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FABULOUS 2 BR LUXURY CONDO - IDEAL STOWE LOCATION - SPECTACULAR VIEW

Brooks Helmick

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, german, portuguese
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Brooks Helmick

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
December 28, 2014
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FABULOUS 2 BR LUXURY CONDO - IDEAL STOWE LOCATION - SPECTACULAR VIEW

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Stowe Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Ideally located midway between the village and the mountain in the luxurious Stonybrook area, this condo has breathtaking views over the front lawn, to the rail fence, then to the hay field and historic farm house, and finally on up the valley to a spectacular panorama of both Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak. Inside are newly renovated kitchen and baths with dramatic, professionally taken Vermont photos throughout, including ski shots, native scenery and cows from the neighboring farm. While you are visiting, you have no question you are in Vermont. The unit has an open-hearth fireplace, complimentary wood, an HDTV with a TIVO DVR, wireless Internet access, a DVD/VCR player and four cordless phones. Bedrooms contain 2 new king-sized beds with specifications to match the Westin Hotel's famous Heavenly Bed. In the guest bedroom, the king can be split into two twins. For more and larger photos with expanded descriptions, visit mansfieldviewvermont*com (replace the asterisk with a period)

The Condo's Neighborhood: The Stonybrook area is the premier place to stay when you are visiting Stowe. Aside from the distinctive beauty of the buildings and surrounding grounds, you are perfectly positioned to drive just a few minutes to the village or the base of Mt Mansfield, being able to instantly access either. At an even shorter distance are a variety of local shops, delicatessens (one of our favorites within walking distance is the Edelweiss and their Vermont home-baked apple pies) and restaurants ranging from excellent pizza houses to fine dining.

At the south end of the Stonybrook property is an enormous wooded ravine which stretches for miles behind nearby farms and with more trails than you can ever cover with one visit, including one trail that leads to a spectacular nearby waterfall. At the north end, for walkers, joggers, runners and bikers, is the mid-point of the famous, paved, 6.5 mile, 'Stowe Rec Path,' which winds its way along the mountain road from the village to the ski area.

The Owner's Purchase Experience: Two years ago, when we (the owners) were looking for a Stowe property, we heard many realtors caution about Stonybrook and its high Association fees. Then we ran into a realtor who actually lived at Stonybrook and remarked, you get what you pay for! She turned out to be precisely right.

Later, on a quick side trip off the Mountain Road to visit the Trapp Family Lodge, we spotted the Stonybrook grounds and the front line of condos. It was immediately clear to us that if we were to buy in Stowe, this was the place to buy, and if at all possible to try to get one of the front line 'Farm Row' units that had the best, and truly breathtaking view of both Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak. We decided to wait it out, and a year and half later found and purchased Stonybrook 6.

Not only did we get a front line, Farm Row unit, we got a unit with a view that probably only 4 or 5 of the other Farm Row units have. i.e the ability to sit in either Living Room couch and see the mountain.

The Mountain: What a mountain Mt Mansfield is. Having grown up in mountain country elsewhere, this owner has been amazed at the many moods of Mt Mansfield. From dawn to noon to dusk, from rains to clouds to sunshine, and from snowstorms to the brilliant summer sunshine. Many of these views have been captured on digital camera and are permanently available for you slideshow viewing on the unit's brand new 37' plasma high definition TV.

For skiing, you already know the answer. The classic and historic Nosedive and National trails on Mt Mansfield early on led the way to Stowe being dubbed 'The Ski Capital of the East.' But then sunnier, gentler Spruce Peak, with its wider trails is also the skier's delight. Whatever your mood for the day, the perfect downhill run awaits you at Stowe.

We welcome you to duplicate our own pleasure. Come, visit, and find a place that will lead you back to Stowe and Stonybrook 6, again and again. We look forward to getting to know you!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Brooks Helmick (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, german, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 28, 2014

About Brooks Helmick

Daughter (in the middle) is the real owner here. Mom and Dad help out with the management of the condo, and Gordon Setter, Dash, keeps everyone in line.

Brooks Helmick purchased this condo in 2006

Why Brooks Helmick chose Stowe

With Mom and Dad having honeymooned in Stowe, we always knew we wanted to come back here.

So in 2006, when the whole family rallied once again in Stowe, we were looking this time to return for good, and to find a property with a great view. After two week ends of looking and striking out, we decided to at least wrap up our search with a good Austrian pastry at the Trapp Lodge.

As we broke off the Mountain Road and headed up the road to the Trapps we spotted the Stonybrook grounds and the front line of condos. It was immediately clear to us that if we were to buy in Stowe, this was the place to buy, and if at all possible to try to get one of the front line 'Farm Row' units that had the best, and truly breathtaking view of both Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak. None were for sale, so we decided to wait it out, and a 18 months later (about three years ago now) we got exactly what we wanted.

Not only did we get a front line, Farm Row unit, we got a unit with a view that probably only 4 or 5 of the other Farm Row units have - i.e the ability to sit in either couch in the Living Room, and see the mountain.

Then we proceeded to completely renovate the condo with the latest appliances and yet with photos and decor such that in every room we and our visitors would have no question that 'We are in Vermont'

The pictures below describe the result. As the saying goes, 'What you see is what you get,' although our guests typically say, 'The real thing is even better.' We welcome you to come and see for yourself, and make your Vermont vacation dream come true.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 39 traveler reviews

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Fabulous 2 BR Luxury Condo - Ideal Stowe Location - Spectacular View
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews
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Fabulous 2 BR Luxury Condo - Ideal Stowe Location - Spectacular View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p148059
+1 -000 000-0000
Stowe Stowe Area
NJ
5

beautiful condo, & site

beautiful condo, & site
  • 5 of 5
well designed condo unit, just enough space for about 4, max 5, I would say, had 4 in good comfort. Living room raised
ceilings, lots of light & view of mountain few miles away. At Stowe, 98% of lodging few miles from slope, you can pay triple
for new lodgings at stowe base, but I know you will not get this much space & convenience. 2 bedrooms upstairs with windows,
skylights, patio glass doors; small patio with view off large master bedroom, king bed, best of quilts, pillows, mattresses.
2bathrooms are smallish but neat, you're not THAT spoiled are you? XC skiing several types quite near. Hot tub near condo is
clean & large, room for 4-5, jets will knock your suit off. Kitchen top quality everything you could need & roomy. Fireplace is excellent, free dry wood & kindling supplied right outside door, ground level wrap-around deck is roomy with chairs available. I have been a zillion places; this one is really good. Very short drive to multiple dining, grocery spots, couple of miles easy drive to
town, which is no booming metropolis. A little snow, and this lodging will keep you, make you glad.
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Fabulous 2 BR Luxury Condo - Ideal Stowe Location - Spectacular View
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Stowe Stowe Area
Grand Island, FL

Stowe Dreamland

  • of 5
We enjoyed our time in Stowe, seeing all the fall colors at peak, and having such a wonderful place to stay. This rental was the more well-stocked rental we've ever stayed in. The communication about the condo and the directions to get there were all perfect. I cannot say enough about the communication we had with the owner prior to our arrival and during our stay. He was most helpful with a list of the Top 20 things to see/do in the Stowe area. I would recommend this unit and the area without hesitation. Thank you for such a comfortable condo, it was a trip that tops our list.
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous 2 BR Luxury Condo - Ideal Stowe Location - Spectacular View
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Stowe Stowe Area
5

Tom and Stacy LaMotte

  • 5 of 5
Brooks, we could not be having a better Stowe experience in your AMAZING condo! Everything is perfect. We have become Vermonters this week by eating apple pie every morning! Our girls love that new vacation tradition! Thank you for the unexpected surprise of pie and ice cream.

Your place is truly the nicest condo we have ever stayed in! It has everything we could possibly need and is impeccably organized. Our girls have even mentioned how much they appreciate staying here in such a wonderful location. The views are spectacular and even when it rained earlier in the week, no one felt down because there was so much to do inside. We already watched The Sound of Music (Stacy's favorite movie) one evening. Awesome experience.

It's been such a blessing to be up here at the site of our honeymoon in '98. Thank you ever so much for helping make this family vacation one of the best ever!
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Fabulous 2 BR Luxury Condo - Ideal Stowe Location - Spectacular View
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Stowe Stowe Area
Forney TX
5

Amazing views and spectatular house

  • 5 of 5
Brooks:

I wanted to thank you for being such a great host and allowing us to use your home for our vacation to VT. We all had a wonderful time and said numerous times how amazing VT is. Growing up in SD my wife and I thought that we had seen green before but VT takes it to a whole new level! The scenery is amazing and truly breathtaking and we have already scheduled another trip to the east coast to see the fall colors.

I also wanted to thank you for the listing of things to check out while we were in the area. It made the trip much more enjoyable as sometimes when you go to small towns it is hard to know what to do and where to go. These are only a few of the things that we did that I can remember.....Took the ferry in Burlington, ate at the Blue Donkey (Awesome burger!), Ben & Jerry's (Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch is now my new favorite.), hundreds of photos, Shopping in Stowe, Burlington, Waterbury (and about every other little shop that my wife and daughter could find!), Hiking by the condo, pool at the condo (it was cold but once you got used to it, all was good), Hen of the woods (great atmosphere sitting on the deck watching the waterfall), Three covered bridges, glass blowing demonstration (and more purchases in that store! OUCH), Torte at Von Trapps (loved the view again), and probably my favorite...borrowing your binoculars and sitting on the deck having a cup of coffee in the cool morning watching a couple of deer and varmints running around.

Thank you again!

Pete
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Fabulous 2 BR Luxury Condo - Ideal Stowe Location - Spectacular View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p148059
+1 -000 000-0000
Stowe Stowe Area
5

Great location for our base in Stowe for both skiing and the village

  • 5 of 5
What a fantastic find Brooks' house is! Really stunning location with amazing views of the two mountains. The house is really well appointed. The welcome Vermont apple pie and ice cream were a really nice touch and to have endless free firewood was a huge treat. Kept very clean and in great order by nice housekeeper. Contact with owner and dissemination of relevant information before and during visit was very prompt and thorough. Lots of useful instructions in the handbook. Thanks, Brooks!
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You Brits always have a way of expressing things so elegantly!
Come back soon, Colin
Brooks
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Fabulous 2 BR Luxury Condo - Ideal Stowe Location - Spectacular View
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Stowe Stowe Area
5

Great condo!

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at this condo. It has a beautiful view of the mountains from the two story living room, is only a few minutes from Stowe and is near a lot of great restaurants. The condo is also very clean and has a lot of great extras such as granite countertops in the kitchen and both bathrooms, lots of towels and hot water (a big plus when 4 people need to shower after a day of skiing), WIFI and Tivo, a Keurig coffee maker, all new stainless cookware, huge wine glasses and even a fresh apple pie and vanilla ice cream when we arrived! Everything is labeled and very well organized. The only downside was we couldn't bring our dogs. Nevertheless we would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Car: recommended

Stowe, the 'Ski Capital of the East' is by car, 45 minutes from Burlington International Airport and just over 3 hours from Boston. Stowe is known for its beauty, spectacular skiing, picturesque Vermont living, and a passion by the local townspeople to keep it that way. Whatever first-class recreation you are seeking. From skiing, biking, hiking, fishing, golfing hot-air ballooning, to dining, country shopping, outdoor symphonies at the Von Trapp Family Lodge, or just a walk in the woods, Stowe is the place to be. Locally two first class spas are just minutes away as well as great restaurants, a cinema, museums, art galleries, and a Ben & Jerry's factory.

Ski: Always known for its tough and varied intermediate and expert trails on Mt Mansfield and the wider, afternoon sun trails on Spruce Peak, the entire mountain has and is going an extensive upgrade. New higher capacity snow making trunk lines have been added to the famous National and Nose Dive trails on Mansfield and a multi-million dollar Stowe Mountain revitalization project that will include new high speed lifts, trails and snow making, lodge, 18 hole Bob Cupp designed golf course, fine dining, and a world class spa.

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Stowe Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,150
 
 
Mid Winter
Jan 1 2015 - Feb 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
$400
From
$400
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
President's Week
Feb 14 2015 - Feb 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,150
 
 
Late Winter
Feb 23 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Spring Skiing
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
July-August - Sat to Sat Only
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Fall Foliage
Sep 19 2015 - Oct 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 13 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 25 2015 - Dec 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Standard pricing
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes $100 Departure Cleaning Charge

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Amenities

Stowe Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have just been renovated with new cabinets, silestone counters, and floors.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , separable to 2 twins
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Livingroom Sofa near Guest Bath
  • Depending on the renter's preferences, the two twins in the guest bedroom can be either locked together permanently as a king or separated as two twins. During the rental period either configuration can be easily changed for the other since the beds are on easy rollers and have an easy mechanism to unlock or lock the beds together. Like the master bedroom, the mattresses and bedding for the guest room king / twin combination configuration have are also new and with specifications to match the Westin Hotel's famous 'Westin Heavenly Bed.' The Queen pullout sofa in the living room faces the mountain view. Behind the queen sofa is a wet bar with sink and mirror, and just down the hall, also on the main floor, is the guest full bathroom with shower.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The dining room also has an adjacent bar (above kitchen counter) which seats and additional 4. All new kitchen and bath including new cabinets, wood floors and stainless appliances including a hot water dispenser and glass top stove. The spectacular mountain view can be seen from the master bedroom and dining room and from both sofas in the living room.

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