Wonderfully Comfortable Home, Amazing Village Location
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Manchester Center house description
For your Vermont get-away, a wonderful home away from home, welcoming, cozy, comfortable, with luxury details, and sited on the most impressive location in Manchester Village. The house abuts and overlooks the protected 40 acre Hildene Meadow, which is accessible for long walks, trails to the Battenkill River, a new boardwalk through the marsh, kite flying, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and even hitting golf balls, or just a great place for kids to run and play.
Our home is completely outfitted with the finest handmade furniture, the best of beds and linens, flat screen TV, game room, ping pong table, wood burning stove, central air, patio and a screened porch. Barbeque out back, watch the sun set over the mountains, enjoy an evening around the fire pit or gather together in the screened cottage.
We are three minutes from the Equinox Resort & Spa, the Hildene Estate, the Gleneagles Golf Course, and 15 minutes to Bromley, 25 minutes to Stratton Mountain, and 20 minutes to the Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show. A perfect location as we are 5 minutes to the center of Manchester offering shopping, restaurants, galleries, and antiquing, yet you will feel as though you are is the heart of the Vermont countryside.
With all the comforts of home this is the perfect location for a family gathering, or time spent with friends.
- 3700 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Housekeeper Optional
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Top of the line mattresses and linens. Spa robes in every bedroom.
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Bathroom 1 has radiant heat floors and Waterworks Fixtures.
- Video Library
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Video Game Console
- Music Library
- Game Room
- Video Games
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Games For Kids
- Books For Adults
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Autumn Foliage
- Recreation Center
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
local services and businesses
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Mountain View:
sports and adventure activities
- Equestrian Events
- Water Tubing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Mountain Biking
- Ice Skating
- Fly Fishing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Golf Privileges Optional
Communication / Internet
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Hair Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Alarm Clock
- Local Activities Guide
- Linens Provided
- Wireless Internet
- Iron & Board
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Wood Stove
- Toilet Paper
- Washing Machine
- Laundry Soap
- Local Maps
- Towels Provided
- Filtered Water
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Basic Soaps
- Activities Guide
- Paper Towels
- Mobile Phone
- Housekeeper Optional
- Ice Maker
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Grinder
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Screen Porch / Veranda
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa
- Jetted Tub
ReviewsWrite a review
Returned again this year to this lovely Manchester home to celebrate Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful 5 nights. Very well appointed from the kitchen to the bedrooms. Very comfy beds. Plenty of space to read, watch tv and take in the lovely view. Convenient to shopping and good eating. Mistral's our favorite. Will definetly return. Highly recommend.
- Guest DL (Middletown, ct)
- Date of stay 11/26/13
- Review Submitted 12/03/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: It was a pleasure to have you back this Thanksgiving, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Thank you for mentioning the quality of our home and its terrific location. Hope to see you soon.
Ladies ReunionGuest comment entered by owner
Dear Ariane, Thank you so much for sharing your magnificent home with us. The house was perfect! All of the bedrooms were so cozy. We just adored the living room. It was at times difficult to leave the house to explore Manchester. You currently have 8 women talking about your beautiful property. I hope you get more vacation rentals from our word of mouth advertising. We had lunch at Seasons, Zoey's and Ponce's. We had dinner at Ye Olde Tavern and Brasserie L'Oustau. The food and service at all of the restaurants were outstanding. We spent 3 hours at Hildene on Saturday afternoon. What a beautiful place!
- Guest Maryellen Holyoke MA
- Date of stay 10/25/13
- Review Submitted 11/18/13
Amazing VT vacation home!
Amazing VT vacation home!
My family and I had the most amazing time in this house for a long weekend. There were 8 of us and it comfortably fit all of us perfectly. The house is homey and perfect for a getaway anytime of the year, the property is beautiful and only a 5 minute drive into downtown Manchester for good restaurants and shopping. I can't wait to come back again.
- Guest Chand N.
- Date of stay 09/19/13
- Review Submitted 09/24/13
Owner response: I am so pleased you had a wonderful weekend in our home. We agree it is a cozy space in a terrific location. We look forward to welcoming you back again.
Last minute visit by a lovely family from FranceGuest comment entered by owner
Last minute visit by a lovely family from France
Dear Ariane We have spent a very good time at your house which is so gorgeous Thanks very much and have a nice day Jean marc Envoyé de mon iPhone
- Guest Jean Marc
- Date of stay 08/17/13
- Review Submitted 08/22/13
More wonderful than anticipated!!
More wonderful than anticipated!!
Thank your Housekeeper for us, she was wonderful in every way, very welcoming & informative! We had an amazing family vacation--your home is beautiful, even more lovely and spacious in person than the great online photos depict. We we're more than pleased when we arrived. Everyone just loved it, the warm and comfortable rooms, the beautiful patio and screen house, the magnificent gardens and the view--we couldn't have asked for more--and I think we made use of it all, from coffee in the screen house, a cookout and s'mores on the patio, my 2 1/2 year old grandson loved playing with the toys, and all the men even enjoyed the ping pong table :) If the 4 families can manage it, we'd love to go back again next August--this time for a week! So we will be in touch again. We are so thrilled to have found this great vacation spot, thanks again for everything--and oh yes--thanks for the wine and the note--it was such a nice welcome. We will definitely be recommending your home to friends and family.
- Guest Colleen M.
- Date of stay 08/08/13
- Review Submitted 08/13/13
Owner response: I love delivering a wonderful, better than expected home for your family visit. You actually are not the first to mention that our photos don't do the house justice, but better that way than being disappointed. We look forward to hearing from you again. Thank you for taking the time to write this great review.
Even Better Than Expected
Even Better Than Expected
This property was even more beautiful and accommodating than expected. It was cozy and charming but comfortable and modern at the same time. It's obviously well maintained. We found there to be more room than expected for the eight of us, as well. We especially enjoyed sitting in the lovely patio admiring the flower and herb gardens, in addition to the spectacular views. We highly recommend this property and hope to return.
- Guest Glen K.
- Date of stay 08/01/13
- Review Submitted 08/06/13
Owner response: How wonderful you and your family enjoyed your stay in our home. We try our hardest to make your visit even better than you had hoped, and I guess we are succeeding. Thank you for your lovely review.
Email from Vermont Summer Festival EquestriansGuest comment entered by owner
Email from Vermont Summer Festival Equestrians
Ariane, Thanks. We had a great time at your house. We have rented other houses in previous years, and we all agreed that your house is the best so far. We loved the location, and how the house and furnishings are beautiful yet also comfortable and welcoming. We will consider renting from you again in the future! Karen
- Guest Karen from MA
- Date of stay 07/01/13
- Review Submitted 07/24/13
Post visit email from a returning familyGuest comment entered by owner
Post visit email from a returning family
Thanks Ariane, We had a wonderful time again this year and continue to make great family memories at Simplicity. Thanks again.
- Guest Marc from Washinton DC
- Date of stay 07/07/13
- Review Submitted 07/17/13
Everything We Hoped For!
Everything We Hoped For!
This home is beautiful. It is absolutely true to the photos & description in the listing. It had all the period details, warmth and coziness that I would want if I ever had my dream home in VT. My husband and I have been coming to the Manchester area since 1985. We have stayed in many places in the area and this was our first time renting a home. It was so convenient to have an entire home to spread out in and not be confined to a hotel room. We not only gained the space and comfort of your beautiful home, but we were happy to find all of the typical hotel amenities. Not only does your housekeeper do a wonderful job of keeping your home sparkly clean, but she is a friendly and gracious help as well when needed. Thank you for all of your help, Ariane. It was so easy doing business with you. We would definitely recommend your property to others and we hope to be able to come back again! There are many family friendly and romantic restaurants in the area, as well as fun activities for the family.
- Guest Lori (Hauppauge, NY)
- Date of stay 06/24/13
- Review Submitted 07/02/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: I am so pleased you enjoyed and appreciated our efforts to make a visit to our home the best it can be. The house is unique, not a typical vast ski house, it is welcoming, cozy and comfortable and we find families love the many spaces. We hope to welcome you and your family again.
Lovely Post Visit Email From GuestsGuest comment entered by owner
Lovely Post Visit Email From Guests
Ariane, The girls and I had a fabulous time staying in your beautiful home. The period details fascinated us as well as your taste in art. We sunned ourselves on the brick patio and got a much needed dose of vitamin D and a bit of color on our pale faces. Matter of fact the salesgirl at the kitchen shop in the center wanted to know where we had been to catch the rays. We talked, laughed, and played board games in front of the wood burning stove both evenings. The beds were extremely comfortable and your sheets were luxurious. Thank you for your attention to detail that made us feel pampered and special. Georgeann and friends
- Guest Georgeann
- Date of stay 04/17/13
- Review Submitted 05/20/13
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Dec 1 - Jan 1, 2015
2 night min stay
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Fees and Taxes:
- Tax Rate 10%
- Cleaning $200
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- Nearest Airport: Albany International Airport at 58 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrack - Rutland at 35 Miles
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: This house was originally purchased to be part of the inventory for a high end vacation home club. It was furnished, outfitted, and detailed with this purpose in mind. The business was ultimately sold, but we retained the property. Our family has enjoyed many gatherings at this wonderful home, as have numerous guests. We welcome you to also enjoy a special experience in a home away from home.
Why the Owner Chose Manchester Center:
We sought a house in a location that had the feel of being among the mountains and meadows of Vermont, but not isolated. We are minutes away from everything, great restaurants, shopping, art galleries, antiquing, spas, and all the sports associated with the Vermont seasons.
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Front of the house in winter twilight. Warm and cozy inside.
Cozy Family Room with Wood Stove and flat screen TV
A bit messy, but we're having a great time.
Looking down the hall to the coat room.
A comfortable room for intimate dining
Get away with a good book or the paper
Master bath with radiant heat floors
The drive up with lots of room
Patio overlooking the Hildene Meadow.
The Battenkill River from the overlook, steps away from the marsh board walk.
Glorious Fall foliage in your home away from home
Kitchen fully equipped for any occasion
A great gathering space
A light filled window overlooking patio and gardens
Den with reclining leather chair, a quiet space
The game room, lots of games and toys for all ages
Master Bedroom with Ensuite Bath
Queen Room with Ensuite Bath
Twin Bed Room
Hildene Meadow on a summer morning from the rear patio
The Battenkill River is a beautiful and short walk from the house.
The patio, and screened cottage on a summer morning.
4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
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