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Fall Foliage in Vermont - The Hills Explode With Color! Smugglers' Notch area

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,024 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious private studio with open floor plan with mountain and pond views.

The Pondhouse is perfect for travelers seeking to combine vacation with a space in which to create, find solace, seek connection with nature and/or significant other….

This region of Vermont has long been a favorite to outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy skiing & riding, biking, hiking and paddling. Smugglers' Notch Ski Resort is ~ 3 miles away with alpine and Nordic skiing. Stowe is one hour away (in winter months) and Jay Peak is 45 minutes away. This area is popular with painters, writers, photographers and to the art community at large. Equally a favorite for foodies and craft beer lovers. If you enjoy locally grown and the slow food movement, this is a place to explore. Discover the best of the country's best craft beer and savior locally grown.

The Pondhouse is a totally separate home/studio with a private entrance that leads to fully equipped kitchen, dining room, bathroom with shower, queen bed, comfortable living room with faux wood fireplace. Enjoy the private patio overlooking gardens, a pond, and mountains.

Includes:

- Full kitchen with pots, pans, spices, etc.

- TV/ Satellite

- WIFI

- Coffee maker, French Press, toaster, microwave oven

- BBQ

More Details

Owner
Ellen Hill
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Ellen Hill

I am honored to have a home that allows me to share the beauty of Vermont. I lived in Vermont since 1974 take great pride in our cultural heritage and environment. If you are a lover of nature and culture--or desire a quiet, private get-away, this place will offer you many options.

As an advid biker, skier, kayaker and all-around general outdoor enthusiast, I'd be honored to share the magic of the region.

Ellen Hill purchased this studio in 2013

Why Ellen Hill chose Vermont

The Pondhouse has been called magical and enchanted. I've travelled and lived overseas and have served in the Peace Corps. To own a home (that actually has two homes) and allows me to host people from all over the world is a unique privilege. Now that I have offered The Pondhouse to others and I read the reviews and the notes that are left behind, I know that others cherish their time here and create special memories. I have been meeting the nicest people who love the magic of Vermont!

What makes this studio unique

The Pondhouse has been described many ways:

"The "home" as well as the outside surroundings with the gardens and the mountains in the background are spectacular, peaceful and pristine."

"Perfect weekend getaway to escape the city and find true peace and quiet. The house was tucked away and all you could hear were birds and frogs."

"The Pondhouse felt like a home away from home."

"If you are looking for a convenient, well- appointed, lovely spot to get away from it all, this is your place. The photos can't possibly do it justice."

"It is a perfect place for a couples getaway, great space for cooking and enjoying a meal and each other."

"It's peaceful with beautiful surroundings, yet conveniently located just down the road from the bustle at Smuggler's Notch."

Come discover the magic for yourself!

Amenities

Jeffersonville Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1024 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Please note: only a queen size bed and a couch. The Pondhouse is suited for a couple or an individual.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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average rating of 4.951807 based on 83 reviews
5

We highly recommend the Pondhouse!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Pondhouse. The setting is absolutely beautiful and welcoming. And the living space is even better than you can imagine. It's spacious and well cared for. And the kitchen has everything you need. Ellen is a fantastic host. She's easy going and very friendly and helpful. We came to Vermont for a few days to relax and found ourselves at ease right away. The view of the landscape out of the huge windows was serene and amazing in itself, but we also enjoyed the little patio, and, as a bonus, the sky was so full of stars at night! The location is superb. Very close to the small, yet accommodating community of Jeffersonville. And just a short drive to Smuggler's Notch and Stowe. You will definitely enjoy your stay at the Pondhouse. But be forewarned.... You'll drive away longing to have stayed just a little longer and planning to schedule your next visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We really enjoyed our stay at The Pond House. The surroundings were peaceful and relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

The house has a beautiful open feel with large picture windows. The view and surroundings are fantastic! Ellen was great to work with and we would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Omg. I can't even tell you the amazing time and place we had on our first trip to Vermont!!!!!! Absolutely amazing! Ellen is by far the best! She's got great energy, she's easy going, and beyond helpful! The Pondhouse is beautiful! It's quiet and stunningly beautiful in the summer! It didn't even matter that it rained our whole stay! We will definitely be back to the Pondhouse! It fit our family of 4 just right!! The kids loved the pond and all the newts! Waking up to that sight every morning was so refreshing!!! I will tell you, we come from the desert with open roads, so if you aren't use to tree lined roads, it's SCARY to drive at night! Other than that this place is by far the best choice! From Ellen to location and everything in between, it's absolute perfection! Thank you so much for everything Ellen! You were a delight and the magical nest you've created is just what we were looking for!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Great location, beautiful property, spacious room for two.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Vermont this weekend. Ellen was a great host and the grounds are just beautiful. The photos don't truly show how open and bright the pond house is, it was much more spacious and open with very tall ceilings than I anticipated. It was perfect for us!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice quiet retreat. close to outdoor activities

  • 5 of 5

Just love this place for a quiet retreat. Jeffersonville is a nice little town with a nice health food store and massage therapists for when the skiing is not awesome! Nice hiking too! Clean, well appointed comfortable. Ellen is a great host, very responsive but laid back.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Great space, very clean, spacious with a spectacular view. Highly recommend !

  • 5 of 5

Ellen is a great host! Can't wait to go again!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Map

Rock Art Brewery
Smugglers' Notch Resort
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.7 Miles
The Village Tavern
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Lake Champlain Ferries {Burlington + South Hero)
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Stowe Golf Resort
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Essex Junction
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
I-89
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
El Zorro's
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Smugglers Notch Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
local rivers, resviors and lakes within minutes
Car: necessary

The Pond House is located in a region that offers:

* skiing- Smuggler's Notch Ski Area is 3 miles away; Jay Peak ~45minutes and Stowe is an hour away

* hiking - Mount Mansfield/ Smugglers Notch is 3 miles away as well as rivers with waterfalls and gorges

* biking - excellent road biking and mountain biking are right out the door, plus the Stowe bike path and the Missisquoi bike rail trail (27 miles of trail from St. Albans to Richford, VT) are close by

* canoeing - rent a canoe or kyak and paddle down the Lamoille River

* Art - Jeffersonville (3 miles away) is an art lovers community with Bryan Memorial Gallery (Yankee Magazine: 'Vermont's primary showcase for landscape art') and other galleries.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $55
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $100

Rates are based on double occupancy. Best suited for one to two people. An additional charge or $25.00 per person per night / guest will be assessed.
Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:
- 100% if cancelled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date LESS transaction fees (4% per transaction fee)
- 50% if cancelled 5 days prior to the Check-in Date LESS transaction fees (4% transaction fee)
- No refund if cancelled less than 5 days prior to the check-in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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