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Kathleen Kalinowski

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

A/C, 3 Bed/2 Bath, FP, Sauna-Summer, Fall, Winter 1/2 Share Rental Available

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Cavendish House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bdrms, 2 Baths, sleeps 8, Open Concept, Sauna, separate kids' apartment

Spring, Summer and Foliage Rentals

1/2 Share Winter Rental 2016-17 $7250

10 Alternating Weeks Including all Holiday Weeks:

Nov 28-Dec 5

Dec 12-19

Dec 26- Jan 2 Christmas/New Years Week

Jan 9-16 MLK

Jan 23-30

Feb 13-27 (2 weeks) Presidents' Week

Mar 6-13

Mar 20-26

Apr 3-10

$7250 plus security (Call/email for details)

-Wonderful house for two families or multi-generational vacation

- Spacious 2000 sq. ft.

- Open Concept, living-dining-kitchen, designed for entertaining

- Two bedrooms w/queen beds and double closets

- Bunk room w/four twins (bunk beds) - kids' apt. or guest room

- Bunk room with dresser with 5 drawers

- Bunk room with 'Changing Closet' for co-ed groups

- Two bathrooms

- Bunk room lounge w/kitchenette

- Large/double closets

- Linens and paper products included

- Mudroom entry

- Fireplace (gas)

- Barbecue (gas)

- Sauna

- Ski & board racks

- Washer & dryer

- Central Air-conditioning

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kathleen Kalinowski (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

About Kathleen Kalinowski

We are a couple with three daughters, two of whom are grown. We ski, the girls snowboard. We enjoy all the seasons in Vermont; the summer being a fantastically beautiful time though autumn gets the most press!

My husband Ed and I built this house to our exact design criteria in 2005. We wanted the house to be in the Vermont venacular style which we find so charming. Our guests are often surprised to discover that the house is new not a renovated 1890's farmhouse. We wanted a front porch, mudroom, open concept living area with gas fireplace, 2 bedrooms, a bunk room with separate lounge for guests or kids, 2 bathrooms, laundry room, sauna and air-conditioning. The house was designed for entertaining while providing room to get away to read, sleep or relax in peace. All bedrooms have TVs so everyone can be happy with their viewing. But the house is mainly intended for togetherness. There are beautiful outdoor views with French doors at both ends of the open concept area and extensive views from the bedrooms. The kids can enjoy their own 'world' if they like in the kids' apartment/bunk room with includes a lounge, mini-fridge, TV and Game Cube. All of our guests have been very happy with the set-up!

We share the house with another family on alternate weeks during ski season. This is called a '1/2 Share' which for the renting family includes all the holiday weeks, 10 total weeks. We have done this successfully since 2006. It's a great arrangement for those families that that are happy to ski/ride every other week.

Kathleen Kalinowski purchased this house in 2005

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you again for sharing your lovely home with us. We have rented many homes over the years on Homeaway, and yours is easily one of the top two we have rented. There are many positive features regarding your house and we enjoyed living there for the week.

I don't want to do a long email but I have to say, you have a top-notch cleaning company and I loved the pocket doors. I have never wanted to talk to one of the homeowners more than I would like to talk to you about your home, and the decisions made in building your home. I'm very impressed with your choices and could give you many more compliments.

It was a great vacation in Vermont and you were right about waiting fifteen minutes and the weather could change. We had many beautiful clear warm fall days.
Sep 2015
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)
A/C, 3 Bed/2 Bath, FP, Sauna-Summer, Fall, Winter 1/2 Share Rental Available
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 37 reviews
Essex, MA.


  • 5 of 5

We loved this rental! It had everything we needed. The house is clean, cozy and has plenty of room. We stayed for a weekend in the Fall and the surroundings were beautiful and peaceful. It is just a short drive to a very charming town. Great rental, Thank You!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, Neva. Columbus Day Weekend is a wonderful time to be in Vermont. We'd love to have you back anytime and we hope you do get the chance to return.
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Cleanest and most homey rental ever!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was everything it promised and more. Hands down it was the cleanest place I have rented - inside and out. Everything made me feel at home - nothing was for want. From being greeted with a warm note and treats in the refrigerator to the final goodbye it was a welcoming stay. I was considering a second stay even before I ended my first one. I sent the details to my brother who I know would appreciate it for a summer vacation with his family. I enjoyed the sauna even in the summer, but can only imagine its comfort in the winter. This is a great place for one person (albeit big) or for a large family. Kathleen and Co. had more than enough information available to discover the local area. I think my heart skipped a beat when I saw they had a binder filled with user guides for any electronic device (I have the same in my own home). The nearby town of Ludlow had everything extra one could need and the drives to area hikes made the trip more pleasurable. I cannot praise this rental or the owners enough. I just hope I can get the days I need next time as I imagine a place like this will become popular by word of mouth alone. No personal reviews on restaurants as tastes vary, but there are enough in Ludlow, Windsor or Londonderry (proximity drives) to satisfy most palettes (one suggestion - The New American Grill). This one fits the motto of HomeAway to a T!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review and comments on our local area. There truly is something for everyone from restaurants to activities. And it's beautiful in all seasons (exception "mud season"). We have many return guests. One family has summered with us for nine years.
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Clean, quiet home with great large level yard

  • 5 of 5

Very nice location on dead end street, so no traffic and very private. Peaceful-able to open windows at night for fresh, cool air. Air conditioning if needed, though. Fully equipped--you don't need to bring a thing to be able to cook meals or prepare snacks or even to barbeque on the gas grille. Great to be able to do laundry (washer and dryer in the basement). Do note that the two upper bedrooms have one queen bed each, and the 2 bunk beds are in the nicely finished basement (there are windows though). House was very clean.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope that our house feels like your home away from home with everything you need to be comfortable and have a great vacation.
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  • 5 of 5

This was by far the best home we rented. It was immaculate and had tons of utensils, pots and pans, towels, blankets etc. owner was a breeze to deal with. Great location.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We also have stayed in many vacation rentals. We found that we often needed more pots, pans, dishes, silverware etc than were provided. I disliked having to wash stuff in the middle of preparing a big meal! So when we set up our house we decided to provide double sets for the convenience of our guests. Fortunately the kitchen is commodious for this.
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A great vacation rental.

  • 5 of 5

This review is long overdue. In October my family and I stayed in this Cavendish Cottage for 8 nights. This house has everything you could want in a vacation home, exactly as described. It was immaculate and very well maintained. The kitchen is stocked with quality cookware, dishes, etc., everything you could possibly need for your stay. The downstairs bunkroom would be perfect for a family with teenagers who would love having their own space. We rode the Green Mountain Foliage Train ride from Chester to Ludlow and I have to say that the Brown’s Sweet Cider we had on the train was the best I have had. We did venture out on an overnight trip to Mount Washington and North Conway, New Hampshire but the rest of the time was spent in the area surrounding Cavendish. We visited Woodstock and ate lunch at the Woodstock Farmer’s Market. The Vermont Country Store in Weston is less than a 30 minutes drive, I could have spent the entire day in the store, and the Bryant House Restaurant next door is a good place to have a nice lunch. We were able to see about 12 covered bridges in the area, and that included some that we found in Keene, New Hampshire area, an easy drive from Cavendish. If I have the opportunity to visit this area of Vermont again, I would hope this rental would be available. The owner was very responsive and easy to work with and made several suggestions of things to see and do. All in all, a wonderful experience. Thank you, Kathleen.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

A gorgeous, well built house. Spotlessly clean, and very inviting! We came up to do some road cycling, and weren't disappointed, with Okemo and Ascutney close by, there's no shortage of hills to climb! Many thanks to Katherine and Ed for a lovely house, and great communication! We'll likely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There are many mountain biking options in our area. Okemo, Killington, Ascutney and Pine Hill Park in Rutland are jus some. Lots of other challenging activities; disc golf at Okemo, kayaking on Echo, Rescue and Lake Ninevah, hiking sections of the Long Trail. Or just sit on the front porch, enjoy the quiet and wildlife with a nice cool/ hot drink!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Various 5 minutes
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Okemo 7 minutes
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Rt 91
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Various 5 minutes
Nearest Ski
4.5 Miles
Okemo 7 minutes
Car: necessary

Cavendish, Vermont. Fresh air, beautiful scenery, relaxed atmosphere in the Green Mts. Something for everyone in a naturalist environment. Get out of the office, take a walk through a covered bridge with your children. Hunt salamanders or antiques. Read a book on the porch. Take a nap with the French doors open and the birds singing to one another while the breeze wafts through the room. Cruise the galleries and fairs for local artists. Eat ice cream on the Town Green. Take a picnic lunch to the local swimming hole. Swim in the mountain clear water. Lie on a warm rock and take another nap. Have a gourmet dinner or barbecue. Enjoy your vacation!

Ski Season 1/2 Share: 10 weeks of skiing including Xmas, MLK, Presidents' Week. Perfect solution for families who can't get away every week. Your own closets, cabinets & ski storage. Share with owners.

7 minutes to Okemo

35 minutes to Killington

40 minutes to Bromley

45 minutes to Stratton

50 minutes to Sunapee

Ski a different mountain everyday


Rates & Availability

Cavendish House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 2 2016
4 night minimum stay
Last Week of Summer 2016
Aug 29 2016 - Sep 2 2016
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Late Summer 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Sep 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
Foliage 2016
Sep 17 2016 - Oct 22 2016
4 night minimum stay
Columbus Weekend
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Stick Season
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 11 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
MLK Holiday
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Feb 4 2017 - Feb 10 2017
6 night minimum stay
High Season
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 17 2017
6 night minimum stay
Presidents Week
Feb 18 2017 - Feb 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 3 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Summer changeover day is Saturday. Rentals may start any day between Saturday - Tuesday.
Seasonal Ski Rental - Half Share -10 Weeks includes all Holiday weeks
$7250 + $600 Refundable Damage Deposit (no Vt tax)
Wonderful ski house for one or two families with up to 4 children or for up to 3 couples.
Call/email for details of 10 week share arrangement. See reviews.Accepting winter weekly rentals after September 30, 2016 if ten week winter seasonal half share rental is not reserved.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Cavendish House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • - Bathrooms have tile floors - Bathroom #1 has deep soaking tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 2 bunk beds
  • - TV/DVDs in all bedrooms - IPod docks in living room & bunk room - Bunk room has 2 bunk beds, refrigerator, microwave & coffee maker, lounge area seating five, dressing room - Sauna in bunk room
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
- All kitchen appliances are new including five burner stove - Ultra quiet dishwasher - Extra pots & pans, utensils, storage containers and serving platters. - Matched dishes and silverware sets for 16 so you never run short at dinner time - Extra refrigerator in bunk room can be used for snacks or drinks

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