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Lovely Comfortable Home 2 minutes to Sugarbush with Hot Tub.

Fayston, VT, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10

Our house sits peacefully in semi-seclusion with views in the heart of the Green Mountains. It has 5 bedrooms, 3 baths. Two minutes to skiing, five to town! This place has everything you need for a good time: Outdoor Hot Tub, fully and tastefully furnished, comfortable beds, HDTV/VCRs/DVDs, stereo, laundry, Wi-Fi, close to town, private. The beautiful new kitchen is fully equipped for those who like to cook. It features granite counters, new appliances, and a center island which makes a wonderful social space with stools around it. Staples, cleaning supplies, spices, condiments, linens, etc. are all included.

Pets are permitted with deposit.

Recent Remodeling: Several years ago we completed a major remodeling project which included more than doubling the size of the kitchen, putting in all new top-of-the-line appliances, new cabinets with granite countertops, a large center island with stools around it to sit and socialize with the cook, tiled floors, all tastefully decorated. This has dramatically changed the flow and feeling of the house, opening everything up and making it much more accommodating for large groups. Also, we have added a screened-in back porch and another deck that goes the entire East side of the house from front to back, connecting the back porch to the front deck. The hot tub is now sequestered at the back of this side deck next to the porch.

SKIING DETAILS:: This house is a stone's throw from the entrance to Sugarbush North, Mt. Ellen. It is about ten minutes to South. Also, going the other direction you are about 5 minutes to Mad River Glen, one of the most unique ski areas anywhere. For the children, we have sleds available that you can use right on the property or elsewhere. Snowshoeing and Nordic skiing is conveniently available, also: The Catamount trail is a quarter mile away, and other trails go up back of the house through the woods.


Don Rhoades

Member Since 2004
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 23, 2018
About Don Rhoades

We are a couple nearing retirement who like to travel and have a large family of children and grandchildren plus friends we like to visit. Neither one of us ski much so renting our home seemed like a natural way to pay for our travels and help with our finances. We have been renting for some years now, and have had great luck with guests who have treated our property well and been very appreciative to rent a well-cared for home.

Don Rhoades purchased this House in 1997

Why Don Rhoades chose Waitsfield

Where we are is a natural for ski rentals. German Flats Road, which is the road we turn out onto when leaving Hiddenwood, connects Sugarbush North to Sugarbush South, and Mad River Glen is only a few minutes away in the other direction. We're only two miles to town and approximately a half mile away from a popular restuarant. That plus the fact that we've put a lot of love and care in fixing up our home makes our place very desirable for family groups and adult renters.

What makes this House unique

We sit in the middle of a two-acre lot that has a large front yard, a small pond, and is surrounded by forest. You are in a secluded glen, even though our neighbors are only a short walk through the trees.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom
        1 queen, 1 baby crib
      • Bedroom
        1 king
      • Bedroom
        1 double
      • Bedroom
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Pull-out sofa with down tick.
      • We have a crib, a high-end, queen-sized air mattress, and a twin mattress available if needed. All bedding and linens supplied.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower
      • Bathrooms and kitchen are tiled. New bathroom in basement added in 2014 has large quarter-round enclosure.

      Location Type

        • Mountain
        • Rural


            • Family
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Living Room
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      Room for up to five vehicles; will have to be moved to accommodate snowplow.
                    • Telephone
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Ice Maker
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Grinder
                        • Coffee Maker
                          automatic coffee maker, also four-cup french press.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Everything you need for anything you want to cook including a kitchen aid mixer, blender, food processor, many mixing bowls, strainers, large lobster pot on down to the smallest, crock pot, etc.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Table settings for 12 people.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Blender
                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchen is completely stocked with things like spices, flour, sugar, cooking oil, foil and plastic wrap, storage bags, etc.
                        • Lobster Pot
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Complete spice drawer, flour, sugar, cooking oil, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper flakes and sauce, you name it. Ask if you have something in particular you have in mind.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Expandable round antique oak table can seat up to ten.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Music Library
                                • Audio Tape Player
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Numerous Board and Card games.
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Books
                                  Children's, non-fiction, and fiction
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  42" Samsung HDTV
                                • Toys
                                  We have grandchildren--Need I say more?
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  Some Children and Family movies, comedy, and drama


                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      We love to garden and have a big front lawn
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Brand new Weber Grill.
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                    • Wood Deck

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Hot Tub
                                          Fits up to five people, four easily.
                                        • Outdoor Hot Tub


                                            • autumn foliage

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • massage therapist

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis


                                                            • Hot tub capacity 5 people; 3 TVs, 3 VCR/DVD/blu-rays. 42' flat-screen TV. The kitchen has been expanded and upgraded with new appliances, cabinets, granite counter tops, tiled floors, and more. Note: Snow tires are necessary in winter as we are located at the end of a long private road.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: Flexible

                                                              Check-out: Flexible

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              12 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              WOW! What a fantastic house! A+ Would stay again!

                                                              Zachary M.

                                                              Stayed here with a group of 10 adults. The house is very nice and very spacious. The artwork is very tasteful. Plenty of room for everyone to spread out. The hot-tub is quite big and pretty secluded on the back deck. The property itself sits back off the road, and not cramped in with a bunch of other houses. There's plenty of beds for everyone, and enough floor space and extra mattresses and couches. There's more than enough cooking supplies and spices. There's every appliance you could need. There's a large tv and stereo. The property has a small hill that's pretty good for sledding. It's minutes from both Sugarbush mountains, and there's a bunch of very good restaurants nearby.

                                                              Don was very communicative at our stay. We didn't have any issues with our vacation, but I imagine that given he promptly texted me the morning of our stay and when we were leaving, we'd have no problems getting a hold of him with any issues.

                                                              The only thing to note is that the road up is relatively steep and unpaved. Take your time going up to the road and make sure your tires are equipped for snow/ice.

                                                              Family Ski Weekend

                                                              Peggy E.albany, ny

                                                              This house was full of charm and has all the amenities you could hope for. Great layout and use of space. We were a family of 9 and we had plenty of room. Great kitchen to work in. The hot tub was a welcome treat after sub zero days on the mountain. The location was great - close to Sugarbush so we were easily first ones on the mountain - though AWD was a plus in getting up the drive. It was a pleasure dealing with Don and we would definitely stay here again.

                                                              Review of Fayston Property ID 104339

                                                              janice w.

                                                              The house is lovely, clean, and cozy, and has a well stocked kitchen. Owner Don checked in at the beginning and end of our stay to be sure all was ok, which we appreciated.

                                                              Beautiful house with lots of room for grownups and kids

                                                              Boris K.

                                                              We had an amazing stay at Don's house lovingly decorated house, located 10 minutes from Sugarbush off of German Flats road. The house was well appointed with large bedrooms upstairs and smaller rooms and kids rooms below. The hot tub was a welcome treat for our weary bones after a full day of skiing. Our kids loved their children room, and enjoyed discovering all the toys and games within.


                                                              Cozy home, Great for a large group

                                                              Mary H.Massapequa Park, NY

                                                              Our extended family spent 5 days for a ski vacation at this lovely house. I can't say enough about how perfect this place was for us. It is meticulously clean, very tastefully decorated and has all the conveniences of home. We had 9 people very comfortably situated. The 2 grandchildren were thrilled with the basement level bedroom and all the fun toys/dress up clothes in the play area. The kitchen/dining/living area are perfectly set up for family togetherness and dinners. Hot tub is a welcome relief after a long day of skiing! The owner is a pleasure to deal with and extremely helpful. Very close to Sugarbush. I would not hesitate to rent this property again and I highly recommend it.

                                                              Lovely home! Great experience!

                                                              Dana D.

                                                              My husband and I rented this home for 8 nights with another couple. We had additional friends and family up to stay and the house accommodated 10 adults very well (best for 5 couples or 4 couples and 2 singles that are comfortable sharing a room with 2 twin beds). While it can accommodate 12 people with 2 on an air mattress I think 10 is the perfect number for an all-adult party. The owner, Don, was incredibly communicative from start to finish and was very available and accommodating to our requests. The house was clean, well cared for and ample towels and linens were provided. The kitchen was fully stocked and great for preparing big family meals. And most importantly hot tub was amazing after a cold day skiing. Mount Ellen is a 2-3 minute drive and Lincoln Peak is a 7-8 minute drive - you can't beat that! In addition to skiing we enjoyed sledding, snow shoeing, the multitude of board games available in the house and eating/drinking in downtown Waitsfield. It was a fabulous ski get away that we hope to do again! This house is pet friendly, which was a major bonus for us and one of the main reasons why we ultimately chose this rental. I would absolutely recommend this property to a friend/relative and am hopeful I will be a return customer myself.


                                                              Fayston, VT, USA

                                                              The house sits in privacy on two wooded acres with views and a hot tub. Sugarbush and Mad River Glen ski areas are minutes away. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails abound within easy walking distance. Nightlife, fine and casual dining, shopping, movie theater, live music, and spas all thrive in the Mad River Valley. Tennis, health club, swimming at the Bridges or Sugarbush Sports Center. This is a winter-only rental, with occasional exceptions. Other Activities: kayaking, hiking mountain trails


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              Five-day minimum stay for New Year's and Presidents week. Higher rates apply for both periods.

                                                              12 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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                                                              Property # 104339