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Serenity Awaits in New Shaker Style Home Where in/Outdoors Are One!

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The walls are built and the lawn seeded. Welcome to your home away from home!

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Last updated: 07/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

West Wardsboro house description

Newly finished in 2012. 12 rooms provide mixture of open and intimate space. Experience illumination as warming rays arise over beaver pond to cascade through the Living Room Window Wall to the heart of the home. Charming Knotty Pine Cathedral Ceiling rises 27' above thereby linking upstairs bedrooms (2) and balcony with primary living area. Soapstone, Hickory & Stone Tile country kitchen appeal meets state of the art, energy saver appliances. Master Suite includes Queen Bed and Cathedral Bath complete with custom tiled 2 person Jacuzzi features 16 jets and light therapy. Plus the custom tiled 4x5' shower and floor complemented by the oak and stone vanity make you feel at home. Quiet all day sunny Study is set apart. Sealed gas fireplace adds ambiance and warmth. Solid Shaker Panel wood doors allow stylish access to all rooms. Ample storage with 2 full walk in closets. Rec Room in walk out basement with 10' ceilings complete with 8' Slate Billiard Table, 12' Red Oak Rec Room Bar, and Canopy. We are seeking Broadband Internet but are on waiting list. Phone service permits free nationwide calling in 48 contiguous states. DirecTV on 46' L.E.D. television with DVD player and connections for Computer. Food Network Cooking Pans provide excellent meal preparation. Expansive rear deck overlooking pond provides wildlife viewing by day (beaver, moose, bear, deer, fox, ducks, geese, great blue heron and more). Newly built rock walls finished in 2013 with new lawn and garden space. Handmade quilts adorn beds. Small library available along with personal DVD collection.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Children Welcome:

                The back wrap around deck, while having regulation railings and balusters, does not have a gated stairway. Children should be supervised....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Non Smoking Only:

                No smoking is permitted out of respect for those whose health is adversely affected by 2nd hand smoke. Thank you for your compliance....moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Pets Considered:

                We love pets and know that families do too. Please speak with us regarding your pet....moreless

              • Events Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 13

              • Bedroom 2: Bunk Room 2nd flr: 1 double, 5 twin/ single

                6 bunks in this room; 2 lg. closets; sleeps 7; room for cots...moreless

              • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

                On 1st Floor with Master Bath & walk-in closet....moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 double

                Folding Screen for privacy; 2nd Floor; Sleeps 4; Walk In...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Master Bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub

                2p whirlpool, tiled shower & flr, oak vanity, cathedral...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                2nd Floor; Deep Soaking Tub...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: Powder Room: toilet

                By 1st flr entrance & houses separate laundry room....moreless

              • The Cathedral Knotty Pine Ceiling Master Bathroom features a tiled 4'x5' shower, 2 person whirlpool with 16 jets and light therapy, with a handsome deep oak vanity and inviting palladium window. Stone tile surrounds the whirlpool and covers the floor and shower....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • A couple of moose ambled through the Beaver Pond in late Sept. 2012. You'll see a picture on our site to prove it. We've also been entertained by the beaver population in the pond. And a local black bear and cub have made their way along the back side of the house on their way to the pond. Can you say tranquility? To sit out back on the deck some 15' above the yard and feel the peace...priceless! Hike in nearby woods. Behold the expanse of the Milky Way in the dark Night Sky. Have ease of access to Mount Snow from the 'traffic lite' north side just 3 miles away. Enjoy the best that Vermont woodlands has to offer. For on site massage, contract with Marci Himelson with Mount Snow Massage (802) 464-5602. For on site sitters, contract with Deerfield Valley Sitters (802) 490-4729. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Game Room:

                    Large Rec Room in Walk out Basement features Slate Billiard Table & 12' Red Oak Bar with storage area & L.E.D. lighting. Quoit Boards for exterior use in furnace room....moreless

                  • Pool Table:

                    8' Slate Pool Table in Rec Room plays true....moreless

                  • Television:

                    46' L.E.D. Samsung Flat Screen with external speaker in Living Room. ...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    DirecTV mid-range package....moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    Small unit in Rec Room...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Books:

                    Assorted Books available in Living Room & Study for your enjoyment....moreless

                  • Games:

                    Board Games Available along with Quoits (exterior) & Billiards in Rec. Room....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    About 15 DVD movies are available for viewing suitable for all ages....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Pond
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Forests
                  • Live Theater
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Restaurants
                  • Festivals
                  • Playground
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Cinemas

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Bird Watching

                  local services and businesses

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

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain:

                    Just 3 'uncongested' miles north of Mount Snow 450' off Route 100. Just 11 miles SE of Stratton. Located in lovely Green Mountain National Forest area....moreless

                  • Rural:

                    10.2 acre property featuring open meadow, beaver pond, mixed hardwood, privacy, intense night sky. Surrounded by other large, wooded parcels. ...moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    2 acre beaver pond (not for swimming) with active beaver population, occasional moose & marshland birds clearly visible from back deck, non-swimming...moreless

                  • Water View:

                    We have a small, tranquil beaver pond visible from the back deck. It is a wonderful wildlife wetland with beaver, moose, heron, ducks, bear and more. Lovely backdrop! No swimming....moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hunting
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Roller Blading

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining:

                        2 Dining Areas are featured. Smaller Dining off Kitchen overlooking pond (4-6) plus Breakfast Bar (2); Den features larger table (6-8); Folding Chairs in Closet...moreless

                      • Seating for 13 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Open a window during the warm season and be refreshed by the Green Mountain State's natural A/C! Fans in each guest room....moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        Electric Dryer. ...moreless

                      • Fireplace:

                        Sealed Propane Fireplace with heat exchanger. Use timer dial to left of mantle to activate....moreless

                      • Garage:

                        The separate Garage currently stores residual construction items. Converted side entrance to a trash/recycling/returnables room. Please separate items according to sign....moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        (3) Free National Calling Plan to 48 contiguous states. Cell Reception Poor. ON WAITING LIST FOR BROADBAND INTERNET (limited connections in town). We continue to be pesky until they deliver!...moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        We provide bed linens....moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        Living room features a window wall to welcome morning sun, cathedral ceiling with balcony & sealed propane fireplace for comfort and ambiance....moreless

                      • Heating:

                        Propane: Radiant in Rec Room Floor (basement) & Forced Hot Water throughout remainder of home....moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Parking:

                        Ample with overflow on private cul-de-sac....moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Washing Machine in laundry room off 1st floor powder room....moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Refrigerator:

                        GE Side By Side Fridge Freezer (New) with auto ice maker, built in water filter, delivery through door....moreless

                      • Toaster:

                        4 slice...moreless

                      • Pantry Items:

                        Mixer, 2qt Crockpot, Electric Teapot...moreless

                      • Stove:

                        GE Ceramic Top Island Range/Oven (New) with bridge burner for optional griddle and L.E.D. Island Range Hood...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Corel Table Service (square pattern) for 12. Other variety of dishes to complement. Varied silverware....moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        Soapstone Counters, Hickory Cabinets, Tile Floor & Spacious Walk-in Pantry...moreless

                      • Ice Maker
                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Mr. Coffee 12 cup ...moreless

                      Outside

                      • Bicycles:

                        Bring your bikes...great network of cycling/walking trails in West Dover & at Mount Snow....moreless

                      • Boat:

                        Nearby access to Somerset Reservoir (11 miles long with pure wilderness) for paddling/sailing & small motors (fishing). Lake Whitingham for motorboats & jet skis....moreless

                      • Porch / Veranda:

                        Front Porch catches afternoon rays...great place to relax....moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Wrap Around Rear Deck overlooking 2 acre Beaver Pond & Wildlife Habitat. Covered side deck affords outdoor options even when raining....moreless

                      • Golf:

                        Outstanding Courses at Mount Snow (West Dover) and Haystack (Wilmington) and at Stratton as well. True championship golf possibilities!...moreless

                      • Ski & Snowboard:

                        Bring skis and snowboards to enjoy Mount Snow (3 miles) & Stratton (11 miles). You'll be glad you did! (during snow season, of course!)...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Small Weber Gas Grill on covered side deck....moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        Bring your Kayaks/Canoes to enjoy unspoiled wilderness in Somerset Reservoir. Take whitewater boats to Ball Mtn. Dam (Townsend) for timed releases. Rentals available at Lake Whitingham (Wilmington)....moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        The stone walls were built during summer 2013 and all the topsoil moved. Hydroseeding has provided a lush lawn & new campfire pit overlooking pond. Gardens are being planted....moreless

                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Spring & Summer 2014
                      Apr 21 - Sep 14, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $210 $250
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      Fall 2014
                      Sep 15 - Nov 30, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $260 $320
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      Winter 2014 Early
                      Dec 1 - Dec 23, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $330 $380
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      Christmas/New Years 2014/15
                      Dec 24 - Jan 4, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $400
                      $2,800
                      Winter 2015
                      Jan 5 - Apr 19, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $330 $380
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $2,450
                      Spring & Summer 2015
                      Apr 21 - Sep 14, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $220 $260
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $1,575
                      Fall 2015
                      Sep 15 - Nov 30, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $275 $330
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $2,000

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Cleaning $130
                      • Pet Fee $20
                      • Property Damage Protection $89
                      • Tax Rate 9%

                      Notes:

                      Rates are subject to change until payment received to confirm.

                      eChecks and Credit Cards are Accepted.

                      Payment can be made through this site.

                      Cancellation within 20 days of scheduled rental will result in forfeiture of 20% of rental fee plus the 2.5% transaction fee.

                      Cancellation within 7 day of scheduled rental will result in forfeiture of 50% of rental fee plus the 2.5% transaction fee.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 07/29/2014
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                      Location

                      • Jamaica State Park

                        "Swimming, Whitewater Kayaking, Hiking"

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                      • Somerset Reservoir

                        "One our favorite places to kayak with many bald eagle and beaver sightings. Not a building t..."

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                      • Valley View Saloon

                        "Outstanding local crafted beers on tap, friendly staff, great large screen sports focus, bil..."

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                      • Timber Creek Cross Country Ski

                        "Extremely competent and helpful staff. Tell Kelly Kahler (owner) that Ted Newcomb sent you. ..."

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                      • Snow Mountain Market

                        "A small, well supplied grocery store very near Mount Snow with the BEST DELI SANDWICHES arou..."

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                      • Roadhouse

                        "Charming, country style restaurant with excellent chef and wait staff. Love the down to eart..."

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                      • Pizzeria La Toscanella

                        "I've been blessed to have eaten fine pizzas in many places an others that are ... "no so muc..."

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                      • Boyd Family Farm

                        "The Boyd Family operates a tremendously diverse farm with Farm Share Produce, Berries, Flowe..."

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                      • Adams Farm

                        "Their Sleigh Rides during the winter snows is unparalleled for all ages. A fantastic journey..."

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                      • Sticky Fingers Bakery

                        "A religious experience in a bakery? You can't just have one. Unbelievable. Everyone says so...."

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                      72 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Albany, NY
                      38 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Brattleboro
                      38 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      I-91
                      12 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Lake Raponda, Wilmington
                      4.5 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      The Saloon
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Mount Snow
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Mount Snow Country Club
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      The Dover Forge Restaurant

                      Car: Recommended

                      Four season, outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Just 3 miles north of Mount Snow's north entrance (no traffic). Stratton is only 11 miles NW. Very fine restaurants (Dover Forge) and pubs (Valley View Saloon) in West Dover & Wilmington await your discovery. Somerset Reservoir (the largest body of impounded water within VT) is nearby...a total wilderness experience on 11 mile lake. Kayakers...don't miss! Challenging golf courses with grand vistas at Haystack, Mount Snow and Stratton. Cross Country Ski/Snowshoe at Timber Creek or create your own trails in our adjacent National Forest. Appalachian Trail just 5 miles away. Foliage in the region is unparallelled generally from the final week of September through the 2nd week of October. Relax, Re-create, Reflect!

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1993

                      About the owner: Betsy and I lived in and loved the Mount Snow Valley and its people for 10 years prior to our move south as a pastoral family. We knew this would be the location of our future retirement home where our grown family and all our friends could comfortably gather to renew relationships and build new found community. As the sign says in the living room, 'Friends are the family you find along the way.' We hope you'll discover such warmth in this place. Betsy and I are Massachusetts natives (Amherst & Braintree respectively). We met at college at the University of Massachusetts, setting our eyes on the future. Married one week after graduating, I then continued with my graduate degree in the area of Pastoral Ministry within a progressive denomination. Betsy's field has been greenhouse management. We take a rather pragmatic view of life, raising 3 kids to love the simple pleasures and to revel in the out of doors.It is one of the reasons our hearts leaped when we discovered the property only 11 miles from where we once lived. We knew it was the right place for our future home. And in 2010, construction got underway to fulfill a very big dream that we've long shared.

                      Why the Owner Chose West Wardsboro:
                      As previously noted, we are outdoor people who love the environment and revel in the unique beauty of all the changing seasons. Each has a character uniquely its own. The wetland behind the house is an active ecosystem that enthralls visitors. Between activity in the pond, the interplay of color and shadows, floral beauty, a very dark night sky where the Milky Way band leaps out at you, and easy access to the two incredible mountains and their amenities just around the corner along with all the lakes and trails for outdoor enthusiasts, this is about as good as it gets in our mind's eye!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      When preparing to build, we fell in love with a special design. It melded Betsy's dream of a Country Farm House with a lovely front porch with my vision of a hybrid Colonial. While we employed skilled framers and other trades people do what they do best, we (along with family and so many friends) have labored countless hours to finish interior and exterior to our liking. It has taken two years to get to this point often working just 1-1/2 days per week save for vacation time, but slowly the dream has been realized. Now we are pleased to share it with you!


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                      Photos

                      • The walls are built and the lawn seeded. Welcome to your home away from home!

                        The walls are built and the lawn seeded. Welcome to your home away from home!

                      • Toward the pond side of the house and just below campfire area, a look back.

                        Toward the pond side of the house and just below campfire area, a look back.

                      • The deck affords a marvelous view of the beaver pond where wildlife abounds.

                        The deck affords a marvelous view of the beaver pond where wildlife abounds.

                      • As you now know, this isn't the only moose around here! Entry hallway.

                        As you now know, this isn't the only moose around here! Entry hallway.

                      • Sunshine wakes you up courtesy of Living Room window wall. Dining area beyond.

                        Sunshine wakes you up courtesy of Living Room window wall. Dining area beyond.

                      • Morning glow on Shaker Panel Door from Master Bedroom looking to LR & back deck.

                        Morning glow on Shaker Panel Door from Master Bedroom looking to LR & back deck.

                      • Stone tiled Master Bath shower is ever so spacious with antique oak vanity.

                        Stone tiled Master Bath shower is ever so spacious with antique oak vanity.

                      • Adjustable internal lighting to establish desired atmosphere. Some like it hot!

                        Adjustable internal lighting to establish desired atmosphere. Some like it hot!

                      • 2nd Floor Bunk Room sleeps 7. 2 large closets and sun from morning to night.

                        2nd Floor Bunk Room sleeps 7. 2 large closets and sun from morning to night.

                      • Looking out Study door to covered side deck and pond beyond. Gas grill provided.

                        Looking out Study door to covered side deck and pond beyond. Gas grill provided.

                      • The Rec Room Oak Bar & Canopy require only brick work & sports 8' pool table.

                        The Rec Room Oak Bar & Canopy require only brick work & sports 8' pool table.

                      • The new range hood adds brilliance to cooking space without occluding the view.

                        The new range hood adds brilliance to cooking space without occluding the view.

                      • This is a home for every season. Which one is yours? Better yet, which ones?

                        This is a home for every season. Which one is yours? Better yet, which ones?

                      • We call it 'Camp Newcomb North'...a charming home for all seasons.

                        We call it 'Camp Newcomb North'...a charming home for all seasons.

                      • And speaking of WILDLIFE in the pond...dated Sept. 27, 2012. Love it!

                        And speaking of WILDLIFE in the pond...dated Sept. 27, 2012. Love it!

                      • A bright view from balcony overlooking 27' high Cathedral Ceiling Living Room.

                        A bright view from balcony overlooking 27' high Cathedral Ceiling Living Room.

                      • Sealed gas fireplace, 46' LED TV with DirecTV, DVD & small DVD library.

                        Sealed gas fireplace, 46' LED TV with DirecTV, DVD & small DVD library.

                      • Spacious Master Bedroom features luxurious queen bed and warm red oak floor.

                        Spacious Master Bedroom features luxurious queen bed and warm red oak floor.

                      • Cathedral Master Bath boasts 2p 16jet whirlpool, knotty pine ceiling & stone.

                        Cathedral Master Bath boasts 2p 16jet whirlpool, knotty pine ceiling & stone.

                      • The whirlpool & view are restorative after a winter's day of fervent activity.

                        The whirlpool & view are restorative after a winter's day of fervent activity.

                      • The Blue Room: 2 full size beds & room divider with large walk-in closet.

                        The Blue Room: 2 full size beds & room divider with large walk-in closet.

                      • Den with table for expanded dinner guests and games.

                        Den with table for expanded dinner guests and games.

                      • Hickory Country Kitchen: VT Soapstone Counters, Tile Flr, Pantry, Glasstop Range

                        Hickory Country Kitchen: VT Soapstone Counters, Tile Flr, Pantry, Glasstop Range

                      • Our friendly beaver makes a splash and we hope you enjoy your time here too!

                        Our friendly beaver makes a splash and we hope you enjoy your time here too!

                      $210 - $400 per night (USD)
                      8

                      3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 13

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