Serene Mountain Hide Away

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Last updated: 08/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

* 8 bedrooms, including 3 with private baths
* Sits on several hundred acres of land, bordered by Mount Mansfield State Forest
* Wrap-around covered porch, 2 decks, and a patio
* Babbling mountain brook runs next to the house
* Spacious barn provides indoor recreation: ping-pong, darts and play space

Tucked under Vermont’s tallest mountain, our family home, Squabetty, provides an escape parallel to none. The setting, on the western slope of Mount Mansfield, is breathtaking with the mountain towering behind the house, its flanks to the north and Pleasant Valley to the west. Squabetty’s magical charm appeals to both young and old, active and less active. The location is the ideal backdrop for all kinds of activities – quiet or active. Some people prefer to read, paint or write; others enjoy swimming in the brook-fed pool, playing in the stream, hiking the myriad of trails, or playing ping pong and listening to music in the spacious barn. This retreat, secluded as it may be, offers amenities of modern living -- a fully equipped kitchen and Wi-Fi internet. In addition to having eight bedrooms, Squabetty has multiple places for alone time as well as places for gathering. When the day is done, enjoy a campfire by the brook when the stars come out.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renting party must have at least one adult 25 or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Additional fee, deposit and contract addendum....moreless

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Grandpa Towner's: 1 double

    1st floor, full bath and sitting area with Mt. view...moreless

  • Helen's: 1 double

    2nd floor, small room...moreless

  • Guest Room: 2 twin/ single

    2nd floor, Lazy window...moreless

  • Dick's: 1 twin/ single

    Exterior doors only, sink in room...moreless

  • Addition brook side: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    1st floor addition...moreless

  • Addition Ravine side: 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed


  • Mom & Dads: 1 queen

    Private shower, toilet and sink...moreless

  • Ginny's : 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    2nd floor with full bath and viiews of Mountain and Brook...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (6), Baby Cribs (1) Portable, available upon request., Bunk Beds (1) Bunk Room...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Community: toilet

    1st floor Main house off Dinning room with washer and dryer...moreless

  • Helen's and Guest: toilet, tub

    2nd Floor off hallway...moreless

  • Towner's: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Private to room...moreless

  • Ginny's : toilet, combination tub/shower

    Private to room...moreless

  • 1st floor Addition: toilet, tub, outdoor shower

    Shared off Addition hall and outside shower...moreless

  • Mom & Dads: toilet, shower

    Private to room, sink in bedroom...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Campfire by brook, Lean-to behind house with rope bridge over brook, photocopier, spacious barn with electricity....moreless


  • Games:

    Many Board games, Ping Pong table, outdoor games (shuffleboard, tether ball, croquet), rainy day activities: children's art supplies, puzzles, boardgames (Scrabble, Chess, Pictionary, Clue...)...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo:

    Amplifier in Barn with 2 mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm inputs for smart phones, digital music players and laptops....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shuffleboard
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Unique view of Mt Mansfield behine the house...moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Swimming


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Heating:

    Oil furnace in Main House, portable electric in Addition...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    Coverage dependent upon carrier...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line available for local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup drip, Keurig K-Cup ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Well stocked with pots, pans, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full settings for 12+...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Includes blender, food processor, coffee maker, outdoor mini-icemaker, large beverage cooler on porch, 2nd refrigerator on site, 2nd freezer (small) in basement....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Convection & Microwave...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    (3) Decks at both front and back of house, stone patio off of private sitting area of first floor master bedroom suite. Elevated wraparound porch provides lots of covered outdoor space....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    5 burner plumbed in to house supply...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Stream fed, in-ground cement pool, a refreshing dip....moreless



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from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 11 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • See Notes below $0
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%


3 nights for 12 guests $2,200

Additional Nights $475.00

7 nights for 12 guests $3,250

More than 12 guests surcharge $250 (waived with event)

More than 12 guests $50 per person per night

Campers $25 per person per night

Pets $100 each

Please contact owner about gatherings during your rental

Reservation/Damge Deposit due with signed agreement provided by owner

1st half of rent due 60 days before arrival

2nd half due 14 days before arrival

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 08/27/2016
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24.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Burlington International

Car: Necessary

Located 45 minutes from Burlington, Squabetty is within an hour's drive of Smuggler's Notch, Ben & Jerry's factory, Vermont Teddy Bear Company and the Shelburne Museum.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1931

About the owner: We are the third generation to enjoy the serenity of this mountain setting. As children, we summered here, enjoying making dams in the brook, playing dibble dabble in the pool, making up skits and performing them for our parents in the barn as well as enjoying ping pong tournaments. Hiking up the mountain, camping in the lean-to and walking local trails created wonderful memories.

Why the Owner Chose Underhill, VT, USA:
Our grandparents bought the property after summering in Stevensville for several years. Family lore has it that they found the place while exploring the back roads of Underhill. It was an abandoned farmhouse, but they could see its potential and fell in love with it.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Aside from our memories, the beauty of the setting -- its integration with nature, its privacy -- along with the wide range of possible activities is what we find so unique. It's a place to find solitude as well as spend quality time with family and friends.

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Speaks: english


  • Our beloved family home, Squabetty

    Our beloved family home, Squabetty

  • Main House Living Room

    Main House Living Room

  • Dinning room

    Dinning room

  • Guest room, complete with 'lazy' window

    Guest room, complete with 'lazy' window

  • Mom and Dad's room, with private bath

    Mom and Dad's room, with private bath

  • Inside the barn

    Inside the barn

  • Brook fed pool and log sauna

    Brook fed pool and log sauna

  • S'mores after sunset round the campfire

    S'mores after sunset round the campfire

  • Purchased in 1931

    Purchased in 1931

  • From the lower field

    From the lower field

  • Private sitting area in Granapa Towner's room

    Private sitting area in Granapa Towner's room

  • Ginny's room, with private bath and views of Mountain and Brook

    Ginny's room, with private bath and views of Mountain and Brook

  • Elevated porch

    Elevated porch

  • Nightly game of ping pong in the barn

    Nightly game of ping pong in the barn

  • Bell atop house (yes, it rings!)

    Bell atop house (yes, it rings!)

  • Watching the sun go down

    Watching the sun go down

  • October colors

    October colors

  • Purchased in 1931

    Purchased in 1931

VRBO #429197

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, August 27, 2016

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