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Wonderfully Comfortable Home, Amazing Village Location

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 3 Full Baths, 1 Half Bath

For your Vermont get-away, a wonderful home away from home, welcoming, cozy, comfortable, with luxury details, and sited on the most impressive location in Manchester Village. The house abuts and overlooks the protected 40 acre Hildene Meadow, with mountain views, and gorgeous sunsets.

Our home is completely outfitted with the finest handmade furniture, the best of beds and linens, flat screen TV, high speed internet, game room, ping pong table, wood burning stove, central air, patio and a screened porch. Barbeque out back, watch the sun set over the mountains, enjoy an evening around the fire pit or gather together in the screened cottage.

We are three minutes from the Equinox Resort & Spa, the Hildene Estate, the Gleneagles Golf Course, and 15 minutes to Bromley, 25 minutes to Stratton Mountain, and 20 minutes to the Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show. A perfect location as we are 5 minutes to the center of Manchester offering shopping, restaurants, galleries, and antiquing, yet you will feel as though you are is the heart of the Vermont countryside.

With all the comforts of home this is the perfect location for a family gathering, or time spent with friends.

More Details

Ariane Tallman
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Ariane Tallman

This house was originally purchased to be part of the inventory for a high end vacation home club. It was furnished, outfitted, and detailed with this purpose in mind. The business was ultimately sold, but we retained the property. Our family has enjoyed many gatherings at this wonderful home, as have numerous guests. We welcome you to also enjoy a special experience in a home away from home.

Ariane Tallman purchased this house in 2003

Why Ariane Tallman chose Manchester

We sought a house in a location that had the feel of being among the mountains and meadows of Vermont, but not isolated. We are minutes away from everything, great restaurants, shopping, art galleries, antiquing, spas, and all the sports associated with the Vermont seasons.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved the house...location is perfect ..spent many hours on the screened porch

House is outfitted perfectly ..we were not wanting for anything

May 2015
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Manchester Center House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Bathroom 1 has radiant heat floors and Waterworks Fixtures.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ensuite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ensuite bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Shared bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Shared bath
  • Top of the line mattresses and linens. Spa robes in every bedroom.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

Wonderfully Comfortable Home, Amazing Village Location
average rating of 4.981818 based on 65 reviews

Very Sweet Property.

  • 5 of 5

The perfect rental, we had an amazing Thanksgiving reunion with our college aged children. Close to downtown shopping and plenty of room for everyone to spread out. Layout was sweet with a real farmhouse feel.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a wonderful family gathering on River Road, which is through the woods.
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Absolutely thrilled with this experience!

  • 5 of 5

This property greatly exceeded our expectations…what a beautiful Home! A stay here is the perfect way to experience New England. My husband and I are familiar with this part of Vermont and wanted to bring my parents out from the west coast to experience the Autumn Season. This Home was the highlight of everyone’s trip, for sure! We loved it’s comfortable style and had so much fun discovering each charming detail in virtually every room. The home was clean and well furnished, providing every amity we could possible need. Location is ideal, and is set back in a quiet neighborhood; but should a need arise, you are just a short trip into the center of Manchester. Communication with owners and housekeeper made this stay exceptional, I would definitely book this home again! Truly the perfect location for our family getaway!!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: J., you and your family are most welcome any time. How wonderful your West coast parents could experience a glorious fall weekend in a true New England home. Come again.
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Worth the trip!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot rave about this property enough. From the beginning of communication with Ariane to the flexability of checking in and out. The pictures did not do a justice. It was an exceptional property that was hidden away yet very close enough to the main area that made it convenient. The inside had immense amount of character and was very VT. The minute we entered the property we were talking about coming back. It is a must see.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful having you and your family visit our home, and more than overjoyed that our home exceeded your expectations. We would love to welcome you back any time.
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Perfect weekend in Vermont!

  • 5 of 5

8 of us stayed this lovely home for the weekend and had the best time. The house is spacious and comfortable, well decorated and has all the amenities you could hope for. The open kitchen looks right out onto the living room, so while cooking you can be chatting with people. The beds were all incredibly comfortable and the house was spotless upon arrival. The views from the patio are breathtaking, and with a close drive into town it really is the perfect spot!!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are not the first group of ladies to have a wonderful reunion in our home. It certainly seems to lend itself to cozy gatherings of friends and family. Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review, and of course we look forward to hearing from you again.
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Second Time and Can't Wait to Return

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this home and everything was just a perfect as the first time. The house is great for a family gathering. Bedrooms are comfy, plenty of space to spread out and the kitchen has everything you could need. We came for a ski trip but Mother Nature didn't quite cooperate. The weather was warm so we took advantage of being so close to Manchester village and the best surprise of all was the great hiking trail right behind the house. Even the dog had a blast! The house was immaculate when we showed up. Ariane has been a pleasure to work with throughout. We hope to return to this special place soon - winter or summer - you can't go wrong staying here.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our home once again, and for the wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you back anytime.
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The Perfect Southern Vermont Home

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks for a wonderful week. For 15 years I have come to Manchester and always stayed at the Equinox. To change things up we decided to rent this house and so glad we did. Location of try home couldn't be better. The charm of the home would be hard to find anywhere as their are so many details to love and too many to even list. The owner couldn't have made our stay any easier by many little touches that really made for an incredible experience. Can't wait to rent again! Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW, what a wonderful surprise receiving such a great review the day after you leave our home. Thank you so much, we are looking forward to another visit from you and your family.
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Equinox Resort
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Amtrack - Rutland
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Route 7A
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Equinox Resort
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Bromley Mountain
Car: necessary

Manchester is home to many fine restaurants, art galleries, antique stores, and outlet shopping. The Northshire Book Store is rated 7th in the country. Several great golf courses, fly-fishing, Orvis Fly-Fishing School, and the British School of Falconry are all close by. Of course, hiking & biking, skiing, snowshoeing & sledding.

Other Activities: shopping, great restaurants, art galleries, Spa


Rates & Availability

Manchester Center House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Special
Apr 3 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Spring Special
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

Inquire about Winter Monthly Ski Season rates.
Monthly rates available upon request
Inquire about Christmas/New year Rates
Weekend Holiday rates may differ
A 3 payment plan is an option for bookings made far in advance
Cancellations will be refunded provided we can rebook the dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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