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Beautiful house minutes from Lake Bomoseen - Dogs Welcome

43 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6, pets are welcome there is a dog-safe garden

This spacious, sunny, 3 bedroom, 2 full bathroom beautiful rental home is located in the village of Castleton, just minutes walk from beautiful Lake Bomoseen. Castleton is nestled in the heart of the Green mountains. The main town of Rutland is approximately 20 minutes drive from the house. The house is tastefully decorated, having been completely remodeled. It is fully equipped, new kitchen with gas stove, dishwasher and washer and dryer. The yard offers a patio area with gas BBQ and furniture for outdoor dining. The garden is fenced and dog-safe, we welcome your doggies.

Year Round Rental : The location of this house is ideal for year round rental. the location of this property is ideal for those who enjoy skiing and other winter activities, with an easy highway drive to Pico (35 minutes), Killington and Okemo (45 minutes), and French Mountain ( 1 hour Adirondacks). Ice Fishing is a popular sport on Lake Bomoseen during the winter months and those who are willing can compete in the annual Ice Fishing competition which is held in early February during Presidents weekend.

During the summer months, enjoy life by the lake. You can rent a boat from the local marina, fish and swim. Crystal Beach features a lovely sandy beach, swim area, basketball and beach volleyball, it has a great children's playground and refreshments are available for purchase. Take a scenic drive, visit antique shops or stop by the delicious local produce stands.

If you enjoy leaf-peeping, the fall is spectacular in Vermont - why not take a trip to the top of Killington Mountain and enjoy a cable car ride to view the spectacular colors of the fall foliage.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Phil Wood
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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About Phil Wood

We are both originally from the UK, no kids but we have 2 doggies, which explains why the garden is dog safe and we welcome doggies as guests at no extra cost.

Phil Wood purchased this house in 2007

Why Phil Wood chose Castleton

We love this area of Vermont, it combines being not too far from Stamford where we live, its near(ish) for skiing, has a local airport (I fly) and there is the largest lake in Vermont (fully enclosed) .. the lake is frozen in winter, there's a beach which is great for kids in summer.

What makes this house unique

This house is our home and its your home while you are here. We make sure its well stocked with usual household staples, paper goods for bathroom and kitchen, washer dryer supplies, bedding in all combinations, lots of towels and a fully stocked kitchen that makes cooking in easy. We make sure that the staples such as condiments, butter, oil etc are always here so you don't need to bring those.

We love doggies, the garden is dog safe so this is a vacation for ALL the members of your family.


based on 43 traveler reviews

Beautiful house minutes from Lake Bomoseen - Dogs Welcome
average rating of 4.7674417 based on 43 reviews

Great place

  • 4 of 5

Our family has enjoyed many vacations to Vermont over the past 15+ years. This was the first time we stayed at this house... Phil was very helpful & attentive. House was as described and close to great restaurants & beautiful foliage & lake scenery. It was very nice having a place to make breakfast before starting our days. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful summer stay at Phil’s place near Lake Bomoseen in Castleton. The house was very clean and comfortable. It has a quiet, shady front yard/garden for enjoying the outdoors during the afternoon. The back patio, complete with tiki torches and grill, make for a great evening spot for cocktails and outdoor dinners.

The location was perfect. We could walk to Crystal Beach for a swim or to the Lakehouse Restaurant for the Wednesday night fresh lobster special. It was quick drive to Half Moon Pond State Park or Lake Bomoseen State Park for great hiking trails, or to the D&H rail trail for an incredible bike ride. Summer free concerts at Castleton University were also a treat. We were within a 30 minute drive of Middlebury, Rutland, and Pittsford. We loved our stay in Castleton!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Peaceful Space

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 5 days. It was a delight. It's very peaceful, if that's what you are looking for, and most importantly our dogs really enjoyed running around the yard. Phil and his wife were very nice, and responded promptly. Everything you need is there, and really all you have to do is bring yourselves, and food. Overall really enjoyed Vermont. If you have a chance go to the local wine/town store. They make fresh blueberry donuts in the morning as well as sausage egg and cheese. They also have lots of different knick knacks you can buy to take home with you:)

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Very nice property

  • 4 of 5

Owner was very helpful and keeping in contact with us... My only complaint would be the cleaning, they change a lot for cleaning and the house was not clean, floors were dirty and rugs not vacuumed!

House alarm system that was nice to have, easy to get in and out, and great location!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint home with great amenities!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect getaway in a quiet neighborhood in Vermont. There are a handful of restaurants close-by which adds to the convenience, and for those who want to eat in, the local grocery store makes that attainable. The pictures supplied are adequate and do show everything the house has to offer, the pellet fuel fireplace was awesome to use and really kept the place warm! The owner is very responsive and replies very quickly - which is fantastic as we brought our dogs with us, he was very thorough with his responses which left me with no questions. It was refreshing to have an honest owner who actually cared about our experience instead of just the money.

Castleton is great, but with Burlington only an hours drive away, we were able to visit many of the local breweries (including Magic Hat) as well as the Teddy Bear factory and Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. This afforded us the ability to plan 3 day trips out to ensure we got the most out of our visit and truly experience Vermont as it should be.

I can't say enough about how great this stay was and how fantastic the owner of this property is. I would definitely recommend this property to family and friends - assuming we don't book it again first!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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We loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for 5 days and were more than pleased! From the initial contact with Phil, until we left, we were welcomed and made to feel at home. During our stay, the coffee maker stopped working. Phil talked me through how to use the French press and within a couple of days, a replacement coffee maker was delivered to the door of the house. Beds were made with fresh smelling linens, the house was toasty warm, and the kitchen was well stocked for preparing our meals.

I would not hesitate to stay again and thank you Phil for your hospitality

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Lake House Pub & Grill
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Prospect Bay Country Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Castleton, Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 4
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
The Lake House Pub & Grill
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Crystal Beach on Lake Bomoseen
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 24 2016 - Nov 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 3 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 26 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Laundry $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , New and completely remodeled
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly remodeled tiled bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Downstairs Master Bedroom - 1 queen , also has Cable-TV
    Upstairs 'Bear Room' - 1 queen , Cedar log bed and Cable-TV
    Upstairs 'Lake Room' - 2 twin/ single , Two twin beds with Cable-TV
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming

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