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People32
Bedrooms 12
Bathrooms15
Space 12,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

12 Bedrooms w/ PRIVATE BATHS, ( NO BUNK BEDS!!)15 Bathrooms, Sleeps 32

This spectacular 12,500 square foot home is the perfect GETAWAY HOME (not a HOTEL) for FAMILY REUNIONS, WEDDINGS, SKI HOLIDAYS and & YEAR AROUND FUN!!!!.

. It is located just minutes south of VERMONT'S MOUNT SNOW SKI RESORT and JUST 4 hours from the New York Metropolitan Area and 3 hours from Boston. The home comes W/ many INHOUSE amenities including INDOOR HEATED POOL W/ ADJACENT SPA -2 BILLARD TABLES- 5 PING PONG TABLES - a COOK'S KITCHEN w/5' VIKING RANGE - BARS - separate DVD LARGE SCREEN ROOM w/ FOALDING PING PONG TABLE -SPACIOUS SAUNA -EXERSISE EQUIPMENT - BIG SCREEN TV'S w/ INTERNET ACCESS -SHUFFLEBOARD & PING PONG (bundle up in winter) in the buffer SUN ROOM in front of the POOL.

IN SUMMER ---PLAN TO ENJOY--- TENNIS -BASKETBALL- VOLLEYBALL- BADMITTION

& 2000 SQ. FT. ( to be upgraded in the spring) of deck space,

*****IF YOU LIKE ME (w/ very prolific 3 BROS. & 3 SISTERS) were unfortunate enough to not have an UNCLE or AUNT that donated (whenever we wanted their)

" VACATION MANSION"

THAT WAS THE GENISIS OF MY BUILDING SPREE ----- I MISTAKENLY THOUGHT THAT THE BLUE HOUSE WOULD BE THE ULTIMATE & ACCOMODATE ALL OF IS!!!

THIS YEAR WE NEEDED 3 HOMES

NEXT YEAR PROBABLY 4

SO IF YOU ARE LIKE ME WE CAN GET YOU A BUNCH

HOWEVER, IF YOU ARE @ THIS POINT ONLY NEEDING THE BLUE

WE CAN GLADLY ACCOMODATE YOU

WE REQUEST THAT YOU TREAT THE BLUE AS FAMILIY

WE ARE NEAR BY "HANDS ON" & CAN ASSIST YOU IN LOCATING KITCHEN HELP

CONCIERGE SERVICE -MASSAGE THERAPY -PERESONAL CHEF

- IN YOUR "HOME AWAY FROM HOME"

More Details

Owner
Margit Ridgway
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
7 May, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in West Dover in Dover

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 12500 sq ft
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Bathrooms:
  • 15 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32

Reviews

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average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
5

We stayed at the Blue House rather than the brown and had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

The home has charm and warmth but accomodated a very large party with kids and adults. Never on top of one another. Lots of space for all the equipment that goes with skiing . The kitchen was great and we grilled and cooked every day and Night. There are 2 large dining areas so we all could sit down or mill around eating at the counter space in the kitchen. The living areas are large and comfortable. Kids and adults had a ball playing pool and pingpong.there are a variety of board games too! The pool is maintained very well. Much bigger than I thought. I'm not a fan of hot tubs but I did use this one and very well maintaoned and big too! The golf driving range was a great place for the kids to blow off steam. All the rooms had fresh linen and towels for a very reasonable fee. Each has own private bath. The most reassuring thing about the house was a new sprinkler system and fire safety system. The Ridgway are so nice and easy to work with. He hand delivered discounted lift tix and had and wealth of information about the area. SUPER closee to the mountian. Going Back!! Oh, and we got a lot of snow while we were there and the driveway was plowed frequently and was big enough for all our cars

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Catherine, John, & their FRIENDS were wonderful guests & I will have them back in a heart beat. * Side note!!! SOMEHOW conversation the subject of college came up Me bragging about VILLANOVA "U" BASKETBALL * I found out that they both graduated from "RUTGERS "U" !!! * Previously referenced to me by other friends & relatives --also graduates as --- "THE PARTY SCHOOL!!!" * which both Catherine & John readily acknowledged!!! * GOOD TRAINING FOR THE BLUE HOUSE * HAVE "GREAT FUN" --CONTROL THE GROUP -- CLEAN UP*:) happy*:) happy -- * SO THE CLEANING CREW ASSUMED --- BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIANS WERE OUR GUESTS * The Snow conditions were excellent--- (a lucky break) due to * WEATHER & MOUNT SNOW'S --new state of art WHOLE MOUNTAIN SNOW MAKING SYSTEM * THAT PREVENTED A TOTAL WIPE OUT FROM THE PREVIOUS RAIN *:( sadWARM WEATHER
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3

Expensive for a place that needs considerable updating

  • 3 of 5

I'll start by saying that overall we enjoyed our stay at the Blue House. It's in a lovely area and close to Mt Snow, with restaurants/stores close by. We were a group of 30 adults & children (11 families total) and there was more than enough room for everyone. It was nice that rooms had queen beds and twin beds, all with private baths. The kids loved swimming in the pool and playing games on the ping pong & pool tables.

That said, the house needs considerable updating and the listing is not entirely accurate. Here's what we found:

- In general, the house was tidy, but not really clean. For example, the floors had been swept but were still quite dirty and the fans in the pool area had an enormous amount of dust hanging from the fan blades. With so much dust on them, we couldn't turn on the fans to air out the very strong smell of chlorine from the pool area (side note: the chlorine odor really bothered several people as it burned their eyes and made them cough).

- The kitchen is indeed big, but the appliances are very old and some didn't work well (toaster and one of the microwaves). There were no kitchen towels, paper towels or dish soap, either.

- The "home theater with surround sound" is a space that used to be an indoor golf range with a projector that displays on the old backstop that golf balls were hit into. The room has only a small couch in the back of the room, but there is a ping pong table in the middle that blocks the screen. Also, the DVD player had no working remote and the sound system crackled when the volume was turned up. TLDR: it's not a home theater with surround sound.

- The pool tables had holes in the pockets, so balls just dropped onto the floor.

- The tennis court had weeds growing all over it

- The deck is warped badly and areas of it were difficult to walk on.

Also, each family paid the equivalent of staying in a top notch hotel or resort, yet most bathrooms had no hand soap or hand towels.

For the high cost of this rental, we expected it to be better equipped with basic supplies and be in much better shape than it was. Ultimately, we felt we could have stayed at a very nice resort for significantly less money than what we paid for the Blue House. All in all, it is a fun place to stay with a large group family/friends, but not a great value for the money considering it needs a lot of TLC.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WE ARE ADDRESSING THE ISSUES MENTIONED IN THE REVIEW *I REGRET THAT WE DID NOT EMPHASIZE "MORE" THAT WE ARE NOT A HOTEL BUT A PRIVATE HOME WHERE YOU SUPPLY MOST OF YOUR OWN TOILTERYS ETC. * ALSO NOT MENTIONING THAT THE PING PONG TABLE FOLDS UP WHEN YOU WANT TO WATCH A MOVIE * BUT DISAGREE W/ THE ASSERTION ABOUT RENTING A RESORT FOR 3 DAYS (for significantly less money) ON A HOLIDAY WEEKEND THAT WOULD ACCOMODATE 11 FAMLIES W/ CHILDREN IN THEIR OWN GROUP SETTING * W/ ALL THE SAME PRIVATE AMENITIES * I KNOW THAT JOHN WILL RENT W/US IN THE FUTURE FOR SIGNIFICANTLY LESS
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Cleaning Fee £112.31
Damage Deposit £561.53

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  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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