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Charming home. Close to mountains, Lake Champlain and Burlington

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 1 bath house on own lot, conveniently located, comfortable and cozy.

This cute 3 bedroom house w/yard, is a 1938 gem in beautiful Richmond, VT. It has just been renovated to keep the fun mid-century details while offering 2014 conveniences. With one queen and two double beds, it sleeps 4-6, There is one full bath. The living room, dining room and fully equipped kitchen make it a practical and relaxing place to stay. Enjoy the screened in porch in summer and cozy fireplace stove in winter. The house has wifi and internet television.

Guests will have full access to the main floor of the house (950 sq. feet) and the yard. The unfinished basement can be used to store skis,bikes, canoes, etc. with prior arrangement. The living area is accessed by climbing stairs.

This rental is the property next door to our home. We look forward to welcoming guests and answering any questions they have about the house or visiting this area of Vermont.

It is tough to get around in Vermont without a car. There is minimal public transportation. It is a 1 mile walk to either a bus stop or Richmond Village from this house.

More Details

Owner
Rod & Kristen West
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 14, 2017

About Rod & Kristen West

Kristen and Rod are transplants to Vermont, although we both came here when we were kids. Kristen works for the University of Vermont and Rod is self employed and works from home, next door.

Rod & Kristen West purchased this house in 2013

Why Rod & Kristen West chose Vermont

We choose the name Thompson Cottage to honor Madeline Thompson who lived here nearly her whole life until she passed away in 2013. The cottage was built for her and her husband Hobart, who farmed in this area for many years. It is a solid house that raised two children (Jon still farms in NY state with his children) and has hosted countless farm meals for family and friends.

Amenities

Richmond House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Charming home. Close to mountains, Lake Champlain and Burlington
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Ringtown, Pennsylvania
5

Wonderful Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Thompson's Cottage is like entering a time machine that magically allows you to stay at Grandma's house again. This extremely well maintained gem is a true treat for lovers of old homes and period architecture. Everything from the hardwood floors, to the vintage door knobs, to the built in ironing board transported me back to visiting relatives when I was a little girl. Every detail was perfect from the hand crocheted afghans to what I believe were hand stitched quilts on the beds. The street it's on is quiet, the trees are mature growth, and the Vermont air is crisp and clean. Rod West is an extremely gracious and helpful host. I hope to stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great stay for familiy

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five (2 adults, 3 children) stayed five days over the holidays hoping to ski nearby. While the warm Dec. weather did not cooperate, we had fun nevertheless. The spacious cottage had ample room to just stay in. The kiss also enjoyed sledding and making a snowman on the grounds. We liked hiking through the surrounding fields, exploring natures many unusual wonders. Kids loved it. We all especially enjoyed the cozy living room with gas fireplace when the temp finally dropped. And, yes, we finally skied the final two days!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom, We are very happy that your family had a good vacation, despite the poor skiing conditions. It was a pleasure to meet you all and thanks for leaving the cottage in such good shape. Next time you come to Vermont, we hope you will feel like coming back "home" here again. Regards, Rod & Kristen
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Northeast USA
5

Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this home for a few days. It was very well equipped and clean. We had 5 adults and found it very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC
5

Convenient location, beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Thompson Cottage for 3 nights over Labor Day week-end. Several family members were attending a wedding over the week-end. Our host was very accommodating with various arrival times - one party was getting in a day ahead of the rest of us. The cottage perfect for us, it is beautifully maintained and clean home. We enjoyed the outside seating with a view of the milky way. We also enjoyed cool night air on the screened in porch. Burlington and Lake Champlain are short drives away and several ski areas are near by. A great place to visit and a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Attleboro, MA
5

Excellent home and location

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Thompson Cottage for 2 nights while visiting the Burlington area. Six adults were very comfortable in the 3 bedrooms. Our host Rod was very accommodating and provided advice on some local restaurants. The location is perfect, close to Burlington as well as several ski areas in the winter. The house is very clean and well appointed and the yard is great. It's also a great value for this area. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little Egg Harbor
5

Convenient location, well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We were four adults travelling together and found this three bedroom one bath rental perfect. The Keurig machine with coffee was appreciated each morning before we hit the road for our adventures in the Burlington area. Our host Rod provided the history of Thompson Cottage and we appreciated the advice on directions and local eateries. The location was just outside of Burlington with easy access to all attractions in the area. The bedrooms were fair sized and the bathroom and kitchen were well stocked. Except for breakfasts, we did not eat in but the dining room table was inviting and the living room comfortable for relaxing.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hatchet Tap & Table
Nearest Ferry
13.5 Miles
Burlington-Port Kent Lake Champlain Transportation
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Williston Country Club
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Amtrak, Vermonter - Waterbury or Essex
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
I89 exit 11
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tuscano's, Kitchen Table, Hatchet, Papa McKee's
Nearest Ski
11.7 Miles
Bolton Valley Resort
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Huntington Gorge

The town of Richmond is small enough to be friendly and 'Vermonty', but still have a few amenities. There are several great restaurants and a small, well-stocked supermarket. Burlington, UVM and Lake Champlain are a 20 minute drive west and there are downhill and nordic ski areas 20 minutes to the east. Hiking and canoeing are even closer.

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Rates & Availability

Richmond House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$165
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Small pets are considered. Single night rentals available with an additional $75 cleaning charge. Minimum age: 25 years old.

25% to reserve, refundable to within 14 days of rental start, which is when the full balance is due (except Holidays which is 30 days).

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