My traditional home has served a growing family with many sleep arrangements, and can easily accommodate multi-sized groups who want to ski, shop, dine, hike, sail and attend cultural events while experiencing the peacefulness and variety of nature.
Space is listed for 12 and no infants for instant book. Larger groups and groups with infants will be considered by request.
Large traditional expanded New England cape with a lovely VT setting, large backyard surrounded by woods, set back from a very convenient road only 3 miles from all shopping amenities, less than 15 miles from mountains, lake and cultural venues.
House was built in the 1980s, well maintained, oak floors and cabinetry, new carpeting, modern kitchen.
The main house (not garage) is available for use with expansive yard, deck, 2 grills, badminton....
The house has 5 designated bedrooms, with 2 other private areas with pull out couches.
I have found that families enjoy the house most as they are more comfortable sharing a house together. Groups with singles splitting the cost may not feel that all bedrooms are equal. This should be discussed with the group in advance.
Accès des voyageurs
Guests may access main house (not garage) including internet/cable TV, back yard, deck, basement.
Grand piano may be enjoyed with care.
Large screen tv in "family room".
Right side of dishes hutch.
All kitchen spices, cookware, condiments, etc. except food in freezer/cupboards.
W/D not for linens and towels- limited use only with care.
Cars limited to 4 summer, 3 winter.
Please do not host events that include additional day guests.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
In the winter, I am often away in the Bahamas. Interaction is by computer/(website hidden), phone and text, as well as a local host and/or property manager who live locally.
In the summer, I am often living nearby on my sailboat and can be available at any time as requested.
I can recommend wonderful things to do in the areas, set up or recommend events/activities to do in the area.
Vermont is a 4 season vacation destination.
My background includes skiing, hiking, sailing, attending music and art events, educational lectures, dining, as well as a world traveler, etc. Snow mobile trails are less than a mile away. Vermont is a wonderful place for many family memories and solo adventures.
1-2 quiet leased tenants live above the garage with 2 designated parking spaces. They may have an indoor or leashed pet. Please respect their privacy by not using the garage as house access. Quiet time after 11pm. Keep the garage closed and use the garage only for trash and recycling.
I hope you enjoy your stay :)
Booking group leader must be over 30 years old and be one of the overnight guests.
No guests other than booked guests. Thank you in advance.
Please enjoy the entire house and yard except the apartment over the garage (has its own private entrance) and the garage. Be respectful of the privacy and quiet of tenants over the garage (quiet time 11pm). Please do not host events that include additional day guests.
House and garage doors must be kept closed and locked at all times.
•Parking (max 4 summer, 3 winter assigned)
•Heat programmed at 68/62. Please get permission to override or change.
•2 large Portable Air Conditioners requires emptying a bucket as needed.
•Water filtration system backwashes 12-2am and makes a whooshing sound.
•Hutch (right side only)
•Do not use 3 Antique Chairs near front door.
•Use coasters (provided) on wooden and glass surfaces.
•Trash (green bin), Recycles (blue bin), returnables (gray bins).
•Master shower curtain (keep in stall).
•Garage (do not open, use only for waste bins, do not use for access through house)
•Stereo for steaming only
•No food or drink upstairs
oWash and put away final dishes
oWipe down surfaces
oLeave only food that can be used by others
oWipe down surfaces
oTowels in tub
oStrip top/bottom/pillow cases , put in laundry basket in room
oCheck blankets, spreads for soiling. Soiled covers in laundry; clean ones folded on bed
•Last one out:
oAll trash to garage
oLeave all keys on kitchen counter
Text or call:
Amy: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) (US) or (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) (international)
David Harrington: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Please report any carpet spills (do not clean yourself)
Water only to wipe spills on Oak floors
I am an active, adventurous female, mother of 5, grandmother of 2, living primarily between Essex, Lake Champlain (on my sailboat) and the Bahamas.
I have been renting properties for many years and finally decided to make my home available as the children are mostly grown and gone (and I am hardly ever home!). I know the area well as a hiker, sailor, skier, and lover of the arts. I tend to gravitate towards the water, cultural spots, and places with history or a story to tell. My motto is "dare to be different!". Life doesn't happen by luck alone; it is a combination of good fortune and intentional decisions. At the end of the day, it is times spent with family and friends that are memorable. Burlington is a small cosmopolitan city with combined influence from NYC, Boston, and Montreal, and yet the surroundings are pristine and adventure abounds for those who enjoy the outdoors. I look forward to meeting you and offering my suggestions for comfort, leisure, and outings. Be well. :)