LOVELY 1 BR CARRIAGE HOUSE AND 2 BR SUITE NEAR EQUINOX HOTEL

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Bedrooms 2
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LOVELY 1 BR CARRIAGE HOUSE AND 2 BR SUITE NEAR EQUINOX HOTEL

Manchester Condo Rental Photos and Description

1 BR Detached Unit, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-3) and 2 BR Apartment, 1 Bath (Sleeps 3-4)

The Skinner Cottage Apartment Suite includes the total third floor of the historic (1802) Skinner House, home to Richard Skinner, the ninth Governor of Vermont. It has a private entrance, off-street parking, and is very close to the Equinox Hotel and Resort. This 1,200 square foot 2-bedroom suite-apartment has a view of lovely gardens and the Equinox Mountain, and historic Main Street.

The Carriage House is the second floor of the Carriage House. It too has a private entrance, off-street parking and is very close to the Equinox Hotel and Resort. The 800 square foot 1-bedroom suite-apartment (and pull-out couch in the family room) has a lovely view of gardens and the Equinox Mountain.

Skinner House and the Equinox Hotel and Resort are on picturesque historic Main Street, Vermont's most quintessential village street scene, lined with spectacular maple trees and beautiful historic houses.

Guests can stroll along the 'million dollar marble walkway' of Manchester Main Street to shops, restaurants, and points of interests.

Keywords: Suite - Apartment

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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About The Owner

Beautifully restored by retired educators who once owned a local historic (1779) inn, home to Ethan and Ira Allen, famous Green Mountain Boys. Skinner House continues to meet and serve our guests in a beautiful four season resort community.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2005

Why The Owner chose Manchester

We have a passion for the Manchester area and community. Manchester caters to a diverse community ... from ski rentals to wedding parties at the Equinox Hotel & Resort ... from all-year outlet shoppers to golfers, attending our major Summer horse event, the car and floral shows, amazing blazing foliage season, the log slow cool Summer, vibrant Spring and great Winter skiing and good times around the fire ... Manchester is a full 4 Season Resort community. Skinner House is very well received by our guests. Many have returned to stay with us each year. We hope you enjoy it.

What makes this condo unique

Skinner Cottage is very well located on Manchester's most beautiful Main street, is a historic home, well situated next to the Equinox Hotel & Resort with its outstanding facilities including world class spa and restaurants, minutes from even more excellent restaurants, cafes, taverns and shopping, only minutes walk to two golf courses and tennis facilities and only a short drive to skiing. Being in Southern Vermont, Manchester and Skinner Cottage are well situated to explore a wide range of all-season and seasonal Vermont vacation activities. Even a walk up and down the million dollar marble sidewalks of Main Street - on which Skinner Cottage is primely located - we think you will agree, will take you to another time!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time checking out all Manchester has to offer. We enjoyed our stay at the Carriage House and you may see us again.
Sep 2012
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Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Lovely 1 BR Carriage House and 2 BR Suite Near Equinox Hotel
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
business
Lovely 1 BR Carriage House and 2 BR Suite Near Equinox Hotel
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p235670vb
917-689.7907
Manchester Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
5

One of our favorite places to stay in Vermont

  • 5 of 5
My husband I have stayed at the Carriage House at Skinner Cottage several times...in every season. Winter, spring, summer, fall... I property offers us access to all that the Manchester area has to offer. We especially like the proximity to the Equinox Hotel, just 3 houses away. We enjoy gng over for a nightcap at the Falcon Bar at the Equinix and weather permitting enjoying that dink sitting outside around the quartz fire put which faces the Mt. Equinix summit.

The spa at the Equinox is a great place to go after a long day of hiking or cross country skiing and is once again just a few steps away from this lovely, cozy property.

The property itself is warm and cozy, and is always extremely clean. We have prepared many meals in the small, but well-appointed kitchen. After a day of snow-shoeing or cross country skiing at Hildene or Wild Wings, there's nothing better than coming back to the Carriage House, flipping on the gas fireplace and enjoying a glass of red wine and a game of backgammon.

A previous review noted that there are only two sets of towels available to guests, even if you are there for an extended stay. The first time we stayed there for more than a couple of days we had access to an on site washer/dryer and we simply washed the towels ourselves as we needed to. Access to washer/dryer is no longer available so for extended stays you may want to bring an extra towel of your own.

Also, the location of this property with views if Mt Equinox is amazing, but in the summer there is no place to sit outside this 2nd floor property and have a glass of wine and enjoy the view. This is a minor inconvenience but after a long hike on a summer day the opportunity to sit outside either on a small patio or deck would be great.

The owner (Dave) and caretaker (Craig) are extremely responsive to any questions or concerns and do everything possible help you feel "at home". If they added couple of cozy chairs and a little better cozier lighting in the living room they might have guests who never want to leave!
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very nice and constructive review Phoebe. In response to some of your great ideas ... we will add a set of spare towels for all renters use (for longer stays we offer bedding and linens laundry for a fee, much as hotel do), we recently replaced a high-back chair (that a previous renter had a good comment about improving upon) in the living room with an extremely comfortable mission style recliner (it's really awesome:), and, as a reminder, the front porch and furniture of the Main House (my favorite spot of the house) is available for all our renters to use (and you raise a good point that most of our renters use the outdoor facilities of the Equinox Hotel & Resort much as their guests/visitors do, while still having our private & larger Main House apartment and Carriage House to return to). We very much hope you do stay more & more !:-) and enjoy your "home away from home".
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Lovely 1 BR Carriage House and 2 BR Suite Near Equinox Hotel
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p235670vb
917-689.7907
Manchester Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
5

We LOVED the Carriage House!!

  • 5 of 5
This place was perfect for us...in beautiful Manchester Village, close to wonderful restaurants, hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing. Bright and spacious and quiet Carriage House felt like our home...wonderful to come home to at the end of the day...fully equipped kitchen with table overlooking garden with stone wall, cozy gas-burning wood stove, comfy bed. Have already booked for next winter!!
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Lovely 1 BR Carriage House and 2 BR Suite Near Equinox Hotel
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p235670vb
917-689.7907
Manchester Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
Pittsboro, NC
4

Excellent rental

  • 4 of 5
Stayed in the Carriage House for four nights. Roomy, clean, and great views of the gardens. Kitchen is small but well equipped. All kitchen appliances and utensils were in very good condition, except the knives which need sharpening. Comfortable bed. Window AC in the bedroom which is noisy, but makes for a comfortable nights sleep on a hot night. Need a second night stand on the right of the bed. One was there when the pics were taken. Also, the two rockers shown in the pics would be preferable to the single wing chair that is now in the living room.

The antique refrigerator in the kitchen is used for storage of plates, etc. This unit makes for a crowded entrance to the kitchen, has limited storage space and is not in keeping with the uncluttered decor. Better to use the space in the dining area for a storage cabinet.

Only one set of towels for each of us for four days. Plenty of storage in the living room that could hold extra towels. Light bulbs out in dining room and bedroom. No welcoming information such as info on recycling, whether we could use the patio, check out time, and the function of the LG unit in living room.

The VRBO site is confusing as they are renting two units, over the carriage garage and a 3rd floor apartment. The site gives little info on what is included such as kitchen items (toaster, microwave, coffee maker, etc.). We did not realize until we arrived that there was a link to more information on the bottom of the VRBO site. This link shows more pics and gives historical information. Pics on this site and the VRBO site are not current. They need to create VRBO site for each rental with links to each other.

Stairs are steep and would not be good for a handicapped or elderly person.

These are suggestions for improvement. This is still a great place to stay and we recommend it.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and recommendation of our Carriage House. Your kind words as well as your suggestions are much appreciated, very good and will help us to keep our Carriage House clean, tidy, comfortable and even better equipped for future renters.
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Lovely 1 BR Carriage House and 2 BR Suite Near Equinox Hotel
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p235670vb
917-689.7907
Manchester Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
Burnley UK
5

Stay at Carriage House

  • 5 of 5
A charming carriage house in an ideal location in the village centre. Well equipped for longer stays if necessary.It It set just off the main road and is very quiet. Close to ski areas and within walking distance of rural walks as well as more strenuous walks up Equinox Moutain. Also within walking distance of many amenities within Manchester such as The Equinox, many restaurants, Hildene and the factory outlets.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
business
Lovely 1 BR Carriage House and 2 BR Suite Near Equinox Hotel
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p235670vb
917-689.7907
Manchester Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
Denver, Co
4

VT traveler

  • 4 of 5
Quiet place, lots of room. But the owner needs to communicate with the renter better. I think it would have been nice to have had a piece of paper next to the keys that welcomes the renter with their name on the welcome. It was a little alarming at first not knowing if we were in the correct place. It would also be nice to have some basic information along with the keys like where the grocery store is located, where are the restaurants, television instructions, trash instructions, where to park the car since there were 4 numbered spots,etc. We were gone all day every day and didn't have time to explore Manchester so those places were harder to find at 7:00 pm. Also, at least twice during our week stay, someone had been in our rental unit while we were gone. This was disturbing. I have never rented a VRBO and had anyone come in while I was renting. One day the recycle trash had been taken and one day the TV had been used and both days lights were left on. If this VRBO has "maid" service that information should have been given to us.
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thanks Carol. These are all good ideas and we will do them. We're used to 5/5 ratings and while we have an "our home is yours, please be totally comfortable and at home in it" approach, we have a professional house-manager/keeper and we will do better; I will check we have a selection of local information about great things to do, maps and places to go to make everyone's stay the very best it can be; if our house-keeper enters an apartment for any reason, maintenance, cleaning, re-stocking, etc. we should inform you or leave a note to ensure your are comfortable in your stay. I appreciate your 4 out of 5 rating but we have, we can and we will do better than that. I'm glad you enjoyed the village, our new Carriage House rental's size, quality, cleanliness and privacy ... and I very much hope you or your friends come back again.

Map

Map

Manchester Village, on historic Main Street, very close to(same side of street, 2 houses from) Equinox Hotel & Resort

Photos

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Manchester Condo Rental Rates

Notes

  • $210/nt - $1,100/wk
  • US Dollars
  • The rates are the same throughout the year.
  • 2 BR: $195-$260/night (min 2 nights) .. $1,300/week ... $2,800-$3,200 monthly
  • 1 BR: $185-240/night (min 2 nights) .. $1,200/week .. $2,500-2,800 monthly
  • Plus 10% tax. There are special rates for longer stays.
  • NOTE: the following calendar shows availability for our Carriage House.
  • For 2-bedroom apartment availability please check Homeaway site # 117547.

Amenities

Amenities

Manchester Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Gas Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Each rental apartment (the Carriage House and the 3rd floor Main House apartment-suite) has a full bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Detached Unit - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Carriage House - 1BR with pull-out couch in living room
  • 3rd floor 2BR apartment-suite - Queen size Bed (1), Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • sledding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • snowmobiling
  • skiing
  • hiking
  • cross country skiing
  • mountain biking
  • snowboarding
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • ice skating
  • water tubing
  • rafting
Notes:
Golf course, spa, tennis, walking & hiking trails, and restaurants within 100 yards and walking distance.

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