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Winter in Vermont: A snow lover's dream in northern VT - Smugglers' Notch

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Details
Property
studio
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Spacious private studio with open floor plan with mountain and pond views.

The Pondhouse is perfect for travelers seeking to combine vacation with a space in which to create, find solace, seek connection with nature and/or significant other….

This region of Vermont has long been a favorite to outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy skiing & riding, biking, hiking and paddling. Smugglers' Notch Ski Resort is ~ 3 miles away with alpine and Nordic skiing. Stowe is one hour away (in winter months) and Jay Peak is 45 minutes away. This area is popular with painters, writers, photographers and to the art community at large. Equally a favorite for foodies and craft beer lovers. If you enjoy locally grown and the slow food movement, this is a place to explore. Discover the best of the country's best craft beer and savior locally grown.

The Pondhouse is a totally separate home/studio with a private entrance that leads to fully equipped kitchen, dining room, bathroom with shower, queen bed, comfortable living room with faux wood fireplace. Enjoy the private patio overlooking gardens, a pond, and mountains.

Includes:

- Full kitchen with pots, pans, spices, etc.

- TV/ Satellite

- WIFI

- Coffee maker, French Press, toaster, microwave oven

- BBQ

More Details

Owner
Ellen Hill
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2017

About Ellen Hill

I am honored to have a home that allows me to share the beauty of Vermont. I lived in Vermont since 1974 take great pride in our cultural heritage and environment. If you are a lover of nature and culture--or desire a quiet, private get-away, this place will offer you many options.

As an advid biker, skier, kayaker and all-around general outdoor enthusiast, I'd be honored to share the magic of the region.

Ellen Hill purchased this studio in 2013

Why Ellen Hill chose Stowe Area

The Pondhouse has been called magical and enchanted. I've travelled and lived all over the world and served in the Peace Corps. To own a home (that actually has two homes) and allows me to host people from all over the world is a unique privilege. Now that I have offered The Pondhouse to others and I read the reviews and the notes that are left behind, I know that others cherish their time here and create special memories. I have been meeting the nicest people who love the magic of Vermont!

What makes this studio unique

The Pondhouse has been described many ways:

"The "home" as well as the outside surroundings with the gardens and the mountains in the background are spectacular, peaceful and pristine."

"Perfect weekend getaway to escape the city and find true peace and quiet. The house was tucked away and all you could hear were birds and frogs."

"The Pondhouse felt like a home away from home."

"If you are looking for a convenient, well- appointed, lovely spot to get away from it all, this is your place. The photos can't possibly do it justice."

"It is a perfect place for a couples getaway, great space for cooking and enjoying a meal and each other."

"It's peaceful with beautiful surroundings, yet conveniently located just down the road from the bustle at Smuggler's Notch."

Come discover the magic for yourself!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(77 traveler reviews)

Winter in Vermont: A snow lover's dream in northern VT - Smugglers' Notch
average rating of 4.961039 based on 77 reviews
cleveland ohio
5

In almost every way better than the resort

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

We are skiers and we came to ski. We've been to Smuggs many times before and we have always stayed in the resort. I just started using VRBO properties and saw this one and thought how cute it was. So I thought we should give it a try. I am glad we did. It is exactly as pictured and I think I preferred Ellen's place to the resort. It was close enough that the drive was inconsequential, and it was much quieter, bigger, and the kitchen better equipped (we hate eating out) We didn't miss the resort feel. Other pluses- You don't get a mountain view like that out the windows at the resort. We even saw deer in the yard. Most importantly for us, Ellen allowed our dog to come too.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great space will make it hard to stay at hotel again

  • 5 of 5
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Beautiful loft space with amazing views. Space is well build and managed professionally.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Fabulous Views

  • 4 of 5
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This charming carriage house has a wonderful ambiance. Heavy snow made it all the more magical, just a stone's throw from Smuggler's Notch

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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5

Beautiful house! Close proximity to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Ellen was extremely friendly, helpful and provided everything you could possibly ask for. The pond house is absolutely marvelous and the view of the mountains is wonderful to wake up too. Also can't forget the wild turkeys running around the lawn even morning! Everything you need is already in the pond house, I always over pack anyways but it was nice to know I didn't have to. Very modern and updated, clean, and private. The proximity to Smugglers notch skiing is literally right down the road which was awesome! Also very close proximity to Burlington and we took advantage, going out to dinner and shopping on the downtown area on church street! Also perfect equal distance to Stowe, the breweries and nice restaurants there. It is in the center of everything and if your planning a skiing trip, brewery tours, or just a romantic getaway it's the perfect place for either. Ellen can give you good recommendations on anything and provides a lot of material to get you started right on the desk inside the pond house. She really was great to rent from and the best host we've had. We will be back next year for a return trip to Smuggs. Thanks again Ellen!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Redondo Beach, CA
5

Christmas in Vermont

  • 5 of 5
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Thank you Ellen for providing such a beautiful home for our Christmas vacation. Our stay at the Pondhouse was such a delight, from the stunning views, the entertainment of the wild turkey daily visits, to having all the amenities we needed. The location was great, close to Smug’s Notch and local markets. We created some wonderful Christmas memories--the Pondhouse is truly a home away from home. When we are back in the area, we will certainly choose to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Ellen has been a wonderful host! I came to the Pondhouse with 2 friends for a ski trip and had a very pleasant stay. The house was plenty big for the 3 of us (we brought an inflatable mattress), everything was clean and decorated perfectly. When we came, it was in the low 20's at night, but the Pondhouse was never cold. There was plenty of living space for us 3 college kids, a fully stocked kitchen, washing machine and dryer. I cannot thank Ellen enough for the hospitality and wonderful stay! Watch out for ice on the Vermont roads in the winter!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Rock Art Brewery
Smugglers' Notch Resort
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.7 Miles
The Village Tavern
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Lake Champlain Ferries {Burlington + South Hero)
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Stowe Golf Resort
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Essex Junction
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
I-89
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
El Zorro's
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Smugglers Notch Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
local rivers, resviors and lakes within minutes
Car: necessary

The Pond House is located in a region that offers:

* skiing- Smuggler's Notch Ski Area is 3 miles away; Jay Peak ~45minutes and Stowe is an hour away

* hiking - Mount Mansfield/ Smugglers Notch is 3 miles away as well as rivers with waterfalls and gorges

* biking - excellent road biking and mountain biking are right out the door, plus the Stowe bike path and the Missisquoi bike rail trail (27 miles of trail from St. Albans to Richford, VT) are close by

* canoeing - rent a canoe or kyak and paddle down the Lamoille River

* Art - Jeffersonville (3 miles away) is an art lovers community with Bryan Memorial Gallery (Yankee Magazine: 'Vermont's primary showcase for landscape art') and other galleries.

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Rates & Availability

Jeffersonville Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
President's Week 2017
Feb 18 2017 - Feb 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
$900
 
 
Winter 2017
Feb 27 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$145
$810
 
 
Fall Foliage
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
$1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$135
$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $55 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are based on double occupancy. Best suited for one to two people. An additional charge or $25.00 per person per night / guest will be assessed.
Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:
- 100% if cancelled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date LESS transaction fees (4% per transaction fee)
- 50% if cancelled 5 days prior to the Check-in Date LESS transaction fees (4% transaction fee)
- No refund if cancelled less than 5 days prior to the check-in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Jeffersonville Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1024 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Please note: only a queen size bed and a couch. The Pondhouse is suited for a couple or an individual.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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