MODERN MOUNTAIN ESCAPE - MOUNTAIN VIEWS, WOOD FLOORS, AND MUCH MORE!!!

Joshua Slen

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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MODERN MOUNTAIN ESCAPE - MOUNTAIN VIEWS, WOOD FLOORS, AND MUCH MORE!!!

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3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

Only minutes from downtown and the Mountain. Your three bedroom home away from home has all the things you are looking for in a getaway escape. Gorgeous mountain and valley views including a panoramic view of Stowe village, three decks, wood floors, two full bathrooms, and space for the kids and the adults to gather in the well proportioned living room complete with a Vermont fireplace. There is great sledding right out your back door. This nonsmoking, pet friendly house is available today. Please call or email. We accept credit cards and are able to accommodate last minute plans.

Completely refinished: The house has been extensively refinished over the past five years with solid maple flooring in all the bedrooms, brand new Anderson windows designed to maximize the morning light and spectacular mountain and valley views, and complete remodels of both bathrooms including custom built cedar vanities with marble and granite counters. Also added; enhanced new lighting, state of the art laundry facilities, flat screen LCD television, and even a breakfast bar with kitchen pass through and modern leather bar stools. A Weber propane grill sits just outside the kitchen on the deck.

Caretaker: The house includes a small Caretaker's apartment. Our basement apartment has a separate entrance. It is occupied by a single long term tenant who ensures that the house is always safe and secure. Our caretaker/tenant has been with us for years, he is a member of the local community, manages a local store, and runs a day camp for kids. He ensures that the walkways are shoveled during the Winter months, making first tracks easy to get to! Our guests often do not even know our caretaker is in residence, unless they see him shoveling out the front door after a big storm!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Joshua Slen

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Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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4.8
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Modern Mountain Escape - mountain views, wood floors, and much more!!!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews
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Stowe Stowe Area
5

EXCELLENT. WOULD STAY AGAIN.

  • 5 of 5
There were six in our group; me, my husband, two daughters (ages 5 and 10), and my parents. We have used VRBO in the past to stay nationally and internationally and this was our best experience of all. We were all extremely comfortable (not crowded) and we all agreed that the house was as represented by the owner. There were no disappointments. The girls loved the terrific sledding hill, and spent hours exhausting themselves outside before dinner. The beds were comfortable and the house was a warm and cozy spot to return to after a day of winter activities. The house was well maintained and well stocked with linens, games, and movies. The resident of the ground floor apartment was a real benefit, we were glad to have a local right there. He was polite, friendly, and he diligently shoveled the snow, which was plentiful the week we stayed there. Although the roads to Joshua’s place are well plowed and maintained (as is the driveway), for winter travel I would recommend an all-wheel-drive or at least a car with snow tires. We traded in our minivan rental for an SUV and found it much better for navigating local areas. The blinds on all the windows provide the option of privacy or open them up for excellent views. The house was safe, clean, and an ideal location for exploring and then retreating for a quiet respite. The house is near a full service grocery and some very good restaurants. We loved the Dutch Pancake at the Grey Fox inn for breakfast and I swear I’ve been dreaming about the food at the Blue Stone in Waterbury since we left. You should definitely check out Nebraska Knoll Sugar farm, a charming spot near the house. Of course, the house is close to great skiing, snowboarding, cross country, and snowshoeing and central to tourist spots like Ben and Jerry's. Even though the house is near all these great things, you still get a secluded and quaint old Vermont mountain experience. We also went up to the Trapp Lodge one afternoon for lunch, if you go try the "Vermonte Cristo" sandwich and the bratwurst, which was phenomenal. Overall we had an excellent experience; Joshua is a reliable and fair host. No funny business or weird changes or surprises. Thanks to you and your family Joshua for your hospitality.
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Sewickley, PA
5

LOVELY HOME NEAR STOWE

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay in Vermont, and this house was definitely a big contributor to that. It's close to all the awesome stuff Stowe has to offer. A quiet and clean refuge with a comfortable king size bed to sleep in after a long day of hiking and sightseeing. We couldn't ask for more! The price was completely affordable, too. A big thanks to Joshua and his family!
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Stowe Stowe Area
5

FANTASTIC LOCATION, AMAZING VIEWS AND GREAT VALUE

  • 5 of 5
We were visiting from the UK and stayed in the house for a week having previously spent some time in Boston.

After the bustle of the city we were looking for some peace and quiet and a place to relax in the evening after exploring during the day. This house was perfect for our needs and far exceeded our expectations given the price paid. We were lucky enough to be there for the peak of the spectacular fall foliage displays and the view from the deck was simply breathtaking (the pictures on here really don't do it justice!). The rooms were all lovely and well equipped and we were sad to leave when it was time to check out.

The owner was extremely helpful and prompt at responding to our questions and we barely noticed the downstairs tennant (on the one occasion we briefly met he was very friendly). We managed to find the house easily using the owner's instructions.

As we knew very little about the town before we arrived we were particularly pleased with how convenient Stowe is for exploring the wider area with easy access to lots of beautiful mountain scenery and a relatively short drive to both Burlington and Montpellier which we enjoyed visiting.

In short, this rental comes highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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5

GREAT HOUSE IN A GREAT CENTRAL LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
Highly recommended. We arrived at the house having followed the owners directions (missed the drive as we were coming from the opposite direction!) but found it easily enough. The house is on a slope but once we got the cases up the stairs & inside that was not an issue. Big parking space outside and the house is set well back from the (not busy) road. Views from the house are lovely and the tree surrounded grounds give a feeling of privacy. The large kitchen offers plenty of space and is well equipped. This leads to the large open lounge/diner. Large TV, DVD player (loads of DVD's too) & Game cube. Comfy chairs provide seating for 4 (5 if you squeeze 4 on the large 3 seater sofa) or if you use the large foot stool. Didn't use the impressive fireplace but it looks good. . Door from lounge leads to Main bedroom, large windows provide light airy feel, plus a door to outside. Large comfy bed and plenty of wardrobe space too. Downstairs bathroom with shower met all our needs. Spiral stairs from lounge lead to two 1st floor bedrooms with a shared shower room. Spiral stairs are narrow but manageable. Upstairs bedrooms offer double and twin beds. Only issue with these rooms was trying to open the fanlight windows set high on the wall as reaching them is very difficult (even for a 6' tall person) Upstairs shower is not the most powerful but works OK. House was clean and tidy and we felt at home there. Good communication with owner prior to arrival. Location is a few minutes easy drive from Stowe village and also close to Sterling falls. We used AJ's Bike rental in Stowe, took recreational path for a pleasant flat 11 mile ride by the river. (print voucher from Internet to save on rental costs) . Lunch at the Malt Shop Stowe is great, a 50's style diner with great milkshakes & a fantastic pulled pork sandwich. Visited 3 waterfalls - 3rd Sterling Gorge short drive (some off road) and a downhill hike, easy to get into the water to paddle or dip. 2nd Bingham Falls , Steep path the base of falls, good places for swimming or paddling. 1st Moss Glen falls short drive from House easy flat walk to base of falls good swimming, paddling and if you feel adventurous you can walk under the waterfall.
Toll road up to Mt Mansfield (steep but driveable) and then hiked to the peak (uneven ground/rocks) Great views.
Waterbury Reservoir great paddle boarding/canoeing. Recommend Ben & Jerry's, Cider Mill and Cabot Annex store.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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5

GREAT MONTH-LONG GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
We rented this house for a month to explore the Stowe area and get away from the heat of the Washington, DC area. The house was clean and quiet, with lots of windows providing light and ventilation. We slept with the windows open every night, and it was very comfortable -- even cool on some nights. Only on one or two afternoons was the absence of air conditioning noticeable.

The house layout is well conceived, with a large, open living/dining area and reasonable sized bedrooms. There is even a gas fireplace, but during our July stay it wasn't used. The main deck (it's more like a balcony) overlooks the mountains, which are beautiful. During the Stowe hot-air balloon festival we could see some of the balloons floating in the distance -- and one of them landed just down the road, maybe a mile away!

The laundry facilities are truly space-age, and worked very well. (Only problem is my wife may want to upgrade to that equipment!) The kitchen has the usual complement of full-size appliances, but counter space for food prep is somewhat limited. The house has an extensive DVD and games collection, which we used several times. The Internet connection worked well, as did the gas grill on the side deck.

The owner, Joshua, was exceptionally responsive and accommodating. We needed an appliance repaired during our stay, and he took action immediately. We met the downstairs tenant once or twice, and he was very nice. But he was completely unobtrusive, and you would never know he was there (unless your dogs give a woof when he drives in, as ours did). We actually liked the idea that he was there.

Town was very convenient, as was the local grocery store (both within 5 to 10 minutes away). There are lots of good restaurants, terrific hiking and biking, and outdoorsy things to do. Try the Sterling Forest trails, which are nearby, and Foster's swimming hole (if you can find it!) And the Foxfire restaurant, two miles down Stagecoach Road, is great.

Considering value, we give this house 5 stars.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Owner's Response: I am very glad that you enjoyed your stay! I greatly appreciate your feedback both during your stay and in your post stay review. Please keep in mind that I always guarantee our returning guests the best seasonal pricing by discounting our rates when you book a subsequent stay. This is my way of saying thank you to our guests that return again and again. The house is priced to represent the best possible value, combination of amenities and pricing, and I appreciate your recognition.
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Modern Mountain Escape - mountain views, wood floors, and much more!!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p175489
+1 8023106860
Stowe Stowe Area
4

QUAINT HOUSE WITH A GREAT VIEW

  • 4 of 5
We booked the place with the plans of making a lot of day trips to different areas for different things, primarily winery and brewery visits. The house itself was nice, well set up to accommodate 6 people very comfortably. Nice washer and dryer to use for personal use, good size fridge/freezer, propane grill, gas fire place, all were used and appreciated.

As for the location, it was close enough to Stowe to be convenient drive, but the drive to the interstate was 20 minutes, which we didn't realize (our bad). But overall it was a nice location.

The only disappointing part was finding out after booking the place that there was a tenant right below us, not in a separate building as envisioned. Thankfully we brought our dog which is a pretty good guard dog, who would alert us when their creepy vehicle would arrive or leave, so that helped keep our minds at ease a little bit more. We could hear them talking/watching television, etc, through the floor. Without this, it would have been a 5 star rating.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always appreciate thoughtful feedback, thank you, and strive to provide clear and concise information on the house and the local area to all our guests. To this end, please find below some additional information.

The house is four miles from the center of Stowe village (Main Street - downtown) and twelve miles from the Stowe Mountain lifts. The house is thirteen miles from exit ten off of Interstate 89.

Here is the information on the tenant which is copied directly from our listing:
"Caretaker: The house includes a small Caretaker's apartment. Our basement apartment has a separate entrance. It is occupied by a single long term tenant who ensures that the house is always safe and secure. Our caretaker/tenant has been with us for years, he is a member of the local community, manages a local store, and runs a day camp for kids. He ensures that the walkways are shoveled during the Winter months, making first tracks easy to get to! Our guests often do not even know our caretaker is in residence, unless they see him shoveling out the front door after a big storm!"

Our tenant/caretaker has two vehicles, a Subaru wagon (the ubiquitous Vermont vehicle) and a white passenger van (used mostly in the warmer months for camp transportation).

During the years that we lived in the house we hardly ever noticed our tenant (it could be that having three children in the house kept us otherwise engaged). The ceiling in the apartment is insulated for sound. In addition, newer windows and sliding glass deck doors assist in isolating occupants, as desired.

Our property is priced to reflect the views, land, location, apartment, and amenities provided. As such you will find that it is more expensive than the smallest condo options but much less than other three bedroom two bath homes on five plus acres with stunning mountain views. Please let us know if you find a property that you believe is a better value in the area as we strive to provide the most pleasantly competitive vacation housing option available.
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Car: recommended

Stowe offers year-round activities and ever changing scenery. This beautiful home sports immaculate perennial gardens in the Spring, Summer, and Fall and spectacular mountain and village vistas all year. Stowe offers year-round activities including multiple festivals and events (an annual balloon festival, car shows, art festivals, outdoor music, theater, etc...).

The house is 4 miles from downtown and 11 miles from the Mount Mansfield lifts. The house has spectacular views of the mountains and the valley (Stowe village, the Worcester Range, and Camels Hump).

Check out the pricing and you will see that this home is not only well appointed and situated for your mountain getaway, it is also affordable.

Other Activities: snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing

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Availability & Rates

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Stowe House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 29 2014 - Sep 6 2014
3 night minimum stay
$215
$1,400
$3,975
 
 
Fall
Sep 8 2014 - Oct 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$190
$1,125
$3,900
 
 
Winter 2014-2015
Dec 13 2014 - Apr 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,560
$4,750
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
Flat fee
 
 
New Years
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
Flat fee
 
 
President's Week 2015
Feb 14 2015 - Feb 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$160
$924
$2,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $69.00
Pet Fee $0.00
Notes Holiday Rates apply to Christmas, New Year's and President's Week. However, length of stay and arrival and departure dates remain flexible. Please contact the owner for detailed quotes during these time periods. Better pricing applies to longer lengths of stay and stays overlapping seasons. Please contact the owner for details.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Stowe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two sinks - granite counters!
    Main level - toilet , combination tub/shower , Marble counter and custom cedar vanity.
  • The Upstairs bathroom underwent a complete renovation in Fall 2010. New granite countertops with two new sinks, new tile flooring, new lighting, a new full tub and shower surround, a new toilet, new walls, and wiring complete the all new upstairs bathroom. The main level bathroom underwent a complete renovation in Winter 2011-2012. Similar to the upstairs it has all new marble counters, tile floors, new sink, lights, and shower walls. The vanity is custom built out of cedar.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King sized - 1 king , panoramic views
    Queen sized - 1 queen , cathedral ceiling
    Twin sized - 2 twin/ single , cathedral ceiling
  • The upstairs has two bedrooms and a bathroom while the downstairs has a comfortable master bedroom with gorgeous mountain views from every angle. The home has one king sized bed, two twins, and one queen. The house comfortably sleeps 6. All of the bedrooms are sunny and bright with hardwood maple flooring.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • fitness center
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • hunting
Notes:
The living room includes a flat screen TV with DVD player (hundreds of DVDs are on the shelves for your viewing enjoyment), a Nintendo Gamecube with dozens of games (for the kids of all ages). There is wireless Internet available at the house. The backyard is fenced and the property is pet friendly. Your three bedroom home away from home has all the things you are looking for in a getaway escape. Gorgeous mountain and valley views including a panoramic view of Stowe village, three decks, wood floors, two full bathrooms, and space for the kids and the adults to gather in the well proportioned living room complete with modern gas fireplace. There is great sledding right out your back door. This nonsmoking, pet friendly house is available today. Please call or email. We are able to accommodate last minute plans.
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