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pre-1845 village dwelling on a small acre, families welcome

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Meg
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Meg

Former Manhattanite, city mouse turned country mouse.

Meg purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Meg chose Waitsfield

Location. In the summer I mostly get around by bike and by foot.

What makes this apartment unique

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/

Amenities

Waitsfield Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom is on the 2nd floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 queen downstairs 2 twins upstairs
Entertainment:
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Bicycle work stand - Feedback Pro Elite

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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pre-1845 village dwelling on a small acre, families welcome
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews
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Simply Wonderful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at Meg's pre-1845 village property was beyond delightful! The cottage was a simple, comfortable and a relaxing environment. Meg was friendly and available to answer questions and provide information about Wakefield. The village is charming with great restaurants, shops and swimming near the covered bridge! The location is a perfect home-base for exploring hiking trails, waterfalls, nearby small villages and local artists at work. One of the highlights was the weekly "round-up" of food trucks by the river with live music. It was a great event for all ages. We definitely plan to return to continue exploring and enjoying this wonderful area while staying in this lovely cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Great host, perfect location, sweet cottage

  • 5 of 5

Another perfect stay! We'll be making this an annual Vermont getaway location and look forward to seeing Meg again next summer. It's a great location for relaxation, exploration, hiking, biking and wonderful restaurants, and when it's rainy and you want to chill out with a book, Farr Cry Homestead is very comfy and cosy. Thanks again, Meg! 😀

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Sympathetic house in lovely Waitesfield, Vermont

  • 5 of 5

We really had a good time in Meg's house in Waitesfield! The house has a lot of space and is decorated very tastefully. Meg has done a lot of work to make it a home away from home. She is prepared very well, and left us good instructions for where to eat, and what to do. Next to it there was a gift certificate for a very nice bakery around the corner "to encourage us to get to know the neighbourhood'. We really appreciated that.

Waitesfield is a charming town in Vermont, with nice restaurants and lots of nature. We therefore fully recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Very comfortable, and great location!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, son, and I just got back from a wonderful 3-night stay at this property. It was exactly as we expected; comfortable, charming, well-furnished, and clean. We were pleasantly surprised to find a lot more within walking distance than we expected, including multiple restaurants, shops, a small grocery store, etc, all in the immediate vicinity. We also appreciated that Waitsfield is situated conveniently between Montpelier, Stowe, and Burlington, and we visited all three areas! As a host, Meg was extremely welcoming and helpful. We hope to stay here again sometime, and we recommend it to others!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Wonderful Mad River Valley Experience!!

  • 5 of 5

Maryanne was a delight to work with. The home was beautifully remodeled

keeping the historic 1845 original construction in mind. Walking distance to historic Waitsfield Village and 1 mile from shops, Shaw's Movie theater, ice rink etc. Easy quick drive to Sugarbush, Mt Ellen and Mad River Glenn We will defiantly be back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Great stay in Waitsfield

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well heated space. Meg was a generous host. Would stay again!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Burlington International Airport (BTV)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Peasant (across the street)
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Sugarbush Golf Course
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Waterbury Amtrak Station (WAB)
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
I-89
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Mint and Peasant (both across the street)
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Sugarbush Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
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 14 - Sept 7, 5pm - dark across the street

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

JUNE--

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/

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70

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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