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Pre-1845 Village Dwelling on a Small Acre, Families Welcome

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bedroom, 1 bath, right in Waitsfield village

(Note: 7/15/17-8/29/17 is blocked off while I figure out my own vacation dates. If you're interested in these dates, please contact me.)

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.

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom is on the 2nd floor.

Other Amenities

  • Bicycle work stand - Feedback Pro Elite

Entertainment

  • Toys:

    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

  • Video Library:

    Invictus Atonement 3:10 to Yuma Fair Game The Prestige (ask owner for DVDs)...moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Village:

    Historic Waitsfield village is across the street. It's a small Vermont village but bigger than it looks with 2 restaurants (dinner only), a bakery, a craft gallery, and more, but best of all the river...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    French press Melitta filter...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

Building Type

  • House
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150
$1,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning $70
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

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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Location

37 Miles
Nearest Airport
Burlington International Airport (BTV)
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Peasant (across the street)
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sugarbush Golf Course
18 Miles
Nearest Train
Waterbury Amtrak Station (WAB)
13 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-89
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mint and Peasant (both across the street)
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sugarbush Ski Resort
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Mad River (across the st, but no view from house)

Car: Recommended

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/

BIKESHOPS:

--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)

VALLEY EVENTS:

*weekly - Waitsfield Farmers Market, Saturdays 9-1 until mid-Oct http://www.waitsfieldfarmersmarket.com/ 1 mile away

on WEDNESDAYS:

*Round up on the River June 22 - Sept 7, 5pm - dark across the street

https://www.facebook.com/Roundupontheriver/

*Yestermorrow (design/build school) summer lecture series

dates to be announced

JUNE--

*Betty's Beer Fest June 4 https://bettysbeerfest.com/

1/2 mile away - walkable

*Strawberry Festival June 18-19 2 miles away

JULY--

*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

https://vmba.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=98

AUGUST--

*****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

SEPTEMBER--

*Green Mountain Stage Race Sep 2 - 5 http://www.gmsr.info/

CAMPS:

--Eddie's (week long) summer camps for kids Way cool! 2 miles away

https://eddiesworkshops.com/upcoming/

-And what's really cool, a custom workshop for your kid's project

https://eddiesworkshops.com/portfolio/apprenticeships/

--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

CLASSES:

--Yestermorrow design/build school 4 miles away https://yestermorrow.org/

--Whole Systems Design permaculture farm 6 1/2 miles away

http://www.wholesystemsdesign.com/

--Cooking: The Store (1 mile away)

http://www.vermontstore.com/the-kitchen/

--Pottery: Loretta Languet (802)279-5794 llanguet@yahoo.com

individualized instruction $30/student/hr, $50 for 2

HORSEBACK RIDING:

--Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm (6 1/2 miles away)

http://www.icelandichorses.com/

--Mad River Stables riding lessons for all abilities

Barb Ferris (802)279-1249 bferrisvt@gmail.com

TENNIS:

Sugarbush Health and Recreation Center (7 1/2 miles away)

http://www.sugarbush.com/activities/sharc/tennis/

-KAYAK/TUBING trips, when the river is high enough

Clearwater Sports http://clearwatersports.com/ (.3 mile, walkable)

Local THEATER:

--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/

 

Owner info

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/


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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Photos

  • You'll be staying in the middle house.

    You'll be staying in the middle house.

  • First floor bedroom - queen

    First floor bedroom - queen

  • Comfy leather couch.

    Comfy leather couch.

  • upstairs bedroom - 2 twins

    upstairs bedroom - 2 twins

  • Across the street - The Sweet Spot, my favorite, lovely outdoor seating

    Across the street - The Sweet Spot, my favorite, lovely outdoor seating

  • The Sweet Spot - coffee/espresso drinks, a small selection of baked goods + more

    The Sweet Spot - coffee/espresso drinks, a small selection of baked goods + more

  • Across the street - Artisans Gallery, Vermont craft

    Across the street - Artisans Gallery, Vermont craft

  • Across the street - All Things Bright and Beautiful shop

    Across the street - All Things Bright and Beautiful shop

  • Across the street - the village church

    Across the street - the village church

  • Toes in the river,  looking towards The Sweet Spot

    Toes in the river, looking towards The Sweet Spot

  • A few doors down - Waitsfield Wine Shoppe, also craft beer, and Vermont spirits

    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.

    Kitchen. The kitchen island is blackboard slate - you can have fun with it.

  • First floor bedroom - looking into main room.

    First floor bedroom - looking into main room.

  • Kitchen table (can expand)

    Kitchen table (can expand)

  • The old steep staircase (bathroom is upstairs)

    The old steep staircase (bathroom is upstairs)

  • Looking downriver from The Sweet Spot

    Looking downriver from The Sweet Spot

  • Across the street - Reign Vermont, groovy handmade bags by Bridget

    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 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 - Madsonian design museum, (weekends only), free for kids

  • Across the street - the Mad River covered bridge

    Across the street - the Mad River covered bridge

  • A favorite swimming hole

    A favorite swimming hole

  • 1/4 mile away - The Big Picture (movie theater & cafe)

    1/4 mile away - The Big Picture (movie theater & cafe)

VRBO #720085

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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