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Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 90 nights

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2 - 90 nights


Jamaica Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8 comfortably) with large screened in porch

Experience Jamaica in all its year-round glory: Swim in the rivers, lakes, canoe, kayak, sail, hike to the water falls ,leaf-peep, shop, ski Stratton, snow-shoe, cross-country, kayak, sail, walk across the bridge to the State Park. Jamaica village is a stone's throw away by foot.

Make our beautifully renovated 1830's antique home yours for a while ; a fully equipped kitchen in which to cook gourmet meals with fresh veggies from the farmer's market; a large yard in which to enjoy croquet, throw a ball, or simply relax in the hammock with a good book.

The master bedroom on 2nd floor with king bed has a full bath with jetted tub.

A large queen bedroom on the 2nd floor includes a pingpong table.

A bunk bed for kids (and adults :)) completes the 2nd floor bedrooms.

The 4th small, queen bedroom is on the first floor with a full bath (and heated tile floor).

In the summer months it is wonderful to open the 2 doors onto our huge screened in porch.

Grill on the gas barbeque to then feast at the table for 8 as the sun sets over the mountains.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Louis Postel and Valery Rockwell
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Louis Postel and Valery Rockwell

I am a writer/contributing editor to New England Home Magazine, living in Lexington, MA. My wife Valery Rockwell (above) is a psychotherapist in private practice. In her spare time she gardens and paints. She fell in love with the house long before we bought it as a summer retreat. Now that our daughters are grown up enough to have outside interests not involving idyllic stays in the Green Mountains, we just haven't been able to go up there as much. We still love every inch of the place. We hope you do, too!

Louis Postel and Valery Rockwell purchased this farmhouse in 2005

Why Louis Postel and Valery Rockwell chose Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas

I like the fact that it is in a village. A city boy at heart, it makes me a little nervous being out in the middle of nowhere, or what I consider the middle of nowhere. I like having neighbors and I like to walk places. I also like the fact that the house is very old, but very tight and very clean and sunny and there's a brook outside. The lawn is the biggest in town, and the apple orchard I planted on the property looks promising. Hiking to the waterfalls is another thing we do from time to time.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We all like the State Park for its kayak festivals and rail to trail biking and very clean beach.

Valery and I joined the Stratton Health Club and have also discovered the Ball Mountain Dam about 2 minutes from us up RTE 30 -- What huge vistas! (And a back entrance to the Park -- no charge)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Weather aside, everything was wonderful. The house is charming, and truly one of the best equipped rentals I have been in. Everything tidy, well organized and clean.

We really appreciated the bottle of delicious wine and the many staples in the house. Next year, hopefully.

Thank you!
Jun 2011
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CHRISTMAS THROUGH NEW YEARS SPECIAL RATE: BOOK 10 nights save $500 (12/21-1/2)
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 19 reviews

Labor Day weekend hiking & relaxing!

  • 4 of 5

My family (husband, 2 yr old, and our dog) and our friends (who also have a 2 yr old) shared this home last weekend. We found the home to be comfortable and well-equipped; there was lots of room to spread out in the kitchen/dining/living room area plus the screened-in porch. Our first night there, we cooked a great dinner on the gas grill. The kids & our dog enjoyed exploring the spacious yard, and it was only a 5 minute walk to town to the glass shop and grocery store. The adjacent town road, located a few minutes' walk behind the home, was an attraction in itself for us (our boys loved walking amongst the tractors & construction equipment parked back there!) The home's close proximity to Jamaica State Park (5 minutes away) allowed us to go hiking on some beautiful trails and still get home in time for our little ones to take naps in the afternoon. The last night, on our way to the craft beer store & Honeypie, we stopped along Rt.30 to watch a moose grazing on the side of the road. Our stay was fun and relaxing. Valery was very responsive and quickly addressed our needs - we appreciated that very much!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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A wonderful, relaxing week

  • 5 of 5

The house is very well appointed- there is everything you could need (even egg-cups!) in the kitchen, the beds are comfortable, and the screen-porch is wonderful! The location of the house is perfect, close enough to walk into the village, but set back far enough from the main road that we couldn't hear the traffic.

We had a lovely week, sometimes making day-trips to places like Weston or Quechee, sometimes staying closer to home and swimming or hiking in Jamaica National Park, and sometimes just lazing about on the porch reading. Karen at D&Ks was very friendly and provided us with delicious pies and helpful local info (hint- see if you can get her to give you the directions to Pikes Falls- a delightful hidden swimming hole).

Overall a wonderful week and we will definitely add this house to our list of favorites that deserve a second visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Charming, well-maintained, conveniently located, spacious home on the edge of town.

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a conveniently located, well-maintained rental in Jamaica, VT this is it! Upon arrival, everything was in order and extremely clean! Our family stayed for 1 week in July and thoroughly enjoyed it! We frequented Jamaica State Park for biking, hiking and walking. It is an easy walk/bicycle ride from Valery and Louis' home to town and the Park. Their home has the warmth and character of an older home, but modern updated bathrooms, and kitchen conveniences. Although, we had a particularly warm week, the ventilation from the screened porch helped cool the home. The lawn is nicely landscaped with beautiful gardens and artistic flair. The home and yard are generous in size, so everyone in the family had a place to go for quiet times. Valery has done a nice job creating a feeling of privacy and beauty amidst the sounds of life in the town. There are 2 local caretakers should you need anything. There is much tourist information and suggestions in the home to enhance and direct your vacation plans. Valery was a pleasure to work with and is conscientious about her rental!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you and your family stay in our home. We enjoy sharing the fruits of our labors updating our farmhouse inside and out. Our collection of artwork, antiques, books, gardens continue to grow each year as we delight in having renters come year after year. I hope you come again! Valery
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Comfort, Convenience and Charm!!!

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a "turn key" experience - the house was spotless and inviting with it's renovated farmhouse charm, beautiful hardwood floors and fully stocked kitchen, comfortable bedding, pillows and towels, awesome books, etc.

Our teenage daughter enjoyed the bedroom with the ping pong table and relaxing in the hammock in the yard. Our small dogs loved the yard and snuggling with us on the screened in porch. We enjoyed the ease of walking into town for groceries or a delicious cup of coffee at the coffee shop. If you are looking for a more secluded spot you might be disappointed but the house is well worth being close to town and the river even though you will hear cars and occasional trucks going up and down rt 30.

Valery and Karen are very pleasant to work with. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our house. We are continually bringing books and art work that we enjoy to the house for our guests. The large yard is great for all dogs to enjoy. I am glad that your daughter was able to rest in the hammock and spend some down time with you before she takes off for college! Please come back soon. Best, Valery
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Great home close to Stratton

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for the 2015-16 ski season and enjoyed it tremendously. It's a short drive to the mountain and nice to get away to a quiet retreat after a day of skiing. The house is charming and the owners are a pleasure to interact with. It's an older home of course, but we found it comfortable and accommodating for us and our guests. We loved Jamaica and especially Karen at D&Ks (her homemade treats are amazing!).

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were a lovely family to have stay at our Jamaica home. A pleasure to talk with from start to finish! I hope that you will consider coming again. Best, Valery
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Love this house...

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed in this home multiple times. It feels like our home away from home. We love the town and proximity to Jamaica park. We can't wait to visit "our Vermont house" (what our kids call it) again soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport, VT
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Stratton Mountain Resort
Nearest Train
29 Miles
Amtrak Station, Brattleboro, VT
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Route 30
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Stratton Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
West River to right of house
Car: necessary

Overflow guests? Invite your friends to camp at Jamaica State Park, or (fancier) the Jamaica House or Three MTN Inn in the Village.

Another very basic activity for us: Reading and reading in the hammock. I have some of my best books there -- WS Merwin's new collected poems which are great by the way and hundreds of other tomes.


Rates & Availability

Jamaica Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas-New Years
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 1 2017
10 night minimum stay
Winter ski season
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 1 2017
90 night minimum stay
Apr 2 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Jamaica Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Heated floor lower level bath. Jet whirlpool on second.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) With memory foam topper, Queen size Beds (2) Also with memory foam topper, Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Tennis
  • Wood Deck
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Large property and lawn surrounded by white picket fence. Great for badminton and croquet. We're also proud of our library occasionally added onto by guests (from Phillip Roth to local author Norman Mailer)Some CDs, kids' videos. But best of all: Radiant heat in first floor bath.Garden furniture, swings, hammock.

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