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Lake Front Property nestled in the woods at the end of the Road.

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house

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House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, (sleep up to 10)

This Lake front Property in located at the end of Justa Rd. and surrounded by natures beauty. There is plenty to do or simply relax and enjoy the beauty that Vermont has to offer. This home is one of Three houses on this side of the Lake and has steps that lead down to the Lake that the house overlooks. The house has all the amenities of home. There is a stove, full size refrigerator and all the necessary cooking utensils. It features a Full Bath and with 2 queen beds, and 3 twin beds up stairs, with a pull out sofa down stairs, it sleeps up to 9 people comfortably. In addition to electric heat, it all had a wood burring air tight stove for those cool spring and fall evenings. My goal is for all to enjoy my place and build the memories that I did as a child growing up.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Thomas Greenan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016

About Thomas Greenan

I relocated from LI NY to South Florida in 1996, where I currently reside. I live in Palm Beach Gardens and still get to visit our family vacation home periodically.

Thomas Greenan purchased this house in 1968

Why Thomas Greenan chose Central Vermont / Sugarbush / Mad River Valley

My dad purchased this property in 1968. It has been in our family since and would love for it to remain that way. I have spent the better part of my childhood and teenage years at this house and enjoyed all the outdoor activities that you would expect to find in an area like this. We hope to rent it to individuals that can appreciate the beauty of it and enjoy it as much as we do

What makes this house unique

The serene tranquility of sitting on the porch and simply taking in everything that Mother Nature has to offer is one of the pleasures that you can experience after taking in all the outdoor activities.


based on 7 traveler reviews

Lake Front Property nestled in the woods at the end of the Road.
average rating of 3.857143 based on 7 reviews

Great location on beautiful Curtis Pond

  • 3 of 5

The setting of the cabin is lovely, tucked into the woods with lots of privacy. Walking distance to Maple Corner where, under one roof, you can find the Post Office, delicious pizza and sandwiches, wine, a variety of other foods, gifts and even a bar with local music! Morse Farm is only 15 minutes away and another 5 to Montpelier. The cabin sits up from the pond so there are steps to the dock which is narrow, not a dock to hold a few Adirondack chairs and watch the sunset. The dock also lacked a safe ladder into the water so we found ourselves going to the nearby public beach which was disappointing. The house itself is very roomy and a great space for family gatherings. We enjoyed hanging out on the screened-in porch and sitting around the fire pit in the evenings.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We were in Vermont for our son's wedding and wanted a place to get away from the festivities and have our family all in one location. This property was perfect for that purpose. Rustic, yet homelike, we enjoyed cooking for family (the kitchen comes fully furnished), sitting on the screened porch, and making a fire in the fire pit. The property easily sleeps 9 (we had 6). There is a country store about a 10 minute walk away that is convenient if you forget a key ingredient. The best part is Curtis Pond. -- we called it "On Golden Pond." Amazing sunrises and quiet moments.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Berkeley, CA

Pondside camp - great for families

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for a week in early July 2014 and didn't know quite what to expect before seeing it but it was spacious, clean, and fun. You walk in and think, what a great place for a family gathering! The bedrooms are all upstairs and the one bathroom downstairs so that's a little funky but it's a camp after all, not a luxury rental. I think the price is quite reasonable given the location with it's own dock, rowboat included! It's definitely a family house, complete with a lot of family stuff crammed into cabinets and dressers, but some of it (fishing poles) came in handy. The screened-in porch is an understated charmer and we spent much of our time on it, watching over our 6 year olds as they tromped up and down to the dock. The water is shallow by the dock, so relatively safe for children who have had some swimming experience, plus there are ample life jackets to wear when boating.

The owner, Tom, was really excellent about answering our questions and concerns and handled a potentially unhappy situation (dock in disrepair and needing replacement) with equanimity and graciousness and even extended our stay for a few nights so we could finally use the new dock that was delayed in arriving. So that was really super. My rating is 4 stars as I think the house could do with some cleaning out and tidying up of stuff and also some tree trimming to bring more sunshine onto the house and dock.

We are frequent visitors to Maple Corner and used to live in the area so our main attractions were our friends and family but the Maple Corner store now hosts a bar with live music (The Whammy Bar) which is such an awesome, walkable amenity! Plus there are community offerings such as a barn dance at the big blue barn, yoga at the community center, and swimming lessons in the pond in the morning (alas not a hit with my shivering children but they let us drop-in and check it out). It's very low-key and to find information about events you probably need to check the bulletin board at the store and the community center -- it's a lovely, old-fashioned place!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved this camp. My husband and I were in VT for the week before our daughter's wedding, helping them to get ready. We needed a place near Montpelier and this was the perfect distance. The minute we walked in the house, I felt like I had lived there before. Nothing fancy but perfectly homey and comfortable. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen an adequate size to work in and the front screened in porch overlooking the pond was the best. Lots of stairs down to the pond but once there the water was great, the loons were fun to watch and listen to and our yellow lab thought she was in heaven. I imagine this is also a fishermen's paradise. We would recommend this to people who enjoy a rustic atmosphere and relaxed living. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura, Thank you for staying at our place. As you enjoyed it, I appreciated you being there. Sue was extremely happy with the way you left the place and has advised me that you were an ideal renter! Thank you so much for the kind words about our place. It means the world to my family that other families are able to enjoy the beauty that is Vermont and make memories as my family did growing up. Thanks again for choosing my place during your daughters special day! I look forward to having you back.. Regards, Tom Greenan
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Cape Cod

Happy Camper

  • 5 of 5

Just spent 4 days at Dad'sDream We loved it. Very comfortable home away from home. Quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed the porch and the Pond. Maple store very close.Vermont is a beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marilyn, Thank you so much for staying at my place. As I explained, it is my families hope that the families that decide to spend some time at our place enjoy it as much as we do.... Thanks again for the kind words. Best Regards, Tom & Toni Greenan
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rokonkoma ny

Just What We Were Looking for.

  • 4 of 5

My family had the best time, The pictures didn't do the setting justice the minute the pavement ends it becomes like a Norman Rockwell painting the minute I saw the General Store I was hooked. The house was clean and very well kept.. When we walked in the house we got why its called Dads Dream you fel right at home and it was great to be able to be away but still have access to the internet and cell phones which made my kids happy. My daughters friend caught her first fish off the dock which was great she was so happy. I didn't think they would go swimming but they did everyday they loved it. We BBQ at home all the time but the food tasted so much better up there. And there was so much to do everyday you can be out everyday or just stay and chill at the house, I have already recommended it to my friends and family. We are already planning our next trip hopefully this fall. Thank you very much for a wonderful and relaxing vacation. One more thing at night go outside and turn the lights in the house off and look at the sky you will be amazed the stars look like you can touch them.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mrs. McGrellis for the kind review. This place has been in my family since 1970 and a brought similar memories to us over the years as well.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Burlington - BTV
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Lake Champlaine
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Elks Lodge Montpelier
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Interstate 89
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Stowe Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Curtis Pond Beach
Car: necessary

This home is located at the end of Justa Rd. in Calais Vermont. It overlooks the Lake (Curtis Pond) and is approximately 9 miles for the Capitol of Vermont, Montpelier. Near by attractions include: The Capitol Building, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory, The Cider Mill in Stowe VT, Stowe Ski Resort and the Alpine Slide, The Granit Quarries in Bare VT., Thunder Road Raceway and much more. Please note: The water to the home is supplied from the lake. Although it is a very clean natural lake, bottled water is recommended for drinking and cooking.


Rates & Availability

Calais House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $250

Please note, I do have neighbors that live on the lake all year long, so please respect that. Please be courteous of them and realize that your voice carries especially at night. There is plenty of parking at my house and my neighbors driveways are not to be used under any circumstances. In addition, Fireworks on the lake will not be tolerated my local law enforcement and fines will be handed out

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Calais House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Also has a Sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • 3 Twin Beds and 2 Full Beds in Total. A Sky Light thats opens to let fresh air in. One Pull out Couch sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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