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.
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event||Minimum Stay|
My Standard Rate
|Refundable damage deposit||$200.00|
|cleaning||$100.00 + Tax|
|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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