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Private Suite in a Major Country Estate Home

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

- 3 to 5 Bedroom, 3 to 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10 to 12 people.

Private Lake access with beach, dock, camp sites, etc. Three bedrooms, 3 bathrooms on the lower level of a newly constructed home and a 1 to 2 bedroom efficiency with full bath on the upper level with a king-sized bed and a queen-sized bed. It features a convenient galley kitchen with a comfortable living room/dining room with a queen-sized sleeper couch. The master bedroom has a jacuzzi tub with a California king-sized bed. The second bedroom has a queen-sized bed with a private shower. The third bedroom is a queen-sized bed. There are beautiful views of Camels Hump and the Ricker Mountain Basin and access to a private beach on the Waterbury Lake, an 800+ acre lake, that abuts to 1000's of acres of State Forest. Great for weddings or corporate retreats! Rental cars and taxis available in the area if you would rather arrive by train or airplane.


Owner
Francine or Eric
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Francine or Eric

We are Eric and Francine Chittenden, and we each grew up in Vermont. Eric is an ancestor of Vermont's 1st Governor, Thomas Chittenden. Francine was born in Quebec, and thus her 1st language is French. We both grew up on dairy farms. We got married in 1973, and founded the Cold Hollow Cider Mill in 1974, which rapidly evolved into one of Vermont's premier 'must-see' attractions. In 1980 we created Governor Tom's restaurant, an immensely popular eatery for 8 years. We sold the cider mill in 2000 to Paul & Gail Brown so that we could fulfill our growing 'bucket lists.' The mill continues to be very successful.

Currently Eric holds a license to sail as Captain on the largest ships in the world, and works primarily on the Hawaiian run as a deck officer. Francine is Director of Human Resources for the Vermont Foodbank.

Francine or Eric purchased this estate in 2000

Why Francine or Eric chose Stowe Area

Our 30-acre property is one of the most unique getaways in the Stowe / Central Vermont area, affording privacy, waterfront, great sledding hill, easy access to recreation activities; such as, 4 ski areas, hiking, biking, water sports, concerts, theaters, and much, much more.

What makes this estate unique

Hot tub, sauna, pool table, high-speed internet, flat-screen cable TV, 4 bathrooms, 2 jacuzzi baths, outside shower, volley ball court, 1.5 mile hiking trail that follows a stream in the woods, use of small boats, private beach, fire pit for camp fire at the beach and close to the house, retreat cabin in the woods by the lake, ample parking, gas grill, no extra fees.

Amenities

Waterbury Center Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
  • There are no twin beds so the occupancy is based on 2 people per bed. The efficiency suite (Mansfield Suite) is comfortable for 4 people.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
1 king, 1 California king, 3 queens ,1 queen sleeper sofa, 4 bathrooms, canoes; high speed Internet access through Ethernet; private deck. Pool table. Board games. Books. 1 1/2 mile walking path along a beautiful babbling brook. Access to organic garden vegetables as they ripen. 2 nearby breweries. Numerous shops. An abundance of excellent restaurants and other culinary offerings. Note: Book now to get your preferred summer week at our unique, exclusive waterfront property.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Private Suite in a Major Country Estate Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Eric and Francine were accommodating, kind, and all around awesome people. We would have had no idea that other people lived in the house, except any time we needed help or had questions they were there within a few minutes. Their home and property are breath taking and the home made cider could make millions!!! Thank you so much for a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time, 6 couples with no kids for a getaway weekend! Between the hot tub and all the sledding we did in the backyard we had such a great time!!! Thanks Francine, she was easy to work with and we didn't even know she was next door!!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This was our second time here and I guess this expalins how much we loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great home, very clean! It has everything you may need even a pool table, a hot tub and a sauna. Only 15-20 minutes away from ski resort. We definitely want to go there again!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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December 2016 stay at Waterbury Center: Major Country Estate Home

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Francine & Eric's home in Waterbury Center ranks among the best VRBO experiences we have had. The premises were perfect for our group of 8 (we could easily have had 2-3 more). Plenty of cooking and eating space; pool table and hot tub; large grill for our steaks; comfortable temperature; numerous beds and bathrooms. Also, Francine was available at a moment's notice if we had any questions and was up at dawn shoveling the pathways to give us access to our vehicles. The location was perfect for skiing/boarding at Sugarbush our first day and Stowe our second day.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Private suite in Waterbury, VT

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable home in a great location with lots of fun amenities for guests of all ages!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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5

One of the best places we have rented through Homeaway

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 5 couples mid 50's and stayed for 2 nights over Veterans Day.Guys spent the day visiting several nearby breweries while the girls went to nearby Burlington for shopping.When we returned ,Francine had a fire all set up to go in the fire pit.The property was great and Francine was gracious and easy going.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Burlington
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Tanglewoods
Nearest Ferry
29 Miles
Burlington, VT
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Vermont National - one of Vermont's finest
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Waterbury, VT
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 89/Rt 100
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Michael's On The Hill and Tanglewoods
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Stowe Mountain resort
Nearest Beach
On our property
Car: necessary

Lots of hiking trails; x-country skiing; snowshoeing; property abuts to 1000s of acres of State Forest Lands. Private beach and picnic area on the Waterbury Reservoir. In the winter, there are numerous x-country ski trails, snowshoe trails, and a short distance away, easy access to the VAST trails. We are just 6.5 miles from Stowe Village; 15 miles from the Sugarbush Ski area; 15 miles from Bolton Ski area. Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory is just 3 miles from us. We are conveniently located near exit 10 off of Interstate 89.

Other Activities: canoeing and swimming

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Rates & Availability

Waterbury Center Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
$550
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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