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Bob Kesner

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Incredible Mtn. Views, 25 Acres, Pond, Organic Gardens

6 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Waltham House Rental Photos and Description

3500 Sq.Ft, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7

The Red Studio House is a 3500 square-feet industrial modern home with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. It was designed as an artist studio by a renowned VT architect and was the winner of the 2002 AIA Vermont Excellence in Architecture Award/Red Studios--Adler House.

The 25 acres of picturesque Land Trust acreage include open space, woods, a river, and a clean, deep, spring-fed pond (18 feet at it deepest point). This is a quiet & incredibly beautiful place where you can xc ski/hike/bike right from the front door, roam hundreds of contiguous acres, or just sit on the porch and enjoy the magnificent view of the Adirondack Mountains.

Our quaint Town of Waltham is 45 minutes from Mad River and Sugarbush ski areas; 1 hour from Stowe or Killington; 45 minutes to Adirondacks; 35 minutes to Burlington; 15 minutes to Middlebury and 2 miles from Vergennes. All of these locations offer excellent restaurants and interesting shops.

The house includes a well equipped kitchen, a washer/dryer, open concept living/dining area, wood-burning fireplace, 2-car indoor garage, DISH TV, Wi-Fi internet, HDTVs, DVDs. Fitness area downstairs include an elliptical, bench, weights, and separate TV.

The driveway is plowed during the winter, and firewood is provided. The house has propane gas heat (forced hot air) and a gas commercial cook stove. (AC available in master bedroom, only).

Other area locations and drive times include:

Basin Harbor Golf & Tennis, 15 minutes;

Middlebury College Golf Course, 20 minutes;

Middlebury College Snow Bowl & XC Skiing, 25-30 minutes;

Mad River Glen, 40-45 minutes;

Sugarbush, 50-55 minutes;

Killington & Stowe, 1- 1 1/4 hours;

Sugarbush Golf, 1 hour

NOTE: June-August we usually do NOT rent for more than one week at a time--'tis gardening season.

We also rent a portion of our home, while we are here, and on a limited basis, to a maximum of four (4) people.

There are two bedroom suites available. The Red Room has a comfortable double bed and is attached to sitting area with a sofa and desk. A full bath is just off this suite.

The Green Room has a queen bed and is attached to a large room that offers an extensive library, an exercise area and private TV. A full bath is one floor up.

Please contact us for more details on this limited offer.

We also now starting to rent a penthouse condo in Akumal, Mexico in the gorgeous Mayan Riviera. This brand new, luxurious penthouse condo, located on 717 acres that is secure and safe, is tastefully decorated with handmade furniture crafted from the finest local hardwoods. Contact me for more details.

PLEASE: Contact me relative to payment methods. Do NOT send me any funds until we have communicated via email or phone.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bob Kesner (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

Incredible Mtn. Views, 25 Acres, Pond, Organic Gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Austin, TX
5

Great vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the property in October and found it to be really comfortable with fantastic views of the Adirondacks. It is in a quiet, rural setting, yet is close to some good restaurants in Vergennes.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My thanks to K-Row from Austin, TX! (She is very gracious and was a very respectful and considerate tenant, too!) I believe that she also enjoyed some rather nice bits of nature--both around the house & property, and on some of her hikes and biking tours, too. I might add that in addition to some good restaurants in Vergennes, that if you add another 10 minutes to one's drive in either direction that there are another 8+ fine dining establishments! Bob
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5

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

This is the third summer that we've enjoyed staying here. The setting is spectacular, with beautiful views of rolling green hills, cows, mountains and lots of birds. The house is comfortable, well set up and has everything you need. And veggies from the garden are a treat. Vergennes is a lovely town and it and the surrounding area have lots of nice restaurants and bakeries. And cruises on Lake Champlain are fun. This is a great place----which is why we keep coming back!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

Privacy, beauty and comfort in Vergennes

  • 5 of 5

The house is a unique design, all clean lines and modern comforts. There is plenty of natural light as the windows are large to show off the beautiful views. The location is very private, a plus for early morning swimming in the fresh, weed-free pond. The kitchen and baths are well-equipped. The patios are lovely. The whole place is clean as a whistle. This is a great place to relax, to read, to simply enjoy the view. It is located few short miles from the center of Vergennes. The owners are a delight. If you are not set on being lakefront on Lake Champlain you could not do better than this.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay! The setting is beautiful--views from the deck with mountains and rolling hills in the background are terrific and the bird feeders attract charming visitors. Vergennes has great restaurants and we enjoyed exploring other nearby towns as well. Finally, the owner was very thoughtful and responsive.

All together, we loved staying here and recommend it without reservation.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. My wife and I have been renting properties on and off for more than ten years and always strive for the very best for our vacationing friends. We look forward to having you stay here again and/or telling your friends about your stay, too. Best regards, Bob and Andrea
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5

Great Get Away

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time that we have rented this property for vacation. This is a wonderful house, well appointed, well equipped, peaceful and quiet, and close to great shops and restaurants. The property is beautiful and the vegetable garden is spectacular. The owner is accessible and so pleasant to deal with. Our two dogs loved it as well.

Look forward to returning.

Margie from Pittsburgh

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would also like to add that our 12,000 square-foot organic vegetable garden is a central part of Vermont Organic Gardens and its bountiful offerings whose produce has been part of many area eateries and homes! For other possible tenants, please ask us about our seasonal options for renting rooms while Andrea and I are here, too.
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5

Perfect for family graduation!

  • 5 of 5

*Beautiful house with beautiful views

*Great kitchen - comes equipped with stocked pantry, All Clad cookware and even herbs from the owner's garden

*Dining table was perfect for large parties (even more than 10 people)

*Loft-like master bedroom with its own double-sink bathroom simply lovely

*Other bedrooms were smaller but still well-appointed and stylish

*Owner is super responsive

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your generous comments. My wife and I always take pride in doing the very best that we can and try to provide an enjoyable and lovely vacation experience for our guests. We have also taken your comment to heart re the two small rooms and have transformed them into one delightful suite that can also be used as two smaller rooms, too. Warm regards, Bob and Andrea
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Burlington International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Antidote
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Charlotte Ferry to NY State
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Basin Harbor Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Port Henry, NY
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Route 7
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Black Sheep Bistro
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Middlebury Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Button Bay
Car: necessary

Downhill & cross country skiing, Lake Champlain, music, dining, near Middlebury College, hiking, fishing, hunting, biking, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, swimming, sailing, antiquing, arts, festivals

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Rates & Availability

Waltham House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall/winter 2015
Sep 7 2016 - Dec 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$525
$3,275
 
 
Special Winter
Dec 6 2016 - Mar 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$510
$3,200
 
 
Early Spring/Spring
Mar 8 2017 - Jun 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,075
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $125

Security deposit, $250.
There is an additional non-refundable fee of $50 (each) for pet.
Christmas-New Year's period, $595/night, 3-night minimum; $3600/week.
College graduation, For 2017, $610/night, $3975/wk.
June-August: We usually CANNOT rent for more than one week at a time.
PLEASE: Contact me about payment methods. Do NOT send any money until we have communicated via email or phone.
SPECIAL 10% Discounts for Previous Renters and Their Friends.
There is a 3-night minimum stay.

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Amenities

Waltham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Master en suite bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleep sofa, not terribly comfortable, connects to Bedrm. 2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Antique day bed (sleeps one) off Bedrm. 3
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Indoor garage for 2 cars. Additional exterior parking for another two or three cars, too. More parking at end of driveway in Waltham Town Park-and-Ride parking area. Sunken fire pit for late afternoon/early evening fires. Firewood provided. 3/4-acre pond on property (12-20 feet deep). 2 HDTVs: 46' (and Blu-Ray DVD) in living area; 36' in finished basement (and a DVD and VHS player, too). Roku 3 is also provided for access to Netflix, Sling TV, Hulu, etc. Allergy sufferers: Please contact me if you are are allergic to residual dog hair. No young children (under the age of 8 or so)--the house is NOT childproof and may pose a danger to young kids. Likewise, there is a pond on the property and may be an issue for some children. Please contact me for more details.

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