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City, Country, Green Mtns. and Lake Champlain. All Yours.

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Last updated: 09/23/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Essex Junction house description

Welcome to Alder Brook Cottage, your home away from home. Located in Essex Center, Alder brook Cottage is perfectly situated for enjoying the skiing, hiking and rural touring for which Vermont is famous as well as the shopping, nightlife, theaters and museums of Burlington, Vermont's largest city. Walk to restaurants and shopping in minutes or take a drive in the country that begins right at your front door. Perhaps you’d rather relax at home, cook a meal in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy it on the spacious rear deck overlooking the comfortable yard and wooded back lot. Enjoy a movie in the sun room or take an evening stroll. Whatever unique Vermont experience you’re looking for, we hope you’ll come see us…and make yourself at home.

Keywords: Extended stay home, Vacation home, Business accommodation, Ranch house

Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Minimum age for renters is 21....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 4-7

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                Table comfortably seats 6....moreless

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Freezer
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Microwave
              • Kitchen


              • Parking:

                Multiple vehicle off street. Space for trailer....moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Fitness gym and Sauna...moreless

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


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


              • Mobile Phone
              • Wireless Internet
              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas


                  • Family
                  • Tourist Attractions


                  • Live Theater
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Groceries
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Skiing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Walking
                  • Sledding
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Churches
                  • Forests
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Synagogues
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Festivals
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing


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                  from 5 traveler reviews
                  Sunday through Thursday nights, $195.00
                  Friday and Saturday nights, $225.00
                  Weekly, $1070.00
                  All rates are for four guests.  Additional guests are $25.00 each per night.
                  Renters must be 21 years of age.  Reservations must be two weeks in advance.
                  Reservations are final only with deposit.

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                  Last updated: 09/23/2014
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                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Burlington International
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Essex Junction
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Vt 128 and Vt 15
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  North Beach
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Cody's Irish
                  13 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Bolton Valley
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Essex Country Club

                  Car: Recommended

                  Five minutes to Planet Fitness.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2009

                  About the owner: My wife and I have lived in Essex for about thirty years. I grew up in Vermont, she in New Jersey. We both love Vermont and think Essex is the perfect spot for us. We have the culture center of the college town of Burlington only minutes away but are still far enough outside to easily enjoy our passions of hiking, biking, boating and outdoor life. Sam's time is divided among the pursuits of writing, cooking and caring for our many guests at Alder Brook Cottage while Franny works as a lab coordinator for the University of Vermont.

                  Why the Owner Chose Essex Junction:
                  When the house next door became available it seemed a natural for us. It gave us the opportunity to meet folks from other places and introduce them to the sights, sounds and tastes of our part of the world. With our proximity to theaters, restaurants, museums, skiing and 110 miles of Lake Champlain we have a lot to offer. Since our home is right next door we're easily available for suggestions, directions or advice to help our guests have the fullest experience possible. We love it here and we think you will too!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  If I had to use one word to describe the benefits of Alder Brook Cottage it would be variety. Within ten miles one finds dozens of excellent restaurants from burgers to Asian to French, Bosnian to Vietnamese, fast food to fine dining. Boating, swimming, fishing and sightseeing on Lake Champlain, Hiking in the Green Mountains, theaters, both live and film, three colleges and one university, a world renown museum and several antique shops. Just a bit farther and there are ski areas such as Stowe, Sugarbush and Bolton Valley as well as plenty of cross country opportunities. Organizing many full days of your favourite activities is a very simple thing. There's even a public pool right around the corner.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Sun room doubles as an extra bedroom.

                    Sun room doubles as an extra bedroom.

                  VRBO #351416

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Friday, April 18, 2014


                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

                  View calendar: Updated 09/23/14
                  Email owner

                  +1 (802)879-4147

                  Speaks: english
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                  2 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 7

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