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Brooks Helmick

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, portuguese

Fabulous 2 BR Luxury Condo - Ideal Stowe Location - Spectacular View - Sleeps 6

54 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview

Stowe Area Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Ideally located midway between the village and the mountain in the luxurious Stonybrook area, this condo has breathtaking views over the front lawn, to the rail fence, then to the hay field and historic farm house, and finally on up the valley to a spectacular panorama of both Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak. Inside are newly renovated kitchen and baths with dramatic, professionally taken Vermont photos throughout, including ski shots, native scenery and cows from the neighboring farm. While you are visiting, you have no question you are in Vermont. The unit has an open-hearth fireplace, complimentary wood, an HDTV with a TIVO DVR, wireless Internet access, a DVD/VCR player and four cordless phones. Bedrooms contain 2 new king-sized beds with specifications to match the Westin Hotel's famous Heavenly Bed. In the guest bedroom, the king can be split into two twins. For more and larger photos with expanded descriptions, visit mansfieldviewvermont*com (replace the asterisk with a period)

The Condo's Neighborhood: The Stonybrook area is the premier place to stay when you are visiting Stowe. Aside from the distinctive beauty of the buildings and surrounding grounds, you are perfectly positioned to drive just a few minutes to the village or the base of Mt Mansfield, being able to instantly access either. At an even shorter distance are a variety of local shops, delicatessens (one of our favorites within walking distance is the Edelweiss and their Vermont home-baked apple pies) and restaurants ranging from excellent pizza houses to fine dining.

At the south end of the Stonybrook property is an enormous wooded ravine which stretches for miles behind nearby farms and with more trails than you can ever cover with one visit, including one trail that leads to a spectacular nearby waterfall. At the north end, for walkers, joggers, runners and bikers, is the mid-point of the famous, paved, 6.5 mile, 'Stowe Rec Path,' which winds its way along the mountain road from the village to the ski area.

The Owner's Purchase Experience: Two years ago, when we (the owners) were looking for a Stowe property, we heard many realtors caution about Stonybrook and its high Association fees. Then we ran into a realtor who actually lived at Stonybrook and remarked, you get what you pay for! She turned out to be precisely right.

Later, on a quick side trip off the Mountain Road to visit the Trapp Family Lodge, we spotted the Stonybrook grounds and the front line of condos. It was immediately clear to us that if we were to buy in Stowe, this was the place to buy, and if at all possible to try to get one of the front line 'Farm Row' units that had the best, and truly breathtaking view of both Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak. We decided to wait it out, and a year and half later found and purchased Stonybrook 6.

Not only did we get a front line, Farm Row unit, we got a unit with a view that probably only 4 or 5 of the other Farm Row units have. i.e the ability to sit in either Living Room couch and see the mountain.

The Mountain: What a mountain Mt Mansfield is. Having grown up in mountain country elsewhere, this owner has been amazed at the many moods of Mt Mansfield. From dawn to noon to dusk, from rains to clouds to sunshine, and from snowstorms to the brilliant summer sunshine. Many of these views have been captured on digital camera and are permanently available for you slideshow viewing on the unit's brand new 37' plasma high definition TV.

For skiing, you already know the answer. The classic and historic Nosedive and National trails on Mt Mansfield early on led the way to Stowe being dubbed 'The Ski Capital of the East.' But then sunnier, gentler Spruce Peak, with its wider trails is also the skier's delight. Whatever your mood for the day, the perfect downhill run awaits you at Stowe.

We welcome you to duplicate our own pleasure. Come, visit, and find a place that will lead you back to Stowe and Stonybrook 6, again and again. We look forward to getting to know you!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Brooks Helmick (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, portuguese

About Brooks Helmick

Daughter (in the middle) is the real owner here. Mom and Dad help out with the management of the condo, and Gordon Setter, Dash, keeps everyone in line.

Brooks Helmick purchased this condo in 2006

Why Brooks Helmick chose Stowe Area

With Mom and Dad having honeymooned in Stowe, we always knew we wanted to come back here.

So in 2006, when the whole family rallied once again in Stowe, we were looking this time to return for good, and to find a property with a great view. After two week ends of looking and striking out, we decided to at least wrap up our search with a good Austrian pastry at the Trapp Lodge.

As we broke off the Mountain Road and headed up the road to the Trapps we spotted the Stonybrook grounds and the front line of condos. It was immediately clear to us that if we were to buy in Stowe, this was the place to buy, and if at all possible to try to get one of the front line 'Farm Row' units that had the best, and truly breathtaking view of both Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak. None were for sale, so we decided to wait it out, and a 18 months later (about three years ago now) we got exactly what we wanted.

Not only did we get a front line, Farm Row unit, we got a unit with a view that probably only 4 or 5 of the other Farm Row units have - i.e the ability to sit in either couch in the Living Room, and see the mountain.

Then we proceeded to completely renovate the condo with the latest appliances and yet with photos and decor such that in every room we and our visitors would have no question that 'We are in Vermont'

The pictures below describe the result. As the saying goes, 'What you see is what you get,' although our guests typically say, 'The real thing is even better.' We welcome you to come and see for yourself, and make your Vermont vacation dream come true.

Reviews

5
based on 54 traveler reviews

Fabulous 2 BR Luxury Condo - Ideal Stowe Location - Spectacular View - Sleeps 6
average rating of 4.962963 based on 54 reviews
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5

Well-maintained, conveniently-located, sufficiently-equipped home with a beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four spent a week in July in the unit and thoroughly enjoyed the greenness of VT. The owner Brooks kept us well informed about the town and the unit beforehand. Everything is as organized and clean as the impression we got from online reviews and the communication with Brooks. We were pleasantly surprised by the apple pie and the icecream upon arrival. They were delicious! The owner takes excellent care of the unit and is extremely attentive to guests. Everything is clearly marked, from the labels in the kitchen cabinet to the instructions on how to close the windows. We felt like we had lived there for a long time and knew the place inside and out.

We did some hiking and compensated the calories loss with lots of eating. We ended our vacation with a relaxing afternoon in the pool and a movie night in the unit.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great Unit - Great Stay! Organized & Caring Owner

  • 5 of 5

Wife & I rented for the first 2 weeks of July. I have lived in Stowe previously and my daughter & family recently moved there, so we visited. Knowing Stowe I knew that Stonybrook was a great property with a fantastic location. This unit also has one of the few units with open field views that achieves reasonable privacy and a great view.

This 2 BR unit is renovated, exceptionally maintained, and was clean upon arrival. The owner has equipped the kitchen and linens exceptionally well, so in nearly all cases you aren't missing anything. Everything is detailed in the online unit description and the kitchen has photos inside the cabinet drawers. The unit instruction manual is the best I've seen and has a tremendous amount of information on the unit as well as the town of Stowe. Beds are very comfortable in Master & 2nd BR as other family stayed for 4 days and complimented the bed. LR is comfortable and TV has TIVO DVR, Satellite channels, Netflix & more. It's a little complicated but there are excellent instructions that allow quick use by most. Dining table seats 6 comfortably. AC/Heat system very easy to operate. Large deck with stacked wood for cold/cool months and a Charcoal Grill for warm months or whenever you're adventuresome in winter.

Pre check-in communication from the owner is fantastic. Again documentation provided prior to arrival and in unit is exceptional. Owner presented us with a welcome card and gift of premium ice cream and a pie to enjoy!

A fantastic stay from an owner who cares! Highly recommend (except next July 4th as we will be back!)

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What most Homeaway guests don't know is that owners get a chance to rate their guests as well. We seem to consistently get great guests, so giving them all our own 5 star rating has been a no brainer. The one drawback to our guest reviews is there is no place to make comments, so since this was a very special guest, let me make a comment here. The guest here is right. Since you've got a high tech owner here that loves giving his guests all of the latest technology, it can, at least with the TV universal remote, seem a bit complicated at first. Even this guest, who is a techie himself, had a brief stumble with it (a relative punched the wrong button and the screen went all snow!) We fixed that but then he discovered a problem with the remote that I didn't know I had, and then led the charge in helping me fix it. What a dude! Thank you, Ron!
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Well maintained condo with beautiful mountain view

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time that my husband and I have stayed in this lovely condo and we find it comfortable because it is spacious, clean and nicely decorated. Brooks, who manages the condo is readily available by phone or email and he responds immediately to any questions or concerns.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Stowe Condo June 2016 Senior Couple

  • 5 of 5

We were impressed with the setting and neighborhood . We live on a very quiet, sanctuary Island in Florida and we were impressed how quiet it was during our week visit. Very clean and everything worked as it should. Nicely landscaped. The master bedroom is on the second floor and was not a problem for us but others might. We had cool weather from Montreal all week which brought daily showers, but did not hamper us on our stay. We only ate out twice at the Bistro about 150 ft up the road but enjoyed it very much, good food, well prepared with excellent service. Extensive wine list, open Wed-Sun.($$$).

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great owner, excellent location, will stay again

  • 5 of 5

Love the condo, the view, the location to nearby restaurants, and much more. Second time staying and will stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Lovely Condo in Stowe, Vermont

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this condo in Stowe,Vermont.

The unit has everything you need- fully equipped kitchen, cozy furniture, fine linens, comfortable beds and good quality towels.

We will definitely return for another visit.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Car: recommended

Stowe, the 'Ski Capital of the East' is by car, 45 minutes from Burlington International Airport and just over 3 hours from Boston. Stowe is known for its beauty, spectacular skiing, picturesque Vermont living, and a passion by the local townspeople to keep it that way. Whatever first-class recreation you are seeking. From skiing, biking, hiking, fishing, golfing hot-air ballooning, to dining, country shopping, outdoor symphonies at the Von Trapp Family Lodge, or just a walk in the woods, Stowe is the place to be. Locally two first class spas are just minutes away as well as great restaurants, a cinema, museums, art galleries, and a Ben & Jerry's factory.

Ski: Always known for its tough and varied intermediate and expert trails on Mt Mansfield and the wider, afternoon sun trails on Spruce Peak, the entire mountain has and is going an extensive upgrade. New higher capacity snow making trunk lines have been added to the famous National and Nose Dive trails on Mansfield and a multi-million dollar Stowe Mountain revitalization project that will include new high speed lifts, trails and snow making, lodge, 18 hole Bob Cupp designed golf course, fine dining, and a world class spa.

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Rates & Availability

Stowe Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Jul-Aug (Sat to Sat Only)
Aug 19 2016 - Sep 4 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 5 2016 - Sep 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
 
Peak Foliage 1
Sep 23 2016 - Sep 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Peak Foliage 2
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 13 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,750
 
 
Stick Season
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 18 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$500
$3,150
 
 
Early Winter
Jan 2 2017 - Jan 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Mid Winter
Jan 13 2017 - Feb 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$350
Fri,Sat
 
 
President's Week
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Spring Skiing
Feb 26 2017 - Mar 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
Spring
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Early Summer
May 19 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

$100 Departure Cleaning Charge

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Amenities

Stowe Area Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have just been renovated with new cabinets, silestone counters, and floors.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , separable to 2 twins
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Livingroom Sofa near Guest Bath
  • Depending on the renter's preferences, the two twins in the guest bedroom can be either locked together permanently as a king or separated as two twins. During the rental period either configuration can be easily changed for the other since the beds are on easy rollers and have an easy mechanism to unlock or lock the beds together. Like the master bedroom, the mattresses and bedding for the guest room king / twin combination configuration have are also new and with specifications to match the Westin Hotel's famous 'Westin Heavenly Bed.' The Queen pullout sofa in the living room faces the mountain view. Behind the queen sofa is a wet bar with sink and mirror, and just down the hall, also on the main floor, is the guest full bathroom with shower.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The dining room also has an adjacent bar (above kitchen counter) which seats and additional 4. All new kitchen and bath including new cabinets, wood floors and stainless appliances including a hot water dispenser and glass top stove. The spectacular mountain view can be seen from the master bedroom and dining room and from both sofas in the living room.

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