5 BR (sleeps 12), 3.5 Bath, private Hot tub, epic Views, Fireplace, WiFi
- english, german, spanish
About Sibylle Kim
Passionate about Vermont's landscape and people, very much reminding me about my native roots in Southern Germany.
Sibylle Kim purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Sibylle Kim chose Waterbury
We are East Coast city folks who love Vermont and its pristine Green Mountains. When our children were born, we decided to buy that dream vacation home allowing our family to have a wonderful, well-balanced 'double life'. We chose the Waterbury, VT location for its proximity to various ski resorts (Stowe, Sugarbush, Bolden Valley), great recreational and culinary offerings, and easy access to I-89.
What makes this Villa unique
VILLA AUSBLICK is a family-friendly sanctuary for discerning vacationers seeking mountain solitude. It is a very unique rental property that serves the varied needs of many different guests which could be a large, multi-generational family reunion or a group retreat coming together for a vacation, to celebrate the Holidays or a special life milestone (big birthday, engagement, wedding, baby shower, college commencement). For me personally VILLA AUSBLICK is simply the perfect place to tune out from my busy day-to-day life, reconnect with nature and find my inner peace. Once you arrive, you will understand.
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
No smoking is allowed anywhere on the property.
Sorry, we have pet allergies in the family.
Are you kidding - this is the kids paradise!
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:12 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
A complete RESERVATION requires receipt of a reservation deposit, signed Guest Agreement, and copy of photo ID within 24 hours of booking request.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We stayed at Villa Ausblick for 4 nights in early September. It was wonderful. The view is stunning, the house is welcoming and extremely confortable. We had little ones with us and everything we could possibly need was there. The kids had fun on the swings, playing in the pool, using the scotters, making a fire at night, going in the tree house, etc.! The owner of the house was helpful and had great recommendations. One of which was Maureen at Stock the House who helped us with food preparation and stocking the house before we arrived. She was lovely and extremely helpful. We will probably come back, we simply loved our stay there!
We are thrilled we could offer this family reunion a great venue to celebrate a very special birthday, and that they took advantage of what our partner and local concierge provider StockTheHouse can offer. In addition to purchased groceries awaiting these guests, they enjoyed a private beer tasting offered onsite.
Great for Family Vacation
Villa Ausblick is a great place for a family vacation. The house is beautiful, spacious, perfectly maintained and in a great location. The kids loved being so close to Ben & Jerry's, to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill and to several mini-golf courses; the adults loved the restaurants, nearby bike trails and world-class breweries. We all enjoyed smores by the fire pit, and meditating by the pond was perfect. Definitely a house to rent again!
Great stay in a breathtaking location
We had a great stay here for our extended family, including grandparents, kids and their spouses, and the grandkids (ages 2-5). The setting is breathtaking and the house is at once convenient to everything (stores, restaurants, etc.) but feels secluded and like it's really just you and no one else for miles. The grounds and the house are kept in great condition and we had everything we needed. Communication was great prior to our arrival. The only potential negatives are no hot tub during the summer (the evenings were in the 60s so it would have been perfect) and since the pool is not heated and we had a kind of chilly week (mid-70s during the day, 50-60s at night) the pool never got very warm. The kids still loved playing in it though and the adults would (slowly!) get in, as well. Overall, a really great stay and we would recommend it to anyone!
We are sorry this group's stay coincided with an unusually colder summer week. And we understand their disappointment when realizing that the hot tub was not offered during their stay. However, we do disclose this clearly upfront in our online listing, on photo description, in initial email response, and in our Guest Agreement.
We sadly had too many unfortunate experiences with prior guests who routinely would not comply with our basic hygienic rules (shower to remove sun screen/body lotion, rinse off sandy feet). This resulted in clogged filters and dirty water requiring a serious hot tub clean-up between guest group, which was not manageable within a tight turnaround window.
We eventually gave up as no means of communication and signage seemed to solve the behavioral compliance issue. The decision to deactivate the hot tub during the summer season came at the cost of our own enjoyment and was not taken lightly by our own family.
Fantastic family vacation spot!
Five Stars August 2019
Villa Ausblick provided a beautiful setting for our spread-out family of six adults and four children to be together. In addition to the gorgeous view, the summer gardens were lovely and the pool was popular with everyone. We ventured out for shopping, golf and the requisite visit to Ben & Jerry’s, but mostly we were happy to amuse ourselves at the villa. The house is spacious, well-equipped and well-organized. We mostly did our own cooking, but we’ll admit to one dinner of take-out pizza and a lunch at Von Trapp’s Brewery. Our most special meal was a chef’s dinner organized with the help of the villa’s concierge. We ate at a charmingly set table on the lawn with the chef introducing each course of delicious food. After a wonderful week together, we returned to our respective homes in New Hampshire, Virginia and Calgary, Alberta with lots of special memories. Even from afar, Sybille is on top of every detail. For that, we thank her.
This great review sounds like it was a perfect family vacation for everyone! It was a pleasure working with this family to fulfill their special request for 4-course meal prepared onsite by visiting chef and served outside under the stars.
Wonderful house in a beautiful setting
The house was exactly what we had hoped for and it was a wonderful way to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary with three generations. It was particularly fun for our 7-year old grandchildren.
Perfect! We were also able to connect this group with a local photographer to take pictures of their big family reunion onsite at Villa Ausblick. Just ask us about our concierge services and we are happy to refer you to local service providers.
We loved our stay at this house! It exceeded our expectations from the decks, views, pool, basement, living room, everything was perfect for a group of friends to sit back and relax. The house is clean, spacious and has everything we needed. I cannot wait to come back in the future. Sibylle is an amazing host and will answer any and all questions you have. I cannot recommend this house enough. Thank you again for sharing your house with us!
Another happy guest, another 5*-review we are very grateful for, thank you! If only we could figure out how to better capture Villa Ausblick's magic on photos. You just have to experience it for yourself!
Waterbury is centrally located at Exit 10 off Interstate 89, the state’s major north-south highway that winds along the spine of the Green Mountains. Route 100, dubbed “The Skiers’ Highway” as well as one of the most scenic drives in Vermont, threads through our region. The Mad River Byway and the Green Mountain Byway converge on our doorstep. The ski and summer resorts of Stowe, Bolton, Sugarbush and the Mad River Glen are readily accessed, and we are less than 30 minutes from Montpelier, Stowe, and Burlington.
Adjacent to a State Park with unrestricted panoramic views of Camel's Hump - Vermont's 3rd tallest mountain, Villa Ausblick is centrally located within a 30-minute drive to 4 major ski resorts (Stowe, Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, Bolton). Nearby attractions include the beautiful Waterbury Reservoir Lake and Winooski River for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming and boating. You can also choose amongst various golf courses and trails for hiking and mountain biking. Other tourist attractions are the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, the Cold Hollow Cider Mill and all the amazing shopping opportunities nearby Stowe and Burlington have to offer. And don't forget to explore Vermont's abundant foodie scene and famous micro-breweries, all easily accessible for this central location of Vermont. So whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or simply want to enjoy live in a stunning setting, Villa Ausblick is a luxury home with many amenities for you and your group.
Close to Burlington airport and Lake Champlain; 2 hrs from Montreal; 3 hrs from Boston. 5 ½ hrs from New York City.