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Foliage on BattenKill waterfront: Photographer, Kayaker & Fly-fisher DREAM home

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Golden waters, trouts, kayaks, books, bikes, hikes, photos, cooking...

380 ft of PRIVATE and grassy BattenKill river frontage: This is a dream location for fly-fishers, kayakers, canoers, bikers, hikers, golfers, equestrians. Skiers, painters, photographers, writers will enjoy this Norman Rockwell's village home. The MASS MOCA, Dorset Horse Show, the outlets in Manchester, the Race track in Saratoga, Lake George.... are all with a short drive. Arlington Village is a 5 minute walk away. Stratton and Bromley ski resorts are ca.12 -16 miles away.

Vermont with Charm, close to the NY and MA borders, 7 miles to Manchester and its outlets, restaurants. Close to Bromley and Stratton ski resorts, in a recreational area. This nicely furnished home is not 'just a rental.' It has a lot of character and style. There is not a better location on the Battenkill: watch the river, fish, and kayak or canoe from your own backyard, cook, enjoy life on the river.

The Home

The Kitchen was an 18th century one room house, the main core was built ca. 1840; the living room and Master bedroom are a 20th century addition.

UNIQUE: ca.100 feet from the water! And packed with a lot of fun, character, and light!

Older, refinished golden wooden floors in older construction, new woods (cherry and oak) in Addition. Brand new oil heat furnace (March 2010) and water baseboard radiators, two zones. Woodstove in Living-Room.

Upstairs: 2 Bedrooms, possibly 3 (using the Artist Studio 13ft/13ft). The Master Bedroom is ca. 13ft/21ft and boasts a new cherry floor, 3 large closets and a deck overlooking the river. Downstairs: Office (9ft/9ft), Dining-Room (12+ft/19ft) opening onto the River, onto the Kitchen through a Bar, onto the Office through French doors; Large and bright Living-room(13ft/21ft) opening onto the River through a deck…. A Bath and a Laundry/utility room are en suite of the Kitchen. Two porches and a deck face the river, the cows and horses, and the Village…

Also: House: ca. 1,700sq.feet, Land only: 0.48 acre but 380 feet of waterfront and the open

lawn looks huge and great. Across from the Recreational Park: Public tennis, golf, ice rink, basketball court, health trail, swimming pool…

Keywords: Delightful, old world, French, Hawaiian, Victorian, tri-centennial home!

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Arlington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Study Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) Antique, cast iron frame: makes it a bit smaller than a regular, modern double., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double Futon in the Artist Studio
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Foliage on BattenKill waterfront: Photographer, Kayaker & Fly-fisher DREAM home
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews

Quaint Vermont Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a peaceful snowy weekend by the Battenkill. Skiing at Bromley was convenient and we were able to do a nice snow hike along the river. Arlington is a great little village with well stocked convenience and grocery stores five minutes from the house. A huge plus when traveling with three small children.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great location

  • 4 of 5

We loved the location, right by the Battenkill river. The river front with an inviting shade under a weeping willow tree is the ideal place to sit and read or fish from. A nine-hole golf course is literally right across the street with tennis courts and a swimming pond adjacent to it. We couldn't have chosen a more central site from which to take day trips to the surrounding towns and villages, as well as hike up mountains. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for an active or a simply relaxing getaway. The owner was incredibly responsive to all our queries and concerns.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Brigitte's home. The house was very cozy and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay in the Manchester, VT area. The house has an excellent backyard which runs along the Battenkill River.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Picturesque location on the Battenkill River!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Brigitte's lovely home on the Battenkill River. Sitting by the river drinking coffee every morning was a dream, and the kayaking was amazing and peaceful! Would recommend bringing bikes if you plan to kayak so you can drop your car off further down the river! The house is spacious and has everything you need. Brigitte was very responsive and helpful with giving advice for the area. Arlington and nearby Manchester are both adorable towns with plenty of nice restaraunts to choose from. We would definitely go back and stay again. Thank you, Brigitte!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newton, MA

Not a house to stay in the winter!!!!!!

  • 2 of 5

This is not a winter vacation property. I strongly believe that the owner misled us into thinking that it was by renting it to us.

The house itself is fine and in good shape for an old house. I am sure that in the summer it is a great rental property since it is set on the river.

However, it was advertised as winter rental and we took it. The rental price was OK for a house that has all the amenities available as it was advertised). However as we discovered it was not the case at all. It turned out that the house did not have hot water. Well not really... It did not have a water tank to store the hot water for use and the heating in the house was by hot water. So all the water that was heated was going to heat the house and nothing was left for other use. We discovered it the hard way when we wanted to take a shower at the end of the day outdoors and turned the water on. It was hot in the beginning so I jumped in soaped up and ... the water rapidly turned frigid cold on me!! I am still covered with soap!

We called the owner and the caretaker... when they got back to us the reply was: We don't know, we just take quick showers!

Excuse me! how quick are your showers? A minute?

The owners or caretakers did not come to the house to check on the sate of the water or did they send someone to correct the problem. they also did not make any suggestions on how to fix it to us. What the owner suggested is an extra night stay at no charge! Ha! We could not wait to get out of that house!

We had a commitment in the area and had to stay in the house for the remaining two days without a shower or hot water for dishes.

When I asked the owner to refund our fees for at list one night of our stay since caused us so much discomfort, she just plain disappeared with no reply.

Well I hope that no one ever rents this house in the winter again!!!

I would not wish anyone such a disastrous vacation as we have had while staying in that house.

Thank you for nothing

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and relaxing for all

  • 5 of 5

It's a great house with beautiful river frontage!! Great fishing, tubing, and river fun for us and the dogs!! We will be returning soon!! Loved the peaceful town also.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albany, NY, Rutland, Vt
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Arlington Inn
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Arlington Recreational Park/Manchester
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Saratoga Springs, NY, Brattelboro, Vt, Albany, NY
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Rte 7A
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
West River Inn
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Stratton and Bromley
Nearest Beach
0.03 Miles
Car: necessary

Fly-fishing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, biking from the house to: the red covered bridge: 4 miles, to the NY border: 7 miles, to the Hudson: ca. 21 miles.. Golf across the river (9 holes) and major golf courses in Manchester and Dorset within 7 miles. Bromley Zip-line within 20 minutes. Dorset horse Show: 15 miles, Saratoga Springs race track and SPAC (NY City Ballet + concerts) 35 miles. MASS MOCA: 30 miles.... Lake George 35 miles, Art in Manchester, Williamstown, Amazing bookstore: Northshires Bookstore in Manchester: great books and lectures. Wonderful hikes all around. It's great there, and around!!!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 9.0%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.