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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 133 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 133 nights

Description

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

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Kathleen Kalinowski
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 3, 2016
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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 -
(38 traveler reviews)

A/C, 3 Bed/2 Bath, FP, Sauna-Summer, Fall, Winter 1/2 Share Rental Available
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 41 reviews
Essex, MA.
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Perfect!

  • 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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PERFECT

  • 5 of 5

Immediately upon arrival, we were very impressed. The home is meticulously maintained. It served us well, as we spent our 25th anniversary week, sightseeing all over Vermont. Our only regret was having to pack up and return to Texas. It is so beautiful up there. The owners "Kathleen and Ed", went above and beyond, to ensure we had a great visit. We plan to return asap.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place to stay in Vermont

  • 5 of 5

The Cavendish house was everything it promised to be. From the moment we drove up to the minute we left, we couldn't have experienced a better stay - everything was perfect! The furnishings were comfortable and in fantastic condition - we felt like we walked into a brand new home that welcomed us in.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We update the house regularly to keep it fresh, comfortable and well maintained. We want our guests to feel at as though they are at home not in a vacation rental. The house is more than fully equipped with anything a guest might need.
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JUST LIKE BEING HOME

  • 5 of 5

I had just about exhausted my search for a "home away" when I decided to give central Vermont a look. One of the first homes to appear was Kathleen's place in Cavendish. Frankly, it just jumped off the page. The gray siding, wrap around white porch railing and the red roof made it pop.

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A few moments later we were booked for a fantastic foiur days. Kathleen was very easy to do business with. Once we arrived the interior was just like the photos depicted, and condiments left nothing to be desired. The location was perfect for enjoying guiet evenings at the forests edge and exploring Vermont and New Hampshire

Vermont was like steping back in time. No big box stores, motels or fast food. The local folks were a pleasure and made us feel like neighbors.

If you are planning a New England vacation, by all means plan your stay at Kathleen's place and enjoy the greatest breakfast you've ever experienced just down the road at the Vermont Apple Pie Breakfast Restaurant.

Carroll and Peggy Long

Tennessee

Cliff and Betty Schuenaman

Ohio

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the house and location. We think Vermont is extraordinaryly special and our guests all seem to agree.
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Just love the home and the setting. Quiet and secluded.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Rutland
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Various 5 minutes
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Okemo 7 minutes
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Rutland
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

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Rates & Availability

Cavendish House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas Week
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
MLK Holiday
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 
 
High Season
Feb 4 2017 - Feb 10 2017
6 night minimum stay
$325
$2,100
 
 
High Season
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 17 2017
6 night minimum stay
$325
$2,100
 
 
Presidents Week
Feb 18 2017 - Feb 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
High Season
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 3 2017
6 night minimum stay
$325
$2,100
 
 
Spring 2017
May 13 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$175
$950
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$185
$1,155
 
 
Foliage 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$195
$1,225
 
 
Columbus Weekend 2017
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
$900
Flat fee
 
 
Winter 1/2 Share-10 wks
Nov 27 2017 - Apr 8 2018
133 night minimum stay
$8,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$150
$890
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Changeover day is Saturday. Rentals may start any day between Saturday - Tuesday.
50% refund for cancellations 60 days prior to rental.
Seasonal Ski Rental - Half Share -10 Weeks includes all Holiday weeks
$8000.00 + 800.00 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Cavendish House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • - Bathrooms have tile floors - Bathroom #1 has deep soaking tub
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
- 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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