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Francine or Eric

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french

Private Suite in a Major Country Estate Home

18 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Stowe Area Estate Rental Photos and Description

- 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.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Francine or Eric (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french

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.

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

Private Suite in a Major Country Estate Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Perfect location with great accommodations and very welcoming hosts

  • 5 of 5

Four of my colleagues and I attended a weeklong conference in Stowe. We chose to stay here at the Blue Heron Cove because there were 5 bedrooms with full or king beds. Other rentals had at least one or two rooms full of bunk-beds. An alternative motive was to be on the lake and have access to fishing. All 5 of us really enjoyed our stay. The accommodations were very comfortable and the owners were incredibly welcoming and nice. As others have noted, they encouraged us to have a good time, make as much noise as we wanted, and stay up all night by the fire. We took them up on that offer a few nights. Eric prepped the fire-pit with wood every day and made sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. We also took advantage of the lake and took a canoe and kayak out on the water fishing. We caught a lot of small-mouth bass and perch and explored the lake a bit. This place is amazing in the summer, and I can only imagine how much fun it would be in the winter.

I've used HomeAway and VRBO a lot of times, and this was by far the most positive and easy experience. Eric and Francine are the tops. I can't recommend this place enough.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Memorable Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a memorable stay at this place! Our heart and mind are still at this place . Very beautifully organized. We were 10 adults and 3 kids and everybody was able to do their favorite activity. Canoeing, Swimming, Volleyball, Golfing, Soccer, Hot tub, trail walking, pool table or sitting by the fire place and enjoying picnic. There is so much to do at the property that we did not even get out for other places. On our last day, we did go to Moss Glenn Falls hike, directions provided by Eric. Eric and Francine are very nice owners that they were constantly looking to ensure we had the best time. Eric even gave us bottle of his home made cider- BEST ONE. One of us wanted to enjoy woods so much that he slept at cabin in the woods. We are definitely coming back in winter. This place had made our bar of expectations very high from vacation point of view.. Now it will be little harder for us to find a place like this for our future getaway.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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We had a wonderful time in the property!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in the property that you provided. .Thanks so much for the wonderful experience. We hope to return again and again

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Beautiful estate

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at the estate! This is a home that has a lot of character and personal touches. Eric was very helpful and informative. He checked up on us throughout the weekend to ensure we had everything we needed and we couldn't have asked for a better weekend. Great place for a family weekend with kids.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Incredible Winter Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This review is a little belated, but the memories are as strong as ever about this amazing place! Could not ask for a cozier, more homey place. The owners, Francine and Eric, were absolutely great as well and were available at any time to help us out with questions/inquiries. Eric even makes his own hard cider, which we got a chance to sample! Don't think I've had better cider anywhere yet, so when he decides to mass produce it I will be one of the first people in line. Overall, thanks again so much for an amazing time and stay, and we will definitely book again next time we head up to that neck of the woods!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Perfect Wedding Home Base!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Blue Heron Cove with Francine and Eric for our wedding in Waterbury. We had use of the downstairs suite and the upstairs suite. It was an amazing place to prepare for my wedding. The views are unbelievably gorgeous , my sister and I walked the trails in the woods the morning of my wedding, we were able to have our after-party by the fire and were welcomed so kindly we knew we would have and amazing stay. If you are considering staying here, I can give you our recommendation - it's amazing!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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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

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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Stowe Area Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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.

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