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PRIVATE SUITE IN A MAJOR COUNTRY ESTATE HOME

Francine or Eric

Advertiser since 2005
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Speaks English, French
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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PRIVATE SUITE IN A MAJOR COUNTRY ESTATE HOME

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Francine or Eric (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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Speaks English, French

About Francine or Eric

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

Why Francine or Eric chose Waterbury Center

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.

What makes this estate unique

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.

Why HomeAway

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
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

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Private Suite in a Major Country Estate Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 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

Incredible Winter Getaway!

  • 5 out of 5
This review is a little belated, but the memories are as strong as ever about this amazing place! Could not ask for a cozier, more homey place. The owners, Francine and Eric, were absolutely great as well and were available at any time to help us out with questions/inquiries. Eric even makes his own hard cider, which we got a chance to sample! Don't think I've had better cider anywhere yet, so when he decides to mass produce it I will be one of the first people in line. Overall, thanks again so much for an amazing time and stay, and we will definitely book again next time we head up to that neck of the woods!
  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: 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 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
  • Source: HomeAway
business
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
business
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
  • Source: HomeAway
business
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
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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
Washington, District of Columbia
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
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Location

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

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.

Facilities

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 ...
  • city centre ...
  • lake ...
  • mountain ...
  • resort ...
  • river ...
  • rural ...
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • town ...
  • village ...
  • waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
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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