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Maryalice Widness

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Great Village location to enjoy all the summer events in the Mancheste area.

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Beautifully appointed 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in Arlington Village

Summer is the busiest and most enjoyable season in southern Vermont. All the great activities and events can be enjoyed from out lovely village home in Arlington. With mountain views from almost every angle, our fully furnished home, located in the heart of Arlington Village is a perfect setting for a weekend away or even a week of relaxing and enjoying the Vermont lifestyle.

With an updated kitchen for entertaining, and family gatherings, spacious living areas, plus comfortable bedrooms easily accommodating 6 people, our home provides you with plenty of options for four season enjoyment. There are two full baths, one renovated, with double sinks and tub/shower combination, the other with lovely old clawfoot soaking tub plus a powder room on the first floor. One bedroom/bath is a separate suite which provides added privacy for couples as well as families. Each bedroom has a window air conditioner. Decorated eclectically with family treasures, lovely artwork and antiques. Large, inviting fireplaced living room accommodates adult and kids activities. Spacious screened porch ideal for summer evenings or warm fall days. Separate dining room allows for formal dining. The lovely gardens, mountain views and well kept lawn makes the home welcoming and inviting.

The close proximity to the Arlington rec park(across the street) and the Battenkill River provide outdoor entertainment for all ages. The Rec park has a par 3 golf course, baseball, tennis, swimming hole, ice skating, cross country skiing and access to the Battenkill River for fishing, canoeing, kayaking. Bordering the Battenkill River and surrounded by the mountains.

Other local activities include:

Skiing at Bromley is just 15 mikes away and a great water slide for summer fun. Cross country skiing at a number of locations locally. There is also skating, and snow shoeing. The Southern Vermont Art Center which offers art for sale, a small museum, and concerts in the summer. The Manchester Music Festival continues its concert series through out the year. Of course there is great shopping at the Manchester outlets year round. there is swimming at the Shaftsbury State Park. Hildene, Robert Todd Lincoln's former home, is great for history buffs.

In the spring and summer months, enjoy all the numerous activites in the area including the Southern Vermont Horse Show (6 weeks), out door concerts, summer theater at the Dorset Playhouse and Weston Play House, the concerts at the Perfomring Arts Center at the Southern Vermont Art Center, art shows, crafts shows, swimming and boating at the Shafstbury State Park, hiking at the Equinox Preserve. Fine dining at the numerous local restaurants including the Arlington Inn, West Mountain Inn and Jonathan's Table(spring and summer only) right in Arlington is generally available all year.. The list goes on and on. See local websites for more details!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Maryalice Widness (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Maryalice Widness

My husband and I live in Bloomfield, Connecticut. I sell real estate and my husband is the Town Manager for the Town of Bloomfield, Connecticut.

Maryalice Widness purchased this house in 2008

Why Maryalice Widness chose Southwestern Vermont

I grew up in Vermont and my husband worked there after graduating from college so we decided to look there when we wanted to purchase a second home. We decided we wanted to live in a place where we could walk to things and be close to the kinds of activites we enjoy here in Connecticut like music and art, shopping and fine dining. The Manchester area was the logical choice for us because it was not too far from Connecticut and had many fo the same benefits.

What makes this house unique

We knew we wanted to be close to Manchester but we did not want to live there. It was too expensive and not 'Vermont' enough for us. Thus we choose Arlington. We also wanted a property that had good rental potential and this property accomplished that. We love how old this house was and yet it had an updated kitchen. We also love the charm and the size of the rooms. We can have a large crowd in this house and no one feels cramped. We walk to the library, to the rec center, the 7/11 and Church all the time and sometimes to dinner at the Arlington Inn.. There is a nice sense of community in the Village which we really enjoy. The house is just perfect for us!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The weather was perfect and we enjoyed our paddle trip on the river. I had a wonderful birthday dinner at the Arlington Inn. We look forward to visiting again. Thanks so much.
Jun 2010
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based on 14 traveler reviews

Great Village location to enjoy all the summer events in the Mancheste area.
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Central New York

Arlington Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 nights at this lovely Arlington home. It was lovely, wonderfully furnished and with all the comforts of home. Had an amazing library selection. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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a beautiful home and an amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, warm and cozy home. Its even more beautiful than in the pictures. We loved it very much and had an amazing family time. It is very spacious and very beautifully decorated with so many special antique pieces of furniture that give this house a special charm. It is very clean and well maintained and it has everything that you would need - the kitchen fully stocked, the bathrooms fully stocked, a lot of books, movies and games. We loved the library. We enjoyed many family meals in the dining room.

The weekend we stayed here was very very cold outside, but this house was so very warm - the heat is amazing! It made me very happy. There was a lot of snow and it was so beautiful outside, the whole scenery around the house.

The location is very nice - only 7-8 miles to Manchester, a wonderful little town, its like 25 mins drive to Bromley Ski and like 40 mins drive to Stratton Ski. The street is nice and quiet.

The owners were very easy to communicate with and answered all our emails very quickly. They have a caretaker that is on premises who greeted us when we arrived and was very nice and friendly.

The time we spent there was so relaxing.

We are really looking forward to coming again to this charming beautiful home.

Thank you MaryAlice and Phil for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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What a great place

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, clean spacious home. Sheets clean, plenty of paper towels and toilet paper and tissues. Very close to town so you can walk to dinner. Very close to Bromley and Stratton ski areas. I would definitely stay again. 5 stars in my book. And the owners are really nice and provide a memo for visitors on local restaurants and activities. Definitely would go back again.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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lovely character property in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic house with a very homely feel. we had a great family Christmas and really enjoyed the local area and skiing up in the mountains. Would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxed holiday in beautiful surroundings

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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July vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience staying at this property. The owners provide everything you could need and more! They were very accommodating. We had a fantastic week. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Fair Lawn, NJ

Wonderful, Vermont vacation- beautiful house.

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect vacation our family had in this lovely, fully equipped Vermont home --and in the gorgeous town of Arlington. We took our two young kids- 6 and 8-- and it was just right for them too. There was so much to do: beautiful parks, swimming nearby, charming shopping area, great restaurants, and the friendliest people around!

The home owners were also extremely gracious and accommodating to us-- I never had a problem reaching Ms. Mary Alice, the owner.-- she was extremely helpful and made our trip even more enjoyable. We would stay here again in a heartbeat-- and hope to come back sometime very soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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"We are members. Lovely place and great grounds. My niece had her wedding reception there."
Chauncey's Family Dining
"We often eat here on Sundays after church. Good old Vermont home style cooking."
Arlington Inn Restaurant
"Love that you can walk to the Inn from our house. we have stayed there and dined there many ..."
Jonathon's Table
"Eat here a lot when they are open. Very reasonably priced, food is great. friendly atmospher..."
Manchester Film Festival
"Great amenity for the area. /we go as often as we can"
Al Ducci's
"We love this place. their little café is terrific as is their take out."
Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Arlington Inn
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Arlington Rec Park
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Train comes into Bennington
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US Route 7
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Arlington Inn
Nearest Ski
21 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Shaftsbury State Park
Car: recommended

Located in the village of Arlington within walking distance of the Arlington Inn, library and local services. Overlooking the Battenkill River famous for its outstanding fly fishing.The river is also ideal for canoeing or tubing in the summer. Close by is Arlingtion's outstanding rec park with nine hole golf course, swimming hole, baseball, tennis courts, cross country skiing and ice skating. Other great local restaurants, The West Mountain Inn, Jonathan's Table. Just 8 miles away is Mancester Center with the Equinox Hotel, the Southern Vermont Art Center, Hildene(Mary Todd Lincoln's former home, now a museum), numerous restaurants, outlets, the Manchester Music Festival, the Vermont Horse Show in the summer-the list goes on and on. Just south is Bennington, another lovely town community with many attractions like the Bennington Monument, Bennington Museum, and the McCullough House. Saratoga with the annual horse racing season and performing arts center is just an hour away.

Other Activities: Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, baseball, softball


Rates & Availability

Southwestern Vermont House Rental Rates

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May 27 2016 - Sep 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
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Nov 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Weekend rates $400-$600, weekly from $1000-$1300. We accept credit cards as well as personal checks. Three night minimum for holiday weekends. Cleaning before and after your stay included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Southwestern Vermont House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Baths are both functional, charming, and well equiped. Main bath has double sinks. Photos of baths available upon request.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Three separate bedrooms on second floor with two full baths, one with an antique clawfoot tub and one with a tub/shower combination. One of the queen-sized bedrooms is adjacent to a bath with the tub only and is a private suite. The spacious master bedroom has a desk area/quiet space. The twin bedroom is a warm cozy room suitable for children or adults. There is also an inflatable queen-sized cot for additional sleeping.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Our house is very warm and comfy, well appointed but not fancy. The views are wonderful and it is very conveniently located. The rec center is great for children of all ages.The house is an ideal setting for families, or couples looking for a time away in a beautiful but convenient setting.

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