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Lovely Comfortable Home 2 minutes to Sugarbush with Hot Tub.

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10

Our house sits peacefully in semi-seclusion with views in the heart of the Green Mountains. It has 5 bedrooms, 3 baths. Two minutes to skiing, five to town! This place has everything you need for a good time: Outdoor Hot Tub, fully and tastefully furnished, comfortable beds, HDTV/VCRs/DVDs, stereo, laundry, Wi-Fi, close to town, private. The beautiful new kitchen is fully equipped for those who like to cook. It features granite counters, new appliances, and a center island which makes a wonderful social space with stools around it. Staples, cleaning supplies, spices, condiments, linens, etc. are all included.

Pets are permitted with deposit.

Recent Remodeling: Several years ago we completed a major remodeling project which included more than doubling the size of the kitchen, putting in all new top-of-the-line appliances, new cabinets with granite countertops, a large center island with stools around it to sit and socialize with the cook, tiled floors, all tastefully decorated. This has dramatically changed the flow and feeling of the house, opening everything up and making it much more accommodating for large groups. Also, we have added a screened-in back porch and another deck that goes the entire East side of the house from front to back, connecting the back porch to the front deck. The hot tub is now sequestered at the back of this side deck next to the porch.

SKIING DETAILS:: This house is a stone's throw from the entrance to Sugarbush North, Mt. Ellen. It is about ten minutes to South. Also, going the other direction you are about 5 minutes to Mad River Glen, one of the most unique ski areas anywhere. For the children, we have sleds available that you can use right on the property or elsewhere. Snowshoeing and Nordic skiing is conveniently available, also: The Catamount trail is a quarter mile away, and other trails go up back of the house through the woods.

More Details

Don Rhoades
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Don Rhoades

We are a couple nearing retirement who like to travel and have a large family of children and grandchildren plus friends we like to visit. Neither one of us ski much so renting our home seemed like a natural way to pay for our travels and help with our finances. We have been renting for some years now, and have had great luck with guests who have treated our property well and been very appreciative to rent a well-cared for home.

Don Rhoades purchased this house in 1997

Why Don Rhoades chose Fayston

Where we are is a natural for ski rentals. German Flats Road, which is the road we turn out onto when leaving Hiddenwood, connects Sugarbush North to Sugarbush South, and Mad River Glen is only a few minutes away in the other direction. We're only two miles to town and approximately a half mile away from a popular restuarant. That plus the fact that we've put a lot of love and care in fixing up our home makes our place very desirable for family groups and adult renters.

What makes this house unique

We sit in the middle of a two-acre lot that has a large front yard, a small pond, and is surrounded by forest. You are in a secluded glen, even though our neighbors are only a short walk through the trees.

Guestbook comments from the owner


We have rented many homes from Homeaway and VRBO and have never been in one that was so well equipped as this one. The owners literally left their home for us as if we were family. There was a plentiful supply of towels, linens, paper and cleaning products; an amazing array of kitchen appliances and cooking materials; lots of comfortable places to sit; enough bedrooms for our whole family; and even a playroom filled with toys and games for children of all ages. The hot tub was great. The location was great. The owners were a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend this rental and look forward to spending time here again, especially if there is tons of SNOW!!!
Jan 2014
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Fayston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms and kitchen are tiled. New bathroom in basement added in 2014 has large quarter-round enclosure.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull-out sofa with down tick.
  • We have a crib, a high-end, queen-sized air mattress, and a twin mattress available if needed. All bedding and linens supplied.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Hot tub capacity 5 people; 3 TVs, 3 VCR/DVD/blu-rays. 42' flat-screen TV. The kitchen has been expanded and upgraded with new appliances, cabinets, granite counter tops, tiled floors, and more. Note: Snow tires are necessary in winter as we are located at the end of a long private road.


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Lovely Comfortable Home 2 minutes to Sugarbush with Hot Tub.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

WOW! What a fantastic house! A+ Would stay again!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with a group of 10 adults. The house is very nice and very spacious. The artwork is very tasteful. Plenty of room for everyone to spread out. The hot-tub is quite big and pretty secluded on the back deck. The property itself sits back off the road, and not cramped in with a bunch of other houses. There's plenty of beds for everyone, and enough floor space and extra mattresses and couches. There's more than enough cooking supplies and spices. There's every appliance you could need. There's a large tv and stereo. The property has a small hill that's pretty good for sledding. It's minutes from both Sugarbush mountains, and there's a bunch of very good restaurants nearby.

Don was very communicative at our stay. We didn't have any issues with our vacation, but I imagine that given he promptly texted me the morning of our stay and when we were leaving, we'd have no problems getting a hold of him with any issues.

The only thing to note is that the road up is relatively steep and unpaved. Take your time going up to the road and make sure your tires are equipped for snow/ice.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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albany, ny

Family Ski Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This house was full of charm and has all the amenities you could hope for. Great layout and use of space. We were a family of 9 and we had plenty of room. Great kitchen to work in. The hot tub was a welcome treat after sub zero days on the mountain. The location was great - close to Sugarbush so we were easily first ones on the mountain - though AWD was a plus in getting up the drive. It was a pleasure dealing with Don and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Review of Fayston Property ID 104339

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely, clean, and cozy, and has a well stocked kitchen. Owner Don checked in at the beginning and end of our stay to be sure all was ok, which we appreciated.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house with lots of room for grownups and kids

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at Don's house lovingly decorated house, located 10 minutes from Sugarbush off of German Flats road. The house was well appointed with large bedrooms upstairs and smaller rooms and kids rooms below. The hot tub was a welcome treat for our weary bones after a full day of skiing. Our kids loved their children room, and enjoyed discovering all the toys and games within.


  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Massapequa Park, NY

Cozy home, Great for a large group

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family spent 5 days for a ski vacation at this lovely house. I can't say enough about how perfect this place was for us. It is meticulously clean, very tastefully decorated and has all the conveniences of home. We had 9 people very comfortably situated. The 2 grandchildren were thrilled with the basement level bedroom and all the fun toys/dress up clothes in the play area. The kitchen/dining/living area are perfectly set up for family togetherness and dinners. Hot tub is a welcome relief after a long day of skiing! The owner is a pleasure to deal with and extremely helpful. Very close to Sugarbush. I would not hesitate to rent this property again and I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Lovely home! Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this home for 8 nights with another couple. We had additional friends and family up to stay and the house accommodated 10 adults very well (best for 5 couples or 4 couples and 2 singles that are comfortable sharing a room with 2 twin beds). While it can accommodate 12 people with 2 on an air mattress I think 10 is the perfect number for an all-adult party. The owner, Don, was incredibly communicative from start to finish and was very available and accommodating to our requests. The house was clean, well cared for and ample towels and linens were provided. The kitchen was fully stocked and great for preparing big family meals. And most importantly hot tub was amazing after a cold day skiing. Mount Ellen is a 2-3 minute drive and Lincoln Peak is a 7-8 minute drive - you can't beat that! In addition to skiing we enjoyed sledding, snow shoeing, the multitude of board games available in the house and eating/drinking in downtown Waitsfield. It was a fabulous ski get away that we hope to do again! This house is pet friendly, which was a major bonus for us and one of the main reasons why we ultimately chose this rental. I would absolutely recommend this property to a friend/relative and am hopeful I will be a return customer myself.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hyde Away
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hyde Away
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Car: necessary

The house sits in privacy on two wooded acres with views and a hot tub. Sugarbush and Mad River Glen ski areas are minutes away. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails abound within easy walking distance. Nightlife, fine and casual dining, shopping, movie theater, live music, and spas all thrive in the Mad River Valley. Tennis, health club, swimming at the Bridges or Sugarbush Sports Center. This is a winter-only rental, with occasional exceptions.

Other Activities: kayaking, hiking mountain trails




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Five-day minimum stay for New Year's and Presidents week. Higher rates apply for both periods.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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