PEACEFUL, BEAUTIFUL, UNIQUE, COMFORTABLE, MOUNTAIN VIEWS

Anca Nicolau

Speaks french, english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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PEACEFUL, BEAUTIFUL, UNIQUE, COMFORTABLE, MOUNTAIN VIEWS

Sandgate House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 4 half baths, (sleeps 10+)

This elegant home from 1930 commands a 360 acre property. Large lawns and side veranda allow magnificent views of mountains on all sides. Beautiful trees and perennials bloom through spring and summer and fall foliage is unparalleled! A pool, small pond, and brook grace the property. Miles of trails on the property and the adjacent 100's of acres of conservation land. Setting invites you outdoors. Over 5,000 square foot house has oak and marble floors, beautiful details and many built in cabinets and bookcases. Full kitchen has 2 refrigerators, stove top, oven, and dishwasher. Laundry room with washer and dryer. Formal dining room. Comfortable family room with DirectTV. Internet access. House sleeps at least 10. Outstanding hiking, cross country skiing and road and mountain biking. Relax in the 40 foot pool. Fish and tube in the nearby Battenkill River. Enjoy the countryside at home and dine and shop in nearby Manchester or Bennington VT or Cambridge NY.

Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Anca Nicolau

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks french, english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
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Peaceful, Beautiful, Unique, Comfortable, Mountain Views
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Sandgate Southwestern Vermont
Astoria, NY
5

Unplugged and Unique Part 2

  • 5 of 5
Nearby, there is tubing/kyaking in the Battenkill river, plenty of little shops to buy fresh Vermont products (local maple syrup, yummy), and go exploring. Drives through the area beautiful, with plenty of photo opps. The covered bridge is (one of the last in the NE) just 5 minutes away. While it is always a good idea to support the local economy when you visit somewhere, you can stock up up on food before you go and use the two refrigerators and plenty of cabinets for food storage.
Bromely mounain should be worth a day trip for an Alpine slide/zip line adventure the kids (and adults) won't soon forget. There were plenty of places we did not stop to visit, many sights left unseen, mainly because the property is so wonderful that you want to just stay on it. Being from the city, we were worried about the wild animals, ticks and mosquitoes. We saw a few deer, a few rabbits, and chipmunks. At night we heard, but never saw coyotes, and did not see any bear. After frequent and daily "tick checks" we did not find even one all week. We had plenty of repellant for the mosquitoes, but there were practically none. The bug spray was applied only when hiking and the insects seemed to keep to themselves; a pleasant surprise indeed! The tiki torches workes their magic at night, but there are more insects, ticks, deer and bear in Northern NJ, Eastern Long Island, and Norhtwest CT from my experience.
Some advice: bring walkie talkies. The property is huge and there is no cell service so walkie talkies were an item i would have liked to have had with us.
This was a perfect place for us. If you want to really get away for a while, this is the place. You do not have to be a mountain climber, a cowboy, or a farmer. You just have to love the trees, the mountains and a great big old house stuffed in the middle. You need to enjoy eating and spending time with your family, sitting by the fire pit at night while someone strums a guitar, and enjoying unorganized talent shows. Hiking through fairly easy trails, exploring the woods, taking a dip in the cool pool. Quiet early morning drive to the country store for some more eggs, and a starlit sky at night that makes you feel like you are in a planetarium. It is amazing that this property has not been broken into peices and sold off, and i for one enjoyed what is truly a rare getaway. The only hesitancy in posting this review is that i felt i would be giving away a secret hiding place. We loved it.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Sandgate Southwestern Vermont
Astoria, NY
5

Unplugged and Unique

  • 5 of 5
Let me start by pointing out how rare a property like this is in the Northeast. 350+ acres nestled right in the Green Mountains! This is an expansive property that you will need to come back to for years to explore. There are many hiking trails with clean and wide trailways; just perfect for a large family excursion to any one of the surrounding peaks. One peak in particular was pointed out by Larry (the caretaker, thanks Larry!) which offered a view to the large house and open fields surrounding it. The children thought it looked like a dollhouse from that peak, and it was a great reward for their first real hike ever. The pictures do not tell even a fraction of the story. The house is large and comfortable with many bathrooms and plenty of space for a large family. The kids as well as the adults had plenty of space to run, play explore, sleep, read and eat together. The kitchen was large, comfortable and extremely convenient for food preperation and cooking large meals. There is a room for everyone here, plenty of places to escape for some quiet time both in and outdoors. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the beds were a joy to sleep in, and we were stunned that for an old house, it makes no noise when everyone is milling around. The phrase "they don't bulid them like they used to." would definitely apply here.
On the outside patio, the grill was fired up every night, and with the exception of one rainy night we ate outside. There are two tables and plenty of chairs outside for a large family, and our "adopted" chipmunk seemed to enjoy the company. The pool is large and enjoyable once the sun warmed it enough for the kids, and we had plenty of swimming time. The pool was clean and well kept, and part of the reason for the kids to not want to leave the property at all for the entire week.
The owner were great, very attentive, and certainly not in our hair all week. They gave us the room to really enjoy ourselves and the place felt like it belonged to us for the whole stay. I really appreciated the privacy, but Larry being a helpful phone call away. They provided us with everthing we needed and a little extra.
I enjoyed having internet service there to do some work when needed, and very much enjoyed having no cellphone service. The blackberry was traded for mulberries and bluberries (also at the top of the peak) and it was great.
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  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Sandgate Southwestern Vermont
New Jersey
5

Magical Place in the Mountains

  • 5 of 5
We spent an amazing week at this house in July. If you are looking for good clean fun and plenty of nature about you, this is the place for you. The views are breath taking, the air is clean, and there is plenty to do if you love the outdoors. The home is older and very spacious if you are traveling with a large party, such as two families vacationing together. I would recommend this property to anyone who enjoys nature and wildlife. This is not for people who need constant entertainment such as a movie theater and shopping. If you love to read and enjoy peace and quiet this works out very well. There is also a large pool and our children loved this very much. There is plenty to do in Vermont about 20 minutes away from the property. It's best if you food shop prior to your arrival since a real food store is quite far, about 30 minutes away. There is however a quaint little country store about 10 minutes away from the property that is adequate if you need something quick. (the wayside) You are only 40 minutes from the Vermont Country Store, should you want to venture there. It's located in a very cute town (weston) and there was plenty to do and see there.
We are planning on renting this property again, the owner and caretaker are very attentive to your questions and needs. We would rate this property a 10 out of 10.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Albany NY
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 7N and Route 313
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Bromley
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Arlington Inn,Manchester Inn
Car: necessary

This area is wooded with miles and miles of trails and magnificent mountain views. Chunks Brook runs through the property and it is very near the Battenkill River with fishing, tubing and canoeing. Cross country skiing, bicycle riding and hiking paradise. Near historic Arlington, Bennington and Manchester VT with many unique restaurants and shops.

Other Activities: cross country skiing, tubing

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Sandgate House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $400
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sandgate House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Living Room
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Elevator
  • Free Local Calls
  • Alarm Clock
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
  • Bathrooms are convenient to bedrooms, several bedrooms have private baths. Most toilets are relatively new. Water pressure and hot water availability is excellent in baths and showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , private bath
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single , private half bath
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , shared full bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , shared full bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , private full bath
    Bedroom 1 Master - 1 queen , Balcony, private full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Private full bath
  • Most of the bedrooms are quite large and private, all are very near bathrooms. A variety of built in closets, dressers or shelves in most of the rooms. The master bedroom has a bathroom, a walk in closet, a door to a walkway outside and a small balcony. Another upstairs bedroom also has a private bath and magnificent views.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
Kitchen has all pots and pans and implements needed to cook and serve for a large group. Spice rack.
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