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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

By Louis Postel. Once owned by the local legend and sawmill owner Bruce McGray, this beautifully restored 1830's Greek Revival home is a five minute walk to the Jamaica Village center and 11 minutes to Stratton. There's no stoplight in town but an excellent art gallery, revitalized grocery store, library, historical association, restaurants and coffee shop.

Stratton Ski Resort is a straight shot up Rt 30. About 11 minutes to the base.

The West River running through the Jamaica State Park is a joy in the fall spring and summer. There are wonderful walks and short hikes all through the park with waterfalls, plus a beach for swimming!

Twice a year the United States government releases the dam and there's a kayak festival. There is also a sheep-shearing festival in the spring. Watch a 250 pound sheep get sheared in a minute and a half without a nick!

It's near enough to Manchester to do some outlet shopping but that can be easily avoided. Stratton Resort is about eight minutes away

About the house: Everyone loves the floors. All we did is have them sanded by experts. We had a lot of fun collecting furniture, mainly antiques, as well as working in the garden. Nothing is of museum quality value, but it is not the place for rough-housing. Our caretaker, and yours, worked on the whole place as a labor of love, creating the big screened porch and a new bath in the master.

Across from the master is a large bedroom with a bad step; it's not appropriate for small children or sleepwalkers!

Now here's the disclaimer... Even though I have written professionally about interior design for many years, I can't take much credit for the Jamaica house which is really to my wife's credit... a graceful balance between rustic and city.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Valery

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Summer weeks, June, July and August AVAILABLE!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 9 reviews
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Jamaica Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
Brooklyn, NY
5

Wonderful Summer Stay!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
My family (husband and two children, ages 6 and 8) stayed at this wonderful house for the second straight summer! We had an amazing time. My kids loved the house, with its ping pong table, large backyard, hammock and swing. Jamaica is a sweet town, and it's near so much- Okemo, Stratton, Bromley, etc. The Postels are really the best people we've ever rented from-- they are very conscientious, helpful, and did so much to make our stay comfortable. We had a great experience here (for the second time!) and we would highly recommend it.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much...you are lovely guests and we hope to have you again!
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Jamaica Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
Fredericksburg, Virginia
5

Summer 2012

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Six of us (my wife, my two kids (ages 11 and 9), my parents, and I) stayed at Valery and Louis's house during the first week of August, along with our two dogs, and we had a wonderful time. The house itself is lovely, inside and out. Comfortable, clean, loaded with good books and art, and full of interesting architectural features. Not to mention satellite TV, which came in handy during the Olympics. The master bedroom has a jumbo King bed, which was useful because my kids were determined to sleep with me and my wife (the old house being clearly haunted).

The outside property is huge, with plenty of room for my dogs (and kids) to run around while I dozed in the hammock. We slept with the windows open at night, an unbelievable treat in August (we came from the steamy DC area, where it was 100 degrees and humid all summer). The town of Jamaica is literally a stone's throw away, and we visited it several times. I bought a small print at the Elaine Beckwith Gallery, my folks bought a glass bowl and some Christmas ornaments from the Hot Glass Works, and we made repeated trips to the well-stocked D & K Grocery, where we bought local cheese and maple syrup, as well as homemade pies and cookies (and some wine!). Karen, who runs D & K and bakes the most amazing strawberry rhubarb pie, is also the caretaker for the house. She's the one to call if you need anything. Very helpful and responsive if you have questions.

We took full advantage of the Jamaica State Park, which is a 5 minute drive away (if that). We swam in several wonderful swimming holes, went on some vigorous hikes in the park, and also took a few leisurely strolls along the very level and wide rail trail which runs along the West River. This trail was nice in the summer, but it must be truly breathtaking in Autumn.

We took lots of day trips to the picturesque villages along Route 100 (Weston, Londonderry, Townshend, Newfane), visited a few farmers' markets and dairy farms, took a ton of pictures, and relaxed.

I highly recommend this house. I'm pretty sure we'll be making it an annual pilgrimage from now on.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Wow John — we were very touched by your feedback.
We always wonder whether visitors will have the time, energy, curiosity, whatever it is that will allow them to really “get” Jamaica which you and family clearly have.

Not just this house but the world around it, the rivers and dams, mountains and little villages tucked away. There is an exhibit planned for our little brick Historical Museum of the Indian artifacts that were just discovered, but for now that fishing village remains invisible. So much to see and do…and eat: especially, as you say, our caretaker Karen Ameden’s pies and homemade chili from her and her husband Dale’s general store.

We are glad you found some prints you liked. Just as an aside, Elaine Beckwith published a book last year about Jamaica’s non-conformists in the 1940’s and 50 is called “Almost Utopia.” She carreis copies at her gallery and so does Karen at her store.

In any case, the book is a treasury of old photos taken of the Jamaica community built up around Helen and Scott Nearing who wrote the seminal back to the land book, “The Good Life.”

And now we must confess — after commending you on “getting Jamaica” in a week we have yet to visit the remaining structures of this “almost utopia” after five years off an on. It's not more than five minutes up the hill; just ask Karen or Dale how to get there.

Soon, John, soon.
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Jamaica Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
Rochester, NY, USA
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New York State

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
The house is charming. We stayed in the master bedroom. We were pleased with the handicapped handles on the edges of the shower, and by the size of the bed. I am tall--the king sized bed is low and I had trouble getting out of it--only a problem if you are tall. The dining room table was spacious enough for all eight of us. We loved being able to walk into the town of Jamaica and go to the general store where Karen gave us helpful information. We enjoyed kayaking on the nearby reservoir. Perhaps because of the reconstruction following the flood damage, there was more truck traffic than usual--the house is near a hill and near the town dump--there was a LOT of road noise, and the town trucks started rumbling by at 8 AM. The downstairs bedroom holding the queen size bed is just slightly larger than the bed--the couple using this room found it tight. We loved the screened in porch and the hammock in the side yard. The stairs were steep and smooth and felt risky when we came down.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Helpful votes: 3/3
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  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
Weather aside, everything was wonderful. The house is charming, and truly one of the best equipped rentals I have been in. Everything tidy, well organized and clean.

We really appreciated the bottle of delicious wine and the many staples in the house. Next year, hopefully.

Thank you!
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Jamaica Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
Providence, RI
5

2010-11 Winter Season Rental

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
My family, including a 6 year old and 2 year old, rented this lovely home for the whole ski season. It's a really welcoming, comfortable old house that's been nicely updated. We affectionately called it "the Vermont House" all winter. A quick 15 minute drive to Stratton made it a really convenient place to stay. The owners were helpful and available for questions, though we really didn't have any issues with the house. I would definitely recommend the house to friends and family looking for a getaway. Overall, it was a great experience!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We have put much love and thought into making our Vermont house a comfortable "home away from home " for families and friends. We are pleased to see that it continues to be a great place with character for those who want a little of old Vermont.

I hope our next renters will enjoy the house as the previous family did.

Thanks for the review.
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Map

Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Route 30
Nearest Ski
5.6 Miles
Stratton Mountain
Nearest Golf
5.3 Miles
Stratton 27 Hole Championship Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Three Mountain Inn
Car: necessary

11 Minutes to Stratton Mountain,

5 Minutes to Jamaica State Park and Hamilton Falls,

Set in Village of Jamaica on Route 30.

Other Activities: kayaking, snowboarding, wildlife viewing, snowmobiling, shopping

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Availability & Rates

Jamaica House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Pet Fee $50.00
cleaning $100.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes A 9% Vermont Meals tax will apply on short term rentals;
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Includes basic cable.
Security Deposit 50% of total rental
Cleaning Fee $200

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Dates Available: Year round.
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Amenities

Jamaica House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Living Area
  • Air Conditioning
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Radiant Heat
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • * King Bed: With memory foam topper * Queen Bed: Also with memory foam topper * Twin/Single Bed * Bunk Beds
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Shed
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • waterfalls
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • whitewater rafting
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • equestrian events
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
Notes:
parking for RV/boat/trailer
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