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Private Indoor Pool - Horse Show - Visit ''

Charles Harris

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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Private Indoor Pool - Horse Show - Visit ''

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Manchester House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bath - sleeps 7 - 12.

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'See 'Mettawee' Website for the Rental Agreement'.

Larger Groups can rent two houses on 11 acres! CHECK HOMEAWAY CALENDAR TO DETERMINE AVAILABILITY - IT IS UPDATED DAILY. FOR ALTERNATE OR ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATIONS NEXT DOOR, SEE THE LITTLEBRANCH PROPERTY - NUMBER 352330 ON HOMEAWAY SITE - NEXT DOOR.! LARGER GROUPS CAN RENT BOTH PROPERTIES TOGETHER! Summer Rentals are Weekly Only. Visit our 'Mettawee' website for lots of photos and information about the house. 'Mettawee' - Fantastic, contemporary home featuring 12 x 38 long indoor heated pool(4-8' deep), chef's kitchen and cookware, professional five burner gas cooktop, new gas range, outdoor decks, BBQ and patio, perennial gardens, and surrounded by gorgeous views. Perfect setting for all family members, great for reunions, ladies' weekends, offers perfect mix of a tranquil environment, with restaurants and shopping in Manchester only minutes away. 10 mins to VT Summer Festival. Situated in Danby, Vermont, with Dorset Mountain on one side and the Green Mountain National Forest on the other, this property is surrounded by beautiful, rolling fields, woods, and farmland making it the perfect four-season family get away. Fall foliage is unsurpassed here, & seasonal activities abound. Environmentally-friendly accomodations. Dogs welcome.

This is a special house in a unique location. It is located in a spectacular Vermont setting. The pool is generally between 70 and 80 degrees, and is fabulous for year-round swimming and fun, especially for children. The property provides an excellent location to rejuvenate physically and mentally, in an incredible Vermont setting with unsurpassed mountain and pastoral views.

The house provides an ideal location to experience some of the best things Vermont has to offer. Spring and Summer visitors have quick access to the Green Mountain National Forest and some of the most pristine and spectacular areas that it has to offer. Fall folliage is very intense here. Weather conditions can fluctuate rapidly as the house is located in a valley with tall mountains on two sides. For winter visitors, four wheel drive vehicles are recommended, but not required. You can access to multiple ski areas from this location.


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  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Charles Harris (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Calendar last updated:
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About Charles Harris

The Mettawee house was originally purchased by the owners as a vacation home. The owners loved the Danby location, and the local residents were incredibly friendly. The indoor pool was a great feature, that isn't found in many homes - particularly in Vermont! The owners like the property so much that they decided to share it with others so that they could experience the gorgeous setting, incredible views, and unique Vermont experience.

Why Charles Harris chose Manchester

Welcome to Vermont! In the Green Mountains State, you'll find famous fall foliage, renowned maple syrup and the most snow on the east coast. But there is so much more too: enjoy local food at restaurants and farmers’ markets, savor the revered beer culture, meet world-class artisans, explore endless recreational opportunities, rejuvenate at the spa, learn at noteworthy historic sites and above all, please stay awhile… Vermont’s attributes will continue to reveal themselves to you in honest and inspiring ways.

Vermonters are known for their independent-thinking, friendliness, sportiness, and resourcefulness. The state’s residents love the land and are committed to preserving, as well as sharing it. Vermont’s agricultural traditions have created open working landscapes amid a backdrop of mountains, many of which make up the nation’s first through-hiking trail, the Long Trail.

While it’s easy to spend days simply taking in the scenery, it’s even more rewarding to become a part of it. It’s easy to explore backs roads and well-maintained trails by bicycle. Go for a run or walk along busy downtown paths or quiet villages with covered bridges. Drop into a halfpipe on your skis or snowboard and share the trail with local Olympians. Cast a line in a lake or stream, or relax beachside at a pristine state park. Whatever the day brings, the night is sure to deliver a solid night’s rest - whether you choose to camp under the stars, cozy up under a quilt at an inn, or appreciate the thread-count at a luxurious resort.

In Vermont, one thing is beautifully certain: The seasons will change. And with that change, so does the landscape, the recreation, and the way of life. With every season comes new opportunities to explore the world around you. Welcome to a state that is truly never out of season.

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What makes this house unique

Unique Benefits:

Swimming in the indoor pool in the middle of a snow storm

Unparalleled views of the mountains

Night-time sky - more stars than you have seen before

No other people, houses or cars around - it's really quiet!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Quote: This vacation rocks!
Jul 2012
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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Private Indoor Pool - Horse Show - Visit ''
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Perfection in Vermont

  • 5 of 5

Late summer 2014 marked our sixth visit to Mettawee. Our first trip (Spring 2011) was perfect, and yet somehow this vacation home keeps getting better. The season we haven’t experienced is winter, though it’s fun imagining returning from the slopes to a relaxing dip in the heated pool and to the cozy comfort of the family room’s wood-burning stove. We have still to explore all the extraordinary spots that are close enough for day trips. (If the weather is right, toss bathing suits into the car: you might happen upon an inviting swimming hole. Or just head directly to Grout Pond for hiking and swimming.) Winding roads through venerable forests suddenly open onto amazing vistas, then creep back into the woods and twist along streams. Pierce’s country grocery store in Shrewsbury has become our go-to for local fare, as well as a farm that is just down the road from Mettawee. With each visit, we enjoy discovering the changes to this vacation home. Whether it is a smart-looking sink in the half bath, a new sofa in the family room, a large wall-mounted flat screen (w/disc player) in the master suite, or new pool toys, Charles, the owner, is ever-mindful of keeping Mettawee contemporary and comfortable. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this fantastic review. Yes, we are regularly upgrading the property inside and out. In the past year, we have completed several energy saving projects including things that aren't immediately noticeable such as the installation of a new high efficiency pool heater and variable pool pump. These keep the pool clean and warm, while taking advantage of variable pump speeds which keeps costs down. Also this year, we have installed a new well and well pump at the property, new LED lighting inside and outside the property, and new high efficiency washer / dryer combination. Outside, we have had to remove a few of the larger white pines that had overgrown the house. We now get more winter sunshine in the pool room and on the deck, and less snow build up on the roof. At our companion house - Littlebranch - which is about 300 feet away, and which we frequently rent to larger groups simultaneously with the Mettawee house, we have many new improvements, the most interesting of which is a nice marble patio. The patio is constructed entirely of local scrap marble from the marble mine that you see from the houses in Dorset Mountain. For more photos of these and other projects, please check our Facebook Page - "Mettawee, LLC". All of these things result in a more enjoyable stay at the property for our guests. Thank you again for this great review! Charles.

Gloriously spacious and beautiful property AWESOME

  • 5 of 5

Gloriously spacious and beautiful property!

Heated pool is AWESOME!

Gas stove in kitchen is AWESOME! (except for clicking on some settings)

Wood stove for heat is AWESOME!

Many amenities for entertainment (board games and DVD movies) were AWESOME!

Master bedroom shower is AWESOME! (apparently way more awesome than the upstairs shower)

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the AWESOME review! Charles

Wonderful Wintery Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed Mettawee with a group of 12 adults and one dog for a long weekend in Vermont. It was a little cozy (two couples had to share one room, and one couple slept on a sleeper sofa), but we knew that going into it. He has a second property with more rooms, but we chose this one because we wanted to use the pool during our stay.

We were hoping for a snowy winter escape, but managed to pick the one weekend right after a warm spell so there was just barely a dusting. We were really glad we chose a house with an indoor heated pool, since that made up for the lack of sledding! We visited some local breweries, hiked in the Green Mountain National Forest, and relaxed in the house together. We had a WONDERFUL weekend!

The house is clean and spacious. The beds were very comfortable, and the kitchen is well-stocked. We had everything we needed (except ingredients, of course) to cook some delicious meals together. The wood burning stove was wonderful after a cold hike on the mountain, and it was fun to splash around the pool in the evenings. I would love to come back in the summer sometime.

The owner is very explicit in the rental agreement, which is really wonderful. You know exactly what is expected when you check out, which made cleaning and packing on the final morning a breeze. He always responded within 24 hours if I had a question and was very pleasant to work with.

If you're looking for a cozy (but large!) house in a gorgeous setting, I highly recommend this house! We will definitely be returning in the future!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this great review. The weather in the area can change very quickly - bright and sunny one moment, and then snow / rain an hour later, followed by a rainbow and then clear skies, etc. So, there is always something new to see here. In particular, we enjoy watching the clouds or mist settle in different patterns on the mountains; often, Dorset Mountain is topped with a cloud which makes it look like a smoldering volcano. The other house mentioned, is the Littlebranch house (homeaway #352330) which is a few hundred feet away, has more bedrooms and has a little bit larger common areas, but shares many of the same views. The houses can be rented together or separately, depending on the size of your group. Both houses are set up to be user friendly and are fully-equipped in order to make your stay, and packing for your visit, simpler. Thank you again for this review! Charles

Great ski trip

  • 5 of 5

What a great stay!! A large group of us gathered for a ski weekend at Stratton. The house had more than enough space for all of us as well as plenty of activities to keep us entertained. The skiing was great but the view from the well equipped kitchen window was just as good. Good friends, good skiing, and a great place to enjoy it all.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We have year-round visitors to the property, who come to take advantage of the great skiing, Vermont Summer Festival in the summer, Fall folliage or some other special events that are taking place in the area. But a recurring theme we hear from visitors to the property is that people just plain love staying at the house too - there is quite a lot to do right on the property, from swimming in the heated pool, to sledding in the winter in the backyard, or taking advantage of the very nearby hiking opportunities at the Big Branch Wilderness Area and the White Rocks Recreational Area, among other things. Look, explore and enjoy! Thank you!


  • 5 of 5

Third time—yep, a charm. For the first time, we hit not-perfect weather, and you know what? It didn’t matter. The weather there changes often: a rainy morning will burst into sun, ending with an incredible sunset. But if it does rain cats and dogs all day so that getting lost in the incredibly interesting side roads and trails is not a preferred option, “Mettawee” offers perfect calm amid the storm: swim in the pool; try that new recipe in the fully equipped kitchen (there are spices and herbs in the pantry, but visit the gift shop at the Lincoln home Hildene, which has spice/herb blends to shorten your prep time); play some table tennis; relax in the family room with a DVD, CD, book, or game (your own or from the Mettawee collection); get back in the pool. All the while, the floor-to-ceiling windows in the dining room area--this large space also has two couches--offer views of wild creatures going about their business and of Dorset Mountain, which flirts shamelessly through any rolling fog. EVERYTHING CLEAN. And the half bath with direct access to the pool is just one example of the perfect layout of the house. MANAGER: CHARLES, THE BEST. And the convivial White Dog restaurant is right down the road, where owners Tom (great bartender) and Lisa (fantastic chef) will see that you are well fed and happy.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Weekend R&R

  • 5 of 5

A perfect weekend at Mettawee for a girls weekend getaway. A large, spacious house, yet cozy and comfortable with something for everyone. We relaxed by the fire, swam in the pool, watched the snow come down as we looked out at the beautiful mountain. The birds have their own little haven here between the trees, the feeders and the little houses above the garage. Up on a hill and secluded by trees, yet open and airy with wide open fields and mountains to gaze upon through all the windows that make the house light and airy, yet very cozy, private and comfortable. We had a wonderful time just hanging out here without much desire to go anyplace else. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. It gives you whatever you are looking for in a vacation; peace and quiet by the fire or party fun and music by the pool. Very clean, very comfy, very cool. Perfect. Thank you so much. JH

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway


This owner has not provided a specific location. If you would like more information, please contact the owner.
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Albany NY or Rutland VT
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Rutland, VT
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
essex ferry, across Lake Champlain
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Manchester, VT
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Rutland, VT
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Route 7
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Victorian Inn at Wallingford
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Bromley Mtn, 25 mins. Stratton, 35 mins
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Emerald Lake State Park,

Private yet convenient to all of the shopping opportunities in Manchester and Rutland Vermont, including Orvis, the Gap, Kate Spade, EMS, Northshire Bookstore, Orvis Warehouse, Banana Republic, Claire's, Anne Taylor, Brooks Brothers, and many others too numerous to mention here. There are antique shops, historical venues, tag sale opportunities, Equinox, Hildene, and much more.

We are only 10 minutes north of the VT Summer Festival and there are many horseback riding stables nearby as well. Centrally located between several ski areas including Bromley, Okemo, Pico, Killington and others.The approximate travel times to the ski areas are as follows:

Bromley 35 minutes, Pico 45 minutes, Killington 45 minutes, Okemo 40 minutes.

Good cross country skiing nearby, mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, camping, swimming, fishing opportunities, and much, much more.

Other Activities: State Parks


Rates & Availability

From $500 Per night

Manchester House Rental Rates

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Pet Fee $100.00
Tax Rate 9.0%
If your reservation is thirty days or more in advance of your arrival date, one half of your total rental fee is due at the time of your reservation. If you are making your reservation within thirty days of your arrival date, the full rental rate is due at the time of your reservation. See Rental Agreement for details regarding rental rates, reservation amount, refunds, etc.
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Manchester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , jacuzzi bathtub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Master bedroom has a large walk in shower with double sink vanity and separate dressing room. Upstairs bathroom features a jacuzzi-type bathtub, Mexican tiles and a single sink double vanity. Small half bath between the kitchen and indoor pool room features Mexican tiles and sink.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • The house can potentially accomodate up to 12 people. There are four bedrooms which can accommodate eight people. Here is a description of the layout of the bedrooms: There are twin beds located in the lower level and that room is off of the playroom. There is a ping pong table in the playroom which is immediately adjacent to this room. (2 people) The second floor bedrooms each have a double bed. (6) The masterbedroom has a king size bed. Altogether, these rooms sleep seven total. (8) For additional people there are the following possibilities: There is a double futon type bed located in the master bedroom. This can sleep two. (10) There is a queen sleeper sofa in the library. This room as louvered doors. This can sleep 2 people. (12) In the living room there is a single sleeper sofa. This bed is right out in the open - no doors. This sofa bed can sleep one person. (12 people)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Graco pack and play available for babies. Please note that there is no cable or satellite television at the house. Library contains books for all ages, as well as a DVD and CD collection. Enjoy home theatre suround sound that can also accomodate your ipod. A variety of board games and jigsaw puzzles are also available. Another CD player, located in the master suite, connects to speakers in the pool room.

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