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Charming Modern Cottage, Quiet, Convenient Location, Sauna, A/C, Kids' "Apt"

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 133 nights


About the property

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

Spring, Summer and Foliage Rentals

1/2 Share Winter Rental 2017-18:

10 Alternating Weeks Including all Holiday Weeks:

Nov 27-Dec 3


Dec 26- Jan 2 Christmas/New Years

Jan 8-15 MLK

Jan 22-29

Feb 12-26(2 weeks) Presidents' Week

Mar 5-12

Mar 19-26

Apr 2-9

Utilities included, linens not included w/winter 1/2 share

$8000 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 - spring, summer, foliage

- Mudroom entry

- Fireplace (gas)

- Barbecue (gas)

- Sauna

- Ski & board racks

- Washer & dryer

- Central Air-conditioning

More Details

Kathleen Kalinowski
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

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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Cavendish House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
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
  • Telephone ...
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Charming Modern Cottage, Quiet, Convenient Location, Sauna, A/C, Kids' "Apt"
average rating of 4.948718 based on 42 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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2nd Time & Would Go For A 3rd

  • 5 of 5

This is hands down the best place I have rented. It is a home that is move in ready with everything one needs and more (simply read my review from last year). Kathleen is wonderful and works with you (and makes sure you know you are welcomed when you arrive ;)

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 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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  • 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.


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


Cliff and Betty Schuenaman


  • 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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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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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
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Plymouth State Park
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

Rentals may start any day between Saturday - Tuesday. 100% 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.
Full refund up until September 1.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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