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Secluded and affordable! Great summer retreat!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6, or up to 8 with children)

This contemporary design, cozy house sits high up in the woods on 10 acres off Pikes Falls Road between Stratton and Jamaica. It's a great location - just 3 miles from the sweet little town of Jamaica and just 4 miles from Stratton's Sunbowl access road. The kitchen has been totally renovated with granite countertops, new cabinets, etc. Close to skiing, hiking, Jamaica State Park, shopping (e.g - a great country store in Jamaica, lots of outlets in nearby Manchester), great restaurants, or just sit by the wood stove and enjoy the peaceful, secluded setting with a great view! The winter bonus is the great sledding (sleds provided!) and hiking or snowshoeing right outside your door! (Note: property is high up a beautiful country road, 4WD is usually essential in the winter.) It's a peaceful, beautiful setting to sit by the wood stove and watch the snow fall, or be at the slopes in a few minutes. In the summer enjoy hiking, golfing, fishing and more nearby, including in Jamaica State Park which is just 3 miles away. A beautiful, natural swimming hole and waterfall at Pikes Falls is just a couple of miles away. Close to Stratton golf, yoga and other summer activities. We do NOT do seasonal winter rentals.

The small house has three bedrooms - 2 with adjacent baths, and an additional bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds. The bunk room is small and great for kids, but too small for 4 adults.

This house has character and most renters want to come back - try our affordable rates and see for yourself!

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Maggie Groff
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Maggie Groff

We have owned this home for over 30 years and have had great times there - terrific for families!

Maggie Groff purchased this house in 1984

Why Maggie Groff chose Jamaica

Jamaica is a GREAT location! Near Stratton, but avoiding the on-the-mountain crowds and cookie-cutter approach; easy drive to great restaurants and shopping; beautiful private spot in the woods. Calm, peaceful, secluded but accessible location.


Jamaica House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • One bathroom with tub/shower combination; one bathroom with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 2 rooms with queen size beds, 2 sets of bunk beds in the 3rd bedroom, which is also the TV room. (Bunk room is small - fine for kids, but too small for 4 adults)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • limited accessibility ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis


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Secluded and affordable! Great summer retreat!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

The cabin in the woods dream

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family time in this house. A blast!

Very close to the ski resorts, quiet and very cozy. If you are lucky you may even be able to enjoy the maple syrup the owners are doing.

A little advice, in case of heavy snow the AWD is not only recommended, it is mandatory. Or be ready to walk half a mile. You can also train making fires prior to come in winter, but the instructions provided are very clear and everything is available for you to feel like at home.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Exactly as promised

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for the MLK weekend with the intent to ski at Stratton. The house is between 5 and 10 minutes away from Stratton, depending on the lot you choose. The location is ideal to avoid the typical traffic experienced on the way to Stratton. While cozy, the house has charm and character, it is far from crowds, yet still relatively close to Jamaica to grab groceries or something to eat. Owners are very responsive, communicative, and friendly. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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A wonderfully cozy vacation home

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderfully cozy cottage! During the bitter cold spell, the wood burning stove kept us warm and comfortable. The house is well equipped for winter - there were sleds, snow shoes, and plenty of firewood for the lovely green stove, which not only kept us warm, but was also a beautiful centerpiece of the living room. There was plenty of room for our two families, (eight people in total), and there was even a chest of games and puzzles to keep us entertained on quiet evenings. The kitchen is well stocked with pots and pans and new appliances, the beds are comfortable, and the scenery is perfect for those who want a quiet, secluded spot.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We LOVE this place, right by Stratton Sun Bowl!

  • 5 of 5

This is a GREAT cabin in the woods...We had two families (4 adults, 3 kids) up for a long weekend of skiing and winter fun and had a blast..the photos do not do it justice...much better and bigger in person..the house is the perfect winter mountain retreat in a greatt location a short drive (3 miles) to the the town of Jamaica (general store, restaurants, shops) and the Stratton Sun Bowl (the back way 6 miles bypassing all the traffic). The owner Maggie is great and the house is filled with everything you need in the kitchen plus a bunch of sleds (we had a blast on the driveway). We are definitely renting this house again next time. Thanks Maggie!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
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Bartow, Florida


  • 5 of 5

We are just finishing up our ONE MONTH stay at this property and it has been AWESOME! We are only a couple so only needed one bedroom. The house is furnished with everything you need to be comfortable. We loved the woodsy is very private! A nice deck is a great place to enjoy the beautiful FALL. The owner, Maggie, was very helpful! We will definitely try to stay here again if we get the opportunity to visit Vermont!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD


  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! The house is so unique and charming with its location, wood stove, brick floors and comfortable family layout. It’s nicely decorated and the new kitchen made cooking family meals so easy. Maggie also made sure we had everything we needed (from kitchen supplies to linens to firewood.) The pictures don't do this gem justice. It was perfect for our family of four and my kids can't wait to go back. They loved exploring the woods around the house and peeking in the sap buckets. The location was convenient to Stratton and yet felt very private. Maggie was great to work with and handling the details was very easy. We’ll be back. Thanks so much Maggie!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Stratton Mountain
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Stratton Mountain
Car: necessary

4 Miles to Stratton Sunbowl Access Rd.

Other Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Shopping, Kayaking, Canoeing

Golf: Stratton Golf Course

Ski: Stratton, Bromley, Mt Snow


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

Final rates will be confirmed when booking is discussed and house info reviewed. Deposit amount to hold the reservation may vary.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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