Pre-1845 Village Dwelling on a Small Acre, Families Welcome(19 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 bedroom, 1 bath, right in Waitsfield village
A 3-unit structure, this is at least part of Ezra Wait's old house and tavern, according to town history. I the owner live in the front unit, the middle unit is the rental, and the back (the old barn) is commercial space rented to an amazing architect.
Recently renovated, the rental is modest but comfortable. I tried to be green where possible with the renovation - the island countertop is old blackboard slate, the downstairs floor though new, is from timber across the gap, salvageable original floorboards were saved for the sliding barn door, trashcans are old sap buckets, etc.
Small as it is, the property has 4 plum trees, 1 cherry tree, 2 pair trees (not fruiting yet), 2 apple trees, and blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, gooseberry, and seaberry plants. The aim is to create an edible landscape, but it's at the beginning. About 1/3 of the property is wooded, which leaves for a small yard.
Member since: 2015
- 800 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- 1 queen downstairs 2 twins upstairs
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Bathroom is on the 2nd floor.
- Bicycle work stand - Feedback Pro Elite
Rocking horse, suitable for up to 5 or so years old. The kitchen island countertop is blackboard slate - a functional blackboard, comes with chalk. Colored pencils are in a drawer under the island....moreless
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning $70
- Tax Rate 9%
Check with owner for pricing on longer terms.
*No shoes in the house please, especially ski boots. (There are mats to put shoes on.)
*You're responsible for shoveling your walkway.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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The Mad River is across the street and a dip is really refreshing. Right there is The Sweet Spot for coffee, espresso drinks, locally made small batch French style custard ice cream, and the best coconut cupcakes in the world:) The sports store in the village runs short tubing and kayaking trips when the river is high enough.
The village also has The Artisan's Gallery with craft from Vermont artists, a small museum (weekends), the town library, a very sweet church, a deli, and more.
The movie theater (and restaurant), The Big Picture, is 1/4 mile walk. The Waitsfield Farmer's Market (Saturdays) is a little further. There's a sidewalk from the village to both places, and the more commercial part of town.
Yestermorrow design/build school, 4 miles away, https://yestermorrow.org/
--Fitwerx http://fitwerx.com/ a few doors away
--Stark Mountain Bike Works https://www.facebook.com/Stark-Mtn-Bike-Works-101895251349/ 1 1/2 miles away
Also, you have access to my mechanic stand (Feedback Pro Elite)
*weekly - Waitsfield Farmers Market, Saturdays 9-1 until mid-Oct http://www.waitsfieldfarmersmarket.com/ 1 mile away
*Round up on the River June 22 - Sept 7, 5pm - dark across the street
*Yestermorrow (design/build school) summer lecture series
dates to be announced
*Betty's Beer Fest June 4 https://bettysbeerfest.com/
1/2 mile away - walkable
*Strawberry Festival June 18-19 2 miles away
*Mad River Valley Marathon July 10 http://www.madmarathon.com/
(.7 mile to the start line)
*Vermont Mountain Bike Assoc Annual Festival July 22-24
*****Vermont Festival of the Arts Aug 1 - Sep 5 http://www.vermontartfest.com/
*Blueberry Festival Aug 13-14 (2 1/2 miles away)
*Vermont Music Fest Aug 19-21 http://vtmusicfest.org/ 1 mile
*Green Mountain Stage Race Sep 2 - 5 http://www.gmsr.info/
--Eddie's (week long) summer camps for kids Way cool! 2 miles away
-And what's really cool, a custom workshop for your kid's project
--Hartshorn Farm farm camp for 9-13 year olds (Aug 8-12 and July 11-15) http://www.hartshornfarm.com/retreats-camps/ (2 1/2 miles
--Yestermorrow design/build school 4 miles away https://yestermorrow.org/
--Whole Systems Design permaculture farm 6 1/2 miles away
--Cooking: The Store (1 mile away)
--Pottery: Loretta Languet (802)279-5794 firstname.lastname@example.org
individualized instruction $30/student/hr, $50 for 2
--Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm (6 1/2 miles away)
--Mad River Stables riding lessons for all abilities
Barb Ferris (802)279-1249 email@example.com
Sugarbush Health and Recreation Center (7 1/2 miles away)
-KAYAK/TUBING trips, when the river is high enough
Clearwater Sports http://clearwatersports.com/ (.3 mile, walkable)
--The Skinner Barn http://www.theskinnerbarn.com/summer-theater/ 2 miles away
--Phantom Theater http://www.phantomtheater.org/ 7 miles away
--Valley Players http://www.valleyplayers.com/ 1/4 mile away
Are your kids serious skiers?
Consider Green Mountain Valley School, world class ski academy/high school (1 1/2 miles away) http://gmvs.org/
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: Former Manhattanite, city mouse turned country mouse.
Why the Owner Chose Waitsfield, Waitsfield, VT, USA:
Location. In the summer I mostly get around by bike and by foot.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Right in the village, but set back from the road. The river is across the street (Rt 100). On the Mad Bus shuttle route to Sugarbush (operates in winter). You have access to my bike repair stand (Feedback Pro Elite). There are 2 bike shops very nearby - 1) a few doors away, http://fitwerx.com/about-us/vermont-shop/ and 2) a mile away, https://www.facebook.com/Stark-Mtn-Bike-Works-101895251349/ If you absolutely have to work, there's a co-working office across the street with super fast internet http://www.valleyworksvt.org/
You'll be staying in the middle house.
First floor bedroom - queen
Comfy leather couch.
upstairs bedroom - 2 twins
Across the street - The Sweet Spot, my favorite, lovely outdoor seating
The Sweet Spot - coffee/espresso drinks, a small selection of baked goods + more
Across the street - Artisans Gallery, Vermont craft
Across the street - All Things Bright and Beautiful shop
Across the street - the village church
Toes in the river, looking towards The Sweet Spot
A few doors down - Waitsfield Wine Shoppe, also craft beer, and Vermont spirits
Kitchen. The kitchen island is blackboard slate - you can have fun with it.
First floor bedroom - looking into main room.
Kitchen table (can expand)
The old steep staircase (bathroom is upstairs)
Looking downriver from The Sweet Spot
Across the street - Reign Vermont, groovy handmade bags by Bridget
Across the st - Mint vegetarian restaurant, so good even non-vegetarians like it
Across the street - Madsonian design museum, (weekends only), free for kids
Across the street - the Mad River covered bridge
A favorite swimming hole
1/4 mile away - The Big Picture (movie theater & cafe)
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017
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