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Beauty, Privacy, and Comfort!"

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 14 nights


About the property

Stunning Beauty, Complete Privacy, and Total Comfort!

Our home offers true Vermont beauty, complete privacy, and total comfort. At first arrival you get an immediate sense of peacefulness and the feeling of life slowing down. The air is clean and crisp and there's no one to bother you. We have amazing views and great trails & woods to explore.

Our home lies nestled among some of Vermont's most beautiful mountains. We are located 30 minutes from Burlington, Stowe, and Montpelier. We are also close great restaurants, excellent breweries, Ben & Jerry's, and many other wonderful attractions. We take great pride in providing our guests with a memorable and reliable experience.

We are located in wooded area bordering Camel’s Hump State park and Robbins Mountain wildlife management area. We have excellent hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing from our backyard and nearby. From our driveway road is an expansive meadow with spectacular mountain views. Just down the road is a wonderful pond that offers year round recreation and beauty.

Our home is a 3-bedroom contemporary ranch with two levels. Each level offers privacy which sets up well for accommodating couples or families. The upper level features the master bedroom with a queen bed, walk in closet, TV with cable, and an attached master bath. The upper level also features an open floor plan with a living room, dining area, and full kitchen with modern appliances. The living area is a relaxing space with a wood stove, love seat, and full couch that seats 5. The upper level is ideal for cooking and entertaining. Attached to the dining area is a deck with a table, four chairs, and a new Weber gas grill.

The lower level has two bedrooms separated by French doors. One has a queen bed and the other has a full-sized bed. The lower level also has a full bathroom and a great room with a 50 inch Sony TV with cable and a premium surround sound system. The great room has a leather reclining couch and recliner. All aspects of our home are modern and have been recently updated.

We also have a two car garage and outdoor fire pit for camp fires.

About a half a mile from our house is Gillett pond, a 200-acre pond carved by glaciers millions of years ago. The pond is a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors. It’s great for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, snowshoeing, skiing, ice skating, or just enjoying some fresh air and beautiful scenery. We have a canoe for guests to use. The pond is a short trip from the trail behind our house or from our road.

We're fully stocked! We include high-end linens, towels, soap, shampoo, tooth paste, ironing board, hair dryer, washer/dryer, laundry detergent, dishwasher, dishware, glassware, silverware, cookware, Keurig coffee maker with coffee, blender, spices, napkins, paper towels, wood for the stove/fire pit, and dining room table that seats 6. The kitchen has a gas range/oven and dishwasher. We have everything you'll need to make your stay wonderful.

We are centrally located.

We are:

-5 minutes to the Richmond center with grocery store, shops, and restaurants.

-5 minutes from the long trail and Cochran's ski area.

-15 minutes to Bolton Valley ski resort.

-20 minutes from the big box stores in Williston.

-30 minutes to Burlington, Stowe, and Montpelier.

-40 minutes to Sugarbush and Smugglers Notch ski areas.

More Details

Lauren & Jeff
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Lauren & Jeff

My wife and I, Lauren, currently live in Richmond, VT with our newly born daughter Abigail. We recently bought the house next door to make room for our growing family. My wife Lauren is a reading teacher and I'm a CPA. We are well established in our professions and are honest, reliable, responsive, and responsible. Lauren is an avid reader and likes working on picture projects and I enjoy home brewing and golfing. We enjoy all things outdoors, especially going for hikes from our back yard or canoeing in the pond just down the road. We are blessed to have found such a beautiful place to live and look forward to sharing it with our guests. Thank you for considering staying with us.

Lauren & Jeff purchased this house in 200


Richmond House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Both baths have been recently updated and are very nice.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Master bed is in the upper level. The two other bedrooms are in the lower level.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming


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(41 traveler reviews)

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Beauty, Privacy, and Comfort!
average rating of 4.97561 based on 41 reviews

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in Richmond, VT for a long weekend this January. We have stayed in many VRBO homes and this one was by far the easiest and most enjoyable yet. Lauren and Jeff have a beautiful rental home and are well-prepared for guests. The views from the dining room are stunning and the kitchen is stocked with all of the right gear for some proper family cooking. I highly recommend this spot and we will be coming back as soon as our schedules allow!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great relaxing house!

  • 5 of 5

Jeff and Lauren were wonderful hosts and helpful even during the sub-zero Arctic chill of 2018!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville TN


  • 5 of 5

It was an awesome home! Very clean and beautifully decorated. Everything was perfect down to the little details of having snow shoes and sleds for us to play with. I would highly recommend Jeff and Lauren VRBO home to everyone!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville, FL

A wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time traveling to Vermont for a vacation and I didn't think our experience could be any better than our first visit, but I was wrong. Four years ago we made a trip during December and we stayed at the typical hotel in Burlington that was on a main road and included breakfast. As a Floridian, we thought it would be great for our family since we were not familiar with driving in the snow and it seemed convenient. We enjoyed our stay and made reservations at the same hotel this year until my wife found this place. I was concerned at first since it was in a smaller town and off the main road, but we thought we would take a chance. We changed our reservations and it was the best decision we made. We stayed 9 days and spent 6 of them at the rental property since we didn't want to leave. There is so much this place has to offer from the cleanliness, views, serenity, trails and even amenities such as sleds and snow shoes in the garage. The days past so quickly as we enjoyed every one of them. Jeff is a terrific host as he is very responsive to phone calls and maintaining the driveway in the event of too much snow. He answered all my questions prior to our reservations about my concerns with the snow, and I felt very comfortable driving. I'm reluctant to make too high of a recommendation since I want this place to be available next time we visit Vermont, but I would like this review to help others in their decision making as they have done for us. Thank you for everything Jeff. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Alan and Marie Louise and family!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. The home was perfect for our group-comfy and cozy. Plenty of space for people to gather and have fun. Well appointed kitchen. The walk to Gillette pond was nice-wish it had been frozen for skating. Beautiful spot anytime of year. Thank you for sharing.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best in hospitality and countryside beauty!

  • 5 of 5

We try our best to book this perfect space in the country for our family get togethers. This is our second time and won’t be our last.

The best in hospitality by Jeff and Lauren!

Thank you!

The Colston’s

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Burlington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Lake Champlain
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Cedar Knoll
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Cafe Toscano
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Bolton Valley
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lake Champlain/Lake Irequois/Waterbury Reservior
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.