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The Alder Brook House

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-7)

Welcome to Alder Brook House, your home away from home. Located in Essex Center, Alder Brook House is perfectly situated for enjoying the skiing, hiking and rural touring for which Vermont is famous as well as the shopping, nightlife, theaters and museums of Burlington, Vermont's largest city. Walk to restaurants and shopping in minutes or take a drive in the country that begins right at your front door. Perhaps you’d rather relax at home, cook a meal in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy it on the spacious rear deck overlooking the comfortable yard and wooded back lot. Enjoy a movie in the sun room or take an evening stroll. Whatever unique Vermont experience you’re looking for, we hope you’ll come see us…and make yourself at home. Equipped with central air conditioning.

We also have a small flock of chickens on the property and fresh eggs are available for purchase. Let us know ahead and we'll have them in the fridge for you when you arrive!

Keywords: Extended stay home, Vacation home, Business accommodation, Ranch house

More Details

Owner
Sam Kinghorn
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Sam Kinghorn

Sam and Fran have lived in Essex for about thirty years. Sam grew up in Vermont, Fran in New Jersey. We both love Vermont and think Essex is the perfect spot for us. We have the culture center of the college town of Burlington only minutes away but are still far enough outside to easily enjoy our passions of hiking, biking, boating and outdoor life. Sam's time is divided among the pursuits of writing, cooking and caring for our many guests at Alder Brook House while Franny works as a lab coordinator for the University of Vermont.

Sam Kinghorn purchased this house in 2009

Why Sam Kinghorn chose Essex

When the house next door became available it seemed a natural for us. It gave us the opportunity to meet folks from other places and introduce them to the sights, sounds and tastes of our part of the world. With our proximity to theaters, restaurants, museums, skiing and 110 miles of Lake Champlain we have a lot to offer. Since our home is right next door we're easily available for suggestions, directions or advice to help our guests have the fullest experience possible. We love it here and we think you will too!

What makes this house unique

If I had to use one word to describe the benefits of Alder Brook House it would be variety. Within ten miles one finds dozens of excellent restaurants from burgers to Nepalese, Asian to French, Bosnian to Vietnamese to Italian, fast food to fine dining. Boating, swimming, fishing and sightseeing on Lake Champlain, Hiking in the Green Mountains, theaters, both live and film, three colleges and one university, a world renown museum and several antique shops. Just a bit farther and there are ski areas such as Stowe, Sugarbush and Bolton Valley as well as plenty of cross country opportunities. There's even a public pool right around the corner and fresh eggs in the backyard. We enjoy an excellent school system and are located on the CCTA bus line.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Alder Brook Cottage couldn't have been more lovely - what a gem in a perfect location, close to all that Burlington has to offer yet steps to beautiful country roads for cycling (which we enjoyed yesterday)!

Thanks for everything-we will most definitely be back - and next time hopefully with friends!
May 2011
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Burlington International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cody's Irish
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Burlington
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Essex Country Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Essex Junction
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Vt 128 and Vt 15
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hoagie's
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Bolton Valley
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
North Beach
Car: recommended

Five minutes to Planet Fitness.

Amenities

Essex Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Town
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Has tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(19 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.6842103 based on 21 reviews
5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Great Stay, great location, reasonably easy access (important in our case) to the ferries across Lake Champlain. Clean and comfy.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

House was in a great location!! Home is nicely decorated, clean and has everything you need for your convenience!! I would stay again in a heartbeat!!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect fit

  • 5 of 5

I came up for a regatta on mallets bay. This was a super easy and convenient place to stay for the weekend. We encountered no problems. The house is nice and clean and had what we needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, spacious, and easy

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with The Alder Brook House. We were in town for a documentary production and the house worked perfectly me and my crew. It was clean, comfortable, spacious. The location made for easy access to Burlington and our other locations in the area. And there were plenty of amenities nearby.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything was as described

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay and the owner was easy to get in touch with.

The beds were comfortable and the linens were clean. there was plenty of hot water for showers.

The flowers in the front yard were an added bonus.

Thanks for having us!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect home for our get together

  • 5 of 5

The home had everything we needed. The beds were very comfortable. There were extra pillows and blankets if needed. The house was clean and just as described. We would definitely rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! Come back any time.
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Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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