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This Place is a Biker and Skier Paradise!

(9 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/13/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, can comfortably sleep 6

If you are looking for the true Vermont experience, a 4 mile scenic bike ride to Kingdom Trails, this place is for you. The property is located on top of 40 acres, with views of Vermont's green mountains in all directions and not a road in sight. The house is a artisan's dream, with built-in cherry cabinets, hardwood floors and concrete counter tops. Everything you could possibly need is here for a perfect Vermont vacation; wood stove, washer and dryer, fire pit, well appointed kitchen, trails to hike and snowshoe and a small cabin in the woods (with it's own woodstove). Bike or drive 5 miles on a scenic dirt road to East Burke Village, surrounded by skiing and mountain biking trails. Or jump in your car and head out on the pavement to beautiful Lake Willoughby. If you're an artist, or just love beautiful places, there are plenty of gardens and stonewalls to sketch, paint or photograph, and some big trees to dream under.

My husband, and sculptor, David Tanych and I (Meryl Lebowitz) have been working on this property for the past 10 years. We designed and built all of the buildings, which include an art studio, woodworking shop, metal studio and house.
I consider this compound our finest collaboration. We love having people connect with the property and encourage you to feel creative here! Bring cameras, sketch pads, notebooks...or just chill. It's fun to walk the trails and check out David's ponds at the bottom of our hill.

Please let us know if you might be bringing a pet. We ask that they not be left by themselves in the apartment, unless crated. We also have a $25 per day, per pet fee.

If you're looking for a place that can feed your soul, as well as offer you access to the best of what Vermont has to offer, this is the spot. Kids love it too, and yes, we have a bb gun.
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/13/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    $25 per night. please discuss BEFORE arrival ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Bringing a pet is a possibility/please discuss $20 per night


  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys


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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    360 mountain views surround this property....moreless

  • River:

    5 miles from the Passumpsic River swimming hole....moreless

  • Rural:

    3 mile walking, running or skiing loop on dirt roads with great views....moreless

  • Town:

    4 miles to Lyndonville, 5 miles to East Burke...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Build a cozy fire after exploring the trails and cabin....moreless


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

    iron & board, coffee maker, freezer, blender, lobster pot, toaster, oven, grill, spices, 4 ring stove Everything you need....and if not, please let me know....moreless

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


  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio:

    40 acres to sit on.......moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.6
from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Cleaning $40 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%


Longer term rates are available. Please contact for more info

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 04/13/2017
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85 Miles
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Many Choices
85 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
St Johnsbury Golf Course
70 Miles
Nearest Train
White River Junction
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 91
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many Choices
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Burke Mountain
20 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Kirby is a scenic gem in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, bordered by Burke, Victory, Concord, St Johnsbury and Lyndon. A small, agricultural village, our rental property is 5 miles from East Burke, a village well known for it's ski area and biking trails, and 4 miles from Lyndon, home of Lyndon State College.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: I am an oil painter, who has been working as an artist for 30 years. David is a woodworker, and metal artist. Together we have collaborated on our property for 11 years. Recently, we have been spending our winters in California, perusing our art careers, returning to Vermont in time to plant the garden.

Why the Owner Chose Lyndonville, Lyndon, VT, USA:
We bought this property with a vision of making it into a compound that would inspire creativity. It was a blank canvas with an incredible vista, except for the acres of clear-cut forest, which made it look as if a bomb had been dropped. First we cleaned up the land, which took a year, David built a barn to house our equipment on the second year, I started the perennial gardens, and together with our son, we began building the stone walls. The third year, my studio and David's woodshop were built, we then were able to work up here, while we lived off site. We began the house the following year, and David had the opportunity to build a structure with a rounded wall (the front wall of our house)....We lived in my studio for 6 months. Our first project in the house was an apartment, complete with David's beautiful wood cabinets and concrete counter tops. We lived there while we began working on the rest of our home. It is this apartment which we now rent on Homeaway.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Benefits? This compound is like heaven. Gardens, trails, firepits, a cabin in the woods, fresh air, no traffic, walking and running loops, privacy, organic veggies, beauty, beauty, beauty.... If you want to vacation in a rural area, you cant do better than this. And town is only 4 miles away.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/13/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Studio and House

    Studio and House

  • Kitchen Cabinets

    Kitchen Cabinets

  • Bedroom with Queen Bed

    Bedroom with Queen Bed

  • Bedroom # 2.  Futon  that opens to full size bed, on one end of the large room.

    Bedroom # 2. Futon that opens to full size bed, on one end of the large room.

  • .


  • The Neighborhood

    The Neighborhood

  • From the Hollyhocks

    From the Hollyhocks

  • Poplars behind the house

    Poplars behind the house

  • More veggies!

    More veggies!

  • 3 mile loop from the house. Perfect for walking, running, or biking.

    3 mile loop from the house. Perfect for walking, running, or biking.

  • Trails


  • Kitchen/Living area

    Kitchen/Living area

  • Bathroom


  • Bedroom #2  queen bed on one end of the large room

    Bedroom #2 queen bed on one end of the large room

  • Warm Up by the Woodstove

    Warm Up by the Woodstove

  • House and Studio. Yellow studio will also be available for rent this winter.

    House and Studio. Yellow studio will also be available for rent this winter.

  • More of the Neighborhood....

    More of the Neighborhood....

  • Summer Garden

    Summer Garden

  • Looking up the hill

    Looking up the hill

  • Organic Garden....yummm

    Organic Garden....yummm

  • Great spot for a cold beer....

    Great spot for a cold beer....

  • House and Woodshop

    House and Woodshop

  •  Winter View from the House

    Winter View from the House

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 13, 2017

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