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Cozy Luxury, Convenient To Everything!

Manchester Center, VT, USA
  • Apartment950 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Two Bedroom Apartment, Quiet Location, But Easy Walking To Many Attractions.

Our art-filled gem is a newly renovated 2-bedroom, in-town apartment complete with a new luxury kitchen featuring Vermont marble counters. There are restored fir-wood floors, new carpeting and new paint everywhere, and brand new electrical-to-code wiring. We are air-conditioned and have toasty heating for winter. Complete with designer and heirloom furniture, antique and fine oriental rugs, nautical pieces, and original paintings by local artists; our second floor hideaway offers peace and quiet, privacy, and off-street parking with views to local shops and restaurants. New landscaping, a garden sitting wall, and Asian garden art line the stone pathway to the entrance to our little haven. Privacy fencing aesthetically separates our home from the nice new house next door.

Owner

Nancy and Steve Burzon

Member Since 2016
Response rate:
90%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About Nancy and Steve Burzon

Nancy and Steve have lived in Vermont since 2000 when they left the New York area and chose a more rural lifestyle. Since then they have both established businesses in the area. They enjoy finding VRBO properties when they travel and have created this apartment with that in mind. This is their 3rd and newest VRBO apartment--the others have been sold.

Nancy and Steve Burzon purchased this Apartment in 2011

Why Nancy and Steve Burzon chose Manchester Center

Location is everything and this is in a residential area with private, off street parking. There is an area for outdoor enjoyment as well as a fresh and newly renovated interior. Dogs are welcome too. (Not to discriminate against cats, but there are some allergies to consider.)

What makes this Apartment unique

Guests can walk to unique Manchester eateries like the famous Al Ducci’s Italian Deli, the creative Turkish restaurant & antique shop called ‘Depot 62’, or the award winning Zoey’s Sandwich Shop. Or you can hit the familiar franchise scene with Starbucks and Subway located in the shopping center almost visible just down the street. We are close to well-known outlet shopping and once you park in our driveway, you can walk to almost anything you desire. On the practical side there is a Vermont liquor outlet and a Price Chopper right in the neighborhood.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • There are two queen size bedrooms, each with a seating area, dresser and closet. One has newly refinished hardwood floors and the other has new carpeting. They are entered from a hallway off of the living/dining room. They are light filled and air conditioned for summer comfort.

      Bathrooms

      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • The bath has a shower with handheld option for the shower head. There is an outlet for hairdryer or shaver. It has been newly painted.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Located in a residential neighborhood, the apartment is within easy walking distance to shopping, Starbucks, and restaurants.
        • Mountain View
          The apartment is set in a charming village in the heart of the Green Mountains.
        • Village
          Manchester is nestled in the Green Mountains with several 4-season resorts. It is a destination area for weddings, skiing, fall foliage, mountain biking, and shopping.

          Theme

            • Tourist Attractions

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Air Conditioning
                      Window air conditioning in both bedrooms keeps the entire space cool. It helps that the apartment has shading in the summer. In Vermont, most of the time we live in air conditioning!
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Oil heat with adjustments on the radiators.
                    • Internet
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      The living room is furnished with comfortable and stylish leather chairs by Donghia. The daybed is a perfect spot to curl up with a delicious book or view the lovely pieces of original art.
                    • Parking
                      Off street parking behind the house. There is an additional spot off of the driveway.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      There is no washing machine, but there is a terrific drop off laundry across the street with one day service for washing and folding. I can recommend that highly.

                      Kitchen

                        • Coffee Maker
                          Teakettle and French Press with Carafe are provided. And then, Starbuck's is across the street.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Generally, service for up to 8 is provided.
                        • Dishwasher
                          New Bosch dishwasher, 18 " size.
                        • Kitchen
                          All new kitchen with Danby Vermont marble counters, stainless steel appliances. Small, but fully functional.
                        • Oven
                          New electric range has all functions.
                        • Pantry Items
                          We keep some basic staples on hand--flour, sugar, spices, Olive Oil, vinegar and such. Cooking pots and pans are provided and other cooking essentials.
                        • Refrigerator
                          New Blomberg European style, high efficiency refrigerator with bottom freezer.
                        • Stove
                          Electric range is new and fully functional.
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Dining
                              The dining area accommodates 6 at a country French style table. There is lots of artwork in the room to enhance the experience and delight the eye.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                  Small but growing collection.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Music Library
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  TV is set for Chromecasting content from renters phone or laptop. There are also DVD and DVR players.
                                • Video Library

                                  Outside

                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      charcoal fueled grill or smoker.

                                      Attractions

                                        • churches
                                        • health/beauty spa
                                        • library
                                        • recreation center
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • antiquing
                                            • eco tourism
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • outlet shopping
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries
                                                • laundromat
                                                • massage therapist
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • cross country skiing
                                                    • equestrian events
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • hunting
                                                    • ice skating
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • mountain climbing
                                                    • mountaineering
                                                    • rafting
                                                    • rock climbing
                                                    • roller blading
                                                    • skiing
                                                    • snowboarding
                                                    • snowmobiling
                                                    • spelunking
                                                    • whitewater rafting

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: Flexible

                                                      Check-out: Flexible

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                      18 Reviews

                                                      Excellent4.7/5

                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Cozy & comfortable

                                                      Chris J.

                                                      We enjoyed our stay in Manchester, VT.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      It was a last minute, spontaneous trip and I am glad they had a great time!

                                                      Not exactly what I expected

                                                      Shanna T.

                                                      I came to the property on a fall foliage trip with my mother. I was very excited for us to have our own space. I felt however that the description given wasn't appropriately detailed.

                                                      Pros-

                                                      1. Great Location- easy walk to many restaurants and all of the shops.

                                                      2 . Very clean and well decorated.

                                                      3. Beds are comfortable with good linens.

                                                      4. Good Shower Pressure

                                                      5. Easy drive to surrounding areas to visit

                                                      Cons

                                                      1. There is no central heat or central A/C. There are 2 window units for A/C when they are necessary. However, when we arrived it was 78 degrees outside and the unit was very hot and muggy. There were no A/C units there. We were informed they had been removed due to cooler weather earlier. We had to leave the windows open with fans running to cool it down by midnight. Then the temperatures dropped over the next 24 hours and we woke to a freezing cold unit. We had no control over the heat. We were at the mercy of the downstairs tenants to control the heat. They must like it on the cold side. We were uncomfortable most of the time.

                                                      2. The shower is very very small. Maybe 3 feet by 3 feet max.

                                                      3. The kitchen is very nice but is missing a microwave and normal coffee maker. There is a French press which we had no idea how to use. It would have been nice to have a normal coffee pot or keurig option

                                                      4. The walls are thin so you can hear every move of the downstairs tenants. Each night we heard the adult tenant arrive home between 930 and 10 with a lot of noise until 11 pm. And every morning we heard them up at 630 am banging around the house and loudly talking to one another until the young lady left for school at 730-ish. And more than once we had to endure an hour of the two tenants screaming at one another and sobbing as they fought. Not a great situation.

                                                      5. Not enough towels/wash clothes- only 3 wash clothes and 5 towels given for 2 adults for 3 days.

                                                      6. The pillows were old and musty and smelled bad. Very flat and in need of replacement.

                                                      Overall the idea of this place is great. It's beautiful in pictures. Great location. However the lack of control over the temperature and the loud neighbors would make me hesitant to recommend this place unless those who came were aware of this and okay with it.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Regarding the AC, this guest arrived on the day of Hurricane Nate's impact in Vermont and the day was much warmer and more humid than normal in October. That quickly changed. The heat is adjustable with controls on the radiators. I suspect a prior guest had turned them down. We have never had complaints about heat.

                                                      We do update, renew and replace linens. Certainly we will pay special attention to that comment. Cleanliness and bedroom comfort have been a strong point on prior reviews.

                                                      The apartment does not have a microwave or electric coffee maker. It is a lovely, but small kitchen and I did not want to sacrifice counter space for appliances. I have never met anyone who did not know how to use a French Press for coffee, and there is a thermos for use in keeping it hot after it is made. There is also a Starbucks just half a block from the apartment.

                                                      Five towels for two adults for three days--that is normally plenty.

                                                      The foregoing was written by my wife. Here are my comments:

                                                      As for me, I had direct interaction with this guest. And I believe that she is not a desirable guest. From the very first call from her to complain I learned that she is not reasonable or easy to please.

                                                      She complained that it was too hot and muggy in the apartment. We had taken out the window AC's a week or so earlier as it was very cold outside. Then we had this unusual heat as a result of a tropical storm reaching Vermont. I offered to come down to re-install the AC's in the windows and she told me she wanted her money back, wanted to go elsewhere, and that she could NEVER sleep in a room with a window AC. She told me that we misrepresented by not specifically stating that the AC in the offering was provided by window units....and not central AC.

                                                      Earlier my wife told her that we did have window units but she chose not to remember this.

                                                      She also complained about the fact that we had a French Press in the apartment for coffee. She was told this by my wife earlier. Her complaint said she did not know how to use one. That is silly as all she needed to do was to Google instructions.

                                                      I believe that she did not want to be happy with the reservation for other personal reasons and that she either chose to take it out on us; or she is just too hard to please.

                                                      I would NEVER recommend to anyone to rent to her. We have so many renters who love our service and our apartment. She is a nit picker. And not willing to be helped.

                                                      Quaint and exceptional

                                                      Rick P.

                                                      This was a great upstairs apartment. Very cozy & warm and convenient to activities throughout the area. Highly recommend this property.

                                                      Great stay!!

                                                      Aubrey T.

                                                      I stayed at this apartment with my husband and parents for a wedding we attended at the Equinox and it was perfect! Comfortably fit the 4 of us. Located close to the Equinox and so many shops and restaurants. The owners were amazing and helpful throughout our whole booking and check in process. Very clean and comfortable place. I'd recommend staying here if you are in the area!

                                                      great summer wedding weekend

                                                      Susan N.Meriden

                                                      The apt was perfect for two couples to stay at for a weekend of wedding activities at The Equinox. We had everything we needed and were comfortable sleeping. It is an easy walk into town. There is indeed some lovely music provided in the afternoon by the talented downstairs tenant- what a treat!

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thank you! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay there. Yes, our resident musician is a freshman at Burr & Burton Academy. I love the cello too!

                                                      Great 2 bedroom apartment in the heart of Manchester

                                                      Nicole B.Far Hills

                                                      My daughter and I were in town for the horse show, so this was a great option for us. We hit Starbucks every morning before our 10 minute commute to the show grounds, and returned in the evening to make dinner in the well equipped kitchen or to enjoy one of the many great restaurants in Manchester . The apartment was clean, the beds were comfortable, the ac worked perfectly, and it was extremely quiet. My only wish was that it had a washer/dryer, but I quickly discovered the laundromat, in town, with great wash and fold service. Would definitely stay here again when we're in town for the show!!

                                                      Location

                                                      Manchester Center, VT, USA

                                                      Availability

                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                      Tax Rate
                                                      10%

                                                      Cleaning fee of $100 per visit.

                                                      $159avg/night
                                                      18 Reviews
                                                      Excellent 4.7/5
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