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This Place is a Biker and Skier Paradise!

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Last updated: 09/26/2014

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

East Burke apartment description

If you are looking for the true Vermont experience, a 4 mile scenic bike ride to Kingdom Trails, this place is for you. The property is located on top of 40 acres, with views of Vermont's green mountains in all directions and not a road in sight. The house is a artisan's dream, with built-in cherry cabinets, hardwood floors and concrete counter tops. Everything you could possibly need is here for a perfect Vermont vacation; wood stove, washer and dryer, fire pit, well appointed kitchen, trails to hike and snowshoe and a small cabin in the woods (with it's own woodstove). Bike or drive 5 miles on a scenic dirt road to East Burke Village, surrounded by skiing and mountain biking trails. Or jump in your car and head out on the pavement to beautiful Lake Willoughby. Enjoy some veggies from the organic garden. If you're an artist, or just love beautiful places, there are plenty of gardens and stonewalls to sketch, paint or photograph, and some big trees to dream under.

My husband, and sculptor, David Tanych and I (Meryl Lebowitz) have been working on this property for the past 10 years. We designed and built all of the buildings, which include an art studio, woodworking shop, metal studio and house.
I consider this compound our finest collaboration. We love having people connect with the property and encourage you to feel creative here! Bring cameras, sketch pads, notebooks...or just chill. It's fun to walk the trails and check out David's ponds at the bottom of our hill.

Sorry, no pets allowed.

If you're looking for a place that can feed your soul, as well as offer you access to the best of what Vermont has to offer, this is the spot. Kids love it too, and yes, we have a bb gun. Please check out our studio rental available at this property as well


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                $20 per night. please discuss BEFORE arrival ...moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Bringing a pet is a possibility/please discuss $20 per night


                  • Books
                  • Books For Kids
                  • CD Player
                  • Games
                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • Toys


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


                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Caves
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Nude Beach
                  • Playground
                  • Pond
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Lake
                  • Mountain
                  • Mountain View:

                    360 mountain views surround this property....moreless

                  • River:

                    5 miles from the Passumpsic River swimming hole....moreless

                  • Rural:

                    3 mile walking, running or skiing loop on dirt roads with great views....moreless

                  • Town:

                    4 miles to Lyndonville, 5 miles to East Burke...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Paragliding
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Skiing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Activities Guide
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Backpack
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Stove:

                    Build a cozy fire after exploring the trails and cabin....moreless


                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Kitchen:

                    iron & board, coffee maker, freezer, blender, lobster pot, toaster, oven, grill, spices, 4 ring stove Everything you need....and if not, please let me know....moreless

                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Courtyard
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    40 acres to sit on.......moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional


                          Write a review 4.4
                          from 7 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
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                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • cleaning fee $50
                          • Pet Fee $20
                          • Tax Rate 9%


                          Longer term rates are available. Please contact for more info

                          Apartment is not considered booked until payment is received in full. No deposit required. We do take credit cards.

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                          85 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Many Choices
                          85 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          St Johnsbury Golf Course
                          70 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          White River Junction
                          4 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Interstate 91
                          4 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Many Choices
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Burke Mountain
                          20 Miles
                          Nearest Beach

                          Car: Necessary

                          Kirby is a scenic gem in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, bordered by Burke, Victory, Concord, St Johnsbury and Lyndon. A small, agricultural village, our rental property is 5 miles from East Burke, a village well known for it's ski area and biking trails, and 4 miles from Lyndon, home of Lyndon State College.


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2001

                          About the owner: I am an oil painter, who has been working as an artist for 30 years. David is a woodworker, and metal artist. Together we have collaborated on our property for 11 years. Recently, we have been spending our winters in California, perusing our art careers, returning to Vermont in time to plant the garden.

                          Why the Owner Chose East Burke:
                          We bought this property with a vision of making it into a compound that would inspire creativity. It was a blank canvas with an incredible vista, except for the acres of clear-cut forest, which made it look as if a bomb had been dropped. First we cleaned up the land, which took a year, David built a barn to house our equipment on the second year, I started the perennial gardens, and together with our son, we began building the stone walls. The third year, my studio and David's woodshop were built, we then were able to work up here, while we lived off site. We began the house the following year, and David had the opportunity to build a structure with a rounded wall (the front wall of our house)....We lived in my studio for 6 months. Our first project in the house was an apartment, complete with David's beautiful wood cabinets and concrete counter tops. We lived there while we began working on the rest of our home. It is this apartment which we now rent on Homeaway. We also have a studio available at

                          The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                          Benefits? This compound is like heaven. Gardens, trails, firepits, a cabin in the woods, fresh air, no traffic, walking and running loops, privacy, organic veggies, beauty, beauty, beauty.... If you want to vacation in a rural area, you cant do better than this. And town is only 4 miles away.

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                          Speaks: english

                          Guestbook comments from the owner

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                          • Studio and House

                            Studio and House

                          • Kitchen Cabinets

                            Kitchen Cabinets

                          • Bedroom with Queen Bed

                            Bedroom with Queen Bed

                          • Bedroom # 2.  Futon  that opens to full size bed, on one end of the large room.

                            Bedroom # 2. Futon that opens to full size bed, on one end of the large room.

                          • .


                          • The Neighborhood

                            The Neighborhood

                          • From the Hollyhocks

                            From the Hollyhocks

                          • Poplars behind the house

                            Poplars behind the house

                          • More veggies!

                            More veggies!

                          • 3 mile loop from the house. Perfect for walking, running, or biking.

                            3 mile loop from the house. Perfect for walking, running, or biking.

                          • Trails


                          • Kitchen/Living area

                            Kitchen/Living area

                          • Bathroom


                          • Bedroom #2  queen bed on one end of the large room

                            Bedroom #2 queen bed on one end of the large room

                          • Warm Up by the Woodstove

                            Warm Up by the Woodstove

                          • House and Studio. Yellow studio will also be available for rent this winter.

                            House and Studio. Yellow studio will also be available for rent this winter.

                          • More of the Neighborhood....

                            More of the Neighborhood....

                          • Summer Garden

                            Summer Garden

                          • Looking up the hill

                            Looking up the hill

                          • Organic Garden....yummm

                            Organic Garden....yummm

                          • Great spot for a cold beer....

                            Great spot for a cold beer....

                          • House and Woodshop

                            House and Woodshop

                          • Winter View from the House

                            Winter View from the House

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                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Sunday, December 07, 2014

                          $200 per night (USD)

                          2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

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                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                          Member since: 2010
                          Speaks: english
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                          • Response rate: 100%
                          • Calendar last updated: 09/26/2014
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