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A peaceful, conveniently located, home away from home for your family

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

A gorgeous 3 bedroom house on 4 acres with meandering gardens and a large pond

Good news! I've decided not to sell the property yet! I've just opened the calendar up for bookings. Hope to see you soon. ani

Welcome to Serenity, a gorgeous post-and-beam house sharing 4 acres of woodland with Ganesh Gardens and a fabulous pond for swimming and frog-hunting. :)

Serenity is 1750 square foot traditionally pegged post-and-beam house built around a 12 foot chimney and hearth. This means that wooden pegs, rather than nails, are used to construct the frame and all structural beams are exposed beneath wood paneled cathedral ceilings with skylights. All flooring is solid wood (oak downstairs; pine upstairs), as are all furnishings.

Serenity sits on just over four acres, of wooded land, with Ganesh Gardens, a profusion of cultivated flower and herb beds spilling out on the hill behind it. At the base of the slope is a lovely pond, inhabited by peepers, frogs, turtles, and visited by deer, ducks, and, when we are lucky, a beautiful grey heron.

Serenity is not alone on the land. A smaller timber-framed guest house is attached to Serenity. Beginning in July of 2017, the guest house will serve as a home to Angela and John, a young couple who will be managing Serenity for me while I serve for Peace Corps in Rwanda. I will continue to be available to guests via this electronic messaging system but Angela and John will be the faces that you see and the people to whom you can address questions in real time on site.

LAY-OUT: There is a kitchen, living/dining room, three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, plus a sun room where you can sleep under the stars during spring, summer and early fall. A deck complete with outdoor grill and deck chairs also overlooks Ganesh Gardens.

KITCHEN: The kitchen is fully equipped with a refrigerator, gas stove, microwave, toaster oven, blenders, food processor, waffle iron, dishes, pots and pans, cooking and eating utensils. The kitchen is stocked with tea and coffee Keurig cups and a Keurig machine, common herbal mixes, salt, pepper, and a range of other staples that previous guests have left, such as flour and sugar.

BEDROOMS: There are three bedrooms, each with a double bed, dresser for your possessions, blanket boxes for linens, several lamps, and a writing table. The upstairs rooms also have individual refrigerators.

Master Bedroom: Upstairs, the master bedroom is doubled-sized.

Loft Room: Also upstairs, another has a large loft where the futon mattress has been placed under the skylight, leaving a full-sized room free for your use. The loft room is a favorite choice for teens and young adults, but is not recommended for young children unless they are accompanied by an adult. There is plenty of room for two -- the loft itself extends 20 feet along the length of the ceiling and is kept warm and toasty with the chimney as a side wall. The two upstairs room share a bathroom.

Accessible Room: The first-floor bedroom is directly off the living room, and is wheelchair accessible with direct access into one bathroom.

SUNROOM: Located off the dining room, this room has double futon bed, with glass on all three exterior walls, in addition to the interior wall, plus a glass ceiling. It's fabulous if you'd like to gaze at the stars while in bed or wake up to a blue sky with clouds drifting by and the branches of a lilac tree nuzzling the window next to your bed. Roll down bamboo curtains provide privacy from the dining area.

LIVING ROOM: The living room has a fireplace and a woodstove. The house is heated with the woodstove which I manage due to insurance requirements. I am available 24/7 to get the woodstove started up for you. There is also a fireplace where you can light your own fires at any time.

ENTRY: Shoes are not worn in the house; there are slippers available if you need them, as well as thick clean socks. There is a covered porch and small interior room for storing shoes, sports equipment, plus a pocketbook library for your use while at Serenity or to trade in the book you just finished for another.

SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS: Beds have futon mattresses with memory foam and hypoallergenic mattress covers, 100% Egyptian cotton sheets, and 100% cotton quilts. Additional linens provided are 100% cotton blankets or snuggly fleece blankets.

More Details

Ani Hawkinson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, Swahili
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 10, 2017


Putney House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • See ROOMS under Description on this listing for details.
  • Books
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...


4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

A peaceful, conveniently located, home away from home for your family
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Peaceful, cozy home on a beautiful private piece of land

  • 4 of 5

Our family very much enjoyed our stay. ani was welcoming and warm, the house was cozy and a great place to unwind. it was snowing when we there and our kids had a terrific time playing in the snow outside and we enjoyed the privacy of being at the end of a small road. thank you, ani. :)

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Vermont Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights in this lovely house. Everything we needed was supplied and the house is beautiful and charming.The location is fantastic. Quiet woodsy setting yet near Putney and Brattleboro.

Ani kept the woodstove going and the cozy environment was relaxing yet envigorating. I highly recommend the place and look forward to a second visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I too am looking forward to your return visit. Thanks for choosing Serenity and Ganesh! ani
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Lovely post and beam!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the property for a girlfriends weekend. The house is spacious and clean with a great open floor plan, a large and well-appointed kitchen, a fireplace and plenty of bedrooms and sleeping spaces. The Pitney area is rustic and charming and the house is close to Brattleboro for dinner options and shopping. Our hostess, Ani, took the time to welcome us and review the house rules, then gave us a nice tour.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and Comfortable Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Ani's wonderful getaway spot with family members who have a 16 month old child. We had a wonderful time! The description of the property is quite exact and all the sleeping arrangements were extremely comfortable. The location is ideal with lots of places for walking/jogging in the neighborhood and great outdoor space with deck for relaxing. We ate outside on the deck each night and it was very peaceful. Ani was a wonderful host who was very communicative, helpful, and thorough. We really enjoyed working with her in arranging our special long weekend. We would highly recommend anyone staying here! Thank you Ani for everything!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
bradley international
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Putney House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

$180 / night is for three guests. Additional guests are $15 per guest per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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