4 Bdrm, 2 Bath, Remodled. Wooded Settng. Flat Access. Close To Town.
About Phil Tartaglione
Gwynn and I are now married 34 years. We have one grown son. I am a former high school teacher. I moved to VT for a ski season, which turned into multiple years of residency. While in VT, I worked for a VT wine distributor, and, I have been in the US wine industry, ever since! Avid cook, gardener, skier, fishing enthusiast, boater, traveler and wineguy. Gwynn is currently employed as a regional sales representative for a major international jewelry brand. She enjoys interior design, travel, entertaining, reading and wine. Our son, lives in Philadelphia, and works in the production side of the film industry. He is a part time employee at an Orvis store in NJ, and an avid, almost rabid, fly-fisherman. We have had the dream of finding a second home in Southern VT, and now we have it in "Snowbound".
Phil Tartaglione purchased this House in 2015
SMOKING: Please, no smoking inside the house, on the deck and on the grounds. PETS: No pets allowed. QUARRY POND: The quarry pond, next to our parking area, does not belong to us. It is part of our small neighborhood. We do have the best location to see this 120+ year old marble quarry, and to enjoy the peaceful setting of mature birches and massive blocks of cut stone. Swimming, is not recommended, and would be at your own risk. Please watch you children while around the pond. SEPTIC: Not to be crude, but this is a serious topic. We are on a septic system for sewage. Your body waste, plus toilet paper are the ONLY items to be flushed down the toilets. WILDLIFE: Remember, that we are in the mountains, surrounded by forests and woods. Place all trash in the trash container and bungee close it tight. Clean up completely after dining outside, grill included. Do not leave any food or plates outside. Do not give wild animals any reason to visit!! PATIO: Please close outdoor patio umbrella every night and when ever a storm threatens. Also, store the seat cushions in the deck-box when rain is predicted. FIRE PIT: Bring the hose to the fire pit for safety, and extinguish fire when leaving.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Very comfortable and lovely stay!
This house is extremely well appointed, and located very closely to Manchester. We had a wonderful stay. Phil, the owner, was extremely helpful from before our trip until after. He gave us recommendations on where to visit/eat, accommodated our check-in time, was available for questions during our stay, and even contacted me after our stay to inform us we left something behind and he volunteered to ship it to us. He is very kind. I would highly recommend this property, and hope to be back myself again in the future.
Lauren: It was our pleasure to be your hosts!! Thank you for the positive feedback.
Hope to see you again, in the future!
All the best
-Phil & Gwynn
Comfortable and great location!!! House is so well stocked and fun for a family. Made for a great wedding weekend.
Virginia: So glad that you enjoyed our home and the amenities. It was great to be your hosts for the wedding weekend. We look forward to, perhaps, hosting you again
The house is well located in between Manchester and Dorset. Starting on the outside, the property was fabulous, with lots of outdoor space for dining and relaxing, including nice extra touches such as citronella candles and a fire pit. The inside was also great. The kitchen was particularly well equipped with far more than you will likely need. The house was clean and the furnishings were up to date and lovely. We especially enjoyed the large and super comfortable couch in the living room And to add to the compliments, the owner was very responsive to our questions about things to do (such as where to run without hills). We highly recommend this house.
Gwynn & I want to say THANK YOU for the beautiful review. We pride ourselves on providing the extra amenities that make for a great stay. We welcome you to return, again, in the future.
-Phil & Gwynn
Phil and Gwynn's home is at the top of our list for home away from home stays. Everything was as described and more. The layout is great - wide open and airy, while warm and welcoming. All was clean and up-to-date. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything marked for easy navigation. The bedrooms are nicely appointed and the living room/entertainment center equipped and comfortable. The property is lovely nestled in the woods with decks and equipment to fully enjoy sitting and/or entertaining outside.
Communication was excellent - friendly and full of information from start to finish. We had a fairly short stay which was disappointing as there was so much to do both at the house and in the area. I could easily see staying a week during any season.
Thank you Phil and Gwynn for sharing your lovely home.
Hello Karen! Thank you for this wonderful review. It really was our pleasure to host you and your family over this joyous wedding weekend. You were wonderful guests. We developed a great line of communication right from the start. I was told by my cleaning crew that the house was left very clean. We welcome you to return in the future! Stay a little longer, and to enjoy the charm of Dorset VT. All the best! -Phil & Gwynn
We just completed our second stay at Phil's house. Our family group includes grandparents, parents and 3 children age 3, 6, 9. The house has plenty of space for our group, including a generous family/living room, a back deck with table and chairs, and a wonderfully landscaped yard. There is also a small pond on the property which provided many hours of entertainment for the older children. The house was very clean and the kitchen well stocked with dishes, cutlery, and appliances for home cooked meals.
Phil is a "hands-on host" who checks in on arrival and departure to make sure that all is well and was readily available to address any concerns during our stay.
Nancy!! It was our pleasure to host your family and we are so pleased that you enjoyed everything. Maybe we can do this again next year?? All the best. -Phil & Gwynn
Great Dorset Retreat
The property is very convenient to all Dorset and Manchester activities. The house itself is great - clean, spacious, great outdoor space, and private. We will be back!
Taylor! Thank you for the great review. It was our pleasure to host your family over the weekend, in Dorset VT. Thank you for selecting our home, and we welcome you to return. All the best!