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Terrific Getaway VT House - Pet Friendly & Privacy. Hike, bike, kayak nearby!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 restful bedrooms, 4 beds plus firm double futon, sleeps 5-6 people comfortably

A gem of a house for relaxation and inspiration. A no-rush breakfast on the front porch, watching the world go by. Stars and S'mores by the campfire at night. Let the babbling brook nearby lull you to sleep. Swimming, hiking, kayaking and biking nearby. Great for a family vacation or with your ski/riding buddies. On Route 100, in West Wardsboro village, just 4 quick miles (10 min) to Mount Snow and 10 easy miles (15 min) to Stratton's Sunbowl via Stratton-Arlington Rd. Main roads to both ski resorts are paved and well maintained, Only 5 miles to Stratton Recreation area (ice skating and sledding/tubing hill), Stratton Pond hiking trails and Grout Pond for swimming, fishing or kayaking. Charming VT-style cabin with safe, easy parking. Well-equipped kitchen. Free Wi-Fi. Newest feature - gas log fireplace. Very close to West Wardsboro Market and Stratton-Arlington Rd. Last-minute renters are welcomed. Pet dog considered. Contact me for midweek or off-season rates. Pay securely - call/text me directly before sending payment.

Other attractions: Catamount XC trails and VT Vast snowmobile trails nearby. Easy drive to Bromley Mountain Park/Zipline and Manchester outlet shopping. Premier golf courses (Mount Snow, Stratton and Haystack) nearby. Also Sitzmark 9 hole golf course. Grout Pond, Pike's Falls, Townshend Dam and Jamaica State Park for swimming/fishing are nearby. Quick drive to Mountain View Cinemas in Dover, VT. and excellent restaurants (family to fine dining with recommendations available). Antiquing, art galleries, HuskyWorks dogsledding, maple sugaring at Newell Hill Farm and delicious breakfast & homemade pies at Bittersweet Memories Cafe in Wardsboro are all very close by. Also Townshend Auction Barn (Saturdays) on Rt 30.

extra info: House has comfortable propane heat, gas log fireplace, gas stove and water heater. Smoke/CO2 and CO detectors throughout house for safety.

Coming Soon - new cell tower nearby for improved cell phone reception.

More Details

Owner
Joe and Lori Rapuano
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

About Joe and Lori Rapuano

Vermonter's at heart! It always feels great to be at our relaxing cabin in Vermont.

Why Joe and Lori Rapuano chose Mt. Snow

Very convenient to get to Mount Snow and Stratton's Sunbowl lodge. Also near Stratton hiking/biking trails and Grout Pond. Charming VT style cabin is fully furnished and equipped, very clean and well-maintained.

What makes this house unique

Peace & quiet away from the ski lodge crowds yet only minutes away from restaurants and other attractions. Soothing babbling brook nearby and hiking/snowshoeing along logging trails in the woods behind my house.

Amenities

West Wardsboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , updated fixtures
  • Terrific water pressure and plenty of hot water for showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • Excellent mattresses and pillows. Firm double-size futon as well. Warm bed comforters (plus several electric mattress pads and blankets) provided. Bedrooms have bureaus and closets. Linens and 2 sets of towels provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Shed
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Plenty of safe, convenient parking space. 2WD vehicle is fine on driveway. Great views of Milky Way, constellations and shooting stars at night. Outside activities include horseshoe set and a campfire pit. Picnic table and chairs on front porch. Free WiFi access available at the house. Coming Soon - cell phone tower nearby.

Reviews

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Terrific Getaway VT House - Pet Friendly & Privacy. Hike, bike, kayak nearby!
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 23 reviews
5

Cozy cabin and friendly owner

  • 5 of 5

Super cozy, private and comfortable. Perfect for a much needed VT getaway! The owner, Joe, was very accommodating and friendly. The cabin had everything we needed and the fireplace was perfect!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the favorable review. It was a pleasure hosting you Michelle. Let me directly know if anything needed improvement. Hope you come back again! Joe
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4

Perfect place for easy get away with focus on hiking and bike riding,

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our weekend getaways and exploring many of the beautiful state parks in Vermont.Very cozy and comfortable place to relax. We had a lot of privacy and it was great to be able to bring our dog along. We are glad to have had such good weather and opportunity to see so many picturesque areas of Vermont.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for a ski weekend

  • 5 of 5

My children and I (and the dog) enjoyed our stay at Joe's house. We found the house to be very accomodating, cozy and so close to Mount Snow. Joe was a wonderful host. He responded promtly with any questions and/or concerns. We would definetely go back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very clean home. Very accommodating owners

  • 5 of 5

Would rent again

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris and Bekir. It was a pleasure to host you!
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5

This place is a gem!

  • 5 of 5

I decided last minute to take a quick trip to VT for some skiing with my kids. I wanted reasonably priced accommodations and was lucky enough to find Joe's cabin in the listings. We were skiing at Mt Snow and the cabin is about 10 mins away. The cabin was just as described in the listing and as noted by others in reviews. It was perfect for our needs. I could tell that the owners try very hard to make sure their guests are taken care of. Joe was very quick to respond to a small issue that arose and he got it taken care of promptly. I would recommend this cabin to anyone and we will be coming back!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Garret for the great review. You're are welcomed to come back anytime! Joe Rapuano
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5

Great warm and cozy house

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful ski vacation in Vermont and would recommend this house to any family looking to ski either Mt Snow or Stratton. We skied Stratton this year and it was one of the coldest weekend's on record. Joe's house was warm and cozy the entire time with plenty of room four our family to move around. We will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: recommended

Hugging the Dover Brook between Mount Snow and Stratton near the Stratton-Arlington Road. Close to Vermont VAST snowmobile trails and HuskyWorks dogsled rides. Near Grout Pond (swimming, fishing and kayaking) and the Stratton Trail (hiking and nature discovery). Reasonable distance to larger Somerset and Harriman Reservoirs. On scenic Rt 100 (motorcycle and bicycle heaven!) in the village of West Wardsboro, VT. Spectacular views of the Milky Way and meteor showers at night.

Other Activities: snowshoeing, Catamount XC trail system, dogsled rides, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, kayaking, and hiking.

Golf: Challenging Mount Snow, Haystack and Stratton golf courses are all nearby.

Ski: Incredible skiing & snowboarding terrain at both Mt. Snow (4 quick miles from my ski house) and Stratton (10 easy miles from my ski house). Big Bromley and Magic Mountain are 35 minutes away. Okemo is 45 minutes away.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

$200/weekend night summer rate. $250 weekend night winter rate. Two night minimum stay. Add $50 per night for winter holiday weekends (3 night minimum), weekdays, school vacation periods (except specifically stated holiday price). Rates may change for special circumstances like extra snowplowing and excess utility charges. Damage fee (varies) and cleaning fee ($75) deducted from security deposit if necessary. Check-in 3 pm, Check-out 12 noon. Winter seasonal monthly rate is $1,800 per month plus utilities and rental tax or $2,500 per month with utilities and tax included (December through April). Seasonal rental to be paid up-front plus $2,000 security.
Cancellation policy: If you cancel less than 15 days prior to your start date, prepaid amounts will be retained unless my house is re-rented for the same amount and time period. If the re-rental is for a lesser amount, then that amount will be refunded to you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.