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Carmel Loft near Jay Peak: Sleeps 4

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
People
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Westfield - Carmel Loft

Sleeps 4, 10 miles drive to Jay Peak Resort entrance.Tucked away in woods.

Cathedral ceiling, 1 bedroom with queen bed, bath with 36” shower stall, kitchen with propane cook stove, fridge, coffee maker, toaster, microwave. Living room with queen sofabed, large balcony, access to billiards and outdoor, wood-fired sauna (clothing-optional) by brook. Nestled in the woods in the foothills of Jay Peak, the only residence on a dead-end, 1.5 mile long road.

Heated like the rest of the house by an excellent Fisher wood stove and Loft has its own propane backup heater if desired. Fresh eggs from our own coop. Our rooster makes sure you are up on time. Free, high speed internet access.

Our other vacation rental, Carmel Cottage (sleeps 5) is next door on same property.

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

Owner
Jim and Linda Cunningham
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
30 November, 2016

About Jim and Linda Cunningham

Photo: Linda & visiting bull moose calf.

I (Jim) & my wife, Linda were born in 1953 in Lynn & Westfield, Massachusetts. I graduated from U. Mass. (Amherst) with a BA in Early Christian Theology (Latin & Greek) and Linda graduated 1st in her class from Paier Art School in Hamden, CT. We married in 1979 and have raised 5 children here. We enjoy our private, wooded location, do lots of gardening and keep chickens. We are spiritually minded (Catholics). We have always done things the simple, home way--home birth, home school, etc. We bake our own bread and raise as much of our own food as we can.

Jim and Linda Cunningham purchased this apartment in 1994

Why Jim and Linda Cunningham chose Vermont

After a kidney transplant gave me (Jim) a new lease on life in 1992, our family decided to move to the woods near Jay Peak to be close to nature and as independent as possible. We are the only residence on a 1.5 mile long road. Nature abounds here. Once a bull moose calf visited our garden for weeks.

What makes this apartment unique

We bought these 21 wooded acres for privacy, peace, quiet and independence. We built our home and the neighboring 'Carmel Cottage' from scratch. Now that our 5 children have grown up and are raising their own families, we are still developing, having just completed renovating the top storey of our house into our second vacation rental, 'Carmel Loft.'

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Carmel Loft near Jay Peak: Sleeps 4
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
5

Easy, comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

The loft comfortably slept 3 of us for our college roommate reunion ski weekend. It was warm and cozy, and Linda and Jim were gracious hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exactly what I was looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Carmel Loft embodies many of the characteristics of rural Vermont that people travel so far to experience. It is cozy and woodsy with the faint smell of woodsmoke in the crisp air. A little taste of the rustic, practical lifestyle that is true Vermont. Jim and Linda are very accommodating and helpful, they might even lend you a pair of snowshoes if one of Vermont's famous Nor'easter's has you snowed in! I definitely recommend it, and am looking forward to staying there again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda and I (Jim) are glad you appreciate some of our unique qualities such as our "countriness." That is also one of our reasons for moving here 20 years ago from the city of Burlington, VT. Hope to see you again!
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Tranquil escape

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week in the loft with my son this summer and was thoroughly impressed. I've stayed at a couple others in the area, but this was by far the best. It was very clean and Jim and Linda made us feel right at home. There is a lot to do in the area at any time of year. We visited a cider mill, the Cabot creamery, Ben and Jerry's, and a sugar house, just to name a few. My son loved it. It was a great experience. Thank you Jim and Linda.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot. We were delighted to offer you our hospitality. In that short time you began to feel like family to us!
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5

Nice Loft in Beautiful Surroundings!

  • 5 of 5

Nice, clean, recently remodeled loft in a quiet, beautiful area! Jim and Linda, the caretakers/owners, were very pleasant and made our stay very special! We can't wait to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda and I enjoyed hosting your stay. Please come again and consider upgrading to Carmel Cottage!
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5

Cozy and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to northern Vermont. The cozy Carmel Loft set the stage for a wonderful, memorable visit! We feasted on the local fare, saw the beautiful changing autumn leaves, visited such places as St Mary's church in Newport, the Von Trapp Lodge, and looked across the border into Canada.

Our trip also included visiting relatives and taking in the local culture, and walking through the small towns and talking with the local folks.

We will mark time from this trip and plan to visit the Carmel Loft/cabin again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing us for your stay. We hope you return someday!
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5

Charming and Fun!

  • 5 of 5

Our first time in this beautiful region of New England and we couldn’t have enjoyed the adventure more! From incredible “tree skiing” to experiencing Vermonter hospitality during several snow bank crashes in our little front wheel drive Honda, the adventure was certainly one to remember with fondness. Jim & Linda’s hospitality and friendliness were lovely. Please accept our most heartful thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Jay
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Jay Peak Ski Resort
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Waterbury, VT
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
I-91
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Jay, VT
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Jay Peak Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Lake Eden
Car: necessary

Carmel Loft (& Carmel Cottage) are near the northernmost peak in the Green Mountain Range in Vermont--Jay Peak. Jay Peak Resort offers skiing, snowboarding, indoor heated water park, ice skating and hockey rink, golf and much more. We are also close to other ski areas including Mt. Mansfield in Stowe and Smugglers Notch in Jeffersonville/Cambridge, VT. Owl's Head Ski Area is just north over the Canadian (Quebec) border.

Vermont's famous Long Trail begins nearby in N. Troy and runs south to the Massachusetts border. Other hiking trails abound.

Swimming and boating and fishing lakes and streams abound including nearby Lake Eden, Lake Memphremagog (an international waterway), Lake Willoughby, Crystal Lake and Lake Seymour. Swimming holes abound, many of which continue the age-old Yankee tradition of skinny-dipping.

The VAST snowmobile Trail is so close you can sled from our property right onto it and ride nearly forever.

For the contemplative, spiritual-minded, there are both a Benedictine and a Discalced Carmelite Monastery within 6 miles, the Benedictine nuns offering a completely Gregorian liturgy and Latin.

The autumn foliage is as exquisite here as anywhere in the world. Many nearby organic farms offer strawberries, vegetables, natural yogurt, goat cheese, maple syrup & candy.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Westfield, Northeast Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£301
for 2 nights
From
£131
£672
£1,666
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £39
Refundable Damage Deposit £158
Tax Rate 9.0%

Your $200 security deposit is fully refundable and on its way back to you within 7 days of your departure, pending no damage/theft (which has never occurred).
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Westfield, USA

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • lake ...
  • mountain ...
  • resort ...
  • river ...
  • rural
  • town ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 36' shower stall
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • queen bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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