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Elegant, Antique Home Within Steps of the Village

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Last updated: 04/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Office, 3.25 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

AVAILABILITY UPDATE: We still have availability for the summer 2017 but I am sorry the winter and Christmas are booked. Also, unfortunately due to restrictions imposed by the town, we are no longer able to rent for less than a month. Best Regards, Lela

History
This is your opportunity to stay in the village of Woodstock, in one of its most charming homes. The house was built in 1809 as a schoolhouse. Generations of owners have each made tasteful additions, creating a house of character and charm. A variety of living spaces, from casual to formal, and an eclectic mix of French and New England furnishings, make the house broadly appealing.

Its warmth and comfort owe to 60 years of care and attention by the owner's family. Walking in the door, you step into a time that has past for most of us-where sitting by the fire is entertainment enough; where children can walk uptown to get an ice cream cone by themselves; where a meal at the dinner table easily lapses into hours of conversation and laughter.

House
The first floor offers a variety of dining and living options. The front living room, with its lemon yellow walls and warm French furnishings, is bright and cheery all day. The rear living room- called the 'shed', for its barn-board wall covering- is the heart of the home. It has a fieldstone fireplace, cozy seating area and dining table overlooking the river. For special occasions, meals can take place in the more formal dinning room, in the front of the house. Or, for casual use, eat at the kitchen table, next to a bright bay window. Perfect for a sunny breakfast! In summer, relax and enjoy lunch on the shady north porch, overlooking the patio, garden and lawn. A small bar and bathroom are also located on the main floor.

Front and back staircases lead to the four bedrooms upstairs. The first has a queen bed and private bathroom. The second also has a queen bed and private bathroom. The third has a pair of twin beds. The fourth has a single twin. These two bedrooms share a bathroom. A small study (which could be used as an additional bedroom) and a laundry room are also located on this floor.

The Woodstock Area
The house is convenient to many nearby attractions. A four minute walk from the house, you'll find the village center full of unique upscale shops: grocer, baker, butcher, pharmacy, clothing boutiques, jewelry store, book shops and many art and antique galleries. The town's art council hosts visiting performers and weekend movies in the historic Town Hall Theater. Museums, parks, and hiking trails are also within walking distance from the house. You could park the car and not get in it for a week-if you could resist the area's beautiful drives.

Vermont has one of the most vibrant cottage industries in the country and stores are teeming with handcrafted products. You can find crafts people selling anything you might want, from quilts to hand-hooked rugs, maple syrup to salsa. Thankfully, Vermont has largely escaped mass franchising. You could spend your vacation exploring unique stores and restaurants and never go near a shopping mall.

Located on the Ottauqueechee River, in the lush green hills of central Vermont, Woodstock offers visitors a taste of Vermont's history”, culture and small-town charm. The surrounding hills are laced with miles of winding dirt roads, where you can get lost on purpose and enjoy it. Green mountains dotted with classic New England farmhouses have been attracting homeowners and visitors for years.

Easily reached by bus, train, or plane, Woodstock is only a 1/2-hour drive from Dartmouth College or White River Jct., 1 1/2 hours from Manchester Airport, 2 1/2 hours from the Boston Airport or 5-6 hours from NYC.

Keywords: Historic house, Woodstock, Vermont, getaway.
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Owner

Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/09/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    The house is near a river and a street...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    well behaved pets permitted...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ski-Out:

    Cross country trails right nearby you can ski there with new snow...moreless

  • Village:

    The house is just down from the main part of the village of Woodstock....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    On the Ottauqueechee River- swimming and fishing right off the lawn...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    There are three dining areas to choose from: formal, casual and the kitchen...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    upstairs...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    (6)...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    upstairs...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Mar 31 - May 31, 2017
30 night min stay

$4,500
Late Fall
Nov 1 - Dec 16, 2017
30 night min stay

$4,500
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

$7,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $200
  • Weekly Cleaning avail. $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000

Notes:

Winter utilities not included in rent for long term rentals.

$500.00 rental deposit due with lease. Remainder due three weeks prior to move-in for leases one month or less. Longer leases rent due monthly.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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


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Last updated: 04/09/2017
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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Lebanon NH
15 Miles
Nearest Train
White River JCT VT

Car: Necessary

Nature Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Historic Park, Billings Farm and Museum, Pentangle Council on the Arts

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1940

About the owner: My brother Jim and I own this great house that has been in the family for three generations. Originally, this was my grandmother's house and we grew up two house away in the town of Woodstock.

Why the Owner Chose Village of Woodstock, Woodstock, VT, USA:
My grandmother fell in love with the house when she went to pick up a cat she had won in a raffle. The owner of the house said she was upset because she had offered the house as a donation to a local college but they didn't want it and she didn't know what to do with it. They started talking and by the end of the day, my grandmother said she would buy it.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This house is so handy- just a five minute walk brings you into the heart of the village- and five minutes in the car gets you to the ski hill, farmer's market, or sports center.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/09/2017

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Photos

  • Summertime

    Summertime

  • The "shed" a family room with a fireplace and dining area.

    The "shed" a family room with a fireplace and dining area.

  • The kitchen table. One of three dining options in the house.

    The kitchen table. One of three dining options in the house.

  • Sunny reading chair.

    Sunny reading chair.

  • The "pooch" cover on the couch.

    The "pooch" cover on the couch.

  • Sunny front living room

    Sunny front living room

  • Antique writing desk.

    Antique writing desk.

  • The front hall showing one of two staircases.

    The front hall showing one of two staircases.

  • An old french marble-top dresser.

    An old french marble-top dresser.

  • The Twin room chaise and dresser.

    The Twin room chaise and dresser.

  • The cherry bedroom.

    The cherry bedroom.

  • Summer sun and shade

    Summer sun and shade

  • The sunny kitchen.

    The sunny kitchen.

  • The large field-stone fireplace.

    The large field-stone fireplace.

  • An antique secretary made by a local craftsman.

    An antique secretary made by a local craftsman.

  • The dining table in the "shed". One of three dining options.

    The dining table in the "shed". One of three dining options.

  • Antique French sofa.

    Antique French sofa.

  • Front dining room showing the original fireplace used in the old school house.

    Front dining room showing the original fireplace used in the old school house.

  • The master bedroom in the back of the house.

    The master bedroom in the back of the house.

  • The front master bedroom with its own bathroom.

    The front master bedroom with its own bathroom.

  • The twin room beds

    The twin room beds

  • Sunny window with geraniums in the office.

    Sunny window with geraniums in the office.

  • Winter in Vermont

    Winter in Vermont

VRBO #40033

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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