • Skiing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Antiquing
                      • Walking
                      • Live Theater
                      • Library
                      • Churches
                      • Restaurants
                      • Playground
                      • Laundromat
                      • Groceries
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Sledding
                      • Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Other Activities

                          • The house is a mile and a half from The Hazendale organic farm and market, where we buy delicious fresh produce and local meat and cheeses....moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Perfect peace and quiet

                            Perfect peace and quiet

                            • Guest Judy H. (Philadelphia, PA)
                            • Date of stay 08/10/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/23/13
                            We loved staying in this beautiful home. Within easy reach of the charming village of Greensboro, the home sits high up and set back from the road, surveying a truly expansive front lawn. The photos don't do full justice to this lovely home, which is decorated comfortably and tastefully. For our family of five the house felt spacious, with plenty of room for three teenagers to have their own space and also to gather in front of the fireplace for fun evenings together. The kitchen had everything we needed (and more) and was a pleasure to cook in. The house was clean and very well-maintained. We appreciated the two kayaks, canoe and three bikes in the garage, as well as the charcoal grill. The trails behind the house were fun to explore with our dogs. Nicole was incredibly helpful, giving us recommendations for things to do in the area and generally being hospitable and welcoming. We had fun exploring the area, including trips to Bread and Puppet, Hardwick (Positive Pie), East Glover, Hill Farmstead Brewery, Montpelier, Barr Hill, Craftsbury Outdoor Center and more. Lots of fun to be had, too, at the public beach in Greensboro and out on the lake in kayaks. Willies general store was extremely well stocked with produce, meats, cheeses (some from local cheese maker Jasper Hill) and a good selection of wine and beer. All in all we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thanks Nicole!

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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                          • Wonderful Vermont Escape

                            Wonderful Vermont Escape

                            • Guest Mike (Dublin, Ohio, USA)
                            • Date of stay 08/13/11
                            • Review Submitted 09/05/11
                            We loved staying in this wonderful Vermont home. It was perfect for our small family, offering all the comforts of home in a beautiful wooded settings near Caspian Lake. The house has lots of room and is decorated beautifully, and is truly a home away from home. You will love it here!

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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                          • Great house all year round

                            Great house all year round

                            • Guest Samson the Dog (New York City)
                            • Date of stay 08/27/11
                            • Review Submitted 09/02/11
                            I have had the pleasure of renting the house in the winter, fall as well as summer. The location is ideal, close to lake, beautiful quite road to walk and take the dog for a hike. The house has great trails as well. The amenities were terrific with everything you need in the kitchen and elsewhere. Having internet, a washer dryer and access to long distance phone is awesome. The open layout of the house makes it ideal for relaxing inside and the beautiful property and porches makes it ideal for relaxing outside. The winter time is magical, with a great fireplace and the house was warm and comfortable. As someone that has vacationed in Greensboro for 14 years, this house was the perfect find. We love the lake, the library, Willey's Country Store, Hazendale Farm for fresh vegetables, rides to Hardwick to shop at Buffalo Mountain Food Co-op and Connie's Kitchen for the best pies and lunch. And if you like gold or tennis there's Mountainview Country Club. If you don't feel like cooking some nights there is always great dinners at Highland Lodge as well as a great restaurant in Hardwick called Claire's. Never a problem finding activities, concerts, and stuff for kids. I highly recommend it as a vacation spot for any season.

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, pet owners, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.

                            Owner response: Hmmm... There might well be gold at the Mountainview CC, but ...maybe golf would be a safer bet: mvccvt.com

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                          • A Fabulous Get-Away

                            A Fabulous Get-Away

                            • Guest Avery (Wayne, Pa., USA)
                            • Date of stay 06/03/11
                            • Review Submitted 06/19/11
                            This house puts you in the middle of nature while providing easy comfort. The house has a wonderful flow, with many rooms to gather in. It's a very pretty place, with lovely touches to delight the eye. The surroundings are fabulous, with small hiking areas on the property and other bigger hikes possible nearby. You'll feel isolated and connected at the same time. A great place for extended families or reunions or parties, or even the lucky individual or couple who wants beauty and pleasure. We're going back!

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

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                          • Almost Heaven

                            Almost Heaven

                            • Guest Coach (Wayne, Pa.)
                            • Date of stay 06/04/11
                            • Review Submitted 06/17/11
                            What a surprise! Coming round the bend on a wide, well-maintained gravel road, you spot a large, modern home on a hillside, perfectly framed by a tall, dense mixed forest on three sides and a broad apron of cut grass out front. The interior shows off the design talents of the owners, a true artist's palette of good taste. Plenty of room, plenty of light, plenty of charm. You won't want to leave!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.

                            Owner response: Thanks, Jacques! ... Guess we won't let our lawn grow into a meadow just yet... Next time you should plan a longer stay!

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                          • Great Location

                            Great Location

                            • Guest boardhead (New Jersey)
                            • Date of stay 01/30/11
                            • Review Submitted 03/12/11
                            A very comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Secluded but convenient to town and Highland Lodge. Sunroom for breakfast, good fireplace for cool evenings, well equiped kitchen. A perfect home for a Greensboro holiday!

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                            Owner response: It is very cozy, even in the dead of winter. It really is a passive solar house

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                          • Fantastic

                            Fantastic

                            • Guest Shannon H (Haddaway)
                            • Date of stay 06/04/10
                            • Review Submitted 06/20/10
                            We always have a wonderful time in Vermont but I have to say that your rental made our visit even better. A perfect location, tucked away but with all necessities nearby. Not only did we enjoy wandering the trails and the beautiful hidden brook, but the house itself was great. Spacious & nicely decorated rooms with all the comforts of home... and you have no idea how convenient (2) bathrooms can be! An awesome deck with an impressive view. Thanks for sharing your home ~ we loved it and hope to rent again in the future!

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

                            Owner response: "All the necessities nearby" being at Willey's Store! And the intoxicating fragrance of the woods being right behind the house. We have tried to stock the house with everything we've ever packed and hauled up to Vermont before we had this house, and everything our large, diverse family wants for our own vacations, now summer and winter. It's nice sharing during the times we can't be there!

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                          • True Tranquility

                            True Tranquility

                            • Guest Sylvia Thomas (Easton, MD)
                            • Date of stay 06/04/10
                            • Review Submitted 06/20/10
                            Imagine a scenic wonderland of masses of flowers in bloom, rolling hills and mountains to view from an upper deck, glorious woodland complete with fauna, and you - drinking your morning coffee while waiting for the sun to rise. This home (and it does feel like you are a guest of family) has everything anyone could possibly need in the pristine green of the Vermont countryside. We were greeted with a welcoming note, a jar of homegrown maple syrup and a basket of info detailing the surrounding area. There is plenty of room for visiting and overnight guests, as well as the peaceful sense of being at one with nature. Lots of great windows overlooking this fabulous property, unobstructed views from the wrap around porch and decks. The decor is homey, yet edgy, and absolutely delightful, with those personal touches that add so much beauty. If I could only choose one place to stay, this would be it, and we hope to return again soon. The family owners are easy to deal with and thorough in their information, including travel directions. I highly and unequivocally recommend this clean rental, accurately reflected in the site's photos and description. (Note: Great bathrooms, too!) This is a terrific place for bike riding and hiking, with lots of local shopping within a short distance. And we can't wait to see the apple trees next time...

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

                            Owner response: We're so glad you seem to have enjoyed our house as much as we do. We tried to make it as comfortable as possible (for our own use!) but had little to invest, so have mostly just used castoffs and lots of paint to furnish the house. It is a fun work in progress. Thanks for sharing your good time, and we hope you do come back in the fall!

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                          My Standard Rate
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,200

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                          • Tax Rate 9%

                          Notes:

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                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2005

                          About the owner: We live and work in the Philadelphia suburbs. We are a blended family of seven grown children, several of their spouses, and four grandchildren.

                          Why the Owner Chose Greensboro:
                          I fell in love with Caspian Lake and Greensboro as a child. After years of looking for as special a place closer to home, we rented houses for family vacations in Greensboro for seven years, and have always loved the area. We bought the house to eventually retire to. Meanwhile, we all love having our own special place in a very special part of Vermont.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          We love walking in the woods, swimming and kayaking in the lake, biking and hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. We love the peace and quiet of the Northeast Kingdom, the wonderful local foods available, the friendly down-to-earth people, the smell....


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                          Photos

                          • Our house in summer

                            Our house in summer

                          • Entryway, sunroom

                            Entryway, sunroom

                          • Living Room and sunroom

                            Living Room and sunroom

                          • Master Bedroom

                            Master Bedroom

                          • The kitchen has pretty much everything.

                            The kitchen has pretty much everything.

                          • Our house  in winter

                            Our house in winter

                          • Living Room

                            Living Room

                          • Dining Room table has leaves; chairs for 10.

                            Dining Room table has leaves; chairs for 10.

                          • Lower level bedroom

                            Lower level bedroom

                          • Open downstairs bedroom window to harvest fresh herbs and greens even in winter!

                            Open downstairs bedroom window to harvest fresh herbs and greens even in winter!

                          VRBO #242447

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                          This listing was first published here in 2009.

                          Date last modified - Friday, January 10, 2014

                          $1,200 per week (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 12

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