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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

1,000 sf Guest Residence, Pool, Private Entrance 1 BR + Den, Bath/laundry!

We are pleased to once again offer our ever-popular home-away-from-home, fully-appointed, secluded apartment with full kitchen, laundry and private entrance. Queen bedroom, king bed in large alcove off living room, and comfy (no kidding) double pull-out sofa in living room which also accommodates dining area. Full kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and all dishes, pots, etc. Entrance is through a heated mud room for skis and boots and all manner of sports gear. Bathroom with double shower, washer and dryer. Large closets, cable TV, VCR, DVD, stereo. Fenced in brick courtyard for outdoor grilling and dining, and pool in season.

Convenient to Williamstown, MA (6 miles) and to Bennington, VT (6 miles); both with scores of recreational, entertainment, culinary, and cultural venues. Many agritourism opportunities, farm-to-table dining, world class art galleries and cultural venues, superb hiking and river rafting and boating, top drawer theater festival, and regional theater, an authentic drive-in theater AND a destination diner.

Where else can you stay and choose to go to Saratoga Raceway one day, hear the Boston Symphony (or James Taylor) at Tanglewood the next, go white-water kayaking on the Battenkill after that, then see a Broadway touring company at Proctors one night and a first run production at the WTF the next, hike the AT the next day and maybe even the day after that (we have two access points) and then wrap it all up with a shopping spree at one of TWO premium outlet centers? There is so much to do here, if you spent the entire summer here you couldn't do it all.

Dog permitted under certain circumstances. Please request the Doggie Dos and Don'ts and tell us something about your pet!

Keywords: Ground Floor One-of-a-Kind Apartment pool
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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 but decided on a case-by-case basis. Parties are not allowed and the premises and it's contents are to be respected....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Pool is fenced with a self-closing lock on the gate. Cleaning products, however are stored in lower cabinets. Children are not allowed in hot tub or unsupervised inside pool enclosure....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs only - no cats - are allowed under certain circumstances. Please inquire....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Unit is located on one level without steps including entrance. Most wheelchairs fit through doorways but cannot be wheeled right up to kitchen counters, to the side of the toilet or into the shower. Emergency exit is via a stairway....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Very comfortable, fully private with door, closet adjacent...moreless

  • Bedroom Alternative: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Very comfy (no bar across the middle)...moreless

  • Bedroom Alcove: 1 king

    Pillow top mattress, located in large alcove off dining area...moreless

  • Portable baby crib - please inquire in advance.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • We just hosted the US Snowshoeing Championships here in Bennington. If you've never given snowshoeing a try you might want to head up to Prospect Mountain. It's where a lot of Olympic hopefuls in Nordic Skiing go to practice, too. Rental equipment available....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Ipod compatible Stereo...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    New Flat Screen HD TV...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    Located in the Hoosic River Valley where the Green Mtns, the Taconic Mtns. and the Berkshire Mtns. converge....moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Rarely needed but air conditioning is available for those few super hot days....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    in unit...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    contact owner for further information...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    in unit...moreless

Kitchen

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

    Also microwave and small appliances....moreless

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

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles:

    Bikes must be requested IN ADVANCE when booking....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Brick-paved fenced courtyard with umbrella table and chairs...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal...moreless

  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Occasional hot tub use on a shared basis. Please indicate to owner if you are interested in hot tub use. Must be requested in advance July and August....moreless

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Possibly shared with occupants of main residence. Please inquire about status with owner....moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

4.7
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer/Fall
May 26 - Oct 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$135 $175
Fri, Sat, Sun
$945

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Standard pricing
2 night min stay
$100 $150
Fri, Sat, Sun
$700

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • Registration $85 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

For approved dog or dogs please add $15 per dog per night. Registration fee covers standard cleaning only. Extraordinary cleaning, if needed, will be an additional charge of $100 or the actual cost, whichever is greater. Standard rate is good only up to Memorial Day weekend 2018.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Williamstown MA
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Taconic Golf Blub or Mt Anthoney CC
40 Miles
Nearest Train
Albany
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Mass Pike or Interstate 91
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mezze, Coyote Flanco, Thai Garden, Spice Root, etc
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Jiminey Peak
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Paran, N. Bennington

Car: Necessary

This corner where MA, NY and VT come together is filled with every kind of activity imaginable - museums; cultural events including music, dance and theater performances; agritourism and farmer's markets; festivals and fairs of all kinds; sports including hiking at all ability levels, Alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, golf, snowmobiling, horseback riding, boating, swimming; shopping including being equidistant between TWO outlet malls and a huge antique and craft complex, fabulous restaurants, tours of wine-, cheese-, beer- and ice cream-making facilities, historic attractions, etc., etc., etc. We are partial to hiking and have yet to experience all the trails and taking our dog to all the swimming holes in this part of the state.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: What can I say? We are creatives who love the beauty and serenity of this place. We spent our adult lives in Fairfield County CT with a 5-year sabbatical in Seattle, and looked for a location that would not only fulfill our space requirements but meet our emotional needs as well. We share our environment with Rooney McDuff a spirited, way-too-loving golden retriever. We've always loved one-of-a-kind places, and this definitely fits the bill.

Why the Owner Chose Pownal, VT, USA:
Well, this is more than a vacation rental; it's an entire lifestyle. Pownal Valley is probably one of the most beautiful in all of Vermont. Rolling limestone mountains might not make for double black diamond ski runs but they do make for fabulous vistas. Our views are without challenge anywhere throughout New England. Our complex is convenient to Route 7 but our guests ALL say the property feels totally private and peaceful. We moved here full-time in January of 2007. In a portion of our barn complex we operated a commercial photo studio and a craft gallery and later added a homemade ice cream service. Recent events have caused us to move back to Connecticut where we can be helpful to our family and pursue some other interests. In the meantime you can continue to enjoy our beautiful Vermont property.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
This is all about peace and relaxation; and not a partying place by any stretch. For our rental guests: Private courtyard for grilling, dining, ghost stories and s'mores, full-length lap pool for a leisurely swim or a good workout. AND a large flat, safe yard for kids and dogs to play! Oh, did I mention there are about a million things to do around here?


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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Photos

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen with butcher block counters

    Kitchen with butcher block counters

  • King-sized Bed in Alcove off Living Room

    King-sized Bed in Alcove off Living Room

  • This is the way the LR/DR is set up when the sofa bed is not being used.

    This is the way the LR/DR is set up when the sofa bed is not being used.

  • Other Side of King-Bed Alcove

    Other Side of King-Bed Alcove

  • Laundry and Shower

    Laundry and Shower

  • Enter through Mud Room - Utility Closet and Ski Storage

    Enter through Mud Room - Utility Closet and Ski Storage

  • Courtyard Adjacent to Apartment

    Courtyard Adjacent to Apartment

  • The 30' lap pool is right outside your door.

    The 30' lap pool is right outside your door.

  • View from hot tub in the morning

    View from hot tub in the morning

  • Our Barn Complex after a Snowfall looking across the back yard.

    Our Barn Complex after a Snowfall looking across the back yard.

  • Dining area when sofa bed is not being used.

    Dining area when sofa bed is not being used.

  • Queen-sized Bedroom

    Queen-sized Bedroom

  • Another view of living room.

    Another view of living room.

  • Entrance Foyer

    Entrance Foyer

  • Antique decor is found throughout the rooms.

    Antique decor is found throughout the rooms.

  • Bathroom Vanity

    Bathroom Vanity

  • Our valley - the view from the top of Mann Hill road, right next door to us.

    Our valley - the view from the top of Mann Hill road, right next door to us.

  • Backyard

    Backyard

  • View from hot tub at sunset

    View from hot tub at sunset

  • Living room detail.

    Living room detail.

  • Nearby almost deserted Barrington Road (old rte 7) is perfect for a country walk

    Nearby almost deserted Barrington Road (old rte 7) is perfect for a country walk

  • Hot tub in winter - occasionally available in the summer.

    Hot tub in winter - occasionally available in the summer.

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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