About the property
- House3000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
3,000 Sq Ft Family Friendly Mountain Home, Sleeps Up To 16, & New Large Hot Tub!
***Please read entire description before booking - thank you!***
Spectacular manchester home with stunning mountain views. Located at the end of a quiet dirt road, yet three minutes to the restaurants and outlet shops in downtown Manchester. Near Bromley and Stratton. The acclaimed fine dining chantecleer restaurant is walking distance and rated one of the best in Vermont.
Soaring ceilings in the great room, woodstove, and built-in seating alcove by the fire. A large dining room with expandable table for 10-12. A spacious kitchen with newer black appliances, and jennair stove with indoor bbq grill. Also on the first floor is an attached 2-car garage with ski storage area, and a large mudroom with washer/dryer.
Three large bedrooms and huge sleeping loft with queen futon provide sleeping accommodations for 8-10 people on first and second floors. The first floor offers a private master suite with a queen bed, walk-in closet, and master bathroom with jacuzzi soaking tub. Upstairs are two additional bedrooms. The first is the second master bedroom, with a king bed and sitting area. The remaining bedroom offers two queen beds. There are 2 1/2 baths - one full on the first floor, one full bath on the second, and a half bathroom off the kitchen. A flat screen tv and DVD player are located in the loft with movies, as well as a foosball activity table. The loft also offers an array of children's toys and a train table.
Brand new finished lower level room adds 600 square feet of additional living space! Ten foot ceiling, four built-in queen bunk beds sleep eight extra individuals in private compartments. Huge 55" flat screen on the wall in the sitting area with PlayStation and Wii gaming systems. 10'x8' quad glass door to allow for lots of natural light - it does not feel like a basement! This extra area may be rented for any period for an additional $150/night, plus $50 additional cleaning fee. If you do not have a large group you are not obligated to rent this room. The 3000 square foot home is large enough to sleep 8-10 without the need for the lower level sleeping area. The lower level will not be rented out separately if you choose not to rent it. Please understand if your group is over 8 adults (or ten kids) we will require you to rent the lower level.
The home is very family friendly. There is a full sized crib in the first floor master bedroom walk-in closet. Stored upstairs in the king master bedroom closet is a toddler bed, bed rail, and child gate for the stairs. Located in the downstairs built-in closet in the dining room is two space-saver high chairs and booster seat. In the great room are dozens of children's books, puzzles, and board games for all ages.
A newer 7-person hot tub has been recently installed on the outdoor deck, steps from the front door. It has a waterfall, 50 jets, foot massagers, and underwater led lights. It is a high-end model with very efficient insulation, enabling us to keep it at a constant 100 degrees, even in the coldest winter weather. This means that you can come back from skiing or eating out, and hop right in! No waiting 2-3 hours for a typical hot tub to heat up to the right temperature. We have a 24/7 maintenance agreement with the spa company in case anything malfunctions, which means they will service it immediately if any problems are found.
Other amenities include: miles of trails out the front door for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. A teak wood outdoor table and chair set with seating for eight, and a newer bbq gas grill kept on the deck from may-november.
Lots of skiing opportunities:
Bromley - 10 min
Stratton - 20 min
Magic mtn - 25 min
Pico - 45 min
Killington - 50 min
Okemo - 50 min
Mt snow - 50 min
Be sure to check out the calendar link. Inquire about last minute specials and mid-week deals!
We are taking reservations for the 2018 summer horse show in east dorset, located one mile from the home. Weekly rentals only for this time period.
Christmas and New Years 2017 have already been booked.
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 2018
About Heather Smith
Our primary residence is in Connecticut, but we love our Vermont home just as much and try to upgrade it as we would our house back home. We have a very reliable caretaking company on a full-time contract, and a meticulous house cleaner who readies the home for us between rentals.
Heather Smith purchased this House in 2001
Why Heather Smith chose Manchester
Our home is very unique in that it offers a prime location close to all amenities but yet incredibly private. You won't find another home like it with the new 7-person hot tub and outstanding mountain views from many rooms in the home!
What makes this House unique
We take a deep breath and relax as soon as we walk in the front door. Maybe it's the soaring cathedral ceilings, or breathtaking mountain views, or the quiet sounds of nature but we feel a weight being lifted once we arrive at the home.
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Perfect House//Perfect Location
This house was exactly what me and my friends were looking for. We rent this absolutely amazing house for our snowboarding gateway in the woods. We had big group of friends so we required larger house to fit all of 16ppl. Even with these many people, we had more than enough room to sleep. These house is absolutely beautiful with breathtaking view. The house has modern, cozy design, and at night we lighten up the wood-fire stove, that breathe more romantic atmosphere in to the house. We also took advantage of brand new hot tub, that was running at 100% when we arrived at the house, it easily fit 6ppl. Inside the house you got plenty of board games and console games in your disposal. Great for nice relaxing night with friends and family. Another amazing thing to mention. Is how Heather was available at all time, helpful, and very friendly to communicate with. This was definitely by far the best house I been to. I will definitely pick this house as my go choice to come back for my next snowboarding gateway. Thank you so much again for everything Heather.
Very enjoyable stay!
My group really enjoyed staying at this property in Manchester! Thanks for everything.
Great, private house with wonderful views
Group of 11 young professionals had a great time for a ski weekend. House was great, and Heather was very easy to work with.
Fantastic Ski Weekend
My friends and I booked the house for a ski weekend getaway. The home was exactly what we were looking for- the a-frame and secluded location were ideal for our weekend in the woods. We had more than enough room to sleep, eat and hangout! The hot tub easily fix 6 of us and we enjoyed the wood-fire stove during one of the coldest weekends of the year. We took advantage of the location and walked around Manchester Center and skied at Stratton Mtn (just 30 minutes away). Despite being on vacation, Heather was accessible and able to answer any of our questions and concerns. We are looking forward to planning an off-season trip up to VT and already planning for a ski weekend next winter!
I should start off by saying that this was my first experience with VRBO, so I was very skeptical but working with Heather throughout the process was a delight. She was easy to communicate with and made the process go smoothly. Now, on to the property. The home is in a fantastic location and is just minutes from Manchester downtown center, where there is so much to do including shopping outlets and fantastic dining options. We ended up skiing at Stratton, which was approximately a 30 minute drive. We were lucky enough to have some warm weather this past weekend so we were able to enjoy the wrap around deck and the amazing views it had to offer. We had a total of 10 people, 6 adults and 4 children, and we could have fit another family or 2 in the house, it was huge! One bedroom was large enough for us to fit a crib and a blow up mattress so our entire family could fit in that one room. At no point did any of us feel like we were cramped or tripping over one another. The house was so big that we didn't even need to use the beautifully finished basement. For our next visit to the home we will extend the invitation to other family/friends to come enjoy it with us. Thank you again Heather for your home and your hospitality!
Annual stay a treat as always!
We do this weekend every year - it's always a blast and we always go back.
A highlight this year is Heather's newly renovated basement - complete with four queens beds! We had previously used a few air mattresses, but this is way better. The couches down there also provide another hangout spot, and there's even a mini fridge!
Great times as always. I strongly recommend a stay!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
If you need to cancel your reservation we will do our very best to fill the rental dates and refund you fully. The more notice you give us the more likely you will be refunded. If the new rental is booked at the same amount, then your $500 deposit will be refunded. If booked for less, the lesser amount will be deducted from your $500. If the dates are not re-booked than your deposit is forfeited.