Wonderful Winter Honeymoon
Submitted: February 27, 2013
Stayed: February 2013
This was our first time renting a vacation home (through HomeAway or at all!) and we could NOT be more pleased with our experience.
The photos and description don't do the place justice - the home was immaculate, well-stocked, and beautiful. We made good use of the hot tub and fireplace during our 7-night stay! It's a bright, airy house with lots of windows and skylights, comfy furniture and plenty of space! Well WELL worth the price.
The owners were prompt, excellent communicators - the driveway/walkway were taken care of immediately after the snows - and they even supplied us with more firewood [and birdseed for the feeder - those little fluffball birds are adorable!] mid-week.
We thoroughly enjoyed the area - snowshoeing on the lake and meeting a friendly neighbor or two [and their friendly pups!], going for snowy walks, taking tons of pictures, seeing movies in both Essex and Morrisville, etc.
Our tummies enjoyed the area, too - what with Cabot cheese, Ben & Jerry's, Green Mountain Coffee, the Magic Hat Brewery in South Burlington, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Positive Pie (pizza, etc) in Montpelier, delicious cider doughnuts - and the list goes on!
What we craved most, though, was quiet and alone-time, a bit of isolation and a ton of relaxation - and this home delivered! Beautiful views and not too many people (in the dead of winter!) made this the ideal place for us to celebrate our honeymoon (and my new husband's birthday!).
If I could think of only one thing that could've made our stay a tiny bit better - it would've been a way to connect our iPod through the stereo/speaker system [which was excellent, by the way]. We tried and tried - bought a special cord and everything - still couldn't figure out a way to do it. Perhaps there is a way - we just never got it! The 25-disc changer was well stocked with artists we love, though, so we enjoyed the Springsteen, Beatles, CSNY, James Taylor, Indigo Girls, George Thorogood, etc all the same :)
We'd HIGHLY recommend this place to any of our friends and family - and we'd most definitely visit there again! Thank you, Deanna and Jeff!
- Janet and Will Jacob
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