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Family Ski & Snow Board Holiday! 10 Mins to Stratton Mtn: Save $500 (12/21-1/2)

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Last updated: 01/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-90 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8 comfortably) with large screened in porch

Experience Jamaica in all its year-round glory: Swim in the rivers, lakes, canoe, kayak, sail, hike to the water falls ,leaf-peep, shop, ski Stratton, snow-shoe, cross-country, kayak, sail, walk across the bridge to the State Park. Jamaica village is a stone's throw away by foot.

Make our beautifully renovated 1830's antique home yours for a while ; a fully equipped kitchen in which to cook gourmet meals with fresh veggies from the farmer's market; a large yard in which to enjoy croquet, throw a ball, or simply relax in the hammock with a good book.
The master bedroom on 2nd floor with king bed has a full bath with jetted tub.
A large queen bedroom on the 2nd floor includes a pingpong table.
A bunk bed for kids (and adults :)) completes the 2nd floor bedrooms.
The 4th small, queen bedroom is on the first floor with a full bath (and heated tile floor).
In the summer months it is wonderful to open the 2 doors onto our huge screened in porch.
Grill on the gas barbeque to then feast at the table for 8 as the sun sets over the mountains.

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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/24/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    It's a great place for most kids but not for rough-housing indoors or chocolate ice cream on the $9,000 Roche Bobois sofa in the living room. There are antiques but nothing so perfect and priceless it can't be touched....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    A good place for dogs, not cats .Waste pick up tool provided. Partially fenced in large yard....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    We are working on making it more accessible, but right now feel there are too many steps to manage comfortably....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Large property and lawn surrounded by white picket fence. Great for badminton and croquet. We're also proud of our library occasionally added onto by guests (from Phillip Roth to local author Norman Mailer)Some CDs, kids' videos. But best of all: Radiant heat in first floor bath.Garden furniture, swings, hammock....moreless


  • Books:

    an eclectic mix of fiction and non fiction, contemporary and classics...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games:

    board games and cards...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    puzzles, crafts...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library:

    (2) Two boxes full...and the terrific Jamaica general store down the street has more current titles....moreless


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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Resort:

    Stratton Mountain Resort offers the obvious in Winter, but in summer there's golf and kayaking nearby. ...moreless

  • Rural
  • Village:

    Near West River, coffee shop, stained glass studio, general store, library, historical association, and inns and fine dining....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    window downstairs...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    ping pong table...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Easier than schlepping wood and hey it looks real! Also check out radiant floor in guest bath....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:


  • Wireless Internet:

    no password required...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Nothing formal but the caretaker of our property also owns the General Store. Karen's one of the best cook's around. She'll get you something....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Some basic food items -- let us know if you'd prefer the cupboards bare....moreless

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


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    3 adult, one child...moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large screened in porch on the East side for early morning coffee. View of stream, birdbath, hummingbirds, chickadees, tiny frogpond, wild flowers, Rte 30, and fire station....moreless

  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Tennis
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Whirlpool
  • Jetted Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter ski season
Jan 2 - Apr 1, 2017
90 night min stay

Apr 2 - May 26, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,300 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $150 + tax
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 9%


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Last updated: 01/24/2017
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37 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport, VT
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Stratton Mountain Resort
29 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Station, Brattleboro, VT
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 30
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Stratton Mountain Resort
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
West River to right of house

Car: Necessary

Overflow guests? Invite your friends to camp at Jamaica State Park, or (fancier) the Jamaica House or Three MTN Inn in the Village.

Another very basic activity for us: Reading and reading in the hammock. I have some of my best books there -- WS Merwin's new collected poems which are great by the way and hundreds of other tomes.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I am a writer/contributing editor to New England Home Magazine, living in Lexington, MA. My wife Valery Rockwell (above) is a psychotherapist in private practice. In her spare time she gardens and paints. She fell in love with the house long before we bought it as a summer retreat. Now that our daughters are grown up enough to have outside interests not involving idyllic stays in the Green Mountains, we just haven't been able to go up there as much. We still love every inch of the place. We hope you do, too!

Why the Owner Chose Jamaica, VT, USA:
I like the fact that it is in a village. A city boy at heart, it makes me a little nervous being out in the middle of nowhere, or what I consider the middle of nowhere. I like having neighbors and I like to walk places. I also like the fact that the house is very old, but very tight and very clean and sunny and there's a brook outside. The lawn is the biggest in town, and the apple orchard I planted on the property looks promising. Hiking to the waterfalls is another thing we do from time to time.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
We all like the State Park for its kayak festivals and rail to trail biking and very clean beach. Valery and I joined the Stratton Health Club and have also discovered the Ball Mountain Dam about 2 minutes from us up RTE 30 -- What huge vistas! (And a back entrance to the Park -- no charge)

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/24/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Front view of the house in July

    Front view of the house in July

  • The deck looking out to the hummingbird feeder and stream

    The deck looking out to the hummingbird feeder and stream

  • hammock in the yard

    hammock in the yard

  • our little stream seen from upstairs window

    our little stream seen from upstairs window

  • fully equipped kitchen

    fully equipped kitchen

  • dining room with seating for 8

    dining room with seating for 8

  • cozy velvet arm chairs in living room

    cozy velvet arm chairs in living room

  • first floor bathroom with handicap shower, marble antique sink and Mexican tiles

    first floor bathroom with handicap shower, marble antique sink and Mexican tiles

  • upstairs landing

    upstairs landing

  • another view of the mater king suite

    another view of the mater king suite

  • ping pong table

    ping pong table

  • 2nd floor queen bedroom

    2nd floor queen bedroom

  • looking East toward the the house, early spring

    looking East toward the the house, early spring

  • view of the screened in porch

    view of the screened in porch

  • swing set with party lights

    swing set with party lights

  • a flower path to the house

    a flower path to the house

  • kitchen


  • dining room

    dining room

  • view from Eames chair in living room

    view from Eames chair in living room

  • first floor queen bedroom

    first floor queen bedroom

  • master suite with king bed

    master suite with king bed

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • another view of the ping pong table and queen loft

    another view of the ping pong table and queen loft

  • 2nd floor bunk bed room

    2nd floor bunk bed room

VRBO #121533

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Tuesday, February 07, 2017

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