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Summer in Vermont is verdant and lush, this is the garden in front of the house.

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The SNOWS NEST is a short term rental vacation home available year round in Vermont's beautiful Green Mountains. No matter the season, this is your base for weddings, graduations, reunions, cultural activities or athletic competitions or as just a fresh air getaway for you and family/friends.

Play hard, eat well, sleep at night with that wonderful tired feeling that only time in the out-of-doors can bring you? Relax and reconnect, with yourself, with family, with friends. Be silly, have fun, unplug that phone, leave all the day in, day out routine behind. Refresh, recharge, regress! Tell the adult in you to take a hike! (really ...)

The Snows Nest is planned to have everything you need. Just pack your clothes, pick up some groceries and you're all set. The house is fully equipped, not only with necessities, but with books, games, videos, toys and yes, a blender. Three good-sized bedrooms sleep six, two bathrooms, air conditioning, large rear deck with with a full retractable awning, covered front porch, fully furnished, 3.5 acres with diurnal pond (good for frogs, not for swimming). Off beautiful Common Road east of town. Views to the west. Please look at the pictures, as they say it all, it's very livable. Our home is designed for YEAR ROUND fun and relaxation; for family and social gatherings.

Open floor plan, warm tones, radiant heat floors, gas-burning fireplace. Appliances include gas stove, d/w, microwave, full w/d. Air conditioning.

This house has been continually upgraded every year since we bought in 2008. Even if you've been before, chances are you'll find something new. We can't stop feathering our nest.

If you MUST work while on vacation, we offer DSL Internet with WIFI for your own computer. Just don't work too hard.

YOUR CHILDREN AND FLEA-FREE, WELL BEHAVED PETS ARE WELCOME.

We strongly discourage smoking, but if you must, outdoors ONLY, and dispose of butts appropriately.

We regret that the longest stay we can offer is six weeks, and would not include full months in the winter, as we use the house ourselves occasionally. We welcome inquiries from three nights to six weeks.

Keywords: single-family, home, ski, nature, foliage, outdoor, family, pet, dog, peaceful, getaway, sports, wedding, reunion, graduation, reunion, arts, athletics.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    If you must, smoke outdoors and dispose of butts properly....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    So long as they are flea-free and you scoop up after them. We have a doghouse, although we strongly discourage tying your animal up outside while you away from the property. Too many critters out there! Not fair to your dog. We have two dog beds, dog water bowls. Needless to say, we love dogs....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Unfortunately, this house is not a good choice for people who have trouble with stairs....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Other (See Description)

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

    Bunkbeds with ladder...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Extra-long twins easily convert to a King size bed....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Huge room, space for crib easily, or the rollaway single...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Extra longs - good for TALL people and easily convertible to a King, Bunk Beds (1) Sturdy maple, with ladder and removable guard for upper bunk, so little ones are safe. Baby Cribs (1) - We offer a "Pack 'n Play." There is a rollaway single....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    One the 1st floor, shower was built for very tall people....moreless

  • Upstairs bathroom has an enormous tub and shower. Downstairs shower stall accommodates people up to 6' 8"....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Unless you are looking for KFC, Olive Garden or MacDonald's, the Mad River Valley has pretty much anything you could want with spa massage therapy, boutique coffee shops, tasting rooms, art galleries, local theatre in two venues, organic food shops, and the mundane but sometimes necessary gas station, hardware store, garden center, etc....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Browse our eclectic library!...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Many old standards and some fun games for kids, the whole family. Bananagrams, Pictionary, decks of cards, checkers, backgammon, ......moreless

  • Music Library:

    There are several "stations" on the cable TV dedicated to a variety of music genres....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2)...moreless

  • Television:

    Two; one in living room, the other in the master bedroom....moreless

  • Toys:

    A few, for the kids. Crayons, markers, scotch tape, construction paper, etc....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Popular DVD's including a wide selection of family-oriented films...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    You are 2.5 miles from downtown Waitsfield with shopping, restaurants and entertainment. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    See the major ski areas. Better view in fall/winter. You are in the midst of the Green Mountains. See Camel's Hump....moreless

  • Resort:

    Sugarbush Ski area is actually a year round resort; a great destination for swimming, golf and tennis. ...moreless

  • Village:

    You are 3.5 miles from Warren Village, quaint, good for shopping, antiquing and great food....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    French country table and six sturdy Windsor chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    The house is an efficient 1650 sf. Yes, it gets hot in Vermont. In 2013, we installed A/C. Fujitsu splits upstairs and down. And there is an extra window air conditioning unit if needed. And fans...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Cable...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    With high speed cable, and WIFI capabilities....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace is more of a stove, as in wood burning stove, but without the mess. Really heats the place up! With a guard to protect children and pets....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The house has several heating sources, including radiant floor heat, baseboard heat, not to mention the gas-burning fireplace! You won't get cold!...moreless

  • Internet:

    With WIFI. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All sheets and towels are provided and we prefer you use ours to bringing your own. Everything is washed and ready for you. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large combined living/dining, high ceiling. Very open floor plan....moreless

  • Parking:

    Our driveway can easily accommodate 4 cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    At least 4 spaces...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    (3) Local calls; no charge. And most cell carriers work well up here....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes, tons!...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Of course! All connection information clearly displayed....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Yes, and a grinder for beans....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need. And then some! Outdoor gas grill and electric griddle for making stacks of pancakes....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty, and even 'good china' for special meals...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    full size...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Custom cabinetry. Coffeemaker, toaster, juicer, blender, griddle and absolutely everything to cook and serve with ... PLUS we have a walk-in pantry....moreless

  • Microwave:

    full size...moreless

  • Oven:

    Full size: Easily large enough to roast a 20 lb turkey....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We always leave staple items, like spices, salt/pepper, oils and vinegar. So you don't have to buy that stuff. ...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large, with western exposure. AND, the largest size motorized retractable awning available. A glass table with chairs, chaise longues and teak furniture, also Adirondack style chairs on the lawn....moreless

  • Golf:

    Nearby....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Can rent nearby....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Two huge flowering beds adjacent to house, in bloom May - Oct. Yard and paths in the meadow are mown. Most of the 3.5 acres are woods/meadow. Our diurnal pond has frogs and salamanders....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We put the grill out in May, leave it out until end of October....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Can rent nearby. Mad River Glen, Sugarbush and Sugarbush North, and cross country skiing all accessible....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Nearby....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jul 2 - Sep 5, 2016
3 night min stay
$292
$1,400 $4,650
Post-Labor Day to Xmas 2016
Sep 6 - Dec 23, 2016
3 night min stay
$187
$1,120 $4,000
Ski Season 2016-17
Dec 24 - Mar 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$292
$1,400 $4,650
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$292
$1,400 $4,650
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning fee $140
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

* Holiday Rates (higher) May Apply

* Please contact Owner, we are responsive to requests. We prefer email to smreil@aol.com vs. trying to correspond and book through this site.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Burlington
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sugarbush
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 89
9 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sugarbush or Mad River Glen

Many artisanal farming activities in/around the Mad River Valley; beekeeping, pig farming, dairy, cheese-making, falconry experience, etc.

Lots of cultural and educational activities. Music and arts festivals. BIG weekly farmer's market. All kinds of outdoor activities for every season of the year (fishing/swimming/skiing/ hiking/boating/walking/bird watching/ The Appalachian Trail/ snowmobiling/ on and on ...)

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Cosmo, Moxie, and I welcome you. Animals rule! We love well-behaved, flea-free pets with the exception of some dog breeds (sorry, our insurance requires it). We realize there are good dogs and bad dogs out there of every breed, but the following breeds are generally acknowledged to carry the greatest risk ...pit bulls, akitas, rottweilers, chow chows, presa canarios, or any wolf/dog combination. Mixed breeds are fine (who doesn't love a mutt).

Why the Owner Chose Waitsfield, VT, USA:
No better place on the planet than the State of Vermont! Sure, great skiing, but great all year round with the wonderful outdoors yours for hiking, biking, fishing, tennis/golf, birdwatching, long hikes, kicking back on the east porch or the west deck, we just can't list it all ... get away from the daily grind, Vermont will help you hit your reset button!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We don't aim to be the fanciest house, but then, do you want to tiptoe through a showcase property, or let your kids and dogs off their leashes? We DO aim for comfort, convenience and fun. The entire house is planned to be a walk in/walk out operation - just pack your suitcase, and stop at the grocery store, everything else you need is here already. It is clean, and furnished specifically for family and social gatherings. Enjoy the unspoiled and varied scenery for dog walking, biking, or just kick back on the front or back decks and watch the wildlife. Waitsfield can cover all your shopping needs. Sorry, no rentals longer than six weeks.


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Photos

  • Summer in Vermont is verdant and lush, this is the garden in front of the house.

    Summer in Vermont is verdant and lush, this is the garden in front of the house.

  • The fully equipped kitchen, custom cabinetry.

    The fully equipped kitchen, custom cabinetry.

  • Extra long twin beds easily convert to a King bed.  Like sleeping in a treehouse

    Extra long twin beds easily convert to a King bed. Like sleeping in a treehouse

  • Living room has big screen TV with cable, two leather chairs and a recliner sofa

    Living room has big screen TV with cable, two leather chairs and a recliner sofa

  • Blue bunkroom.  We have books, toys, games and DVD's for the whole family.

    Blue bunkroom. We have books, toys, games and DVD's for the whole family.

  • MORE walking trails, on the property

    MORE walking trails, on the property

  • So far, no one has accepted the offer.

    So far, no one has accepted the offer.

  • West-facing deck,  now w/ a large, electrically operated awning. Nice sunsets!

    West-facing deck, now w/ a large, electrically operated awning. Nice sunsets!

  • A 1930's purple martin birdhouse, restored, in the backyard.

    A 1930's purple martin birdhouse, restored, in the backyard.

  • Skinner Barn, just at bottom of Palmer Hill Road; Round Barn is 2 miles away.

    Skinner Barn, just at bottom of Palmer Hill Road; Round Barn is 2 miles away.

  • Dawn, up the hill to our house

    Dawn, up the hill to our house

  • Cosmo and Moxie, our Vermont barn cats, now two years old, livin' large!

    Cosmo and Moxie, our Vermont barn cats, now two years old, livin' large!

  • We love skiing, but wow, Vermont in the summer!

    We love skiing, but wow, Vermont in the summer!

  • Master bedroom with king bed. Cable TV in here too! Repainted in 2014.

    Master bedroom with king bed. Cable TV in here too! Repainted in 2014.

  • Down the hall to living room, first floor.

    Down the hall to living room, first floor.

  • Dining for six at a French country table - linens and china provided

    Dining for six at a French country table - linens and china provided

  • Walking trails on the property.

    Walking trails on the property.

  • VERT-mont. Enjoy the Green Mountain State in the greenest of seasons.

    VERT-mont. Enjoy the Green Mountain State in the greenest of seasons.

  • Rear lawn, toward the house.

    Rear lawn, toward the house.

  • Here's the west deck with awning in place.

    Here's the west deck with awning in place.

  • Up the hill to the house at sunrise.

    Up the hill to the house at sunrise.

  • Winter in the Mad River Valley - ski season runs approx. Christmas to Easter.

    Winter in the Mad River Valley - ski season runs approx. Christmas to Easter.

  • Photo taken down the road, this is Sugarbush North in the distance.  Very close.

    Photo taken down the road, this is Sugarbush North in the distance. Very close.

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, August 26, 2016

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