Whether you are visiting Manchester for the spectacular Summer Festival and Horse Show, the breathtaking colors of autumn leaf peeping, the magnificent and magical holiday season, shopping at the designer outlets, the various outdoor activities, or arts and culture (such as the nearby Dorset Theatre), you will love retiring to our exquisite dream home, where you will feel pampered and relaxed! Our 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home, situated on over 3 acres, offers a cozy and inviting living room, with breathtaking views of the beautiful Vermont landscape. Lounge in front of one of the home's four televisions with Satellite TV or cuddle up by the warm, gas fireplace! Re-energize with a home-cooked meal in the adjacent dining room, at the kitchen bar, or on the screened porch and enjoy a nightcap, conversation, barbecue or counting fireflies on one of our outdoor porches. Our kitchen affords all the modern amenities, including a Subzero refrigerator, a professional-style stove and double oven, a double-drawer dishwasher, and a trash compactor, and is outfitted with cookware and dinnerware for you to invent and delight in your favorite meals. Adjacent to the living room is a powder bathroom, a private office with stunning views of the landscape, an Aqua-infused guest bedroom with bathroom, a mudroom and a 3-car garage. For some family fun, shoot some hoops out on our private driveway or enjoy outdoor games, such as croquet, badminton or frisbee on our vast lawn! Observe visits to the pond from deer, wild turkey, and chipmunks. Ascend to the second story and relax in the elegant master suite, with landscape views. Pamper your family and guests by hosting them in one of the home's other 3 lovely bedrooms. For our very young guests, we offer a crib, which converts to a daybed, and a pack n play crib. From the first floor foyer, descend to the recreation room, where you will find peaceful tranquility, natural light, a television, a ping-pong table, and a view through the glass French doors to the gardens. In addition to the 4 bedroom beds, the crib and the pack n play, we offer 3 rollaway beds (which may be used in the beautiful office or in the recreation room), a queen mattress--our comfortably sleeps 8-12 guests! The home offers Direct TV (the Ultimate Package with the NFL Channel), WiFi, A/C, a home telephone for local calls, garbage pick-up once per week, and driveway plowing when applicable. There is no smoking please. Pets are subject to advance approval.
- House4300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay3 - 5 nights
4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath Home On 3.5 Acres W/ Stunning Views
Val and Bill
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 15, 2018
About Val and Bill
Here we are hanging out at the Spiral Press Cafe in Manchester Village! We grew up in Los Angeles and spend part of our time in La Jolla, CA. We love the nature, the beauty, the seasons and the fun activities that Manchester, Vermont has to offer, along with the kind, friendly, sincere people--and of course the water (which we have little of out West)!
Val and Bill purchased this House in 2015
Why Val and Bill chose Manchester Center
When visiting Vermont and deciding where we wanted to spend part of our time and eventual retirement, we absolutely fell in love with this property! It is private, beautiful, and blanketed with beautiful lawns and a variety of colorful, lush trees and flowers. On our first morning here as new owners, we opened the master bedroom window shade and spotted a mother deer and two of her young crossing our lawn and drinking from and wading in our swimming pond! It was amazing! We also saw a turtle (be careful--they snap), some chipmunks and a variety of colorful birds! For those who love looking at birds (and maybe even sketching them), it is wonderful to see such a variety! On our first walk around the pond, we located a green apple tree on the property--our own green apples!
What makes this House unique
The swimming pond is tranquil and beautiful and inviting to wildlife. As you can see from the photos, along with the lush trees, colorful flowers and manicured lawn, the pond creates a stunning view from the living room, office, and master suite, all which look out its way. And though it is not as colorful in the winter, there is a view of snow-covered mountains to take its place while the color hides until Spring. Enjoy!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Our annual Fall retreat
Incredibly well maintained, spacious, and central to downtown Manchester. Owners are a pleasure!!
This house was amazing and while the pictures look spectacular, they simply do not do it justice! As soon as we arrived at the house everyone was coming up with excuses for reasons we would need to come back. The property is at the end of a dead end in a quaint neighborhood with beautiful views. The yard and house itself are sprawling and everything was comfortable! I could say a million nice things about the house, but I also wanted to take a minute to mention the owners. Val and Bill were amazing! They thought of everything. They were sweet, detailed, and helpful! I can’t thank them enough for being so thorough and so kind. I would highly recommend this house for quick jaunts to Manchester Center and easy rides to Stratton. We cannot wait to come back!
Gorgeous home in Manchester
Absolutely loved this home! It was close to eveything we needed - shops, restaurants, grocery store, Starbucks/Dunkin’ Donuts, church, etc! We had a fantastic La or Day weekend!!
Absolutely beautiful and well appointed house in an excellent location
What a wonderful house, even better than the pictures! It had everything we needed and MORE!!!
It was an amazing weekend for both the adults and our kids, lots to do at the house (pond,sports, board games, ping pong, etc) and nearby (emerald lake and Bromley)
The owners were lovely, extremely accommodating and responsive.
Looking forward to a return trip!!
We spent 5 days in July/August at this spacious and well appointed home. 6 adults and 5 children from 4 to 13. The grounds are beautiful and very private, backed by woods and with lots of run-around space. Many supplies for outdoor activities but the boys enjoyed fishing in the pond close by the home the most. The hosts were accommodating and answered queries quickly. Rooms are spacious and extra bedding makes the stay for different family groups comfortable and easy. Decor is lovely, kitchen well equipped though could use more settings for larger groups, and more seating for indoor dining - the main table is quite large. For us, in the good weather we enjoyed, the use of the outdoor screened room gave us room for the children to sit together for meals. We loved the open plan, with lots of comfortable seating in the family room portion of the great room/dining/kitchen. Though we are not tv watchers, there are many available upstairs and downstairs and excellent wifi. Photos are accurate though they cannot capture the spaciousness of the house, which is impressive. Manchester Center offers lots opportunities for interesting ventures out for all ages. We would definitely visit again, and highly recommend.
Wonderful house, clean, well appointed, beautifully decorated
Absolutely gorgeous house. We had a great time with our children and small grandchildren. We’ve rented houses in the Manchester area every summer for the past ten years or so and this was by far the nicest house. We saw fox, blue Herron and lots of fish and frogs in and by the pond. The House was impeccably clean, beautifully decorated and perfectly appointed. Val was very helpful, friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be back next summer; we all had a wonderful time!
We are just a two minute drive to downtown Manchester, 5-10 minutes to fabulous restaurants, including Chantecleer, Copper Grouse, Silver Fork, and The Perfect Wife, to name just a few; we are approximately 11 minutes to the Horse Show at Harold Beebe Farm, and about 13 miles to excellent skiing at Bromley Mountain and 17 miles to outstanding skiing at Stratton!
Rates are subject to change at any time without a confirmed reservation.