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PRIVATE SUITE IN A MAJOR COUNTRY ESTATE HOME

Francine or Eric

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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PRIVATE SUITE IN A MAJOR COUNTRY ESTATE HOME

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday estate in Waterbury Center - Blue Heron Cove Retreat

- 3 to 5 Bedroom, 3 to 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10 to 12 people.

Private Lake access with beach, dock, camp sites, etc. Three bedrooms, 3 bathrooms on the lower level of a newly constructed home and a 1 to 2 bedroom efficiency with full bath on the upper level with a king-sized bed and a queen-sized bed. It features a convenient galley kitchen with a comfortable living room/dining room with a queen-sized sleeper couch. The master bedroom has a jacuzzi tub with a California king-sized bed. The second bedroom has a queen-sized bed with a private shower. The third bedroom is a queen-sized bed. There are beautiful views of Camels Hump and the Ricker Mountain Basin and access to a private beach on the Waterbury Lake, an 800+ acre lake, that abuts to 1000's of acres of State Forest. Great for weddings or corporate retreats! Rental cars and taxis available in the area if you would rather arrive by train or airplane.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Francine or Eric

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We are Eric and Francine Chittenden, and we each grew up in Vermont. Eric is an ancestor of Vermont's 1st Governor, Thomas Chittenden. Francine was born in Quebec, and thus her 1st language is French. We both grew up on dairy farms. We got married in 1973, and founded the Cold Hollow Cider Mill in 1974, which rapidly evolved into one of Vermont's premier 'must-see' attractions. In 1980 we created Governor Tom's restaurant, an immensely popular eatery for 8 years. We sold the cider mill in 2000 to Paul & Gail Brown so that we could fulfill our growing 'bucket lists.' The mill continues to be very successful.

Currently Eric holds a license to sail as Captain on the largest ships in the world, and works primarily on the Hawaiian run as a deck officer. Francine is Director of Human Resources for the Vermont Foodbank.

Francine or Eric purchased this estate in 2000

Our 30-acre property is one of the most unique getaways in the Stowe / Central Vermont area, affording privacy, waterfront, great sledding hill, easy access to recreation activities; such as, 4 ski areas, hiking, biking, water sports, concerts, theaters, and much, much more.

Hot tub, sauna, pool table, high-speed internet, flat-screen cable TV, 4 bathrooms, 2 jacuzzi baths, outside shower, volley ball court, 1.5 mile hiking trail that follows a stream in the woods, use of small boats, private beach, fire pit for camp fire at the beach and close to the house, retreat cabin in the woods by the lake, ample parking, gas grill, no extra fees.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
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Reviews

5
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

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Private Suite in a Major Country Estate Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Private Suite in a Major Country Estate Home
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p104225
802 244-8683
Waterbury Center Stowe Area
5

PERFECT WEDDING HOME BASE!

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at the Blue Heron Cove with Francine and Eric for our wedding in Waterbury. We had use of the downstairs suite and the upstairs suite. It was an amazing place to prepare for my wedding. The views are unbelievably gorgeous , my sister and I walked the trails in the woods the morning of my wedding, we were able to have our after-party by the fire and were welcomed so kindly we knew we would have and amazing stay. If you are considering staying here, I can give you our recommendation - it's amazing!
  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
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Private Suite in a Major Country Estate Home
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p104225
802 244-8683
Waterbury Center Stowe Area
5

FABULOUS SUMMER WEEK!

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed for a week here and absolutely loved the entire week! We hiked around the property actually saw a mommy bear and her two cubs (scary but so exciting), the beach was a perfect private spot for all the kids, fishing off the rocks, using the boats in the water, and enjoying the hot tub and a fire each night! It was so much fun. The owners are the nicest people who are always there to help or chat! Wish we got to hang out more with them. They are fabulous! We are looking forward to another year with them! Wonderful week.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Private Suite in a Major Country Estate Home
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p104225
802 244-8683
Waterbury Center Stowe Area
5

PERFECT GETAWAY

  • 5 out of 5
We had a wonderful time in the property that you provided. It far exceeded our expectations and provided a place to have a wonderful Christmas with our family and friends.Thanks so much for the wonderful experience. We hope to return again and again
  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
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Private Suite in a Major Country Estate Home
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p104225
802 244-8683
Waterbury Center Stowe Area
5

BEST WEEKEND EVER

  • 5 out of 5
There are a gang of us that go skiing every year together. This was our first year at Stowe, and could not have asked for a better place to stay. First, Eric and Francine are the most amazing hosts I have ever dealt with. They make you feel so welcome and offer every ammenity, and encourage you to have as much fun as you possibly can. The house was amazing; bedrooms were all private, clean, and comfy. Hot tub, pool table, large kitchen, and amazing sledding hill were all put to great use. If you ever find yourself in need of a place to stay in Stowe, do not hesitate to grab this place up!!!
  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Private Suite in a Major Country Estate Home
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p104225
802 244-8683
Waterbury Center Stowe Area
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5

FANTASTIC HOLIDAYS IN VERMONT

  • 5 out of 5
Since the first email I sent to them, Francine and Eric had been nothing but amicable and welcoming to their home in Waterbury. I was planning a family get together/ski trip for Christmas and it was a great experience. Everything was taken care of and they even went out of their way to lend my 2yr old nephew a pair of skis and boots so we wouldn't have to rent it for him.

The property itself was beautiful, well-kept and with more than ample room for the 6 of us and close to all the attractions of Waterbury and just 20min or so away from Stowe skiing. My only complaint would be that I didn't have enough days there. Next time I'm in the area, I'll be sure to look them up again!

Thanks Eric and Francine!
  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
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Private Suite in a Major Country Estate Home
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p104225
802 244-8683
Waterbury Center Stowe Area
United States
5

A WONDERFUL WEEKEND AT A WONDERFUL PLACE

  • 5 out of 5
We had a wonderful time at this wonderful house. The house is very comfortable and has everything one could ask, from wi-fi, to a sauna, hot tub and even sleds and snow shoes. It was a great time on a beautiful property. The owners, Eric and Francine, are extremely kind and helpful. They were constantly available to provide us with any help we needed. They also know the are really well which is a plus as they tell you what the best places to go are. Whether it's for skiing, relaxing or hiking this is the best place to stay in Stowe!
  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2011
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Burlington
Nearest Ferry
29 Miles
Burlington, VT
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Waterbury, VT
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 89/Rt 100
Nearest Beach
On our property
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Tanglewoods
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Stowe Mountain resort
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Vermont National - one of Vermont's finest
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Michael's On The Hill and Tanglewoods
Car: necessary

Lots of hiking trails; x-country skiing; snowshoeing; property abuts to 1000s of acres of State Forest Lands. Private beach and picnic area on the Waterbury Reservoir. In the winter, there are numerous x-country ski trails, snowshoe trails, and a short distance away, easy access to the VAST trails. We are just 6.5 miles from Stowe Village; 15 miles from the Sugarbush Ski area; 15 miles from Bolton Ski area. Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory is just 3 miles from us. We are conveniently located near exit 10 off of Interstate 89.

Other Activities: canoeing and swimming

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Availability & Rates

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$1,199
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$3,815
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Waterbury Center in Stowe Area

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • waterfront ...
  • mountain ...
  • resort ...
  • city centre ...
  • lake ...
  • river ...
  • rural ...
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • town ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • There are no twin beds so the occupancy is based on 2 people per bed. The efficiency suite (Mansfield Suite) is comfortable for 4 people.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Player
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Golf Clubs
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Canoe
  • Boat
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Decking
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • bay
  • festivals
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • Horseshoes
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • rafting
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • snorkelling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hunting
  • golf
  • fishing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • water skiing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
Notes:
1 king, 1 California king, 3 queens ,1 queen sleeper sofa, 4 bathrooms, canoes; high speed Internet access through Ethernet; private deck. Pool table. Board games. Books. 1 1/2 mile walking path along a beautiful babbling brook. Access to organic garden vegetables as they ripen. 2 nearby breweries. Numerous shops. An abundance of excellent restaurants and other culinary offerings. Note: Book now to get your preferred summer week at our unique, exclusive waterfront property.
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