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Spacious Retreat With Panoramic Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Two Bedroom, Spacious Living Area With Big Views, Private Balcony, Gardens

Two bedrooms (queen beds), bath, large living/dining area with cathedral ceiling and additional twin bed, cook's kitchen fully equipped for cooking and wine/cocktails, food processor, expresso machine, washer/dryer, private balcony with dining table, 3 season outdoor shower, outdoor arbor/dining grotto with grill, off street parking with room for bikes, boats, skis and other toys. Run, walk, bike from your door. Eggs from our chickens in season; the girls sometimes stop laying in the winter :)

Grace Johnstone
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, beginner-intermediate Spanish
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Grace Johnstone

We are happy to share details about our area and assist in making your stay a memorable experience or leave you entirely to yourselves; this is a private space with separate entry so there is no requirement to interact, but we would also enjoy sharing a cup of tea or glass of wine with you if the time is right!

Why Grace Johnstone chose Vermont

This is a great community and a beautiful, healthful place to live; we look forward to sharing it with you.

What makes this apartment unique

Privacy but open, expansive views; quiet beauty and many ways to enjoy it, play as hard or as easily as you like - it's all good!


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(5 traveler reviews)

Spacious Retreat With Panoramic Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

5 star review - nothing disappoints!!!

  • 5 of 5

Panoramic views indeed! The apartment, the setting, and the host exceeded our expectations. Incredibly clean and very comfortable, my family enjoyed a very relaxing four days here in August. Grace is suburb host, who made us feel quite at home. The area has good hiking spots and places to explore. You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy to stay in this beautiful, roomy apartment that feels like a home. It was very clean, comfortable and the views were awesome. The kitchen was fully stocked and we enjoyed a wonderful breakfast of fresh scrambled eggs from the chickens we watched. We ate breakfast and dinner outside on the deck overlooking Grace's beautiful, extensive garden adorned with flowers and rock sculptures. Grace was very friendly and helpful. We came up for our son's wedding but we hope to return to this peaceful haven again!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brookline, Mass., USA

Just what you're looking for

  • 5 of 5

Picture perfect view of hills, farms and horses from the property and the private porch. We were there in summer. Excellent apartment in great shape, lots of windows, comfortable beds, all very clean, a nicely designed kitchen with two windows. Owner, Grace, is very friendly and helpful. The house is surrounded by her amazing gardens. The apartment feels very private even though it adjoins Grace's house. (There's only the one apt.) The property is on a well-graded and packed dirt road dotted with organic farms, horses, and all-around Vermont-ness. Hardwick has a couple of very good places to eat and drink and a good farmer's market occasionally (ask Grace). We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful apt. in Hardwick,VT

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous grounds. Beautiful apartment. Meticulously kept. View from the deck is wonderful. Grace is a charming, helpful hostess. Very relaxing. Plenty on space for two couples.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calm Repose

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful visit (we are a couple in our 30s/40s with a 2 yo son). The spot and the view is beautiful. The property owner is welcoming, open, and ready to answer any questions. The living space was attentively decorated. The light in the space was wonderful, and the kitchen was very well equipped. All in all, a perfect stay. I wish we would have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Vermont Place, Positive Pie
Nearest Ferry
61 Miles
Lake Champlain
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Mountainveiw Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
VT rt 15
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Vermont Place, Positive Pie
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Caspian Lake
Car: necessary

This is great country to bike, ski, walk, hike, and paddle. We have incredible natural beauty, lots of room to play, and good food and drink with which to celebrate it all. We are at the center of the localvore, organic food movement, a short drive to Hill Farmstead Brewery, winner of Best Brewery in the World 2013, nearby is the Alchemist, another award winning brewery. Caledonia Spirits produces medal winning gin and vodka, we are home to the Buffalo Mountain Food Coop, Pete's Greens, and Jasper Hill Farm, winner of multiple Best Cheese awards. Life is good :)


Rates & Availability

Hardwick Apartment Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $50
Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Hardwick Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , outdoor shower is available 3 seasons.
  • bath with custom tiled shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 2 bedrooms ( they are both queen beds), one twin day bed in living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This area is famous for it's localvore restaurants, incredible local cheeses (Jasper Hill Cellars wins best of class internationally every year), Hill Farmstead Brewery won best brewery in the world 2013 and the Alchemist's Heady Topper is an award winner of the same class. Caledonia Spirits won double gold medals 2013, and it is fortunate that this area is perfect for all manner of outdoor sports, as you'll need to burn all that off! For those interested in unique experiences, Bread and Puppet Museum is nearby, as is The Museum of Everyday life; both fascinating experiences. The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum and Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium are 1/2 hour away and worth the trip. There are trails to walk or ski, mountains to climb, waterfalls and lakes to swim in; all manner of good fun.

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