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Colonial-Style Solid-Timber Home in a Quiet Setting

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Last updated: 01/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 8

'Sanctuary' describes this green-built, two-story log home perfectly. Peaceful, quiet, nestled on a wooded mountainside in Vermont, it's the superlative place to get away from the noise of everyday life. A fully furnished screened back porch, complete with soft patio lights, padded porch swing, and small dining table completes the picture. A glassfront woodstove (fall/winter) adds charm and warmth. All flooring random-width pine finished with natural oils. Bedrooms are spacious and include sitting areas. And yes, I have Wifi! Unique shopping and art galleries await you in quintessential Woodstock, only 5 miles away. Silver Lake State park with beachfront, kayak and paddleboat rentals, and playground area is 4 miles away. After a day at the beach, there's the famous Barnard General Store for deli/ice cream, Tozier's drive-up, or fine dining at the Barnard Inn and Max's Tavern. Live theater/concerts within 30 minutes distance at Northern Stage, The Hopkins Center, and Lebanon Opera House.

LONG TERM RENTERS: 30-day or longer means a better deal! Often as low as $900-$1100/week! Ask for rates.

Reserving the property: Once you're ready to book, the dates you desire are secured with at least a 50% rental deposit (one months rent if you're a monthly renter) and the signed booking confirmation form emailed to you.
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Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2232 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    The upstairs toilet has a built-in toddler seat for little ones. The upstairs west bedroom is ideal for children with one large queen bed and queen-sized sofa sleeper; games and a basket full of exploratory-type games and puzzles....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    I welcome well-behaved, crate-trained dogs. A waste-scoop and 30 ft. cable is provided outside. I also have two dog beds and two dog blankets as dogs cannot lounge on furniture or bedding. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    west upstairs bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    east upstairs bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    first floor master bedroom...moreless

  • All bedrooms are very spacious and have sitting areas: 20 x 15 feet and the rare beauty of 6 x 12 logs and 6 x 8 log ceiling beams. Both upstairs bedrooms have romantic gas stoves for warmth and ambiance. All interior walls have Williamsburg-color pallet wallpaper and wainscott/chairail; all have ceiling fans for your comfort, spacious closets, and beautiful views of the forested mountainside. Master bedroom: one queen bed; attached bath. Upstairs west bedroom: one queen bed; one queen sofa sleeper; shared bath. Upstairs east bedroom: one queen bed; shared bath. Two twin mattresses available by request for extra sleeping on floor. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    upstairs bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    master bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: combination tub/shower

    basement bath...moreless

  • Both bathrooms have separate sink/toilet areas, custom built-in cabinetry, and are very luxuriously decorated. The upstairs toilet has a built-in 'kiddie' seat for toddlers. The basement tub/shower is located in the laundry room and is great for larger parties when everyone's trying to get a shower at once....moreless

Other Amenities

  • This is a beautiful, two-story, center-hall colonial log home decorated in classic Williamsburg colors and built in 2000. It has gorgeous paneled wainscot/chair rail/wallpaper on the interior walls, classic 6 x 12 flat logs on the exterior walls, with wood beams and painted board ceilings. The screened-in back porch, 8 x 32 with six cushioned chairs, two cushioned love seats, a dining table and padded porch swing is worth gold during summer months, attached to the dining area with french doors. Washer and dryer in basement. Dogs considered, but let's discuss first. LONG-TERM RENTERS: Book early! A year in advance will give you the best availability. Willing to negotiate a fair rental price. COLD WEATHER GUESTS: The two main heat sources are THREE gas fireplaces on thermostat (dining room; two upstairs bdrms) glass-front woodstove (living room) requiring you to start/maintain a fire in winter. POND: Pond has a small sand beach for play/relaxation. SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A vast library of books, fiction and non-fiction available in living area, all bedrooms and bathrooms, and basement stairwell, ENJOY! ...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player:

    Found in upstairs west bedroom...moreless

  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Toys:

    Games and age appropriate toys available including Legos, hand puppets, "brain-games"; toys cars and floor "road map", puzzles, books, etc. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Many DVD movies available for guest use--found in basement stairwell shelves and in upstairs west bedroom....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    Late fall, winter, and early spring offers views of the surrounding mountains through bare trees. In summer/fall, you have beautiful woods with walking trails. Peak autumn color is stunning!...moreless

  • Rural:

    In the country, but with easy access down 1700 total feet of driveway to Rte. 12 and the charming brook running beside it....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table for for seating up to eight persons. Dine by the romantic gas fireplace controlled by wall-mounted thermostat. In warmer months, extra seating for 12 on the screened porch for casual dining. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    One main propane-fueled gas fireplace in dining area; two smaller gas fireplaces in both upstairs bedrooms--all thermostat controlled. Wood stove in living area for fall, winter, and spring use. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    DSL...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Ample room for 6-8 cars at driveways terminus....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    Land line may be used for both unlimited local and USA long distance calls as owner pays flat rate for this....moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Front-loading Maytag machine and matching dryer in finished utility room in basement. Extra tub/shower in laundry room for people or pets!...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    No password required....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Cozy, romantic Waterford (made in Ireland) wood stove; firewood provided on a rack in the living room and outside on the covered front porch....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with paper towels, dish and dishwasher soaps provided. Professional gas oven/stovetop; countertop oven; microwave; ultra-quiet Miele dishwasher; farm sink/gooseneck faucet....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Large refrigerator; freezer pull-out drawer on bottom....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available 4 miles north at Silver Lake State Park. ...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawn extends 20' from back porch, goes around west side of house to extend 10', and then to front of house extending 25'. Mixed forest surrounds the property. Logging path behind house to mtn. top. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Three porches---front porch (44' x 8'); side porch (15' x 8'); back screened porch (32' x 8')....moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak ski season 2017
Jan 2 - Mar 19, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $350
Fri, Sat
$1,850 $4,800
Spring Ski season 2017
Mar 20 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$175 $295
Fri, Sat
$1,400 $3,250
Late Spring 2017
May 1 - May 22, 2017
2 night min stay
$185 $295
Fri, Sat
$1,420
Summer 2017
May 23 - Sep 24, 2017
2 night min stay
$220 $325
Fri, Sat
$1,695 $4,750
Peak Autumn 2017
Sep 25 - Oct 23, 2017
2 night min stay
$240 $365
Fri, Sat
$1,800 $4,995
Late Autumn
Oct 24 - Nov 21, 2017
1 night min stay
$179 $265
Fri, Sat
$1,355 $3,925
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
2 night min stay
$299
Early Winter/Ski season
Nov 27 - Dec 14, 2017
2 night min stay
$200 $295
Fri, Sat
$1,495
Christmas/NewYears2017
Dec 15 - Jan 1, 2018
2 night min stay
$229 $365
Fri, Sat
$1,799
Peak Ski Season 2018
Jan 2 - Mar 4, 2018
2 night min stay
$225 $395
Sat
$1,799 $4,950
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$235 $285
Fri, Sat
$1,695 $4,100
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Pet Fee $40
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Monthly rental is greatly encouraged and often negotiable and will range from $3,500 to $4,400, depending on the season; 3 months or more, ask for rates. Thinking of staying 28 days? Make it 30 or more and you will likely pay LESS!


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Burlington International Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Barnard Inn/Max's Tavern
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Woodstock Golf and Fitness
19 Miles
Nearest Train
White River Junction - Amtrak
0.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Vermont Rte 12
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Barnard Inn
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Suicide Six Ski Area
4.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Silver Lake State Park

Car: Recommended

Located equidistant from quintessential Woodstock and beautiful Silver Lake State Park in Barnard, you'll get the best of both locations: unique shopping, art galleries, Billings Farm, Rockefeller mansion and national park, outdoor concerts, kayaking, sailing, camping, hiking, horseback riding, cycling, skiing, all on a secluded, quiet mountainside. Trails on my 24.5 acres, so bring your hiking shoes, snowshoes, or your ATVs! LONG-TERM RENTERS: BOOK A YEAR IN ADVANCE FOR BEST AVAILABILITY.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Meet Heidi---an ordinary woman with an extraordinary tale of working beside her (now late) husband, Paul, their master-carpenter friend, Randy, and Heidi's three children to build their dream house in Vermont. Thrown into this project quite by the surprise of Providence, she realized in those four years of 'amateur family logging' on their 24 acres, sawing up the felled white Eastern pine on a portable sawmill, and finally building, that only by testing a dream can you know if you have been given both the faith, perseverance, and grit to complete that dream. Though Heidi lost her husband Paul in 2007 to heart disease, she endeavors to share this uniquely peaceful and beautiful home to weary travelers in search of respite and sanctuary from the demands of the world we live in. Enjoy and be at home in this magical place nestled in the calm beauty of Vermont!

Why the Owner Chose Woodstock, VT, USA:
You will find peaceful seclusion here: a uniquely beautiful, green-built home nestled among 24.5 acres of sugar-maple laden forest, yet easy access to Vermont Rte. 12 just 1700 feet down the mountainside driveway. Quintessential Woodstock is 5 miles south, Silver Lake and the Historic Barnard General Store 4 miles north, Mt. Tom hiking and horseback trails 3 miles south, and Hanover, NH and Dartmouth College 23 miles east. Northern Stage and the Lebanon Opera House are 22 miles east.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
After over 400 guests and five years of vacation renting Heidi has heard nothing but 'Wow--better than the photos!' Comments left in Heidi's guest book and numerous 5-star posted reviews on two listing sites say it all. Heidi has accommodated many varied guests: families with children, couples wanting a romantic getaway, bridal parties, groups of eight '20-something' weekend skiers, and everyone in between, each group leaving behind rave reviews about the home, the setting, and the entire experience.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/23/2017

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Photos

  • Side porch entrance---welcome home!

    Side porch entrance---welcome home!

  • Fully-equipped kitchen includes farm sink, quiet Miele dishwasher, gas stove.

    Fully-equipped kitchen includes farm sink, quiet Miele dishwasher, gas stove.

  • Glass-front gas fireplace for ambiance & warmth; french doors open in to porch.

    Glass-front gas fireplace for ambiance & warmth; french doors open in to porch.

  • Screened porch seats 12 for gatherings. French doors left; hiking trails right!

    Screened porch seats 12 for gatherings. French doors left; hiking trails right!

  • Master-suite with fireplace and sitting area--what could be more romantic?

    Master-suite with fireplace and sitting area--what could be more romantic?

  • First floor/master bath; custom cabinetry & built-ins, shower, toilet grab bar.

    First floor/master bath; custom cabinetry & built-ins, shower, toilet grab bar.

  • West upstairs bedroom: wooded view, desk, DVD player, DVDs, games, books.

    West upstairs bedroom: wooded view, desk, DVD player, DVDs, games, books.

  • Upstairs center hall for conversation, coffee, books, puzzles on tea tables.

    Upstairs center hall for conversation, coffee, books, puzzles on tea tables.

  • Sitting area: glass-front fireplace invites coffee, reading, bliss.

    Sitting area: glass-front fireplace invites coffee, reading, bliss.

  • Upstairs bathroom toilet/tub-shower area: built-ins, skylights, library.

    Upstairs bathroom toilet/tub-shower area: built-ins, skylights, library.

  • Rear of house from wooded ledge in Spring

    Rear of house from wooded ledge in Spring

  • Autumn view from the pond---awe-inspiring color and majesty.

    Autumn view from the pond---awe-inspiring color and majesty.

  • After entering, you're in the dining area, and another era--a colonial period.

    After entering, you're in the dining area, and another era--a colonial period.

  • Vaulted ceilings with upper window, skylights, bring in southern-exposed light.

    Vaulted ceilings with upper window, skylights, bring in southern-exposed light.

  • Screened porch for morning coffee, lunch, or just  dreaming on the porch swing.

    Screened porch for morning coffee, lunch, or just dreaming on the porch swing.

  • Elegant center hall to front door, front porch, living area, bedroom, stairs.

    Elegant center hall to front door, front porch, living area, bedroom, stairs.

  • Master bedroom: colonial era furnishings & color palette, 2 closets; built-ins.

    Master bedroom: colonial era furnishings & color palette, 2 closets; built-ins.

  • Living room--3-sided view, glass-front wood stove, reading lamps, books & games.

    Living room--3-sided view, glass-front wood stove, reading lamps, books & games.

  • Queen sofa sleeper means west room sleeps four! Glass-front fireplace, 2 closets

    Queen sofa sleeper means west room sleeps four! Glass-front fireplace, 2 closets

  • East upstairs bedroom: queen 4-poster bed, vanity, beautiful wooded views.

    East upstairs bedroom: queen 4-poster bed, vanity, beautiful wooded views.

  • Upstairs bathroom: two rooms, double sink, custom built-ins--beautiful!

    Upstairs bathroom: two rooms, double sink, custom built-ins--beautiful!

  • Imagine evenings with string lights, tea light chandelier, friends & food.

    Imagine evenings with string lights, tea light chandelier, friends & food.

  • The pond in summer--sandy beach for play or rest on lawn chairs.

    The pond in summer--sandy beach for play or rest on lawn chairs.

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