PRIVATE YEAR-ROUND MOUNTAIN VIEW HOUSE WITH POOL AND SAUNA

Anne Mandeville-Long

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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PRIVATE YEAR-ROUND MOUNTAIN VIEW HOUSE WITH POOL AND SAUNA

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4 bedrooms, 1 recreation room with 2 beds, 4 full baths, sleeps 12

An Interior decorator and architect partnered to renovate our charming one story, year-round house in 2009. Living room, kitchen, and family room each have French doors opening to large deck, overlooking swimming pool, landscaped gardens and stunning view of Mother Myrick Mountain. Open kitchen with Danby Mountain marble counter tops and custom-built cabinets with hand-hewn maple floors is equipped with gas stove and large refrigerator. Stone wood-burning fireplace in living room and gas fireplace in family room, both with comfy seating, have TVs and DVD players. Sunlit, airy master bedroom with floor to ceiling windows and cathedral ceiling is attached to large master bathroom. Recreation room includes electric, cedar-lined sauna, ping pong table, board games, puzzles and books. Wheelchair accessible, 'Twin Birches' is surrounded by 100 acres of privately owned preserve with gorgeous walking/cross country trails--secluded yet only 10 minutes to Manchester. Be sure to check out our virtual tour of Twin Birches, experience what it is like to be inside. You will find the link at the very bottom of this page.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Anne Mandeville-Long (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Anne Mandeville-Long

Twin Birches has been a part of family gatherings and romantic getaways for 20 years. We celebrated my mother's 80th birthday with siblings, spouses and grand children from up and down east coast and as far away as London. All 29 of us sat at tables set up in the family room. When the house is bursting with family during the winter holidays, my mother loves to hear the plow on early snowy mornings knowing that some will be off to the mountain and others will stay behind to sit by the fire and read a good book. In the summer she likes to hear children splashing in the pool and waits to hear about adventures of hiking in Merck forest or the trouble people get into shopping in the discount stores in Manchester...Armani, Crew, Theory, etc.

Anne Mandeville-Long purchased this house in 2002

Why Anne Mandeville-Long chose Dorset

My parents were excited to buy property in the Battenkill Valley because my father came here as a boy to visit his uncle, Horace Brown, a famous Vermont artist and a founder of the Southern Vermont Art Center, and to play golf with his father and 2 brothers while staying at the Equinox Hotel. Come share the fun, make new memories and love it as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

Places to go, things to do and see 15-30 minutes from Twin Birches

All Year-Round: Bromely Mountain, Stratton Mountain, Magic Mountain, Hildene, Southern Vermont Art Center, Northshire Bookstore and Cafe, Equinox Hotel and Spa, Dorset Inn and Tavern, Merck Forest, Outlet Shopping

Seasonal: Skiing, skating, cross country skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, swimming at quarry, Dorset Playhouse, Manchester Music Festival, Annual Vermont Horse Show, Gleneagles Golf, Manchester Golf, Battenkill River fly fishing, canoeing, kayaking and tubing, Farmer's Markets, Pick-Your-Own blueberries, apples, pumpkins, foliaging, antiquing, hiking, biking

Fall: Enjoying foliage, antiquing, Farmer's Markets, Pick-Your-Own apples and pumpkins, hiking, biking

Your-Own blueberries, biking

Fall: Enjoying foliage, antiquing, biking, hiking, Pick-Your-Own apples and pumpkins

Be sure to check out our virtual tour of Twin Birches. Experience what it is like to be inside. You will find the link at the very bottom of this page.

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Private year-round mountain view house with pool and sauna
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Private year-round mountain view house with pool and sauna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3003093
+1 -919-929-2352
Dorset Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
5

It exceed are expectations

  • 5 of 5
The description was very accurate, many extras beyond description for condiments and glassware.
Very clean all bedding and towels fresh and clean.
The owner was exceptionally helpful in setting up our accommodations. Including help from her maintenance cleaning the pool everyday and outside clean up.
I highly recommend this family property, we felt very comfortable lots space with many gathering places including a spacious deck with a great view of the Green Mountains.
It is 4 miles to Manchester, great shopping, played golf and drinks at the Equinox Hotel and resort, neat place. Two miles from Dorset where the family wedding activities where held at Dorset Inn and Fairly House both highly recommended It could not have been more convenient.
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! I'll pass it along to my parents who will love to know that guests are enjoying the home in which they have invested so much love and care.
business
Private year-round mountain view house with pool and sauna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3003093
+1 -919-929-2352
Dorset Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
5

Vermont 1st Timer

  • 5 of 5
Wow a perfect VT retreat with more than enough room for all the family. Everything about the house down to the landscaping was absolutely perfect. The town was close enough to enjoy with excellent restaurants and shopping but the Dorset Marble Quarry literally 5 minutes away was Awesome!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great review. Hope you can return soon.
Anne
business
Private year-round mountain view house with pool and sauna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3003093
+1 -919-929-2352
Dorset Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
5

Wicked good VT rental !!

  • 5 of 5
Anne,
We had a great time!! LOVED the house, so spacious & what spectacular views!!!
Plenty of room for our large group & 2 dogs. I especially loved how secluded the house was, very peaceful & quiet. The sauna was a big hit as well! Your caretakers also do a fantastic job, the house was very clean & well-plowed.
Thanks again for everything! This was truly a great experience.
Take care!!
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review, Kadah! I am always so pleased (and I must admit a bit jealous) when I hear of our guests' fun adventures. Please return when you can.
Best, Anne
business
Private year-round mountain view house with pool and sauna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3003093
+1 -919-929-2352
Dorset Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
5

Lovely, comfortable home in Dorset, VT

  • 5 of 5
My family stayed in this lovely home for three weeks this past August. We are a family of three with two dogs. My teenage stepdaughter visited for a week, and another couple also stayed for a few days. We loved the house and had a wonderful time. The house is very comfortable and has an open, spacious feeling. There are lots of places to relax and hang out. It has a well-equipped kitchen and plenty of room for two families with children to stay. Everything is on one level (i.e., no stairs) so it's easy living and suitable for older people, too. The house is ideally located mid-way between the Village of Dorset and town of Manchester, so we could avail ourselves of the amenities (shopping, dining, outdoor activities) of both easily. The house is set back from the road on a very pretty property, so it is quiet, peaceful and private. It is also adjacent to a private nature preserve with trails. The caretaker, David, was readily available and takes great care of the property. Anne, the owner, was also wonderful and easy to deal with. We went hiking, biking, walking, as well as shopping, eating out and in, and just sitting by the pool reading. My son also enjoyed the hammock. :) It was a fantastic vacation, and we will definitely be back. Highly recommended! Thank you so much!
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Private year-round mountain view house with pool and sauna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3003093
+1 -919-929-2352
Dorset Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
5

Wonderful Winter Wonderland

  • 5 of 5
We had the honor of staying in the most beautiful house we have ever rented this past weekend. Beautiful art work on the walls,plenty of space, amazing views,close to skiing and shopping...the list goes on and on. My favorite part was sitting by the roaring fire enjoying family in this amazing house. Thank you for sharing it with us..we would love to stay again if your okay with us renting it! Thank you..thank you..thank you!
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your generous review. We love guests that appreciate our house as much as we do! Please return and enjoy Twin Birches as often as you can.
Best,
Anne (representing the whole Robbins family)
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Private year-round mountain view house with pool and sauna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3003093
+1 -919-929-2352
Dorset Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
New York, New York
5

Slice of heaven close to everything

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I and our two young children stayed at Twin Birches for eight nights at the end of August. We had an incredible time and enjoyed everything about this house and the area. Lisa was fantastic to work with and very responsive both before and during our stay. The house, yard and pool are fabulous: everything is very tastefully decorated and meticulously maintained. We loved the gorgeous hardwood floors, expansive windows to enjoy the mountain views and fresh VT air, beautiful carpets and decor, warm down comforters, and generous supplies of soft towels. We cooked daily in the well-stocked kitchen and enjoyed burgers on the barbeque. The house was totally private with no neighbors in sight. Our kids enjoyed playing in the yard and cooling off in the pool. Our toddler also loved the new ramp to the front door!

We found tons of activities in the area including weekly farmers markets in Dorset (3-5 minutes away) and Manchester (10 minutes), walks and hikes in Merck Forest, visiting farms and feeding the animals, Bromley's mini-golf and summer amusement park, the adorable (and large) Northshire Bookstore in Manchester (with a great cafe), swimming and making sand castles at Emerald Lake (there's a small playground and kayak/canoe/paddleboat rentals there, too), and watching the swimmers dive 30 feet at the old Dorset Quarry. We had great kid-friendly meals at Northshire, Graze, Cilantro, Zoey's Deli, the Manchester Deli & Cafe, Wood-Fired Pizza Co, and The Perfect Wife (yum). Everything we needed was within a 5-10 minute drive.

We can't wait to come back to Twin Birches in any season. The house could easily accommodate two families. Two of the bedrooms have king beds, one bedroom has two twin beds, and one has two sets of bunkbeds. There are two additional twin beds in the rec room. With four bathrooms, two living rooms, and a large kitchen, the house has tons of room. The property caretaker came by almost daily to clean leaves out of the pool, empty the recycling, take the trash, etc.

Thanks for an amazing vacation!!
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Juliet, for your excellent review! We are glad you had an amazing vacation. We are excited to try some of the restaurants, Graze, Cilantro and Pizza Co., that you enjoyed the next time we are in Dorset. Please come back anytime, you treated our home like your own.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Rutland, VT
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Dorset Inn
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Stratton Mt
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Brattleboro
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 7
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Bromley
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

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$500
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$9,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning $150

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Dorset House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Master
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Off Rec room with sauna attached
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , spectacular view, high ceiling, multiple windows, sunny
    2nd Master Bedroom - 1 king , quaint, wood paneled
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , Bunk room
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Recreation room with ping pong and 2 single beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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