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pre-1845 village dwelling, families welcome

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath, right in Waitsfield village

A 3-unit structure, this is at least part of Ezra Wait's old house and tavern, according to town history. I the owner live in the front unit, the middle unit is the rental, and the back (the old barn) is commercial space rented to an amazing architect.

This is really your own house, but it's attached to my house (see pics). It's modest but comfortable. I tried to be green where possible with the renovation - the island countertop is old blackboard slate, the downstairs floor though new, is from timber across the gap, salvageable original floorboards were saved for the sliding barn door, trashcans are old sap buckets, etc.

Small as it is, the property has 4 plum trees, 1 cherry tree, 2 pair trees (not fruiting yet), 2 apple trees, and blueberry, raspberry, gooseberry, and seaberry plants. The aim is to create an edible landscape, but it's at the beginning. About 1/3 of the property is wooded, which leaves for a small yard.

More Details

Owner
Meg
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2018

About Meg

Former Manhattanite, city mouse turned country mouse.

Meg purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Meg chose Waitsfield

Location. Right in Waitsfield village, but set back from the road.

What makes this apartment unique

The river is across the street (Rt 100). On the Mad Bus shuttle route to Sugarbush (operates in winter).

You have access to my bike repair stand (Feedback Pro Elite). There are 2 bike shops very nearby - 1) a few doors away, http://fitwerx.com/about-us/vermont-shop/ and 2) a mile away, https://www.facebook.com/Stark-Mtn-Bike-Works-101895251349/

If you absolutely have to work, there's a co-working office across the street with super fast internet http://www.valleyworksvt.org/

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Waitsfield in Waitsfield

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 16:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No shoes in the house please.
Location Type:
  • village ...
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom is on the 2nd floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • 1 queen downstairs 2 twins upstairs
Entertainment:
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Bicycle work stand - Feedback Pro Elite

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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pre-1845 village dwelling, families welcome
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews
5

Perfect for a summer getaway with our kids.

  • 5 of 5

Charming home that is conveniently located near cute shops and calm part of the river (summer). We were just a short drive to local restaurants and about 15-20 mins from Waterbury. Perfect balance for our little family.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Great house and location right downtown. Meg was super responsive and helpful as well. Recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wedding in Vermont

  • 5 of 5

Meg is a very considerate and creative host. A chalk sketch of the town greeted me upon entering. Meg also provided a hard copy map that is now dog eared. The cinammon raisin bread was the best treat.

The house is centrally located that permitted me to take in sights without the use of my car.

The house is very comfortable and cools off quite nicely in the evening which is important when the temperature soared to 81.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable with lots of VT charm in great location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment exuded VT charm and Meg provided generous VT hospitality by having the apartment so well equipped with everything we could have needed plus a gift certificate for some yummy local baked goods. This made for a truly great stay! Thank you Meg!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The home owner could not have been more accommading throughout our stay. Mapped out area for us on the chalkboard counter. Had lights on and heat for us for our late arrival on my birthday which they recognized.. Checked on us to ensure we had everything we needed for our wedding weekend. Would love to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect house for village life! Clean, plenty of room and very accommodating owner.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a week on our honeymoon. From the time we arrived, Meg made sure we had everything we needed and she continued to check on us throughout the week. The house is in the perfect location, right across the street from the heart of town with shops, a few restaurants, and a great bakery. The house is located in Waitsfield which made it easy for us to take several different day trips to explore surrounding villages. Meg left menus and brochures for restaurants and activities in the area and we loved the map of the town she drew on the chalkboard counter in the kitchen. If we are ever in the area again we won’t hesitate to stay here!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Burlington International Airport (BTV)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Peasant (across the street)
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Sugarbush Golf Course
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Waterbury Amtrak Station (WAB)
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
I-89
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Mint and Peasant (both across the street)
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Sugarbush Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Mad River (across the st, but no view from house)
Car: recommended

The Mad River is across the street and a dip is really refreshing. Right there is The Sweet Spot for coffee, espresso drinks, locally made small batch French style custard ice cream, and the best coconut cupcakes in the world:) The sports store in the village runs short tubing and kayaking trips when the river is high enough.

The village also has The Artisan's Gallery with craft from Vermont artists, a small museum (weekends), the town library, a very sweet church, a deli, and more.

The movie theater (and restaurant), The Big Picture, is 1/4 mile walk. The Waitsfield Farmer's Market (Saturdays) is a little further. There's a sidewalk from the village to both places, and the more commercial part of town.

Yestermorrow design/build school, 4 miles away, https://yestermorrow.org/

BIKESHOPS:

--Fitwerx http://fitwerx.com/ a few doors away

--Stark Mountain Bike Works https://www.facebook.com/Stark-Mtn-Bike-Works-101895251349/ 1 1/2 miles away

Also, you have access to my mechanic stand (Feedback Pro Elite)

VALLEY EVENTS: (Dates are for 2017)

*weekly - Waitsfield Farmers Market, Saturdays 9-1 until mid-Oct http://www.waitsfieldfarmersmarket.com/ 1 mile away

on WEDNESDAYS:

*Round up on the River June 14 - Sept 7, 5pm - dark across the street

https://www.facebook.com/Roundupontheriver/

JUNE--

1/2 mile away - walkable

*Strawberry Festival June 18-19 2 miles away

JULY--

*Mad River Valley Marathon July 10 http://www.madmarathon.com/

(.7 mile to the start line)

*Vermont Mountain Bike Assoc Annual Festival July 22-24

https://vmba.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=98

AUGUST--

*****Vermont Festival of the Arts Aug 1 - Sep 5 http://www.vermontartfest.com/

*Blueberry Festival Aug 13-14 (2 1/2 miles away)

*Vermont Music Fest Aug 19-21 http://vtmusicfest.org/ 1 mile

SEPTEMBER--

*Green Mountain Stage Race Sep 2 - 5 http://www.gmsr.info/

CAMPS:

--Eddie's (week long) summer camps for kids Way cool! 2 miles away

https://eddiesworkshops.com/upcoming/

-And what's really cool, a custom workshop for your kid's project

https://eddiesworkshops.com/portfolio/apprenticeships/

--Hartshorn Farm farm camp for 9-13 year olds (Aug 8-12 and July 11-15) http://www.hartshornfarm.com/retreats-camps/ (2 1/2 miles

CLASSES:

--Yestermorrow design/build school 4 miles away https://yestermorrow.org/

--Whole Systems Design permaculture farm 6 1/2 miles away

http://www.wholesystemsdesign.com/

--Cooking: The Store (1 mile away)

http://www.vermontstore.com/the-kitchen/

--Pottery: Loretta Languet (802)279-5794 llanguet@yahoo.com

individualized instruction $30/student/hr, $50 for 2

HORSEBACK RIDING:

--Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm (6 1/2 miles away)

http://www.icelandichorses.com/

--Mad River Stables riding lessons for all abilities

Barb Ferris (802)279-1249 bferrisvt@gmail.com

TENNIS:

Sugarbush Health and Recreation Center (7 1/2 miles away)

http://www.sugarbush.com/activities/sharc/tennis/

-KAYAK/TUBING trips, when the river is high enough

Clearwater Sports http://clearwatersports.com/ (.3 mile, walkable)

Local THEATER:

--The Skinner Barn http://www.theskinnerbarn.com/summer-theater/ 2 miles away

--Phantom Theater http://www.phantomtheater.org/ 7 miles away

--Valley Players http://www.valleyplayers.com/ 1/4 mile away

Are your kids serious skiers?

Consider Green Mountain Valley School, world class ski academy/high school (1 1/2 miles away) http://gmvs.org/

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £53.3

Check with owner for pricing on longer terms.

*No shoes in the house please, especially ski boots. (There are mats to put shoes on.)
*You're responsible for shoveling your walkway.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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