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Matt Mahoney

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

Best Location In Burlington - Private 2 bedroom historic home

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house

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2 bedroom house in the walkable heart of Burlington, VT

Let our guesthouse be your home away from home in Burlington, located just 2 blocks from the Church Street Marketplace and 2 blocks from the Burlington Waterfront. Enjoy your stay within walking distance of everything Burlington has to offer, including shopping, dining, pubs, galleries, coffee shops, parks, marinas and the city's business district. We are 5 blocks (0.5 mi) from the center of the Champlain College campus, and 10 blocks (0.8 mi.) from the center of the University of Vermont campus.

Our historic property dates from 1890 and is renovated with period character and modern conveniences. Amenities include a fully equipped cook's kitchen, private yard, on-site laundry and off-street parking. Why stay in a hotel when you can have the spaciousness and privacy of your own home?

Sunset City Guesthouse comfortably accommodates 4 people in two bedrooms (1 king bed, 1 full). A plush, queen-size air mattress is available to set up in the living room which can accommodate up to 2 additional guests. Caretaker lives on site and is available to help with any questions or area tips.

Note that we also have a 3-bedroom sister property located next door, advertised on this site under the heading 'Private 3-bedroom historic home - Best walkable location in Burlington'. VRBO #565484

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Matt Mahoney (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish


based on 31 traveler reviews

Best Location In Burlington - Private 2 bedroom historic home
average rating of 4.83871 based on 31 reviews

Lombardi Clan

  • 5 of 5

Matt was super great to work with, very accommodating with changes in dates, etc. The house was perfect- location is amazing, everything was so easy! Sloped bathroom floor not a big deal at all, made it easier for my kids to hop on the toilet ha! Plenty of shelves in bathroom for toiletries. Kitchen stove is beautiful, no issues. Backyard very nice. We were a family of 5- two adults and 3 kids aged 11 months, 3, and 4-- and this house was perfect for us! We had a wonderful time and will be back next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, right downtown

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful! The backyard was gorgeous and hospitable. Beds were comfortable, and you can't get much closer to town.

The only downsides were: not enough coffee mugs for our party of 5; we would have liked to enjoy the backyard seating after sunset but it was too dark/no lights or candles to utilize.

Overall, a lovely choice for brew fest 2016.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, wonderful space

  • 5 of 5

This was a great spot to spend a couple of days in Burlington. We were only a couple of blocks from everything we wanted to do and it was really nice to not have to use the car to get around. Even better that we could park the car without worrying about any restrictions or fees. The house had everything we needed. The bed (master) was comfy and the AC was cranking on the hot days we were there. I appreciated the plugs on the nightstand for charging my phone! Nice touch!

The light in the living room didn't have a wall switch that I could find, but I did locate the switch on the unit itself. It was a bit of a reach for me, and I'm tall, so if you're not, know that you might have trouble with that. Another review mentioned the sloping floor in the bathroom. It is quite a slope, but as an old house resident myself, it didn't concern me. Just use caution with where you place your toiletries. I did a lot of walking back and forth from the living room to the mirror as there wasn't adequate counter space in the bathroom. Not a big deal to me.

I didn't notice much street noise at all, and we slept very well. Just wish we'd had more time to spend here! Will definitely look you up again next time!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Parkville, MD

Rental was very clean, comfortable, and centrally located. Really enjoyed the backyard.

  • 5 of 5

The property was well maintained. My wife and I slept well on the master room mattress. Being centrally located, we parked our vehicle and walked every where. We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing in the backyard after a long day of sightseeing. Would recommend this place.

Thanks for sharing your place.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and clean, close to the lake, just a bit noisy

  • 4 of 5

Matt was great to work with and accommodated some late changes with a great attitude. House was great for having a few people come and share a dinner (or, if it had been warmer, a BBQ), clean and seated 6 at the dining table. Beds were comfy, shower was good, kitchen very workable. Surprisingly, the lounges were comfy too, which was great for a long overdue family reunion with talking late into the night.

From a perspective of walking to the lake and closeness of restaurants - it was terrific.

Only issue at all was the noise from a very busy street, both from cars and loud talkers walking on the sidewalk. Not being familiar with Burlington, I should have read the reviews a bit more carefully from that perspective, but it was fine for a couple of nights.

Note that this property is best for 2 couples or others who will share one of the two permanent beds. King in one room, double in the other, and then an optional blow up queen mattress that goes in the living area.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house is clean and spacious! It's an easy walk downtown.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Airport
3.5 Miles
Burlington International Airport (BTV)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Take your pick - walk to bars of every stripe
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Lake Champlain Transportation
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Burlington Country Club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.6 Miles
Interstate 89
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Take your pick - endless variety in walking distan
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Bolton Valley Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
North Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

South End House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

We accept requests for stays of 4 or more nights at any time. We're happy to accept requests for shorter stays within 60 days of the date of stay. We typically require a minimum stay of 2-nights, and 3-nights around weekends. We're happy to consider requests for single-night stays that may fill in a gap in our calendar.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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South End House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Walk-in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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