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Michael

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Peaceful Vermont Mountain Retreat on 10 Beautiful Acres

13 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Moretown House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms; sleeps max 4 adults , 2 children

Private, peaceful mountain retreat with pond and brook on 10 beautiful acres at the base of Bald Mountain in the heart of the Mad River Valley. Two miles from route 100B. Perfect location for a family Summer or Winter vacation. Our house will accommodate 4 adults plus two children maximum. Enjoy x-country skiing, snowshoeing, or back country skiing in the winter. Hiking, swimming, bicycling, and/or kayaking in the Summer on hundreds of adjacent acres of open fields and woods with panoramic mountain views. 2 miles from Moretown Village and the Mad River on route 100B; 20 minutes to Mad River Glen or Sugarbush; 45 minutes to Stowe. Well behaved pets of responsible owners are welcome.

Please note: We do not rent to vacationing students or singles under age 25. Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of payment and will not be permitted to check-in.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Michael (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 13 traveler reviews

Peaceful Vermont Mountain Retreat on 10 Beautiful Acres
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
5

Gorgeous, Peaceful, Yet Near Lots of Fun

  • 5 of 5

My husband, dog and I were lucky enough to stay here over New Years for 2009. The house, acreage and peaceful setting were perfectly described here, but it was even better than we hoped. It's got beautiful light from windows on all sides; a cozy woodstove to read/nap by; a warm hot tub to thaw you out after a long snowshoe or cross-country outting, and a tv/dvd player if the quiet gets to be too much. We loved the house and our dog did, too- he romped around outside and loved the nearby trails. The owners were extremely responsive- we couldn't figure out how to use the hot tub (just needed to know which switch!) and they responded immediately to our questions. They also provided great meal and activity options- we followed many of their trail suggestions and food recommendations and were well pleased. The kitchen has everything you need- full stove, oven and dishwasher (nice to have when you are on vacation), and there's a Shaws Market and local/ organic food market easily reachable nearby. If you don't feel like cooking, the nearby options are plentiful, tasy and span from cheap eats to a very nice night out. The house is very close to vermont institution Vermont Flatbread Co. in one direction, and the New England Culinary Institute's restaturant and lunch/bistro place in Montepelier (no more than 20 minutes away).

Though we don't have kids and we came in the winter, I'd highly recommend this to couples and families alike, for any season. I have no doubt that the mountain view would be beautiful in fall foliage splendor, and the house is near cross country and downhill skiing for winter, great swimming holes and local fun activities for summer, plus the house would easily accomodate more than just two. Like the other review here, not only would we recommend this place, we can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Stargazing and Firefly Spotting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Mike and Caroline's house in Moretown for several summer days. We chose the property because we like to stargaze -- which means a dark sky. We weren't disappointed. The property is on 10 acres, and we were able to see a ton of stars. But before that show, there were thousands of fireflies flittering around the meadow near the firepit.

The house itself is roomy and airy. We were delighted to find a perfectly seasoned cast iron skillet and griddle for pancakes (with VT maple syrup, of course). The house is immaculate and we really enjoyed birdwatching on the summer porch. If you're looking for a retreat in Vermont, your search is over. The house is about 15 minutes away from American Flatbread, and it's an easy 30 minute drive to Waterbury (Ben & Jerry's, Prohibition Pig, and Green Mountain Coffee).

If you're a TV watcher, bring DVDs as the cable is very limited and you won't get CNN or other typical cable channels. You'll also need to either bring your own linens or rent them, as we did. Finally, this is the place to unplug, which is great since we were beyond AT&T cell service. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect House for Ski Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful week staying at Mike and Caroline's house in Moretown. We loved using the house as a base for a fantastic ski vacation. The house is conveniently located, and we skied at Mad River Glenn, Sugarbush and Stowe. There are a number of great restaurants close by, including American Flatbread, Prohibition Pig (in Waterbury) and Mad Taco in Waitsfield. The Valley is gorgeous, and we loved having this great house as a base to explore. Would come back in a second.

Mike and Caroline were extremely responsive, and answered numerous emails leading up to the trip promptly.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Bright and Peaceful Mountain Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Shhhh....Don't let too many folks in on how beautiful this area is ;) We ( 4 adults and a dog) had a wonderful stay at this mountain retreat while visiting family in the area. The pictures are very accurate and everything was quite clean. It's wonderful that dogs are allowed, but you would not know it based on how clean and fresh things were. Since it was January we did not get the opportunity to use the sun porch, but if we are back in nice weather(hopefully!), I know that will be my favorite spot. I loved waking up in the morning and looking out at the farmland and watching the cows. Lots of land on the property and surrounding areas for hikes and snow shoeing; we had just enough snow to make that possible. The entryway is perfect for getting set to hit the snow and unbundling after a long day of fun.

Caroline and Mike were extremely responsive and helpful. We all had a wonderful time and I'm so glad we found such a great spot for when we visit again. Hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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5

A toasty haven for a wonderful ski retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful vacation rental. It's hard for the pictures to really do it justice. The home itself is really lovely: beautiful architecture, bright and warm, a nice big kitchen with modern appliances, and lots of space to spread out. Not to mention the jet bath! The location was just what we were after: it's on a private piece of land, away from town, making it feel like a real retreat, but an easy 20-25 minute drive to Sugarbush / Mad River Glen ski hills (plus, bonus, the Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream factory!), and just a few minutes from shops and restaurants. We really felt like we got lucky to stay at this spot. The owners are also very courteous and helpful. This would be a really great spot as well for a family with space for kids. I would definitely recommend this spot to anyone looking for a holiday rental in this area.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming up to VT to ski for a couple of years and stayed at a local hotel. We got tired of listening to other guests come in at all hours of the night, as this does not make for very good skiing the next day, and so we decided to look for something a bit more peaceful and with more room. A friend recommended VRBO as she uses it all the time. After looking and looking and not finding anything reasonably priced, I finally found this house. It is just what we were looking for: reasonably priced, spacious, dog friendly, clean, and close to Sugarbush. The kitchen is well equipped and the beds are comfortable. For me and my family, it was in the perfect location. There are lovely roads for walking the dog and on the way back to the house, there is a grocery store in Waitsfield where we could pick up dinner. It is easy to get to and the owners were very helpful. I'm looking forward to coming back next winter.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 100B and I 89
Car: necessary

Other Activities: snowshoeing, kayaking

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Rates & Availability

Moretown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
FALL 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
From
$185
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,000
 
 
Winter 2017
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Our standard minimum rate is $525 for 3 nights. For all short term rentals, a $200 damage deposit will be collected and ultimately refunded within 2 weeks of your stay provided there is no damage to the property. We accept payment by check only at this time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Moretown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Master bath has a whirlpool tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , bunk beds
  • There are two bedrooms with full sized beds, plus one small bedroom with bunkbeds. Our limit is 4 adults, plus 2 children. The small bedroom is right next to the master bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Sand Box
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
Linens are not provided. We have very basic cable service - major networks only. Would suggest bringing DVDs.

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