Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Jamaica - Live and Breathe Vermont
Historic and Serene. Sleeps a Family + Friends, Furry or Otherwise.
Welcome to our Jamaica farmhouse, a place with space to live and breathe the beauty that Vermont has to offer. Simple, authentic, and perfectly close to the village, yet quiet and serene. The peaceful sound of water over stones can be heard from the brook outside the front door. Minutes away from the slopes and other outdoor activities, the entire house is a library- a real treasure for those days one might rather curl up by the stove. The attached yoga/ meditation studio is completely private (windows and skylights face away towards the mountains and the back of the 2 acre property.
Physical Description/ Walk Through:
The house has an attached barn with covered parking for one car and an insulated room to remove and store ski equipment. The hallway between the house and barn leads to the kitchen, a yoga studio with Buddhist shrine, and a fenced in dog yard that backs up to our summer cabins. The kitchen and dining area are together. There is a small wood stove at the far end of the dining area. Also downstairs is a living room with a large wall mounted TV and wood stove, a den/guest bedroom with a double futon sofa bed, and a bathroom with a shower and laundry.
The second floor has a large master bedroom with a full bed and work desk, and a small single bedroom. The rooms share a full bathroom that is accessible from either bedroom.
The 3rd floor is a converted attic that is a great room for kids. There is a trundle bed, a single bed and a full futon couch, so it can sleep up to 5 young ones. There is a 1/2 bath and a television upstairs.
The town of Jamaica, just steps away, is a friendly Vermont village with a coffee house, artisan shops, post office. D & K's Country Store in town has everything you could need in a pinch. There are always seasonal festivals and local activities. Jamaica State Park is also a quick, and beautiful walk from the house.
There is a wonderfully healthy Co-Op in Brattleboro, a grocery store in nearby Londonderry and every kind of shopping, including designer outlets, in Manchester. Enjoy the many restaurants also nearby- from diners to gourmet award winning dining. Please feel free to ask me for recommendations!
- children welcome
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Long-term Renters Welcome
Hi! Born in New York City, I grew up on the East Coast- primarily on Cape Cod, but spent quite a few years in the Berkshires, as well. I have been living in Los Angeles since 1994. I own a health and fitness business and teach Pilates, Yoga and other forms of exercise. To me, our home in Vermont is the ultimate retreat from traffic and the hustle bustle of everyday life. I am happy to be able to share the unique, restorative experience that this very special space has to offer.
My Father's Dream Home
After summering in Jamaica for many years, my father bought and completely renovated the 200 year old farmhouse and retired from his job and life in Manhattan to live the good life in Vermont. An activist for peace, a writer, and practicing Buddhist and Jew, my dad built the yoga/meditation studio which served as a Dharma Center as well as a space for yoga and Tai Chi classes. The honorable Lama Pema Wangdak regularly traveled from New York to teach at the studio, which served as the Palden Sakya Center for Vermont. The summer cabins, an outdoor labyrinth and an outhouse were added to further realize his vision for the property.
As you see in the photos, the house contains original paintings and other artwork. My grandfather was an accomplished artist and much of the art in the home is his or that of his contemporaries. There are also some local Vermont artists represented on the walls.
My sister and I have tried to preserve and maintain the simple beauty, integrity and artistic as well as spiritual curiosity this property embodies. In the summer, we hold various retreats and celebrations at the house. We love our home, and we're sure you will feel and join in the love on your next get away!
The Sound of Water Running Over Stones! The Master bedroom on the 2nd floor is on the front side of the house. The sight and sound of the babbling brook across the street from the property is calming and promotes restful sleep.
The Books! An eclectic and interesting collection, there is always something new to discover.
The Barn! It is still, mostly, all original. A garage was added (to keep the car snow free). Someday we'll have chicken's in there again.
The Studio! All wood, sky lights and windows- it is a place for the body and mind to roam free.