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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:
October 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.

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

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
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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.

Reviews

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5

Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

My stay was perfect. The home was everything I could want.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
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5

Perfect house for our family of 11!

  • 5 of 5

Delightful time. The lake, fire place, privacy, all of it. Thank you Francine and Eric for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Liked it ...but

  • 3 of 5

... it wasn't exactly what I expected. The property and all of its outdoor grounds are beautiful but the rented lodgings are a bit dark and damp. One of the bedrooms doesn't have a window. In fact, booking for a group of 9 (as it was our case) required the use of two separated apartments within the main house (one on the main floor of the house and another at a walk-out basement level), which made it a bit difficult to share the group's time more practically. Although we didn't get to interact that much with Francine, Eric was a wonderful and caring host! We missed the Fall colors by a couple of weeks but it was a wonderful weekend while in the region!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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5

Great property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and fantastic private beach

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Wonderful vacation in beautiful Vermont

  • 5 of 5

My family of 12, 8 adults and 4 children just spent a terrific time in this beautiful house on a wonderful piece of property. The children loved running and playing on the huge lawn and playing on their playground. Great for 5 to 2 year olds. The lake was refreshing and fun to canoe and swim. The stores and restaurants were very convenient.

The owners were on site which was a wonderful thing. Each night Eric, the owner would have a fire ready in the fire pit for us. Each morning he checked and added chemicals to the hot tub, that we enjoyed each evening. Eric even gave us all a toast with his delicious home made hard cider on our last day. Wonderful people, Eric and Francine !

The first morning we were surprised to see a magnificent black bear cross the far corner of the property. The trails around the property were fun to hike. One of our older sons spent 2 nights in one of their secluded cabins by the lake. Eric left him 2 bottles of wine there .

Great time.......wonderful owners.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Francine and Eric are gracious hosts!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 nights and enjoyed every second of are time. The boys had a Lax tourney Saturday and Sunday. They spent the rest of the time on the water fishing and canoeing!

Thanks again for a wonderful weekend!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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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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