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Cozy Cottage; Lake with Sandy Beach and Bottom, Picnic Area on Premises

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Granville Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Cozy, newly-built and furnished guest cottage on owner’s 10-acre residential property with private lake. New master bedroom w/ queen size bed, glass slider to deck with patio table & chairs. Also new washer/dryer. In summer, enjoy the private lake with sandy beach and bottom for great swimming, kayaking for kids, rowboat, rafts and floats. Volleyball, badminton and other lawn activities. Hike, bike, or walk to enjoy and the beautiful mountain streams, views, and hiking trails. In winter, go snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or sledding right from your door or drive to one of the three nearby ski slopes: Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, Middlebury Snow Bowl.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR WINTER: a 4-wheel drive vehicle, or at least a front-wheel drive vehicle with snow tires, is necessary to avoid problems on steep local roads.

Ideal for family of four or romantic couple. Guests under age 21 must be accompanied by at least one adult over age 25. WIRELESS INTERNET service and SATELLITE TV with hundreds of channels. Cottage has a telephone land line. There is only 4G AT&T cell phone service within a radius of about six miles. Check-in time: after 4:00 PM; check-out time: before 11:00 AM. Sorry, no smoking and no pets.

Keywords: cottage, cabin, vacation home, ski chalet, ski resort

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2016
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About The Owner

To briefly escape the hubbub of New York in 2002, I spent two weeks with my best cousin in Vermont. For months after I returned to NY I dreamed of living in Vermont. A year later, thanks to the Internet, I was able to make my dream come true. I bought the property right next door to my cousins place and moved to Vermont for good. A 25-year veteran of the higher education publishing industry, I no longer have to live where the company I work for is located. I telecommute.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2008

Why The Owner chose Central Vermont / Sugarbush / Mad River Valley

My brother liked to come to Vermont in the summer to escape the Florida heat, but he is deathly allergic to dogs and cats and since my cousin and I both have pets, he had to stay in hotels. So in 2008 I built a guest cottage for him on my property. He uses it for a week in summer and a week in winter and the rest of the time (to help pay for it) I am renting it to vacationers.

What makes this cottage unique

I love participating in the small town social life of Granville. But what I love most about my new life here is that I can work and vacation in the same place. In the summer I can swim twice a day if I want to, work in my vegetable and flower gardens, go for long walks, hang out with my cousin and her horses, and still put in a respectable day’s work at the computer. I work longer hours in the winter, but still get plenty of exercise walking, show shoeing, and snow shoveling. My son and his family love it here in summer, but even more in winter as they are avid skiers. So I always seem to have family visits on the horizon.


based on 48 traveler reviews

Cozy Cottage; Lake with Sandy Beach and Bottom, Picnic Area on Premises
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 48 reviews

Great location, away

  • 5 of 5

Great location, really 'away-from-it-all' but central for all trails, drives, villages, etc.....Just off the '100' so ideal for 'peeping' which is when we were there in October. There is a nice deck at the rear of the property - great if sunny. Mary is a discrete host. We recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed in Mary's cottage for three nights in August and it couldn't have been better. The cottage itself is lovely - well appointed, comfortable, and plenty of room for two adults and two small children. Mary was present and helpful but we had plenty of privacy. The property is amazing - the pond and dock, hammock, badminton and croquet kept us busy! It's in a very quiet location but close to groceries, restaurants, cafes, etc. It was a wonderful stay and I hope we'll have the opportunity to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Mary's cottage was a perfect fit for our family. We were close to beautiful hikes, tubing the Mad River and day trips to explore surrounding towns. There are lots of great places to eat nearby and grocery stores if you want to cook in the cottage. The cottage was also wonderful for just relaxing and reading on the back porch or down by the little lake surrounded by the forest. Our boys loved swimming in the lake, using the little paddle boats and playing basketball. The loft room was a perfect hideout for them. Mary is available to answer questions and help out when needed. We would definitely return to this lovely spot.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to be surrounded by beautiful scenery. So nice to be close to Boston yet feel like a world away. The boys love swimming, kayaking and using the rowboat in the pond. The cottage is clean and comfortable and a great retreat. It's a great place to decompress and have the kids enjoy some easy, outside-focused family time without distractions. It's like a family vacation families used to take! Easy drives to groceries and ice cream, yet the short drive gets you to desired isolation (or great hiking areas). Mary was there when needed but left the property to us to use as if it were our own. Overall, a really nice feel to the area and property and we felt rejuvenated. The kids really enjoyed the easy vacation, too.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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just perfect

  • 5 of 5

Mary is the perfect host. She's not disturbing you but if you need any help, she's always present. We loved the little clean cottage and enjoyed the pond and the veggie garden.

Thanks a lot :)

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Awesome Trip

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great week at the cottage. We all enjoyed the pond and our kids, 6 and 4, to this day are still talking about their swim buddy (Sonny, Mary's playful dog) and asking when we can go back. The cottage location was a great launch point for various adventures including Warren Falls, Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream and Burlington. We had a wonderful evening on a sunset cruise on Lake Champlain. Mary was very kind, patient and helpful during our stay. We prepared a majority of our meals either at the fire pit by the pond or on the grill at the cottage. The cottage we very nice and the kids loved their loft!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
White River Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Rte 107 and I89, Exit 3 Bethel
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
The Porch, Rochester VT
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Car: necessary

Located in the heart of the Green Mountains, close to three major ski areas (Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, and Middlebury Snow Bowl), picturesque villages and towns, great restaurants, antique shops, crafts shops, farmer's markets, horseback-riding, golf courses, and the many tourist attractions of the Mad River Valley.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

• Check-in time: after 4:00 PM; Check-out time: before 11:00 AM.

• 20% deposit required to reserve requested dates; balance due on arrival. Minimum stay two nights.
• The basic rental rate is for a maximum of six individuals, including no more than four adults. For each additional adult, the rental rate increases by $20 per per night plus tax.

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Granville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Raft
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • 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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Regulation volleyball net, two pairs of snow shoes and poles for medium weight adults, three sleds for kids

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